MLB shows a little love (and some humour) for Jose Bautista.
Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard, hoping to reassure local fans that he's not planning to leave the franchise, hosted a free Memorial Day barbecue at a city park. "I want the Magic to do whatever they can to make sure that we can get our city behind us," Howard said. "That's the only thing that I want to happen: just to have the city behind me and the support of our fans. I never said I was leaving. I never, ever thought about leaving. That's basically where my head is right now."
An NBA championship can make or break a career. The stars of the Heat and Mavs know this all to well. So SC's Jonathan Lowe wants to know who can redeem brownie points, and who could make a valid change to their "legend" status.
The Dallas Mavericks are the real villains of this year's NBA Finals, writes Tom Ziller for SB Nation. "Mark Cuban and the Mavericks have been abusing the NBA salary cap and trade rules for years, completely ignoring the standards by which teams are supposed to abide for the good of the league, for the good of the fans," claims Ziller, who also says Cuban and his "ilk" are causing the looming NBA lockout.
is won by Swansea, who next season become the first non-English club in the Premier League.
It's a great storyline: the aging great, knowing his window is closing, leads his team to glory. But for those of you hoping for a movie script ending for the Dallas Mavericks, SC's Bill Hazell breaks down why it just won't happen.
Who will win the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup? SC's Mike Chen looks at Vancouver and Boston on the eve of the Stanley Cup Finals and makes his prediction, breaking down all aspects of the matchup.
Less than three months after President E. Gordon Gee and A. D. Gene Smith said they fully supported their embattled coach, mounting pressure, a pending NCAA disciplinary hearing and new revelations about the culture of the program forced the university to act on their once-revered coach, sources said. Ohio State's football program came under fire in December when six players were suspended by the NCAA for selling or trading uniforms and other memorabilia to a Columbus tattoo-parlor owner. The NCAA also drew criticism for allowing the players to participate in the Sugar Bowl instead of serving their suspensions immediately.
A year after being injured by a faceplant sliding into second, Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo did the same thing at first base in extra innings Saturday night. "I'm fine," Olivo said after doctors checked him out. "I thought I broke my tooth, but this is a little thing. The game's on the line like that, you have to hustle."
Jed Mildon, a 24-year-old from Taupo, New Zealand, landed the world's first triple backflip on a BMX bike in competition Saturday. "I was still really nervous rolling in for my attempt, but once I was in the air it felt like time stood still and I could see each rotation perfectly," said Mildon, who performed the jump at an event in his hometown.
After keeping pace for the first half, United were outdone by Barca's pace and passing. Messi only scored one of the three but he was the master of the ball and even Xavi stood second to him on this Wembley night.
"Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to ever play in the game, but I may go as far as to say that LeBron James may be the greatest player to ever play the game." -- Scottie Pippen on ESPN's Mike & Mike in the Morning Friday
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Rockets have agreed to a three-year deal with McHale, selecting him over Celtics Assistant (and former Nets head coach) Lawrence Frank and Mavericks Assistant Dwane Casey. The Chronicle's Jerome Solomon offers his thoughts on the hire here.