What's the NL Scenario?: According to Baseball Prospectus, there's only a 1-in-3 chance that a team will win the NL wildcard outright. There's a 1-in-20 chance of a four-way tie. A five-way tie is still possible. Worst (or best) case scenario, tiebreaker games could take until Thursday.
Blade Runner: Oscar Pistorius is on pace to run the 200- and 400-meter sprints fast enough to earn a spot on South Africa’s Olympic team. He’d be the first amputee runner to cross over. Question is, do his prosthetic legs represent a disadvantage, or could they give him an unfair advantage?
Topps o' the Mornin' Mr. President.: Jeter's at the bat as President Bush smiles and waves from the crowd. And, oh look, The Mick is on deck.
It is what it is: ... And it is the Trite Trophy, the annual "Cliche of the Year" award.
New tool to catch sports cheats: Gene-doping test: The news that scientists have found a way to detect gene doping is the rare case in which a test is being developed before an actual offense has occurred: So far, there is no evidence of the existence of gene-doping labs ... But Wc2k2's told us about the potential.
Carpe the Per Diem: Before they got clobbered 63-9 by Clemson, Temple Owls' football players unanimously to donate their per diem checks, $1,500 in all, to the Fahmarr McElrathbey Trust Fund ... (mentioned in an earlier discussion).
Meet Ryan Howard: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard took a different route to becoming a potential MVP candidate, including balancing marching band practice with football practice.
Are you ready for some football?: Lots and lots of football? Pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about the NFL on TV this fall.
Cuban on ice with a side of Marino: Mark Cuban and Dan Marino join up to bid on their hometown Pittsburgh Penguins.
English Derby Tragedy: For the second time in as many weeks, tragedy overshadowed triumph in one of the world's greatest races. Once again, pre-race health is questioned.
Penguins Hire Shero: Ray Shero was hired Thursday as the Pittsburgh Penguins' general manager, a day after the Nashville Predators assistant general manager broke off talks with the Boston Bruins about their GM's job.
Young'uns in the playoffs not named Crosby or Ovechkin: With the NHL playoffs getting underway, we get to see a bunch of newcomers who may have been overshadowed by the big names. Granted this is two years worth of rookies, but has there been a more promising time for the NHL?