SpoFi's 2015 Fantasy Baseball League is Active: I will be taking over as commish for ursus_comiter. Invitations have been sent out to everybody who was in the league last year. We have plenty of room for new players as well.
Is Charlie Brown the Worst Manager Ever?: The Hardball Times takes a look at the manager who won two games in 47 years.
Missouri All-American Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay: Michael Sam was a first team All American and the SEC defensive player of the year. Sam is projected by some to be a third round pick and would become the first publicly gay NFL player.
How The Greed Stole Hockey: A christmas tale.
Verlander Dominates as the Tigers Advance to the ALCS: I think this is number one," Verlander said. "The two no-hitters are obviously up there, but that's something a little bit different. This is win or go home. My team needs me. And I was able to go out there and have one of the better performances I've had.
It Runs In the Family: Chandler, Jon, and Arthur Jones have come a long way from wrestling in the basement. Soon their family will boast two NFL defensive linemen and a UFC champion fighter.
Only Two Number One Picks in History Have Never Made the Majors: For 2004 number one pick Matt Bush, this summer would be when he finally joined his peers in cracking the major leagues. His long-standing battle with alcoholism, however, had other ideas.
Kim Jong Il: Greatest athlete of his generation.
No Hands, No Arms, No Problem: Tom Willis is on a quest to throw out the first pitch at all 30 MLB stadiums.
The Greatest Pitcher You've Never Heard Of: He won more than 350 games and struck-out more than 4,500 batters but you won't find his name in Cooperstown.
Beating The Odds: A surfing accident in September 2009 snapped the C2 vertebrae in David Newhan's neck, akin to the injury caused by a judicial hanging. Eighteen months later he is attempting a comeback.
Tossing Teddies: For the past 16 years the Calgary Hitmen have held a Teddy Bear Toss to benefit charities in Alberta. This year 16,844 fans helped cover the ice with 23,096 stuffed animals.
Decisions Are Never Easy: Growing up Ben Garland had two dreams, being a pilot in the Air Force and playing football for the Denver Broncos. Now he is forced to choose between the two.
Be Cognizant Of Your Decisions: Over a year after Donte Stallworth hit and killed Mario Reyes with his car he prepares to return to the football field. The way Stallworth handled the accident and Reyes’ death should say something about character, and perhaps say he is someone worthy of a second chance.
Tom Izzo Rejects Cavs Offer: And I'm pleased to say I am here for life at Michigan State. - Tom Izzo
If You Thought The Logo Was Bad...: London has unveiled the official mascots for the 2012 Olympics.
NHL Playoffs Better Than The NBA?: Adrian Dater thinks so.
Phillies fans infiltrate Nationals Park.: Who knew the Phillies home opener would be in Washington?
The Path Less Traveled: Six years ago, no major college team wanted Pierre Garcon because he’d given them no reason to want him. Sunday he plays for the Super Bowl.
Playoffs?: The approaching bowl season wouldn't be complete without the discussion of why college football should have a playoff.
The Best $166 million can buy.: Sports Illustrated experts Michael Lombardi and Bucky Brooks both set out to build the best teams they could under the current NFL salary cap.
The Voting Results Are In: The fan and player voting has been completed and the All Star rosters have been announced. There is still the Final Vote where fans have the opportunity to choose one final All Star. As usual the results do not come without controversy, with numerous experts weighing in. The team by team breakdown of the All Star rosters can be found here.
2008 NHL Playoffs Confidence Pool: After some delay the standings have been updated and the final results are in.
Maple Bats: One of Baseball's Most Dangerous Weapons: About two or three times a game. players swinging bats made of maple wood end up with kindling in their hands while the barrel – blunt and thick on one end, splintered and sharp on the other – flies every which direction. "Someone's going to die at a baseball stadium soon," writes Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. "Might be a player. Could be an umpire. Possibly even a fan. It almost was a coach."