The Indian Premier League returns tomorrow, April 8th.: Like cherry blossoms in Japan every spring, the arrival of IPL is eagerly awaited by many. The colours are more garish, the scene anything but peaceful. Administrators are averse to halting the cricketing treadmill and so, this year, the IPL starts just six days after the World T20. The players might want rest, but they cannot afford to ask for time off because millions are at stake. And so IPL 9 begins on Saturday in Mumbai.
March Madness 2016: Printable NCAA tournament bracket: Well, actually, the printable version of the bracket is here. The ACC has two #1 seeds this year, Carolina (who won the ACC tournament for the first time since 2008) and Virginia (who lost to Carolina in the ACC championship game). The other two #1s are Oregon and Kansas. I set up a bracket group here. Group name: SportsFilter. Password: 1SpoFi!
Shelter Dogs Serve As 'Ball Boys' At Brazil Tennis Open: Dawwwwwww Now I wanna go home and play tennis with my Addie.
Tennis Authorities Warned About 73 Suspicious Matches Last Year: BuzzFeed News continues its series on possible match-fixing in tennis.
Cricket Star Kieran Powell Tosses His Bat and Picks Up a Smaller, Rounder One: Powell, a star batsman who has played internationally for the West Indies, has chucked that all aside, for now at least, in a long-shot gamble to become a professional baseball player. See also: (video warning) MLB Tonight: Cricket Conversions. Why would a star player from West Indies look to another sport? Windies cricket seems to be in a pretty sorry spot, financially speaking.
Tennis match fixing: Evidence of suspected match fixing revealed: Secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match fixing at the top level of world tennis, including at Wimbledon, can be revealed by the BBC and BuzzFeed News.
Fifa Suspends Blatter and Platini: Fifa has provisionally suspended its president Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome Valcke and vice-president Michel Platini for 90 days.
The NHL Season Begins Anew!: It's October, memories of Summer are fading as there is a nip in the air, the leaves are turning color, the weather is perfect for
foot...errr...hockey! The new NHL season is upon us and [your_team] is still mathematically in the playoff hunt. What could be better in life? What's new and different this season? What is going to happen this season? Who is going to win it all? I NEED 30 BOLD PREDICTIONS! Go team!
If Quebec builds a stadium, will the Nordiques come?: The long-suffering supporters of the Quebec Nordiques...now have a shiny new stadium in which to enjoy their national sport. The only problem? Until the league awards the city a new franchise they still don't have a team to play there.
Kent State's April Goss becomes 2nd woman to score in college game: ďApril deserved it,Ē Haynes said. ďShe is the first player out there every day at practice and the last one to leave. She didnít get this because she is a female. Itís because she has worked hard. Everyone on the sideline was excited for her.Ē
Carolina Hurricanes Hire Eric Tulsky As Stat Analyst: Tulsky will provide and analyze data to assist the hockey operations department and coaching staff. Tulsky had a blog with SB Nation named Outnumbered.
10 Degrees: It's a historic season for rookies: Never before has baseball seen a group of rookies like the Class of 2015, one so rich in position players that with two months left in the season itís on the verge of being more productive than every previous class in history.
How close are we to a London Jaguars NFL franchise?: tl;dr: would the league be able to get existing UK NFL fans to switch allegiances to a relocated team and would the league be able to attract younger people who are not already fans of the game?
Arizona Cardinals hire NFL's first-ever female coaching intern: The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter, who is believed to be the first woman to hold an NFL coaching position of any kind, as a training camp/preseason intern working with the team's inside linebackers. "Coaching is nothing more than teaching," Arians said Monday. "One thing I have learned from players is, 'How are you going to make me better? If you can make me better, I don't care if you're the Green Hornet, man, Iíll listen.'"
Your 2015 MLB Hall of Fame Class: Craig Biggio, Tom Smoltz (who did not go in as a Detroit Tiger), Randy Johnson (who went in as an Arizona Diamondback), and Pedro Martinez. Justin McGuire of The Sporting News live blogged the event on Sunday.
Jose Bautista calls out Colin Cowherd for insipid remarks about Dominican ballplayers: One of baseballís most vocal sluggers is not happy with Colin Cowherd for the radio hostís negative portrayal of Dominican players, and the MLB Players Association is reportedly equally upset. Saved you a click version: ďItís too complex? Iíve never bought into that 'baseball is too complex.' Really? A third of the sport is from the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic has not been known in my lifetime as having world class academic abilities."
Lou Lamoriello new Maple Leafs GM: First, the Leafs lure Mike Babcock away from the Red Wings and now they land Uncle Lou. It's been one heck of an off season for Toronto.
Indiana Pacers to Wear "Hoosiers" Inspired Uniform: Pacers will wear ĎHickoryí uniforms in select games starting in the 2015-16 season to celebrate the filmís 30th anniversary.
Vin Scully calling a hot footing.: It doesn't get any more baseball than this.
Chennai Super Kings & Rajasthan Royals suspended from IPL for Two Years: A Supreme Court-appointed panel suspended IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for two years on Tuesday after their officials were found guilty of illegally betting on games... What needs to be decided now is if two new franchises will be created to fill the new hole.
The 2015 Cricket World Cup moves on to the knock-out stage: The quarterfinals start tomorrow afternoon (11:30 EDT tonight for those of us not in that part of the world) with a showdown between Sri Lanka and South Africa. We gotta romanticize something, so it may as well be Sri Lankan bowler extraordinaire, Lasith Malinga. Also, Updated Fixtures, Odds and Predictions.
Your 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket.: And here's the printable version (PDF). I got NC State whoopin up on Carolina in the Final. You?
AHL announces new Pacific Division: The AHL did as expected today, announcing a new five-team Pacific Division comprised of California teams that will begin play next season. Norfolk Admirals (Anaheim Ducks) to San Diego. Adirondack Flames (Calgary Flames) to Stockton. Oklahoma City Barons (Edmonton Oilers) to Bakersfield. Manchester Monarchs (LA Kings) to Ontario. Worcester Sharks (San Jose Sharks) to San Jose. To be clear on the Oklahoma City Barons move to Bakersfield, the Barons are closing shop and the Bakersfield Condors will be moved up to the AHL ranks.