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June 25

Psychic Octopus predicts England loss to Germany: "Paul has correctly predicted all the German wins and defeats in this World Cup competition so far from his tank in the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in Germany."

posted by mr_crash_davis to soccer at 12:26 PM - 9 comments

June 06

There were five players chosen ahead of Derek Jeter in the '92 MLB draft. What are they doing today?:

The only thing I regret is not taking steroids, as bad as it sounds, [Mottola] said. Im not mad at them. Im more mad at the system that allowed it to happen. Maybe if I had done it, Id be living the way theyre living. But I know the way I played, and Im not bitter at all.

posted by mr_crash_davis to baseball at 01:00 PM - 1 comment

June 02

Galarraga robbed of perfect game by blown call on last out.: Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers misses the 21st perfect game in Major League history by one out, as the first base umpire blows the call.

posted by mr_crash_davis to baseball at 08:56 PM - 104 comments

April 26

The understated elegance of the Yankees' Rivera.: For what he does, hes maybe the most dominant athlete other than Bill Russell that I know, [Reggie] Jackson said. But its also in the way he does it. Quiet. Humble. Mariano is regal, baseball royalty.

posted by mr_crash_davis to baseball at 10:09 AM - 7 comments

April 01

Rock Jocks: 20 People Who Made the Cut in Both Music and Sports: "Joe Frazier could pack a punch as a boxer, but he was hitless as a singer. Deion Sanders was great at baseball and football, but he dropped the ball as a hip-hop act -- and let's never speak of the rapping of basketball's Shaquille O'Neal and soccer's Andy Cole. In contrast, these 20 people have had notable forays in music and athletics, proving that as hard as it is to make it in one, it's even harder to succeed in both."

posted by mr_crash_davis to culture at 11:26 PM - 7 comments

February 17

Don't blame the Zamboni for the Vancouver ice woes: The ice resurfacing machines at the games aren't Zambonis, they're Olympias.

posted by mr_crash_davis to olympics at 02:54 PM - 0 comments

January 05

The Big Unit is retiring.: With a 303-166 record, 4,785 strikeouts, and five Cy Young Awards he should be a first-ballot HOF lock.

posted by mr_crash_davis to baseball at 10:49 PM - 13 comments

December 25

Stan Van Gundy has a request for the NBA.: No more Christmas games. "I actually feel sorry for people who have nothing to do on Christmas Day other than watch an NBA game," the Orlando Magic coach said.

posted by mr_crash_davis to basketball at 08:07 PM - 25 comments

December 21

Eli for MVP? It's not as crazy as it sounds.: Mike Celizic makes his case for Eli Manning being the NFL's Most Valuable Player of 2009.

posted by mr_crash_davis to football at 02:29 PM - 8 comments

July 12

Player hits for "home run cycle": Four home runs - a solo shot, a two-run, a three-run, and a grand slam. Not only that, but he hit them in order.

posted by mr_crash_davis to baseball at 09:01 PM - 4 comments

April 21

Quite possibly the world's toughest golf hole: "The hole itself plays as a par 3, albeit the longest par 3 in the world at 587 m."

posted by mr_crash_davis to golf at 10:25 PM - 19 comments

February 20

Utah Jazz: owner and business mogul Larry H. Miller is dead at the age of 64 from complications of diabetes.

posted by mr_crash_davis to other at 08:23 PM - 2 comments

December 19

Shaquille O'Neal's 5,000 misses.: An analysis of the greatest free-throw bricklayer of all time.

posted by mr_crash_davis to basketball at 10:06 AM - 3 comments

September 21

"Now that you, the American taxpayer, more or less own insurance giant AIG, : it turns out that you, the American taxpayer, are also the principal sponsor of Manchester United, thanks to a four-year, $100 million sponsorship deal signed in 2006. So this got me curious: how is our soccer football team doing?"

posted by mr_crash_davis to soccer at 01:01 AM - 17 comments

August 30

"Paul Newman says goodbye to his GT1 Corvette: - Legendary petrolhead Paul Newman took his GT1 Corvette out for a few laps earlier this month as he said goodbye to one of his greatest loves. The actor and former driver is terminally ill with lung cancer and is believed to have just weeks to live."

posted by mr_crash_davis to auto racing at 11:15 PM - 6 comments

June 21

Scott Kalitta killed in crash at Englishtown.: The NHRA said the 46-year-old Kalitta the 1994 and 1995 Top Fuel season champion who had 18 career victories, 17 in Top Fuel and one in Funny Car was taken to Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, where he died a short time later. (Video)

posted by mr_crash_davis to auto racing at 07:33 PM - 9 comments

March 24

"Bull Durham": is 20 years old, a fact that should make people of a certain age check for the sudden onset of liver spots. To celebrate, a "Collector's Edition" DVD goes on sale Tuesday, the third release of the film on disc. It contains the usual commentaries and extras, but unfortunately, doesn't address how anachronistic the movie has become in the ensuing two decades. Here then, a plot for a new, more realistic "Bull Durham: 21st Century Edition."

posted by mr_crash_davis to baseball at 08:58 PM - 6 comments

March 09

You can take the dog out of the track: but you can't take the track out of the dog.

posted by mr_crash_davis to other at 08:06 PM - 6 comments

February 27

"The chief executive officer of Tribune Company says he won't hesitate to sell the naming rights to Wrigley Field: -- even if baseball purists don't like the idea. Zell has a suggestion for the makers of DoubleMint and Juicy Fruit.

'Perhaps the Wrigley Company will decide after getting it for free for so long that's time to pay for it,' he said."

posted by mr_crash_davis to baseball at 08:36 PM - 48 comments

January 01

322' 7 1/2"

posted by mr_crash_davis to extreme at 04:07 PM - 36 comments

November 24

Sampras defeats Federer in straight sets.: "Sampras never faced a break point and converted one of two against his opponent as he handed Federer a 7-6 (8), 6-4 defeat at the Venetian Macao arena, wrapping up a three-match Asian exhibition series between the two tennis greats."

posted by mr_crash_davis to tennis at 07:01 PM - 10 comments

November 08

Rob Stone versus 1 million Scoville units:: "It was like somebody tasered my mouth."

posted by mr_crash_davis to general at 05:54 PM - 8 comments

October 07

56*?: Does Joe DiMaggio's streak deserve an asterisk?

posted by mr_crash_davis to baseball at 06:49 PM - 41 comments

September 14

"While the race car can reach top speeds of 160 mph, had a 22-race career and is one of only two street legal Nextel Cup cars, : Barry said he always observes speed limits when off-track. Still, he said, hes been stopped 'quite a few times' while promoting NASCAR, whiskey and 'responsible drinking.' When he does, he said, he takes the opportunity to educate police officers about the legalities of the high-powered ride."

posted by mr_crash_davis to auto racing at 09:25 PM - 1 comment

September 13

The top 10 worst sports team names: ... because marketing departments like a challenge .

posted by mr_crash_davis to general at 09:40 AM - 42 comments