Usually, the NBA draft is fun. Annual highlights are always the crazy suits, nutty family and entourage reactions, grainy, haphazardly shot highlight videos, awkward postdraft interviews and, well, more crazy suits. Not only did this year's draft seem more boring, but I'm not sure I understood half the things said during the broadcast.
Is a "junkyard dog" a good thing? Why do I always start seeing spots when
With Wednesday's victory over Spain, American soccer now has a signature win going into both Sunday's Confederations Cup final against Brazil as well as next year's World Cup.
Even if the U.S. can replicate the frenetic pace and sound defense, it likely won't be enough against
Lidge, who has been less than stellar in 2009 (after a perfect '08), was activated from the DL on Thursday. He reclaims the closer role after
It's hard to know if the rest the Phillies gave Lidge's inflamed right knee will do much to turn around the ninth inning, but if the team has any hope of repeating, Lidge will need to immediately ditch his Boeing-like ERA of 7.27.
Making fun the of the NL West was fun while it lasted, wasn't it? Sure, seeing the Giants attempt to surround their former cyborg left fielder with Double A talent was always good for laugh. And, hey, the Rockies sure were wacky losing all those 9-8 games. Then, the Giants had to go ahead and build around young, dominant pitching and the Rockies decided to start hitting
The Dodgers still probably run away with the division, but if the Giants' pitchers stay healthy and limit their dubious
Now that Cleveland appears to be done patching a sinking battlecruiser with Scotch tape and Orlando has traded away promising young talent for an aging, moody, all-or-nothing over-shooter, we can now make an early judgement of the future of the NBA's Eastern Conference.
Cleveland becomes slower and less athletic, but gains an occasionally dominant presence inside with playoff experience. Orlando gets a guy who can occasionally
The University of Oregon and Nike
It's unclear whether the uniforms (with carbon fiber whatnot and titanium weighting) will actually play lighter and faster than other uniforms (as Nike claims), but one thing is clear: If they schedule a home-and-home with Zorgon A&M, they'll be outfitted appropriately.