Feuds of the Week
This one's tough. The two best pitchers in baseball (in our book) are both in the NL West, both dominated at West Coast colleges and both have dubious hair situations. Seriously, look at them, they could wander into Bonnaroo and everyone would just assume they were roadies for the Kings of Leon.
Hair choices aside, it should be an exciting summer and fall of the aces dueling for the NL Cy Young award. Haren needs to battle his recent past of second-half fades, while Lincecum needs to continue to prove that he can hold up in only his second full season.
Gasquet, No. 32 in the ATP rankings, can resume his career after an International Tennis Federation panel ruled that his positive drug test was the result of the Frenchman kissing a woman who had traces of cocaine on her lips. To the ITF's credit, it came to a fair ruling by looking at the evidence and letting logic into the equation.
It's certainly one of the most intriguing reasons for a failed drug test since
The Lakers can't seem to come to a contract agreement with the power forward, the sixth man on last season's title-winning team. It's a strange situation, as the Lakers don't have an alternative, while Miami, the only other team Odom appears to be considering, is a significant downgrade from the reigning champs.
Another week, another chance for Florida's Meyer to deny any and all interest in someday accepting the head-coaching position at Notre Dame. This time, Meyer addressed it simply by saying, "I'm not going to Notre Dame. Ever." This, from a football coach, really means he either is or isn't. The bigger question, though, is why would he go?
He'd be leaving a school where he's piling up the championships and a state where you can't swing a cat without hitting a five-star recruit. If he made the move to South Bend, he'd be leaving behind everything that is great about college football for everything that
Even though not too many of us are particularly familiar with the sport of cycling, everyone can get on board with a good ol'-fashioned showdown between an old legend and the boy wonder. Armstrong, with the always important
After early tensions arose within the team over who would fill the role of alpha dog, Contador is supposedly the unquestioned leader of Astana. Armstrong remains in the unenviable position of having to consider both his team responsibilities and how close he is to the lead.
After making upward of $100 million in his NBA career, Walker now finds himself in debt for more than $800,000 to Las Vegas casinos. A warrant was issued after Walker issued bad checks and he was eventually arrested ... here it comes ... at a casino in South Lake Tahoe, Nev.!
You'd think that Walker would be content in knowing he had pulled one over on the NBA by getting paid tens of millions of dollars to chuck up one ill-advised three after another, but apparently, it wasn't close to being enough.
It's been a good week if you're a fan of awards shows: The ESPY Awards taped Wednesday night (airing Sunday night) and the nominees were announced Thursday for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.
To be honest, the Emmys mean less and less each year (