Tag: Sports

Albert Pujols Hits 500th Home Run [VIDEO]

Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels hit his 500th career home run on Tuesday night, making him only the 26th player in Major League Baseball history to reach that milestone. The three-time MVP winner hit not one but two home runs in Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Nationals. Pujols is the only player…

Olympic great Michael Phelps to end retirement

22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps is ending his retirement and will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at an Arizona meet on April 24-26. Phelps’s longtime coach Bob Bowman revealed the news Monday and said Phelps would swim three events — the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly. “I…

Watch Joby Ogwyn Everest WingSuit Jump Live Atop the Mountain in May

Ogwyn Everest The saga will broadcast live around the world on Discovery in May 2014 Discovery aim to stream two hours preshows broadcasting his training and preparations, followed by the live two-hour broadcast that will show Ogwyn’s climbing to the summit and jump from the top. His custom-made wingsuit will be equipped with cameras providing…

German athlete fails doping test, 1st case of the 2014 Olympics

An unidentified German athlete has failed a drug test in the first announced doping case of the Sochi Olympics. The German Olympic Committee has been notified and a backup sample will be analyzed today, the committee said. German officials did not name the athlete, sport or substance involved. AP

Sochi Olympics Games: Speeding Bobsled Hits Worker Breaks Legs

Olympic officials are trying to determine why a worker on the track used for sliding sports at the Sochi Games was in the path of a speeding bobsled that crashed into him, causing leg injuries and a concussion. A forerunning sled sent down the track to make sure conditions were suitable for two-man training crashed…

Alex Rodriguez drops lawsuits against MLB, players’ association

Alex Rodriguez dropped his lawsuits that attempted to overturn his season-long suspension on Friday, suggesting he might be prepared to accept the penalty. The New York Yankees third baseman filed the lawsuits against Major League Baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig, and the players’ association in January after his suspension for violating baseball’s drug agreement and labor…

Jose Canseco told to remove diaper-wearing goats from house

Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco is used to dealing with authority figures after spending years arguing balls and strikes with umpires. But thanks to the pair of diaper-wearing goats that he keeps in his Las Vegas-area home, it seems like he has a whole new type of argument on his hands. HOA says, “It has…

Eagles defeat Detroit Lions in Philadelphia blizzard

LeSean McCoy had the best rushing performance in team history in some of the worst conditions. McCoy ran for a franchise-best 217 yards, including touchdowns of 57 and 40 yards, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame two TD returns by Jeremy Ross to beat the Detroit Lions 34-20 in a blizzard Sunday. Snow began falling two…

Lindsey Vonn being evaluated after crash during training

US Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn crashed in training on Tuesday and is currently being evaluated, the US Ski Team confirmed. The crash occurred at Copper Mountain, Colorado. In February, Vonn blew out her right knee in a crash at the World Championships. AP

Ex-Falcons Player Thomas Howard Dies in Crash

Former NFL linebacker Thomas Howard was pronounced dead Monday after a car he was driving barreled into a semi-truck at between 100 and 110 mph. The accident, which took the life of another driver as well, comes just a week after Thomas was cut by the Atlanta Falcons. The collision, observed by multiple witnesses, sent…

[VIDEO] Soccer fans set fire to stadium in Belgrade

Soccer fans in Serbia took passion to another level Saturday, setting fire to the stadium during the “Eternal Derby” between Red Star Belgrade and Partizan Belgrade. Fans began to stir when Red Star took a 1-0 lead in the match between Belgrade’s two big clubs, throwing flares onto the pitch and then setting bonfires in…

Olympic Torch Fizzles Out In Russia

The traditional Olympic torch relay got off to a rocky start in Russia after a torch fizzled out during a portion of the Sochi 2014 relay. The torch, carried by champion swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan was re-lit by a man using a lighter. ABC News

MLB Commissioner Selig To Retire In January 2015

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will retire from his position in January 2015, he announced Thursday. Selig, 79, says he will announce a transition plan, including a reorganization of central baseball management, shortly. Selig took over as acting commissioner in September 1992 and was formally elected in July 1998. AP

Oracle Pulls Off Stunning Comeback in America’s Cup

After trailing in the competition 8-1, Oracle Team USA won the final clash with Emirates Team New Zealand on Wednesday in San Francisco Bay. This is only the third time in the regatta’s 162-year history that it came down to a winner-take-all finale. The defender won in 1920 and the challenger in 1983. After falling…

Dodgers Clinch NL West Title With Win Over Diamondbacks

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League West title Thursday afternoon by defeating the Diamondbacks 7-6 at Chase Field in Phoenix. It is the Dodgers’ first division title since 2009. Thursday’s win completed a remarkable comeback by the Dodgers. The team was sitting in last place at 30-42 on June 21, but they have…

Former Heavyweight Boxer Ken Norton Sr. Dies At 70

Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion who defeated Muhammad Ali in 1973 before losing in the rematch later that year, has died at 70, his friend and manager Patrick Tenore says. Norton had congestive heart failure and died in an Arizona hospital where he had been undergoing rehabilitation since suffering a stroke last…

Report: Super Bowl Ticket Prices May Double Under New Plan

The Wall Street Journal reports the NFL is likely to approve a plan that would more than double prices of some Super Bowl tickets, according to league officials. Club-level seats at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium are likely to cost about $2,600, the league officials said to WSJ. Top tickets to last year’s Super Bowl in…

A-Rod Gets Hit by a Pitch – VIDEO

Calm down, Boston, it’s not like anyone actually wants Alex Rodriguez on the field either. Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster hit Rodriguez with a pitch on Sunday night—but Yankees manager Joe Girardi ended up being ejected from the game. Dempster reportedly threw several pitches at Rodriguez before hitting him, leading to speculation that he had…

Tiger Woods Wins Bridgestone Invitational For Eighth Time

All day the trophy presentation at the Bridgestone Invitational was a mere formality. Heck, the entire final round was basically a formality after his 61 on Friday essentially gave Tiger Woods the tournament. Woods made sure there was no drama in sight for America’s most-watched network. He made par on every hole on the front…

Hall Of Famer, NFL Funny Man Art Donovan Dies At 88

Art Donovan, the lineman whose hilarious stories about his football career enabled him to maintain his popularity long after his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Sunday night. He was 88. Donovan died at 7:20 p.m. at Stella Maris Hospice in Baltimore, according to Kevin Byrne, senior vice president of public and…

Ossie Schectman, Who Scored NBA’s First Points, Dies At 94

New York Times: Ossie Schectman, a Knicks guard and all-American at Long Island University, scored the league’s first basket on Nov. 1, 1946, at Maple Leaf Gardens. “I scored on a two-handed underhand layup,” Schectman told Charley Rosen, the author of “The First Tip-Off” (2008), a history of the N.B.A.’s first season. The shot came…

Body Of Former MLB Pitcher Frank Castillo Found In Arizona Lake

Authorities have recovered the body of former major league pitcher Frank Castillo after he apparently drowned at a lake northeast of Phoenix. Maricopa County sheriff’s officials say divers pulled the 44-year-old’s body out of Bartlett Lake on Monday afternoon. Family members and friends say Castillo wasn’t a good swimmer, but he jumped off a pontoon…

Britain’s Chris Froome Wins Tour de France

Chris Froome has become the second Briton in consecutive years to take the Tour de France title. The 28-year-old, who learned to ride on dirt tracks in Kenya, crossed the finish line in Paris arm-in-arm with his Team Sky colleagues after more than 80 hours and 2,000 miles in the saddle. Sky News