Matthew Belisle

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HS Baseball Team Gives Bat Boy with Down Syndrome a Senior Night to Remember

Timberline High School (Boise, Idaho) gave their bat boy a memory that he and his family will never forget.<p>"Fast" Eddie Gordon, who was born with Down syndrome, has been Timberline's bat boy for the last two years. On Senior Night, "Fast" Eddie was the Wolves' leadoff hitter.<p>He got the crowd going …

Arsenal Transfer Speculation Fans Hope Isn't True

Only the most deranged and masochistic Arsenal fan would say that this summer has been a pleasant one.<p>In early June, chief executive Ivan Gazidis predicted a "big summer" was about to unfold, according to <i>The Independent</i>. Unless the free acquisition of raw French youngster Yaya Sanogo is regarded …

Under Armour Introduces Superhero Alter Ego Football Gloves

Under Armour has teamed up with DC Comics for a superhero inspired performance gear line, and the latest release from that partnership is a series of "Alter Ego" highlight gloves featuring Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and Captain America. Darren Rovell shared the Superman and Batman gloves on …

Cesc Fábregas free to move to Manchester United, says Barcelona manager

• 'Cesc will decide the situation', says Barca boss • Fabregas on bench for Friday's friendly<p>Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino is confident Cesc Fabregas will not swap the Nou Camp for Old Trafford but admits the Spain international will decide his own future.<p>The Primera Division champions have …

Tottenham Transfers: Real Madrid Reportedly Make Historic Bid for Gareth Bale

With just over a month remaining in the summer transfer window, Tottenham are entering a crucial portion of the dealing period.<p>Spurs are still searching for an experienced striker, fighting off offers for a few superstar squad members and trying to offload some of the side's extraneous members.<p>As …

New Evidence Suggests That Mars Was Once Covered By Huge Oceans

The latest clues were found in photos from NASA's powerful Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter circling the planet. The images show what appears to be an ancient river delta, which may have emptied into a vast Martian ocean that inundated up to one-third of the Red Planet long ago, a new study …

Earth Science

Man Wrestles 7-Foot Shark to Nantucket Beach

Surf fisherman promotes catch-and-release but still angers shark advocates.<p><b>When Elliot Sudal goes to the beach, he doesn't just lay out in the sun. He wrestles sharks.</b><p><b>On July 14, Sudal spent 45 minutes writhing in the Nantucket surf with a seven-foot (two-meter) sandbar shark. Eventually, he got</b> …

Cognitive Science

Lung cancer 'secrets' to be probed

<b>Scientists across Britain are to map the genes of the tumours of 850 lung cancer patients in a bid to understand more about the deadly disease.</b><p>The £14m research at six centres aims to find out how lung cancers become resistant to treatment; they are the most common cause of UK cancer death.<p>The …

Cancer

New dinosaur with huge nose and horns unearthed in Utah

A new breed of dinosaur with a massive nose has been identified in Utah. Dubbed the Nasutoceratops Titusi, the dinosaur was about 15 feet long when it roamed earth about 75 million years ago, according to the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Nasutoceratops — which translates to "big nosed horned …

Alaskan Fisherman Catches 200-Year-Old Fish

<b>UPDATE:</b> Well it looks like the early age estimates were off. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game have put the age of the fish at 64 years old.<p>A fisherman in Alaska caught a 40-pound shortraker fish that experts believe is 200 years old.<p>Here's more info from Eric Pfeiffer of <i>Yahoo! News:</i><p><i>The Daily</i> …

Sources: Clippers eye Celtics trio

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Boston Celtics have formally opened serious discussions on multiple transactions that potentially could add up to a …

NBA

Associated Press News

Ronaldo doubt as Monaco, United circle

Cristiano Ronaldo has cast further doubt on his future at Real Madrid, as Monaco and Manchester United come close to finalising the financial …

Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo Denies Signing a New Contract with Real Madrid

There have been reports that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to extend his contract with Real Madrid when he returns from holiday. There have been reports he <i></i> <i>will</i> extend his contract soon and will retire at Real Madrid.<p>Both of those reports may end up coming true, but for the time being, Ronaldo wants …

UCLA offers 8th-grade quarterback

In a recruiting world that has eighth-graders receiving offers to play college football, Lindell Stone joined the small fraternity Tuesday evening …

College Football

Astronomers Have Discovered A New Type Of Star

For years scientists have known that the apparent brightness of many stars changes over time, however, the kind of variable star seen in this new European Southern Observatory photo of the open star cluster NGC 3766 has not been studied in detail before.<p>By using the La Silla Observatory in Chile, a …

Universe

World War II-Era German Bomber Raised Near English Coast

A rare Dornier 17, an aluminum-skinned German bomber that flew in the Battle of Britain, has been salvaged from the murky waters of the English Channel. The plane was shot down more than 70 years ago near the coast of Kent.<p>"The Royal Air Force Museum is pleased to announce the successful lift of …

Japan Is Testing Its New 300 MPH Floating Train

The L0 maglev train floats above its track and is propelled by powerful magnets, eliminating friction that limits the speeds of conventional trains.<p>The Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) unveiled a prototype of the L0 train in November 2012, with plans to run it from Tokyo to Nagoyo, a 40-minute …

Japan

The New 'Hobbit' Trailer Is Long on Orlando Bloom and Short on Dragon

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In case the first one wasn't long enough for you, the second installment of Peter Jackson's …

Real Madrid Prepared to Break World Record Fee to Sign Gareth Bale

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists breaking the world record transfer fee would be worth it for Gareth Bale, as Darren Lewis of <i>The Mirror</i> has reported.<p>The Wales international has enjoyed an excellent season with Tottenham, and Real are willing to break the current record of £80 million …

Michael Bradley is the key for the United States against Panama

No Jermaine Jones, no Graham Zusi, no Landon Donovan. Without three of their stars, the United States will need Michael Bradley to turn in one of his best performances yet.<p>From approximately the 2006 World Cup until Landon Donovan's winter soccer sabbatical, a debate raged in U.S. soccer fan …

Manchester United announce kick-off times for tour games

The kick-off times for all of Manchester United's games on their pre-season tour this summer have been confirmed.<p>United, under their new manager …

Newcastle United's 5 Best Strikers of the Last 20 Years

Newcastle United fans love their strikers. Be it the great Alan Shearer or the latest centre-forward to pull on the famous black and white stripes, the men who score the goals for the Geordies will be endeared forever.<p>But who has been the best?<p>In fairness, there's not much debate over who takes the …