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Aledmys Díaz Returns From José Fernández's Memorial, Smacks First Career Grand Slam

Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Díaz grew up on the same street as José Fernández in Santa Clara, Cuba, and the two players have been friends since their …

David Ortiz Gets Taunted By Fan, Homers, Taunts Back

David Ortiz is the closest thing this era of baseball has to a real-life folk hero. Not only is he a hobbled, 40-year-old man who somehow leads all …

The Emperor of Right Field: Carl Furillo

Carl Furillo<p>Source<p>Furillo at Yankee Stadium, 1955 World Series. Can't believe almost everyone in the crowd is wearing a suit. The wall was much lower …

What Led to CM Punk's WWE Success Gave Rise to His UFC 203 Failure

CM Punk's strengths forsook him at UFC 203 as the former WWE champion flailed away with the wrong weapons.<p>He had spent his entire pro wrestling career proving people wrong. Doubt drove him. His stubbornness allowed him to trek up the WWE mountain despite his limitations.<p>When he tried to make that …

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4 Things to Know Before You Sign-Up Your Child For Youth Football

Introduction<p>The popularity of the National Football League (NFL) and collegiate football has inspired parents nationwide to sign their kids up for …

8 Wrestlers Who Purposefully Sabotaged Matches

Professional wrestling is 'built' on many things but, for the men and women bending bones inside the ring, it is mostly built on 'trust'. Performers …

Ryan Lochte suspended 10 months by United States Olympic Committee, USA Swimming

Swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended 10 months by the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming for his involvement in a highly publicized, …

American Wrestler Helen Maroulis Scores Upset Of The Olympics

Saori Yoshida is about as dominant as anyone in the international wrestling scene, having won three Olympic gold medals and 13 world championships. …

Beamon and Me: How Bob Beamon Destroyed the Long Jump World Record and How I Tried to Emulate Him

“You’ve destroyed this event.” - Lynn Davies to Bob Beamon<p>For non-athletics fans, it is difficult to bring perspective to Beamon’s feat. Since …

Who Are The Top Five Fastest Runners In The World?

5. Nesta Carter (Jamaica) - 9.78<p>Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter (born October 11, 1985) comes in at fifth on our list of the five fastest hundred …

Tour the San Francisco Bay Area Public Golf Courses

The San Francisco Bay Area has an amazing mix of public golf venues. Meant for both the experienced golfer and duffer, all of the courses present the …

Riveting and Relentless: Usain Bolt Remains King of the World's Most Famous Race

RIO DE JANEIRO — There he was, loping through the shadowy tunnel at Olympic Stadium. In the distance, out on the track, lay the red starting blocks for the 100-meter dash. The tall, lanky runner from Jamaica kept moving toward those blocks in the floodlights, his dark eyes glimmering with intensity.<p>…

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Dispelling The Misconceptions Of MMA Culture

Misconception 1: MMA Schools Are Full Of Bullies<p>A common misconception is that people who take MMA are bullies or they are taught to go bully other …

10+ Skills Every Gymnast Should Know

Cast from bar | Source<p>Competitive gymnastics has a mystique to it that I've never understood. Probably because I've been in the thick of gymnastics …

Abandoned Olympic Venues

Abandoned 2004 Olympic venue<p>After 16 days...<p>For sixteen glorious days, the world's eyes are upon the Olympics. Hundreds of thousands pour into the …

New Olympic Superstar Katie Ledecky Does Dominance Her Own Way

There's going to be something different about the way Katie Ledecky does this—the way she dominates these Rio Olympics.<p>This is a star who hasn't wrapped herself up in the hype—that she's swimming's next Michael Phelps, or sports' next Michael Jordan, or really anything. Others in the sport have …

Rio Olympics

How to Perform the Rear Naked Choke to Submission / KO

Setting It Up from Standing Position<p>A rear naked choke is fairly easy to set up. There are a few situations in which people almost put themselves …

Greatest Sports Rivalries: Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers

This inevitable resentment between the two players only grew when Los Angeles and Boston began to recover in the ‘80s. It didn’t take long for things …

Top 10 English Football Players Statues

Bobby Moore, OBE (1941 – 1993) played for West Ham United. He was the team captain and was also the captain of the England team who won the 1966 …

Why Michael Jordan is the Greatest NBA Player I've Ever Seen

Jordan wasn't just the biggest star in the NBA, he was the biggest star in sports.<p>It's easy to smile when you've accomplished what he has.<p>Who do you …

The Four Styles of Tennis Play and Strategies to Beat Them

There are four primary styles of singles play in tennis: aggressive baseliner, serve-and-volleyer, counterpuncher, and all-court player. Knowing the …

Competitive Gymnastics for Young Girls: What to Expect.

Madison Desch started her gymnastics career as a gymnast with me! Madison is performing a switch-ring leap. | Source<p>The Good<p>Gymnastics is one of the …

The Eight Greatest Olympic Athletes in History (in medal count)

Introduction.<p>The Olympic Games is the leading international sporting event in the World. The concept of the Modern Olympic Games originated from the …

Greatest Sports Rivalries: Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier

Everyone thought the young man named Cassius Clay was crazy when he boldly stated in 1964 that would defeat heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. After …

Top 10 Best Soccer Goals Ever

Soccer enchants fans with the incredible variety of goals that are scored. | Source<p>What makes a great goal?<p>The artistic brilliance and ingenuity that …

The New Zealand 'All Black' Haka - The Great War Dance and Sporting Spectacle

Source<p><b>N.B: Please note, all my articles are best read on desktops and laptops</b><p>Introduction<p>This page tells the story of one of the great sporting …

How to Become a Hockey Fan: 10 Tips for Newbies

You don't have to be Canadian to be a hockey fan. Team and fans after Team Canada wins gold at the 2010 Olympics. | Source<p>So, you want to become a …

Greatest Sports Rivalries: Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons

Michael Jordan vs. Piston defense | Source<p>Any fan of basketball has at least heard the lore about how intense the rivalry became between the Detroit …

Top 10 Best Football Managers in the World

Football managers are responsible for leading their team to victory. | Source<p>Who are the best football managers?<p>Managing a football team requires a …