Apr 17 2014
Gareth Bale paid back all of his world-record transfer fee with one lung-busting, Spanish Cup-winning wonder goal. It was his 20th for Real Madrid, his first against Barcelona. The match had been dubbed the game of his life and he produced the goal of his career to settle it.
There were shades of ‘Taxi for Maicon’ when he picked the ball up on the halfway line and steamed down the left. Bartra barged him off the field but he still went past the young defender, cut into the area and shot past Jose Pinto. [Continue Reading]
What a brilliant match. It’s what we’ve come to expect from Real vs. Barca, but they always seem to remind us. This is one of those goals in which a big name player new to a team officially earns his uniform. This would be that case. It was also a reminder of how incredible Bale can be. We forgot that for a minute
Apr 16 2014
Donald Trump never did run for governor of New York. But now he might be on to his next project: buying the Buffalo Bills. “It’s very serious,” Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy said. “He’s long had an interest in professional sports.”
Langworthy, who met with Trump in Manhattan on Monday, said the billionaire is “doing all due diligence” as he considers making an offer to purchase the franchise. The acquisition would be close to $1 billion, Langworthy said, although it’s unclear at this point if Trump would work by himself or with an ownership group to make a bid. [Continue Reading]
Well, I guess all the professional sports teams are going to be owned by rich celebrities at some point. At least that’s how it’s trending. I don’t really know if the NBA can handle Mark Cuban and Donald Trump. It actually could be pretty interesting and entertaining.
Apr 15 2014
Michael Phelps is expected to come out of retirement and compete in his first meet since the 2012 Olympics next week, his coach confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. This move paves the way for the 22-time Olympic medalist to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which would be Phelps’ fifth Games.
USA Swimming announced Monday that it expects Phelps, along with other swimming stars such as Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky, to compete at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., from April 24-26. [Continue Reading]
You know how bummed we were about the all the athletes who have retired and unretired – this is not one of them. Welcome back Michael – we didn’t want you to leave. You make swimming much more exciting.
For all his quirkiness, including the homemade swing and the rambling interviews and the — believe it or not — Twitter conversations with his followers on the morning of the final round of a major championship he is leading, Bubba Watson is a remarkable talent. Watson put his ability on full display Sunday, shooting a final-round 69 at Augusta National to pull away from Jordan Spieth on the back nine and win his second Masters in three years. Only eight other players have won the Masters in such a short span — including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus. [Continue Reading]
Watson put himself in some pretty elite company winning the Masters on Sunday. It wasn’t the drama we had hoped for, but credit to Watson for a very, very solid round. You kind of knew in the back of your head that the kid would be up against it going into the final round of the Masters giving Watson even a greater chance. It’s amazing to me – some guys just seem to solve the riddle of Augusta. Watson is one of them.
Apr 10 2014
Right Guard is at it again with their commercials. And in the landscape of deodorants what better way to campaign than to use sports? It’s kind of funny how they have a guy that kind of sets up his at bat like Ichiro Suzuki. Perhaps one day we’ll see Ichiro himself in one of these ads!
However, let’s just say if you happen to be playing baseball and you’ve got your Right Guard on then you can be rest assured that all is right in the world. Feel free to swing that bat freely and make sure you go for the fences!
Mar 28 2014
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Mar 27 2014
Peter Sung Ohr, the regional director of the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board, ruled Wednesday that Northwestern football players under the College Athletes Players Association have the right to unionize, a decision that eventually could have far-reaching impacts on college sports.
The ruling comes less than two week after the university and CAPA submitted their briefs to Ohr for his consideration. Northwestern released a statement on the precedent-setting decision, saying that it is disappointed in the ruling and plans to appeal to the National Labor Relations board in Washington, D.C. [Continue Reading]
If you read this blog you know I am 100% anti-college players getting paid. I think it’s ridiculous. Yes, I understand that they generate millions of dollars for their respective schools, but it’s college. You have a scholarship and education. It’s just plain greedy. If you think it’s too much of a commitment go to school like everyone else these days – just ask the 35-year old still paying off his student loan.
Mar 26 2014
Ross Barkley justified his own hype in Everton’s 3-0 win at Newcastle, netting a goal of the season contender to open the scoring against Alan Pardew’s men. Showing off the pace, skill and confidence which has won him a regular starting berth under Roberto Martinez this season, Barkley picked up the ball inside his own half and didn’t stop running.The England man, who on this evidence looks certain of a plane ticket to Brazil this summer, proceded to travel almost the entire length of the pitch, powering his way beyond Paul Dummett and Cheick Tiote. [Continue Reading]
The kid is an absolute future star. I would keep him on the World Cup roster just in case you need an injection of energy and creativity. He’s also a clinical finisher. The future is bright for this kid.
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