Rockets Defeat Warriors, Stave Off Elimination

Houston Rockets 128 Golden State Warriors 115 The Houston Rockets controlled the action Monday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, behind a 45-point effort by James Harden, to topple the Golden State Warriors 128-115 and fend off a series sweep. Harden, who shot 13-of-22 from the field, added nine rebounds and five assists […]

Ray McDonald Released by Bears Following Arrest

The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald Monday after he was arrested on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment. According to Santa Clara, California police, they were called to an apartment at 3:48 AM Monday morning in response to a domestic assault. Ray McDonald reportedly struck the female victim as she held a baby […]

Hawk Huntin’: LeBron James Leads Cavs to OT Victory

Cleveland Cavaliers 114 Atlanta Hawks 111 F/OT LeBron James turned around what began as a horrid shooting performance to score 37 points and guide the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-111 overtime win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals Sunday night. The victory leaves the Cavaliers a win away from advancing […]

‘Houston, No Problems’: Astros off to Best Start in Franchise History

The Houston Astros are enjoying a reversal of fortune through 44 games this season, playing their way to a 28-16 record, the best start in franchise history. At the 44-game mark in 2014, the Astros sat in last place in the AL West division with a record of 16-28, 12 games out of first place. This […]

‘The Bryce is Right’: A Look at Harper’s MVP-esque First Quarter for Nats

What a difference a year makes. After missing 59 games to injury last season, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has opened the 2015 season on a tear, needing only 42 games to surpass many of his 2014 statistical totals. Hitting just .265 through May 5, Harper exploded on May 6 against the Miami Marlins, going 3-for-4, […]

2015 NFL Draft: Winners & Losers

The 2015 NFL Draft is in the books. What began Thursday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selection of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, culminated Saturday evening with the 256th and final pick, the Arizona Cardinals selection of Louisville tight end Gerald Christian, christening him as 2015’s “Mr. Irrelevant.” The three day affair featured surprises, steals, reaches, […]

MLB: Opening Day Observations

With Sunday night’s season opener between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, and the other 28 MLB teams participating in a full slate of game’s Monday, the 2015 major league baseball season is officially underway. Here are some observations about Opening Day 2015: You want the long ball? We got the long ball: There were […]

Perfection’s Pitfall Plays Part in Wildcats Woes, Wisconsin Wins

Perfection is a dirty word: It stigmatizes its owners; it collapses the wills of the not-strong-enough; it adds burdens where there need not be any. An unanswerable question to ponder is exactly how much did the pursuit of perfection stint this Kentucky Wildcats team, whose potentially historic namesake was only 2 games away from everlasting. […]

Wisconsin, Duke To Meet for National Championship

There you have it. 68 teams have been pared down to just two. The Duke Blue Devils and the Wisconsin Badgers. Round-by-round they fought their way to the end, dispatching opponents left and right. Monday night, the Blue Devils and Badgers will meet up in Indianapolis to square off in the NCAA Division-I Men’s Basketball […]

Twins Ervin Santana Receives 80-Game PED Suspension

The MLB announced Friday that Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has been suspended for 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Santana, who signed a 4-year, $55 million free agent contract with the Twins in December, tested positive for the PED stanozolol, and his suspension is effective immediately. The 32 year-old […]