Archive for May, 2013

(Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)

(Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)

 

A broken back hasn’t slowed down Joe Gibbs Racing, Denny Hamlin, as he once again captured the Coors Light Pole for the second straight weekend. This time at Dover International Speedway in preparation for Sunday afternoon’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.

Hamlin turned a lap of 157.978 mph to win his third pole of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.  Martin Truex Jr. (157.798 mph) qualified second, followed by Kyle Busch (157.756 mph), Matt Kenseth (157.736 mph) and Ryan Newman (157.715 mph).

After the jump, you can see the complete starting lineup for the NASCAR race on Sunday afternoon.
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It was only two months ago that Outside The Lines aired the now infamous video of then Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice throwing balls at his players and calling them inappropriate names.

This video ended up getting Mike Rice and Tim Pernetti, the head athletic director at the time, fired.

After a very short search process, Rutgers named Julie Hermann the new head athletic director. Prior to this, Hermann was the women’s volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee, and most recently served as an Executive Senior Associate Director of Athletics at the University of Louisville.

Seems like a pretty solid resume.

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In this series I will be writing analyses of the best young pitchers and position players that the MLB has to offer.

Player: Shelby Miller

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LOS ANGELES DODGERS AT MILWAUKEE BREWERS

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Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder Matt Kemp’s horrendous season continued on Thursday, when the Dodgers placed him on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Kemp has struggled mightily this season and the Dodgers hope that the time off from the game helps him return to his old ways. With Los Angeles in last place in the NL West, they could really use a spark. With their centerfielder now on the DL, is it time to bring up their top prospect?

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LeBron Flopping

David Stern has been cracking down on flopping all season, most recently doling out fines to LeBron James, David West (on the same play), and Lance Stephenson for their flops in Game 4 of the NBA  Eastern Conference Finals.  This got me thinking, who are the most prolific floppers in sports?  Let’s take a look at the top 10: Read the rest of this entry »

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The Miami Heat’s Big “3” of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh was supposed to be the best in the NBA. And for the most part of the regular season, they were.

However, in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers, two of the “Big 3” have completely disappeared.

When Miami’s stars come to play, the Heat are virtually unbeatable. But when they don’t, the Pacers are the better team in this series.

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BrokeMrMet

As any fan knows, there is nothing worse than seeing your team play poorly. From seeing disgustingly bad box score numbers to being disrespected on the radio, TV and internet, teams that perform poorly are treated like they are some sort of human subspecies.

Lets just say as a New York Mets and Jets fan, I know a little too much about this side of sports.

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Tim Duncan Wife

 

The Spurs have made it to the NBA Finals for the 5th time during the Tim Duncan era.  While some may argue Tony Parker has been carrying San Antonio all post-season, we’ve seen plenty of the “vintage” Tim Duncan helping the Spurs reach the Finals.  Being crowned the best team in the West is usually a time for celebration, but unfortunately for Tim Duncan, he’s allegedly in the middle of divorce proceedings with his wife Amy.

While it’s awesome to be a professional athlete when it comes to scoring with hot chicks, the difficult schedule of an athlete can wear on a marriage.  Life on the road is tough, and infidelity is rampant among professional athletes (and often their spouses).  Check out some photos of Tim Duncan’s (if this divorce goes through, soon to be ex) wife, Amy Duncan:

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LBJ Heat

It’s just unfair.  LeBron James is so good, he can almost roll an ankle one minute, and get his elbow above the rim to swat a shot the next play down the court.  Check out this GIF of LeBron throwing a George Hill shot away with no regard for human life:

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The youth today are heavily involved in sports. Research has shown that performing in sports at a young age can help to build social skills and characteristics. Unfortunately there are down sides to youth sports. As the children get older, less and less continue to play for several different reasons. Parental income plays a large part in whether children continue to participate in sport. Read the rest of this entry »