Dream Jerseys: Memphis Grizzlies unveil MLK Day threads

Awesome alternate jerseys are one way that the Memphis Grizzlies plan to remember Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The Grizzlies posted photos of its new alternate jerseys Wednesday on Twitter. Dr. King was assassinated in 1968 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The jerseys feature lettering that mirrors the […]

Usain Bolt wins third straight Olympic gold medal in 100-meter dash

Five hours before the biggest race of the Rio Games, a horn at Olympic Stadium sounded and a clock began ticking backward. On the scoreboard at both ends read a message in all capital letters: COUNTDOWN TO THE EVENT. Usain Bolt races aren’t races. They are events, shows, entertainment distilled to its essence, and the […]

Gabby Douglas’ difficult time at the Olympics

Imagine being the darling of the 2012 London Olympics, only to be criticized for your every move four years later in Rio. That’s what’s happening to US gymnast Gabby Douglas, who not only didn’t make it to the event she won gold for in London, but who has been given the nickname “Crabby Gabby” in […]

Tiger to skip last major of the year

Tiger Woods previously has said he will only return to golf when he can play, practice and recover day after day with no ill effects. He’s still not there, and golf won’t see the former world No. 1 play in a single major this season. On Tuesday, according to PGA.com, it was announced that Woods […]

Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons, five NBA titles

After five NBA titles, two NBA MVP awards, 15 All-­Star appearances and a spot on many lists as the greatest power forward of all time, San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is calling it a career. Tim Duncan didn’t start playing basketball until high school, having been a swimmer before Hurricane Hugo destroyed his pool […]

UFC owners turn $2 million into $4 billion

The sale dwarfs previous sales of any sports franchise. The Los Angeles Dodgers was bought out of bankruptcy for $2.1 billion in 2012, making it the largest sales price on record for a single franchise. Close behind was the $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers by former Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) CEO Steve Ballmer […]

Durant plans to explore free agency options

Kevin Durant plans to meet with the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder at the outset of free agency. Durant, who has spent his entire nine-year career with the Thunder organization, is the most coveted player available this offseason. According to ESPN, the Western Conference rivals Warriors, Spurs and Thunder are […]

Chicago golf course makes itself easier to attract more golfers

What happens when a course spends $2.4 million on course rerouting, (including tree removal, eliminating 39 bunkers, expanding greens), upgrades the clubhouse and lowers green fees? Hopefully, more tee times. That’s what a golf course outside of Chicago is optimistic about, having renovated and innovated in an effort to make golf more fun and less […]

Warrior’s Draymond Green suspended for game 5

Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green has been suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals after collecting his fourth flagrant foul point of the 2016 playoffs in an altercation with LeBron James late in Game 4. The NBA announced the decision on Sunday to level a flagrant-1 after Green struck James in the groin […]

Down goes Muhammad Ali…into history. The Greatest dies at 74

His hands and his mouth were furiously fast. His skill as a boxer made him “The Greatest” in his mind and in the minds of many others. He antagonized opponents with his taunts, amused reporters with his boasts and angered government officials with his anti-war speeches. At the same time, he goaded a stubborn, hard-nosed […]

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