Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Maria Sharapova (pictured above) will be one of the stars taking center court at Madison Square Garden this evening.
By Toni Headley
Toni Headley is a tennis expert who worked at ESPN for 10 years and has been a freelance writer there for the past 2 years. She also previously worked at CBS Sports and has covered every major tennis tournament in the world multiple times.
As a precursor to the start of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament from Indian Wells California, tennis fans will be treated to some exhibition tennis from the world’s most famous arena Madison Square Garden or “The Garden,” as it is sometimes called. Billed as “Tennis Night in America,” fans will get to see the likes of four former number one players, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Roger Federer, and Andy Roddick.
Both matches will feature a best of three format. First up will be Maria Sharapova vs. Caroline Wozniacki, which begins at 7pm on ESPN3.com. This will be followed by Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick at 11:30pm on ESPN. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Mike Krzyzewski (pictured above) is now the all-time leader in Division 1 hoops with 903 wins.
By Josh Kramer
Records are made to be broken. And on this night, another mythical record fell. Whether you are a fan of Duke or not, you have to tip your cap to Coach Mike Krzyzewski. The man commonly referred to as Coach K is now the all-time winningest coach in Division 1 NCAA Men’s basketball. With the still very prevalent Paterno scandal unfolding, tonight demonstrated what doing it the right way is all about.
Coach K played for the great Bobby Knight at Army from 1966 to 1969. And though he was never a great player, he learned from one of the greats. Following his very lackluster playing career, Coach K served as an assistant coach under Bobby Knight at Indiana before taking over as the head coach at his alma mater. After six years at West Point, Coach K took his talents to little-known Duke in 1980. And well, the rest, is history. Continue reading
Photo courtesy of USAToday.com. Kenneth Faried (pictured above) led the country in rebounds this past season. Our very own Nick Craddock thinks that Faried can one of the major steals of this year's lackluster draft class.
By Nick Craddock
As you’ve probably heard, the 2011 NBA draft is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years.
Rumor has it that one of the possible taglines the NBA league office considered to promote the event was: NBA draft 2011…where underwhelming talent happens.
In fact, if we likened all the hopeful hoopers waiting to hear their name called at the Prudential Center in friendly Newark, N.J. — Madison Square Garden is unavailable to serve as the venue this year because of scheduled renovations — to popsicles, then all the NBA teams have a disappointing box full of grape-flavored popsicles to select from (maybe there’s an orange or raspberry hidden somewhere in the box).
Just as any sane person should consciously avoid grape popsicles (I don’t care how hot it gets, I won’t settle for grape), if I’m an NBA GM, I’m avoiding taking these prospects: Continue reading
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Cincinnati Bengal's wide receiver has talked trash to Raven's Safety Tom Zbikowski (pictured above, left) via Twitter about a possible boxing match between the two NFL players. Does Chad Ochocino really want to get in the ring with that guy?
It is another Tuesday. Which means it is time for some “Food for Thought.” These are the topics in sports that have really caught my attention in the past 24 hours. Items that must be discussed. So let’s jump right into it. Continue reading
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I do not see Duke being able to win the ACC Tourney Title if they match up with UNC again in the finals. Unless of course, freshman phenom, Kyrie Irving (pictured above) returns.
It is another beautiful March Monday. March truly has many qualities that make it “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” There is no better sporting event than March Madness. And Selection Sunday is right around the corner. Spring Training is at full go. The NFL Labor fiasco continues, and the NBA has guys crying in the locker room over regular season losses. What more could you want?
Here is this week’s top 5. Continue reading
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In the big news of the day, the New York Knicks just added the likes of Chauncey Billups (left), Carmelo Anthony (right), and others to their team. New York appears to finally be relevant again for the first time since the Ewing days.
“You had me at Melo.” That is what the whole city of New York is saying today in light of recent developments where their beloved Knickerbockers picked up scoring machine, Carmelo Anthony. The former Syracuse star is finally heading to play in the Mecca. Its about time. There is so much going on in the sporting world. There is so much to talk about.
So lets jump right into the day’s main headlines.
You Had Me at Melo Continue reading
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It is almost a foregone conclusion that Carmelo Anthony (pictured above) will not be wearing a Nugget's jersey at this time next year. Could he be wearing a Laker's jersey?
It is yet another jam-packed Tuesday in the sporting world. And all of you know what that means. Lets jump into another round of “Food for Thought.”
Here are some of the major headlines today.
Melo to LA? Continue reading
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