Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Tiger Woods (pictured above) leapfrogged Jack Nicklaus with PGA Tour win number 74 yesterday.
By Josh Kramer
Spain took their place among the elite teams in soccer history this weekend after taking home a third consecutive major title. Wimbledon has had a March Madness type of feel with Venus Williams exiting in Round 1 and Rafael Nadal going down in Round 2. Brad Keselowski was the king of the Kentucky Speedway. And the “Dwight Howard Soap Opera” has opened up Season 2. Last week was a great one, but this week will be jam-packed in its own right. Here are the events to keep an eye on.
5. Kentucky Speedway got it right this year. Brad Keselowski was a happy man on Saturday night as he moved into 10th in the Sprint Cup Standings. Now the NASCAAR crew heads to Daytona to see who can take home the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Daytona. David Ragan came out victorious last year at this event, while the current leader of the Spring Cup Standings, Matt Kenseth, finished second.
4. Tiger Woods is back in the building. Or at least in the win column. Woods has leapfrogged Jack Nicklaus in terms of PGA Tour wins and now ranks second all time at 74. I am not going to get carried away though. He is still out in the “Woods” in my eyes and the Tiger we once knew will never return. Next stop, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia for the Greenbrier Classic. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of youvalley.com. Shaquille O'Neal (pictured above) is already making his voice heard from the broadcast booth as expected.
By Nick Craddock
Shaquille O’Neal may have retired, but he’s still making headlines off the court. In a TV gig as an NBA analyst for Turner Sports, Shaq gave viewers their daily dose of scrutiny directed at the oft-vilified Miami Heat.
Chris Bosh, considered by many to be the weakest (and, on occasion, weeping) link of the Miami’s “Big Three,” found himself in O’Neal’s crosshairs; Shaq Fu questioned whether Miami had a “Big Three,” but instead only a “Big Two” — LeBron James and Dwayne Wade.
Evidently, this was a gibe at Bosh, and, well, I’m siding with the Diesel in this debate. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of watchesbydesign.com. Yao Ming (pictured above) could be a potential bargain pick up for a contender when the CBA situation is eventually figured out according to our very own Nick Craddock.
By Nick Craddock
With a Thursday midnight deadline looming, NBA owners and the NBA players union appear nowhere near close to hammering out a new collective bargaining agreement that would allow for free agents to start negotiations, as regularly scheduled, on July 1.
However, whenever the 2011 free agency period does commence, there will be some talented ballers available for general managers to sign. How a new CBA affects player contracts is yet to be seen, but here is a list of this summer’s free agents who are overvalued and in line to start taking baths of Benjamins. On the other hand, potential bargain players could reap huge rewards for teams:
5 overvalued players
1. Jose Juan Barea (Dallas Mavericks): The diminutive Puerto Rican point guard won many admirers for his performances during the Mavericks’ 2011 championship run, but whether or not this former undrafted player and star from Northeastern is ready for primetime is yet to be seen. Sure, Barea sliced-and-diced the Lakers during the playoffs, but could this career bench player sustain such success for 82 games a year in a more demanding role? Regardless of my skepticism, his playoff heroics will be the most recent memory general managers have of Barea and, consequently, he will undoubtedly cash in with a hefty pay raise. Once Barea receives a bump in pay, one can only hope he will follow the path of fellow Puerto Rican Jennifer Lopez; although he used to have a little, but then a lot, he’ll remember where he came from because he’s J.J. from the block. 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.
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