China is starting to become a big player on the global stage for just about every category imaginable. It was really only a matter of time until they stepped up to the world’s sports stage in a big way as well. That is now happening. Obviously, the country hosted the Olympics in Beijing not long ago, but they are also showing they can compete in all sorts of other ways as well.
China has great athletes in all sorts of sports. They are Read More…
With the summer Olympic Games quickly approaching, they will be here before we know it. One of the biggest and most popular sporting events in the Olympics that many people are anticipating is that of the marathon. However, many Americans find themselves wondering whether or not their country has a shot at being able to win the Olympic marathon gold this year. Of course, there is no surefire way of answering this question, but many people are led to believe that the United States has a pretty good chance of emerging victorious in the upcoming summer Olympics. Read More…
As one of the top players to compete on the men’s circuit for the last decade, Rafael Nadal has already earned legendary status in the game of tennis. As he emerged as a rising teenager with a ferocious fighting spirit, Rafael Nadal has been thrilling tennis fans worldwide. Nicknamed the “King of Clay”, Rafael Nadal has proven to be the best clay court player in the modern era by winning seven French Open titles as of 2012.
However, some critics and fans believe that Nadal’s style of play is not as Read More…
You don’t really need to look very far to find evidence of a clear and brutal rivalry between Alabama and Auburn. You can pretty much click here for television programming that will give you access to all the college football drama or just type in “Auburn vs. Alabama” and see what comes up.
As with most things pertaining to the realm of college football, there have been plenty of acts committed on both sides but none that garnered quite the same amount of attention as when an Alabama fan poisoned the trees of Auburn University.
The fan, a man by the name of Harvey Updyke, was charged with poisoning the landmark oaks with a powerful herbicide during the 2010 football season in which Alabama was once again crushed by Auburn.
Updyke plead not guilty due to reasons of insanity and the future of this avid fanatic remains to be seen at this time. In Louisiana, there was a recent incident involving a heated dispute with a Lowe’s employee after he threatened violence for not getting all his money back on a return, and that could also factor into this.
Regardless of what happens – Updyke is just another reminder of how sports, no matter how much we love them, can sometimes bring out the worst in people.
We’re only half way through the year, but there’s still no doubt – soccer is king again this year!
Just look at the amazing title races in England, Italy and Spain. The Premier League went down to the wire, with Manchester City staging a thrilling comeback in the last three minutes of stoppage time in their final game to secure their first title in 40 years. In Italy, the Old Lady, Juventus, went undefeated all season and still lost out to Milan. And in Spain, Barcelona’s stranglehold Read More…
If you look at the biggest changes regarding the men’s and women’s tennis game over the past 30 years, the change that is going to be at the top of the list is going to be the change from wooden racquets. It used to be that if you played tennis, you did it with a wooden racquet. While the quality of the tennis was still good, it’s hard to imagine just how good players like Pancho Sanchez and Arthur Ashe would have been if they were using the high-tech racquets that Read More…
Perhaps the single greatest individual feat in NBA history occurred on March 2, 1962 when Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game for his Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks. Chamberlain, then in his third pro
season, would go on to average an unheard-of 50.4 ppg that season, a record that will probably never be threatened. Chamberlain’s historic feat occurred at a time when media coverage was spotty, at best. No video exists of that game, and the only available media record is a radio play-by-play of the fourth quarter. Read More…
Every year, NASCAR fans look forward to high speeds and precision driving, but they also look forward to seeing the sport’s emerging drivers. Hungry, untested rookies ready to prove their mettle against the sport’s elite. Here are a few rookies to watch in the 2012-2013 NASCAR season.
The son of a former NASCAR winner, Martin Truex, Jr. is already a two-time champion himself and is off to a promising 2012-2013.
Robert Richardson, Jr. has been a contender in several NASCAR series, so far, but has yet to make a significant splash.Additional Read More…
There is a lot of talk this year about the condition that the Wimbledon grass is going to be in by the time that the Olympics start on the grounds in late July. While groundskeepers typically keep the grass is pretty good shape throughout the Wimbledon fortnight, there are questions as to whether the grass is going to be able to hold up through the Olympic tournament, Durahm TV offers, and how it will affect play. With all of this in mind, it also brings the idea of whether we will ever see artificial turf grace the courts of Wimbledon. The answer to this, of course, is no. First off, Wimbledon is a tournament that is too concerned with tradition to ever consider artificial turf. You start using artificial turf, you are essentially taking away the soul of the game. Secondly, it is important to remember that the grass typically holds up pretty well throughout the tournament. The only reason why it is under the spotlight right now is because you are dealing with two consecutive tournaments in less than a month. Chances are, you are going to see android’s playing tennis on Center Court in Wimbledon before you see artificial grass installed on it.