| Mar 22, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Walking into Wreckers, the new sports bar at Gaylord Palms resort, can be mesmerizing. As a college basketball junkie, I was thunderstruck last week by the number of NCAA Tournament games shown and the enormity of Wreckers' main screens.
Picture it: A...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 12:21 AM
After feeling snubbed last season when the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League's All-Star rosters were announced, Beltway Bombers guard Rogers Barnes was determined not to be overlooked again.
Barnes, who starred at River Hill and Morgan State,...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Before it became the subject of hours of national news coverage and the catalyst for an international movement, the Trayvon Martin shooting was just another sad crime story overshadowed by the NBA All-Star Game.
In the days after Trayvon and George...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:58 AM
In Jack McCallum's biography of the Dream Team, Clyde Drexler rips Magic Johnson.
Drexler, who played for the Portland Trail Blazers (1983-94) and Rockets (1994-98), says that everybody was "waiting for Magic to die" because of the Laker superstar's...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 11:15 PM
8 a.m. Cycling: Tour de France stage 1 (in Belgium).--NBC Sports Net.
8:30 a.m. Golf: Irish Open final round (in Portrush, Northern Ireland).--Golf
9 a.m. Talk: Sports Highlights (t.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News).-...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 10:32 PM
8 a.m. Cycling: Tour de France stage 10 (Macon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine).--NBC Sports Net.
10 a.m. Football: Nov. 1985: Hampton vs. Kempsville.--LSC 48
11 a.m. Basketball: NBA Summer League: Indiana vs. Boston.--NBA TV
Noon Baseball: June...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 1:20 PM
All-Star games are not a spectacle anymore. Across the board, in every sport, All-Star games are starting to lose their luster, the interest of wanting to see glorified exhibition games slowly waning.
Back in the days before the internet, satellite...
| Sep 10, 2009
The once ubiquitous "Jordan 23" Bulls jersey is rarely seen on Spanish youngsters these days -- they're more likely to favor the distinctive blue-and-garnet "10" shirt worn by FC Barcelona idol Lionel Messi. Futbol still reigns in this part of the world....
| Sep 10, 2009
So there Birmingham sat, minding its own business, content with what it was -- a major banking center, the rapid heartbeat of the state's obsession with University of Alabama football and a testament to what heat and humidity can do to otherwise...