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Yogeshwar Dutt: Former mud wrestler gripped by Olympic dream

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 19:29 GMT // 0 Comments

Today, Dutt is warming up inside the Chaudhary Devi Lal Stadium complex tumbling across a padded floor in preparation for some training bouts overseen by his coach. The vast gymnasium in the town of Sonipat, a few miles north of New Delhi has become a center of excellence for Indian wrestling in recent times with […]

LeBron James Wants College Coaches To Stop Recruiting His 10-Year-Old Son

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 18:58 GMT // 0 Comments

LeBron James said Tuesday that his 10-year-old son, LeBron James Jr., has already received a number of offers to play college basketball, and he’s not pleased about it. “Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges,” James said, according to Fox Sport Ohio. “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting […]

John Wall: ‘When I Have A Guy One-On-One Guarding Me, I Feel Like He’s At My Mercy’

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 18:06 GMT // 0 Comments

Call it a coming-out party for John Wall. The 24-year-old Washington Wizards point guard and former No. 1 overall pick is enjoying his best season to date, posting career highs in assists (10 per game) and in rebounding, and hoping to lead the Wizards on another playoff run. Off the floor, Wall has become a […]

Chris Farley As Matt Foley Will Make You Want To Become A Wisconsin Badger

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 17:45 GMT // 0 Comments

The University of Wisconsin has one way of getting the message out to prospective football recruits: the wise words of Matt Foley. An unearthed video shows late comedy legend and Madison native Chris Farley portraying his classic “Saturday Night Live” character, motivational speaker Foley, in a video for the Wisconsin Badgers. The school posted it […]

Fernando Alonso leaves hospital but to miss final test for McLaren

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 16:46 GMT // 0 Comments

The double world champion was concussed and airlifted to hospital when his McLaren ran wide during winter testing at the Circuit de Catalunyahome to the Spanish Grand Prixon Sunday. “We are pleased to confirm that Fernando Alonso has now left hospital,” McLaren said in a statement. “He has returned to his family’s home in Spain […]

Laird Hamilton Foil Boards Above Huge Surf, Takes Our Breath Away

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 15:24 GMT // 0 Comments

If George Jetson had ever taken up surfing, this is what it would look like. Watch surfer Laird Hamilton ride large waves as if on air in Raglan, New Zealand.

Watch LeBron James Diss McDonald’s, Then Remember They Pay Him

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 14:57 GMT // 0 Comments

Ronald McDonald may have a bone to pick with LeBron James after this one. –LeBron James said he’s gotten healthier by eating less McDonald’s before remembering that they sponsor him. | Allen Einstein via Getty Images H/T For The Win

Qatar 2022: FIFA rules out compensation for clubs

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 13:20 GMT // 0 Comments

This was to cover the costs that Europe’s clubs and leagues will spend on rescheduling their championships, many of which run between August and May. But FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke dashed those hopes when speaking in Qatar, the country that will host the 2022 finals. Read: Task Force recommends winter World Cup for Qatar […]

English Football Association probes chants mocking disabled

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 12:04 GMT // 0 Comments

Kevin Kilbane, a former Republic of Ireland international who played with Everton in the English Premier League, reported West Ham supporters to the English Football Association for derogatory chants against Tottenham’s Harry Kane during Sunday’s game. The former winger, who now works for the BBC, was not at the game but was shocked to hear […]

Tim Howard opens up about Tourette’s, divorce and wanting to be a soccer dad

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 10:51 GMT // 0 Comments

It’s a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements and noisesknown as ticsbut for leading goalkeeper Tim Howard, Tourette’s syndrome was the making of him. As revealed in his autobiography, “The Keeper,” symptoms began to appear when he was 10, and not long after that, the American was diagnosed and told he also suffered from obsessive-compulsive […]

Opinion: World Cup and Black Friday carnage in 2022?

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 10:19 GMT // 0 Comments

This is “Black Friday” and then some. Thanks to the huge numbers of office Christmas parties, paramedics, bouncers and doctors are struggling to scrape binge drinking Britons off the pavement. Tuesday saw a commission set up by FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, recommend what was already the worst held secret in sport: that the 2022 […]

For Dortmund, Loss to Juventus Isn’t Without Bright Spots

by The New York Times // February 25, 2015 // Updated 10:14 GMT // 0 Comments

In a bygone era, Italy depended upon the Old Lady of Turin, otherwise known as Juventus, to lift the nation on European soccer nights. And in more recent times, Borussia Dortmund has been Germany’s darling. Juventus players ran on the field in Turin, Italy, after they beat Borussia Dortmund, 2-1, in the Champions League on […]

Bulls Derrick Rose Out, To Undergo Knee Surgery

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 03:55 GMT // 0 Comments

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will have surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee. DETROIT, MI – FEBRUARY 20: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls during the game against the Detroit Pistons on February 20, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges […]

Through Years of Change, Pawtucket, R.I., Always Had McCoy Stadium

by The New York Times // February 25, 2015 // Updated 03:19 GMT // 0 Comments

The icy reminder of a baseball truth has blown down from New England, down from a Rhode Island city forever described as gritty, or struggling, or, more politely, challenged. No doubt you have seen signs for this brown-brick metropolis along the interstate, on your way to someplace else: Pawtucket, population 71,000. As the sun set, […]

California May Shut Down Baseball’s Tobacco Habit

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 02:38 GMT // 0 Comments

The familiar image of baseball players chewing tobacco may soon be history in California, where state lawmakers are considering outlawing tobacco use in all baseball parks to set a better example for young fans.LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 31: Mark DeRosa #7 of the San Francisco Giants uses smokeless tobacco during warm ups prior to […]

Davis Love III named U.S. Ryder Cup captain

by CNN // February 24, 2015 // Updated 23:39 GMT // 0 Comments

Love was unveiled Tuesday, about five months after the PGA of America set up a Ryder Cup task force in the wake of another loss to Europe in golf’s most prestigious team event. Love himself was part of the 11-person committee, joining the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and past captains Tom Lehman and […]

The Marshawn Lynch Movie Sort Of Looks Like It’s ‘The Room II,’ Honestly

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 22:58 GMT // 0 Comments

Supposedly, a movie is in the works, called “Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story,” about Marshawn Lynch and starring Marshawn Lynch. It has an IMDb page that says it is in post-production and everything! Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a release date as of yet, according to USA Today’s For The Win. But based on the […]

Barcelona Beats Manchester City in Champions League Behind Luis Suárez

by The New York Times // February 24, 2015 // Updated 22:33 GMT // 0 Comments

MANCHESTER, England — Luis Suárez ran in every direction. He slid at midfielders’ heels. He banged into defenders. Once, when Manchester City’s goalkeeper was trying to throw the ball to a teammate, Suárez even jumped up in front of him, hand in the air, as though he might try for a basketball-style blocked shot. It […]

Barcelona Beats Manchester City in Champions League Behind Luis Suárez

by The New York Times // February 24, 2015 // Updated 22:33 GMT // 0 Comments

MANCHESTER, England — Luis Suárez ran in every direction. He slid at midfielders’ heels. He banged into defenders. Once, when Manchester City’s goalkeeper was trying to throw the ball to a teammate, Suárez even jumped up in front of him, hand in the air, as though he might try for a basketball-style blocked shot. Luis […]

Lynch’s ‘I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined’ Catchphrase, Once A Cool Thing To Say, Is Prepped For Monetization

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 17:46 GMT // 0 Comments

As happens with all organically good things in life, Marshawn Lynch’s signature catchphrase, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined,” is getting packaged and prepared for profit. In other words, it’s no longer a cool thing to say. – And again, that’s all fine. Make that money. But you can’t have your trademark and […]

3 Reasons Why Gonzaga Could Win The National Championship

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 16:58 GMT // 0 Comments

Ready or not, Mark Few’s Gonzaga Bulldogs have achieved national status. No west coast team not named Arizona has been more successful since the late ’90s, and yet Gonzaga has not once been to a Final Four. As a result, the program is often seen as an underdog, a perception that it only reinforced in […]

Kobe Bryant Not Exactly Thrilled When Jimmy Kimmel Shows Him Lakers’ Post-Game Antics

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 15:01 GMT // 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Lakers are without the face of their franchise, Kobe Bryant, who is lost to injury for who knows how long. But on Sunday, behind 25 points and 6 assists from Jeremy Lin, the ragtag team of misfits persevered and won an overtime game against the Boston Celtics. –

Shirt sponsorship gold rush: Brands compete to get names on soccer clubs’ kits

by CNN // February 24, 2015 // Updated 14:24 GMT // 0 Comments

Driven by a contract with car manufacturer Chevrolet, Manchester United’s $70m a year deal is a big part of the EPL’s 36% rise in shirt sponsorship income on the 2013/2014 season, reports Repucom. Factor in a kit deal with manufacturers like Nike and Adidas and leading clubs can generate over $75 million a year from […]

Gayle force: Cricket World Cup record smashed by West Indies’ big hitter

by CNN // February 24, 2015 // Updated 12:14 GMT // 0 Comments

The big hitter reached his double century off just 138 balls in a Pool B match defeating Zimbabwe by 77 runs in Canberra, Australia. Gayle’s knock of 215 off 147 balls beats the previous best by South Africa’s Gary Kirsten, who scored 188 not out against the United Arab Emirates at the 1996 World Cup. […]

2022 World Cup Isn’t Only One Facing Issues

by The New York Times // February 24, 2015 // Updated 11:10 GMT // 0 Comments

LONDON — On Tuesday, FIFA effectively shifted the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from a summer event to a winter one. It turns out, as any intelligent observer knew all along, that it is too hot to stage a 64-game event in the Gulf state in June and July. So, despite much gnashing of teeth […]

FIFA Group Proposes Shifting 2022 World Cup in Qatar to End of Year

by The New York Times // February 24, 2015 // Updated 10:48 GMT // 0 Comments

FIFA’s scheduling committee formally recommended on Tuesday what most had been expecting for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar: moving the soccer tournament from the summer to the cooler months, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Technically, it was not an official announcement after a six-month evaluation process. The committee, which is composed of representatives from each […]

Switching the goal posts: Qatar 2022 set for November/December?

by CNN // February 24, 2015 // Updated 00:25 GMT // 0 Comments

The question about when the tournament will be held is set to be revealed in Doha Tuesday with the smart money being on a November/December timetable. Having been cleared of any wrongdoing by Michael Garcia’s investigation into alleged corruption into the bidding process surrounding the 2022 tournament, Qatar and world governing body FIFA must now […]

NFL Prospect Byron Jones Decimates Jumping Record At Scouting Combine

by The Huffington Post // February 23, 2015 // Updated 18:42 GMT // 0 Comments

NFL Prospect Byron Jones was standing in place at the league’s scouting combine on Monday when he bent his knees, jumped off both feet and landed 12 feet and three inches away from where he started. That’s an NFL combine record, but that word almost feels like an understatement. Jones actually jumped a full eight […]

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