Michael Phelps and 5 Other Record-Setting American Olympians [VIDEOS]
Once again, American swimmer Michael Phelps gobbled up the gold at the Olympics, taking home four more top medals and an additional two silver medals.
10 Biggest First Round Upsets in Recent NCAA Tournament History [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]
The annual NCAA Tournament kicks off Tuesday with two games featuring lower seeds vying for a spot in the field of 64.
Giancarlo Stanton and 10 Other Athletes Who Made Weird Name Changes
Budding Miami Marlins star Mike Stanton has made a name for himself in recent years, but now he’s changing that name to Giancarlo Stanton. It’s actually his real name and he only switched to “Mike” when his classmates in school struggled to get his name right. While Stanton’s switch might seem strange to some, other athletes before him have made way more bizarre name changes. Here’s a look back at
Celebrate President’s Day with a Look at Presidents Tossing Ceremonial First Pitches
Did you know that President Taft was the first president to toss the ceremonial first pitch before a Major League Baseball game? He did in in 1910 on Opening Day at Griffith Stadium before a Washington Senators game. Since Taft, every president has followed suit taking the mound at some point during his presidency. Franklin Roosevelt holds the record for the most times a president got the honor, h
Miraculous Accident Allows Paralympic Cyclist to Walk Again [VIDEO]
Normally it’s an accident that causes permanent limb damage and changes the course of an athlete’s career. But for paralympian Monique va der Vorst, the opposite proved to be true. The paralympic cyclist and two-time silver medalist recently got into an accident and found herself left with a bit of a surprise — after 14 years of living in a wheelchair, she could suddenly walk again.
IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon Dies in Fiery Pileup [PHOTO, VIDEO]
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed on Sunday after his car collided with others during the IndyCar Series season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His death was pronounced approximately two hours after he was airlifted to University Medical Center.
Hawaii Makes Surfing a High School Sport
Surf’s up. Hawaii became the first state to officially recognize surfing as a high school sport, which will take effect by the spring of 2013. Funding for the program will come from the private sector and the community. “Surfing has been a really big part of my life and has taught me a lot of valuable lessons: what hard work and perseverance can do, time management and how to stay organized,”
Is the Full Tilt Poker Site Just a Massive Ponzi Scheme?
Full Tilt Poker, one of the Internet’s most popular poker sites, operated “as a massive Ponzi scheme against its own players,” alleges Manhattan’s US attorney. The allegations come as part of a civil money laundering complaint claiming that funds the site raised went to pay members of its board of directors, which includes poker pros Howard Lederer and Christopher “Jesus” Ferguson. The board i
Fox Sports Admits Making Up Headlines Questioning Jay Cutler’s Toughness
Wanting to stress that some people have questioned Jay Cutler’s toughness, Fox Sports ran a graphic on air of a series of headlines — including “Cutler Lacks Courage” — during the Chicago Bears season opener that criticized Cutler in Chicago for leaving last season’s NFC Championship game with an injury.
Did Sarah Palin Have a One-Night Stand with Former NBA Star Glen Rice?
Joe McGinniss’ new book about Sarah Palin,‘The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin,’ doesn’t hit stores until next week, but explosive new revelations are already trickling out, courtesy of The National Enquirer. McGinniss reports that the former Alaskan governor and VP candidate slept with former NBA All-Star Glen Rice, used cocaine, and cheated on her husband, Todd, with one of his busines
Bubba Smith, ‘Police Academy’ and NFL Star, Dead at 66
Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith, who was a feared defense end for the Baltimore Colts and found a Hollywood career in retirement, was found dead at his home on Wednesday. He was 66. The cause of death has not yet been announced. Perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Moses Hightower in the ‘Police Academy’ film series, the 6-foot-7 Smith was the number one overall pick in the 1967 National Football L