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Top 10 Father-Son Sports Combos: Juniors and Seniors Only

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Always in the market for a new television show, I was instructed to check out ABC’s “Happy Endings.” I was told it was in the mold of “How I Met Your Mother” and that I’d like it. So I queued up On Demand episodes. Not bad. Some laughs, some misses. But ...

Chicken Runs on Field During Blackburn-Wigan Relegation Battle

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Who said Monday's Premier League relegation matchup between Blackburn and Wigan would be bad television? The early moments of the game were highlighted by what we'll call, "The Ewood Park Chicken," which made a cameo on the field, pecking around Wigan's penalty box. Wigan goalie Ali Al-Habsi and Blackburn striker Yakubu could ...

Jeremy Affeldt Should Be Placed In Bubble Wrap

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt might want to spend his time away from the ballpark in a bubble. Seriously. In September, Affeldt sliced his non-throwing hand to the bone while separating frozen hamburgers (has happened to the best of us). But now, Affeldt's home life has injured him again. The left-hander sprained ...

2012 NFL Mock Draft: TheBaker’s Annual Attempt at Perfection

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

I usually do OK. (Don't forget to join us Thursday and Friday as we live blog the first two rounds of the draft for FoxSports.com.) 1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford 1-for-1. 2. Washington Redskins (from St. Louis Rams): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor 2-for-2. This picking thing is easy. 3. Jacksonville (projected trade with ...

Tale Of The Tape: Bryce Drew vs. Bryce Harper

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

While Bryce Drew won’t be returning to the NCAA tournament this year after losing to Detroit in the Horizon League championship Tuesday night, the future is looks rosy for the first-year head coach. The storyline of Drew, who arguably hit the greatest NCAA tournament shot in the last 20 years, returning ...

Roberto Mancini: Mario Balotelli Should Get Married

Monday, March 5th, 2012

A few days ago, Roberto Mancini was hailing Mario Balotelli as the best striker Italy has to offer. But in typical Balotelli style, it didn’t take long for the praise to morph into criticism due to the player’s infamous immaturity. This weekend, the Manchester City boss fined Balotelli the maximum allowable ...

Trinidad Soccer Team Turns Into Collection Agency

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Trinidad and Tobago's soccer team is known as the Soca Warriors. Not the Sucka Warriors. That's the message 13 Trinidad and Tobago World Cup veterans relayed to the nation's soccer federation Wednesday after going all "Operation Repo" on the governing body's offices. Still owed bonuses for appearing in the 2006 World Cup, ...