March 5, 1995 |
Ben Robbins felt it was destiny that Harvard-Westlake High would win the Southern Section Division III-A boys' basketball championship. Even when Dos Pueblos stayed close at the beginning of Saturday's championship game at The Pond, Robbins and his teammates didn't panic. "I wasn't worried; we were meant to be here and win the game," Robbins said. "At some point we were going to hit some big shots and accomplish what we and everybody else expected us to do."
May 1, 2013 |
Hines Ward is all for gay football players coming out of the closet and just being themselves. But the former Super Bowl MVP doesn't play in the NFL anymore. And he apparently feels that some current players don't feel the same way he does. Ward told NBC Sports Radio on Tuesday, the day after NBA center Jason Collins became the first active male athlete in a major team sport to publicly admit he's gay, that he doesn't think the time is right for a similar situation in the NFL. “I don't think football is ready," Ward told host Erik Kuselia.
May 8, 2013 |
Jarron Collins sat down with Jim Rome as part of a three-member panel to discuss the disclosure that his twin brother, NBA player Jason Collins, is gay. Jason Collins, in an interview published last week in Sports Illustrated, became the first professional athlete in a major American sport to reveal that he's gay. Since then he has said Jarron was "astounded" by the news. Jarron joined FoxSports.com columnist Jason Whitlock and former NFL player Trevor Pryce in a discussion for the show "Jim Rome on Showtime," scheduled to air Wednesday night at 9 p.m. EDT and PDT. Jason, who is a free agent, plans to play next season.
August 21, 2013 |
Glenn Burke was just doing what came naturally. Dusty Baker's home run blast to left field on the last day of the regular season, Oct. 2, 1977, was history-making. It was his 30th, meaning the Dodgers became the first team to have four players hit 30 home runs in a season. As Baker rounded third to the roar of the Dodger Stadium crowd, Burke, a rookie outfielder, ran from the on-deck circle, jumped up and gave Baker an over-the-head hand-slap in celebration. And, the high-five was born.
May 7, 2013 |
Ryan McDonough started in the NBA as a 23-year-old special assistant for basketball operations for the Boston Celtics. Now, 10 years later, he's the 33-year-old general manager for the Phoenix Suns. McDonough, who served as Celtics assistant general manager the last three years, was announced as the replacement for fired Phoenix GM Lance Blanks on Tuesday. “His natural leadership and communication skills will serve the Suns well," Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said of McDonough.
March 3, 1996 |
Ryan Smiley admits he wouldn't have done it at the beginning of the season. But when he sprang free on a breakaway in the closing moments of Harvard-Westlake High's rout of Morningside at the Pond on Saturday, he rolled the ball off his fingertips short of the basket and let 6-foot-11 center Jason Collins slam it with both hands. The crowd went wild. So did Harvard, which captured its second consecutive Southern Section Division III-A title with a 75-53 victory.
April 29, 2013 |
One reason fans attend auto races is because the cars are loud -- in some cases, exceptionally loud. Spectators simply love the roar of the engines. So what if a race was held with significantly quieter cars? Would fans still find it appealing? Los Angeles plans to find out. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced last week that L.A. is one of 10 global cities where a new racing organization, Formula E, hopes to hold street races with all-electric cars, starting next year. The cars would be true race cars, roughly similar in size and shape to those in the IndyCar series.
April 30, 2013 |
A homeless man approached Chad Johnson in the South Beach area of Florida on Saturday and asked the former NFL star to buy him a beer. He picked the right guy to ask. Johnson bought the man -- first name Robert, last name unknown, goes by the nickname Porkchop -- several beers and hung around to enjoy them with him. The ex-wide receiver also bought Porkchop cigarettes and some new clothes, gave him a watch and took him out for a night on...
December 10, 1998 |
Stanford backup center Jason Collins will be sidelined indefinitely because of a dislocated right wrist. The 6-foot-10 redshirt freshman suffered the injury when he fell after scoring a basket during Monday night's victory over George Washington. Collins, a former Harvard-Westlake standout, played in only one game last season, then injured his knee during practice at the Big Island Invitational in Hawaii.