Twitter becomes avenue for racism following hockey game

Mere minutes after Joel Ward made a shot to the net late on Wednesday, racist rants started to rain down via Tweets on the Internet.
Several websites, such as BlackSportsOnline and Chirpstory collected dozens of the degrading tweets. Majority of them used the f-word and the n-word, with some of them issuing death threats.
Ward [...]

Roger Clemens lawyers push to discredit key witness

Lawyers representing Roger Clemens sought to discredit a key witness in the perjury trial of the All-Star pitcher, saying that Brian McNamee is lying and profiting from it.
McNamee is a former strength coach who testified that he injected steroids as well as human growth hormone on Clemens. The lead attorney of Clemens, Rusty Hardin, [...]

Philip Humber of White Sox amazes with perfect game

Nothing at Safeco Field on Saturday afternoon suggested anything out of the ordinary, especially since the game was just between the Chicago White Sox and the Mariners.
However, towards the end of the game, the 22,472 strong audience already jumped to its feet and cheered for something that was turning historical. Philip Humber of the [...]

Tennessee Coach Summitt Steps Down

Less than one year after having been diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease, Tennessee’s women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt stepped down, putting an end to her impressive career of 38 years building up one of the legendary programs in the NCAA.
A statement was released by Tennessee on Wednesday, revealing Summitt’s decision and the promotion of [...]

Clemens to be retried on drug claims

With last year’s blundering mistrial of Roger Clemens, the Justice Department has moved to add more prosecutors in hopes of convicting the legendary pitcher for lying to Congress in saying that he never made use of performance-enhancing drugs.
The selection of jury members for the new trial starts Monday.
The former famed pitcher, who was [...]

Elbow surgery likely to end season for Giants Wilson

Only eight games going into the 2012 season, the San Francisco Giants are looking into bad news: closer Brian Wilson will possibly require elbow surgery, putting him off for the rest of the season.
On Friday night, an MRI showed that Wilson had “structural issues” on the ligament of his right elbow. This piece of [...]

Vitt to fill in for Payton

Given the season-long suspension for New Orleans coach Sean Payton for his role in the bounty program beginning Monday, the Saints took a beginning step towards moving on without him: on Thursday, the team named assistant head coach Joe Vitt interim coach.
The only problem is that Vitt himself must also still serve a suspension of [...]

Arkansas fires Petrino as head coach

Arkansas has formally announced the termination of Bobby Petrino as head football coach.
Athletic director Jeff Long said the termination was effective immediately, as a result of a five-day review following the Petrino’s confession of having a newly hired employee of the football program, Jessica Dorrell, on the back of his motorcycle at the time [...]

Lin happy with recovery but may still miss first round

Six days following his knee surgery, Jeremy Lin appeared upbeat on Sunday, saying he almost had full range of movement restored on his left knee.
Lin has been found walking and biking with ease. Of course, basketball still seems to be a bit of a distance away.
Lin, the Harvard-originated point-guard of the Knicks who [...]

Ubaldo appeals suspension from Tulo incident

A few minutes just before boarding a bus taking the team to the airport, Manny Acta, manager of the Indians stood just outside his office with his bags in hand and expressed disappointment over the decision of Major League Baseball to slap Ubaldo Jimenez with a suspension for five games.
It was early Monday evening [...]