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Starting the 2011 season 0-2, after early predictions had the Hamilton Tiger-Cats ready to contend for the East, is a lot like a "Hangover": You hope your indiscretions of the previous Friday nights are really just bad dreams. Although it's still too early to hit the panic button, watching the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
It's finally official. Ross Greenburg, a 33-year of employee of HBO is out as president of HBO Sports. The rumors have been swirling for most of 2011 and Greenburg decided to resign rather than get forced out. Back in 2007, UFC worked with HBO and Greenburg on a possible deal,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
As we've stated several times in this space, the biggest story of the NBA lockout so far, apart from its existence, has been Deron Williams' decision to sign with the Turkish club Besiktas should the NBA cancel some games next season. It was a bold move, and one that could... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
Marc Tyler finally forced USC's hand. The senior running back will miss USC's season opener after making inappropriate comments to TMZ about, well, a variety of things and none of them good or flattering toward USC. When asked why USC has so many running backs, Tyler responded: "Cause we're RBU,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
They're clearly not tips on facial hair grooming or love notes to Feliciano Lopez, so what is it that's written all over Andy Murray's tennis bag at Wimbledon? As part of a social media campaign with Head, Murray's bag at Wimbledon has been emblazoned with inspirational notes sent in by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
The 2011 edition of WWE's Money in the Bank pay-per-view is in the books, and fans across the country continue to celebrate what was one of the greatest events Vince McMahon's company has ever put together. Far exceeding Wrestlemania XXVII, this year's Money in the Bank had a little bit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
The Toronto Argonauts have found themselves at the centre of some controversy thanks to an ad campaign running in Toronto subway cars. The posters, seen at right, feature defensive end Ricky Foley looking tough and the message "Home Is Where The Heart Is. It's Also Where We Hurt People," as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
The bromance between Rory McIlroy and Rafael Nadal had the longevity you'd expect from any celebrity coupling. One week after Rafa sent McIlroy a pep-talk text message on the morning of the young golfer's U.S. Open win and later spoke about how McIlroy was an inspiration to him, McIlroy returned... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
With free agency hopefully set to begin within the next week, now is a good time to take a look back at some of the biggest risk-reward signings of all-time. Players get injured all of the time in the NFL, but very few injury plagued players have moved onto a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
Most folks around baseball think Jose Canseco is shady. He's starting to develop the same reputation in the fight world. The former MLB star was paid $5,000 before a celebrity boxing match in Florida, no-showed and then sent his twin brother Ozzie to fill-in. Canseco was caught because of some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
Former U.S. national team defender and current ESPN commentator Alexi Lalas is very much in the Women's World Cup final spirit, dressing up in the U.S. women's team shirt along with his sunglasses and cowboy hat. And since Nike doesn't make a men's version of the women's team shirt, we've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
With the L.A. Galaxy in midseason form and Real Madrid just starting their preseason in the U.S., Cristiano Ronaldo once again demonstrated his ability to amaze in a friendly on Saturday night. With Real already up 2-0 after the first half, Ronaldo toyed with poor Bryan Jordan by unleashing a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
Mike Tyson is watching Charlie Sheen's roller coaster ride from afar, but he feels like he can relate to what the wayward actor is going through. Joining the fellas at ESPN1100 in Las Vegas this week (video - NSFW), Tyson was asked about Sheen, his drug tests and recent behavior... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
Boxing's pound-for-pound champ is tough as nails in the ring, but he wilted in the toughest arena in the world -- the Internet. Congressman Manny Pacquiao's affair with social media was a short one. After dealing with a fake account that sprouted up in January, "Pac-Man" decided to try Twitter... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
Some weekday evenings, the Stew looks at a few approaching games that will be worth monitoring. Feel free to discuss the night's happenings in the comments below. Cardinals at Reds, 7:10 ET The Reds blew a chance to make the NL Central race even closer when they lost two of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
Are you interested in acquiring the brilliance of Nicklas Bendtner? Well unless I'm talking to myself -- which I am -- you're not worthy of it. But since I am talking to myself and I'm looking exceptionally good today -- as I am every day -- I will reveal a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
Perhaps because it's the first time since 1990 that the official Wimbledon champions' photo hasn't included Steffi Graf, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer or the Williams sisters, Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova felt the need to wear name tags when the official portrait was taken at the winners' ball on Sunday.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
In addition to hosting the tournament, Germany had won the previous two Women's World Cups and hadn't lost a match in the tournament since getting knocked out of the quarterfinals in 1999. They didn't even allow a single goal in the entire 2007 WWC, so their position as favorites this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
Wedding invitations tend to have two reply options that are something like "accepts with pleasure" or "declines with regret." John Isner could have used a third: "It depends on whether I make the semifinals of the only major grass court tournament in the United States." The 26-year-old American was planning... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
I know what you're thinking: why should we praise individuals arguing over $9 billion? Here's why. Recent reports have the NFL and players coming close to a deal, the most telling signs being that they have agreed to stop negotiating face-to-face again. While that was bad news before, now it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
After beating the defending champions on their home turf, Japan came from behind to beat Sweden and earn the chance to play the U.S. in the Women's World Cup final. Five minutes after Homare Sawa scored the go-ahead goal in the 59th minute, Nahomi Kawasumi punished Sweden's goalkeeper for charging... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
Heading into this season, if there was one CFL starting quarterback whose health you'd have been particularly concerned about, it would have been Winnipeg's Buck Pierce. Pierce has a notable history of injuries to everything from his head to his knee to his elbow, and he was effective when healthy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
Some weekday evenings, the Stew looks at a few approaching games that will be worth monitoring. Feel free to discuss the night's happenings in the comments below. Cardinals at Reds, 7:10 ET The Reds blew a chance to make the NL Central race even closer when they lost two of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
Caroline Wozniacki, 2:37 p.m. ET, Tuesday, July 12, 2012: Ooh, I love guessing games. Here goes: Any prediction would be dependent on two variables. We'll presuppose that Caroline is the No. 1 seed in whatever Uno competition her and her friends are playing. The big question is how important is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog
AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK: 1. WELL HELLO THERE -- I DON'T KNOW WHY BUT I JUST FELT LIKE SAYING THAT!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH I SUDDENLY HAVE THE URGE TO MAKE BIZARRELY SEXUAL ADVANCES TO ANYONE WHO STANDS IN... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Roy Nguyen's blog