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VIDEO: Caroline Wozniacki Gets Hair Stuck In Racket At US Open

With temperatures poking into the 90s, this year’s US Open is already becoming difficult to handle. That’s even more so for Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, who during her second round match with Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus got her hair tangled up in her racket. Still, that didn’t stop her from making an attempt at a shot, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20

August is nearing its end, and teams have less than a week to use the waiver wire to acquire new talent. Oakland is still having trouble with the Angels. Kansas City is still working on building a more permanent home atop their division. The NL Wildcard race is fairly stable, but still close and frantic. […]

VIDEO: Bee Interrupts Venus Williams’ US Open Match

The US Open has only begun, but already has proven to be highly entertaining. But that’s not so much due to the tennis matches themselves, but especially due to a bee that got involved in American Venus Williams’ first round match with Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm. The bee first began hassling Krumm before eventually moving on […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 19

A month and a half remain in the season, and it’s a good race. Both leagues have new leaders. Four divisions are within 3.5 games. Winning and losing streaks are shaking things up. The questions now is whether or not all this will paint a new postseason picture, so let’s look at what would happen […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18

We’re in the middle of August, and the NL race is still close, despite the divisions opening up a bit. Oakland and Anaheim continue to hold sway in the AL, but look out for Baltimore and Kansas City all of a sudden. Detroit and San Francisco are among the better teams falling off, while the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 17

The non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and many teams made big moves hoping to get into contention. David Price went to Detroit from Tampa, and Boston cleared way to bring the entire Pawtucket rotation up to the majors. With plenty of races still awfully close, it’ll be interesting to see how all the new-look teams […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15

The All-Star Break is here, and it’s still a chaotic time. The whole NL has gotten a whole lot closer. The AL West has the two best and two worst teams in baseball (including a tie between Arizona and Houston). Four divisions are led by no more than 1.5 games. Those teams looking for an […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Finals Results

The Finals are over, and after a goal deep in extra time, Germany has emerged as champions. A heartbreaking loss for Argentina to be sure, but it was still a great effort. The Netherlands won third place after Brazil’s meltdown continued, just not to the proportions it did against Germany. Much of the drama in […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Finals

The World Cup will end this weekend, and it will be a good final two games. Brazil and the Netherlands look to avenge totally different but equally tough to swallow losses, while powerhouses Germany and Argentina each look to seize the throne again. Brazil was more thoroughly humiliated than any soccer squad before them, but […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Semifinals Results

The Semifinals are complete, and the two games could not have been more different. Germany put an unprecedented beatdown on Brazil, while Netherlands and Argentina couldn’t get anything past each other until Argentina took advantage in a penalty kick shootout. Certainly, nobody saw Germany’s explosion coming at all, though it was easier to get a […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Semifinals

The final four teams in the World’s most prestigious soccer tournament are ready to duke it out. Perennial powerhouses Brazil and Germany start the round off, to be followed by last World Cup’s runner-up Netherlands taking on Argentina. With Brazil and Germany being ranked third and second in the world respectively, that should be a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 14

The All-Star Game is almost here. Just one week remains for teams to finagle their players into the best situation (and avoid using pitchers Sunday they want to be All Stars). Injuries remain a factor for many teams; Toronto has just lost Edward Encarnacion to a quad strain. With several divisions in flux, let’s look […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Quarterfinals Results

The Semis are set, and it was a tough battle all around. Upstart Costa Rica forced Netherlands to penalty kicks. All other games were decided by one goal as well, two of those by the score of 1-0. That made extra points tough to come by for our experts, who all unanimously picked the winners […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Quarterfinals

The Quarterfinals are about to begin, starting with a huge all-Europe match between France and Germany. With a great performance to win a tough group, and as the only team left not from Europe or South America, Costa Rica could be fun to watch, despite a tough game against the Netherlands. Argentina and Belgium look […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Round of 16 Results

The Round of 16 is complete. Host Brazil had to work harder than anticipated to get by. Team USA couldn’t keep things together in extra time of the final game. After all eight group winners advanced, we’re left with four European squads, three from South America and one from Central America. Two games were decided […]