Griner Can Dunk, But That's Only the Beginning of the Baylor Star's Impact

The celebratory post-championship period for Baylor has been somewhat marred by an investigation of recruiting infractions involving head basketball coach Kim Mulkey and Lady Bears star Brittney Griner. Though unfortunate, the probe doesn't take anything away from the phenom's meteoric rise. Griner is really nothing short of amazing. @QMcCall3, a keen observer of the women's game, has a great post about what a game-changer Griner is:...more

Bubba Watson Wins Masters in Dramatic Sudden Death Playoff

Happy Measters - that's Masters Easter, of course.As we  head out for Easter dinner this evening, Bubba and Oostie were battling it out for the Green Jacket at Augusta National. "Just five more minutes," my dad pled as we inched toward the door attempting to make our restaurant reservation....more
If you could have seen us eating out on our deck withthe windows open and the TV blaring and ...more

My Post-Pregnancy Marathon Plan

Marathon Mamas are commonplace these days. British long distance runner Paula Radcliffe won the New York Marathon in 2007 nine months after daughter Isla was born. American runner Kara Goucher placed second in the Arizona Half Marathon four months after giving birth. Anna Bretton recently ran the Oakland Marathon just six weeks after her delivery. NYC Running Mama, who is due with Baby #2 in late September, wants to be part of that club. She writes:...more

Legendary Ultrarunner Found Dead In New Mexico Wilderness

Sadly, the body of renowned long-distance runner Micah True was discovered Saturday evening in a remote part of southern New Mexico. He vanished four days earlier after heading out from a lodge for a routine 12-mile morning run in the rugged wilderness near Gila National Forest. According to AP the runner was 58 years old....more

Women's Final Four Down to Final Two

Sixty-four teams had their sights set on the Final Four. Only two remain standing at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Those two are Notre Dame and Baylor who will play for the 2012 NCAA championship Tuesday night.The Fighting Irish's 83-75 overtime victory over UConn on Sunday night was a roller-coaster ride for fans of both teams. When it was over, Notre Dame had advanced to the national championship game for the second consecutive season....more

Will IBM's New CEO Ginnie Rometty Join Augusta's Good 'Ol Boys' Club?

Since it opened in 1933, the Augusta National Golf Club has not allowed women members. In addition to the strict men-only policy, the conservative club has another tradition. They give their major sponsors, or at least the CEOs of the corporations that sponsor the Masters Tournament, Augusta memberships. ...more
I am in shock that this tournament is held in this facility, or that anybody sponsors it. I ...more

Beach Volleyball Players Can Now Drop Their Bikinis

Skirts for boxers? Hijabs for soccer players? Everyone seems to have an opinion about the appropriate attire for female athletes.Now it looks like bikini lovers will also be weighing in. For the first time since beach volleyball became an Olympic medal event 16 years ago,  players will be permitted to wear shorts and sleeves. The bikini, the standard uniform, is now optional. ...more
I, think they look comfortable in the bikinis. They would also be comfortable in shorts and ...more

What's the Deal with Skylar Diggins’ Headband?

Do rituals and superstitions really affect your game? Do you wear the same pair of socks for multiple games in a row or have a lucky charm? Dr. Nicole LaVoi of the Tucker Center says "Having a competitive ritual helps increase the likelihood of optimal performance in many ways: Athlete’s who have developed and practice detailed. consistent, and controllable competitive rituals are more likely to optimally perform on command regardless of the situation."  As March Madness wraps up, Dr. LaVoi takes a look at one of the most popular collegiate players - Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame....more

He's Baack: Tiger Woods Wins First PGA Title Since 2009

For the first time in more than two years (two years, six months and 12 days to be exact) Tiger Woods is king of the hill.You may not have had time to watch four rounds of televised golf coverage this weekend but you've probably heard by now that Woods buried his demons and took home the title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, FL. He shot a -13 and won by five strokes....more

Unscripted Series 'Ball Boys' Offers First-Hand Look at Sports Memorabilia Industry

ABC is hoping to hit a home run with its new reality show Ball Boys, another unscripted series from from the producers of the popular History Channel show Pawn Stars. This time the action takes place at Robbie’s First Base, a family owned Baltimore sports memorabilia shop and postal service business....more