June 10, 2015 |
MM + CM = Baby M In nice, sweet news, excellent actress Carey Mulligan and Brit-Americana musico Marcus Mumford , who live on a farm, told the 'void they are pregs! Carey's been fooling awards ceremonies for a few weeks! No weak names for us!! OK, as the world knows, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their first offspring North - who impossibly turns 2 on June 15. Now the world cries out to know: Will be there be another compass-point name?
July 29, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game was supposed to be Elena Delle Donne's coronation. She was to start. She was the first rookie to receive the most votes. The game was to be a celebration, not just for her but for a league that has had an influx of young, marketable stars this year. But she suffered a concussion on Wednesday and announced on Friday that she will not play. On Thursday, fellow rookie and projected starter Brittney Griner announced she would also miss the game, with a sprained left knee.
July 27, 2013
Roger Federer lost Thursday in front of his home fans at the Swiss Open in Gstaad, beaten, 6-3, 6-4, by Daniel Brands for his third straight tournament exit against a low-ranked opponent. The 55th-ranked Brands troubled Federer with his serve and big forehands in the second-round match. The 31-year-old Swiss star's other losses in the last month were to players ranked No. 116 ( Sergiy Stakhovsky , at Wimbledon) and No. 114 ( Federico Delbonis , at Hamburg, Germany)
May 29, 2013 |
NFL MVP Adrian Peterson said he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects, but regarding gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back said, "That's not something I believe in. " Peterson made his comments in a recent interview with Sirius/XM NFL radio. He was asked his thoughts on the Vikings cutting longtime punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for gay rights and gay marriage. Peterson said he considers Kluwe a good friend. "I have relatives who are gay," Peterson said.
May 24, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Brittney Griner can dunk. Not only on breakaways and not those squeeze-it-over-the-rim ones that just don't look right. One-handed, two-handed, on the move, off a drop step, even on alley-oops, though she hasn't pulled that one off in a game - at least not yet. Emphatic, too, unlike any woman before her. Griner's dunking dexterity has made her a celebrity, a regular on the sports-highlight shows, and a recognizable name even...
May 24, 2013 |
EVERYONE KNOWS the name Elena Delle Donne. She first gained prominence during her All-America prep career at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, where she got the catchy moniker, "The LeBron James of women's basketball. " Most people know Delle Donne's story - of how she backed out of her commitment to the University of Connecticut after a weekend on campus and returned home to the University of Delaware, first playing volleyball and eventually basketball for the Blue Hens, becoming a four-time All-America.
May 16, 2013
Former Penn State QB Matt McGloin tweeted Wednesday that he had signed a three-year deal with the Oakland Raiders. McGloin, who went from walk-on to full-time starter with the Nittany Lions, was not selected in last month's NFL draft. He worked out for the Washington Redskins and the Carolina Panthers before landing with Oakland. The Raiders also signed free-agent kick returner Josh Cribbs to a one-year contract. The 30-year-old has eight kickoff returns for touchdowns, tied with the New England Patriots' Leon Washington for the most in NFL history.
May 1, 2013 |
REVIEW the tweeters and the commenters and you will realize just how unremarkable Jason Collins' declaration is. Collins will appear on the May 6 cover of Sports Illustrated , the subject of a first-person piece in which he announces his homosexuality. He presents himself as the first active male professional athlete to come out. Unless you are a severe hoops junkie, you probably do not know who Jason Collins is. Unless you are severely socially retarded, you probably do not care he is gay. For decades, the United States, home of a sports mania that has eclipsed all other forms of entertainment and information, has wondered what sort of social earthquake would erupt when a superjock acknowledged his sexual orientation was not hyper-hetero.
April 19, 2013 |
BRITTNEY GRINER, the top pick in this week's WNBA draft, said during an interview with SI.com she is gay. Griner, a 6-8, three-time All-America center from Baylor, said she previously has talked about her sexuality, but this appears to be the first time she has discussed the matter publicly. Griner was asked by SI.com about the difficulty in coming out. "It really wasn't too difficult," she said. "I wouldn't say I was hiding or anything like that. I've always been open about who I am and my sexuality.