Dropped Starter Jonathan Sanchez Gets No-Hitter

Having an overshadowed young pitcher throw a no-hitter is always a good story. After all, it very well may be the best story they author up as a professional. That case was even more pronounced on Friday night for Jonathan Sanchez, who only got to start because Randy Johnson was on the disabled list … […]

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Bruce Smith Still Likes His Booze, Gets 3rd DUI

Note to athletes in Virginia: Do not drink and drive for six consecutive years. If you do, you’ll get caught at least once. Just take Bruce Smith: After getting nailed in both 1997 and 2003, Smith was caught behind his wheel drunk as a skunk again on Thursday in Virginia Beach.

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Speed Read: Not All Game 7’s Are Created Equally

It was billed as the hockey playoff series everyone wanted to see, and for six games it was. With three overtimes in that spell — and two other games that easily could have been pushed into extra frames, too — the Capitals-Penguins second rounder felt like an instant classic heading into Game 7. All it […]

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MSU’s Izzo Goes Broadway In Self-Made Musical

Among all his assets, one of the things that’s considered paramount in making Tom Izzo a star is his fierce sense of pride. The man is manic, refusing to back down in a blowout, exhorting his team to play tough defense and always trying to project a football-forged sense of identity. He practices hard, he […]

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R.I.P. Jack Kemp, QB And Politician Extraordinaire

It’s not every day that a former quarterback jumps on the ticket of a pretty unpopular presidential candidate. Yet that’s exactly what Jack Kemp did, and he pulled it off pretty damn well. Not as well as he was a Bills quarterback, but pretty well nonetheless. It’s just part of what stands out the morning […]

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Derby Dressing Is Ridiculous, Rain, Mud Or Shine

As always, the reach of SbB stretches across the country, and last time we checked, Louisville is still in the country. So, as the Derby closes in on the starting horn, we bring you some of the day’s best, in the form of photos from the red carpet and infield.

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This Caps-Pens Series Looks Really, Really Good

Look, we know as well as anyone else that one game does not make a series. That doesn’t mean that one game can’t set a tone for a series. After all, just look at Bulls-Celtics. If memory serves, that Game 1 was pretty stinking good. Well, assuming the rest of the Capitals-Penguins series plays at […]

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Mexican Soccer Player Threatens With Swine Flu

In case you’ve been buried under a rock for the past few weeks, this whole swine flu thing is becoming a pretty big deal. After all, when four or five states shut down high school athletics altogether, you know they’re worried about transmitting it from player-to-player and fan-to-fan. That’s what makes this story all the […]

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Former NY Giant Makes Celibacy Vow To Sell Cars

If you hear the name Brad Benson, the first thing that strikes you is still probably Super Bowl XXI, where the Pro Bowl offensive lineman played a key role in helping the New York Giants get past the Broncos. Yet that awareness is changing — fast — to reflect his reputation as a zany auto […]

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Tortorella Suspended For Potential Final Game

Well, you don’t see this every day. Some 24 hours after he was caught on camera throwing a water bottle at an innocent Washington fan, New York Rangers coach John Tortorella was suspended for Game 6 of the teams’ first round series by the NHL. In case you lost track, the Rangers lead that series […]

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