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Everyone has to get their start somewhere, and for one of pro sports’ preeminent voices, his entry into the sports world started at the very bottom. Before becoming Marv Albert: Voice Of The NBA, he was Marvin Aufrichtig: New York Knicks Ball-Busting Ballboy. »
Fast horse American Pharoah is still fast, as the Triple Crown winner walked away with another win—this time in the Haskell Invitational, claiming a winner’s share of the $1.75 million purse. Call us when he’s been entered into the Breeder’s Cup. »
Things could barely have gone worse for Brad Keselowski today at Pocono as his 57th-lap stop turned into carnage, throwing bodies, a jack, and a wheel across the pit lane. »
Thankfully, no one was hurt in a rare, but frightening accident where an out-of-control NASCAR race car slammed into the pit wall at Pocono Raceway. Kasey Kahne got loose coming out of turn 3 at the track, spinning into the pit lane itself.
Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 today to win their second straight Community Shield, and it appears Chelsea manager José Mourinho has about as much use for the match as the rest of us. Here he is avoiding congratulating rival manager Arsène Wenger and then throwing his second-place medal up into the crowd. »
Apparently MMA fighters Nick and Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov get so charged up by being in a fighting environment that they can’t help but seek out a scrap even if they aren’t on the card. »
Schalke 04 up-and-comer Johannes Geis gave the supporters in Gelsenkirchen something to anticipate for the forthcoming season as he drilled a perfect free kick into the corner of the net during today’s friendly against Dutch side Twente. Schalke just signed Geis to a four-year contract, and if he can deliver a few… »
Brandon Boykin today has become the latest black Eagle to be ousted by Chip Kelly and allege some kind of racial angle to the head coach’s personnel decisions. According to texts Boykin sent Comcast SportsNet’s Derrick Gun, the defensive back thinks Kelly is “uncomfortable around grown men of our culture.” »
Yesterday, Beijing was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics. Here is a photo of the mountain that will host the skiing courses, taken in the middle of January this year. You may notice a slight lack of white stuff. »
Minus the cameraman’s terrible angle, this is a pretty sweet putt by reigning Players Championship winner Rickie Fowler on the fourth hole at the Quicken Loans National. At 70 feet, it’s still 41 feet off Craig Barlow’s PGA record, but it’ll do. »
Today the NBA played the league’s first-ever game in Africa, pitting “Team World” against “Team Africa” in Johannesburg. The game—which managed to be largely boring, yet still a breath of fresh air in the final dog days of summer—was won by Team World, 101-97, and featured one nostalgic and genuinely cool moment when… »
Here’s the thing about South Carolina: if you drive far enough inland from the ocean, you will run out of fingers on which to count highway billboards threatening you with ultimatums like “Accept Jesus Or Burn In Hell.” Not a whole lot to recommend the place once you get out of earshot of the surf.