Happy Jackie Robinson Day — #Jackie42
Ted Hicks

robinsonA lot is happening today – it’s April 15th. You’re probably thinking about your income taxes – right?  Did you get your taxes completed? If not, then did you file your extension? Guess what? Sixty-seven years ago today Jackie Robinson became the first black man to play major league baseball in the modern era.  Columnists across America will write about their Jackie Robinson story today! It’s Jackie Robinson Day. Continue reading

#SoCal Cities to Open Doors as “Host Towns” for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 #LA2015

2015-LAagBefore the Special Olympics World Games begin on July 25, 2015, 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be welcomed to Southern California with a three-day “Host Town” program from July 21 – 24. The Host Town program will welcome the athletes to Southern California with three days of cultural events, sports training and relaxation. One hundred communities from San Luis Obispo to San Diego will have the honor of becoming official Host Towns, with Long Beach, being named the first official community selected to participate. Continue reading

The TheraWheel is a Life Changing product – #BarberShopSportsFIT

therawheelBarberShop Sports Nation – most people are woefully familiar with some type of daily ache and pain, especially as we enter our 30’s and beyond. It’s not just athletes who suffer muscle tightness and injury. Maybe it’s just something a person should learn to live with…or perhaps not. Continue reading

Geno Auriemma – A Coach for Greatness

geno-auriemma-top-single-image-cutWhen you look at the all-time greatest coaches in any professional sport throughout the years, you hear some of the greatest names in coaching; Phil Jackson, Tom Landry, George Halas, Bobby Knight, Mike Krzyzewski, Pat Summitt and Scotty Bowman. Those are just a few names, but they forget one who should be one of the first names that should be mentioned. This man has won 879 games, a winning percentage of .868; he’s won 9 national championships, 20 regular season conference championships, 19 conference tournament titles and 3 Gold Medals in international completion. That’s just a few of his accomplishments. Who is this coach by the way, his name is Geno Auriemma. Continue reading

WNBA Free Agency – News and Notes
Carletta Smith

The Minnesota Lynx have signed center Waltiea Rolle. The 22 year old was originally selected by the Lynx in the third round (36th overall) of the 2013 WNBA Draft. A 6-6 center from the Bahamas, Rolle was the 1st player from the Bahamas to be drafted in league history. She currently plays overseas in the Women’s Bulgaria League with Haskovo where she has played 16 games, averaging a league-best 23.7 points per game, including 13.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.

Prior to being drafted by the Lynx in last year’s draft, Rolle averaged 12.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game her senior year with North Carolina, ranking second in the ACC in blocks per game. Continue reading

Legends Football League
Carletta Smith

Shoulder & elbow pads, knee pads, performance wear and ice hockey-style helmets with clear plastic visors in lieu of face masks…it’s the LFL, BABY!!!

The LFL (Legends Football League) is a women’s full contact 7-on-7 tackle American football league, with games played in the spring and summer at NBA, NFL, NHL and MLS arenas and stadiums. There are 10 USA, 4 Canadian & 4 Australian teams. Continue reading

Alexander the Great?
Todd Bascom

alexander-ovechkinLast night, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin tallied his 50th goal in a victory over the Western Conference powerhouse St. Louis Blues.  This moved him into a tie for third place on the list off most career 50 goal seasons (5) alongside the likes of All Time greats like Brett and Bobby Hull, Phil Esposito, Pavel Bure and current Tampa Bay Lightning and Team Canada GM Steve Yzerman.  Make no mistake, this is a tremendous feat. Continue reading

Sneakerheads – The Nike Air Supreme Foamposite relaunches exclusively in NY & LA
Ted Hicks

supremeCorporations like Nike rewrite the rules on how their apparel is distributed. Nowadays, there’s a lack of creativity in various industries – so Nike like many other companies decide to re-release a retro-classic such as the Penny Hardaway, the Nike Air Foamposite 1.  This athletic footwear was originally created in 1997 – back when a new generation of basketball players were born and pushed the boundaries of what athletic footwear could potentially look like.  These models were popular and preceded by the revolutionary Nike Air Jordan sneaker.  (Unfortunately, it didn’t have longevity of the Jordan brand)  Continue reading

EA Makes History as Bruce Lee Steps Into the Octagon for the First Time With EA SPORTS UFC on June 17

ufc-bruce-lee-feature-4Electronic Arts Inc. and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) announced today that Bruce Lee, “The Father of Mixed Martial Arts”, will make his historic first step into the Octagon® in EA SPORTS™ UFC, launching June 17, 2014. Fans can pre-order today to get instant day-one access to Bruce, or they can complete the game’s career mode at Pro difficulty to unlock him. Players can fight with the legend across four different weight classes and test his legacy against the best of the best in the UFC. To see Bruce Lee realized in game, watch the EA SPORTS UFC Gameplay Series: Bruce Lee Reveal, the first cinematic trailer from EA SPORTS UFC that was released today. For more information on the Bruce Lee pre-order offer, please visit http://o.ea.com/20562. Continue reading

WrestleMania® Breaks Records

TripThreat4On Sunday night, WWE® announced that WrestleMania 30 broke the record for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s highest grossing entertainment event. This marks the fifth consecutive year that WWE broke the host venue’s highest-grossing entertainment event record. WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza grossed $10.9 million as a sold-out crowd of 75,167 from all 50 states and 37 countries converged on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The event was broadcast live in the U.S. on WWE Network and via cable and satellite providers on pay-per-view in more than 100 countries and 20 languages. Continue reading