10 NBA Coaches Controversially Pushed Out By Their Players
“Success in the NBA is more about the players, and less about the coach, than any league, pro or amateur, in U.S. sports,” wrote Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports in 1999. “More and more, superstars call the shots,” said Sports Illustrated’s five years prior. Each year that goes by seems to give the players more power and make coaches more vulnerable.
‘John Carter’ and 15 of the Biggest Movie Flops of All Time
After a couple poor weekends out of the gate, ‘John Carter’ is poised to become one of the worst movie investments in history. Analysts expect the Walt Disney Co. to take a $165 million loss that will earn it the indignity cast upon forgettable films like ‘Ishtar’ and ‘Howard the Duck.’ A variety of reasons for the movie’s poor performance have been floated — from casting to plot to promotion. Wha
Andy Pettitte and 10 Other Baseball Players Who Unretired
Baseball fans were surprised on Friday by the announcement that former New York Yankees’ pitcher Andy Pettitte, who retired last year, would be returning to the team on a one-year contract, even though he’s coming up on his 40th birthday in the spring. However, Pettitte isn’t the first player who left the game only to return.
10 Biggest First Round Upsets in Recent NCAA Tournament History [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]
The annual NCAA Tournament kicks off Tuesday with two games featuring lower seeds vying for a spot in the field of 64.
15 Famous Athletes Who Had a Good Cry in Public
Tom Hanks’s character Jimmy Dugan famously said in ‘A League Of Their Own’ that “There’s no crying in baseball.” But that warning hasn’t stopped some of professional sports’ top players from showing their softer side from time to time.
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Oscars
With Oscars season upon us, it’s anyone’s guess who will take home the gold. Each year, some newcomers crash the party among veteran actors who command the red carpet at the Academy Awards. The annual event draws Hollywood’s biggest stars, and millions more around the world. The press always puts together some basic information about this year’s nominees, but how much do you actually know about th
Celebrate President’s Day with a Look at Presidents Tossing Ceremonial First Pitches
Did you know that President Taft was the first president to toss the ceremonial first pitch before a Major League Baseball game? He did in in 1910 on Opening Day at Griffith Stadium before a Washington Senators game. Since Taft, every president has followed suit taking the mound at some point during his presidency. Franklin Roosevelt holds the record for the most times a president got the honor, h
Miraculous Accident Allows Paralympic Cyclist to Walk Again [VIDEO]
Normally it’s an accident that causes permanent limb damage and changes the course of an athlete’s career. But for paralympian Monique va der Vorst, the opposite proved to be true. The paralympic cyclist and two-time silver medalist recently got into an accident and found herself left with a bit of a surprise — after 14 years of living in a wheelchair, she could suddenly walk again.
Live From the Football Field, It’s Nick Novak Peeing on the Sidelines [VIDEO]
Late in the 4th quarter is often the kicker’s time to shine, but as San Diego Chargers’ kicker Nick Novak realized, if nature calls during that time you have to answer. As Novak prepared for a potential game-winning kick during Sunday’s game, he was caught by a live CBS feed on the sidelines relieving himself.
IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon Dies in Fiery Pileup [PHOTO, VIDEO]
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed on Sunday after his car collided with others during the IndyCar Series season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His death was pronounced approximately two hours after he was airlifted to University Medical Center.
Woman Gives Birth Shortly After Finishing Marathon
Amber Miller finished the Chicago Marathon three hours off her pace on Sunday, clocking in at six hours and 25 minutes. But there’s a good explanation for why.
Did Sarah Palin Have a One-Night Stand with Former NBA Star Glen Rice?
Joe McGinniss’ new book about Sarah Palin,‘The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin,’ doesn’t hit stores until next week, but explosive new revelations are already trickling out, courtesy of The National Enquirer. McGinniss reports that the former Alaskan governor and VP candidate slept with former NBA All-Star Glen Rice, used cocaine, and cheated on her husband, Todd, with one of his busines