1. Charting Germany's World Cup History with Argentina

    Argentina booked their place in the 2014 World Cup final on Wednesday, edging the Netherlands in the penalty shootout after 120 scoreless minutes. Their opponents in Sunday's historic clash will be Germany, who hammered Brazil 7-1 on Tuesday...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 1 day ago 12,056 reads 11 comments

  2. Remembering Alfredo Di Stefano: Real Madrid's Original Galactico

    Alfredo Di Stefano quite nearly became a Blaugranes . Indeed, the fissure created over his transfer exacerbated the enmity between Barcelona and Real Madrid ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 4 days ago 6,185 reads 16 comments

  3. Analyzing Santino Marella's Career and His Influence on Comedy Wrestling in WWE

    According to F4WOnline.com and a number of other sites, last night at the WWE house show in his (actual) hometown of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Santino Marella (real name Anthony Carelli ) announced his retirement as a professional wrestler...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 days ago 16,792 reads 37 comments

  4. Brazil vs. Germany 2002 World Cup Final: Where Are They Now?

    Germany battered Brazil 7-1 in their own backyard to win a place in the 2014 World Cup final. Amazingly for these footballing heavyweights with eight World Cup wins between them, ...

    Mark Lovell Written by Mark Lovell about 4 days ago 22,808 reads 22 comments

  5. Ranking the Most Unlikely Champions in College Basketball History

    Shabazz Napier and the No. 7 Connecticut Huskies painted a masterpiece to win the 2014 NCAA championship, but where does it rank among the unlikeliest of title runs in men's college ...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 8 days ago 12,123 reads 21 comments

  6. San Francisco 49ers: The Greatest Offensive Fireworks in Franchise History

    Happy Independence Day to all of you American readers out there! For everyone else, happy Friday. With fireworks shows going off across the country—and no real football news ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 8 days ago 7,886 reads 24 comments

  7. In 1979, One Vote Capped the Careers of Keith Hernandez and Willie Stargell

    Well, I goofed—the previous 11 articles belong to a 12 -part series. (Hours upon hours of preparation, only to miscount…) Thus, this is the final part of my series examining the vagaries of awards voting...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 8 days ago 364 reads 0 comments

  8. Ted Williams' Lone MVP Vote in '53 Would've Come in Handy in '47

    Last in an 11-part series examining the vagaries of awards voting. My final entry in this series more concerns odd fact than dispute...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 8 days ago 97 reads 0 comments

  9. Topping the Loss Column Still Made Murry Dickson a Very Valuable Player

    Tenth in an 11-part series examining the vagaries of awards voting. One would never figure a league-leader in losses to find his way onto an MVP ballot...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 9 days ago 105 reads 0 comments

  10. Colombia Finally Looking Forward on 20th Anniversary of Andres Escobar's Death

    James Rodriguez was just one day old the last time Colombia beat Brazil in a competitive fixture, and he was still a few weeks short of his third birthday the last time a Colombia side arrived at a World Cup with realistic hopes of success...

    Alex Dimond Written by Alex Dimond about 9 days ago 20,212 reads 25 comments

  11. Sal "The Barber" Maglie Finished Just a Little off the Top in 1956

    Ninth in an 11-part series examining the vagaries of awards voting. Sal Maglie ’s 1956 season combines the “Elston Howard factor” of collecting more ...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 10 days ago 139 reads 0 comments

  12. Devon Allen's Story Reminiscent of Early Oregon Hurdler Jerry Tarr

    Devon Allen, the University of Oregon football recruit who "runs hurdles on the side," has possibly just ignited a turf war between track coach Robert Johnson and football coach Mark Helfrich ...

    Red Shannon Written by Red Shannon about 11 days ago 963 reads 0 comments

  13. "Indian Bob" Johnson Had Little to Do with the Washington Senators' Resurgence

    Eighth in an 11-part series examining the vagaries of awards voting. One of my favorite historical players, Bob Johnson was known as “Indian Bob” because he was one-quarter Cherokee...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 11 days ago 51 reads 0 comments

  14. Examining Tottenham Hotspur's Signings from the Last 5 Summer Transfer Windows

    Tottenham Hotspur 's summer transfer window thus far has been defined by departures from the club. The release of goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes and the £8 million sale of Jake Livermore to Hull City being the most notable exits...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 11 days ago 5,524 reads 16 comments

  15. A Tribute to Late Former Auburn Tight End Phil Lutzenkirchen

    The Auburn University football community was rocked Sunday morning, as Ryan Black of the Ledger-Enquirer reported that former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was killed in an automobile accident...

    Ryan Gaule Written by Ryan Gaule about 12 days ago 2,696 reads 0 comments

  16. 7 Great Players Linked with Aston Villa Who Never Joined

    The majority of Aston Villa fans would agree that the recent signings of Joe Cole and Philippe Senderos are anything but spectacular...

    Dave Hornby Written by Dave Hornby about 12 days ago 5,783 reads 0 comments

  17. Thurman Munson's 22 Errors Deserved a Fool's-Gold Glove

    Seventh in an 11-part series examining the vagaries of awards voting. You could probably find at least one undeserved Gold Glove awarded every season...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 13 days ago 255 reads 0 comments

  18. Joe Judge's Third-Place MVP Finish Produced Disorder in the Sport

    Sixth in an 11-part series examining the vagaries of awards voting. Never a superstar, Joe Judge spent 20 years as a solid, dependable first baseman...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 14 days ago 54 reads 0 comments

  19. UFC Hopeful Josh Stansbury: A Blown Opportunity or a Blessing in Disguise?

    Imagine you are a mixed martial artist. You work every day with one goal in mind: the UFC Octagon. You belong there. You sense it. Every step you take, every bite of food you ingest, is done with the UFC in mind...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 15 days ago 4,647 reads 5 comments

  20. Coelho: Neymar Milestone in Perspective

    Neymar appears in all the national newspapers. The daily paper Marca has run with an article entitled: "A legend at 22 years of age," while La Gazzetta dello Sport talks about ...

    Brad Read Written by Brad Read about 15 days ago 14 reads 0 comments

  21. Bob Gibson Had Nowhere to Go but Down—But Only Because MLB Lowered the Mound

    Fifth in an 11-part series examining the vagaries of awards voting. Returning to the 1969 NL MVP race (see my Rusty Staub article for more), we see a shining example of voter fickleness...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 15 days ago 237 reads 0 comments

  22. Why Has Chelsea's Summer Transfer Window Been so Quiet?

    Towards the end of the 2013-14 season, Chelsea were rumoured to be chasing just about every player in Europe ahead of the transfer window opening...

    Rowanne Westhenry Written by Rowanne Westhenry about 15 days ago 5,826 reads 13 comments

  23. From Willis Reed to Shaun Livingston: Players Chronicle NBA Draft Memories

    Sixty young men will be selected Thursday night in the NBA draft at the Barclays Center. Bleacher Report sought out five former and current players to get their memories of that moment in their lives...

    Vincent Thomas Written by Vincent Thomas about 15 days ago 30,555 reads 26 comments

  24. Jim Kaat's Reputation as a Fielder Doesn't Fit Like a Gold Glove

    Fourth in an 11-part series examining the vagaries of awards voting. Jim Kaat ’s nickname of “Kitty” Kaat may have arisen out of cutesy convenience, but it came to embody the classy southpaw’s style of play...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 16 days ago 168 reads 0 comments

  25. Lost and Found: Taj McDavid Today Is More Than an NBA Draft Punch Line

    I don’t believe in ghosts. But there is one standing before me. He is big—6'6" or so. And eye-catching. He has a black bead pierced below his bottom lip and silver hoops in each ear...

    Jeff Pearlman Written by Jeff Pearlman about 16 days ago 560,796 reads 341 comments