1. Fred Fitzsimmons' Fat ERA Still Left Room for the Shutout Crown

    Despite playing his entire 19-year career in the metropolitan New York area, Fred Fitzsimmons was never a household name outside of Manhattan or Brooklyn...

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  2. Italy World Cup Rewind: Gol Di Grosso, 2006 Semifinal

    Welcome once again to Bleacher Report's series of Italy World Cup Rewinds. Over the last few months we've been looking at some of the best—and worst—moments in Italy's World Cup history...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 1 month ago 2,147 reads 8 comments

  3. WWE NXT Takeover: Examining the Family History Behind Natalya vs. Charlotte

    Tonight at NXT Takeover on WWE Network, the co-main event is the NXT Women's Title tournament finals: Natalya vs. Charlotte...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 1 month ago 14,688 reads 17 comments

  4. The Amazing Story of Italy's 1982 World Cup Hero Paolo Rossi

    Paolo Rossi wasn't your typical striker. He wasn't the epitome of a modern-day No. 9, nor was he even considered as a champion before he made history. He was small, frail and lacked the technique that some other Italian heroes had...

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  5. USMNT Legend Brian McBride Talks Landon Donovan and World Cup Memories

    In a 17-year career spent largely with the Columbus Crew , Fulham FC and the Chicago Fire , Brian McBride became a legend for club and country...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 1 month ago 13,971 reads 12 comments

  6. Aston Villa 1996 Coca Cola Cup Winners: Where Are They Now?

    The sad reality is that Aston Villa fans under the age of 20 years old will be unable to remember their club triumphantly lifting any major silverware...

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  7. San Francisco 49ers: Historical Effects of a 14-Team Playoffs

    The path to a 14-team NFL playoffs continues to loom before us. It appears now that there is significant momentum to expand the playoffs as early as 2015, according to Peter King ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 1,363 reads 1 comments

  8. What Happened to America's Pele? The Rise and Fall of Freddy Adu

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil was supposed to mark the international coming-out party for one of America's biggest soccer stars. Instead, Freddy Adu , 24, will be watching the World Cup from his home without any attachment to a club team...

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 1 month ago 335,640 reads 170 comments

  9. DeBartolo Sports Instructor Joe Dickinson Having Huge Impact on College Football

    For Joe Dickinson, New Year’s Day essentially is a time of reflection. Among the reasons is that he has the luxury of watching a number of the nation’s premier quarterbacks, ...

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  10. How Monaco Grand Prix Looks Before and After Formula 1 Arrives

    Watching the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix on our TVs, we see the most spectacular, glamorous event in the sporting world...

    Neil James Written by Neil James about 1 month ago 4,156 reads 2 comments

  11. Remembering the OJ Drive: The Night the NBA Finals No Longer Mattered

    Hakeem's first title? Or O.J.'s last run? That was the choice that 95 million viewers and I faced twenty years ago, on June 17, 1994...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 month ago 420 reads 1 comments

  12. Ghosts of St. Louis Rams' Past: Where Are They Now?

    The St. Louis Rams have had their fair share of franchise-crippling draft selections. In fact, from the 2003 NFL draft to the 2009 NFL draft, Chris Long and James Laurinaitis are the only players remaining from those seven draft classes...

    Steven Gerwel Written by Steven Gerwel about 1 month ago 10,505 reads 20 comments

  13. Monaco Grand Prix: Reliving Ayrton Senna's 1988 Qualifying and Race

    Today marks 26 years since the Monaco Grand Prix of 1988, the weekend which saw Ayrton Senna, the three-time Formula One World Champion, achieve the one thing that all athletes seek to achieve in their chosen sport: perfection...

    Oliver Harden Written by Oliver Harden about 1 month ago 1,898 reads 2 comments

  14. Remembering Arsenal's 2005 FA Cup Final Win

    This weekend, Arsenal head to Wembley for an FA Cup Final against Hull City . The weight of expectation is enormous. Arsenal are competing not just to ensure their season finishes on a high, but to end a prolonged wait for silverware...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 1 month ago 6,702 reads 9 comments

  15. Remembering Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer's Classic Match at 2006 Rome Masters

    Rome's Italian Open has produced many classic matches through the decades, but perhaps few as memorable or important as Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal in the 2006 final...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 2 months ago 9,190 reads 59 comments

  16. The Highs and Lows of Ashley Cole's Remarkable England Career

    Ashley Cole has announced his retirement from international football, after Roy Hodgson decided to leave the left-back out of his 23-man squad for this summer's World Cup in Brazil...

    BR UK News Written by BR UK News about 2 months ago 7,771 reads 6 comments

  17. Mr. Irrelevant: Highlighting Lonnie Ballentine and Other Notable Mr. Irrelevants

    Who knew being last could be so much fun? Dating back almost four decades, there has been a week’s worth of celebration when it comes to the final pick in the NFL draft each year, dubbed “ Mr...

    Russell S. Baxter Written by Russell S. Baxter about 2 months ago 195,854 reads 84 comments

  18. Italy World Cup Rewind: The Third Star—1982 vs. West Germany

    Welcome again to Bleacher Report's series of Italy World Cup Rewinds. Over the last few months we've been taking a look back at some of the best—and worst—moments in the history of the Azzurri at the World Cup...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 2 months ago 717 reads 3 comments

  19. 5 of the Greatest Moments of Gilles Villeneuve's Formula 1 Career

    On May 8, 1982, Gilles Villeneuve lost his life in a dreadful crash during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. He was 32. Villeneuve's death shocked the F1 world...

    Neil James Written by Neil James about 2 months ago 1,000 reads 8 comments

  20. Remembering the Epic 1975 Red Sox vs. 'Big Red Machine' World Series

    The two-game set on tap for the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox likely won't be must-see TV, but it does have one redeeming quality: It's an excuse for us to talk about that one time the Reds and Red Sox met in the 1975 World Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 3,793 reads 4 comments

  21. Ayrton Senna and Ferrari: Top 10 F1 Driver/Team Combinations That Never Happened

    Throughout the course of their careers, Formula One drivers tend to take in the sights at more than one team...

    Neil James Written by Neil James about 2 months ago 4,213 reads 8 comments

  22. Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool: Remembering the 1989/90 FA Cup Semi-Final

    Liverpool ’s remarkable season has now come down to this. For all the talk of Everton doing their neighbours a favour when they host Manchester City ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 3,278 reads 0 comments

  23. Bill James' Take on Replay and MLB's 'Perfect' Game

    This season, Major League Baseball constructed its new replay command center in order to bring its own outdated umpiring system into the 21st century, but there's a catch...

    Matthew Hartigan Written by Matthew Hartigan about 2 months ago 115 reads 0 comments

  24. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo Sets Champions League Goal-Scoring Record

    With his first of two goals during Tuesday's match against Bayern Munich, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo broke the record for most goals scored in a single Champions League season, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 2 months ago 1,876 reads 1 comments

  25. Speed Was the All-Consuming Obsession of Al Davis' Raiders

    Al Davis ' Raiders stood for a lot of things. There was the dark side. The feuds. The dominance, and then the dysfunction. But nothing defined them more than their obsession with speed...

    Dan Pompei Written by Dan Pompei about 2 months ago 91,825 reads 165 comments