1. Wake Me Next Summer: NBA Free Agent Period a Flop to This Point

    Amar'e Stoudemire worked the phones, and the text message wire, like a seasoned pro on Saturday night. According to several sources, Stoudemire pitched the idea of a talented trifecta to All-Star regulars Carmelo Anthony and Tony Parker...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 696 reads 0 comments

  2. USC Football Made Wrong Call In Allowing Celebrity Presence Around Team

    Everyone’s IQ spikes while playing the hindsight game. Little bits and pieces that went unnoticed in the past are suddenly thrust under a 400x magnification microscope. Telling signs we failed to recognize now stand out more than ever...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 1,308 reads 21 comments

  3. LaDainian Tomlinson Looks Odd in New York Jets Gear to San Diego Chargers fans

    In my daydreams, the equipment manager made an honest mistake. While trying to balance seven different things at once, he simply grabbed the wrong helmet out of a cluttered locker room...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 685 reads 0 comments

  4. Reggie Bush, Mike Garrett, and O.J. Simpson Bring Headaches To USC Football

    Three men, ranging from 25 to 66, belong to an exclusive, performance based fraternity. Even at this swanky, members-only club, the comrades always have a private table reserved for their party...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 1,046 reads 4 comments

  5. Los Angeles Dodgers Face Gut Check After Tough Sunday Night Loss

    While the Major League season may be a marathon, and not a sprint, a tweaked ankle still stings at any distance. Such was the case for Los Angeles on Sunday night, as the Dodgers positive weekend took a turn for the miserable over two painful innings...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 326 reads 7 comments

  6. Fifth Career Title All The Sweeter For Los Angeles Lakers' Derek Fisher

    Even in a Kobe Bryant world, there’s always a warm place for Derek Fisher. Besides, Fisher is the only current NBA player who can match Bryant ring for ring...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 613 reads 0 comments

  7. U.S. Open Golf 2010: Keep Your Chin Up Dustin Johnson

    Even when doing the right thing, Dustin Johnson couldn’t get anything right at Pebble Beach on Sunday...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 598 reads 0 comments

  8. Lost In All LeBron Talk, What Will Free Agent Losers Tell Their Fans?

    Did you hear the crazy news? LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh all made an informal pact to sign with New Jersey on July 1. No, that’s not right...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 1,705 reads 16 comments

  9. 2010 NBA Finals Game 7: The Ultimate Treat for Sports Fans

    Bar owners across America are pinching themselves with glee this afternoon. Anyone who lives, breathes, and dies sports echoes the same sentiment...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 282 reads 2 comments

  10. Stephen Strasburg Passes Clicker Test

    My “to do” list nearly crumbled under its own weight last Tuesday. Jesse James’ fan mail bin boasted more items than my leaky, rickety, ancient refrigerator. The gas gauge on my little Toyota Echo dipped below the dreaded empty line...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 171 reads 0 comments

  11. Who Are We Kidding: The Seven Technicals Rule Solves Nothing

    Steve Nash lay on his back after flailing head-on into the scorer’s table. He’d just received a borderline cheap shot from San Antonio’s Robert Horry...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 169 reads 0 comments

  12. While Stoudemire Dominated, Richardson and Lopez Sparked Suns in Game 3

    Amar'e Stoudemire, with his 42 minute display of quick first steps and silky mid-range jumpers, owned the stage on Sunday night...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 116 reads 1 comments

  13. Pau Gasol Delivering Spectacular Postseason Quietly, Efficiently

    Pau Gasol lacks the forceful personality and handsome features that made Magic Johnson such an icon in Los Angeles. What Johnson didn't have, though, was Gasol's wonderful post game...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 3,373 reads 16 comments

  14. The Hawks Played Game 4 In a Morgue

    The Atlanta fans, lifeless, perturbed and embarrassed over their team’s three game no show against Orlando, felt obligated to make one final trip to Philips Arena...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about 4 years ago 119 reads 0 comments

  15. In Recruiting, Calipari Shouldn't Criticize The Hand That Feeds Him

    John Calipari could have built a marketing empire. With his endless supply of energy, charisma and charm, Kentucky’s basketball coach should come back in the next life as an infomercial pitchman...

    Jeff Newton Written by Jeff Newton about over 4 years ago 866 reads 1 comments