1. UFC 117: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen—Live Blogging the Results

    Welcome to the Oracle Arena in beautiful Oakland, California for what should be an incredible afternoon/evening of fights. The Ultimate Fighting Championship has stuffed UFC 117 full of big names and terrific match-ups...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 36,726 reads 255 comments

  2. Oakland Athletics: Top 9 Reasons to Believe There's Always Next Year

    In a lot of ways, the Oakland Athletics have already had a very successful 2010. The campaign isn't over by any means—with more than 50 games yet to be played, anything and everything can still happen...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 1,762 reads 38 comments

  3. Brett Favre Retires: Will Fans Allow Him to Come Back, Go Out a Packer?

    In a word, no. In two words, hell no. That might sound a little arrogant or out-of-place coming from a guy who has never been to Lambeau Field and couldn't—in any way shape or form—be described as a Green Bay Packers fan...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 1,213 reads 100 comments

  4. UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko Results: Live Blogging the Jon Jones Show

    Welcome to the San Diego Sports Arena, site of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's latest offering—UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 5,251 reads 64 comments

  5. Jon Jones Is the Main Attraction at UFC Live, But He's Not the Only One

    It's funny. Whenever I cover a mixed martial arts event, I get a kind of tunnel vision. In the week or so running up to the card, I get sucked into focusing on the main event or the co-main events and somewhat lose sight of the rest of the bouts...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 894 reads 5 comments

  6. MLB Trade Deadline: San Francisco Giants Hold Strong Amid Feeding Frenzy

    With the minutes ticking away toward the 2010 Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, fans saw the typically violent flurry of activity as general mangers hustled to smooth out the rough edges...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 3,708 reads 16 comments

  7. Buster Posey Has San Francisco Giants Feeling Brand New

    The Fourth of July was not a happy holiday for the San Francisco Giants. The club dropped its game on the Nation's birthday (the actual day of creation was July 2, but who's counting), ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 3,700 reads 12 comments

  8. NFL Preseason About to Start, There Goes the Peace and Quiet

    Like most Americans, I find the National Football League highly entertaining. Unlike most Americans, part of me also hates it...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 237 reads 12 comments

  9. Oakland Athletics Continue to Amaze Those Few Eyes That are Watching

    Several times in 2010, I've used this space to lament the unfortunate trajectory on which the Oakland Athletics' season seems to routinely find itself. If it's not injuries derailing an otherwise smoothly steaming train, then it's...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 310 reads 2 comments

  10. Carlos Marmol's Obscene Season Being Wasted on Woeful Chicago Cubs

    Yes, woeful. The Chicago Cubs spent $146,859,000 on their 2010 payroll, which works out to an average of $5,439,222 per player and is good for third in all of Major League Baseball...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,020 reads 9 comments

  11. Jake Shields Now in UFC Welterweight Picture

    About a month ago, I shared a Southwest flight back from Las Vegas to San Francisco with then-Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields. By shared, I mean we were both on the plane, but in different rows...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 915 reads 18 comments

  12. MLB Trade Rumors: San Francisco Giants Sign Dontrelle Willis, but Why?

    In some recess of his or her brain, every San Francisco Giants fan is thinking the same thing now that Dontrelle Willis has signed a Minor League contract with the club. Does this mean someone in the current rotation is on his way out? It's natural...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 7,339 reads 44 comments

  13. 2011 MLB All-Star Game in Arizona: Bud Selig Making a Bad Situation Worse

    Look at the rosters for Major League Baseball's 2010 All-Star Game and you'll see a pretty glaring trend. When all the shuffling due to player unavailability was done, the National ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,732 reads 42 comments

  14. MLB Trade Deadline: San Francisco Giants Shouldn't Be Buyers or Sellers

    Ah, the Major League Baseball All-Star break. It marks the Show's midway point even though most teams have played 88 contests, which is seven past the actual hump in the 162-game slate...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 2,975 reads 20 comments

  15. Oakland Athletics Staring Into the Eyes Of Another Dying Season

    If you don't bear the cross of being an Oakland Athletic fan, you should thank your lucky stars. Unless, of course, you're a Cleveland Cavaliers fan—Cav fans should be grateful ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 336 reads 10 comments

  16. National League's All-Star Chances Are Already Dimming Thanks to Voters

    Unless you're new to Major League Baseball, you know the American League has been unbeatable against the National League in the All-Star Game for the last 13 years...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 533 reads 18 comments

  17. UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin Answers Skeptics, Sends Shiver Down Division's Spine

    It's tough to imagine a better night than the one Brock Lesnar just had except maybe if you put yourself in Dana White's designer shoes...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 899 reads 28 comments

  18. A Bloated Affair: Is MMA's Rise Good for Current Fans?

    At first blush, it sounds like a stupid question and maybe it is. Most fans want their favorite sports to be everyone's favorite sports...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,007 reads 30 comments

  19. San Francisco Giants Trade Bengie Molina, Manage to Cash Out on Big Money

    Hmm... Well, I guess San Francisco Giants' manager Bruce Bochy is really out of excuses now that Bengie Molina has been traded to the Texas Rangers...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,053 reads 10 comments

  20. UFC 116: The Heavyweight Contenders and Six Degrees of Frank Mir

    Like most fans of mixed martial arts, I'm beginning to salivate with Brock Lesnar's return to the octagon at Ultimate Fighting Championship 116 only a few days away...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,701 reads 14 comments

  21. San Francisco Giants Must Play Buster Posey: Bruce Bochy Is Out Of Excuses

    Nobody can accuse me of being hypercritical of the San Francisco Giants' management, including the Bay Area's two most bullet-ridden targets. For all his warts, I've always believed general manager Brian Sabean's gotten more heat than is justifiable...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 4,488 reads 14 comments

  22. Strikeforce: Fedor Vs. Werdum—Live Blogging the Results in San Jose

    Sorry, no time for a catchy title tonight—it took me about an hour just to get out of San Francisco so I'm a little late to the party at the HP Pavilion in San Jose...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 8,054 reads 93 comments

  23. Fedor Emelianenko: MMA's Imperfect Answer to Muhammad Ali?

    Alright, before everyone freaks out in a knee-jerk reaction to apparent sporting blasphemy, let me explain. Nobody's suggesting Fedor Emelianenko is a perfect parallel to Muhammad Ali...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,920 reads 33 comments

  24. San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain: The Kid's Quiet Evolution Continues

    Take a peek at the San Francisco Giants' active roster and you'll see a curious thing. You'll see Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey checking in at a green 23 years of age—the Kung ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,812 reads 6 comments

  25. 2010 World Cup: Landon Donovan's Late Goal Saves Soccer in the United States

    I don't mean to state the obvious. Clearly, Landon Donovan's brilliant strike with 90:45 showing on the clock preserved the 2010 World Cup hopes of the United States of America...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,042 reads 16 comments