1. Oakland Athletics' Recent Struggles Mean Some Veterans Might Be on Borrowed Time

    When I first arrived at the Oakland Coliseum for Tuesday's game against the visiting Cincinnati Reds, the sky was mostly blue as the sun was successfully holding streaks of gloom at bay...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 399 reads 12 comments

  2. UFC Middleweight Division Will Soon Have a New Face To Challenge Anderson Silva

    Undoubtedly, one of the most refreshing things about covering a mixed martial arts event is the accessibility of the fighters...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,571 reads 15 comments

  3. Live Blogging the Finale of TUF Season 11: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz/Franklin

    Well, I swear I'm live from the Palms Casino Resort for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Franklin finale. Unfortunately, the Internet isn’t cooperating so the “live” portion will have to come later...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 952 reads 23 comments

  4. The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale: Can the Dean of Mean Steal the Show?

    When Court "The Crusher" McGee stands opposite Kris "Savage" McCray on Saturday night, fans of mixed martial arts will be 15 minutes (at most) away from answers to a couple intriguing questions...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 117 reads 8 comments

  5. San Francisco Giants: Ship Sailing Smoothly Despite a Few Ugly Swells

    Even after absorbing Tuesday's loss to the visiting Baltimore Orioles, the San Francisco Giants are humming along now that May is but a memory...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 3,265 reads 15 comments

  6. UFC 115 Post Mortem: Here Lie the Careers of Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship had a bad weekend in Vancouver. Mind you, the actual scrapping was pretty good and delivered some quality moments. But the outcomes couldn't have been worse for the organization as far as building its future brand...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 3,025 reads 36 comments

  7. MLB's Kiddie Table Needs More Chairs: 15 Most Exciting Players Under 24

    Every so often, you hear people of influence connected to or interested in Major League Baseball fuss about how the black American baseball player is disappearing from the diamond...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 2,993 reads 26 comments

  8. The Ultimate Fighter Season 11: Tito Ortiz Is Who We Thought He Was...Or Is He?

    As the dust settles on the 11th season from the tip of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's promotional spear, the most compelling question left is not about the upcoming finale. When The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,886 reads 27 comments

  9. Oakland Athletics Continue To Win, So How About a Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T?

    If you have the unfortunate habit of paying attention to the national Major League Baseball buzz (as I do), you witness a lot of apparently misinformed feet sliding into mouths...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 611 reads 8 comments

  10. San Francisco Giants Smart to Give Pat Burrell's Tires Another Kick

    Call it Christmas in June for the usual suspects in the San Francisco Bay Area. Given the warm yuletide season around here and the scorching hot couple of days the City's seen recently, the analogy works splendidly...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 7,459 reads 13 comments

  11. Buster Posey Stunningly Validating the Hype with the San Francisco Giants

    By now, the Major League Baseball watching world is at least casually familiar with one Gerald Demp Posey III...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 5,838 reads 13 comments

  12. The Emergence of the San Francisco Giants' Andres Torres...Oops, My Bad

    One of the aspects of modern Major League Baseball I loathe most is the constant berating of under-performing players who are otherwise beyond reproach...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 2,861 reads 12 comments

  13. Rashad Evans' Victory at UFC 114 Further Complicates Light Heavyweight Division

    Recently, the explosion of interim champion Shane "The Engineer" Carwin, challenger Cain Velasquez, and challenger Junior "Cigano" dos Santos, combined with champion Brock Lesnar's ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,265 reads 24 comments

  14. San Francisco Giants Fans Should Be Embarrassed

    And if you were at AT&T Park watching last night's game against the Washington Nationals and booing—booing —Tim Lincecum, you should be ashamed of yourself. You're also amongst the dumbest life forms on the face of this planet...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,144 reads 46 comments

  15. San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland A's: 2010 Bay Bridge Series Starts Perfectly

    Friday marked the sixth time Bleacher Report and I have been welcomed into the press box at the Oakland Coliseum. My five previous trips were all stellar experiences, but this one felt different the minute I crossed the parking lot's threshold...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 128 reads 0 comments

  16. On the Field With the Oakland A's: 10 Highlights For True Baseball Fans

    One of the greatest things about receiving a press pass is the on-field access that comes with it. Since I'm not allowed in the clubhouse—the Oakland Athletics were extremely ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 800 reads 4 comments

  17. San Francisco Giants in the Brian Sabean Era: Fred Lewis Says It All

    Sooner or later, the revisionist sharks will begin circling one of their favorite pieces of bait, San Francisco Giant general manager Brian Sabean. My guess is that they've already started and the first bite is only a matter of time...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 5,940 reads 62 comments

  18. Florida Marlins' Hanley Ramirez Dogs It, Showing Why He's NL East's Second Best

    Every now and then, life hands you tidy little coincidences that fit perfectly in your view of the world. The Baseball Gods delivered one of these gems on Monday night...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 736 reads 0 comments

  19. Fedor Emelianenko: How Can a Champion Be a Chump?

    If you're an aficionado of mixed martial arts, you know there are plenty of enigmatic fighters peopling the sports' current landscape. There are the big fish like Brock Lesnar, Anderson "The Spider" Silva, and B...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 4,933 reads 36 comments

  20. If LeBron James Is Really Smart, He'll Stay a Cleveland Cavalier...at a Discount

    Let's all agree on one thing right out of the chute—barring some astoundingly cataclysmic decision-making, LeBron James will never have to work on a budget...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,032 reads 17 comments

  21. 2010 Oakland Athletics Starting Pitchers: The JaMarcus Russell Edition

    After the Oakland Raiders traded for the Washington Redskins' Jason Campbell, the speculation in the swirling rumors of JaMarcus Russell's imminent demise was replaced with inevitability...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,393 reads 6 comments

  22. UFC 113 Results: Paul Daley's Rise Not As Spectacular As His Fall

    On Saturday morning, Paul "Semtex" Daley was one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's hottest welterweight commodities. The brash Brit was preparing to fight Josh "Kos" Koscheck for a trio of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 4,019 reads 59 comments

  23. UFC 113 Results: Shogun Rua Might've Taken His Time, But He Arrives With a Bang

    When Mauricio "Shogun" Rua came to the Ultimate Fighting Championship from the fallen Pride Fighting Championship, many observers who'd cut their teeth on the Japanese juggernaut believed he would quickly assert himself in the light heavyweight division..

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 837 reads 15 comments

  24. Pacman Jones, Cincinnati Bengals Decide Roster Roulette Is More Fun Than Winning

    I'm not all that excited about the National Football League when it's in season. The games are definitely exhilarating and can't-miss television—as long as decent teams are pitted against each other...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,404 reads 25 comments

  25. San Francisco Giants' Barry Zito and Bruce Bochy Keep Confidence High in 2010

    The San Francisco Giants sure aren't making it easy on a guy thus far in 2010. With Ultimate Fighting Championship 113 erupting this weekend in Montreal, I've been meaning to take ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 623 reads 4 comments