1. The Jason Heyward List: MLB's 10 Most Outstanding First-At-Bat Home Runs

    When Atlanta Braves' rookie sensation Jason Heyward strode to the plate in his Major League Baseball debut, it sounded like the crowd knew what was coming...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 2,099 reads 3 comments

  2. San Francisco Giants' Big Weekend Still Has Room for the Jason Heyward Show

    When the San Francisco Giants break home ground on the 2010 season, there will be several compelling reasons to scale the walls at 24 Willie Mays Plaza...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,706 reads 10 comments

  3. UFC 112: Invincible—Is Phil Davis Another Jon Jones Lurking on the Under Card?

    When I was in Las Vegas covering Ultimate Fighting Championship 109: Relentless, I had the good fortune of being in the audience for Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis' UFC debut...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,538 reads 13 comments

  4. San Francisco Giants' Tim Lincecum, Aaron Rowand Show Spring Can't Be Trusted

    Ask around Major League Baseball and most people close to the game will tell you the same thing about Spring Training—it's an incredible window into the game that a true fan needs to experience...

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

  5. San Francisco Giants Jump out of the Gates, as Pitching Provides the Spark

    Ordinarily, I'd be writing that opening the 2010 Major League Baseball season with two dominant wins over the Houston Astros is no reason for fellow San Francisco Giant fans to get excited...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,748 reads 9 comments

  6. 2010 NL West: Colorado Rockies Ready for Weight of Expectation This Time

    Saving the best for last is always a nice motivational ploy and, in my world, the National League West is the light at the end of any Major League Baseball tunnel...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 278 reads 2 comments

  7. Philadelphia Eagles Trade Donovan McNabb To Redskins, Hide the Women and Kids

    Congratulations, Kevin Kolb. The city of Philadelphia's fate now rests on your shoulders. Your right shoulder and the arm that hangs from it, to be exact...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 286 reads 3 comments

  8. 2010 AL West: Seattle Mariners Will Sail into Sweet Postseason Waters

    Whoa, look what happened to the American League West when nobody was paying attention. As usual, eyes were focused on the ongoing turf battle in the beastly AL East and for good reason—the ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 761 reads 6 comments

  9. 2010 AL East: World Series Win Takes Some Pressure Off NY Yankees, Uh Oh

    Give FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal credit—before reaching for the Chicago White Sox as his prediction to win the 2010 World Series, he prefaced it with (probably real) editor guidelines...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 600 reads 4 comments

  10. 2010 NL East: Philadelphia Phillies Will Disappoint Bobby Cox's Legions

    The National League East should be one of the easiest divisions to predict in all of baseball. Everyone knows the Washington Nationals are dead on arrival for at least another year so put them in the cellar and etch it in stone...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 440 reads 18 comments

  11. 2010 AL Central: Minnesota Twins Stand Alone Atop the Division

    "The slow one now will later be fast...for the times they are a-changin'."—Bob Dylan If anyone's curious as to what defines classic music, it's that some aspect—usually ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 538 reads 8 comments

  12. UFC Fight Night Suffers Power Outage, Roy Nelson Lights It Back Up

    Get your groans ready because here come the puns. Literally minutes after the Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight Night: Florian versus Gomi suffered a black-out, Roy "Big Country" ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,110 reads 30 comments

  13. 2010 NL Central: St. Louis Cardinals Not Sexy, But They're Team to Beat

    The Major League Baseball season officially begins when the Boston Red Sox renew yet another round of hostilities with the New York Yankees this Sunday...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 44 reads 3 comments

  14. Masters Ramp-Up Shows Tiger Woods Not Out of Trouble Yet, May Never Be

    The first official round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club is still more than a week away. That means we're still about six days from an abject furor that will descend upon ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 189 reads 2 comments

  15. Matt Cain Extended by Giants: SF Will Be Atop MLB Arms Race for the Near Future

    If you're a true Dodger Blue fan in Los Angeles or elsewhere, Monday morning can't have been a pleasant one. At least as long as Major League Baseball was on your mind...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 930 reads 9 comments

  16. West Virginia Sends Kentucky Home, Does Us a Favor By Canning Coach Calipari

    "Instant Karma's gonna get you, gonna knock you right on the head."—John Lennon On March 22, 2010, the NCAA rejected the University of Memphis' final appeal , which officially ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 4,653 reads 98 comments

  17. UFC 111: GSP Doesn't Give Dan Hardy a Chance, Shane Carwin Makes the Most of His

    Shane Carwin still hasn't been out of the first round in his mixed martial arts career. Nor has he lost or failed to plunge his adversary into darkness using those boulders he calls fists since joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 2,738 reads 22 comments

  18. Brian Wilson and Jeremy Affeldt Extended as San Francisco Giants Up the Stakes

    Love him or hate him, agree or disagree with his maneuvering, you cannot accuse San Francisco Giants General Manager Brian Sabean of being timid...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 781 reads 0 comments

  19. UFC 111: Frank Mir and Shane Carwin Usher in New Era for Heavyweight Division

    Given the rate at which the sport has grown of late, many fans of mixed martial arts might not be aware of a dark period in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's heavyweight history...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,186 reads 15 comments

  20. Florida Gators' Urban Meyer Needs Someone To Take Him Up on His Offer

    During his silly, high school bully routine for the benefit of Orlando Sentinel, reporter Jeremy Fowler, Urban Meyer...I don't know...boasted, "If that was my son, we'd be going at it right now...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,278 reads 24 comments

  21. UFC Live on Versus: John "Doomsday" Howard Crashes the Coming-Out Party

    From where I sat last Sunday night in Broomfield (Colo.), it looked like three fighters emerged from the snowy rubble and took huge leaps forward in the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 378 reads 0 comments

  22. San Francisco Giants Roll On as Madison Bumgarner Hits a Bump in the Road

    There is no doubt that a National Football League fantasy season is fun. Major League Baseball's storied infatuation with statistics and the length of its season just happen to make the diamond's make-believe game infinitely better...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 742 reads 8 comments

  23. UFC's Jon Jones About to Become One of Those Scary Names in MMA

    Some will tell you Jon "Bones" Jones already is one of "those guys" in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and in all of mixed martial arts in general...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 717 reads 8 comments

  24. UFC Live on Versus: Blogging Results To Jon Jones vs. Brandon Vera

    I'm sure it'll come as a huge relief to all my fans out there (both hands worth of them) that I didn't perish on the return flight from Abu Dhabi. Physically...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,258 reads 24 comments

  25. 2010 Laureus Awards Interview: Tony Hawk Still an Innovator in His Sport

    The 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards are cashed, but there was far too much information consumed over the last few days to have gotten it all down before the climactic ceremonies...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 313 reads 0 comments