1. 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 598 reads 4 comments

  2. 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 457 reads 18 comments

  3. 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 558 reads 8 comments

  4. 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 1,148 reads 30 comments

  5. 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 49 reads 3 comments

  6. 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 945 reads 9 comments

  7. 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 4,673 reads 98 comments

  8. 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 2,765 reads 22 comments

  9. 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 814 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 1,194 reads 15 comments

  11. 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 1,285 reads 24 comments

  12. 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 397 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 746 reads 8 comments

  14. 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 750 reads 8 comments

  15. 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 1,265 reads 24 comments

  16. 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 333 reads 0 comments

  17. 2010 Laureus Awards: Kevin Spacey, Athletes Deliver a Triumphant Finale

    The 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards are officially in the book. Host Kevin Spacey opened the evening’s festivities with a bit of a grind, but hinted the real talent of an exceptional ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 313 reads 3 comments

  18. 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards: Time for All of America to Join the Party

    "Sport has the power to change the world...Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair."—Nelson Mandela As most nationals do, I love my native soil...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 410 reads 5 comments

  19. 2010 Laureus Awards Interview: Nawal El Moutawakel Shows a Game Can Shape Life

    A refrain you hear quite frequently in the United States of America is the old saying, "it's only a game." To some degree, the phrase rings true...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 666 reads 4 comments

  20. 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards in Abu Dhabi: You Just Gotta Get Here

    If poker, pool, and racecar driving are sports, then shouldn’t certain international flights qualify as well? These flights—and if you’ve been on one, you know exactly the ones ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 253 reads 6 comments

  21. Barry Zito Plunks Prince Fielder, Reminds Us Why Baseball Knows Best

    Ah, with one mild fastball placed squarely between the ample shoulder blades of Prince Fielder, Barry Zito of our San Francisco Giants reminded the athletic world exactly why Major League Baseball will always be the top dog for many of its fans...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,131 reads 19 comments

  22. 2010 NFL Scouting Combine: The One Thing We Didn't Learn, Never Do

    If you need any reassurance that the National Football League is king, the recent fuss over its pre-draft combine just about sums it up...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 513 reads 6 comments

  23. Leopold "Butters" Stotch: A PSA for Pro Athletes Re the Dangers of Poison Posse

    "I told you, my name isn't Kenny. It's Butters."—Leopold "Butters" Stotch from South Park If you ever need a reminder to choose your friends carefully, Butters is your man ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 503 reads 0 comments

  24. San Francisco Giants' Offseason Success Just a Matter of Perspective

    Brian Sabean and the San Francisco Giants' front office deserve a hearty round of applause heading into 2010 Spring Training...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 551 reads 8 comments

  25. MLB and Its Union Already Blowing Its Terry Newton Chance at HGH

    Baseball fans know that the beautiful game isn't generally decided by which team makes the most errors, either of the physical or mental variety...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 117 reads 2 comments