1. 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 ...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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 249 reads 6 comments

  5. 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 1,081 reads 19 comments

  6. 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...

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  7. 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 471 reads 0 comments

  8. 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...

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  9. 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...

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  10. Tiger Woods in the Rough: When Did We Surrender To the TMZ Dogs?

    You'll have to forgive me for taking a tardy bite out of a thoroughly chewed upon subject, but I was on self-imposed hiatus when this already-surreal situation devolved into some cubistic trainwreck...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 2,742 reads 10 comments

  11. Strikeforce Challengers: Episode Six—Live Blogging from San Jose

    It's been almost two full weeks since the last time I wrote anything, which has gotta be a record for me as far as writing downtime is concerned...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 348 reads 14 comments

  12. Demian Maia: A Few Questions with Anderson Silva's New Opponent for UFC 112

    Mixed martial arts is a brutal, dangerous sport. It takes serious stones and a wee bit o' crazy to step into that Octagon...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,204 reads 27 comments

  13. UFC 109: Relentless- Randy Couture's Show Swiped by Davis, Thiago, and Sonnen

    Hey, did you hear there was a football game last Sunday? It really is futile to resist the cacophony of the National Football League and its crown jewel, the Super Bowl...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 517 reads 12 comments

  14. Peyton Manning's Playoff Demons: Might Tracy Porter Be His Exorcist?

    In this cyberspace, I've probably scrawled several thousand words explaining the who-what-when-where-why-how keeping Peyton Manning from making that last leap to unparalleled greatness. To the everlasting glee of many, I'm sure...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 496 reads 11 comments

  15. Super Bowl Doesn't Mar Peyton Manning's Legacy; The Game Fits Right into It

    Here's a little courtesy nudge for those Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning fans still in denial after yet another tortuous ending to the season for both...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,223 reads 60 comments

  16. UFC 109: Relentless Press Conference—Sonnen Takes a Jab at Silva, Strikeforce

    For a card that stumbled out of the gates, Ultimate Fighting Championship 109: Relentless sure finished with gusto. After the six preliminary bouts got off to a slow start—Rolles Gracie ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 743 reads 4 comments

  17. UFC 109: Relentless—Live Blogging My Way to Couture Vs. Coleman

    All right, fight fans, we're almost ready for the Ultimate Fighting Championship to drop its curtain on UFC 109: Relentless...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 4,134 reads 41 comments

  18. UFC 109: Relentless—Inside the Weigh-In from Las Vegas

    I'm back in Las Vegas for another round of cage-side action courtesy of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bleacher Report. This time around, I'm attending UFC 109: Relentless at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 421 reads 26 comments

  19. Strikeforce: Miami Confirms UFC Has Company Atop the MMA Ladder

    As we head down the final stretch toward UFC 109 in Las Vegas over Super Bowl Weekend, it's clear the Ultimate Fighting Championship still has a comfortable edge on its biggest domestic competitors as far as technical practitioners are concerned...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,127 reads 15 comments

  20. Randy Winn Signs With Yankees: Bronx Bombers Drop Another One on Scott Boras

    When San Francisco Giant fans look to right field on Opening Day of the 2010 Major League Baseball season, an unfamiliar sight will greet them—an orange and black uniform, but no Randy Winn underneath it...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 598 reads 16 comments

  21. The Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad: College Great Fumbles Before First Pro Snap

    All essential problems run the risk of leading to death or intensify the passion of living. —paraphrasing Albert Camus If the French existentialist were alive today, he would certainly agree ...

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  22. Brett Favre Is Cute and All, But Randy Couture Is the Man

    Since the National Football League is crowning its conference champions this week and his team is one of the four vying for such honors, the sports media has been punting Brett Favre's name from coast-to-coast...

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  23. The NFL, Its Rooney Rule, and Knowing When To Cry Wolf

    As a white male, any time you venture near the subject of race, you know you're bleeding in blue water. So let's be clear about this—I've got no problem with the Rooney Rule that requires ...

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  24. UFC 109: Demian Maia's First Step on the Road To Redemption

    If you look at Demian Maia's resume on Wikipedia, you'll see a curious thing. Under the "Method" category pertaining to the Brazilian's loss at the hands of Nate "The Great" Marquardt, it says, "KO (Punches)...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 473 reads 13 comments

  25. San Francisco Giants' Winter Modesty Taking a Beating, But It's the Right Call

    Man, who knew the divorce that's chewing up the Los Angeles Dodgers' buffer from a year ago would put so much heat on our beloved San Francisco Giants? The fallout in La La Land from the McCourt divorce was predictable, to a degree...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,363 reads 27 comments