1. R.A. Dickey All-Star Snub Is a Curveball in MLB's Best Knuckleball Story

    R.A. Dickey was passed up for an All-Star starting bid that many believe he deserved, but don't call it an "injustice" because Dickey's inspirational story won't allow it...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 1,525 reads 5 comments

  2. Steve Nash, Peyton Manning and R.A. Dickey: The 36 and Above Club

    A triple-threat of athletes in their late 30s—the NFL's Peyton Manning, the MLB's R.A. Dickey and the NBA 's Steve Nash —have all put up historic numbers in their respective ...

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  3. Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers: The Day His Lovable Underdog Status Died

    According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein , Steve Nash is now a Los Angeles Laker , which means he will no longer be the NBA 's most beloved veteran underdog...

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  4. Steve Nash to the Dallas Mavericks If Howard and Williams Sign with the Nets?

    With talk of an emerging blockbuster deal that would secure Dwight Howard and Deron Williams for the Brooklyn Nets , will the Dallas Mavericks break the bank for point guard Steve Nash? ESPN...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 5,372 reads 2 comments

  5. Steve Nash to Toronto Raptors Would Be Act of True Patriot Love for Canada

    The NBA ’s Vancouver Grizzlies moved to Memphis in 2001 and MLB’s Montreal Expos became the Washington Nationals after the 2004 season, but Canadian Steve Nash might ...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 1,773 reads 1 comments

  6. NBA Finals 2012: LeBron James Seals Legacy While Playing Willis Reed Role

    In Game 4 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James dispelled all his ghosts of fourth-quarter past with a display of strength that evoked another legendary NBA Championship moment...

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  7. Mets R.A. Dickey Is Going Down in MLB History and He's Just Getting Started

    The Mets ' ace hurler R.A. Dickey is throwing gravity-enhancing knuckleballs that are breaking batters' spirits and the record books—both his personal bests and franchise numbers...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 351 reads 2 comments

  8. New York Mets Top Three Most Intriguing Players of the Week

    The New York Mets got out the brooms against the Tampa Bay Rays in a resounding sweep in Florida , but even in their 7-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night, two of the three most intriguing Mets players of the week were up to some good...

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  9. R.A. Dickey vs. David Price: Elite Pitching Duel as Tampa Bay Rays Host NY Mets

    When the Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Mets on Wednesday night in the second game of a three-game series, two Tennesseans will step to the mound tied with others for the most winning outings in their respective leagues...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 574 reads 0 comments

  10. Johan Santana and New York Mets Make Baseball Magic in First Franchise No-Hitter

    Since Johan Santana had Tommy John surgery, the Mets have strictly limited his pitch count to 107 per game, but 8,019 was the magical number on everyone's minds as the lefty hurler took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Cardinals ...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 335 reads 0 comments

  11. Lolo Jones Reconciles Her Public Nudity and Public Virginity

    Lolo Jones is a publicly proclaimed virgin who took it all off for ESPN The Magazine 's 2009 Body Issue, and if you have a problem with that, she will take you on with her Bible...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 93,693 reads 0 comments

  12. Tim Tebow and Manny Pacquiao: Common Bible, Common Role Models?

    Sports and religion are now entwined in public discourse about gay marriage, but while one influential religious pugilist, Manny Pacquiao, has taken a beating for his conservative ...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 1,999 reads 5 comments

  13. Mike Bibby Answers the Call in Game 5 with Jeremy Lin on Hold

    There is no point in trying to stretch some pun out of his last name because Mike Bibby can’t be squeezed into a Linsanity -esque narrative...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 655 reads 4 comments

  14. Diamondbacks vs. Mets: R.A. Dickey Goes 8 Innings, Downs the D-Backs

    The trajectory of a knuckleball may be difficult to predict, but R.A. Dickey demonstrated consistent command of the wily pitch for eight innings in a four-hit, 3-1 Mets win over the Arizona Diamondbacks ...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 301 reads 0 comments

  15. Paul Pierce Didn't 'Tebow,' He 'Tulloch'd': The Devolution of a Prayer

    When Paul Pierce "Tebowed" after knocking down free throws that sealed a Game 2 Celtics playoff victory over the Hawks , he embodied the mess of religion in sports...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 2,064 reads 2 comments

  16. Amar'e Stoudemire and Knicks Need Jeremy Lin to Play Willis Reed Role

    In February, when Amar’e Stoudemire and his family were in the throes of grief over the tragic death of Amare’s brother Hazell, there was one thing that made them smile : the sudden and stunning rise of Jeremy Lin...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 1,297 reads 2 comments

  17. David Wright Breaks New York Mets Record for RBIs with Poignant Tribute

    When legendary New York Mets catcher Gary "The Kid" Carter passed away from brain cancer in February, Mets third baseman David Wright was among the most grieved...

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  18. Suns vs. Jazz: Steve Nash Taking the Suns Down to the Wire Is Must-See TV

    Steve Nash has twice grasped the trophy for the highest individual NBA achievement, but the two-time MVP has not been able to lift his Suns to the peak of team glory, and he has only two games left this season to give them another shot...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 669 reads 1 comments

  19. R.A. Dickey Joins Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin for a New York God Squad of Underdogs

    In a turn of events as improbable as Tim Tebow 's "miracle in Miami" or Jeremy Lin's dumbfounding debut of Linsanity against the Nets, New York is now swelling with a trinity of evangelical Christian athletes in three different sports...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 6,271 reads 5 comments

  20. Jeremy Lin Throws Up Post-Surgery and During Fan Q and A

    To anyone who thought Jeremy Lin 's knee surgery would make him an afterthought during all the heated jockeying for playoff spots going on among active NBA players, take a look ...

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  21. Steve Nash Is Not Trayvon Martin: The Complexity of White Solidarity

    Every athlete who is supporting a fight for justice on behalf of Trayvon Martin should be commended, but something may get lost in the translation when whites like Steve Nash don hoodies in tribute to the fallen teen...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 842 reads 6 comments

  22. Tim Tebow to New York Jets: Don't Believe the Scary Hype

    If you are baffled by some of the vehemently negative reactions to Tim Tebow 's trade to New York, imagine you are alone on a stroll when suddenly confronted by a frenzied mob fueled ...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 357 reads 0 comments

  23. New York Knicks: Best and Worst Case Scenarios Down the Stretch

    Between fanciful predictions about the New York Knicks running the table and dire warnings about a plummet far out of playoff contention, there is a broad middle ground of realistic best and worst case scenarios for the Knicks in the final stretch...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 1,254 reads 0 comments

  24. New York Knicks Called 'No Class' While Ending Losing Streak

    After a regular season nosedive of six consecutive losses, the New York Knicks finally got to pummel a team, beating the Portland Trailblazers 121-79...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 2,341 reads 17 comments

  25. 3 Reasons the New York Knicks Will Regain Winning Form

    The New York Knicks have known streaks this season—both of the woeful and inspiring variety—and they are about to snap out of their most worrisome skid with a hopeful string of victories...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 3,686 reads 36 comments