Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Blog Permanently Closed

This blog is closed. After years of daily service, the blog is done due to re-prioritizing. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

A LEGEND LIKE NO OTHER Duke's coach,  Mike Krzyzewski passes Bob Knight on all-time wins list. Above, Krzyzewski watches Duke warmup before practice at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 2007.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

PAYING TRIBUTE In San Francisco, fans honored veterans during the second quarter of the 49ers-Giants game.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

YOU CAN'T GET ME Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore (17) catches a touchdown pass against San Diego Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer (23) in the second half during their Thursday Night NFL football game in San Diego, California. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

EMOTIONAL MOMENTS Thousands took part in a Penn State vigil to victims abused by assistant coach in a recent scandal that has shook the sports world. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

 SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrating his 6-3, 6-4 victory over Andreas Seppi of Italy in the Round of 16 at the Paris Masters tournament.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A SPORT ON THE RISE  Forbes Magazine referred to the U.F.C. as the "ultimate cash machine," worth maybe $1 billion and counting.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

BUSTED Joe Paterno leaving his home Tuesday in State College, Pa., where the Penn State board of trustees was said to be planning the end of his tenure as Penn State’s football coach in the wake of allegations that one of his former assistant coaches sexually abused boys over 15 years.

Monday, November 7, 2011

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE Crossing the street in Williamsburg is never easy during the world's largest marathon. The New York City Marathon took place on Sunday. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

MAN DOWN Gael Monfils during his Valencia Open 500 quarterfinal against Marcel Granollers at the Sciences and Arts Palace sports premises in Valencia, Spain.

Friday, November 4, 2011

CRUISING CLIFFSIDE The Belgian driver Thierry Neuville and the co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul racing in their Peugeot 207 S2000 during the first day of the Cyprus Rally in the mountains near the Cypriot southwestern city of Paphos.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

CANNOT BE STOPPED Alabama has an 8-0 record going into Saturday's game against L.S.U.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

HE SHOOTS Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Allen York (41) stops the shot of Toronto Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski (84) during the third period at Nationwide Arena. Toronto beat Columbus 4-1.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CONFRONTATION The Bruins’ Shawn Thornton took a punch from the Senators’ Zenon Konopka during Boston’s 5-3 victory.

Monday, October 31, 2011

RELEASE Novak Djokovic serving against Xavier Malisse during their first-round match at the Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel, Switzerland. Djokovic won, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, in his first match since a brief injury layoff.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

ABOVE AND BEYOND Kansas City Chiefs running back Jackie Battle (26) goes over the top for the touchdown in the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 23-20.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

FUMBLE! Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy (center) fumbles the ball while being sacked by San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (right) during the first quarter at Candlestick Park.

Friday, October 28, 2011

CHAMPIONS OF BASEBALL The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 of the World Series, with 30 million watching from home. The Cardinals have now won 11 titles, second most in baseball history.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

THE GAME OF A LIFETIME The St. Louis Cardinals bench ran on the field after David Freese hit a home run in the 11th inning. The Rangers were a strike away from wining Game 6 and claiming their first ever World Series title in the 9th, up 7-5 and in the 10th up 9-8. But the Cardinals, 5 times in the game, came from behind, and in the 11th inning, won it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

HOLDING ON TIGHT Sebastian Villa of Colombia executes a dive in the prelimiaries of the 3-meter springboard competition at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A WIN AWAY The Rangers’ Mike Napoli moments after homering in the sixth. The teams combined for 23 runs on Saturday night, but the low scoring returned Sunday. The Rangers are 1 win away from a World Championship, entering St. Louis up 3-2.

Monday, October 24, 2011

SEEING THE BEST PLAY The outfield stands at Rangers Ballpark, in an image made with a variable planed lens.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

THEY'RE WILL BE A GAME 6 Mitchell Boggs reacted after giving up a three-run home run. The Texas Rangers evened up the World Series 2-2 with the St. Louis Cardinals, who will play Game 6 and a potential Game 7 at home.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

TEBOW TIME The Broncos’ Matt Prater was treated to a traditional ride after kicking a field goal in overtime, sending Denver to an 18-15 over the Miami Dolphins.

Friday, October 21, 2011

AND THEY'RE OFF The start of the swimming leg in the women’s triathlon at the Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

ALL EVEN Closer Neftali Feliz celebrates after the Rangers topped the Cardinals in Game 2.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

GAME ONE GOES TO ST. LOUIS David Freese, NLCS MVP, celebrates after scoring the go-ahead run in the 6th. Freese, who now has an 11-game hitting streak going, helped the Cardinals win Game 1 of the World Series.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

AT WAR Hurricanes defenseman Jay Harrison, left, and Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, right, grappling on ice.

Monday, October 17, 2011

THE ULTIMATE DIVE New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) dives for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

REDBIRDS REEMERGE The St. Louis Cardinals are back in the World Series, facing the Texas Rangers. St Louis beat Milwaukee 12-6 in Game 6.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE In a Game 6 defined by a 9-run third inning, the Texas Rangers clinched an American League Championship and a second consecutive trip to the World Series with a 15-5 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Friday, October 14, 2011

BASH AND CRASH The car of Indy Car series driver Dan Wheldon (far left) catches fire after crashing into the wall as Will Power (12), JR Hildebrand (4), Wade Cunningham (17), and Charlie Kimball (83) collide along the wall during the IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Indy Car series driver Dan Wheldon died from injuries suffered in the 15-car crash.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

HEAR THEM ROAR A big 6th and powerful relief pitching plus the work of MVP candidate Justin Verlander, sent the ALCS back to Texas for another nail-biting Game 6.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

SHUT DOWN Milwaukee reliever Francisco Rodriguez reacts after he struck out Yadier Molina to end the bottom of the eigth inning.
CRUZIN Adrian Beltre celebrates with the unstoppable Nelson Cruz after his 3 run, 11th inning home run topped a night in which he threw a bullet to home plate to record a 8th-inning-ending double play.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

BIG STAGE PLAYOFF BASEBALL The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers toe the baselines as the national anthem is sung by Aretha Franklin before Game 3 of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on Tuesday.

Monday, October 10, 2011

BIG WIN Daniel Descalo, Jon Jay, David Freese, Rafael Furcal and Allen Craig celebrate after the St. Louis Cardinals handed the Milwaukee Brewers their worst home loss of the season with a 12-3, NLCS series tying romp.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

GET OUT MY WAY New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) loses his helmet while tackled by New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (52) during the first quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

AS GOOD AS IT GETS Neftali Feliz pitches during the ninth inning. Feliz closed it out for his fourth save in the Rangers last four playoff games. Texas defeated Detroit, 3-2 in Game 1 of the ALCS. Feliz struck out the side.

Friday, October 7, 2011

A CATCH AND A WIN L.S.U. receiver Rueben Randle scored on the top-ranked Tigers' second play of the game in a 41-11 victory over the No. 17 Gators.
ANGUISH (900th Post) Utah defensive back Eric Rowe was slow to get up after an incomplete pass on Friday.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

TONY PLUSH Nyjer Morgan, better known by his alter-ego alias "Tony Plush" reacts after getting the game-winning RBI, scoring Carlos Gomez to defeat Arizona 3-2 in 10 innings and secure Milwaukee's frist trip to the NLCS since 1982.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A SERIES, TIED David Freese is congratulated after hitting a 2-run Home Run in the Cardinals 5-3 defeat of the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4 of the NLDS. The Series, tied 2-2, will be determined by a decesive 5th game to be played at Citizens Bank Park.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

THE WINNERS REJOICE Texas Rangers players celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in game four of the 2011 ALDS at Tropicana Field.

Monday, October 3, 2011

THE ACE AS WE KNOW HIM Justin Verlander fanned 11 while CC Sabathia struggled in the Tigers 5-4 Game 3 win. Delmon Young's HR gave Detroit a 2-1 ALDS lead.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

COMEBACK CARDS Down 1-0 in the National League Division Series to the Philadelphia Phillies, the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to overcome a 4-0 deficit with a 5-4 victory in the hostile confines of Citizens Bank Park in Pennsylvania. Game 3 of the series will be in Missouri. Above, Ryan Theriot scores on Jon Jay's single to tie the game in the 6th inning.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

THE MAN YOU WANT ON THE MOUND Starter Yovanni Gallardo signals to left fielder Ryan Braun after he threw out Willie Bloomquist at home plate in the first inning. Gallardo tossed a gem as the Milwaukee Brewers handed the Arizona Diamondbacks a 4-1 defeat, taking a 1-0 lead in the National League Division Series.

Friday, September 30, 2011

POSTSEASON PROS New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (right) is congratulated by shortstop Derek Jeter (left) after hitting a grand slam in the sixth inning in game one of the 2011 ALDS against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

TAKING OVER A GAME Chase Utley scored on a Shane Victorino single in the seventh, when the Phillies took a 9-3 lead. Home runs by Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez ignited the Phillies.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A CHAPTER IN HISTORY CLOSED FOR GOOD The Red Sox announced Friday that they would not pick up their option on Terry Francona’s contract, cutting ties with the manager who led them to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007 after decades of failure. Francona, who managed eight seasons in Boston, oversaw a collapse this season in which the Red Sox went 7-20 in September and lost a playoff spot to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

HOME IS WHERE THE WINS ARE Prince Fielder hit 3 home runs in one game for the first time in his carrer. Above, he congratulates Ryan Braun for hitting a home run of his own. With the victory, the Brewers won their 55th home game, a record.