The Marcus Willis fairytale


Switzerland’s Roger Federer (R) shakes hands and ebraces Britain’s Marcus Willis (L) at the net after Federer won their men’s singles second round match on the third day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 29, 2016 Willis is congratulated by Roger Federer after […]

Andrew Luck Signs $140 Million contract, making it the largest in #NFL history


Luck was due to earn $16.1 million this season and the five-year extension through 2021 brings the total value of the contract to $140 million, according to Colts owner Jim Irsay. The Colts won only two games in 2011 before Luck arrived, but went 11-5 and made the playoffs each of Luck’s first three seasons […]

In Iceland, soccer strength found


In the case of Iceland and its wondrous, extraordinary and thoroughly unexpected surge to the quarterfinals of soccer’s European Championship, the key word is strength. Magnus Ver Magnusson, four-time winner of the world’s strongest man contest, knows the secret to Iceland’s soccer success. “Our team are like brothers,” said Magnus Magnusson, whose soccer agency Total […]

Kris Bryant breaks all sorts of MLB records


With three home runs and two doubles, Bryant set a Cubs franchise record with 16. In fact (via play index), only 18 players since 1913 have ever racked up 16 total bases, with the most recent being Josh Hamilton in 2012 when he hit four homers. Bryant also becomes the youngest Cubs player to […]

Wilson captures women’s singles

Janelle Wilson 6-26-16

After a year hiatus, Janelle Wilson is back on top in the women’s division of the Bud Simpson Open. Wilson captured her third tournament championship in four years after beating Caroline Claywell 6-0, 6-3 in the battle of Godfrey residents in the women’s singles championship match. “It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen […]

Pistons want to max out Drummond


Many teams will have the cap space to offer a maximum contract, and the madness starts Friday morning at 12:01 a.m. The Detroit Pistons embark into the period with only $15 million in cap space. The Pistons would prefer the five years of financial certainty, but remember how Drummond agreed to wait on the extension […]

Iceland takes on England


Brought up on a regular supply of the Premier League, Iceland’s players are used to cheering on England at major soccer tournaments. In what appears to be the biggest mismatch of the European Championship’s round of 16, Iceland the smallest nation ever to appear at the tournament will attempt to deliver yet another shock by […]

Johnny Manziel’s Off-Field Troubles Hardly Unique


Most observers agree that the train wreck that is Johnny Manziel will not end well. Let’s be honest–getting kicked out of a Vegas nightclub is no easy task. Tolerance for the unusual, unrefined, and unexpected is built right into the city’s advertising slogan: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” So in order for Johnny […]

Europeans have an advantage at Palmer Cup

Ben Affleck drags Eli Manning into profane Deflategate rant


And during his profane, and epic, rant about the whole situation, or, as he called it, a “f—— smear campaign,” Affleck bizarrely dragged Giants quarterback Eli Manning’s name into the fray. An enraged Affleck compared Manning’s (completely legal) weekly techniques to prepare game balls – as featured by The New York Times in a 2013 […]