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Underpants Run 2009 (PHOTOS)

Jim Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jim Garfield

The 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship kicked off unofficially today with the annual "Underpants Run," an opportunity for these uber-athletes to blow of some steam.

A Mets Fan's Lament

Eric Trager | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Eric Trager

Mets fans are diametrically opposed to baseball's Goliath. We cannot root for the Yankees any more than Christians can cheer on Satan.

How to Predict the Winner of the Superbowl From Your Couch

Laura Day | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Laura Day

Although it is my family's habit to avoid watching all sports other than dinner table arguments, many of my readers have asked me how to use intuitive skills to pick the winners of athletic events.

Yankees Clip Angels' Wings In Game 2

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Maicer Izturis' throw zipped by second base, the ball careening out of control like a wet bar of soap, and headed toward somewhere near t...

US-Denmark Rewind

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Max Bergmann

Looking forward to the World Cup, Denmark outplayed the US, did a good job of controlling the midfield, and took advantage of some shambolic defending. Here's what to make of the results.

Mighty Movie Podcast: The Underdog Bites Back: Tom Hooper on The Damned United

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I've got nothing against sports films that exult in good sportsmanship and the triumph of the underdog. But I'm more inclined towards films like The Damned United that scrape past the noble veneer of sports.

Bob Griese suspended 1 game for Montoya remark

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

(AP) ESPN broadcaster Bob Griese has been suspended one week for a remark he made about NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewi...

Snow Impacts Sports Schedules On East Coast

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Sporting events from NFL games to harness races were rescheduled Saturday as a winter storm swept across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, dumping more ...

LeBron: "I Would Dunk On" George Bush's "Ass"

Maxim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

By 14 he was dunking. By 16 he was facing down reporters. Now the greatest basketball player in the world is 24 years old-and he's just getting starte...

MLB Owners Sign Off On Cubs Sale

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP)--Major League baseball owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Chicago Cubs from Tribune Co. to the Ricketts family. ...

Illinois Falls To Purdue 24-14 As Illini Remain Winless In Big Ten

AP | CLIFF BRUNT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Joey Elliott passed for 166 yards and ran for 62 yards and a touchdown, and Purdue beat Illinois 24-14 Saturday to avoid ...

Russian Billionaire One Step Closer To Owning Nets

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A Russian billionaire has moved a step closer to becoming the NBA's first non-North American owner. Mikhail Prokhorov's...

Rush Limbaugh To Be Dropped From Group Bidding For St. Louis Rams, ESPN Sources Say

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ST. LOUIS — Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams. Limbaugh was to be ...

Pacquiao and Mayweather: Mirage or Reality?

Michael Pina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Michael Pina

The fans fortunate enough to be on hand at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last Saturday night bore witness to boxing's best absolutely dismantling an over-matched Miguel Cotto.

Brett Favre becomes The First Quarterback In History To Beat All 32 NFL Teams

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS — Brett Favre was clearly uncomfortable this week with all the attention on this reunion, trying to downplay the significance of pla...

Ozzie Guillen Joining Fox's World Series Broadcast Crew

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen will join Fox Sports as an analyst for the World Series. He will have pregame and postgame dut...

The Stoning of Tiger Woods

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robbie Gennet

Tiger is lucky to live in a country where the crime for adultery is only ruining your career, being exposed and exploited by tabloids and television, and getting beat up by your wife.

Are The Yankees' Stylish Accessories Helping Them Hit Home Runs?

The Moment | Joe Brescia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Several players, including Joba Chamberlain, Nick Swisher and Cano, are wearing Phiten (appropriately pronounced "fightin' ") necklaces, not just for ...

The Mets Must Get Younger, Trade Beltran

Eric Trager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Trager

Mets fans hope that the worst has passed. But if the Amazin's aim to turn things around in the coming decade, they must avoid repeating their two most baneful blunders from the previous one.

Mark McGwire and the Man Upstairs

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Clay Farris Naff

All through the '90s God had to neutralize the effects of the steroids McGwire took and then substitute His own magic touch to make the dingers fly.

There Should Be More Pro Athletes Like Tracy McGrady

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

McGrady is a pro basketball player-turned-human rights activist. He visited refugee camps in Darfur, and he has devoted considerable time off the court to various humanitarian efforts.

Rudy Jaramillo Set To Become New Cubs Hitting Coach

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs hired Rudy Jaramillo as their hitting coach on Wednesday, hoping he can resurrect an offense that struggled during a ...

The Relative Importance of Being Able to Hit a Ball into a Hole

Josh Schrei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Josh Schrei

Why is Tiger Woods the brand necessary? Why are the slo-mo shots of his on-course triumphs, set to Beethoven's swelling symphonies, so essential to us as a nation?

Mike Tyson On Oprah: Dead Daughter 'My Angel'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CHICAGO — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson says he doesn't want to know what led to his 4-year-old daughter's death. During an interview ...

Navy Upsets Notre Dame, Again

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Navy's second consecutive victory at Notre Dame Stadium didn't produce the same euphoria for the Midshipmen as the last one. ...