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Iraq's National Baseball Team Has No Uniforms, But Plenty Of Spirit

McClatchy News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

They've only got a five year-old softball bat, a threadbare cap, three scuffed balls and nine second-hand gloves from a flea market. They train on a c...

Cubs May File Bankruptcy To Help Sale, Would Be First MLB Bankruptcy In 39 Years

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The corporate owner of the Chicago Cubs is considering having the baseball team file for bankruptcy protection as a legal step to hast...

Tony Romo Dumps Jessica Simpson On Birthday-Eve

people.com | K.C. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Tony Romo broke up with Jessica Simpson on Thursday, the night before her 29th birthday, a source close to the pop star tells PEOPLE. "She is heartbr...

Midseason Review: First Half Highlights From New York Baseball (SLIDESHOW)

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Both the Mets and the Yankees entered the 2009 season with great expectations for this year and beyond. New ballparks went up in Queens and The Bronx...

Len Berman's Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Happy Monday everyone, here's my return-from-vacation Top 5 for July 13, 2009.

Beckham Planning To Confront Teammate Who Criticized Him

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

David Beckham is planning showdown talks with L.A. Galaxy team-mate Landon Donovan, who questioned the English football star's commitment to the MLS t...

Brooklyn Cyclones Struggle Against Rival Yankees

Brooklyn Paper | Brooklyn Paper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Gersh KuntzmanThe Brooklyn PaperThe Cyclones entered this weekend’s a four-game set with the hated State...

Jonathan Sanchez Pitches First No-Hitter Of The Season

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval homered for the second straight day, Justin Miller pitched solidly after an injury forced starter Matt Cain out a...

Erin Andrews Hit By Ball

TMZ | TMZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Super hot sportscaster Erin Andrews shouldn't participate in any activities where balls fly at her face -- "Clueless" anyone? -- because a line drive ...

White Sox GM Williams: Smaller Crowds Could Prevent Big Trade

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — White Sox general manager Ken Williams said Tuesday he may not be able to make a big trade this season because of smaller crowds at U....

Hottest New York Athletes (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers take their sports seriously. With six big league teams, there are many star athletes to follow and lots to watch. Whether you are a Yank...

Jorge Posada's Wife To Debut On Reality TV

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Tonight is the debut of the "True Hollywood Story: Baseball Wives" on E!. The show features one of New York's own: Yankees catcher Jorge Posada's wife...

Ex-Met Dykstra Files For Bankruptcy

AP | By Larry Mcshane | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LOS ANGELES — Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra has sought bankruptcy protection in Los Angeles, citing more than $31 million in deb...

"God Bless America" Yankee Stadium Lawsuit Settled

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York (AP) - A baseball fan has settled a lawsuit that claimed he was kicked out of Yankee Stadium by a police officer because he left his seat to ...

Mathieu Montcourt Dies Aged 24

AP | JEROME PUGMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — French tennis player Mathieu Montcourt, who was recently banned for betting on matches, has died. He was 24. The French tennis federatio...

Anthony Kim Pegs Spectator With Long Drive...AGAIN (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In September 2008, Anthony Kim whacked a shot on the ninth hole that hit 48-year-old David Whitfield of Atlanta in the head. "I thought I killed hi...

Tribune Agrees To Cubs Sale Deal Terms With Marc Utay, Now Has Two Offers To Buy Team: Reuters

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tribune Co has agreed to terms for the sale of the Chicago Cubs to a group led by private equity investor Marc Utay, giving the company two offers to ...

Yankees: Phil Hughes Was Mishandled By Front Office

SNY.tv | Dan Graziano | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Earlier this year, when Chien-Ming Wang hit the disabled list and the Yankees needed a starting pitcher to take his place, they did what t...

You Think You're Hurting, Andy R. What About Me?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

I'm still smarting at the second-set tie-break point that Roddick missed at 6-5 by misdirecting that #!x@c#% overhead shot.

Athletes Wising Up to Media Game

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

As sports fans, we're prone to forgive, though we rarely forget, because these players' contributions and abilities are what draws us to them, not their decisions.

Mutton Busting: Children Ride Sheep Till They're Thrown Off In Kids Version Of Rodeo (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Via Buzzfeed comes our introduction to the bizarre "sport" of Mutton Busting. It's basically a rodeo for little kid cowboys (and perhaps entertainmen...

Ryan Dempster Put On Disabled List With Fractured Toe

AP | RICK GANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Just when the Chicago Cubs figured they were getting healthy, a freak accident landed right-hander Ryan Dempster on the disabled list ...

Mathieu Montcourt's Gambling Suspension Was Cut Short So He Could Enter Wimbledon

Taragana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

French tennis player Mathieu Montcourt's suspension for betting on matches has been reduced from eight to five weeks....

Tiger Woods And Obama To Play Golf Together

Washington Post | Barry Svrluga and Kathy Orton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After winning the AT&T National yesterday at Congressional Country Club, Tiger Woods has done just about everything he wants to in the Washington area...

Highest Paid New York Athletes (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

Huffington Post | David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With nine major sports teams - most with deep-pocketed owners - New York is home to some of the best and brightest stars in their respective sports. ...