Bill Maher and 10 Other Celebrities Who Own Professional Sports Franchises [VIDEOS]
Commentator and comedian Bill Maher has purchased a minor ownership stake in the New York Mets, making him the latest celebrity to cross over into franchise ownership.
10 Former NBA Players Who Tasted Success As General Managers
Shaquille O’Neal raised eyebrows last week when he flirted with the idea of interviewing for the Orlando Magic’s vacant general manager position — a job that, in the end, he decided not to pursue.
10 Recent Rookie Quarterbacks Who Earned Starting Jobs Right Away [VIDEOS]
Over the weekend, at the end of the Washington Redskins’ rookie minicamp, head coach Mike Shanahan annointed Robert Griffin III the starting quarterback going forward. Griffin was the second pick of the 2012 NFL draft last month, and the Redskins are ready to hand him the keys to the team.
10 Crazy Freak Accidents that Sidelined Pro Athletes
Last year, Giants’ pitcher Jeremy Affeldt cut himself while trying to separate frozen hamburgers, sidelining him temporarily. Here’s a new one for Affeldt: He’s headed back on the DL after he sprained a ligament in his knee while lifting his 4-year-old son last weekend.
5 Star Athletes Who Shocked Ordinary Joes By Playing Pickup Games with Strangers [VIDEOS]
For many professional athletes, it’s hard to stay away from the court or off the field. During their free time, they will occasionally surprise fans by showing up for a game of hoops or to throw the pigskin.
Give Metta World Peace a Chance: The Lakers’ Star 10 Most Controversial Moments
On Sunday, Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace got excited after a dunk and wound up slugging Oklahoma City’s James Harden in the head with a wayward elbow during the Lakers double overtime win.
Relive Legendary Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt’s 10 Best Career Moments
College basketball is losing a legend now that Tennessee Lady Volunteers’ women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt announced that she’s coached her last game. She ends her career with an unfathomable 1,098-208 coaching record and eight NCAA championships.
Eli Manning and 10 Other Pro Athletes With ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hosting Gigs
Football star Eli Manning is set to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ on May 5, making him the latest athlete to step off the field and in front of the comedy show’s cameras. We’re all waiting to see if his quarterbacking skills, which led the New York Giants to another Super Bowl victory this year, will serve him well in front of the late-night audience. But looking back on all the pro athletes who’ve p
10 Professional Teams So Embarrassed By Losing That They Apologized to Fans
In a letter published in newspapers and on the team website on Monday, Toronto Maple Leafs chairman Larry Tanenbaum admitted that “the way this year ended was unacceptable.”
10 NBA Coaches Controversially Pushed Out By Their Players
“Success in the NBA is more about the players, and less about the coach, than any league, pro or amateur, in U.S. sports,” wrote Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports in 1999. “More and more, superstars call the shots,” said Sports Illustrated’s five years prior. Each year that goes by seems to give the players more power and make coaches more vulnerable.
10 Biggest First Round Upsets in Recent NCAA Tournament History [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]
The annual NCAA Tournament kicks off Tuesday with two games featuring lower seeds vying for a spot in the field of 64.
15 Famous Athletes Who Had a Good Cry in Public
Tom Hanks’s character Jimmy Dugan famously said in ‘A League Of Their Own’ that “There’s no crying in baseball.” But that warning hasn’t stopped some of professional sports’ top players from showing their softer side from time to time.