All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sports’

Althea Gibson Honored With Google Doodle On Birthday

Althea Gibson is the subject of a new Google Doodle currently gracing the search engine’s homepage in the U.S. The tennis legend was born on this day in 1927. Gibson was the first black athlete to play international tennis, and became the first to win a Grand Slam title (the French Open). She also won both Wimbledon and the U.S. …

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Ronda Rousey Nervous About Fight With Gina Carano?

Ronda Rousey probably doesn’t shake in her boots too terribly often, but when she speaks of her next fight, things are a little different. Gina Carano will be her opponent, and according to Rousey, she will be a formidable one. “Gina is the worst style matchup for me possible,” Rousey said. “She’s the only girl that I feel like has …

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Elin Nordegren Splits With Billionaire Boyfriend

Elin Nordegren is back on the market. The 34-year-old Swedish beauty and her billionaire beau, Chris Cline, have parted ways after dating for one year. Nordegren began dating Cline, 20 years her senior, back in March 2013. Rumor has it that they would even double date with Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn. Awkward. But sources say it wasn’t that weird. …

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Hope Solo Faces Six-Month Jail Sentence For Domestic Violence

Seattle Reign FC goal-keeper Hope Solo appeared in court in Kirkland, WA, on Monday, asking for the dismissal of the fourth-degree domestic violence case against her through a motion filed by her lawyer. Her lawyer also asked that the court exclude evidence, including hearsay, in the same motion, saying Solo was a victim in the dispute. Solo is accused of …

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Caroline Wozniacki Break-Up Key to McIlroy’s Success

On Sunday, Rory McIlroy sealed a fantastic stretch of golf over the past three months by winning the 2014 PGA Championship over a hard-charging Phil Mickelson. Unlike his previous win at the British Open, McIlroy faced great challenges during the last round of competition. Despite the obstacles, however, McIlroy was able to win his second, consecutive major event, putting him …

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Erin Andrews Critic Causes Major Losses For Entercom

Erin Andrews has caught some serious flack from many different directions after the announcement that she will be taking over Pam Oliver’s spot on the sidelines with Fox Sports. The move proved to be a controversial one, opening those in charge of the switch to widespread speculation. In a scathing blog post, Jeff Pearlman wrote of Pam Oliver, “…she [Oliver] …

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Paulina Gretzky’s Fiance Reportedly Suspended From PGA Tour

According to a report from Golf.com, Paulina Gretzky’s fiance, golfer Dustin Johnson, has been suspended from the PGA tour for six months. He has reportedly tested positive for cocaine. The golfer, who has been engaged to Paulina Gretzky since last summer, has had quite the troubled history with drugs. He tested positive for marijuana five years ago and cocaine once …

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NFL Players to Wear RFID for Real-Time Stats Tracking

All you stats lovers out there are going to be pretty happy about this news. The NFL has just announced a partnership with Zebra Technologies that will allow the NFL to capture real-time player stats, for instance acceleration and distances. .@NFL & @ZebraTechnology will collect data – position, speed & distance w/ device placed inside player shoulder pads pic.twitter.com/oTkdE2ehZL — …

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Gina Carano’s Return to UFC ‘Complicated’

Back in March, former professional mixed martial artist Gina Carano expressed that she was “very open” to returning to the MMA cage. Two weeks ago, UFC president Dana White stated with confidence that he expected to easily sign Carano to fight the following week. Though Carano has proven more reluctant to return than White anticipated. Carano, 32, left the ring …

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Miranda Cosgrove Stars In NFL Women’s Apparel Line

Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove and former American Idol Jordin Sparks have signed on and joined forces for a new marketing campaign for the NFL Women’s Apparel Line. Football season is just around the corner, and the NFL has already started shooting the ads to promote their new items, and show what the girls will be wearing this year in the …

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Tim Tebow Buys Home in Jacksonville

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow just purchased a $1.4 million home in Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida. The Heisman Trophy winner bought a five bedroom, 4.5 bathroom house located on Swilcan Bridge Lane from David and Virginia Bailey. The sale of the 6,500 square foot property closed on June 27, and was recorded Monday. No word …

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World Cup Final Was the Biggest Game in Facebook History

Did you feel like your Facebook news feed was dominated by posts about the Word Cup Final on Sunday? Well, it was. According to Facebook, Germany’s extra time victory over Argentina is officially the biggest sporting event in the history of Facebook. With 280 million interactions (posts, comments, likes) from 88 million users globally, there was more chatter on Sunday …

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