The NHL lockout may stopped professional hockey in North America, but in the virtual world of EA Sports the game plays on. The maker of the popular video game NHL 13 is simulating the NHL season online, and so far the St. Louis Blues are off to a less-than-stellar first half. As of Sunda ... More >>
Please pardon my lack of enthusiasm today; I'm still mourning that crushing playoff-ending defeat our city's beloved Redbirds faced on Friday -- damn those victorious Nationals. Also, Dewey Defeats Truman! Oh, ESPN. There's good shows this week: Smashing Pumpkins plays the Chaifetz on Thursday -- i ... More >>
St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott re-tweeted a link this past Saturday to his PSA for the You Can Play Project, which works to promote the acceptance of LGBT athletes in all sports. You Can Play is trying to change the culture of the locker room and the arena from casual homophobia to one that fo ... More >>
Dannie Williams got the fight he wants. On March 30, he'll challenge Hank Lundy for his North American Boxing Federation lightweight championship. The bout will be broadcasted on ESPN's Friday Night Fights. While the fight was not finalized until this week, it's been generating a decent amount o ... More >>
"Dangerous" Dannie Williams beat veteran boxer Fernando Trejo (33-17-6) on Friday night. He controlled every round, landing sharp hooks and straights between solid body work, before the fight was stopped because of an elbow injury Trejo sustained. The victory officially goes down as a knockout, W ... More >>
The Sun Devils hope to stick it to Mizzou tomorrow night.The University of Missouri survived a scare last week at home, eking out a 17-6 victory over Miami-Ohio. The game didn't cost the Tigers any status in the rankings (they remain #21 in the AP poll) but it did scare off the Las Vegas oddsmake ... More >>
Albert SamahaDannie Williams knocked out Antonio Cervantes on a perfect right hook, in a bout that co-headlined ESPN's Friday Night Fights. It was Williams' first televised fight. (See our previous post on Dannie Williams here and our coverage of the weigh-in here) Oooooooooohhhhhh-Aaaaaahhh ... More >>
On Monday, Joey Chestnut won his fifth Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest by cramming 62 hot dogs down his gullet in a gut-wrenching ten minutes. A weekend poll of ESPN viewers shows that more people were interested in the hot dog eating contest (27 percent) than t ... More >>
Keith Law, ESPN's prospect guru, released his updated rankings of the top 25 minor league prospects Tuesday, and the first couple names on the list aren't really all that surprising. The Angels' Mike Trout, who began the year atop virtually every prospect list in creation, is still there, followe ... More >>
If you happen to be in the Quincy, Illinois area today and would like to hear how nerdy my voice is, you can tune into 1440 AM, the ESPN Radio affiliate in Quincy. I'll be joining the morning show, hosted by Josh Houchins, at around 8:35 to discuss, among other things, the Cardinals' current clos ... More >>
101espn.comFarr (far right) and his posse on ESPN 101. First thought: I thought the goal of TMZ was to embarrass real celebrities? Second thought: D'Marco sounds like such a nice boy on the radio. If you haven't heard yet, the cameras of TMZ caught former St. Louis Ram D'Marco Farr spouting off a ... More >>
therundown.tvA screencap of the trailer for Nelly's workout DVD.The end of 2010 is shaping up to be a good one for Nelly -- pun intended. He's gearing up to release a workout DVD titled Celebrity Sweat: Exclusive Sports Workout. (A teaser is below.) According to ESPN's Lynn Hoppes, Nelly's re ... More >>
So, Stan Kroenke is the new owner of the St. Louis Rams. Enjoy it while it lasts. The team won't be here for long. Why? 1. Kroenke Won't Commit to Keeping Club HereAfter NFL owners approved Kroenke's purchase of the club last week, the new owner had this to say to ESPN:"I've been around St. Louis an ... More >>
Image viaWait, how did Sam Bradford hurt his arm again?Or at least that's the the take home message from the Rams installment of ESPN.com's "Camp Confidential" series. The column is the work of several ESPN writers on a tour of the training camps of every team in the NFL. The Rams' time in ... More >>
That's what ESPN's Jon Miller suggested in a radio interview last week -- the day after the Rockies rallied from a six-run deficit in the ninth inning to beat the visiting Cardinals by a score of 12-9. Below are a few of the excerpts from Miller's interview with KNBR-AM...
photos by Keegan HamiltonThe US streaked to a 1-1 draw against England."Let's hear it for cloud cover!"That's the cry that drew the second-loudest cheer of the day from St. Louis' American soccer hooligans. It was a sweltering 94 degrees in downtown on Saturday afternoon and the sun beat merciles ... More >>
So you're a Little League player attending a Cardinals game with your parents. You have prime seats in the front row in dead centerfield. You even bring your glove with you in case a homerun ball comes flying your way.Then, in the sixth inning, Albert Pujols steps to the plate and crushes line drive ... More >>
Thanks to RFT staff writer and college-basketball-junkie Keegan Hamilton for passing this item along: In Tuesday's edition of his "Forde Minutes" column on ESPN.com, Pat Forde gives a big shout-out to the Bleeding Deacon Public House (4123 Chippewa Street; 314-772-1813). The Minutes recommends th ... More >>
Recently Daily RFT was made aware of a possible solution for the St. Louis Cardinals much-delayed plans for Ballpark Village. Like the design of the new Busch Stadium, the plan hearkens back to the good ol' days of baseball. Ladies and gentlemen, we submit to you the Playograph!www.uniwatchblog.com ... More >>
How to eat healthy at airports. (Washington Post)A remembrance of coffee shops past. (Chicago Tribune)Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher interning with the USDA. (ESPN)Singapore's Satay Man is the last of a dying breed. (The Atlantic)Monsanto draws antitrust scrutiny. (Washington Post)
It's been over a week now since the NFL draft, specifically since the Rams' draft. I suppose you're wondering at this point, is this guy just really lazy, or a little slow on the uptake? Well, I freely admit to being both of those things, but I also have a reason for writing my draft grades this lon ... More >>
Over at Deadspin right now, the latest edition of the Deadcast (which, by the way, if you don't listen to on a regular basis, should be the #1 thing on your to-do list right now), has Michael Silver, a wonderful journalist from Yahoo! sports, laying a verbal beatdown on Josh McDaniels. Of cours ... More >>
It looks like the Detroit Lions, who own the first pick in the NFL draft, may be planning on taking Jason Smith, the offensive tackle out of Baylor. It's upsetting for Rams fans -- because some want to see them draft him at #2. Via Y ChromosomeI covered Smith not too long ago, when I previewed ... More >>
So I was in my automobile last night, driving along as I often do, and I heard something really interesting. So interesting, in fact, that I very nearly drove right off the road into some nice person's front yard. Luckily, my reflexes were good enough to save both myself and someone rhododendrons.&n ... More >>
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