Amanda Rykoff is a New York City-based writer. She’s a sports fan, proud Penn alum, recovering attorney, devoted aunt, and voracious consumer of media. She has contributed to ESPN, ONE World Sports, The Outside Corner and previously co-hosted the ESPN podcast, “Play Ball!” Follow her on Twitter.
Ryan Dungey has been tearing up dirt courses since his dad first put him on a bike at age five. 18 years, countless podiums and 25 overall wins in his pro career later, the 23-year old Dungey is poised for another stellar motocross season in 2013.
Daymond John is a modern renaissance man. The founder, president and CEO of FUBU is an accomplished motivational speaker, business mentor, entrepreneur, fashion icon, television personality, best-selling author and an investor on the hit ABC reality show 'Shark Tank', where he’s emerged as a fan favorite.
Donovan McNabb hasn't seen game action on an NFL field since 2011, but he hasn't lost his competitive edge. The six-time Pro Bowl quarterback was in New York City on Tuesday to participate in the Wild Turkey American Honey Bar-sity Athletics kickball game against a team captained by Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. (Spoiler al
Ryan Lochte doesn't shy away from competition. The 28-year old who is known as much for his good looks as his swimming ability has 11 Olympic swimming medals, including five golds. But on Tuesday afternoon, the three-time Olympian was in New York City's
If you don’t follow Stanford football, you probably haven’t heard Terrence Stephens’ name. That’s because he typically stays in the trenches and doesn’t get the attention that the playmakers do. But even with limited play — he missed the final three g
Mike James was known for his work ethic, determination and mega-watt smile during his four years at the University of Miami. James started all 12 games at running back for the Hurricanes during his senior season, when he rushed for a career-best 621 yards and six touchdowns on 147 attempts. Since graduating in December 2012, the Community Service M
Dana White has helped build the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) from a niche mixed martial arts organization to the fastest growing sports business in the world. The UFC president’s outspoken opinions -- whether express
A quarterback with the last name of Rodgers should sound familiar to football fans -- perhaps you’ve heard of Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers? Aaron’s younger brother, Jordan Rodgers (Vanderbilt ‘13), looks to take the first step towards following in his brother’s very large NFL footsteps at the 2013 NFL Draft.
When the younger Rodgers wasn’t riding around town on h
If you’re even tangentially affiliated with college basketball, Atlanta is the place to be for this weekend’s Final Four. Walk down the streets of downtown and you’re sure to see a lot of tall men with familiar faces. No face is more familiar to college hoops fans than Jay Bilas, ESPN’s outspoken college basketball analyst and noted Young Jeezy enthusiast.
Ah, Opening Day. One of the best days of the year. The smell of fresh-cut grass. The crack of the bat. Peanuts. Cracker Jacks. And....questionable baseball cap choices throughout the crowd. We know that people buy them, but why? We’ve taken a loo
Twitter’s burning up today with news of 'At Fenway', a new song and music video debuting just in time for Opening Day of the baseball season. This homage to Fenway Park by “crooner” Brian Evans is, as this post put it, “about the w
Welcome back to our breakdown of the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball tournament based school nicknames and mascots. In Part 1, we looked at the Midwest and West Regions based on "FARM" ("Ferocity Above Replacement Mascot") and crowned two regional champions, the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Iowa State Cyclones.
When the NCAA Tournament brackets come out, college basketball fans around the country spring into action, poring over statistics, KenPom ratings, RPIs, point differentials and any other factor that will give them an edge over their friends and co-workers during March Madness. But what about the team nicknames?
Spring training is in full swing, Team USA is contending for the World Baseball Classic title and Opening Day is less than18 days away (but who’s counting?). We’re also less than a month from another major baseball milestone -- the release of “42,” the highly anticipated film about Jackie Robinson and his struggle to break Major League Baseball’s infamous color line.
Bring sixteen die-hard baseball fans from around the world, put them in a fully-loaded apartment in New York City, deck them out in colorful team garb and have them tweet, post and blog about watching every World Baseball Classic game at all hours of the day and night. That’s what’s been happening since the first pitch of the 2013 WBC as part of MLB Fan Cave: World Baseball Classic Edition.
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