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Lunchtime Special: Mets Mess, NBA Playoffs, And A Dash Of Hockey
In this edition of the RealClearSports Lunchtime Special editors Cory Gunkel and Ben Krimmel discuss the New York Mets dysfunction, the NBA playoffs, and just the right amount of Stanley Cup playoffs talk.
Kentucky Derby File: The Last 4 Triple Crown Winners
On Saturday under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby will be run for the 143rd time. The opening leg of horse racing's Triple Crown. "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports." There will be Mint Juleps (1 teaspoon powdered sugar, 2 oz. Bourbon whiskey, 2 teaspoons water, and...
Al Michaels: George W. Bush Is Excellent At Baseball Trivia
Appearing on "The Dan Patrick Show," legendary broadcaster Al Michaels says that President George W. Bush is excellent at baseball trivia.
Higuain, Buffon Get Juventus 1st Leg Win In Monaco
Gonzalo Higuain scored the goals and Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean sheet to give Juventus a 2-0 win in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal over AS Monaco. Buffon, the ageless wonder of international soccer at 39-years-old, saved all of Monaco's five attempts on target,...
Adam Jones Discusses Incident At Fenway Park
Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones addresses Monday night's incident at Fenway Park when he claimed Red Sox fans berated him with racist language and threw a bag of peanuts at him. “A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me,’’ Jones said, per USA Today. “I was called the...
Manny Machado Goes On Profanity-Laced Tirade After Being Thrown At By Red Sox
The first pitch Manny Machado saw from the Red Sox starting pitcher whistled behind his legs at 97 MPH. Home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn jumped out and warned both benches. Chris Sale, "inside" 98mph Fastball to Machado. pic.twitter.com/zcDEWdlcuj— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 2,...
Ronaldo's Hat Trick Sees Real Madrid Past Atletico Madrid
In a game of many chances, Cristiano Ronaldo was the only one to seize any of them as he bagged three goals to give Real Madrid a 3-0 win in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal match against Atletico Madrid. In the 10th minute, Ronaldo opened the scoring with a header from a...
Pacers Pritchard: We Need A Tougher Team
The Indiana Pacers were able to hang with LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers for four straight games, but their close margin of defeat on a nightly basis was no consolation prize to being swept in the first round of the NBA playoffs to end the season. The Pacers are undergoing a whirlwind...
Deshaun Watson May Be Draft Pick That Will Impact Super Bowl LII
The Ringer’s Kevin Clark and former NFL GM Michael Lombardi discuss which 2017 draft picks have the ability to boost their new teams to the Super Bowl and the winners of round 1 of the NFL Draft. "Deshaun Watson is a really good player and went to a good team," Lombardi said of the Houston...
Draymond Green Rejects Charles Barkley Comparison
Some people have compared Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green to hall of famer Charles Barkley. Green was not too happy about that. "Hell no," Green said. "I'm the modern-day Draymond Green. [Expletive] no." Green went further and rejected any influence on his game. "I was raised...
Pre-NFL Draft Grades
Many media outlets pride themselves on grading NFL teams' draft picks immediately after they've made their selection. But at RealClearSports, we go one step further. Here are our 2017 NFL draft grades before the draft. What kind of talent did the New England Patriots sign? Will the Browns make...
Seahawks And Raiders Agree To Deal For Marshawn Lynch
"Beast Mode" is back. Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement to play for his hometown team, as the Raiders and Seahawks have agreed to a trade to allow the 31-year-old running back to play in Oakland, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Today, Lynch will be at the Raiders training...
Shannon Sharpe: Marshawn Lynch Is A Great Fit With The Raiders
Shannon Sharpe, co-host of 'Undisputed,' comments on Marshawn Lynch being traded from the Seahawks to the Raiders. Read more From NFL.com: "If all goes according to plan, Marshawn Lynch officially will be a member of the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday. Lynch's representatives and the Raiders have...
Mahomes: I'm More Than System QB
The term "system quarterback" is thrown around a lot in the weeks leading up to the NFL draft, referring to a player who has allegedly benefited from a pass-happy offense built for eye-popping stats in the box score from signal-callers. Patrick Mahomes, a potential first round pick from Texas...
Caitlin Jenner: "Totally Fair" For Trans-Men To Compete In Women's Sports
In an interview Wednesday night with Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson, "the world's most famous transgender person," and former Olympic athlete, Caitlyn Jenner commented on the role of transgender people in sports. CAITLIN JENNER: The Olympic committee is way ahead of identifying transgender...
Lunchtime Special: Strange Foods, NBA Playoffs, And The King Of The Week
Editors Ben Krimmel and Cory Gunkel discuss the Top 10 Strangest Ballpark Foods, the NBA Playoffs exploding to life, the King of the Week, and sandwiches in Thursday's edition of The Lunchtime Special.
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