Arenas

Former Arizona Wildcats and NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas has been in the news a bunch of late. Earlier this week, there was a story of Arenas forgiving Donald Sterling. Now, an Instagram video of Arenas counting off jumpshots has surfaced. What’s the big deal? He’s an ex-NBA player chucking up threes and playing pickup games [...]

ditka

I saw this one while traversing the hometown newspaper the other day and had to smile. The Chicago Tribune included an article detailing former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka’s decision to become a spokesman for Al’s Beef and Nancy’s Pizza. The original Al’s is nestled behind my high school – St. Ignatius College Prep – [...]

manziel

With just a few hours until Roger Goodell strides to the podium in New York, I couldn’t withstand the impulse to finally toss up a full first-round mock draft. I recognize that there will be a number of trades and other surprises to blow this up, but I would be remiss if I didn’t submit [...]

Lasorda

He’s one of the faces of Major League Baseball and chief ambassadors of the game. Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda is a legend in Los Angeles and has been making the scene for some 40 years. Of course, that means that he’s well-acquainted with embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Lasorda talked with WPBF 25 in [...]

durant

The announcement of Kevin Durant as the 2013-14 NBA MVP was no surprise. On Tuesday, Durant was formally introduced as the winner of this year’s award, and his speech was a fantastic and emotional ride. Check out how he describes his teammates … and the message for his mom.

CharityBuzz

Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banished Donald Sterling from the Los Angeles Clippers, he has been celebrated as a hero. Silver’s press conference drew accolades and announced his arrival as the new leader of the NBA world. Now, you can bid on a lunch meeting with the commissioner and other NBA leaders for charity. CharityBuzz.com [...]

CrosstownCup

Regardless of the teams’ records, the “Crosstown Cup” battle between the White Sox and Cubs has always been a hot ticket. Of course, those series have normally been played during the summer months and on weekends. This year, the scheduling algorithm and human decision-makers decided to make the four-game series an early-week production. The first [...]

TJMRI

The namesake of the once-dreaded surgery, former major league hurler Tommy John, is making autographed prints available on behalf of the “Let’s Do It Foundation, Inc.” According to the website, one of the foundation’s missions: The “Let’s Do It Foundation” wants to again be an original by supporting research in PREVENTING this type of injury. [...]

SNLSterling

As you’d expect, “Saturday Night LIVE” took its swipe at the controversy involving Clippers owner Donald Sterling this past weekend. Bobby Moynihan took center stage as Sterling, with other cast members portraying commissioner Adam Silver and Dennis Rodman, among others.

Magic

In the aftermath of NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s historic announcement of Donald Sterling’s banishment from the league, a number of luminaries stepped forward to express their interest in becoming the new owner(s) of the Clippers. We’ve heard from Oprah Winfrey, Floyd Mayweather, Dr. Dre and Diddy, among others. One other legendary Los Angeles figure had [...]

Giancarlo

Those who know me are well-acquainted with my “Breaking Bad” fanboy status. OK, I have a number of television shows and films where character and plot information occupies far too much of my brain. Well, Giancarlo Esposito, who appeared as Gustavo Fring on “Breaking Bad” and Buggin’ Out in “Do The Right Thing,” (among countless [...]

Cano

It’s another in the ever-expanding run of Jimmy Fallon viral videos. Former Yankees star Robinson Cano returned to New York and paid a visit to “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” before his Seattle Mariners took on the New York Yankees. New Yorkers were asked if they’d “Boo” Cano in his return to the Bronx [...]

KidIntensity

We always look for the “faces of the fans” during playoff runs for teams across our favorite sports. We celebrate the reaction shots in our stadiums and arenas. And, no sport brings out the passion and energy like the NHL. This week, we were treated to a glimpse of the next generation of hockey fan. [...]

puig

Outfielder Yasiel Puig set Major League Baseball on fire upon his arrival to the Dodgers last season. He logged 42 extra-base hits with 42 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 432 plate appearances. Stars rushed to Dodger Stadium to get a glimpse of the city’s newest sensation and the Dodgers drew fans to opponents’ parks [...]

Warrior

On Tuesday night, my tag-team partner in radioland, Jason Smith, and I were discussing the 2014 NCAA Women’s Championship Game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the University of Connecticut Huskies. I had likened the coaches’ press conference comments to the “house show” rants of professional wrestlers from my youth. For the uninitiated, the [...]

IceCubeDodgers

I don’t know how much I need to add to this one. This photo of the legendary rapper & actor, Ice Cube, appeared on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ official Twitter page.

joeyvottomountie

I saw a link to this interview on my Twitter account earlier. Joey Votto, slugger for the Cincinnati Reds and interviewed while dressed as a Mountie, was on “Intentional Talk” on MLB Network. With fond memories of the “Dudley Do-Right” cartoon and “The Lumberjack Song” from Monty Python, how could I ignore such a headline?

VinKoufax

Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully “threw” the ceremonial first pitch to Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax ahead of the Dodgers’ home opener. It’s a shame that the continuing television rights coverage precluded most of Los Angeles from seeing it live, but this is a moment that will live on in Dodgers lore. Check out the First [...]

You know that I love the investing angle of every conversation and following the flow of cash. Well, the early odds are in for the big chair at “Late Night” at CBS, one day after David Letterman announced his departure. Letterman said that his last show would occur sometime during 2015. Of course, the speculative [...]

MikeDelio

Mike Delio, a pitcher for Carle Place High School in Long Island, pitched a perfect game on Tuesday night. Delio did so in his first varsity start. Oh, and he struck out every batter he faced. On Thursday night, Delio joined “The Jason Smith Show” on FOX Sports Radio to talk about the game, his [...]

Letterman

It seems that the past year or two has been replete with innumerable reminders of my age. In the sports world, I mark the passage of time with the latest announcements of Hall of Fame enshrinements, retirement tours (like the one just begun for Yankees captain Derek Jeter) and the first at-bats, jump shots or [...]

The Minnesota Golden Gophers cut down the nets after defeating Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs. Check out the video. The Gophers applied a double-team … from the coaching box. Richard Pitino and his Gophers received a little bit of support from his father, Rick, who was sitting behind the Minnesota bench. Watch behind the bench in [...]

JeterBoots

On Wednesday night, the Astros celebrated the lengthy career of future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter of the Yankees. His former teammates, Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, were in attendance as the Astros presented the first gifts of the tour. And they’re memorable … OK, so the first of the gifts goes to the overall [...]

tigerwoods

On Tuesday morning, golf fans and the larger sporting world learned what had long been feared. He’d already canceled an appearance at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, an event that he’d regularly dominated. At the time, the withdrawal was attributed to “back spasms.” Woods’ longstanding injury forced him to withdraw from “The Masters,” marking the first [...]

ChikFilA

I’ll assume that the marketing folks over at Chick-fil-A are trolling for some April Fool’s Day response with this one. But, I gotta ask. Would you try one?