1. Kentucky Derby Winner 2014: Breaking Down California Chrome's Triple Crown Odds

    I’m guessing scalpers in New York boosted prices on tickets to the Belmont Stakes within seconds of seeing California Chrome breeze to victory in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 65,752 reads 12 comments

  2. California Chrome Brings Renewed Attention to Horse Racing's Mating Game

    Imagine hearing that there is a hot baseball prospect on the horizon with fascinating family ties to Hall of Fame players. On his dad’s side, relatives include Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 15,601 reads 3 comments

  3. Will Some New Celeb Help Floyd Mayweather Jr. Top His Justin Bieber Entrance?

    All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they all have their exits and their entrances… When William Shakespeare wrote that line, he had ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 16,641 reads 23 comments

  4. Kentucky Derby Is a Grand Slice of Americana That Everyone Should Sample

    “Have a good Derby.” That’s what the welcoming residents of Louisville, Ky. tell visitors all week as the anticipation builds for Saturday’s 140th running of the Kentucky Derby...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 9,746 reads 15 comments

  5. Jordan Spieth Shows He's Just What Golf Needs as Runner-Up at 2014 Masters

    As Bubba Watson sank his Masters-winning putt on Sunday, the most captivated spectator just might have been the 20-year-old who stood at the edge of the 18th green, hands on hips, taking it all in...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 30,383 reads 19 comments

  6. Manny Paquiao Shouldn't Eye Floyd Mayweather Superfight Despite Beating Bradley

    Did you hear it? I’m pretty sure I did. A collective groan from boxing fans coast-to-coast late Saturday night when HBO’s Jim Lampley signed off on the Manny Pacquiao-Tim ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 50,127 reads 265 comments

  7. 20-Year-Old Jordan Spieth on the Brink of Masters History

    There are many sports records we think of as virtually unbreakable. Among them, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak and Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point night...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 8,495 reads 4 comments

  8. Bubba Watson's Back: 2012 Champ Takes Control at Masters with 5 Straight Birdies

    In addition to winning and slipping on the victor’s green jacket at the Masters two years ago, Bubba Watson made a little news off the course by purchasing a notable orange car ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 9,674 reads 12 comments

  9. Masters Repeat Still a Long Way off for Adam Scott After Strong First Round

    Is it too early to discuss the possibilities of Adam Scott repeating as the Masters champion? Of course not. That’s the nature of modern sports...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 8,200 reads 3 comments

  10. Manny Pacquiao Knows He Must Prove He Still Has Killer Instinct vs. Tim Bradley

    A Manny Pacquiao highlight film easily could last hours, but perhaps the best moments of his career came during a 15-fight winning streak from 2005 to 2011...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 12,953 reads 102 comments

  11. Manny Pacquiao Is Fighting to Raise Spirits in Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

    Manny Pacquiao plans to take care of two things before he heads back to the Philippines to be with his wife Jinkee for the birth of their fifth child later this month. The first, of course, is to defeat Timothy Bradley Jr...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 17,121 reads 19 comments

  12. How the Masters Became the World's Greatest Golf Tournament

    With the approach of this year’s Masters, it’s once again time for Jim Nantz to whisper in our ears that we’re about to savor “a tradition unlike any other...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 25,592 reads 14 comments

  13. The Masters' Green Jacket Is as Historic as the Golfing Greats Who Wear It

    Although it looks like a garish garment that could have been purchased off the rack during a clearance sale, the green jacket that’s given to every Masters winner reigns as the ultimate symbol of golfing greatness...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 12,077 reads 1 comments

  14. Florida Again Meets Its Kryptonite as UConn Stuns Gators in 2014 Final Four

    As Florida took the court Saturday night there was a sense that the Gators had arrived in the Dallas area in Superman style—aloft and flying all on their own, no jet engines needed, capes fully extended...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 12,141 reads 5 comments

  15. Shabazz Napier Leads Iron-Willed UConn Past Michigan State and into Final Four

    Seven is supposed to be a lucky number, and 13 is supposed to be the unluckiest one of all. But Connecticut is the first ever No...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 16,407 reads 17 comments

  16. Florida Kicks Elite Eight Jinx and Heads for Final Four on a Roll

    The Florida Gators had one gigantic question hovering over them Saturday as they sought the Final Four berth that has been so elusive for their four starting seniors...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 22,775 reads 36 comments

  17. Michigan State Shows It Can Weather Any Punch in Sweet 16 Slugfest vs. Virginia

    It was fitting that the defensive showdown between Michigan State and Virginia took place at Madison Square Garden...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 5,530 reads 6 comments

  18. Why the Dayton Flyers Are the Cinderella Team of This NCAA Tournament

    To be anointed the Cinderella team of the NCAA tournament, it's not enough to simply be a victorious band of hoopsters who have a double-digit seed next to their name in the bracket...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 19,453 reads 34 comments

  19. Steve Alford Silences Critics, Has UCLA Humming and in the Sweet 16

    Stephen F. Austin had a great run this season, but it was no match Sunday night for the UCLA team coached by Stephen T. Alford...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 8,534 reads 12 comments

  20. Syracuse's Late-Season Collapse Complete After Upset Loss to Dayton

    Syracuse long has been famous for its 2-3 zone defense. But it was banished from the NCAA tournament Saturday night because of an 0-of-10 offense...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 6,659 reads 37 comments

  21. Duke's Stunning Upset to Mercer Shows Jabari Parker Isn't Invincible

    Top-three draft pick. NBA All-Star. Contender for MVP. All of that and plenty more seems fairly assured for Jabari Parker as a pro...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 11,302 reads 84 comments

  22. Rick Pitino's Anger at Selection Committee Justified After Thriller vs Manhattan

    When Rick Pitino went off this week about what a rotten deal Louisville was dealt with its opening matchup in the NCAA tournament, as reported by The Associated Press ( via ESPN...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 16,693 reads 18 comments

  23. Is the NCAA Tournament Really a Bad Thing for the US Economy?

    Most employees have an annual performance review in which the bosses grade their work. But this week is when that judgmental process should get flipped, giving the people a chance to rate those who are calling the shots...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 129,781 reads 29 comments

  24. 2014 NCAA Tournament Has All the Ingredients to Be One of the Best Ever

    What's your favorite NCAA tournament in recent memory? Florida's repeat championship seasons of 2006-07? Kansas needing overtime to claim the 2008 Final Four? How about the 2009 ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 45,363 reads 63 comments

  25. Big East Basketball Seeks to Rise from the Ashes and Reclaim Its Prestige

    If you're a college hoops junkie, don't you have to be rooting for the Big East this year? Yes, by Madison Square Garden standards, the Big East tournament is woefully short on marquee teams...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 3,513 reads 6 comments