Plenty of greats have worn pinstripes, but only a few Yankees define an era. Derek Jeter is one such player, epitomizing one of the greatest periods in Yankees history as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle did before him.
For Bronx Bombers fans born in the '80s and '90s, Jeter is baseball. It's that simple.
At 12 seasons, he will have been the Yankees captain far longer than any...Read more »
The United States is a Winter Olympics power, but success has been limited in these sports:
The U.S. has yet to medal in this sport, which has been contested since 1960. Expect more of the same.
Bill Koch's men's 30-km silver in 1976 is the only time the U.S. placed in this sport, but that figures to change with Kikkan Randall (women's individual...Read more »
The Winter Olympics are back, with the opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia, slated to air Friday night. All of a sudden, the mainstream sports world will find itself enamored with figure skating, skiing and speedskating, as is the case every four years.
But let’s face it, the Olympics are as much about national pride as they are about the spirit of competition. For those Americans seeking to...Read more »
Mirza Teletovic's recent scoring outbursts are no fluke.
Ten days after shattering a career high with 34 points in 27 minutes against the Mavericks, the Nets forward went for 20 points over 28 minutes in a 108-102 victory against the 76ers on Monday night.
The second-year pro is averaging 8.9 points in 19.4 minutes per game this season, coming off the bench in 33 of 39 contests. But...Read more »
Odds are good that one of the starting quarterbacks will earn the award again. But hey, there are 104 other players on the active roster, and any one of them could earn the MVP if he makes the plays that matter. Here's a look at some sleeper candidates. For the purpose of this piece, the top 10 odds-on favorites for the award are ineligible.
Broncos: Montee Ball (RB)The rookie won't get...Read more »
Today's NFL is full of surprises. It's unusual that two teams who were thought of as among the league's elite in the preseason meet on the final day of the season.
But for once, the 2013 season will culminate in a matchup many foresaw back in the summer as the Seahawks and Broncos square off on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Both teams are true football titans who have few glaring weaknesses,...Read more »
The Seahawks' top-ranked defense is garnering just about as much attention entering Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII as Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Or maybe it's just cornerback Richard Sherman who's been the talk of Seattle's elite unit.
Not that the brash, well-spoken All-Pro is undeserving. In his young career, Sherman has already ascended to the top of the heap at his position.
It's...Read more »
Just how much more productive were the Broncos' receivers than those of the Seahawks? Seattle's top receiver Golden Tate had fewer receptions and touchdowns than four Broncos during the regular season.
But don't mistake that for a drastic discrepancy ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII. That's just the way it is when Peyton Manning is slinging the ball all over the field.
Demaryius...Read more »
Counting field goal, extra-point and kickoff attempts, the average NFL team in 2013 trotted out a kicker about 155 times.
Broncos kicker Matt Prater, who handles all three duties, was involved in 215 such plays -- by far the most in the league.
The fact that Prater, who has battled illness during the past week, led the NFL in field goal percentage (96.2%) and touchbacks (81) and was...Read more »
To paraphrase the saying, men have wanted to be James Bond for decades. Apparently, that also applied to Ian Fleming -- who created the world's most famous spy -- even before Bond existed.
That's how the author is portrayed in BBC America's new miniseries "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond." Over four episodes, the show depicts Fleming's life during World War II while working with naval intelligence.
Dominic...Read more »