Sports Timeline

Former Olympian Dies: Meskerem Legesse Collapses, Baby Saved

Former Olympian Dead: Ethiopian Runner Dead At 26

A former Olympian is dead in Connecticut, according to a recent report from The Associated Press. Meskerem Legesse, a pregnant 26-year-old living in Westport, Connecticut, collapsed inside of a Chinese restaurant on Monday. Doctors were unable to save the woman, but did manage to save her baby, friends reported Wednesday. The cause of death has… Read more »

Keith Olbermann’s ESPN Show ‘Olbermann’ Premieres August 26

Keith Olbermann Back at ESPN

Keith Olbermann’s ESPN return is nearing with the controversial ratings juggernaut preparing to host Olbermann. The new show, which debuts on August 26, is a daily late-night program that starts at 11 p.m Eastern. ESPN President John Skipper released the following statement about the new show: “Keith brings a blend of editorial sophistication and unpredictability… Read more »

‘Sweet Caroline’ Was A Hit At MLB All-Star Game

The song is now a baseball anthem.

“Sweet Caroline” is Neil Diamond’s hit song that has become a baseball anthem for Red Sox fans since 2002. On Tuesday, Diamond took the field during the middle of the eighth inning at the MLB All-Star game to sing the classic tune in front of thousands of New Yorkers. The Red Sox have played the… Read more »

Mariano Rivera Gets MVP At All-Star Game

Mariano Rivera Last All-Star Game MVP

Mariano Rivera won the MVP award at Tuesday night’s All-Star Game — a no-brainer for fans and participants in baseball’s iconic game. Rivera pitched a flawless eighth inning, helping the American League win 3-0. The Yankees closer is set to retire at the end of this year, making his final All-Star Game a perfect sendoff…. Read more »

Kent State Wins $1.2 Million Judgment Against Former Coach Geno Ford

Kent State University Wins Geno Ford Lawsuit

Kent State University has been awarded a $1.2 million judgement against former men’s basketball coach Geno Ford. The university filed the lawsuit for breach of contract after Ford ditched the college to take a job at Bradley University. The judgment was announced by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the university. According to DeWine: “Ohio’s… Read more »

Pouncey Brothers Free Aaron Hernandez Hats Raise A Fuss [Photo]

Pouncey brothers Aaron Hernandez

The Pouncey brothers’ Aaron Hernandez hats are creating a stir, with a photograph of twins Maurkice and Mike Pouncey wearing “Free Hernandez” caps in support of their former teammate. According to Bay News 9, the 24-year-old twins wore the hats in a Miami, Florida club on Saturday night while celebrating their birthdays. Mike Pouncey was… Read more »

Jimmie Johnson Is Front Runner For Brickyard 400

Jimmie Johnson Favorited at 2013 Brickhouse 400

Jimmie Johnson has won the Brickyard 400 a total of four times, a record he shares with fellow Sprint Cup racer Jeff Gordon. In 14 days, Johnson is once again the favorite at the race, and, if all goes as planned, he will be the sole title holder for the most wins at the racetrack…. Read more »