Saturday, June 28, 2008

5. Lowest seed ever to win NCAA title!

OMAHA, Neb. — Long before the final pitch of Fresno State's amazing win over Georgia was thrown, Mike Batesole knew it was coming.

No, it wasn't Gordon Beckham heroics or some crazy late-inning rally by Georgia. It was one look into the eyes of starting pitcher Justin Wilson before the game that convinced him Fresno State was about to win its first baseball national title....more...

4. Top 50 current NFL players

1. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: Can he do any more than he did last season? The scary thing for the rest of the league is, yes he can.

2. Peyton Manning, QB, Indianapolis Colts: Even Manning's down seasons are sensational. If Marvin Harrison is back this year, watch out.

3. LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, San Diego Chargers: His failure to play in the AFC Championship Game hurts his rep some, but he's still the best runner in the game. ....more...

3. Kobe, Lebron lead U.S. Olympic Team

CHICAGO -- MVP Kobe Bryant has a shot at another big prize after falling short of the NBA championship, and he'll have plenty of help along the way....more

2. Shaq Attacks Kobe!

Shaquille O'Neal took the mic at a NYC club last night, unleashing a freestyle verbal assault directed at his arch-enemy Kobe Bryant -- blaming his former teammate for ruining his marriage and imploring him to "Tell me how my...more

1. Drive the World's Fastest Roads using Google Maps

Modern sports cars can hit 200 miles per hour right off the assembly line, but you're lucky to crawl more than 60 mph on your commute. Take heart: If you're willing to travel, you can find a playground for the lead-footed on almost any continent. These are well-engineered roads with sporadic law enforcement and a high straightness index. They're in places where fairly consistent temperatures prevent car-tossing pavement buckles and there's no danger of road salt corroding your $200K engine-with-wheels. In these pace havens, speed limits are just a running start...more...