Willie Mays Aikens was a power-hitting first baseman for the Kansas City Royals in the early 1980s, when home runs were not easy to come by and the Royals were among the best franchises in baseball. In the new book, ‘Safe at Home,’ biographer Greg Jordan helped Aikens tell his story, which includes an admission that he used cocaine during the 1980 World Series.
The 2012 edition of the Kentucky Derby, horse racing’s most storied race, is scheduled for Saturday. In addition to being a rite of spring in America, the Kentucky Derby is the first leg of thoroughbred horse racing’s Triple Crown. If a horse can win the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, its name is etched forever in history.
The Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians are among the surprising division leaders as Major League Baseball ends its first month of competition. However, it’s the Los Angeles Dodgers who possess the best record in baseball at the end of April. Here’s what’s happening this week in Major League Baseball.
The 2012 NFL Draft wrapped up Saturday night. While many pundits correctly predicted that quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III would go to Indianapolis and Washington at No.1 and No. 2, respectively, there were some surprises as the NFL Draft stretched into its late rounds.
The 2012 NFL Draft starts Thursday with NFL teams taking the opportunity to draft the best talent from the college ranks into the pros. While many teams build Super Bowl champions by drafting blue chip prospects, many other great players are left undrafted. Here are 15 of the best undrafted players in the NFL today:
Fourteen-time All-Star catcher Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez, who won a record 13 Gold Gloves, retired on Monday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Rodriguez, 40, spent 13 of his 21 years in the big leagues with the Rangers, whom he debuted with as a rookie in 1991. He also won a World Series ring in 2003 with the Florida Marlins.
The Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers stayed hot in the National League, while the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers bashed their way to American League division leads. Here’s what’s happening in Major League Baseball:
The 2012 NFL schedule was released by the league on Tuesday night. Each week of the 2012 NFL season is filled with divisional match-ups and conference rivalries, but these are the most interesting games.
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