Fans heckle. They boo. They curse. That's what they do (when they're not cheering or drinking beer).
But this week, two coaches named Tony in two different sports have taken umbrage to the level of vitriol, with one saying that fans have gone "way too far."
It started in Miami on Monday when fans attending a practice at Dolphins' stadium booed Chad Henne after the much-maligned quarterback made some bad throws. Then they started chanting "We want Orton!" in reference to the team's recent pursuit of Denver's Kyle Orton.Continue »
The Cardinals and Brewers played nine testy innings Tuesday night in Milwaukee: First Albert Pujols was hit with a pitch on the left wrist that the slugger broke earlier this season. Then Ryan Braun was drilled in the back and both benches were warned.
But that was just the beginning. In the 10th inning, things really got heated when Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina bumped - and apparently spit on - home plate umpire Rob Drake after arguing a called third strike. Drake wiped his face at least twice during the argument.Continue »
When established sports stars are traded - as we've witnessed in the past few days of NFL free agency - one prickly question inevitably arises: Will they be able to keep their old jersey number on their new team?
After all, most veteran players made a name for themselves wearing one number. In fact, Ochocinco literally made a name for himself with his jersey number.
Luckily for Ochocinco, he gets to keep his namesake number in New England as tight end Aaron Hernandez took the high road and relinquished his No. 85, saying: "He deserved it and should get it."Continue »
No outdoor basketball court has attracted more basketball talent than Harlem's Rucker Park.
Dr. J, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson are just a few of the past and present stars who have played on the hallowed park on 155th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
On Monday night, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant added his name to the list - and he did so in grand style, dropping 66 points in a show-stopping performance that had fans mobbing him on the court.Continue »
For a handful of NFL retirees enduring economic hardship, one of the sadder post-scripts to their playing careers is being forced to sell their Super Bowl rings.
Now Ray Guy - the most famous punter in NFL history - will be added to the list.
According to Sports Collectors Daily, Guy's three Super Bowl rings will be auctioned off next week because he is filing for bankruptcy and a judge ordered the auction to pay off his debts.Continue »
For those who missed the memo last week, July 29 was apparently Eat Marijuana While Getting Arrested Day.
The only difference? The guy in Arizona happened to be former NBA player Samaki Walker, who was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the No. 9 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft (before Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash).Continue »
(CBS/AP) Squabbling teammates are nothing new in sports. Who could forget Giants stars Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent going at it in the dugout in 2006? Then, of course, there was Michael Westbrook issuing a beatdown to Stephen Davis during Redskins training camp in 1997.
But the quaint world of track and field? Sure, we're accustomed to the doping scandals and mid-race collisions - but not fisticuffs.
That changed in Monaco on Friday when two French middle-distance runners traded punches during a Diamond League meeting.Continue »
Now, it seems Bush will be taking his Twitter talents to South Beach.
The Miami Dolphins have agreed to a trade for the New Orleans running back pending renegotiation of his contract, according to multiple media reports.
It wasn't known what the Saints would receive in the trade, which was first reported by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.
According to his agent Joel Segal, Bush has approved the trade, Glazer reported later.Continue »
Quoth the Ravens: Nevermore (will you play in Baltimore).
The excitement created by the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement has quickly given way to the dark reality of the sport's business side - at least in Baltimore.
According to multiple media reports, the Ravens are poised to cut several high-profile veterans, namely Willis McGahee, Kelly Gregg, Derrick Mason and Todd Heap.
It started Monday afternoon when Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the team had already informed McGahee that they plan on releasing him.Continue »
Yankee games have "God bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch but only NASCAR has pre-race prayers.
And on Saturday in Nashville, Pastor Joe Nelms came through with a car-racing invocation that won't soon be forgotten. His prayer before the Nationwide Federated Auto Parts 300 managed to fuse unusual automotive praise with a memorable spousal shout-out.Continue »
Like many power football conferences, SEC fans are serious about their beer.
(Bleacher Report even took the time to compare the conference's football programs to different suds.)
Now LSU is taking the next step - the university has announced it will partner with a local brewery to brand and sell its own LSU beer.
Tin Roof Brewing Co. and Mockler Beverage will be working with a recipe created by LSU's own food science department, with the school finalizing logos and labels for the new brew. An LSU spokesman said he hopes to have the beer "on store shelves by fall."Continue »
(CBS/AP) - Seventy-five former players are suing the National Football League, claiming the league concealed information about the danger of concussions for decades.
The negligence and liability suit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court lists Raymond Clayborn, Ottis Anderson and Mark Duper as plaintiffs, among others. Most players listed their wives as co-plaintiffs.
Helmet maker Riddell also is a defendant.
The suit alleges the NFL knew as early as the 1920s of the harmful effects of concussions and claims that information was concealed from coaches, trainers, players and the public until June 2010.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the league hasn't seen the suit but would "vigorously" contest any claims of that kind.Continue »
While much of the world was riveted by the inspired and respectful play of the women's World Cup in Germany, a decidedly less inspiring soccer match was being played in the United Arab Emirates between the UAE and Lebanon.
The game was a laugher (won by UAE 6-2) but it was made even more of a joke by a penalty kick in the 78th minute. That's when Awana Diab lined up for a penalty kick with the score 5-2, according to Yardbarker.Continue »