(CBS) - The Texas Rangers were one strike away from winning the World Series last night - twice! No team has ever come that close to a title (twice!) and failed to win. After that extra-inning Game 6 heartbreaker, how can the Rangers possibly come back and beat St. Louis in Game 7? That's were manager Ron Washington comes in. The job of manager is never harder than after a backbreaking loss like this. Washington's message to his team after the game was simple: turn the page, get ready for the next game.
"The World Series is seven games," Washington said. "We've got to play seven games."Continue »
(CBS) - Following the Cardinals' improbable Game 6 win over the Texas Rangers, Lance Berkman and David Freese had plenty to talk about. The two Cardinals had major hits late in the game to tie the series and force Game 7 Friday night. Freese sums up his feelings halfway through the interview: "It's incredible to be a part of this."Continue »
(CBS) - It's obvious to outside observers that the Miami Dolphins are having a season to forget. At 0-6, the team is seemingly in freefall with no end in sight. Their demoralizing defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory performance against Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos last Sunday can attest to that. Running back Reggie Bush summed it up recently when he said, "Right now, this team stinks."
Not all his teammates were happy about that. Safety Yeremiah Bell turned the tables on Bush, saying, "He stinks."Continue »
(CBS) - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was forced to apologize when pictures of him and adult film actress Bibi Jones surfaced online. But it turns out Gronkowski is just one of many athletes the porn star has gotten to know. In a recent radio interview, Jones revealed that she used to work with a sports agent, using her charms to entice players to sign with the agent. She also says that she ended up going home with quite a few of them.Continue »
(CBS) - Pity poor JaMarcus Russell. The 2007 number one draft pick has gone from franchise quarterback to bust to punch line faster than you can say "purple drank." The one-time Raider, now a free agent reportedly trying to get back into the league, has had to put up with rumors and detractors for his entire career. (Or "career" if you're one of those naysayers.)
The criticisms of Russell are more or less summed up in this quote from CBS Sports' Will Brinson: "Russell doesn't exactly have a track record for being either fiscally responsible, good at football, or in shape."Continue »
(CBS) - It seemed like the Rangers could do no wrong in their win against the Cardinals in last night's Game 4 of the World Series. Texas was firing on all cylinders. Derek Holland was pitching lights out. The wounded Josh Hamilton was able to knock out an RBI double. And, of course, the grounds crew was killing it.Continue »
(CBS/AP) - DeMarco Murray started this season on the bench. He's going to end it in the record books. As the Dallas Cowboys steamrolled St. Louis 34-7, Murray had his way with the Rams defense, running for a franchise-best 253 yards. Murray takes the Cowboys rushing mantle from Emmit Smith, who took it from the previous owner Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett. It's fair to say Murray had a very good day.
The running back got things started early with at 91-yard touchdown run on his very first carry of the game. The 23-year-old rookie blasted through the Rams defense off a delayed handoff from Tony Romo and never looked back.Continue »
You read that right: sixty-two points. Last night was the first time a team has scored that many points since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
(CBS) - Buckle up and take a ride in the cockpit of a Formula 1 speed machine. This video represents a leap forward in in-car camera technology. This isn't a dashboard cam or a helmet cam; this is what an F1 driver actually sees on the track. Strap yourself in, hit play, and don't forget to lean into the turns.Continue »
(CBS) - Welcome to... the Sphere of Death! But not just any old Sphere of Death. This video shows the world record attempt for most motorcyclists ever to ride in a SoD at the same time. So it's basically the deadliest Sphere of Death ever. Roll the clip.Continue »
(CBS/AP) - You didn't think it would be that easy, did you? After weeks of hashing out a system for testing NFL players for human growth hormone, the players' union has moved to halt the tests.
''We informed the NFL (Tuesday) that absent a collective agreement on several critical issues, blood collection is not ready to be implemented on Monday,'' the NFL Players Association said in a statement released Wednesday. ''We have advised the players.''
Needless to say, the league is not happy.Continue »
(CBS) - ESPN's "E:60" episode on the life of 90's professional wrestler Scott Hall starts by describing him as a real life version of Mickey Rourke's character in "The Wrestler." It's easy to see why: Hall was a star 15 years ago, but now at the age of 52, he lives with a pacemaker and takes dozens of pills every day. Years of drug and alcohol abuse have turned his once-formidable physique into a wreck. As Hall himself says in the documentary, "I should have been dead 100 times."Continue »