For a lot of us normal folk, staying healthy and in shape during quarantine has been a challenge. Gyms are closed and it’s hard to find motivation to take a break from binge watching and binge snacking in order to squeeze in a workout.
Meanwhile, professional sports might be on hiatus for the time being but there’s still pressure on athletes to stay in shape during the time off. We don’t know when things will pick up again but the pros have a responsibility to take care of themselves so that they’re ready to go whenever they’re called back to action.
One guy who doesn’t seem to be having an issue with finding motivation to workout is Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman. Judging by a picture shared by Chapman this week, the Cuban lefty has been hitting the weights…hard.
Blink and you’ll miss it. The 90s Pop Songs Bracket was at a full 64-team field just the other week and now it’s down to the final eight teams. Gone are the massive favorites: Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Celine Dion and artists with multiple No. 1 hits. Still, regardless of seeding, the Elite 8 has plenty of powerhouse names remaining. The Notorious B.I.G., Coolio, Whitney Houston and TLC are just some of the artists still battling it out.
Speaking of seeding, it’s worth noting that one double-digit seed remains in each of the regional final matchups, including two No. 16 seeds. In fact, there’s only one true blue blood left: Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” That goes to show that the term “staying power” means a completely different thing now than it did 20 to 30
With the NBA, MLB, NHL and other major sports leagues and sporting events suspended or canceled, on a daily basis, we will revisit some of the most unforgettable games and sports moments in history. Welcome to On This Day.
It was just another day at the office for Michael Jeffery Jordan.
38 years ago today, MJ hit a shot that for nearly any other player would define a career, but for him was simply the first of many.
The six-time NBA champion and five-time MVP began his career as a freshman at North Carolina. And on March 29, 1982, he hit the game winning shot in the NCAA championship Game to seal the Tar Heels’ victory.
With under 20 seconds left to play and down by one, Jordan’s jumper was exactly what his team needed to beat Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas 63-62 in the closest championship game in 23 years.
With sports and many other industries shut down, some companies are doing what they can to fight against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Enter Fanatics. The top provider of MLB hats, jerseys and other merchandise, Fanatics is doing its part in a big way with the company’s latest gesture.
Fanatics will be using the jersey material the company has on hand to create masks and gowns, which are in short supply for medical workers on the front lines of the pandemic. Michael Rubin, the executive director of Fanatics, said he thought of the idea last week and talked with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to make it happen.
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Rubin went on to say that Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro had contacted him saying they were desperate to get gowns and masks
Rinku Singh, a pitcher who parlayed his victory in the Indian game show Million Dollar Arm into a minor-league stint in the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ farm system, is finally moving up in the sports world to where he can be viewed on television in a weekly basis. However, the sport he’s excelling in is not baseball.
See, Singh is now a professional wrestler — trading in baseball pants for much tighter clothing — and made his debut for NXT, WWE’s developmental wing, in a tag team duo with partner Saurav Gurjar. Together, the two put a beat down on Matthew Riddle.
Prior to his move inside the squared circle, Singh was part of another up and coming duo, just in the sport of baseball. He rose to prominence alongside fellow Million Dollar Arm standout, Dinesh Patel, to become the first
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Former New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury is trying to arrange a deal that would deliver 10 million N95 masks to New York City, but he has run into issues coordinating a deal between a Chinese company and the coronavirus-struck city.
Marbury told the New York Post that he arranged for a supplier in China to sell the masks for $2.75 each, nearly two-thirds less than their standard price tag.
“At the end of the day, I am from Brooklyn,” Marbury told the Post from Beijing, where he coaches the Chinese Basketball Association’s Royal Fighters. “This is something that is close and dear to my heart as far as being able to help New York.”
Marbury added: “I have family there in Coney Island, a lot of family … who are affected by this, so I know how important it is for people to have masks
Boxing champion and Philippines senator Manny Pacquiao has tested negative for COVID-19, otherwise known as the novel coronavirus. Pacquiao had put himself and his family in home isolation for the past week after appearing in a special senate session on Monday. In a letter to Pacquiao on March 27, Dasmariñas Village barangay chairman Rossanna Hwang said that Pacquiao was exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 and was considered a “person under monitoring.”
According to a statement, Pacquiao used a rapid testing kit from South Korea. “My countrymen, I would like to make it clear that even before I received the letter from [Barangay Captain Rossana Hwang], I already started home quarantine,” Pacquiao said. “Please don’t worry. I received rapid testing kits from my friends from South Korea. Using these kits approved in Korea, I tested negative. The FDA
By Alex Kennedy | March 29, 2020
Retired NBA player Theo Ratliff was recently a guest on The HoopsHype Podcast. Ratliff recorded the 22nd-most blocks in NBA history and he averaged 7.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over the course of his 16-year career. HoopsHype talked to Ratliff about his NBA career, today’s centers, playing with Allen Iverson, life after basketball and more. Listen to the interview above or read the transcribed Q&A below.
In today’s NBA, big men are being forced to evolve and the Houston Rockets are even going away from centers entirely. What are your thoughts on how the NBA is changing?
Theo Ratliff: I think the game has definitely changed. Back in my day, everything was kind of based on the big man being dominant in the post. With the evolution of analytics and their calculations that have people shooting more
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Former NBA guard O.J. Mayo is close to joining the Chinese Basketball Association to play for powerhouse Liaoning Flying Leopards, pending medical and other procedural clearances.
James Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus.