Monday, December 12, 2016

2016 Heisman Trophy Winner

Lamar Jackson
(Louisville Cardinals)
2016 Heisman Trophy Winner

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

LeBron James is Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year in 2016. Northeast Ohio’s favorite son used his incomparable skills skills to deliver a title to a suddenly revitalized city, while using his voice to have an even wider impact. (Robert Beck)

Monday, November 28, 2016

2016 CFL Grey Cup

The Ottawa Redblacks pull a massive upset and win the 104th Canadian Football Grey Cup championhip.   The defeated the heavily favored Calgary Stampeders 39-33 in overtime.   
Henry Burris (below), Redblacks QB was named Grey Cup game MVP.

2016 World Driving Champion - Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg 
2016 Formula One World Driving Champion
Nico finished 2nd to teammate Lewis Hamilton in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but had enough points to clinch his first World Driving championship.

The Top 5 in points for the 2016 World Driving championship:
1 - Nico Rosberg (Germany)  385 points  9 wins
2 - Lewis Hamilton (UK)  380 points  10 wins
3 - Daniel Ricciardo (Australia)  256 points  1 win
4 - Sebastian Vettel  (Germany)  212 points
5 - Max Verstappen  (Netherlands)  204 points  1 win

Friday, November 18, 2016

2016 American League MVP

Mike Trout’s historic young career continues to grow. Trout is the 2016 American League MVP. This is the second MVP in three seasons for Trout and he has joined Barry Bonds as the only players to place in the top two slots for MVP in five straight seasons.

2016 National League MVP

Kris Bryant of the World Champion Chicago Cubs is the 2016 National League MVP. Bryant becomes the first player to win the Golden Spikes (Best collegiate player), MiLB Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and MVP in four straight years.
Bryant joins Cal Ripken (1982-83), Ryan Howard (2005-06) and Dustin Pedroia (2007-08) as the only players to win the Rookie of the Year and then the MVP consecutively. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

2016 WNBA Champions

October 20th 2016
Candace Parker scores 28 points with 12 rebounds, Nneka Ogwumike adds 12 points plus hitting the last second basket to put the Sparks over the Minnesota Lynx 77-76 to win game 4 and clinch the 2016 WNBA Championship.
LA won the best of 5 series 3 games to 2
Candace Parker was named the Finals MVP 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

2002 American League Championship Series

October 13th 2002
The Anaheim Angels win the American League Champions series, defeating the Minnesota Twins 13-5 in game 5
The Angels won the series 4 games to 1.

Angels 2nd baseman Adam Kennedy wins the ALCS Series MVP by hitting 3 home runs in game 5. 
He is the 8th player to hit three home runs in a post-season game.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Top 6 2 Year old Thorougbreds for the 2017 Kentucky Derby

Here are the Top 6 2 year old thoroughbreds 
(as of October 10th 2016) 
They are the front runners for the 2017 Kentucky Derby

1 - Not This Time 

2 - Classic Empire

3 - Three Rules

4 - Gormley 

5 - Syndergaard

6 - Practical Joke

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Today in Baseball History (2001)

October 6th 2001
The Seattle Mariners win their 116th game to tie the major league record of wins in a season set by the 1906 Chicago Cubs and set the American league record.   They were led by the 2001 AL batting champion (.350 avg) and 2001 MVP Ichiro Suzuki and Jamie Moyer who had 20 wins which tied him for 2nd in the American League.

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

2003 NCAA BCS Champion LSU Tigers
January 2004
#2 LSU beats #1 Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl 

Monday, September 26, 2016

2016 Bad Boy Off Road 300 (September 25th 2016)

Kevin Harvick wins the Bad Boy Off Road 300 on Sunday September 25th 2016 at New Hampshire Speedway.

This was the 2nd race of the 2016 Chase to the Sprint Cup championship.  

Here are the top 10 finishers:

1 - Kevin Harvick
2 - Matt Kenseth
3 - Kyle Busch
4 - Brad Keselowski
5 - Kurt Busch
6 - Carl Edwards
7 - Martin Truex, Jr.
8 - Jimmie Johnson
9 - Kasey Kahne
10 - Kyle Larson

Monday, September 19, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

2016 International League Champions

2016 International League Champions
 (AAA Baseball)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders  defeated the Gwinnett Braves 3 games to 1.
The RailRiders won International League championship Governor's Cup for the 2nd time in franchise history and the first since 2008.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack is featured on the Sept. 19, 2016 cover of Sports Illustrated
The first issue crafted by Peter King and the staff of The MMQB.
 (Robert Beck)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

2016 NHL President's Trophy

Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin accepts the NHL President's Trophy 
The Capitals had the best overall record for the 2015-16 Season with a record of 56-18.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

2016 Southern 500

Martin Truex, Jr.
Winner of the 2016 Bojangles Southern 500
September 4th 2016
Darlington Superspeedway
He held off NASCAR points leader Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson for his first Southern 500 victory and second win of the 2016 season.  
Truex, Jr. is now 8th in the 2016 Sprint Cup Nascar drivers standings. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Today in Sports History (August 15th)

August 15, 2011
Jim Thome becomes the eighth player to reach the 600 career home runs mark when he hits a two-run homer in the sixth (599), followed by three-run blast an inning later off Detroit’s Daniel Schlereth. Needing fewer at-bats to reach 600 than anyone except for Babe Ruth, the 40-year-old Twins slugger accomplishes the feat in his 8,167th at-bat, compared to the Bambino’s 6,921.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Kimberly Hill (USA Volleyball)

Kimberly Hill
(Team USA Volleyball)

2014 MVP of the Wold Volleyball  Championships

Led team USA to their first world championship gold medal with a 3-1 win over China in Milan, Italy.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

2006 Baseball America Major League Player of the Year

Johan Santana
P - Minnesota Twins
2006 Baseball America Major League Player of the Year
Won the Pitcher Triple Crown
Led the majors in ERA (2.77), strikeouts (245) and wins (19)
He was the first pitcher to win the triple crown with fewer than 20 wins and an ERA above 2.60
Won the 2006 American League Cy Young Award