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9-Year Old Girl Becomes An Internet Sensation…Playing Football

She jukes, she jives, she can probably outrun your son. Sam Gordon, a 9-year old girl has become an internet super star over the last couple days when footage of the girl started circulating of her playing in a youth football league. She has yards and moves that would make scouts salivate and she has. […]

USADA Releases Report, Nike And Trek Break Ties with Lance Armstrong…and Other Thoughts on His Doping

On October 10, 2012, USADA CEO Travis Tygart released a statement regarding their investigation into the US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team’s “doping conspiracy”.  Attached to this statement is a 202-page document detailing the reasoning behind the decision to ban Lance Armstrong from cycling for life.  Also attached are the affidavits provided by the cyclists and others who […]

Lance Armstrong Steps Down From Livestrong

Lance Armstrong announced on Wednesday that he is stepping down as chairman of the Livestrong foundation. He founded the cancer-fighting charity when he was battling cancer himself. He wants them to be able to focus on their causes instead of Armstrong’s newest doping allegations. Armstrong released a statement to announce his departure: This organization, its mission and […]

A Florida High School Has A New Quarterback, And SHE’s Great

A Florida girl has taken the field as her high school’s back-up quarterback and became the first ever female to do so. According to her  South Plantation Sr. High School coach, Doug Gatewood, she doesn’t receive any special treatment and she has earned her spot. Gatewood: I don’t make exceptions for her if she can’t do, I wouldn’t […]

Lance Armstrong Banned From Cycling For Life, Stripped Of Titles

Well, the battle is over, the last time Aerys reported on the Armstrong situation, it was said that he was going to keep fighting to keep his name clear. Now that doesn’t seem to be the case and the USADA moved in for the kill… The United States Anti Doping Agency has laid the hammer […]

Avalanche to Honor Jessica Ghawi

The Colorado Avalanche have announced that they will be officially honoring Jessica Ghawi, the aspiring sports broadcaster whose life was tragically ended on Friday. I’m not sure how they are going to go about honoring her, and will update when that information becomes available. The club also extended condolensces to all of the victims and […]

Jessica Ghawi

Yesterday, Alexis Boucher wrote about Jessica Ghawi on Intermission Report. Jessica, who wrote under the name of Jessica Redfield, was killed in the shooting at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. She was attending the midnight premiere of the newest addition to the Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises, when her life was senselessly taken. […]

Red Bull Wake Open Comes To Tampa

Back in October, I headed to Downtown Tampa and found a spot near the Convention Center to watch Red Bull Flugtag. Now, Red Bull is coming back to Tampa with the Red Bull Wake Open and they’re bringing the best wakeboarders in the world with them. As a lifelong resident of the Sunshine State, I […]

Lance Armstrong Wages War Again

  As the 2012 Tour de France moves into the rest day, 7-time champion Lance Armstrong is facing his biggest battle to date – excluding his fight to survive life-threatening cancer.  After years of defending himself against doping allegations from a variety of sources and winning every lawsuit those accusations generated, Armstrong must finally answer to the […]

Wimbledon- Day 13 Recap- Federer Makes History

  Congratulations to Roger Federer! He just won his 7th Wimbledon title,  17th major overall. He defeated Britain’s Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Federer equals Pete Sampras’ record. He turns 31 in August, and is the oldest man to win a major since 2003, when Andre Agassi won the Australian Open at age 32.  […]

Wimbledon: Day 12 Recap- Serena Williams Wins

What a great day for Serena Williams. Not only did she win her 5th Wimbledon title in singles, she also won her 5th Wimbledon title in doubles, with her sister, Venus Williams.   First up for Serena Williams was her singles final, against world number 3 Agnieszka Radwanska. She won the first set 6-1. It seemed […]

Wimbledon: Day 10/11 Recaps- Finals Are All Set

Day 10 Agnieszka Radwanska made it to her first Wimbledon final, after defeating Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 in the SF. She is seeded number 3 and if she wins the title, she will become the world number one. Radwanska is the first Polish player, woman or man, to make it to the Wimbledon final since […]

Wimbledon: Day 9 Recap- Winning Two matches in a Day, Not a Problem for the Williams Sisters

  The SFs for the men’s singles has been set. There weren’t any upsets in the QFs. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga all won their respective matches.   Federer defeated Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets- 6-1, 6-2, 6-2- and is in his 32nd Grand Slam SF. Although his back had been hurting […]

Wimbledon: Day 8 Recap- Only One American Left

    At the end of Day 9, only one American remains in the singles draw at Wimbledon. That one American? You guessed it, Serena Williams. The other Americans all lost their matches today. Mardy Fish and Brian Baker played their fourth round matches today because of yesterday’s rain delay.   Serena Williams knocked out […]

Stage 4: Griepel gets stage win, Cancellara stays in yellow

    Things were fairly quiet for the first 211.5 km today.  A trio escaped for a breakaway and lasted almost the entire stage.  RadioShack-Nissan’s tireless warriors, Jens Voight and Yaroslav Popovych, made tempo at the front of the peloton, assuring that the breakaway didn’t get too big a lead.  At the back, the wounded […]