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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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07/25/14
Food Critic: Ballpark Village Restaurants Disappoint

Ballpark Village, the mixed-use development adjacent to Busch Stadium, "isn't ready for the restaurant big leagues," according to Ian Froeb of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Froeb, a restaurant critic, reviewed Cardinals Nation, giving the sports bar one and a half stars out of a possible four. The re ...

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, MLB, Facilities

07/25/14
NYC FC Brings On Frank Lampard As Second DP

MLS expansion club NYC FC on Thursday introduced former EPL club Chelsea MF Frank Lampard, who becomes the club's "fourth player and second of three to fill the Designated Player slot," according to Stefan Bondy of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Lampard: "We’re here to play serious football, serious soc ...

Tags: Franchises, MLS

07/25/14
MLBAM Against Creating Digital "Fast Lanes"

MLBAM has submitted a formal opposition to a proposal by the FCC to create digital “fast lanes” that would allow ISPs to offer different speeds to various online services. MLBAM Senior VP & General Counsel Michael Mellis, in a letter dated last week, said the FCC proposal “woul ...

Tags: Media, MLB

07/25/14
Night Moves: Batters Up

Last night's 1:00am ET editions of ESPN's "SportsCenter" and FS1's "Fox Sports Live" both were both heavy with MLB highlights, with ESPN leading with three MLB games and FS1 leading with four games. Both broadcasts followed their MLB highlights with the two-game suspension of Ravens RB Ray Rice . ...

07/25/14
Twitter Me This....

SI's Peter King : "Now Irsay is on deck for his sanction. The league is taking far, far too long with this." Goodwin Sports’ Nate Jones : "Wondering how Kyrie and Paul George sigs will do on the market. The process to build a solid signature biz is a long one. Ask KD and Bro ...

07/25/14
Quick Hits....

"I'm not trying to relive that banner season. I'm not trying to be that phenomenon that happened in New York. I just want to be myself" – Newly acquired Lakers G Jeremy Lin , on the "Linsanity" phenomenon when he played for the Knicks ( L.A. DAILY NEWS, 7/25 ). “Top players wa ...

07/25/14
Final Jeopardy....

"What is a muggle?" In the "Harry Potter" book series, a "muggle" is a person who lacks any sort of magical ability. Correct responses to the “Pro Sports Teams” category: For $200: “Who are the Heat?” For $400: “Who are the Jaguars?” For $600: &l ...

07/25/14
Laugh Track....Fantasy Literature

NBC's Jimmy Fallon : "The trailer for the highly anticipated '50 Shades of Grey' movie just came out today, marking the first time that wives were like, 'I was just checking my fantasy football league'" ( "The Tonight Show," NBC, 7/24 ).

07/25/14
Final Jeopardy!

Last night's "Final Jeopardy!" category was "Novel Words." "This word for a person without certain abilities has made it from the realm of fantasy to the Oxford English Dictionary." Last night’s edition of “Jeopardy!” featured the category “Pro Sports Teams.” F ...

07/25/14
Minor-League GM Has Prostate Exam At Game

Myrtle Beach Pelicans GM Andy Milovich  yesterday underwent a prostate exam in the press box for the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night, making the Single-A Carolina League team the "center of attention in baseball for the evening, at least in the minor leagues." The exam during the s ...

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