DeAndre Spurns Mavs, Heads Back to LA
Fireworks and Football Players — NOPE
EA Sports to Include Women in FIFA 2016

Richie Incognito is MAD

So something happened to Richie Incognito today.  Don’t know what it was but dude let off on Twitter today regarding the situation on teammate Jonathan Martin. It all started like Continue Reading →

Jeter Says ’14 Season His Last

The Captain is calling it a career. Legendary New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced Wednesday via Facebook that the 2014 MLB season would be his last.  Jeter, who only Continue Reading →

Wednesday’s Woman: Jayne Kennedy

Though we often remember the women that have broken barriers as athletes, many forget to acknowledge the accomplishments of Black women in other areas of the sports world.  As a Continue Reading →

It’s A Celebration 4 Years in the Making

Today marks the 4th anniversary of Hardwood Diva.  Four years ago I introduced the world to a very special part of me.  Though many who knew me were not surprised Continue Reading →

Missouri DE Michael Sam Announces He is Gay

Well, so much for a calm Sunday afternoon.  In breaking news, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announced today that he is gay.  He is the first openly gay NFL Draft Continue Reading →

US Wins First Gold in Sochi


Sage Kotsenburg 2814

With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games underway in Sochi, Russia, the United States got its first medal.  Snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg picked up a gold medal in men’s snowboard slopestyle.

The laid-back 20-year-old put in the run of his life early in the competition which garnered a 93.50 score.  And that impressive number held up throughout the final round.  As he often does, he let his creativity shine through, and was rewarded for his efforts.  He was followed by Staale Sandbech of Norway with silver and Canadian Mark Morris with bronze.  The three are the first medalists in the event’s Olympic debut.

The addition of this event is not only pushing snowboarding to the next level, it is also helping the Olympic Games keep up with the times.  The popularity of Summer and Winter X Games proves that the rise of extreme sports isn’t a flash-in-the-pan occurrence.  These sports and events are here to stay, and to stay relevant the IOC needs to pay attention.

A-Rod Drops Suits Vs MLB, Selig, MLBPA

In a sign he may be prepared to accept his suspension, Alex Rodriguez has dropped his lawsuits versus Major League Baseball, Bud Selig, and the players’ union.  The notices of Continue Reading →

Cal DL Ted Agu Dies

University of California defensive lineman Ted Agu died Friday morning, the school announced.  Agu was a 21-year-old public health major.  He would have been a senior next season. Though circumstances of Continue Reading →

Hijack Attempt to Sochi Thwarted

A plane was forced to land in Turkey after an alleged hijacker demanded the plane fly to Sochi, Russia.  Sochi, of course, is the site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Continue Reading →