The Oakland Raiders used a third-round pick Monday in the NFL's supplemental draft to select former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
The Raiders and the league announced that Oakland used the 18th selection of the round for Pryor. Oakland forfeits its third-round selection in the 2012 draft.
No other players were chosen.
“Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world.” For Jim Thorpe, this amazing remark was a common compliment. Thorpe was a track and field star, a baseball hero, and a football champion. To me, he defines what it means to be an all-around athlete. Thorpe died when he was 64 years old. Now, more than 50 years after the pro was laid to rest, his living children and his tribe are fighting to bring him home.More »
Athletes Give Back In today’s society, when you turn on the news, more often than not you hear about yet another star or athlete getting in trouble with the law. Whether its drunk driving or stealing, many people in the limelight today choose to make the wrong choices. Just when we think all hope to find a star capable of being a role model is gone, a select few choose to do the right thing. More »
DETROIT (AP) -- Jim Thome's back was aching, his toe was throbbing and his quad was cramping, turning his pursuit of 600 home runs into a painful endeavor that made him wonder if he would even reach the milestone before season's end.
On Monday night, Thome finally harnessed the power again in that pure left-handed swing of his, sending two home runs sailing over the fence at spacious Comerica Park. When No. 600 disappeared over left fielder Delmon Young's head in the seventh inning, Thome raised his right fist while rounding first base. His quiet chase, which seemed to vanish from baseball's consciousness as injuries slowed him down, was finally complete.
"You dream about it but when it finally happens it's kind of surreal," Thome said. "It's a neat thing, it really is."
Hitting a baseball is already really hard. With the hand eye coordination required to actually hit a baseball, it has been proven to be one the hardest thing to do in sports.More »
At 16 years of age, pro skater Nyjah Huston has already won second-place in the X-games and won every street league competition up to date. Nyjah was the youngest ever skateboarder to compete in the X-Games and he is an entrepreneur, owning his own skateboard company called I&I Skateboards.More »