The weather’s getting warmer, which means it’s time to get back out on your bike! And if you plan on riding to some new areas this summer, you should check out the Schwinn CycleNav. The compact GPS device – the first of its kind for bikes – will get you anywhere you want to go with the help of turn-by-turn voice directions and arrows that light up to guide you.
First Lady Michelle Obama has dedicated her time in the White House to making sure kids are physically active and eating healthy food. But she knows that sometimes you have to give yourself an unhealthy treat.
“Splurging is the key to life!” Mrs. Obama exclaimed. “How could you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?”
The First Lady made the comments on Monday during a conversation with seven kid reporters at the White House. She met with some of the nation’s youngest journalists during the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
The focus of the conversation was the Easter Egg Roll and her Let’s Move! program. Questions from the kid reporters ranged from how often the First Lady indulges in treats to how to make healthy changes in your lifestyle.
A few days ago, Kevin Durant made an insane three-pointer, was fouled, and hit a free to help send Game 2 of the Thunder's series against the Grizzlies into OT. (OKC ultimately lost, but Durant's play was still huge.)
Well. Durant's teammate Russell Westbrook stole some of his, um, thunder last night, hitting his own four-point play under really tough conditions.
With 29 seconds to go in Game 3, Memphis led, 85-81, as Westbrook entered the Grizzlies zone. He made a move above the arc, dribbled to the center of the court, and went up for a desperation three. He was fouled as he let the ball go, fell to the court, and SWISH!
Now that the 2014 MLB season is underway, many teams are relying on the players they signed in the offseason to get to the playoffs and beyond. While many fans know the big names of favorite players and coaches, few of them know what goes on in making the deal, behind the scenes in MLB front offices, or in the minds of owners.
These were some of the topics covered at the 2014 SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Sportswriter and TV commentator Ken Rosenthal interviewed owners, general mangers, and others who play key roles in making these moves happen.
There's no better postseason than the NHL playoffs. It's tough, it's brutal, it's personal. And at the end of the road is the best trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup. So, of course, when a team wins the Cup the celebrations can be big and loud and emotional.
It was 100 years ago today that that grand old ballpark Wrigley Field (and home of the Chicago Cubs) opened its doors for the first time. This afternoon, the Cubs celebrated with a party and a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Chicago wore throwback Federations jerseys and fans came dressed in their best 1914 attire. Even Arizona got in on the act, wearing their own throwback jerseys even though the team wasn't around back when Wrigley opened.
For a while, it looked like Chicago would mark the anniversary with a win. But what would a Cubs party be without a loss? Chicago was up 5-2 on the Diamondbacks and an out away from winning the game when everything imploded. The Cubs committed a couple errors and gave up five run, capping Wrigley's centennial party with a L.
Tough luck and sloppy play has been a hallmark of the Cubs time at Wrigley. (It has never seen a World Series champion — the last time the team won a title was 1908.) But that's not what draws people the ballpark. Instead, it's the history. And the tradition. And that ivy in the outfield. Actor Bill Murray might have summed up the Wrigley experience best in an interview with the New York Times:
We've got our first milestone of the 2014 baseball season! Last night against the Nationals, Angels slugger Albert Pujols hit two home runs to help lead LA to a 7-2 win. But the second dinger, which came in the 5th inning, was the 500th homer of Pujols' career. He's the 26 player in MLB history to reach the mark, and he did it with an exclamation point, crushing the ball into deep centerfield: