Harmon Killebrew Diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. – Baseball home run legend, Harmon Killebrew, announced today that he has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Killebrew, who is 74, released a statement through the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.

“With my wife, Nita, by my side, I have begun preparing for what is perhaps the most difficult battle of my life,” Killebrew said. ... Read More

Gilbert Arenas 75-Foot Shot at Buzzer (VIDEO)

During the first half of Monday night’s basketball game between the Orlando Magic and New Jersey Nets, Magic guard, Gilbert Arenas, makes a dramatic shot from 75 feet away beating the buzzer. The ball bounced off the front of the rim, hit the shot clock and fell through the basket right at at the buzzer. The refs, however, waved off the shot because the ball hit the shot clock which is considered out of bounds according to NBA rules.

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Arenas argued with the refs that the ball didn’t hit the shot clock, but it is obvious that it did as one can easily see in the video. The Magic went on to win 104-88.


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Mike Singletary Fired After Blowup with Troy Smith

Coach Mike Singletary was fired by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night December 26, after he had a blowup shouting match with his quarterback Troy Smith. Things got even more out of hand when a teammate came over and started smearing Smith’s face with a towel. Singletary lost complete control of his team.

Last night was a culmination of two disappointing seasons, including a 5-10 showing this year for a franchise that expected to win the NFC West. Singletary had made a name for himself as a coach with that bold “I want winners!” declaration more than two years ago.
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Brett Favre Receives Blow to Head in Vikings vs. Bears Monday Night Football (VIDEO)

Bears defensive end Corey Wootton sacked Brett Favre with a hard blow Monday night knocking him out of the Monday night football game as Chicago led the Minnesota Vikings 17-7 at halftime.

The injury prone quarterback’s head bounced off the frozen hard-rock turf causing a head injury. He was then replaced by rookie Joe Webb. The team said Favre’s return was doubtful. ... Read More

“Dandy Don” Meredith Dies of Brain Hemorrhage at 72

We  are sad to report that Don Meredith, ex Dallas Cowboy football star and broadcaster of ABC’s Original Monday Night Football, died of a brain hemorrhage Sunday, Dec. 5, at age 72.

In a Yahoo Sports news article Meredith’s wife, Susan said her husband died in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. She and her daughter were at Meredith’s side when he died. ... Read More

Drew Brees Named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year

PHOTO CREDIT: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Quarterback Drew Brees has been named the recipient of Sports Illustrated’s 57th Sportsman of the Year award. Drew’s notoriety comes not only from winning Super Bowl XLIV, but also from giving back hope and pride to the city of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

“It’s an unbelievable honor, for everything that it stands for,” Brees said of the Sports Illustrated award Tuesday morning on NBC’s Today show. “And it just makes me reflect back on the last five years in New Orleans, and the teams that I’ve had the opportunity to play for. And it’s just been a special, special journey.”

“I needed New Orleans so badly back in 2006, just somebody to believe in me, somebody to care about me,” he said. “And that’s why myself and my wife Brittany, we just tried to throw ourselves into the community, to do our part.”

Who can forget the image of Brees carrying his one-year old son, Baylen, onto the field after winning Super Bowl XLIV, restoring pride back to the city that so much believed in him. ... Read More

Minnesota Vikings FIRE Brad Childress

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN. — The Minnesota Vikings didn’t have much to be thankful for and so went the firing of Brad Childress Monday, November 22, just before the Thansksgiving holiday.  Anger had spread from the top, the players and the fans ending Childress’s run which was marred recently over everything from his abrupt decisions to a 3-7 start.

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Frazier and owner Zygi Wilf, who stormed out of the locker room after Minnesota’s 31-3 loss at home to rival Green Bay on Sunday, were scheduled to talk with reporters later Monday afternoon. ... Read More

Jonathan Bryd Hits Hole In One to Win Timberlake Shriners Open (VIDEO)

LAS VEGAS, NV – Jonathan Byrd looks stunned as he realizes he just hit a hole in one in the final round to win the 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open.

A stunned Jonathan Bryd looks on after hitting a hole in one to win Timberlake Shriners Open

Three players were left who each tied at 21 under after regulation – Martin Laird, Cameron Percy and Jonathan Byrd. They played three sudden-death playoff holes, but it was Byrd who stepped up to the tee on the 204-yard par-3 17th, to hit the miraculous shot. ... Read More

Dan Marino Speaker Appearances for Autism

Former Miami Dolphin quarterback Dan Marino is a popular and sought-out speaker on the circuit today. Dan, whose son has autism,  is an inspirational speaker for this cause.  If you’re looking for a speaker who can inspire and motivate, look no further than Dan Marino.

Dan Marino speaks to a crowd in front of the Dolphin Fountain at the Capitol to celebrate the first World Autism Day. He talked about his 18-year-old son, Michael, who has autism.

On April 2, Governor Charlie Crist and Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp held a news conference in front of the dolphin fountain at the Capitol to celebrate the first World Autism Day. World Autism Day was designated by the United Nations and will be held on April 2 across the globe in the future. ... Read More

Paul Azinger Speaker Appearances Inspire Audiences

There’s little dispute that pro golfer Paul Azinger remains one of the most inspirational sports speakers on the circuit today motivating and inspiring even the most jaded audiences.

Paul Azinger is a popular Christian speaker and motivational speaker at PFP Sports and Talent.

If you’re looking for a speaker who can inspire and motivate, look no further than Paul Azinger.
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