Wednesday, October 27, 2010

In The Spotlight

Josh Hamilton has come a long way from wandering through trailer parks jonesing for his next fix. This former No. 1 draft pick has successfully overcome a crippling addiction to drugs and alcohol to become a three-time American League All-Star and one of the top all-around players in the game. Learn more about his remarkable life story by clicking here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Top 49 Men of 2010

Who are the world’s most influential men? has the answer, and it’s on their annual list of The Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2010. Learn more about this year’s movers and shakers by reading my profiles of Australian Grand Prix champion Mark Webber, UFC President Dana White, 12-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant, NFL coverboy Tom Brady, New Orleans Saints savior Drew Brees and reigning NBA MVP LeBron James.

Monday, October 18, 2010

In The Spotlight

2010 has been a year to remember for Kevin Durant. Over the past 12 months, this 22-year-old forward has won an NBA Scoring Championship, made his first All-Star team, guided the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 27-game improvement, and captured gold at the FIBA World Championship. It’s no wonder, then, that basketball fans around the world are anxiously awaiting to see what “K-Smoove” will do for an encore in 2011. Learn more about this emerging superstar by clicking here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

In The Spotlight

The term “hero” is often overused in professional sports, but Jon Lester is one athlete to whom it truly applies. The Red Sox southpaw made headlines across the U.S. in August, 2006, when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the midst of his brilliant rookie season. He returned to baseball less than a year later and has since won a World Series championship, pitched a no-hitter and been named to the 2010 American League All-Star team. His courageous spirit and ability to persevere have made him a favorite among baseball fans as well as an inspiration to millions of cancer victims around the world. Read more about Lester by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In The Spotlight

Brett Favre continues to make history. This 41-year-old gunslinger recently became the first NFL player to throw 500 touchdowns and reach the 70,000 yard plateau in a dramatic showdown against the New York Jets. Sadly, his remarkable achievements have recently been overshadowed by allegations that he sent lewd text messages and photographs to a Jets employee during his brief tenure with the club. If found culpable, Favre could be suspended for the remainder of the season, thereby bringing a swift end to his otherwise illustrious 20-year career and his starting streak. Learn more about this predicament by clicking here.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Come Fly With Me

Dominique Wilkins may have been known as “The Human Highlight Film,” but few players in NBA history have graced more posters or appeared in more post-game reels than Michael Jordan. Whether swooping through the air for a gravity-defying dunk or nailing a last-second jump shot, Jordan had an uncanny knack for making jaws drop. Prepare to have your mind blown as I celebrate the top 10 highlights of Jordan’s illustrious career by clicking here.