Champions League predictions?
The UEFA Champions League group stage is upon us, with Real Madrid aiming to defend its 2014 title; Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea looking to add to recent championships; and a number of other hopefuls trying to attain European glory. First, of course, all of these teams must advance to the knockout stage. What are your picks for group winners and second-place finishers? Cast your votes below!
pollcenter:category=5542+championsleaguepredictions?September 12, 2014Sep12By Patrick Dorsey | ESPN.com
Fuzzy animals = bliss. Fuzzy animals and sports? Even better.
Given those facts, we present you with these 134 wonderful seconds, via Andi Dzilums on YouTube, during which a baby bear -- after wandering onto a green at a British Columbia golf course -- discovers the flagstick, dances with it, then proceeds to steal someone's ball because, "WHOA, IT'S ROUND AND I CAN FIT IT IN MY MOUTH!!!"
The cuteness is undisputed. The only question is who had more fun, this bear or the tiger and lion that met the Toronto Blue Jays.September 11, 2014Sep11By SN Staff
Talking to young children about horrific stories in the news is a challenge for all parents. Ravens fan Bryan Bartlett could have thrown away his daughter's Ray Rice jersey after video surfaced of the running back striking his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer. But Bartlett told the Baltimore Sun's Kristine Henry that he wanted to "come up with something a bit more positive." So he swapped the "R" in "Rice" to create a different jersey for his daughter, Brynn:Courtesy Bryan Bartlett
Bartlett, father of Brynn, 6, and Bryson, 9, says he and his wife, Angie, told their children that they should never be mean and "certainly never hit or hurt anyone."
Be nice to girls. Be nice to everyone. Wouldn't that be nice?
H/T Baltimore Sun, full story here.
For more on talking to children about violence in the news, check out this site.September 11, 2014Sep11By Joe DeMartino | ESPN.com
There is nothing more adorable on this planet than a vicious, killer, man-eating animal that happens to be a baby. Baby bears, baby wolves, baby ... well, maybe not baby scorpions, but you get the idea. The Blue Jays found this out firsthand Tuesday, as pitcher Mark Buehrle brought the animals to their clubhouse after he met the owner of a zoo:
Need to hang out with this little guy from now on whenever I pitch pic.twitter.com/eAthTXKMVy— Drew Hutchison (@1DrewHutch) September 11, 2014
After meeting the tiger and lion cubs and probably making all sorts of embarrassing but totally understandable cutesy voices at them, the Blue Jays went out and demolished the Cubs 11-1, with starting pitcher Drew Hutchison striking out 10. We are totally not envious at all. The preceding sentence was a humongous lie.