Sometimes it's just so much fun being a sports fan. Exhibits A and B: The Giants' Tim Lincecum celebrating his latest no-hitter in a gladiator getup, and those awesome Nick Young billboards Lakes fans have put up.
After a successful run in IndyCar, Danica Patrick switched over to NASCAR last year and had a rocky start. She wants to win this year, but she's also out to gain some credibility, writes Janet Reitman in ESPN The Magazine.
As a little girl, Taversha Norwood had Olympic dreams ... as a gymnast. The dream is still there, but the sport is totally different: She ducks into the ring for boxing bouts, hoping the sport carries her all the way to London.
The 11th-seeded VCU Rams stunned No. 3 seed Purdue with a decisive 94-76 win Sunday night. With a few days off before their Sweet 16 matchup with Florida State, the players are excited to head back to Virginia as newly minted stars.
In support of his home country of Mexico, which is being torn apart by drug violence, Royals closer Joakim Soria announced this week he'd like to retire his wildly popular nickname, "The Mexicutioner."
The nervous energy is in the air as the pressure builds before the tomorrow's official opening of the Winter X Games. It is time for the athletes to cross their fingers, put on their lucky socks and take a deep breath -- and let the Games begin.