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  1. Cinderella Stories: La Salle Explorers

    Zach McCann

    The Sweet 16 is set, primarily with big schools from bigger conferences. But it's also got a few outsiders. So, as we did last week, Playbook continues to profile the little guys, looking at their exploits inside sports -- and far away from the field...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  2. Flo Rida talks Miami Heat, LeBron, NASCAR

    Zach McCann

    NEW YORK -- Few people are enjoying basketball right now more than hip-hop artist Flo Rida. The South Florida resident, who owns Miami Heat courtside season tickets and grew up a few miles from the University of Miami, has been in attendance for ...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  3. Cinderella Stories: Florida Gulf Coast

    Zach McCann

    The 68-team field is set, the bracket is out, and the NCAA tournament soon will begin. Before the final 64 take the court on Thursday and Friday, Playbook has chosen a few small schools to examine a bit closer, taking a look at their exploits inside ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  4. Cinderella Stories: Western Kentucky

    Zach McCann

    The 68-team field is set, the bracket is out, and the NCAA tournament soon will begin. Before the final 64 take the court Thursday and Friday, Playbook has chosen a few small schools to examine a bit closer, taking a look at their exploits inside spo...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  5. Cal Ripken Jr. talks O's, instant replay, book

    Zach McCann

    Cal Ripken Jr. sat down with ESPN Playbook on Tuesday afternoon to promote his third children's book, "Wild Pitch," a story about a young baseball player regaining his confidence after hitting another kid in the head with a pitch. We also asked R...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  6. Andrew Jenks talks Knicks, TV, Bobby V

    Zach McCann

    Andrew Jenks, the filmmaker who has created several award-winning documentaries and the MTV show "World of Jenks," owes part of his film career to basketball. As a freshman on the Hendrick Hudson High basketball team in Montrose, N.Y., his coach ...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  7. How the PlayStation 4 affects sports games

    Zach McCann

    NEW YORK CITY -- While there were 10 games shown at the PlayStation 4 announcement on Wednesday -- including the super-fun "Knack," delightfully violent "Killzone: Shadow Fall" and undeniably cool "Watch Dogs" -- the two-hour presentation didn't incl...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  8. J.J. Watt loves being in Houston rap scene

    Zach McCann

    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is from Wisconsin, a region of the country that's produced about the same number of famous rappers as The Villages, Fla., the country's largest retirement community (no rappers, to be exact, although Justin Vern...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  9. Athlete, celebrity music playlists go 1-on-1

    Zach McCann

    San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner was recently in the market for a personal jukebox, and to fill his catalog of music, he sent out a mass email to his friends and family asking for their favorite 15 songs. Bonner wanted to make a personal playlis...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  10. Barry Sanders, Jim Brown talk Hall of Fame

    Zach McCann

    There aren't many football players more synonymous with the Pro Football Hall of Fame than Barry Sanders and Jim Brown. So it made sense for the two legendary running backs to be on hand as the Hall of Fame debuted Gridiron Glory, a traveling exhibit...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  11. J.J. Watt chats with Playbook over a haircut

    Zach McCann

    NEW YORK -- J.J. Watt received a mohawk haircut Tuesday at a hair salon in Manhattan to promote AXE Hair products. We sat down with him in his barber chair to speak about all of the important things in life. What's up with the mohawk? They said...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  12. Jim Harbaugh's other job: race team owner

    Zach McCann

    While Jim Harbaugh is most known for being a vigorous, no-nonsense quarterback and a vigorous, no-nonsense head football coach, he moonlights in another leadership position: A vigorous, no-nonsense IndyCar Series racing team owner. Harbaugh is...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  13. Andrew McCutchen talks 'The Show' cover

    Zach McCann

    Andrew McCutchen doesn't have as many Twitter followers or play in as big of a market as guys like Matt Kemp, CC Sabathia and Bryce Harper, but that didn't keep him from winning the "MLB 13: The Show" cover vote and the glory of being on the front of...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  14. The Web's reaction to Lance Armstrong

    Zach McCann

    While Manti Te'o has dominated Twitter for most of the past two days, he was given a break Thursday night as the digital sports world focused its keyboards and mobile phones on Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey. Well, kind of. Te'o still...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  15. CC Sabathia on rehab, Yankees, sports

    Zach McCann

    While the New York Yankees fragrance sounds like one of the more bizarre forms of cross-promotion in sports, it actually smells like the Yankees' locker room -- and not in the sour way that may give you flashbacks of your high school gym class. "W...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  16. NBA surpasses 1 billion views on YouTube

    Zach McCann

    From Supermen dancing at All-Star Weekend to Blake Griffin annihilating Kendrick Perkins and the rim, the NBA's YouTube page surpassed a billion all-time page views on Sunday night, making it the first professional sports league to reach the milesto...

    Blog | December 10, 2012