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Shame on Japan's Marcus Tulio Tanaka, whose reckless, flying karate kick to Didier Drogba's right arm in a "friendly" last Friday may have knocked the Ivory Coast striker out of the World Cup. Also injured over the weekend: Holland's Arjen Robben (hammy) and England captain Rio Ferdinand (knee).
When it looked as if there might not be enough spellers left to fill out its two-hour telecast of the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals last Friday, ABC simply cut things off in mid-round, leaving parents and contestants peeved as six spellers got a bye.
Once the hottest starter in the majors—laughably so—the Giants' ace has had a 4.78 ERA (Freakishly high for the two-time Cy Young winner) since May 4. He's also probably not chuckling at his dopey digital likeness (left) in Tauntr.com's demented cartoon, Timmy & Bus.
CHARLES OAKLEY SCUFFLE?
Pics of the Oak Man in a neck brace and arm cast surfaced last week, leading a pal to tweet that the onetime NBA enforcer had been roughed up by Vegas bouncers. Hey, if you can't beat 'em, rip the Knicks, which Oakley did to his former club in an off-the-cuff radio spot.