Why the small screen doesn’t equal small ball

In December, nearly a year and a half after filing for bankruptcy, the Los Angeles Dodgers shelled out $147 million to Zack Greinke in a landmark deal – the second largest contract ever given to a pitcher. The move capped off a season in which the Dodgers new ownership group rescued the Boston Red Sox…

Speakeasy Road Trip: Nashville

A day in the life of a sports beat writer probably does not sound overwhelmingly exciting. Although, a weekend road trip to Nashville, the Music City, to cover Ohio basketball packs enough action to warrant a video blog. Check out Speakeasy Sports’ writers Alex Hider and Chris Longo as they make their first trip to…

Australian Open blog: the quarterfinals

When asked if she splurges with the riches that come with playing your way deep into a major tournament, Sloane Stephens took the mature road. “I’m trying to save my money because I don’t want to be old and broke,” Stephens said after advancing to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The way the 19-year-old…

Australian Open Blog: The Middle Rounds

In case you don’t like waking up at 7 a.m. to watch tennis, we have you covered. If you do, you can catch all of the Australian Open coverage on ESPN2 or ESPN3, but for everyone else, here’s what you missed. The Winners: In most epic match of the tournament, Novak Djokovic survived, barely avoiding…

Australian Open Blog: First Round

The biggest story of the early rounds of the 2012 U.S. Open took place off the court as Andy Roddick, the 2003 Open Champion, announced his impending retirement at a press conference days before his second round dismantling of Bernard Tomic. Roddick rode the energy of the Flushing Meadows crowd all the way to the…