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Will Lebron James Surpass Michael Jordan?

“Two years ago, when ESPN was ranking the best players in NBA history (result: Jordan first, with James third behind Abdul-Jabbar), I developed a metric that could evaluate the league’s greatest stars throughout the decades on a level playing field. The result was championships added, which uses’s win shares to estimate how much a player added to his team’s […]

Kobe Bryant Wins Emmy

“Former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant continues to win awards during his retirement. Bryant’s animated short Dear Basketball won a Sports Emmy on Wednesday for outstanding post-produced graphic design. Dear Basketball also won an Oscar in the animated short film category in March.”   To read more, CLICK HERE!   SOURCE: BLEACHER REPORT

Second ‘Lou’s Drive In’ Opening

Get your appetite ready! Lou’s Drive In has been known around Peoria for over 60 years. With the booming business, another location is scheduled to open in a couple of weeks in East Peoria in place of the old Sonic on Farmdale Road!   PHOTO SOURCE: WEEK

Signed Jersey Worth $429K

“A game-used Sandy Koufax Dodgers jersey — worn during his insane 1963 season — just sold at auction for nearly $430k! Koufax was pretty much unstoppable in ’63 … racking up 25 wins on his way to becoming the National League MVP and becoming the first person to win the Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote. […]

Beckham Jr. Trademark

“In May 2017, Beckham reportedly signed the largest shoe deal for any NFL player, giving him approximately $25 million over five years. Six months later, the wide receiver launched his first lifestyle shoe, the Special Field Air Force-1 Mid “OBJ.” Now the three-time Pro Bowler is apparently set to branch out with his own line featuring a new logo.”   […]

Scherzer is First Pitcher with 15 Strikeouts in 19 Outs

“Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer was dealing during Sunday’s contest against the division rival Philadelphia Phillies and made some history in the process. According to MLB Stat of the Day, the right-hander became the first player in MLB history to tally at least 15 strikeouts while posting 19 outs or less. Scherzer exited after 6.1 innings and finished with 15 strikeouts, […]

Molina Out For A Month

“St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina exited Saturday’s game against the Chicago Cubs after taking a foul tip to the groin, and it sounds like the injury he suffered was relatively serious. According to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the St. Louis Post-Disptach, Molina underwent surgery on Saturday night and is expected to be out […]

Woman Bets $18 on Kentucky Derby, Wins $1.2 Million

“Justify’s victory in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby was worth $1.432 million to the horse’s owners — and nearly as much to one Texas woman who picked five straight winners in Races 8-12 at Churchill Downs.” To read more, CLICK HERE!     SOURCE: ESPN

Wettest Ever Kentucky Derby 2018

“The 2018 Kentucky Derby became a record-setter before the race had even been run. WKYT Chief Metereologist Chris Bailey made the call about 5 p.m. that this year’s Derby is the wettest in history, easily besting the 1918 Derby. The Derby was first run in 1875. The 2.44 inches of rain, which fell steadily throughout the […]

Chris Long Says John Lennon is Abusive

“John Lennon was not a saint. In fact, The Beatles legend is a “bad guy” … so says NFL star Chris Long. Long was responding to a Twitter challenge where he was supposed to state a “controversial yet unproblematic opinion” … and he wrote, “John Lennon was a bad guy.” The Philadelphia Eagles stud doubled down in […]