When the lights come up for Wednesday night's World Series opener in San Francisco, they'll be focused squarely on two teams more accustomed to the shadows.Before tonight, the Texas Rangers had never made it to baseball's biggest event.
A few months ago, NPR reported the University of Mississippi -- Ole Miss -- was almost done with its seven-year search for a new mascot, a replacement for Colonel Rebel.NPR's Mark Memmott, whose son "was a huge Star Wars fan as a kid," enamored of Admiral "It's a trap!" Ackbar, was happy th
Nicknamed for a famous Western gunfighter, Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy "Doc" Halladay lived up to it Wednesday night as he pitched a one-sided shootout in his first ever playoff start.When the dust settled, Halladay had thrown the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading his team
It used to be all runners needed were a good pair of shoes and an open stretch of trail. But even this most basic sport has gone high-tech.Many runners swear by their GPS watches that constantly update pace and distance.