Sadness is an emotion that is not as prevalent as others in sports.
Every angle of sports is covered these days.
Mike Herrington still remembers even the minor details of that mid-December evening in 2003.
As long as sports have been around, there have been ways to tweak things just enough to gain a slight edge on opponents.
Athletes are often painted as bullheaded, aggressive individuals.
It's the elephant in the living room. Or maybe it's the vicious, angry bull in the living room.
Fans go to games because they enjoy it.
It's been said that fatigue makes cowards out of us all.
If you give up on something at the first sign of trouble, you'll never make it in sports.
It can be broken down to simple physics.
Playing through pain isn't an option for athletes. It's a requirement.
This is "The Emotions of Sports."
Maybe it's just easier to say an athlete was born great, that he or she was just destined to be the best.
The pulse quickens and blood pressures rises.
It was a surprising breakout season for the Santa Clarita Blue Heat in just its second year of existence.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Josh Rutledge began the season at Triple-A before the Colorado Rockies recalled him less than three weeks ago. The little-used second baseman came up big in a key situation on Sunday to help them win another series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez homered for the third straight game and Matt Kemp also went deep, leading Paul Maholm and the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Jonathan Quick made 30 saves to shut out San Jose for the fourth time in his career in the postseason and the Los Angeles Kings staved off elimination for a second straight game by beating the Sharks 3-0 on Saturday night in Game 5 of their first-round series.
NEW YORK (AP) - When Mike Trout homered on the seventh pitch of the afternoon, the Los Angeles Angels looked ready to mash the Yankees once more time.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists in his return from injury, and the Anaheim Ducks scored four power-play goals in a 6-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.