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.
Elite members of the United States Army have gathered at Fort Hood, Texas for the U.S. Army Combatives Championship for a chance to say that they are the best of the best.
Hart High graduate Trevor Bauer was named the 2011 Golden Spikes Award winner on Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Goran Dragic had 26 points and eight assists before sitting out the fourth quarter, Gerald Green added 21 points off the bench, and the Phoenix Suns ended the year with a 107-88 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks lost No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford to a lower-body injury three weeks ago, forcing the Stanley Cup champions to hand the net over to an untested rookie from Finland.
It didn't take long.
CHICAGO (AP) - Aaron Rodgers fired a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the final minute, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 33-28 to capture the NFC North championship.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Bracken Kearns scored his first NHL goal, Logan Couture netted his 100th, and the San Jose Sharks broke Anaheim's 10-game winning streak by beating the Ducks 3-1 on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thaddeus Young scored seven of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Evan Turner added 22 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped their 13-game road losing streak with a 111-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Fisher didn't let this tie last very long.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored a season-high 40 points, overcoming early foul trouble and a career-worst eight turnovers to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 98-90 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on a reckless driving charge for the second time this year after officers clocked him going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Derrick Favors made quite an impression with the first game-winning shot of his career - at any level.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers held on for a 116-112 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title.
MIAMI (AP) - The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers missed having Kobe Bryant out on the court on Christmas Day. Same for LeBron James.
NEW YORK (AP) - If the NBA had a Christmas wish, it might be for a different holiday schedule.