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.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Hitting a tough shot over one of the NBA's best defenders is a boost to any ego. For Kobe Bryant, it's a sign he's getting back to his own personal standard.
DETROIT (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks used a fast start to stay on a roll.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 27 points, hitting 11 of 15 free throws, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 115-92 Monday night, 48 hours after completing a seven-game road trip.
ATLANTA (AP) - DeMarre Carroll shadowed Kobe Bryant from one end of the court to the other, leading Atlanta's defensive effort that eventually wore down the Lakers and their star.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Teemu Selanne followed Paul Kariya's instructions and got dirty to end his 19-game goal drought.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks were coming off an ugly loss, and they had the surging Los Angeles Kings coming to town for a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - This was more like the Kobe Bryant the Los Angeles Lakers are accustomed to seeing.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Paul had 38 points and 12 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers shared the ball impeccably Saturday night as they wrapped up a tougher-than-it-should've-been East Coast road trip with a 113-97 win over the Washington Wizards.
OTTAWA (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings' fast start was too much for the Ottawa Senators.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Three games into his comeback from injury, Kobe Bryant remains a work in progress for the Los Angeles Lakers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett share a championship with Doc Rivers and a bond that didn't break when they ended up on opposite coasts.
TORONTO (AP) - Four games, four wins, two shutouts and three goals allowed. Martin Jones is off to quite a start in the NHL.
BOSTON (AP) - Doc Rivers picked up another win in Boston.
MONTREAL (AP) - Rookie Martin Jones is already making Los Angeles Kings' history.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Goran Dragic scored 31 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Lakers 114-108 Tuesday night, keeping Los Angeles winless with Kobe Bryant back in the lineup.