Posnanski: It is always tempting to try to compare foreign sporting events to those we know better. But Sir Alex Ferguson's 26-year career with Manchester United has been like no other. He's Phil Jackson meets Vince Lombardi meets Joe Torre meets Pat Summitt...and then some.
Nobody on earth wanted to win a Kentucky Derby more than Shug McGaughey. The dream goes so far back, he cannot even remember when it started. He was born in Kentucky. He grew up in Kentucky.
Posnanski: Sloppy weather conditions figure to affect the track at the 139th Kentucky Derby, but how much remains to be seen. Here's a look at the field.
Gary Stevens will mount a longshot named Oxbow in the Kentucky Derby, his 19th Derby, Stevens and plans to let his ride run all out. From there Stevens, 50, does not know how long his return will last.
You probably remember that in 1996, in honor of the NBA's 50th anniversary, the league came out with a list of the 50 greatest players in its history.ÿ The challenge:? Try to total up how many NEW players would have to be on that list just based on the last 17 years.
The New York Mets' Matt Harvey might be off to the greatest start for a starting pitcher in more than 50 years. That sounds like a lot of New York hype, but it shows up in the numbers and comparisons.
Posnanski: There is no story in baseball history quite like Ankiel's - a spectacular young pitcher who one day lost his equilibrium trying to make it as a hitter.
Posnanski: In wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Jeff Lanza, a former special agent for the FBI who now speaks around the country about security, says "it's important to remember that this type of thing is extremely rare in the United States."
Posnanski: Gregg Popovich has no patience for stupidity. He's rarely happy. His guard is always up. So how is it that his players, colleagues and even the reporters he so regularly belittles unanimously sing his praises?
Posnanski: Opening Day has come and gone, but it's not too late for Joe and Michael Schur to go on the record with their predictions for the major league season.
Posnanski: The images from Boston were so terrible, the news more heartbreaking every minute, and yet people ran into the noise and blood and screams to help. This is what we cling to in these moments.
Posnanski: Kobe Bryant's season is over. Meanwhile, the season goes on and the Lakers go on . sort of. Just what will that season look like? And will it involve the playoffs?
Posnanski: Again, we can ask the question: Can Tiger Woods win five more major championships and pass Jack Nicklaus as the greatest golfer who ever lived?
|Apr. 19th||12:30 - 2:30 p.m.||Premier League: Hull City vs. Arsenal|
|3 - 6 p.m.||NHL Playoffs: Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues|
|Noon - 3 p.m.||NHL Playoffs: Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers|
|3 - 6 p.m.||NHL Playoffs: Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins|
Note: All times ET