WATCH: Team USA goes for first ever gold medal in WBC tonight vs. Puerto Rico

Baseball: World Baseball Classic-USA at Japan

In case you have not been tuning in to any sort of baseball this month, you would be missing out on potential history. Tonight, the United States goes for gold in the World Baseball Classic Championship against Puerto Rico. Team USA squeaked by Team Japan, the two-time champion of the WBC, 2-1 on Tuesday in Los … Read more

Michael Fulmer sprains ankle, will miss playing time

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

In a bit of unwelcome news from spring training, Detroit Tigers starter Michael Fulmer has been bitten by the injury bug. Michael Fulmer rolled his right ankle during agility drills, will miss next start, now unlikely to pitch in WBC. — Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) March 5, 2017 Brad Ausmus told Chris McCosky of the Detroit News that the injury … Read more

Who is Bruce Arena? A profile of the “new” leader for United States men’s soccer

COACHING PROFILE: BRUCE ARENA Born: September 21st, 1951 Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA Playing Career: 1968-1976 Coaching Career: 1973-Present Current Position: Head Coach, United States Men’s National Soccer Team Playing History Youth Career 1968 – Hota 1969-1971 – Nassau Lions 1971-1973 – Cornell Big Red Senior Career 1976 – Tacoma Tides National Team … Read more

WATCH: Former USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann posts farewell video

Jurgen Klinsmann’s reign as the manager of the United States Men’s National Soccer team is over. Klinsmann in recent weeks had been maligned for the USMNT’s less than stellar performance to start World Cup qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. Klinsmann was succeeded by former USMNT lead man Bruce Arena for a second term to … Read more

Dylan Larkin named USA’s player of game in loss to Canada

The bad news is that the United States fell to Canada in the semifinals at the World Championships. The good news is that Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin was named player of the game for the U.S. squad. His two assists in the contest earned him the honor. The U.S. had fallen behind Canada … Read more

FLASHBACK: Final minute of the “Miracle on Ice”

The Miracle on Ice – Lake Placid: On February 22, 1980, the United States Olympic hockey team shocked the world by defeating the Soviet Union 4-3 during the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.

The Soviet Union had won the gold medal in six of the seven previous Winter Olympic Games, and were the favorites to win once more in Lake Placid. The team consisted primarily of professional players with significant experience in international play.

The United States team, which was coached by Herb Brooks, not only defeated the heavily favored Soviet team, but they also went on to win the Gold Medal against Finland.

In the group stage, both the Soviet and U.S. teams were undefeated; the U.S. achieved several notable victories, including a 2–2 draw against Sweden, and a 7–3 upset victory over second-place favorites Czechoslovakia.

The victory became one of the most iconic moments of the Games and in U.S. sports.

Watch and listen as Al Michaels and Ken Dryden make the call on one of the most memorable sporting events of all-time.

Do you believe in miracles?

 

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Dylan Larkin to play for U.S. National Team

Dylan Larkin, Detroit’s 1st-round pick in 2014, has been selected to play for the U.S. National Team at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships next month.  The University of Michigan freshman finished 2nd out of all freshmen in the nation in scoring with 15 goals and 32 assists.

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Al Michaels recalls ‘Miracle on Ice’ 35 years later

The great Al Michaels was a guest on NHL Live this week, and with it being Hockey Weekend Across America, how can you not bring up the most famous call in the history of American sports? The ‘Miracle on Ice’ took place 35 years ago on Sunday. Michaels took some time to discuss memories of … Read more

Hockey is returning to ESPN… sort of

For the first time in over 10 years, the self proclaimed “Worldwide Leader in Sports” will televise professional ice hockey on their air. According to TSN’s Rick Westhead, ESPN has won the U.S. broadcast rights to the World Cup of Hockey when it returns in the fall of 2016. Breaking – TSN has learned ESPN … Read more