The 8th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, a five-mile charity run, took place recently in Raleigh, North Carolina. Nearly 8,000 runners entered the event, where more than 90,000 glazed doughnuts were distributed at a rest stop along the course.
Mathematically, that amounts to about a dozen for each competitor.
Diehard hockey fans traditionally have been known to toss sea creatures onto the ice, with the most notable example being the famous octopi of Detroit. In recent months, Vancouver Canucks followers may have set the bar a bit higher by conceiving a brand new tradition.
The latest example of this took place when the Canucks hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday. With about four minutes remaining in the third period, while the players were awaiting a faceoff on one end of the ice, a five-pound salmon was tossed onto the other end of the Rogers Arena rink.
Two San Diego-area high schools, Bishop’s of La Jolla and San Diego Crawford, played a Division IV playoff game last Tuesday. The two squads tied 3-3 in regulation, so the game went to penalty kicks, with each team making 18 out of 21 shots, before darkness set in.
As a result, the game was postponed until Wednesday with still no winner.
Finally, on the 49th penalty kick taken during Wednesday’s overtime (the 50th penalty kick overall) Bishop scored and Crawford missed on its final attempt to once again tie the game.
Matt Harris, who scored the final goal of Bishop's La Jolla's two-day shootout victory, said afterwards: "All of us were so nervous on every kick. Any kick could have been the end. All of us were holding our breath."
London 2012 may not be the greatest Olympic Games ever, but it may indeed be the sexiest.
One Olympic record is guaranteed to be set as organizers announced that 150,000 free condoms will be distributed in the athletes' village for use by the participants. This is easily more than at any previous Games.
A former US javelin champion told the London Daily Mail that the numbers are reasonable.
"There's a lot of sex going on. Testosterones up, everybody's attracted to everybody."
Free condoms at the Olympics began in Barcelona in 1992, where thousands of supplies ran out quickly. At Sydney in 2000, the number increased to 70,000 and then a record of 130,000 were distributed in Athens during 2004.
Five British women smashed the existing world record by rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in a boat of five rowers in just 45 days (previous record was 49 days). They completed their extreme endurance by discovering the clandestine tactic of rowing nude.
"We spent a lot of time rowing naked because when the sea water gets inside your clothes it increases friction against your skin which can cause sores," said Debbie Beadle, skipper of the Row for Freedom team.
The five women accomplished the feat to raise money for a charity which acquires funds for anti-human trafficking causes. Beadle added that their motivation to accomplish something notable for a worthy cause far outweighed any inhibitions the crew had about nudity.
The Boston Celtics have the second best defense in the NBA, allowing only 88.5 points per game. In fact, the team had gone 29 straight games holding their opponents under 100 points (fourth longest in NBA history) before being exposed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, in a 119-104 loss on Wednesday night.
The Thunder made the Celtics look old and creaky, as Boston fell to 15-17, the team’s fifth straight loss heading into the All-Star break. Boston’s "Big Three" may not even make the playoffs this season.
Is it time to break up the 2008 NBA Champions and rebuild the team around point guard Rajon Rondo?
Kelvin Taylor gave the Florida Gators a verbal commitment last Saturday, choosing UF over the national champion Alabama Crimsom Tide.
Taylor comes to Gainesville with some pretty fair bloodlines.
Kelvin is the son of Fred Taylor, an All-American for Florida who went on to an outstanding career with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The elder Taylor played in the NFL for 13 seasons and ranks fifteenth on the NFL all-time rushing list with 11,695 yards.
The owner of the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, just donated $40,000 to revive next month's St. Patrick's Day parade on Dallas’ Greenville Avenue, preventing the traditional ribaldry from being cancelled due to a lack of funding.
The New York Times recently interviewed Ohio State assistant coach Jeff Boals, asking him about Buckeyes star center Jared Sullinger and his extremely effective low post moves. Boals responded with a rather weighted answer.
"Obviously, Jared's got a big butt and he uses it to his advantage," explained Boals.
There are very few sure things in sports, but one definitely takes place whenever Clemson plays basketball at North Carolina. That's because the Tigers have never defeated the Tar Heels in their long series and are now 0-56 versus Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Saturday, North Carolina won 74-52 and now leads the overall series 125-20. The first time the two squads met in North Carolina was back in 1926 and the Tigers are still winless there.
The remarkable streak includes four different arenas, 15 Presidential administrations and more than 31,000 days. It is believed to be the longest winning streak in sports.