Hostess Brands Inc. – the baking company behind Twinkies, Wonder Bread and chocolate-frosted CupCakes (with the icing squiggly on top) – is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week, the Wall Street Journal reports.
After throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime in the Broncos playoff win over the Steelers on Sunday, Tim Tebow once again became an emerging storyline in the NFL. While Denver’s miraculous record of success this season has often been attributed solely to Tebow, the Broncos quarterback is often quick to note that teamwork and perseverance are responsible for the victories.
Much like the Broncos, the high school-age characters of our Sports Movie of the Week, ‘Remember The Titans,’ became a better team by playing together. In this drama, which was released in 2000, Denzel Washington and Will Patton star as coaches of the newly, racially integrated T. C. Williams High School in suburban Washington, DC in 1971 .
The NFL playoffs start Saturday. Four division champions host first-round games this weekend, while Green Bay, San Francisco, New England and Baltimore enjoy a bye week and wait to begin their Super Bowl quest.
The NFL postseason begins this week with wild card games on Saturday and Sunday. More than ever, early-round NFL playoff games seem to be decided because of the performance, or gaffes, of role players and no-name athletes thrust into a game-changing situation. It’s a reminder that NFL teams are made up of more than just superstars.
Every NFL player has a unique story of how they came to play pro football. Few NFL players’ stories are more interesting than that of Vince Papale, the subject of our Sports Movie of the Week: ‘Invincible.’ This 2006 drama stars Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear and Elizabeth Banks.
Miami and Oklahoma City both suffered their first defeat of the 2011-12 NBA season on Monday night, yet each team has already shown that they are championship contenders by dominating the competition for most of their games thus far.
Here’s a rundown of what else is going on in the NBA:
Here’s a look around the world of college basketball.
Top-ranked Syracuse remains number one in the Associated Press’ Top 25 NCAA Division I men’s college basketball poll for a fourth straight week. The Orange are one of four unbeaten teams left in the country, but each school’s conference schedule looms as the teams begin play this week.
The Giants beat the Cowboys to win the NFC East, while the Bengals and Broncos lost, but received help from other teams to slip into the last remaining AFC playoff spots. The playoffs are scheduled to begin next Saturday, when Cincinnati travels to Houston and New Orleans hosts Detroit. On Sunday, Atlanta travels to New York, while Denver hosts Pittsburgh. Here’s a recap of all of the action from the NFL schedule in Week 17:
It’s the final week of the NFL’s 2011 regular season and only three playoff spots remain: the AFC West and NFC East titles and an AFC wild card berth. The AFC North is Baltimore’s to lose, but both the Ravens and the rival Pittsburgh Steelers have already qualified for the playoffs. Each game this week is a divisional rematch.
Here’s a preview of the week 17 action, with all games slated for Sunday:
While the NFL’s regular season ends this coming weekend, college football is nearly two weeks into its parade of postseason bowls that now stretches well past New Year’s Day. For football-crazy schools, the bowl appearance is the must-have at the end of every season to prove that the program is successful.
One such school is ESU, the fictional university featured in our Sports Movie of the Week: ‘The Program.’ This 1993 drama stars James Caan, Omar Epps and Halle Berry.
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