WATCH: Obama congratulates Villanova coach on championship win

On the call with the Wildcats coach, President Barack Obama said: "Tell Jenkins that he looked pretty cool out there taking that shot." Kris Jenkins, the Villanova Wildcats forward who sunk a three-point shot at the buzzer to win the NCAA men's basketball championship for his team on Monday, has a powerful admirer: President Barack Obama.  Obama...
2 days ago

Obama congratulates Villanova after 'exciting' NCAA victory

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is congratulating the Villanova Wildcats for their victory in what he calls a ''particularly exciting championship game.'' Obama called head coach Jay Wright on Wednesday following his team's victory in the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday. The White House says Obama pointed out that the victory came at the end of ''an impressive year...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers' Rodgers, retired astronaut Kelly join Obama for golf

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is on the course with some high-powered golf partners.According to the White House, there's quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and retired astronaut Mark Kelly.Rounding out the group at the Andrews Air Force Base course is ESPN's "Pardon The Interruption" co-host Tony Kornheiser.Kelly is married to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cuba question and how baseball can help answer it

United States President Barack Obama was born four months after the ill-fated attempt of the government he now helps run to invade the small island nation of Cuba in April of 1961. Cuban President Raul Castro, the brother of long-time leader Fidel, had not yet turned 30 years old at the time of the failed invasion. The two took a huge step towards normalized relations between the...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch President Obama do the wave during the Rays’ game in Cuba

The Tampa Bay Rays traveled to Cuba to play the Cuban National Team in Havana on Tuesday, as a symbol of the newly normalized relations between the United States and Cuba, and the pageantry was cooler than anyone really imagined. US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro were both in attendance. President Obama arrived at Estadio Latinoamericano shortly before...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: UConn ahead of Buffs; Hawaii likes Obama pick

The Latest on the first full day of the men's NCAA Tournament, including games being played in Providence, Rhode Island, Raleigh, North Carolina, Des Moines, Iowa and Denver. (All times EDT): 3:27 p.m. Colorado's inability to hit free throws could be its downfall. The Buffaloes led by as many as 11 points late in the first half over Connecticut in Des Moines, but they also missed...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka: Obama is worst president 'we've ever had'

Two days after ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling said Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton “should be buried under a jail somewhere,” another Bristol employee shared strong political views on a public platform. ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown analyst Mike Ditka appeared on the Bernie and Sid morning radio show and when asked, said President Barack Obama is the ...
Via Awful Announcing
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rays given go-ahead to play Cuban national team in Havana

The final days of spring training will bring a unique trip for the Tampa Bay Rays. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the team will travel to Havana to take on the Cuban National Team. BREAKING: #Rays trip to Cuba for March 22 exhibition is finally official, per league source. Will face Cuban National Team in Havana. — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 1, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Petition wants Obama in 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Start training, POTUS. President Barack Obama has bigger fish to fry before leaving office, but a White House petition published Thursday wants to put the commander in chief in the 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. The petition reads: “The 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will be held on February 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. As of the publishing of this petition, former...
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Torey Lovullo meets President Obama at Red Sox’s hotel in New York

The Boston Red Sox found out Monday that they were staying at the same hotel in New York as President Barack Obama for their series against the Yankees. And now, Torey Lovullo’s wish has come true. The Red Sox’s interim manager said Monday that the president was spotted in the hotel’s gym but that he’d just missed him. Lovullo said he’d start his morning workout earlier...
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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