Today in Sports History

...retains the WBA heavyweight title he won from Evander Holyfield, this time getting off the canvas three times - all after low blows - and lasting long enough for Kirk Johnson to be disqualified.2005 - Grant Hackett bumps off one of the sport's most enduring...
Review: 'Lucy' won't stretch your brain capacity

...doomed to fly to Europe with packages implanted in their stomachs. Only, there's a hitch. Roughed up by thugs, Lucy suffers blows to the abdomen, and the drug starts leaking into her system. Suddenly, she's writhing uncontrollably - on the ceiling...
300: Rise of an Empire

Now Playing Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by the immortal Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in this sequel to 300 based on the graphic novel Xerses by Frank Miller. In the wake of the Persians' victory over King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, the God King Xerxes (Santoro) appears poised to conquer Greece. As the ruthless Artemisia (Eva Green) assembles a massive fleet of ships and sets sail for conquest, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) strives to rally his countrymen to fight for freedom, and he manages to gain the upper hand over the invaders by confronting them at sea. Meanwhile, Leonidas' former advisor and wife Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) is reluctant to sacrifice any more Spartans in a fight that appears to be unwinnable. When the Greeks enjoy an early victory over Artemisia and her soldiers, however, it appears that Themistokles' unconventional tactics are more effective than the Persian Empire's formidable brawn. But later, after Artemisia's attempt to seduce Themistokles to her side proves unsuccessful, the spurned naval commander deals a devastating blow to her Greek opponents. In the aftermath of that skirmish, Themistokles is presumed dead and Athens falls. The Persian Empire seems on the verge of victory, though when Xerxes and Artemisia learn that Themistokles lives, they realize the fight won't be over until he takes his final breath. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan, Andrew Pleavin, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell, Igal Naor Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

As Tour enters Pyrenees, Rogers wins 16th stage

...of the United States lost more than 3 1/2 minutes, slipping from fifth to sixth and seeing his podium hopes dealt a serious blow.Rogers took a bow as he crossed the line alone after the 147-mile leg from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon, which...
Playful Pole wins Tour stage, as Nibali marches on

...also lost about a minute to Nibali and trails by 10:19. It came a day after his hopes for a podium spot were dealt a big blow when he lost several minutes to the other aspirants for a top-three finish in Paris."Yesterday was a pity, it was an off...
'Boxing coach' dodges assault charge

...Despite the not guilty verdict, he knows his character has taken a blow in the court of public opinion."Everybody made judgments about...volunteer." Wahl said he wishes he could take back that final blow. "So why did I continue?" Wahl said. "That is a great question...
A special thanks to friends with flotation

...When the hull finally settled in place, the angle of its repose was so severely inclined it appeared that a stiff wind might blow the boat over, possibly crushing the cabin. We were all very apprehensive. Our anxiety was doubled because, in this precarious...
ATF seizes, blows explosives

A 59-year-old man who seriously injured himself in an explosion in Petersburg on Sunday detonated the explosive mixture in a gravel or rock pit that belongs to the Petersburg Borough, according to the Petersburg police chief.
Today in sports history

...overcomes an 11-shot deficit over the final 33 holes to win her second consecutive U.S. Women's Open as Patty Sheehan blows an eight-shot lead over the final 23 holes.1991 - Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle becomes the first woman to officiate a men's...
Today in sports history

...The first night game in All-Star history is played at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. Boston's Bobby Doerr provides the big blow, a three-run homer, for the AL's 5-3 win.1971 - Reggie Jackson hits a mammoth home run off the power generator on the...


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