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The Worst Behaved Mascots of All Time

By Christina De Nicola On September - 8 - 2010
It's not just teams that get into heated battles on the field or court.Their mascots, cloaked in costume to entertain fans, sometimes find themselves in hot water.Some get arrested for crowd surfing. Others start brawls with players or the other mascot. The unfortunate few receive a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty from referees. No matter the sport, mascots have been known to get frisky.Here are 15 of the worst-behaved mascots of all time. Begin Slideshow

U.S. Open 2010: Fan Brawl Halting Match Is Tennis’ Biggest Headline

By Christina De Nicola On September - 4 - 2010
Things are bad when the biggest headline coming out of Arthur Ashe Stadium is a fight in the stands between a man and woman. The pair began arguing during the Novak Djokovic and Philipp Petzschner match Thursday night. Slapping took place. So did cursing.  While the U.S. Open remains the most energetic (and vocal) of the Grand Slams, this went way beyond its code of behavior at a tennis match.  Citizen journalism at its best can be found on YouTube. Almost all Google search results detail the fight rather than the match's result. (Djokovic won 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 if one was wondering.) Except ...

The 25 Dumbest Stadiums Ever Built

By Christina De Nicola On September - 1 - 2010
A great stadium can be the difference between a fan base becoming the 12th man. A dumb stadium means an uncomfortable environment for both fans and players alike. No one wants to sit three hours in a refrigerator or be placed in jail for rooting too hard. Players don't want to be a move away from an ACL injury.From Major League Baseball to World Cup soccer, some unfortunate teams call the world's worst stadiums home.Whether the stadium fits 21,000 or 100,000, here are the 25 dumbest stadiums ever built.Begin Slideshow

The 10 Most Embarrassing Sports Fans (With Video)

By Christina De Nicola On August - 25 - 2010
Some fans curse. Others heckle players. A few interfere with play.One thing's for certain: Embarrassing fans can be found at any sporting event.Whether the fan purposely rushed the field or dropped a crucial ball, millions of viewers caught it live on television or watched it over and over again on YouTube.They become infamous and legendary, but never because something good came of it.Here are the 10 most embarrassing sports fans.Begin Slideshow
The 2010 Little League World Series (LLWS) features a double-elimination format for the first time, and one team will go home on day two. Action kicks off in the morning and ends in the evening. Here is the schedule for games played on Saturday, Aug. 21st, 2010. All times are EST. 11 a.m. Game 5—Mid-Atlantic (Toms River, N.J.) vs. Great Lakes (Hamilton, Ohio) at Lamade Field on ESPN  1 p.m. Game 6—Latin America (Panama) vs. Canada (British Columbia) at Volunteer Field on ESPN  3 p.m. Game 7—Southeast (Columbus, Ga.) vs. West (Waipahu, Hawaii) at Lamade Field on ABC  6 p.m. Game 8—Asia-Pacific (Chinese Taipei) vs. Middle East & ...

20 Sports Fans’ Fantasies

By Christina De Nicola On July - 15 - 2010
Fans pledge allegiance to a favorite team that they defend until the very end. They watch every game in person or on television, and own every sort of merchandise possible. And as they celebrate the wins and cry over the losses, fans develop certain sports fantasies that only could happen in their wildest dreams. Throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game? Trying on a championship ring? Here are 20 that any fan would take in a heartbeat.Begin Slideshow

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