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28 Aug 2015 02:33 AM EST

The biggest surprise about Darryl Dawkins’s death on Thursday is that it came at age 58. He always seemed destined to either die early or live on forever. We were lucky that Dawkins came along before sports was ruined by image-makers and professional basketball athletes dared to show personality. Few men made basketball more fun then the 6ft 11in center for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Detroit Pistons and whatever minor league team was willing to extend his career long after it had burned out in the NBA.

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28 August, 2015
NBA Legend Darryl Dawkins Dies

Darryl Dawkins — nicknamed Chocolate Thunder — was a player you paid to see back in the late 70s and early 1980s, a guy who dunked so hard he shattered backboards all across the land. He was a fan favorite in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and even with visiting fans everywhere else... Read more

28 August, 2015
NBA Star Derrick Rose Accused of Rape, Reports Say

Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls point guard, is reportedly being sued by an unnamed woman who alleges she was drugged and raped by Rose and two other men two years ago.TMZ reported that the woman, a former girlfriend of Rose known only as Jane Doe, was seeking unnamed damages.The woman alleges... Read more

28 August, 2015
How a New Coach Made Kei Nishikori a Grand Slam Contender

How does one begin to measure toughness? It’s probably most akin to gauging or producing team chemistry, and about as tangible. Lucky for Kei Nishikori and his coach, American legend Michael Chang, both have seemed to arrive for them almost effortlessly, with favorable results nearly... Read more

28 August, 2015
Usain Bolt Gets Run Over by a Segway

The world's fastest man eased to another world title Thursday in Beijing, then ran into trouble on his victory lap. Usain Bolt's record win in the 200 meters at the World Athletics Championships was slightly marred when a TV cameraman aboard a Segway took out the Jamaican sprinter. Bolt tumbled... Read more

27 August, 2015
Around the NFL - Heisman-Winning QB Edition: Johnny Manziel, Robert Griffin III & Cam Newton

-by Daniel Mogollon, Staff Writer; Image: Johnny Manziel celebrates touchdown run against Buffalo. (Image Source: Timothy T. Ludwig/USA TODAY Sports) Around the NFL: — Johnny Football Done for Preseason The Cleveland Browns have two exhibition games remaining on their schedule but quarterback... Read more

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