Little League icon Todd Frazier is ready to star as a Red in Cincinnati

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Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier has experienced quite a memorable week.

On Saturday afternoon at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Frazier managed to hit a dinger off the Colorado Rockies‘ Jamie Moyer with the bat slipping out of his hands while swinging in a 7-5 Reds triumph.

Approximately 48-hours later on Monday evening, the New Jersey Little League icon was in the midst of enjoying a meal with teammate Ryan Ludwick at a local restaurant when a patron began choking.

Frazier ran like a Kenyan sprinter to the endangered man and successfully dislodged a chunk of meat from his throat by performing the Heimlich maneuver.

Sergio Martinez is ‘deeply saddened’ by Paul Williams’ accident

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The Ring and WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez publicly expressed sadness for former two-time WBO welterweight king Paul “The Punisher” Williams who severed his spinal cord and was paralyzed from the waist down in a motorcycle crash Sunday morning in Marietta, Ga.

“Upon learning of Paul’s injuries, I was deeply saddened,” said Martinez, 37, who is actively involved in domestic violence and anti-bullying causes. “When you are in the ring with a real champion, you know it, and Paul Williams was a very great champion, in every sense of the word. Paul and his family are in my thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time.”

Williams (41-2, 27 KOs), who has trumped world champs such as Winky Wright, Martínez,Kermit CintronCarlos Quintana and Antonio Margarito, was listed Tuesday in serious but stable condition at an undisclosed hospital.

The NBA Draft’s Five Best Second Overall Picks Since 1987

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The 2012 NBA Draft Lottery will be held in less than an hour at the Times Square Studios in New York City.

After leading the University of Kentucky to their eighth NCAA title on April 2, freshman stud Anthony Davis will be the first player chosen this summer on June 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Following Davis, a 19-year-old phenomenon who earned the 2012 National Player of the Year and NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player, there is not a consensus projection for the number two pick.

However, former University of Kansas standout Thomas Robinson, a 2012 finalist for both the Naismith College Player of the Year and John R. Wooden Award, has recently emerged as a strong candidate to succeed Davis.

Terrell Owens does not deserve to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Detestable wide receiver Terrell Owens was released Monday by the Allen Wranglers of the second-rate Indoor Football League.

The 38-year-old Owens, a five-time All-Pro selection and member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team, was terminated after refusing to commit to playing in two crucial upcoming road games with possible playoff implications.

The reprehensible diva, who recently couldn’t muster time to show at a scheduled appearance at a local children’s hospital, was also stripped of his ownership stake in the iconic Wranglers of Allen, Texas.

Amir Khan says juicehead Lamont Peterson ‘could have killed’ him

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Amir “King” Khan justifiably told the Daily Telegraph earlier today that fraudulent IBF and WBA world light welterweight king Lamont “Havoc” Peterson should be forever banned from boxing for testing positive for synthetic testosterone prior to their canceled rematch at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on May 19.

Khan (26-2, 18 KOs) relinquished his belts to Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KOs) on a controversial split decision loss in December at the Convention Center in “Havoc’s” hometown of Washington, D.C.

Barry Bonds doesn’t need to act phony to again become a San Francisco Giant

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Disgraced Major League Baseball home run king Barry Bonds told reporters yesterday at AT&T Park that he has spoke with San Francisco President and CEO Larry Baer about joining the Giants as an instructor.

A noticeably slimmer, and uncharacteristically jovial, Bonds actually managed to treat members of the media like humans while publicly lobbying for a job.

The notorious, and justifiably reviled, juicehead stated his desire to help “major leaguers (and) minor leaguers” because “his expertise is baseball.”

 

The three best players taken first overall in the MLB Draft since 1987

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The 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft will commence next Monday, June 4, and conclude two-days later on June 6.

Because the Houston Astros hobbled to the worst record in 2011, they sit atop the draft order.

Below are the three preeminent players selected with the first overall pick in the draft over the last quarter-century since 1987.

The Allen Iverson story will end badly

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The New York Post reported earlier today that the Knicks will not even mull signing 2001 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Allen Iverson to play either guard position this autumn.

During the Boston Celtics Game 6 loss to the 76ers in Philadelphia on Wednesday evening, the 11-time All-Star emphatically declared on national TV his desire to again perform in the NBA.

“I want to play basketball so bad,” said Iverson, 36, a four-time scoring champion rated the fifth greatest NBA shooting guard of all time by ESPN in 2008. “I just want to play basketball.”

Memorable sports moment of the week – ‘Memorial Day Massacre’ – Lakers vs. Celtics

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27-years-ago today in Game 1 of the 1985 NBA Finals, the Celtics demolished the Los Angeles Lakers 148-114 in a game famously dubbed the “Memorial Day Massacre” at the Boston Garden on 150 Causeway Street in Beantown.

After losing the previous year’s finals to the Celtics in seven-games, the humiliating laugher was truly an embarrassment for the entire Lakers organization.

Hall of Fame Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was outclassed by reefer-lovingsuperstar Robert Parish and Magic Johnson again underperformed on the parquet floor.

Is Stephen Strasburg healthy?

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Washington Nationals flamethrower Stephen Strasburg will take the mound later this afternoon against the Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia.

Strasburg (4-1, 2.21 ERA), who has gone 10-5 with a 2.42 ERA and 180 strikeouts since debuting with Washington (27-18) in June 2010, concerned a scout who watched him pitch last Sunday versus the San Diego Padres.

“I think Strasburg is hurt,” wrote an anonymous observer. “[He was] shaking his arm all last inning.”