Category Archives: CNN Sports

John Havlicek, Celtics legend and eight-time NBA champ, dies at 79

Basketball Hall of Famer and eight-time NBA champion John Havlicek, one of the greatest Boston Celtics players of all time, has died at age 79, the team announced. Havlicek, 16th all-time on the NBA scoring list, was voted in 1996 to the league’s honor roll of top 50 players in the first 50 years of…MORE

Raheem Sterling honored with award for fight against racism

Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling has been honored for his role in the fight against racism in football at an awards ceremony in London. He was presented with the Integrity and Impact Award — founded by Dow Jones Sports Intelligence — by his international manager Gareth Southgate at the BT Sport Industry Awards…MORE

Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie row over alleged robbery in Ethiopia

Two Olympic track and field greats — Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie — have become embroiled in a spat after the Briton alleged he had been robbed during a stay in the Ethiopian Olympic gold medalist’s hotel in Addis Ababa in March 2019. During an April 24 news conference ahead of Sunday’s London Marathon, Farah…MORE

NFL draft 2019: Will the Cardinals unite Kyler Murray with Kliff Kingsbury?

The 84th version of the NFL draft looks almost nothing like the original, when it centered around 90 names on a chalkboard in a hotel. From Thursday through Saturday, the seven-round draft will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. Fans are expected to flock downtown for the selections and other entertainment, as Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley,…MORE

Shane Long makes history with fastest ever Premier League goal

It only takes a second to score a goal, legendary football manager Brian Clough once famously opined. In Shane Long’s case on Tuesday, he needed just 7.69 seconds, as he charged down a clearance from Watford’s Craig Cathcart before giving Southampton a record-breaking lead at Vicarage Road in their English Premier League match. For Long,…MORE

How horses became ‘therapy’ for woman struggling with mental health

Debbie Matthews was “petrified” of horses growing up. She would turn down the opportunity to attend race days with her father and had no interest in the sport. But all that changed when life dealt her the cruelest of hands. Matthews suffered the tragic loss of her baby and was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress…MORE

South Africa’s top surf skier on finding peace off the podium

You won’t find much space in Matt Bouman’s garage — or man cave, as he refers to it. On the three walls and the space within are surfboards, paddle boards, kayaks, surf skis and just about anything else that can float on water. Bouman has competed under the South African flag in five water sports…MORE

Blogs

2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

It was a wild night in the Tennessee Valley. Storms raged as teams tried to complete their Week 1 games. Join Cowboy and Coca-Cola Red Zone Sideline Reporter Jeff Cate as they discuss the wet and wild action of Week 1 High School Football.

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

Check out some of our favorite Superbowl commercials! Amazon, “Alexa Loses Her Voice” (BTW, you can listen to WGOW-FM on Alexa by saying, “Alexa, enable the Talk One Oh Two Point Three skill!” and to WGOW-AM by saying, “Alexa, enable the News W-G-O-W skill!”) NFL, “Touchdown Celebrations to Come” Budweiser, “Stand By You” Doritos, “DORITOS BLAZE…

Did you miss that pink sky?

Did you miss that pink sky?

On Monday, there was a proliferation of “pink sky” shots sent in by listeners.  Followed by obligatory, condescending “explanation of phenomenon” by meteorologists.  Best example I’ve ever seen…lasted 5 mins, or so at Henson’s Gap/Lewis Chapel Mtn., overlooking Dunlap, Tn.  Launch ramp of “Tennessee TreeToppers” hanggliding club.  

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

I boycotted the NFL for 2 years.   And I had a good reason….not faux-outrage from the right nor the left. But I digress. I hear the calls for protests…for boycotts of the NFL over Colin Kaepernick’s not being signed by any NFL team as quarterback.  They say it’s because of the former 49’ers QB’s…