Joe Bianchino is a producer with 104.5 The Team. He grew up in the Capital Region and is an avid fan of all sports, including hockey, baseball, football, soccer and horse racing. He is a die-hard Giants, Yankees and Rangers fan.
Last year, while playing for his club team, Liverpool, in the English Premier League, he bit Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic. In 2010, while playing for Ajax, the striker chomped down on the neck of rival Otman Bakkal
When striker Jozy Altidore pulled up lame with a strained hamstring in the United State's World Cup opener against Ghana, the hearts of most American soccer fans jumped up and lodged themselves firmly in their owners' throats
In a shocking turn of events, the United States Patent Office decided, on Wednesday, that it could no longer protect the "Washington Redskins" - that the nickname is, as many have argued for the last few years, a racist slur.
Before the World Cup, U.S. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann questioned his club's chances.
And before the World Cup, most agreed with the German - sure that the Americans would struggle to even escape their group, sure that a trip to the knock-out round was possible only through a precise string of unlikely events
As the United States gets set to kick off their World Cup campaign, the writers of NoTicketSports sat down to discuss their coach's claims that the team cannot win the tournament, as well as the veracity of his claim.
In recent months, the NCAA has been under siege. An always-present undercurrent of frustration with the organization has, seemingly, boiled over in this last year, culminating with the football players of one of its member schools suing for and winning the right to unionize
Everyone wanted California Chrome to win on Saturday.
Hardly anyone in the world – save for those who had a personal or financial stake in the colt’s opposition – was rooting against the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the final jewel of the Triple Crown.
We all wanted to see history made. We all wanted the 36-year drought broken.
But maybe we shouldn’t have wanted that. Maybe, when California Chrome turned for home with nothing left in the tank and finished tied for fourth, we got lucky.
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