Daniel Zimnikov

Articles by Daniel Zimnikov

Rio de Garbageiro Endangers Olympic Athletes with Floating Corpses and Waste

Fecal matter, oil spills, garbage bags, and dead bodies pollute water-sports sites for the 2016 Olympic summer games. According to a 2014 New York Times report, Brazilian sailing legend Lars Grael encountered human corpses on four separate occasions at would-be competition sites for the Rio games. A year later, the waters may seem clearer but they remain dangerous.

The Associated Press

Five Team Race for Premier League Glory

After a short reprieve, the Premier League is back! Advancing no further than the round of 16 in European play last year, British teams surely play with chips on their shoulders, looking to reclaim their spots in the ranks of the game’s elite.

The Associated Press

A Trio of Pitching Greats Enters the Hall of Fame

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz, all unique characters, come together in Cooperstown on this special weekend honoring their massive contributions to America’s pastime. Joined by Houston Astros versatile position player Craig Biggio, the big-armed trio makes 2015’s inductees arguably the best pitching class in Hall of Fame history.

Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz Getty

Can Zack Greinke Make History?

Since 2000, only three players have finished a season with a sub-two ERA: Pedro Martinez (1.74 – 2000), Roger Clemens (1.87 – 2005), and Clayton Kershaw twice (1.83 – 2013; 1.77 – 2014). With Zack Greinke sitting on a remarkable 1.30 figure, amidst a 43 2/3 inning scoreless streak, his chances of joining this elite club appear strong.

The Associated Press

NBA Free Agency Winners and Losers

The first day of free agency saw NBA teams commit a whopping $1.4 billion to free agents on Wednesday, as playoff contenders improved and big-market underachievers struck out. The 2015 free-agent class continues to cash-in and several big-market teams show signs of tapping out as the free-for-all on players heads into its first weekend.

DeMarre Carroll AP

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Seeks Redemption Against Japan

Japan, who beat England in Wednesdy’s women’s World Cup semifinals, famously defeated the U.S. in the finals of the 2011 World Cup on penalty kicks. The U.S. team made a rematch possible through scoring, and defending of sorts, a penalty kick.

Julie Johnson US Women's Soccer AP