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Players To Watch In The Sweet 16

The 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has provided thrilling upsets and amazing comebacks in the first two rounds. Onion Sports presents a guide to the 10 players to watch in the Sweet 16.

Benny The Bull Busted For Possession Of Unlicensed T-Shirt Gun

CHICAGO—Noting that the suspect had been taken into custody after officers managed to tackle and wrestle the individual to the ground of the United Center concourse, police confirmed Monday that Chicago Bulls mascot Benny the Bull was arrested for possession of an unlicensed T-shirt gun.

Most Valuable Sports Memorabilia

Sports collectibles have skyrocketed in popularity over the past several decades, with sales of such items as game-worn jerseys and autographed rookie cards generating billions of dollars each year. Onion Sports examines the most sought-after and highly valued sports memorabilia in the world.
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The Perils Of Fan All-Star Voting

It's looking like a troubled All-Star Game for the NBA, with fans favoring Allen Iverson and Tracy McGrady even though both players have had subpar seasons. But it's not the first time fan involvement has muddied the All-Star waters.

  • 1933: In a controversial move, baseball fans vote to have an All-Star Game
  • 1985: In the NHL's first year experimenting with All-Star fan voting, Dr. J starts at left wing for the Eastern Conference
  • 1992: The free-throw line dunk receives more than 140 million All-Star votes
  • 2000: The influence of Internet voting begins to have an impact on the MLB All-Star Game when fans choose the Backstreet Boys as the starting second baseman for the American League
  • 2002: Every NFL player shows up to Hawaii after no player, coach, or fan bothers to vote anyone into the Pro Bowl
  • 2004: Though analysts thought Kobe Bryant's sexual assault allegations might stop him from being voted into the NBA All-Star Game, the fans prove they don't really care about that stuff
  • 2006: After bringing home a huge stack of ballots for his family, Manu Ginobili still only gets three votes
  • 2007: Though many believed 76-year-old Willie Mays' appearance as a starter showed yet another flaw in the MLB's All-Star voting system, Mays goes two for three with a home run and a stolen base
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