<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Sports & Games Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//sports http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//sports <![CDATA[20 Celebrities Who Played Soccer in High School]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-played-soccer-in-high-school/celebrity-lists
Celebrities who played soccer in high school all once shared a passion for what Americans call soccer and what others call football. Though all have gone on to bigger and better things, many still hold their love for the sport tight and are happy to kick the ball around for charity games or just plain fun.

As soccer or football is much more popular across the pond, it's not surprising that many British and European celebrities have made this list. Jason Statham, Colin Farrell, Rod Stewart, Vinnie Jones, and chef Gordon Ramsay all fall into that category. Jones even saw success playing football professionally prior to leaving the game for acting and going on to appear in several movies.

But playing soccer in high school isn't limited to foreign-born celebrities as there are many famous people who grew up playing the game in the states. Tom Cruise, Jon Stewart, Channing Tatum, and Jessica Biel are just a few who gave up their passion for soccer at one point in time to pursue their now-successful Hollywood careers. Some, like Stewart, also played in college.

Didn't know these celebrities played soccer in high school? Well then you might not know about the other soccer celebrities who are former athletes as well. Check out which celebrities played high school football and which celebrities played basketball in high school for more.
20 Celebrities Who Played Soccer in High School, sports, all people, people, celebrities, Soccer, celebrity facts,

Bob Marley

Channing Tatum

Gordon Ramsay

Jason Statham

Jessica Biel

Jon Stewart

Julio Iglesias

Rivers Cuomo

Rod Stewart

Tom Cruise


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Tue, 02 Jul 2013 03:44:26 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-played-soccer-in-high-school/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[The Best Golf Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-golf-movies/all-genre-movies-lists
A list of the best golf movies. This is a list of films that feature golf as a central theme. We're pretty sure we've included all of the best films, but if you believe we missed one please feel free to add it to the list yourself. While "watching golf" may be considered by many to be one of the most boring experiences on earth, movies about golf are often incredibly entertaining. All genres are included on this list, although dramas and comedies tend to be the most popular. Golf is one of the oldest sports in the world, steeped in plenty of tradition, such as its caddies, golf clubs, and the hole in one. No surprise then that Hollywood likes to make use of golf in their films.

You'll find many of these best golf movies on Netflix, so if you spot a title you haven't seen yet, you should check it out! There are many golf movies on Amazon.com too.

What are the best golf movies? Take a look here and see for yourself.
The Best Golf Movies,

Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

Caddyshack
Released: 1980
Happy Gilmore
Released: 1996
The Caddy
Released: 1953
The Greatest Game Ever Played
Released: 2005
The Legend of Bagger Vance
Released: 2000
Tin Cup
Released: 1996
Dead Solid Perfect
Released: 1988
A Gentleman's Game
Released: 2001
Follow the Sun: the Ben Hogan Story


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Sat, 27 Aug 2011 18:16:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-golf-movies/all-genre-movies-lists
<![CDATA[The Best Australian Golfers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-australian-golfers/ranker-sports
Have you ever wondered how many famous golfers are from Australia? There is no lack of skill in the country, as we demonstrate on this ranked list of the best Australian golfers. The poll below contains both famous men and women golfers from Australia, most of which are professional players. Vote up who you believe to be the top golfers from Australia, and even add any up and coming players to the list if they aren't already here.

One great Australian golfer is Peter Thomson. Thomson has 88 professional wins, 6 of which came on the PGA tour. Thompson would win The Open Championship five different times, including four times in five years from 1954-1958. Another great golfer from Australia is Greg Norman. Norman has 90 professional wins, 20 of which came on the PGA tour. Norman won The Open Championship in 1986 and 1993. He is also infamously known for his second place finishes. Norman finished in second place at the Masters Tournament in 1986, 1987, and 1996, at the U.S. Open in 1984 and 1995, and at the PGA Championship in 1986 and 1993.

The Best Australian Golfers,

Adam Scott

Bruce Crampton

David Graham

Greg Norman

Jason Day

Jim Ferrier

Karrie Webb

Kel Nagle

Peter Thomson

Steve Elkington


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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:01:30 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-australian-golfers/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Small Forwards of the 90s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-90s-small-forwards/ranker-nba
Small forward is arguably the most challenging positions in all of basketball. Requiring the speed of a shooting guard with the power of a power forward. It requires brains and brawn in order to become one of the greats. When you're looking for the best 90s small forwards, this list is the right one to be looking through! Vote for your favorites on this list of the greatest NBA small forwards from the 90s! Don't think they belong among the top 90s NBA small forwards? Vote them down! 

When thinking about the top 1990s small forwards, Scottie Pippen has to be in the conversation. Also among the best 90s NBA SFs are Grant Hill and Dominique Wilkins, who played small forward for their entire careers. This list of the best NBA SFs 90s will have everyone you're thinking of! And if not, add them!

So take a look at this list of best NBA small forwards 90s and vote for your favorites, then check out some of our other sports lists to see how your faves stack up! 

The Best Small Forwards of the 90s,

Chris Mullin

Clyde Drexler

Detlef Schrempf

Dominique Wilkins

Glen Rice

Grant Hill

Jamal Mashburn

James Worthy

Larry Bird

Scottie Pippen


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Tue, 20 Oct 2015 07:57:00 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-90s-small-forwards/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[Best Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-los-angeles-clippers-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Jack Ramsay was the first head coach to lead the franchise to the playoffs. Ramsay would later be named one of the 10 best NBA coaches of all time. 

Mike Dunleavy, Sr. holds the record for highest post season winning percentage (.583). Dunleavy, Sr. also has the most regular season victories of any Clippers head coach with 215.

If you love basketball and the Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time,

Bill Fitch

Bob Weiss

Dennis Johnson

Dolph Schayes

Jack Ramsay

Johnny McCarthy

Larry Brown

Mike Dunleavy, Sr.

Tates Locke

Kim Hughes


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:10:06 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-los-angeles-clippers-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[The Greatest Safeties in NFL History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-safeties-in-nfl-history/pallknowing1

The Greatest Safeties in NFL History,

Brian Dawkins

Ed Reed

Jack Tatum

Paul Krause

Rod Woodson

Ronnie Lott

Sean Taylor

Steve Atwater

Troy Polamalu

John Lynch


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Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:52:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-safeties-in-nfl-history/pallknowing1
<![CDATA[The Best Sportswear Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sportswear-brands/ranker-shopping
What are the best sportswear brands available? Finding that perfect brand that has the perfect price tag on it is easier than ever; there are several different varieties of name-brand clothing that are available to match your needs. Designer clothing is known for its hand-crafted designs, durability, and trendy looks.This list discusses the top brands of sportswear, including: Ralph Lauren, Fruit of the Loom, Gildan Activewear, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hanes, Puma, Nike, and Adidas. These companies produce apparel for a variety of athletic endeavors ranging from general exercise to team sport uniforms to casual sportswear. The top manufacturers produce high quality materials that endure frequent extended use and absorb sweat, shock, and extreme temperatures. 
The Best Sportswear Brands,

Adidas

ASICS

Converse

Nike, Inc.

Oakley, Inc.

Puma SE

Reebok

Under Armour

Lacoste

Coast Swim
One of the fastest growing swimming Teams/Brands in New Zealand!


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:28:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sportswear-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[Hot Celeste Bonin Pics (Former WWE Diva, Kaitlyn)]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hot-kaitlyn-pics/trent-walker

Photos of Celeste Bonin, one of the hottest athletes and one of the hottest female bodybuilders in the world. And not only that, Celeste Bonin is one of the hottest WWE Divas of all time, That's right, she's a former WWE Diva and went by the ring Celeste Bonin, and WWE Kaitlyn are one in the same. So, if you're looking for hot WWE Kaitlyn pics, this is the list for you! Celeste Bonin is well known for her extremely fit and sexy physique, and during her time in WWE she was known for her incredible strength and athleticism.

With that in mind, here are the sexiest Celeste Bonin pictures, ranked by hotness. This gallery even includes Celeste Bonin bikini pics and Celeste Bonin swimsuit photos. Also on this list are Celeste Bonin Instagram pics (WWE Kaitlyn Instagram) from her personal account. Only the hottest Celeste Bonin Instagram pictures made the cut! These Celeste Bonin pics were taken from a variety of different sources, including several promotional and magazine photoshoots, and have been turned into a curated image gallery containing only the hottest Celeste Bonin pictures (Kaitlyn WWE pictures) from around the Web.

While there are many sexy Celeste Bonin photos, or Kaitlyn WWE photos, these are the hottest around. These may not be Celeste Bonin naked pics, or pictures of Celeste Bonin topless, but these are some of the hottest pics you can find on the net even though they aren't Celeste Bonin nude photos (Kaitlyn WWE nude)


Hot Celeste Bonin Pics (Former WWE Diva, Kaitlyn),

Morning Snacks

Kaitlyn in camouflage swimwear

Kaitlyn in pink soft pants and heels

Showing Off Some Seriously Hard Work

Kaitlyn in sexy summer swimwear

Ready To Nap

Physical Fitness is King

Stunning Evening Wear

Ready to Hit the Beach

No Offseason


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Mon, 04 Jan 2016 02:08:34 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/hot-kaitlyn-pics/trent-walker
<![CDATA[The 17 Best Yao Ming Career Highlights]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-17-best-yao-ming-career-highlights/randolph
Yao Ming, China's most famous athlete, is officially retiring from the NBA. The 7'6'' Houston Rocket center has faced a lot of injuries over the last couple of years and he has decided enough is enough. This list covers all the highlights from Yao Ming's career - on and off the court. His career peaked in 2006-2007, when he averaged 25 points per game. But, this number would not last. He slowly became prone to injury and started facing the reality that he is a 7'6'' giant... and people that tall are rather fragile.

Bonus: are you aware of the Yao Ming funny side? Yao Ming career high scoring and rebounding is nothing to scoff at, but he's a funny guy as well. Read on to reminisce about his storied basketball career.

The 17 Best Yao Ming Career Highlights,

Shanghai Sharks
Before joining the Houston Rockets in 2002, Yao played for the Shanghai Sharks in the China Basketball Association (CBA). Yao played 122 games with the Sharks and averaged 23 points and 15 rebounds. He became only the second Chinese player in history to enter the NBA in America. (The first was Wang Zhizhi the previous year.)
Yao Ming Posterizes LeBron
Yao brutally dunks over the top of LeBron James in this clip from a February 2009 game between the Rockets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. This led to much debate between fans over the importance of a height differential when blocking shots.
#1 Overall Pick in the 2002 NBA Draft
Yao was selected by the Houston Rockets as the #1 overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. It doesn't get much better than that.

The deal was a long time in the planning. The Rockets sought special permission from the China Basketball Association to pick up Yao (who was already a star in his homeland). Through an interpreter, while still in Beijing, Yao told reporters that he was excited for the start of "my new basketball life" and said "This is a new league in front of me for me to play, so it will be a new challenge for me."
Yao Ming Meets Verne Troyer
The tallest and shortest celebrities come face-to-face in this spot for Apple's 12" and 17" PowerBooks. (Get it?) Yao and Verne Troyer (better known as "Mini-Me" from the Austin Powers films) are boarding a plane near one another when they both reach for their laptops. Humorously, Yao uses the smaller 12" PowerBook while Verne grabs his 17" PowerBook. (You may also notice that the narrator of the ad is none other than actor Jeff Goldblum.)
Yao Ming Ejected from Game
Yao was known for his class as a player. But, apparently even polite 7.5" Chinese men get irritated at the refs every once in a while. Check out this video of Yao getting kicked out of the game against the Sacramento Kings on December 1, 2007, and his ensuing frustration.
Yao Ming Carries Olympic Torch
Not only did Yao get to appear in a Coca Cola commercial holding the Olympic torch, but he actually got to carry the Olympic torch to help introduce the games to Beijing in 2008. Yao ran the torch through China’s symbolic Tiananmen Square gate through the Palace Museum and onto the streets. Former gymnast Li Ning, who won 6 medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics (China's first), was hoisted up on wires during the Beijing Opening Ceremonies to light the Olympic Cauldron.
Yao Ming at a Charity Roast
In April of 2008, Yao was being honored at a charity event in Houston, which included a traditional roast. When he finally got up for his turn to speak, Yao showed off his comedy chops by turning the tables on his roasters. Most of his jokes stem from observations about the clash between Yao's Chinese upbringing and his new experiences in America.
3 FIBA Asian Championship Gold Medals
Not only was Yao the MVP of the 2001, 2003, and 2005 FIBA Asian Championship, but he also led the Chinese national team to the gold medals all three years.
Yao Ming Rage Face
Fans of Internet memes may have noticed a resemblance between Yao Ming and a certain character who pops up on message boards, forums and sites like Reddit and 4Chan.

To the left is the original photo of Yao. Below is his cartoon incarnation. This face is often used in so-called "rage comics" and other humorous images to depict a cavalier, utterly disinterested manner. Hence, the face is often known as the "F**k That Guy," and it is rarely referenced that the original image is based on Yao at all.


Yao Ming's Career High 41 Points Game
In this triple overtime game against the Atlanta Hawks in 2002, Yao Ming scored a career high 41 points to help lead the Rockets to the victory. In addition, to his impressive offensive performance, Yao also racked up 16 rebounds.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2011 07:36:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-17-best-yao-ming-career-highlights/randolph
<![CDATA[Successful Athletes Who Used to Be Homeless]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-have-been-homeless/people-in-sports
They may have made millions during their all-star careers, but these athletes have something else in common: they all lived on the streets at some point during their lives. Some, like Tennessee Titan Michael Oher, famously overcame troubled childhoods to find success, while others lost it all after becoming award-winning sports legends.

Ranked loosely by fame and popularity, this list includes several famous fighters, NFL players, and baseball players who have been homeless. Whether they struggled to survive by stealing food from garbage cans or by sleeping under freeway overpasses, these athletes have experienced the full spectrum of life’s highs and lows.

Who is the most famous homeless athlete? Jean-Claude Van Damme tops our list. The martial arts master lived on the streets of LA before landing his first starring role. Then there’s Packers star Lionel Aldridge, who became homeless after he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in the late 1970s, and Hall-of-Famer Dick Lane, who was rescued as an infant from a dumpster.

Are you surprised that so many professional athletes have been homeless? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Successful Athletes Who Used to Be Homeless,

Bill Schuffenhauer
Olympic U.S. bobsledder Bill Schuffenhauer was homeless on and off throughout his childhood. He stole from strangers, ate out of garbage cans, and lived in several different foster homes before his maternal grandmother took him in when he was in junior high.
Dick Lane
"Night Train" Dick Lane was abandoned in a dumpster when he was three months old. The eventual NFL Hall of Famer was raised by Ella Lane, the woman who found him.
Iran Barkley
After losing more than $5 million and being evicted from his apartment in 2010, champion boxer Iran "The Blade" Barkley became homeless. The Bronx nonprofit BronxWorks and the Ring 10 boxing charity helped him to get back on his feet.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Before he landed his first starring role in Bloodsport in 1988, Jean-Claude Van Damme struggled to make ends meet in Hollywood. The "Muscles from Brussels" worked as a carpet layer, pizza delivery man, and limo driver but still spent time living on the streets.

In 1995, Van Damme spoke about being homeless, saying, "my eldest son doesn't know how to deal with society because I over-protect him because of my last life of being on the street and sleeping on the street and starving in L.A. I didn't want him to have that."
Lionel Aldridge
Football star Lionel Aldridge became homeless after he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in the late 1970s. He later became an advocate for the homeless and people with mental illnesses.
Michael Oher
Tennessee Titans star Michael Oher experienced periods of homelessness throughout his childhood. He was the subject of the Oscar-winning film The Blind Side, and wrote an autobiography called I Beat The Odds to help kids who are struggling on the streets and in foster care. 
Randy Johnson
After retiring from football, first-ever Atlanta Falcons starting quarterback, Randy Johnson, found himself homeless in the late 1990s.
Shannon Briggs
Shannon Briggs was homeless for a period during his rough childhood. The heavyweight champion fought his way out of poverty, but admitted to having to sleep on the D-train in New York City as a kid. 
Terry Tautolo
After Terry Tautolo's former teammates learned that he was addicted to drugs and living in a tunnel beneath a Los Angeles freeway, they made sure the San Francisco 49er got the help he needed. He is now doing well and working with special needs children.
Todd Williams
After his grandmother died in 1993, Florida State star Todd Williams was homeless on the streets of Bradenton and Miami. He eventually began working at a grocery store, graduated high school, and went on to play in the NFL. 

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:26:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-have-been-homeless/people-in-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Current NFL Team Owners]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-current-nfl-team-owners

The best current NFL owners are those dedicated and filthy rich businessmen and women who have done the best for their teams, the fans, and the National Football League in general during their ownership of the 32 NFL teams. Being a good owner is more than just writing checks and these top NFL owners set the bar high with their solid leadership.

Regardless of which of the greatest NFL teams fans follow, many would agree that Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, is the best owner in the NFL. Between his tenacity to see his team succeed, his ongoing philanthropy and special efforts to help end the NFL lockout in 2011, Robert Kraft has set the gold standard to NFL team ownership and has earned the respect of the league for it.

That's not to say there are not other great NFL team owners in the league as well. John Mara and Steve Tisch of the New York Giants, Dan Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Steve Bisciotti of the Baltimore Ravens are others frequently in the conversation of the top current NFL team owners. Even the fans get credit for being great owners, in the case of the Green Bay Packers that is. Officially owned by Green Bay Packers, Inc., the team is owned by over 350,000 shareholders, many of which are in the stands sporting cheeseheads each Sunday.

Having already achieved great things, these best NFL team owners are destined to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tell us which 2016-2017 NFL owners you respect the most by voting for your favorites or re-ranking this list of the best NFL team owners below.


The Best Current NFL Team Owners,

Arthur Blank
Atlanta Falcons
Dan Rooney
Pittsburgh Steelers
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Jerry Richardson
Carolina Panthers
Pat Bowlen
Denver Broncos
Paul Allen
Seattle Seahawks
Robert Kraft
New England Patriots
Steve Bisciotti
Baltimore Ravens
Tom Benson
New Orleans Saints
John Mara and Steve Tisch
New York Giants

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:56:56 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-current-nfl-team-owners
<![CDATA[The Greatest Jewish NBA Players Of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/nba-jewish-players/ranker-nba
Who are the best Jewish basketball players that played in the NBA? This list of Jewish NBA players includes names like Amar'e Stoudemire, Larry Brown, Doug Schayes, and Jordan Farmar among many other top Jewish NBA players. 

This list of top NBA players also includes the man who scored the first basket in the NBA, Ossie Schectman as well as the Legend of Duke, Art Heyman. Active Jewish NBA players like Omri Casspi are also included in this list of the best Jewish NBA players.

Vote for who you think the greatest Jewish NBA players are from the list below and if you see anyone missing, feel free to add them so that other basketball fans and Rankers can vote on your additions!
The Greatest Jewish NBA Players Of All Time,

Amar'e Stoudemire

Danny Schayes

Dolph Schayes

Ernie Grunfeld

Jordan Farmar

Larry Brown

Red Holzman

Rudy LaRusso

Omri Casspi

Irv Bemoras


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Wed, 13 May 2015 09:39:30 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/nba-jewish-players/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[The Best NCAA Point Guards of the 2000s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2000s-ncaa-point-guards/ranker-ncaa-basketball
Point guards have become increasingly more important in basketball, particularly in the NCAA, where the team's strength is far more important than individual ability. When  talking about the best 2000s college point guards, these are the people who make their teams better. Naturally, when coming up with a list of the best 2000s NCAA PGs, one must look for the best team players! Take a look and vote on college point guards from the 2000s, vote up the ones you think are great, and vote down the greatest 2000s college point guards you don't think make the cut.
 
When selecting who you think are the top 2000s NCAA point guards, you can't go wrong with this list! From Raymond Felton to Steve Blake, some of the best players to grace the court are right here! 

So take a look at this list of the top 2000s NCAA PGs and vote for your favorites. 

The Best NCAA Point Guards of the 2000s,

Baron Davis

Chris Paul

Deron Williams

Derrick Rose

Kyle Lowry

Rajon Rondo

Stephen Curry

Steve Francis

Russell Westbrook

Isaiah Thomas


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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 05:27:19 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2000s-ncaa-point-guards/ranker-ncaa-basketball
<![CDATA[Which NFL Players Do You Think Will Be Injured This Season?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/nfl-player-most-likely-to-get-injured-2016/zachary-benau

There's nothing worse than watching your best player on your fantasy team go down to an injury. It hurts you to your core, but there is nothing you can do about it. You almost wish it was you who was lying there in pain instead of him. Unfortunately, football is a dangerous sport and injuries are inevitable.

Here is a list of players likely to be injured in the 2016-2017 season. Some of these players have had injuries in the past, others are just getting older, and some might just be in store for some bad luck this season. Vote up the ones you think are going to get hurt before Super Bowl 51 rolls around.


Which NFL Players Do You Think Will Be Injured This Season?,

Ben Roethlisberger

Carson Palmer

Jamaal Charles

Jay Cutler

Sam Bradford

Tony Romo

Sustained a spinal injury in a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on August 25.


Arian Foster

Andrew Luck

Rob Gronkowski

Robert Griffin III


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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:05:20 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/nfl-player-most-likely-to-get-injured-2016/zachary-benau
<![CDATA[The 10 Best Ryder Cup Players of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-10-best-ryder-cup-players-of-all-time/clickon

With the 2016 Ryder Cup fast approaching, we look at the greatest players to ever compete. 


The 10 Best Ryder Cup Players of All Time,

Arnold Palmer

Arnie terrorised Great Britain and Ireland during the 60s and 70s and he still has the best-ever record for an American- 22-8-2, .719


Colin Montgomerie

Montgomerie played the Ryder Cup eight times, 36 matches total, and lost only nine times. His overall record was 20-9-7 (.653), and that included an 8-3-3 mark in foursomes.


Ian Poulter

His winning percentage of .722 is still the best in Ryder Cup history for all golfers with at least 15 matches played.


Lanny Wadkins

Wadkins was 9-6-0 in foursomes, 7-3-1 in fourballs and 4-2-2 in singles. That adds up to 20-11-3, a 63.2-percent success rate.


Lee Westwood

Europe have leaned on Lee Westwood during his consistent career. He will be crucial at this year's Ryder Cup.


Nick Faldo

 Faldo holds three very destinguished Ryder he holds the Ryder Cup records for most match victories (23), most matches played (46) and most Cups played (11).


Seve Ballesteros

Seve's record was achieved against some phenomenal opposition. His record speaks for itself: 20-12-5 (.608). His partnership with Jose Maria Olazabal was legendary. 


Tom Kite

Kite played in seven Cups, 28 matches, but it's in singles where Kite really stands out. He played seven singles matches and never lost (5-0-2). 


Tom Lehman

An unlikely inclusion on the list, Lehman played in three Ryder Cups finishing with a 65% win percentage after 10 matches. It may seem modest, but he played (and beat) some of the best opposition Europe had to offer. 


Jose Maria Olazabal

Jose's Ryder Cup record is up there with the best: 18-8-5. His partnership with Seve is considered to be one of the best in history. 



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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:04:08 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-10-best-ryder-cup-players-of-all-time/clickon
<![CDATA[The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-featherweight-boxers-of-all-time/ranker-sports
The best featherweight boxers are all time are the most successful and most legendary boxers ever to compete in the weight class in the history of the sport. Typically with a weight limit of 126 pounds, the featherweight class has seen its fair share of stars throughout the years between the champions who helped the sport rise to prominence many decades ago to the top featherweight boxers of today.

Looking back into the history books, many names pop up as among not only the best featherweight boxers ever but the best boxers of all time. The likes of Willie Pep, who is regarded by many as the best featherweight boxer ever, Henry Armstrong, Sandy Saddler, Abe Attell, George Dixon, Young Griffo and Terry McGovern all saw success in the late 19th century and early 20th century. While which of these boxers should be regarded higher than another is debated, all set the tone for many generations of featherweight boxers to come.

Fast forward to modern times and the men who are dominating the weight class have quickly made their place as among the greats of yesteryear. Juan Manuel Marquez, Naseem Hamed and even Manny Pacquiao, who often fights in other weight classes and is also considered one of the best lightweight boxers of all time, are all names both to watch now and later when their career accomplishments are stacked up against other all-time greats.

So whether you rank the classic boxers above the stars of today or vice versa, share your rankings for the top featherweight boxers of all time below by voting for your favorites, adding any not already listed or clicking re-rank to put these best featherweight boxers in your own order.
The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time,

Alexis Argüello

Azumah Nelson

Henry Armstrong

Juan Manuel Márquez

Manny Pacquiáo

Marco Antonio Barrera

Naseem Hamed

Salvador Sánchez

Willie Pep

Erik Morales


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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 07:48:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-featherweight-boxers-of-all-time/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best NCAA Shooting Guards of the 2000s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2000s-ncaa-shooting-guards/ranker-ncaa-basketball
When talking about the best 2000s NCAA shooting guards, you're talking about some of the best scorers to ever play the game. Some of the best 2000s college shooting guards are future hall of famers, like the most obvious choice, Dwayne Wade. Here is a list of college shooting guards from the 2000s! Vote up your favorites and vote down the ones you don't think deserve the top spot.

Obviously, players like Stephen Curry belong on this list of the top 2000s NCAA shooting guards. Some of the greatest NCAA shooting guards from the 2000s are some of the top players in the NBA today. Players like P.J. Tucker or Luther Head easily belong with the best NCAA SGs 2000s.  

A lot of the all time greats can be found on this list! 
So take a look at the best shooting guards from the 2000s and pick your favorites! 

The Best NCAA Shooting Guards of the 2000s,

Andre Iguodala

Brandon Roy

Dwyane Wade

Gerald Henderson, Jr.

Jodie Meeks

Stephen Curry

Tony Allen

James Harden

Seth Curry

Paul George


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Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:29:23 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2000s-ncaa-shooting-guards/ranker-ncaa-basketball
<![CDATA[The Best New England Patriots of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-new-england-patriots-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
This is a list of the best New England Patriots of all time. Prior to 1993, the New England Patriots were one of the laughingstocks of the entire NFL. The team had a small degree of the success in the mid 1970s but outside of a lone Super Bowl appearance after the 1985 season, the Patriots were a franchise stuck in the proverbial mud. Those aforementioned teams had some solid players, but few if any were considered the best in team history. Enter Bill Parcells. After the Tuna left the team, the foundation for success was in place. Parcells acquired some of the greatest Patriots ever including Ty Law, Drew Bledsoe, Adam Vinatieri and Tedy Bruschi.

It wasn't until Bill Belichick took over at the beginning of the 2000 season that many of the best Patriots players in team history started playing for the team. Tom Brady isn't only considered one of the greatest players in Patriots history, but one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Randy Moss, Troy Brown, Wes Welker, Rodney Harrison and Richard Seymour are considered the top players in Patriots history and all played for the team under the Belichick era. The team nearly made history in 2007 when it won every single it played until a shocking Super Bowl defeat to the New York Giants ended the Patriots hopes of being the second undefeated team in NFL history. No matter what you think of the Patriots, this list contains many of the best players during the team's run of success.

This list of the best New England Patriots of all time includes every player from the team's history. If you notice someone missing, feel free to add him to this list. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think should be considered the best in Patriots history.
The Best New England Patriots of All Time,

Adam Vinatieri

John Hannah

Randy Moss

Tedy Bruschi

Tom Brady

Ty Law

Vince Wilfork

Willie McGinest

Julian Edelman

Rob Gronkowski


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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 06:30:10 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-new-england-patriots-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Greatest Shortstops of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-shortstops-of-all-time
This list of the greatest shortstops of all time includes some of the most iconic, best baseball players in Major League Baseball history. These MLB shortstops gave everything they had on the field and with their bats, to help their respective teams win games. Who do you believe is the greatest shortstop to ever play the game? Vote for the players you like the most, vote down any you don't think deserve the honor. Also, feel free to rerank this list - your order can affect the overall player order.Any list of the greatest shortstops to ever play the game should include the late, great Honus Wagner. The Flying Dutchman is one of the best to ever take the field, and his speed and hitting abilities are legendary. With a record eight batting titles, Wagner is not only one of the best shortstops, he's also one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. In terms of modern-era shortstops, names like Derek Jeter and Cal Ripken, Jr. come to mind almost instantly. Who gets a top 10 spot? That's for you to decide with your votes. And while you're at it, you might want to cast your vote for the greatest throwing arms of all time!
The Greatest Shortstops of All Time,

Alan Trammell

Barry Larkin

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Derek Jeter

Ernie Banks

Honus Wagner

Omar Vizquel

Ozzie Smith

Pee Wee Reese

Robin Yount


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Thu, 13 Jun 2013 06:36:42 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-shortstops-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best San Diego Padres of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-san-diego-padres-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
This is a list of the greatest San Diego Padres players in team history. Besides beautiful weather and a ballpark that's considered one of the best in all of baseball, the San Diego Padres haven't had a lot going for them in the club's history. But when the team has had success, it usually means either a division title or a deep playoff run. The Padres have won the NL West five times and have played in two World Series. Unfortunately for the Padres, they ran into buzzsaws in the form of the Detroit Tigers in 1984 and one of the greatest New York Yankees teams of all time in 1998. That being said, a lot of great players have spent their best years in San Diego, despite their lack of winning history.

The Padres can count one of the best hitters of all time as their own. For 20 years, Tony Gwynn was one of the steadiest hitters in all of baseball, which cemented him as one of the greatest Padres ever. While he didn't swing the most powerful bat, Gwynn could be counted on to hit well over .300 for most of his career. He won eight NL batting titles in his career and had a chance to reach baseball immortality in 1994 when he was knocking on the door of hitting .400 before the player's strike ruined that. Gwynn was a 15-time All Star and was elected into the Hall of Fame in 2007, receiving an eyeopening 97.6 percent of the vote, one of the highest in Hall of Fame history.

This is a list of the Greatest San Diego Padres of All Time. If you see someone who should be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list as you deem fit.
The Best San Diego Padres of All Time,

Adrian Gonzalez

Benito Santiago

Dave Winfield

Fred McGriff

Jake Peavy

Ken Caminiti

Ozzie Smith

Goose Gossage

Tony Gwynn

Trevor Hoffman


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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 08:10:17 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-san-diego-padres-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
<![CDATA[The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-male-tennis-players-of-the-open-era
This list of the greatest male tennis players of the Open Era includes some of the most iconic names in men's tennis. Who are the best male singles tennis players since the game became open (professionals included) in 1968? Some might argue that Roger Federer is, without question, one of the best - if not *the* best men's tennis player of all time. Disagree? That's totally fine, just cast your votes as you see fit and, if you want, you can also re-rank this list in any order you like. Any list of great male tennis players of the Open Era should include many of the players on this list of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. And debates can certainly get interesting. Nadal vs. Federer is a pretty epic debate, for example. Sure, Nadal may rule the clay courts, but where does he stack up in the bigger picture, especially against the likes of Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg? Does Novak Djokovic deserve to be listed here? He's arguably one of the top current men's tennis players. Andy Murray? Same situation. It's hard to know for sure where these younger players will rank in the annals of tennis history, but it's sure hard to argue they aren't some of the best. If you're a huge tennis fan, you might also want to check out these lists and vote for the greatest female tennis players of the Open Era and the best players of all time, too.
The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era,

Andre Agassi

Björn Borg

Ivan Lendl

John McEnroe

Pete Sampras

Rafael Nadal

Rod Laver

Roger Federer

Stefan Edberg

Novak Djokovic


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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 03:55:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-male-tennis-players-of-the-open-era
<![CDATA[The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seattle-mariners-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
This is a list of the greatest Seattle Mariners players in team history. Formed in 1977 seven years after the Pilots bolted for Milwaukee, the Seattle Mariners suffered through a tough 15 years at its beginning before blossoming in the mid-90s. Those early Mariner teams didn't feature many good players, let alone players who would be considered great. In fact, those teams were so bad to the point where the Mariners didn't have their first winning season until 1991, 15 after the franchise first started.

But the franchise's fortunes changed when it drafted Ken Griffey Jr. with the first overall pick in 1987. "The Kid" made his big league debut with the Mariners at the beginning of the 1989 season. For the next 10 seasons, Griffey was one of the best players in the entire league. His outstanding fielding (he won 10 Gold Gloves in a row from 1990-1999) mix of speed and power made him one of most popular players ever. On the strength of Griffey's legs, the Mariners defeated the New York Yankees in Game 5 to win its first playoff series when he scored all the way from first base, and just beating the throw to home plate. Before he was traded to Cincinnati in 2000, Griffey had won an American League MVP Award (1997), was a 10-time All Star with the club and is considered one of the best players of all time.

After Griffey left, the team didn't miss a beat. Ichiro Suzuki stepped in and led the team to the most regular season wins (116) in Major League history in 2001. Ichiro won the MVP and Rookie of the Year award during that historic season. In addition to being considered one of the best Japanese players and best Seattle Mariners ever, Ichiro is also one of the greatest leadoff hitters in the history of the game.

This is a list of the Greatest Seattle Mariners of All Time. If you see someone who should be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list as you deem fit.
The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time,

Alex Rodriguez

Alvin Davis

Edgar Martínez

Félix Hernández

Harold Reynolds

Ichiro Suzuki

Jamie Moyer

Jay Buhner

Ken Griffey, Jr.

Randy Johnson


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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 07:29:01 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seattle-mariners-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
<![CDATA[Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On K2 Peak]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/mountain-climbing-accidents-deaths-on-k2-peak/notable-famous-deaths
The K2 Peak is one of the highest mountain peaks and many mountain climbers have died attempting the climb. Though not as tall as Mt.Everest, the K2 mountain is still a favorite among climbers, but is considered a killer among climbers. Mountain climbing deaths can happen due to the difficulty of ascent, avalanche, exhaustion, poor living conditions etc,. With more mountaineering adventures added every year, surprisingly, the number of deaths of mountain climbers on K2 has decreased over the years.
Mountain Climbing Accidents: Deaths On K2 Peak,

Alan Rouse
1986 � 1986
Aliaksandr Parkhomenka
1994
Alison Hargreaves
13-Aug-95
Alexander Foigt
2006
Alfred Imitzer
1986 � 1986
Alan Pennington
1986 � 1986
Alanxander Gubaev
2004
Aleksei Kharaldin
1994
Ali

Adrián Benítez
1992

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Tue, 25 May 2010 23:59:20 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/mountain-climbing-accidents-deaths-on-k2-peak/notable-famous-deaths
<![CDATA[Fatal World Rally Championship Accidents: WRC Death List]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fatal-world-rally-championship-accidents-wrc-death-list/notable-famous-deaths
Fatal WRC racing accidents at races that have occurred since the inaugural season of the World Rally Championship in 1973 include several dozen, many of which are listed here. For various reasons, many have lost their lives doing their jobs and what they loved, driving WRC cars. Though not a complete list, this tally details the names of the drivers, the car they were driving at the time and the date of the fatal accidents.

WRC varies from other forms of auto racing such as IndyCar and ARCA in that races take place over three day periods on gravel, tarmac and even icy tracks.

Though safety precautions are in place per the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, like other racing leagues accidents happen and deaths are an unfortunate result. Fortunately, each of these fatal crashes have shed more and more light on the safety of the sport and has led to improvements throughout the years.
Fatal World Rally Championship Accidents: WRC Death List,

Attilio Bettega
Died driving a Lancia Rally 037 on May 2, 1985
Henri Toivonen
Died driving a Lancia Delta S4 on May 2, 1986
Jörg Bastuck
Died driving a Citroën C2 S1600 on March 24, 2006
Jean-Marc Dubois

George Mignot

Augusto Mendes

Eiichi Morinishi

David Ndahura

Cyrus Kamundia

Christian Serradori


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Thu, 13 May 2010 01:01:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/fatal-world-rally-championship-accidents-wrc-death-list/notable-famous-deaths
<![CDATA[The Coolest Cactus League Spring Training Stadiums]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/coolest-cactus-league-spring-training-stadiums/sportsyeah
The coolest Cactus League spring training stadiums are spread across the state of Arizona and each host at least one team from Major League Baseball annually for practices, promotions and pre-season games. These baseball stadiums and the host cities including Phoenix, Peoria, Scottsdale, Tempe and Glendale, welcome a total of 15 MLB teams and their many loyal fans for MLB spring training each year.

Similar to the coolest spring training stadiums in the Grapefruit League in Florida, some of the coolest Cactus League ballparks are some of the newest. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, which was added in 2011 as the second home to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, hosts more than 20% of the total attendance of the Cactus League as fans flock to the main field and the 12 surrounding practice fields in the complex.

Unlike Grapefruit League stadiums, the ballparks in the Cactus League see more sharing of stadiums with only 10 stadiums in the league for 15 teams compared to a total of 14 stadiums for 15 teams in the Cactus League. Many of the older stadiums, such as Phoenix Municipal Stadium, built in 1964 and used by the Oakland Athletics, and Tempe Diablo Stadium, added in 1968 and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, house only single teams while many of the newer stadiums comfortably house a pair of squads with separate clubhouses and practice facilities.

All in all, these Cactus League stadiums don't only provide places for fans to follow their favorite teams as the MLB stars prepare for the season, these fields also provide a big economical boost to the communities in which they sit. An estimated $300 million in economic impact results from the Cactus League in Arizona which makes America's pastime not just fun for all but great for the economy as well.
The Coolest Cactus League Spring Training Stadiums,

Maryvale Baseball Park
(Milwaukee Brewers)
Peoria Sports Complex
(San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners)
Phoenix Municipal Stadium
(Oakland Athletics)
Scottsdale Stadium
(San Francisco Giants)
Surprise Stadium
(Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers)
Tempe Diablo Stadium
(Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Camelback Ranch
(Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers)
Goodyear Ballpark
(Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians)
HoHoKam Stadium

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
(Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies)

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Sat, 24 Mar 2012 04:02:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/coolest-cactus-league-spring-training-stadiums/sportsyeah
<![CDATA[The Greatest Carolina Hurricanes of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-carolina-hurricanes-of-all-time/ranker-hockey
The Carolina Hurricanes, based out of Raleigh, North Carolina, settled there in 1997 after a previous life as the New England Whalers from 1972-1979, and then the Hartford (Connecticut) Whalers from 1979-1997. The Canes have three division championships, two conference championships, and one Stanley Cup victory, in 2006.

Below are the greatest Carolina Hurricanes of all time. Vote up the best of the best and see where your favorite Canes rank!
The Greatest Carolina Hurricanes of All Time,

Cam Ward

Eric Staal

Erik Cole

Glen Wesley

Jeff O'Neill

Pat Verbeek

Paul Coffey

Rod Brind'Amour

Ron Francis

Sami Kapanen


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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:04:19 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-carolina-hurricanes-of-all-time/ranker-hockey
<![CDATA[What Team Will Win Super Bowl 50?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/who-will-win-super-bowl-50-2016/ranker-nfl
With the 2015 NFL season coming to a close, it's time to ask the big question on the minds of millions of football fans out there: who will win Super Bowl 50? The big game will take place at the 49ers' Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, with the Carolina Panthers squaring off against the Denver Broncos. Who will emerge victorious in this year's battle for the Lombardi Trophy?

Last year's Super Bowl was one of the best Super Bowls of all time when the New England Patriots narrowly escaped the Seattle Seahawks. Can fans expect another game as dramatic?

What team will win Super Bowl 50? What are your Super Bowl predictions? There's only one team that can take home the title, so it's up to you before the big game to decide what fanbase will be celebrating when the on-field combat and off-field commercials are over.
What Team Will Win Super Bowl 50?,

Arizona Cardinals

Carolina Panthers

Cincinnati Bengals

Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers

Kansas City Chiefs

New England Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Seahawks


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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:19:45 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/who-will-win-super-bowl-50-2016/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[10 Pro Athletes Who Are Also Accomplished Artists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-artists/people-in-sports
This list contains information about professional athletes who are also accomplished fine artists, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous NBA stars, tennis players, and track and field athletes are also painters, photographers, and creative artists. One famous sports star has even designed album covers for popular musicians. Though you know these famous people for their achievements in the world of sports, their artistic skills might surprise you!

Who is the most famous athlete who is also an artist? Serena Williams tops our list. She has taken painting lessons, and in 2013, she debuted her Expressions series of paintings. NBA player Tyson Chandler dabbles in photography when he is off the court, as does Usain Bolt, when he isn't on the track winning Olympic medals.

NBA player Jeremy Evans combined his love of painting with his love of basketball by creating a painting of himself dunking and then actually dunking over the painting. NFL player Todd Marinovich started an online gallery of his sports-themed paintings, murals, and sculptures, and many other artistic athletes have presented exhibits of their artwork as well.

Which athletes are also artists? Click through the list below to find out!
10 Pro Athletes Who Are Also Accomplished Artists,

Brett Tomko
MLB player Brett Tomko is an accomplished sports artist and is studying with the painter Opie Otterstad.
Ernie Barnes
After a successful NFL career, Ernie Barnes became an accomplished painter. He has also designed album covers for such artists as Marvin Gaye and B.B. King.
Larry Johnson
NFL player Larry Johnson paints pop art in his spare time.
Serena Williams
Serena Williams took painting lessons in Paris before the French Open. In 2013, she debuted her Expressions series of paintings.
Todd Marinovich
NFL player Todd Marinovich started an online gallery of his sports-themed paintings, murals, and sculptures.
Tyson Chandler
NBA player Tyson Chandler dabbles in photography when he is off the court.
Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt is an accomplished dancer and photographer in his spare time.
Aaron Maybin
NFL player Aaron Maybin uses his art to give back to the community. In 2009, he established Project Mayhem to help underprivileged and at-risk youth discover art and excel beyond their current conditions.
Jeremy Evans
NBA player Jeremy Evans combined his love of painting with his love of basketball by creating a painting of himself dunking and then actually dunking over it.
John Borican
Pentathlete John Borican had a successful career as a portrait artist.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:19:26 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-artists/people-in-sports
<![CDATA[The Most Over-the-Top Hilarious Touchdown Celebrations of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funniest-nfl-touchdown-celebrations/jacob-shelton

If you’re reading this, you probably don’t remember a time in the NFL before end zone celebrations (and if you do, then take a nap, Grandpa). End zone celebrations became a thing in the late '80s with ball-spiking and slowly ramped up into incredibly elaborate performances based around players machine-gunning each other or trying to topple a field goal post with their masculinity and touchdown prowess.

The NFL finally started handing out fines for excessive celebrations, but that hasn’t stopped players from getting H.A.M. after an especially good play. For some players, the $10,000 fine (!) is totally worth twerking in the end zone, or taking a phone call after scoring six quick points, but you know there’s at least one player on this list who’s regretting their celebration now that they want to buy a new jet ski.

It’s ridiculous to tell an adult football player that he’s being over the top after scoring a touchdown. When your adrenaline is through the roof, and you’ve just caught a 47-yard pass or barreled through a defensive line to turn your enemies into dust, you have to let off steam somehow, or else the one thing you love will quickly become a joyless slog like the rest of your life. These touchdown celebrations may be over the top, but most of them were well-earned.


The Most Over-the-Top Hilarious Touchdown Celebrations of All Time,

It Turns Out Lance Moore Watches Comedy Central

After catching a 44-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees, Lance Moore showed off his basic cable subscription by performing the Hingle McCringleberry excessive celebration from Key and Peele.


John Brown Has a Seizure

While playing against the Rams in 2014, John Brown scored a 48-yard touchdown and had what can only be described as a "dance seizure." This was Brown's rookie year so don't judge his spastic dance moves too hard - but judge him a little bit or he'll never learn to feel shame. 


Randy Moss Moons the Packers Crowd

What's the deal with Randy Moss? In 2005, he and his Vikings were playing against the Packers at Lambeau Field when Moss mooned the Packers fans after a TD. Joe Buck called him "disgusting" and he received a $10,000 fine. That's one expensive eclipse. 


William Gay Dances So Hard He Gets Flagged

You guys, William Gay can't stop dancing. It doesn't matter that he got a penalty for an excessive celebration, a flag won't stop his hot dance moves coupled with very cordial handshakes. If Gay and the Steelers were playing against any team other than the Bengals, it would probably be a big deal that he got a flag on a touchdown interception - but come on, no one cares about the Bengals. 


Jimmy Graham Dunking on the Field Goal

At some point in his NFL career, Jimmy Graham became addicted to dunking on field goal posts after touchdowns. And who can blame him? It looks like a lot of fun! It also looks like it's about to kill ten people, but that's not that much different from anything that happens in football. The NFL finally made a rule against dunking on the field goal post and while Graham "wasn't happy about it" he said that he would chill and move on to his new form of touchdown celebration, throwing rocks into the crowd. 


Joe Horn Hides a Phone in the End Zone

At a game between the New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants, Joe Horn caught four touchdown passes, but no one remembers that. What they do remember is that someone handed him a flip phone after one of his TDs and he supposedly called his mom. He somehow didn't receive an excessive celebration penalty, but he was nominated as the NFL's biggest momma's boy of 2003. 


Ezekiel Elliot Donates Himself to the Salvation Army

So first of all, this is amazing. Of course Ezekiel Elliot jumped into a giant Salvation Army bucket after scoring a touchdown in a Sunday night game against Tampa Bay. Why put the bucket there if you don't want someone to jump into it? The great thing about this story is that the Salvation Army reported that by Tuesday they had received $850,000 in donations.

Skeletor impersonator and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones called in from his lair inside a volcano to say, "We have those kettles there because we do want the visibility of reminding everybody, certainly at this time of year, how doing the most good is putting a dollar in that red kettle. To have gotten that attention in front of probably 20 million or so people last night for the Salvation Army was just wonderful."


Antonio Brown Duck-Walks

In a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots, Antonio Brown scored a nice little touchdown and then lost all of his cool points by celebrating with a duck walk? Or maybe a rendition of Charlie Chaplin's tramp dance? Speculate amongst yourselves as to what Brown is doing but if there's one thing that's for sure, it's that what he's doing is definitely not good. 


Doug Baldwin Sh*ts Bricks

Hop in your Deloreans and go back to the 2015 season to Seattle's game against the Patriots and watch as Doug Baldwin catches a three-yard pass for a touchdown and then pretends to either sh*t a football or lay an egg. Either way, it looks weird, not cool. Not in a "not cool, Doug" way, but in a "Hey, you're a professional athlete and you're supposed to act like you're cool, not like you're the weird kid in class." When asked about the gesture after the game, all he said was, "That's between me and the person it was directed at." Whatever, Doug. 


Is Antonio Brown the Road Runner?

Once again we join an Antonio Brown touchdown already in progress. This time, in a game against the Indianapolis Colts, Brown celebrates by jumping junk first into the goal post. Didn't he see Concussion



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<![CDATA[The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-second-bananas-in-wrestling-history/ranker-wrestling
The "other guys."  You know, those guys on the tag team that you don't REALLY care about. Or maybe you do. Maybe you love these guys they just aren't getting as big of a push as their tag team partner. Maybe they're BETTER than they're tag team partner but the stars just never seem to align for these poor, poor, wrestlers.

These are the best second bananas in wrestling history. It's a story about the guys that could just never quite get out of the shadow of their tag team partner or the other guys in their stable. Again, many of these men were/are tremendously skilled WWE Superstars or WCW wrestlers, but they just could never quite... you know. ... Never quite. They just could never get over that imaginary hill into superstardom.

Did we forget anybody? Probably. They're second bananas. Add them now!

From Marty Janetty to Arn Anderson to Matt Hardy and beyond, who do you think is wrestlings best "other guy?" Cast your votes now or be a second banana forever!
 
The Best Second Bananas in Wrestling History,

Arn Anderson
#1 banana, Ric Flair
Brutus Beefcake
#1 banana, Hulk Hogan
Christian
#1 banana, Edge
Jim Neidhart
#1 banana, Bret Hart
Stevie Ray
#1 banana, Booker T
Larry Zbyszko
#1 banana, Bruno Sammartino
Marty Jannetty
#1 banana, Shawn Michaels
Matt Hardy
#1 banana, Jeff Hardy
Paul Orndorff
#1 banana, Hulk Hogan
Sean Waltman
#1 banana, Degeneration-X, Shawn Michaels, Triple H

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:02:04 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-second-bananas-in-wrestling-history/ranker-wrestling
<![CDATA[Which NFL Team Will Win the NFC in 2017?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/who-will-win-the-nfc-playoffs/ranker-sports

This weekend, the 2016-2017 NFL playoffs are finally kicking off! In the National Football Conference, six teams will be competing for the chance to play in the NFC Championship Game on January 22. And there's still a lot of speculation about which team is going to win the NFC Championship for 2017.

The NFC playoffs start on January 7 with the first wild card playoff between the no. 6 Detroit Lions and the no. 3. Seattle Seahawks. On January 8, the no. 4 Green Bay Packers host the no. 5 New York Giants. The surviving seeds will then face either the no. 2 Atlanta Falcons or the no. 1 Dallas Cowboys in the divisional playoffs the following week. Finally, on January 22, the last two teams will compete for the George Halas Trophy in the NFC Championship Game. 

Which NFL team is most likely to win the NFC Championship for the 2016 season? Will Aaron Rodgers lead his Packers to their fourth conference championship? Can the Dallas Cowboys make their first Super Bowl appearance in over 20 years? Or will Eli Manning win his third with the New York Giants? Vote up the NFL team you think will win the NFC Championship in 2017! 


Which NFL Team Will Win the NFC in 2017?,

Atlanta Falcons

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

New York Giants

Seattle Seahawks


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Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:39:29 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/who-will-win-the-nfc-playoffs/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-nfl-team-owners-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
The worst NFL team owners of all time are those men and women who were the best at being the worst professional football team owners ever. These National Football League owners alienated fans, meddled in important team decisions and up and moved beloved teams out from under the cities that adored them. If there was a guide to how to own an NFL team, these examples would be in the "don't do this" category. Best NFL team owners of all time these are not.

For many of these bad NFL team owners, it was one big event or decision that put them among the worst owners ever. Take Art Modell for example. Despite promising that he'd never do such a thing, his choice to move his Cleveland Browns franchise to Baltimore, Maryland, right under the nose of everyone involved, is still seen as one of the most offensive actions done by an NFL team owner ever. But Modell isn't the only owner to move a team with others like Rams owner Georgia Frontiere and Colts owner Robert Irsay also disappointing fans with sudden team relocations.

In other cases, it was a career full of meddling with team business and disappointing team performance that earned the owners places on this list. Few can deny that the Oakland Raiders were abysmal at best under the ownership of Al Davis or that Dan Synder will be remembered for doing more harm than good at the helm of the Washington Redskins.

So between the current NFL team owners who disappoint fans on a regular basis to those historically awful owners who made unpopular decisions that are still not forgotten, these men and women will be remembered as the worst NFL team owners of all time.
The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time,

Al Davis
Oakland Raiders
Art Modell
Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens
Daniel Snyder
Washington Redskins
Denise DeBartolo York
San Francisco 49ers
Jerry Jones
Dallas Cowboys
Matt Millen
Detroit Lions (Led to 0-16 season)

Mike Brown
Cincinnati Bengals
Randy Lerner
Cleveland Browns
Robert Irsay
Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts
Spanos Family
Los Angeles Chargers

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Thu, 30 May 2013 00:35:31 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-nfl-team-owners-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Greatest Jewish Players In MLB History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/jewish-mlb-players/ranker-baseball
Who are the best Jewish MLB players? There are certainly more than a few MLB All-Stars on this list for you to choose from. From MLB legends like Sandy Koufax to Jewish MLB All-Stars like Kevin Youkilis, Shawn Green, Ryan "Hebrew Hammer" Braun, and Brad Ausmus, this list of the best Jewish MLB players has some of the best baseball players to play to the game.

Other names in this list of Jewish baseball players include Buddy Myer, Steve Yeager, Adam Stern, Gabe Kapler, and Dave Roberts. Do any of these Jewish MLB stars deserve to be at the top of this list of MLB Jewish players?

Vote on who you think the top Jewish ball players are in the list below and if you see any names missing from the list, feel free to add them so that other baseball fans and Rankers can vote on the ball players you've added!

The Greatest Jewish Players In MLB History,

Al Rosen

Brad Ausmus

Craig Breslow

Hank Greenberg

Ian Kinsler

Kevin Youkilis

Rod Carew

Ryan Braun

Sandy Koufax

Ike Davis


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Wed, 13 May 2015 09:56:52 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/jewish-mlb-players/ranker-baseball
<![CDATA[The Best Irish Golfers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-irish-golfers/ranker-sports
Have you ever wondered how many famous golfers are from Ireland? There is no lack of skill in the country, as we demonstrate on this ranked list of the best Irish golfers. The poll below contains both famous men and women golfers from Ireland, most of which are professional players. Vote up who you believe to be the top golfers from Ireland, and even add any up and coming players to the list if they aren't already here.

One great Irish golfer is Darren Clarke. Clarke has 22 professional wins, 3 of which came on the PGA tour. Clarke's greatest career accomplishment came in 2011 when he would win The Open Championship. Another great golfer from Ireland is Fred Daly who has 24 professional wins. Daly also won The Open Championship in 1947.

The Best Irish Golfers of All Time,

Christy O'Connor Jnr

Christy O'Connor Snr

Darren Clarke

Des Smyth

Fred Daly

Joe Carr

Pádraig Harrington

Ronan Rafferty

Rory McIlroy

Harry Bradshaw


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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:01:30 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-irish-golfers/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Hottest Emma Pics Ever (WWE Diva)]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hot-emma-pics/trent-walker

Photos of Emma, one of the hottest WWE Divas of all time. And not only that, Emma is one of the hottest girls of all time. Just, period. She is most well known for her WWE career, most notably her time in NXT. So, if you're looking for hot WWE Emma pics, this is the list for you! Fans will also enjoy photos of WWE women without makeup and the hottest WWE Female Superstars

In the February 13, 2017 episode of Raw, Emma debuted her Emmalina character, teasing her return to heel at a later time.

With that in mind, here are the sexiest WWE Emma pictures, ranked by hotness. This gallery even includes WWE Emma bikini pics and WWE Emma swimsuit photos. Also on this list are Emma pics from her personal Instagram account. Only the hottest WWE Emma Instagram and WWE Emma modeling pictures made the cut! These Emma pics were taken from a variety of different sources, including several promotional and magazine photoshoots, and have been turned into a curated image gallery containing only the hottest WWE Emma pictures from around the Web.

While there are many sexy WWE Emma photos, these are the hottest around. These may not be WWE Emma naked pics, or pictures of WWE Emma topless, but these are some of the hottest pics you can find on the net even though they aren't WWE Emma nude photos.


The Hottest Emma Pics Ever (WWE Diva),

Emma is getting into sports

Emma looks so cute in this angle

Heading in to Work

Emma is feeling relaxed in black jacket and leather pants

Pink Top. All Business

Emma is playing bubbles in bikini

Emma in Valentine's Day Diva Photoshoot

Dressed to Impress

Emma in a very sexy selfie

On Walkabout


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Mon, 04 Jan 2016 02:08:30 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/hot-emma-pics/trent-walker
<![CDATA[The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-pittsburgh-steelers-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
This is a list of the best Pittsburgh Steelers of all time. Formed in 1933, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most popular and famous teams in NFL history. The Steelers first period of success came in the 1970s when led by Chuck Noll, the team won four Super Bowl championships. Those teams had one of the best defenses in NFL history. Hall of Famers of like "Mean" Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, Jack Ham and Mel Blount were on those Steelers teams and are some of the best players in Steelers history. That's not to dismiss the efforts of the Pittsburgh offense in any way. In fact, two of the best Pittsburgh receivers in team history were on those teams. Lynn Swann and John Stallworth terrorized opposing defenses during those years and their reward, in addition to four rings, was a place in the Hall of Fame. And we haven't even mentioned two of the greatest Steelers stars of all: Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris.

The Steelers experienced a resurgence in the late '90s. Powered by Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis, the Steelers went to multiple AFC championship games and two Super Bowls, including winning Super Bowl XL in 2006. This second era in Steeler history featured some of the best players of their era, including Ben Roethlisberger, Joey Porter, James Harrison and Hines Ward. The Steelers won another championship with these players when they defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. To date, the Steelers have the most Super Bowl titles and can boast about having the most Hall of Fame players who have been inducted as Steelers. These not only are the greatest Steelers ever, but some of the best players in NFL history as well

This list of the best Steelers of all time includes players from their beginnings in 1933 to the present day. If there's someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Steelers players ever.  
The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time,

Ben Roethlisberger

Franco Harris

Hines Ward

Jack Ham

Jack Lambert

Joe Greene

Mel Blount

Rod Woodson

Terry Bradshaw

Troy Polamalu


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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:13:33 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-pittsburgh-steelers-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Worst College Football Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-college-football-coaches-of-all-time/pedro-cerrano
The worst college football coaches of all time are those select few men who were given the chance to coach a major NCAA Football team and failed miserably. These bad college football coaches may have seen some success at one point in their coaching careers but also gave the world some of the worst college football coaching performances in history.

Though it was not for anything he did on the field, an argument could be made that Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions, is perhaps the worst person to ever join the college football coaching ranks following his child sex abuse scandal that rocked the world of college football in 2012.

As far as on the field reasons, there are plenty of college football coaches who earned spots on this list for their poor performance. No one will forget how Rich Rodriguez brought college football's winningest program, the Michigan Wolverines, to its knees during his brief period as head coach from 2008 to 2010 or the disappointment that Charlie Weis brought to the acclaimed Notre Dame Fighting Irish during his five-year coaching experiment from 2005 to 2009.

Going even deeper into the record books, we can also include those who tallied the worst win-loss records as NCAA Football coaches ever. Rick Venturi is a great example of that when he won only one game over three seasons when he coached the Northwestern Wildcats in the late 1970s.

So for however you choose to select the worst college football coaches ever, be it the disappointment they brought to your program or the complete shame they brought to the sport by their off-field actions, there is no shortage of names that can be added to this list of worst college football coaches. Want more coaching fails? Check out the worst NFL coaches of all time too!
The Worst College Football Coaches of All Time,

Bill Callahan

Brady Hoke

Charlie Weis

Greg Robinson

John Blake

John L. Smith

Lane Kiffin

Paul Hackett

Ron Prince

Jerry Sandusky


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Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:36:59 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-college-football-coaches-of-all-time/pedro-cerrano
<![CDATA[Famous People You Didn't Know Were New Zealanders]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-you-didn_t-know-were-new-zealanders/katrina165
Give a "Thumbs Up" to the individuals / bands you never knew were from New Zealand or are legally 'New Zealanders'.

Famous People You Didn't Know Were New Zealanders,

Anna Paquin

Keith Urban

Lucy Lawless

Peter Jackson

Rachel Hunter

Russell Crowe

Scott Dixon

Steven Adams

Lydia Ko

Lorde


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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 14:01:43 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-you-didn_t-know-were-new-zealanders/katrina165
<![CDATA[The Best Miami Marlins Managers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-miami-marlins-managers-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
Plenty of Miami Marlins managers have led the team in their relatively short history, but who is the best Miami Marlins manager of all time? This list answers that question, ranking every Miami Marlins manager in the team's history from best to worst, based on user votes. Vote up your favorite Marlins coaches based on stats, titles, and intangibles. Keep in mind that you can also downvote any coach you think actually held the team back.

Jim Leyland managed the Marlins to their first World Series championship in 1997. Leyland's World Series ring would come just five seasons into the Marlins' franchise history. Jack McKeon is the only other Marlins manager to win a World Series. He would accomplish this in 2003.

Who is the greatest Miami Marlins manager of all time? Vote up the best and winningest Miami Marlins managers, or upvote any Marlins coaches you personally liked, then see if they made the list of the greatest MLB managers of all time.

The Best Miami Marlins Managers of All Time,

Cookie Rojas

Fredi González

Jack McKeon

Jim Leyland

John Boles

Ozzie Guillén

Rene Lachemann

Tony Pérez

Edwin Rodríguez

Dan Jennings


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:32:12 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-miami-marlins-managers-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
<![CDATA[Best Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-memphis-grizzlies-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Hubie Brown is the only head coach in Grizzlies history to win the NBA Coach of the Year Award. Brown was also the first coach to lead the Grizzlies to the playoffs.

Lionel Hollins was the first Grizzlies head coach to in a Playoff game. Hollins currently holds the record for most regular season wins with 196. 

If you love basketball and the Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time,

Brian Winters

Hubie Brown

Johnny Davis

Lionel Hollins

Marc Iavaroni

Mike Fratello

Sidney Lowe

Stu Jackson

Tony Barone

David Joerger


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:10:07 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-memphis-grizzlies-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[Longest NBA Winning Streaks]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/longest-nba-winning-streaks/pedro-cerrano
List of the longest NBA winning streaks by professional teams. A winning streak may span consecutive games or consecutive seasons, and the National Basketball Association has long been a vehicle for keeping such stats on professional sports teams. The winning streak record has been broken numerous times over the years, and this list includes several ties on the longest winning streaks list.

The NBA was founded in 1946 with the consolidation of existing leagues. Early teams such as the New York Knicks, the Boston Celtics, and the Destroit Pistons are still active today, while other teams like the Minneapolis Lakers and the New Orleans Jazz have moved to different city. Basketball has been a favorite American sport for generations and draws crowds at high school, college, and professional levels. Basketball legends from Lenny Wilkins to Michael Jordan to Shaquille O'Neal are frequently listed among the <a href="http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-athletes-of-all-time">greatest athletes of all time</a>.

This list of NBA winning streak records covers the entire history of professional basketball in the US.
Longest NBA Winning Streaks,

Chicago Bulls
18, Dec 29, 1995 - Feb 2, 1996
Dallas Mavericks
17, Jan 27, 2007 - Mar 12, 2007
Houston Rockets
22, Jan 29, 2008 - Mar 18, 2008
Los Angeles Lakers
33, Nov 5, 1971 - Jan 7, 1972
Milwaukee Bucks
16, Oct 24, 1970 - Nov 25, 1970
New York Knicks
18, Oct 24, 1969 - Nov 28, 1969
Phoenix Suns
17, Dec 29, 2006 - Jan 29, 2007
Portland Trail Blazers
16, Mar 20, 1991 - Apr 19, 1991
San Antonio Spurs
17, Feb 29, 1996 - Mar 31, 1996
Washington Capitols
17, Nov 16, 1946 - Dec 30, 1946

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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 03:11:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/longest-nba-winning-streaks/pedro-cerrano
<![CDATA[The Best Active Figure Skaters in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-figure-skaters-in-the-world/ranker-sports
The best active figure skaters in the world come from every corner of the globe. Some of these current figure skaters have already made their mark, while some of them are just beginning to rise to their potential. Regardless of their gender or nationalities, these great figure skaters are the ones to watch in the coming years. 

Many of the best figure skaters on this list competed in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, which were held in Sochi, Russia. Florent Amodio, a two-time champion at the French Figure Skating Championships, competed in the 2014 Games. Although he didn’t win a medal, his past record makes him a skater to watch in the future. Gracie Gold’s Olympic performance was equally amazing. She didn’t earn a medal in ladies’ singles, but everyone is keeping their eyes on her for future Olympic Games. 

Like many world events, the 2014 Olympics were subject to controversy, and figure skating was no exception. The winner of the ladies’ singles gold medal, Adelina Sotnikova, won by a relatively large point margin, leading many to claim that the judging was biased in favor of the Russian skater. Whether the claim has any basis, Sotnikova and her fellow competitors all gave sterling performances, earning themselves the right to be called the best figure skaters in the world.

Some of the best figure skaters are young and will continue to compete for years, while others are reaching the end of amazing careers. Vote for your favorite figure skater below, and if we've left any out, be sure to add them to the list! 

The Best Active Figure Skaters in the World,

Brian Joubert
Brian Joubert has many medals to his name, including eight gold medals earned at the French Figure Skating Championships.
Carolina Kostner
Carolina Kostner has won the European Figure Skating Championships gold medal five times.
Daisuke Takahashi
Daisuke Takahashi has captured the gold medal at the Japan Figure Skating Championships five times.
Evgeni Plushenko
Evgeni Plushenko has medaled many times in his career, including at the Olympics, the Russian Figure Skating Championships, and the European Figure Skating Championships.
Florent Amodio
Florent Amodio, a French skater, won the top spot at the European Figure Skating Championships in 2011.
Javier Fernández
Javier Fernández won the gold at the Spanish Figure Skating Championships in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Joannie Rochette
Joannie Rochette, a Canadian skater, won the bronze medal at the Winter Olympic Games in 2010.
Mao Asada
Mao Asada has earned the gold at the Japan Figure Skating Championships six times.
Patrick Chan
Patrick Chan has dominated the Canadian Figure Skating Championships since 2008; he’s won the gold each year from 2008 to 2014.
Kim Yuna
Yu-Na Kim took gold at the Winter Olympic Games in 2010 and silver in 2014.

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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 04:54:28 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-figure-skaters-in-the-world/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Greatest Snowboarders of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-snowboarders-of-all-time/ranker-sports

List of the greatest snowboarders of all time. These snowboarders, who’ve retired, are the ones who’ve left a legacy in the sport that will definitely be hard to top. They’ve wowed fans with their athleticism, amazing tricks, and competitive skills, and they’ve each earned a place on this, the list of the greatest snowboarders of all time.


Many of the greats in the snowboarding world are Olympic medalists in the sport. Although the sport was developed in the 1960s, it wasn’t introduced into the Winter Olympic Games until 1998. At these games, held in Nagano, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and Norway all earned two medals in the event. A few of the great snowboarders who medaled that year are Karine Ruby, Ross Rebagliati, and Nicola Thost.
 

Other amazing snowboarders may not have medaled at the Olympics, but they certainly won their share of snowboarding competitions. From the FIS Snowboard World Championships to the X Games, the greatest snowboarders have dominated the sport. Who can forget, for example, Gretchen Bleiler’s multiple gold medal performances at the Winter X Games?
 

On this list readers can find the most significant snowboarders the sport has seen. From the mavericks who brought the sport to life to those who’ve recently retired, they’re all here. No matter which competitions they dominated, these awesome snowboarders made lasting contributions to the sport — and pleased audiences, always. 


The Greatest Snowboarders of All Time,

Danny Kass
Danny Kass is a medalist multiple times at both the Winter Olympic Games and the X Games.
Ross Powers
Ross Powers won the bronze medal at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in the men’s halfpipe; he came back strong in 2002 to win the gold in the same event.
Seth Wescott
Seth Wescott, who competed in the snowboard cross event, won multiple Olympic and X Games medals.
Tanja Frieden
Tanja Frieden received the snowboard cross gold medal in 2006 at the Winter Olympic Games.
Terje Håkonsen
Terje Håkonsen is one of the founders of The Arctic Challenge snowboarding contest.
Travis Rice
Travis Rice holds multiple X Games medals in multiple events, including a gold in slopestyle and a gold in big air.
Craig Kelly
Craig Kelly won the Mt. Baker Banked Slalom contest three times in his career — in 1988, 1991, and 1993.
Nicolas Müller
Nicolas Müller, who hails from Switzerland, has won a range of snowboarding competitions and appeared in multiple snowboarding videos.
Marion Kreiner
Marion Kreiner won gold at the 2009 FIS Snowboarding World Championships in the parallel giant slalom event; she went on to take the bronze in the same event at the Winter Olympic Games the next year.
Gigi Rüf
Gigi Rüf, in addition to being a world class snowboarder, has also performed in several snowboarding videos.

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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 04:59:02 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-snowboarders-of-all-time/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-atlanta-falcons-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
A list of the best Atlanta Falcons of all time. Formed in 1966, the first few decades of the team's history wasn't too promising. The Falcons didn't reach the playoffs until 1978, and had only five playoff berths in its first 30 years. Atlanta has had some of the most entertaining teams in the league with a bunch of superstar players. These Falcons can be considered some of the best players in team history.

Beginning in 1989 with the drafting of one of the best players of all time in Deion Sanders. With "Prime Time" and other great players like Andre Rison and Terence Mathis, the Falcons were fun to watch. In 1998, Jamal Anderson powered the Falcons to the franchise's first Super Bowl berth. Though the team lost to the Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII, it was a turning point for the Falcons. Under Michael VIck, the Falcons reached the playoffs twice. Say what you want about Vick, but he's one of the best Falcons of all time. More recently, Matt Ryan has been at the helm of the most prosperous era in Falcons history. The team had its first consecutive winning seasons in 2008-09 and the future looks bright with Ryan as the quarterback.

This is the list of the best Atlanta Falcons of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest Atlanta Falcons player of all time.

 
The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time,

Deion Sanders

Jamal Anderson

Jessie Tuggle

Julio Jones

Matt Ryan

Michael Vick

Roddy White

Steve Bartkowski

Tommy Nobis

Tony Gonzalez


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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 03:35:01 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-atlanta-falcons-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Ballsiest Streakers in Sports Stadium History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-ballsiest-streakers-in-sports-stadium-history/ian-tindell
Streaking (v) To run naked in public.

Streakers have been around since the dawn of humanity. Sure, at that point it was mainly because it was before the advent of clothing, but I digress. Streaking and sports have become synonymous. If there is a big game you can be pretty sure that there will be a naked, streaking man or woman running naked across the field. It doesn't even matter which sport it is, from football to soccer, rugby to even golf, a streaker has cut their nude path across that turf.

These are some of the most courageous or just plain crazy streakers caught on tape and given out graciously to the internet. You will see the classic male streaker wearing nothing but a scarf representing their favorite team run down the World Cup. There is even the rare female streaker making a clean getaway in just her bra and a Spider-Man mask.
The Ballsiest Streakers in Sports Stadium History,

The Casual Streaker

The Super Bowl Streaker

A Streaker At...Curling?

The Dancing Streaker

Gold Bikini Streaker

Streaking - A Love Story

Don't Streak During A Cricket Match

Streaker Vs Horse

Spidey-Girl Streaker

Streaker Knocked Out Cold


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Wed, 24 Mar 2010 11:16:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-ballsiest-streakers-in-sports-stadium-history/ian-tindell
<![CDATA[24 Famous Athletes Who Are Dyslexic]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-dyslexic/people-in-sports

The dumb jock stereotype might be a struggle for athletic students, but it’s even tougher when all-star athletes have to battle dyslexia. The learning disability affects the ability to read and understand texts, making it tough to get good grades, pass important tests, and even read playbooks. Here are also celebrities with dyslexia and athletes with ADHD.  

Still, these famous boxers, NBA stars, football players, and other world-class athletes have been able to thrive. Although many were labeled dumb in school, they developed coping mechanisms and other outlets that allowed them to shine.

Some of these athletes were diagnosed with the disorder when they were young, while others did not know that they were dyslexics until adulthood. One famous basketball player says that dyslexia cause him to push harder to prove himself.

Who is the most famous dyslexic athlete? Muhammad Ali tops our list. As a teen, Cassius Clay struggled with high school. "Many of my teachers labeled me dumb," he said. "I could barely read my textbooks."

Tim Tebow also has dyslexia. He says, "You can be extremely bright and still have dyslexia. You just have to understand how you learn and how you process information. When you know that, you can overcome a lot of the obstacles that come with dyslexia."

Is your favorite sports star among these famous athletes with dyslexia? Find out below!


24 Famous Athletes Who Are Dyslexic,

Caitlyn Jenner
Olympian/Kardashian patriarch, Bruce Jenner, said of his dyslexia... "If I wasn't dyslexic, I probably wouldn't have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily... and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work."
Carl Lewis
Olympic champion Carl Lewis reportedly has dyslexia and ADHD.
Dexter Manley
In school, former Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley struggled with reading due to dyslexia.
Magic Johnson
"The looks, the stares, the giggles... I wanted to show everybody that I could do better and also that I could read," said former Laker Magic Johnson said of growing up with dyslexia.
Greg Louganis
Growing up, Olympic diver Greg Louganis was bullied for his dyslexia. He figured out that his reading problem was actually dyslexia during his freshman year of college.

Now, he's learned strategies to cope. "When I do public speaking, I have an outline, a list of bullet points. That’s how I manage my public speaking. I always know the stories, so I just want to make sure that I’m guided in such a way that those stories make sense and have logical beginnings, middles, and ends."

Muhammad Ali
As a teen, world champion boxer Cassius Clay (aka Muhammed Ali) struggled with high school. "Many of my teachers labeled me dumb," he said. "I could barely read my textbooks." He was later found to be dyslexic.
Nolan Ryan
Former all star Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan learned that he had dyslexia as an adult. Spelling was his hardest subject in school.
Pete Rose
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Pete Rose overcame dyslexia to win three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, and a Rookie of the Year Award.

Rex Ryan
Jets coach Rex Ryan on school and dyslexia. "I was embarrassed. How come I was struggling? I'd get a spelling test and it was ridiculous. I couldn't even get in the ballpark. So that was really frustrating."

He wasn't diagnosed until adulthood, when his son tested positive for ADHD.

Tim Tebow
NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has struggled with dyslexia on and off the field. "You can be extremely bright and still have dyslexia. You just have to understand how you learn and how you process information," he said. "When you know that, you can overcome a lot of the obstacles that come with dyslexia."

Tebow discovered that he learns best with flash cards. Instead of attempting to read his playbook over and over, he makes the cards as a way to learn and quiz himself.


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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:19:27 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-dyslexic/people-in-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Active Female Boxers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-active-female-boxers/ranker-sports

Who are the best active female boxers currently fighting in the sport in 2016-2017? Is it Cecillia Braekhus or Christina Hammer? This list of the very best active female boxers includes a number of current boxing champions as well as contenders for belts in numerous weight classes including Middleweight, Welterweight, and Bantamweight divisions. If you're new to the sport and are trying to find out who the best female boxers are right now, this list is the perfect place to start.

Who is the best female boxer in the world? Vote on who you think the greatest female boxer is right now in the list below and if you see any female boxers missing from the list, add them so that other boxing fans and Rankers can vote on your additions!


The Best Active Female Boxers,

Cecilia Brækhus

Christian Hammer

Jackie Nava

Erica Farias

Celeste Peralta

Alesia Graf

Claressa Shields

Kali Reis

Jelena Mrdjenovich

Layla McCarter


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Tue, 05 May 2015 10:10:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-active-female-boxers/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Greatest American Figure Skaters of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-american-figure-skaters/ranker-sports
List of the greatest American figure skaters, including both retired and active skaters, living or dead, male and female. This list contains the best American figure skaters ever, those who’ve left an impact on the sport and those who are continuing to do so; these are the skaters who’ve been household names during Winter Olympic games over the years.

Even those who aren’t intimately familiar with the sport are probably familiar with a few of these great American figure skaters. Michelle Kwan, for example, became so well known after winning two Olympic medals and nine titles as champion at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships that she appeared as an animated version of herself in “The Simpsons.” Tara Lipinski also stole America’s heart when she became an Olympic gold medalist at only 15 years old.

Some of the top American figure skaters in history have become household names not only due to their amazing figure skating but also due to scandal. Perhaps the quintessential example is Tonya Harding and her alleged part in the attack on competitor Nancy Kerrigan. While this attack overshadows Harding’s career, she was one of the greats in American figure skating -- she was the second woman in the history of the sport to successfully land a triple axel in a competition.

Whether known only because of their figure skating or for other reasons, these are the most amazing American figure skaters the sport has seen. From Dick Button to Brian Boitano Peggy Fleming, you’ll find all of the greatest American figure skaters here.

The Greatest American Figure Skaters of All Time,

Brian Boitano
Brian Boitano is a U. S. Figure Skating Championships gold medalist, a World Figure Skating Championships gold medalist, and an Olympic gold medalist at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary.
Dick Button
Dick Button took the gold at the 1948 European Figure Skating Championships; he remains the only non-European male figure skater to have done so. He also took Olympic gold that same year.
Dorothy Hamill
Dorothy Hamill was both the Olympic champion and World champion in 1976.
Janet Lynn
Janet Lynn won a gold medal for five consecutive years (1969 to 1973) at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships.
Kristi Yamaguchi
Kristi Yamaguchi’s career highlights include winning a gold medal at both the 1991 and 1992 World Figure Skating Championships as well as a gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.
Maribel Vinson-Owen
Maribel Vinson-Owen was an Olympic skater and nine-time champion at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships.
Michelle Kwan
Michelle Kwan holds nine U. S. Figure Skating Championships medals, five World Figure Skating Championships medals, and two Olympic medals.

Peggy Fleming
Peggy Fleming won the gold medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble.
Sasha Cohen
Sasha Cohen’s 2006 career highlights include winning the silver medal at the Olympic Winter Games in Turin and the gold medal at the U. S. Figure Skating Championshipsin St. Louis.
Scott Hamilton
Scott Hamilton is an Olympic gold medalist as well as a four-time gold medalist at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 04:54:36 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-american-figure-skaters/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Greatest American Female Figure Skaters of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-american-female-figure-skaters/ranker-sports
List of the greatest American female figure skaters. These are the greats of ladies’ single skating, the American women who have stolen hearts and entertained millions. This list includes the ultimate American figure skating females from the past and present — including those who left their legacies decades ago to those who are still writing their figure skating histories.

What is it about figure skaters that make them so entertaining to watch? Perhaps it’s their athleticism. The greatest American ladies’ single skaters have the strength, flexibility, and coordination to complete difficult figure skating moves, from the triple axel to the Biellmann Position. Although both jumps were created by other figure skating legends (Axel Paulsen and Denise Biellmann, respectively), the greatest women in American figure skating have the skills necessary to pull them off with ease.

Or perhaps it is their artistry that makes the greats of American figure skating enjoyable to watch. As anyone who’s tried figure skating can attest to, learning to skate gracefully, let alone to perform jumps and spins, can be taxing and tiring. Yet the celebrated figure skaters on this list are not only able to skate, spin, and spring into the air but also to do so with grace, passion, and style. Their routines can be beautiful or humorous, heartbreaking or inspiring.

This list includes the best female figure skaters in American figure skating history. They are all worth remembering, from the early greats (such as Tenley Albright) to the newer faces (such as Rachael Flatt), whether for athleticism, artistry, or a combination of both. These are the women in American figure skating new skaters and audiences will be inspired by for years to come.

The Greatest American Female Figure Skaters of All Time,

Dorothy Hamill
Dorothy Hamill was on top in 1976 as the gold medalist at both the World Figure Skating Championships and the Winter Olympic Games (Innsbruck).
Janet Lynn
Janet Lynn took top spot at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships from 1969 to 1973.
Kristi Yamaguchi
Kristi Yamaguchi, who has several gold medals to her name, took the top spot in ladies’ single skating at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games (Albertville).
Michelle Kwan
Besides her many other figure skating accomplishments, Michelle Kwan won the gold at the World Figure Skating Championships five times (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, and 2003).
Nancy Kerrigan
Nancy Kerrigan holds two Olympic medals and one U.S. Figure Skating Championships gold medal.
Peggy Fleming
Peggy Fleming is not only an Olympic gold medalist but also a gold medalist at the World Figure Skating Championships (1966 to 1968).
Sarah Hughes
At the Winter Olympic Games in 2002, which were held in Salt Lake City, Sarah Hughes won the gold medal, beating out other figure skating greats such as Kwan and Slutskaya.
Sasha Cohen
Sasha Cohen has three medals to her credit at the World Figure Skating Championships: two silver (2004, 2005) and one bronze (2006).
Tara Lipinski
In 1997, Tara Lipinski took the gold at both the World Figure Skating Championships and the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Gracie Gold
Gracie Gold won the gold medal at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships; she was selected to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 04:55:06 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-american-female-figure-skaters/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[Men's Athleisure Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/mens-athleisure-brands/ranker-shopping
Leading an active lifestyle shouldn't mean sacrificing your sense of style. Thanks to the rise of athleisure clothes, men can stay fashionable while working to achieve their fitness goals. Men's athleisure clothing brands cater to every amateur or professional athlete, whether they prefer running, biking, or yoga. Some stores even specialize in apparel that's made for cold weather, ensuring a healthy lifestyle can be achieved year-round.

What company should earn the top spot on this list of the best men's athleisure brands? The king of casual cool athleisure might be Kanye West. With several dynamic seasons under its belt, his Yeezy brand has produced stylish, yet comfortable, shoes, pants, and shirts. Iconic athletic wear companies like Nike and Adidas have jumped on the athleisure trend as well, expanding outside the realm of footwear to design versatile pieces. Men living in cooler climates – or year-round athletes – might be drawn to Patagonia, which offers cozy fleeces and coats among its athletic options. Other notable manufacturers that appear on this top men's athleisure brands list include Prana, Joe Fresh, and C9 by Champion.

It's up to you to determine which men's athleisure brand deserves the top spot on this list. Vote up your preferred companies and add any favorites that are missing.
Men's Athleisure Brands,

Adidas

Lotto Sport Italia

Nike, Inc.

Under Armour

Reebok.com

GAP

The North Face Men's Chilkat II Insulated Boot

Russell Athletic

Macron

Outdoor Voices


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Fri, 13 May 2016 04:00:55 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/mens-athleisure-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 2010s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2010s-quarterbacks/ranker-nfl
These are the best quarterbacks of the 2010s. Quarterbacks are the heart of any football team. The best NFL quarterbacks are part captain, part coach and all player. So when talking about the best 2010s quarterbacks, you can rest assured that you're talking not only about some the best players of the decade, but some of the best NFL players of all time.
 
Take a look at this list of 2010s QBs and vote up your favorites!
 From Cam Newton to Russell Wilson, this list is all about the best QBs of the 2010s! Ben Roethlisberger is frequently regarded as one of the greatest quarter backs of the 2010s, personal issues aside.

The greatest QBs of the 2010s should all be here, so take a look and be sure to vote up your favorites! Do you think Drew Brees is one of the top quarter backs of the 2010s?

Vote up your favorite QBs of the 2010s. Who do you think is the best quarterback in the NFL that played in the 2010s?

The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 2010s,

Aaron Rodgers

Ben Roethlisberger

Brett Favre

Cam Newton

Carson Palmer

Drew Brees

Eli Manning

Peyton Manning

Tom Brady

Russell Wilson


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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 04:35:42 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2010s-quarterbacks/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-formula-one-drivers-ever
The definitive list, not just who is in the fastest car, but the most influential, history-altering driver that has ever graced the most demanding of sports. These are the greatest Formula One drivers ever. Vote for the F1 driver you believe deserves the top spot, and vote down anyone you don't think should be listed. You can also rerank this list in any order you want. Some of the legendary Formula One drivers listed, including the late, great Ayrton Senna, died way too young under horrible circumstances. The sport is incredibly dangerous and the participants are incredibly brave. This list of Formula 1 fatal car crashes, unfortunately, hammers that point home all too well. Since Formula One's opening season in 1950 to the present decade an incredible array of talent has appeared, shone and even died in the hands of an F1 car. Sadly, since it is impossible to race Jeson Button against Schumacher (when he was good) or Senna against Hamilton, this list is the best chance we have to decide once and for all.
The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever,

Alain Prost

Ayrton Senna

Fernando Alonso

Jackie Stewart

Jim Clark

Juan Manuel Fangio

Kimi Räikkönen

Michael Schumacher

Mika Häkkinen

Niki Lauda


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Fri, 24 May 2013 04:38:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-formula-one-drivers-ever
<![CDATA[The Best Golden State Warriors of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-golden-state-warriors-of-all-time/ranker-nba
A list of the best Golden State Warriors of all time. As one of the the charter NBA franchises, the Warriors have a history that's as rich as any team in the league. Some of the best players in NBA history have played for the Warriors, even when they were in Philadelphia. The team played for 16 seasons in Philadelphia before moving to San Francisco in 1962. The Warriors had the biggest name of those early NBA years on its roster in Wilt Chamberlain. "The Big Dipper" is widely considered one of the best centers of all time. As a Warrior, Chamberlain scored an NBA record 100 points in a single game, one of the greatest achievements in all of sports.

In 1975, the Warriors won its second championship on the strength of one of the best players of all time in Rick Barry. Widely considered one of the greatest small forwards ever, Barry was a prolific scorer who became even greater in spite of knee injuries. He was named one of the NBA's 50 greatest players in 1996.

Throughout the team's history, Golden State has been one of the league's best offensive teams. With their being led by stars like Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway, Baron Davis and Stephen Curry, the Warriors are usually one of the most entertaining teams in the entire NBA. With a new arena on the way for the 2017, the Warriors will likely be playing it's games at the nicest place in the NBA.

This is a list of the best Golden State Warriors of all time. If you think someone is missing, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list based on who you think is the greatest Golden State Warriors player ever.
The Best Golden State Warriors of All Time,

Chris Mullin

Jason Richardson

Mitch Richmond

Nate Thurmond

Rick Barry

Stephen Curry

Tim Hardaway

Wilt Chamberlain

Klay Thompson

Draymond Green


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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:52:27 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-golden-state-warriors-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[The Hottest Becky Lynch Pics Ever, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hot-becky-lynch-pics/trent-walker
Photos of Becky Lynch, one of the hottest WWE Divas of all time. Maybe you just know her as "WWE Becky Lynch." She is most well known for her WWE career and for being one of the best women's wrestlers during her time in NXT. So, if you're looking for hot Becky Lynch pics, this is the list for you!

With that in mind, here are the sexiest Becky Lynch pictures, ranked by hotness. This gallery even includes WWE Becky Lynch bikini pics and Becky Lynch swimsuit photos. Also on this list are Becky Lynch pics from her personal Instagram account. Only the hottest WWE Becky Lynch Instagram and Becky Lynch modeling pictures made the cut! These Becky Lynch pics were taken from a variety of different sources, including several promotional and magazine photoshoots, and have been turned into a curated image gallery containing only the hottest WWE Becky Lynch pictures from around the Web.

While there are many sexy Becky Lynch photos, these are the hottest around. These may not be WWE Becky Lynch naked pics, or pictures of Becky Lynch topless, but these are some of the hottest pics you can find on the net even though they aren't Becky Lynch nude photos.
The Hottest Becky Lynch Pics Ever, Ranked,

Becky Lynch in her Checkered Outfit

Stretching!

Wrestling Is Definitely Metal

Too Excited for her Fight

Gotcha!

Fit is the New Sexy

Workout Sweat

What are you Waiting for?

The sexiest thing a girl can wear is her smile.

Date a girl with abs


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Mon, 04 Jan 2016 02:08:32 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/hot-becky-lynch-pics/trent-walker
<![CDATA[The World's 50 Top-Earning Athletes 2010]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-world_s-50-top-earning-athletes-2010/worlds-richest-people-lists
Earning over $20 million during the year, the world's 50 top-earning athletes from 2010 include professional football, baseball, basketball and soccer players, boxers, auto racers, cyclists and even golfers. In fact one notable golfer ranks atop all other athletes for 2010 income, Tiger Woods, who brought in a whopping $105 million.

Though no other athletes broke the $100-million mark for 2010, each of these top sports stars led all others in their field and raked in the cash during the year.

In addition to their blockbuster contracts for playing the sport they are best at, these top-earning athletes earned millions for just showing up, like for a photo or commercial shoot, or by lending their name to one product or another.

Of all major sports, only one is notably missing from this list, professional hockey players. Perhaps that's why there are so many billionaire NHL owners instead.
The World's 50 Top-Earning Athletes 2010,

David Beckham
Income:$43.7 million
Eli Manning
Income: $39.9 million
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Income: $65 million
Kobe Bryant
Income: $48 million
LeBron James
Income: $42.8 million
Manny Pacquiáo

Phil Mickelson
Income: $46 million
Roger Federer
Income: $43 million
Terrell Suggs
Income: $38.3 million
Tiger Woods
Income: $105 million

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Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:16:31 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-world_s-50-top-earning-athletes-2010/worlds-richest-people-lists
<![CDATA[The Greatest Families In Wrestling]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-families-in-wrestling/ranker-wrestling
Wrestling is entertainment (sports entertainment) for the entire family! So, why not have the ENTIRE family get involved?! "Exactly!" That's what these families thought. This is a list of the greatest families in wrestling. The greatest families ever in the history of wrestling. Period.

From The McMahons to the Harts to the DiBiases to the Poffos, all of the very best families of all time in professional wrestling are listed here. If we forgot a family that you feel deserves to be represented - by all means go ahead and add them! Participate! Like these wrestling families! Unless you're a member of the Anoa'i clan, in which case you're probably in a ring right now wrestling!

Vote for who you think is the greatest family in wrestling!

The Greatest Families In Wrestling,

Randy Savage

Performers: Edward Auger Jean Rougeau Jacques Rougeau Jacques Rougeau jr. Raymond Rougeau Armand Rougeau Jean-Jacques Rougeau Cedrick Rougeau


The Guerreros
Performers:

Cory Guerrero
Hector Guerrero
Mando Guerrero
Chavo Guerrero 
Eddie Guerrero
Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
Vickie Guerrero 
The Hennigs
Performers:

Larry "The Axe" Hennig
Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig
Curtis Axel (Joe Hennig)
The Briscos
Performers:

Jack Brisco
Gerald Brisco
The Vachons
Performers:

"Mad Dog" Maurice Vachon
"Butcher" Paul Vachon
Vivian Vachon
Luna Vachon
The Harts
Performers:

Stu Hart
Smith Hart
Bruce Hart
Keith Hart
Dean Hart
Teddy Hart
Bret "The Hitman" Hart
Owen Hart
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart
"The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith
"The Dynamite Kid" Thomas Billington 
Natalya Neidhart
David Hart Smith
Tyson Kidd
The Runnelses
Performers:

"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes (Virgil Runnels, Jr.)
Goldust (Dustin Runnels)
Stardust (Cody Runnels)
The Poffos
Performers:

Angelo Poffo
The Genius "Leaping" Lanny Poffo
Macho Man Randy Savage (Randy Poffo)

The Anoaʻi / Maivias
Performers:

High Chief Peter Maivia
Afa (Arthur Anoa'i)
Sika (Leati Anoa'i)
Rocky Johnson
Tonga Kid (Sam Fatu Anoa'i)
Rikishi (Solofa Fatu)
Samu (Samula Anoa'i)
Yokozuna (Rodney Anoa'i)
The Rock (Dwayne Johnson)
Umaga (Eddie Fatu)
Rosey (Matt Anoa'i)
Manu (Afa Anoa'i, Jr.)
Roman Reigns (Leati Joseph Anoa'i)
Jimmy Uso (Jonathan Solofa Fatu)
Jey Uso (Joshua Samuel Fatu)
Naomi (Trinity Fatu)
 
 

The Funks
Performers:

Dory Funk, Sr. 
Dory Funk, Jr.
Terry Funk

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:46:12 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-families-in-wrestling/ranker-wrestling
<![CDATA[26 Athletes Who Went Completely Broke]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-broke/people-in-sports
This list contains information about athletes who are broke, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous boxers, NFL players, and Olympians are broke. Some of these athletes made poor investments, while others squandered their money away on drugs and alcohol. One famous NFL player had less than $1,000 to his name when he filed for bankruptcy.

Who is the most famous athlete who is broke? Mike Tyson tops our list. Despite earning an estimated $300 million throughout his boxing career, Mike Tyson filed for bankruptcy in 2003. Michael Vick found himself in a tough financial state after pleading guilty to federal felony charges associated with illegal dog fighting. He filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2008. When his marriage crumbled and his business ventures failed, Björn Borg found himself very close to broke in the late-1980s.

When Warren Sapp filed for bankruptcy in 2012, he reportedly had less than $1,000 in his savings and checking accounts. According to a 2010 report, Scottie Pippen lost $120 million in career earnings through extravagant purchases and bad investments. Sheryl Swoopes filed for bankruptcy in 2004 after she found herself over $700,000 in debt.

Do you think that you could blow millions of dollars? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
26 Athletes Who Went Completely Broke,

Allen Iverson
In 2013, it was reported that Allen Iverson was near broke. He reportedly was spending tens of thousands of dollars a month on clothing alone.
Johnny Unitas
Johnny Unitas filed for bankruptcy in 1991.
Lawrence Taylor
Lawrence Taylor filed for bankruptcy in 1998. He was later charged with tax evasion and failure to pay child support.
Lenny Dykstra
In 2009, Lenny Dykstra filed for bankruptcy, as he reportedly owed more than $25 million to creditors.
Michael Vick
Michael Vick found himself in a tough financial state after pleading guilty to federal felony charges associated with illegal dog fighting. He filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2008.
Mike Tyson
Despite earning an estimated $300 million throughout his boxing career, Mike Tyson filed for bankruptcy in 2003.
Scottie Pippen
According to a 2010 report, Scottie Pippen lost $120 million in career earnings through extravagant purchases and bad investments.
Terrell Owens
After earning an estimated $80 million in his NFL career, Terrell Owens was near broke in 2012. He says that a combination of bad investments, large child support payments, and trusting the wrong people ravaged his finances.
Tony Gwynn
Tony Gwynn filed for bankruptcy in 1987.
Warren Sapp
When Warren Sapp filed for bankruptcy in 2012, he reportedly had less than $1,000 in his savings and checking accounts.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:19:27 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-broke/people-in-sports
<![CDATA[26 Athletes Who Are Also Musicians]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-musicians/people-in-sports
This list contains information about athletes who are also musicians, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous baseball players, boxers, and NBA all-stars are also musicians. Some of these athletes' albums flopped, while others are Grammy-winning musicians. One famous athlete even learned to play guitar from some of the greatest guitarists in the world.

Who is the most famous athlete who is also a musician? Kobe Bryant tops our list. In the late-1990s, NBA player Kobe Bryant released a rap album entitled K.O.B.E. Shaquille O'Neal released four rap albums in the 1990s. His debut Shaq Diesel was certified platinum in the U.S. Besides being a champion boxer, Oscar de la Hoya is also a Grammy-nominated singer for his eponymous 2000 CD.

Tennis player John McEnroe sang and played guitar in The Johnny Smyth Band. He learned to play guitar from Eddie Van Halen and Eric Clapton. Barry Zito plays guitar, and he co-wrote the song "Butterflies," which was featured in the film A Thousand Words. Chris Webber released the rap album 2 Much Drama, and he also produced two tracks for Nas.

Are you surprised that so many professional athletes are also musicians? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
26 Athletes Who Are Also Musicians,

Barry Zito
Barry Zito plays guitar and he co-wrote the song "Butterflies," which was featured in the film A Thousand Words.
Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders released the rap album Prime Time in 1994.
John McEnroe
John McEnroe sang and played guitar in The Johnny Smyth Band. He learned to play guitar from Eddie Van Halen and Eric Clapton.
Kobe Bryant
In the late-1990s, Kobe Bryant released a rap album entitled K.O.B.E.
Manny Pacquiáo
Manny Pacquiáo is an accomplished vocalist and has released several albums and singles from 2006-2013.
Mike Piazza
Mike Piazza is featured on the album Stronger Than Death by Black Label Society.
Oscar de la Hoya
Besides being a champion boxer, Oscar de la Hoya is also a Grammy-nominated singer for his eponymous 2000 CD.
Roy Jones Jr.
Boxer Roy Jones, Jr. has released solo albums and rapped with the group Body Head Bangerz.
Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal released four rap albums in the 1990s. His debut Shaq Diesel was certified platinum in the U.S.
Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain was a radio DJ at the University of Kansas in the mid-fifties.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:19:27 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-musicians/people-in-sports
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2000s-running-backs/ranker-nfl
These are the best NFL running backs of the 2000s. Running backs are an integral piece of a football team's offense. They set the pace and take the biggest hits play after play. When talking about 2000s running backs, you're talking about some of the greatest football players to ever plays in the NFL! Take a look at this list of RBs of the 2000s and vote up your favorites! Who do you think are the best running backs of the 2000s?

From Emmitt Smith to Edgerrin James, the top Running Backs of the 2000s are some of the most famous players in NFL history! LaDanian Tomlinson is another player that comes to mind Frank Gore and Tiki Barber have also earned the right to be listed amongst the best 2000s Running Backs ever! 

So take a look at this list of the greatest RBs of the 2000s and vote up your favorites! Vote up who you think are the greatest running backs of the 2000s!

The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s,

Adrian Peterson

Curtis Martin

Edgerrin James

Emmitt Smith

Frank Gore

Jerome Bettis

LaDainian Tomlinson

Priest Holmes

Ricky Williams

Shaun Alexander


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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 07:10:10 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2000s-running-backs/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-new-england-patriots-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
Throughout their time as a football franchise, the New England Patriots have had a variety of coaches, but who is the best New England Patriots head coach of all time? We want you to help us answer that question by voting for your favorite New England Patriots coaches, keeping stats like Super Bowl wins and playoff runs in mind.
 
It's obvious that Bill Belichick is the all time greatest Patriots coach if you're going by the numbers. This man led New England to 6 Super Bowl appearances, four of which the team won. He has been coaching the Patriots since 2000, and his 175 regular season wins are way more than any other coach has had in the history of the team.
 
That being said, there are still some other great coaches that have coached for the New England Patriots. Bill Parcells captured an AFC Championship in 96, but was unable to win the Super Bowl. Other famous names include Raymond Berry and Chuck Fairbanks.
 
If the New England Patriots had a best of all time team, who would coach it? Vote for your favorites below, even  if the coach never won a championship with the New England Patriots.

The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time,

Bill Belichick

Bill Parcells

Chuck Fairbanks

John Mazur

Lou Saban

Mike Holovak

Pete Carroll

Raymond Berry

Rod Rust

Ron Meyer


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:45:37 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-new-england-patriots-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Greatest Biathletes of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-biathletes-of-all-time/ranker-sports
A list of the greatest biathletes of all time, ranked by standings and the amount of medals received. Biathlon is a popular winter sport that uses a combination of cross country skiing and rifle shooting. The alternative of winter biathlon is the summer one which uses a combination of running and rifle shooting. These are the greatest biathletes in the world, including past and present Olympic champions and winners of other contests in which athletes participate.
The Greatest Biathletes of All Time,

Emil Hegle Svendsen

Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poirée

Magdalena Neuner

Tora Berger

Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Kaisa Mäkäräinen

Marie Dorin Habert

Tarjei Bø

Martin Fourcade

Gabriela Soukalová


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Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:29:37 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-biathletes-of-all-time/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Greatest Skeleton Racers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-skeleton-racers-of-all-time/ranker-sports
A list of the greatest skeleton racers of all time, ranked by standings and the amount of medals received. Skeleton racing is a popular sliding winter sport in which an individual athlete rides on a small sled down an iced track while lying face down. The first skeleton racing tracks were built in Switzerland. These are the greatest skeleton racers in the world, including past and present Olympic champions and winners of other contests in which racers participate.
The Greatest Skeleton Racers of All Time,

Duff Gibson

Gregor Stähli

Jennison Heaton

Jimmy Shea

John Heaton

Martins Dukurs

Tristan Gale

Kerstin Szymkowiak

Katie Uhlaender

Jon Montgomery


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Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:32:35 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-skeleton-racers-of-all-time/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Team Owners of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-nfl-team-owners-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
The best NFL team owners of all time are those legendary NFL owners of the past and present who led their respective teams to greatness. In a combination of the best current NFL team owners and those great historical National Football League team owners who founded teams, these fine men and women all helped the NFL become what it is today.

For many of these greatest NFL team owners ever, the challenge of living up to being among the best of all time is their current day job. Owners like Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots, Jim Irsay of the Indianapolis Colts, the Rooney family of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Steve Bisciotti of the Baltimore Ravens are all current NFL team owners and doing a great job at it. Many also happen to lead the stats in winning percentage and number of championships since they acquired their respective teams. Given their track record, if they are not already, all are people who should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Looking back, the legacies of the others on this list may be complete but they certainly deserve a great deal of credit. Legends to the sport like George Halas, Paul Brown and Lamar Hunt were not just great NFL team owners as they steered the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs, respectively, but they also had major impacts on the entire league. There is a reason these men have NFL trophies named after them.

Deciding which NFL team owner is the best of all time is often a matter of which owner did the best for your favorite team but regardless of fandom, many will agree that all of these owners did much more good for their teams and the league than they did bad. Give your thoughts on which are the best NFL team owners of all time by voting, adding to or re-ranking this list below!
The Best NFL Team Owners of All Time,

Al Davis
Oakland Raiders
George Halas
Chicago Bears
Pat Bowlen
Denver Broncos
Paul Brown
Cincinnati Bengals
Ralph Wilson
Buffalo Bills
Robert Kraft
New England Patriots
Rooney family
Pittsburgh Steelers
Eddie Debartolo

Wellington Mara

Community Owners of the Non-profit Green Bay Packers


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Wed, 22 May 2013 06:35:42 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-nfl-team-owners-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Hispanic Baseball Players]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-hispanic-baseball-players/famous-hispanics
A list of the best Hispanic baseball players. Hispanic baseball players have been interwoven in the fabric of Major League Baseball for years. They've been some of the greatest, well known names in baseball history. There are a bunch of Hall of Fame players on this list, who are rightfully enshrined in Cooperstown and are considered some of the greatest players of all time. The 1960s was when the first big wave of Hispanic players hit the big leagues. From this batch are some of the greatest Hispanic players of all time. Roberto Clemente, Juan Marichal, Orlando Cepeda and a slew of others made it normal for the notoriously MLB teams to mine the unchartered Latin American baseball waters. Due to the success of these players, Hispanic players began to populate many team's rosters.

Over the past few decades, Latino players have dominated the big leagues. These days, you're likely to see a huge percentage of superstars and future Hall of Famers like Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols, David Ortiz and the greatest relief pitcher of all time, Mariano Rivera. The number of Hispanic ballplayers on MLB teams has grown throughout the years and Hispanic players dominate many of the baseball rosters, from the big level down through the minor leagues. 

This is the list of the best Hispanic baseball players. This list can include all time greats and today's superstars. The one thing they have in common is that they're considered the best Hispanic players. If you notice someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them. Vote or re-rank this list according to who you think are the best Hispanic baseball players.
The Best Hispanic Baseball Players,

Albert Pujols

Bernie Williams

David Ortiz

Edgar Martínez

Iván Rodríguez

Mariano Rivera

Roberto Alomar

Roberto Clemente

Yadier Molina

Pedro Martinez


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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:12:53 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-hispanic-baseball-players/famous-hispanics
<![CDATA[The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-minnesota-twins-managers-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
Who is the best Minnesota Twins manager of all time? This list answers that question by ranking every Minnesota Twins manager from best to worst according to votes from savvy baseball fans. So contribute by voting up your top Minnesota Twins coaches, and while you do, ponder statistics like regular and postseason records, as well as World Series wins.

The first manager to lead the Twins to a World Series title was Bucky Harris in 1924. Harris is also the longest tenured Twins manager with 2,776 games under his belt. Tom Kelly managed the Twins to their first World Series in over fifty years. Kelly's Twins won the the 1987 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Vote up the best and winningest Minnesota Twins managers to determine the greatest Twins manager in franchise history. You can also vote up a skipper based on intangibles. And don't forget to check the list of the greatest MLB managers of all time to see if your favorites made the cut.

The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time,

Bill Rigney

Bucky Harris

Gene Mauch

Joe Cronin

Ossie Bluege

Patsy Donovan

Ron Gardenhire

Sam Mele

Tom Kelly

Joseph D. Cantillon


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:32:15 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-minnesota-twins-managers-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
<![CDATA[The Best New York Jets of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-new-york-jets-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
This is a list of the best New York Jets of all time. Originally called the Titans, the New York Jets took part in two of the AFL's biggest moments before the merger of the two leagues in 1970. First, the Jets were able to lure one of the best players in franchise history to them in 1965. Joe Namath is still considered one of the best Jets ever nearly 50 years after he took his first snaps as quarterback. Namath was part of one of the most memorable moments in Jets and NFL history when he guaranteed that the underdog Jets would defeat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. After the Jets victory, though considered one of the worst teams to win a Super Bowl, Namath became known as Mr Jet and is considered one of the best Jets of all time.

Despite the team's continuous run of mediocrity (with a few playoff seasons sprinkled in over the years), the Jets have had a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. Curtis Martin, Darrelle Revis, Don Maynard and Mark Gastineau are all considered some of the best Jets ever. These players are either in the Pro Football Hall of Fame or are considered some of the best players at their positions. The Jets may only have one Super Bowl in its trophy case, but the top players in the team's history won a slew of individual honors to cement their status with in the NFL community.

This list of the best New York Jets of all time includes every player in the team's history. If there is a player missing from the list, please add him. Vote or rerank the list how you think the greatest Jets in history should be ranked.

The Best New York Jets of All Time,

Al Toon

Curtis Martin

Darrelle Revis

Don Maynard

Freeman McNeil

Joe Klecko

Joe Namath

Mark Gastineau

Nick Mangold

Wesley Walker


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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 07:14:38 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-new-york-jets-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA Power Forwards]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-power-forwards/ranker-sports

Who are the best power forwards currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the greatest power forwards playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Also, check out the best current centers and greatest point guards in NBA history, along with the most clutch NBA players today. Having an awesome power forward gives any NBA team a huge advantage. It's a deep position, one often filled by a true leader.

Outstanding power forwards who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Blake Griffin, and Dirk Nowitzki come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are bigger players who manage to effectively defend the paint. These power forwards are screen setters who are also able to shoot three-pointers and posterize defenders.

Vote for the current power forwards that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of PFs in any order you want.


The Best Current NBA Power Forwards,

Blake Griffin

Dirk Nowitzki

Kevin Love

LaMarcus Aldridge

DeMarcus Cousins

Anthony Davis

Kenneth Faried

Draymond Green

Nikola Jokic

Kristaps Porzingis


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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:39:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-power-forwards/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Greatest Shot Blockers in NBA History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-shot-blockers-in-nba-history-/amjbmcg

The Greatest Shot Blockers in NBA History,

Alonzo Mourning

Bill Russell

David Robinson

Dikembe Mutombo

Elmore Smith

Hakeem Olajuwon

Manute Bol

Mark Eaton

Nate Thurmond

Wilt Chamberlain


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Thu, 19 Jul 2012 04:52:07 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-shot-blockers-in-nba-history-/amjbmcg
<![CDATA[The Best Touchdown Celebrations of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-touchdown-celebrations-of-all-time/sportsyeah
The best touchdown celebrations of all time include some of the most creative, controversial, and downright silly celebrations ever seen in professional, arena, and college football. All of the best football players have their own best touchdown dances making the competition for which is the best nearly as competitive as the game of football itself.

Notable touchdown dances are endless but a select few stand out above all the rest. Many are so iconic that the player is forever remembered for that celebration just as much as their playing career. Desmond Howard is a prime example of that with this Heisman Trophy pose celebration just as memorable as when he actually won the trophy while playing with the University of Michigan.

Many of the flashiest players to ever appear in professional football brought us some of the best touchdown celebrations. Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco gave us some of the best celebrations and in turn helped prompt the league to institute stricter rules on touchdown celebrations.

While some of the best football touchdowns created traditions that would continue for decades, such as the Lambeau Leap first performed by LeRoy Butler, others are notable for being excessively bad. Randy Moss and his mooning the crowd celebration certainly qualifies for that award as does the celebrations from DeSean Jackson that unfortunately involve going to the ground or dropping the football before he reached the end zone.

Whether they were funny, offensive or just bizarre, these touchdown celebrations provide brief moments of levity during otherwise serious and tense football games, celebrating some of the most important and best touchdowns in NFL football. Of course that seriousness returns when the players are penalized for the acts but more often than not the dances are so worth the extra yards enforced on the kickoff.

Check out more lists like the top 25 pitchers of all time, the worst sports to watch and the most motivating sports films

The Best Touchdown Celebrations of All Time,

Billy Johnson

Chad Ochocinco

Deion Sanders

Emmitt Smith

Ickey Woods

LeRoy Butler

Merton Hanks

Randy Moss

Ray Lewis

Terrell Owens


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Sat, 07 Jan 2012 01:27:53 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-touchdown-celebrations-of-all-time/sportsyeah
<![CDATA[The Best San Francisco 49ers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-san-francisco-49ers-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
A list of the best San Francisco 49ers of all time. The San Francisco 49ers are one of the most successful and popular NFL teams during the Super Bowl era. The team has gone to six Super Bowls, winning five of them. The San Francisco teams of the past four decades have had some of the best players in football history. These players are widely considered the best players at their position and are easily the greatest 49ers ever. Every conversation about the greatest 49ers begins with Joe Montana. Drafted in the third round in 1979, Montana was an integral player in the 49ers dynasty of the 1980s and 1990s. The team won four Super Bowls with Montana as its quarterback, confirming his status as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Next in line was another superstar quarterback: Steve Young. A worthy successor, Young was an NFL MVP and led the 49ers to the Super Bowl title after the 1994.

You can't talk about the greatest 49ers players of all time without mentioning the best wide receiver ever. Jerry Rice had the most storied career of any receiver in NFL history. Rice holds nearly every receiving record in NFL history and is by far and away the best 49ers receiver of all time.

The 49ers defense has featured the iconic Ronnie Lott and more recently, superstar linebacker Patrick Willis.

This is the list of the best San Francisco 49ers of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest San Francisco 49ers player of all time.
The Best San Francisco 49ers of All Time,

Charles Haley

Frank Gore

Jerry Rice

Joe Montana

Justin Smith

Patrick Willis

Roger Craig

Ronnie Lott

Steve Young

Terrell Owens


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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:25:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-san-francisco-49ers-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Toronto Blue Jays of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-toronto-blue-jays-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
This is a list of the greatest Toronto Blue Jays ever. When the team formed in 1977, the Toronto Blue Jays were installed as the second Major League team outside of the United States. Over the team's history, the best Blue Jays of all time have generally been young players who have risen through Toronto's farm system. The club's best years came in the early '90s when they won back-to-back World Series titles in 1992 and 1993, besting the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies respectively. The clinching game against Philadelphia is one of the most memorable moments in baseball history. Joe Carter hit a walk-off three run home run to clinch the series. Many of the best Blue Jays of all time were on those championship teams.

The youngest Blue Jays from those championship years was Carlos Delgado, The Puerto Rican powerhouse is one of the greatest sluggers in Blue Jays history. A two-time All-Star, in 2000 and 2003, Delgado holds several Blue Jays single-season and career records. He won the Silver Slugger Award in 1999, 2000, and 2003.In 1999, Delgado hit a career-high 44 home runs, along with 134 RBI, and a .272 batting average. The next year, he hit a career-best .344, along with 41 home runs, 57 doubles, and 137 RBI. He finished fourth in the 2000 American League MVP voting. Delgado tied a Major League record when he smacked four home runs in a single game against Tampa Bay in September 2003.

The only Blue Jay to have his number retired is Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar. Though he bounced around over the years, Alomar was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame wearing a Toronto Blue Jays cap, cementing his place as one of the top players in BLue Jays history. During his five years in Toronto, Alomar was the best second baseman in the league. Alomar had his best season with the Jays in 1993, hitting 17 home runs, 93 RBI and 55 stolen bases, while batting .326.

This is a list of the Best Toronto Blue Jays of All Time. If you believe someone should be on this list and wasn't included, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list on who you think the Best Toronto Blue Jays of All Time are. 
The Best Toronto Blue Jays of All Time,

Carlos Delgado

Dave Stieb

Edwin Encarnacion

George Bell

Joe Carter

Roberto Alomar

Roy Halladay

Tony Fernández

José Bautista

Josh Donaldson


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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:30:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-toronto-blue-jays-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
<![CDATA[The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-colorado-rockies-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
This is a list of the greatest Colorado Rockies ever. Calling Denver its home, the Colorado Rockies have been bashing baseballs into the thin Rocky Mountain air since 1993. In the franchise's brief history, the Rockies have qualified for the National League playoffs three times with 2007 serving as the high water mark. Winning 21 of 22 games to make the playoffs, the Rockies' improbable run landed them a berth in its first World Series, but were swept by the Boston Red Sox. Not surprisingly, the greatest players in Rockies history are position players. Pitchers have a tough time at Coors Field due to the low air density at such a high elevation, which has allowed for hitters to thrive.

Todd Helton is known as one of the greatest Rockies of all time, having been with the franchise since his call up in 1997. Known as one of the steadiest hitters in the game, Helton consistently put up big numbers both at Coors Field and on the road. Helton is a five-time All Star, a three-time Silver Slugger winner and a three-time Golden Glove winner. His number 17 will surely be retired when his playing days finish. Though he didn't start his career in Colorado, Larry Walker is one of the greatest players to put on a Rockies uniform. Winning the National League MVP award in 1997, Walker hit .366 with 49 home runs, 130 RBI, 33 stolen bases, and 409 total bases. Additionally, Walker won three batting titles and was named to four All Star teams during his nine and a half seasons in Colorado.

Though the Colorado Rockies have only been around for two decades, they still have had a number of great players on its roster. Vote here on this list of the greatest Colorado Rockies of all time. If anyone is missing, feel free to add him to this list.
The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time,

Andrés Galarraga

Dante Bichette

Ellis Burks

Larry Walker

Matt Holliday

Todd Helton

Troy Tulowitzki

Vinny Castilla

Carlos González

Nolan Arenado


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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 05:03:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-colorado-rockies-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
<![CDATA[The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-countries-for-mountain-climbing/ranker-travel
List of top countries for mountain climbing. What are the best mountain climbing destinations? This list ranks the most popular countries for mountaineering. Though mountain climbing was once shrouded in mystery due to superstitions about mountains, mountain climbing was popularized as a sport in the 19th century. While mountain climbing used to be a hazardous expedition, the recognition of mountaineering as a sport helped develop guidelines and professional equipment to make it more safe. 

There are many different terrains that mountain climbers encounter. Different mountain ranges have a unique set of characteristics, including snow, rocks, glaciers and ice. Some threats include falling debris, avalanches and slopes. The weather and altitude also play a major role in climbing. Some mountain climbers spend days or weeks on a climb, though some easier mountain ranges can take just a few hours.

There are also different styles of mountain climbing. Expedition style involves a longer period of time with multiple trips to carry supplies from camp to camp. Alpine style takes a shorter amount of time since climbers do not set up camp and carry supplies.

Some of the most popular mountain ranges for mountain climbing include the European Alps or the Rocky Mountains in North America. Other notable mountain ranges include the Andes and the famous Mount Everest. 

Where are the best destination for mountain climbers? Vote on the top countries for mountain climbing.    
The Best Countries for Mountain Climbing,

Australia

Austria

Canada

Germany

New Zealand

Norway

Republic of Ireland

Scotland

Switzerland

Wales


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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:53:36 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-countries-for-mountain-climbing/ranker-travel
<![CDATA[The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-st-louis-rams-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl

Between their time in Cleveland, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and finally back to LA, there have been many Rams coaches, but who is truly the best Los Angeles Rams coach of all time? Help us answer that question by voting up your personal favorite Los Angeles Rams coaches, and voting down any that you believe brought the team down.
 
Prior to the NFL AFL merger in 1970, the Rams won two NFL Championships both as the Cleveland Rams and Los Angeles Rams. The coaches that led those team were Adam Walsh and Joe Stydahar respectively. In the modern NFL era, coach Dick Vermeil took the St. Louis Rams to Super Bowl XXXIV, where they defeated the Tennessee Titans 23-16. 

Who is the greatest LA Rams coach of all time? Let us know by voting up for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.


The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time,

Adam Walsh

Art Lewis

Chuck Knox

Dick Vermeil

George Allen

Joe Vitt

John Robinson

Mike Martz

Ray Malavasi

Sid Gillman


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:45:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-st-louis-rams-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/2016-super-bowl-halftime-show-performer-wishlist/swiperight
UPDATE: On December 3, 2015, it was announced that Coldplay will perform at the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show.

The 2016 Super Bowl will be the 50th anniversary of the NFL's championship event. One of the most exciting moments of any Super Bowl is the halftime show, and according to what we know, the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show could be one of the best. Bruno Mars, who was the headliner in 2014, will be curating this year's event. Who do you think he will pick as the 2016 halftime show performer?

The 2016 Super Bowl half time performance could see a current artist like Taylor Swift or Lady Gaga take center stage. Or it's possible that the Super Bowl 50 halftime performer is an older classic, like the Red Hot Chili Peppers were in 2014. 

Maybe the 2016 Super Bowl 50 halftime show will feature a previously underrepresented music genre, like country or hip hop. Plenty of people would go crazy if Florida Georgia Line played the Super Bowl halftime show in 2016.

Vote up who you think will play this year's big game. Remember to only vote for or add artists that are huge names and are currently performing in 2016. While it would be great if the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited for the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show, that's probably not going to happen. Perhaps Billy Joel would be a safer bet if the show went with a classic rock theme.

Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?,

Eminem

Fleetwood Mac

Iron Maiden

Maroon 5

Metallica

Ozzy Osbourne

Pearl Jam

Queen

Taylor Swift

"Weird Al" Yankovic


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Thu, 10 Sep 2015 04:42:23 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/2016-super-bowl-halftime-show-performer-wishlist/swiperight
<![CDATA[The Best Soccer Clothing Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-soccer-clothing-brands/ranker-shopping
The ideal soccer apparel needs to wick away sweat, move with the athlete, and stay comfortable all game long. Fortunately, many athletic apparel brands make creating high-quality soccer clothing their mission. There are soccer clothing brands for every type of player. Some soccer apparel is designed for professional athletes while other soccer apparel brands are made for beginning players and children. Many of the most popular soccer brands also make clothing for other sports.

What companies will you find on this list of the best soccer clothing brands? Umbro is a brand synonymous with soccer. The Manchester based company specializes in clothing for the sport, manufacturing everything from shorts to shirts to socks. Nike is another globally popular company that makes quality soccer clothing and accessories.

Adidas is a favorite brand of World Cup athletes for countries around the world. This well-established company has been crafting athletic shoes and other apparel since the 1920s. Other great companies featured on this top soccer clothing brands list include New Balance, Polo Sport, and Fila.

Which soccer clothing brand deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorite companies a thumbs up to move them towards number one and add any great manufacturers that are missing.
The Best Soccer Clothing Brands,

Champion

Adidas

PUMA

Fila

Under Armour

Umbro

Nike

Mizuno

Reebok

New Balance


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Tue, 24 May 2016 07:49:19 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-soccer-clothing-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[10 Simone Biles Facts You Need to Know]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-simone-biles-facts-to-know/michaelchoi

She's only 19 years old, but Simone Biles is at the top of the gymnastics world. Born in Columbus, OH, Biles had a rough childhood; she was placed in a foster home with her younger sister, Adria. Fortunately, their grandparents officially adopted the girls, and moved them to their home in Texas, where Simone's gymnastics career started.

Simone kicked off her career at age eight, with coach Aimee Boorman. Since then, the enthusiastic gymnast showed off her natural ability, placing third all-around at her first tournament. In 2012, she started home schooling, in order to focus on gymnastics. After the switch, she improved drastically. A streak of impressive performances resulted in her being named to the United States Junior National Team. 

The following year, Simone began her international career, and won her first of three gold medals at the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastic Championships in Belgium. This marked the rise of superstardom - she dominated her competition at subsequent tournaments. 

As the most decorated American female gymnast in World Championships history, Simone Biles is the clear favorite at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Read on to familiarize yourself with this gymnastics sensation and learn some Simone Biles facts and some great Simone Biles wins. 


10 Simone Biles Facts You Need to Know,

She Is the First Woman to Win Three Consecutive World All-Around Titles

In 2015, Simone made history when she became the first woman to take home the gold medal for the third consecutive year at the World Championships. Although she never placed first in the vault, her exceptional scores in the floor exercise and the balance beam took her to the top. Let's see if Simone can stretch that record at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal, Canada. 


Her Younger Sister Is Also a Gymnast

Simone's younger sister Adria, 17, is also a gymnast. They both started at Bannon's Gymnastix in Houston, TX, where they trained until 2015, at which time they became members of the World Championships Centre team. 


She Wants to Be a Nurse After Retirement

During an interview with OZY, Simone revealed she wants to become a nurse like her (grand)mother. She turned down the idea of becoming a coach after gymnastics since she knows how hard gymnasts have to train. She also added, "I think of how many hours I’ve sacrificed and how many times I’ve cried in the gym, and I think I would be way too easy on my students. I’d be like, 'Yeah, go home.'"


She Was Adopted by Her Grandparents

Abandoned by her father and neglected by her mother, who struggled with drug abuse, Simone ended up in a foster home in Ohio with her sister. Her grandparents Ron and Nellie Biles, who live in Texas, adopted Simone and her sister, Adria. The girls call Nellie and Ron mom and dad, and they've been a happy family ever since the adoption.


She Is a Dual Citizen of USA and Belize

Simone became a citizen of Belize in January 2015. Her mother's family is originally from the Central American nation, which Simone visits from time to time, for vacation or family gatherings. She names it one of her two favorite places, the other being Belgium, where she took part in her first World's competition. 


She Holds the Record for Most World Championship Medals

In three appearances at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Simone has won 14 medals, the most for any American. Of those 14, 10 are gold, which is an all-time record for any woman in World Championships history. As a result, she was named Team USA Female Olympic Athlete of the Year and even got Nike to sponsor her


She Got Discovered by Her Coach During a Field Trip

When Simone was in daycare, she went on a class field trip to a gymnastics facility, where she started imitating gymnasts. The coaches immediately noticed her and recommended she start taking classes. Soon after, Simone enrolled and was paired with coach Aimee Boorman. The two have been together ever since. 


She Is the First African-American World All-Around Champion

At her first World Championships in 2013, Simone became the first African-American to win the all-around gold medal. She placed second in the vault, fourth in the uneven bars, third in the balance beam, and first in the floor exercise. With a score of 60.216, Simone beat out teammate Kyla Ross by almost a point, and beat 2010 world all-around champion Aliya Mustafina of Russia. 


She Has a Flip Named After Her

The floor exercise is what Simone does best. Between 2012 and July 2016, she won 10 gold medals by doing impossible twists in the air and always sticking the landing. Her signature move, "The Biles," consists of a double layout with a half twist, which is considered to be one of the most difficult moves in gymnastics. 


She Threw Out the First Pitch at an Astros Game and Killed It

On July 4th, 2016, Simone was invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Houston Astros game. Her (grand)father helped her prepare outside to calm her nerves, and it looked like it worked - she did a flip before throwing the pitch. 



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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:04:07 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/top-simone-biles-facts-to-know/michaelchoi
<![CDATA[The Best Championship Trophies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-championship-trophies/pedro-cerrano
The best championship trophies in sports are those trophies that tell stories of where they've been, the talented athletes that have raised them in the past and the ones that, well, have been shattered, dented and damaged in celebration. Some are arguably harder to win than others but each signifies that a sports team or athlete prevailed and won the championship in their respective sports.

Once you weed out the non-trophy awards, like Olympic medals and championship belts, and the non-championship trophies, like the Heisman Trophy, famous sports trophies fall into two categories. Some, like the Indianapolis 500 Borg-Warner Trophy, are one of a kind with the same trophy handed to the winner of the annual event then handed back months later. Others, such as the Lombardi Trophy, given to the winner of the Super Bowl in the NFL, are created each year and given to the teams to keep for eternity. Either way, winning such trophies is no easy task.

Many say that the Stanley Cup, given to the National Hockey League annual champion, is the hardest in sports to win and thusly is also the best trophy. But once teams win the 35-pound silver chalice, the names of the players and other prominent staff members involved are etched on the rings of the cup forever. The Indianapolis 500 Borg-Warner Trophy takes a similar approach but instead adds the 3D face of each annual winner to the auto racing award to honor the victors.

Though the inspirational stories of how teams persevered to win these championships are great for the history books, the real juicy stories come when teams and athletes celebrate with these famous trophies. Tales of the Stanley Cup in swimming pools and the Coaches Trophy, the $30,000 Waterford Crystal football-shaped trophy given to the BCS Champion in NCAA Football, being shattered happen more than one would think.

So whether the best trophies in sports have been handed down from team to team, or athlete to athlete, for decades or created annually with the hopes that they won't be broken before the year is up, all of these famous sports championship trophies are highly coveted by the teams and athletes that compete for them year round. Which sports championship trophy do you think is best? Tell us by adding your own selections for the best professional sports trophies, voting up those you love and hate, or re-ranking this list as you see fit. It's up to you to decide the best professional sports trophies.

Check out more lists like the worst championship trophies ever presented, the most difficult trophy to win, and a collection of awesome championship belts to win
The Best Championship Trophies,

Calder Cup
American Hockey League
Stanley Cup

Grey Cup

Premier League Trophy
English Premier League
Indianapolis 500 Borg-Warner Trophy
IndyCar auto racing
FIFA World Cup Trophy
FIFA soccer
Lombardi Trophy
NFL football
UEFA Champions League Trophy
EUFA soccer
Augusta National Green Jacket
The Masters
Claret Jug
PGA golf

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<![CDATA[The Best New York Knicks of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-new-york-knicks-of-all-time/ranker-nba
A list of the best New York Knicks of all time. One of the most storied franchises in the NBA, the Knicks were one of the NBA's original teams. Formed in 1946, the team has had some of the greatest players in NBA history to play in the Big Apple. The Knicks's early years were successful, with multiple playoff and NBA Finals appearances. But it took the team until 1970 to capture it's first ever championship. Behind Hall of Famers and franchise icons like Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Dave DeBusschere and BIll Bradley, the Knicks played some of the most entertaining basketball in the NBA. When Willis Reed suffered an ankle injury in Game 6, the Knicks looked done. But against the odds, Reed hobbled out and sank the first two baskets and the team was on its way.

In addition to Reed, Patrick Ewing was another one of the greatest centers of all time to play for the Knicks. Ewing led one of the most successful eras in Knicks history. Those Knickerbocker teams were tough and defensive minded, and featured some of the greatest Knicks ever. During the Ewing years, all time Knick greats like Charles Oakley, John Starks, Anthony Mason, Allan Houston and Latrell Sprewell were on the roster. Unfortunately, they were never able to capture an elusive NBA championship due to Michael Jordan's presence on the Bulls, something that haunts the franchise to this day.

After a decade of misery, the Knicks returned to relevance with the acquisitions of Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler. All three are considered among the top current NBA players.

This is a list of the best New York Knicks of all time. If you see someone who is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the greatest New York Knicks player in franchise history. 
The Best New York Knicks of All Time,

Allan Houston

Bernard King

Carmelo Anthony

Charles Oakley

Dave DeBusschere

Earl Monroe

John Starks

Patrick Ewing

Walt Frazier

Willis Reed


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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 05:11:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-new-york-knicks-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[Celebrity Knicks Fans]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrity-knicks-fans/celebrity-lists
This list of celebrity Knicks fans is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. The New York Knicks basketball team has a lot of famous fans. Some celebs are so dedicated to the NBA team that they buy season tickets, while others stop by for one game a season. Madison Square Garden, the building the Knicks call home, is a great place to see some exciting basketball and spot your favorite celebs.

Who is the most famous Knicks fan? Spike Lee tops our list. The Do the Right Thing director has been seen courtside for years. He frequently dresses up in Knicks' orange and blue as he enjoys that game and lets the refs know what he thinks. Annie Hall director Woody Allen is also a huge Knicks fan. Reportedly, Allen was recently banned from the MSG VIP Lounge. Apparently, the MSG television network wanted Allen to do some promos and he declined, propelling them to deny him access.

Have you spotted other celebrities at Knicks games? Several famous comedians are big New York Knicks fans. New Yorkers Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock both enjoy taking in a game, as do Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, and Ben Stiller. Some famous women who are Knicks fans include Alicia Keys, Katie Holmes, and Olivia Wilde. They probably even check the New York Knicks wiki as much as you do!

Do you think these celebs are die hard supporters or fair-weather fans? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Celebrity Knicks Fans,

Alicia Keys

Chris Rock

Drew Barrymore

Howard Stern

Katie Holmes

Olivia Wilde

Ricky Gervais

Spike Lee

Woody Allen

Kate Upton


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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 04:07:33 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrity-knicks-fans/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[Baseball Players who went to Rehab]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/baseball-players-who-went-to-rehab/sirsinister
This is a list of baseball players who went to rehab, with photos. Rehabilitation is no joke, yet when a celeb enters detox, we can't help but stare. Unfortunately for celebs, there is a double standard. When substance abuse affects an ordinary individual it is thought to be the result of stress or depression. With celebrities, we tend to blame their extravagance getting the better of them (and the luxury rehab centers they attend don't help their case).

 As Robin Williams joked, "Cocaine is God's way of telling you you are making too much money." That said, alcoholism is a disease, and there are worse things than alcohol, such as heroin, crack/cocaine, and meth. Treatment centers also deal with more than just drug abuse. One can go to the hospital for conditions such as anorexia as well. At the end of the day, we should respect the athletes on this list for seeking the help they needed.

Source -- http://www.nndb.com/detox/492/000042366/
Baseball Players who went to Rehab,

Darryl Strawberry
Darryl Strawberry has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for much of his life.  He has spent time at several rehab facilities.  In 2014, he opened the The Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center to help athletes recover from substance abuse.
Dock Ellis
Dock Ellis stated that he was under the influence of LSD when he pitched a no-hitter in 1970.   He entered rehab in 1987 and he is involved with both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

Dwight Gooden
After testing positive for cocaine in 1987, Dwight Gooden went to rehab to deal with his drug addiction. He continues to struggle with drug abuse. He was charged with a DWI as recently as 2010.

Eric Show
After retiring from baseball in 1991, Eric Show struggled with substance abuse.  He died at a drug rehabilitation center in Dulzura, California on March 16, 1994.
Josh Hamilton
Josh Hamilton has gone to rehab on several occasions to treat his drug and alcohol addictions.  He has been sober since 2005.

Ken Caminiti
Ken Caminiti entered rehab for alcohol abuse in 2000. He died of an overdose of cocaine and heroin on October 10, 2004.
Miguel Cabrera
In 2010, Miguel Cabrera spent three months in rehab to treat his alcoholism. He has been sober ever since.

Steve Howe
Steve Howe entered rehab on several occasions to kick his drug and alcohol addictions. He discussed his experiences in the book Between the Lines: One Athlete's Struggle to Escape the Nightmare of Addiction. In 2006, Howe died as the result of a car accident. Methamphetamine was found in his system at the time of his death.
Jon Singleton
In 2014, Jon Singleton went to rehab for 30 days to treat his marijuana addiction.


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Tue, 26 Apr 2011 05:05:49 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/baseball-players-who-went-to-rehab/sirsinister
<![CDATA[Best Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-detroit-pistons-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Chuck Daly was the first Pistons coach to lead the franchise to an NBA Finals championship. Daly would achieve this twice, in back-to-back seasons, in 1989 and 1990.

The Pistons would not win another championship until Larry Brown took over during the 2003-2004 season. The Pistons would win it all that same year.

If you love basketball and the Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time,

Charley Eckman

Chuck Daly

Curly Armstrong

Dave DeBusschere

Larry Brown

Ray Scott

Red Rocha

Rick Carlisle

Carl Bennett

Murray Mendenhall


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<![CDATA[Best Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-golden-state-warriors-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Edward Gottlieb was the first head coach of the Warriors. In their first season Gottlieb's Warriors won the Basketball Association of America Finals.

The first time the Warriors would win a championship in the NBA was under George Senesky. Senesky's Warriors would win it all in 1956.

If you love basketball and the Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time,

Alex Hannum

Al Attles

Dave Cowens

Don Nelson

Edward Gottlieb

Ed Gregory

Frank McGuire

George Senesky

Neil Johnston

Steve Kerr


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:10:10 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-golden-state-warriors-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[The Best Carolina Hurricanes Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-carolina-hurricanes-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-hockey
In their time competing in the NHL, the Carolina Hurricanes have only had a handful of coaches. That being said, who is the best Carolina Hurricanes head coach of all time? This list ranks all four Carolina Hurricanes coaches from best to worst with the help of our users. Plenty of hockey fans have already voted on this list, but we want you to contribute as well. Upvote your top Carolina Hurricanes coaches, keeping stats like regular season record and playoff appearances in mind.

Peter Laviolette is the only coach in Hurricanes history to win a Stanley Cup. Laviolette's Hurricanes won in 2006. Paul Maurice also lead the Hurricanes to a Stanley Cup finals, but came up short of winning it all. Maurice however does hold the distinction of successfully overseeing the Hurricanes move from Hartford, CT to Raleigh, NC.

If the Carolina Hurricanes assembled a team featuring the best NHL players from every decade, who would you choose as coach? Vote up the winningest Carolina Hurricanes coach, or simply just the coach that you personally liked the most, whether they're one of the National Hockey League's all-time greatest coaches or not.

The Best Carolina Hurricanes Coaches of All Time,

Kirk Muller

Paul Maurice

Peter Laviolette

Bill Peters


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:45:30 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-carolina-hurricanes-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-hockey
<![CDATA[Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-not-focused/zachary-benau
Being a star athlete can be distracting. You are constantly in the limelight, somebody always wants something from you, and one mistake off the field can end up costing you your career. Unfortunately, for so many athletes the fame and fortune among other things can get the best of them. 

Some of the players on this list were MVP's, World Series Champions and at a time the best athlete in their respective sport. While others on this list never quite made it to be the player they had always hoped. Some have been arrested, some are just no longer focused after a long career, while others have spent more time complaining to the media than making a name for themselves.

So whether you judge these athletes by what have you done for me lately or an entire career's worth, all of them clearly have focuses other than the game they currently play. Vote up your picks, add any not listed or re-rank this list of athletes who are clearly no longer focused on the game. 
  

Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game,

Alex Rodriguez

Jay Cutler

Josh Hamilton

Metta World Peace

Tiger Woods

José Reyes

Colin Kaepernick

Joseph Randle

Josh Gordon

Johnny Manziel


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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:34:39 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-not-focused/zachary-benau
<![CDATA[The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/worst-sports-personalities-on-espn
As much as sports fans love to watch ESPN, sometimes religiously, this doesn't mean that all of its pundits are tolerable. In fact it's the opposite. There are so many ESPN personalities that sports fans love to hate that making an Ultimate List seems like the right thing to do. Some of these guys love to troll their viewers, anger their studio guests all in the name of high ratings. There are so many great examples to choose from, but the one sports personality that people love to hate is Skip Bayless. It's hard to believe but at one point, Bayless was a highly respected sports journalist. Nowadays, he's the co-host of First Take with another mutually despised personality, Stephen A. Smith. While Smith is a bit more respected than Bayless, his loud and often obnoxious way of phrasing things is a turn-off to many sports fans.

Other ESPN personalities that people consider the worst are from the network's NFL coverage. Chris Berman and Keyshawn Johnson represent the professional football faction on this list of ESPN anchors. While Johnson's merits can be disputed, Berman's act has grown stale after 30 years. His incessant calls and annoying TV persona has alienated football fans who want meat and potatoes coverage. That alone has landed him in the category of worst sports personalities, from SportsCenter and all across ESPN.

This is a list chock full of people on ESPN who you wish would just shut up - and many of them are among the worst sports announcers. It's up to you to decide which of these pundits should be called the worst that ESPN has to offer.
The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN,

Chris Berman

Colin Cowherd

Dick Vitale

Keyshawn Johnson

Lou Holtz

Rob Parker

Skip Bayless

Steven A Smith

Jemele Hill

Chris Broussard


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Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:41:52 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/worst-sports-personalities-on-espn
<![CDATA[The Best Utah Jazz of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-utah-jazz-of-all-time/ranker-nba
A list of the best Utah Jazz of all time. Originally based in New Orleans, the Jazz moved to Utah in 1979, which explains its confusing team name. When the team was in New Orleans, players like Gail Goodrich and Pete Maravich were standout players for the Jazz in its early years. Upon the move to Utah, the Jazz have been a model of stability. Within 10 years of playing in Salt Lake City, the Jazz had two of the best players in NBA history on its roster in Karl Malone and John Stockton. As these two Hall of Famers matured, the Jazz became one of the best teams in the NBA. Malone and Stockton went to numerous All Star Games and are one of the most celebrated duos of all time.

While Malone and Stockton led the team, there were various other standout players who played supporting roles. Mark Eaton, Jeff Hornacek and Jeff Malone are among the best players in Jazz history to have been with the team during its glory years. The team made the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, but fell short against Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls.

More recently, some of the best players in Jazz history have been its big men. Between Andrei Kirilenko, Carlos Boozer and Paul Millsap, the Jazz have had some of the best power forwards on the team.  

This is a list of the best Utah Jazz of all time. If you think someone is missing, feel free to add him to this list. Vote or rerank this list as you think it should look so it reflects who you think should be considered the greatest Utah Jazz player of all time. 
The Best Utah Jazz of All Time,

Adrian Dantley

Andrei Kirilenko

Deron Williams

Jeff Hornacek

John Stockton

Karl Malone

Mark Eaton

Paul Millsap

Pete Maravich

Gordon Hayward


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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:18:07 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-utah-jazz-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-oklahoma-city-thunder-of-all-time/ranker-nba
Despite being a relatively new team, basketball fans must know who are the best Oklahoma City Thunder players of all time. Up until 2008, they were still known as the Seattle SuperSonics. To make things a bit more interesting, this list ranks the best Seattle SuperSonics and Oklahoma City Thunder players together. So vote below on who you think are the best SuperSonics and Thunder players of all time.

With their formation in 1967, the Sonics won over fans in the Pacific Northwest with their exciting brand of basketball. By the mid-1970s, the Sonics were title contenders. With players like Gus Williams, Spencer Haywood, Jack Sikma and Dennis Johnson, the Sonics went far in the playoffs and eventually captured its first NBA title in 1979. After a down period in the early 1980s, the Sonics rebounded in at the end of the decade. Two of the greatest players in history, Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton joined the team and turned the team into a powerhouse.

When the team moved to Oklahoma City in 2008, the cupboard wasn't bare. The team had a superstar in place with Kevin Durant and after drafting Russell Westbrook and James Harden, the team was on its way. These are three of the best current NBA players and the Thunder at one point had all three on its roster. The team went to the 2011 NBA Finals on the strength of these three stars. Durant is already considered one of the greatest players in NBA history and still has much of his career ahead of him. 

This is a list of the best Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder of all time. If someone is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank according to who you think should be considered the greatest Sonics/Thunder player ever.  
The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time,

Detlef Schrempf

Gary Payton

Jack Sikma

Kevin Durant

Rashard Lewis

Ray Allen

Shawn Kemp

Serge Ibaka

James Harden

Russell Westbrook


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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:49:23 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-oklahoma-city-thunder-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[The Best Chicago White Sox Managers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-chicago-white-sox-managers-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
A gaggle of Chicago White Sox managers have led the team since 1901, so this is a big question: who is the best Chicago White Sox manager of all time? This list answers that question by ranking every Chicago White Sox manager in the team's history from best to worst according to your votes. Keep statistics like World Series wins - as well as regular season and postseason records - in mind while voting up your top Chicago White Sox managers.

Fielder Jones managed the White Sox from 1904 to 1908. In 1906 Jones took the team to its first World Series championship. Almost a century later, Ozzie Guillén managed the White Sox to their most recent World Series. Guillén's Sox won it all in 2005.

But that doesn't answer the question. It's up to you nad baseball fans like you to determine the greatest Chicago White Sox skipper of all time. Vote up the White Sox managers with the best records and the most glorious moments. Or just vote up the coaches you like most, regardless of their position on the best baseball managers list.

The Best Chicago White Sox Managers of All Time,

Al Lopez

Chuck Tanner

Don Cooper

Ed Walsh

Fielder Jones

Kid Gleason

Lena Blackburne

Ozzie Guillén

Pants Rowland

Tony La Russa


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:32:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-chicago-white-sox-managers-of-all-time/ranker-baseball
<![CDATA[Best Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-utah-jazz-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Jerry Sloan is the first coach to win over 1000 games with one NBA team. Sloan also holds an NBA record for most consecutive games coached with the same team.

Frank Layden is the only Jazz coach to win the NBA Coach of the Year Award, which he did in 1984. Layden's number "1" jersey is also the only number retired by the team pertaining to a head coach. 

If you love basketball and the Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time,

Butch van Breda Kolff

Elgin Baylor

Frank Layden

Jerry Sloan

Quin Snyder

Scotty Robertson

Tom Nissalke

Tyrone Corbin


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:10:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-utah-jazz-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[The Best Power Forwards of the 60s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-60s-power-forwards/ranker-nba
Power forward, or "the post," requires a strong, tall player to stand with their backs to the basket. They're a critical position, so here is a list of the best 60s power forwards for you to peruse! Check out this list of the best 60s NBA power forwards to find some of the toughest players to ever play the game! Vote for your favorite top 60s power forwards, and vote down the ones you don't think make the grade. Back in the 60s, the NBA was a different place than it is today. Back then it was truly a "man's game" and the players on this list exemplify that perfectly.

When thinking about the greatest NBA power forwards from the 60s, people like Bob Boozer and Paul Silas are always in the conversation. Tough, gritty, 1960s power forwards were greatly influential in how the game is played today.

So take a look at these top 1960s NBA power forwards and see who might be your favorite. Don't forget to vote for who you think the best power forwards of the 60s are!
The Best Power Forwards of the 60s,

Bob Boozer

Bob Pettit

Clyde Lovellette

Connie Hawkins

Dave DeBusschere

Elvin Hayes

Jerry Lucas

Nate Thurmond

Paul Silas

Tom Heinsohn


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Mon, 09 Nov 2015 01:16:27 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-60s-power-forwards/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[What to Know About the WWE Cruiserweight Classic Competitors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/wwe-cruiserweight-series-competitors-/erik-barnes
One of the most exciting current developments for wrestling fans is the WWE Network's upcoming Cruiserweight Classic set to kick off this summer. This tournament looks like it's going to be a treat for fans of independent wrestling, fans of quick-paced/high-flying grappling, or longtime wrestling fans with fond memories of WCW's innovative cruiserweight division back in the 1990s.

World Wrestling Entertainment is tapping 32 of the best wrestlers from around the world to compete and showcase their various styles to the WWE Network audience. Many of the participants aren't even signed by WWE! Let's have a look at everyone participating in this summer-long tournament.

What to Know About the WWE Cruiserweight Classic Competitors,

Akira Tozawa
Akira Tozawa is what would happen if you crossbred a traditional strong-style Japanese wrestler with a howler monkey. Tozawa cut his teeth in the Dragon Gate promotion in Japan, but gained seasoning in U.S. independents such as Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Tozawa is able to expertly blend hard-hitting, joint-bending wrestling action with humor without looking like a complete comedy act. While he is able to win with a variety of different German suplexes, he isn't afraid to bite or talk trash to his opponents to gain an extra edge toward victory.

Rich Swann
Swann entertained the fans of Evolve, Dragon Gate USA, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla all night long, but was signed to NXT in late 2015. Don't let his fun-loving nature fool you, Swann is able to launch an aggressive aerial assault on his opponents. His top rope dives and impressive standing 450 splash are a thing of gymnastic wonder. While he has had losing battles on NXT television, he has all the tools to succeed in future bouts.

Lince Dorado
This dazzling high-flyer was trained under Mike Quakenbush, Chris Hero, and Cesaro, so you know he comes with a fine pedigree. "The Golden Lynx" has been entertaining fans of Chikara and other independents with an aerial American Lucha Libre style since 2007. If you haven't seen him perform, the guy bills himself as "The Sultan of the Shooting Star Press" for a reason.

Johnny Gargano
"Johnny Wrestling" has been a veteran grappler for over a decade, performing in top indies such as Chikara, Evolve, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and Dragon Gate USA. Gargano has a hybrid American independent style, incorporating mat-based maneuvers with the occasional high-flying move. Gargano has been the DGUSA Open The Freedom Gate Champion twice, with one title reign lasting an impressive 873 days. He is currently signed with NXT.

Tommaso Ciampa
"The Sicilian Psychopath" is best known as a former Ring of Honor Television Champion, but few know that before that he was signed to a WWE developmental deal back in 2007. Ciampa has an aggressive striking style and implements a number of power moves, which is atypical of most cruiserweights. While he has inflicted pain on his opponents at ROH, PWG, and other independents, he is currently signed with NXT.

Jack Gallagher
While a relative unknown to Americans, Jack Gallagher has been wrestling in the independent circuit in England since 2006. Gallagher looks and is built like an 1800's toughman and has the grit to match, overcoming opponents with his simple-yet-aggressive mat-based style.


Drew Gulak
Drew Gulak is a wrestler's wrestler, spending the past decade twisting opponents into knots in Chikara, Combat Zone Wrestling, Dragon Gate USA, Evolve, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla among other independent groups. While an American, Gulak has honed and perfected the British catch style of wrestling, focusing on turning his opponent into putty with various joint locks and submissions. He currently leads the mat-based Catch Point stable in Evolve.



Noam Dar
The Scottish-Israeli sensation has been a stalwart in the UK wrestling scene, but gained more global attention as a contestant in the second season of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's British Boot Camp. Dar has been dazzling fans of PROGRESS Wrestling and Preston City Wrestling among other indies with his fisherman buster and Champagne Super Knee Bar finisher. A great technical wrestler focused on holds with the occasional hard strike thrown in.


Zack Sabre Jr.
The British Zack Sabre Jr. has been a hot act in the U.S. independent wrestling scene in recent years, but he got his start all the way back in 2004. Sabre's lean build is deceiving, as he has taken down heavier and stronger men at Westside Xtreme Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Noah, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla with his impressive assortment of joint locks, submissions, and strong-style kicks. He is the current reigning PWG Champion.



Ho Ho Lun
Inspired by his love of WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ho Ho Lun trained to become a wrestler and started his own promotion in Hong Kong in order to bring more professional wrestling to China. Since his in-ring debut in 2009, Lun has been traveling around Asia and Europe to show off his dropkicking skills and further hone his craft. The Cruiserweight Classic will mark his professional debut in the United States.


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<![CDATA[Historic Sporting Events You'd Have to See If You Had a Time Machine]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/historical-spoting-events/rhune-kincaid

You have been granted the secret of the time juice. No one knows exactly how it works, but it holds the power to transport you and your extra temporal vehicle through time. Exciting chrono adventures await, but you must know, there are rules for using the time juice.

1. Time juice is a limited resource. Each time slide will consume a portion of your supply, so you must prioritize your trips… rank them, if you will.

2. Time juice will only take you to historical sporting events. This is the best thing about time juice.

3. Time juice mysteriously prefers the North American continent. Transcontinental jumps consume vastly more time juice and there are no frequent flyers points. Soccer fans, invent your own juice to see great sporting events in history. #america

4. Time juice will typically only last long enough for one game, match, race, etc… Linger at your own risk.

5. Time juice will not permit you to collect on bet, or buy stocks, or get Shoeless Joe Jackson’s autograph, or whatever space/time continuum-trashing get-rich-quick scheme you're cooking up. Also you cannot kill Hitler at the 1936 Olympics. Don't even think about messing with space/time. Just stop it. 

With these parameters in mind, you must choose wisely to visit the most legendary of sporting moments, solve historical sports mysteries, and, most of all, enjoy this list of the historical sports moments you'd have to visit if you had a time machine (and more importantly, time juice).


Historic Sporting Events You'd Have to See If You Had a Time Machine,

Miracle on Ice

When: February 22, 1980

Where: Lake Placid, NY

The Event: When Russia invaded Afghanistan in 1979, Cold War tensions were at all-time high. In fact, America ended up boycotting the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow. We couldn't fire nukes at them, but we could do the next best thing: beat them at their favorite sport on the world's biggest stage. Sports Illustrated named this the most memorable sports moment of the 20th century, and since you own your own time machine you already "believe in miracles."


Wilt Chamberlain's 100 Point Game

When: March 2, 1962

Where: Hershey, PA

The Event: This game is a ridiculous one, but you'd have to go see it, in part because ALMOST NOBODY SAW IT. There was no television coverage, no video recording, and only about 4,000 spectators. A radio account wasn't even unearthed until 1988.

It's known the Warriors manipulated the game with fouls in a deliberate effort to get more possessions, but still, the very notion of a 100-point game in the NBA is preposterous. 


Jackie Robinson's First Major League Game

When: April 15, 1947

Where: Brooklyn, NY

The Event: This is a no-brainer. Can you imagine the buzz, tension, elation, apprehension, and very real danger leading up to the historic breaking of baseball's unspoken color barrier? You won't have to, thanks to your time machine. You can take in a watershed moment of baseball, civil rights, and American history all in one fell swoop. Jackie will walk and score a run, and that meant everything.


The Fight of the Century

When: March 8, 1971

Where: New York, NY

The Event: Also known as Frazier vs. Ali 1, the Fight of the Century was the first heavyweight championship match between two undefeated boxers. Neither will be in their athletic prime, but that just means you see two smart boxers, rather than two all-out brawlers. Frazier won a unanimous decision after knocking Ali down in the 14th round. It's a no-brainer to catch the first politically charged go-round between these two titans.


Super Bowl XXIII

When: January 22, 1989

Where: Miami, FL

The Event: Of course you're going to use your time machine to get a discount on Super Bowl tickets, but which should be your first choice? Lodge one vote for Joe Montana's comeback win against the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII. It was a compelling match-up with plenty of Hall of Famers and a thrilling finish that includes a touchdown. 

Check out game footage on the NFL homepage


The Ice Bowl

When: December 31, 1967

Where: Green Bay, WI 

The Event: You can visit the “frozen tundra of Lambeau Field” at its most frozen for the most iconic game of the pre-merger NFL. The game time temperature was -15 degrees Fahrenheit and the stadium's heat system was malfunctioning, but Bart Starr's late touchdown dive paved the way for the Packers to go to Super Bowl II. Seven members of the marching band were treated for hypothermia, and one fan died from the cold. DRESS APPROPRIATELY.


The Greatest Game Nobody Ever Saw

When: July 22, 1992

Where: Monte Carlo, Monaco

The Event: The USA's 1992 Men's Basketball team won all of their games by more than 31 points, so there's nothing that competitive about their march to gold. The better game to visit wasn't a game at all, it was practice. Chuck Daly set Team MJ vs. Team Magic and let the sparks fly in an irresponsibly competitive scrimmage. We're making a rare exception by leaving the continent only because there is literally nothing else like this.


Kirk Gibson's Pinch Hit Homer

When: October 15, 1988

Where: Los Angeles, CA

The Event: You could travel to 1960 to see Bill Madero Mazeroski’s championship-clinching home run for the Pirates, but this is the more dramatic World Series walkoff. It’s baseball’s last iconic moment before the 'roids really set in and scarred the next 20 years of America’s past time. The fact that Gibson used grit and moxie to overcome an injury (instead of chemicals) underscores that point.


Babe Ruth's Called Shot

When: October 1, 1932

Where: Chicago, IL 

The Event: This is a controversial moment in sports history. Did Babe Ruth really point to center field to declare that he would soon hit a home run in Game 3 of the World Series or is the story folkloric? There is film of the event, but it remains ambiguous. You'll need the closet seat you can find along the third base line to read faces and know for sure. As a special bonus, FDR will be in attendance. Try to score a handshake while you're there.


The Play

When: November 20, 1982

Where: Berkeley, CA

The Event: This may be the most absurd moment in the history of American sports. With Stanford leading 20-19, Cal used 5 laterals to complete a game-winning kickoff return for a touchdown. That alone is fairly spectacular, but since the Stanford sideline (including its 144-member marching band) had prematurely run onto the field to celebrate, Cal's Kevin Men traversed the final twenty yards while dodging tubas and trumpets. He completed the touchdown with a two-handed over-hand punch that wiped out an oblivious trombone player. You can't make this up.

To this day, scholars and drunkards alike debate whether or not all five laterals were legal. You should use your time machine to enroll in the Stanford band and join their fateful March for the optimal viewing angle.

 



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Fri, 06 May 2016 10:17:25 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/historical-spoting-events/rhune-kincaid
<![CDATA[Best Michigan Quarterbacks Since 1995]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-michigan-quarterbacks-since-1995/touchthebanner

Who is the University of Michigan Wolverines' best quarterback since the beginning of the Lloyd Carr era in 1995?


Best Michigan Quarterbacks Since 1995,

Brian Griese

Chad Henne

Drew Henson

John Navarre

Scott Dreisbach

Tom Brady

Devin Gardner

Denard Robinson

Wilton Speight

Jake Rudock


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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 03:54:19 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-michigan-quarterbacks-since-1995/touchthebanner
<![CDATA[Which NFL Team Is Going to Win the AFC in 2017?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/who-will-win-the-afc-playoffs/ranker-sports

This weekend, the 2016-2017 NFL playoffs are finally kicking off! As the 2016 season winds down, six teams in the American Football Conference will be competing for the chance to play in the AFC Championship Game on January 22. 

The AFC Playoffs start on January 7 with the first wild card playoff between the no. 5 Oakland Raiders and the no. 4. Houston Texans. On January 8, the no. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers host the no. 6 Miami Dolphins. The surviving seeds will then face either the no. 2 Kansas City Chiefs or the no. 1 New England Patriots in the divisional playoffs the following week. Finally, on January 22, the last two teams will compete for the Lamar Hunt Trophy in the AFC Championship Game. 

Which team is going to win the AFC Championship in 2017? Can rookie quarterback Connor Cook take the Raiders on a miracle run? Will Tom Brady and his Patriots win yet another AFC championship? Or will Ben Roethlisberger be taking his Steelers to the Super Bowl for the fourth time? Vote up the NFL team you think is most likely to win the AFC Playoffs in 2017! 


Which NFL Team Is Going to Win the AFC in 2017?,

Houston Texans

Kansas City Chiefs

Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots

Oakland Raiders

Pittsburgh Steelers


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Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:05:55 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/who-will-win-the-afc-playoffs/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/nba-draft-busts-2017/ranker-sports

Every season, the NBA welcomes a large group of talented rookies, but several NBA draft picks turn out to be busts - 2016 is no different. Fans, organizations, and the league expected great things from the 2016-2017 NBA rookies, especially the top 10 draft picks. However, injuries, poor performances, and bad luck ruined the first year for many rookies. The following rookies are currently the biggest NBA draft busts of the 2016-2017 season.

Number one pick Ben Simmons had a rough start this season. Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers, Simmons was supposed to be one of the league's best rookies and maybe even win NBA's Rookie of the Year. Unfortunately, the Australian forward injured his right ankle during a scrimmage during the preseason. Yet to play in the regular season, Ben Simmons is already looking like NBA's biggest draft bust in 2016-2017. Other 2016 draft picks who didn't live up to expectations include Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram and Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown.

Vote up the rookies you think are the biggest NBA busts of 2016-2017. Feel free to add any other disappointing NBA rookies and NBA draft mistakes to the list. Then, cast your vote for the player who deserves to win the 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year Award


Who Are the Biggest NBA Draft Busts This Season?,

Kris Dunn

Buddy Hield

Andrew Harrison

Georgios Papagiannis

Jaylen Brown

Brandon Ingram

Henry Ellenson

Malik Beasley

Juan Hernangomez

Jakob Pöltl


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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:48:08 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/nba-draft-busts-2017/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Bicycle Helmets]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bicycle-helmets/ranker-shopping
List of best bicycle helmets for men, women and children. Whether you plan on riding your bike for fun or competition it's important to wear a helmet. With so many different styles and types, you may be wondering, "What bicycle helmets are the best?" This is a good question. The best bicycle helmets are lightweight, easy to wear and comfortable. They also provide good air circulation so the wearer doesn't get too hot. These features make it easy to want to wear a helmet when riding a bike.

It's important to wear a bicycle helmet in case you of an accident. If you have a child riding with you or in a cart behind your bike, they should also have on a helmet. The top ranked bicycle helmets perform well in accidents and provide the best protection. It can be comforting to know that you are wearing the best bicycle helmet on the market when you go riding. The top ranked helmets vary in price and can be found in most stores and online retailers. Continue reading to see a list of the best bicycle helmets on the market, as ranked by bicycle enthusiasts.
List of best bicycle helmets for men, women and children. Whether you plan on riding your bike for fun or competition it's important to wear a helmet. With so many different styles and types, you may be wondering, "What bicycle helmets are the best?" This is a good question. The best bicycle helmets are lightweight, easy to wear and comfortable. They also provide good air circulation so the wearer doesn't get too hot. These features make it easy to want to wear a helmet when riding a bike.It's important to wear a bicycle helmet in case you of an accident. If you have a child riding with you or in a cart behind your bike, they should also have on a helmet. The top ranked bicycle helmets perform well in accidents and provide the best protection. It can be comforting to know that you are wearing the best bicycle helmet on the market when you go riding. The top ranked helmets vary in price and can be found in most stores and online retailers. Continue reading to see a list of the best bicycle helmets on the market, as ranked by bicycle enthusiasts.
The Best Bicycle Helmets,

Razor V-17 Youth Multi-Sport Helmet

Giro Womens Skyla Sport Helmet

Razor V-17 Adult Multi-Sport Helmet

Bell Solar Bike Helmet

Protec Classic Helmet

Schwinn Adult Thrasher Helmet

Giro Me2 Toddler Bike Helmet

FOX Transition Hard Shell Helmet

BONEShieldz Bomber Adult Helmet

Giro Women's Skyla Cycling Helmet


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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:23:45 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bicycle-helmets/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-2nd-basemen-of-all-time
The greatest 2nd basemen of all time include some of the most iconic names in MLB history. Many of the names on this list are famous players who dominated during the pre-1950s era of Major League Baseball, like Rogers Hornsby and Jackie Robinson, but a few modern-era players like Joe Morgan and Ryne Sandberg are also considered among the best. These guys are the best second basemen in the league and make some of the toughest plays look so incredibly easy, with excellent fielding skills.

Who do you think deserves the honor of the best 2nd baseman of all time? Vote for your favorite second baseman and rerank this list any way you like. The greatest second basemen of all time were slap hitters that got on base and set the table for their team. In recent years, the trend has shifted towards power, and that's changing the face of the 2-bagger dramatically. Like some of the greatest first basemen ever, these 2nd base players were true leaders on their respective teams. From Joe Morgan and Jackie Robinson (arguably two of the greatest baseball players ever) to modern players like Cano and Pedroia, every player listed here played (or plays) a key role for their team and many are power hitters.
The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time,

Charlie Gehringer

Craig Biggio

Eddie Collins

Jackie Robinson

Joe Morgan

Nap Lajoie

Roberto Alomar

Rod Carew

Rogers Hornsby

Ryne Sandberg


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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 04:17:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-2nd-basemen-of-all-time
<![CDATA[Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-undeserving-members-of-the-pro-football-hall-of-fame/pedro-cerrano
The most undeserving members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are all great players who have contributed great things to the game, but are not quite up to that elite level deserving of enshrinement. While most of the time the Board of Selectors gets their inductions right, occasionally and especially in these cases, they might be a little too lenient on who they add to the wall of bronze busts in Canton, Ohio.

A list of the worst players in the Football Hall of Fame would still be a list of great football players. There is no question that all of these men are stellar NFL players, even some of the best football players of all time who have played for the greatest pro football teams of all time. However, when you compare their contributions to the league to the stars of today, they fall quite short.

Lynn Swann, for example, had a decorated career as a receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers but really only had a few Hall of Fame-worthy games and never finished in the top five among receivers during his career. Bob Griese, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, is another good example. Completing only 77.1% of his passes, Griese never topped 2,500 passing yards in a season. For reference, in 2011, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passed for 5,476.

Then there are others who are deserving of enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but not for the reasons they were inducted. Dick LeBeau is arguably one of the best defensive coordinators in the history of the National Football League but was inducted after one of the worst playing careers as a defensive back with the Detroit Lions.

So for all the greats in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there are also some duds. In the end, the Gale Sayers, Joe Namaths and O.J. Simpsons are all above average players but when you really get down to comparing their careers to the top football players of today, they simply are undeserving of being members of the Pro Football hall of Fame.
Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame,

Andre Tippett

Bob Griese

Charlie Sanders

Dan Dierdorf

Frank Gatski

Fred Dean

Joe Namath

Lynn Swann

Paul Hornung

Roger Wehrli


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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 03:54:29 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/most-undeserving-members-of-the-pro-football-hall-of-fame/pedro-cerrano
<![CDATA[The Best SportsCenter Anchors of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sportscenter-anchors-of-all-time/surag
With the recent passing of Stuart Scott, it got me thinking of how the anchors of SportsCenter were such a big part of my life. I grew up watching Stu Scott putting his personal style on presenting highlights with his sayings like "Booyah!" and "as cool as the other side of the pillow." He was definitely one of my favorite SportsCenter anchors of all time. Vote for who you think are or were the best anchors and add any SportsCenter broadcasters you think deserve to be on the list.

The Best SportsCenter Anchors of All Time,

Chris Berman

Dan Patrick

John Anderson

Kenny Mayne

Linda Cohn

Neil Everett

Rich Eisen

Scott Van Pelt

Stuart Scott

Mike Tirico


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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 03:22:36 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sportscenter-anchors-of-all-time/surag