Chris Vannini

Newsdesk contributor

Chris Vannini is a native Michigander who writes about Michigan State and the Detroit Tigers for a few places, including The Only Colors. This means he lives in a place where hockey is a real sport. As a first-grader, he finished second in a pinewood derby race to a kid who broke lightspeed. But he's not bitter, since he got a cut of the space cash.


Cowboys Won't Lock Up Anthony Spencer Before Deadline

With the deadline approaching for teams to lock up franchised players for the long-term, it doesn't appear the Cowboys are going to secure his future in Dallas.

2012 NFL Supplemental Draft: Josh Gordon Excited To Join Cleveland Browns

Former Baylor receiver Josh Gordon was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft.

MLB All-Star Game 2012: National League Cruises In 8-0 Win, Takes Home-Field Advantage

The National League beat up the American League MVP and cruised to an 8-0 win in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday in Kansas City. It is the third straight year the NL has won, and as a result,...

MLB All-Star Game 2012: Matt Harrison Allows 3 Runs In Fourth Inning

Big innings have killed the American League in the 2012 All-Star Game. Justin Verlander allowed five runs in the first inning, while Matt Harrison allowed three in the fourth and the AL trails 8-0...

MLB All-Star Game 2012: Joe Nathan Pitches Perfect Second Inning For American League

Most proably didn't expect Joe Nathan to be the first Ranger to make an impact at the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City. Nathan faced three batters in the second inning, getting Carlos Gonzalez to...

2012 Home Run Derby: Prince Fielder Wins With Record 12 In Final

Prince Fielder made quite the splash on Monday. The Tigers first baseman won the 2012 Home Run Derby in Kansas City with a record 12 home runs in the final, including a few in the center field...

Deron Williams Chose Nets Over Mavericks Because Of Joe Johnson

Not long after Dallas native Deron Williams spurned the hometown Mavericks to stay with the Brooklyn Nets, some of the reasons are coming out. Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that Brooklyn's...

Phil Steele Projects Texas To Fiesta Bowl, TCU To 'Insight' Bowl

Long considered the godfather of preseason college football guides, Phil Steele's bowl projections have been posted online, and, as expected, the local teams are well-represented. With all the talk...

Rangers Vs. Twins: Friday's Lineups Announced

The Rangers look for some momentum heading into the All-Star break when they welcome the Twins to Arlington for a three-game series. Texas leads the AL West by four games, while the Twins are in...

Wimbledon Scores And Results: Serena Willians Advances To Women's Final

Serena Williams had an ace up her nonexistent sleeve on Thursday, advancing to the 2012 Wimbledon final with a 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) win over Victoria Azarenka. The No. 6 seed defeated the No. 2 seed...

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