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.


Rangers Vs. White Sox: Texas Blasted In 19-2 Loss

Roy Oswalt's first career loss with the Rangers was quite the ugly one. Oswalt gave up 11 runs (nine earned) over 4 2/3 innings as the Rangers were banged around in a 19-2 loss. The White Sox...

Report: Jason Kidd Deciding Between Mavericks And Knicks

With Deron Williams re-signing with the Nets, former Mavs guard Jason Kidd is down to two teams: the Mavs and the New York Knicks, according to's Ric Bucher. As source indicated earlier,...

Deron Williams Re-Signs With Nets, Spurns Mavericks

Nets guard Deron Williams was able to break the news about his future today, tweeting that he made a tough decision, along with a photo of the Brooklyn Nets logo. He will be staying with the Nets. ...

Wimbledon Scores And Results: Sharapova Upset, Federer Advances With Injury

After a French Open title a few months ago, Maria Sharapova appeared to be back. But her 2012 Wimbledon hopes were derailed in the fourth round on Monday. The top-seeded Sharapova was defeated by...

2012 NBA Draft Results: Quincy Acy Selected By Toronto Raptors

Former Baylor forward Quincy Acy was selected by the Toronto Raptors in the second round with the No. 37 overall pick. The 6-foot-8, 224-pound Acy averaged 12 points and 7.4 rebounds for Baylor...

Mavericks Trade Lamar Odom To Clippers

The Mavericks saved themselves and picked up a lot of money on Thursday, as Lamar Odom was sent to the Clippers for cash, and LA guard Mo Williams was sent to the Utah Jazz in a three-team deal, a...

Dallas Stars Offseason: Olli Jokinen, Matt Carle Could Be Free Agent Targets After Zach Parise

With the 2012 draft in the rearview, the focus turns to free agency, which begins on July 1. The top man on the market is New Jersey Devils winger Zach Parise, and he'll be courted by many top...

Rangers Vs. Tigers: Texas Trails 2-1 After Action-Packed First Inning

There have been some early fireworks early Tuesday night. After one inning in Arlington, the Rangers trail the Tigers 2-1. Yu Darvish started off wild, walking Austin Jackson to lead off the game...

NHL Draft 2012: Stars Trade Mike Ribeiro For Cody Eakin, 2nd-Round Pick

While the NHL Draft is all about youth, the Stars were able to get younger before making a pick. With the draft underway, Dallas traded 32-year-old center Mike Ribeiro to the Washington Capitals...

Rangers Vs. Rockies: Friday's Lineups Announced

While the Rangers aren't very familiar with the Rockies, their starting pitcher is. Roy Oswalt will make his Rangers debut tonight against a Rockies team he has dominated. For his career, he is 8-2...

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