Welcome to my first mock draft for SI.com. Webster defines "mock" as: To treat with contempt or ridicule. To disappoint the hopes of. So, apologies in advance if the accuracy rate of the following 30 predictions ends up resembling that of the Florida Panthers' power play. After all, there is talk of significant draft day dealing that will skew the order of selection and give me an out. In fact, the jockeying has already begun with today's blockbuster trades by the Flyers of Jeff Carter (to Columbus for Jakub Voracek and the Jackets' first- and third-round picks) and Mike Richards to LA for Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds and a second-round selection.
At first glance, the addition of western New York as a 2011 expansion team in Women's Professional Soccer raises eyebrows. In fact, the Buffalo-Rochester market wasn't even on WPS' radar until two months ago when talks with team owner Joe Sahlen began; the league had been set to enter next year with the same seven teams that ended this season.
A man that southern Ontario police were looking for after he bought enough ammonium nitrate to make a bomb has contacted authorities and the purchase is no longer considered suspicious, officials said Wednesday night.
Amy and David Wieller got married right around the time one of television's favorite onscreen couples did, but they have something else in common with Jim and Pam from "The Office": They had a great time celebrating their love at Niagara Falls.
These lists are not mere compilations of all-time bests in their respective sports but all-time bests at quickening the pulse and evoking a visceral response from those fortunate enough to have witnessed their artistry.
Every time Tyrone Lewis stopped walking, they stopped. Every step he took, they took with him. The uniformed police officers escorting him at a mid-January game between Niagara and Rider tried to be discreet, but the scene still reminded the 6-foot freshman guard of his painful ordeal last summer, when he grabbed national headlines.
Weren't jetpacks going to be one of the most thrilling parts of our future? After popping a protein pill for breakfast, we would then strap on our personal rocket packs and fly ourselves to our paperless offices in no time. But seven years into the 21st century and only 17 people have flown a jetpack. Apart from the occasional sighting as a novelty at a sporting event or motor show, it appears that jetpacks are permanently grounded.
It may not have been quite up there with a Beatles reunion, but in Silicon Valley the founders of Sun Microsystems qualify as their own Fab Four. So a rare joint appearance at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. -- nearly 20 years after Sun's IPO -- provided a perfect opportunity to capture them together.
Iroquois legend credits the geography of New York's Finger Lakes to the Great Spirit, who's said to have left handprints while blessing the land. Of course, we now know that the 11 long, slender lakes, arranged nearly parallel to each other, are the etchings of ice age glaciers--but that doesn't diminish the area's ability to inspire awe.