That World Cup Trophy You Bought In Chinatown Might Be Fake

Counterfeiting the World Cup trophy seems kind of pointless. A Cup-winning team receives only a single gold-plated replica. It's not as if anyone's going to believe that you, Joe Soccer Fan, have one of these lying around the house to impress company. Yet thousands of counterfeit trophies ready for export have been… » 4/18/14 2:39pm 8 minutes ago

The Greatest Season In NBA History*, Brought To You By DeAndre Liggins

The play above—what looks like an afterthought in LeBron James's 61-point outburst against the Bobcats—represents the sole meaningful play of #14 DeAndre Liggins's season. Spending most of the year in D-League, Liggins was signed by Miami late in February and released in mid-March, appearing in just one game. He… » 4/18/14 2:26pm 21 minutes ago

The Diamondbacks Will Wear Kansas City Throwback Uniforms

Look at that. That's a damn fine uniform. Unis from a century ago were usually pretty great—white or gray, high socks, uncluttered chest logo, and my favorite, logo-less caps. The Diamondbacks will suit up in these bad boys next Wednesday, and they're going to look great, but it's more than little weird that "throwbacks" … » 4/18/14 1:55pm 52 minutes ago

The NHL's New Playoff Format, As Explained By Highly Paid Consultants

The NHL rolled out a new playoff format this season, which some have found a bit confusing. To assist, an employee at Accenture—the world's largest consulting company—has passed along a presentation he made for his boss to explain the changes. This is a great pro bono service: Had you personally asked Accenture to… » 4/18/14 1:34pm Today 1:34pm

The NBA Playoffs' Most Memorable Moments, Animated

The NBA playoffs start tomorrow, and they are the absolute best time of year. To celebrate that, here are some of our favorite moments from the playoffs in rotoscoped animation. » 4/18/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

NBA Playoff Interactive Shows Who's Most Likely To Win Every Round

Our friend Ed Feng at The Power Rank, along with Andrew Phillips from Chartball, put together an interactive that shows win probabilities for the NBA playoffs, all the way through to the finals, weighted heavily by adjusted strength of schedule. » 4/18/14 11:45am Today 11:45am

Why I Fixed Fights

I fixed a lot of fights over the years. In two I didn't fix but should have, people paid heavily for my carelessness. Even though I set up Mitch "Blood" Green and Leon Spinks cushion-soft in their comeback fights, I managed to get one embarrassed and the other nearly killed. There had been opportunities for them, deals… » 4/16/14 11:00am Wednesday 11:00am