Why Your World Cup Stadium Sucks: Arena Corinthians, São Paulo

Do you like tales of political corruption mixed with a healthy serving of corrupt sports institutions? Look no further than Arena Corinthians, nicknamed Itaquerão. » 7/13/14 1:11pm 38 minutes ago

LeBron's Deal With The Cavs Is For Two Years, $42.1 Million

LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $42.1 million contract with the Cavaliers with the right to opt-out after next season. According to Brian Windhorst, the deal is structured this way to help both LeBron and the Cavaliers navigate the current salary cap. The plan is for LeBron to re-up with the Cavs in two years… » 7/12/14 8:26pm Yesterday 8:26pm

Cubs Fan Catches Braves Home Run Ball, Throws Fake Ball Back On Field

This is a funny little insight into the lunacy of sports fandom. Much like with the players, there are unwritten rules of decorum for fans and one of those rules is that you must throw an opposing team's home run back onto the field if you catch it. People will straight-up yell at you if you don't. They made a whole » 7/12/14 7:09pm Yesterday 7:09pm

Match Mercifully Ends; Netherlands Beat Brazil 3-0

We know, lady. We know. This...this was not a good match. The Netherlands took out what little air was in this match almost immediately and then tacked on a meaningless third goal in added time, which we're not even bothering to GIF because, fuck it, this was a game for third place. Good news, Netherlands! You came in… » 7/12/14 6:19pm Yesterday 6:19pm

Netherlands Take Early 2-0 Lead Over Brazil

For a team whose coach wanted absolutely nothing to do with this glorified exhibition match, the Dutch have come out firing. A streaking Robben earned an early penalty in the second minute when Thiago Silva yanked his shoulder as he galloped toward the goal. Robin van Persie confidently hit the top corner to give the… » 7/12/14 4:49pm Yesterday 4:49pm

Jean Segura's Nine-Month-Old Son Passed Away

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura learned after last night's game against the Cardinals that his infant son, Janniel, passed away in the Dominican Republic. According to manager Ron Roenicke, he had been battling an undisclosed illness but, as recently as yesterday, the family thought he was getting better.… » 7/12/14 4:12pm Yesterday 4:12pm

Billy Hamilton Hits The Brakes, Swim Moves For A Bunt Single

While trying to bunt for a single last night against the Pirates, Billy Hamilton—Cincinnati's red-and-white blur of a center fielder—executed one of the worst bunts imaginable. It's basically a line drive right to first baseman Gaby Sanchez, but Hamilton still made it to first base safely thanks to the threat of… » 7/12/14 3:32pm Yesterday 3:32pm

Reports: Carmelo Anthony To Return To Knicks

On Wednesday, Frank Isola reported that Carmelo Anthony would return to the Knicks, "barring a last-minute change of heart." Despite a later contradiction by Mark Medina, who claimed a decision had not been made, and a waiting-for-LeBron delay in the announcement, it looks like Melo is... ♫ comin' home, he's comin'… » 7/12/14 2:50pm Yesterday 2:50pm

How To Make Seafood Paella, Whether It's Traditional Or Not

Picture the scene! An early summer evening in Valencia, Spain, in the mid-19th century; an aromatic open fire of orange and pine branches, and pine cones, crackles happily in an orchard clearing. A wide, flat pan, enormous, two feet across, sits suspended over the flames. The men, their olde-thymey pants hitched… » 7/12/14 1:02pm Yesterday 1:02pm

We Have Another Minnesota Twins Back-Hair Jersey

It's hard to say if it's the same guy who sported the Joe Mauer hir-suit a few years back, but we have a few clues. Our first clue is: a dude with enough hair to legibly shave words and numbers into his back hair. Our second clue is: similar male pattern baldness on both men. Our third clue is: a willingness to… » 7/12/14 1:00pm Yesterday 1:00pm