Jon Lester Vs. James Shields Is An Argument For The Second Wild Card

There are plenty of reasons to dislike the presence of MLB's second wild card teams, but tonight's matchup is not one of them. That's because we will get two watch two great pitchers—James Shields of the Kansas City Royals and Jon Lester of the Oakland A's—start the precise game that they were acquired by their… » 9/30/14 12:34pm 14 minutes ago

Finnish Soccer Announcer Blows Gasket When Team Scores, Wins Promotion

There is no sweeter song extolling the virtues of a promotion fight than this Finnish announcer's guttural screams of pure delight after FC Santa Claus scored the deciding goal, guaranteeing them a spot in the third tier next season. Quick, someone give Fox Soccer this guy's number. » 9/30/14 12:04pm 44 minutes ago

Looks Like The Manchester United Traveling Circus Might Really Happen

During the latter stages of last season, there were rumors that United might partake in a tour of the Middle East and Asia during the missing midweek Champions League fixtures that otherwise would've filled the schedule and coffers. It was funny enough to mention in passing, but too outlandish to be taken seriously.… » 9/30/14 11:29am Today 11:29am

Important Update: NYT's Math Also Rates Cardinals The Damned Worst

The New York Times is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the Wall Street Journal on the issue of the least sympathetic, most contemptible MLB playoff team. » 9/30/14 9:55am Today 9:55am

Don't Ask Bill Belichick If It's Time To Think About His Quarterbacks

The Patriots were bad, bad, bad last night, getting beaten soundly on both sides of the ball in a 41-14 road thumping at the hands of the Chiefs. But a good part of the attention is naturally going to settle on Tom Brady, who's been so consistently great over the course of his career that this season's very real… » 9/30/14 9:27am Today 9:27am

Michigan AD Blames Communication For Re-Insertion Of Concussed Player

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon released a lengthy statement early Tuesday morning blaming "a serious lack of communication" for the re-insertion of a concussed quarterback into Saturday's game against Minnesota. » 9/30/14 1:07am Today 1:07am

Chiefs Safety Husain Abdullah Flagged For Muslim-Prayer TD Celebration

Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct Monday night when he went to his knees in prayer to celebrate a Tom Brady pick-six. Abdullah—a devout Muslim who sat out the 2012-13 season to make Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca—shouldn't have been penalized. » 9/30/14 12:03am Today 12:03am

The Best NBA Media Day Photos From Around The League

Today was NBA media day, a mostly useless exercise where players and coaches trot out the most optimistic of cliches for the season ahead. The answers are so predictable that one blog went so far as to create a media day bingo card. On the plus side, media day is also when players pose for all sorts of weird photos… » 9/29/14 10:29pm Yesterday 10:29pm

Lawsuit: George O'Leary Called NFL "One Big 'Ru-Ru' Tribe" (What?)

In March, University of Central Florida defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro left the team after barely two months on the job due to "personal reasons," whatever that means. According to a breach of contract lawsuit Ferraro filed this past Friday, that translates to head coach George O'Leary firing Ferraro for objecting… » 9/29/14 9:28pm Yesterday 9:28pm

Watch High School Football Player Shrug Off Tacklers Like Gnats

Punt returns for touchdowns have a certain formulaic quality to them. The blindingly fast return man catches the punt, perhaps breaks a tackle, and then weaves his way downfield into the end zone. As uncommon as they may be, if you've seen one you've seen them all. » 9/29/14 7:51pm Yesterday 7:51pm