Workers Who Built Qatar's World Cup HQ Haven't Been Paid In A Year

The situation for migrant workers in Qatar, which one international organization believes will result in more deaths than 9/11, doesn't appear to be getting any better. The Guardian, which has been all over this story, has a new report on migrant workers who have not received payment in over a year and have been… » 7/28/14 11:53am 18 minutes ago

Gordon Ramsay's Kid Will Host A Cooking Show, For Some Reason

Gordon Ramsay, professional emotional abuser of reality-TV cooks, has a 12-year-old daughter named Tilly. And Tilly has an ambition: to indulge a 12-year-old's desire for fame and adoration in the hopes that a cooking show starring a pre-teen will goose a certain famous TV person's flagging business portfolio. … » 7/28/14 11:38am 32 minutes ago

ESPN's First Take Opens With Horseshit Apology From Stephen A. Smith

This morning's Very Special Edition of First Take began with a scripted and seemingly pre-recorded apology from panelist Stephen A. Smith regarding the very dumb things he said about domestic violence last week. It was ... unconvincing. » 7/28/14 10:41am Today 10:41am

Troy Tulowitzki Went To A Yankees Game And Everyone's Freaking Out

Troy Tulowitzki will be in another uniform next year. That's not to impress you with my predictive abilities, or to rub it in for Rockies fans, or to make some kind of observation about small-market teams' inability to keep their homegrown stars. It's just a statement of fact. As in: the sun will come up tomorrow,… » 7/28/14 10:30am Today 10:30am

Roger Angell: A Baseball Companion

On Saturday in Cooperstown, Roger Angell was given the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, the baseball Hall of Fame's writing writing honor. His sports writing career is a happy accident that began in 1962 when Angell went to spring training to write about New York's new team, the Mets. He was a 41-year-old fiction editor at » 7/28/14 8:25am Today 8:25am

Here's Frank Thomas's Emotional HOF Induction Speech

On the other end of the Hall-of-Fame-Speech spectrum, Frank Thomas gave a pretty touching speech today at the Hall of Fame and spent almost the entire time either crying or fighting off the tears. He spoke fondly of his parents and family and got very emotional when speaking about his father (which he was worried… » 7/27/14 4:35pm Yesterday 4:35pm

Hall Of Fame Eligibility Rule Change Bones "Poster Boys" Of Steroid Era

As the Baseball Hall of Fame congratulates itself today, let's talk about how it just boned baseball players. Yesterday, it was announced that the eligibility rules had been altered from 15 years, to 10. So, once he becomes eligible, a player has 10 chances to have the magical 75 percent of precious votes bestowed… » 7/27/14 3:40pm Yesterday 3:40pm