Frank Deford, the legendary sports writer who worked for Sports Illustrated and NPR for decades, died yesterday in his home in Key West. Deford wrote some of Sports Illustrated’s most celebrated profiles, and he began to work as a correspondent for NPR’s Morning Edition in 1980. He retired from the program earlier…
A hail-mary apology couldn’t save former ESPN and, now, former Denver Post columnist Terry Frei after the seven-time state sportswriter of the year tweeted his disapproval of Japanese driver Takuma Sato winning yesterday’s Indy 500.
It’s easy to pick on the Red Sox for commercializing our most solemn holiday, but MLB’s greed spans the entire league:
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Delightful sunbeam P.K. Subban decided to turn the tables during today’s media day for the Stanley Cup Final, abandoning his spot taking a questions to grab a microphone and grill his teammates on the tough questions no one else dares to. For instance—Mike Fisher, just how it does it feel to be so damn good-looking?
Jake Arrieta began 2016 with several starts that fit perfectly with the precedent established by his über-dominant, Cy Young-winning 2015. But those stopped a few months into the season, and he’s looked like a different pitcher since. From last year’s All-Star break to his most recent outing this week, several ticks…
Tom Dumoulin was not supposed to be here. The 2017 Giro d’Italia was supposed to host a fierce battle between the world’s best climbers, a large group of whom chose not to target the Tour de France this year in order to give perennial winner Chris Froome a wide berth. Previous champions Nairo Quintana and Vincenzo…
Update: The long weekend got to me and I got my dates mixed up. The sale ends the 29th.
Five months after a home invader attacked her and slashed her hand with a knife, Petra Kvitova won in her return to the court. The No. 15 seed beat the unseeded Julia Boserup 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the French Open today.
A wreck so destructive it led to a red flag for repairs to the catch fence claimed the cars of Indy 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon and Jay Howard 53 laps into today’s race in Indianapolis.
The fabled, original “Yard of Bricks” marks the start/finish line at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and plays host to one of the most recognizable traditions in motorsports. One of the bricks, though, has been thoughtfully graffitied today with “FUCK MIKE PENCE.”
As the Mets rotation has increasingly become a desperate bunch of relatively interchangeable substitute scraps, their bullpen hasn’t fared any better. Over the past month, the team’s relief corps has been the worst in baseball—below replacement level as a unit, actively costing wins rather than doing anything to help…
Serbian Bojan Velickovic took a third-round win by TKO when his counterpunch left Sweden’s Nico Musoke so brain-scrambled that he stumbled around the ring for several moments at today’s UFC event in Stockholm. (Velickovic later landed a punch straight to Musoke’s forehead before referee Kevin Sataki got around to…
This individual who urgently needed to cross pit road ahead of Mike Pence’s motorcade had a bad time of it.
Angelique Kerber became the first women’s No. 1 ever to lose on the first day of the French Open, falling to unseeded Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2.
Though he sat on pole position for the first time in nine years at the Monaco Grand Prix and looked about as thrilled as Kimi Raikkonen can, it was his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel who got the big win Sunday. A less dominant force than usual, Lewis Hamilton finished seventh after a disastrous qualifying run.