Warriors Beat Reporter's Blog Posts Appear To Be Cut And Pasted From Press Releases

Earlier tonight, the Columbia Journalism Review reported that the San Francisco Chronicle’s reporter on the Golden State Warriors beat, Rusty Simmons, had been suspended by the paper after writing a news story on the Warriors’ purchase of land for their new arena that was copied almost entirely from a Warriors press… »2 minutes ago

Robin van Persie Own Goal Ensures Netherlands Fail To Qualify For Euros

With the 2016 European Championships expanding from the usual 16 teams to 24, it should have been a given that the Netherlands would qualify. They finished third at last year’s World Cup, and boast a roster full of future stars and Champions League veterans. Yet going into today’s final group qualifying match against… »Yesterday 8:47pm

Fantasy Kardashian-Jenner League Rankings, Week 2: Dark Horses Commence Running

All teams shored up their defenses in week two of the Fantasy Kardashian-Jenner League, with PR muscles in flex and, despite some mishaps, no serious injuries on any team. Team Nobody continues to surpass expectations with the ongoing rise of Kylie Jenner, a player previously thought of as a second-stringer until she… »Yesterday 6:15pm

Child War Is Hell In The Gripping, Important, Only Slightly Disappointing Beasts Of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation is such a worthy, timely, thoughtful drama that the worst you can say about it is that it’s a shame it’s only good and not amazing. Adapted, shot, and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (who previously directed 2009’s Sin Nombre and the first season of True Detective), this immersive look at the life… »Yesterday 4:11pm

Barcelona Fans Are Losing Their Minds Again

Ever heard of Barcelona’s Álex Grimaldo? No? How about Sergi Samper? That name might ring a bell for vigilant Arsenal transfer rumor watchers, but probably not most others. Even so, the fate of these two kids, who have oceans of potential that their manager seems curiously uninterested in tapping, has Barcelona fans… »Yesterday 3:53pm

Cristiano Ronaldo Isn't The Greatest Player Alive, And That's Insane

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo won Europe’s Golden Shoe yesterday, which recognizes the top scorer across the continent’s top five leagues. It’s the fourth time he’s won the award, and it comes after last season, when he scored 48 goals in 35 La Liga games. No one else in the history of the award has won it four… »Yesterday 2:14pm