Kevin Edson's Family Writes A Poignant Apology To Boston

Kevin Edson, the man arrested and charged for allegedly placing a backpack at the Boston Marathon's finish line Tuesday night, was arraigned in court today. Edson will undergo a mental competency test at Bridgewater State Hospital. Today, his family published a letter in the Boston Globe, apologizing for their son's… » 4/16/14 8:05pm Yesterday 8:05pm

Gareth Bale Is The Fastest Man Alive, Scores Late To Win Copa del Rey

The final el clásico of the year. A one-off match for the Copa del Rey trophy. A trophy-starved Barça's last legitimate shot for silverware. Star man Cristiano Ronaldo out with an injury. And in the middle of all this, newcomer Gareth Bale decided he'd just outrun everyone. » 4/16/14 6:32pm Yesterday 6:32pm

Joakim Noah's Awkward Brilliance Now Available In Illustrated Gifs

Just in time for the playoffs, illustrator Chris Edser has put together a great series of gifs capturing the awkward magic of Joakim Noah, the gangliest of the NBA's elite talent. You couldn't ask for a better representation of player who does many things well and few things gracefully. » 4/16/14 6:22pm Yesterday 6:22pm

Players Boycott Return Of Coach Fired For False Child Porn Charges

The story of Todd Hoffner, the former Minnesota State-Mankato football coach who was fired after being falsely accused of possessing child pornography in 2012, took a strange and sad turn today as he attempted to reclaim his old job—and players refused to practice for him. » 4/16/14 5:55pm Yesterday 5:55pm

Rare Video Of People Actually Riding Action Park's Infamous Water Slide

No theme park has generated more urban legends—and more confusion about the line between myth and actual, horrible reality—than Action Park, the late, lamented (and since semi-resurrected) water park in northern New Jersey. And no ride has been the subject of more rumors than the Cannonball Loop. » 4/16/14 5:04pm Yesterday 5:04pm

Bros, This Is How Your Slut-Shaming Is Backfiring. A Sex Researcher…

181

When a Duke frat boy recognized a classmate in the porn clip he was watching, the gossip was just too good. He spread the news among some other bros on campus, and the rumor soon traveled from Duke's campus to the blogosphere (including Playboy SFW). Belle Knox, as the student revealed her porn identity to be, was… » 4/16/14 4:08pm Yesterday 4:08pm

Which NBA Players Are Best Late In The Shot Clock?

You know the feeling. The post has been fronted, or the cutter bumped off course, or the screen jumped and the slip covered, or maybe whatever the hell happened here, unmercifully, is happening again. NBA offenses get clogged up for lots of reasons, and when the shot clock is winding down, someone's left holding the… » 4/16/14 4:05pm Yesterday 4:05pm

Why I Fixed Fights

I fixed a lot of fights over the years. In two I didn't fix but should have, people paid heavily for my carelessness. Even though I set up Mitch "Blood" Green and Leon Spinks cushion-soft in their comeback fights, I managed to get one embarrassed and the other nearly killed. There had been opportunities for them, deals… » 4/16/14 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

How Nolan Nawrocki Made Himself Into The NFL's Most Infamous Scout

Nolan Nawrocki lives in the nicest house in a tidy neighborhood in Elmhurst, Ill., a western suburb of Chicago. When I visit him a couple of weeks before Easter, the windows are already awash in signage. » 4/15/14 1:26pm Tuesday 1:26pm