Adrian Peterson Accused Of Beating Another Son, Leaving Facial Scar

Adrian Peterson has already been indicted on charges he beat one of his children, and a new report from KHOU alleges that he beat another. KHOU reports the mother of a different four-year-old son of Peterson's filed a report with Child Protective Services because of a beating the Vikings running back gave the child. » 9/15/14 7:39pm Today 7:39pm

Hey, You: Help Prove That Average Fans Are The Best Scouts In Baseball

Whether or not you know it, if you're a baseball fan, you probably appreciate or enjoy the game a little bit more because of Tom Tango. The pseudonymous saberist, currently a consultant for the Chicago Cubs, has had a hand—often the most important one—in developing many of the most interesting and useful statistical… » 9/15/14 5:44pm Today 5:44pm

GM Makes Absurd Claims About Why Adrian Peterson Is Back With Vikings

Vikings GM Rick Spielman was trotted out in front of the media today to explain why the Minnesota Vikings decided to reinstate Adrian Peterson despite the fact that he has been indicted on child injury charges in a case where none of the facts are in dispute. » 9/15/14 5:17pm Today 5:17pm

Colin Kaepernick Was The Most Disastrous Quarterback In Week 2

Colin Kaepernick had an awful game Sunday night throwing three interceptions, fumbling once, and getting sacked four times. Sometimes, broad game stats can mask situational competence, but not here. According to data from Brian Burke of Advanced Football Analytics, Kaerpernick's interception at the beginning of the… » 9/15/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Atlético Madrid Prove La Liga Is Still A Three-Team Title Fight

Heading into the weekend, the seventh Madrid derby of 2014 was the biggest match on the slate, just like it was the best match of the preseason during the Spanish Supercup, and just like it was the biggest match in the entire sport during the Champions League final a few months earlier. This one didn't quite match… » 9/15/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

Chris Sale Does Not Have Bones In His Body, Defies Physics

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is, on a per-inning basis, currently pitching more or less the way Sandy Koufax did in his prime. (His park- and league-adjusted ERA-plus of 195 is actually a little better than Koufax's best-ever mark, though yes of course Koufax pitched a hell of a lot more innings, you don't need to… » 9/15/14 2:37pm Today 2:37pm

Jay Cutler Looks Better When There Aren't Big Plays To Screw Up

During the second quarter of Bears-Niners last night, Cris Collinsworth was amazed by how tight the San Francisco secondary was playing Alshon Jeffery and the rest of the Chicago receivers. There was no room for simple in-routes or comebacks, let alone enough to goose an offense that was scoreless for virtually the… » 9/15/14 2:29pm Today 2:29pm

Drink Sapporo With Your Sushi, Like A Reasonable Person

Even though I'm a fervent season-change denier, the lengthening of sleeves and shortening of afternoons is making it harder and harder to avoid the reality of the impending fall. But the silver lining there is that my wedding anniversary is in the fall, so now's as good a time as any to lead off a beer review by… » 9/15/14 2:22pm Today 2:22pm