ANAHEIM, Calif.—This national championships was supposed to be the one with at least a little suspense. After all, Simone Biles, the gymnastics juggernaut, was on hiatus from the sport—though she did just announce that she has started working out again—and there were several gymnasts who, at least on paper, seemed to…
Anyone who had hoped to one day call Chris Christie on the radio and tell him he’s a corrupt piece of shit will be sorely disappointed to learn that they’ll have to settle for tweeting at him, as the outgoing governor of New Jersey will not pursue an on-air gig at WFAN.
They’ve held almost every kind of wrestling at the building formerly known as the ECW Arena. But according to the guy who sold me my ticket, Friday night was the first time the 2300 Arena was hosting Micro Championship Wrestling.
Today, Electronic Arts and the NFL announced the launch of the Madden NFL Club Championship, an esports event that involves all 32 of the NFL’s teams. The competition, which will be part of this year’s Madden NFL Championship Series, starts on August 22, which is the game’s preorder release day. Starting today,…
Saturday’s Bournemouth-Watford game featured a curious incident when Nathaniel Chalobah, in perfect position to score, ran up to and right on past the ball seemingly for no good reason. Thanks to the fine folks at the BBC’s Match of the Day, we now know that this wasn’t an inexplicable brain fart on Chalobah’s part,…
This weekend, Heinz Kluetmeier will become the first photographer to be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The longtime staff photographer at Sports Illustrated is undeniably hall-worthy. He’s shot iconic images of every major swimmer since 1970, from Mark Spitz to John…
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The college football season starts in a week, and this Amazon sale couldn’t be more perfectly timed. Grab a hoodie from over 50 college teams for just $24 and support your squad come kickoff.
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The Cubs scored three in the 10th to beat the Blue Jays 6-5 and sweep the series, but I am mostly just here for Javy Baez’s super-sweet slide and pop-up for the winning run:
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin has unexpectedly announced his retirement from the NFL, just two weeks after signing with Buffalo. (Two weeks in Bills camp will do that to a man.) The 36-year-old Boldin leaves under his own terms, with a higher purpose in mind and the very strong possibility of a bust in Canton in his…
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ANAHEIM, Calif.—Jordan Chiles is a 16-year-old gymnast from Washington that you’ve probably never heard of. She was too young to vie for a spot on last year’s Olympic team so this year is her first time competing at the national championships in the senior ranks. And when she was competing on balance beam on night two…
After untold, um, minutes of, hmm, some of their members, uh, wearing some wristbands, the World Umpires Association today ended their nearly day-long protest of “escalating verbal attacks” and will return to their regular attire, which in some cases might still include wristbands, I think.
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Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne today reported that the NBA is investigating the Lakers and Magic Johnson for potentially having engaged in improper contact with Paul George while he was under contract with the Pacers. The investigation follows charges being formally filed by the Indiana Pacers.
Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp this week put the kibosh on a planned “White Lives Matter” event reportedly scheduled at the university by Preston Wiginton, a former A&M student and apparent white supremacist. That decision was met with praise today by A&M’s head football coach, Kevin Sumlin:
ANAHEIM, Calif.—Shortly after the men’s gymnastics competition at the 2017 national championships concluded last night, Oklahoma head coach Mark Williams noted that his Sooners had swept, and can you really blame him? Oklahoma cleaned up.