The more I watch this, the more I think Gerry Austin really did see Harrison beam into ESPN's Monday Night Football booth and is desperately trying to keep it together.
I know we are, by definition, dealing with idiots but I just can't find the benefit in stripping down to your skivvies before taking off for such a no-doubt-about-it losing situation. Especially when the surface is artificial turf.
When you have children of your own, you realize for the first time what your own parents went through, things you couldn't possibly have understood when you were a child—and really are better off not having understood, because the knowledge would have been debilitating. There's the abyssal terror at having brought a…
In the wake of the mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. this morning, the Braves-Nationals game—to be played just blocks away—was canceled. It was a sensible decision that needed no explanation. Certainly not an odd one like "Postponed: Tragedy."
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Today's entry in our ongoing Unsolicited Letters series is an odd one, but kind of beautiful. A love poem to a soccer-playing, god-fearing orphan.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said today that officer Randall Kerrick, who faces manslaughter charges, fired 12 rounds at Jonathan Ferrell, striking him 10 times.
John Tomic, father of Bernard Tomic, is a wacko. He fits nicely in tennis's fine tradition of belligerent, obsessive, control-freak helicopter parents. Sometimes he yells at his son. Sometimes he head-butts his son's hitting partner, knocking him unconscious.
This is fun. Here we have an audiotape of Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini flipping his shit about both the media and the Cornhuskers' fans after a 2011 game. Why are we getting this now? Well, our tipster was particularly exercised by Nebraska's flameout against UCLA on Saturday, which has led to some awkwardness…
The IOC hates Kohei Jinno.
Excerpted from From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of Chicago's Best Sports Writing (University of Chicago Press), edited by Ron Rapoport and featuring stories from the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Daily News, and the Chicago Defender, among other papers. It's an excellent collection, and…
The Eagles' college-to-pro coach admitted he was unclear on the NFL injury rules when he unnecessarily kept Michael Vick out of a crucial late-game situation yesterday. It's a learning process.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is sanctioning the crew that officiated Saturday's disaster of a game at Arizona State for "failing to properly administer the end of game situation."
No big deal, you guys. Just a ritual animal sacrifice being performed in the name of a football rivalry.
SI managing editor Chris Stone and executive editor Jon Wertheim put a bookend on the magazine's five-part Oklahoma State investigation, saying at the very end of the series what they should've said at the beginning: "We weren't interested in following what one colleague calls the 'NCAA scandal train.' ... But as…
This was the anthem scene at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., this afternoon for Predators-Panthers. It proves once and for all that there's no better setting for preseason hockey than a doubleheader that begins at 2:30 on a Monday in south Florida in the middle of September.
Also a butt crack.
MLB just announced that tonight's scheduled Braves-Nationals game will not be played, after this morning's shootings at the nearby Navy Yard.