What Should We Want From The USMNT In 2015?

It's still a little odd seeing guys like Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones—hell, even Jozy Altidore—in their USMNT jerseys and remembering that these are not the players they once were. It's tough to wean yourself away from, say, watching Altidore temporarily putting the U.S. up 2-1 on Chile last night… » 1/29/15 5:04pm Thursday 5:04pm

Sources: Jack Johnson's Parents Also Screwed Over His Grandfather

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson's parents have left their son with a mountain of debt, but this apparently wasn't the first time Jack Sr. and Tina Johnson took advantage of a family member. According to two sources with knowledge of the transaction, Johnson's parents secretly seized ownership of his… » 1/28/15 2:50pm Wednesday 2:50pm

Two Former Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty Of Rape

After just three hours of deliberation, a jury found former Vanderbilt football players Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, who were accused of raping a woman on the Vanderbilt campus in 2013, guilty on all charges. Both Batey and Vandenburg were found guilty of multiple counts of aggravated rape and sexual assault. » 1/27/15 6:29pm Tuesday 6:29pm

Fake Kevin Steele Twitter Account Caught Sliding Into DMs To Recruit

Earlier this month LSU hired Alabama linebackers coach Kevin Steele to be their new defensive coordinator. He quickly started up a Twitter account and hit the road recruiting, trying to help LSU bounce back from a disappointing 8-5 season. Former LSU baseball player (and two time World Series champion) Ryan Theriot… » 1/24/15 4:15pm 1/24/15 4:15pm

Klay Thompson's Third Quarter In Sight And Sound

What Klay Thompson did during the third quarter last night boggles the mind. Thirty-seven points on 13-13 shooting, 9-9 from three? A few of the shots—the one from five feet behind the three-point line and the one where he just sorta flung it up while covered in the corner come to mind—would have been terrible… » 1/24/15 11:40am 1/24/15 11:40am

Ravens To Cut Defensive Tackle Under Investigation For Animal Cruelty

Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody's one-year contract expires in March, but the team isn't waiting until then to cut ties with him. The Ravens announced today that they will release Cody after the Super Bowl. Coincidentally or not—Baltimore didn't give a reason for his release—police are reportedly investigating… » 1/23/15 12:55pm 1/23/15 12:55pm

Draymond Green Is A Taunting Goon, And He's My Favorite NBA Player

A lot of Golden State Warriors players are goons. Andrew Bogut is a goon. David Lee is a goon. Draymond Green is a goon. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson might run the most beautiful offense in the league, but the Warriors' goonery is an important component of their league-leading defense. But they've been so good this… » 1/22/15 10:40pm 1/22/15 10:40pm

A-Rod Turns To Unlikely Source To Assist His Comeback: Barry Bonds

At 39 and having missed the entire 2014 season due to suspension, Alex Rodriguez is attempting an improbable comeback. His skills were already rapidly declining in 2013—in 44 games he posted his lowest batting average and slugging percentage since 1995, and his fielding has been getting worse for half a decade… » 1/20/15 11:10pm 1/20/15 11:10pm

Seahawks Tweet, Delete MLK Quote With Photo Of Crying Russell Wilson

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had tears streaming down his face after Seattle beat the Packers in overtime. He was crying as the team huddled up for the postgame prayer circle, and he was still crying through his postgame interview. Wilson was understandably emotional over the team's miraculous comeback, and… » 1/19/15 3:31pm 1/19/15 3:31pm

Hey, Here's A Photo Of Tiger Woods Without His Fake Front Tooth (Yes)

Go with me on this for a second. If you were gonna fly all the way out to Italy to surprise your girlfriend at her job—she's up for a record! this is important to her!—and go through the trouble of letting her family know ahead of time, and having them keep it a secret, you'd probably take a second or two to freshen… » 1/19/15 12:10pm 1/19/15 12:10pm

Just What The Hell Was That? The 2015 NFC Championship In Photos

The Seahawks and Packers just played one of the ugliest, unlikeliest, and all around most fantastic NFC championship games in recent memory. Seven turnovers, come-from-behind touchdowns and field goals, an onside kick recovered off a guy's head, and a punter throwing for a crucial fourth-down touchdown—this was an… » 1/18/15 7:33pm 1/18/15 7:33pm

Report: NFL Threatened To Toss Marshawn Lynch If He Wore Gold Cleats

Marshawn Lynch might be doing the bare minimum for media sessions, but the NFL attempted to push him around another way. Lynch planned on wearing gold cleats in today's NFC Championship Game, but according to Jay Glazer, the league found out beforehand and threatened to prevent Lynch from playing if he wore those… » 1/18/15 3:10pm 1/18/15 3:10pm

The Taxpayer Extortion Playbook: How To Ignore The NFL Playoffs Today

While all attention focuses on this afternoon's two championship games, the NFL is quietly and methodically running its taxpayer extortion playbook on the people of St. Louis. The Los Angeles trump card, the NFL's longtime key leverage in stadium negotiations, is being deployed with particular oomph. » 1/18/15 12:05pm 1/18/15 12:05pm

How U.S. Soccer Ensures The Fort Lauderdale Strikers Never Get A Chance

Last year, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers were purchased by a Brazilian consortium looking to turn the team into a "global powerhouse." Some of their bandied-about strategies for ginning up fan interest include drone-delivered concessions at the stadium, piggy backing off the club's history from the NASL's heyday to… » 1/16/15 11:23am 1/16/15 11:23am

How Jack Johnson's Parents Screwed Him And Left Him Millions In Debt

Jack Johnson's financial troubles came to light in November, when the Columbus Dispatch revealed that the Blue Jackets defenseman had filed for bankruptcy after his parents—who had been in control of his money since 2008—created eight figures' worth of debt for him. But it wasn't just poor management: according to a… » 1/14/15 2:10pm 1/14/15 2:10pm

Philipp Lahm Has Too Much Pride To Slum It In MLS As An Old Guy

MLS has had a headline-grabbing past month or so, as scrubs both old and young join, try to join, or are rumored to join the league. The Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm was asked by L'Equipe about his plans for when his career winds down, and he has his sights set a little higher than the retirement… » 1/14/15 1:58pm 1/14/15 1:58pm