Smoke, Flares, Riot Police In Belgrade Derby Make For Haunting Photos

Partizan and Red Star met today for the premier rivalry in Serbia's SuperLiga. The fan atmosphere was the real star. From these photos, you can see the countless flares billowing unending stacks of smoke into the stands and on the pitch, all in front of the numerous riot police. It all combines for some amazing shots: » 10/18/14 6:03pm Saturday 6:03pm

Cruyff's Turn: How Barcelona's Greatest Icon Created Its Greatest Player

As you've probably heard by now, this week marks the 10-year anniversary of Lionel Messi's first official appearance with the Barcelona first team. The soccer world has come together to celebrate this feat, remarkable for all the obvious reasons—the goals, the passes, the dribbles, the trophies—and for the more… » 10/17/14 12:54pm Friday 12:54pm

How The Cowboys Have Made The Most Out Of Ex-Bust Rolando McClain

Remember Rolando McClain? The star Alabama linebacker the Raiders took with their first pick in 2010, hailed as a surprisingly wise move by then-owner Al Davis? The guy who was, naturally, a huge bust because the Raiders can't have nice things? Well, he popped up on the Cowboys this season playing a competent middle… » 10/16/14 4:49pm Thursday 4:49pm

MLS Commissioner Has Some Dumb Shit To Say About Jürgen Klinsmann

USMNT coach Jürgen Klinsmann has taken up one of his favorite pastimes recently: criticizing the U.S.'s subpar domestic soccer. Last week, Klinsmann made waves by coming out in support of a promotion-relegation system. On Tuesday, he took time to lament the return to MLS of America's best players, namely Michael… » 10/16/14 12:41pm Thursday 12:41pm

Important NBA Voices Begin Agitating For A Shorter Season

The book on NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reads that he is an innovator, more open to radical change than expected from somebody whose most salient job responsibility is protecting a multibillion dollar industry. And now that Silver has kicked Donald Sterling to the curb and signed a new media rights deal, he's… » 10/16/14 1:28am Thursday 1:28am

Jay Bilas Gets Into The Most Boring Twitter Fight Ever

ESPN talking head Jay Bilas often leads the good fight against the NCAA. It was he who almost singlehandedly forced the NCAA to stop selling athlete jerseys, and he applied a good deal of the pressure that forced Kansas State to let Leticia Romero and Alabama to let Daisha Simmons transfer schools despite draconian… » 10/13/14 10:28pm 10/13/14 10:28pm

Report: Bradley Beal To Miss "Significant" Time With Wrist Injury

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal will miss "significant" time after suffering a wrist injury in a preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets Friday, according to CSN Washington's J. Michael. Nobody would give Michael a specific timetable because Beal and the team are still consulting with doctors, but he's also… » 10/11/14 5:19pm 10/11/14 5:19pm

DeMarco Murray Has Been The NFL's Best Running Back. Can He Keep It Up?

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is dominating the NFL right now, leading the league with 670 yards in five games, 210 more than the next guy, Le'Veon Bell. Murray got there on 130 attempts, an absurd number at this point of the season (sad-ass LeSean McCoy is in second place with 94). He's on track to pass his… » 10/10/14 12:32pm 10/10/14 12:32pm

Report: N.J. High School Football Players Sexually Assaulted Freshmen

Sayreville (N.J.) Superintendent of Schools Richard Labbe cancelled Sayreville War Memorial High School's football season Monday amid claims of hazing, though the details were unknown. But a parent of a Sayreville player talked to NJ.com today, and what happened sounds horrific and inhumane. » 10/08/14 5:04pm 10/08/14 5:04pm

James Franklin Claims He Lied About Seeing Vanderbilt Rape Case Video

Penn State football coach James Franklin, who was Vanderbilt's football coach at the time of the alleged rape involving players Brandon Vandenburg, Brandon Banks, JaBorian McKenzie, and Cory Batey, testified through Skype at today's hearing for two of the suspects. The most noteworthy part of his testimony: Franklin… » 10/08/14 2:56pm 10/08/14 2:56pm