Tony Snell's Mom Once Called Steve Alford A "Motherfucker"

Over at ChicagoSide, Daniel Libit has a nice profile of Bulls rookie guard Tony Snell, who is in the midst of a surprisingly productive season after being drafted with the 20th pick in the 2013 draft. Libit's piece is a nice look into a fringe prospect's journey to the NBA and Snell's close relationship with his… » 1/22/14 4:09pm 1/22/14 4:09pm

D-Backs GM Kevin Towers Is Mad At His Team About The Dumbest Thing

The Arizona Diamondbacks did not have the best season, finishing with an 81-81 record, and that disappointment seems to have filled general manager Kevin Towers with impotent rage. But Towers isn't upset about his players not performing well enough to get his team into the playoffs. No, he's angry because his pitchers… » 10/09/13 12:11pm 10/09/13 12:11pm

Watch UMass Football Players Beat Each Other Up In Team-Building Drill

Last week, the Daily Hampshire Gazette posted a video shot during a UMass offseason session in 2012 that features a bunch of football players beating the shit out of each other. Or, as UMass coach Charley Molar would later describe it, a "team-building" exercise that instills "mental toughness." » 10/01/13 2:47pm 10/01/13 2:47pm

Sext-Happy Former Toledo Running Coach Denies Sex Harassment, Other…

On Saturday, Kevin Hadsell, the former director of the University of Toledo's track and cross country programs, sat down with a local news station for his first interview since our story about his departure amid sexual harassment claims. He was by turns defiant and penitent. He cried some, too, as he told WNWO's Will… » 2/22/13 2:40pm 2/22/13 2:40pm

"I'm Down For Drinks, Laughs, Sex": The Sexual Harassment Claims That…

It was a matter of rules and consequences, he said. On Jan. 24, Kevin Hadsell, the director of the University of Toledo's men's and women's cross country and women's track program, announced his resignation, a move that was as mysterious as it was abrupt. Hadsell had been at Toledo since 1998, and in the intervening… » 2/12/13 2:45am 2/12/13 2:45am

That's Not How Personal Training Typically Works

The Arena Football League is full of happy success stories. Kurt Warner. That weird video game that's oddly fun to play. Jon Bon Jovi. And now, to add to the list, the high school coaching adventures of Tom Porras, a former AFL quarterback. He was fired last week as track coach (and "personal trainer") at an Arizona… » 5/17/07 1:45pm 5/17/07 1:45pm