ESPN's Website To Celebrate Hank Aaron With Night Of Cosplay

Forty years ago today, Hank Aaron hit the 715th home run of his career, surpassing Babe Ruth's mark of 714 and setting the all-time career home run record. Even with Barry Bonds having long since surpassed the record, this is one of the great moments in American sports history, more than worth marking out with special… » 4/08/14 1:21pm 4/08/14 1:21pm

Nicolas Anelka May Have Celebrated Goal With A Nazi Salute

After Anelka scored this goal for West Bromwich, he took his left hand to his right bicep in a gesture that is called "La Quenelle," named after the word for "an elongated creamed fish dumpling." Apparently, an "anti-establishment" comedian in France named Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala invented the gesture, which is essentially… » 12/28/13 12:45pm 12/28/13 12:45pm

Golf Course's 9/11 Discount Promotion Goes Real Bad, Real Fast

Wednesday is the 12th anniversary of the day terrorists crashed two planes into the World Trade Center, another into the Pentagon and yet another was downed in a field in Pennsylvania. All told, close to 3,000 people died. Nine holes for just $9.11! 18 for $19.11, which barely makes sense, but it's got 9/11 in it!… » 9/09/13 10:43pm 9/09/13 10:43pm

Fan Who Attacks Professional Wrestler Gets Slammed, Destroyed

This gem of a video comes from Cape Town, Africa, where Ananzi fought Shane Koen in a WWP pro wrestling match on July 4. Koen, a Cape Town local, is an old and beloved wrestler, so the fans were pulling for him. One apparently wanted Koen to win so badly that he decided to take it upon himself to climb up Ananzi's back … » 7/06/13 12:55pm 7/06/13 12:55pm

Did A Virginia Tech Player Pretend To Shoot A Machine Gun At A Rutgers …

Above, freshman cornerback Donaldven Manning (wearing #30)—who was nearly kicked off the team as recently as November after racking up two misdemeanors and three minor traffic charges since arriving in Blacksburg last January—shit-talking Rutgers during the Russell Athletic Bowl by, it looks like, miming machine gun… » 12/29/12 12:45pm 12/29/12 12:45pm

A Week After Court Filings Revealed Candace Williams's Claim That…

One week to the day. On Dec. 7, The Baltimore Sun obtained court documents filed by Candace Williams alleging that Terrell Suggs had "punched her in the neck and drove a car containing their two children at a 'high rate of speed' while she was being dragged alongside"; on Dec. 14—yesterday, three days after Williams… » 12/15/12 3:45pm 12/15/12 3:45pm

The Red Sox Are Preparing To Trade An Actual Player For A Manager

ESPN Boston reported today that the Red Sox are in serious negotiations to acquire former pitching coach John Farrell from the Blue Jays. Farrell is the Blue Jays' manager, and the Red Sox, well, they're looking for one. » 10/19/12 7:00pm 10/19/12 7:00pm

Girls High School Basketball Coach Probably Shouldn't Be Allowed…

Chicago's SouthTown Star has the story of Bryan Craig, once the coach of Rich Central High School's varsity basketball team, now unemployed. Craig resigned after the board at the high school where he worked found out that he wrote and self-published a book called It's Her Fault (!), which featured chapters on "graphic… » 9/01/12 3:55pm 9/01/12 3:55pm

"What About His Eyes?" Other Moments In Media Stereotyping Or Racism…

Last night's unfortunate turn of phrase used on ESPN.com's mobile site gives us reason to examine a few other ill-advised media moves when it comes to discussing Jeremy Lin. The above comes from WNYW on Thursday morning, and features anchor Greg Kelly (recently cleared on some unsavory criminal charges) digging a hole … » 2/18/12 11:34am 2/18/12 11:34am

Minnesota Wild Fan Warns Rick Rypien That He, Too, Is Going To Lawyer…

James Engquist, the 28-year-old who was "grabbed" by Canucks forward Rick Rypien last night, told the Star Tribune that he is "seeking legal representation" because he was "assaulted, that's just the bottom line." What a day for lawyering up! » 10/20/10 9:25pm 10/20/10 9:25pm