"Team Obama Loses Early Wicket": The Romney-Obama Debate Was Like Every…

The debate Wednesday could be compared to many things—a slow dance in which the partners are holding potato peelers to each other's throats, perhaps, or a restaurant in which you, the diner, get to watch a prep cook slow-spit on your burger before it's served—but of course everyone immediately turned to sports… » 10/04/12 3:30pm 10/04/12 3:30pm

Don't Blame Badminton Players For Throwing Matches. Blame The Sport's…

Four teams of women—two from South Korea, one from China, one from Indonesia—were kicked out of the Olympics after they all attempted to lose their matches in the group stage. It was a farce, bringing boos from the crowd and condemnation from the Olympic and badminton communities. Yet the fault lies not with the… » 8/01/12 11:35am 8/01/12 11:35am

Eight Badminton Players Who Tried To Throw Games Disqualified From…

A bizarre scene unfolded yesterday at Wembley Arena as badminton teams from China and South Korea both attempted to throw the match in order to attain a preferable elimination round seed and drew massive boos from the audience for playing roughly in the manner you or I would while drunk at a backyard barbecue. » 8/01/12 8:10am 8/01/12 8:10am

American Beach Volleyball Players Respect The Sanctity Of The Bikini

You may notice some wardrobe changes while watching beach volleyball at these Olympics: A good number of teams will forego the traditional bikini in favor of loose-fitting shorts and t-shirts. But not the principled American women! The U.S. beach volleyball team will stick with the briefest of uniforms that they've… » 7/27/12 11:15am 7/27/12 11:15am

Is Time For Soviet Badminton With Putin And Medvedev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev posted a video to the official Kremlin blog yesterday, in which he extols the virtues of badminton and urges the youth of the nation to take up the sport. Even better, he calls in Vladimir Putin for a friendly game. We have taken the liberty of translating the video for you. Enjoy. » 10/25/11 11:25am 10/25/11 11:25am

Chinese Badminton Bad Boy, Super Dan, Sets the Ladies Swooning


Lin Dan, or Super Dan, is China's top badminton player. He's also had a few run-ins with authority figures. There was the time he tried to hit another player's coach with his racket. And the other time he took a swing at his own coach with a racket. None of that, however, has stopped the 24-year-old from becoming a… » 8/12/08 5:15pm 8/12/08 5:15pm

Most Dominant Sports Team Of All Time? Think Shuttlecock

Debate raged on ESPN Radio into the wee hours this morning over which athlete is more dominant; Tiger Woods or Roger Federer? Then the argument shifted to which team was the most dominant in all of sports history? The 1980s 49ers came up, as the did the '80s Lakers. John Wooden's UCLA basketball teams need to be… » 1/29/07 2:45pm 1/29/07 2:45pm