Barack Obama, Human President, Plays Robot Soccer

The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, earlier today engaged in a brief session of athletic play-activity with an ASIMO robot unit. Although the president's preferred athletic play-activity is the American sport of basketball, he adjusted his expectations to meet the ASIMO's current… » 4/24/14 4:25pm 4/24/14 4:25pm

Russian Olympian Who Tweeted Racist Photo Of Obama Says She Was Hacked

Irina Rodnina, decorated figure skater and member of the Russia's State Duma (lower house), was one of two people chosen to light the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony. She immediately came under fire for a doctored photo she had tweeted in September. Now she's apologized, but not for what you think. » 2/11/14 9:00am 2/11/14 9:00am

Jonathan Papelbon Is Afraid Obama "Wants To Take Our Guns From Us"

The Boston Marathon bombings have had a particular resonance for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, who spent seven seasons with the Red Sox and says he once lived above the spot where one of the bombs detonated. Papelbon is rightly concerned about security at open gatherings in the wake of the attacks, and his… » 4/17/13 3:01pm 4/17/13 3:01pm

When The Kings Visit The White House, Their Coach Will Yell At…

Does a championship team ever get much out of visiting the White House? A photo with the president? Some knickknacks, maybe? Usually it's not a whole lot. Unless you're Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter, and you own a 3,000-acre ranch in Alberta, and you seek Barack Obama's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, a… » 3/26/13 12:06pm 3/26/13 12:06pm

Still Filling Out Your NCAA Tournament Bracket? Consult Our Handy…

Presenting your 2013 NCAA Tournament Metabracket. Click the annotations to see which teams Nate Silver, Joe Lunardi, Seth Davis, Barack Obama, Matt Norlander, Jay Bilas, and Luke Winn picked to advance through each round. (Click the "Next" button in the lower right corner to see the Sweet 16 and onward.) » 3/20/13 7:53pm 3/20/13 7:53pm

Inauguration Day In Post-Racial America: George Stephanopoulos Thinks…

Never mind that Morgan Freeman looks nothing like the 6-foot-10 NBA Hall of Famer: The Celtics cap with Russell's number on it apparently wasn't enough of a clue for Stephanopoulos, either. With a nudge from David Remnick, Stephanopoulos—a Massachusetts native—quickly corrected himself. But not before his error was so… » 1/21/13 11:55am 1/21/13 11:55am

We Are Impressed With These Expressions By McKayla Maroney And Barack…

There are some things I would be as an Olympic medalist, you tell yourself. You'd chaperone your medal to kids in hospitals, and perform random feats of strength and speed for strangers who recognized you, smiling for flip-phone camera shots in terrible lighting. You'd make sure to have a funny Lochte anecdote that… » 11/17/12 12:18pm 11/17/12 12:18pm

On Election Night, Athletes Cheered Barack Obama's Victory (And…

On a historic night that saw Barack Obama win re-election as 44th president of the United States, it wasn't just the electorate at large that was keeping an eye on the proceedings. Athletes, too, were watching the results roll in. Here's a mere sampling. (Also, it looks like road trips to Denver may become an… » 11/07/12 12:02am 11/07/12 12:02am

Show Us How You Think The Electoral Map Will Shake Out

This is your last chance to make a bold prediction about the presidential election. We'd like to help you in that endeavor, so head on over to, use their interactive electoral map to make your prediction, and then post a screenshot of your map below. If you nail your prediction, we might give you a… » 11/05/12 7:00pm 11/05/12 7:00pm