If You Cheat In A Marathon, Try Not To Set A World Record

Tabatha Hamilton, a 31-year-old from Trenton, Ga., won the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon near the Tennessee/Georgia line on Saturday. But when officials took a closer look at her race the next day, something was off. » 11/11/14 8:06am 11/11/14 8:06am

Mike Tomlin Steps Onto Field, Prevents Jacoby Jones From Scoring TD

Larry Ellison Is a Billionaire Sailboat Cheater

Oracle founder and island owner Larry Ellison had a vision for yacht racing: it would be a sport so insane and magnificent, only the kings who ruled other kings could afford to participate. But in his pursuit of perfection, The Wind God went too far—his America's Cup racing team just got penalized for cheating. » 9/04/13 2:23pm 9/04/13 2:23pm

The Greatest Trick Dewayne Wise Ever Pulled Was Convincing The World He…

Outfielder Dewayne Wise is used to making athletic catches. He saved Mark Buehrle's perfect game once upon a time. But it turns out he's also pretty good at selling an obvious drop on a sensational effort. He fooled YES announcer Michael Kay, he fooled the tens of thousands of other fans who didn't participate in the… » 6/26/12 10:20pm 6/26/12 10:20pm

The Fake Outrage Over Fake Injuries; Or, How To Piss On An NFL Sideline…

Faking injuries in the NFL is a time-honored method of stopping the momentum of an opponent and giving your own team a much-needed breather. It's like calling a timeout in basketball when the other team is on a big run. Since football doesn't have the luxury of all those silly 20-second timeouts, the 20-second timeout… » 9/23/11 3:49pm 9/23/11 3:49pm

If The '90s Braves Were Doctoring The Ball, More Power To Them

Where does the credit go for the dominant Braves pitching staffs of the 1990s? Smoltz, Glavine and Maddux themselves? A front office that got them, kept them, and found nearly-as-dominant fourth starters seemingly every year? A goodly amount of praise has been heaped on Leo Mazzone, the pitching coach who shepherded… » 9/22/11 11:30am 9/22/11 11:30am

NFL Sends Strongly-Worded Memo To Teams Telling Them To Stop Faking…

The league has already said they won't discipline Deon Grant or the Giants for their mysterious incapacitation that just happened to stall the Rams' no-huddle offense on Monday night. An NFL spokesman admitted there's no way to prove when injuries are fake, so unless a player admits their duplicity afterward,… » 9/21/11 12:55pm 9/21/11 12:55pm

This Is Like 20 Times Worse Than The Sal Alosi Trip

Quietly, the NFL fined Carolina's Tyler Brayton $15,000 for setting a moving screen on an Atlanta gunner last week. That's less money than Alosi, and no suspension, so the NFL's consistent record of inconsistent punishment continues. » 12/20/10 12:45pm 12/20/10 12:45pm

Peruvian Soccer Players Faint After Being Drugged By Rivals During Game

During a match for promotion to the top tier of Peruvian soccer, one team handed the other "energy drinks." How friendly. Four players collapsed, and the drinks turned out to contain tranquilizers. » 10/21/10 3:20pm 10/21/10 3:20pm

Tiny Athlete Disqualified Over Stepstool

Papua New Guinea's Sapolai Yao — all 4'10" of him — was disqualified in the steeplechase finals of the Commonwealth Games for using a potted plant to clamber over the hurdle. » 10/15/10 12:20pm 10/15/10 12:20pm

This Is Pete Rose's Corked Bat

You're looking at an X-ray of a Mizuno PR4192 bat, commissioned by Pete Rose specifically for his 1985 chase of baseball's all-time hits record. Inside, clear as day, is a piece of foreign material, about 6 inches long, and the diameter of a nickel. This is the story of that bat. » 6/08/10 11:00am 6/08/10 11:00am

Notre Dame Golfer DQ'ed For Pulling Scores Out Of Her Ass

Annie Brophy was booted from this weekend's NCAA Regional for giving herself a 30 on the front nine, even though she didn't shoot anywhere near that. Somewhere, Hootie Johnson is tenting his fingers and cackling. [Golfweek] » 5/10/10 1:45pm 5/10/10 1:45pm

Facebook Makes It Easier, And More Difficult, To Cheat In College

We are still somewhat new to the world of Facebook — and we really, really don't want to Facebook chat, and we'd rather not the world know that we bought two tickets to Baby Mama — but if we had access to it when we were in college, we suspect we would have had a different experience. We definitely would have gone to… » 4/25/08 11:10am 4/25/08 11:10am

Colts Can't Quiet Din Of Controversy

The search is on for the brave, mysterious security guard who blew the whistle on the Indianapolis Colts' apparent efforts to pipe in extra crowd noise in the RCA Dome on Sunday. It didn't take long for the team's house of lies to come crumbling down, once WBZ photojournalist Bryan Foley was on the case. » 11/08/07 1:35pm 11/08/07 1:35pm

What Not To Put In Your Pants

We've been watching this White Sox-Cubs spitball feud with much amusement. It all started when White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle pretty much accused Cubs future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux of cheating, saying he "very well may be using something." (He didn't say his name specifically, going more for the "his name rhymes… » 6/21/05 2:07pm 6/21/05 2:07pm