Mt. St. Mary's Wins NCAA Bid After Earlier Win With Six Men On The Court

Mount St. Mary's earned the NEC auto-bid last night by beating Robert Morris 88-71 last night in the conference championship game. The Mountaineers entered the tournament with a sub-.500 record, making their trip to the dance a bit of a shock. But here's the thing: they shouldn't have even been in the NEC title game. » 3/12/14 1:02pm 3/12/14 1:02pm

It's Been 40 Years Since The Great Soap Box Derby Cheating Scandal

It's been called "Watergate on Wheels." It drew the attention of Walter Cronkite and the New York Times. It was a sports cheating scandal involving a child, and it's been an object of occasional fascination ever since, from newspaper articles to trivia questions to a television documentary. This summer, it turns 40. » 7/24/13 1:21pm 7/24/13 1:21pm

The Outrage Over Students "Cheating" Is Mostly Harmful Nonsense

The Wall Street Journal asked a question with an obvious answer this week under the headline "How Could a Sweet Third-Grader Just Cheat on That School Exam?" A quick answer is, because human beings are a naturally social species that has survived and flourished for thousands of years by collaborating and discovering… » 5/18/13 5:16pm 5/18/13 5:16pm

Oprah Winfrey Gets The Next Chance At Asking Lance Armstrong If He…

News surfaced last week that Lance Armstrong was sorta kinda getting itchy to come clean on certain PED-related matters, and now it seems that Oprah Winfrey will get the next crack at letting the ex-seven-time Tour de France winner admit, well, anything he might feel compelled to admit. And on the off-chance you don't… » 1/08/13 7:40pm 1/08/13 7:40pm

Oscar Pistorius Lost The 200m Final At The Paralympics, And Everyone's…

Here's Oscar Pistorius, who seemed well on his way to an overwhelming victory in the men's 200m at the Paralympics, losing to Brazil's Alan Oliveira. Oliveira finished the race in 21.45 seconds, .07 seconds faster than Pistorius. The video above is worth watching if only for the deafening silence that greets… » 9/03/12 2:45pm 9/03/12 2:45pm

How Paralympians Cheat By Injuring Themselves

The Paralympics are legitimately inspiring—check this promo and you'll be ready to run through a wall—but they are, at the end of the day, athletes. For all the feel-good stories, they're just looking to win. And that means for the Paralympic Games what it's meant for every competition since the dawn of time: cheating. » 8/23/12 10:50am 8/23/12 10:50am

Boy Kicked Out Of National Scrabble Championship After Getting Caught…

Division 3 isn't exactly the big time in the Scrabble world—It's roughly the skill level of "any great living-room player out there," says the National Scrabble Association's executive director—but this is still the championship. Not a county championship, not a state championship, but the national freaking championship… » 8/15/12 11:05am 8/15/12 11:05am

Doug O'Neill, Trainer Of I'll Have Another, Will Be Suspended For…

The California Racing Board has upheld a punishment of Doug O'Neill, trainer for Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another, in connection with an incident in a race nearly two years ago. In that case, Argenta, a horse trained by O'Neill, showed an overly high level of carbon dioxide in its blood. That's often associated… » 5/24/12 7:50pm 5/24/12 7:50pm

How I Threw My Hair-Perm Superfly Spitball, By Dock Ellis: A New…

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The video above is "Superfly Spitball," an animated short that grew out of the same interview—conducted by Donnell Alexander and Neille Ilel—that gave us Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No. Animated by Heidi Perry and co-produced by Thor Swift, the short will appear in a forthcoming iBook, Beyond Ellis D. For much more, read » 5/16/12 12:00pm 5/16/12 12:00pm

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

Half-Marathon Finisher Gets Caught Cheating, Is A Dog

Here's Dozer the Goldendoodle crossing the finish line of the Maryland Half Marathon last week. Already he's become something of a local legend, with media interviewing his owner and volunteers pledging thousands of dollars in donations on his official runner page. But something's not right. Look at that video again.… » 5/23/11 2:40pm 5/23/11 2:40pm