Investigators: KGB Successor Enforced State-Approved Doping Program For Russian Athletes

The World Anti-Doping Agency just released the results of a months-long investigation into doping allegations leveled against Russian athletes. The investigators found that use of performance-enhancing drugs by Russian athletes—many of them Olympic athletes—is not only widespread, but also supported by the state. Hide… »11/09/15 2:50pm11/09/15 2:50pm


Report: NFL Investigated Patriots Sideline Staff After Jets Complaint

During last Sunday’s 30-23 win over the New York Jets, the NFL interrogated three Kraft Sports employees on the Patriots sideline after the Jets complained about radio communication systems. According to a report from the Boston Herald, NFL officials looked into the three employees and determined there was no… »10/31/15 12:35pm10/31/15 12:35pm

Why So Many People Think Volkswagen Is Cheating In Global Rallycross

After Volkswagen was caught cheating its emissions tests with trick software, another rumor of Volkswagen cheatery popped up in motorsports. Could the Volkswagen team be using traction control to win at Global Rallycross, where driver aids such as traction control are expressly banned?
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Texas Linebacker Stricken With Sudden, Timely Bout Of Wefuckedupitis

When in doubt, pretend you’re injured. That’s how Edwin Freeman avoided being caught offside by Cal after the Longhorns linebacker started to head toward the sidelines with the Bears lined up to snap the ball on second-and-goal. Per NCAA rules, Texas burned a timeout for the injury anyway; with the ball at the one… »9/19/15 9:52pm9/19/15 9:52pm

What Exactly Happened With The Steelers' Headsets?

The Pittsburgh Steelers struggled with communication problems in the first half of their 28-21 loss at New England Thursday night, with their coach-to-coach headset system echoing the Patriots’ radio broadcast for most of the first half. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters of the headset issues after the… »9/11/15 3:30am9/11/15 3:30am

Talking to a Married Guy Who Tried and Failed to Get Laid on Ashley Madison

The Ashley Madison data leak was notable for many reasons—its scale being one, its male-skewing demographic another. The site, some are saying, is both for men and full of men (and spammers), and it made me wonder just how easy it was for the average guy to get some Ashley Madison tail. After a little digging, I found… »8/24/15 9:09pm8/24/15 9:09pm

I Was A Quizbowl Champion

College quizbowl is a game you don’t know, played by people you don’t know, who know lots of things you don’t know (sorry). I’m not talking about the high school game; if you’re like most people, you know the social implications that the words “high school quizbowl” supposedly carry. This is the college version, which… »6/04/15 11:31am6/04/15 11:31am

Rugby League Star Randomly Grabs Dude's Junk During Match

Newcastle forward Korbin Sims took time out from a 30-10 loss to grab the genitals of Manly’s Willie Mason in an incident that is rocking the Australian rugby league world. Sims is accused of “pinching” Mason’s dong in an attempt to provoke him into fighting and thus earning a penalty. (It didn’t work; even the… »5/10/15 10:54am5/10/15 10:54am

Report: 11 Of 12 Patriots-Supplied Footballs Were Underinflated

There has been two days worth of smoke surrounding Ballghazi, and now it looks like there might actually be a fire. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the NFL's investigation into whether the Patriots deflated footballs during Sunday's AFC Championship Game has found that 11 out of the 12 balls they supplied were… »1/20/15 11:30pm1/20/15 11:30pm