Motorized Doping, Explained: Your Guide To The Weirdest Sports Scandal Of The Year

This weekend, Femke Van den Driessche, a 19-year-old Belgian cyclocross racer, lined up at the U-23 World Championships. She’d previously won the Euros and the Belgian championships, and she was the favorite to get herself a set of rainbow stripes. But she had a bad race, and was forced to exit with a broken chain one…

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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…

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…

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…

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…