It is a time of war. We are under attack, and every woman, man, and child must fend for themselves. They are coming for us, and there’s nothing we can do to stop them. We must fight until we can fight no more. I’m so tired I could cry.
Portuguese MMA fighter Joao Carvalho died last night, two days after suffering a third round TKO to Irishman Charlie Ward. Carvalho and Ward fought in Dublin, Ireland, under the Total Extreme Fighting promotion.
A mother sparrow emerges from her nest atop a newly visible grave, a grave that had been buried in the cruel, gray snow until this afternoon. It is not yet officially spring, but the days are slightly warmer, and a trickle of water—melted snow—snakes past the sparrowess’ home. For months, to hydrate herself, she has…
People die every day; famous people die over the course of many days. Those left behind watch as the internet floods with earnest RIPs and dewy-eyed takes and angry ripostes toward anyone with the gall to joke or critique At a Time Like This. In some instances, some otherwise empathetic people cut straight to…
Nikita Kamayev, the former head of the Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA, died on Monday at the age of 52. “Presumably, the cause of death was a massive heart attack,” wrote RUSADA in a press release.
Mercer University guard Jibri Bryan was shot in the head and killed in a convenience store parking lot Tuesday afternoon, according to police. Bryan, who was 23, was shot while sitting in his car. The Telegraph (Macon) has the details:
A South Dakota judge sentenced Joseph Patterson to life in prison without the possibility of parole Thursday, the mandatory minimum sentence. Patterson was convicted of second-degree murder in September for the death of Adrian Peterson two-year-old son, Tyrese Ruffin. Peterson learned that Ruffin was his son a couple…
Former All Blacks rugby union star Jonah Lomu died earlier this afternoon in Auckland, New Zealand, according to former All Blacks team doctor John Mayhew. Lomu, who was 40, had suffered from kidney problems for decades, but was a big presence at the recently completed Rugby World Cup in England, working with sponsors.
MLB pitcher Tommy Hanson died late Monday night after suffering catastrophic organ failure and falling into a coma. The news was first reported by Zach Klein, sports director of Atlanta’s ABC affiliate, and later confirmed by the Braves.
Luke Schemm, a football player at Wallace County High in tiny Sharon Springs, Kan., died Wednesday, after collapsing during Tuesday night’s playoff game. Schemm was airlifted to a Denver hospital but was declared brain dead, and eventually taken off life support today. He collapsed on the sideline after scoring a…
The Minnesota Timberwolves host their first home game of the season tonight, and beforehand played a long and heartfelt tribute to Flip Saunders, who died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma a week ago. Saunders was the Timberwolves’ coach and president of basketball operations, but to residents of Minnesota, Flip was so much more,…
Edinson Volquez’s father Daniel died of heart disease yesterday, hours before Edinson started Game 1 of the World Series. It seems that Volquez did not know about his father’s death as he pitched six innings, but there were a lot of conflicting reports.
Just before Edinson Volquez took the mound to start Game 1 of the World Series, reports emerged from the Dominican Republic that his father Daniel died today.
I’m covered in flop sweat, my hands are shaking, and an itchy flush in my cheeks hints that tears are just moments away. While the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast is a mere 20 miles from the Providence Amtrak station, I’ve been lost for 30 minutes and it feels like a bad sign.
In the weeks and months after my father died, “How are you?” became my least favorite question. It was always benign and well-intentioned, but it also inevitably reminded me that I felt like shit. I’d rather have given a gruesome blow-by-blow account of how my father died than talk about how I felt. But talking—or,…
Seventeen-year-old Kenney Bui, a senior at Evergreen (Wash.) High School and a defensive back on the football team, died today from injuries suffered while making a tackle during a game on Friday.
Frequently in this space, we will consult a new entry in the 1987 book The Modern Man’s Guide to Life to see how the advice therein has aged. This is our first example, on the matter of air travel.
Former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler, who led the Raiders to victory in Super Bowl XI in 1977, died yesterday at the age of 69. According to his family, Stabler died due to complications with colon cancer, and donated his brain and spinal cord to Boston University to study degenerative brain diseases.
Your mom is going to die. Your dad is also going to die.