How Towson University Handled Its Locker Room Recording Scandal

Forty days after members of the Towson University women’s swimming and diving team discovered a phone recording them in their locker room, most details about the incident remain unknown to the public. But behind the scenes, the school was working feverishly—and not always entirely effectively—to discover the facts,… »Yesterday 3:09pm11/25/15 3:09pm


These Filipino Divers Gave It Their Best Shots, And Failed Spectacularly

Salute Filipino divers John David Pahoyo and John Elmerson Fabriga, because even with no experience and little support, the two athletes still competed in this year’s Southeast Asian Games. Sure, they were awful, but... well, I don’t know where I’m going with this. It’s not their faults, though. »6/11/15 11:33am6/11/15 11:33am

Manager "Knocked Out" By Snowball To Head, Rival Fans Call Bullshit

Of all the things soccer fans have been known to chuck at opposing players—coins, batteries, bags of urine, flares—snowballs are probably the tamest. So we're not too pleased to hear CSKA Sofia manager claim he was knocked unconscious when a Levski Sofia fan pelted him in the back of the head with one. »10/27/14 11:16am10/27/14 11:16am

Who Are The Biggest Floppers In The World Cup?

Look, even soccer fans won't argue that there's too much theatrical diving in the sport. We don't need the anti-soccer brigade shouting at us about the umpteenth instance of a player rolling around in the grass, clutching his ankle with a grimace a horror movie actress would be jealous of to admit that point, okay?… »6/25/14 5:46pm6/25/14 5:46pm

David Moyes Calls For Retroactive Punishment For Divers

Ashley Young is one of the most notorious divers in the Premier League, launching himself with such abandon and frequency that fans have set his antics to the Superman theme. David Moyes is one of the practices's most outspoken critics, having fined his own players for it in the past. So when Moyes came to Manchester… »9/17/13 9:44am9/17/13 9:44am

This Is Not How You Want To Dive If You Are An Olympic Diver

Meet Stephan Feck, an Olympic diver from Germany. Stephan Feck likely has a very big red mark covering his back right now, because something went horribly wrong when Mr. Feck tried to execute a forward three-and-a-half somersault during one of his dives. That sounds like a really hard thing to do, so I'm not going… »8/07/12 12:50pm8/07/12 12:50pm

Chinese Diver Wins Gold, Is Finally Told That Her Mother Has Cancer And Her Grandparents Died A Year Ago

Wu Minxia took gold in the 3m synchronized springboard, and in doing so became the first woman in history to win three consecutive Olympic golds. Sustained success like that comes at a price—in Wu's case, a life entirely devoted to training, cut off from the outside world. »8/02/12 9:40am8/02/12 9:40am

This Mets Fan Who Took A Nasty Tumble On Live TV Earns A Yellow Card For Diving [UPDATE]

As SNY went to break after the top of the seventh of tonight's Phillies-Mets matchup at Citi Field, cameras caught one mets fan taking a tumble and sending his beer cups flying. We all got a good laugh out of it—as did the SNY announcers—but a closer inspection reveals it was all staged. »7/05/12 9:51pm7/05/12 9:51pm

Soccer Player Has Cheek Touched, Fakes Own Death, Provokes Red Card

Last night Toronto FC won the Canadian Championship with an aggregate victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps, and it was not without some ridiculous floppery. In the midst of some heated talk, Toronto's Julian de Guzman lightly brushed the cheek of Jun Marques Davidson, as you would a lover or a baby bird. Davidson… »5/24/12 5:00pm5/24/12 5:00pm