The Time A One-Armed Baseball Team Took On A One-Legged Baseball Team

Back in olden times, novelty barnstorming baseball teams were all the rage. While squads of all women, all Asians, and all blacks were popular, maybe no game was as indelibly memorable as the Snorkeys vs. the Hoppers: the former, a team of one-armed players; the latter, a collection of one-legged opponents. » 11/26/14 3:13pm Yesterday 3:13pm

Report: RGIII Benched, Colt McCoy To Start Against Indianapolis

Earlier today it seemed Jay Gruden really wanted to bench Robert Griffin III, and according to a report from Adam Schefter (and confirmed by Mike Jones), he's finally done it. Schefter, citing a team source, says that Colt McCoy will be Washington's starting quarterback when they take on Indianapolis on Sunday, not… » 11/25/14 11:29pm Tuesday 11:29pm

Players' Tribune Boss Says Tiger Woods Isn't Being Defensive, You Are

Last week, we and many other people made fun of Tiger Woods for revealing himself to be a hollow replicant by "writing" what he imagined to be a scathing takedown of Dan Jenkins's satirical and clearly fake interview with Woods. Now, the editorial director of The Players' Tribune, Gary Hoenig, is out here talking to… » 11/25/14 4:07pm Tuesday 4:07pm

The Bucs Found A Really Impressive Way To Blow The Game This Week

We normally go over the most highly leveraged plays, or some collection of them, when we round up Brian Burke's WPA from Advanced Football Analytics every week. The list is almost always bottom-heavy, comprising plays that just happened to occur in the fourth quarter, or long touchdowns, like Latavius Murray's… » 11/25/14 11:35am Tuesday 11:35am

It Sure Looks Like Odell Beckham Jr. Made That Catch With Three Fingers

If you haven't seen Odell Beckham Jr.'s insane catch by now, watch it here, but also check out these photos from Al Bello of Getty Images. The details of the whole highlight are beautiful, like Cowboys corner Brandon Carr tumbling out of bounds, the flag on the eventually declined penalty, and the fact that Beckham… » 11/23/14 10:24pm Sunday 10:24pm

Xabi Alonso Forced To Apologize To Ronaldo For Stupid, Fake Controversy

Remember that dumb story Real Madrid pitched to their stooges at Marca yesterday, where some milquetoast statements of Xabi Alonso's were folded, kneaded, and ultimately transformed into direct insults to former teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Iker Casillas? Well, it worked. » 11/21/14 11:45am 11/21/14 11:45am

The ND Player Bill Cosby Berated Felt Like A Failure For Years Afterward

Yesterday, we told you about the time Bill Cosby acted like a dickbag and made a Notre Dame All-American football player named Dean Brown cry at his graduation in 1989. This morning, we received an email from a guy named Jerry Barca, who wrote a book about the 1988 Notre Dame season and saw firsthand just how deep and… » 11/21/14 10:58am 11/21/14 10:58am

Oscar Taveras' Family Posts Photos Of Fan Tributes To Him On Twitter

One of the weird things about the 21st century is what happens to people's social media presence when they die. Facebook pages turn into these sort of weird/morbid/beautiful virtual shrines, places where even years later people go to post and publicly process their loss. Twitter accounts just sort of linger, no longer… » 11/21/14 12:12am 11/21/14 12:12am

The Raiders Create A New Definition Of "Excessive Celebration"

The Raiders finally won a game Thursday night, but they wouldn't be the Raiders if it didn't come with a boneheaded, self-inflicted wound. Facing 3rd and 6 from the Oakland 45 with less than a minute left, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was sacked by Raiders linebacker Sio Moore. It was a pretty good play! But then… » 11/20/14 11:52pm 11/20/14 11:52pm

Adrian Peterson Gives 90-Minute Interview, Doesn't Say Much

Adrian Peterson has finally broken a two month silence. After he was placed on the exempt/commissioner's permission list on September 17th, he's basically only communicated through bizzaro twitter postings and closed-door hearings. Tonight he spoke with USA Today's Pelissero tonight for a "more than 90-minute"… » 11/20/14 11:15pm 11/20/14 11:15pm

The Buffalo Bills Will Host The Jets At "Home"...In Detroit On Monday

Where will the Jets-Bills game be played, and when, you ask? Finally we have a definitive answer: 7:00 p.m. ET Monday night, at Ford Field in Detroit. The NFL announced earlier today that Sunday's game would be moved from Buffalo, as Western New York will be busy digging itself out from under snow for the next week,… » 11/20/14 9:08pm 11/20/14 9:08pm

Shitty Swiss Team Cuts 11 Players After Youth Team Blows Them Out 10-0

FC Grenchen, of Switzerland's fourth division, suck at soccer. In their last nine matches, they've collected all of zero points while shipping 66—yes, 66—goals, 10 of which came at the feet of FC Luzern's youth squad. Following that horrific result, Grenchen's sporting director decided to cut 11 players. » 11/20/14 6:30pm 11/20/14 6:30pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo Has A New Weapon

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been having a quiet but solid year as the Bucks' 6-foot-11 guard-forward hybrid. He's averaging 12 points and six rebounds in 26 minutes per game—good numbers that any 19-year-old in just his second NBA season would be proud of—but what's more impressive is how quickly Antetokounmpo's game is… » 11/20/14 12:21pm 11/20/14 12:21pm

Ivory Coast Fans Mob Pitch As Team Qualifies For Africa Cup Of Nations

Ivory Coast took on Cameroon at home in Abidjan today, in their final match of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification. With three minutes of stoppage time left, and both teams assured of qualifying with a 0-0 draw, Cameroon was content to let the Ivory Coast pass the ball around unmolested. » 11/19/14 10:34pm 11/19/14 10:34pm

NBA Suspends Jeffery Taylor 24 Games For Domestic Assault, Shades NFL

The NBA announced in a memo Wednesday evening that Hornets small forward Jeffery Taylor had been given a 24-game unpaid suspension, after he pleaded guilty in late October to misdemeanor domestic violence assault. He was sentenced to 18 months probation. Taylor was arrested in September, and the memo outlines exactly… » 11/19/14 8:03pm 11/19/14 8:03pm