Ted Lilly Charged With Felony Insurance Fraud

Ted Lilly earned over $80 million in his baseball career, but that didn't stop him from trying to defraud Progressive Insurance out of $4,600, according to the California Department of Insurance. The Tribune in San Luis Obispo (Ca.) reports that Lilly was charged back in October with three felony counts of "filing a… » 1/24/15 3:10pm Yesterday 3:10pm

Klay Thompson's Third Quarter In Sight And Sound

What Klay Thompson did during the third quarter last night boggles the mind. Thirty-seven points on 13-13 shooting, 9-9 from three? A few of the shots—the one from five feet behind the three-point line and the one where he just sorta flung it up while covered in the corner come to mind—would have been terrible… » 1/24/15 11:40am Yesterday 11:40am

Suit: Saints Owner Tom Benson Is Being Manipulated By His Scheming Wife

Yesterday, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson's daughter and grandchildren filed a lawsuit seeking to block his recent and curious decision to cut his family members out of his life and name his third wife, Gayle Marie LaJaunie Bird, heir to his ownership of both teams. We now have a copy of the full… » 1/23/15 10:42am Friday 10:42am

Three More Sponsors Decide To Stop Supporting Slavery, Drop FIFA 

Good news everybody! Three of FIFA's biggest sponsors—Johnson & Johnson, Castrol, and Continental Tires—confirmed to The Telegraph that they have cut their ties with FIFA, joining Sony and Emirates in declining to continue supporting slavery. As second-tier World Cup sponsors in 2014, the three companies paid FIFA… » 1/22/15 8:15pm Thursday 8:15pm

The Family Dispute Over Ownership Of The Saints Is Getting Ugly

This morning, an official press release was sent out announcing that New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson had drastically restructured his plans for the inevitable ownership transfer of each team. Under the new plan, the 87-year-old Benson's daughter, Renee Benson, and her two children will be cut out… » 1/22/15 4:12pm Thursday 4:12pm

Jerramy Stevens Arrested For DUI; Hope Solo Suspended By U.S. Soccer

Yesterday TMZ broke the news that former Seahawks and Buccaneers tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested in Los Angeles early Monday morning for DUI. Hope Solo—the U.S. Soccer goalkeeper and Stevens's wife—was also in the car, and TMZ says she and Stevens were belligerent with police (emphasis theirs): » 1/21/15 8:41pm Wednesday 8:41pm

Boston Bars City Employees From Criticizing The Olympics

Nobody who lives in Boston actually wants the city to win its bid for the 2024 Olympic games. And yet, in a joinder agreement between the city and the United States Olympic Committee, mayor Marty Walsh has signed a contract that forbids city employees from speaking negatively about the big, the IOC, or the Olympic… » 1/21/15 5:15pm Wednesday 5:15pm

Jon Ryan Doing "The Belt" Is A Truly Great Moment In Punter History

After Seattle's batshit overtime victory over the Packers in the NFC Championship Game, we learned that Seahawks punter Jon Ryan, immediately after throwing a touchdown pass to backup tackle Garry Gilliam on a fake field goal, did Aaron Rodgers's belt move right at Packers head coach Mike McCarthy. Now, we finally… » 1/21/15 12:58pm Wednesday 12:58pm

Aaron Rodgers Doesn't Think God Is A Football Fan

Lots of people talkin' about God and football these days! Just a day after Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson blamed his four-interception NFC Championship game performance on God, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was vanquished by Wilson (and possibly the Lord Almighty?!) in that game, was asked if he thought… » 1/21/15 10:28am Wednesday 10:28am

Just What The Hell Was That? The 2015 NFC Championship In Photos

The Seahawks and Packers just played one of the ugliest, unlikeliest, and all around most fantastic NFC championship games in recent memory. Seven turnovers, come-from-behind touchdowns and field goals, an onside kick recovered off a guy's head, and a punter throwing for a crucial fourth-down touchdown—this was an… » 1/18/15 7:33pm 1/18/15 7:33pm