Journalists Critical Of FIFA Arrested And Detained In Qatar

Journalists from the ARD and WDR, two of the biggest public broadcasting networks in Germany, were arrested and detained by the Qatari government while shooting a documentary about the corruption behind FIFA’s decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. According to the WDR’s account, the government erased data… » 5/04/15 12:33pm Yesterday 12:33pm

How Much Will Your Local Bar Pay To Show The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight?

A lot of people will want to watch Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao box each other this Saturday, but not a lot of people will want to plunk down a record-setting chunk of pay-per-view money to do so. These people will probably go to a local sports bar to watch the fight, and if they are good bar patrons, they will… » 5/01/15 3:31pm Friday 3:31pm

What The Hell Is Going To Happen To La'el Collins Tonight?

Former LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins, who was on track to be a first-round pick in tonight’s NFL draft until this week, has yet to speak to Baton Rouge police who want to question him in relation to an ongoing murder investigation. Police say that Collins is not a suspect, but he won’t meet with them until after… » 4/30/15 5:49pm Thursday 5:49pm

Totally Objective Report From Qatar: Everything Is Super Cool Over Here

We might have gotten this all wrong, guys. Much of the Western media’s focus on the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar has been on the terrible working conditions, the predicted and actual deaths, the slavery, and the corruption. But what if Sepp Blatter was right, and we were just being racist? Apparently, if you… » 4/29/15 5:20pm Wednesday 5:20pm

Barcelona Are Unreal Right Now

Sweet mother of God, Barcelona are a force of nature. It’s currently about an hour into their match against Getafe. Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, and Neymar have all scored. And those goals make up just five of their six total, each scored with some of the most outrageous skill you’ll see this year or any other. » 4/28/15 3:20pm 4/28/15 3:20pm

Nolan Arenado Is Having Himself One Hell Of A Month In The Field

Nobody needs to be told that Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, who won two Gold Gloves his first two seasons in the majors, is a good-as-hell defensive player. Still, attention needs to be called to what Arenado has been up to this April, a month into which he’s packed a season’s worth of sparkling defensive plays. » 4/28/15 1:11pm 4/28/15 1:11pm

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Is Having The Worst Month

Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s second season with the Marlins has been cut short. After managing a .182 on-base percentage in 33 plate appearances this April, the catcher lost his starting job to rookie J.L. Realmuto, went on the paternity list as his wife delivered a kid, and was designated for assignment when he came back… » 4/27/15 4:10pm 4/27/15 4:10pm

Looks Like Cristiano Ronaldo And MLS Are Tugging Each Other Off

Surprise, surprise. There are more whispers and rumors linking MLS with another aging star—in this case, Cristiano Ronaldo. And while the MLS- and Ronaldo-friendly version of events doesn’t make too much sense on its face, it’s not to hard to reverse engineer what’s most likely going on here. (That it might appeal to… » 4/24/15 5:11pm 4/24/15 5:11pm

Report: Orioles Considered Forfeiting To Avoid Playing On Toronto's Turf

The Blue Jays’ new artificial turf is spongy and slow as hell, and nobody disputes the fact that it has affected gameplay early in the season. A lot of visiting teams are going to be unhappy about playing on a surface that makes the ball do unfamiliar things, and according to the Baltimore Sun’s Eduardo Encina, the… » 4/24/15 4:33pm 4/24/15 4:33pm

Yordano Ventura Is Baseball's Surliest Little Shit

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has made four starts this season, and he has yet to leave one under his own volition. His first two starts have been cut short by cramping muscles, and the last two have been derailed by ejections. If there’s one thing that’s so far defined Ventura’s 2015 campaign, it’s his… » 4/24/15 2:41pm 4/24/15 2:41pm

The Pelicans Didn't Just Lose A Game, They Lost Their Moment

For a very long time last night, it looked like the New Orleans Pelicans were about to give us two of the best things an early-round playoff series can offer: An eight seed catching fire and pulling off an upset on its home floor, and a young superstar’s first signature playoff win. We were headed toward both of those… » 4/24/15 9:38am 4/24/15 9:38am

Bless The Winnipeg Jets, For They Tried, And Failed

The current iteration of the Winnipeg Jets, formerly known as the Atlanta Thrashers, has never won a playoff game. They received a ticket to the postseason once, in the 2006-07 season. The Rangers swept them. This season’s Jets, bringing playoff hockey back to Winnipeg for the first time since 1996, hoped to break… » 4/23/15 11:15am 4/23/15 11:15am