How Hulk Became The World's Most Underappreciated Superstar

If there's one good thing about the handful of great players plying their trade in Russia—and it would be the only good thing, mind you—it's that their home Champions League ties often start a few hours before the rest. That timeslot gives their abilities at least a modicum of the attention they deserve yet so often… » 10/01/14 10:06am Today 10:06am

Royals Defeat A's, Ned Yost In Epic Play-In Game

Sacrifice bunts are rarely the correct call in baseball, so of course Ned Yost's Kansas City Royals laid down four of them in Tuesday night's wild card play-in game against the Oakland A's. Despite Jon Lester displaying uncharacteristic shakiness and the Royals' offense performing uncharacteristically well, Yost… » 10/01/14 1:23am Today 1:23am

The Best NBA Media Day Photos From Around The League

Today was NBA media day, a mostly useless exercise where players and coaches trot out the most optimistic of cliches for the season ahead. The answers are so predictable that one blog went so far as to create a media day bingo card. On the plus side, media day is also when players pose for all sorts of weird photos… » 9/29/14 10:29pm Monday 10:29pm

Lawsuit: George O'Leary Called NFL "One Big 'Ru-Ru' Tribe" (What?)

In March, University of Central Florida defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro left the team after barely two months on the job due to "personal reasons," whatever that means. According to a breach of contract lawsuit Ferraro filed this past Friday, that translates to head coach George O'Leary firing Ferraro for objecting… » 9/29/14 9:28pm Monday 9:28pm

Michigan's Problem Isn't Commercialism; Michigan's Problem Is It Stinks

Recently, I've been reading about Michigan's attendance woes (which only really count as "woes" if you consider a college selling out 95 percent of a 100,000-seat stadium at $75+, plus an unspecified donation per ticket, woeful), and it occurs to me that lay people and economists think very differently about how… » 9/29/14 3:29pm Monday 3:29pm

Brewers Eliminated; Fans Left With Sheets Of Useless Playoff Tickets

The Milwaukee Brewers spent 150 days in first place this season, but they did not make the playoffs: the team was officially eliminated after yesterday's 5-3 loss to the Reds. Milwaukee's collapse provided us with Brewers fans taking sad photos of their now-meaningless postseason tickets. It's not your fault, Hank the… » 9/26/14 10:24am Friday 10:24am

University of Cincinnati RB Killed in Motorcycle Accident

University of Cincinnati redshirt freshman running back Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore was killed Thursday afternoon in a motorcycle accident. According to police, another vehicle turned across two lanes of traffic in front of Kennedy-Palmore, failing to yield the right of way, and was struck by his motorcycle. He was… » 9/25/14 9:22pm Thursday 9:22pm

Hornets Small Forward Jeff Taylor Charged With Domestic Assault [Update]

Charlotte Hornets small forward Jeff Taylor was arrested at a hotel in East Lansing, Michigan, Thursday morning. According to WCNC, Taylor was charged with "one count of domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property." The details surrounding the arrest are scant, and it is not immediately clear what… » 9/25/14 8:04pm Thursday 8:04pm

Donald Sterling's Stink Is Fading From The Clippers

Donald Sterling's son-in-law Eric Miller left the Clippers this summer, new owner Steve Ballmer told the LA Times Wednesday. Miller was the team's Director of Basketball Administration last season, one of the more senior members of the Doc Rivers-helmed Basketball Operations department. Ballmer said that Miller was… » 9/25/14 1:19am 9/25/14 1:19am

What Are The Most Successful Formations In The Premier League?

Soccer formations are hard to pin down. They come in and out of fashion almost seasonally; their success will largely rest on which top teams adopt or abandon them; and there are an infinite number of permutations of each. All that said, why not poke our heads in on a broad survey of how various formations have… » 9/24/14 12:19pm 9/24/14 12:19pm

Jordan Staal Breaks Leg In Exhibition Game

Exhibition games continue to be the worst, this time injuring Jordan Staal. The Carolina Hurricanes center was pursuing a pass along the boards in Tuesday night's game against the Buffalo Sabres when he was checked, and his right skate got caught on the ice. Staal's leg continued to move, causing the injury. Staal had… » 9/24/14 12:38am 9/24/14 12:38am

Reports: San Francisco Giants Boycotting Long-Time Beat Reporter

Yesterday CSN Bay Area's Giants beat writer, Andrew Baggarly, reported that San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo and coach Shawon Dunston "exchanged heated words with raised voices, causing Bruce Bochy to emerge from his office to intervene." Fast forward to today, and something weird was happening during… » 9/23/14 11:01pm 9/23/14 11:01pm

Report: Rob Bironas Tried Running Someone Off The Road Before Crash

Information surrounding Saturday night's fatal car crash involving former Titans kicker Rob Bironas is starting to come out, and the story has taken a bizarre turn. According to a report from The Tennessean, shortly before Bironas crashed his white SUV, he attempted to run a woman off the road. She pulled over to let… » 9/22/14 11:55pm 9/22/14 11:55pm

Frank Lampard Scored A Fittingly Huge Goal Against Old Team Chelsea

The pillars of the old crew were all there. John Terry still in the captain's armband. A ponytailed Didier Drogba in his famous number 11. The boss José Mourinho, looking upon his charges sternly from the sideline, no doubt fighting back an inner smile. And Frank Lampard, a goal down, hungry to do what he did for so… » 9/21/14 2:05pm 9/21/14 2:05pm

Manchester United Dominate Leicester, End Up Getting Blown Out

You see that little guy up there? That's Filbert the Fox, Leicester City's mascot. Don't worry, he's feeling great. Though his club hosted the rich and famous Manchester United today, his boys managed to take down the giants. Those aren't tears of sadness, they're tears of mockery, directed at the section of United… » 9/21/14 12:09pm 9/21/14 12:09pm