BuzzFeed Editor Caught Lifting Text From Yahoo! Answers

Yahoo! Answers, one of the great artifacts of Internet history, is intently studied at viral news website BuzzFeed, where its trove of half-literate questions (and even less literate answers) has supplied material for at least fifty different posts and listicles. One BuzzFeed editor, however, has streamlined this… » 7/24/14 2:39pm Thursday 2:39pm

Tennis Writer Neil Harman Is Guilty Of Weapons-Grade Plagiarism

Earlier today, we told you about tennis writer Neil Harman admitting that at least some portion of the official Wimbledon yearbook he publishes every year was plagiarized. The full breadth of The Times of London's chief tennis correspondent's plagiarism is now beginning to come into focus, thanks to our friends over… » 7/23/14 5:29pm Wednesday 5:29pm

Respected Tennis Writer Cops To Plagiarism; There's Likely More To Find

Neil Harman has been The Times of London's chief tennis correspondent since 2002, during which time he has been awarded the Sports Journalist Association's "Sports News Reporter of the Year" award, as well as the ATP's Ron Bookman Award for Media Excellence. He is also, as he admitted in a letter sent to the… » 7/23/14 2:17pm Wednesday 2:17pm

The Top 200 Ways Bleacher Report Screwed Me Over

A month before I turned 21, I returned home from the Bay Area, where I was attending college, to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family in Minnesota. On a Tuesday evening, I was sitting in the living room, about to head upstairs to go to bed, when my phone buzzed with a text from Dave Finocchio, founder and general… » 7/22/14 2:53pm 7/22/14 2:53pm

How To Legitimize Bigotry: Embrace Debate

This morning, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless shouted at each other about Tony Dungy's comments that Michael Sam's sexuality would be an overriding distraction in an NFL locker room, and whether it was a bigger distraction that Michael Vick's return from prison. I'm sorry, that's the worst sentence I've ever typed. » 7/22/14 1:33pm 7/22/14 1:33pm

Brett Favre Unqualified To Discuss Safety Of Football, Says Sportswriter

Only the parents of boys are welcome in the discussion of whether it's unsafe to let children play football. So says Mike Florio, a collectible commemorative helmet-phone in the employ of NBC Sports, who's mad at Brett Favre for expressing reservations about whether he'd encourage his non-existent son to play the game. » 7/16/14 4:25pm 7/16/14 4:25pm

Who Actually Got The LeBron James Scoop?

LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers was something well beyond a huge sports story; it was an immaculately executed public relations coup that added probably hundreds of millions of dollars to the economic impact of the single most valuable player in American sports. And dangling off the end of it is a… » 7/14/14 6:54pm 7/14/14 6:54pm

Just Undo It: The LeBron James Profile That Nike Killed

This profile of LeBron James was reported and written in 2011 for Port, a new London-based men's magazine, under odd circumstances: Nike paid for the writer's travel expenses and a portion of his fee. The story that came out of the trip was not what Nike had expected—a rep was apparently "furious"—and the magazine,… » 7/10/14 2:42pm 7/10/14 2:42pm

What Brazil's Loss Meant, And What It Didn't Mean

When you visit the Museu do Futebol in São Paulo, you are at one point obliged to enter a long, narrow, pitch-black room, in which the increasingly loud pounding of a heartbeat plays heavily over concealed speakers as images of the Maracanazo—Brazil's infamous loss in the final of the 1950 World Cup in Rio de… » 7/09/14 6:01pm 7/09/14 6:01pm

How Two Infamous Ex-ESPNers Benefited From A Bristol VIP's Night Out

One of the most influential men in sports pawing women in a hotel bar in front of a couple enemies with old scores to settle—and much of it surreptitiously captured on video? It sounds like the stuff of an investigation carried out by one of ESPN's harder-charging journalistic franchises. Instead, it's one night in… » 7/01/14 9:00am 7/01/14 9:00am

Dan Shaughnessy Has Been Writing The Same Soccer Column For 25 Years

Legendary old school troll Dan Shaughnessy has a real strong take in today's Boston Globe about how soccer sucks. There is no way, he says, that the overbearing Futbol Moonies will make him feel guilty for disliking the sport. Further, he says, it will never catch on in America, not least because there's no sense of… » 6/22/14 12:32pm 6/22/14 12:32pm

Reporter Interviews Brazilian Coach Look-Alike, Thinks It's Real Coach

A Brazilian columnist and TV reporter thought he hit the jackpot: he was seated on a plane next to the coach and star player of the host country's national team in the middle of the World Cup. So, during the flight from Rio to Sao Paolo, Mario Sergio Conti asked a few questions and wrote a column that at least two… » 6/21/14 1:42pm 6/21/14 1:42pm

Who Is The Skip Bayless Of Ghana (And Italy And England And ...)?

So I watched the U.S. pull off a thrilling win over Ghana last night and after the euphoria died down and I had to take a beer shit, I thought about what local Ghanaian reaction would be to this stinging defeat. Surely, there must be a Bill Plaschke-type back home at the Ghana Ghazette, doling out scorching hot takes… » 6/17/14 10:01am 6/17/14 10:01am