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 Tuesday 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 Tuesday 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

Shitty Sports Radio Dude Calls Erin Andrews A "Gutless Bitch"

In the landscape of trash fires that is sports talk radio, the Dennis and Callahan show on WEEI in Boston is probably the most consistently trash fire-y. The latest piece of evidence in support of that statement comes from Kirk Minihane, who on this morning's show went on a misogynistic mini-rant about Fox Sports… » 7/16/14 12:31pm 7/16/14 12:31pm

All 100 Times Jeter's Name Was Mentioned On Fox—And All Zero Of Gwynn's

Lest you forget, Fox was sure to make you aware that this is Derek Jeter's final season in the majors. The Captain's name was spoken no fewer than 100 times on tonight's All-Star Game broadcast, but at what cost? That of remembering people like Tony Gwynn, Don Zimmer, or Bob Welch—none of whom were mentioned during… » 7/16/14 12:56am 7/16/14 12:56am

If You're Going To Make Chris Berman Stand Up To Cancer, Put Him On TV

A hot mic caught ESPN's Chris Berman and John Kruk debating their participation in the Home Run Derby's corporate sponsorship tie-in for cancer research. It also caught Berman trying to make sure their efforts to hoist skyward what is surely at least 600 combined pounds would be captured on live TV. » 7/14/14 10:49pm 7/14/14 10:49pm

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