Guy Gets Ticket For Running Too Early In Central Park

Ignorance of the law is not a defense, but this is pretty absurd. Peter Shankman, a rich person with a bunch of titles, was running in Central Park at 4:30 in the morning, even though it is apparently illegal to be in Central Park between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. A cop with a tight-ass boss saw Shankman and wrote him up … » 3/01/14 7:31pm 3/01/14 7:31pm

Darren Sharper Acquaintance Charged With Rape, Held Without Bond

Erik Nunez, an acquaintance of Darren Sharper and possibly a former Saints employee, has been accused of sexually assaulting the same two women on the night Sharper allegedly assaulted them in the same New Orleans apartment. Nunez turned himself in Friday morning. » 3/01/14 6:03pm 3/01/14 6:03pm

Scott Hall On Pic With Benoit And Undertaker: "Me, Dead Man And Taker"

Scott Hall tweeted this "1986-ish" picture of himself, his enormous mustache, Chris Benoit, and the Undertaker with the caption "Me, Dead Man and Taker." Although "Dead Man," or "Deadman," is the name for Mark Calaway's original Undertaker/mortician gimmick, he's already referenced as "Taker," so we can safely assume "Dead Man" is … » 2/28/14 4:40pm 2/28/14 4:40pm

How To Watch The Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony Live

The XXII Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony in Sochi starts Friday morning at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, but it won't be aired in the U.S. until more than eight hours later thanks to NBC's tape-delay policies. They aren't streaming it live online, either, so if you'd like to join the rest of the world in watching the… » 2/06/14 11:30am 2/06/14 11:30am

Batman On Steroids: How The NFL On Fox Theme Song Was Born

It was March 1994, and Fox Sports president David Hill was on the phone with a new employee. Hill himself was something of a new employee. The network was only a few months old at that point, being built on the fly after Rupert Murdoch had unexpectedly outbid CBS for NFC broadcast rights. Hill was known, if he was… » 1/31/14 2:16pm 1/31/14 2:16pm

Thomas Vanek Claims League Bias On Game-Winning Goal Reversal

The Islanders and Blues were tied 3-3 in overtime when Thomas Vanek scored what appeared to be the game-winner. It looked like it hit his skate but the red lamp lit, the referee pointed at the net and Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak skated off the ice without incident. Replay eventually reversed the call, though, and… » 1/25/14 5:50pm 1/25/14 5:50pm

Here Comes The Federer-Nadal To Possibly End All Federer-Nadals

Maybe every Federer-Nadal is a Federer-Nadal for the ages, and when we look back we'll marvel at our luck that these two comets coincided for a decade. But let's say with a bit of boldness that the upcoming Federer-Nadal — in a date punched when they respectively dispatched Andy Murray and Grigor Dimitrov in the… » 1/22/14 8:47pm 1/22/14 8:47pm

Bull Taming Is A Thing, And Yes, It Gets People Hurt

While the world may have different views on bulls — whether to name 'em, maim 'em or flambe 'em — we've universally adopted a view that they are, in some sense, our competition. The Spanish race against them each year, or at the very least watch tourists get their innards re-arranged at hornpoint. Costa Ricans and… » 1/15/14 7:31pm 1/15/14 7:31pm