Chart: Stadium Distance From Downtown In Four-Sport Cities

This chart from Redditor jamintime shows distance between stadiums and downtowns in cities with NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL franchises. Google Maps was used to track distance and define downtown and stadium locations. In cities with multiple pro teams in the same sport, the closest stadium to downtown was used. This chart… » 9/29/14 6:05pm Yesterday 6:05pm

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

Cuba Gooding Jr. Is Good At Hockey, Stripping

For some reason Academy Award-winning actor and star of Snow Dogs Cuba Gooding Jr. took part in a puck shooting contest at the United Center Tuesday, during intermission between the Blackhawks-Red Wings exhibition game. Despite suffering from the severe competitive disadvantage of having taken a redeye flight to… » 9/23/14 11:31pm 9/23/14 11:31pm

Blue Jackets Not Fucking Around With Ryan Johansen Contract Negotiations

After a breakout 33-goal season, Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen is seeking a bigger payday. But he and Columbus are far apart on just how big, and Johansen isn't planning to report to camp when it opens tomorrow. So the Blue Jackets just pulled something I don't know that I've ever seen a team do, at least not via… » 9/17/14 1:39pm 9/17/14 1:39pm

Come Correct To P.K. Subban About His Corsi Or Don't Come At All

The NHL is holding its annual player tour, in which it drags many of its top stars to New York for days of interviews and appearances. ESPN's Craig Custance took advantage of the opportunity (Insider link) to ask players what they thought of their own unconventional analytics, aka fancystats. » 9/10/14 3:54pm 9/10/14 3:54pm

August Sucks—The NBA Or NHL Playoffs Should Move There

In non-Olympic years, there's no wider chasm of utter sports emptiness than late July and August. NBA and NHL free agency have pretty much wrapped up, and most NFL "news" involves players describing the best shape of their lives. Thankfully, football and European soccer are just about back, but for a very long stretch… » 8/28/14 1:01pm 8/28/14 1:01pm