What Baseball's Most Famous Brawl Photo Didn't Show You

It's been 49 years since Giants ace Juan Marichal clocked Dodgers catcher John Roseboro with his bat. The moment was captured in Neil Leifer's iconic photograph, which in turn shaped the collective memory of the incident. Today, Marichal is remembered as the villain, Roseboro as the helpless innocent in the middle of… » 8/22/14 3:37pm 8/22/14 3:37pm

Gallery: In The Shadow Of Rio's Maracana Stadium

AP photographer Léo Corrêa recently documented the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mangueira lies in the shadow of Rio's iconic Maracana stadium, but there are deep fissures between the favela's residents and fans that will enjoy this month's World Cup just blocks away. Above, women visit on a rooftop where… » 6/06/14 4:21pm 6/06/14 4:21pm

Old Soccer Ball From WWI Battle, Photographed On The Same Field Today

Over on io9, there is a collection of recent pictures showing how the European terrain still bears the scars of World War I. One such image is of this soccer ball, which was kicked into no man's land during a battle between British and German forces in Loos, France and which recently returned to the battlefield with… » 5/26/14 3:11pm 5/26/14 3:11pm

Gallery: Greasy Naval Cadets Try To Climb A Lard-Covered Monument

[Each year the freshman class at the Naval Academy, known as 'Plebes,' climb the lard covered Herndon Monument at the Naval Academy to retrieve the Plebian Sailor's hat and replace it with an officer's hat. Above, freshmen make a human wall to climb the monument on May 19, 2014 in Annapolis, Maryland. The tradition is… » 5/22/14 3:41pm 5/22/14 3:41pm

You'll Never Flop Alone: Sad Scenes From The Last Of Liverpool's Season

On Sunday, I watched the deflating end of Liverpool's season from various points along Anfield Road, not far from the team's stadium and headquarters. The result was the culmination of a slow-motion regression to an unhappy mean. Having entered the stretch run looking like a lock to win the Premiership and having… » 5/13/14 2:19pm 5/13/14 2:19pm

The Fantastic World Of Mexican Basketball, Photos By Jorge Santiago

Jorge Santiago is a photographer who divides his time between the U.S. and Mexico. In his project Identity at Play: Basketball in Mexico, he explores the ways in which basketball reinforces indigenous identity, and is shaped by the unique geography, history, culture, and sense of community in the Sierra Norte.… » 5/13/14 11:57am 5/13/14 11:57am

The Weekend's Best Sports Photography

[It's been a busy few days: basketball and hockey playoffs, the end of the Premier League season and even some motorsport. Here's a selection of some of this weekend's best sports photography. Cherish this. Soon we'll only have baseball. Oh, and the World Cup. In Brazil. Above, Paul Pierce gets a flagrant on LeBron… » 5/12/14 12:43pm 5/12/14 12:43pm

Scenes From Three Game 7's In One Night

[Goalie Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche looks on as the Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal by Nino Niederreiter of the Minnesota Wild to tie the score 3-3 in the third period at Pepsi Center on April 30, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Niederreiter went on to score the game winning goal as the Wild defeated the… » 5/01/14 1:41pm 5/01/14 1:41pm

The Long History Of Pitchers Getting Caught Red-Handed

Yesterday Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games for his use of pine tar during Wednesday's game against the Red Sox. The New York Times has put together a nice collection of photographs of pitchers getting caught in the act. Above, knuckleballer Joe Niekro was found with a nail file in his pocket… » 4/25/14 11:43am 4/25/14 11:43am

Rare Photos Of Wrigley's Scoreboard Mark Its 100th Anniversary

[A view of the field from inside Wrigley Field's iconic scoreboard during a baseball game between Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs. With Boston's Fenway Park and Wrigley the only two stadiums in the majors with primary manual scoreboards, it has been a job largely shrouded in mystery until the Cubs allowed The… » 4/23/14 2:07pm 4/23/14 2:07pm

Scenes From North Korea's Marathon

Yesterday for the first time in the 27-year history of the Pyongyang marathon, North Korea allowed foreign amateur and professional runners to take part. Competitors from 27 countries ran in front of crowds gathered in Kim Il Sung Stadium and around Kim Il Sung University in part to celebrate Kim Il Sung's 102… » 4/14/14 5:57pm 4/14/14 5:57pm

Dancing And Kicking Ass: The Photography Of John Goodman

In his first solo exhibition in New York, photographer John Goodman combines images he's taken of boxers and ballerinas Most of his work was made backstage at the Boston Ballet and out of the legendary, now defunct Times Square Gym. He has shared some of the stories behind some his work with us. If you're in the New… » 4/09/14 3:58pm 4/09/14 3:58pm

Where Are The Tight Satin Men's Basketball Shorts Of Yesteryear, Damn…

So much has changed since the Long Island University Blackbirds were a force to be reckoned with in men's college hoops. But surely the gear — specifically, the oh-so-short shorts, the BDSM-ready knee pads, the grimy sneakers and such — worn by the lads is way up there among the many features of the sport that have… » 3/21/14 3:51pm 3/21/14 3:51pm