The Best NBA Media Day Photos From Around The League

Today was NBA media day, a mostly useless exercise where players and coaches trot out the most optimistic of cliches for the season ahead. The answers are so predictable that one blog went so far as to create a media day bingo card. On the plus side, media day is also when players pose for all sorts of weird photos… » 9/29/14 10:29pm 9/29/14 10:29pm

That Derek Jeter Screencap, With Every Number Being Two, Is Fake

You might have seen this Derek Jeter photo somewhere on the internet today. Wow, look at all those twos! The baseball gods made it so, #R2p2ct, etc. Unfortunately, it's fake, and the guy who made it feels bad for fooling you. » 9/26/14 1:45pm 9/26/14 1:45pm

Chris Sale Does Not Have Bones In His Body, Defies Physics

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is, on a per-inning basis, currently pitching more or less the way Sandy Koufax did in his prime. (His park- and league-adjusted ERA-plus of 195 is actually a little better than Koufax's best-ever mark, though yes of course Koufax pitched a hell of a lot more innings, you don't need to… » 9/15/14 2:37pm 9/15/14 2:37pm

This Guy Was Sharing The Hacked Celeb Nudes Weeks Before They Leaked

Last night, we brought you the story of the Deadspin reader whose girlfriend was approached on Aug. 19 with a strange request—a Facebook user going by the (presumably fake) name of Jason Killan offered her $5,000 for nude pictures or videos. Our reader—we'll call him David—messaged Killan to tell him to fuck off,… » 9/01/14 10:02pm 9/01/14 10:02pm

Justin Verlander And His Hacked Photos: A Partial Timeline

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander made multiple appearances in the wave of celebrity nude pics that leaked Sunday. A big album of photos appear to have been taken from his iPhone, and some of them match up to his MLB schedule. » 9/01/14 3:17pm 9/01/14 3:17pm

The Grossest Photos From The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut ate 61 hot dogs today to win his eighth straight Nathan's hot dog eating contest for the men, while Miki Sudo won the women's competition with 34. But we know what you're here for. You want high-quality photos of sweaty hot dog eaters in action, right? Hell yeah you do. You're welcome. » 7/04/14 3:30pm 7/04/14 3:30pm

Canada's Men's Hockey Team Celebrates Second Straight Gold

Even though the United States lost, the men's hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics continued, for some reason. Canada shut out Sweden 3-0 for their second straight gold medal. The result produced a few excellent photos of jubilant Canada players. » 2/23/14 2:12pm 2/23/14 2:12pm

A Photog Remembers When, And Why, "Uncle Tom" Frazier Kicked Ali's Ass

Today is Muhammad Ali's 72nd birthday. Four decades ago, after three-and-a-half years away from the ring, he was half-assedly gearing up for a title fight with the reigning champ, Joe Frazier. LIFE photographer John Shearer remembers that winter well. » 1/17/14 11:30am 1/17/14 11:30am

Faces Of The Young America League: Guts And Glory In The Rockies

Way back when, at a time when organized football for school kids was something of a rarity, LIFE's Alfred Eisenstaedt made some portraits of tough little guys playing in Colorado's Young America League in 1939. (See more Young America League photos here.) » 1/15/14 1:11pm 1/15/14 1:11pm

This Old Chinese Figure Skater Has Smooth Moves, Awesome Facial Hair

In February 1946 readers of a popular weekly magazine were introduced to exactly the sort of scene Henry Luce likely had in mind when, a decade earlier, he and poet Archibald MacLeish crafted their famous prospectus for a publication initially called "The Show-Book of the World." The still-stirring opening lines of… » 1/08/14 9:08am 1/08/14 9:08am

At The 1960 Cotton Bowl, A Syracuse Win And A Nasty Racial Ruckus

In January 1960, an undefeated Syracuse team whipped Texas, 23-14, in the Cotton Bowl. [See rare photos from the game here.] But it wasn't especially pretty, as LIFE magazine reported in its Jan. 11, 1960, issue: » 1/03/14 8:30am 1/03/14 8:30am

When Chickens Play Baseball, We All Win

"Casey Number Two, who is more temperamental than her colleagues, jumps on the playing field to peck at the first baseman, who has blocked her hit." » 12/20/13 2:02pm 12/20/13 2:02pm

Young Hockey Fan Gives Zero Fucks

Kid! There's some hockey going on right over there. Look at the hockey. Just turn your head a bit OK. The Metropolitan kind of sucks, I agree. And if I had a Brad Richards jersey, I'd be mad too. But seriously, those seats cost a ton of cash, you ingrate. » 12/20/13 11:45am 12/20/13 11:45am

75 Years Ago NFL Players Looked Like This

"Pro football is almost a different game from college football," LIFE magazine helpfully informed its readers in October 1938. In those years, the biggest pro sports in America were baseball, boxing and horse racing; professional football barely registered on most fans' radar. But pro ball was making strides, and LIFE… » 12/17/13 10:08am 12/17/13 10:08am

A Face Only A Hockey Puck Could Love

Once upon a time, NHL goalies played without masks. Unsurprisingly, their faces often got all fucked up. In 1966, LIFE published an article, "The Goalie Is the Goat," that not only aimed to put a human countenance on "hockey's reviled and bludgeoned fall-guys," but featured a photo of what looked like a modern-day… » 12/11/13 9:15am 12/11/13 9:15am

The Badassest Rookie Linebacker The NFL Has Ever Seen

I was never a Bears fan, although I do admire the uniform — orange, black and white together just feels football-y, somehow — and I bawled like a crazy person while reading I Am Third and again while watching Brian's Song. (Damn you, James Caan. Damn you to tearjerking hell.) But recently I came across an old LIFE… » 12/04/13 9:17am 12/04/13 9:17am

Tough Love: Watching Football On TV While Sitting In The Snow

At first glance, it's just a photo of Big Blue fans watching the 1962 NFL title game while seated outside a Connecticut motel, beyond the range of the New York City-area TV blackout. (Green Bay beat the Giants that day at the old Yankee Stadium, 16-7.) » 11/21/13 9:31am 11/21/13 9:31am