Torii Hunter, All-Time Near-Great Centerfielder, Retires

My defining memory of Torii Hunter’s baseball career comes from the 2002 All-Star Game, when he robbed Barry Bonds of a home run. Bonds was in the middle of four straight seasons of destroying space-time, but Hunter was pretty darn good too, finishing sixth in the AL MVP race and winning his second of nine straight… »10/26/15 9:55pm10/26/15 9:55pm

Goodbye Jason Richardson, Thanks For Making Me Fall In Love With The Warriors

The turn of the century was a bleak time to be a Warriors fan. Really, besides a few good Run TMC seasons in the early 1990s, any of the 30 years between 1977 and 2006 was a bleak time to be a Warriors fan. But in the opinion of this fan—who can first remember listening on the radio as the Warriors got mollywhopped by… »9/24/15 2:42am9/24/15 2:42am

Report: Troy Polamalu Has Revelation In Church, Retires 

According to the Uniontown, Pa. Herald-Standard, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu called owner Dan Rooney last night and retired. Polamalu missed four games due to injury last season, his 12th, and there were reports last month that the Steelers didn’t want Polamalu back, and hoped he would retire. The … »4/09/15 11:07pm4/09/15 11:07pm

Goodbye To Old-Ass Jason Giambi, Who Refused To Go Down A Villain

Jason Giambi is retiring. At age 44, the slugger announced yesterday that his gradual disappearance from the game—one that began all the way back in 2009, when Giambi remade himself into a grizzled pinch-hitter and nominal player-coach—has reached its terminus. His career probably should have ended long before… »2/17/15 1:21pm2/17/15 1:21pm

Iker Casillas Hopes To Become Overpaid By MLS One Day

Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has had a rough go of it these past few years. The goalkeeper has seen his previously blemish-free legacy tarnished by the hand of a vindictive manager, lost a considerable amount of support from a fanbase that once idolized him, suffered a cratering of confidence, and now looks likely… »1/27/15 5:21pm1/27/15 5:21pm

Steelers Running Back Isaac Redman Ends NFL Career Due To Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived running back Isaac Redman in October of last season after then-rookie Le'Veon Bell popped up as a more effective option. (Bell's now dealing with a different problem.) Redman didn't sign with another team after his release, but today, he said he never healed from an injury to his spinal… »8/22/14 12:05pm8/22/14 12:05pm

Big Brown Has A Nicer House And Way More Sex Than You

Yesterday, we published a story on racehorse Big Brown's near-completion of the 2008 Triple Crown, and some shady Wall Street characters who surrounded the horse's failed run. Last night, the Wall Street Journal took readers on a tour of some of Kentucky's greatest stud farms, where retired racehorses go to grow old… »6/08/13 11:20am6/08/13 11:20am