Former Butler player Andrew Smith died earlier this week, and the university honored the man whose front-court foundation helped the Bulldogs make back-to-back Final Four appearances before today’s game against St. John’s at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
By all accounts, Wes Craven was a lovely human being: a mild professorial type who made the people around him comfortable. In interviews, he came off as an excellent teller of dad jokes, and did not have an intimidating or particularly unsettling presence. But in three successive decades, the writer/director/auteur…
It’s more than an hour after the checkered flag at this year’s Milwaukee IndyFest. It’s been even longer since Justin Wilson’s engine went up in flames, with a late-race mechanical failure sabotaging what could have been a runner-up finish to old Champ Car sparring partner Sebastien Bourdais at the classic one-mile…
IndyCar driver Justin Wilson succumbed to a head injury sustained in a wreck Sunday at Pocono Raceway, the Associated Press reports. Wilson was 37.
Tonight’s WWE Raw opened, as it did just a few weeks ago for Dusty Rhodes, with the full company of superstars lined up to recognize a 10-bell salute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper—followed by a career montage that touches on pretty much everything you could remember about “Hot Rod.”
WWE gave wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes its most esteemed tribute before the opening of tonight’s Money In The Bank PPV, as the entire company’s roster stood in silence for the traditional ten-bell salute to “The American Dream.”
If Sir Christopher Lee had just been a movie star, he would still have been an icon. But the late actor, who passed away last week, had an amazing life even beyond his incredible body of work. Whether you’re still lamenting his passing or unsure why his death is such a loss, here’s 22 reasons why Christopher Lee will …
Extreme athlete and adventurer Dean Potter is dead after a failed attempt at wingsuit flight from Yosemite’s Taft Point. Potter held the speed climbing record for The Nose at El Capitan—one of climbing’s signature routes—three separate times, though his notoriety may stem from his more controversial acts, including a…
Memphis legend B.B. King died last night, and given his importance as a cultural icon to the Blues capital, it was a given the Grizzlies would do some sort of tribute before tonight’s Game 6 against the Warriors. But the occasion didn’t call for the standard moment of silence; instead, the Grizzlies produced a “moment…
Before the mainstream sports obsessions, school dances, awkward teen years, supremely fun college parties, graduating, finding a wonderful woman and eventual settling down, there was Formula One.
There isn’t a chance in hell that Rajon Rondo, who played just 10 minutes during last night’s Game 2 loss to the Rockets, is going to be in Dallas next year. To say as much isn’t so much a prediction as it is a statement of fact. The real question is whether Rajon Rondo will ever again be the star he once was.
Last night was the series finale of Nick Kroll's Comedy Central series, Kroll Show. It was short but sweet—just three seasons of sketch comedy television parody. It took us into the alternate TV Universe of Nick Kroll's weird brand of comedy. It was a cable TV universe that is much like the one that exists in reality,…
There are hundreds and hundreds of people out there who believe that, secretly, they were David Carr's favorite. And maybe we all were. He had the rare emotional capacity to make each of us his favorite, one by one by one.
Former Blue Jays beat writer Alison Gordon, who in 1979 became the first woman admitted to the BBWAA (her membership card read "Mr. Alison Gordon"), died yesterday in Toronto. She was 72.
Veteran New York Times columnist, reporter, and author David Carr died in the paper's newsroom Thursday night. He was 58.
MTV is unearthing a bunch of old, obscure interviews with fixtures in New York hip-hop from the late ‘90s and posting them on Genius. First up is one from the Ol’ Dirty Bastard (RIP), where he talks about his kids, his wife, and his struggles with sobriety. It’s very frank and, to be honest, a little bit sad.
Ernie Banks, who starred in the Negro Leagues and in the U.S. military before joining the Chicago Cubs and slugging his way to a Hall of Fame career, died tonight at the age of 83.
This obituary appeared in the Spokesman Review last weekend. Richard A. Butt must have been a very cool guy, because anyone who willingly goes by the name Dick Butt for 93 years can't really be anything else.