Report: NFL Identifies "Person Of Interest" In Ballghazi Scandal

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer is reporting that the NFL has zeroed in on a particular Patriots locker room attendant who may have been responsible for deflating footballs before the Patriots' AFC Championship Game victory over the Colts. » 1/26/15 3:49pm 1/26/15 3:49pm

Tom Brady: I Didn't Alter Or Even Notice The Underinflated Balls

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady met with the press today in Foxborough and confessed ignorance as to how New England came to be using under-inflated footballs—and, incredibly, that he didn't even notice the illegal balls. » 1/22/15 4:39pm 1/22/15 4:39pm

Report: 11 Of 12 Patriots-Supplied Footballs Were Underinflated

There has been two days worth of smoke surrounding Ballghazi, and now it looks like there might actually be a fire. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the NFL's investigation into whether the Patriots deflated footballs during Sunday's AFC Championship Game has found that 11 out of the 12 balls they supplied were… » 1/20/15 11:30pm 1/20/15 11:30pm

Patriots Under NFL Investigation For Deflating Footballs [Update]

WTHR's Bob Kravitz is reporting the NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots illegally deflated footballs during the team's AFC Championship game against the Colts Sunday night. » 1/19/15 1:54am 1/19/15 1:54am

St. Louis Rams Call St. Louis Police Liars

A St. Louis Rams executive apologized (Update: he denies apologizing, see below) to police on behalf of the team's front office for players' use of the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture before Sunday's game—a gesture that left St. Louis cops demanding punishment for the players. » 12/01/14 10:30pm 12/01/14 10:30pm

St. Louis Cops Declare Rams' "Hands Up Don't Shoot" To Be "Offensive"

St. Louis police officers condemned the NFL's Rams today, calling their pre-game display of the "hands up don't shoot" gesture to be "tasteless, offensive and inflammatory." The lengthy statement issued by the St. Louis Police Officers Association demanded Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens, and… » 11/30/14 10:22pm 11/30/14 10:22pm

High School Basketball Playoff Game Ends In Stupid, Ridiculous Way

A Texas high school girls' regional final ended in controversy Saturday when referees, apparently unable to decide the conditions under which a late foul occurred, ran out of the gym and declared the game over. » 2/25/14 3:40pm 2/25/14 3:40pm

The Defamer TV Preview: What's Worth Watching This Fall

The fall is upon us: the leaves are turning brown, the children are turning smarter, and if you listen very, very closely you can hear the collective snap of a thousand child-proof caps of Xanax bottles being popped open by anxious TV executives all along Ventura Boulevard. So what's going to die? What's going to… » 9/16/13 2:09pm 9/16/13 2:09pm

Did Tim Pernetti Create A "Keep Tim Pernetti" Twitter Account?

Embattled Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti just followed a Twitter account dedicated to not firing embattled Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti. So did the Rutgers athletic department. In fact, they were two of the first three followers of the "Keep Tim Pernetti" Twitter account. And it hasn't even tweeted… » 4/05/13 12:54am 4/05/13 12:54am

South Korean Pro Team Cancels WBC Exhibition Against Cuba Because The…

Mildly scandalous behavior continues to plague the run-up to the World Baseball Classic. Yesterday, we had Taiwanese scouts disguising themselves as umpires and infiltrating a South Korean exhibition, and today we have a South Korean pro team refusing to play against the Cuban national team because the Cubans were… » 2/21/13 11:55am 2/21/13 11:55am

Brit Olympics Hero Jessica Ennis Leaves Kate Middleton Hanging On…

The BBC's Sports Personality Of The Year awards were televised today, with special guest presenter the Duchess of Cambridge in her first public appearance since being hospitalized with severe morning sickness two weeks ago. The drama of a pregnant Kate's emergence became multiplied, though, when SPOTY runner-up and… » 12/16/12 6:10pm 12/16/12 6:10pm

Source: Peter "Dr. Pete" Gray, Disgraced University Of Iowa Athletics…

Yesterday, we brought you the story of Peter Gray, an athletics adviser at the University of Iowa recently investigated by his employer. The university found evidence of long-term sexual harassment of students and cases of Gray bartering for sex with tickets to Iowa sporting events. The complaint against Gray listed… » 11/11/12 9:20am 11/11/12 9:20am

Report: University Of Iowa Athletics Adviser Traded Tickets For Sex,…

An internal investigation of Peter Gray, senior academics adviser for the University of Iowa Athletics Department and staff member for about 13 years total, has turned up a laundry list of inappropriate behavior, all sexual in nature, mostly involving students in some form or another. Gray allegedly traded tickets and… » 11/10/12 9:15am 11/10/12 9:15am

Franco Harris Brought A Cardboard Joe Paterno To Beaver Stadium Today

Franco Harris may be able to pick a wobbly incompletion from just above the turf, but he doesn't know how to pick his battles. His insistence on becoming the alpha Joe Paterno apologist rings with the dregs of denial: "He played such a minor part in this." Aaaaand now he's dragging JoePa's cardboard form to the Penn… » 9/01/12 6:15pm 9/01/12 6:15pm

Bartolo Colon-O-Meter: Who Will Tell The Children?

Last season, we learned that a fat guy who throws a baseball was much more than a fat guy who throws a baseball—the pitching performances of Bartolo Colon were nothing less than an ongoing assay of the human condition. One bad start against the Toronto Blue Jays was a sign that we live in a world without magic.… » 8/22/12 4:20pm 8/22/12 4:20pm

Canadian Women's Soccer Players May Face FIFA Discipline For Claiming…

Members of the Canadian women's national soccer team are under fire for comments they made after yesterday's thriller of a match won by the U.S. with seconds to spare. » 8/07/12 3:15pm 8/07/12 3:15pm

Disgraced Badminton Player Announces Retirement, Blames Poor…

One of the eight badminton players who was disqualified from the Olympics for match-fixing is fighting back against those allegations, while also announcing her retirement from professional competition. » 8/02/12 8:30am 8/02/12 8:30am