NRA Secretly Backs Group Aiming To Save Elephants Now, Kill Them Later

A couple of weeks ago, a group called the Elephant Protection Association (EPA) sent an email to a Maryland woman with elephant-hugging tendencies after she'd registered for membership online. There was an important measure coming before the General Assembly in Annapolis, HB713, which would restrict the sale of… » 3/03/15 5:55pm 3/03/15 5:55pm

Gunmen Kill 12 in Shooting at Paris Satirical Newspaper

Masked gunmen wielding Kalashnikovs and a rocket launcher killed at least 12 people and injured 10 more at the Paris offices of satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday before escaping. French president François Hollande called the shooting "unquestionably a terrorist attack." » 1/07/15 8:58am 1/07/15 8:58am

Where Do NBA Shooting Fouls Actually Take Place?

Yesterday, Grantland's Kirk Goldsberry wrote a piece about how James Harden gets fouled like a Super Mario coin brick. But buried in the piece was this fascinating map of every single shooting foul so far in this NBA season, so we thought we'd take a closer look. (Do yourself a favor and click "Expand" in the upper… » 1/23/14 1:58pm 1/23/14 1:58pm

At The End Of The First Quarter Last Night, Deron Williams Had Made…

A few mind-blowing stats from Deron Williams's record-setting shooting night, in which he hit nine threes in one half (the record) and 11 overall: At the end of the first quarter, he had hit 8/9 shots, and was 7/7 from downtown. The Wizards, at that point, were six of 24 from the field, and had missed all six of… » 3/09/13 9:30am 3/09/13 9:30am

This Is The Worst Shot In The NBA

Kirk Goldsberry is a geography professor at Michigan State and the man behind that wonderful visualization of every NBA shot attempt over the last five years. He's been applying his unique talents to CourtVision, an attempt to understand basketball through spatial analytics, and already his project is bearing fruit. » 3/13/12 11:30am 3/13/12 11:30am

Dennis Rodman Recognizes The Importance Of Family

Your morning roundup for April 2, the day that the color starts returning to the knuckles of passengers and crew on Southwest Flight 812, the plane with a three-foot hole in its side. » 4/02/11 9:15am 4/02/11 9:15am

Ty Lawson Shot Some Craps In Reno, Just To Watch Them ...Fly?

The NCAA seems to prohibit its "student-athletes" from doing, well, anything, but prominent North Carolina baller Ty Lawson shooting craps in a Reno casino over New Year's is apparently cool with them. » 4/04/09 11:30am 4/04/09 11:30am