The Death of a Sports Pioneer

A lot was going on last week. The world mourned the death of both Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. The world then turned its horrified eyes to Ferguson, MO and witnessed shocking events unfolding in real time. Lost among those very important stories was the passing of a true sports pioneer. Jay Adams died last week… » 8/18/14 1:03pm 8/18/14 1:03pm

The Cold, Dead Eyes Of Cody Cepeda

Cody Cepeda does not celebrate as he embarrasses professional skateboarders. At Battle At The Berrics VII, the skateboarding adaptation of basketball's HORSE, just the briefest of emotion flickers across his face—a faint grimace or smile—when he misses a trick or beats the hell out of some unsuspecting pro. But then… » 5/26/14 4:24pm 5/26/14 4:24pm

Bill Eppridge Is Dead. His Photos Will Never Die

Bill Eppridge, one of the greatest photojournalists who ever picked up a camera, a longtime LIFE and Sports Illustrated photographer and the man behind the harrowing, iconic picture of a fatally wounded Robert Kennedy lying in a pool of blood in a Los Angeles hotel kitchen in June 1968, died on Thursday in… » 10/04/13 11:43am 10/04/13 11:43am

Skateboarder Does Thing With Skateboards

See, first he's on this one skateboard, which is pretty impressive, seeing how that's a thing that a lot of people can't do. But then he jumps off the skateboard, which seems like it would be incrementally harder than just riding one without jumping off. And then he flips, which is also a hard thing to do in any… » 10/20/11 7:30pm 10/20/11 7:30pm

ESPN Interview With Skateboarder Carries On Despite Possible Abduction Of Child

Last week an ESPN crew interviewed Nyjah Huston, a 16-year-old skateboarder from Davis, Calif., to talk about his preparations and expectations for this year's X-Games. Huston's interview is nothing riveting — "um, yeah, like, gonna be sick, like, you know?" — and his cause isn't helped at all by the strange… » 7/27/11 2:25pm 7/27/11 2:25pm