Anxious About The World's Most Dominant Gymnast? Blame It On Rio.

A year and a half ago, Simone Biles was a last-minute substitute at the 2013 American Cup. There she placed second behind 2011 junior national champion Katelyn Ohashi after losing an early lead with a fall from the beam. At that meet, Biles couldn't win with a fall. But at this weekend's national championship… »8/26/14 9:29am8/26/14 9:29am


What The Jingoists Are Saying Today: "Suck it Russia! 'If You Don't Like America, You Can Get Out!'"

I honestly don't even know what that means. Is it directed at...Russia? Is Russia currently in the United States? If so, has it expressed displeasure with being in the United States? Why is it in quotes? Is it an oft-quoted saying? Now directed at Russia? So many questions. But let's move on to what can never be… »8/01/12 12:15pm8/01/12 12:15pm

U.S. Gymnastics Turns Its Back On Chellsie Memmel, Genuine Badass

At the 2006 world championships, Chellsie Memmel botched a release during her uneven-bars routine and tore her labrum. This was more or less the beginning of a prolonged shoulder nightmare that would culminate this weekend in the cold-eyed rejection of her bid to compete in the national championships. On that day in… »5/30/12 8:30am5/30/12 8:30am