ESPN on ABC's coverage of the thrilling final laps of yesterday's Indy 500 left many viewers upset, as Bristol's repeated coverage of the race leaders' significant others battled that of the actual racing. Here's a comparison of what ESPN aired versus video from the international feed.
After Samir Nasri's girlfriend took to Twitter earlier this week to slam the French national team for leaving her man off the World Cup team, said France manager Didier Deschamps has brought a lawsuit against her for public insult. This is so French.
It's been a bit of an up and down week for French star Samir Nasri. On Sunday, his Manchester City team won the Premier League. Way up! But today, Nasri found out he was left off France's World Cup squad. Way down!
There's a New York Magazine article out on the perks and challenges of being a basketball wife, and it's required reading as long as you can get through sentences like these without killing yourself:
Remember foul-mouthed Bradley Wiggins—the cyclist that called would-be steroid accusers "cunts" and "fucking wankers" a couple weeks ago while he was leading the Tour de France? Well, he ended up winning, becoming the first British person to do so in the race's history. He made no mention of wankers in his victory…
Two weeks ago, photographer Roger Snider did a pair of shoots with Lauren Tannehill, the wife of Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill. He doesn't say for whom, but according to LobShots, it's for Maxim. Of course, Miami is the team on this year's Hard Knocks. It's possible HBO will have its biggest crossover star since Peter…
Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has been off the international radar somewhat since accepting the manager position of Al Wasl FC in the U.A.E. football league last year. Al Wasl hasn't done a whole lot under his leadership, either—they currently sit in sixth place in the 12-team league.
Yesterday, Busted Coverage published photos of single and mingling former skipper Terry Francona at Foxwoods, alongside his "Alleged 20-Something Rebound Beef." It was a different lass than the one to your right. Today, Busted Coverage's post has been scrubbed from the internet, and we know they had been in contact…
Ireland, it is said, is a nation of begrudgers. 'Tis indeed. The only thing more brooding and begrudging than an Irishman is an Irishman crossed with a Russian Jew. And the current cause for begrudgery in Ireland is Robbie Keane.
Luke O'Brien and his crew of irregulars will be filing occasional dispatches from South Africa for us. Today, a story of attraction and frottage, involving our correspondent and one Bianca Kajlich, then the future (and now the former) Mrs. Landycakes.
Disclosure: thanks to a friend in editorial, I'm often one of the anonymous guys in the "men tell you what they really want" articles at Cosmo. That's my excuse for knowing that this month's issue features some football players.
The "English football" (f'ing soccer) team has banned the amazingly skanky wives-and-girlfriends club from hogging all the 2010 World Cup attention. America doesn't have the Posh Spice nightmare syndrome as bad—yet. But we're working on it.
In the non-news category, professional athletes divorce far more often than the national average. The real question is why do they bother getting married in the first place?
It must have stung Bulgarian goaltender Nikolay Mihailov when his Playmate model girlfriend dumped him for a notorious mob boss—but it probably stings even more when the mob boss decides to attack you with acid.
Chelsea had a bit of a rough go of it this year, especially after losing a heartbreaker to Barcelona in the Champions League, but their Italian-Brazilian midfielder Juliano Belletti can take solace in the fact that his sister has found comfort in the arms of Man U coxswain Cristiano Ronaldo.