Aaron Hernandez Isn't An Only-In-Boston Story

As soon as the jury found Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder this morning, I braced for all the bad ideas that were going to be written down. I even invented imaginary takes: the announcement of the Bruins firing their GM came about 15 minutes later, for instance—surely someone would make an ill-advised attempt to tie… » 4/15/15 5:50pm Wednesday 5:50pm

Ref Cancels Penalty, Brings Back Red Carded Player After Change Of Mind

This whole situation is pretty nutty, so we're going to have to get into this. The short version is, referees getting calls right is good, but not after they've already made a wrong call and definitely not when it's thanks to an assistant doing something he shouldn't. » 4/06/15 11:01am 4/06/15 11:01am

Russian Hockey Brawl Leaves Coach Shirtless And Triumphant

This dude right here—who seems to be feeling pretty good about the fact that he just exited a hockey brawl down a shirt, jacket, and tie—is named Andrei Razin, and he’s the head coach of a hockey team in Russia’s minor league. He ended up this way after scrapping with opposing head coach Alex Zhdahin, who was getting… » 4/03/15 12:04pm 4/03/15 12:04pm

The Wizards' Celebration Of Black History Month Is A Little Tone-Deaf

The Washington Wizards created a pop-up website to celebrate Black History Month. The site is full of pictures of various members of the Wizards organization spliced next to a picture of a historical black figure that inspires them, and a quote from each person featured. It's mostly a harmless idea, until Ted Leonsis… » 3/02/15 1:51pm 3/02/15 1:51pm

Watch A Giant High School Football Player Dominate His Tiny Opponents

This is a highlight reel for Elijah Grady, a 6-foot-5, 295 lbs. senior who plays nine-man football for New Town High in New Town, N.D. Grady is technically an offensive tackle, but as you can see in this reel from Hudl.com, he does pretty much everything. Which is to say, if you like fat guy touchdowns, this is the… » 2/05/15 1:21pm 2/05/15 1:21pm