Steve Smith Tells Panthers To Go Home, Mow His Lawn For Him

Ever since Steve Smith dropped 139 yards and two touchdowns on the Carolina Panthers in a Week 4 grudge match against his old team, we've been waiting for a clip of him talking shit on the sideline or in the locker room to appear, because that's what Steve Smith does, and he's great at it. Thanks to last night's… » 10/01/14 11:46am 18 minutes ago

The Pirates Were One Of The Unluckiest (And Best) Teams In Baseball

Pittsburgh hosts its second straight National League play-in game tonight. The Pirates will host the Giants, with both teams finishing the regular season at at 88-74—which doesn't mean they were necessarily equal this year. While the one-game format renders a lot of season-long trends obsolete, the Pirates spent this… » 10/01/14 11:30am 34 minutes ago

How Hulk Became The World's Most Underappreciated Superstar

If there's one good thing about the handful of great players plying their trade in Russia—and it would be the only good thing, mind you—it's that their home Champions League ties often start a few hours before the rest. That timeslot gives their abilities at least a modicum of the attention they deserve yet so often… » 10/01/14 10:06am Today 10:06am

Pain And Violence As A Way Of Life: Muhammad Ali-George Chuvalo II

Leonard Gardner is the author of one of the finest sports novels ever written, Fat City, a masterpiece of the terse style that is, in the words of Denis Johnson, "so precisely written and giving such value to its words that I felt I could almost read it with my fingers, like Braille." Gardner also wrote the… » 10/01/14 9:50am Today 9:50am

Ned Yost On His Bullpen Moves: "It Just Didn't Work Out"

Baseball games are at their most dramatic and chaotic when a team struggles to a win despite the best efforts of their manager. In recent years, Tony La Russa was a master of this; Ron Washington too. Usually, a fan base suffers in relative obscurity until it happens on a national stage. But if last night was the… » 10/01/14 9:15am Today 9:15am

Pedro Martinez Kills Ned Yost On TBS Postgame Show

The Royals beat the A's in the AL wild card play-in game despite, not because of, manager Ned Yost. This didn't escape TBS analyst Pedro Martinez, who absolutely lambasted Yost's decision to relieve James Shields with fellow Dominican Yordano Ventura two days after Ventura threw 73 pitches. Martinez even gave Ventura… » 10/01/14 1:40am Today 1:40am

Royals Defeat A's, Ned Yost In Epic Play-In Game

Sacrifice bunts are rarely the correct call in baseball, so of course Ned Yost's Kansas City Royals laid down four of them in Tuesday night's wild card play-in game against the Oakland A's. Despite Jon Lester displaying uncharacteristic shakiness and the Royals' offense performing uncharacteristically well, Yost… » 10/01/14 1:23am Today 1:23am

Michigan Students Rally Against AD Dave Brandon's Incompetence

College students are lazy, apathetic creatures who only get excited by free pizza, which makes the fact that hundreds of University of Michigan students protested athletic director Dave Brandon's continued employment by the school all the more amazing. A "Fire Dave Brandon" rally was held tonight on the campus Diag,… » 9/30/14 11:46pm Yesterday 11:46pm