Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti Glimpsed The Edge Of Existence

While this photo was snapped during Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Osasuna to reach the Copa del Rey quarters, the stare of head coach Carlo Ancelotti is that of a man who is elsewhere, possibly someplace Kubrickianly dark and distant. » 1/15/14 10:57pm 1/15/14 10:57pm

Bull Taming Is A Thing, And Yes, It Gets People Hurt

While the world may have different views on bulls — whether to name 'em, maim 'em or flambe 'em — we've universally adopted a view that they are, in some sense, our competition. The Spanish race against them each year, or at the very least watch tourists get their innards re-arranged at hornpoint. Costa Ricans and… » 1/15/14 7:31pm 1/15/14 7:31pm

John Dominis, a longtime photographer for Life magazine, died on Monday. He was 92. Even if you don't know the name, you know the work. (The photograph below, of Mickey Mantle's helmet toss, is his. So is the famous shot of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the '68 Olympics.) There's a lot more at Life's website.
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Cricket Celebrations Are The Most Celebrational

In a match between two countries elsewhere in the world, these two men whose names would require some looking-up did something cricket-tastic, inspiring them to embrace one another in such exultant exuberance that we can only look on, awestruck. At first we wonder what could give rise to such obvious joy. Cricket, it… » 12/30/13 8:10pm 12/30/13 8:10pm

Bye, Candlestick

[They played one last regular-season football game at the unlovable old pile in an unlovable corner of America's most overrated city. San Francisco's Candlestick Park—like most sports arenas, with the notable exception of the one replacing it—began life as a million-dollar swindle, and it seems only fitting that a… » 12/24/13 10:00am 12/24/13 10:00am

The Jubilance And Trauma Of Victory Displayed On One Tennis Court

Today in London a pair of Spaniards took the doubles finals of the ATP World Tour. The emotion David Marrero displays on the left? Triumph, of course. And Fernando Verdasco, on the right? Why, that's triumph as well, albeit laced with relief and exhaustion. » 11/11/13 7:29pm 11/11/13 7:29pm

Florida State Running Back Demonstrates How To Run Over A Defender

Turns out, it's a lot like it sounds. The defender's lucky that James Wilder Jr. was close to the end zone, otherwise he probably would have been dragged along for another ten yards or so. Photo by Nell Redmond/AP Images » 11/11/13 12:18pm 11/11/13 12:18pm

Rafael Nadal's Serve From Second To Second

Nadal's in London playing in the ATP World Tour Finals, where this multiple-exposure picture was taken. We now can see the shift from "okay, toss it up gently" to "NOW MURDER THAT THING!" moment to moment. Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images » 11/06/13 4:29pm 11/06/13 4:29pm

Young Soccer Fan Reps His City By Making Like A Helicopter

This little Western Sydney Wanderers supporter and Petey Pablo fan takes his hype man duties very seriously. Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images. » 11/01/13 3:45pm 11/01/13 3:45pm

Taj Gibson Has A Strange Happy Face

It's not every day your backup power forward hits a buzzer beater, albeit to end the first quarter, so we'll cut him some slack if he doesn't yet have the Kobe ice grill committed to muscle memory. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images » 11/01/13 11:47am 11/01/13 11:47am

'Bron Back

Here's LeBron James blowing by Luol Deng, one of the best perimeter defenders in the league, during last night's 107-95 Heat win. But hey, keep watching, I guess there's a chance he won't win it all again. [Mike Ehrmann/Getty] » 10/30/13 3:07pm 10/30/13 3:07pm