Pitcher's Wife Calls Will Middlebrooks "Butthole" For Breaking Up No-No

A day after losing Cy Young candidate Garrett Richards for the year to a freak knee injury, the Angels got an unexpected lift: rookie starter Matt Shoemaker stepped up with the game of his life. He had a no hitter going until two outs in the seventh, when Boston's Will Middlebrooks lined a double to left. Mrs.… » 8/22/14 10:09am 8/22/14 10:09am

The Premier League Is Banning Goals Being Posted to Vine and Twitter

If there's one thing better than a wonderful goal in soccer, it's reliving it over, and over, and over, and over. Preferably in slow-mo. Ideally as a looped GIF. And almost certainly sourced from social media. But sadly, the UK's Premier League is stamping out all such behavior. » 8/15/14 10:26am 8/15/14 10:26am

Game Of Telephone Unfairly Paints Howard And Harden As Bad Teammates

So, what's to blame for a totally innocuous comment by Rockets big man Donatas Donatas Motiejunas getting blown up and passed down the grapevine as incriminating evidence that Dwight Howard and James Harden are aloof and alienate the rest of their teammates? Laziness, or malice, or just a really slow news day when … » 8/08/14 5:16pm 8/08/14 5:16pm

NBA Rookies Are Receiving The Best Advice

The New York Times's Sarah Lyall is at the NBA Rookie Transition Program, where the most talented young basketballers in the world learn the important things about their sometimes-rocky transitions to the pros. They're receiving advice on everything from fashion to fan relations to celebrity, and Lyall is passing it… » 8/07/14 9:10am 8/07/14 9:10am