Some Sports Fans Upset ESPN Is Airing Video Game Tournaments

This weekend, ESPN2 aired a preview for the grand finals of Dota 2's The International, the 10 million-dollar tournament for the very popular video game. The move is kind of a big deal—arguably, it grants competitive gaming more mainstream legitimacy. But not everyone was happy to see Dota 2 on ESPN. » 7/21/14 11:51am Yesterday 11:51am

NBA Teams With Titles May Get Some Gold On Their Uniforms

For my money, the best uniform tradition in sports is soccer's custom of putting stars on team crests in honor of past championships. (For a club, that generally means domestic titles; for a nation, World Cups.) It appears that a version of that badge of honor may be coming to NBA jerseys next season. » 7/15/14 4:39pm 7/15/14 4:39pm

Lacrosse Equipment Manufacturer Dishes Out Strong Anti-Title IX Takes

Sure, sure, we're as done with #brand fails as you are, but this is still pretty weak. There was a lacrosse event going on tonight, and whoever's running the Twitter account for Warrior—"one of the sporting goods industry's premier manufacturer of innovative, high performance, cutting-edge equipment, footwear and… » 7/10/14 11:16pm 7/10/14 11:16pm

Paramore's "Ain't It Fun" Is The Summer Jam Twitter Desperately Needs

It's a pleasantly sweaty June night at the bucolic, Live Nation-owned Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass., and Hayley Williams looks like she's ready for a fight. The lead singer of Paramore is sporting the kind of high-waisted shorts, knee braces, and white high-tops you might associate with a sparring boxer. But… » 7/07/14 2:36pm 7/07/14 2:36pm

When Did Nazi Insults Spike On Twitter During USA-Germany?

Twitter users were already throwing around the word "Nazi" plenty before Germany-U.S. kicked off, but how about during the game? To find out, from 11:35 a.m. to 2:03 p.m. we recorded tweets and retweets that contained the word "Nazi" or "Nazis" (not case sensitive). We pulled 30,209 in total, or 3.4 "Nazi"s per second. » 6/26/14 4:59pm 6/26/14 4:59pm