Since Sochi, the women’s ski racing field has undergone a serious shake-up. Sure, the men have had some big-name retirements since 2014 (Bode Miller, Ivica Kostelić, Mario Matt, Benjamin Raich). But the women were practically swept of their previous all-stars: As they hit 30 (or came close), an entire generation of…
Just three seconds into last night’s Avs-Blues contest, Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog and St. Louis’s Brayden Schenn decided to randomly drop the gloves and have a brawl in open ice. The initial violence in itself was 20 seconds of intensity, but the fight really heated up and came to a climax when Landeskog grabbed a…
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: ski racing is an insanely exciting sport. And not (only) because of the crashes.
Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo held a brief scrum with reporters today to update everyone on the status of No. 1 overall draft pick Markelle Fultz, who has not seen the court much this year after injuring his shoulder and then developing what appears to be a pretty serious case of the yips. So how is Fultz progressing?
The Pirates have released a statement in response to reports that catcher Elias Diaz’s mother has been kidnapped in Venezuela:
“You always have that in the back of your head, wanting to beat the Germans. And I did it.” —Erin Hamlin, after winning the 2009 FIL World Championships and ending a 99-race winning streak by German women in top-level luge competitions.
The computer in your car is a treasure trove of information about gas mileage, engine performance, maintenance issues, and more, but without an OBD2 scanner, most can only communicate with you through the primitive language of dashboard warning lights.
We’re opening the coolest pack in the streets today on Let’s Remember Some Guys: 1992 Upper Deck! That means we got three times the Ken Griffey Jr. to remember, a bunch of utility guys with mustaches, and Nolan Ryan bonding with a child, all in a pack that our own David Roth calls “catcher-ful.”
The rules are simple: make a basket, earn a marker, and try to complete a tic-tac-toe. Let me amend that: the rules are simple only if you’ve ever heard of tic-tac-toe before.
On Thursday, the Boston Herald published a post headlined “Tom Brady wants to get paid like Jimmy G, or he’ll skip OTAs.” On Friday, it had been deleted and replaced with an error message. A Boston radio show claimed “Nick in Boston” had tricked the reporter, Ron Borges, into writing the fake story after texting him…
Elevation Lab’s Anchor headphone stand is so simple, but so genius, that it really ought to be built into every desk in existence. Nominally, it’s a hook to store your headphones so they don’t take up desk space, but you could also use it for hats, jackets, umbrellas, or really anything else that hangs.
Tongan Pita Taufatofua, last seen representing his country in taekwondo at the Rio Summer Games, is in Pyeongchang to compete in cross-country skiing at these Winter Olympics. He’s once again shirtless and oiled-up, despite the sub-freezing temperature.
The trade deadline has come and gone, and to the surprise of no one, the Lakers did not manage to clear any additional cap space by finding someone to take on Luol Deng and the rest of the four-year, $72 million contract that he signed in 2016.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—Hours before the opening ceremony, United States Olympic Committee board of directors chairman Larry Probst opened the organization’s first press conference of the Pyeongchang Olympics with an acknowledgement. “I want to address upfront what many of you came here rightly to discuss,” he said,…
A group of 47 Russian athletes and coaches who challenged the International Olympic Committee’s decision to bar them from participating in this year’s games has been shut down by an appeals court.
Alexei Bychenko, a figure skater representing Israel, competed today in the team event. He did very well, putting out one of the few clean programs of the men’s competition. After the ten men skated, he found himself in second place behind Shoma Uno of Japan. This was a very unexpected, positive result for Bychenko.
Figure skater Nathan Chen, one of the most hyped American athletes heading into the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, made his Olympic debut tonight, and unfortunately, his performance was a major disappointment.
This is the first Winter Olympics in which single figure skaters can perform to music with lyrics, allowing for some wonderful creative freedom. Germany’s Paul Fentz has chosen to use it to treat the world to Paul Anka’s swing jazz cover of “Wonderwall.”