Italy's Most Beloved Cyclist Rode Hard, Died Young, And Might've Lost His Career To A Rigged Drug Test

It makes sense that Marco Pantani remains Italy’s most beloved cyclist 14 years after his death. Italy is one of cycling’s most vibrant strongholds, and like Brazilian soccer fans, the tifosi demand not just mere victory, but style. Vincenzo Nibali’s snoozer of a 2014 Tour de France win is fine, but his iconic solo…

Nolan Ryan Says Josh Hamilton Should Have Waited Until The Offseason To Quit Chewing Tobacco

Josh Hamilton had a gangbusters first two months of the season, and then, suddenly, fell off a cliff. His past drug and alcohol problems, combined with some cryptic statements about "disobedience to God," put everyone on high alert. But in August, he revealed that he was struggling with a demon less illicit, if no…