A new indictment announced today in the FBI’s college basketball bribery investigation adds both Kansas and North Carolina State to the mix of involved schools that already included programs like Louisville, Miami, and Arizona.
U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos has officially had it with the leaks coming out of the FBI’s ongoing pay-for-play case against various college basketball programs.
Tom Brady visited The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight, accepting the host’s challenge to chug a “beer.” We put the beverage in scare quotes because there’s a decent question as to what, exactly, the Super Bowl-losing quarterback actually quaffed.
ESPN editor Jovan Buha noticed something intriguing today: Drake has the numbers 30 and 35, the numbers that Steph Curry and Kevin Durant wear, tattooed on his left arm. The initial photo, taken of Drake playing basketball in a LeBron James high school jersey of all things, was not entirely clear, though the numbers…
Earlier today, All Takes Matter co-host Jason Whitlock sent a tweet that was genuinely mystifying:
A Los Angeles Police Department employee who died yesterday has been identified as 44-year-old Nadine Hernandez, a member of the Robbery-Homicide Division Special Assault Section and one of two detectives investigating the rape allegations against Derrick Rose.
An observant reader has alerted us to the existence of Kelly Tripucka’s 1986-87 Fleer basketball card, which certainly appears to feature a bit of Tripucka’s sac.
At 12:56 p.m. today, an email appeared in my inbox. I could not make heads or tails of it, but resolved to be a “team player” and figure it out without anyone’s help, including Google.
Trabzonspor defender Salih Dursun is a man of principle. Entirely dissatisfied with the quality of refereeing on display in a match against Galatasaray, he decided to take action.
The Tampa Bay Lightning squeaked by the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 to win Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday night, tying the series at one game apiece. Jason Garrison scored a power play goal nearly nine minutes into the third period, and it proved to be the game-winner for Tampa Bay.
According to Ted Wells’s report, before the Ballghazi scandal even broke, Colts GM Ryan Grigson was aware of the Patriots’ tendency to fiddle with their balls, and ratted them out in an email to the NFL the day before the AFC Championship Game.
ProPublica, Sports Illustrated, and The New Orleans Advocate teamed up to produce a thoroughly reported story seeking to explain how exactly former NFL player Darren Sharper was able to avoid getting arrested for years despite being accused of rape multiple times. The whole story is worth a read, but the short answer…
Federal drug agents executed unannounced searches of NFL teams after at least two of Sunday's games. According to the Washington Post, DEA agents targeted team doctors from the traveling Buccaneers and 49ers. Those might not be the only teams investigated, though the law enforcement official who spoke with the Post…
An intriguing tip arrived in our inbox this afternoon:
Above is a picture of LeBron James that was taken on Sept. 16. Something looks a little different about him, no? That famously receding hairline of his is suddenly looking a little fuller, which leads us to ask the obvious question: Did LeBron get hair plugs? Let's investigate!
The United States Air Force Academy has called for an Inspector General's investigation of the athletic department after the Colorado Springs Gazette discovered numerous honor code violations among athletes dating back to 2010, including an allegation that members of the football team used roofies to rape women at a…
Last night's Warriors-Spurs double-OT thriller was exciting, but many fans at home struggled to fully integrate themselves into the game experience thanks to a shrill Spurs fan whose voice came through loud and clear on TNT's broadcast.
The Boston Globe dug through the world of shady athlete charities this week, and while many of their findings were disappointing (if not surprising), we'd be remiss if we didn't highlight one charge in particular. It's been a while since anyone thought Alex Rodriguez was a stand-up guy, but this seems...egregious:
It would be ludicrous to suggest that the San Francisco police department is scheming to hurt the post-season chances of the its hometown football team, right? Right. And yet, the 49ers are still giving the side-eye to the SFPD for undertaking (and informing the media of) the Michael Crabtree sexual assault…
Freeh Group International Solutions—the firm that just dumped 267 pages of dirt on Penn State—isn't done internally investigating embattled football programs. On June 8, nola.com reported Saints ownership had hired former FBI honcho Louis Freeh's consulting and investigations firm to look into two things: the bounty…