Let’s be clear on exactly what’s happening here. Yahoo! Sports is pushing out a press release for the FBI, which is acting as the enforcement arm of the NCAA. That all feels like a bigger scandal than a spreadsheet that shows, among other things, a basketball recruit’s mom receiving “hundreds of dollars in advances”…
Reporters have quickly learned that it’s worth asking Warriors head coach Steve Kerr about politics, because he’s usually got something to say, and when he does it’s almost always worth hearing. Last week Kerr was blunt in blaming the government for inactivity on gun control that inevitably leads to massacre after…
Tom McMillen has done plenty. He had an 11-year NBA career. He was a Rhodes Scholar. He was a congressman. But, 46 years later, he’s still rankled by the absolute theft of the 1972 Olympic gold medal basketball game by the USSR, one of the biggest injustices in Olympic history.
We know now, thanks to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, that Spurs doctors have medically cleared Kawhi Leonard to return from the quad injury that has kept him out all but nine games this season. So the decision to return is all Leonard’s, but head coach Gregg Popovich said yesterday the Spurs don’t expect him to be back…
Andrew Luck has not played competitive football since 2016, because of an injury he suffered in 2015, thanks to numerous and nebulous setbacks and relapses. So, now that it’s 2018, how’s the onetime all-world QB doing?
Last night, we all watched Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir win gold by having simulated skate sex in front of god and NBC and everyone, and now we’re all pregnant, and I can’t believe what everyone is trying to tell me: that they’re not actually boning. Come the fuck on; I have eyes.
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Bronx-born fencer Daryl Homer won silver in the individual saber at the 2016 Olympics, but he’s watching the Pyeongchang games from home, just like you. So, as you’ll see in the video above, we had him play a little game.
Lower in this blog post is a really heinous photo of Tigers pitcher Travis Wood’s finger. It’s bad! I’m warning you here. I’ll even type some more words to force it further down the page so you don’t see it unless you’re trying to.
Skeleton exists because someone decided luge wasn’t terrifying enough. What if luge, but head-first? Accordingly, skeleton sliders tend to personalize their helmets like hockey goalies, having them painted in artistic, patriotic, or intimidating ways.
With no NHL players, everyone figured Team USA wouldn’t be very good. No one expected they’d be “lose to Slovenia” bad. But here we are! Team USA surrendered a two-goal third-period lead and allowed two late goals to Jan Muršak, giving Slovenia the 3-2 overtime win in the first game for both teams.
There are 16 turns on the track at the Alpensia Sliding Center, used for luge, skeleton, and bobsled at the 2018 Olympics. And for a full year now, since the track was first used for World Cup events, riders have been warning that medal chances (and bodies) would be made or broken in Curve 9. It has not disappointed.
In their second match of group play, Team USA is currently stomping Russia in women’s hockey, leading 4-0 midway through the third. The second and third of those goals were scored by North Dakota native Jocelyne Lamoureux, just six seconds apart. That’s an Olympic record for fastest time between two goals, man or…
Austrian luger Birgit Platzer lost control in turn 9, went sideways and briefly airborne during her second run Monday night in women’s singles luge, but was somehow totally fine. Or at least she was, as she put it, “better than the sled.”
The women’s snowboard slopestyle final, a disaster amid high winds, should not have been contested today. This seems an inarguable statement unless you’re one of the organizers who decreed that it go on because the Olympics were desperate for some marquee programming to fill a big hole on the schedule—a hole caused by…
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.
Ottawa Senators forward/pest/piece of crap Alexandre Burrows has been suspended for 10 games by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, and 10 games still feels like he got off kind of easily.
Yesterday, luger Erin Hamlin was named the U.S. flag bearer for Friday’s opening ceremony. It’s traditionally a big honor, since the flag bearer is chosen by a vote of fellow athletes, and Hamlin is a fine choice: Competing in her fourth Olympics, Hamlin in Sochi took bronze in singles luge, becoming the first…