ESPN is bringing back ‘The Ocho’

ESPN is bringing back ‘The Ocho’ for the second straight, glorious year. In 2017 the network, in an ode to Dodge Ball: A True Underdog Story turned its ESPN2 network into a celebration of the weird, fringe sports we never get to see. Last year featured disc golf, trampoline dodgeball and darts — but this […]


How Nick Foles Got Back Up

PHILADELPHIA ― Before he was the 2018 Super Bowl MVP and a civic hero, quarterback Nick Foles was a gentle, nurturing kid with white-blond hair and giant hands. That’s how I remember him, at least. Nick and I were childhood friends. His size always made him seem older and more imposing than he was. He was […]


Crystal Dunn is the USWNT’s most exciting attacker, so why is she going to play left back?

American soccer fans are constantly clamoring for their teams to find a technical and creative mastermind. Perhaps asking for an American Messi is unreasonable, but how about the American Iniesta? Or the American Marozsán? You know, the kind of player who does stuff like this. Or this. Oh, right. A player like Crystal Dunn. Besides […]


Damian Lillard found out his girlfriend was in labor after Tuesday’s game and flew back to Portland

What time is it? No, it’s not Dame time this time around. It’s baby time! Damian Lillard scored 41 points against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night, but that wasn’t the highlight of his evening by any stretch. After the game, he got word that his pregnant girlfriend had gone into labor. Damian Lillard […]

Silver medallists Russia's Romanova, Zaitseva, Shumilova and Vilukhina pose on the podium during the victory ceremony for the women's biathlon 4 x 6km event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Olympic Doping Whistleblower Fights Back Against Russian-Backed Lawsuit

The whistleblower who exposed Russia’s Olympic doping scandal is firing back at a powerful oligarch who is financing a lawsuit against him in the United States, demanding that the businessman preserve documents that he believes may show Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government is secretly behind the litigation. And in a letter addressed to Mikhail Prokhorov, the […]


Houston’s All-American defensive tackle scored a touchdown at running back after stepping on a sea urchin

Houston Cougars defensive tackle Ed Oliver is one of the best players in college football in his capacity as, well, a defensive tackle. But he can do this, too: Oliver (No. 10) lined up as a running back in the shotgun and plunged in from a yard out to open the scoring in UH’s Hawaii […]