Victim and former gymnast Aly Raisman appears before speaking at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, in Lansing

Ban The United States From The Olympics

At a press briefing last week with International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams, there was stern talk about a country of cheaters so shot through with a gold-at-all-costs mentality that they countenanced the systematic exploitation of Olympic athletes. And when they weren’t talking about the United States, they talked some about Russia. “I join everyone […]


Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall literally cleared his bench to head to the locker room

Things were not going well for the Wichita State Shockers in their matchup Tuesday night with South Dakota State. The sixth-ranked Shockers struggled with the Jackrabbits in the first half, falling behind 50-42 by the halftime break, despite the home team converting almost 55 percent of its attempts from the field. South Dakota shot a […]


Here’s the MLB hit leader born in each of the 50 states

Adrian Beltre got his 3,000th hit right at the end of July, making him the first Dominican-born player to reach that threshold. This got us at SB Nation thinking about various hit leader lists, and eventually, we ended up wondering about which states had the most impressive baseball hitters born there, as measured by hits. […]


United States line up aggressively against Trinidad and Tobago

The United States need three points at all costs against Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying, and by their starting lineup, they’re going to go for broke right from the start. This formation, featuring each of Clint Dempsey, Darlington Nagbe, and Christian Pulisic, appears to be the same ultra-attacking midfield diamond that they brought […]


World Juniors 2017: United States wins gold medal after thrilling game ends in a shootout

Sudden death and a shootout was needed to decide the winner of the 2017 World Juniors, and the United States came away with the gold after Troy Terry’s game winner and Tyler Parsons came up with the game winning save. In a game befitting of an incredible tournament, Canada held two two-goal leads and the […]


Jeff Tedford hired as Fresno State’s new head coach, per report

Fresno State is hiring Jeff Tedford as its next head football coach, according to the Fresno Bee. He replaces the fired Tim DeRuyter, whose dismissal in October immediately brought reports of Tedford’s involvement. Tedford was the head coach at Cal from 2002 to 2012. Fresno State had named offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau as the Bulldogs’ […]


Penn State’s big kicker keeps annihilating people, and more fun Week 4 college football awards!

Your SB Nation Saturday Superlatives are in after an amazing weekend of college football. Shocked Koala play of the week Joey “Big Toe” Julius, Penn State’s 270-pound kicker, blew up somebody again: And that wasn’t even the … Biggest hit of the week Minnesota’s Tai’yon Devers rounded the corner with bad intentions, and Colorado State […]