August Sucks—The NBA Or NHL Playoffs Should Move There

In non-Olympic years, there's no wider chasm of utter sports emptiness than late July and August. NBA and NHL free agency have pretty much wrapped up, and most NFL "news" involves players describing the best shape of their lives. Thankfully, football and European soccer are just about back, but for a very long stretch… » 8/28/14 12:59pm 8/28/14 12:59pm

Double Fault! A Recent History Of Tennis's Most Humiliating Finish

Rafael Nadal won his ninth French Open Sunday, and he did it in the most unbecoming way possible. The decisive moment was a double fault from Novak Djokovic, provoking an awkward "fall to your knees in euphoria after winning a point literally anyone with a pulse could have won themselves" celebration. » 6/09/14 1:51pm 6/09/14 1:51pm

How Bad Did The NCAA Committee Mess Up This Year's Seeding, Exactly?

Journalists, Vegas oddsmakers, and that one college friend who you only hear from this time of year all agree: The NCAA tournament selection committee did a god-awful job of seeding the tournament teams this year. But, did it really? » 3/27/14 2:08pm 3/27/14 2:08pm

If Nepalese workers are willing to work in an environment in which there's such poor conditions and risk for injury/death, though, then that means there are some extremely dire situations back home that require the workers to go out and seek these wages. Obviously, workers dying is awful, but denying jobs to tens of… » 3/24/14 12:03pm 3/24/14 12:03pm

The fact is that these cheerleaders are expendable, and there are people lining up around the block dying for a chance to do the job—and who can do it at a level just as well. The NFL doesn't have to pay them much because they really aren't worth that much. » 1/29/14 11:01am 1/29/14 11:01am