The NFL's Concussion Settlement Is Approved

The NFL’s concussion settlement was approved today by a federal judge. The decision is important because U.S. District Judge Anita Brody has held it up before, once because the amount in the fund had been capped (the cap has since been removed) and another time due to limits on money for medical monitoring, the New… » 4/22/15 9:07pm Wednesday 9:07pm

Jameis Winston's Publix Story Is Garbage 

As part of the Please Forgive Jameis Winston Before He Goes No. 1 press tour, the former Seminoles quarterback recently sat down with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for a segment on ESPN. During the sit-down chat, Winston decided to ask Harbaugh for advice—and gave a very curious account of the day he stole crab legs… » 4/22/15 5:59pm Wednesday 5:59pm

Don't Believe The Hype: Mayweather-Pacquiao Is Not Good Vs. Evil

The many failings of Floyd Mayweather to follow the basic rules on how to be a good human being are well documented. He’s a serial woman beater who once evicted his father and pleaded no contest to threatening his children. His odiousness speaks for itself. But his competitor, Manny Pacquiao, is busy (via his… » 4/09/15 2:43pm 4/09/15 2:43pm

Records: Will Allen Tried To Dodge Being Served In Ponzi Scheme Case

The Securities and Exchange Commission* has accused former NFL cornerback Will Allen and a partner of running an approximately $31 million Ponzi scheme that lured in athletes from all four major American sports leagues. And as part of what will probably be an ongoing legal process, Allen and Susan Daub had to be… » 4/07/15 6:13pm 4/07/15 6:13pm

DA: NFL, Union Can See Pictures From Greg Hardy Case, Nobody Else Can

The Mecklenburg district attorney has allowed the NFL and the NFL Players Association to view seven photographs it wanted to see from Greg Hardy’s domestic violence case. What exactly is shown in the seven photographs isn’t made clear in the press release, but the announcement is clear on who won’t be seeing the… » 4/06/15 7:27pm 4/06/15 7:27pm

P.J. Williams To Cop In DUI Arrest: I Played For FSU And Wanna Go Home

Police arrested P.J. Williams today and charged the former Florida State cornerback with one count of driving under the influence. Williams has declared for the upcoming NFL draft and, until today’s news, expected to be selected in an early round. You might also remember him from his starring role in an extensive New… » 4/03/15 7:47pm 4/03/15 7:47pm

The Pittsburgh Pirates Should Be America's Team This Season 

There’s nothing America loves more than a winner who has suffered and, Lord knows, the Pittsburgh Pirates have suffered. Twenty losing seasons in a row. The Pittsburgh drug trials. The cobbled-together public ownership that ended up $22 million in debt. Talented player after talented player leaving town as fast as he… » 4/03/15 3:34pm 4/03/15 3:34pm

Rex Chapman To Call Kentucky Game; Prosecutors Decline Theft Charges

The last time you saw Rex Chapman probably was in this surveillance camera footage from September, showing the former NBA shooting guard taking things off the shelves of a Scottsdale (Ariz.) Apple store. Police said Chapman never paid for those items; instead they said he sold the more than $14,000 in stolen… » 4/01/15 2:07am 4/01/15 2:07am

Woman Who Protested Oregon Accessing Rape Victim's Records: I'm Fired 

A woman who spoke out against the University of Oregon after it accessed the counseling records of a student who said she was raped by several basketball players has been let go, according to an email she sent to colleagues today. In the email, which was first obtained by the Register-Guard, Karen Stokes said her… » 3/26/15 6:27pm 3/26/15 6:27pm

Aaron Hernandez Is An Idiot, But He Still Might Get Away With Murder

You can get away with murder, you know. It's just easier for those of us who don't murder not to think about it. To some extent, it's baked into the system, one designed in theory (though not always in practice) to start out with a presumption of innocence. The other factors that come in usually do nothing more or… » 3/25/15 11:06am 3/25/15 11:06am

Serial Rapist Darren Sharper Might Serve Just 9 Years [Updated]

As expected, the plea deals are rolling in for accused serial rapist Darren Sharper, and so far the sentences seem fairly light. But we won't know how long Sharper will spend in prison until he officially pleads in all five jurisdictions, because he'll functionally serve only the longest of his five sentences. » 3/23/15 3:41pm 3/23/15 3:41pm

Karim Benzema's Gorgeous Pass To Ronaldo Helps Tie Up El Clasico 1-1

Karim Benzema's tiny little flick to Ronaldo is a thing of beauty because it's the kind of devilish move that makes soccer special. At first glance, it's just another back-heel. Then Ronaldo comes charging down the pitch with nothing but green and a goalkeeper in front of him and you realize, oh my God, that play was… » 3/22/15 4:57pm 3/22/15 4:57pm

Darren Sharper Plans To Strike Plea Deal In All His Rape Cases Monday

Alleged serial rapist Darren Shaper is working on a global plea deal that would resolve the myriad of sexual assault cases against him, according to multiple reports today. The Associated Press reported that the deal will be filed Monday in two courts, one in California and the other in an unknown location. The… » 3/20/15 5:49pm 3/20/15 5:49pm

Bernard Pierce To Cop After DUI: "I'm Getting Cut." And He Is!

Running back Bernard Pierce was released by the Baltimore Ravens today, hours after he was arrested on charges that included driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding. The move probably didn't surprise Pierce who, according to a police statement of probable cause, asked the officer who pulled him over if his… » 3/18/15 2:57pm 3/18/15 2:57pm

Read The Full Report On OSU Hockey's "Get Horny For The Puck" Ex-Coach

Ohio State's women's hockey coach, Nate Handrahan, resigned last week after an investigation found he had a history of inappropriate conduct, including sexualized comments, retaliation for anyone raising concerns to the administration, and telling players to "get horny for the puck." Today, Ohio State released a copy… » 3/17/15 5:45pm 3/17/15 5:45pm

I'll chime in, although the answer isn't too different from Jolie's. When you get a sports cramp (for me, it's usually my hamstrings), it's a sudden, sharp pain that makes you go, "Oh, shit, time to rest the hammies." And you do the usual hot/cold stuff to make it feel better. Menstrual cramps, at least for me, are… » 3/17/15 3:38pm 3/17/15 3:38pm

Read The Bullshit Charts A "Scientist" Is Hawking To Sports Teams

Every team wants the perfect draft pick. It's a deceptively simple-sounding goal that haunts every executive in sports, because they are being asked to do the nearly impossible—predict what human beings will do. Sure, every few years a player like Andrew Luck or Bryce Harper comes along who simply can't fail (even… » 3/13/15 1:18pm 3/13/15 1:18pm