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10 Stories Of College Athletes Scandalized By The Web | By Caleb Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

In the age of social media, college athletes have it rough. Unlike the pros, these undergrads aren't getting paid millions, but they're under just as ...

The Cash Bowl, or, Why There Will Never Be a College Football Playoff

Mark Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Mark Axelrod

A total of $128,503,000 is at stake in all the college bowl games, or about $3,700,000 per bowl.

US-Slovakia Preview: Things to Watch For

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Max Bergmann

Slovakia is also exactly the type of team that the US will likely have to beat to advance out of the group stages of the World Cup, so this should be a very good yardstick for which to judge the prospects of the USMNT.

LeBron: "I Would Dunk On" George Bush's "Ass"

Maxim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

By 14 he was dunking. By 16 he was facing down reporters. Now the greatest basketball player in the world is 24 years old-and he's just getting starte...

Bulls' Tyrus Thomas Out 4-6 Weeks With Forearm Fracture

ESPN Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The only break Tyrus Thomas can catch these days is a bad one....

Rush Limbaugh Reveals His St. Louis Rams Uniform Design

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matthew Filipowicz

As you have most likely heard, the head of the Republican party, Rush Limbaugh, is attempting to purchase the St. Louis Rams NFL franchise. Needles...

Congress Can Help College Football

Brad Kurtzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brad Kurtzberg

It's time for the champion of college football to be determined on the football field by a legitimate playoff system.

A-Rod Has Centaur Self-Portrait Above Bed

Us | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A former Rodriguez fling remembers seeing portraits of the slugger, 34, as a centaur hanging over his bed. "He was so vain," his ex tells Us Weekly. ...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

A golfer in South Carolina went to retrieve his ball from a pond. An alligator bit off part of his arm. Your wet ball just isn't that valuable.

If He Hollers, Let Him Go

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Simon Maxwell Apter

There's one aspect of the ongoing Tiger Woods drama that I just don't understand. How did he get from Point A, a minor single-vehicle traffic acciden...

On Franchise Loyalty, and Storytelling

Jonah Keri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonah Keri

A friendly hello to new readers at Thanks for riding along. Visit for more good stuff on sports, politics and pop cu...

Algeria Malawi Shocker: Malawi Stuns Fennecs In African Nations Cup | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The Fennecs of Algeria took on the Flames of Malawi in the African Nations Cup today, and it was the southern Africans who surprisingly triumphed with...

Underpants Run 2009 (PHOTOS)

Jim Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jim Garfield

The 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship kicked off unofficially today with the annual "Underpants Run," an opportunity for these uber-athletes to blow of some steam.

Overrated? The SEC, Of Course

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stu Kreisman

Everybody's pick to win it all, Florida, lost to Alabama, exposing Florida for what it is:a good to mediocre team at best. The same can be said for the entire SEC, the most overrated and over-hyped conference in the nation.

The Big Dawg Seeks Big Bucks From Electronic Arts for Unauthorized Use of His Identity

Gregory Gabriel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gregory Gabriel

Cleveland Browns fan, John Big Dawg Thompson, recently sued Electronic Arts video game makers because their Madden NFL 09 contains an image of a fan dressed in a costume resembling his own.

The Riding of the Bulls -- New York Style

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Favorito

Yes, the Professional Bull Riders invitational, in New York, in the second weekend in January every year, is successful.

Mighty Movie Podcast: The Underdog Bites Back: Tom Hooper on The Damned United

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I've got nothing against sports films that exult in good sportsmanship and the triumph of the underdog. But I'm more inclined towards films like The Damned United that scrape past the noble veneer of sports.

Tiger Woods Injured In Car Accident (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

UPDATE: Click HERE for the list of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses -- photos, info, more! UPDATE, 1:32 AM: Rumors have surfaced that Jamie Jungers,...

Interview with Bill Simmons, Author of The Book of Basketball

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

It is not hyperbole to say that Bill Simmons is probably the most popular sportswriter in the country. And he got there via a path that, in the 1990s, was unconventional to say the least.

Football in the 20-Teens: No Punting, No Tackling

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Russ Wellen

A no-punt policy also bears a resemblance to the full-court press in basketball, which is also all about maximizing the opportunities afforded you.

US-Denmark Rewind

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Max Bergmann

Looking forward to the World Cup, Denmark outplayed the US, did a good job of controlling the midfield, and took advantage of some shambolic defending. Here's what to make of the results.

The Most Festive Night of the Year!

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gary Stager

There is a great American holiday tradition that flies under the radar annually. It's not only funny, but heartwarming and wildly entertaining. Every December 23rd Late Night with David Letterman celebrates the holiday.

Real Men Eat Field Turf

Rabbi Jennifer Krause | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Jennifer Krause

This past Sunday, the NFL upped the ante on what it means to be a Real Man and on what it means to be a person.

Kevin Coble, Northwestern Basketball Star, Out For Season

ESPN | Andy Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If Northwestern is going to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since it started playing the sport 104 years ago, decades before the tournamen...

Obama Could Use Another Pair of Athletic Shorts

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Danny Groner

Last week's photo of President Obama stuffing Reggie Love during a pick-up basketball game was the latest in a series of photos taken of the president playing in pants instead of shorts.