Raphael Dwamena’s match-winning goal with 15 seconds remaining in added time against Uganda came off the board as South African referee Daniel Bennett inexplicably ruled Dwamena to be offside, effectively eliminating Ghana from World Cup contention.
If this sign-stealing scandal is truly going to reignite the rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox, it needs to hit a few more stages of escalation. Thankfully, the Red Sox have reportedly brought us to Stage Two, by running to the commissioner’s office and yelling, But, but, but! The Yankees are cheaters toooooooo!
Nineteen-ninety-six was the year the U.S. women’s gymnastics team first won team gold at the Olympics. It was also the first year that Larry Nassar acted as the team doctor at an Olympic Games. And according to Irvine-based attorney John Manly, who represents dozens of plaintiffs in a civil suit against, among others,…
It looks like Samir Nasri took a quick trip to L.A. while Sevilla is on winter break. How relaxing: the sun, the sand, the IV vitamin therapy, the “full sexual service.”
England manager Sam Allardyce and the FA have “mutually agreed to terminate his contract,” one day after The Telegraph published the results of a hidden-camera investigation in which Allardyce advises “businessmen” on how to get around third-party ownership rules. It isn’t a particularly damning investigation—The…
The city clerk of Sacramento has released a trove of correspondence between Kevin Johnson and his cronies, over which the scandal-magnet lame-duck mayor of the California capital fought a long, dirty campaign in hopes of keeping it from journalists and legal adversaries. This latest document dump has nothing as tawdry…
Chesterfield FC, a soccer team currently toiling away in England’s third tier, thought it would be a good idea to invite its fans to participate in a raffle, the winner of which would get to join the team on a preseason tour of Hungary. It turned out to be a very, very bad idea.
Tennis players around the world are reacting to yesterday’s bombshell report on the sport’s match-fixing scandal. Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 ranked men’s player in the world, has told ESPN that he was once approached by people who wanted to pay him to lose a match in 2007.
Colombia lead France 1-0 in today’s Women’s World Cup match, and the French have reason to be sore after an obvious hand ball in the penalty area went missed by the match referee. Blatant cheating! It’s the FIFA way.
Former FIFA official Jack Warner bought airtime on some of Trinidad’s biggest TV networks in primetime tonight to air his own “The Gloves Are Off” political message, claiming he had proof FIFA money influenced the 2010 Trinidad & Tobago national election.
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer is reporting that the NFL has zeroed in on a particular Patriots locker room attendant who may have been responsible for deflating footballs before the Patriots' AFC Championship Game victory over the Colts.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady met with the press today in Foxborough and confessed ignorance as to how New England came to be using under-inflated footballs—and, incredibly, that he didn't even notice the illegal balls.
There has been two days worth of smoke surrounding Ballghazi, and now it looks like there might actually be a fire. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the NFL's investigation into whether the Patriots deflated footballs during Sunday's AFC Championship Game has found that 11 out of the 12 balls they supplied were…
WTHR's Bob Kravitz is reporting the NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots illegally deflated footballs during the team's AFC Championship game against the Colts Sunday night.
A St. Louis Rams executive apologized (Update: he denies apologizing, see below) to police on behalf of the team's front office for players' use of the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture before Sunday's game—a gesture that left St. Louis cops demanding punishment for the players.
St. Louis police officers condemned the NFL's Rams today, calling their pre-game display of the "hands up don't shoot" gesture to be "tasteless, offensive and inflammatory." The lengthy statement issued by the St. Louis Police Officers Association demanded Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens, and…
A Texas high school girls' regional final ended in controversy Saturday when referees, apparently unable to decide the conditions under which a late foul occurred, ran out of the gym and declared the game over.
Hey, homo sapiens! Let us embark upon an expedition of the mind. A mindspedition!
Embattled Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti just followed a Twitter account dedicated to not firing embattled Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti. So did the Rutgers athletic department. In fact, they were two of the first three followers of the "Keep Tim Pernetti" Twitter account. And it hasn't even tweeted…
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