Colts punter Pat McAfee rejoices after GM Ryan Grigson is fired, spars with Dan Dakich

The Indianapolis Colts fired general manager Ryan Grigson on Saturday, ending his five year tenure running a mostly disappointing team. The Colts went 49-31 with Grigson in charge but finished only 8-8 each of the past two seasons after three straight 11-5 campaigns. Given that Grigson’s Colts were building around one of the most promising young quarterbacks […]

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 09:  Canelo Alvarez of Mexico (L) delivers a punch to James Kirkland during their super welterweight bout at Minute Maid Park on May 9, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

ESPN and Golden Boy announce agreement to televise new fight series

ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions are bringing a whole lot of boxing to the ESPN airwaves. The two companies announced Thursday a multi-year agreement that will televise 18 fights in 2017 alone and more in subsequent years. The first fight will air March 23 on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, and subsequent bouts are scheduled every two […]

serena williams

Serena Williams forced a reporter to apologize for saying she played poorly

On Thursday morning, Serena Williams defeated Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 at the Australian Open.  It may not have been Serena’s most dominant performance ever, but she was never in danger of losing, and most importantly she now moves on to the third round. After the match, the first question posed to Williams was about unforced errors […]


NBC regional networks will now stream MLB games online for the first time

In a move that will make watching baseball drastically easier for fans in some major MLB markets, NBC Sports has announced it will stream games live on multiple platforms for free, beginning in 2017. Streaming will be available to all CSN subscribers in Chicago, Philadelphia and the Bay Area, who will be able to watch the Cubs, […]

Mike Francesa

Mike Francesa interviewed George Karl, thinking he was interviewing Jerry Sloan

A lot of things Mike Francesa does are cringe-worthy, but the New York sports radio czar really out-did himself this time. Francesa had George Karl on his show Tuesday as part of the former coach’s seemingly endless book tour. The problem was, Mike thought he was interviewing ex-Jazz coach Jerry Sloan. Or that Karl coached the Jazz during […]


FanSided editor is caught plagarizing, gets fired, deletes Twitter account

When he woke up on Friday morning, Barry Hirstius was an editor of’s New Orleans site,, and could be found at the Twitter handle @HarahanWhoDat. By midnight, he was an ex-contributor to Big Easy Believer, his Twitter account was gone, and he had badly embarrassed FanSided, a sports blog network owned by TimeInc. Hirstius’ hasty […]


Washington safety Duke Ihenacho calmly explains why Chris Cooley is an idiot

The last time we wrote about former Washington tight end and current D.C. radio host Chris Cooley, an NFL linebacker was threatening to “smack the shit out of him.” Now, the ESPN 980 talker has drawn our attention again, once again for provoking an NFL player, Washington safety Duke Ihenacho. This latest feud started when Cooley “reported” that Ihenacho had acted […]

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 29:  The media sit in the press box during the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 29, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The game was played without spectators due to the social unrest in Baltimore.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Who should vote for the Hall of Fame? Probably not (only) the writers

In the 1994 book “Politics of Glory,” an opus about the Baseball Hall of Fame’s history and standards, Bill James argued persuasively that the induction process needed reform. Why, he asked, should the Baseball Writers Association of America hold a monopoly on Hall of Fame voting for just-retired players, when there are so many other qualified […]