1. The Oral History of J. Cole's Basketball Career

    "You looking at LeBron James of the game," J. Cole rapped on his breakout mixtape, " The Warm Up," in 2009, just as he was catching the attention of future label boss Jay Z and long before his unstoppable record sales spawned its own meme ...

    Natalie Weiner Written by Natalie Weiner about 6 days ago 222,572 reads 0 comments

  2. How Social Media Saved a Legendary MMA Fighter Plagued by Thoughts of Suicide

    On a snowy morning in January 2016, I sat in the living room of former MMA fighter and kickboxer Gary Goodridge in Barrie, Ontario. The walls were plastered with memorabilia. Pictures and posters showcased his iconic grimace...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Amy Dash about 8 days ago 73,675 reads 0 comments

  3. What Is Patriots' Day? Your Introduction to Boston's Greatest Holiday

    Before it became the title of a less than great movie starring Mark Wahlberg , Patriots' Day was known foremost as a day that captures the spirit of Boston more accurately than any other day of the year...

    Joon Lee Written by Joon Lee about 8 days ago 50,495 reads 0 comments

  4. B/R Kicks: Revisiting Kobe Bryant's Signature Sneakers

    Bidding farewell to Kobe Bryant after his retirement at the conclusion of the 2015-16 NBA season remains a hurdle many of us in the sneaker community haven't yet climbed over...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 12 days ago 7,953 reads 0 comments

  5. After 5 Years of BYU and Its Honor Code, Jamaal Williams Is Free. What Now?

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The expectation is to drink. And drink. And drink some more through a hazy Arizona weekend.  Jamaal Williams is free, damn it. Let's get this dance-at-any-moment, Instagramming free spirit some shots on the company...

    Tyler Dunne Written by Tyler Dunne about 14 days ago 276,004 reads 0 comments

  6. David Njoku Is a Rare NFL-Bound Talent from a Rare Family

    When you go to bed tonight, there will be one final thought for the day. It'll probably be about something mundane tied to everyday life, like a conversation with a co-worker, ...

    Sean Tomlinson Written by Sean Tomlinson about 14 days ago 38,049 reads 0 comments

  7. Russell Westbrook Breaks NBA Record for Single-Season Triple-Doubles

    When point guard Russell Westbrook nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer in the Oklahoma City Thunder 's 106-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets , that capped off a spectacular season and pushing the superstar point guard to multiple milestones...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 15 days ago 969 reads 0 comments

  8. That Time Light Heavyweight Contender Rumble Johnson Mauled a Much Smaller Foe

    One of the greatest examples of the absurd lengths fighters will go to while cutting weight is that light heavyweight contender Anthony "Rumble" Johnson spent a good portion of his career at welterweight...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 18 days ago 13,944 reads 0 comments

  9. That Time Nick Diaz and Paul Daley Fought the Best Round in MMA History

    Six years ago this week, MMA got its benchmark for the best five minutes imaginable. Strikeforce, a promotion that was the closest thing the UFC had to a North American competitor at the time, took to the airwaves with Strikeforce: Diaz vs...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 19 days ago 20,894 reads 0 comments

  10. Final Four Is Gonzaga Freshman's Big Chance to Show He's NBA-Ready, or Not

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — When Zach Collins walked onto the court for practice at the 75,000-seat University of Phoenix Stadium on Thursday, the Gonzaga freshman couldn't help but drop his jaw...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 26 days ago 32,961 reads 0 comments

  11. How Cyndi Lauper Was Essential in the Launch of WWE WrestleMania

    Synthesizer-heavy music bleated, barely audible over the Madison Square Garden crowd, as Cyndi Lauper bounced toward the ring...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 26 days ago 4,519 reads 0 comments

  12. Best Seat in the House: WWE WrestleMania Through the Eyes of Referees

    Over 72,000 fans marveled as Undertaker and Shawn Michaels composed a WrestleMania masterpiece in 2009—a story of light versus dark, speed versus power, icon versus icon. Marty Elias stood on that same stage in Houston...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 27 days ago 33,221 reads 0 comments

  13. How Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat Inspired a Generation at WrestleMania III

    As Randy Savage and Ricky Steamboat chopped each other's chests and flung each other around the ring at WWE WrestleMania III, they couldn't have known how loudly and long their effort would echo...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 27 days ago 15,665 reads 0 comments

  14. That Time Rampage Jackson Randomly Returned to the UFC for 1 Fight

    Combat sports is a bizarre space by any reasonable metric. People leather up and get paid to blast each other in the chops for the amusement of the general populace, and the one who does it better will often double his or her pay for winning...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 29 days ago 14,298 reads 0 comments

  15. Lee O'Donnell Makes History with Front Flip at Monster Jam World Finals

    Sure, you might be able to do a front flip, but have you ever attempted a front flip while driving a monster truck? Lee O'Donnell landed the first-ever front flip at the Monster Jam World Finals Sunday in front of a stunned crowd in Las Vegas...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 30 days ago 33,630 reads 0 comments