1. Revisiting Greatest Memories of Recent Revierderby History for Borussia Dortmund

    It's the mother of all derbies in German football. Saturday's Matchday 9 of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season brings the 149th edition of the Revierderby between local rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 ...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 1 month ago 785 reads 9 comments

  2. Juventus vs. Napoli: The Fixture Where Diego Maradona Vanquished Michel Platini

    Saturday sees Napoli travel to Turin, looking to knock off Juventus in their own stadium. To do so would see Maurizio Sarri’s men not only establish their own title credentials ...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 1 month ago 3,361 reads 2 comments

  3. Origins of El Cholo: Remembering Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid Playing Career

    These days, Diego Simeone is known for his passionate, sometimes threatening, demeanour in the dugout as he stalks whichever La Liga or Champions League touchline he happens to be on...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 2,386 reads 2 comments

  4. Spurs G Jonathon Simmons Once Paid $150 to Try Out for D-League

    Jonathon Simmons, the San Antonio Spurs ' latest breakout star, caused a buzz Tuesday night with some seriously humbling plays against the Golden State Warriors ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Rivea Ruff about 1 month ago 45,389 reads 9 comments

  5. Urban Legends of the NFL: The Fixing of Super Bowl XL

    The football world was in a state of chaos. The Steelers had just stolen Super Bowl XL from the Seahawks with the help of some shockingly one-sided officiating. Fans and sportswriters alike howled about phantom flags and imaginary touchdowns...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 1 month ago 53,394 reads 93 comments

  6. Urban Legends of the NFL: Andre the Giant, Defensive End, Washington Redskins

    The NFL was filled with colorful characters in the 1970s. There was "Mean" Joe Greene and Ed "Too Tall" Jones, "Hacksaw" Jack Reynolds and Jack "The Assassin" Tatum. And, of course, there was Andre Roussimoff, better known as Andre the Giant...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 1 month ago 143,225 reads 15 comments

  7. Donald Trump's Failed Foray into the World of MMA

    By now, most people recognize the key pages in the Donald Trump playbook. An ambitious effort starts with a bang but ends with the rumor of a whimper tucked deep into classified legal briefs, well clear of the camera's eye...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 92,168 reads 29 comments

  8. Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert Reveals 2016 Championship Banner

    A championship banner is something Cleveland hasn't seen for more than 50 years. Thanks to LeBron James' heroics, Cleveland Cavaliers fans will soon be able to gaze upon one at Quicken Loans Arena...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 1 month ago 4,097 reads 6 comments

  9. Kane, The Godfather and an Exploration of WWE Superstars with Numerous Gimmicks

    Before he was Kane , WWE 's merciless, masked behemoth, Glenn Jacobs underwent a series of metamorphoses. In search of stardom, of the ideal persona, the wrestler became a Christmas-themed colossus, a barbarian and a maniacal dentist...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 1 month ago 31,523 reads 31 comments

  10. Urban Legends of the NFL: The Curse of Bobby Layne

    Bobby Layne seethed with anger as he emptied his locker. The Lions had just traded him—one of the NFL 's greatest players, a quarterback who helped them win three championships — for a prospect and some draft picks...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 1 month ago 25,335 reads 21 comments

  11. The Atletico Madrid Origin Stories of the Great Strikers Part 5: Diego Forlan

    It was a moment in time that, only now, do you look back on and appreciate the effort that must have been required to make it possible —o n all sides...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 3,090 reads 2 comments

  12. How the NFL Cheats: Ball Tampering

    Whether you call it breaking the rules, bending the rules or just getting creative with the rules, cheating has always been a part of the NFL and always will be...

    Dan Pompei Written by Dan Pompei about 2 months ago 66,451 reads 65 comments

  13. The Manchester United Greats and the Fan Chants That Cemented Their Cult Status

    Football fans are always inclined to think that the club they support is special in some way. For a long time, Manchester United fans would point to the years of uninterrupted ...

    Paul Ansorge Written by Paul Ansorge about 2 months ago 2,672 reads 1 comments

  14. Urban Legends of the NFL: Did Frightened Refs Stage the Immaculate Reception?

    The most important play in NFL history had just occurred, and no one knew what the heck just happened. The intended receiver and primary defender were lying on the turf in a daze...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 2 months ago 80,668 reads 87 comments

  15. How the NFL Cheats: Spy Games

    Whether you call it breaking the rules, bending the rules or just getting creative with the rules, cheating has always been a part of the NFL and always will be...

    Dan Pompei Written by Dan Pompei about 2 months ago 154,880 reads 109 comments

  16. The Redemption of Josh McDaniels: Failure Taught Pats OC How to Pick His Spots

    On the morning of Dec. 6, 2010, a plane touched down at Akron-Canton Airport. Thom McDaniels turned on his phone as the plane slowed, and it rang immediately. It was his son Josh...

    Dan Pompei Written by Dan Pompei about 2 months ago 105,980 reads 86 comments

  17. The Night Georgia Fans Destroyed 'The Hedges'

    ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia has had success over bitter SEC East rival Tennessee recently, with wins in five of the last six years. But it hasn't always been the case, as the Vols dominated the series in the 1990s...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 32,188 reads 38 comments

  18. How the NFL Cheats: Under the Pile

    Whether you call it breaking the rules, bending the rules or just getting creative with the rules, cheating has always been a part of the NFL and always will be...

    Dan Pompei Written by Dan Pompei about 3 months ago 62,456 reads 43 comments

  19. A New Prescription for Post-NFL Pain: How a Service Dog Helps an Ex-Lineman Cope

    Brian Schaefering went to the movies with his wife in early July. They saw Central Intelligence , starring The Rock and Kevin Hart, at their local theater...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 3 months ago 114,800 reads 49 comments

  20. Conor McGregor Is the Biggest Draw in UFC History

    The UFC has been a pay-per-view business since its inception, but it has never experienced a stretch of business as successful as it has in the last year...

    Patrick  Wyman Written by Patrick Wyman about 3 months ago 38,896 reads 87 comments

  21. Examining How King of the Ring 1996 Defined Steve Austin's WWE Career

    Every WWE career undergoes a defining moment before reaching the pinnacle of the company—and in the case of a chosen few, greatness...

    Aaron Bower Written by Aaron Bower about 3 months ago 11,216 reads 31 comments

  22. How the NFL Cheats: Home-Field Advantage

    Whether you call it breaking the rules, bending the rules or just getting creative with the rules, cheating has always been a part of the NFL and always will be...

    Dan Pompei Written by Dan Pompei about 3 months ago 137,405 reads 113 comments

  23. A Timeline of the Antagonistic Rivalry Between Chelsea and Liverpool

    "Chelsea grab the big money by spending virtually nothing," read the match report in the Telegraph (via LFCHistory ) after Jesper Gronkjaer scored the goal that gave the Blues a 2-1 win over Liverpool on the final day of the 2002/03 season...

    Matt Ladson Written by Matt Ladson about 3 months ago 7,757 reads 19 comments

  24. European Nights: When AC Milan Ended Johan Cruyff's Barcelona Dream Team

    The late, great Johan Cruyff was synonymous with adventurous, one might even say hedonistic football. As a player, he was a wonder, with his lustrous dribbles and fluid movements microcosmic of Dutch footballing culture...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 3 months ago 5,760 reads 8 comments

  25. How the NFL Cheats: Foreign Substances

    Whether you call it breaking the rules, bending the rules or just getting creative with the rules, cheating has always been a part of the NFL and always will be...

    Dan Pompei Written by Dan Pompei about 3 months ago 101,270 reads 111 comments