1. Why Ronda Rousey, and Women's MMA, Need a Fight with Cris Cyborg to Happen

    Excellence. Fundamentally, it's why we watch sports, to see human beings reach their ultimate potential, to see the body and mind pushed to their absolute limits...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 64,964 reads 337 comments

  2. Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana: Is Lackluster Matchup Still Money?

    After months of steamy speculation, impromptu Internet polls and persistent pipe dreams that he would at long last fight Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather finally stopped teasing the world...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 52,478 reads 341 comments

  3. Winter Olympics 2014: Top 10 Breakout Stars from Sochi

    As a nation, as a world, every four years we sit down together to watch some of the best athletes on Earth compete in obscure and often dangerous sports...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 14,087 reads 8 comments

  4. UFC 170: Why Cormier vs. Cummins Could Be the Worst Thing for MMA

    Imagine this unlikely scenario—a week before the Super Bowl the entire roster of the Seattle Seahawks comes down with Legionnaires' disease . The NFC champions, without a doubt, will be medically unable to perform...

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  5. How Gay Figure Skating Icon Johnny Weir Has Owned the Sochi Olympics

    Every four years, the world falls in love with a figure skater. These mite-sized dynamos, women in the shortest of skirts and dashing gentlemen with just a flash of flare, dominate ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 47,687 reads 33 comments

  6. Enough with Lolo Jones Already: Why Should We Care About Team USA Bobsledder?

    With her cascading brown locks, bright shining eyes and a body built for the skintight suits of American amateur sport, Lolo Jones is every bit the femme fatale. That alone is nothing special...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 20,237 reads 49 comments

  7. The Greatest Olympian You've Never Heard of: Eddie Eagan and an Unlikely Double

    Eddie Eagan did a lot with his 69 years. Starting life as the poor son of a railroad worker, he served with honor in World War I, put himself through Yale and then Harvard Law, ...

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  8. Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Team USA Highlights for Day 9

    It's a tight battle at the top of the medal count, as the Cold War duo of the United States and Russia compete for the top spot, just a smidgen ahead of traditional Olympics powerhouse Norway and a single medal behind the Netherlands...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 65,210 reads 10 comments

  9. Gold Medal Chance Finally Here for 16-Year Partners Meryl Davis, Charlie White

    Cooties. We have them to thank for the amazing team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White, ice dancing partners who have been competing together for 16 years , seeing each other through braces, puberty and the stresses of international competition...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 24,574 reads 23 comments

  10. Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Day 8 Winners and Losers

    And on the eighth day, they rested. While Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski and the wonderful sprites on ice got a day off, the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games somehow soldiered on...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 69,857 reads 19 comments

  11. Lindsey Van Finally Can Fly as Women's Ski Jumping Makes Olympic Debut

    On Tuesday, American Lindsey Van will compete in the Olympic Games for the first time. A legend in her sport, the 29-year-old has never represented her country in the ski jump. No one has...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 5,323 reads 3 comments

  12. Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Team USA Highlights for Day 2

    Imagine being an Olympian. Just arriving in Sochi required a lifetime's worth of work, sweat and careful training—several years of preparation all boiling down to a series of moments...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 29,033 reads 3 comments

  13. Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Day 1 Winners and Losers

    Finally the discussion of stray dogs, dangerous accommodations and questionable security can come to an end. It's time to focus on what really matter in Sochi—the athletic competition...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 165,100 reads 22 comments

  14. Ultimate Guide to Sochi 2014: What You Need to Know About Every Olympic Event

    There are few events capable of bringing the whole world together. Divided by distance, religion and language, our lives increasingly fit in various niches. While sports tend to unite us, few contests are truly ubiquitous events the world over...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 45,930 reads 17 comments

  15. Making Things Right: Manny Pacquiao Gets a Second Chance at Timothy Bradley

    The universe was knocked off kilter on June 9, 2012. An injustice was done, a man wronged. Timothy Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs ) robbed Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs ) of something special on that night...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 7,890 reads 93 comments

  16. UFC Fight Pass Exclusive: 5 Key Questions About New Online Service Answered

    Finding anything in Atlanta can be difficult, especially when the destination in question has the word "Peachtree" in the address. A different man might have given up...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 16,876 reads 48 comments

  17. The Real War: HBO and Showtime Battle for Boxing's Future

    In 1979, Larry Holmes, a talented heavyweight doomed to spend a career in Muhammad Ali's lingering shadow, created a seismic event that rocked the boxing world to its very foundation...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 25,962 reads 37 comments

  18. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from January 13

    A new day has dawned in the WWE Universe. The era of the Internet is officially upon us with last week's Las Vegas introduction of the WWE Network...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 115,766 reads 661 comments

  19. WWE Network: How the Hardcore Fan Just Won the Wrestling War

    A war has been waged for years in professional wrestling fandom, a mostly silent battle for the very heart of an industry. On one side were the casual fans, the kids, their parents and, gasp, some women...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 15,597 reads 85 comments

  20. WWE Old School Raw: Road Dogg on the Fast Life and the Birth of a Catchphrase

    "Oh you didn't know? Your a$@ better call somebody!" It's funny how the little things can pay huge dividends in the wrestling industry...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 35,971 reads 40 comments

  21. WWE HOF'er Ted DiBiase on the Evil Laugh, His Best Angle and a Life in Wrestling

    Pro wrestling has always featured an uncomfortable duality, a raging battle between show and sport. Wrestlers are athletes, men and women who defy gravity and confront pain few could even imagine on a nightly basis...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 30,073 reads 71 comments

  22. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Report Card and Highlights from Dec. 30

    WWE ended 2013 with a bang. Not only did the final Raw of the year feature several legitimately good matches and the return of Brock Lesnar , it went off the air with a shocker...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 107,890 reads 518 comments

  23. UFC 168 Results: The Unstoppable, Unflappable Ronda Rousey Searches for a Foil

    Miesha Tate was smiling as the bell rang to begin the second round. Her face was already swelling and red, the blood that had dotted it carefully wiped away in her corner. None of that mattered...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 50,253 reads 297 comments

  24. UFC 168 Results: Anderson Silva, Ronda Rousey and the Real Winners and Losers

    At UFC 162, Chris Weidman's left hand ended an era. At UFC 168 , his left leg likely ended a career. After being dominated for much of the first round, Anderson Silva came out a man on fire...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 327,977 reads 556 comments

  25. UFC 168: Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate Battle for the Soul of Women's MMA

    Ronda Rousey didn't crack many smiles during this season of the UFC's groundbreaking reality television show The Ultimate Fighter . On the surface, there was plenty to grin about...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 221,147 reads 201 comments