Recent Posts by phaedon

April 02

Rutgers' coach Mike Rice Berates Players at Practice: In several dozen hours of video of Rutgers men's basketball practices obtained by "Outside the Lines," coach Mike Rice is seen hurling basketballs from close range at his players' heads, legs and feet; shoving and grabbing his players; feigning punching them; kicking them; and screaming obscenities and homophobic slurs.

posted by phaedon to basketball at 04:57 PM - 16 comments

March 31

Money & March Madness: In 2011, PBS Frontline asked, "If everyone else is profiting from the multibillion dollar college sports business, why shouldn't the athletes?"

posted by phaedon to basketball at 10:11 PM - 14 comments

March 29

Tony Romo stays in Dallas: 6-year extension worth $108 million. $55 guaranteed - 3 more than Flacco.

posted by phaedon to football at 04:35 PM - 16 comments

December 04

The New Orleans Hornets are changing their names to the Pelicans: Look at the Pelican fly, come on Pelican!

posted by phaedon to basketball at 07:56 PM - 13 comments

August 25

Torture or training? : Inside the brutal Chinese gymnasium where the country's future Olympic stars are beaten into shape.

posted by phaedon to olympics at 04:02 AM - 2 comments

August 09

One Small Step.: Sarah Attar is one of the first two women to compete in the Olympics under the flag of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The other was Wojdan Shaherkani, a judoka. And today Tahmina Kohistani also became the first Afghani to race in the Olympics. All three were fully clothed and sported hijabs to cover their hair.

posted by phaedon to olympics at 02:00 AM - 0 comments

August 02

Olympic Boxing Scandal: Japan's Satoshi Shimizu knocked down Azerbaijan's Magomed Abdulhamidov five times in the third and final round of their bantamweight bout yesterday. And yet, the judges scored the round in favor of Abdulhamidov, who spent more time on the canvas than on his feet.

posted by phaedon to boxing at 06:04 PM - 11 comments

May 02

Junior Seau Found Dead at Home: Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau was found dead at his Oceanside, Calif., home in an apparent shooting. He was 43. Seau was a 12-time Pro Bowler who also played with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots after 13 years with the Chargers. He was the fifth overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft.

posted by phaedon to football at 02:24 PM - 65 comments

March 19

Ichiro Suzuki: Ichiro donates $1.25 million to Japanese earthquake relief efforts. The Seattle Mariners will also dedicate their first six home games of the upcoming season to raising money for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan.

posted by phaedon to baseball at 11:42 AM - 0 comments

April 08