walter tull

The Enduring Significance of Walter Tull To English Football

As well as serving with distinction in the First World War, Tull was one of the first black footballers to grace the top tier of English football. Though his life was cut short, his legacy is alive and well.
Will Magee
Spittle Red Riding Hood

The Cult: El Hadji Diouf

One of the most widely disliked players of his generation, El Hadji Diouf was as much a source of morbid fascination as he was one of football’s ultimate figures of hate.
Will Magee

Farewell To Josh Hamilton, Who Was Unlike Anyone Else In Baseball

Nobody has said the former MVP is finished in baseball. Nobody really needs to, either.
Mike Piellucci

A Quebec Reporter Asked About NHL Playoffs During White House Presser on Afghanistan Bombing

Canadian priorities.
Justine de l'Église

The NHL's Most Interesting Potential Trade Deadline Buyers

In part two of our NHL trade deadline preview, we look at the buyers, and which teams might make a big splash for a Cup run.
Sean McIndoe
points mean prizes

Looking Back on Soccer’s Greatest Ever Points Deductions

From the Calciopoli scandal to Portsmouth and Rangers, points deductions usually come with a frisson of anxiety and horror. Here we remember some of the best, and what happened to the teams involved.
Will Magee
scottish politics

How Scottish Football Fans Became the SNP's Most Effective Opposition

Primarily aimed at stamping out sectarianism, the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act (OFBA) ranks among the SNP's most divisive pieces of legislation. Questions are now being asked about whether the act should be scrapped altogether.
Graham Ruthven

Throwback Thursday: NHL's Landmark TV Deal with CBS Goes Live

CBS struck a historic TV deal with the NHL in 1956, and a year later became the first cable provider to broadcast a nationally televised hockey game in the United States. The media landscape has changed a great deal since.
Mike Commito

Throwback Thursday: The NHL's Best Christmas Day Moments

From 1919-1971, the NHL played games on Christmas Day. We talked to former Maple Leaf Gerry O'Flaherty, who made his NHL debut on Dec. 25, and revisit the league's old holiday tradition.
Mike Commito
the unquenchable rage of chris sutton

A Lament For Chris Sutton, an Angry Pundit Caught By The Machine

Chris Sutton, Britain's most brutal football pundit, is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore.
Oscar Rickett
nhl 2016 preview

Five NHL Teams That Could Surprise This Season

We looked at teams that could end up performing much differently than expected.
Andrew Berkshire
2016 mlb playoffs

Josh Donaldson's Brazen Dash Lifts Toronto to Sweep in Latest Blue Jays Thriller

Donaldson's heads-up baserunning propelled the Blue Jays to an extra-inning, ALDS sweep of the Rangers.
John Lott