04:26 PM EDT 09/17/2014
Originally posted 07/12/2014 03:40PM
The NBA draft didn't go the way anyone expected for Baylor University star player Isaiah Austin – least of all him.
Originally posted 07/11/2014 12:45PM
It was the sports equivalent of the phony war – LeBron James, the best basketball player in the world, opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat, and then … silence.
Left without the concrete date and time of The Decision four years earlier, fans went wild with speculation, analyzing flight paths and hacking website code to determine whether James would re-sign with the Heat or return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Now, finally, we have a decision, if not a Decision: LeBron is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Originally posted 07/11/2014 07:00AM
Soccer star David Beckham, who recently celebrated his 15th wedding anniversary with wife Victoria Beckham, has one more thing to celebrate.
Originally posted 07/09/2014 02:20PM
It wasn't just a bad dream. Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer team's historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup's semifinal.
The country's leading soccer publication stated simply: "A day to forget."
"It was the most shameful performance of all times," said Almir Rogelio, 32, who was waiting at a newspaper stand for a friend. "I honestly woke up and didn't even want to remember what happened."
Originally posted 07/06/2014 03:00PM
There were some unhappy drivers when an accident on the Daytona International Speedway took out a bunch of cars 20 laps into the Coke Zero 400 on Sunday.
Originally posted 07/03/2014 11:15AM
U.S.A. Soccer goalie Tim Howard might not be the Secretary of Defense any longer, but the World Cup hero still got to experience the thrill of a cabinet meeting Wednesday when he received a congratulatory call from President Barack Obama.
Originally posted 07/02/2014 12:05PM
If you're just looking at the scores, the United States' World Cup journey was a slow slide of disappointment: a win, then a draw, then a 1-0 loss, then finally a 2-1 loss to Belgium that knocked them out of the tournament in the Round of 16.
But that view doesn't quite tell the full story of the Americans' run through the World Cup, as an underdog team emerged from the Group of Death and hordes of passionate fans put lie to the old saying that the U.S. doesn't care about soccer. Even in defeat the American side earned the respect of soccer fans the world over, scoring a late goal in extra time and finding a national hero in goalie Tim Howard, whose valiant defense kept competitive what should have been a rout.
Originally posted 06/27/2014 04:00PM
Instead of being drafted by an NBA team, Baylor power forward/center Isaiah Austin was drafted by the entire league.
Originally posted 06/26/2014 03:35PM
Athletes aren't the only ones playing the field at the World Cup.
According to a report from Quartz, Brazil's influx of World Cup tourists are trying to do a bit of scoring on their own – mobile dating apps like Tinder and Grindr are seeing their numbers skyrocket in the South American nation.
Originally posted 06/25/2014 11:25AM
Oops, Luis Suárez did it again.
As he had twice before, the Uruguayan football star allegedly bit an opposing player on the pitch during Tuesday's World Cup match against Italy.
Human flesh is something of a weakness for Suárez – the 27-year-old footballer had previously chomped down on opponents while playing for AFC Ajax in the Netherlands in 2010, and for Liverpool in the English Premier League in 2013.
Though Uruguay beat Italy 1-0 to move into the knockout stage of the World Cup, there is a chance that Suárez will not be there to join them; FIFA is still considering his punishment, and it's possible he will be banned from the remainder of the tournament.
Coming during a slow day of group play, Suárez's bite was the story of Tuesday's World Cup matches, and instantly started a social-media firestorm. See the best reactions to the surprise mandible assault below:
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