Today's shot. You may as well go read the WSJ's fun little item on tennis players refusing to use sunscreen: "Cara Black, a doubles player from Zimbabwe, said she uses a zinc cream. Ukraine's Olga Savchuk said the one lotion that doesn't bother her is available only in Japan and South Korea, so Japanese pro Kimiko… » 8/29/14 10:55am Friday 10:55am

Vanderbilt Overturned A Referee's Penalty By Making Him Read An Email

At the start of the second quarter of last night's Temple-Vanderbilt game, referee Ken Williamson popped over to the sideline to explain a penalty to the crowd: "Per NCAA rule, Vanderbilt is being charged with a team timeout each quarter, because of— [pause to make a face that lets everyone know he's just as baffled… » 8/29/14 10:08am Friday 10:08am

Warren Buffett Is Friends With A Serial Woman Beater

Like a lot of very well off athletes, Floyd Mayweather recently met with Warren Buffett to discuss his financials. There's an Instagram photo of them chumming it up and everything. Unlike most well off athletes, however, Floyd Mayweather is a serial and unrepentant abuser of women, palling around with one of the… » 8/27/14 4:13pm Wednesday 4:13pm

We're Compiling Every Police-Involved Shooting In America. Help Us.

The United States has no database of police shootings. There is no standardized process by which officers log when they've discharged their weapons and why. There is no central infrastructure for handling that information and making it public. Researchers, confronted with the reality that there are over 17,000 law… » 8/20/14 9:32am 8/20/14 9:32am

Crazy Racist Alaskan Lady Goes On Amazing Racist Roadrage Rant

Damn, lady, this is one fine-ass racist run you went on here. Started off strong with, "If I had a gun, I would shoot you dead. ... I'm going to kill your kids and your goddamn mother. I've got people who will do it," and rolled right into Muslims blowing up school bus children because they're atheists. Then you just… » 8/19/14 7:07pm 8/19/14 7:07pm

How Neil Leifer Shot His Most Famous Boxing Photos

You've seen Neil Leifer photos, obviously, and probably heard him talk about his work some too. But Sports Illustrated has a hell of a collection up, with hi-res images of Leifer's best boxing work, like the overhead of Ali-Williams that Leifer counts as his favorite, to go along with text and video of Leifer… » 8/15/14 5:49pm 8/15/14 5:49pm

American Police Militarization, Visualized

The New York Times ran a piece back in June about the rapid militarization of America's police departments through the Congress-backed military-transfer program, which began in the 90s, and has ballooned since 2006. Above is a graphic showing the raw numbers for select military items that have found their way to… » 8/14/14 10:59am 8/14/14 10:59am