NCAA Head Injury Lawsuit Settled With $70 Million Brain Evaluation Fund

The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit by agreeing to set up a $70 million fund to evaluate current and former NCAA athletes in a variety of contact sports for brain trauma. Unlike the NFL's maligned but needed settlement that's still evolving, this seems at first blush like an OK deal for NCAA athletes, since it… » 7/29/14 10:18am Today 10:18am

U.S. Rep Mistakes American Officials For Foreigners; Awkwardness Reigns

The Cable at Foreign Policy has documented the collapse of the American government. In a congressional hearing on Thursday, Rep. Curt Clawson of the 19th District of Florida, mistook two senior American officials, Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar, for representatives from the Indian government, and repeatedly referred to… » 7/25/14 4:05pm Friday 4:05pm

A Reminder: LeBron Is A Freak Genius With A Photographic Memory

ESPN's Brian Windhorst has a new profile on LeBron; it's good, and ostensibly about how LeBron uses his uncommonly good memory to enhance to his more obvious physical talent. It's full of relevant basketball examples and wide-eyed onlookers. It's also front-loaded with some stories that are actually more impressive. » 7/22/14 8:48pm 7/22/14 8:48pm

Satellite-Free NFL Sunday Ticket For Xbox, PS4, Tablets: Coming Soon?

NFL Sunday Ticket has always been notoriously inaccessible, limited to just DirecTV subscribers and people who bought a copy of Madden last year. It sucks. But that looks like it's about to change. A page that's turned up on the DirecTV website says satellite-free packages of Sunday Ticket will be offered next year. » 7/16/14 4:05pm 7/16/14 4:05pm