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  1. 11-year-old high school hoops star Julian Newman takes on Conan O’Brien one-on-one (video)

    Mar 1, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

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    As you may recall from previous posts, Julian Newman is an 11-year-old fifth grader who plays varsity basketball for Downey Christian High School (FL). The lad’s social media star is rising so quickly that he was booked on Late Night with Conan O’Brien last night, and proceeded to take on Conan, Andy Richter and one…

  2. Stephen Colbert speculates where the resigned Pope’s vestments will end up, and somehow the 49ers are involved

    Mar 1, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT


    Of course you know by now that you can wager on who will become the next Pope: there are more than a dozen gambling sites that will give you sweet action on the new Pontiff. One of the biggest, Paddy Power, has installed Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana as the favorite, at 5/2. ( also…

  3. Rio stadium will have special section for obese people at 2014 World Cup

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT


    Will one stadium at the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janiero have a section with double-wide seats for fat people? That was the report in The Sun this morning, and because it’s The Sun, I was skeptical. So I did some looking around, and by godfrey, we have this from Brazil’s official federal government…

  4. Best-ever use of a Mike Krzyzewski bighead: University of Virginia

    Mar 1, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    We’ve seen bighead signs of all stripes and sizes in college basketball, but rarely does one capture the exact expression of the real-life guy it’s depicting on the court. Well played, Mike Krzyzewski bighead guy. And well played, Cork Gaines of Business Insider. Coach K, however, was not amused. Virginia beat Duke 73-68 to pretty…

  5. Shocking details of Brewers’ Italian Racing Sausage kidnapping revealed: was forced to do the Harlem Shake (video)

    Feb 28, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

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    As you know, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Italian Racing Sausage was kidnapped on Feb. 16 (the costume was stolen), and then returned last night. Police are still looking for the culprits, but now shocking new details have emerged. USA Today has obtained photos and a video of the sausage, taken during its time in captivity. In…

  6. Blinded by Adidas: New NCAA tournament ‘Adizero’ jerseys … remember Fruit Stripe Gum?

    Feb 28, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT


    If there’s ever a reason to use the made-up word ‘terribad’, these jerseys are it. With sleeved tops that look like they were salvaged from a highlighter factory explosion to pants ripped straight from a 1991 Fruit Stripe Gum commercial, Adidas has really made a doozy of a uniform combination for six teams in the…

  7. I don’t mind telling you that this photo of Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un absolutely frightens me

    Feb 28, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

    North Korea Rodman

    Photos of Dennis Rodman’s trip to North Korea are beginning to leak, and I’m a bit concerned. Is he choking on a lozange? Was he hit in the neck with a poison dart? In the country on a mission of “basketball diplomacy”, Rodman took in an exhibition basketball game between North Korean and U.S. players…

  8. The missing Milwaukee Brewers Racing Sausage has been found!

    Feb 28, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT

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    Guido the Italian Racing Sausage, who went missing on Feb. 16 and was feared kidnapped, has been reclaimed by relieved Milwaukee Brewers officials who located him — unsurprisingly — in a bar. As you surely now from nonstop international news coverage, the Klements Racing Sausage (pictured, far left) went AWOL two weeks ago following an…

  9. Tiger vs. snowman — a struggle as old as nature itself (photos)

    Feb 28, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

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    Brookfield Zoo Winter Fun

    Not sports, but when a Calvin & Hobbes comic strip comes to life, you know it will be reported here. It’s a dilemma that nature photographers face on a regular basis: when photographing wildlife predators, do you resist the temptation to step in and and save the prey? In this case, an Associated Press photographer…

  10. Singer butchers not one, but two National Anthems at spring training game (video)

    Feb 28, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Well, I’ve seen a singer screw up the National Anthem before — but I’ve never seen a manager come out to the mound to remove him in the middle of the song. “That’s it for today, kid.” (Reaches out, takes microphone, pats singer on butt). It didn’t exactly happen that way during a Grapefruit League…

  11. New Colorado Rapids jersey to include names of all their season ticket holders (video)

    Feb 27, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT


    This is either very said (as in, only three season tickets sold this season) or very impressive (as in, very tiny names). And in fact it’s the latter, as the MLS Colorado Rapids will wear jerseys this coming season that include the names of all their season ticket holders on each shirt. And not only…

  12. Ladies, ladies … Ronda Rousey’s next UFC opponent is already talking trash (video)

    Feb 27, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT

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    Miesha Tate, Bryan Caraway

    Female UFC competition has only been a thing for one fight, which occurred this past Saturday. But already the ladies are involved in serious trash talking. Ronda Rousey beat Liz Carmouche in the first female UFC fight in history, and now Rousey’s next opponent, Miesha Tate (pictured), would like you to know that he’s not…

  13. Basketball shirts with sleeves: so hot right now

    Feb 27, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT

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    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    It’s starting to look like the besleeved basketball jersey look the Golden State Warriors broke out last week will be more than a funky flash in the pan. Adidas Vice President Lawrence Norman confirmed today that the NCAA tournament will feature a handful of teams that will unveil their own brand of revolutionary bicep hiding…

  14. The Brewers’ Italian Racing Sausage is AWOL, was seen bar-hopping in Cedarburg, Wis.

    Feb 27, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

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    St. Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers

    One of the Milwaukee Brewers Racing Sausages has been kidnapped. As cops scramble toward patrol cars and helicopters, a local mustard company is also snapping into action: offering a year’s supply of their product to the person who returns the sausage unharmed. Meanwhile, the AWOL sausage has been spotted bar-hopping in a nearby town. Note:…

  15. Wisconsin’s Ryan Evans unleashes the fury of the jump shot free throw (video)

    Feb 27, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT


    There aren’t a lot of ways to shoot a free throw, but every now and then a true pioneer comes along to show us that innovation lives, even at the charity stripe. Rick Barry’s underhand style was quite successful, but never caught on (except with his sons, and of course Ollie from Hoosiers). Then we…

  16. Nationals’ Racing Teddy Roosevelt gets his own Topps baseball card

    Feb 27, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    The Washington Nationals’ most famous racing president, Teddy Roosevelt, (sorry Lincoln) is getting his own baseball card, Topps has announced. But all is not as it seems, as you can see by the example below. Here’s the card below, purportedly showing Teddy grabbing his first-ever win in the Nationals’ Presidents Race. But something is amiss.…

  17. B.C. court gives youth hockey coach jail time for tripping 13-year-old player in handshake line

    Feb 27, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Have a nice trip … to jail. Remember Martin Tremblay? He’s the youth hockey coach who was arrested for tripping a 13-year-old player in a handshake line at the conclusion of a youth hockey game back in June of 2012. We wrote about it at the time, and if you examine the video below Mr.…

  18. Miguel Cabrera and Adam Jones chase away offseason boredom with an insane Rihanna music video parody (video)

    Feb 26, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

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    Why’s the best hitter in baseball wearing a snorkel and pretending to swim in front of a green screen? Why is he trying to surf on a boogie board? Why is he threatening me with a baguette while wearing an eye patch? And why does Adam Jones have such an angelic voice? These are all…

  19. Today in mascot effrontery: Toronto Raptor flirts with Rachel McAdams; Miami Heat mascot licks Shaq (video)

    Feb 26, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

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    We don’t mean to imply that these mascots engaged in any activity other than good, wholesome, family fun (somebody hose them down). It happened on Monday night, when Canadian-born Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris) was proposed to by The Raptor, Toronto’s NBA dinosaur mascot. Added touch: a dozen roses, and a slobbery kiss. But if…

  20. British teens describe the NFL in the most British way possible

    Feb 26, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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    My favorite part of this video is when they ask the one girl what “NFL” stands for, and she replies: “The National Football Legion.” Let’s face it, the NFL rules in the U.S., but in many other parts of the world it takes a back seat to soccer, cricket and in the case of Britain,…