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Jonathan Martin Taken Into Custody After Threatening Instagram Post Causes High School To Close Jonathan Martin Taken Into Custody After Threatening Instagram Post Causes High School To Close

Los Angeles prep school Harvard-Westlake closed both its campuses this afternoon after former NFL offensive lineman and Harvard-Westlake alum Jonathan Martin tagged the school in an Instagram post, in which he made threats against those he said bullied him. The photo included a gun and shells on a bed, along with the…

Annihilation Will Creep You All The Way Out Annihilation Will Creep You All The Way Out

If you saw the trailer for Annihilation and got hyped to watch Natalie Portman spend the movie kicking ass with a machine gun, mowing down monsters while dispensing action-movie cliches, you won’t get what you want. If you read Jeff VanderMeer’s novel, on which the movie is based, and expected a faithful adaptation…

Well That Was A Bizarre Press Conference From Mirai Nagasu Well That Was A Bizarre Press Conference From Mirai Nagasu

Of all the parties involved in the U.S. women’s figure skating collapse yesterday, Mirai Nagasu had perhaps the most baffling performance. Nagasu was considered a dark horse candidate to sneak in for bronze after delivering a big free skate performance in the team event, but she didn’t even attempt her signature…

Surfing's Most Iconic Event Is In Jeopardy Thanks To A Very Dumb Dispute Surfing's Most Iconic Event Is In Jeopardy Thanks To A Very Dumb Dispute

Oahu’s Pipeline is one of the most famous surf spots in the world, and the North Shore beach’s notoriously big and dangerous waves play host to the World Surf League’s biggest event of the year. Pipeline Masters, or Pipe Masters, has taken place at Pipeline since 1971, and it’s traditionally served as the final event…

Ultras Start Fireworks Fight Before Europa League Game [Update] Ultras Start Fireworks Fight Before Europa League Game [Update]

Spartak Moscow traveled to Bilbao to play Athletic in the Europa League’s Round of 32, and as is typially the case whenever large groups of Russian soccer hooligans travel to European games, some shit went down.

Dutch Speed Skaters Apologize For Jubilantly Tossing Giant Replica Medal At Fans Dutch Speed Skaters Apologize For Jubilantly Tossing Giant Replica Medal At Fans

The Holland House is the place to be for the Pyeongchang Olympics if you’re Dutch. It has concerts, drunken revelry, appearances by medal-winning Dutch athletes, and possible minor head injuries. Speedskating quartet Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen, Patrick Roest, and Koen Verweij attended a party at the house last night…

ESPN's Rachel Nichols Drops Strong Monologue On Mavericks Sexual Harassment Report ESPN's Rachel Nichols Drops Strong Monologue On Mavericks Sexual Harassment Report

Rachel Nichols led off The Jump this evening with a tremendous monologue on the questions posed by Sports Illustrated’s bombshell sexual harassment report about the Dallas Mavericks. Nichols, who writes these monologues herself, went in on Mark Cuban for his baffling insistence that he didn’t know anything about …

David de Gea Is A Freak David de Gea Is A Freak

Manchester United did not deserve to draw Sevilla 0-0 on the road this afternoon, but the good thing about soccer is that the scarcity of goals produces all manner of undeserved results. United took just a single shot on goal and they never seemed to get their offense into a reasonably high gear, instead choosing to…

Olympic Ski Racer Taken Away On Stretcher After Nasty Crash Olympic Ski Racer Taken Away On Stretcher After Nasty Crash

Canadian ski cross racer Chris Del Bosco fought gravity and lost during a qualifying heat, losing control at the worst moment and catapulting some 30 feet down the course and landing hard on his right side.

This Is A Truly Dreadful Curling Shot This Is A Truly Dreadful Curling Shot

It does not take a curling genius (or, barring that, just a regular old Canadian citizen) to figure out that Japanese skip Yusuke Morozumi really boinked this one against Denmark.

Lead Car's Dumbass Automatic Braking System Causes Painful Crash At Bike Race Lead Car's Dumbass Automatic Braking System Causes Painful Crash At Bike Race

Cars with automatic brake sensors built into them are wonderful when used in cities and other places where they can keep unaware drivers from killing cyclists. However, a bike race’s lead car is perhaps the worst possible vehicle for the technology, and five cyclists were the unfortunate victims of a lead car at the…

For Deep Insight Into The True Nature Of The Virtue-Moir Relationship, Watch Them Be Forced To Watch A Montage Of Their Life Together For Deep Insight Into The True Nature Of The Virtue-Moir Relationship, Watch Them Be Forced To Watch A Montage Of Their Life Together

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the greatest ice dancers of all-time, spent the Olympics erotically wiggling together on the ice and winning the gold medal with a world-record score before denying that any sort of fucking was going on. There’s a certain, um, electricity to their interactions, even if they nixed the face…

The Rays Are Being Stripped For Parts  The Rays Are Being Stripped For Parts 

The Miami Marlins are not the only Florida-based baseball team who will be punting on the 2018 season. Since the start of the offseason, the Rays have traded Evan Longoria to San Francisco, let Logan Morrison walk in free agency, designated all-star Corey Dickerson for assignment, and traded Jake Odorizzi to the…

Elizabeth Swaney's Multi-Sport Journey To Pyeongchang Elizabeth Swaney's Multi-Sport Journey To Pyeongchang

Hungarian (sort-of) skier Elizabeth Swaney is now infamous around the world, after her big turn at the Olympics involved her just sort of sliding down the ski halfpipe and getting a cumulative three feet or so of air. She finished dead last of the 24 competitors by a comfortable margin, but that doesn’t really matter,…

Elise Christie's Olympics Were Another Nightmare Elise Christie's Olympics Were Another Nightmare

Last week, British short track speed skater Elise Christie crashed out of the 500m race and finished fourth in an event she holds the world record, adding another disappointing finish to an Olympic career that’s been waylaid by an avalanche of bad luck. Christie was distraught after her fourth straight Olympic race…

The Winter Olympics Feature 2,951 Of The World’s Greatest Athletes, And Also This Woman The Winter Olympics Feature 2,951 Of The World’s Greatest Athletes, And Also This Woman

There’s a premise built into the structure of the Olympics that pretty much every single Olympian, even those far down the standings, are elite athletes at the top of their game performing at a level most fans could only dream of. Freestyle skier Elizabeth Swaney is an affront to this notion, and her, um, laconic run…

Nate Diaz Enjoys UFC Fight Nate Diaz Enjoys UFC Fight

The best moment of last night’s UFC event (Sage Northcutt’s win aside) came shortly before the main event. After Derrick Lewis knocked out Marcin Tybura, popped a great victory celebration, then promised his wife, “I’m going deep,” cameras cut to the audience. And who should be there but UFC icon and weed prince Nate…

Sage Northcutt Prepares For This Weekend's Fight By Transforming Into Beef Jerky Sage Northcutt Prepares For This Weekend's Fight By Transforming Into Beef Jerky

Sage Northcutt—an action figure brought to life—fights this weekend against some French guy who’s 1-3 in the UFC. Here’s how the Northcutt weight cut’s going.

Yankees Prospect Shot In Hip During Alleged Robbery Attempt Yankees Prospect Shot In Hip During Alleged Robbery Attempt

Yankees minor leaguer Thairo Estrada was shot in his right hip last week in Venezuela during what he says was a botched robbery at a restaurant. Manager Aaron Boone said he was recovering quickly, and should be available for the “bulk of the season.”

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