America's Greatest Insufferable Pastimes Are Astrology and Fantasy Football

This fall, two great phenomena have disturbed our friends and neighbors. The generally reliable type (or steady flakes, now validated) are suddenly loudmouths, blustering and making excuses: one group because a planet appears to be moving backwards but isn’t actually, and the second because they’re consumed in a game… »11/05/15 11:20am11/05/15 11:20am

Formerly Depressed Serena Williams Now Chasing Down iPhone Thieves Like A Hero

Serena Williams has been fighting knee problems and depression since losing the U.S. Open in September, when she ended her season early just short of accomplishing a calendar year Grand Slam. But on Wednesday, while eating Chinese food, she stopped a thief from swiping her iPhone in a flash. »11/04/15 11:00am11/04/15 11:00am

Fantasy Kardashian-Jenner League, Week 4: Everything's Koming Up Kim

This week featured a bit of an upset, as to-date champions Team Nobody were crushed by a full seven days of Kim-related events—baby showers, birthdays, red carpet jams—that elevated Team Bible to master status. And, as we ramp up to a new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians—Season 11 begins November 15—we’re… »10/28/15 10:10am10/28/15 10:10am

Obama Honors U.S. Women's Soccer Team: 'Playing Like a Girl Means You're a Badass'

The World Cup-winning U.S.women’s national soccer team was honored in a ceremony today at the White House. The ceremony was chummy, and the President was at his most compelling. “This team taught all of America’s children that ‘playing like a girl’ means you’re a badass,” he said. »10/27/15 9:30pm10/27/15 9:30pm

Fantasy Kardashian-Jenner League Week 3: Staying Strong for Lamar

There was not a lot of joy in the Kardashian-Jenner League this week, as many of our points were accrued because of Lamar Odom’s hospitalization following an alleged overdose of herbal viagra. Apparently in stable enough condition now to have been flown from Vegas to Los Angeles, the incident has been emotionally… »10/21/15 3:50pm10/21/15 3:50pm

California Passes Law Banning Teams From Using 'Redskins' Mascot

On Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that will officially ban public schools and athletic teams from using the word “Redskins” as a team or mascot name. The move is a lovely gesture, just in time for Columbus Day—a holiday that traditionally celebrates the slaughter of Native Americans—and it shows… »10/12/15 4:50pm10/12/15 4:50pm

3 Female Sports Journalists Denied Entry to the Jacksonville Jaguars' Locker Room

On Sunday, three female sports reporters were initially denied postgame entrance into the Jacksonville Jaguars’ locker room because they were women. The usher checked with several men before allowing reporters Joey Chandler, Graham Watson, and one unidentified woman, who were all in Indianapolis for the Associated… »10/05/15 1:55pm10/05/15 1:55pm

Iranian Soccer Star Can't Travel To Championship Because Her Husband Won't Let Her

Niloufar Ardalan, the 30-year-old captain of the Iranian women’s soccer team who is widely considered to be the best player in the country, will not be competing in the Asian Football Federation Women’s Futsal Championship in Malaysia on Thursday because her husband refuses to give her permission. »9/17/15 1:45pm9/17/15 1:45pm

Wife > Girlfriend: Behind the Silly, Fascinating Pecking Order of WAGS

The first episode of E!’s reality series WAGS (which stands for Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars), begins with an explainer about what it means to be the wife of an athlete. In case you’re unfamiliar with these duties, it’s laid out as such: Being your man’s No. 1 fan, maintaining an opulent lifestyle and being… »9/15/15 2:03pm9/15/15 2:03pm

Kids Basketball Team DQ'd From Tournament Because of Girl Player 

At five years old, Kymora Johnson wanted to play basketball. Because there were no girls teams in her hometown of Charlottesville, Va., her mother, Jessica Thomas-Johnson, signed her up for the Charlottesville Cavaliers, an all-boys team. Kymora has played for the Cavs for the past five years without incident—until… »8/06/15 11:15am8/06/15 11:15am

Dr. Jen Welter Joins Arizona Cardinals as First Female NFL Coach

While San Antonio Spurs coach Becky Hammon breaks the glass ceiling in the NBA, Dr. Jen Welter has joined the Arizona Cardinals as the first female coach in NFL history. According to NBC News, she’ll be coaching inside linebackers as an intern during the Cardinals’ training camp and preseason. »7/28/15 11:30am7/28/15 11:30am