South Korean rhythmic gymnast is world's most stylish baseball pitcher


Say what you will about the accuracy of Shin Soo-ji's first pitch at the July 5 Doosan Bears/Samsung Lions game, but you can't fault her for style! (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)

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Watch these swooping paragliders skim across water in style

Competitive canopy piloting has added a remarkable event where pilots get points for skimming their feet across a shallow water feature and landing within a small square. Points are given for precision and style. Read the rest

Federal judge cancels Washington Redskins trademark


A federal judge today cancelled the Washington Redskins federal trademark registrations on their name because it's racist. US District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee's decision affirmed a previous ruling that that the name is offensive to Native Americans and as such can't be legally be protected. The cancellation, hailed by Native American activists as a “huge victory,” doesn’t go into effect until the team has exhausted the appeals process in the federal court system. And Redskins President Bruce Allen vowed Wednesday that the team would appeal.

“We are convinced that we will win on appeal as the facts and the law are on the side of our franchise that has proudly used the name Washington Redskins for more than 80 years, said Resdskins president Bruce Allen.

From the Washington Post:

(Lee rejected) the team’s argument that the vast majority of Native Americans had no objection to the name when the trademarks were granted between 1967 and 1990. Instead the judge questioned why the team ever chose the name, pointing out in his ruling that Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defined the word as “often contemptuous” in 1898, “seventy years prior to the registration of the first Redskins Mark.”
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Dogs jumping rope

This is a thing? Yes. This is a thing.

Fantasy Sports: dungeon crawl ends in epic, eldritch basketball game

In Fantasy Sports No. 1, a berzerker adventurer and his spellslinging, underappreciated apprentice go on a dungeon crawl that takes them into an eldritch game of basketball -- for the highest stakes imaginable.

Dan Pink's sensible idea: ban parents from their kids' sporting events


Daniel Pink, author of books about business, work, and behavior, says when parents come to their kids' sports games, it distracts the kids from being able to focus on "the mastery of something difficult, the obligations to team mates, and the game itself."

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WATCH: Girl limbo skates record distance under 6-inch hurdles

Indian limbo skater Little Rithika set a crazy new record after skating 60 meters while staying under 21 bars set just 15cm (~6 inches) high. Read the rest

What's inside golf balls? Watch this guy slice open 10 of them, and find out.


This video from Golf Digest is oddly captivating.

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Beer to be named after Joe Paterno, late coach who enabled Jerry Sandusky sex abuse

Jerry Sandusky, L, and Joe Paterno, R.  [Reuters]
For fans of beer honoring a sex-abuse enabler, this one's for you.

FBI and DoJ investigating whether St. Louis Cardinals hacked networks of rival Houston Astros baseball team

Players on the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, high-fiving one another in happier, more innocent times. [Reuters]
Prosecutors say officials hacked into a rival's internal networks to steal valuable private data on players.

The best knee brace for my damn osteoarthritis


I was 15 when I noticed the popping and cracking coming from my joints. The stiffness, especially in my knees, followed not long after, and it's only gotten worse since. Getting up from a kneeling position was painful and difficult by my late 20s. It was frustrating.

After my first, painful winter in Pennsylvania—where I had to go upstairs backwards, on my ass, because I couldn't lift my right leg—I went to the doctor.


She asked me if I played sports as a kid.


"It's good that you didn't."

When my x-rays came back, though, it was good news: it turned out that none of my joints were bad enough to require any type of special medical treatment. Prednisone gives me bad side effects, so I was instructed to take a maximum of 2400mg of ibuprofen a day (up to 800mg a time) for no more than two weeks, during flare-ups. And get a knee brace.

I love my knee brace.

The frustrating thing about wearing a brace isn't its existence, it's others' reaction to it. Old men at the gym ask “What happened to your knee?”, I respond “I have early onset osteoarthritis”, and they say “You're too young for that.” This pisses me off.

“You have a conversation with my fucking body then,” I said to one guy. "Explain to it that it's too young for EARLY ONSET osteoarthritis.”

I love my knee brace.

I hate the fact that I have to use it, but I love it because I've spent the last five years with osteoarthritis, I'm lucky that it hasn't gotten bad enough to warrant hardcore treatment, and the knee brace makes it OK. Read the rest

Watch BMX session inside huge abandoned sports stadium


The Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan is a massive abandoned sports stadium. Watch BMXer Tyler Fernengel shred the place.

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Shin Kicking is the best sport

"It takes a great tolerance for pain," said the visibly insane British man. "But it's quite skillful. There are rules. You can only kick the shin." Read the rest

Swiss cops' dawn raid snags top FIFA officials

Six top executives of international football's (notoriously corrupt) governing body were arrested at the crack of dawn in their Zurich hotel by Swiss police acting on a US criminal corruption warrant. Read the rest

Explaining Cricket


Springtime turns American minds to college basketball, but the world is not watching. No, everyone else is fixated on the Cricket World Cup, going on right now, which brags a TV viewership of 1.85 billion.

Hating to be left out, my wife wanted to know what the fixation was, and she challenged my knowledge of the game, which my brain kept interpreting as an insect. Together, we spelunked down the YouTube rabbit hole, only to get more confused the more we tried to understand. Here's what we learned: Read the rest

Tactical cutlery

The Buck 941 Travelmate Kit Chocolate Paperstone Knife is a tactical spreading knife with a clip-on multispork. Read the rest

Long-exposure shot of a rock-climber wearing glowsticks

Redditor Shatteredankle went rock-climbing with glowsticks affixed to wrists and ankles, and took a long-exposure shot of the result -- gorgeous. Read the rest

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