I know, I know. Nobody wants to hear about the complaints of the sport media. But this is something that impacts you as a reader.
I know, I know. Nobody wants to hear about the complaints of the sport media. But this is something that impacts you as a reader.
Everyone wants to know what the super-rich did to be successful. Millionaires give some great advice, but for me, billionaires are on an entirely different level. I’ve rubbed shoulders with both millionaires and billionaires and over the years , and I’ve received many wise words of advice.
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Early one Saturday morning in Las Vegas, I sat down at a Texas Hold ‘em poker table with seven or eight other men, all middle-aged. Being 30 at the time, I was the youngest player by about a decade. A couple of them were wearing Hawaiian shirts.
The Super Bowl has been streaming for awhile now, but watching the commercials (arguably the best part) has been hit or miss in the past. Remember when all that streamed was the game? Yep, that was pretty terrible.
In a recognition of the popularity of e-sports on college campuses, most Big Ten universities will field teams in the multiplayer online game League of Legends and compete in a style resembling conference play, in a partnership with the Big Ten Network.
The 3.5 liter, 640 horsepower Mercedes ‘M291' 180-degree 12 cylinder engine died twice: first when it repeatedly failed on the race track, and second when the entire racing series it was designed for came to an end. Let me first say that you must listen to this engine.
If your plan for 15 minutes of fame involves a fancy billiards trick shot, you’re going to have to spend far more than a quarter of an hour trying to top the Allstars Sports Bar in the UK who recently pulled off what has to be the most amazing, most complex pool shot in history.
NBC Sports and AT&T are teaming up to offer the first live American broadcast of a Premier League match in ultra high-definition. In fact, two games will be pumped out in 4K this weekend, assuming you're a DirecTV subscriber with the right hardware.
After a long summer of topless championship parades, free-agency meetings in the Hamptons, Snapchat mishaps, and gold medals, the NBA is finally, truly, really, almost back. The start of training camp marks the beginning of our NBA Preview. This is How Basketball Works Week.
Zac Easter texted his girlfriend shortly before 10 A.M. He typed as he drove, weaving Old Red, his cherry red 2008 Mazda3, down the wide suburban boulevards of West Des Moines. He'd already been awake for hours, since well before sunrise. At 5:40 A.M.
It has been eight years since he took a major title, and he's rarely seen with a club in his hand. Even though Tiger Woods will be, at best, a ceremonial figure at the Masters, many believe he can still rediscover his magic at age 40.
n West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, an overgrown tree obscures a whitewashed, two-story building sandwiched between a radio station and a studio lot. Inside, it's a time warp. The battered carpet is blue, and the rippled wallpaper is bubbling, peeling off.
HIS BOSSES WERE furious. Roger Goodell knew it. So on April 1, 2008, the NFL commissioner convened an emergency session of the league's spring meeting at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. Attendance was limited to each team's owner and head coach.
This story appears in the Jan. 9, 2017 issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. To subscribe, click here. On the worst nights, when the fadeaways are short and the pocket passes are late, Giannis Antetokounmpo skips the showers.
BS: I guess I deserved that — it’s been 21 months since the last one. A mailbag is a column in which I answer actual emails from actual readers, many of whom happen to be named Sully. You can send those emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Got it? Let’s do this.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Super Bowl MVPs were leaving the team cafeteria when Bill Belichick stopped them for an impromptu coaching moment that neither could have anticipated. This was during training camp in August 2005, six months after New England had won its third championship in four years.
Bill Simmons picks the starters for each conference, decides which unicorns have earned a spot, and identifies the former MVP who isn’t making the cutIn Adam Silver’s latest attempt to throw a no-hitter for the decade, the NBA changed its voting process for the 2017 All-Star Game next month.
Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount were seen as misfits at previous NFL stops. Both are thriving in New England — and have given the Patriots an element that causes nightmares for opposing defenses.Dion Lewis is trying to be polite, but it’s time for him to leave.
Steve Kerr's answer, of course, was "yes." There was no pause to consider how adding Kevin Durant to a 73-win team would affect chemistry. No worry that the four-time NBA scoring champion might disrupt the delicate ecosystem he'd created. Kerr needed no convincing.
From Tom Brady’s secret speed to Bill Belichick’s hatred of “SnapFace,” these little-known factors have combined to spark the Patriots’ massive run of successThe New England Patriots have achieved an astounding level of consistency, reaching 11 AFC championship games since the 2001 season
I was there. It was a nut kick. Go find Danny Kelly if you want some real analysis. This is mostly an account of personal horror. I went with my Uncle Rod, who recently turned 60. Rod and I have attended every important Cowboys game this century together.
Tomorrow, when you come home from playing football, there will be a lot of people in your house. Your uncles, friends of your family and some other people you won’t recognize will be in the kitchen. At first, you’ll think you’re just late for the party.
When Dak Prescott burned a down, he put the Packers one step closer to victory. Should NFL teams reconsider how often they spike the ball at the end of games?For decades, it was conventional baseball wisdom that a sacrifice bunt was a smart thing to do.
It has been four years since the Pelicans rushed a prefab identity around Anthony Davis by dealing for Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans -- the last two "young veterans" in a Finishing Five that would barely play together before disbanding.
The last five minutes of Packers-Cowboys were packed with plays that seemed like they’d define the season. Ezekiel Elliott pulled a spin move that fooled Clay Matthews so badly that State Farm is hard at work scrubbing Matthews from all advertisements he’s appeared in over the past few years.
The Packers edged the Cowboys in an instant classic that brought their quarterback one game closer to greatness. Plus, the Falcons rip the Seahawks and more divisional-round analysis.There are games that feel like classics before they’re even over, and Sunday brought one of them.
TONY DUNGY WON A SUPER BOWL as a player for the 1978 Steelers and as head coach of the 2006 Colts. He is an accomplished football man and, as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016, owns the sartorially dubious mustard-colored jacket to prove it.
IN THE AFTERMATH of Golden State's Monday rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Steve Kerr said, "I thought Steph [Curry] was great. His energy was great, and he set the tone. I love that he took 20 shots." Then, the money phrase: "When he's aggressive, we go."
ONE OF THE most jaw-dropping plays I witnessed this season happened in late November, during a Sunday night game between Kansas City and Denver. Halfway through the second quarter, the Chiefs, whose lurching offense had yet to score, sent rookie wide receiver Tyreek Hill out to return a kick.
This dude is ridiculous. It's time to start talking about McCollum as one of the best pure shooters alive, along with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, Kyle Korver, Chris Paul, and a few others. In his last 20 games, McCollum is averaging almost 26 points on a 50.5/41/89.
It was still dark one morning early this year when Joe Lacob, the majority owner of the Golden State Warriors, drove his Mercedes station wagon through the Stanford University campus.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It is almost happy hour on Friday of the 18th week of the NFL season. After practicing earlier in the day, Patriots players are free to enjoy a weekend off. The lot outside Gillette Stadium where they park their cars is nearly empty. Snow is on the ground.
Golden State finally has its signature victory of the regular season in a beatdown of the defending champs. Here’s what changed between Christmas and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.It didn’t take long for the Warriors to send the Cavs a message on Monday.
The Steelers star’s rushing style — wait, wait, wait, and then strike — has become an NFL phenomenon. As Pittsburgh seeks a Super Bowl run, this much is clear: We’ve never seen anything like it.Only one person can create an art form, but anyone can transform it.
But in 2003, after graduating college, I decided to move to Los Angeles. I wanted to become a screenwriter, and if I was ever truly going to “make it” I had to make the move. So I packed up all my shit, got an apartment in Hollywood next to a rent-by-the-hour motel, and started waiting tables.
The Clinton-Kaine signs were still up on the afternoon of Dec. 24, sagging in the snow like tombstones of hope. They flashed by the windows as I drove through my hometown of Lincoln, Mass., where 77.7 percent of residents voted for Hillary Clinton.
The last time Steve Kerr was in Beirut, his birthplace, with the bombs pounding the runway and the assassination of his father six months away, he left by car. The airport was closed.
The five Kenyan women were covered from head to toe as they stood in front of an African garb-wearing Dirk Nowitzki. One was the love of the Dallas Mavericks forward’s life and the reason they were in Nanyuki, Kenya.
An assistant coach for one of the NFL’s final four teams summed up Sunday night why the four teams made it … and why the also-rans in the league remain also-rans. “Look at the four quarterbacks playing next week,” Coach X said. “Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Matt Ryan. Ben Roethlisberger.
In the first quarter of a scoreless 2016 AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos faced third-and-6 from their own 44-yard line. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas ran a 15-yard out, breaking toward the Broncos’ sideline.
Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown can do it all. Just ask him.Antonio Brown is great because he can be perfect. As Patriots coach Bill Belichick explained to reporters earlier this season, the Pittsburgh receiver’s routes feature elite technical skill.
Dragan Bender’s and Marquese Chriss’s growing pains complicate Phoenix’s rebuild, but also illuminates newfound problems with the leaguewide infatuation with perimeter-oriented big menThe Phoenix Suns knew they would have to be patient with Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss.
No Giannis, no problem. Milwaukee ekes out its most impressive win of the season, while San Antonio finds yet another diamond in the rough on its roster.Kawhi Leonard versus Giannis Antetokounmpo was supposed to be the headliner coming into Tuesday’s matchup between the Bucks and the Spurs.
Quarterbacks are usually the key to playoff (and betting) success — but this weekend is a little different. In these four games, 10 key questions and a trio of veteran QBs will determine more than ever.Professional basketball drifts from era to era.
What ever happened to Joseph Randle? Fifteen months ago Randle, not Ezekiel Elliott, was the Dallas back ripping off chunks of yards behind that awesome O-line. Then came a possible concussion, an array of off-field misdeeds and massive confusion about it all
Well, that was fun. Before leaving Thursday's game with an injury, Ricky Rubio had hit double digits in scoring in five of Minnesota's previous six games while dishing 13 assists per game in that stretch.
Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. But the Nets knew Harris could shoot 3s, and they would figure out the rest later.
Editor's note: This story appears in the December 5, 2016 issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. To subscribe, click here. What would you do upon getting your dream job? Plenty of people—perhaps most of us—would play it safe. After all, you just got your dream job.
The four teams left in the NFL playoffs have had an enormous advantage for the vast majority of the season. Barring injuries, that enormous advantage is about to disappear.
Chargers owner Dean Spanos rarely speaks at league meetings. Throughout drama of the past year -- Would the Chargers join the Rams in Los Angeles? Would they not? -- Spanos mostly deferred to team executives when the Chargers gave updates before fellow owners.
Among the many legacies President Obama will leave behind, there is this: he was the best basketball-playing President we've ever had.
What does it say about a team’s organizational integrity when its starting point guard can ghost the whole franchise for a night?The New York Knicks seem to go out of their way to be weird. As if being a mediocre, or even bad, basketball team was too easy a task.
Memory is a malleable thing. In which game was it that Allen Iverson stepped over Tyronn Lue? When did Michael Jordan, wearing no. 45, score 55? That was the season before the Bulls won 72 games … or was it 73?
Are the Packers overrated? Just how good are the Pats? Is the Rodgers family full of desperate attention-seekers? And what’s the Sports Drought Tax?If you missed my Thursday column about picking NBA All-Star Game starters, click here.
Joel Embiid is averaging 19.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks in only 25 minutes per game, which, in a disappointing rookie class, has made him a virtual lock for Rookie of the Year and has put him in the All-Star conversation.
I remember my first meeting with the chairman when I arrived at Leicester City this summer. He sat down with me and said, “Claudio, this is a very important year for the club. It is very important for us to stay in the Premier League. We have to stay safe.” My reply was, “Okay, sure.
ATLANTA — As fans stream into the Georgia Dome on Saturday to watch the Falcons play the Seattle Seahawks, they will pass a construction site next door. There the team owner and home improvement magnate Arthur Blank is building the Falcons’ new home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a $1.
There are a few tells that something explosive is about to happen, like, say, when someone kidnaps Liam Neeson’s daughter, or Kanye remembers that he has a Twitter account. Or when Aaron Rodgers gets hot in a playoff game.
On October 4, 1986, the University of Alabama hosted Notre Dame in a game of football. Notre Dame had won the previous four contests, but this time Alabama was favored. It had a stifling defense and a swift senior linebacker named Cornelius Bennett.
Michael Floyd extends his arm across the goal line for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on January 1, 2017. (Getty Images) He lives alone in a hotel at Patriot Place, an area of shops, restaurants and hotels only a three-minute drive from Gillette Stadium.
A look at the 14 best prospects in the upcoming draft. This week, the focus is on NC State’s explosive point guard, Michigan State’s super-tweener, Duke’s most talented conundrum, and a wild card from Omaha.
Chris Berman, who has been with ESPN since 1979, has agreed to dial back his workload for the network in 2017, at age 61. This is Berman’s 31st and last year as host of “Sunday NFL Countdown,” and also the end of his tenure on “NFL PrimeTime.
Like we always do at this time ... It is gorgeous to watch these guys do the pick-and-roll dance in their third season together, with hundreds of reps under their belts. They know their rhythms.
All four playoff games this weekend are rematches. What can we learn from the first editions of each divisional-round matchup?This should be easy: The Seahawks beat the Falcons, the Patriots shellac the Texans, the Steelers destroy the Chiefs, and the Cowboys trample the Packers.
If you’re looking to get someone hooked on football, this is the time. Sunday’s AFC and NFC championship games promise to be so good that their highlights might be the first YouTube results when someone searches “football” in five years.
Before Robert and Amy McCormick could see the racial injustice at the heart of big-time college sports, they had to wake up—literally.
Thirteen years ago, on a gloriously sunny morning in February 2004, I hired a car at Los Angeles airport and drove west for 130 miles to the Shadow Ridge Golf Resort in Palm Springs.
Despite beef with Phil Jackson, Anthony’s no-trade clause and burned bridges means he’s staying with the KnicksAfter starting 14–10, the Knicks are crumbling: Not only are they losers of 14 of their last 18 games, they have the NBA’s sixth-worst defense, a starting point guard taking unexcu
Earlier this week, Odell Beckham was in Miami, hanging out on a boat with some of his teammates. Justin Bieber and Trey Songz were there, too. This is incredibly common: Athletes, who have money and usually have famous friends, also enjoy being warm and tend to like boats.
CHICO, Calif. — As flood advisories were issued here last Sunday, patrons at the End Zone Bar & Grill — who braved slick, debris-strewn roads to watch an N.F.L. playoff game together — had something more distressing on their minds.
The Players’ Tribune has partnered with Chase for a special edition of “Letter to My Younger Self,” a series where athletes reflect on their biggest lessons learned, from finance to relationships and careers. When you get off the school bus tomorrow, you’re going to be in a whole new world.
This story appears in the Jan. 23, 2017, issue of Sports Illustrated. Subscribe to the magazine here. Every weekend Tom Brady plays another football game. Every weekend he throws more passes to more receivers.
When player No. 81 took this blow to his head several years ago, it was just one of many concussions that have occurred throughout college football and the N.F.L. But what made this one different was that this player was wearing a mouth guard with motion sensors.
“Look at this kid, number 7, on the training pitch. Come and watch him for a minute.” Rio Ferdinand reminisces about the occasion his manager Sir Alex Ferguson first eagerly called him to Manchester United’s youth facilities to watch one particular prospect in action.
On Wednesday night, news broke that the San Diego Chargers have finally done what they’ve long threatened to. The franchise has notified NFL commissioner Roger Goodell of its intent to move to Los Angeles, and will make a public announcement soon.
The Cowboys All-Pro linebacker has fought back from injuries to his knees, neck, toe, and more. While Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have been the stories of the Dallas season, no one has worked harder than Lee for a shot at Super Bowl glory.
In the past 10 games, Philly has more than half the amount of wins the team had all of last season. What’s behind the Sixers’ recent ascent? We looked at some staggering numbers and obtained insight from head coach Brett Brown, who is finally reaping some rewards after years of struggle.
Five years ago, I spent most of a day with Donald Trump, at one of the many golf courses he owns, in West Palm Beach, Florida. (The names of Trump’s courses all begin with “Trump,” so to keep them straight you have to refer to them by location.
The first time I ever walked into a Major League Baseball stadium was August 1, 1982. I was 7 years old. My grandfather, Elek Keri, took me there. Olympic Stadium was weird and unique for many reasons.