Indiana Basketball Player Hit By Teammate's Car, In Hospital

Disaster fell upon the Indiana University basketball team early this morning, when sophomore Devin Davis was struck by a car driven by his freshman teammate Emmitt Holt. Davis had left the car in a parking lot moments earlier, but according to Bloomington Police as the car exited the parking lot Davis "unexpectedly… » 11/01/14 1:45pm 11/01/14 1:45pm

St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Oscar Taveras Killed In Car Crash

St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras was reportedly killed in a car crash while driving to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. His girlfriend Edilia Arvelo, in the car with him, was also killed. Taveras's agent, Brian Mejia, confirmed the 22-year-old's death. » 10/26/14 9:16pm 10/26/14 9:16pm

Do Safer Cars Make NASCAR Drivers Behave More Recklessly?

In 1975, Dr. Sam Peltzman hypothesized that more automobile safety regulations lead to offsetting behavior by participants; that is, as drivers gain comfort through safety enhancements, they drive more recklessly. This phenomenon is known as the Peltzman Effect, and with the Daytona 500 just a few days away, it's… » 2/20/14 12:10pm 2/20/14 12:10pm

How I Accidentally Became Part Of The Anti-Russia Conspiracy

Here is a report from a Russian news site (Google translated version here) that claims I intentionally damaged my Sochi hotel room, and as a result have been stripped of my credentials to cover the Olympic games. This was news to me, because I've never been to Sochi in my life. » 2/10/14 3:20pm 2/10/14 3:20pm

Come Chat With America's Cup-Winning Skipper Jimmy Spithill

We're joined in the office by Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, who led a historic comeback from seven races down to win the America's Cup. He'll be in the comments below, so ask him anything about boats, boating, being an Australian representing a "Team USA" and other boat-related questions. » 10/02/13 1:03pm 10/02/13 1:03pm

What's The Deal With The America's Cup? An Explainer

Don't be ashamed if the America's Cup, just hours away from completion, is only now popping up on your radar. This has been the longest, strangest, most controversial edition in the event's 162-year history. Here are answers to your most pressing questions so you can watch the final race like a pro. » 9/25/13 3:29pm 9/25/13 3:29pm