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9 of the Biggest Trades in Baseball History—And How They Worked Out

Danny Groner

The Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins pulled off a blockbuster deal on Tuesday night that sends Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, and others to Toronto in exchange for several young players an

Why Is the NBA Shot Clock 24 Seconds?

Ethan Trex

The NBA’s 24-second shot clock was invented in 1954 by Syracuse Nationals owner Danny Biasone, who wanted to force teams to pick up the pace of games.

Running The NYC Marathon: Bad Idea Or Worst Idea?

Erin McCarthy

Shortly after this was posted, there was an UPDATE, 5:26 PM: The NYC Marathon has been canceled.

10 Former Professional Athletes Currently Serving Time

Danny Groner

Photo Courtesy CheckOutMyCards Former Yankees' standout pitcher Brien Taylor is widely accepted as one of the biggest disappointments in Major League Baseball history.

Jim Thorpe: The Man, The Myth, the Small Pennsylvania Town

Matt Soniak

If I say the name Jim Thorpe, most of you will probably think of the Native American baseball player/football player/Olympian.

Why the NFL Can't Play on Friday and Saturday (and Other Times Congress Interfered with Football)

Jason Plautz

This season, the NFL added a weekly Thursday night game, which puts professional football on TV three nights a week.

The Non-Football Jobs of 12 Coaching Legends

Ethan Trex

Most coaches spend their entire lives coaching in some capacity, but a few of the all-time greats have gotten some interesting paychecks outside of football.

Did Wilt Chamberlain Really Sleep With 20,000 Women?

Eddie Deezen

Wilt Chamberlain was born on this date in 1936. Let's check his math on his most famous

The New Single-Medal Countries (and Two That Left the List)

Jason Plautz

A few weeks ago, we gave you 21 countries that have only won a single Olympic medal.

What Happened to Starting Races With Real Pistols?

Jason Plautz

When Usain Bolt, Wallace Spearmon and the rest of the field line up for today's 200-meter race, they'll kick off the race not at the fire of a pistol, but a noise triggered by an electronic

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