Topic: sports

Watch Beyonce, Alicia Keys And Jennifer Hudson’s Big Super Bowl Performances

Watch Beyonce, Alicia Keys And Jennifer Hudson's Big Super Bowl Performances

Last night, we watched three talented women achieve three career milestones at the Super Bowl. Pop queen Beyonce, who had something to prove after her lip-synched inauguration performance; unstoppable Alicia Keys, who confessed she’d been “rehearsing it like a maniac,” and Jennifer Hudson, given the difficult emotional task of leading a children’s choir from Sandy Hook Elementary School in America the Beautiful. (Oh, yeah, there was also a football game, apparently?) Watch all three big-time performances below. More »

Meet Sloane Stephens, The Future Of American Tennis

Meet Sloane Stephens, The Future Of American Tennis

Serena Williams isn’t used to losing tennis matches, and tennis fans aren’t used to watching her lose. That’s what made her loss last night to a teenager at the Australian Open so shocking. Meet Sloane Stephens, the charismatic 19-year-old who achieved a career high last night in defeating Williams, currently ranked #3 with a shot at #1. Today, Stephens is being hailed as the future of tennis. More »

Did Manti Te’o Invent A Dead Girlfriend Just To Further His Career?

Did Manti Te’o Invent A Dead Girlfriend Just To Further His Career?

Manti Te’o is a star football player at Notre Dame, but I had never heard of him before yesterday. Now, he’s at the center of what I’m pretty sure will be the strangest, most fascinating story I read all year. Last fall, at the height of football season, Te’o spoke often about Lennay Kekua, his beloved girlfriend who had been diagnosed with leukemia, and then died; her last words to Te’o, he said, were “I love you.” Yesterday, Deadspin revealed that Lennay Kekua doesn’t exist. The whole thing was a hoax. But was Manti Te’o victim or perpetrator? Is it possible he invented a dead girlfriend in an attempt to secure the Heisman trophy?
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Why I’m Not Offended By The ‘Objectification’ Of Model Katherine Webb

Why I'm Not Offended By The 'Objectification' Of Model Katherine Webb

On Monday night, America watched a pretty dull championship football game between Notre Dame and the University of Alabama. We also apparently crowned a new queen. You see, the Alabama quarterback has a girlfriend who watched the game from the stands, and she is stunning. Katherine Webb is so stunning, in fact, that ESPN announcer Brent Musburger spent half the game gushing over her beauty, and she gained 90,000 Twitter followers over the course of the game. Now ESPN has issued a kind but totally unnecessary apology for his comments. More »

Pioneering Track Coach Resigns After Affair With Student Athlete

Pioneering Track Coach Resigns After Affair With Student Athlete

Bev Kearney is a Hall of Fame track and field coach whose near-miraculous story of recovering from a horrible car accident made her a nationally known hero. Now, she’s stepping down from her job in disgrace, after admitting to a sexual relationship with a student athlete. Her story suggests that it’s not just powerful men who get professionally tripped up by relationships with underlings. More »

Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sleeping With Student, But Don’t Worry, Her Career Is On Track

Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sleeping With Student, But Don't Worry, Her Career Is On Track

Something must be in the air this week. First a New York City guidance counselor sued after being fired for taking sexy “lingerie photos” almost 20 years ago. And now a 27-year-old Kentucky school teacher pled guilty to sleeping with her 17-year-old student. Even more shocking, she left the courtroom holding hands with the boy. But good news: Her career is on track! More »