Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Is Poker a Game of Chance or Skill?
The answer could have major legal implications.
ESPN Personality Stephen A. Smith and How Blacks Vote
Stephen A. Smith suggests “for one election, just one, every black person in America vote Republican.”
UEFA’s Proposed Football Police Force ‘Completely Flawed’
Michel Platini called again for a European sports police force as he warns of rise of hooliganism.
A Winning Soccer Coach Welcomes Sport’s Revival in New York City
Martin Luther King Jr. High School’s soccer team and its coach, Martin Jacobson, demonstrate the power of the sport for local kids.
The First Day of the NCAA Tournament in Vines
The shining moments from the NCAA tournament’s first full day of action…
Hanya Yanagihara Does It Her Way
Hanya Yanagihara is one of America’s most exciting young novelists, in large part because she refuses to hew to convention.
Mark Madness: A Bracket That Goes Beyond Basketball
Twain vs. McGwire, Burnett vs. Sanchez, Gasol vs. Eaton, Macon vs. Maron.
Where's Kevin Ware? And Other 2015 NCAA Tournament Observations
Ware is now playing for Georgia State, where his coach suffered a torn Achilles celebrating on Sunday.
ISIS Used Guantanamo as Model, Former Hostage Says
The hostage Javier Espinosa was held for six months along with James Foley.
Le Pen Calls for Footballer Ibrahimovic to Leave France
The footballer lambasted France as a “shit country” after his team lost yesterday.
Bringing Up the Rear—but Finishing—the Iditarod
Dr. Ellen Halvorsen again sits in last place in the Alaska race, but just reaching the end brings its own reward.
Putin Critic Calls for Sanctions on Chelsea Owner Abramovich
Putin critic Alexei Navalny also wants sanctions imposed on Arsenal FC shareholder Alisher Usmanov.
Has Eagles Coach Chip Kelly Gone Mad?
The Eagles’ moves defy conventional wisdom, but then Kelly is football’s standard-bearer of unconventional wisdom.
How College Sports Teams Survive Winter Travel
Recent winter weather has forced college sports teams directly into the headwinds of a relentless barrage of storms.
Pro Footballers Are Donating Their Brains to Science
Their brains will be used by researchers studying the impact of football concussions.
Who’ll Be the Last Man to Know the Super Bowl Winner?
Meet Jeffrey Drozek-Fitzwater, a six-year participant in the Last Man contest of Super Bowl ignorance.
A Shooter’s Chance
Tyler Harvey has a really, really hard time believing he’s the nations’ top scorer heading into March Madness.
How Effective Are Football Helmet Add-Ons?
New research claims that popular brands are ineffective in protecting against concussions, but skeptics disagree.
Nepal Promises Safer Climbing After Avalanche Disasters
The government vowed safety improvements after dozens die last year, but tour operators say the measures aren’t enough.
FSU Defends Its Actions in Title IX Case
Florida State University responds to a Newsweek article on 'The Hunting Ground' documentary.
The UEFA Champions League Is a Cure for Sport’s Winter Doldrums
The tournament features Europe's best players.
Morocco Appeals Africa Cup Ban Caused by Ebola Fears
Morocco failed to host this year’s tournament because of an outbreak of Ebola.
World-Class Fun Run: NYRR's Millrose Games at the Armory
This Millrose Games take place on Saturday at the Armory and promises as much world-class talent as the NBA All-Star Game.
Selling 'Beast Mode' After a Super Bowl Loss
After a stunning defeat in the Super Bowl, Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch is facing a challenge: how to get people to buy his hoodies?
Premier League Continues Financial Dominance Over European Rivals With New TV Deal
New £5.1 billion TV rights package puts Premier League in “unassailable position”.
Sheldon Silver’s Woes May Pave Way for UFC in New York
The mixed martial arts organization is “optimistic” the state will open to live events in 2015.
Struggle Outside Soccer Match Kills 22 in Cairo
Most of the dead were suffocated when the crowd stampeded after police used teargas.
Former UNC Basketball Coach Dean Smith Dies
Smith, whose North Carolina teams won two national championships, was 83.
Here’s What It Looks Like to Be Caught in an Avalanche While Snowboarding
This footage probably turned out a little more intense than the snowboarder intended.
All the Super Bowl XLIX Highlights You Missed, From "Dadvertising" to Goodell’s Omerta
Everything you may have missed while watching the game.