enes kanter

NBA Star Enes Kanter - Critic of Turkish President - Detained at Airport and Faced Deportation

The Turkish-born center has been critical of Turkey's increasingly autocratic president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. If he's deported, it could land him in jail.
David Roth

Now That America Is the XFL, What Is Your XFL Name?

Here is a full 22-man XFL roster, plus specialists, culled from the vast and goofy ether of Sports Twitter.
Jim Lohmar
the internet

What Are the Most Egregiously George Lucas-Ass Names in Baseball?

A dumb question about a goofball auteur with a taste for ridiculous names produces some appropriately ridiculous baseball-related answers.
David Roth
death by content

The Tragedy of Shareable Content and The Professional Footballer’s Final Frontier

Content creation might be a source of sustenance for the rest of us, but for footballers it can be a professional death knell. Here, we explore the tragic correlation between too much YouTube and football oblivion.
Will Magee

Mexican F1 Star Dumps Sponsor via Twitter After Trump Row

Sergio Perez tweeted that he will ditch Hawkers as a sponsor after the sunglass brand tweeted that Mexican citizens could use its glasses to cover their 'crying eyes tomorrow when you are building the wall.'
Andrew van Leeuwen,
gunnersaurus for player of the month

Fans to Be Given Twitter Vote on Premier League Manager and Player of the Month

In other words, it’s probably going to be one of Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Gunnersaurus from now until May.
UK Sports Staff

The Best New NBA Fan Art Is by a 41-Year-Old Japanese Housewife

Since March, a Japanese fan using the Twitter handle @7A_NBA has posted a series of cartoons portraying the whimsical domestic adventures of Oklahoma City Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
Bryan Hood

Should Formula 1 Be Plotting a Twitter Future?

Like F1, the NFL is currently seeking to expand its global fanbase. Unlike F1, however, the American sport is actively aligning with social media platforms.
Kate Walker,
reel talk

Reel Talk: Corbin Smith's Review of Online Basketball Highlights Pertaining to Steph Curry

The NBA belongs to Stephen Curry at the moment, and rightfully so. But this does not mean we can't bellyache about it, and praise the divine Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.
Corbin Smith
tweetin' linemen

The NFL's Schwartz Brothers are Changing How Pro Athletes Use Twitter

Offensive lineman Geoff and Mitchell Schwartz have turned their Twitter accounts into homes for deep analysis—and possible careers after football.
Mike Vorkunov

Your New Favorite Golfer is Andres Gonzales

Andres Gonzales is a bit of an odd bird, and he's your new favorite golfer.
VICE Sports
21st century football

The Other Side of the Avatar: Inside the World of Soccer Social Media

From non-league to Champions League, every football club now has a plethora of social media accounts. But who are the people behind the avatars? We spoke to Tottenham's former social media manager to find out.
Raj Bains