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The Florida International University football program was rocked recently when running back Kendall Berry was stabbed to death in front of eight witnesses — allegedly by an ex–FIU teammate.
Senseless tragedy at FIU; plus, late-night fun at Marshall and some Oregon fallout
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 16, 2010

Is there 'hope' in Hollywood?

Buoyed by President Barack Obama's campaign slogan, many had hopes for change after his election.
Three controversial (and sure to be Oscar-nominated) films tackle race in the age of Obama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010
Monday Night Football preview: The Last Game of the Third Part of the Regular Season!

Monday Night Football preview: The Last Game of the Third Part of the Regular Season!

FWeek 13: when the NFL hits the doldrums. The Baltimore Ravens usually sit someplace between boring and deplorable. Ray Lewis just seems like a dick...
By Footballz Talk  |  December 07, 2009

Review: The Blind Side

It’s tough for any self-respecting critic to refrain from joyously tackling a Sandra Bullock movie — so it’s a good thing The Blind Side isn’t one.
Despite what you may think, it's not a Sandra Bullock movie
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 20, 2009

Fall guys

No shortage of sports-crime activity this week — in fact, it's been an extremely busy time, so much so that it's worth a bullet-point to get to some of the developments in brief.
As summer winds down, sports crime picks back up
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 04, 2009

Spygate hits home

The best meal of my year is the breakfast a chef friend has been cooking in his home on the first Sunday morning of NFL football for the past 14 seasons.
Balls and pucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  September 10, 2008


Bronx bum

Man, there sure must have been some serious drinking going down on those great Yankee teams of the 1990s.
Sports blotter: "Hero to zero" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 09, 2008

Not-so-instant karma

No matter what happens over their next two games, the Patriots will not have gone undefeated in 2007.
After decades of curses and calamities, Boston’s sports fortunes are at an unprecedented high. So can we stop the whining?
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 19, 2007

Countdown to draft day

It’s a dramatic race against time in the American penal system and the NFL draft.
Sports blotter: "NFL spies" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 28, 2007

Comma self

The “comma self” murder has for decades been one of the most important innovations in American-headline literature, a testament to both our national fascination with verbal brevity and to our sociopathic, codependent relationship to deadly violence: FLA.
This week's sports blotter
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 29, 2006