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Kobe Severely Sprains Ankle, Lakers’ Resurgence Suddenly In Jeopardy

The Lakers’ 96-92 loss to the Hawks tonight already would have been a disappointment – with the Jazz falling 110-87 to the Thunder, the game presented a golden opportunity to put a bit of distance between L.A. and Utah for the West’s eighth seed. But the Lakers couldn’t get the job done… and then lost their franchise player.

GolfWeird But True

Golf Course Sinkholes: A More Common Problem Than You Might Realize

By now there’s a decent chance you’ve heard the bizarre (and scary) story of Mark Mihal, the guy who was just playing a round of golf in Waterloo, Illinois, standing on the course, minding his own business… when he fell into an 18-foot sinkhole that hadn’t previously been visible. Crazy? Yes… but sinkholes on golf courses actually aren’t rare.


Marc Staal Took A Puck To The Eye, And It Looked Awfully Painful

Did you know there was a day, not so long ago, where NHL players just didn’t wear helmets at all? Looking back on that now, it seems super dumb. One day when all NHLers are required to don face masks, we might be singing a similar song. Or at the very least, Marc Staal will.


Your Gruesome Soccer Injury Of The Day (Warning: Unpleasant)

Apparently this happened over the weekend in a French soccer league match, but it just came to our attention this afternoon, via USA Today. If you’re not squeamish, you can check it out after the jump. If you are squeamish, probably best to spend your day some other way.


Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman Broke His Ankle Jumping Out Of A Plane To Escape His Thankless Job For Charity

The New York Yankees can’t quite escape the ankle injury bug these days. There was Derek Jeter, of course, breaking his ankle in last year’s playoffs, but now the disabled list has infiltrated the front office.


The Strange Case Of Rory McIlroy’s Sudden Withdrawal From The Honda Classic

It wasn’t a good day for Rory McIlroy. After a disappointing finish to his opening round at the Honda Classic on Thursday (he bogeyed the par-5 18th hole to finish at an even 70 on the day), the world’s top-ranked player got off to an absolutely terrible start today. And then, he… just walked off.

Media Monster

Lindsey Vonn’s Knee Looks… About Like You’d Expect It To (Warning: It Does Not Look Good)

Last week, skier Lindsey Vonn suffered a serious crash on the slopes that resulted in a “complex knee injury,” as well as a broken leg. Well, she’s on the mend now, but that mending is going to take a while. Click through to see exactly what we mean, if you dare.

GolfSports & Politics

Augusta National Member Condoleezza Rice’s Errant Shot Gave A Female Spectator A Bloody Gash On Her Face

Just because Condoleezza Rice is a member at Augusta National does not mean she’s good at golf. Exhibit A: Pebble Beach Pro-Am spectator with a bloody gash above the bridge of her nose.

Weird But True

Apparently It is Possible To Sever Fingers In Tug-Of-War When The Rope Snaps

Note to kids: do not wrap tug-of-war ropes around your hands in case the rope breaks, because HOLY SH*T YOU CAN LOSE FINGERS.


Hey Serena Williams, Try Not To Smack Yourself In The Face With Your Racket On The Forehand Follow-Through

Serena Williams won her Australian Open second round match 6-2, 6-0 over Spanish teenager Garbine Muguruza today, but at the expense of her face. After tracking down the ball and swinging a forehand return, her racket on the follow-through caught her lip, splitting it open and drawing blood. Not a good thing, though we look forward to whatever Caroline Wozniacki has in store.

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