Anti-Doping Agency Bars Russia From International Sports

Russia has been barred from the 2020 and 2022 Olympics as well as other international sporting events due to widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs.

René Auberjonois, Benson and Star Trek Actor, Dead At 79

René Auberjonois, a long time character actor best known for his roles on Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space NIne, has died at 79.

Carroll Spinney, The Man Behind Big Bird, Dies At 85

A sad day for those of us who grew up watching Big Bird, Kermit, and the rest of the Muppets.

E.T. Returns In XFinity Ad

A sequel to E.T. The Extraterrestrial of sorts, premiered yesterday.

Happy Thanksgiving From Outside The Beltway!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving From WKRP

It’s still the best Thanksgiving television episode ever.

Nearly Four Decades Later, The Butterball Hotline Survives

The Butterball Turkey Hotline still thrives even in the era of the Internet.

Sean Spicer Finally Booted From Dancing With The Stars

We won’t have Sean Spicer to ikick around anymore.

Washington Nationals Win First World Series

The Washington Nationals won their first World Series in franchise history, and the first for Washington, D.C. since Calvin Coolidge was President.

NCAA Allows ‘Image and Likeness’ Compensation

Bowing to Immense political pressure to pay college athletes will dramatically change the game.

Trump’s World Series Trip Greeted By Boos and Chants Of “Lock Him Up!”

It wasn’t exactly a warm reception for President Trump at last night’s World Series Game Five.

Kenyan Runner Eliud Kipchoge Breaks The Two-Hour Marathon

A new record, but unfortunately it won’t be recognized.

The N.B.A. Continues To Kiss Chinese Ass

The National Basketball Association’s kowtowing to China hits American shores.

South Park Banned In China After Episode Mocking Chinese Censorship

South Park mocked Chinese censorship so, of course, they were censored in China.

Ohio State Marching Band’s Apollo 11 Tribute

Something fun to cleanse the palate.

Houston Rockets Kissing China’s Ass

A star NBA general manager may lose his job for expressing American values.

SNL Comes Back With Bits On Impeachment And 2020

SNL takes on impeachment and the 2020 Democratic Presidential race.

Sean Spicer Beclowns Himself Even More Than When He Was In The White House

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has hit the bottom of the barrel.

Ric Ocasek, Cars Frontman, Dead at 75

Another Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is gone.

Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck Retires At 29

Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck surprised the sports world last night by announcing an early retirement.

Tom Brady Is No Tom Terrific Says The Patent And Trademark Office

Tom Brady tried to trademark the nickname “Tom Terrific.” It didn’t go so well.

Sean Spicer Hits Rock Bottom

Sean Spicer will appear on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars

Cowboys, Yankees Ranked As World’s Two Most Valuable Sports Franchises

New estimates place the Cowboys and Yankees at the top of the list of the most valuable sports franchises in the world.

Avengers: Endgame Passes Avatar On Top-Grossing Films List

This past weekend, Avengers: Endgame passed Avatar as the biggest-grossing movie of all-time, but there are several caveats.

Apollo At 50

Fifty years ago today, we were reminded of what humanity can accomplish if we put our minds to it. It seems like we’ve forgotten that over the past half-century.

The End Of The Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen recently announced that it was ending production of one of its most famous and recognizable models. The last Beetle rolls off the assembly line tomorrow.

Who’s Tennis’ GOAT?

Arguably, the three dominant players of today are 1-2-3.

U.S. Women’s Team World Cup Win Renews Fight Over ‘Pay Equity’

The victory of the U.S. Women’s team in the World Cup has renewed a long-standing argument over pay equity, but the issue is far more complicated than it seems.

U.S Women Win Fourth Overall World Cup, Second In A Row

The U.S. Women’s National Team won their second consecutive World Cup, their fourth overall, in a 2-0 win over The Netherlands.

Arizona Revoking Tax Benefits To Nike Likely Unconstitutional

The attempt by Arizona’s Governor to revoke tax benefits granted to Nike in the wake of the “Betsy Ross Flag” controversy is most likely unconstitutional.

Mad Magazine Basically Coming To An End

After 67 years, Mad magazine is ceasing publication of new material.

Nike Pulls Old Glory Flag After Kaepernick Complaint

The ex-athlete has picked a bizarre target.

NBA Free Agency is the Best Free Agency

Every offseason re-aligns the sport in fascinating ways.

China To Surpass U.S. In Box Office Revenue In 2020

A new report suggests that the Chinese movie-going market will surpass the American market in 2020.

O.J. Takes The Search For The Real Killers To Social Media

Today’s edition of “I Am Not Making This Up,”

‘Florida Man’ Has Feelings, Too

Strong public records laws, not an excess of weirdness, has driven a sad meme.

National Spelling Bee Ends in 8-Way Tie

Having exhausted their word list and the competitors, the contest ended with octo-champs.

Bart Starr, Winning Quarterback In First Two Super Bowls, Dies At 85

Bart Starr, who led the Green Bay Packers to five N.F.L. Championships in the pre-Super Bowl era and in Super Bowls I and II, has died at the age of 85.

Author Herman Wouk Dies At 103

Herman Wouk, best known for works such as The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance, has died at the age of 103.

Saturday Night Live Closes Season With Hits At Trump And Abortion Bans

Thanks to Donald Trump and the GOP, there’s plenty of material out there for Saturday Night Live.

Tony Robbins Accused of Harassment and Malpractice

America’s leading motivational speaker and self-help guru is coming under fire.

Tim Conway, Versatile Comedian, Dead At 85

Legendary Comedian Tim Conway has died at the age of 85.

SNL Cold Open Asks ‘What Would It Take For Republicans To Abandon Trump?’

The real answer probably isn’t far off from the parody.

Trump May Reverse Mattis on Academy Grads Going Pro

The President revived an old debate but added some new twists.

Caster Semenya and the Limits of Binary Gender

We segregate men and women in sports for good reason. How we do that is complicated.

Late Night OTB – Ron Howard

The original star of ‘Happy Days’ reflects on the shift to second fiddle.