Video: SDSU Coach Steve Fisher Rips NCAA for Sending New Mexico State Home Following Late Night OT Loss

NMSU's Marvin Menzies had a rough night: losing in OT then having to travel back to Las Cruces in the middle of the night. (Photo by Elaine Thompson, AP)

Steve Fisher’s fourth-seeded San Diego State Aztecs outlasted New Mexico State last night in overtime. The game ended around 10:30 Pacific Time … at which point NMSU had to pack their things and catch a red-eye out of Spokane. This didn’t sit well with Fisher.

Figure Skaters Make Some Fantastic Mid-Jump Faces

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Three-time U.S. figure skating national champion Johnny Weir described his sport as “theatrical, artistic; it’s elegant, it’s extremely athletic.” World-class skaters are paragons of grace and refinement, always aware that every aspect of their appearance matters.

What Dr. Seaver from Growing Pains taught me about Serena Williams

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Growing Pains can teach you a lot. It taught me how to feel about Serena Williams.

The 12 greatest No. 1 NBA Draft picks

With the first pick in the 1992 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic select Shaquille O'Neal from Louisiana State University. (Photo by DON RYAN/AP)

Here’s our look at the best players selected with the top pick in the history of the NBA Draft.

2013 NBA Finals: How unprecedented would a Danny Green MVP be?

Danny Green hits one of his record 25 three-pointers in the NBA Finals, (Photo by Greg Nelson/SI)

The San Antonio Spurs lead the Miami Heat 3–2 in the 2013 NBA Finals and will have a chance to finish the series tonight in Miami (8 p.m. Central Time on ABC). With the Spurs so close to a title, the question, “Could—or should—Danny Green be the NBA Finals MVP?” has been coming up a […]

Giant San Antonio Spurs pizza is the best thing you’ll see today

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Apparently, Big Lou’s Pizza in San Antonio has the biggest pizza oven in Texas. (I’m basing this on a comment on Reddit, so take it with a grain of salt, or Parmesan cheese.) At any rate, Big Lou’s has an enormous oven and is the home of the 42-inch pizza. To get ready for Thursday […]

Spurs fan shaves Manu Ginobili’s likeness into the back of his head

Manu, in hair. Photo from Reddit.

The San Antonio Spurs have some of the most passionate and dedicated fans in the NBA, and probably all of professional sports. Apparently they also know some skilled barbers. Case in point, this fan who wears his love for Spurs guard Manu Ginobili on the back of his head:

Rafael Nadal drops in rankings after winning 2013 French Open

David Ferrer (left) jumped Rafael Nadal (right) in the ATP rankings despite losing to Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the French Open final. (AP photo)

Rafael Nadal had little trouble dispatching fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in yesterday’s French Open final. After surviving a five-set classic Friday against top-ranked Novak Djokovic, Nadal beat Ferrer in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Then he dropped in the rankings.

Why does No. 1 play No. 3 instead of No. 4? A short explanation of seeding in Grand Slam tennis

Top seed Novak Djokovic faces #3 Rafael Nadal in today's French Open semis. Nadal defeated Djokovic in last year's final.

On Friday, Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked player and the No. 1 seed at the French Open, took on No. 3 seed and seven-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal on the red clay in Paris. (Nadal won in a five-set thriller.)

San Antonio Spurs tie NBA Finals turnover record

Tony Parker led the Spurs last night with 21 points, 6 assists, one game-clinching shot, and ZERO turnovers. (Photo by John W. McDoough/SI)

According to NBA.com advanced statistics writer John Schuhmann, in 290 regular season and Playoff games since LeBron James joined the Miami Heat, the Heat’s opponents had never turned over the ball fewer than six times. That is, until last night.

Toronto Raptors to consider name change

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Tim Leiweke, president of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE)—the company that owns the Toronto Raptors, along with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and MLS’s Toronto FC—said earlier this week that Raptors management would consider changing the team’s name.

NBA Finals Trivia: Which Finals featured 5 former Finals MVPs?

Tim Duncan and LeBron James are two of four former Finals MVPs in this year's Finals. Twice before there have been five. (Photo from Getty Images, US Presswire)

The 2013 NBA Finals feature four players who have been named MVP of the NBA Finals, now known as the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award: Tim Duncan (1999, 2003, 2005) Dwyane Wade (2006) Tony Parker (2007) LeBron James (2012) While this is remarkable, it is not unprecedented. There have been two NBA […]

NBA fines LeBron James, David West and Lance Stephenson for flopping

Exhibit A: This impressive LeBron-David West double flop from last night (GIF from Deadspin)

The number of flopping penalties in this year’s NBA Playoffs nearly doubled this morning when the league fined the Miami Heat’s LeBron James and the Indiana Pacers’ David West and Lance Stephenson $5,000 each for incidents in Tuesday night’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 4, including this impressive piece of acting by James and West:

IOC puts wrestling, baseball/softball, and squash on shortlist for 2020 games

American wrestler Jordan Burroughs celebrates after winning gold at the 2012 Games in London. (Photo by Orestis Panagiotou / EPA)

Earlier this year the International Olympic Committee announced that it would be dropping wrestling from the 2020 Summer Olympics program. Yesterday the IOC revealed that the one of the candidates to replace wrestling in the Games of the XXXII Olympiad is, well, wrestling.

Grape Nuts Erases Tenzing Norgay From History

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay 60 years ago during their historic expedition. (Associated Press Photo)

Sixty years ago Wednesday, Tenzing Norgay of Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. In honor of this historic anniversary Post’s Grape Nuts cereal is running this commercial: Do you see the problem with this 30-second television spot? The […]