Gallery: In The Shadow Of Rio's Maracana Stadium

AP photographer Léo Corrêa recently documented the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mangueira lies in the shadow of Rio's iconic Maracana stadium, but there are deep fissures between the favela's residents and fans that will enjoy this month's World Cup just blocks away. Above, women visit on a rooftop where… » 6/06/14 2:08pm 6/06/14 2:08pm

Things Didn't Go Well For Fernando Verdasco At The French Open

[Spain's Fernando Verdasco puts his fingers in his eyes as he plays Britain's Andy Murray during their fourth round match of the French Open at Roland Garros on Monday, June 2, 2014. AP Photo/David Vincent.] » 6/03/14 9:35am 6/03/14 9:35am

Russ Killing It, Animated

[The Oklahoma City Thunder evened their series with the Spurs last night behind a dominating 40 point, 10 assist and 5 steal night from Russell Westbrook. Artist and Deadspin favorite Chris Edser put together this animation of the fellow Deadspin favorite's other talents.] » 5/28/14 9:47am 5/28/14 9:47am

Lebron's Game 2 Buzzer Beater, 5 Years On

[LeBron James shoots the game winning three pointer over Hedo Turkoglu in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs in Cleveland, Ohio five years ago today. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.] » 5/22/14 5:51pm 5/22/14 5:51pm

Death Of The Astrodome, World's First Indoor Stadium

[When it first opened in 1965, Houston's Astrodome was called the "Eight Wonder of the World." It was the world's first domed, indoor stadium and boasted air conditioning for Astros and Oilers games. Closed in 1996, it was named to the National Register of Historic Places earlier this year, though it's still in danger… » 5/21/14 7:13pm 5/21/14 7:13pm

Gallery: Greasy Naval Cadets Try To Climb A Lard-Covered Monument

[Each year the freshman class at the Naval Academy, known as 'Plebes,' climb the lard covered Herndon Monument at the Naval Academy to retrieve the Plebian Sailor's hat and replace it with an officer's hat. Above, freshmen make a human wall to climb the monument on May 19, 2014 in Annapolis, Maryland. The tradition… » 5/21/14 10:29am 5/21/14 10:29am

Pacers, Beautiful In A Loss

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Photoshop Contest: Timofey Mozgov's Esquire Spread

Earlier today we posted some images from Timofey Mozgov's astounding photoshoot in Russian Esquire. Some of you took it upon yourselves to give these images the Photoshop treatment they clearly deserve, including Fred Merkle's inspirational work seen here.

Below you'll find a number of transparent templates to do as… » 5/19/14 1:51pm 5/19/14 1:51pm

The Fantastic World Of Mexican Basketball, Photos By Jorge Santiago

Jorge Santiago is a photographer who divides his time between the U.S. and Mexico. In his project Identity at Play: Basketball in Mexico, he explores the ways in which basketball reinforces indigenous identity, and is shaped by the unique geography, history, culture, and sense of community in the Sierra Norte.… » 5/13/14 11:39am 5/13/14 11:39am

The Weekend's Best Sports Photography

[It's been a busy few days: basketball and hockey playoffs, the end of the Premier League season and even some motorsport. Here's a selection of some of this weekend's best sports photography. Cherish this. Soon we'll only have baseball. Oh, and the World Cup. In Brazil. Above, Paul Pierce gets a flagrant on LeBron… » 5/12/14 11:53am 5/12/14 11:53am

Basketball Is Basically Interpretive Dance

[Robin Lopez and Nicolas Batum battle with Tim Duncan for a rebound during the first half of Game 1 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, May 6 in San Antonio. Game 2 tips off in San Antonio tonight at 9:30 ET on ESPN 2. AP Photo/Eric Gay.] » 5/08/14 4:44pm 5/08/14 4:44pm