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

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

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

SI's Tribeca Film Festival Awards

The good people over at SI's Extra Mustard Blog have put together awards for the best sports movies that screened at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. They've handed out a number of awards, from Ragtag Success Story to Best Fanboy Director. Above, the trailer for Next Goal Wins, a documentary following the American… » 5/06/14 4:49pm 5/06/14 4:49pm

The Long History Of Pitchers Getting Caught Red-Handed

Yesterday Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games for his use of pine tar during Wednesday's game against the Red Sox. The New York Times has put together a nice collection of photographs of pitchers getting caught in the act. Above, knuckleballer Joe Niekro was found with a nail file in his pocket… » 4/25/14 10:42am 4/25/14 10:42am