Sports

The Finely Pressed, Death-Defying World of Extreme Ironing

Domesticity has never been so dangerous, as these daredevils jump from planes, scale mountains and head to the bottom of the ocean, all in pursuit of a little excitement, a great view and perfect creases

Searching Through Kobe Bryant’s High School Years for Answers to His Controversial Legacy

In his new book ‘The Rise,’ Philadelphia sports columnist Mike Sielski recounts the early years of the complicated basketball phenom. He talks to MEL about trying to craft Kobe’s origin story and how he balances the athlete’s sexual-assault allegation with his brilliance on the court

An Oral History of the Most Painful Move in UFC History

In March 2011, ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung shocked the MMA world by putting ‘Bad Boy’ Leonard Garcia into ‘The Twister,’ a submission hold that’s as agonizing as it is rare. Here, from Garcia and others, is the story behind the screams

The Glorious Homoeroticism of Out-of-Context NBA Photos

The viral Instagram account @nocontextnba shows the league’s biggest stars touching tenderly — and incredibly suggestively — right out there on the court for all to see