Image viaDumplings to die forâ€‹Back in the early days of Gut Check, I was much more vocal in my dislike of eating contests and challenges. Old age -- and the fact that you, the readers whose clicks help pay my salary, seem to love the damn things -- has softened me somewhat.Still, I serve the follo ... More >>
Will Nakamura leave us searching for Bobby Fischer's record?It ain't exactly the Thrilla in Manilla, but it's being billed as the first-ever international chess match between two top-ranked players to be played in St. Louis since 1886. And the stakes are particularly high for one of the conte ... More >>
The one and only Don King will be in town later this afternoon to promote his fight at the Scottrade Center on August 7 between St. Louis' own undefeated WBC/IBF champion Devon "The Bull" Alexander and Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnik.There are few sports figures more colorful -- and notorious -- than King ... More >>
(Earthworms and Fresh Heir are currently touring around air force bases in England and Europe. Mathias from Earthworms is keeping a diary for us while he's away. Read on below for the third installment; the first one is here, second one is here.)Greetings from Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo!
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Years after Linda Sherman vanished, her skull turned up at a restaurant. Now the cops are hoping that new forensic tests will lead to her remains -- and nail their primary suspect. But he’s not worried.