Bronze Age Teens Ate Dogs to Become Men

(Credit: Shutterstock) Some 4,000 years ago in the Russian steppe, the relationship between man and dog was, you could say, complicated. It seems in that time and place, as a rite of passage into manhood, teenage boys were sent to a ritual site to “transform” into dogs by eating their flesh. This is the new interpretation, presented in an upcoming paper in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, of roasted and…

August 8, 2017
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Hameed begins the slow route back

August 8, 2017

England news August 8, 2017 Haseeb Hameed showed an abundance of patience in his first three Tests for England in Indias last winter and after a difficult county season he has finally rediscovered a measured tread Haseeb Hameed played the last of his three Tests in Mohali last winter © AFP Many years ago the Warwickshire and England opener, John Jameson, was playing in a county second team match with…

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UCLA QB: Football, school 'don't go together'

August 8, 2017

12:49 PM ET ESPN.com news services Everything is new at UCLA. When asked about the inherent conflict of being a college student and a football player, Rosen referred to the Crimson Tide, who have won four of the last eight national championships. “Look, football and school don’t go together,” Rosen said. “They just don’t. Trying to do both is like trying to do two full-time jobs. There are guys who…

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Gase: 'Same' Cutler during first Fins practice

August 8, 2017

12:57 PM ET Josh Baumgard Quarterback Since the day Tom Brady started his first game at quarterback for the Patriots, the other AFC East teams have had a virtual revolving door at QB. Cutler agreed to delay the start of broadcast career to sign a $10 million, one-year contract with Miami. He’s expected to start in place of Ryan Tannehill, who is out with a knee injury likely to sideline…

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Radford hails workout for batsmen

August 8, 2017

West Indians 265 (Hope 57, Blackwood 50, Hartley 4-80) and 132 for 4 (Hetmyer 43*) drew with Kent 331 for 9 dec (Dickson 142, Crawley 62, Joseph 4-72) Shimron Hetmyer enjoyed some time in the middle © Sarah Ansell / Stringer Lightning and bad light ended batting practice for the touring West Indies who emerged second-best from their three-day draw with a makeshift Kent XI in Canterbury. The game ended…

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Dolphins' Landry: Allegations of battery not true

August 8, 2017

12:14 PM ET ESPN.com news services Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry said Tuesday that allegations of battery against his girlfriend are not true. “I’ve been upfront with the team and the law enforcement,” Landry said. “Hopefully, this gets resolved in a timely fashion.” Landry is under police investigation for possible battery charges stemming from an incident with his girlfriend that took place earlier this year. The Fort Lauderdale Police…

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Moeen wants permanent role for Saqlain

August 8, 2017

Play00:56Moeen credits Saqlain for improvements Moeen Ali has implored the ECB to employ Saqlain Mushtaq on a permanent basis after his record-breaking series against South Africa. Moeen credited Saqlain for his advice after claiming 25 wickets in the four-match series. But with the former Pakistan spinner employed only on a consultancy basis – meaning he is not with the England squad all the time – Moeen is concerned he may…

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Jags placing OT Albert on reserve/retired list

August 8, 2017

11:41 AM ET JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The The Jaguars are trying to build a culture of unity and accountability, so they shouldn’t take Branden Albert back if the retired OL wants to return. However, if he did un-retire and the Jaguars decide they no longer want him, Albert would go through the waiver process, where he could become a free agent should no team claim him. Any team that claimed…

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The patchwork stint of Russell Domingo

August 8, 2017

Faf du Plessis, and AB de Villiers before him, had spoken positively of Russell Domingo © Getty Images Russell Domingo may (or may not) have taken charge of South Africa for the last time. He has (or has not) said goodbye to the men he has mentored for the last four years. He can (or cannot) take stock. Nobody knows, not even Domingo himself, whether he remains South Africa’s head…

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Iyer, Shankar power India A to series title

August 8, 2017

India A 270 for 3 (Iyer 140*, Shankar 72, Dala 2-49) beat South Africa A 267 for 7 (Behardien 101*, Pretorius 58, Thakur 3-52, Kaul 2-55) by seven wickets File photo: Shreyas Iyer’s unbeaten century handed India a the series title © Cricket Australia/Getty Images A quickfire unbeaten century from Shreyas Iyer and a half-century from Vijay Shankar steered India A to a seven-wicket win against South Africa A to…

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