I have a personal shame with this site.
I almost shared “Blake Griffin Smacks Justin Bieber At Hollywood Starbucks” with my personal Google+ circle.
But it’s definitely fake news.
Their tagline is, “Because Sports News In Better When We Write It,” which in and of itself isn’t telling.
Their About page reads:
Empire Sports is part news, part op-ed, (part, ahem, tabloid) and one hundred percent entertaining.
Likely, by ‘part-news, part op-ed,’ they mean that every story is rooted in some truth, but the crux of the story — the part that is so funny or outrageous that it begs a reader to share it — is completely made-up for comedic value.
From their Facebook page, however:
Empire Sports is a news satire site focusing on sports and sports related topics. Our stories cover the gamut from odd to downright crazy. Help us fool the world; like and share!