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 2019-06-18 21:49 

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James Harden And Chris Paul Need Some Deep Breaths And A Long Hug...

A new report from Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports adds some gory detail to previous rumblings of a civil war between Chris Paul and James Harden. Goodwill's sources describe the relationship between the Rockets' stars as "unsalvageable," ...

 2019-06-18 20:24 

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MLB Umpires Throw Whiny Tantrum Over Manny Machado's Whiny Tantrum...

In the fifth inning of the Padres' 14-8 loss to the Rockies on Saturday, San Diego third baseman Manny Machado blew a gasket after getting called out on strikes by umpire Bill Welke. Machado caught a quick ejection for arguing the call and was livid, ...

 2019-06-18 19:24 

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There's No Good Reason To Believe What The Golden State Warriors' Doctors Say...

Before he took to the court last Monday night, every piece of publicly available information suggested that Kevin Durant wasn't ready to start a professional basketball game, let alone play in the NBA Finals, after suffering what his team, the Golden ...

 2019-06-18 19:11 

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Let's Remember Some Guys: American Gladiators Beyond Thunderdome...

How smart do you want your sports to be, really? Not the athletes involved, who will invariably have the kind of fast and opportunistic and almost automatic intelligence that athletes display in the moment, but the sport itself. Do you want it to be compl...

 2019-06-18 17:57 

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Copa Amrica Has Been A Horrible Mess So Far...

We're through the first round of group stage games in the 2019 Copa Amrica, and there's really only one thing we know for sure: this tournament is total ass. The first six matches have been plagued by blowouts, VAR nonsense, and all the usual CONM...

 2019-06-18 17:32 

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Dominican Republic Officials Identify Man Who Allegedly Paid For Hit On David Ortiz...

Prosecutors in the Dominican Republic identified several new suspects yesterday in the David Ortiz shooting case, including the man they say planned to pay the hitmen who shot Ortiz at the Dial Bar and Lounge on June 9. Court documents obtained by the Bos...

 2019-06-18 16:51 

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QBs Are Getting More Expensive. Here's How NFL Teams Can Pay Them And Still Win....

Quarterback is the one NFL position that has seen consistent, top-of-the-market contract growth in recent years. This offseason, Russell Wilson and Ben Roethlisberger pushed that to new heights, with respective deals from the Seahawks and Steelers that av...

 2019-06-18 15:21 

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The Euro 2020 Mascot Is Just A Creepy Human Man...

Creating a mascot for your international sporting event can be fraught with peril. Izzy, originally Whatizit, was the mascot of the 1996 Olympics and is still mocked today. London's mascots for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were simply amorphous b...

 2019-06-18 14:26 

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This Is Not The Best Way To Try And Catch A Home-Run Ball...

Every baseball fan who buys tickets in the outfield dreams of exactly one thing: catching a home run ball hit by Seattle Mariners catcher Tom Murphy. With that goal so close to his grasp in the fifth inning of Monday night's Royals-Mariners game, it&#...

 2019-06-18 13:15 

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The Jets Really Biffed It On Jacob Trouba...

Let's stipulate that the Jets had to trade Jacob Trouba. The 25-year-old defenseman had made it quite clear that he had no intentions of signing an extension in Winnipeg, and the Jets had no intention of paying what it would cost to keep Trouba when h...

 2019-06-18 13:13 

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WWE Is Finally Using NXT To Its Full Potential...

There is a lengthy list of things that WWE is currently doing wrong, but its stewardship of developmental promotion NXT is not on it. The flagship is still bobbing around aimlessly, but the promotion WWE created as a sort of minor league currently stands ...

 2019-06-18 02:22 

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Matt Carpenter Beats A Marlins Shift With A Standup Bunt Double...

Turns out the solo dinger he smashed in the bottom of the third inning was not the coolest thing Matt Carpenter did against the Miami Marlins Monday night, not by a long shot. With two down in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Marlins shifted their defe...

 2019-06-18 00:47 

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Zach Sanford Barfs All Over Himself During Blues Stanley Cup Victory Parade...

The 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues held their victory parade Sunday, celebrating the franchise's first ever title. As is usually the case with victory parades, this event featured blissed-out sports men consuming inadvisable quantities of a...

 2019-06-17 23:07 

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Deadspin Up All Night: People Won't Be People...

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 2019-06-17 22:31 

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Kawhi Leonard Did The Laugh...

Not to dump on the Toronto Raptors' parade, but it'd be awesome if Kawhi Leonard signed somewhere else this offseason, if only because it would solidify how badass this season's accomplishment was. The dude had an acrimonious split from the Sp...

 2019-06-17 21:26 

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Nigeria Got Screwed Over By Some Ticky Tack VAR Bullshit...

Nigeria was not eliminated from the World Cup on Monday afternoon, but their hopes of advancing to the knockout stages took a hit when, after a pair of VAR reviews, Wendie Renard knocked home a PK in the 79th minute to break a scoreless draw and give Fran...

 2019-06-17 20:57 

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Toronto Raptors Fans Disperse In Panic After Reports Of Shots Fired At Championship Parade...

The ceremonies after today's championship parade for the Toronto Raptors were halted this afternoon after reports of shots fired near Bay Street and Albert Street, at the southeast part of Nathan Phillips Square, where the rally was being held....

 2019-06-17 20:42 

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Sports Illustrated's Media Operations Pawned Off To Unproven Start-Up Helmed By Longtime Media Creeps...

Control of Sports Illustrated's media operations has changed hands once again, just three weeks after the now former SI owner Meredith Corp sold the magazine's name and licensing rights to Authentic Brands Group. Per a press release posted by Mere...

 2019-06-17 19:23 

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LaVar Ball Reappears On First Take After Lonzo's Trade, Makes Molly Qerim Uncomfortable...

Now that Lonzo Ball has been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans, LaVar Ball has reemerged from what was a pleasant absence to loudly boast about his son and be rude to female TV hosts. Today, he acted a little creepy toward Molly Qerim on First Take....

 2019-06-17 18:33 

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The NHL Offseason Is Off To A Roaring, Boring Start...

This right here is why the National Hockey League doesn't get it. Erik Karlsson just signed a record-setting eight-year deal worth more than $11 million per year with the San Jose Sharks without any fuss or muss. Deal framed, talked about, signed. Cou...

 2019-06-17 18:09 

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ESPN Is Stuck With Tyson Fury As Its Hero...

Tyson Fury won what was for all intents and purposes a fixed fight in his ESPN+ and Las Vegas debut on Saturday night, beating the technically "undefeated" but deeply non-threatening Tom Schwarz in a second-round TKO. Against a no-name boxer who&#...

 2019-06-17 17:23 

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FOX U.S. Open Coverage Takes Time Out To Glorify How Fucked Up Carmel Is...

Yesterday Gary Woodland and his MAGA-friendly spikes held off golfing Terminator Brooks Koepka and won the U.S. Open. It was a classic example of a formerly unknown player revealing himself as a bloodless, stress-proof killer over the course and spending ...

 2019-06-17 17:04 

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Report: The Rockets Are All Fed Up With Each Other...

With the Warriors severely depleted heading into next season, it stands to reason that the Houston Rockets are as well-positioned as any other team to take advantage and end the Warriors' five-year Finals run. After all, they've been the only West...

 2019-06-17 16:48 

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Commissioner For A Day: Let's Bring Back NASL-Style Shootouts...

The original North American Soccer League was a glorious, goofy experiment in American sports history. It burned white-hot during its brief 17 season existence; mostly thanks to the high-profile singings of legitimate soccer legends like Johan Cruyff, Fra...

 2019-06-17 15:59 

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Kyle Lowry Once Punched Him In The Face And Now He Couldn't Be Prouder...

It's hard to build a legend these days. Everything is immediate and documented, with video and photos accompanying just about anything notable, and plenty that's less so. This nips myth in the bud. There is no longer the endless reshaping of narra...

 2019-06-17 15:06 

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The Ultimate Warrior Is Not A Gay Pride Mascot...

On Thursday afternoon, WWE ambassador and creative team member Dana Warrior, tweeted a pro-LGBTQ+ pride message, stressing that she "believe[s] in equality, education, awareness, and this simple fact: love wins... Always!!" In and of themselves, t...

 2019-06-17 14:49 

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A Pissed Off Carli Lloyd Is (Still) The USWNT's Most Destructive Force...

Forget the celebrations for a second. Sure, Carli Lloyd's golf clap was a perfect response to last week's anti-USWNT backlash, but it's really the footnote from Sunday's comprehensive 3-0 drubbing of Chile, particularly as it pertains to t...

 2019-06-17 14:32 

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Erik Karlsson's Megadeal Means The End Of Something In San Jose...

Erik Karlsson's first season in San Jose was a mixed bag. The superstar d-man put up 0.85 points per game, but he was hurt all year, and was in and out of the lineup late in the season, including in the playoffs. If the Sharks didn't get the best ...

 2019-06-17 14:23 

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Clint Frazier Pays The Price For The Yankees' Talent Bloat...

The New York Yankees took another important step on their quest to assemble an all-beef lineup by trading for dinger-mashing DH Edwin Encarnacion over the weekend. Once Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return to action, a lineup featuring those two, Gary...

 2019-06-17 12:58 

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What Does Kawhi Leonard Want?...

The first domino in a pivotal and unpredictable summer has fallen, with the Lakers trading for Anthony Davis for, basically, what they were offering six months ago. It's a big deal and it reshapes the West and in light of Golden State's disastrous...

 2019-06-16 23:29 

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Deadspin Up All Night: Put It Up...

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 2019-06-16 22:57 

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O.J. Simpson Has Logged On...

When an unverified Twitter account with the name TheRealOJ32 posted a video of the former, uhh, Bill's running back announcing his entrance into the Twitter world, I'll admit that I wasn't 100% convinced that it was real. Even when I decided t...

 2019-06-16 19:53 

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 2019-06-16 18:28 

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Chile's Christiane Endler Became A Goal-Stopping Machine And Frustrated The USWNT Into A Goalless Second Half...

Given the low expectations for Chile entering this tournament, and the eerily similar halftime score, it seemed like the USWNT was on pace to thrash yet another opponent in the group stages of the women's World Cup. But, as outlined in Lauren Theisen&...

 2019-06-16 17:40 

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The Yankees Added Another Bomber To The Bronx With Edwin Encarnacin...

The New York Yankees acquired American League home run leader Edwin Encarnacin from the Seattle Mariners on Saturday for cash considerations and pitching prospect Juan Then, continuing the trend that the Lakers set a couple hours earlier of a historically...

 2019-06-16 16:50 

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Carli Lloyd Responds To Stupid Celebration Controversy With Polite Golf Clap After Scoring An Absolute Screamer...

In the UWNT's first game since dealing with the stupid controversy over how they celebrated the goals in their 13-0 rout over Thailand, the question on everyone's mind was how the team would celebrate when they inevitably scored against an outmatc...

 2019-06-16 16:02 

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Tyson Fury Defeats Tom Schwarz To Retain His Lineal Heavyweight Title, Whatever That Means...

Unlike the last notable heavyweight bout that featured one of the biggest names in the division, the no-name actually succumbed to the blows of the main event's star attraction on Saturday when Tyson Fury took down Tom Schwarz by TKO in the second rou...

 2019-06-16 14:29 

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Brett Hull Drunkenly Encourages St. Louis Crowd To Start A "We Went Blues" Chant...

The annual tradition of hockey players attempting to stretch the physical limits of their livers continued today in St. Louis with the Blues parading the Stanley Cup throughout the city amongst a raucous fan base. While there were plenty of clips of hocke...

 2019-06-15 23:43 

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Deadspin Up All Night: Shout-Out Mental Illness...

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 2019-06-15 23:13 

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Ah Shit, The Lakers Are Good Again...

My god, they did it. Those absolute madmen actually did it....

 2019-06-15 21:30 

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Murray State Only Discovered Ja Morant Because A Coach On A Recruiting Trip Decided To Go For A Snack...

By now you're probably aware that Ja Morant, one of the top players heading into this year's NBA Draft, was not the most heralded prospect coming out of high school. Though he averaged 27 points, eight rebounds and eight assists through his junior...

 2019-06-15 20:23 

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 2019-06-15 18:45 

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Chael Sonnen Retires After Lyoto Machida Kicked His Ass At Bellator 222...

It took nearly two rounds of pure domination at the hands of former UFC champion Lyoto Machida for referee Todd Anderson to break up the fight between "The Dragon" and "The American Gangster," Chael Sonnen....

 2019-06-15 16:46 

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ESPN's Israel Gutierrez Delivers Emotional Statement On Tyson Fury's Homophobia...

ESPN reporter Israel Gutierrez earned his 141st win on Around the Horn on Friday, defeating Jorge Sedano showdown 1-0. With the 30 seconds of Face Time, Gutierrez decided to focus on Saturday's fight between Tyson Fury and Tom Schwarz. More specifical...

 2019-06-15 14:43 

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 2019-06-15 14:17 

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Giants' Kevin Pillar Successfully Steals Second With The World's Most Powerful Slide...

In the bottom of the seventh, Brewers pitcher Alex Claudio attempted to pick off Giants center fielder Kevin Pillar at first. As Claudio turned to make the throw, Pillar took off for second. Thanks to a lack of urgency from Milwaukee's Jesus Aguilar, ...

 2019-06-15 13:26 

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Runaway Golf Cart At Pebble Beach Crashes Into Crowd, Hospitalizes Two U.S. Open Spectators...

A group of spectators close to the 16th hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links were treated to a scary surprise on Friday when a runaway golf cart made its way straight into them. The vehicle became sentient when a box it was carrying fell from a stack in the ba...

 2019-06-14 21:32 

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Deadspin Up All Night: Roll Away The Dew...

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 2019-06-14 20:21 

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St. Louis Blues Fans Yelled, Did Cartwheels, And Lost A Wedding Ring After Their First Stanley Cup Victory...

After the St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup on Wednesday night, fans celebrated on streets and in bars until the wee hours of the morning. The local news caught up with some of the yelling, cartwheeling, and sweaty revelers. One poor soul said h...

 2019-06-14 19:12 

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It's Time For A National Conversation About Drake's Horny Watch...

One thing that can be said about Drake that cannot be said about a disconcertingly large number of other famous people is that it is clear why he is famous. He has done actual things—performed some hugely popular songs about how disappointed he is i...

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