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MLB Umpires Throw Whiny Tantrum Over Manny Machado's Whiny Tantrum 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, yelling in Welke’s face and then tossing his bat at the backstop.

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’s understandable that an overexcited Ichiro supporter would take some…

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

Nigeria were 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 France a 1-0 win.

ESPN Is Stuck With Tyson Fury As Its Hero 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’d never fought outside of Germany or the Czech Republic before, Fury’s…

Chicago Photographer Heroically Avoids Being Retraumatized By Ugly First Pitch

Just a couple of weeks ago, Chicago photographer Darren Georgia narrowly avoided a serious bump on his face during a ceremonial first pitch gone awry. Mere milliseconds after his flash captured a White Sox fan’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Georgia’s camera found itself the victim of what was either a targeted hit…

Kyle Lowry Kept The Raptors Alive Kyle Lowry Kept The Raptors Alive

It was an up-and-down postseason in what’s been an up-and-down career for Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, but on Thursday night, when all of his teammates struggled to score out of the gate in Game 6, it was Lowry who helped give them the jumpstart they needed to eventually cross the finish line. As the team’s…

Report: Kellen Winslow II Couldn't Stop Masturbating In Front Of His Teammates Report: Kellen Winslow II Couldn't Stop Masturbating In Front Of His Teammates

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II was convicted of rape, indecent exposure, and lewd conduct on Monday—charges that stem from separate incidents involving Winslow sexually assaulting a woman, exposing himself to another woman, and touching himself in front of a third woman. A mistrial was declared on charges…

What The Hell Was Brad Marchand Doing On The Game-Winning Goal? What The Hell Was Brad Marchand Doing On The Game-Winning Goal?

Brad Marchand does a lot of stupid shit, but usually not like this. Sure, he’s constantly trash-talking, poking, licking his opponents, trying to get a rise out of them through the simplest and pettiest ways possible. But Marchand’s dumb moment in Game 7 didn’t serve any larger purpose for himself or his team. In…

St. Louis Blues Win Stanley Cup In Game 7 By Humiliating Some Losers Who Can't Handle Jordan Binnington St. Louis Blues Win Stanley Cup In Game 7 By Humiliating Some Losers Who Can't Handle Jordan Binnington

The Blues frickin’ did it. After sloppily face-planting in a Game 6 clinch opportunity at home, the St. Louis Blues bounced back and won Game 7 in enemy territory on Wednesday night by a score of 4-1. In doing so, captain Alex Pietrangelo hoisted his franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup since the Blues were established…

Deadspin Up All Night: Get Off My Case Deadspin Up All Night: Get Off My Case

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Kevin Durant Ruptured His Achilles Tendon, And The Warriors Are Shocked Kevin Durant Ruptured His Achilles Tendon, And The Warriors Are Shocked

Kevin Durant has updated the world on the leg injury he suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals upon his return from a calf strain, and the news was as bad as everyone in the world already knew it would be. In an Instagram post on Wednesday afternoon, Durant said that he ruptured his Achilles, and though he called his…

La Liga Fined €250,000 For Spying On App Users To Crack Down On Illegal Streams La Liga Fined €250,000 For Spying On App Users To Crack Down On Illegal Streams

Spain’s La Liga was fined €250,000 today by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, one year after admitting that its mobile app was spying on some users’ phones in an attempt to find out if they were watching games on illegal feeds.

Let's Remember Some Hockey Guys: Topps Stadium Club 1991

I was born in 1995. These hockey guys that Dan had for me to remember—specifically a very fancy and well-made pack of Topps Stadium Club—came from 1991. Surely, you can see the problem here.

It's Great That Chile Are Here, But They Will Probably Get Torn To Shreds It's Great That Chile Are Here, But They Will Probably Get Torn To Shreds

Like pretty much every South American women’s team not named Brazil, Chile have forever struggled for attention and support from their country. While men’s soccer dominates the minds of fans, Chile’s women hadn’t qualified for a single Olympics or World Cup before this year. How could they hope to when they were…

Deadspin Up All Night: Ripping Off The Smiths Deadspin Up All Night: Ripping Off The Smiths

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New Zealand Have Gone Through Hell, And Now They're Back To Being Mediocre New Zealand Have Gone Through Hell, And Now They're Back To Being Mediocre

New Zealand are the cockroaches of women’s international soccer—they’re always around. By virtue of playing in limp-ass Oceania and therefore having the luxury to qualify for the biggest tournaments simply by beating up on the even tinier nations around them, New Zealand essentially get free admission to the World Cup…

Florida State Is Privatizing Its Athletic Department To Shield Itself From Scrutiny Florida State Is Privatizing Its Athletic Department To Shield Itself From Scrutiny

Florida State University’s Board of Trustees voted Friday to establish a new organization that’ll run the school’s athletic department: The Florida State University Athletics Association. According to the Orlando Sentinel, FSU boasted that the new organization would “streamline the relationship” between the athletics…

Canada Will Try (And Probably Fail) To Win It All For Christine Sinclair Canada Will Try (And Probably Fail) To Win It All For Christine Sinclair

Christine Sinclair is still doing it. By the time Canada play their second game at the 2019 World Cup, their captain will be 36 years old, and she will still be the team’s most important player. Sitting just three career goals away from tying Abby Wambach’s international record of 184, the legendary striker playing in…

Tuukka Rask And The Bruins Spoil St. Louis's Party, Force Game 7 Tuukka Rask And The Bruins Spoil St. Louis's Party, Force Game 7

It certainly feels fitting that the first two of the Bruins’ goals in Game 6 came via some very visible influence from the referees. Not in any controversial way, for the record, but every Boston fan who believes in karma must surely feel that their 5-1 victory on Sunday night was preordained, after they got so…

Japan Arrive At The World Cup With A New Look And Something To Prove Japan Arrive At The World Cup With A New Look And Something To Prove

The USA’s top nemesis in the Women’s World Cup comes into 2019 with plenty of questions to answer, despite winning it all in 2011 and placing second in 2015. A disastrous failure to qualify for the 2016 Olympics ended the eight-year tenure of Japanese manager Norio Sasaki, and as Japan enter their first major…

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