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A Disgusted Bill Walton On Arizona's Role In FBI Investigation: "I Wish I Were Out Riding My Bike Up A Mountain Instead Of Being Here"
ESPN basketball analyst and lifelong Pac-12 maven Bill Walton reacted in disgust when asked by Dave Pasch to respond to the news that Arizona coach Sean Miller was caught on an FBI wiretap arranging a $100,000 payment for recruiting purposes, calling the scandal an incident on par with the Malice at the Palace, a…Read more...
Shaq's Son Shareef O'Neal Withdraws Commitment To Arizona In Wake Of Wiretap Revelation
Dominoes are falling at Arizona as a result of the FBI investigation into recruiting violations at NCAA schools: Sean Miller might be out at Arizona—he is for sure not coaching the team tonight against Oregon—and now star recruit Shareef O’Neal is apparently withdrawing his commitment to the school:Read more...
Kerri Walsh Jennings Ranks Olympians As Volleyball Prospects
Kerri Walsh Jennings is a five-time Olympian volleyballer and three-time Olympic gold medalist. Here her expertise is directed to the task of ranking things, including the volleyball potential of other U.S. Olympians, and other people whose names are some form of “Kerri.” Enjoy!Read more...
Report: Sean Miller May Be Owed Twice As Much By Arizona If He's Fired With Cause
Ah, now here is a sensible way to write a contract: make sure you include in there some significant monetary incentive for behavior that breaches the terms of the contract.Read more...
Daniel Berger Is Out Here Hiking And Wading His Way Up The Leaderboard
Daniel Berger is currently tied for 10th at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. I would like for you see the hilarious mess he made of the par-5 third hole today, so that you can appreciate with me the sheer unlikeliness of him saving par:Read more...
The Flat-Earth Truthers Got To Geno Smith
Welp.Read more...
Nikola Jokic Is On A Hell Of A Tear
The NBA’s Western Conference is a tangle: the third-seed Spurs are ahead of the 10th-seed Jazz by just 4.5 games; those Spurs have managed to win just three of their last 10 games, and while they’ve been swirling in rare drama having to do with Kawhi Leonard’s injury status, those Jazz have won nine of 10; the…Read more...
Report: Vile Pharma Dipshit Martin Shkreli Now Has Prison Muscles
When he was just a pasty nerd, out here defrauding investors and exponentially increasing the price of important drugs, I feel very certain that I could’ve taken Martin Shkreli. Now I am less sure, and let me tell you, it’s a sickening feeling:Read more...
Report: Former Bears Great Charles Tillman Joined Up With The Man
I remember Charles Tillman as a fun player with a preternatural gift for causing turnovers, and though I have never been a Bears fan, I remember rooting for him personally out of appreciation for his mastery of the forced fumble and the defensive touchdown. Those were happy times, and like virtually all the other…Read more...
Oh No, Not Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler—the Timberwolves’ leading scorer and best player, and the NBA’s leader in minutes per game prior to the All-Star break—went down in a crumpled heap in the third quarter of Minnesota’s Friday night loss to the Houston Rockets. It looked like a non-contact injury, and Butler had to be helped off the floor:Read more...
Get An HP Touchscreen Laptop For $370 In Today's Amazon Gold Box
Update: Sold out.Read more...
United States Wins First-Ever Curling Gold On John Shuster's Fiver
A brilliant eighth-end hammer delivery by U.S.A. skip John Shuster turned a 5-5 nailbiter into a 10-5 lead that the Americans held onto through the final two ends en route to beating Sweden 10-7 and claiming their first-ever gold medal in curling, and only the second medal ever for the U.S. in the sport.Read more...
Ester Ledecká Wins Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom, Is First Winter Olympian To Win Two Different Sports At Same Olympics
Ester Ledecká, who basically won Super-G in alpine skiing by accident on a pair of borrowed skis, claimed gold in her primary event as the Czech sailed to the finish of the snowboard parallel giant slalom well ahead of silver medalist Selina Joerg.
Report: FBI Wiretaps Caught Sean Miller Discussing $100,000 Payment To Recruit
ESPN reports tonight that FBI wiretaps of conversations between Sean Miller and sports agent runner Christian Dawkins caught the Arizona head coach discussing a $100,000 payment to lock up then-recruit Deandre Ayton, now a star freshman for the Wildcats.Read more...
Why Is Gloria Steinem Defending Vice?
Over the past few months, Vice has been subject of a series of damning claims, with current and former women employees saying the company’s workplace culture has frequently been toxic for them, and accusing specific executives—including president Andrew Creighton, chief digital officer Mike Germano, and Jason Mojica,…Read more...
Amy Van Dyken Ranks The Swim Strokes, For Once And For All
Amy Van Dyken has six Olympic gold medals in swimming, so who better than her to finally settle the debate that has stymied mankind since life first tetrapod-paddled up onto dry land. Which swimming stroke is the best??Read more...
These Weird Muffled Versions Of Old Songs Are Really Doing It For Me
Press play on this video and close your eyes:Read more...
Do You Use A Top Sheet, Or Are You A Disgusting Heathen?
Earlier this week, Kara Haupt of The New Yorker sent out an edition of her email newsletter under the subject line “Sleeping with Men,” focusing on the fact that many adult men apparently do not use a top sheet. Just a fitted sheet and a comforter and nothing in between, making for a situation that strikes me as…Read more...
WWE Announcers Don't Think Pro Wrestling Journalism Exists
WWE announcer Corey Graves and Booker T, who just left his spot alongside Graves on Monday Night Raw, created a minor online kerfuffle a few weeks ago when they got into it with some barbs back and forth. These barbs got fairly big and notably sharp by the end, as Booker claimed that Graves got him canned from Raw…Read more...
How To Go Backpacking In The Winter And Actually Have A Good Time
Just because the mercury has dropped below freezing and appears stuck there until spring, it’s no reason not to explore the outdoors. Let’s talk about how you, the fearful and apartment-bound city dweller, can get outside and embrace the cold.
Jonathan Martin Taken Into CustodyAfter Threatening Instagram Post Causes High School To Close
Los Angeles prep school Harvard-Westlake closed both its campuses this afternoon after former NFL offensive lineman and Harvard-Westlake alum Jonathan Martin tagged the school in an Instagram post, in which he made threats against those he said bullied him. The photo included a gun and shells on a bed, along with the…Read more...
Annihilation Will Creep You All The Way Out
If you saw the trailer for Annihilation and got hyped to watch Natalie Portman spend the movie kicking ass with a machine gun, mowing down monsters while dispensing action-movie cliches, you won’t get what you want. If you read Jeff VanderMeer’s novel, on which the movie is based, and expected a faithful adaptation…Read more...
What It's Like To Drive A Truck From Monster Jam
By the time January rolled around, I had been begging to drive a giant, 12,000-pound Monster Jam truck for six months. When someone finally gave that idea the go-ahead, it was surreal. As if the reality of my longstanding request hadn’t hit me before then, I realized that I actually had to drive one of these things.
Pack Up This $22 Stanley Adventure Flask Set For On Next Camping Trip
Nothing goes together quite like camping and alcohol. Pick up this Stanley Adventure Flask Gift Set for just $22 today in classic Hammertone Green. That’s within about $1 of the lowest price it’s ever been and a good $8 discount from its typical price.Read more...
Well That Was A Bizarre Press Conference From Mirai Nagasu
Of all the parties involved in the U.S. women’s figure skating collapse yesterday, Mirai Nagasu had perhaps the most baffling performance. Nagasu was considered a dark horse candidate to sneak in for bronze after delivering a big free skate performance in the team event, but she didn’t even attempt her signature…Read more...
Frances Tiafoe Is An American To Root For
Remember this kid? If you do at all, maybe it’s because you saw him last August, thriving in New York’s late summer humidity: dressed in all-black, whaling away with an unruly forehand, and placing his foot on the throat of every Federer acolyte—making them believe God might actually die in the first-round of the U.S.…Read more...
The Best Of MLB Photo Day 2018
MLB Photo Day has once again come and gone. A non-scientific survey of the resulting images suggests there’s an increase in bespectacled pitchers, which is great because they look that much funnier giving up a long home run. Here are some of the best photos to hit the wires in recent days.Read more...
Idiot On The Ice Dons Tutu, Monkey-Shaped Dick Pouch To Run On Rink After Olympic Medal Ceremony
Those who stuck around after the medal ceremony for men’s 1,000m speed skating today were treated to the sight of a rather portly man, clad in a very short pink tutu and a monkey-shaped pouch that held his dick, running on the ice to perform a little dance.Read more...
Surfing's Most Iconic Event Is In Jeopardy Thanks To A Very Dumb Dispute
Oahu’s Pipeline is one of the most famous surf spots in the world, and the North Shore beach’s notoriously big and dangerous waves play host to the World Surf League’s biggest event of the year. Pipeline Masters, or Pipe Masters, has taken place at Pipeline since 1971, and it’s traditionally served as the final event…Read more...
The U.S. Women Fall Apart In Figure Skating
A medal for the U.S. women in the ladies single figure skating was always going to be a long shot at best. With Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedevia of Russia all but assured the gold and silver medal in whatever order the judges decided, every other top skater would be left scrambling for the bronze. The list of…Read more...
Florida Overwatch League Team Honors Parkland Shooting Victims
The Florida Mayhem are known for, among other things, their elaborate entrances each week of the Overwatch League. After the shooting in Parkland last week, the team chose to make a different kind of entrance for their first match of stage two—a tribute to the victims, survivors, and community in Florida.Read more...
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Kotaku Blizzard Let Zenyatta Walk And It Was A Mistake | io9 More Updates From What Could’ve Been in Joss Whedon’s Batgirl Movie | Jalopnik Genesis Has Beaten The Germans—And Everyone Else—In Consumer Reports | Offspring Use Excel to Keep Your Family Organized |Read more...
Steph Curry Is Funny
Here is a shot that Steph Curry made last night. These are the things about it that made me laugh:Read more...
Head over to Medium to read this lovely and unbearably sad piece from ESPN’s Ivan Maisel on the thir
Head over to Medium to read this lovely and unbearably sad piece from ESPN’s Ivan Maisel on the third anniversary of the death of his son, Max.Read more...
Russian Athlete Who Wore “I Don’t Do Doping” Shirt Busted For Doping
Nadezhda Sergeeva, the pilot for the Russian women’s bobsled team, has tested positive for a banned heart medication. The kicker to this story: Earlier this month, she showed off her “I Don’t Do Doping” sweatshirt.Read more...
Please Get Erik Karlsson Out Of Ottawa
The Ottawa Senators were a lost cause long before last night, but I think this play from Thursday was the official end, in which Victor Hedman faces only the mildest of resistance as he skates to the net for a goal that would give his Lightning a lead they’d never relinquish. It pretty well summed up the bored,…Read more...
Canada Loses In Hockey Again
Doesn’t some language have a word for feeling joy at others’ failure?
Who Gives A Shit?
Let’s be clear on exactly what’s happening here. Yahoo! Sports is pushing out a press release for the FBI, which is acting as the enforcement arm of the NCAA. That all feels like a bigger scandal than a spreadsheet that shows, among other things, a basketball recruit’s mom receiving “hundreds of dollars in advances”…Read more...
Arsène Wenger Narrowly Avoids Humiliating, Possibly Career-Ending Loss
We may have just come as close as ever to seeing the end of the Arsène Wenger era at Arsenal as the Gunners just barely squeaked into the next round of the Europa League. So ... hooray?Read more...
It Just Keeps Getting Worse For The Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays, whose offseason has rivaled that of the Marlins in terms of self-immolation, were dealt a blow yesterday that was not self-inflicted.Read more...
Russell Westbrook Downs Kings With Soul-Crushing Buzzer-Beating Three
With less than two seconds remaining in tonight’s Thunder-Kings game, Sacramento got what seemed like it should be the killer play it needed to seal a trip to overtime: Vince Carter from waywayway back, and Justin Jackson redeeming him with a put-back that tied the game.Read more...
15-Year-Old Alina Zagitova Bests Evgenia Medvedeva By 1.31 Points To Win Gold
Russian 15-year-old Alina Zagitova gave a stunning performance in her free skate to win gold in women’s figure skating, retaining the tiny edge that she earned over fellow Russian and two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva in the short program.Read more...
Drexel Sets Division I Record With Incredible 34-Point Comeback Win
Drexel fell behind 5-0 at the start of tonight’s game against Delaware, and for quite a while, it didn’t look like they’d be able to crawl out of that hole. With a few minutes remaining in the first half, they were down by 34, and by the break, they’d only managed to cut that to 27 points. But in the second half, they…Read more...
Roberto Luongo On Parkland Shooting: "Enough Is Enough. We Have To Take Action."
The Florida Panthers are playing their first home game since the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The Panthers are the only major league team in Broward County, and just a short drive down the Sawgrass Expressway separates them from Parkland. Before the game,…Read more...
USA Swimming Safe Sport Director Resigns After Disclosing She Once Kissed Coach Now Accused Of Sexual Abuse
USA Swimming Safe Sport Director Susan Woessner announced her resignation today, citing an instance when she kissed former Olympic swim coach Sean Hutchison in 2007. Woessner led Safe Sport, the program tasked with investigating and addressing potential sexual and physical misconduct in the sport. Earlier this month,…Read more...
Allonzo Trier Declared Ineligible After Another Failed PED Test; Arizona Appeals
Arizona guard Allonzo Trier has been declared ineligible by the NCAA following a second failed drug test, after he missed 19 games last season due to testing positive for PEDs in 2016. The university is appealing the decision.Read more...
SB Nation Laid Off Their Copy Editors
Citing the failure of its social video efforts, Vox Media laid off about 50 people yesterday, mostly from Racked, Curbed, SB Nation, and the video team. At SB Nation, that meant terminating several full-time employees as well as at least 12 part-time employees who staffed the copy-editing desk and the news desk.…Read more...
Jury Finds USTA Liable For Eugenie Bouchard's Slip And Fall In U.S. Open Locker Room
Eugenie Bouchard, currently ranked No. 116 in the world, was a top-five tennis player once upon a time. Rewind back to her 2014 season, when she reached the Australian Open and French Open semifinals, then the Wimbledon final, and surged to a career-high No. 5. Her success slowed in 2015, but in September, she found…Read more...
Dana Loesch's Life Used To Be A Mildly Successful 1990s Jim Carrey Movie
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch talks a tough game when she’s describing how gun-totin’ Americans need to fight for freedom with the “clenched fist of truth.” But on Twitter, she’s talked about crapping her “pannies.” And eating “strawberries and cream cheese.” And her struggles going up and down stairs. When you put all…Read more...
Marshall Football Player Dies From Gunshot Wound At New Year's Party
Marshall defensive tackle Larry Aaron died today, nearly two months after he was shot in the spine at a New Year’s Eve party. He was 19.Read more...
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