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FIFA Did A Bunch Of Shady Shit This Week FIFA Did A Bunch Of Shady Shit This Week

There is a lot of corruption going on in the world, but not at FIFA, no siree. Since numerous top officials were arrested two years ago, and longtime president Sepp Blatter was ousted and replaced by the much chiller Gianni Infantino, one might assume that FIFA now takes corruption and ethics seriously and that things…

Draymond Green Is Leaning Fully Into It Draymond Green Is Leaning Fully Into It

Draymond Green has been one of the NBA’s most vocal players since entering the league, even long before he had the talent to back his mouth up. He is an arrogant, disrespectful goon, who is also the heart of his team and the best defensive player in the league. While other Warriors have struggled with the…

Adrian Wojnarowski Finally Won His War Against ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski Finally Won His War Against ESPN

ESPN laid off 100 employees last week, mostly on-air personnel and online reporters. At least six of those let go reported on the NBA: Henry Abbott, Marc Stein, Chad Ford, Ethan Sherwood Strauss, Justin Verrier, and Calvin Watkins. But while no area of ESPN’s coverage was spared from the bloodbath, the gutting of…

LaVar Ball Sucks, But That Doesn't Mean He's Wrong LaVar Ball Sucks, But That Doesn't Mean He's Wrong

LaVar Ball—the supremely annoying father of upcoming lottery pick Lonzo Ball, and two younger basketball teens—is in the headlines yet again. Darren Rovell reports that Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour—the three companies that combined control 99 percent of the basketball shoe market—have all declined to sign a shoe…

ESPN's Diminished Future Has Become Its Present ESPN's Diminished Future Has Become Its Present

ESPN laid off dozens of reporters, writers, analysts, talking heads, and behind-the-scenes folks yesterday. If the names were surprising—some of these people had worked at ESPN for decades, and some were practically synonymous with the network—the layoffs themselves were not. They’ve been coming for months, and really …

Scott Van Pelt's 1 Big Thing A Tribute To Laid-Off ESPNers

Like Bob Ley and a number of other ESPN hosts today, ESPN midnight SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt addressed today’s ESPN layoffs during his trademark 1 Big Thing segment. Van Pelt expressed sympathy for his departed former colleagues, noting that they did nothing wrong to “deserve” being laid off, and acknowledged…

A Running List Of ESPN Layoffs A Running List Of ESPN Layoffs

With phone calls and meetings beginning informing some ESPN employees that they have been laid off, word will slowly trickle out all day long about who they are. There will be plenty of names you have heard of, as ESPN reorients their daily lineup of shows, and their online video and stories to match.

ESPN Officially Announces Layoffs, Says Very Little Else ESPN Officially Announces Layoffs, Says Very Little Else

In a buzzword-filled memo that otherwise said very little, ESPN president John Skipper announced officially this morning what has been known for awhile: Layoffs are coming to ESPN, starting today.

Brazilan Keeper Who Ordered His Ex-Girlfriend Tortured And Murdered Will Return To Prison Brazilan Keeper Who Ordered His Ex-Girlfriend Tortured And Murdered Will Return To Prison

Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno de Souza—who signed for second tier club Boa Esporte last month—will return to prison to serve his 22-year sentence for organizing the torture and murder of his ex-girlfriend, Globo reports. The Brazilian Superior Federal Tribunal (the Brazilian equivalent of the Supreme Court) voted 3-1 to…

White Sox Enthusiast Enjoys Game

The Chicago White Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-2 Sunday to improve their home record to 3-5. A portly fellow in a Paul Konerko jersey celebrated the win by invading the field in the ninth inning.

Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Fractured Thumb Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Fractured Thumb

The Chicago Bulls announced this morning that point guard Rajon Rondo fractured his thumb during a Game 2 victory over the Boston Celtics, and while the injury won’t require surgery, he will be out indefinitely.

Actually, Marcus Smart Flipping Off A Fan Was Good

In the fourth quarter of last night’s dispiriting loss to the Chicago Bulls that put Boston in a 0-2 hole, Celtics wing Marcus Smart took and missed a three-pointer. Backpedaling down the court, he jawed with a fan, and eventually flipped the bird.

Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer And Former Agent Aren't Sure He Killed Himself Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer And Former Agent Aren't Sure He Killed Himself

According to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself this morning in his single cell, with a bed sheet tied to the window. But at least two people are wondering whether Hernandez really hanged himself: his lawyer and his agent.

Florida's Go-To Stadium Economist Is A Hack, A Shill, And Also Not An Economist Florida's Go-To Stadium Economist Is A Hack, A Shill, And Also Not An Economist

If you are even a casual Deadspin reader, you know a couple of truths: Stadiums and arenas provide little-to-no economic benefit to their communities, and studies written to support public funding for stadiums and arenas are almost universally bogus. Tampa CBS-affiliate WTSP found a frightening collision of these two…

World's Worst Columnist Under Police Investigation For Racist Article World's Worst Columnist Under Police Investigation For Racist Article

English tabloids are honestly the worst purveyors of media in the world. They make the New York Post look like a goddamn academic journal by comparison, and this is coming from someone who respects and works for a self-described tabloid. Of all the English tabs, though, The Sun is the absolute worst. Therefore Kelvin…

Phil Jackson's Pal Tries To Sell Knicks Fans On The Future Phil Jackson's Pal Tries To Sell Knicks Fans On The Future

ESPN reported earlier today that the Knicks and team president Phil Jackson re-upped for another two years. Coincidentally, a few hours later, Charley Rosen of FanRag Sports published a postmortem of the team’s terrible 2016-17 season.

Explosion Near Borussia Dortmund Bus Cancels Champions League Match, Reportedly Injures Marc Bartra Explosion Near Borussia Dortmund Bus Cancels Champions League Match, Reportedly Injures Marc Bartra

An explosion went off near the Borussia Dortmund team bus this afternoon in Dortmund, Germany, a little less than two hours before the club was scheduled to take on AS Monaco in the Champions League quarterfinals. The match has been canceled, and rescheduled for tomorrow.

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