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Look At Giannis

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:41:00 GMT

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Images of Giannis Antetokounmpo dunking the ball are often paired with breathless references to Inspector Gadget/Mr. Fantastic/MJ in Space Jam/Stretch Armstrong, to call attention to his lengthy tentacles. But have you considered the possibility that those tentacles look just as wild when he’s just standing there,…

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Jim Harbaugh Sure Enjoyed Himself On His Big Italian Vacation

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMT

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Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines went to Rome for reasons that are unknown and uninteresting to me. What I am interested in are the various images of Jim Harbaugh enjoying his vacay that have been shared on social media.

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NASCAR's Favorite Son Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Retiring After 2017

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:19:00 GMT

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Hendrick Motorsports announced today that ultra-popular NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be retiring after the 2017 season. Earnhardt is one of the series’ consistently most high-profile drivers, but recently had to sit out much of last season due to a concussion.

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The Saints Have The Right Offense For Adrian Peterson

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:07:00 GMT

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Adrian Peterson’s long exile has ended in New Orleans. After trying very hard to drum up interest—and finding few takers—the former greatest running back in the world will find himself in a timeshare, on a relatively cheap contract. It can’t be what Peterson was hoping to sign, but from a pure football perspective, if…

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Get Your Khakis (and More) During Amazon's One-Day Dockers Sale

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:33:00 GMT

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Who doesn’t like saving money on their khakis (I bet Jake from Statefarm does)? Amazon is knocking down prices on tons of pants, shoes, accessories, and more from Dockers, today only. You could end up with an entire outfit for half of what you’d normally pay, but these prices are a 24-hour thing, so don’t wait.

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D'Onta Foreman Shares Heartbreaking Story Of His Infant Son's Death

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:37:00 GMT

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Texas running back D’Onta Foreman had a tremendous season on the field for the Longhorns last year, rushing for 2,028 yards, scoring 15 touchdowns, and winning the Doak Walker award for best running back in the nation. Off the field, he suffered a tremendous loss.

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NFL Players Strike a Deal to Sell Their Biometric Data

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:45:52 GMT

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Quietly flying under the radar in the fitness wearables market is Whoop, a manufacturer of high-end wrist-worn straps that measure data 100 times per second. In what could turn out to be one of the more bizarre licensing agreements ever, the startup struck a deal with the NFL Players Association today that will make…

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Yasiel Puig Absolutely Snipes Brandon Belt At Home

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:47:00 GMT

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After Buster Posey smacked a hard grounder to right field, Dodgers defensive marvel Yasiel Puig launched this throw from the outfield, somehow zinging it straight into the glove of catcher Yasmani Grandal in time to cut down Brandon Belt, who was trying to score from second. Puig’s cannon ended the first inning and…

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Holy Shit, That Warriors First Quarter

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:30:00 GMT

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When the Warriors are hot, there’s nothing you can do. No other team so gleefully tosses their opponents in the trash and sets that trash on fire as the Warriors, and no Warriors run this playoffs has been as violent or as thorough as the incredible first quarter they put together tonight in Portland. They scored the…

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The Raptors Finally Played Like A Team Worth Being Afraid Of

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:37:00 GMT

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While the gates of the Eastern Conference are not exactly wide open, LeBron James’s chokehold on conference supremacy is as weak as it’s been in many years. The Cavaliers’ defense is worryingly porous and even though they just swept the Pacers, the series featured multiple blown leads and every game was close. Most…

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Softball Fan's Spectacular Catch Overshadowed By Even More Spectacular Fall Out Of Pickup Truck

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:13:00 GMT

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A fan taking in a Southern Arkansas Muleriders softball game this afternoon used up all of his coordination to make an incredible snag, stretching to catch a homer from the bed of a pickup truck. Overenthused and underprepared, he promptly toppled headfirst out of said pickup truck.

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Maria Sharapova Is An Annoying Brand, Not A Vile Cheater

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:25:00 GMT

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Maria Sharapova is set to return to competition on Wednesday at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart after receiving a wild card entry to the tournament. It will be her first tournament since she was banned from tennis for 15 months after testing positive for a banned substance last January. While the manner of her…

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TNC Is Rampaging Through Dota's Kiev Major

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT

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The four-month gap the Boston and Kiev Majors in Dota 2 has been especially vacuous, as precious few tournaments gave fans a chance to gauge each team’s potential headed into today’s Kiev Major group stage play. After Boston it seemed like TNC Pro Team was in disarray, but Kiev is showing that just might not be true.

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Serge Ibaka Had No Problem Dunking On Giannis Antetokounmpo Twice

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:16:29 GMT

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The Raptors ripped out of the gates against the Bucks tonight hungry and unafraid to contend with Milwaukee’s imposing length. Giannis Antetokounmpo in particular has menaced the Raps on both ends of the court, but Serge Ibaka had no problem getting around and over him for this smooth jam.

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12-Year-Old Set To Fight 24-Year-Old At Japanese MMA Event

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:53:00 GMT

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Last year, Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov made his young sons take part in staged MMA fights against other children their age. His sons fought against other 9-, 10-, and 11-year-olds is what resembled a full-on UFC event, which meant small gloves and no protective headgear. He caught heat from Russia’s most famous…

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Deadspin Up All Night: Can You Prove Your Loyalty?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:46:05 GMT

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Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Let’s keep at it.

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What's the Best Cooler? 

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:45:29 GMT

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Beach season is here, and we want to know how our readers keep their favorite drinks cold while the sun is hot. Just be sure to check out the rules below, then kick off your sandals and head down to the comments to nominate your pick. Cheers!

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This Is The Story About Robert Kraft's Casino Holdings That Rupert Murdoch's Paper Never Ran

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:26:00 GMT

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It goes without saying (hey there, Las Vegas Raiders!) that the NFL’s gambling policy is a hypocritical mess. But now that I no longer work for Rupert Murdoch, I can plainly state that every word out of Roger Goodell’s mouth about legalized sports betting for the past 20 months has been nothing but lip service.

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Pro Cyclist On A Training Ride Beaten Up By Baseball Bat And Knife-Wielding Maniac

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:15:48 GMT

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Yoann Offredo is an experienced French cyclist, who has raced in the professional peloton since 2006. He spent a decade with FDJ, where he finished in the top ten of a handful of classics and served as a domestique for the team’s stars. He’s racing for Belgian team Wanty Groupe-Gobert and he wrapped up a very…

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Minor League Hockey Teams Knock The Stuffing Out Of Each Other

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:51:00 GMT

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The ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears and Florida Everblades broke out into a line brawl in the last minute of Game 4 of their divisional semifinals Saturday. The result was hectic and loud, like every facet of minor league hockey.

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What Are The Patriots Doing With Malcolm Butler?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:08:00 GMT

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The Patriots have spent the offseason making a flurry of aggressive moves, while basically sitting on their hands with cornerback and Super Bowl 49 hero Malcolm Butler. Butler spent the early part of free agency making eyes at the Saints, but reports now claim a trade with New Orleans is unlikely to happen. The…

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Smart Baseball Can Still Be Fun Baseball

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:47:00 GMT

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Functionally and historically, the sabermetric revolution in baseball is over. Analytics is not some outsider’s method of attacking institutional baseball; it’s how institutional baseball does business. Every single major-league team receives immense amounts of data from MLB about their players’ batting, pitching,…

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