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Hard Daytona 500 Wreck Knocks Danica Patrick Out Of Her Final NASCAR Race 

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:20:00 GMT

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Danica Patrick announced last year that she’d end her racing career with one more attempt at each of America’s biggest racing events, the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. A wreck just over 100 laps in at Daytona sent several cars spiraling, and eventually knocked Patrick out of her final NASCAR race.

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Sandy Alderson Threatens Unruly Mets Fans: Tim Tebow "Will Play In The Major Leagues"

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:03:00 GMT

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In what I can only assume is a threat, in the vein of “you kids quit monkeying around back there or I will turn this car right around,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has made it clear that Tim Tebow will play in the major leagues:

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Sunday's Best Deals: Rugs, Headphones, Fitbits, President's Day Sales, and More

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:45:00 GMT

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Fitbits, PlayStation VR bundles, and a massive Amazon rug sale kick off Sunday’s best deals from around the web. For all of the best President’s Day sales on apparel, beauty, and more, head over to this post.

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These Dang Rising Stars Are Too Dang Young!

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:55:00 GMT

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Dan Devine of Yahoo Sports did a fun thing during media availability before Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge: he went around and asked these young whippersnappers to describe their first big NBA memory. An important takeaway: My God, I am so old. Here is Dennis Smith Jr., who competed in Saturday’s dunk contest,…

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How To Win A Championship Title In This New, Confusing Age Of NASCAR 

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:55:00 GMT

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At the end of Sunday’s Daytona 500, there will most likely already be a driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. How, you ask, could someone be in the postseason playoffs after the first event of the year? Thank NASCAR’s complicated new championship format, which we’re here to help simplify.

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Sleazy Dirtbag Jeffrey Loria Sued By Miami-Dade County Over Marlins Sale Profits

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:55:00 GMT

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True scumbag Jeffrey Loria treated the good people of Miami to one final insult on his way out of town, using tricky accounting to avoid paying Miami-Dade County an agreed-upon share of the profits from his sale of the team. Now it appears Miami-Dade is suing his sorry ass. From a Miami Herald report:

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These Dudes Have Recorded A Rap Tribute To The NBA All-Stars For 13 Straight Years

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:21:00 GMT

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The important thing to bear in mind when assessing anything that happened in 1989 is that, from the perspective of 2018, the thing being assessed happened in a different world. That world still had people in it, which meant it had about equal amounts of vicious awful dumbassery and goofball beauty, but the world in…

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Bob Huggins, On Hilariously Lopsided Free Throw Disparity Against Kansas: "You Have No Chance To Win"

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:09:00 GMT

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West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins was ejected from Saturday’s 77-69 loss at 13th-ranked Kansas, for arguing with officials over foul calls. Huggins felt like the refs were giving his 20th-ranked team a raw deal. He might’ve had a point!

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The Best President's Day Sales Happening Right Now [Updating]

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:21:00 GMT

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President’s Day isn’t until Monday, but most of the best apparel sales have already started. Here are our favorites so far, and we’ll keep updating this post as we find more.

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Adam Silver Still Wants To Overhaul The NBA Playoffs

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:26:00 GMT

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At his big pre-dunk contest press conference Saturday night, NBA commissioner Adam Silver used a question about All Star selections to prompt a discussion about the format of the league’s playoffs. It sounds like he would still very much like to do away with the current format, which has the top eight teams from each…

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Report: Part Of Solution To NBA Player-Referee Acrimony Is Cutting Out The League Office

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:29:00 GMT

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ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported Saturday night on a meeting held between representatives of the NBA players’ union and members of the referees’ union, to discuss the ongoing and escalating hostility between the two groups this season.

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Shithead Blackhawks Fans Chant "Basketball" At Caps Forward Devante Smith-Pelly

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:36:00 GMT

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Devante Smith-Pelly was subjected to racist taunts from fans at the United Center in Chicago during Saturday’s Capitals-Blackhawks tilt, according to a report from the Washington Post:

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The Dunk Contest Is Bad Again

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:05:00 GMT

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It is with great sadness and more than a little frustration at having stayed up to watch the stupid thing that I must report that the NBA dunk contest, which looked for a few years there like it might be good again, is, in fact, bad again.

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Report: USA Swimming Ignored Or Covered Up Hundreds Of Cases Of Sexual Abuse

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:21:00 GMT

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For a period of decades, USA Swimming fostered a “culture of sexual abuse” and ignored or covered up hundreds of cases of underage swimmers being sexually abused, according to a report by the Orange County Register. From the report:

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Auburn Loses Anfernee McLemore With Horrific Ankle Injury

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:42:00 GMT

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Auburn sophomore forward Anfernee McLemore suffered a grotesque injury late in the first half of the Tigers’ SEC matchup at South Carolina just days after putting up one of the best performances of his career. Warning: the video is graphic. 

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$100 Gets You the Four Victorinox Knives You Really Need, and Nothing You Don't

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:00:00 GMT

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Despite what door-to-door salesmen might tell you, you don’t need a full set of knives. You can breeze through about 99% of kitchen tasks with just a few important blades, and they’re all included in this discounted 4-piece set.

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How NBC Flubbed Its Coverage, Reported The Wrong Gold Medalist, Then Botched The Correction Of One Of The Most Stunning Upsets In Olympic History

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:45:00 GMT

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When Ester Ledecká crossed the finish line of this morning’s run of the women’s Super-G a hundredth of a second ahead of reigning gold medalist Anna Veith, the Czech couldn’t believe she’d beaten the Austrian champ. Ledecká, after all, is best known for her achievements in a completely different event: snowboarding,…

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Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Ray Allen Headline 2018 Basketball Hall Of Fame Finalists

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:26:00 GMT

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The NBA announced Saturday the finalists for the 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, and it’s a pretty sweet group: the 13 finalists include Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill, Ray Allen, and Chris Webber, among others:

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Uphill Skiing Competition Enters 6th Day

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:16:00 GMT

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Dang, Bogdan Bogdanovic Can Really Let It Fly

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:52:00 GMT

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Last night’s NBA Rising Stars Challenge was a laugher, and not even just for the usual reasons (no defense, sloppy passing, reckless shooting, general exhibition behavior): This time, the World team just kinda flattened the U.S. team, from start to finish, so that what is always a talent show masquerading as a contest…

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Ha Ha, Look At These Two Chumps Who Got Picked Last For The NBA All Star Teams

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:21:00 GMT

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Part of the discussion around the NBA’s new All Star format, where the teams are selected via a draft by the top two players in fan voting, is whether the draft should be televised, or otherwise broadcast, or in any way made public. You see, that was not done this time around, and so fans (and players) have mostly had…

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Erin Hamlin Is Done, But She Changed Luge In The U.S. Forever

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:59:00 GMT

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Chris Mazdzer’s silver-medal performance was the signature achievement for USA Luge in Pyeongchang, but no event better exemplified the American effort in this strangest and fastest of sports than the team relay. The Americans have enviable depth in the men’s, women’s and doubles disciplines, with a team-wide balance…

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U.S. Men's Hockey Team Thoroughly Dominated By Russia, 4-0

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:43:00 GMT

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The U.S. Men’s Olympic hockey team, haver of plenty of NHL-caliber talent, was shredded by the awesome Russian team, 4-0, in a preliminary round Group B match today.

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Failing In The Short Program Gave Nathan Chen The Best Long Program Of His Career

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMT

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea—Recent Grand Prix champion and Olympic favorite Nathan Chen shocked the skating world earlier this week with a pair of disappointing short programs. A wipeout in his Olympic debut during the team event brought the U.S. down to bronze and a disastrous first half of the men’s individual…

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