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Jose Bautista And The Blue Jays Needed Each Other More Than They Were Willing To Admit

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:02:00 GMT

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In the end, both sides miscalculated. Jose Bautista misread the market for power hitters, and had to settle for what Toronto was offering. The Blue Jays mishandled the slugging outfielder they really wanted, and had to settle for the 36-year-old Bautista. It’s not romantic, but it’s a marriage nonetheless: Bautista…

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:55:47 GMT

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Get Your Basics Figured Out With Amazon's Activewear Sale

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:32:00 GMT

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In a world of $200 sweatshirts, $100 leggings, and $75 running shorts, what’s a person gotta do to get affordable activewear? Wait for Amazon’s Gold Box, apparently. Get up to 50% off apparel from Champion, Adidas, Under Armour, Hanes, and more to beef up your activewear wardrobe. But this deal is a one day only…

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Ole Miss Player Rasheed Brooks Hospitalized After Suffering On-Court Seizure 

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:18:00 GMT

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Shortly after halftime of this evening’s Ole Miss-Tennessee game, Ole Miss senior Rasheed Brooks collapsed in front of his team’s bench. He was carted off the court shortly after and Ole Miss eventually won the game. The school announced that he’d suffered a seizure and had gone to the hospital.

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Cyclist Takes Nosedive Into A Ravine, Films The Whole Thing

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:02:51 GMT

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Road cycling season started this week with the Tour Down Under (it’s in Australia, which, duh), and it began without Spanish superstar Joaquim Rodriguez for the first time in 16 years. Rodriguez was waffling on whether or not to ride for Bahrain-Merida, but ultimately decided not to.

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Newly Hired Oregon Strength Coach Suspended For A Month After Workout Hospitalizes Players

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:22:06 GMT

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The Oregon Ducks announced this evening that new strength coach Irele Oderinde would be suspended for a month without pay after intense offseason workouts sent three players to the hospital late last week. Two players remain hospitalized as of Tuesday night and one was released earlier today. Oderinde had just been…

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Coach Goes Through Handshake Line Alone After Wild Brawl At The End Of Siena-Rider Game

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:35:00 GMT

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Sportsmanship is about putting aside petty differences, respecting your opponents, and, sometimes, shaking hands with a bunch of ghosts. Siena beat Rider tonight in some hot MAAC action, and at the end of the game, things got real feisty real quick. Rider guard Anthony Durham landed a nasty jab and the kerfuffle…

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Lady Gaga Will Do the Super Bowl Halftime Show Alone

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT

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Breaking with the “tradition” set forth by...someone that usually allows for one big celebrity and then a few smaller, less sparkly ones to take the stage with pyrotechnics and dancing and sliding towards the camera on their knees, Lady Gaga will be doing the Super Bowl Halftime show alone.

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Trump's Education Secretary Pick On Guns In Schools: "What About Grizzly Bears?"

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:40:00 GMT

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Betsy DeVos, a galactically rich and galactically evil anti-public school, anti-gay rights donor appointed by Donald Trump to be our country’s next Education Secretary, is going through confirmation hearings tonight (sports angle: her shitty father owns the Orlando Magic). She was asked about guns in schools. She said…

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Chris Kreider Bludgeoned Cody Eakin With His Own Helmet

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:56:18 GMT

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The helmet: a useful tool for keeping your brains intact. Also, apparently a weapon?

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Texas Defends Hiring Ex-Baylor Assistant Casey Horny Despite His Support For Art Briles

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:40:00 GMT

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Last week, Texas hired Baylor assistant Casey Horny to work as a special teams assistant under incoming coach Tom Herman. Horny is a Texas alum and spent three years as a graduate assistant in Austin, but he worked at Baylor for nine years before coming back to Texas. Horny was part of the group of Baylor coaches who…

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President Obama Pardons Giants Legend Willie McCovey

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:21:27 GMT

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The most surprising and noteworthy prison sentence that Barack Obama commuted today was that of Chelsea Manning, the former Army official who was seven years into a 35-year sentence for leaking documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. Among the other 208 people whose sentences Obama commuted were Puerto Rican activist Oscar…

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New Broncos Coach Vance Joseph Left University Of Colorado After Being Accused Of Rubbing His Erect Penis On A Woman

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:45:00 GMT

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The Denver Broncos named Vance Joseph as their new head coach last week, returning him to the state where he started out his coaching career with the University of Colorado Boulder—and abruptly left under unexplained circumstances.

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Deadspin Up All Night: It's A Revolution

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:36:37 GMT

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Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Too busy making my own waves, baby.

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Chris Paul Is Hurt Again And The Clippers Might Be Screwed

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:31:38 GMT

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Remember when the Los Angeles Clippers were hot out of the gates and the basketball intelligentsia talked about them as a serious threat to the Warriors’ Western Conference dominance? Well.

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Stan Wawrinka And Kei Nishikori Had To Work At The Australian Open's First Round

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:22:00 GMT

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The first round’s over in the Australian Open and no giants have been toppled yet, but two are already exposing their vulnerabilities: No. 4 seed Stan Wawrinka and No. 5 seed Kei Nishikori were both stretched to five sets in their opening matches.

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'Daddy, Can You Tell Me More About the Superheroes?'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:00:00 GMT

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I’d been waiting years for my daughter to show an organic interest in superheroes, video games, and the other stuff I write about as a professional nerd. It’s happening, at long last... but it’s taking us to some unexpectedly poignant places.

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Just What The Hell Was Going On At The Warriors' Arena Groundbreaking Ceremony?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:00:00 GMT

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The Golden State Warriors held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new San Francisco arena today, and befitting an ownership group that believes it’s “light-years ahead” of the rest of the NBA, it was an ostentatious display. After the mayor made an awkward racial joke and a bunch of people in suits and hard hats…

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Chelsea Manning Receives Commutation From President Obama, Will Be Freed In Just Five Months 

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:35:00 GMT

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In a breaking, staggering bit of good news, President Obama has commuted the prison sentence of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who has been imprisoned for seven years for leaking military documents in 2010. Obama drastically reduced Manning’s 35-year sentence. She will now be freed on May 17.

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Take an Extra 20% Off Your Favorite Vega Supplements, Courtesy of Amazon

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:38:51 GMT

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Vega plant-based supplements are some of the best things you can put in your body, and Amazon’s taking an extra 20% off their protein powders, bars, and more today.

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Wait A Second, Where The Hell Is Perry Ellis?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:20:00 GMT

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Folks, it’s time to address the elephant in the room. For the past three months, I’ve remained silent on this issue, foolishly thinking, hoping, that the NCAA would right their clear-as-day mistake and fix college basketball. But no. It’s January 17, three weeks into conference play, and I have yet to see Perry Ellis.

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Twenty-one years later, Michael Joyce—the young tennis player who was the subject of David Foster Wa

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:20:00 GMT

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Twenty-one years later, Michael Joyce—the young tennis player who was the subject of David Foster Wallace’s “The String Theory”—has had quite the career of his own. [Longreads]

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WWE Honors Martin Luther King Jr. and Tyler Perry

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:42:00 GMT

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Back in the day, when I was a fan of everything WWF (now WWE), I had just about every wrestling action figure you could imagine. My younger brother and I would put on our version of Royal Rumble and WrestleMania using our action figures against my sisters’ Barbies. So needless to say, wrestling will always have a…

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