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The Pistons-Kings game was interrupted by a giant cloud of smoke in the arena

Someone at the Palace of Auburn Hills might be getting fired. During the third quarter of Monday’s Pistons-Kings game, the smoke that’s supposed to be augment the pregame introductions was accidentally released into the arena, causing a stoppage of play. At first, refs didn’t seem particularly concerned by the floating cloud of smoke consuming half the […]


LeBron James absolutely ripped into the Cavaliers amid their recent skid

The Cavaliers have lost five of seven games, including a 124-122 loss to the Pelicans on Monday night, and LeBron James is not happy. Via here’s some of what LeBron said after Monday’s loss. “I just hope that we’re not satisfied as an organization. I just hope we’re not satisfied.” “We’re not better than […]

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Charlotte thinks a $175-million MLS stadium will help heal racial divisions

No matter how many studies show that new sports stadiums don’t help cities nearly as much as officials say they will, people across America keep on insisting a new stadium is the cure for all of their cities’ ills. In the latest and perhaps most ridiculous example, Michael Smith, CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners, thinks a proposed MLS stadium […]

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Why won’t Tom Brady just admit he loves Donald Trump?

Tom Brady loves Donald Trump. That was apparent in 2015 when he displayed a “Make America Great” hat in his locker, it was apparent in October when he talked about his friendship with Trump, and it’s been apparent over the entire election and post-election seasons as Trump has repeatedly bragged about Brady’s support and the quarterback hasn’t […]

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Warriors-Cavs is a rivalry, no matter what LeBron says

LeBron James made a curious statement Monday night: He said the Warriors and Cavs weren’t rivals. Per ESPN: “I don’t think there’s a rivalry,” said James. “It’s two great teams that have aspirations. I don’t believe I’ve ever had a rivalry in the NBA. It’s just that too many guys move and go places and […]

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The Falcons are trolling Russell Wilson by hosting Ciara’s ex-boyfriends at Saturday’s game

The Falcons seem to think they’ve found a way to get inside Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s head during Saturday’s divisional playoff game. Atlanta appears to have invited several ex-boyfriends of Wilson’s wife, pop singer Ciara, to rattle the QB. Present at the Georgia Dome for the game will be rapper Future, whom Ciara has a son with, and rapper-actor Bow Wow, […]

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George Karl somehow didn’t expect that his book would piss people off

Former NBA coach George Karl wrote a book in which he criticized a number of former players and commented on how growing up fatherless might have impacted their behavior on the basketball court. He did not think anyone would be angry about that. In an interview with Sports Illustrated published Wednesday, Karl said that because this […]


This badminton player might be the best athlete in human history

We in North America don’t know a lot about badminton other than what we learned in gym class. But we do know greatness when we see it, and folks, this badminton rally between Denmark and Japan at the 2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals is greatness. You’re going to want to especially pay attention to the […]


This ‘goat yoga’ class in Oregon has a waiting list of 900 people

A lot of people really like yoga. It’s healthy and challenging but also relaxing and meditative. It’s a solid activity. But some people don’t like yoga. They think it’s kind of dull, lacking any sense of adventure. And to those people, the good folks at No Regrets Farm in Albany, Oregon have a simple answer: goats. Via […]