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Russell Westbrook accidentally nailed a ref in the head with a basketball

Russell Westbrook isn’t known for his long-range shooting, but on occasion the Thunder point guard can connect from distance. Westbrook showed off his accuracy Wednesday when he absent-mindedly tossed the basketball toward a referee… and hit him squarely in the head. Westbrook was assessed a technical foul for the incident, and he was not pleased […]

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LaDainian Tomlinson was so freaking good

Before Tuesday night, I hadn’t thought about LaDainian Tomlinson in a while. The former Chargers star last made a Pro Bowl in 2007 and last played in the NFL in 2011, and he hasn’t had a particularly visible post-playing career. Then Tomlinson was named one of 15 finalists for the NFL Hall of Fame, and I […]

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Game of Thrones Season 7 will reportedly increase in ‘size and scale’

Do you like giant dragons and epic battles to accompany your cutthroat politics and sophisticated histories? Then get pumped for Game of Thrones Season 7. According to Radio Times, the upcoming GOT season will be bigger than any previous season. And considering we’re coming off a set of episodes that featured (SPOILERS) the haunting Battles of the Bastards, […]

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This Saquon Barkley 79-yard touchdown run is freaking insane

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley emerged this season as one of America’s best running backs, racking up 1,302 touchdowns and 16 touchdowns and winning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. He’s a big part of why the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten regular season title and the conference championship game and on Monday […]

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Fan steals giant trophy at darts World Championship

Over the years, we’ve seen lots of fans on the field across sports. There are streakers and protesters and drunkards and other categories of idiots. But we haven’t often seen someone do what a crazed fan attempted Monday at the darts World Championship Final. Check it out: He went for the trophy! World champion Michael van Gerwen […]

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The Cheat Sheet: Rex Ryan is gone, bowl season rolls along, RIP Carrie Fisher

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always kind of a weird one, almost like a calendar-imposed purgatory. You’re recovering from one holiday while prepping for another. Enough people are on vacation that even if you’re working it feels low-stress. Meanwhile, everyone is talking like the current year is over, even when there are […]

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Tom Coughlin will reportedly interview to be Jaguars coach… for some reason

The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking for a new coach after firing Gus Bradley (maybe the least successful coach in NFL history), and they seem to have their eyes set on former Giants headman Tom Coughlin. According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Coughlin will interview to join the Jaguars either as coach or in a “football czar” position. […]

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NFL players are going all-out with their Christmas cleats

The year 2016 will be remembered for many things, but one of them is the explosion of over-the-top custom cleats. Baseball players, led by the Cubs’ Javy Baez, embraced crazy cleats during the postseason, but football players have taken it to the next level. They’ve worn custom cleats to celebrate Halloween and Veterans Day, to raise awareness for good […]

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A Holiday Reading List: The best sportswriting of 2016

Say what you will about 2016, it gave us plenty to read, including a lot of great sports stories. Last month, we reviewed the best sportswriting from the past 30 days. This time, to celebrate the end of the year, we’re going to look back over the past 365. If you’ve got time to kill […]

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Barry Switzer was just messing with us when he said he was meeting with Trump

Former Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer created a stir earlier this month when he walked into Trump Tower and emerged claiming to have met with Donald Trump about how he should become “Secretary of Offense” so that he could “make the wishbone great again.” Well, it turns out the whole thing was […]

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George Karl rips Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith in upcoming book

Is there anything more shady than a coach riding players to hundreds of victories, then writing a tell-all book to whine about those same players? According to the New York Post, ex-Nuggets coach George Karl has a memoir due out in January, with shots at Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin filling the pages. […]

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The Astros and Nationals’ new Spring Training home is being overrun by birds

The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are moving into a new shared Spring Training home in February, and the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches looks beautiful. There are, however, a couple of problems. For one thing, construction on the new ballpark is a bit slow-going, and players might have to dodge construction workers in the early […]

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Gus Bradley of the Jacksonville Jaguars reacts  in the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Is Gus Bradley the least successful coach in NFL history?

On Sunday, following a loss that dropped the Jaguars to 2-14 this season, Jacksonville fired head coach Gus Bradley. In just less than four seasons under Bradley, the Jaguars went 14-48. That comes out to a .226 winning percentage, which happens to be the second worst of all-time (min. 50 games), ahead of only a guy […]

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