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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 25:  Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers controls the ball against the New York Knicks on October 25, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Eight things we’ve learned two weeks into the NBA season

Two weeks into the NBA season, it’s the perfect time to take a look at some early league trends. It’s also a good time to catch up as there’s a good chance you’ve been distracted over the past few days. Perhaps you’re not as plugged into the happenings in the NBA as you’d like considering what else […]

SACRAMENTO, CA - APRIL 7: Andrew Wiggins #22 and Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves talk during the game against the Sacramento Kings on April 7, 2016 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

17 Reasons to Be Excited About the 2016-17 NBA Season

A new NBA season has arrived! Time to say goodbye to loved ones. See you all in July. And, sure, we all know what this year’s Finals will look like. So what? There’s still plenty to keep us entertained until then. Here are 17 reasons to be excited about the 2016-17 NBA season: 17. A […]

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 25: (L-R) fFee safety Eric Reid #35, quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7  and outside linebacker Eli Harold #58 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sidelines during the national anthem before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 25, 2016 in Seattle,Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Will a white NFL player join national anthem protests?

Did you hear Colin Kaepernick’s name mentioned this past Sunday? I didn’t. That could be a result of my decision to treat pregame shows like a solar eclipse. (Look straight at one and you’ll go blind.) But still: the discussions that Kaepernick triggered, or rather, forced upon many of those who’d prefer to view America […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 8: Draymond Green #23 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate against the Indiana Pacers in the second half of the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Warriors defeated the Pacers 131-123 to move to 23-0 on the season. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The 10 best over/under NBA bets to take for 2016-17 season

The new NBA season is creeping closer and closer. Exhibit A: Earlier this week the Westgate Las Vegas Race and Sports Superbook released its over/unders for the 2016-17 NBA season. We perused the list to see which 10 caught our attention amongst the crowd and would make smart bets. Here’s what we found. 1. Chicago Bulls, UNDER 38.5 On paper, this […]

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Eric Campbell #29 of the New York Mets heads for first after he drove in a run in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves on September 20, 2016 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Determining how the Mets could possibly be in the NL playoff race

Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves, the New York Mets trotted out a lineup that would look out of place on some Triple-A fields. T.J. Rivera, a 27-year-old infielder from the Bronx signed by the Mets in 2011, and who prior to August 10 had never seen a pitch in the major leagues, was batting fifth. […]

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A peek at Tom Brady’s diary while sitting out Week 2 on suspension

The Comeback has obtained a copy of Tom Brady’s diary, and we thought looking at what he wrote during his four-game suspension might be intriguing. Below is his entry for Sunday, Sept. 19, 2016. Dear Diary, Tom here. G suggested that keeping a running diary of Sundays would be a good way to deal with […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27:  Retired NFL player Peyton Manning speaks onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe at Sony Studios on August 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe will premiere on September 5, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

7 NFL 2016 season predictions that have nothing to do with actual football

Football is back. What an exciting time. Once again, we get to spend our Sundays (and Monday nights and Thursday nights and the occasional Saturday night, too) imbibing the drug known as RedZone while watching our favorite gladiators pummel each other to death. Also, our Sports Narratives are about to get a whole lot more interesting. […]

CENTURY CITY, CA - OCTOBER 23:  A general view of atmosphere during the 20th Century Fox Celebrates Mel Brooks And "Young Frankenstein" 40th Anniversary With Mural And Street Dedication At Fox Lot at Fox Studio Lot on October 23, 2014 in Century City, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Mel Brooks on Gene Wilder: “He was a flat out genius”

“Drunken No. 2 must be awake,” Clevon Little said, though you could barely hear him over the thunderous applause filling Radio City Music Hall. All 6,015 people who had come Thursday night knew what joke was coming next, too, and still: The Waco Kid’s first line, “We’re not sure, are we black?” so brilliant, so […]

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Bachelor in Paradise power rankings, week 5: goodbye, Caila & Jared; hello, Nick

Let’s talk about reasons, and what make certain ones right. We hear the phrase “right reasons” tossed around all the time in the Bachelor universe. Take this week’s Bachelor in Paradise episodes, for example. Nick accused Josh of being there for “the wrong reasons.” Caila told us that she doesn’t think Ashley I. is “here for the right reasons.” […]

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Lochte Mess: Casting the Ryan Lochte Olympics scandal movie

The 2016 Summer Olympics have officially come to an end. It’s time to say goodbye to Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt and the rest of the amazing athletes who have dazzled us over the last two weeks. Unfortunately, the end of the Rio Games means it’s also time to say goodbye to Ryan Lochte, author of […]

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The 5 biggest unanswered questions from the Ryan Lochte mess

Finally, an Olympics story I can get behind, and this one’s so good it just might make up for the two weeks of fluff stories NBC forced down viewers’ throats. Then again, maybe NBC is right. The network repeatedly claims that Olympic viewers care more about off-field drama than on-field strategy. To NBC, the Olympics […]

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Bachelor in Paradise power rankings, week 3: Amanda makes a big jump

Let’s talk about the word “relationship.” If you’re reading this post, then chances are you’re a loyal Bachelor viewer. And if you’re a loyal Bachelor viewer, then chances are you’re pretty familiar with the word. We hear it all the time on the show, whether you’re watching The Bachelor, The Bachelorette or Bachelor in Paradise. So what exactly is a “relationship”? Obviously, […]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10:  Carmelo Anthony #15 of United States goes for the loose ball against Cameron Bairstow #10 and Matthew Dellavedova #8 of Australia during the Men's Preliminary Round Group A between Australia and the United States on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

What’s wrong with Team USA Basketball at the Rio Olympics?

OK, so we knew going in to the Rio Olympics that there might be some bumps along the way for Team USA basketball. LeBron James, after all, elected to stay home this time around. Same goes for Steph Curry — you know, the two-time reigning league MVP — and Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis and Chris Paul […]

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Top 10 national TV games from 2016-17 NBA regular season schedule

The schedule for the 2016-17 NBA season was released on Thursday, meaning basketball junkies can begin circling certain dates on their respective calendars. There will be a total of 164 nationally televised games this season. The Warriors, not surprisingly, lead the way with 28 national TV games. The Clippers have 26 games on national TV, […]

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Bachelor in Paradise power rankings, week 2: Evan has no swag

The revolving Bachelor in Paradise door is churning. Just when it seems like a couple is going strong, more hormones are dropped in. That’s the beauty of Paradise. Also, we’ve reached the point of the series where the goal becomes receiving a rose, as opposed to finding love. All Bachelor shows are dressed-up game shows, but what’s great about Paradise is that […]

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Bachelor in Paradise power rankings, week 1: Chad goes out on a high note

You know how The Bachelor and The Bachelorette both put on this elegant facade in order to mask the fact that they’re basically just giant shit shows? What makes Bachelor in Paradise so fantastic is that there’s no masquerade. The show drops about a dozen horny, good-looking and insecure narcissists onto a beautiful island and feeds them nothing but alcohol all […]

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Recapping The Bachelorette ‘Men Tell All’ episode with season awards

It’s Chris Harrison’s favorite time of year. For two hours during every season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Harrison gets to go full-on therapist. “How did it feel,” he’ll ask contestants after replaying videos of them crying following a break-up. Never mind that in nearly every one of those clips, the contestants explain exactly how they’re […]

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