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You'll Never Guess What Alabama Plans To Spend Another $600 Million On

You almost have to respect the University of Alabama for so boldly and dickishly doubling down on the extreme inequality that plagues college athletics, without even the slightest care for the awful optics of their decadence. Almost.

Serena Williams Learned Her Half-Sister's Killer Was Out Of Prison Just Before Her Worst Loss Ever Serena Williams Learned Her Half-Sister's Killer Was Out Of Prison Just Before Her Worst Loss Ever

Serena Williams suffered the most lopsided loss of her career last month in the opening round of the Silicon Valley Classic, when Johanna Konta defeated her 6-1, 6-0 in less than an hour. It was the first time in Williams’s career that she hadn’t won at least two games in a match.

Kyla Ross And Madison Kocian Are The Latest Olympic Gymnasts To Speak Out About Larry Nassar's Abuse Kyla Ross And Madison Kocian Are The Latest Olympic Gymnasts To Speak Out About Larry Nassar's Abuse

Former U.S. Olympic and current UCLA gymnasts Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian have added their voices to the over 150 women who have spoken out against the sexual abuse they experienced from disgraced and imprisoned doctor Larry Nassar. Ross, an Olympic gold medalist on the 2012 team, and Kocian, a gold medalist in 2016,…

The Mets Made The Phillies Look Like The Mets The Mets Made The Phillies Look Like The Mets

The New York Mets are the greatest baseball team of the past two days. Following up on a 16-5 drubbing of the Orioles on Wednesday night, one of the biggest laughingstocks in baseball took down the Phillies this afternoon by a staggeringly competent score of 24-4. Those 24 runs today are a Mets franchise record.

Deadspin Up All Night: Don't You Weep Deadspin Up All Night: Don't You Weep

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Cowardly Jose Ureña Beans Ronald Acuña To Avoid Another Lead-Off Dinger Cowardly Jose Ureña Beans Ronald Acuña To Avoid Another Lead-Off Dinger

20-year-old Braves slugger Ronald Acuña Jr. is molten hot right now, blasting eight homers in his last eight games and lead-off dongs in each of his last three. If you’re Marlins starter Jose Ureña, facing the Braves tonight, you can either take Acuña’s recent success as an exciting challenge to your own skills, or…

Rape Case Dropped Against Broncos' Adam Gotsis Rape Case Dropped Against Broncos' Adam Gotsis

The Fulton County (Georgia) District Attorney released a statement today saying that his office has decided to drop the rape case against Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis, who was charged back in March, because “the evidence presented does not warrant any further action.”

Jim Harbaugh Won't Talk About D.J. Durkin's "Bully Coaching" While At Michigan Jim Harbaugh Won't Talk About D.J. Durkin's "Bully Coaching" While At Michigan

D.J. Durkin is on administrative leave from his job as Maryland’s head football coach while the school investigates allegations that the toxic culture of his program may have contributed to the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair. While he waits, Durkin’s former employers are belatedly coming under scrutiny…

Nick Markakis? Really? Huh, That's Weird. Nick Markakis? Really? Huh, That's Weird.

Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has built himself a solid, respectable baseball career—one better than 99 percent of guys who ever pick up the ol’ ball and stick. A .290 career hitter with a wRC+ of 111 in 12-and-three-quarters seasons with Baltimore and now Atlanta, Markakis has never been especially spectacular—save…

Delicia Cordon's Lawsuit Says LeSean McCoy Beat His Son And His Dog Delicia Cordon's Lawsuit Says LeSean McCoy Beat His Son And His Dog

A month after Delicia Cordon, the ex-girlfriend of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, said that a man broke into her house, beat her, and stole jewelry given to her by McCoy, Cordon has filed a lawsuit against McCoy and his “best friend/personal assistant,” Tamarcus Porter. The lawsuit accuses McCoy, who owned…

Deadspin Up All Night: Oh Magnolia Deadspin Up All Night: Oh Magnolia

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The Constantly Stupid Braves Announcing Booth Has Infected Jeff Francoeur The Constantly Stupid Braves Announcing Booth Has Infected Jeff Francoeur

Even in a profession that asks old men to talk about baseball non-stop for four hours a night, the Atlanta Braves’ announcing team stands out for its dedication to infuriating dumbassery. Most often, it’s the duo of Joe Simpson and Chip Caray who do the heavy lifting, running their mouths about suitable batting…

The Browns Punished Antonio Callaway By Making Him Play Preseason Football The Browns Punished Antonio Callaway By Making Him Play Preseason Football

One of the most common punishments in the NFL is the suspension, in which a player who misbehaves or runs afoul of the law isn’t allowed to play in his team’s game. But since we’re in preseason right now—an awful time on the NFL calendar when every player’s goal is simply to avoid a season-ending injury—punishments…

New Madrid Keeper Thibaut Courtois Apologizes For Singing Song About Real Madrid Fans Fucking Kangaroos New Madrid Keeper Thibaut Courtois Apologizes For Singing Song About Real Madrid Fans Fucking Kangaroos

Before he was the regular goalkeeper at Chelsea, Thibaut Courtois was the number one at Atletico Madrid when they burst onto the La Liga scene to challenge the duopoly of Barcelona and Real Madrid. Now, since his transfer to Real earlier this week, Courtois has been forced to awkwardly answer for his past as a member…

The Rockies' Bullpen Needs To Get Its Shit Together The Rockies' Bullpen Needs To Get Its Shit Together

The Colorado Rockies had a chance at a signature win Thursday night against the division-leading Dodgers. Instead they got a signature loss, or at least lost in the same way they’ve lost all year. At home versus their division rivals in a crucial series, Chris Iannetta smacked a go-ahead three-run homer off Pedro Baez…

Vlad Guerrero Jr. Is Healthy And Back To Mashing Taters In The Minors Vlad Guerrero Jr. Is Healthy And Back To Mashing Taters In The Minors

Good news for anyone deeply troubled by the mid-season injury of Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr: He’s back, he got called up to Triple-A at the end of July, and he’s still belting the ball in that same heroic way we’ve enjoyed all year.

Cam Newton Seems Miffed That Kelvin Benjamin Said He Sucked Cam Newton Seems Miffed That Kelvin Benjamin Said He Sucked

Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is about to begin his first full season in Buffalo, after three-and-a-half years with the Carolina Panthers, and one might think that this move up north would be a downgrade for a wideout used to playing with Cam Newton. Josh Allen, A.J. McCarron, and Nathan Peterman are the Bills’ QB…

Jayson Werth Has Me Feeling Nostalgic For The Sabermetric Wars Jayson Werth Has Me Feeling Nostalgic For The Sabermetric Wars

After 15 seasons as a big leaguer, Jayson Werth is out of baseball this year, which has given the 39-year-old an opportunity to pick up a couple of age-appropriate hobbies: reliving past glories in pick-up games, and hating on the newly powerful generation directly behind his. In Werth’s case, his quaint and…

Yeah, That's A Goddamn Moth In An Umpire's Ear

Gahhhhh. This is an awful thing that should never happen—with any living creature, not just a dusty flying bug—but Yankees-White Sox umpire Bruce Dreckman was remarkably calm when a small, moth-like animal (most likely a moth) flew into his ear between innings.

Report: Hackers Attack PGA, Demand Bitcoin Ransom Report: Hackers Attack PGA, Demand Bitcoin Ransom

The PGA of America has been locked out of important computer files this week after an attack by unidentified hackers, according to a report from Golfweek. The golf organization was taken down on Tuesday morning, when an attempt to open certain files led to a message saying, “Your network has been penetrated. All files…

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