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Zack Wheeler Demolished The Phillies In A Variety Of Ways Zack Wheeler Demolished The Phillies In A Variety Of Ways

Baseball’s reliance on increasingly advanced stats can be alienating for those who don’t spend a large chunk of their summers deep in FanGraphs databases and Statcast k-holes. But sometimes, all you need is to look at a box score and see one player going buckwild to understand what happened.

The Nets Weren't Ready Yet, But They Will Be The Nets Weren't Ready Yet, But They Will Be

A downcast Jared Dudley should not be the image that endures from Brooklyn’s brief and dramatic stay in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Dudley’s feud with Ben Simmons was entertaining blog fodder (guilty!), but it also clouded a delightful truth: despite a 4-1 series loss against the Sixers that ended with a…

Snooker Community Slams Ronnie O'Sullivan For "Disrespectful" Demeanor After Shock World Championship Exit Snooker Community Slams Ronnie O'Sullivan For "Disrespectful" Demeanor After Shock World Championship Exit

In one of the more shocking results in recent snooker memory, consensus best player in the world (and potential G.O.A.T.) Ronnie O’Sullivan was knocked out of the 2019 World Snooker Championship in the very first round by James Cahill, an unranked amateur player.

There Should Be More Sweeps There Should Be More Sweeps

At halftime of Game 4 in the Bucks-Pistons first-round series, Milwaukee found itself down six and on the verge of squandering the chance to match their potential second-round opponents (the Celtics) in sweeping away an inconsequential foe. Giannis and co. had taken not just a 3-0 lead in the series to that point, but…

Sasha Banks And Luke Harper Are Emblematic Of WWE's Talent Mismanagement Sasha Banks And Luke Harper Are Emblematic Of WWE's Talent Mismanagement

Let’s leave aside the draconian contract clauses, and also the sadness of WWE losing one of its best talents and potentially alienating another. The specific failures to get the most out of Luke Harper and Sasha Banks, respectively, are various and complicated, but fundamentally simple at bottom. They’re an…

Manchester United Need A Complete Face Lift To Rise Again Manchester United Need A Complete Face Lift To Rise Again

At various points this season, Manchester United have been dying, dead, buried, on the way back, back again, and lost in the wilderness. It’s fitting, then, that on Easter Sunday, United finally reached its lowest point of the season: a 4-0 loss to Everton, United’s worst defeat to the Toffees in club history.

NCAA Punishes Cal Poly Basketball For Giving Student-Athletes Too Much Money For Textbooks NCAA Punishes Cal Poly Basketball For Giving Student-Athletes Too Much Money For Textbooks

The NCAA sees itself as the moral authority on all things college sports, a belief that has been proven to be faulty many times over. In reality, it is just another corporate entity preoccupied with image and its own arcane laws that, often, if not exclusively, run at the expense of so-called student-athletes. And so,…

Derrick White Is Clobbering The Nuggets Derrick White Is Clobbering The Nuggets

Through three playoff games, the San Antonio Spurs have done what they do better than anyone: suffocate the life out of opponents by playing fundamentally sound basketball. On Thursday, with their series tied at 1-1 with the Denver Nuggets, the Spurs shot the lights out, finishing with 52 percent shooting from the…

Giannis Shamed Former Buck Thon Maker Into Submission, Twice Giannis Shamed Former Buck Thon Maker Into Submission, Twice

There’s no real drama left in the ass-whooping better known as the Bucks-Pistons first-round series. Milwaukee is the best team in the East, featuring the likely MVP and a top five offense and defense. Detroit is...not that, plus they’re missing their best player, Blake Griffin, due to injury.

Deadspin Up All Night: Are Secrets Still A Thing? Deadspin Up All Night: Are Secrets Still A Thing?

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Philippe Coutinho And Barcelona Might Yet Have A Happy Ending Together Philippe Coutinho And Barcelona Might Yet Have A Happy Ending Together

When Barcelona purchased Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool back in the winter of 2018 for an eye-popping €160 million fee, Blaugrana fans thought they had found their next Andrés Iniesta. It made sense: Coutinho can dribble, create, and score all at elite levels, and though the Brazilian needed to work on his passing…

Oh No, David de Gea, What Are You Doing? Oh No, David de Gea, What Are You Doing?

Manchester United came into the Camp Nou on Tuesday knowing that two goals would likely get them to the semi-finals of the Champions League. Not an easy task at all, but a doable one. But then United gagged up two awful first-half goals, one from an inexplicable David de Gea boner, and that looks to be that.

Christian Yelich Has Been A Human Fireball Against The Cardinals Christian Yelich Has Been A Human Fireball Against The Cardinals

When Christian Yelich homered in the first four games of the season, all of which were against the St. Louis Cardinals, it was a fun curio—a hot streak carried over from the Brewers right fielder’s MVP season last year and a great player being great in an unusual way. Gabe Fernandez even wrote about it as such here, …

João Félix Has Arrived João Félix Has Arrived

Release clauses in soccer are oftentimes more symbolic than anything else. Clubs with leverage will often drop a sky high release clause (the amount of money they would have to accept for a player, whether they want to sell him or not) on a promising young player mostly just to scare off interest from the vultures of…

Every Episode Of Game Of Thrones, Ranked Every Episode Of Game Of Thrones, Ranked

Game of Thrones is, finally, coming to an end, with the show’s eighth and final season set to premiere on Sunday night after a nearly 18-month hiatus. The meme generator masquerading as a prestige television program has been on the air since 2011 and, in the eight years since, has ridden the dragons of murder, sex,…

Gerard Piqué Is Barcelona's Other Superman Gerard Piqué Is Barcelona's Other Superman

It must be strange, being a defender of historic greatness for a solid decade, starring for arguably the greatest club and national teams of all time, and still winding up somehow underrated. And yet, that is the fate of Barcelona and Spain center back Gerard Piqué—though if he continues to put together heroic…

Dwyane Wade Will Always Be Miami's Favorite Son Dwyane Wade Will Always Be Miami's Favorite Son

And so we come to Dwyane Wade’s final game. Wednesday night’s showdown in Brooklyn will mean nothing to the Heat but everything to Miami. After the Pistons beat the Grizzlies on Tuesday, the Heat were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, victims of a cold streak in April that snuffed out any hopes of…

WWE Screwed WrestleMania Fans With Blinding Lights WWE Screwed WrestleMania Fans With Blinding Lights

For all the issues with WrestleMania 35's quality, or its length, it remains the marquee destination for pro wrestling’s biggest fans. People pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to be at the biggest wrestling show of the year, filling football stadiums from the front row of ringside all the way to the nosebleeds. …

Fuck This Instant Replay Bullshit Fuck This Instant Replay Bullshit

With 68 seconds left in overtime of the NCAA Tournament’s championship game, Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter poked the ball out from the hands of Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti, sending the ball out of bounds. To everyone watching, from the fans in attendance to those at home and especially to the CBS announcing team,…

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