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Cal's Defensive Turnaround Is A Marvel Cal's Defensive Turnaround Is A Marvel

Two seasons ago, the California Golden Bears had one of the most abominable defenses in the country. Cal allowed opponents to score an astonishing 42.6 points per game (the second-worst in the nation among FBS schools), rack up 518.3 yards per game (fourth-worst), and rush for 272.9 yards per game (second-worst). They…

Titans Fan Hospitalized After Falling Through An Awning While Reaching For T-Shirt Titans Fan Hospitalized After Falling Through An Awning While Reaching For T-Shirt

A Tennessee man attending the Titans’ win over the Patriots yesterday was taken to a local hospital after he fell through an awning while trying to grab a t-shirt. According to the Tennessean, Thomas Carrico Jr. arrived at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition yesterday afternoon. A university…

Knockouts Do Not Get More Stunning Or Dramatic Than Yair Rodriguez's Last-Second Blind Elbow  Knockouts Do Not Get More Stunning Or Dramatic Than Yair Rodriguez's Last-Second Blind Elbow 

Twenty-four minutes and 58 seconds into his main event fight against Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung, Yair Rodriguez was losing. If the fight’s final two seconds had elapsed normally, Jung would have probably gotten the decision and re-announced himself to the UFC’s featherweight division by winning a ludicrously…

Audit Shows USA Gymnastics Estimates It Will Pay $75 To $150 Million To Larry Nassar Survivors Audit Shows USA Gymnastics Estimates It Will Pay $75 To $150 Million To Larry Nassar Survivors

USA Gymnastics released a series of financial documents yesterday, including tax filings and financial statements from the past two years. According to an auditor’s report dated Aug. 20, settlements and payouts to survivors of Larry Nassar likely will cost the organization a sum pretty close to its total assets. “The…

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The Sports Highlight Of The Day Is This Tender Parenting Moment The Sports Highlight Of The Day Is This Tender Parenting Moment

A parent’s job is to create a supportive environment for their kids, giving them the space to make their own mistakes as well as the tools needed to correct them and learn from them. In practical terms, that can occasionally mean pushing your goofus kid in the dirt in order to teach them how to stop a dang shot…

Jabari Parker Looks Really Disengaged Right Now Jabari Parker Looks Really Disengaged Right Now

This past summer, the Bulls had $20 million in cap space, and they decided to spend it on bringing in hometown hero Jabari Parker on a two-year deal. When healthy, Parker had previously been a fringe all-star-level scorer, although the former second overall pick’s career has been maimed by a pair of nasty ACL tears.…

Trump's New Attorney General Has A Wealth Of Sports Takes Trump's New Attorney General Has A Wealth Of Sports Takes

Jeff Sessions resigned today as Attorney General of the United States at the request of Donald Trump. The Lilliputian bigot, a former Alabama Senator better known as The Keebler Elf But Racist, will be replaced for now by chief of staff at the Justice Department Matt Whitaker, a hulking bald Iowan who will now oversee…

Floyd Mayweather Changes His Mind About Fighting Japanese Kickboxing Phenom Floyd Mayweather Changes His Mind About Fighting Japanese Kickboxing Phenom

Remember two days ago when Floyd Mayweather held an hour-long press conference in Tokyo to announce that he would be fighting 20-year-old kickboxing genius Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan on New Year’s Eve? Ha ha, it was all a misunderstanding, according to Mayweather, who announced in a lengthy Instagram post that he will…

Five JV Football Players Charged With Rape After Allegedly Assaulting Teammates With Broomstick Five JV Football Players Charged With Rape After Allegedly Assaulting Teammates With Broomstick

Montgomery County (Md.) police have charged a quintet of junior varsity football players from Damascus High School with a variety of rape offenses after they allegedly assaulted two of their teammates with a broomstick and attempted to do the same to two others on Halloween night. Damascus is a powerhouse football…

USA Badminton Is Another Example Of How Messed Up Olympic Organizations Are USA Badminton Is Another Example Of How Messed Up Olympic Organizations Are

USA Badminton, the sport’s national governing body, was first audited by the United States Olympic Committee three years ago. The USOC recommended stronger internal controls and improved reporting on its finances, among other fixes, and it awarded USA Badminton an audit rating of 11; a rating of 0 is ideal. Three…

This Dwight Howard Shot Was A Crime Against Basketball This Dwight Howard Shot Was A Crime Against Basketball

The pestilential Wizards lost last night, again, bringing their record this season to a pitiful 2-8. Terminally unfunny center Dwight Howard—whose teammates universally cannot stand him—is back from a butt injury, and the Wizards are in such a sorry state of internecine bickering that Howard is the man who has been…

Brazilian Soccer Player Found Dead After Being Castrated And "Nearly Decapitated"  Brazilian Soccer Player Found Dead After Being Castrated And "Nearly Decapitated" 

On Oct. 27, the mutilated body of Brazilian soccer player Daniel Correa was found in the woods outside of São José dos Pinhais, a city near São Paulo in southern Brazil. Correa, a midfielder with São Bento on loan from Série A club São Paulo, was found by police “nearly decapitated” and castrated. Officials quickly…

The Pelicans Are Spiraling, But At Least Julius Randle Is Kicking Ass The Pelicans Are Spiraling, But At Least Julius Randle Is Kicking Ass

Here is how more or less every Julius Randle possession seems to go this season.

Jayson Tatum Appears To Have Contracted Kobe Brain Jayson Tatum Appears To Have Contracted Kobe Brain

This summer, Jayson Tatum worked out a bunch with Kobe Bryant, who has made his admiration for the Celtics’ young star well known. Getting some pointers from one of the most accomplished players in NBA history seems like a self-evidently good decision, but I’m starting to fear that Tatum took more than just some tips…

Report: Under Armour Ends "Longstanding" Practice Of Expensed Trips To The Strip Club Report: Under Armour Ends "Longstanding" Practice Of Expensed Trips To The Strip Club

The Wall Street Journal’s Khadeeja Safdar has a lengthy report out today on the state of Under Armour as the company goes through the process of “grappling with concerns about the treatment of women in the workplace.” According to Safdar’s reporting, several female Under Armour executives have recently left the…

United States Olympic Committee Gets Closer To Putting USA Gymnastics In The Trash Can United States Olympic Committee Gets Closer To Putting USA Gymnastics In The Trash Can

A few short days after Simone Biles found historic success at the World Gymnastics Championships, the United States Olympic Committee announced this afternoon that it was in the process of revoking USA Gymnastics’ status as a national governing body. The revocation isn’t official though and will take time, the USOC’s…

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fighting A Japanese Kickboxing Prodigy Makes Absolutely No Sense Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fighting A Japanese Kickboxing Prodigy Makes Absolutely No Sense

After flirting with fights of various natures against Khabib Nurmagomedov, Manny Pacquiao (again), and Conor McGregor (again), world-class asshole Floyd Mayweather Jr. has come out of retirement for either the third or fourth time and booked his next fight, which will take place on New Year’s Eve in Tokyo. Mayweather…

Patrick's 24-Hour Product Diary: Confessions Of A Blog Doofus Patrick's 24-Hour Product Diary: Confessions Of A Blog Doofus

The sun rises. The fog burns away. The sun sets. The fog rolls back in off the Pacific. The sun rises again. And still I blog.

Report: Magic Johnson Is Already Mad At Luke Walton For No Good Reason Report: Magic Johnson Is Already Mad At Luke Walton For No Good Reason

On Sept. 20, Lakers czar Magic Johnson told ESPN that he assured coach Luke Walton that he’d be fine if the 2018-19 campaign were to get off to a slow start, since integrating a hodgepodge of new players into the team, including LeBron James, takes time.

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