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Charles Barkley Uses Inside The NBA To Debut His Jussie Smollett Material Charles Barkley Uses Inside The NBA To Debut His Jussie Smollett Material

Charles Barkley normally uses his spot on TNT’s Inside the NBA to get into extraordinarily dumb arguments with Shaq, but in yesterday’s edition, he tried out some jokes about the case of Jussie Smollett, the actor who allegedly set up a hate crime on himself because he wasn’t happy with his salary on the show Empire.…

Penguins Fight Sharks, Coach Mike Sullivan Gets Tossed After Evander Kane Glances At Whiteboard

During a third-period TV timeout in Thursday’s Sharks-Penguins game, San Jose’s Evander Kane said he snuck a peek at the opposing team’s whiteboard to see what they were going to run. Maybe it was because the Penguins were already behind 3-0, or maybe the tactic broke some unwritten hockey rule, but Kane set off a…

The Steelers Are Happy To Let Ben Roethlisberger Feel As Important As He Thinks He Is The Steelers Are Happy To Let Ben Roethlisberger Feel As Important As He Thinks He Is

The Steelers gleaned no lessons from the Le’Veon Bell fiasco, huh? Not only are they happy to let their relationship with receiver Antonio Brown wither away, but the front office has made sure to emphasize that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is the only player above reproach. Take note, upcoming free agents.

Patrick Warburton Pumps Up The Devils, Falls Down

The New Jersey Devils have barely avoided the ranks of easily forgettable sports teams, like the Florida Panthers, for two reasons: Martin Brodeur and David Puddy.

Deadspin Up All Night: But I'll See You In My Dreams Deadspin Up All Night: But I'll See You In My Dreams

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Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence Gets Decidedly Unchill During Intramural Basketball Game Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence Gets Decidedly Unchill During Intramural Basketball Game

The effort-to-reward ratio for intramural sports is woefully off and will always be this way. There’s never anything more valuable than a free T-shirt on the line, and yet every game is filled with econ majors who take things far too seriously. In a recent intramural hoops game, one player managed to get under the…

Reports: Manny Machado Will Finally Be Signed, By The Padres Reports: Manny Machado Will Finally Be Signed, By The Padres

Manny Machado’s going to get the long-term security and money he wanted. The infielder will reportedly sign with the San Diego Padres on a 10-year, $300 million contract. The deal contains an opt-out after the fifth year, as reported by Yahoo Sports’ Tim Brown.

Trevor Bauer Claims Cleveland Indians Tried To Win Arbitration Hearing With "Character Assassination" Trevor Bauer Claims Cleveland Indians Tried To Win Arbitration Hearing With "Character Assassination"

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has been through arbitration once before, but after this year’s showdown—he wanted $13 million, while the team offered $11 million—he walked away from it feeling a little hurt, although he did get the money he wanted.

Poop Johnson Is Back In The News Poop Johnson Is Back In The News

No, his first name is not really “Poop.” It’s Cory. That doesn’t take anything away from how this transaction was delivered, though:

Unavoidable Organization With Amoral Right-Wing Ownership Announces Partnership With Sinclair Unavoidable Organization With Amoral Right-Wing Ownership Announces Partnership With Sinclair

The Chicago Cubs announced today that they will be launching a new regional sports network, beginning in 2020. For the new venture, called Marquee Sports Network, the Ricketts family has partnered with a real gem of a broadcasting company: Sinclair. Yeah, that Sinclair.

Johnny Cueto Once Again Remembers His Dead Horse With Photo Of His Dead Horse Johnny Cueto Once Again Remembers His Dead Horse With Photo Of His Dead Horse

Johnny Cueto’s horse named Popeye has died, according to his Instagram. For proof, the Giants pitcher shared a photo of the dead horse:

The Sports Highlight Of The Day Is This Dog Very Casually Completing An Agility Course

The purpose of the Westminster Dog Show’s agility course is to find the quickest dog, but that’s not why Winky the Bichon Frise participated. Beautiful, sweet Winky just wanted to take in the sights at a casual pace. For Winky, there is no timer but the timer of life.

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Wow: This Wildly Successful Person Once Cared About The Florida Panthers Wow: This Wildly Successful Person Once Cared About The Florida Panthers

What a blast from the past: That kid with the toothy smile who’s enjoying a ride on the ice resurfacer is none other than famous musician and Boca Raton native Ariana Grande. When she was a mere tyke, this flourishing and otherwise normal person went to a number of Florida Panthers games. That’s right: more than one!

Kareem Hunt Gets Another Chance From The Guy Who Drafted Him Kareem Hunt Gets Another Chance From The Guy Who Drafted Him

Running back Kareem Hunt, who was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs in November after TMZ published a video of him kicking and shoving a woman at a hotel last February, has a new job with the Cleveland Browns. His old boss was willing to vouch for him.

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Sean McVay Clone Who Worked For Sean McVay Insists He Won't Try To Be Sean McVay Sean McVay Clone Who Worked For Sean McVay Insists He Won't Try To Be Sean McVay

Meet Zac Taylor, the Bengals’ new head coach. His name will rarely be more than five words away from “Sean McVay” in any broadcast of his team’s games. Although it seems very obvious that his connection to his former boss was the reason Taylor went from being the Rams’ QBs coach to fielding interviews for a head…

There Was A Big Ol' Brawl Between Patriots Fans At Their Super Bowl Parade There Was A Big Ol' Brawl Between Patriots Fans At Their Super Bowl Parade

The Patriots held their Super Bowl parade today in Boston, and when you have so many in this short of a span, it gets a little repetitive. The team took a shot at ESPN’s Max Kellerman, because apparently he was this year’s big baddie who needed to be proven wrong. Bionic mastiff Rob Gronkowski and his teammates shed…

“They are a creative and singleminded coach, an ascetic and not-even-singleminded quarterback, and a ceaselessly overhauled roster of talented and motivated and disposable meat.” Tom Scocca argues for why the Patriots are the definition of football, and why that’s not a compliment. [Hmm Daily]

Report: ESPN Fires Host Adnan Virk Over Leaks Report: ESPN Fires Host Adnan Virk Over Leaks

On Friday, ESPN fired studio host Adnan Virk, who hosted Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter and filled in for various roles across the network. The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand broke the firing about an hour before the Super Bowl’s kickoff.

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