In Little League World Series action last night, Venezuela defeated the Dominican Republic 3-2 on a two-run, walk-off triple by Omar Romero. A thrilling moment for the Venezuelans, but a crushing loss for Dominican pitcher Edward Uceta, who’d been nearly unhittable during the tournament.
The Cubs scored three in the 10th to beat the Blue Jays 6-5 and sweep the series, but I am mostly just here for Javy Baez’s super-sweet slide and pop-up for the winning run:
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin has unexpectedly announced his retirement from the NFL, just two weeks after signing with Buffalo. (Two weeks in Bills camp will do that to a man.) The 36-year-old Boldin leaves under his own terms, with a higher purpose in mind and the very strong possibility of a bust in Canton in his…
On Wednesday, Michael Bennett—who sits in protest of the national anthem, and was promptly challenged by a local columnist to quit football if he wants to have political opinions—said things would be very different if it weren’t only black players protesting. “It would take a white player to really get things…
Aaron Judge’s home run into the third deck in left Citi Field was officially measured at 457 feet. His teammates weren’t buying it.
Because the home run is back and it’s cool again, it’s absolutely acceptable to kick off each blog morning with some massive moonshot by another young large boy with a build and a slugging percentage that would’ve fit right in 20 years ago—the most fun baseball era of my life, not for nothing. I do not want to know…
That funky delivery belongs to Reds 2B Scooter Gennett, called on to pitch to spare the bullpen in Cincinnati’s 15-5 loss to the Cubs last night. It went about as expected, which is to say: It didn’t go great.
With his first-inning knock in last night’s 8-3 Marlins win over the Giants, Giancarlo Stanton’s numbers are downright incredible. He’s homered in five straight games. He has more home runs in August than the Pirates, and as many as the Rays. He has 10 homers in his last 11. And 22 in his last 34.
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The Red Sox came back to beat the Yankees 3-2 and win the rubber game of their series thanks to their rookies: A ninth-inning home run from Rafael Devers and a 10th-inning single from Andrew Benintendi. And Devers’s homer silenced one very excited Yankees fan:
Seahawks DE Michael Bennett became the latest NFL player to sit for the national anthem, ahead of Sunday’s preseason game against the Chargers. He referenced the still-unsigned Colin Kaepernick (of whom Bennett has said, “of course he’s being blackballed”), but Bennett said this weekend’s white supremacy rally in…
It is Friday, my dudes, and it couldn’t have come soon enough. Maybe you’ve spent all week like Paide in the Estonian Cup clip up above, kicking around in your own end, measuring your options, looking to push forward but mostly dithering back and forth, eventually torpedoing your own cause and wondering why you even…
August 25-27 will officially be known as “Players Weekend” in MLB, but let’s be real—no one will ever think of it as anything besides Nickname Weekend.
The NBA is rolling right now, having become a true year-round obsession like nothing save football, and reaching new heights of popularity. (An example: My mother, not a basketball fan in the least, recently asked me if the Summer League was a new thing, because this was the first time she’d heard of it. If you’re…
In June, on the occasion of becoming just the third major-league umpire ever to work 5,000 games, Joe West sat for a wide-ranging interview with USA Today, and one of the questions asked who believes is baseball’s biggest complainer.
The Brewers want a new spring training park. Gilbert, Ariz., would like to give it to them. The stadium would cost $90 million; the Brewers offered to pay $20 million of that. The adjoining mixed-use “village,” including retail and hotel, would cost another $70 million; the Brewers offered to pay none of that.
The PGA Championship has been played in August every year save one since 1971, but this week’s Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte will be the next to last: Beginning in 2019, it’ll permanently move to May and become the year’s second major.
Wow, did you watch Game of Thrones last night? Wow! With the dragons, and the...elves? Elves, probably. And orcs, no doubt, seeking to regain the One Ring. And the TARDIS. Wow. (I don’t watch the show.)