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Giddy after the success of the 2018 All-Star game, and seemingly convinced of the connection between the format changes and the competitive spirit of the contest—and girded by the apparent encouragement of players—Adam Silver sure made it sound like it’s a foregone conclusion that next year’s All-Star draft will be…
Rae Carruth penned an open letter to the mother of Cherica Adams, who he was convicted of conspiring to murder in 2001, apologizing for her death and seeking to establish a relationship with Chancellor Lee Adams, his son.
It would appear a member of Tom Brady’s family has sold a Super Bowl LI championship ring, and for an absolutely bonkers $344,927. This is from a Darren Rovell report on ESPN:
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has been pushing hard for changes designed to speed up baseball’s pace of play, and today the league announced a set of initiatives aimed at doing just that:
Over the weekend a video started making the rounds that appeared to show Sixers guard J.J. Redick throwing the slur “chink” into a video celebrating the Chinese New Year:
That was a hell of an All-Star game! It had highlights, it had drama, it had by-God competition, it had a genuinely memorable finish. It also had a lot to overcome, in order to salvage what was otherwise a really uneven, occasionally bizarre and baffling weekend of events. It delivered, and in the process redeemed all…
Something insane and terrible happened before tonight’s NBA All-Star Game. No one will ever be able to explain it to my satisfaction. Even in the context of the NBA’s disastrous, shriekingly awkward pregame nightmare, Fergie’s national anthem was an absolute abomination. A goose being strangled in your living room…
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In what I can only assume is a threat, in the vein of “you kids quit monkeying around back there or I will turn this car right around,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has made it clear that Tim Tebow will play in the major leagues:
Dan Devine of Yahoo Sports did a fun thing during media availability before Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge: he went around and asked these young whippersnappers to describe their first big NBA memory. An important takeaway: My God, I am so old. Here is Dennis Smith Jr., who competed in Saturday’s dunk contest,…
True scumbag Jeffrey Loria treated the good people of Miami to one final insult on his way out of town, using tricky accounting to avoid paying Miami-Dade County an agreed-upon share of the profits from his sale of the team. Now it appears Miami-Dade is suing his sorry ass. From a Miami Herald report:
West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins was ejected from Saturday’s 77-69 loss at 13th-ranked Kansas, for arguing with officials over foul calls. Huggins felt like the refs were giving his 20th-ranked team a raw deal. He might’ve had a point!
At his big pre-dunk contest press conference Saturday night, NBA commissioner Adam Silver used a question about All Star selections to prompt a discussion about the format of the league’s playoffs. It sounds like he would still very much like to do away with the current format, which has the top eight teams from each…
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported Saturday night on a meeting held between representatives of the NBA players’ union and members of the referees’ union, to discuss the ongoing and escalating hostility between the two groups this season.
Devante Smith-Pelly was subjected to racist taunts from fans at the United Center in Chicago during Saturday’s Capitals-Blackhawks tilt, according to a report from the Washington Post:
It is with great sadness and more than a little frustration at having stayed up to watch the stupid thing that I must report that the NBA dunk contest, which looked for a few years there like it might be good again, is, in fact, bad again.
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For a period of decades, USA Swimming fostered a “culture of sexual abuse” and ignored or covered up hundreds of cases of underage swimmers being sexually abused, according to a report by the Orange County Register. From the report:
The NBA announced Saturday the finalists for the 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, and it’s a pretty sweet group: the 13 finalists include Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill, Ray Allen, and Chris Webber, among others: