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Tom Izzo Isn't Sorry For Having To Be Restrained From Going After A Freshman Tom Izzo Isn't Sorry For Having To Be Restrained From Going After A Freshman

Michigan State head coach/psycho Tom Izzo briefly lost his mind yesterday, exploding at freshman forward Aaron Henry during a timeout—after a 10-0 Spartans run, by the way—in MSU’s eventual 76-65 first-round win over Bradley. This is nothing new for Izzo (which is an indictment rather than a defense), but considering…

Just Like You, Cam Newton Is Not Having Sex Just Like You, Cam Newton Is Not Having Sex

According to multiple reports from NFL insiders and Deadspin.com, neither you nor Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton are having sex in the month of March. Sources indicate that the news regarding Newton comes as a surprise to those around the league, but about you, not so much.

Ichiro Forever Ichiro Forever

The news circulated through the Tokyo Dome soon after first pitch. As reported by Kyodo News, Ichiro Suzuki had told the Mariners he would retire after the game. A real retirement this time; not the stepping-away of last May, when it became clear that the aged Japanese superstar didn’t have major-league stuff anymore…

The Hurricanes Are So Good At This The Hurricanes Are So Good At This

If the season ended today, the Carolina Hurricanes would be in the playoffs—and thank goodness, because this young-but-rising Canes team is easily hockey’s most fun right now. Not just because they’re good (they are) and not just because they’ve rekindled excitement in a town that hasn’t seen the postseason in a…

America Vs. Adam Levine's Nipples: All The FCC Viewer Complaints About The Super Bowl Halftime Show America Vs. Adam Levine's Nipples: All The FCC Viewer Complaints About The Super Bowl Halftime Show

I’ve been FOIAing viewer complaints to the Federal Communications Commission about the Super Bowl every year since M.I.A. flipped off the world in 2012, and this edition was bountiful indeed, drawing the most complaints since that first year. The FCC received 94 complaints regarding last month’s CBS broadcast, and 58…

Do you like nerd shit? Yeah, me too. A historian spent three years trying to figure out where the first major league grand slam was hit, and MLB has confirmed his research. [Times Union]

The Bortles Has Landed The Bortles Has Landed

In Los Angeles! After five extremely eventful seasons in Jacksonville, Blake Bortles will be a Ram. He’s reportedly finalizing a one-year deal to be L.A.’s backup. That means that one year after opening the season as defending AFC runners-up, Bortles will start this year with the defending NFC champs. Does this make…

You're Not Supposed To Be Allowed To Do This

It’s not that points matter any more as the weather turns warmer—they count just as much in November as they do in March—but this is the part of the season where every blown, salvaged, earned, or gifted point comes with the attached hyperawareness. The Dallas Stars are in the thick of it, two points out of the top…

Mark Scheifele Fetches His Stick And Scores After Zdeno Chara Launches It Into The Mesosphere

The point of a stick lift is just to get it off the ice, where it’s in prime position to deflect a shot from the point. That’s all Zdeno Chara was trying to do here to Mark Scheifele on the Jets’ power play—that he lifted it into the netting was just a happy accident. That Chara wasn’t whistled for interference was a…

Bangladesh National Cricket Team Narrowly Escapes New Zealand Mosque Shooting Bangladesh National Cricket Team Narrowly Escapes New Zealand Mosque Shooting

The Bangladesh national cricket team is on tour in New Zealand and had just arrived outside a mosque in Christchurch when they heard gunfire erupt inside. The mosque was one of two targeted in the right-wing terrorist attack that left 49 dead in what Prime MinIster Jacinda Ardern has called “one of New Zealand’s…

Deadspin Up All Night: Put Me In Your Game Deadspin Up All Night: Put Me In Your Game

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The Giants Did This To Themselves The Giants Did This To Themselves

“Don’t quit on talent,” Giants GM Dave Gettleman famously said upon his hiring in New York in December 2017.

NHL Finds Morgan Rielly Did Not Use Anti-Gay Slur Toward Ref [Updated]  NHL Finds Morgan Rielly Did Not Use Anti-Gay Slur Toward Ref [Updated] 

Update, 12:55 p.m.: The NHL has announced that Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly has been cleared of accusations that he directed a homophobic slur against an official in Monday night’s game. Here’s the statement from Colin Campbell:

The Best Play Of The Weekend Comes From Rugby Sevens The Best Play Of The Weekend Comes From Rugby Sevens

I could argue that the true test of a sports highlight is its ability to get you hyped even if you don’t totally understand what’s going on. (That definition makes this the greatest sports highlight of all time, which, you know, it just might be.) This rugby sevens play aces the test.

Charley Casserly Probably Wishes He'd Kept His Mouth Shut Charley Casserly Probably Wishes He'd Kept His Mouth Shut

Draft hype season is one of the most painful stretches on the NFL calendar, but at least it’s not hard to see why there are so many manufactured angles and storylines stretched far behind their capacity to support interest. As good as Nick Bosa may be, a lineman (or any non–skill position player) going No. 1 is…

Antonio Brown Is Still A Steeler Because He Didn't Want To Be A Bill Antonio Brown Is Still A Steeler Because He Didn't Want To Be A Bill

If you’re just waking up: Antonio Brown is not a member of the Buffalo Bills. Wild, I know.

Alex Trebek Has Cancer. Damn, Damn, Damn. Alex Trebek Has Cancer. Damn, Damn, Damn.

I came in third on Jeopardy! That’s another, less blunt way of saying that I got my ass beat. So I have no Alex Trebek stories; they film five episodes a day, so each and every day, 10 hopeful contestants go home immediately and disappointed. It’s a well-oiled machine. My interactions with Trebek were limited to…

The Phillies Knew Their Fans Wanted Bryce Harper Over Manny Machado The Phillies Knew Their Fans Wanted Bryce Harper Over Manny Machado

The Phillies eventually got their man in Bryce Harper, even if it took all damn winter, but they were always favored to get someone, given that principal owner John Middleton perhaps unwisely admitted the team’s willingness to spend “stupid” money. What was in dispute was whether their primary target would be Harper…

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