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Clint Frazier Pays The Price For The Yankees' Talent Bloat Clint Frazier Pays The Price For The Yankees' Talent Bloat

The New York Yankees took another important step on their quest to assemble an all-beef lineup by trading for dinger-mashing DH Edwin Encarnacion over the weekend. Once Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return to action, a lineup featuring those two, Gary Sanchez, Luke Voit, and Encarnacion is going to scare a lot of…

Drake Had Three Weeks To Workshop His Next Promo, And This Is What He Came Up With Drake Had Three Weeks To Workshop His Next Promo, And This Is What He Came Up With

The last time we did this, Drake had descended from his stage in the heart of Toronto—why does Drake get a stage? Why doesn’t he watch the game among the rest of the fans?—to tell us that Raptors fans are very good at following the rules. The performance left some clear opportunities for improvement, but I don’t think…

It Appears That Raptors President Masai Ujiri Got Into It With A Cop It Appears That Raptors President Masai Ujiri Got Into It With A Cop

Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri has always been known as a fiery dude—recall when he yelled, “Fuck Brooklyn!” before a game against the Nets—but after the buzzer sounded last night and the Raptors became NBA champions, he reportedly reached a new level of not giving a fuck by fighting a…

Deadspin Up All Night: I Don't Really Know Which Way To Go Deadspin Up All Night: I Don't Really Know Which Way To Go

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Naturally Integrate Me Into A Hole, Please

Because you’re normal, you probably did not read a Q&A with Ringer CEO Bill Simmons that was published yesterday. Bear with me for a moment, though, and take a look at the final question and answer, concerning The Ringer’s ad partnerships:

Rich Paul Sits Down For Long Sports Illustrated Profile Just To Tell The Celtics To Screw Rich Paul Sits Down For Long Sports Illustrated Profile Just To Tell The Celtics To Screw

Sports Illustrated has published a long profile of NBA agent and LeBron James confidant Rich Paul, who is probably the most famous agent in sports right now given his involvement in the Anthony Davis trade saga. It’s about as compelling as a long story about a sports agent can possibly be, but it’s hard not to come…

It's Getting Pretty Hard Not To Get Ejected From A Game Ángel Hernández Is Umpiring It's Getting Pretty Hard Not To Get Ejected From A Game Ángel Hernández Is Umpiring

There isn’t an umpire more widely despised by MLB players than Ángel Hernández, who has been infuriating people with his terrible calls for years now. This frustration has often boiled over into profane arguments followed by ejections, which is just how these things tend to go. But during last night’s game between the…

Who's To Blame? Who's To Blame?

The reactions to a catastrophic NBA injury usually unfold in very simple terms. Stomachs drop, deep sympathies are expressed for the player involved, and everyone moves on while shaking their heads and grumbling about how sometimes life just isn’t fair. Rarely do such injuries lead to the general manager of the…

Deadspin Up All Night: I Got A Date With The Night Deadspin Up All Night: I Got A Date With The Night

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Kevin Durant Practiced, But Maybe Not That Much, And Nobody Knows What The Hell Is Going On Kevin Durant Practiced, But Maybe Not That Much, And Nobody Knows What The Hell Is Going On

Kevin Durant’s month-long absence from the Golden State Warriors while he tries to recover from a calf injury has thrown the NBA Finals totally out of whack. Now, with the Warriors down 3-1 to the Raptors and facing a potential dynasty-ending Game 5 on Monday, Durant’s return seems like the only thing that could…

Eloy Jiménez Blammo'd This Baseball Out Of Existence Eloy Jiménez Blammo'd This Baseball Out Of Existence

In the top of the second inning of today’s game between the White Sox and Royals, White Sox outfielder Eloy Jiménez latched onto a hanging curveball at the top of the zone. It didn’t even look like he put that hard of a swing on the ball, but then it just... kept... going... and going:

Former Florida Gator Tony Joiner Charged With Murdering His Wife Former Florida Gator Tony Joiner Charged With Murdering His Wife

The Fort Myers News-Press is reporting that Tony Joiner, former standout football player at the University of Florida, has been arrested and charged with murdering his wife.

The Mets' Plague Doctors Are At It Again The Mets' Plague Doctors Are At It Again

The latest string of updates about the quad injury that’s hounding Mets second baseman Robinson Cano are so familiar that it’s hard to absorb them without feeling intense déjà vu. Let me assure you that this is not news you have read before, or a memory from some past life bubbling to the surface of your conscience.…

Valentina Shevchenko Just About Kicked Jessica Eye's Head Off Valentina Shevchenko Just About Kicked Jessica Eye's Head Off

Valentina Shevchenko defended her UFC flyweight title against Jessica Eye last night, and she wrapped up the fight in the second round with one of the most devastating head-kick knockouts the world has ever seen:

Righteous Baseball Dude Kumar Rocker Saves Vanderbilt's Season With 19-Strikeout No-Hitter Righteous Baseball Dude Kumar Rocker Saves Vanderbilt's Season With 19-Strikeout No-Hitter

Vanderbilt found themselves down 1-0 in the best-of-three Nashville Super Regional against Duke, and so they sent stud pitcher Kumar Rocker to the mound to start Game 2 yesterday and asked him to save the season. Rocker responded with 19 strikeouts and a no-hitter, leading Vandy to a 3-0 win.

Italy Stun Australia With Stoppage-Time Winner Italy Stun Australia With Stoppage-Time Winner

The first Women’s World Cup match of the day, between Italy and Australia, was a spicy one. Australia took a 1-0 lead early in the first half thanks to a Sam Kerr penalty kick, but their aggressive, attacking style left them open to counter attacks from Italy all match. Italy could have had multiple goals from…

Look At This Dumb Shit Brett Gardner Did To Himself Look At This Dumb Shit Brett Gardner Did To Himself

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner has had a pretty rough season so far, so you can’t blame him for being mad about the fact that he had what looked like a sure extra-base hit taken away from him by Indians right fielder Jordan Luplow. What you can blame him for is busting his own lip open like a damn dingus!

The Women's World Cup Has Already Been Marred By Some Corny VAR Bullshit The Women's World Cup Has Already Been Marred By Some Corny VAR Bullshit

There is no shortage of arguments to be made against the proliferation of replay review in soccer, and I won’t bog down this blog post with points we’ve already made on the site many times over. Besides, the argument against the VAR decision from today’s Women’s World Cup opening match between France and Korea is a…

Fred VanVleet: My Power Is Not Derived From My Son Fred VanVleet: My Power Is Not Derived From My Son

One fun subplot of these NBA playoffs has been the resurgence of Raptors backup point guard Fred VanVleet. Through the first 15 games of the postseason, VanVleet was just one of the many Raptors role players struggling to find his shot while Kawhi Leonard dragged the team forward. He finally emerged from stasis in…

Klay Thompson Back; Kevin Durant Still Crab Meat Klay Thompson Back; Kevin Durant Still Crab Meat

The Golden State Warriors are down 2-1 to the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals, in large part because their roster is all crabbed up. Today, head coach Steve Kerr provided an update on the overall health of the roster. The Warriors are getting one piece back, but not the biggest piece.

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