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Yasiel Puig Goof Becomes Yasiel Puig Highlight Via One Bazooka Outfield Assist

When Freddie Freeman saw his third-inning liner to right-center squirt away from the glove of Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig and toward the warning track Thursday night, he made the perfectly sensible decision to chug his way to second base. That’s a sound, heady base-running decision, which is why it seems almost…

Boston Celtics legend, eight-time NBA champion, Finals MVP, 11-time All-NBA honoree, and basketball Hall of Famer John Havlicek died Thursday, at the age of 79. [@SliceOfSully | Boston Globe]

Rockets "Intend No Disrespect To Clippers" While Functionally Discounting Any Chance Of Clippers Advancing Rockets "Intend No Disrespect To Clippers" While Functionally Discounting Any Chance Of Clippers Advancing

The Rockets find themselves in the advantageous position of having closed out their first-round series days ahead of whoever they’ll eventually meet in the second round, giving them a head-start on preparations for the series to come. It would be reasonable, under the circumstances, to tilt the balance of that prep…

The Bucks Will Be Without Malcolm Brogdon To Start The Celtics Series, Which Frankly Is Bullcrap The Bucks Will Be Without Malcolm Brogdon To Start The Celtics Series, Which Frankly Is Bullcrap

Bucks-Celtics was one of the best and most hotly contested series in last year’s NBA playoffs, and Bucks-Celtics II (The Kyriedux?) promises to be, if nothing else, an opportunity for Super Giannis to triumphantly hurl the team that eliminated him last season into a dumpster. Which is what makes today’s news extremely…

The Sassy Clippers Once Again Made The Warriors Look Like Frauds The Sassy Clippers Once Again Made The Warriors Look Like Frauds

When the Warriors dropped Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, it seemed like it might’ve been because they were overconfident, lackadaisical, and maybe even a little tuned-out. This would seem to have been confirmed by their subsequent 27-point demolition of the Clippers in Los…

Rhys Hoskins Trolled The Mets With A Leisurely Stroll Around The Bases Rhys Hoskins Trolled The Mets With A Leisurely Stroll Around The Bases

Brawny Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins smashed a moonshot homer to left in the top of the ninth inning of Philadelphia’s 6–0 win over the Mets Tuesday night. The dinger came at the expense of Mets reliever Jacob Rhame, who then had to endure Hoskins taking a looooooong time to round the bases:

Rockets Survive Utah's Aggressive Butt Defense, Advance

The Utah Jazz needed a few games to get there, but they finally worked their way into fighting range of the Houston Rockets over the course of their first-round playoff series. The hilarious strategy of defending James Harden’s butt started to yield dividends, and a Rockets offense that scored 122 and 118 points in…

Vlad Jr. Is Finally, Finally Bringing His Mighty Dingers To The Majors Vlad Jr. Is Finally, Finally Bringing His Mighty Dingers To The Majors

Huzzah, baseball friends! Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who has been the best and most exciting and most popular player in the Toronto Blue Jays organization for more than a year, is now finally good enough to join the Toronto Blue Jays:

The Trevor Rosenthal Situation Has Gone From Funny To Gloomy To Dangerous The Trevor Rosenthal Situation Has Gone From Funny To Gloomy To Dangerous

There can’t be many experiences in sports more bewildering and humiliating than the yips, and any player going through something yip-like deserves sympathy, if not pity. In the case of Nationals reliever Trevor Rosenthal, it especially sucks to think that his current season-long inability to throw strikes is a…

Mallex Smith Just Straight-Up Swatted Austin Hedges's Fly Ball Over The Wall Mallex Smith Just Straight-Up Swatted Austin Hedges's Fly Ball Over The Wall

Not all dingers are created equal. Some rocket out of the park at 118 miles an hour and are never seen again; some are routine fly balls that get pushed a few inches beyond the wall by a helpful wind. Some stay in the yard, like cowards. This one, from Austin Hedges of the San Diego Padres, had no business leaving the…

Damian Lillard Eliminates Thunder In Completely Psychotic Fashion Damian Lillard Eliminates Thunder In Completely Psychotic Fashion

Damian Lillard opened Tuesday night’s Game 5 with a 19-point first quarter, keeping the Blazers close while Oklahoma City made everything thrown even vaguely in the direction of the basket. Lillard finished the first half with 34 points. He opened the second half with an utterly preposterous 30-foot step-back three.…

Bullcrap NCAA Red Tape Screws Virginia Tech Transfer Out Of Family Medical Hardship Waiver Bullcrap NCAA Red Tape Screws Virginia Tech Transfer Out Of Family Medical Hardship Waiver

The NCAA has recently made it marginally easier for Division I athletes to transfer schools without losing a year of eligibility. The summiting of this particular mountaintop will see athletes transferring according to their own priorities with absolute freedom, but the NCAA will fight that tooth and nail to the…

Phillies Third Base Coach Owns The Absolute Hell Out Of Maikel Franco Phillies Third Base Coach Owns The Absolute Hell Out Of Maikel Franco

One of the cooler moments televised baseball has to offer is a liner to left with a reasonably quick runner on second base. The camera cuts to the standard view of a ball in play, and you get a good look at everything happening all at once: the ball cruising through the left side and into the outfield; the outfielder…

Kelli Tennant Says Luke Walton Laughed At Her Pleas During Alleged Hotel Assault Kelli Tennant Says Luke Walton Laughed At Her Pleas During Alleged Hotel Assault

Reporter Kelli Tennant held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to address her lawsuit against Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton, who she says sexually assaulted her in a hotel room in late 2014. Tennant’s account included few new details beyond what was reported Monday night—Walton allegedly invited her to his…

These Goddamned Suns Have Fired Their Goddamned Coach These Goddamned Suns Have Fired Their Goddamned Coach

The bottomlessly dysfunctional Phoenix Suns, who absolutely cannot get anything right, ever, have fired innovative head coach Igor Kokoškov after one season at the helm of their flailing, utterly incompetent and incoherent basketball program.

Bucks Take Pistons' Best Punch, Then Coolly Dropkick Them Into A Toilet Bucks Take Pistons' Best Punch, Then Coolly Dropkick Them Into A Toilet

The Pistons got off to a very good start Monday night, at home, in Game 4 of their playoff series against Central division foe Milwaukee. Blake Griffin was lively; Reggie Jackson poured in 20 first-half points; the Pistons all but played Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton off the court. It was about as encouraging a…

Bryce Harper Ejected For Arguing Balls And Strikes, Once Again Goes Apeshit Bryce Harper Ejected For Arguing Balls And Strikes, Once Again Goes Apeshit

One thing Phillies fans have yet to experience much of is new slugger Bryce Harper’s at-times contentious relationship with baseball’s umpires. He has been known to shout “fuck you” at them; they have been known to eject him for mysterious reasons. In general the two sides seem to harbor quite a bit of mutual resentment

Reports: Luke Walton Sued By Reporter Kelli Tennant For Sexual Assault Reports: Luke Walton Sued By Reporter Kelli Tennant For Sexual Assault

Brand new Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton is being sued by sports reporter Kelli Tennant, who alleges that Walton sexually assaulted her in his hotel room at the Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica. The initial report by TMZ doesn’t say when the alleged assault occurred, but subsequent reporting by The Blast and…

Bar-Hopping Easter Bunny Takes No Prisoners In Brutal Orlando Street Fight Bar-Hopping Easter Bunny Takes No Prisoners In Brutal Orlando Street Fight

Easter is not just a time to be reminded of Jesus’s miraculous resurrection by the stirring comeback win of Tiger Woods at Augusta. It is also apparently a time for the Easter Bunny to jump into a street fight with bad intentions and land heavy blows on one of the participants, as apparently happened in Orlando:

Former UFC Fighter Rodrigo De Lima Killed Following Altercation With Rideshare Driver Former UFC Fighter Rodrigo De Lima Killed Following Altercation With Rideshare Driver

Former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima was killed Sunday in a fatal Uber incident that somehow does not involve the company’s new self-driving brigade. According to reports, de Lima had an argument and “altercation” with Uber driver Jefferson Roger Maciel Barata, which ended with de Lima leaving Barata’s vehicle on foot…

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