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Fox Sports Is Half-Assing The World Cup Fox Sports Is Half-Assing The World Cup

Fox Sports, who paid an unprecedented $425 million for the TV rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups—before the U.S. team shockingly failed to qualify—announced today that it is essentially giving up on trying to make its World Cup broadcast as good as it could be. But, don’t worry, it will be a lot cheaper for them.

Congrats To The Tennis Integrity Unit Investigator Who Used "Tsunami" To Describe The Level Of Cheating In The Sport  Congrats To The Tennis Integrity Unit Investigator Who Used "Tsunami" To Describe The Level Of Cheating In The Sport 

An independent review panel tasked with evaluating corruption and match fixing in professional tennis, mostly in the lower levels of the sport, has finally released a report that essentially says there is a whole lot of corruption and match-fixing in professionl tennis, mostly in the lower levels of the sport. But…

Oh My God, Arsène Wenger Is Finally Out  Oh My God, Arsène Wenger Is Finally Out 

After 22 years at Arsenal’s helm, and less than a week after Arsenal’s latest embarrassing defeat—a 2-1 loss to Newcastle—beloved but increasingly beleaguered manager Arsène Wenger has announced he will leave the club at the end of the season, one year before his contract is set to expire. He said:

Scottie Pippen Wants His Stolen Tractors Back Scottie Pippen Wants His Stolen Tractors Back

Authorities suspect a thief stole two tractors with a total worth of $50,000 from Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen’s farm in Arkansas last month, according to the sheriff’s office. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette had the scoop:

LeBron James Says He Wasn't Blindsided By TNT Reporter Asking Him About Erin Popovich

After the Cleveland Cavaliers won last night to level their series against the Pacers at one game apiece, TNT reporter Allie LaForce asked LeBron James about the death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin Popovich, which had been reported earlier in the night. From James’s reaction, it seemed that it was the first time he…

Curse This Shohei Ohtani Blister Curse This Shohei Ohtani Blister

After Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani started the season on a tear, hitting .367 with three homers through eight games, and posting two dominant starts that featured a five-inning stretch with 65 pitches and 10 strikeouts, it seemed his only kryptonite would be an eventual regression to numbers resembling normalcy. Enter…

Let's Spend Way Too Much Time Breaking Down An Adorable Little Girl's Quest For A Puck [UPDATE] Let's Spend Way Too Much Time Breaking Down An Adorable Little Girl's Quest For A Puck [UPDATE]

On Sunday, a cute little girl sitting in the money seats at the Caps playoff game banged on the glass as Brett Connolly skated by. He noticed her and tried to flip her a puck over the glass, but a dad-person behind her caught it and handed it to the young fan beside her. She was sad. The same thing happened with the…

Tennis Player Screams In Chair Umpire's Face During Overgrown Tantrum  Tennis Player Screams In Chair Umpire's Face During Overgrown Tantrum 

American Jared Donaldson all but stamped his foot while screeching at the chair umpire about a serve that was called in during the second set of his first-round Monte Carlo match against Albert Ramos-Viñolas.

Rafael Nadal Might Have To Stop Picking His Butt Before Every Serve At The U.S. Open  Rafael Nadal Might Have To Stop Picking His Butt Before Every Serve At The U.S. Open 

The U.S. Open is getting strict about the time allowed between points, saying that there will be a “serve clock” of 25 seconds during the matches at this year’s event, according to the New York Times.

Madison Brengle Sues WTA For "Physical Injury, Emotional Trauma" Caused By Intravenous Doping Tests Madison Brengle Sues WTA For "Physical Injury, Emotional Trauma" Caused By Intravenous Doping Tests

American tennis player Madison Brengle filed a lawsuit against the WTA and ITF yesterday in Florida’s Manatee County Court, in which she claims the organizations ignored her medical condition that causes her to suffer “physical and emotional consequences” from regular doping tests that draw blood using a needle in…

How Local News Stations Are Rebelling Against Their Sinclair Overlords How Local News Stations Are Rebelling Against Their Sinclair Overlords

The workers at Sinclair-owned local news stations want you to know something: They are at least as pissed off as you’d expect them to be about being forced to bow to their fear-mongering corporate overlords, who make them do things like repeat Trumpisms about the fake news media and trade on their hard-won …

Novak Djokovic Seems Salty About How Things Ended With Coach Andre Agassi  Novak Djokovic Seems Salty About How Things Ended With Coach Andre Agassi 

Over the weekend, Andre Agassi, who joined forces with 12-time grand slam winner Novak Djokovic last May in order to help the Serb get out of a deep slump, announced the two had parted ways.

ESPN: We're Trying Again To Get Video Of The Boy In The Bathroom

For the record, they are talking about this video.

Messi Came Off The Bench To Stroll Around, Keep Barcelona Undefeated Messi Came Off The Bench To Stroll Around, Keep Barcelona Undefeated

Lionel Messi came on as a substitute in the 58th minute of Barcelona’s match against Sevilla on Saturday with express orders not to run around too much. He obeyed, meandered around for the better part of his 30-minute cameo, before picking his moment and bursting forth from out of nowhere to score the game-tying goal…

Sloane Stephens's Slump Is Over, Now Can She Win Miami?  Sloane Stephens's Slump Is Over, Now Can She Win Miami? 

Sloane Stephens is in her first final, at the Miami Open, since winning the U.S. Open last summer. That’s especially significant, considering this tournament is the first time she’s strung together more than two wins in a row since that grand slam victory. (She won two and only two rounds at Acapulco as the No. 1…

Ex-Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin Arrested After Police Viewed Video Of Alleged Assault On Girlfriend Ex-Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin Arrested After Police Viewed Video Of Alleged Assault On Girlfriend

Police arrested former TCU and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin Wednesday night at his home in Mansfield, Texas, and charged him with aggravated assault against his girlfriend, Shabrika Bailey, according to reports.

The Guy Who Made That Hideous Ronaldo Bust Made A Better One  The Guy Who Made That Hideous Ronaldo Bust Made A Better One 

Emanuel Santos, the sculptor of the creepy Cristiano Ronaldo bust that blessed the airport in Madeira, Portugal, has tried again. In a documentary directed by Kelly Naqui and published by Bleacher Report, Santos describes what it was like to be mocked by the entire world (he said it was hard, both he and his wife…

Ben Simmons Used An Air-Tight Argument To Try And Get Karl-Anthony Towns To Stay Up And Play Video Games With Him Ben Simmons Used An Air-Tight Argument To Try And Get Karl-Anthony Towns To Stay Up And Play Video Games With Him

During a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds streaming session last night, Sixers rookie Ben Simmons tried to convince Karl-Anthony Towns, who was logging off, to play a round with him.

Russian Soccer Fans Reportedly Chanted Monkey Noises At Black French Players Russian Soccer Fans Reportedly Chanted Monkey Noises At Black French Players

In yesterday’s friendly between France and Russia in St. Petersburg, Russian soccer fans reportedly continued their long and fervent tradition of being super racist to black players by chanting monkey noises at French players Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembélé. The Associated Press reported that the abuse was “audible on…

Kevin Love Commits Blocking Foul With His Face, Gets Tooth Knocked Loose Kevin Love Commits Blocking Foul With His Face, Gets Tooth Knocked Loose

Under two minutes into the Cleveland Cavaliers’ loss to the Miami Heat last night, Kevin Love took Heat center Jordan Mickey’s elbow to the face, which knocked his tooth loose, drew blood, and sent him to the locker room. And he got called for the blocking foul.

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