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Smarmy Coach K Says His College Basketball Isn't Dirty At All Smarmy Coach K Says His College Basketball Isn't Dirty At All

As the federal wire fraud trial against James Gatto, Merl Code, and Christian Dawkins continues, with each new day bringing some new detail about the apparently widespread payment to young basketball players by companies like Adidas and agents looking to direct them to specific schools, it’s getting clearer and…

Patrick Mahomes Is A Drug Patrick Mahomes Is A Drug

The Chiefs couldn’t quite do enough to beat the Patriots on Sunday night, falling 43-40 for their first loss of the season to a New England team that suddenly looks like it has no worries in the world. Still, despite the loss, Kansas City has plenty to be proud of, and as the game came down to the wire, it was their…

Deadspin Up All Night: Ça Plane Pour Moi Deadspin Up All Night: Ça Plane Pour Moi

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This Is Why The Penguins Kept Phil Kessel This Is Why The Penguins Kept Phil Kessel

The Penguins finally showed some defensive fortitude last night, beating the Golden Knights 4-2 after giving up 11 goals in their first two games. But much more fun than Casey DeSmith’s 35 saves in his season debut were the first three Penguins goals, which came in natural hat trick form courtesy of the very good dog…

Report: Pat Riley Called Tom Thibodeau A Motherfucker For Trying To Squeeze Him On A Jimmy Butler Trade Report: Pat Riley Called Tom Thibodeau A Motherfucker For Trying To Squeeze Him On A Jimmy Butler Trade

It’s no secret that Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau does not want to trade the disgruntled Jimmy Butler, since sacrificing short-term success for long-term planning is not in his own best interests. But thanks to ESPN’s Jorge Sedano, we have a really good story about broken-down…

James Rodriguez Defies The Laws Of Physics And Ruins Some American Scrubs

A squad of Team USA kids who are mostly less interesting than the American soccer boys who are currently injured—and also this guy who looks just like Michael Bradley oh God wait that’s actually somehow Michael Bradley—is getting wildly overmatched by a World Cup-caliber Colombian team in a Tampa friendly. Thirty-six…

Connor's Back

Connor McDavid got an assist on each of the Oilers’ goals in their 5-2 season-opening loss to the Devils, but heading into Edmonton’s second game—against the Bruins tonight—it had still been 196 horrible, awful days since hockey’s beautiful young stud had graced us with a goal.

Which NBA Team Is Most Like Your Favorite NBA Team? Which NBA Team Is Most Like Your Favorite NBA Team?

It’s almost time for the tip-off of the new basketball season, and you know what that means: It’s time to point out that not only does the NBA exist, but that other things also exist. A few outlets have already beaten us to the punch here, imagining NBA teams as rom-coms or TV shows or fake movies, but nobody has yet…

Trae Young Did A Very Trae Young Thing To Beat The Spurs

Look, I know it’s just preseason, and just a few hours ago I yelled, “You’re all freaks!” at my colleagues because they preferred to watch pointless NBA games tonight instead of a competitive Stanley Cup Final rematch. But this game-winning trey from Trae Young is worth your time, even if you’re a healthy person who…

Astros Reliever Ryan Pressly Confronts Cleveland Fan Taunting Roberto Osuna About Domestic Violence Astros Reliever Ryan Pressly Confronts Cleveland Fan Taunting Roberto Osuna About Domestic Violence

Houston reliever Roberto Osuna didn’t see the mound in the Astros’ lone road game against the Indians in the ALDS—the 11-3 win that clinched the series—but he drew attention from at least one Cleveland fan all the same. From above the Astros bullpen, an Indians fan trash-talked Osuna about allegations of domestic…

Udonis Haslem Sues Animal Hospital For Denying Him His Rightful Dog Semen Udonis Haslem Sues Animal Hospital For Denying Him His Rightful Dog Semen

Longtime Miami Heat big man Udonis Haslem—present tense, as Haslem is still on the active roster despite averaging less than a point per game in 14 appearances last year—is suing a Florida animal hospital and one of its doctors for castrating his prized show dog, thus denying the three-time NBA champion the…

Mike Clevinger Is Just Ridiculously Angry At Robert Flores For Sharing A Silly Video Mike Clevinger Is Just Ridiculously Angry At Robert Flores For Sharing A Silly Video

Cleveland starter Mike Clevinger pitched adequately in his team’s final game of the postseason on Monday, though the relievers after him completely self-destructed in the 11-3 loss to the Astros. It seems like that’s still a sore spot for Clevinger.

Deadspin Up All Night: I'm Laying Low Deadspin Up All Night: I'm Laying Low

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Ilya Kovalchuk Is Back And He Doesn't Look Half Bad

The L.A. Kings picked up their first win of this young season by defeating the Red Wings 4-2 on Sunday night. Back-up goalie Jack Campbell deserves plenty of the credit for those two points by holding strong for 36 saves in an emergency start, but perhaps the most encouraging work of the night came from the Kings’…

Ronald Acuña Is Doing His Best To Carry The Braves Ronald Acuña Is Doing His Best To Carry The Braves

Freddie Freeman earned himself a big chunk of the glory with his tie-breaking dong in Sunday night’s 6-5 Braves win over the Dodgers, but Atlanta might not have even been close to taking the lead in the sixth inning of Game 3 had it not been for the 20-year-old sensation Ronald Acuña Jr., who’s doing everything he can…

Let's All Get Irrationally Hyped For Elias Pettersson And The Canucks

The Canucks roasted the Flames on opening night, scoring the first three goals in a fairly easy 5-2 victory. Neither of these mostly irrelevant Canadian teams—the Canucks in particular, with their startling lack of experienced depth players—should do much to challenge the top squads in the West. But Vancouver’s first…

We're One Game Into The Season And Brad Marchand Is Already Being A Prick We're One Game Into The Season And Brad Marchand Is Already Being A Prick

The defending champion Capitals rained righteous hellfire on the Boston Bruins Wednesday night, crushing them 7-0 in front of a celebratory crowd in their season opener. The Bruins are a bunch of ornery bastards when they’re up 7-0, but when Caps center Lars Eller picked up the last of his team’s goals midway through…

Tom Wilson Gets 20(!)-Game Suspension For His Hit On Oskar Sundqvist

The NHL has suspended Washington Capitals goon Tom Wilson 20 games for his hit to the head of Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist in a preseason game on Sunday. The suspension for the hit comes down just hours before the Capitals open up their season against the Bruins.

A 2018–19 NHL Season Preview Of Every Team, From Best To Islanders A 2018–19 NHL Season Preview Of Every Team, From Best To Islanders

Hell yeah, hockey is back! After suffering through three months of sports that do not involve ice, and night after night of 90-degree temperatures with no A/C (though that one might just be me), the most beautiful and fun game in the world has returned to save you from five-hour ALDS games and lopsided Alabama…

Broncos Say Referees Admitted To Missing Chiefs' Delay Of Game During Winning Drive Broncos Say Referees Admitted To Missing Chiefs' Delay Of Game During Winning Drive

Referees for Monday night’s Chiefs win over the Broncos admitted that one of the most dramatic plays of the game should not have been allowed to happen, according to multiple players on the Denver defense. After the play clock hit zero before a third-and-seven snap during Patrick Mahomes’s comeback drive, the Kansas…

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