Of the seven starting pitchers that the New York Mets carried in spring training, five have been on the disabled list this season. Now, it looks like you can make it six.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez seemed like he had a sure hit. When the ball travels a recorded 427 feet, why wouldn’t he feel good about it? Tigers outfielder Mikie Mahtook dashed his hopes tonight:
Of all the various factors that make Trea Turner so damn fun to watch, perhaps none is so impressive as his speed. He’s making that ridiculously, abundantly clear tonight.
If you’ve ever seen a youth official get jeered by a crowd after a close call and thought, “Why does anyone want to be a ref?” you’re not alone. Across the country, high school athletic associations are getting more desperate as they try to recruit qualified officials for their sporting events.
José Ramírez’s offensive breakout last year was much-needed for Cleveland, helping the team come within a few outs of a World Series title in a season they spent almost entirely without their most productive position player. It also didn’t seem particularly sustainable—a young player whose bat had never been his…
The best Kinja Deals aren’t on the products you’ve been waiting months for a price drop on (unless you’re a gamer), they’re on products you didn’t know you needed, or didn’t even know existed.
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Have you been loving NBC’s amazing English Premier League coverage these past few years, as they’ve coupled smart and engaging studio and commentary teams with unparalleled access to the matches through multi-channel broadcasts and a streaming service that brought every single league game live to your computer or…
Baseball has been worse off ever since Vladimir Guerrero retired, as the game can always use more unrepentant oddballs who will hit singles off of pitches that bounced in the dirt and generally hack away with little thought of the consequences. Guerrero’s never coming back, but there’s a decent chance we’ll be seeing…
Two Vanderbilt players were shot Monday night while attempting to help a teammate retrieve his cell phone, which had been stolen hours earlier. Both players are expected to recover from their injuries; the phone, as of now, remains stolen.
The New York Times put out a lengthy report today detailing the past 10 years of the “New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund,” a charity the team created after they caught heat for taking public park land to build its new coliseum in the South Bronx.
Only two things can stop the Utah-BYU college basketball rivalry: The most destructive war humanity’s ever witnessed, and a pasty guard sucker-punching another guard in garbage time.
Vince Young has tried a few comebacks in recent years, his latest ending on June 17 after being cut by the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders following a torn hamstring. Near the end of that project, the quarterback had time to talk shit about former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher to Sports Illustrated.
He looked bad, then he looked fine, and then he looked exactly how you you would want to look when you are holding a racket and standing on blades of grass. Beating the world No. 66, 29, 134, and 38 is one thing—beating Alexander Zverev, maybe the only player in the field who currently seems destined to win five…
GLOW, the new series from Netflix, explores in entertaining fashion a fascinating chapter in the history of women and pop culture. But while the real-life, glittery, campy Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling certainly popularized the idea of women in the ring, they weren’t the first.
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To some degree, the politics of The “Progressive Liberal” Dan Richards align with those of the real Dan Richards. Given that this is pro wrestling, a big red sign displaying Is this a work? is always flashing, but Richards claims he leans hard left. “It’s not much of a stretch,” he says on the phone. When he tells me…
The Aspire Academy’s listed mission statement is to “develop well educated sports champions” and “foster Qatar society realizing a healthy, active lifestyle.” The Qatari government founded Aspire in 2003, building a state-of-the-art sports complex in Doha with the aim of identifying and training athletes from the tiny…