Héctor Rondón got out of his own ninth-inning jam as the Chicago Cubs edged the St. Louis Cardinals today, 9-8.
If Mike Francesa’s visceral disdain for soccer didn’t come through clear enough when he stumbled his way through a simple MLS ad read last week, today’s rant aimed at SI for their decision to dedicate the mag’s cover to Lionel Messi and a big portion of its coverage (specifically, as Mike discovers: “Eleven pages!…
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Angels pitcher Hector Santiago unwisely tried to throw a breaking ball past Nomar Mazara, a big strong rookie who has been doing great things for the Texas Rangers. The ball didn’t really break, because the universe does not reward trickery, and Mazara cleansed it:
If you’re a Turkish lawmaker with ties to Kurdish militants, there’s nothing minor about the threat of losing your legal immunity, am I right?
Here’s the necessary feature on water bottle-flipping kid. Stay for the riveting tick-tock of how he obtained the table.
If you’re wondering why it’s been taking Manchester United and José Mourinho to seal their inevitable marriage, you’re not alone. With all the big things like salary and years and the like already hammered out per reports, all that’s left are the small details. Only the small details in international soccer, and…
You’ve never felt nerves like those on the morning of the Indianapolis 500.
Bills general manager Doug Whaley said today that he used a “poor choice of words” when he expressed his belief on a radio interview that “humans aren’t supposed to play” football, because it’s a bad look for a guy whose job it is to convince men to play football for his team.
It’s about 90 degrees in New York City today. Of course, you wouldn’t know that if you’re trapped in an overly air conditioned office building, but that’s pretty hot for late May. While the temperature should break a little next week, this could be a sign of the summer to come—a new forecast from the National Oceanic…
The reports slowly piled up yesterday, all bearing the same news—university president Ken Starr was out at Baylor. The news wasn’t shocking and spread quickly because it fit the moment, following on months of reports that portrayed Baylor leaders as ambivalent to reports of sexual assault, especially reports involving…
Michigan running back Drake Johnson was injured under mysterious circumstances last month, with speculation centering around a freak forklift injury, but no one from the program willing to give any details. Now thanks to the Detroit News’ open-records request, we have confirmation: dude got run over.
Some rapscallion at last night’s Dodgers game threw a paper airplane onto the field. Reds first baseman Joey Votto was not amused by this tomfoolery:
People trying to convince you to eat non-meat proteins have two broad strategies at their disposal: double-down on the food’s unmistakably non-meat identity (say, tempeh) and make a case for its deliciousness on its own right. Or pander to meat-loving tastes by building the best possible simulacrum of animal flesh.…
It was a majestic single, to be fair, arcing high into the Southern California night. It flew a solid 373 or so feet to the 375-foot mark of right-center, and if Puig could have been forgiven for thinking it might’ve been gone, his manager firmly made the point that he should have left the batter’s box just in case.