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Noted Canadian Drake has come out in support of Team United States in the Little League World Series.
Less than a week after an El Paso, Texas high school named Lou Holtz as a speaker for its 90th anniversary gala, they have revoked the offer.
Seung-hwan Oh let two inherited runners score in the eighth inning, as the A’s came back to beat the Cardinals 3-2 last night.
Branden Oliver missed much of last season on injured reserve, and the Chargers running back may be in danger of missing the 2016 season too after an injury suffered during today’s preseason game against Minnesota, one that video replay appears to reveal as an exploding Achilles tendon.
Preseason football can feel pointless; enough so that those watching are sometimes compelled to turn to more interesting pursuits. Such as having sex on the field, as these bats did in Saturday night’s Lions-Ravens game, captured by Baltimore Sun photographer Karl Ferron:
Florida State strength and conditioning coach Vic Viloria was arrested on DUI charges early Saturday morning.
Saturday night, the Yankees’ rookie league affiliate, the Pulaski Yankees, tweeted rather cryptically about Blake Rutherford, the team’s first-round pick in this year’s MLB draft. Less than two hours later, they deleted the tweet, elevating the cryptic factor.
Renault Formula One drver Kevin Magnussen lost the back end of his car at the top of the Raidillon hill at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, spinning at high speed into the wall at Turn 4. Magnussen’s left ankle was cut on impact, and he has been sent to a local hospital for further evaluation. [UPDATED]
0.008 seconds was all that separated IndyCar race winner Graham Rahal from James Hinchcliffe—the man who had led most of the restarted race at Texas Motor Speedway but got passed by Rahal on the very last lap. The race was full of close dicing back and forth, but it set a record for TMS’ closest finish ever.
Bubba Wallace’s No. 6 Ford Mustang stock car overheated during today’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America, and decided it wanted to become an old-timey steam train instead.
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Unless you’re into sweet sweet schadenfreude, there haven’t been many reasons to watch the Yankees this year. But the last few weeks have been a little different, courtesy of rookie catcher Gary Sanchez and the 2004 Barry Bonds-esque stat line he’s put up.
One of the strategies that’s been suggested for speeding up baseball is eliminating the pitches in intentional walks. Which would be a shame, because then we’d all miss out on glorious fuck-ups like this:
The reaction to learning 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is making a political statement by refusing to stand for the national anthem has raised myriad opinions today, but none more unified than the belief that those who became millionaires in this country are in no position to angrily criticize it.