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Give the Olympics to Los Angeles

The news that Boston no longer wants to host the 2024 Summer Olympics isn’t really a shock. Few cities these days do. But the Olympics don’t have to be bad for the host city—and done right, they can actually benefit it. Nowhere is that clearer than Los Angeles, the new frontrunner for 2024. The Olympics would be good… » 7/29/15 8:11am 14 minutes ago

Jenrry Mejia Popped For Steroids Again, Doesn't Bother With An Excuse

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia was suspended 80 games for testing positive for stanozolol in April. While he didn’t appeal his suspension, Mejia professed his innocence, releasing a statement that said in part “I can honestly say I have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system.” » 7/28/15 11:43pm Yesterday 11:43pm

Mookie Betts's Tumbling Catch Results In A Homer After He Drops Ball

This is a pretty strange play right here. Tracking down a sixth inning bomb from Jose Abreu, Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts made the catch on the warning track. With his momentum taking him into the wall, Betts decided to leap over it and tumble into the bullpen rather than ram into the wall at full speed.… » 7/28/15 9:45pm Yesterday 9:45pm

José Mourinho Is Shitting On Managers Again, Which Means Soccer's Back!

We’ve seen preseason play and preseason brawls, and now that José Mourinho has broken out the ol’ charcoal grill and laid on a couple thick slabs of Arsène Wenger and Manuel Pellegrini tenderloin, the aroma of preseason beef means the Premier League season is just around the corner. » 7/28/15 6:39pm Yesterday 6:39pm

Tetris Grandmaster Takes On The Weirdest Game Mode I’ve Ever Seen

In its most vanilla, near-ubiquitous form, Tetris is already a near perfect video game that challenges you to be smart and fast in increasingly hard fashion. The stuff that gets thrown at you in an ultra-hard arcade version is mind-blowing. Blocks that need to be cleared twice. A stack that flips around. Let’s watch… » 7/28/15 6:36pm Yesterday 6:36pm

Here Are 20 Sentences From Roger Goodell's Tom Brady Decision

The NFL has issued a stirring 20-page decision on the issue of New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. In it, Roger Goodell makes the case for upholding his own decision by citing evidence gathered by the NFL’s investigatory arm and a nominally independent law firm. It reads about the way you’d… » 7/28/15 6:15pm Yesterday 6:15pm

The Lifeless Vacation Reboot Is All Bowels And No Heart 

1. The original 1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation is a classic because deep down, it’s essentially a sweet movie. The screenplay was written by John Hughes—based off the short story “Vacation ’58,” which he wrote about a family trip to Disneyworld, and which ultimately got him on the staff of National Lampoon—and the… » 7/28/15 4:36pm Yesterday 4:36pm

And Now, Our All-Time Favorite Sports Video Games 

Listen, it’s the dead of summer, only boring sports are happening, and nobody much feels like blogging any blogs, so let’s all play some video games instead. Here, now, the Deadspin staff reminisces on their all-time favorite sports games. Here’s how we wasted our youth; please stick around afterward and let us know… » 7/28/15 3:42pm Yesterday 3:42pm

Reviewed: The CDs In The Used Car I Just Bought

About a week ago, I bought a used car and discovered that the previous owner left many wondrous things behind, like a small tube of lip balm covered with hair, half a pencil with no eraser, and four CDs in the six disc CD changer. Here is the long-awaited answer to the question: which left behind album is best?
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