Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, one of the top names being thrown around before Monday’s trade deadline, pitched in what could have been his final start for Texas last night. Unfortunately, Darvish’s potential send-off—and a chance to convince good teams he’s worth a high price—ended up being his worst-ever career outing.
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and freshly hired GM Koby Altman held a press conference yesterday, the purpose of which was to assure everyone that, actually, the Cavs’ disastrous summer has been good. It was mostly boring, except for one part when Gilbert couldn’t help but throw some shit at the Pacers.
Dyson vacuums dominated the nominations in our Kinja Co-Op for best vacuum, but they can be prohibitively expensive. Today though, refurbs of the popular Dyson Ball Animal are down to $200 on Amazon, one of the best prices we’ve seen.
After jacking a huge home run against the Twins last night, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig returned to the dugout to give his hitting coach, Turner Ward, a big ol’ kiss. The homer was Puig’s 19th of the season, which matches his single-season career high.
On Tuesday night, Rangers reliever Jason Grilli struck out Giancarlo Stanton to end the game, securing a 10-4 victory for his team. Grilli was pumped:
Despite a back injury that will keep him out until September, Clayton Kershaw was at Dodger Stadium for his eponymous bobblehead night, and a very special first pitch from 2-year-old Cali Kershaw. Let’s scout some film.
It’s that time again. Nordstrom Rack has brought back their Clear the Rack sale and it’s full (and I mean FULL) of really incredible deals. Designer clothing, brands you’ve never heard of, everything in clearance an extra 25% off, or a whopping 50% off when it comes to dresses. The one in the picture up there is $15!…
Adrian Beltre is unarguably among baseball’s purest sources of joy and delight. But umpire Gerry Davis was not too delighted by Beltre’s response tonight when he told the veteran to get in the on-deck circle while he was, uh, on deck. Beltre simply dragged the on-deck circle to where he was already standing—a few feet…
“Idk why Jordan Morris is out there,” I typed to the Deadspin staff exactly two minutes before his game-winning goal. Morris was barely scoring in MLS with the Seattle Sounders this year, and even his two goals in this tournament came against the far inferior Martinique. He looked lost and mistake-prone in the Gold…
Jozy Altidore was in a bit of a slump, having not scored for the USMNT since September of 2016. But suddenly, he’s on fire, with two goals in fewer than 90 minutes across the past two games.
There are many productive ways to deal with frustration. Here, for example, is a handy-dandy guide from our colleagues over at Lifehacker. And here is a decidedly unproductive way of dealing with frustration: slamming your batting helmet down after grounding into an inning-ending out, only to watch it ricochet back up…
J.P. Crawford—a Phillies shortstop prospect currently playing with the AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs—smacked an inside-the-park grand slam tonight. That in itself is a rare feat, but it was made even more unbelievable by some bizarre action at the plate when Crawford came in to score.
Scarcely 24 hours after officially acquiring Jaime Garcia, the Twins are rumored to be interested in dealing him.
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With little more than a month remaining in a five-year agreement to pay for concussion research, the NFL still owes the National Institutes of Health $18 million—more than half of the $30 million that the league agreed to provide for the study back in 2012. Today, a group of Democratic members of the House Committee…