The Giants-Cubs series in Chicago ended last night when Joe Panik struck out looking on a breaking ball on the outside corner. The Cubs were up 5-4 and the Giants were threatening with a man on second and two outs. Panik held on for a 3-2 count through six pitches, but Wade Davis finally got him with a curveball:
For months, we’ve watched Donald Trump inflict his weird handshakes on world leaders, tugging and grimacing like a confused but dominant sheepdog sitting on its owner’s face in the middle of the night.
Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao, captain of Team NP, was coming off a loss in the team’s first game at the Dota 2 Manila Masters when even gravity seemed to let him down.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge went on the radio this morning and revealed that NBA draft prospect Lonzo Ball has informed the Celtics that he will not work out for them before next month’s draft.
Last night, Olympic gold medalist and extremely built human Aly Raisman called out a TSA agent for dissing her biceps.
The third generation Philips Hue starter kit’s bulbs have more vivid greens and blues, but otherwise, the “old” second generation set is basically identical. $122 gets you three bulbs and a Siri-compatible Bridge today, which is pretty great considering three individual bulbs would set you back $135, without a bridge.
The Atlanta Braves are a pretty bad baseball team, but they have gotten some decent production out of the bullpen, which recently went on a nice scoreless innings streak. And then there’s Josh Collmenter.
On consecutive basepath sprints, Billy Hamilton kept the Reds alive and then scored the winning run in a Reds 4-3 victory over Cleveland, and they were both dashes that no other major leaguer besides Hamilton could’ve accomplished. Speed is indeed a weapon, and it’s pretty fun to watch.
Amazon’s running a new fitness-focused Gold Box to get you ready for going outside, this time with a solid selection of New Balance apparel for men and women, all marked down to great low prices.
Lamar University’s softball team saw their season come to a frustrating and confusing end today, when a hastily declared rainout wiped out their last four runs and lost them the National Invitational Softball Championship to the Liberty University Flames.
White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana laid an egg tonight. The Diamondbacks battered Quintana and sent him packing after 4.1 innings, slapping eight hits and scoring eight runs off of 76 Quintana pitches. Seven Diamondbacks struck out, but tonight was easily Quintana’s worst night of the season. His ERA leapt almost a full…
Tonight, for the first time in six weeks, Chris Sale did not appear to be a hyper-effective strikeout-generating android. Instead, he simply seemed like your ordinarily effective strikeout-generating cyborg. That’s all to say that after eight straight games of 10 strikeouts or more, he finally faltered—with, uh, six…
The Seattle Mariners lost 5-1 today and somehow, that counts as an improvement. The Mariners have now lost five straight games and they have scored precisely one run in each game. Before tonight’s loss to the Nationals, they had lost the previous three games by a net score of 34-3 thanks in large part to the mashing…
Jose Berrios’s first year in the majors was something of an unmitigated disaster—an ERA of 8.02 that only looked ever so slightly better in the light of his 6.20 FIP, a walk rate of more than five batters per nine innings, a general sense of misplaced hope in nearly every start. Things have gone very differently for…
On Tuesday night on the eve of Montana’s special election to fill the seat vacated by Trump-picked secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, GOP candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, slamming him to the ground.
Ryan Grigson finally left the Indianapolis Colts in January after five seasons as the team’s GM. He picked Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton but the team stalled out under his guidance and he utterly failed to build anything close to a suitable offensive line to protect his MVP-level quarterback. Jim Irsay reportedly tried…
Air Force’s all-time leading receiver Jalen Robinette did not graduate as planned from the Academy during this morning’s ceremony.
JaVale McGee has had a resurgent season with the Golden State Warriors, playing in more games than he has since 2012-13 and averaging seven points per game in the playoffs. He’s emerged as a reliable alley-oop muse within the Warriors hyperkinetic offense, and he has rescued a once-moribund career. Last season, he…
Nordstrom has two large sales each year: The Anniversary Sale and The Half-Yearly Sale. Well, today is about halfway through the year, so Nordstrom is taking up to 40% off a boatload of styles. It’ll take time to look through all the stuff, so maybe pencil it in as a meeting at work or something.