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Report: Darryl Dawkins Dies At 58 [Update]

Darryl Dawkins, the former NBA player and greatest enemy of backboards, has reportedly died today at the age of 58. Eastern Pennsylvania news station WFMZ reported Dawkins’s death, though details are scarce. For now, let’s watch Chocolate Thunder destroying rims, and sharing his beliefs that Stevie Wonder is not blind. » 8/27/15 3:17pm Yesterday 3:17pm

The NFL's Policy On Punishing Weed Smokers Is Arbitrary And Retrograde

Congratulations to Oday Aboushi on his one-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substances of abuse policy. Police arrested the Jets offensive lineman in January and charged him with driving while suspended, careless driving, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance after they found “a small amount” of… » 8/21/15 11:17am 8/21/15 11:17am

Derek Jeter Got Mad At The Yankees Because They Thought Troy Tulowitzki Was Better

The Yankees’ pinstriped hard-on for Troy Tulowitzki was an open secret. Every season was supposed to be the one that the shortstop was finally traded to usurp Derek Jeter in New York. Also as well-known was the strained relationship between Jeter and GM Brian Cashman, though no one would talk about what turned things… » 8/20/15 4:50pm 8/20/15 4:50pm

Something Happened To Karlos Williams Down There

Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams is expected to miss at least two weeks after undergoing an unknown procedure for a secret injury, and no one’s saying anything. All that’s known is he lifted weights Sunday, woke up at home in pain Monday, and went to the hospital. Rex Ryan’s being coy about whatever happened. » 8/19/15 10:58am 8/19/15 10:58am

11 Tips To Intentionally Ruin A Mock Draft

Mock drafts are a charade within a charade. Fantasy football is fake; mock drafts are fake drafts to prepare for the “real” fake draft, for a fake team. The only purpose of mock drafts is to get a general sense where players are going in each round, and that’s only useful for the first five rounds. The whole sham is… » 8/18/15 11:39am 8/18/15 11:39am

Report: Former Minnesota AD Faced Sexism Complaints Going Back Years

First, Norwood Teague resigned as the University of Minnesota athletics director after two university employees filed sexual harassment complaints against him for sending them incredibly explicit, and incredibly disgusting, text messages. Then, a Minnesota basketball reporter detailed her own experience being sexually… » 8/11/15 12:36am 8/11/15 12:36am

UConn's Bob Diaco Has A New Name For That Rivalry That Doesn't Exist

UConn football coach Bob Diaco introduced the world to a new rivalry, unilaterally dubbed the Civil Conflict, between the Huskies and the Central Florida Knights in June. It had a trophy and everything, and yet, no one bothered to tell UCF, or head coach George O’Leary. In fact, it wasn’t clear that a program can just… » 8/04/15 4:35pm 8/04/15 4:35pm

Padres Manager Pulled His Players To Screw With Everyone

With the MLB trade deadline tomorrow, fans are now on Early Exit Watch. Any player who leaves a game early will be considered to be involved in a trade, until proven otherwise. (Yesterday, the opposite happened.) When Justin Upton and Matt Kemp prematurely left Wednesday’s Padres game, the buzz started, but interim… » 7/30/15 3:25pm 7/30/15 3:25pm

NCAA: Donnie Tyndall Hired Assistants To Do Players' Homework

Men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall lasted one season at Tennessee before the school canned him, but his firing wasn’t due to the Volunteers’ 16-16 record. Allegations surfaced that Tyndall had been directly involved in multiple NCAA academic violations at his previous employer, Southern Mississippi. The NCAA… » 7/28/15 2:16pm 7/28/15 2:16pm

Cardale Jones Doesn't Like Being Told To Stick To Sports

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones speaks his mind on Twitter—that’s how everyone learned that he didn’t join the Buckeyes’ program to “play SCHOOL”—so today, he talked about something that wasn’t football. Some lout named Dan told Jones to stay in his lane, and ended up getting the business. » 7/23/15 2:28pm 7/23/15 2:28pm

Raheem Sterling Is Making Bank Because England Sucks

Raheem Sterling is already, at just 20 years of age, a damn good player, with every chance to become great. This obviously and understandably makes him a very valuable asset, as his now official English-record transfer and new salary attest. What he isn’t is £180,000 a week good. His mix of current ability and… » 7/14/15 5:34pm 7/14/15 5:34pm

Ex-NFLer Will Allen Indicted For Role In Alleged Ponzi Scheme

Former NFL cornerback Will Allen—not to be confused with Steelers safety Will Allen—has been indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts for his role in an alleged Ponzi scheme, which prosecutors say he ran with a woman named Susan Daub. Allen and Daub each face 23 felony counts including… » 7/14/15 4:16pm 7/14/15 4:16pm