Looks Like Cristiano Ronaldo And MLS Are Tugging Each Other Off

Surprise, surprise. There are more whispers and rumors linking MLS with another aging star—in this case, Cristiano Ronaldo. And while the MLS- and Ronaldo-friendly version of events doesn’t make too much sense on its face, it’s not to hard to reverse engineer what’s most likely going on here. (That it might appeal to… » 4/24/15 5:11pm Friday 5:11pm

Report: Orioles Considered Forfeiting To Avoid Playing On Toronto's Turf

The Blue Jays’ new artificial turf is spongy and slow as hell, and nobody disputes the fact that it has affected gameplay early in the season. A lot of visiting teams are going to be unhappy about playing on a surface that makes the ball do unfamiliar things, and according to the Baltimore Sun’s Eduardo Encina, the… » 4/24/15 4:33pm Friday 4:33pm

Yordano Ventura Is Baseball's Surliest Little Shit

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has made four starts this season, and he has yet to leave one under his own volition. His first two starts have been cut short by cramping muscles, and the last two have been derailed by ejections. If there’s one thing that’s so far defined Ventura’s 2015 campaign, it’s his… » 4/24/15 2:41pm Friday 2:41pm

The Pelicans Didn't Just Lose A Game, They Lost Their Moment

For a very long time last night, it looked like the New Orleans Pelicans were about to give us two of the best things an early-round playoff series can offer: An eight seed catching fire and pulling off an upset on its home floor, and a young superstar’s first signature playoff win. We were headed toward both of those… » 4/24/15 9:38am Friday 9:38am

Bless The Winnipeg Jets, For They Tried, And Failed

The current iteration of the Winnipeg Jets, formerly known as the Atlanta Thrashers, has never won a playoff game. They received a ticket to the postseason once, in the 2006-07 season. The Rangers swept them. This season’s Jets, bringing playoff hockey back to Winnipeg for the first time since 1996, hoped to break… » 4/23/15 11:15am Thursday 11:15am

How Much Longer Can The Clippers Survive With This Bench?

Being in a 1-1 series tie with the San Antonio Spurs isn’t the worst position for the Los Angeles Clippers to find themselves in. The team has shown plenty of positive signs throughout the first two games of this series—Blake Griffin is dunking on fools! Chris Paul is in Playoff Mode! DeAndre Jordan actually made… » 4/23/15 9:30am Thursday 9:30am

Now Brett Lawrie Is Talking Shit About Royals Fans

Oakland A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie has had a couple of days to cool off after spending a portion of his team’s weekend series against the Royals with dodging 100 mph fastballs, but he’s still pretty heated about how everything went down in Kansas City, and he’s got a particular beef with Royals fans. » 4/22/15 1:26pm Wednesday 1:26pm

Could Football Just Shut The Hell Up For Like Two Seconds?

Tonight on the NFL Network, the 2015 NFL schedule will be revealed during a two-hour—two goddamn hour—NFL Schedule Release Extravaganza. The fact that a completely uninteresting announcement that boils down to “Here is when the teams you already knew were playing each other are going to play each other!” is being… » 4/21/15 5:11pm Tuesday 5:11pm

Nike Is Making The Norway Women's Soccer Team Play In "Unisex" Jerseys

The Norway women’s national soccer team is historically one of the best in the sport. Along with the USWNT, Norway are the only ones to have won both Olympic gold and the World Cup. It makes sense, then, that Nike would want to be the official jersey sponsor for a team with such pedigree. What doesn’t make sense is… » 4/21/15 11:52am Tuesday 11:52am

Fat Ronaldo: Still Rocking An Enormous Gut, Still Scoring Goals

Fat Ronaldo was in France today taking part in the UEFA Match Against Poverty, and he put on the single best display of fat-guy athleticism I think I’ve ever seen. Even wheezing up and down the pitch looking like he had a ball in his shirt, he still managed to contort his considerable girth, like a man 70 pounds… » 4/20/15 6:36pm Monday 6:36pm

Monty Williams Hands The Warriors An Even Stronger Home-Court Advantage

The Golden State Warriors are essentially unbeatable at home, in no small part because of the legion of crazy-loud fans that pack Oracle Arena every game. There’s not much an opposing coach or player can do to mitigate such a home-court advantage during the playoffs, other than to play well and avoid saying anything… » 4/20/15 3:57pm Monday 3:57pm

Brett Lawrie Has Made The Royals Crazy

It’s a good thing that the Royals-A’s series ended yesterday, because if the two teams had to play again today, I fear that A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie would end up dead. Yesterday’s game brought an end to a three-day saga that featured a possibly dirty slide, an apparent case of mistaken identity, and some truly… » 4/20/15 10:38am 4/20/15 10:38am

The Cavaliers' Playoff Campaign Started About As Well As It Could Have

There was a moment during Sunday’s game between the Celtics and Cavaliers during which, if you squinted hard enough, you could start to make out the vague outline of a Game 1 upset. The Celtics—a well-coached team with nothing to lose that rode into the playoffs on a wave of good vibes—were spacing the floor, running… » 4/20/15 9:22am 4/20/15 9:22am

The Golden State Warriors Are Going To Win The NBA Finals

If you are a longtime basketball fan who can’t shake the notion of the Warriors as a sad-sack franchise, or if you pay too much attention to Charles Barkley-class pundits’s ramblings about jump shooting and experience, this is going to sound crazy to you, but let’s get straight to it: the Golden State Warriors are… » 4/18/15 11:49am 4/18/15 11:49am

ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry Has A History Of Being Rude As Hell

After everyone watched ESPN reporter Britt McHenry channel Regina George at a towing company employee, she walked back her behavior. She apologized on Twitter, and the Worldwide Leader dropped a one-week suspension on her. When something like this happens, other, smaller items usually emerge to reveal more about the… » 4/17/15 4:33pm 4/17/15 4:33pm

This 93-Year-Old, Arsenal-Hating Reading Fan Is The Best

When Reading take on Arsenal in the FA Cup semifinal Saturday, 93-year-old Ciss Platten will be at Wembley to cheer them on. The Guardian figures that she'll be the only Reading fan in attendance who was alive the last time they advanced to the FA Cup semifinal, in 1927. The Guardian has an entire interview with… » 4/16/15 9:07pm 4/16/15 9:07pm