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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 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 Saturday 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 Friday 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 Thursday 9:07pm

MLB Is Reportedly Looking Into The Blue Jays' Weird New Turf

The Toronto Blue Jays opened this season on a brand new artificial turf at the Rogers Centre. Even though the Jays are just two home games into the regular season, there has been a lot of talk from players and coaches about the ball bouncing abnormally on the new surface, and the league has apparently taken notice. » 4/15/15 3:39pm Wednesday 3:39pm

Jürgen Klopp To Step Down As Borussia Dortmund Manager At End Of Season

After seven seasons, including two Bundesliga titles, one DFB-Pokal trophy, a Champions League final run, and winning the admiration of everyone in the sport, Jürgen Klopp has announced in a press conference today that he will no longer be the manager of Borussia Dortmund on July 1st. » 4/15/15 9:26am 4/15/15 9:26am

Basketball's Most Influential Pick-and-Roll Turnover Ball Handlers

Today, Politico shared a list of bloggers ranked by influence by a proprietary survey conducted by an analytics firm called StatSocial. This seems useful, in its way. Similarly, Deadspin would like to share some data from Synergy Sports, a sports analytics firm. Here is a list of NBA players, ranked by… » 4/14/15 5:59pm 4/14/15 5:59pm

Do Arsenal Even Need Jack Wilshere?

We're pretty staunchly against the year-round transfer gossip circus, since even at the best of times—when the transfer windows are actually open—there are about a thousand reasons never to trust what's being bandied about. But these rumblings about Manchester City sniffing around Arsenal's beloved, detested,… » 4/10/15 3:41pm 4/10/15 3:41pm