In December, Pitt running back James Conner announced that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This afternoon, just over six months later, he announced that he was cancer free.
Oakland A’s outfielder Khris Davis won his team a game in style last night, delivering an 8-5 victory with a walk-off grand slam. Just as good as the dinger itself was the celebratory move Davis busted out as he neared home plate.
We’re joined in the comments by Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus and Ben Lindbergh of ESPN, authors of the fantastic new book The Only Rule Is It Has To Work. (You can read an excerpt here.) The idea here is simple—the two sabermetrically-inclined writers were given control of baseball operations for the Sonoma…
Claudio Ranieri is impossible to hate. Not only has he masterminded Leicester City’s miracle year, one of the most improbable underdog seasons in the history of sports, but he’s done so with such easy-going charm, shrugging off pressure and always deflecting credit to his players. It’s won him as many fans as has the…
The NHL convinced one more person to please like its sport last night. A man on Twitter tuned into Game 7 of Blackhawks-Blues, the first hockey game he had ever seen. He tweeted as he watched, and his enthusiasm was delightful.
About two weeks ago, Maryland Terrapins sophomore Jared Nickens posted a video of himself dancing to Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo” with teammate Jaylen Brantley. It’s a fun dance!
At last, the death-gods have released their cold, icy grip on the United States; the trees are green, the birds are singing, and our greatest sport has returned. While there’s just too much to keep track of in terms of who’s where and what’s what and who’s going to do what and such—FiveThirtyEight, Fangraphs, Sports…
If you think today’s big-leaguers are a bunch of disrespectful rapscallions, wait until you get a load of Bryce Harper Jr. over here:
Most memes are bad, but some memes are very good. This one, which is based on the very true idea that the beat drop from Kanye West’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” can improve any video, is a good meme.
Hasaan Hawthorne was born without tibias. He lost his first leg when he was three months old and the other one two years ago. Hawthorne uses prosthetics to walk around, but wrestles without anything on the ends of his legs.
Congratulations to Conan O’Brien, who managed to take the hot-take superfund site that was Cam Newton’s press conference and make it a set-up for a very enjoyable bit. I promise, this won’t annoy you at all!
The only good thing to come out of the week leading up to the Super Bowl so far is the latest installment of NFL players being subjected to very bad lip-reading voiceovers.
The Los Angeles Lakers announced that they will be building a statue to honor Shaquille O’Neal, and it will be unveiled outside of their home arena some time during the 2016-2017 season. All we have to go on now is an artist’s rendering, but it’s a bad-ass looking concept:
Vince Staples is a very talented and funny rapper who also happens to be a big NBA fan. So, obviously, putting him on camera and asking him to make fun of the way NBA players dress was a great decision.
Much like that Gainesville cop who dunked on those kids earlier this week, these Washington D.C. cops took a little time off from policing last night as the blizzard was roaring into D.C. to play some sports. This may or may not be an attempt to ride the wave of goodwill that the Gainesville cop set off, but that…
Some no-fun-haver called in a noise complaint against these kids in Gainesville, Fl. for having the audacity—the nerve—to play basketball loudly in what appears to be the damn woods, or somewhere close to the woods anyway.
People put a lot of weird shit on the internet. Most of it is bad, but some of it is very, very good. @WWESubway falls into that second category.
After a first-grade class at an elementary school wrote encouraging letters to Blair Walsh, who duffed a kick that would have allowed the Vikings to beat the Seahawks, he visited the kids today at Northpoint Elementary School in Blaine, Minn. The meet-and-greet featured autographs, conversations, and a question about…
Los Angeles Rams (that’s going to take getting used to) defensive lineman Chris Long appears on television in millions of home each week, but that still didn’t prevent him from getting excited about making the local news in Charlottesville, Va. NFL stars, they’re just like us!