American Maddie Bowman will not repeat as ski halfpipe gold medalist after crashing on all three of her runs in tonight’s final round, the final time of which left the 2014 champion crumpled on the ground with a busted helmet.
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Giddy after the success of the 2018 All-Star game, and seemingly convinced of the connection between the format changes and the competitive spirit of the contest—and girded by the apparent encouragement of players—Adam Silver sure made it sound like it’s a foregone conclusion that next year’s All-Star draft will be…
Rae Carruth penned an open letter to the mother of Cherica Adams, who he was convicted of conspiring to murder in 2001, apologizing for her death and seeking to establish a relationship with Chancellor Lee Adams, his son.
There’s a premise built into the structure of the Olympics that pretty much every single Olympian, even those far down the standings, are elite athletes at the top of their game performing at a level most fans could only dream of. Freestyle skier Elizabeth Swaney is an affront to this notion, and her, um, laconic run…
President’s Day is today, and most of the best apparel sales have already started. But here are our favorites so far, and we’ll keep updating this post as we find more.
It would appear a member of Tom Brady’s family has sold a Super Bowl LI championship ring, and for an absolutely bonkers $344,927. This is from a Darren Rovell report on ESPN:
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has been pushing hard for changes designed to speed up baseball’s pace of play, and today the league announced a set of initiatives aimed at doing just that:
If you don’t own a pressure cooker, today’s a great day to fix that, as Amazon’s knocked the highly-rated Instant Pot IP-DUO60 down to $89, or $11 less than usual. While that’s not as good as deals we saw late last year, including a nice $69 one-day deal, it is the first real sale Amazon’s run on it in 2018.
The best moment of last night’s UFC event (Sage Northcutt’s win aside) came shortly before the main event. After Derrick Lewis knocked out Marcin Tybura, popped a great victory celebration, then promised his wife, “I’m going deep,” cameras cut to the audience. And who should be there but UFC icon and weed prince Nate…
Over the weekend a video started making the rounds that appeared to show Sixers guard J.J. Redick throwing the slur “chink” into a video celebrating the Chinese New Year:
That was a hell of an All-Star game! It had highlights, it had drama, it had by-God competition, it had a genuinely memorable finish. It also had a lot to overcome, in order to salvage what was otherwise a really uneven, occasionally bizarre and baffling weekend of events. It delivered, and in the process redeemed all…
Pop singer Fergie struggled with her, erm, unique take on “The Star-Spangled Banner” even before her widely mocked performance of it before last night’s NBA All-Star Game, rehearsal footage acquired by Deadspin reveals.
The French ice dancing team of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron is our pick to win the event in Pyeongchang, but an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction today threatened to sink those chances, if not for Papadakis’s steely determination.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Russian curler Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, who with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova claimed bronze in mixed doubles last week in Pyeongchang, is formally charged with doping after his B-sample tested positive for meldonium.
Something insane and terrible happened before tonight’s NBA All-Star Game. No one will ever be able to explain it to my satisfaction. Even in the context of the NBA’s disastrous, shriekingly awkward pregame nightmare, Fergie’s national anthem was an absolute abomination. A goose being strangled in your living room…