The NBA is doing something slightly different with their all-star game this year, where the two top vote-getters from each conference will serve as captains and draft a team of their fellow starters. They won’t broadcast it, which defeats the purpose, but whatever, LeBron James and Steph Curry are the captains.…
All-Star Game starter Max Scherzer was hot on the Fox mic during his scoreless first inning—and, given his expressive vocalizing, maybe just plain hot. *GRUNT*
Tonight will be the first All-Star Game in 14 years that won’t decide home-field advantage for the World Series (thank goodness), and with the freedom of again having a true exhibition, MLB has the opportunity to get experimental, if it wants. Bryce Harper has a plan:
The NBA announced on Wednesday that Charlotte will host the 2019 All-Star Game, fulfilling the league’s initial plan to return the event should North Carolina modify or repeal House Bill 2. Charlotte was initially slated to host this year’s All-Star event, but the NBA pulled the high-profile exhibition last July in…
NBA fans have voted on All-Star starters for decades, and have voted for them online since 2001. This year fans were able to vote on the NBA’s website, app, and a variety of social media platforms. But as Zaza Pachulia’s near-All-Star appearance showed, it’s a pretty easy system to game, right?
I hope you like watching the Warriors play basketball, because both Klay Thompson and Draymond Green made the NBA All-Star game for the second year running. DeAndre Jordan somehow made it over Rudy Gobert, which is a travesty, but at least Handsome Gordon Hayward got in there.
For the first time in NBA All-Star Game history, players had a chance to vote on the game’s starters. While their choices didn’t diverge terribly from the eventual starters chosen by a coalition of fans, players, and media members, several players who hadn’t played a minute received votes. Fans will vote for…
For the first time, voting on the starters for the NBA All-Star game was not exclusively left up to fans. While votes from fans still hold the most weight (50 percent), they were on equal footing with the combined votes of the media and the players (25 percent each). This was intended to prevent a Kobe Bryant or Zaza…
This is emotionally surprising, but true: No major American sport has had labor peace as long as MLB. That peace will extend through at least a 26th year, as the owners and the players’ union agreed last night on the framework of a CBA that will run through the 2021 season.
When the NBA announced it was moving the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of anti-LGBT legislation the state passed in March, the Hornets reacted quite reasonably. “We understand the NBA’s decision and the challenges around holding the All-Star Game in Charlotte this season,” said owner…
This afternoon, Major League Baseball announced the participants in next week’s All-Star Game. They include Jose Altuve and also some other people. Here are the full rosters.
Reddit user ThisIsMyFavoriteSub took on the herculean task of splicing together every dunk that’s ever been given a perfect score in the annual dunk contest. There’s some great dunks in here, and you should enjoy them.
This year’s dunk contest was one of the best in recent memory (Aaron Gordon got hosed), but the best dunk of the weekend was one that happened during a timeout at last night’s All-Star game.
DeMarcus Cousins has an ugly game. He’s a pouting tornado of elbows and snarls, who tramples over opponents instead of going over or around them. He looks so mad on the court, so the second-time all-star is no doubt enjoying his time up in Toronto away from the Sacramento Kings Circus.
Montreal Canadiens enforcer John Scott will be playing in the NHL All-Star Game this weekend, after a fiasco wherein the Coyotes abruptly traded him in an almost-meaningless three-team deal, perceived by most to be an attempt to get him out of the Western Conference after being elected captain in a fan vote. Today, on …
Although the Coyotes traded All-Star John Scott on Friday to the Canadiens, who promptly sent him to the AHL, the enforcer will still play in the All-Star Weekend’s 3-on-3 tournament. The NHL announced today that Scott would remain as the captain of the Pacific Division for the season break in Nashville.
Mike Trout was named All-Star Game MVP for the second consecutive year as the American League beat the National League 6-3 to secure home field advantage in the World Series.
Barring a miracle, the AL All-Star lineup won’t end up as eight Kansas City Royals and Mike Trout. The dream is over.
Dammit, All-Star voters. The goal was to get every Kansas City Royal in the AL lineup, with only Mike Trout as the outlier. Now, Miguel Cabrera has surpassed Eric Hosmer in the first baseman spot by over a million votes, and Mike Moustakas holds an extremely slim lead over Josh Donaldson.
Despite the substantial wave of votes for Royals players in the AL All-Star lineup, MLB Advanced Media CEO Bob Bowman said last week that the ballots were still being submitted legitimately. Over a week later, Bowman admitted that approximately 60 million fraudulent ballots had to be wiped from the record.