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Many A Dong Was Blasted Into The Night In The 2018 All-Star Game Many A Dong Was Blasted Into The Night In The 2018 All-Star Game

Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game started slowly. It was a 2–2 game headed into the eighth inning, and the most memorable part of the game, to that point, had been the broadcast team prompting Mike Trout on two separate occasions to discuss the weather. All four runs had been scored on solo dingers, the crowd was…

Serving Up A Three-Run Homer Is Somehow Only The Second-Worst Part Of Josh Hader's Night Serving Up A Three-Run Homer Is Somehow Only The Second-Worst Part Of Josh Hader's Night

Brewers reliever Josh Hader pitched just a third of an inning during Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game, and allowed a mighty three-run Jean Segura tater that put the American League ahead in the eighth. His hair was perfect, but it was otherwise not a great night for Milwaukee’s closer. But getting donged up is not…

Rich Dauer, Astros Coach Who Nearly Died During 2017 Championship Parade, Joins All-Star Game Coaching Staff Rich Dauer, Astros Coach Who Nearly Died During 2017 Championship Parade, Joins All-Star Game Coaching Staff

This is very cool. Rich Dauer has been out of baseball since he collapsed during the Houston Astros championship parade last November and nearly died of an acute subdural hematoma. He had to undergo emergency brain surgery, and endured a lengthy recovery process; the closest he’s come to baseball since then was an…

MLB Commissioner: Actually It Is Mike Trout's Fault That He Is Not More Popular MLB Commissioner: Actually It Is Mike Trout's Fault That He Is Not More Popular

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says Mike Trout, the very best baseball player in the world and one of the best in history, isn’t popular enough because he doesn’t want to do commercials:

Cardinals GM Steve Keim Suspended For Five Weeks, Fined $200,000 After Pleading Guilty To Extreme DUI Cardinals GM Steve Keim Suspended For Five Weeks, Fined $200,000 After Pleading Guilty To Extreme DUI

The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that general manager Steve Keim has been suspended for five weeks and fined $200,000 for driving under the influence the night of July 4, when he was arrested at a checkpoint in Chandler, Arizona with a blood alcohol level of 0.193, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

All The Controversy In The World Can't Stop NFL Revenue From Hitting A New All-Time High All The Controversy In The World Can't Stop NFL Revenue From Hitting A New All-Time High

Amid all the hand-wringing and propagandizing over the damage done to the NFL’s popularity by player protests during pregame national anthem ceremonies, the important available numbers continue to paint a picture of a league that is invulnerable to controversy. The NFL’s ratings are up in relation to general TV…

Bryce Harper Wins Extremely Kick-Ass Home Run Derby Bryce Harper Wins Extremely Kick-Ass Home Run Derby

A Home Run Derby field that was light on star wattage wound up producing a tremendous contest, with a climactic finish featuring exactly the outcome Major League Baseball would’ve scripted if they’d had the chance: Bryce Harper surging dramatically in the final round to win it with a majestic dinger in front of a…

Saints Lineman Mitchell Loewen Helps Save Man Who Drove SUV Off Fourth Floor Of Parking Garage Saints Lineman Mitchell Loewen Helps Save Man Who Drove SUV Off Fourth Floor Of Parking Garage

Saints third-year defensive lineman Mitchell Loewen leapt to the rescue of a man who managed to drive his Mercedes SUV off the fourth floor of a garage in New Orleans Sunday, helping to pull the man from his utterly obliterated vehicle. Per The Times-Picayune:

76ers Look To Fill Vacancy Left By Sam Hinkie's Disgraced Replacement With Hinkie's Mentor, Daryl Morey 76ers Look To Fill Vacancy Left By Sam Hinkie's Disgraced Replacement With Hinkie's Mentor, Daryl Morey

The Sixers rolled into this summer riding high following a 52-win season and their first playoff series victory since 2012. The organization was finally ready to shift fully from Asset Collection mode to Fortifying a Contender mode, with head coach Brett Brown making noise in his exit interview about the team’s desire…

Deadspin Up All Night: Don't Be That Way Deadspin Up All Night: Don't Be That Way

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Let Us Congratulate Vladimir Putin For Victoriously Claiming The One Available Umbrella During World Cup Medal Ceremonies Let Us Congratulate Vladimir Putin For Victoriously Claiming The One Available Umbrella During World Cup Medal Ceremonies

I can’t quite describe why I find this image so funny, but here it is: Vladimir Putin, grinning in the handshake line at the World Cup medal ceremony, with like the one umbrella anywhere in sight being held over his head dutifully by an attendant, while all around him are drenched in pouring rain:

France Topple Croatia In Hectic, Exhausting World Cup Final France Topple Croatia In Hectic, Exhausting World Cup Final

A hilariously wild and ragged World Cup final concluded with a 4-2 victory for France, after a chaotic first half marked by a pair of dumb goals for France, and a second half marked by a Pussy Riot field invasion and maybe the dumbest goal you will ever see in a World Cup Final, from Croatia.

Indians Cede Winning Run To Yankees On Delightful Little League Homer

The Indians and Yankees were tied at four apiece in the top of the seventh Saturday night when Austin Romine stepped to the plate and smoked a double to right center field. A slicing, dangerous hit, an easy stand-up two-bagger. Until!

This World Cup Final Match Absolutely Fucking Rules This World Cup Final Match Absolutely Fucking Rules

If you were worried the World Cup final would present a couple of cagey teams hoping to avoid mistakes and get lucky on one decisive set piece or counterattack, that fear was dashed in just the 18th minute, when a pretty shameless dive gave France a dangerous free kick that converted to an own goal on the very…

Chaotic Cardinals Season Continues With Mid-Season Firing Of Manager Mike Matheny Chaotic Cardinals Season Continues With Mid-Season Firing Of Manager Mike Matheny

The St. Louis Cardinals axed manager Mike Matheny Saturday night, following an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The loss was their fourth in five games, and 10th in their last 15 games. The Cardinals are now 7.5 games back in the NL Central. The Cardinals announced Matheny’s firing via a team release late Saturday…

Deadspin Up All Night: In The Meantime Deadspin Up All Night: In The Meantime

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Pizza Dipshit John Schnatter Claims Victimhood And Burns Roger Goodell In Strange, Strange Radio Interview Pizza Dipshit John Schnatter Claims Victimhood And Burns Roger Goodell In Strange, Strange Radio Interview

Papa John Schnatter did an interview on Friday with Terry Meiners of NewsRadio 840 WHAS, reflecting upon his extremely bad and dumb week and the bizarre and offensive comments that got him into so much trouble. I suggest listening to the whole thing. Meiners is direct and reasonably tough, and calls Schattner on some…

Boston's Blake Swihart Embarrassed On Base Path By Blue Jays Trickery

The timing on this is very fun. Red Sox first baseman Blake Swihart singled in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday, with one out and the the Red Sox down a run. Three pitches later, Sandy León skied a fly ball to left field, a harmless out that earned León’s disappointed body language. And that was before he saw…

Hmm, Maybe We Could Come Up With A Different Way To Praise Athleticism? Hmm, Maybe We Could Come Up With A Different Way To Praise Athleticism?

By far the funniest thing about Fangraphs contributor Mike Werner’s reaction to video of Billy Hamilton’s insane catch Friday night is the possibility that Werner previously doubted the existence of spider monkeys, and understood this video of Billy Hamilton to be persuasive evidence of their existence.

Jabari Parker Signs Two-Year Deal With The Bulls, Gets The Fresh Start He Deserves Jabari Parker Signs Two-Year Deal With The Bulls, Gets The Fresh Start He Deserves

Confident proclamations from Giannis Antetokounmpo about Jabari Parker’s future in Milwaukee turn out to have been premature: Saturday the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded the qualifying offer that gave them matching rights for any restricted free agency offer for Parker, paving the way for Parker to sign a reported…

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