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The Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics split the first four games of their Eastern Conference Playoff series and are currently engaged in tight game 5. Here’s 3-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade not guarding anyone multiple times in one Celtics possession and then not even pretending to try to get a rebound as Avery Bradley gets an uncontested putback. It was… an uninspiring effort by Wade. Someone tell Wade he's on defense pic.twitter.com/gR0w6XIxMQ — Stephen Noh (@StephNoh) A...
The Toronto Raptors play game 6 of their first round series in Milwaukee on Thursday. Here’s video from their flight to Milwaukee courtesy of P.J. Tucker. Apparently, center Jonas Valanciunas farted. Everyone dealt with the incident in his own way. I’d also like to suggest you check out TMZ’s coverage of the fart which includes “BREAKING NEWS” and “asstermath.”
The Cleveland Browns have been on the clock for months and yet, just hours from the start of the 2017 NFL Draft, there’s little, if any confidence they can get this right. The Browns own five of the first 65 picks in the draft and seven of the top 142, so they have a legitimate chance to jump-start a rebuild this week. This kind of opportunity doesn’t come around often, and Cleveland absolutely can’t afford to screw it up. The Browns own the first and 12th picks in the first ro...
Kirk Merritt has been kicked off Texas A&M’s football team the athletic department announced on Wednesday. Merritt has been accused of exposing himself to two academic tutors last fall in separate incidents. He was arrested on November 8 on two counts of indecent exposure. Merritt was suspended on October 28, 2016 for the incidents, but his ban had been lifted on February 1 of this year. He had been practicing with the team during spring workouts. The day before the team’s annual...
ESPN laid off a number of on-air talents today, and the list is still growing. MLB studio coverage is among the areas where cuts are being made. In a related move, Sports Illustrated media reporter Richard Deitsch tweeted: From multiple sources: Do not be surprised if ESPN uses some of MLB Network's studio programming heading forward. Details? Do not know yet. — Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) April 26, 2017 The program that has been in the conversation for such a move is “I...
mike brown knows what it’s like to lose a job he loved, so on Wednesday the interim head coach of the Golden State Warriors gave a shout out to one of the writers caught up in ESPN’s layoffs. Ethan Sherwood Strauss has been on the Warriors beat for a while and he was let go on Wednesday. The basketball world reacted with shock to that news, as he has been a big part of the network’s coverage of the NBA. Brown acknowledged Strauss’ departure during his press conference aft...
Honestly can't stop laughing at how my 7-year-old niece plays catcher like an armadillo avoiding a predator
Danny Kanell has confirmed to The Big Lead that he is out at ESPN. The former quarterback for the Giants and Broncos joined the network in 2010 a as college football analyst. Since 2015, he has also been co-hosting a daily show on ESPN Radio with Ryen Russillo. It remains to be seen what will happen with that radio slot, but recently Stephen A. Smith rejoined ESPN Radio and had replaced the show on the network’s main Sirius XM channel. It has been a brutal day at ESPN – we have an o...
The Michigan Football program is studying abroad in Rome. Jim Harbaugh met the pope. He came bearing gifts. Michigan opted for the #ForzaBlu hashtag as “Forza Azzurri” was already spoken for. Ahhhhh…
ESPN has begun making calls to inform talents that they have been laid off. As we have said before, this news should not be celebrated, and we hope that everyone affected lands on their feet. This is a list of people who have announced that they will no longer be working at ESPN: Ed Werder, NFL Reporter After 17 years reporting on #NFL, I've been informed that I'm being laid off by ESPN effective immediately. I have no plans to retire — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) April 26, 20...
Russell Westbrook’s historic season ended with a thud, as the Thunder were eliminated in five games by James Harden’s Rockets. Westbrook is only the 2nd MVP – let’s admit it, the media loves Russ, and they’re going to hand him the award – in the last 35 years to get bounced in the 1st round. The Thunder’s problems were many – Victor Oladipo’s first playoff rodeo was a disaster (10.8 ppg); Steven Adams had six double-doubles in the playoffs la...
Chris Paul has been one of the NBA’s premier point guards for a decade now, first in New Orleans, then in Los Angeles, but he’s never won a damn thing. Number of trips to the Conference Finals: 0. After a loss to the Jazz last night, Paul’s one loss away from being ousted in the first round for the second year in a row. Of course, some of this is just unlucky – the Clippers have suffered injuries in back-to-back postseasons that have crippled their chances. But after six...
Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder were eliminated by the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. The MVP candidate went out in classic Westbrook fashion: by taking twice the amount of shots as anyone else on his team (34) and beefing with an opponent (Patrick Beverley). At one point during the two’s heated exchange he offered a prolonged look of defiance and appeared to say “your mom.” Wait for it.. #YaMom pic.twitter.com/4PwYHZHmyY — Daily Snark (@DailySnark) ...
As news began to emanate a couple months ago that large scale ESPN layoffs were on the horizon, we knew that there were going to be some major names affected. Today, longtime ESPN reporter Ed Werder announced that he was one of them: After 17 years reporting on #NFL, I've been informed that I'm being laid off by ESPN effective immediately. I have no plans to retire — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) April 26, 2017 This news qualifies as a bombshell. Werder is a consummate professional,...
Eric Thames, the hottest hitter on the planet, spent the last few years socking dingers in the Korean Baseball Organization. Now he’s doing the same in Milwaukee, leading the league with 11 home runs in his first 20 games of the season. He’s also leading the league in “random” drug tests. After he hit his latest home run on Tuesday he was tested for the third time this season and for the second straight week. Fear not sample collectors – Thames has a lot of blood an...
Chris Coghlan was on first base when Kevin Pillar blasted a ball off the right-field wall. The Blue Jays outfielder had to make sure Cardinals’ Steven Piscotty didn’t made a leaping catch, so he got a late break around the bases. Piscotty’s strong throw home beat Coghlan, who appeared to be a dead duck — until he executed a Supermanesque somersault over Yadier Molina, landing right on the plate. Some people will tell you to never try anything like this at home, but tha...
ESPN is commencing its layoffs today, and the number is going to be around 100 people, according to Richard Deitsch and John Ourand. This number is a bit higher than had been anticipated. The network put out a statement saying, in part, that “given how fans’ habits are changing, our focus continues to be providing high-quality, distinctive content at any minute of the day on any screen.” SportsCenter has been evolving into being more personality-driven, and the tea leaves in ESP...
Chris Paul and the Clippers dropped game 5 to Utah on Tuesday night, 96-92. After the game a reporter asked whether Paul thought the Clippers would force a game 7. It was the same type of bad question that Damian Lillard answered before the Blazers took on the Warriors. Except Paul, feeling the sting of a loss, didn’t humor the media member. Chris Paul was befuddled by this question pic.twitter.com/7MBC2uYVGC — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 26, 2017
Kylie Jenner … “Frito-Lay Recalls 2 Jalapeño Flavored Products Over Salmonella Fears” … Johnny Depp’s former wife is now dating Tesla CEO Elon Musk … “100 roosters found at California cockfighting ring bust” … this dog video will get 100 million views by the end of the week … Megyn Kelly’s NBC duties are coming into focus … a man died on a Disney ride in February and the company released it this week … guy who ap...
Aaron Hernandez, who committed suicide in his prison cell last week, may posthumously have his conviction overturned for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. This is thanks to a Massachusetts law that prescribes such a result when a convict dies before completing the appeals process. His attorneys on Tuesday filed a motion to that end. From the Washington Post: In its filing, Hernandez’s defense team cited previous cases, including one in which this opinion emerged: “When a defendant dies while h...