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The President Couldn't Help Being Weird At The Capitals' White House Visit The President Couldn't Help Being Weird At The Capitals' White House Visit

On Monday—a curiously long time after winning the Stanley Cup, given that the team in question didn’t need to wait for a road trip to Washington—the Capitals visited the White House. More notable was who didn’t make the trip.

Tragic Death Of Player Naturally Turns Georgia Tech Coach's Mind To Recruiting Tragic Death Of Player Naturally Turns Georgia Tech Coach's Mind To Recruiting

Georgia Tech senior defensive lineman Brandon Adams passed away suddenly on Saturday. Police said the 21-year-old collapsed near campus, and was taken by friends to a local hospital, where he died. Tributes to the young man poured in, and you can read many of them here, from his teammates and coaches and school…

The NFL Isn't Quite Sure How To Fix Pass Interference The NFL Isn't Quite Sure How To Fix Pass Interference

The NFL acknowledges that pass interference is kind of a mess. Not only is it perhaps the most subjective of judgment calls officials are asked to make, but the very nature of it—often with more than five or 10 or even 15 yards in the balance—means it has the potential to swing games more than any other sort of flag.…

Tom Izzo Isn't Sorry For Having To Be Restrained From Going After A Freshman Tom Izzo Isn't Sorry For Having To Be Restrained From Going After A Freshman

Michigan State head coach/psycho Tom Izzo briefly lost his mind yesterday, exploding at freshman forward Aaron Henry during a timeout—after a 10-0 Spartans run, by the way—in MSU’s eventual 76-65 first-round win over Bradley. This is nothing new for Izzo (which is an indictment rather than a defense), but considering…

Just Like You, Cam Newton Is Not Having Sex Just Like You, Cam Newton Is Not Having Sex

According to multiple reports from NFL insiders and Deadspin.com, neither you nor Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton are having sex in the month of March. Sources indicate that the news regarding Newton comes as a surprise to those around the league, but about you, not so much.

Ichiro Forever Ichiro Forever

The news circulated through the Tokyo Dome soon after first pitch. As reported by Kyodo News, Ichiro Suzuki had told the Mariners he would retire after the game. A real retirement this time; not the stepping-away of last May, when it became clear that the aged Japanese superstar didn’t have major-league stuff anymore…

The Hurricanes Are So Good At This The Hurricanes Are So Good At This

If the season ended today, the Carolina Hurricanes would be in the playoffs—and thank goodness, because this young-but-rising Canes team is easily hockey’s most fun right now. Not just because they’re good (they are) and not just because they’ve rekindled excitement in a town that hasn’t seen the postseason in a…

America Vs. Adam Levine's Nipples: All The FCC Viewer Complaints About The Super Bowl Halftime Show America Vs. Adam Levine's Nipples: All The FCC Viewer Complaints About The Super Bowl Halftime Show

I’ve been FOIAing viewer complaints to the Federal Communications Commission about the Super Bowl every year since M.I.A. flipped off the world in 2012, and this edition was bountiful indeed, drawing the most complaints since that first year. The FCC received 94 complaints regarding last month’s CBS broadcast, and 58…

Do you like nerd shit? Yeah, me too. A historian spent three years trying to figure out where the first major league grand slam was hit, and MLB has confirmed his research. [Times Union]

The Bortles Has Landed The Bortles Has Landed

In Los Angeles! After five extremely eventful seasons in Jacksonville, Blake Bortles will be a Ram. He’s reportedly finalizing a one-year deal to be L.A.’s backup. That means that one year after opening the season as defending AFC runners-up, Bortles will start this year with the defending NFC champs. Does this make…

You're Not Supposed To Be Allowed To Do This

It’s not that points matter any more as the weather turns warmer—they count just as much in November as they do in March—but this is the part of the season where every blown, salvaged, earned, or gifted point comes with the attached hyperawareness. The Dallas Stars are in the thick of it, two points out of the top…

Mark Scheifele Fetches His Stick And Scores After Zdeno Chara Launches It Into The Mesosphere

The point of a stick lift is just to get it off the ice, where it’s in prime position to deflect a shot from the point. That’s all Zdeno Chara was trying to do here to Mark Scheifele on the Jets’ power play—that he lifted it into the netting was just a happy accident. That Chara wasn’t whistled for interference was a…

Bangladesh National Cricket Team Narrowly Escapes New Zealand Mosque Shooting Bangladesh National Cricket Team Narrowly Escapes New Zealand Mosque Shooting

The Bangladesh national cricket team is on tour in New Zealand and had just arrived outside a mosque in Christchurch when they heard gunfire erupt inside. The mosque was one of two targeted in the right-wing terrorist attack that left 49 dead in what Prime MinIster Jacinda Ardern has called “one of New Zealand’s…

Deadspin Up All Night: Put Me In Your Game Deadspin Up All Night: Put Me In Your Game

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The Giants Did This To Themselves The Giants Did This To Themselves

“Don’t quit on talent,” Giants GM Dave Gettleman famously said upon his hiring in New York in December 2017.

NHL Finds Morgan Rielly Did Not Use Anti-Gay Slur Toward Ref [Updated]  NHL Finds Morgan Rielly Did Not Use Anti-Gay Slur Toward Ref [Updated] 

Update, 12:55 p.m.: The NHL has announced that Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly has been cleared of accusations that he directed a homophobic slur against an official in Monday night’s game. Here’s the statement from Colin Campbell:

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