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Blues Add Puppy To Practice So Hopefully Players Will Stop Fighting

Just three days after Blues players brawled during practice, the hockey team’s official Twitter account sent out this video of a puppy on the ice, during practice doing hockey puppy things like playing with a puck, chasing a stick, and just being all-around magical.

Not All Ice Sports Are Created Equal Not All Ice Sports Are Created Equal

Last night, I, along with several other Deadspin idiots, went to watch the Islanders and Golden Knights play a hockey game. It was my first time watching live hockey and I don’t know a whole lot about the sport, although I gathered from the booing that the house lights failing and play being delayed for 15 minutes was…

Larry Nassar Helped Draft USA Gymnastics' Sexual Misconduct Policies Larry Nassar Helped Draft USA Gymnastics' Sexual Misconduct Policies

Monday’s 252-page report from Ropes & Gray, the law firm contracted by the USOC to investigate the role of individuals and institutions in enabling Larry Nassar’s decades of sexual abuse of gymnasts, has so far led to widespread condemnation of the USOC and USA Gymnastics (again) and at least one firing—Alan Ashley,…

Here Are Some Of The Interesting And Horrifying Revelations From The Larry Nassar Report Here Are Some Of The Interesting And Horrifying Revelations From The Larry Nassar Report

Yesterday, Ropes & Gray, the law firm commissioned by the USOC to investigate the various institutional and individual failures that enabled Larry Nassar to abuse hundreds of gymnasts for decades, issued a report on their findings . The biggest revelation—that Alan Ashley, chief of sports performance, was notified in…

Ropes & Gray Nassar Investigation Paints Damning Picture Of USOC And USA Gymnastics [Update] Ropes & Gray Nassar Investigation Paints Damning Picture Of USOC And USA Gymnastics [Update]

On Monday, the law firm Ropes & Gray released its 252-page report into the institutional failures that enabled Larry Nassar’s decades-long abuse of women and girls in his role of USA Gymnastics physician. The investigation, which was commissioned by the board of the USOC in February 2018—more than a year after the…

American Figure Skater Crashes Headfirst Into The Ice, Referee Allows Her To Continue American Figure Skater Crashes Headfirst Into The Ice, Referee Allows Her To Continue

At the Golden Spin of Zagreb, a skating competition in Croatia, the American pair skaters Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc were in the final third of their long program on Friday, heading into their last overhead lift, when LeDuc’s hand appeared to slip as Cain was exiting the lift. She fell, headfirst, onto the ice.…

Olympic Boxing Is In A Mess Of Trouble Olympic Boxing Is In A Mess Of Trouble

The global sporting administrative elite are gathered in Tokyo this week to discuss issues facing the Olympic movement. These went beyond the usual “how to extract millions of dollars from a few new host cities” concerns to encompass recognizing new sports like kickboxing and the Russian martial art sambo and…

You Can Pry My Headphone Jack From My Cold Dead Hands You Can Pry My Headphone Jack From My Cold Dead Hands

I purchased my last iPhone in the summer of 2016 and I’m still using it. But this blog is not a boast about how I am resisting consumerism and striking a blow against Apple’s dedication to planned obsolescence. I’m not bragging about how I haven’t (yet) dropped my phone in the toilet. The purchase date of my iPhone is…

If USA Gymnastics Dies, What Takes Its Place? If USA Gymnastics Dies, What Takes Its Place?

Until two years ago, there was no question over who controlled gymnastics in the United States. USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body, had been in charge of administering the sport at every level, from novice all the way up through elite, since the early 1960s. Other organizations had and have a claim on…

The USOC Moved To Take Over USA Gymnastics After Learning The Depths Of Its Incompetence The USOC Moved To Take Over USA Gymnastics After Learning The Depths Of Its Incompetence

Earlier this week, the USOC took the first steps toward decertifying USA Gymnastics as the official governing body of the sport in the United States. This move was long overdue as USA Gymnastics has been flailing for over two years since the Indianapolis Star reported the first allegations against former team doctor…

Sam Mikulak Finally Has His Medal Sam Mikulak Finally Has His Medal

I have never been so happy to have a blog of mine age so poorly.

Simone Biles Is Now The Most Decorated Female Gymnast In World Championships History Simone Biles Is Now The Most Decorated Female Gymnast In World Championships History

Another day, another record for Simone Biles. Her record-breaking run at the 2018 worlds championships in Doha started with the all-around final on Thursday where she picked up her fourth all-around gold, making her the first woman to do so. She also tied Vitaly Scherbo for most world championship gold medals won at…

It's Not About Perfection It's Not About Perfection

Simone Biles won her fourth world all-around title on Thursday, but not in the way that she or her coaches or her fans had hoped she would. Biles fell on her vault in the first rotation and then fell off the beam in the third. She still managed to pull out the all-around win—her fourth, a new record—due to excellent…

Simone Biles Wins Her First World Title On Vault And Breaks World Championships Gold Medal Record Simone Biles Wins Her First World Title On Vault And Breaks World Championships Gold Medal Record

This might be difficult to believe, but up until today Simone Biles had never won a world championship gold medal on the vault.

Sam Mikulak Is Struggling To Escape His Own Narrative Sam Mikulak Is Struggling To Escape His Own Narrative

Back in 2013, Sam Mikulak entered the men’s all-around final at the world championships as the second-highest qualifier behind Japanese demigod, Kohei Uchimura. The gold medal was out of the question with Uchimura still very much in his unbeatable prime, but it looked like the American had a very good shot at making…

How Many Times Can Simone Biles Fall And Still Win Gold? How Many Times Can Simone Biles Fall And Still Win Gold?

That Simone Biles was going to win the all-around title at the 2018 world championships was something of a foregone conclusion even before the competition in Doha started. The only question was, by how many points? But by the third rotation, she had raised an unexpected additional question: How many times could she…

The U.S. Women Are So Good, They Can Afford To Experiment The U.S. Women Are So Good, They Can Afford To Experiment

For a brief moment during today’s women’s team finals at the 2018 world gymnastics championships in Doha, it seemed like a country outside of the traditional three—the U.S., Russia, and China—would grab a team medal. These were the standings at the end of the third rotation, with one to go. While the U.S. and Russia…

The International Gymnastics Federation Bans Cat Makeup For Gymnasts The International Gymnastics Federation Bans Cat Makeup For Gymnasts

This morning, gymnastics fans awoke to the news that the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) had solved one of the most pressing problems facing the sport. No, they didn’t decide to address the abuse that has been running rampant on the women’s side of the sport for decades. Instead, FIG finally tackled the…

China And Russia Are Back On Top Of Men's Gymnastics China And Russia Are Back On Top Of Men's Gymnastics

It’s been four years since Chinese men’s gymnastics occupied the top step of a team medal podium. After losing the team world title to Japan at the most recent team worlds in 2015 and then earning only a team bronze in Rio (and no individual medals), since Rio, the Chinese men have clearly been focused on reasserting…

Simone Biles Gets A Vault Named After Her Just 24 Hours After Going To The ER For A Kidney Stone Simone Biles Gets A Vault Named After Her Just 24 Hours After Going To The ER For A Kidney Stone

Yesterday Simone Biles was in a significant amount of pain and was brought to the emergency room. U.S. gymnastics officials thought she might have appendicitis and were starting to work out how to approach the team event without the superstar on the roster. It turned out to be a kidney stone. Very painful, of course,…

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