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SB Nation May Like The Brands More Than Good Interviews SB Nation May Like The Brands More Than Good Interviews

SB Nation published a blog about how Joel Embiid likes a soda that the soda company pays him to say he likes. Yes, it’s as embarrassing and pointless as it sounds.

Tony Reali Made An Emotional Return To ESPN After The Death Of His Son Tony Reali Made An Emotional Return To ESPN After The Death Of His Son

Tony Reali returned to Around the Horn on Monday for the first time since his wife, Sam, gave birth to a son, Enzo, while the other twin, Amadeo, died shortly before being born. Reali spoke about loss and grief and about how it’s OK not to be OK.

Sam Dekker White Pride Tweet Sparks Meet Me In Temecula Part 2 Sam Dekker White Pride Tweet Sparks Meet Me In Temecula Part 2

Last night, Los Angeles Clippers forward Sam Dekker tweeted how proud he was to be white, sparking a feud between two Twitter users that culminated with the Dekker-defender buying his adversary an airline ticket to Los Angeles so they could punch each other about it. It is truly as stupid as it sounds, but let’s go…

Russian Lawmaker Says Russian Women Shouldn't Have Sex With Non-White Foreign Men During World Cup Russian Lawmaker Says Russian Women Shouldn't Have Sex With Non-White Foreign Men During World Cup

A Russian lawmaker warned that Russian women should not have sex with non-white foreign men during the World Cup because they could get pregnant and end up with children who would be discriminated against in Russia, according to a Reuters report.

Make Tennis Trick Shots Worth Two Points 

Discipline and rhythm and mental gruel are just a few of the things that make tennis such a compelling sport. Two players blasting crosscourt forehands at each other until one of them finally blinks and throws in a down the line shot or a drop shot that could set one of them up with a winner—it makes you grit your…

Spain Shoots Its Own Dick Off In The Name Of Propriety, Fires Manager One Day Before World Cup Spain Shoots Its Own Dick Off In The Name Of Propriety, Fires Manager One Day Before World Cup

The Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) announced today that it has fired its national team manager Julen Lopetegui, on the eve of the World Cup, because Lopetegui did not “act the right way.” The infraction? Lopetegui accepted a job managing Real Madrid, which would have started after the World Cup, without prior…

Real Madrid's New Manager Julen Lopetegui Thinks Messi Is Better Than Ronaldo  Real Madrid's New Manager Julen Lopetegui Thinks Messi Is Better Than Ronaldo 

Real Madrid announced Julen Lopetegui as their new manager today, just two weeks after Zinedine Zidane resigned abruptly from the job after winning the Champions League title. Lopetegui is currently manager of Spain’s national team and won’t take over at Real Madrid until after the World Cup.

It's Time For Sweden To Become More Than Just Zlatan's Team It's Time For Sweden To Become More Than Just Zlatan's Team

After missing out on the two previous World Cups, Sweden squeaked into this one with an upset win over Italy in qualifying. Simply making the tournament is in many ways an overachievement for this squad, and it’s probably best for them to view things that way. They are in the Group of Death with Germany and Mexico,…

Which Language's Native Speakers Could Form The Best Soccer Team? Which Language's Native Speakers Could Form The Best Soccer Team?

Matthew Zeitlin asked an intriguing question on Twitter today that we’ve been arguing about for a while.

Dominic Thiem Owned By Rafael Nadal In French Open Final, Owned Again During Trophy Presentation  Dominic Thiem Owned By Rafael Nadal In French Open Final, Owned Again During Trophy Presentation 

If you missed the men’s French Open final yesterday, you missed three quick sets of Rafael Nadal being Rafael Nadal and winning his 11th French Open trophy. But you also missed the trophy presenter, former Grand Slam winner Ken Rosewall, providing some unusually honest, slightly unfair analysis of Nadal’s opponent…

Spain Could Very Well End Up Winning The World Cup Again Spain Could Very Well End Up Winning The World Cup Again

Spain, it appears, are back. The team that won three international titles in a span of four years (the 2008 and 2012 Euros, and the 2010 World Cup), and then followed it up by crashing out of the 2014 World Cup in the group stage and losing to Italy in the round of 16 in the 2016 European Championship, looks poised to…

Cristiano Ronaldo And The People He Shares His Country With Will Not Win The World Cup  Cristiano Ronaldo And The People He Shares His Country With Will Not Win The World Cup 

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal won the 2016 European Championship, so they’re not not likely to make a deep push in the World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will likely advance out of their group, alongside Spain, and they could make it even further into the knockout rounds with some luck. But Cristiano Ronaldo…

California Voters Boot Judge Who Sentenced Brock Turner To Only Six Months In Stanford Rape Case California Voters Boot Judge Who Sentenced Brock Turner To Only Six Months In Stanford Rape Case

California judge Aaron Persky, who in 2016 sentenced former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner to only six months in prison after he was convicted on three counts of felony sexual assault, was recalled from office after Californians voted Tuesday to remove him from the bench. He is the first California judge to be…

The Serena Williams/Maria Sharapova Beef Will Have More Time To Marinate  The Serena Williams/Maria Sharapova Beef Will Have More Time To Marinate 

Serena Williams withdrew from her fourth-round French Open match today against Maria Sharapova with a right pectoral injury that she said prevents her from serving. The decision was announced just before the match between the two rivals was slated to begin.

Serena Williams Forgets How Many Grand Slam Doubles Titles She And Venus Have Serena Williams Forgets How Many Grand Slam Doubles Titles She And Venus Have

After winning their second-round French Open doubles match in straight sets today, Venus and Serena Williams, who laugh and joke during most of their matches together, were asked what it’s like to play on the same side of the net. For someone talking about her and her sister’s sheer domination in the sport, Serena…

Tennis Player Accidentally Lights Up Ball Kid At French Open Tennis Player Accidentally Lights Up Ball Kid At French Open

During his third-round French Open match today against Alexander Zverev, Bosnian tennis player Damir Džumhur inadvertently wrecked a ball kid as he tried to catch an errant shot out of the air. The boy was shaken up, and Džumhur tried to comfort him with hugs, which was somehow even more awkward than when he just…

LeBron James Leaves In A Huff After Reporter Asks Him About What J.R. Smith Was Thinking

LeBron James abruptly exited his postgame press conference last night after ESPN’s Mark Schwarz asked repeatedly about J.R. Smith’s fascinatingly awful play at the end of regulation in Game 1 of the Finals. It’s hard to look appropriately mad in suit shorts.

This Is What It Looks Like When Serena Williams Takes Over This Is What It Looks Like When Serena Williams Takes Over

Momentum shifts in tennis are common, often slight, and always tenuous. Good tennis players capitalize on these tiny shifts—an unlucky bounce, an untimely double fault, a net cord. Great players, though, force the change themselves. That’s what Serena Williams did in her second-round French Open match against…

Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane Abruptly Resigns Days After Winning The Champions League Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane Abruptly Resigns Days After Winning The Champions League

Less than a week after leading Real Madrid to their third consecutive Champions League title in a 3-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday, manager Zinedine Zidane announced today in a shocking press conference that he was stepping down from the club.

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