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LAFC's Adama Diomande Says Portland Timbers Player Called Him The N-Word During Game LAFC's Adama Diomande Says Portland Timbers Player Called Him The N-Word During Game

LAFC striker Adama Diomande wrote in an Instagram post that an opponent on the Portland Timbers called him “the ‘N’ word” during his team’s U.S. Open Cup match on Wednesday. Diomande came on in the second half as a substitute in his team’s 3-2 win, and while he exchanged a few words with Timbers players towards the…

The Indians Paid A Lot For Their New Bullpen, But They Pretty Much Had To Do It The Indians Paid A Lot For Their New Bullpen, But They Pretty Much Had To Do It

The Cleveland Indians, despite owning only the sixth-best record in the American League, have basically already clinched their spot in the playoffs, and are the only AL team that doesn’t have to worry about the wild card play-in game. Thanks to the putrid AL Central and its one (1) team with a record over .500, the…

Here's Michigan State's Settlement Agreement With Larry Nassar's Victims Here's Michigan State's Settlement Agreement With Larry Nassar's Victims

Documents filed last week in a U.S. district court show the full details of the settlement between Michigan State and the sexual abuse victims of its former employee, Larry Nassar. As previously reported, Michigan State will pay a total of $425 million to the 333 survivors who have already come forward, with an…

Liverpool Spend Truckload Of Money To Prevent Further Loris Karius Boners Liverpool Spend Truckload Of Money To Prevent Further Loris Karius Boners

Liverpool are rolling in Champions League cash after that surprisingly successful 2017-18 campaign, and they’ve proven yet again that they’re not shy about spending it. Today the Reds appear to have completed a deal with Roma for the Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, paying the hysterical price of €75m to get him.…

Tiffany Hayes Steals, Then Scores An Extremely Badass Buzzer-Beater

The Connecticut Sun probably thought they would be the only ones with a buzzer beating opportunity as the clock wound down in their 83-83 game with the Atlanta Dream tonight. But they didn’t factor in the otherworldly range of Dream guard Tiffany Hayes.

Report: Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones Arrested After Hotel Refuses To Let Him Go To The Bathroom Report: Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones Arrested After Hotel Refuses To Let Him Go To The Bathroom

Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones was reportedly arrested by Scottsdale Police over the weekend and charged with assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespassing. From the information available, the arrest happened for a very dumb reason: He really had to go to the bathroom.

Arsène Wenger: Oh God, What Was I Doing At Arsenal For The Last 22 Years? Arsène Wenger: Oh God, What Was I Doing At Arsenal For The Last 22 Years?

Pretty much the entire back half of manager Arsène Wenger’s 22-year tenure with Arsenal could be forgotten with little consequence. After winning a couple titles and then going unbeaten in the 2003-04 Premier League season, Wenger’s accomplishments quickly thinned—a mix of third- and fourth-place finishes balanced out…

Kirk Cousins Anticipates His Inevitable Death With A Tube Of Rocks Kirk Cousins Anticipates His Inevitable Death With A Tube Of Rocks

For most of us living our lives on this planet we call Earth, the fact that we will one day be dead and gone is an abstract concept, something we intellectually know but can’t fully visualize or comprehend. Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has solved this problem with a collection of rocks.

The four members of Pussy Riot who ran onto the pitch during the World Cup final have been sentenced to 15 days in Russian jail. They’ve also been banned from sporting events for three years. [The Guardian]

Lawsuit Says USA Diving Ignored Sexual Abuse Of Divers Lawsuit Says USA Diving Ignored Sexual Abuse Of Divers

A lawsuit filed last week adds USA Diving to the list of U.S. Olympic Committee-certified national governing bodies that have allegedly enabled the abuse of young female athletes. The lawsuit, filed in an Indiana federal court, describes one coach in particular who has habitually raped his divers, and the indifference…

Announcing Cliches In Soccer, Ranked Announcing Cliches In Soccer, Ranked

The World Cup didn’t quite feel the same without Ian Darke to call it, but at least there was another month of (mostly) British announcers populating our soccer broadcasts. Here’s a celebration of the phrases only heard when watching the beautiful game.

Pirates Plunder Walk-Off Win On Basically The Open Sea

Playing extra innings on Sunday in a ballpark that had essentially become an extension of the Allegheny River, the Pirates managed to capture a walk-off victory. First baseman Josh Bell was the one who showed off his sea legs and sent Milwaukee to Davy Jones’s locker, crushing the ball about 60 fathoms deep into…

Weird-As-Hell USA Today Blog Reads Like Ad Copy For The Qatar World Cup Weird-As-Hell USA Today Blog Reads Like Ad Copy For The Qatar World Cup

We’re all in agreement that holding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a bad idea, right? Like, historically bad, since both the oppressive heat and the lack of infrastructure make the tournament such a logistical nightmare that it has to be played in December, with an entire city created from scratch to host the final.…

Jaguars DT Marcell Dareus Has Been Accused Of Sexual Assault In Two Separate Lawsuits Jaguars DT Marcell Dareus Has Been Accused Of Sexual Assault In Two Separate Lawsuits

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Marcell Dareus is currently facing two separate lawsuits that accuse him of sexual assault. Both anonymous plaintiffs—one woman from Las Vegas and another in Texas—say that Dareus had sex with them while they were blacked out or otherwise incapacitated. The Texas woman also…

Isaiah Thomas Has Reached The "Sign For The Veteran's Minimum" Stage Of His Decline Isaiah Thomas Has Reached The "Sign For The Veteran's Minimum" Stage Of His Decline

Point guard Isaiah Thomas—formerly of the Lakers, Cavaliers, and Celtics all within the past 12 months—has found a new home in Denver. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Thomas has signed with the Nuggets for the veteran’s minimum.

Mookie Betts's 13-Pitch Grand Slam At-Bat Is Best Viewed In Its Entirety Mookie Betts's 13-Pitch Grand Slam At-Bat Is Best Viewed In Its Entirety

The best short film of the summer has arrived, and it’s Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts patiently working through a 13-pitch at-bat against Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ before socking a grand slam dinger over that big Green Monster in left field. It’s got pathos—Justin Smoak dropping a foul pop-up just a few pitches…

The Short, Dramatic Tenure Of Antonio Conte At Chelsea Might Finally Be Over The Short, Dramatic Tenure Of Antonio Conte At Chelsea Might Finally Be Over

The lengthy offseason limbo of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte appears to be nearing a resolution, as the BBC is reporting that an official announcement on Conte’s departure from the club is imminent. This tweet from Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fàbregas appears to give it away, too.

Summer League Is Only Good For Getting Unreasonably Excited About Duncan Robinson Summer League Is Only Good For Getting Unreasonably Excited About Duncan Robinson

Have you heard about the NBA’s biggest signing of the summer? Clearly I am referring to the new two-way contract that former Michigan Wolverine Duncan Robinson has signed with the Miami Heat.

Astros Get A Walk-Off Win On Probably The Weirdest Play You Can Imagine

Alex Bregman drove in a run from second on a ball that traveled maybe five feet from home plate, and the Astros walked it off against the A’s on Tuesday night thanks to one of the dumbest and most random game-ending plays you will ever see.

Lazy Baseball Nicknames Helped The Reds Beat The Indians Lazy Baseball Nicknames Helped The Reds Beat The Indians

The Indians suffered a pretty humiliating loss to the Reds Tuesday night, surrendering seven runs in the ninth inning for a 7-4 defeat. The fatal blow came from Joey Votto, who plated three runs with a bases-loaded double against newly entered right-handed reliever Dan Otero.

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