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  • Daily Digit: Why are there so few African-American baseball players?
    It’s been 71 years since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, but African-American participation in the MLB has sharply declined since its peak in the early ’80s.
    - 8 May 18, 9:31am -
  • Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games
    Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympi…
    - 1 Aug 16, 6:45am -
  • The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals
    This evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster.
    - 2 Jun 16, 9:18am -
  • How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike
    "Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.​
    - 10 Feb 16, 11:36am -
  • Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?
    One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trau…
    - 3 Feb 16, 2:52pm -
  • Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina
    With a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, “I d…
    - 3 Feb 16, 11:41am -

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  • fresh teaGeoff Schwartz’s best bets for Week 15 of the NFL season
    Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz is back with his best bets for Week 15. I loved the NFL lines last weekend. This weekend, they are awful. There’s almost no advantages so we must get creative and I’ve got some plays for you.First off, I know parlays aren’t the “best” of bets, but when t…
    - 13 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 10:41am -
  • fresh teaThis is the bizarre story of Jahvon Quinerly not playing at Villanova and faking his own Instagram hack
    Villanova’s freshman point guard has had a difficult week. Jahvon Quinerly was supposed to be Jalen Brunson’s replacement at Villanova this season. He was supposed to be the type of five-star recruit that proved ‘Nova could keep it rolling, even after losing four first round draft picks from l…
    - 22 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 10:32am -
  • fresh teaRussell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley’s beef includes knee injuries, Jay-Z quotes, and baby cradles
    Russell Westbrook’s beef with Patrick Beverley is pretty easy to understand. Westbrook has been a star basically since day one. Beverley made a mistake in college that derailed his career, and he had to claw through various European leagues to find his way into the NBA.Once Beverley made the leag…
    - 47 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 10:07am -
  • fresh tea2018 college football coach hiring *and* firing grades, updated
    Let’s keep track as the coaching carousel spins or whatever. Below, brief notes on each FBS head coaching change, along with an INSTA GRADE. The difference: let’s also grade the firing part as well. Why should only hirings get graded? Onward.Note: I’m not factoring buyouts here. You’re prob…
    - 52 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 10:02am -
  • fresh teaMarkelle Fultz’s bizarre injury, explained by a surgeon
    The former No. 1 pick is suffering from an unusual injury that’s ruined his once fantastic jump shot, and the start to his career. A surgeon explains what’s happening to Fultz, and why. After a two-year stretch of confusion, frustration, internet conspiracies, and unpredictability, Markelle Ful…
    - 53 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 10:01am -
  • fresh teaWhy gambling used to scare baseball and why it doesn’t anymore
    Baseball and gambling used to be mortal enemies. Here’s how they fell in love. The mayor of Las Vegas attended the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in 2004 with a showgirl on each arm and an Elvis impersonator behind him. This is not an exaggeration. Oscar Goodman was a former mob lawyer who…
    - 54 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 10:00am -

FanSided

  • fresh teaTension brewing between Giants and Odell Beckham, again
    The New York Giants have a small chance to make the playoffs, but Odell Beckham’s behavior may be leading to new tension. They need a ton of help, but with four wins in their last five games the New York Giants are 5-8 with a chance to make the playoffs. Wide receiver Odell Beckham missed […]Te…
    - 2 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 8:55am -
  • fresh teaThe first rule of St. Louis Blues fight club is, start winning games
    Ice Cold Takes is a weekly humor column covering what is trending in the NHL. The official hockey column of the Seattle Kraken. There are a lot of names being tossed around for the NHL’s new Seattle Franchise but if it isn’t the Kraken, they’ll be making a huge mistake. The short (kind of long…
    - 2 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 8:30am -
  • fresh teaThe Raiders are paying the price for giving Jon Gruden so much power
    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis recently admitted Jon Gruden is the de facto leader of the Raiders. Did Gruden get too much power too soon? Kanye West once stated that “no one man should have all that power.” It’s become evident that the Oakland Raiders missed that memo. The Oakland Raiders s…
    - 2 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 8:26am -
  • fresh teaMarvel makes right decision to save Doctor Strange 2 until 2021
    The sequel to the 2016 Marvel blockbuster Doctor Strange won’t hit theaters until 2021, but maybe the five-year gap between the first and second films is a positive and not a negative. When it was announced that Benedict Cumberbatch would play Stephen Strange in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, ev…
    - 3 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 8:11am -
  • fresh teaJoe Kelly did the Red Sox a favor by signing with the Dodgers
    Joe Kelly is leaving Boston to return to Los Angeles, and that should be in everybody’s best interest. Even though the 2018 season saw a brief rise in popularity for Joe Kelly among Boston Red Sox fans (mostly due to an intense Fenway Park brawl with Tyler Austin, who was with the New York Yankees…
    - 3 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 8:04am -
  • fresh teaTop 10 moments from the Arrowverse’s Elseworlds crossover
    The CW just concluded its epic three-show crossover between The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl as the heroes of the Arrowverse came together for their annual team-up event. This year’s crossover between the Fastest Man alive, the Emerald Archer and the Girl of Steel became the CW’s most epic event…
    - 3 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 7:51am -

Deadspin

  • fresh teaReport: Carson Wentz Has A Fractured Vertebrae
    Eagles QB Carson Wentz has been dealing with back issues all season, and after undergoing a battery of tests earlier this week, he apparently has been diagnosed with a fractured vertebrae. ESPN’s Adam Schefter got the scoop, and the injury seems like it will probably keep him out at least this wee…
    - 7 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 10:47am -
  • fresh teaNo One Knows Where The Raiders Are Going To Play Next Season
    The Raiders have just one home game left in Oakland this year, Christmas Eve against the Broncos. The Raiders will begin play in their new domed Las Vegas Stadium in the 2020 season. And in between? Uhhhhhhhh...Read more...
    - 21 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 10:33am -
  • fresh teaGet To Know The Vermin In And Around Your Stadium Food
    A rumbling gut is probably enough to inform you that stadium concessions stands can really mess you up, but now you can check your gastrointestinal intuition against an ESPN survey of health violations at pro football, basketball, baseball, and hockey venues.Read more...
    - 31 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 10:23am -
  • fresh teaThe Raptors Didn't Even Need Kawhi Leonard To Punk The Warriors In Oakland
    Last week, the Warriors traveled to Milwaukee and avenged their early-season loss to the Bucks with ease, dispatching one of their possible Finals opponents without ever having to do to much. They clearly made a point of putting the Bucks in their place—increasingly rickety Andre Iguodala played 2…
    - 46 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 10:08am -
  • fresh teaI Don't Think Stephen A. Smith Watches Much Football
    On this morning’s First Take, the ESPN show for people who really should have slept in, Stephen A. Smith broke down tonight’s Chargers-Chiefs throwdown by reminding us to keep an eye on Spencer Ware (out with a foot injury), Hunter Henry (out since May with a torn ACL), and Derrick Johnson (no l…
    - 1 hour ago 13 Dec 18, 9:39am -
  • fresh teaWarriors Accuse Athletic Writer Of Fabricating Steph Curry “Tranny Sex Tape” Joke
    In a profile of Steph Curry published earlier this week, Marcus Thompson II, a writer for The Athletic, described a scene between Curry and rapper Mistah F.A.B. in which the two were “laughing [...] about a certain tranny sex tape.” After facing backlash over the use of the slur, The Athletic ch…
    - 2 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 9:01am -

Outsports

  • fresh teaThis Swedish soccer player was teased as a teen before finding love
    Mara Åkesson found struggles and some loneliness as an LGBTQ athlete in Sweden, and she’s sharing her story to help others. When I was a young girl, I dated boys. That’s just what you did as a young girl. But when I was 13, I started to feel something different, like I wanted to be dating othe…
    - 2 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 9:03am -
  • Olympic figure skater Eric Radford is starting a gorgeous music career
    Eric Radford is a three-time Olympic medalist. Now he’s turning his talents to writing music for the piano. Eric Radford, the three-time Olympic medalist figure skater, is embarking on a new career that pursues another of his life’s passions: music. Radford has released a new single, written by…
    - 1 day ago 12 Dec 18, 8:37am -
  • For a gay athlete with disability, high school wrestling was vital to his self-acceptance
    Bennett Sherr battled a rare orthopedic disease while coming to grips with being gay, and found empowerment on the mat. It was a flyer tacked to the cafeteria bulletin board in middle school that introduced me to scholastic wrestling.I was shocked to discover that as a sport, wrestling did not invo…
    - 2 days ago 11 Dec 18, 10:28pm -
  • Fantasy football: Week 15 start/sit advice for Team Outsports Equality
    Here’s our weekly fantasy football starting lineup of NFL players who have expressed support for LGBT equality. With no openly gay players in the league, we formed a fantasy team from players who have shown their support for LGBT issues in interviews with Outsports and other media.Here are our s…
    - 2 days ago 11 Dec 18, 10:20pm -
  • LGPA Tour golfer Mel Reid comes out as gay
    Reid said she wants to use her golf platform to work with people who support her, and to inspire others. Mel Reid, a golfer on the LPGA Tour, has come out publicly as gay. The 31-year-old English golfer said she has found acceptance in her sport.“The Tour is a very welcoming community and it’s…
    - 2 days ago 11 Dec 18, 10:01am -
  • Ohio gay college runner makes comeback from absence caused by Crohn’s 
    LGBTQ College Roundup: Mount Union’s Jason Hadley makes return to racing. ALLIANCE, Ohio — Mount Union senior Jason Hadley took the lead early in the race, but in Laps 3 and 4, he felt his energy disappear.Freshman teammate Jack Fortner came up on Hadley the final lap of the five-lap 1,000-mete…
    - 2 days ago 11 Dec 18, 12:33am -

SLAM

  • fresh teaSteve Kerr Says Warriors ‘Didn’t Bring It’ in Loss to Raptors
    Steve Kerr expressed his frustration with his team after yesterday’s 113-93 home loss to the Raptors. In a game that had no Kawhi Leonard, the Raptors took care of business again after defeating the Warriors in an overtime nail-biter a few weeks ago. The season series stands at 2-0 in what many f…
    - 47 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 10:08am -
  • fresh teaReport: Rockets Interested in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    The Houston Rockets have expressed interest in acquiring the Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in a potential multi-team trade, reports The Athletic’s Shams Charania. In return, the Lakers would receive Trevor Ariza from the Suns as part of a four-team trade scenario. Caldwell-Pope, 25, has t…
    - 1 hour ago 13 Dec 18, 9:39am -
  • fresh teaThe Windy City Welcomes Winter: How Violence Plagues a Hoops Community
    The school year is well under way, and I’m back teaching at New Mexico State University. But I can’t stop thinking about my summer in Chicago. And Marshall High School. And Shawn Harrington. As a boy, I attended Chicago public schools for 11 years, and then stayed put for college. Chicago is al…
    - 2 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 9:05am -
  • fresh teaNBA Kicks of the Night
    The debut of the Under Armour Curry 6 headlines an incredible night of NBA kicks.The post NBA Kicks of the Night appeared first on SLAMonline.
    - 3 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 7:33am -
  • fresh teaReport: Allonzo Trier, Knicks Agree to Two-Year Deal
    The New York Knicks and guard Allonzo Trier have agreed to a two-year deal, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. To create roster space, the team is expected to release Ron Baker. The New York Knicks and two-way guard Allonzo Trier have agreed to a two-year deal, per league sources on @TheAthlet…
    - 4 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 7:18am -
  • fresh teaPost Up: Kyrie Irving Drops 37 Points, Comes Up Clutch in OT ❄️
    Celtics 130 (17-10), Wizards 125 (11-17) Kyrie Irving put on a show in Washington. Bradley Beal was able to force overtime, but that’s when Uncle Drew went to work, scoring 12 of his 37 points. He hit two incredibly clutch shots that made sure Boston would walk out with the win. Kyrie Irving was…
    - 13 hours ago 12 Dec 18, 9:59pm -
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