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Klay Thompson suffers concussion-like symptoms ‘after’ win

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

To be filed under "How Convenient:" With nine minutes left in Golden State's series-clinching win over Houston, guard Klay Thompson took a knee to the head after pump-faking Trevor Ariza out of his jockstrap. It was quite a blow, as Thompson started bleeding from the ear like Ricardo Montalban had put ...

FIFA officials arrested en masse in Switzerland

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

It looks like one of the world's most notoriously corrupt organizations, FIFA, experienced its "Apalachin" moment in Switzerland on Wednesday morning. For those of who you might have families or hobbies, Apalachin is the 1957 raid in which some 60 mob bosses were arrested at or around the Apalachin, New York ...

NBA (fruitlessly?) trying to move up start of Finals

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

The NBA's conference finals have been the definition of anti-climax as both series appear headed towards four-game sweeps. But that's nowhere near as unexciting as the wait until the start of the NBA Finals will be. The starting date of the Finals was set as June 5 before the end the ...

Predicting the (sporting) futures of Mad Men’s characters

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed television dramas of this or any other era, came to an end on Sunday night. And with the exception of Betty Draper, every primary character on the show has a fairly open slate as they dive headlong into the 1970s. Unless creator Matthew Weiner ...

News Flash: Jeff Loria remains terrible to work for

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

When the Brewers fired Ron Roenicke a couple weeks ago, we speculated as to who would be the next big-league manager to get the axe. Foolishly, we cut our list of speculation short of Marlins manager Mike Redmond. Though the Marlins weren't off to the start they are capable of ...

Bulls go down in flames; is Thibodeau next?

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

With their backs up against the wall against the Cavaliers on Thursday night, the Bulls looked like the fat and/or skinny kid in dodgeball. Despite Cleveland missing two of its top three players -- one of them for the entire series -- Chicago proved to be a much easier out ...

Meet David Blatt, bold fighter pilot

Monday, May 11th, 2015

A day after committing a pair of decisions that would have been characterized as "boners" back in the day when they weren't just a thing in your pants, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt was on the defensive trying to justify his actions against the Bulls late in Game 4 of ...

KYLE FARNSWORTH IS PLAYING FOOTBALL

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

  Some of us take a bit longer than others to find our true calling in life. Perhaps Kyle Farnsworth fits that bill. Farnsworth, who spent 16 years in the Major Leagues pitching for 11 teams -- 10 if you count his two separate stints with the Braves as one team, but ...