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No Joy In Mudville — And Washington

At the end of the day, we heard The Washington Post’s earthshaking scoop: Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice. But there was no joy in Mudville, or Washington, even for those who saw big trouble coming. Universally, we were grief-stricken and gobsmacked at the turn of events for Congress and the rocky Trump White House — not even five-months-old.

June 19, 2017

The Wussification Of Baseball Is A Good Thing

Losing pitcher Jon Lester was disgusted by the umpire’s ruling. “Baseball has been played for over 100 years the exact same way, and now we’re trying to change everything and make it soft,” he groused. “We’re out there playing with a bunch of pansies right now.”

May 19, 2017
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) reacts during the second half of a game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

How to Make Billboards Uglier

It’s “a bit creepy,” says Andy Stevens. And he works for Clear Channel!

March 10, 2016

‘Concussion’ Film Stirs NFL Brain Injury Debate

The film Concussion, tracing a forensic pathologist’s quest to expose the truth about brain injuries in the NFL, casts a spotlight on an issue that has roiled America’s most popular sports league.

December 20, 2015

Cartoon: Are Russian Athletes Doping? Like The Women’s Swim Team?

“You think they’re sneaking dope in our food?”

November 13, 2015

Endorse This: Obama Salutes The ‘Badass’ Women’s Soccer Team

“This team taught all America’s children that ‘playing like a girl’ means you’re a badass,” Obama declared.

October 27, 2015

Football And Gaming, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Football and gambling — two great American addictions working together. What could possibly go wrong?

October 20, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Lincoln-Douglas-Wilmore Debates

Larry Wilmore went back in time to cover some other debates. And there’s one thing we can be sure of: Black voters will never leave the Republican Party!

October 16, 2015

Endorse This: Jimmy Carter’s Still Got It

Former president Jimmy Carter got a very warm welcome on his night out with his lifelong First Lady, when he and Rosalynn took in a baseball game Thursday.

September 18, 2015

Judge Tosses Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ NFL Suspension

The ruling is unlikely to be the last word on the matter, which has dominated sports radio, made national headlines and inspired nicknames like “Deflategate” and “Ballghazi.”

September 3, 2015

U.S. Judge Questions NFL’s ‘Deflategate’ Case Against Brady

A federal judge fired tough questions at an NFL lawyer about whether Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s “Deflategate” suspension is supported by the evidence.

August 13, 2015

Endorse This: You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Board

Check out the vicious fight that ensued between surfing champion Mick Fanning and the fearsome fish, which was broadcast on live television — bringing new and deadly meaning to the phrase “extreme sports.”

July 20, 2015

Djokovic Shatters Federer Dream To Win Third Wimbledon

Defending tennis champion Novak Djokovic won a third Wimbledon title and a ninth Grand Slam crown, shattering Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth All England Club triumph.

July 12, 2015
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Cleveland Will Champion Our Cavaliers

No sports team can fix a city’s problems. We know that. The Cavs’ glorious season was not so much a distraction as it was an affirmation that there’s a lot more to us than what’s broken.

June 18, 2015
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Blatter Quits As FIFA Corruption Pressure Mounts

Sepp Blatter on Tuesday resigned as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football’s governing body.

June 2, 2015
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Why Must Americans Clean Up a Foreign Sport?

Soccer is the top sport in just about every country except this one. So who is picking up the tab to restore decency to the national sport of other countries? The U.S. taxpayer.

June 2, 2015

Endorse This: Born To Run!

Watch an interview Harriette did this morning, and her assurances that she’s doing great — though she does feel just a little stiffness.

June 1, 2015
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Blatter Wins FIFA Vote Amid Corruption Storm

A FIFA congress started a vote for a new president with incumbent Sepp Blatter ,the favorite despite a major corruption scandal engulfing the organization.

May 29, 2015
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5 Signs FIFA Was Always Corrupt

Here are five reminders that we already knew FIFA was corrupt.

May 29, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Jon Stewart vs. The GOP Field — And His Own Retirement

Jon Stewart looked at the ever-expanding crowd of Republican presidential candidate — and found himself struggling with his decision to retire from The Daily Show.

May 29, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Loose Cannon Cop Meets Reality

On The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore looked at the new police reforms in Cleveland to stop brutality and build community trust — and the negative impact they will have on the kind of loose cannon cop that Americans love to watch in the movies.

May 28, 2015
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U.S. Corruption Probe Rocks FIFA As Football Officials Held

The dawn detention of several FIFA leaders and a corruption raid on its headquarters on Wednesday rocked world football’s governing body two days before its leader Sepp Blatter seeks a new term.

May 27, 2015
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LeBron Goes From Playmaker to Peacemaker

Demanding justice but keeping the peace, LeBron James asks the people of Cleveland not to riot.

May 26, 2015

The Sound And The Fury Of Deflategate

Once somebody like Tom Brady has been targeted for something like “Deflategate,” it’s almost impossible for them to get even-handed treatment in the media.

May 20, 2015
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Tom Brady Should Sue Goodell’s Pants Off

Is Deflategate the NFL’s scapegoat for problems with safety standards and child and spousal abuse by players?

May 19, 2015