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The Sixers Can’t Get Away With Both Of These Guys Sucking

The Sixers still seem like the better team in this matchup, so long as at least one of their two foundational superstars remembers not to tie their own shoes together for a full half of basketball.

Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Trae Young watch the ball.

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Barry Bonds Showed A Dog At Westminster

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Rocky on the big stage

You Don’t Always Have To Be Good In Order To Be Great

Netherlands' defender Denzel Dumfries (R) celebrates after scoring the third goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group C football match between the Netherlands and Ukraine at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam on June 13, 2021.

Here Are Some Delightful Pictures Of Scotland’s Keeper Becoming One With His Net

Scotland's goalkeeper David Marshall falls in the net after missing a save on Czech Republic's second goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group D football match between Scotland and Czech Republic at Hampden Park in Glasgow on June 14, 2021. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Cameron Payne Worked Hard To Arrive At The Point Of Nikola Jokic’s Surrender

Cameron Payne in a Suns jersey, looking happy.

Chris Paul Reminded Everyone Who He Is


Patrik Schick Just Ripped Out Scotland’s Heart With A 50-Yard Goal

Patrik Schick of Czech Republic celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between Scotland v Czech Republic at Hampden Park on June 14, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.

How To Make Nocino, The Black Potion That Is Summer’s Ode To Winter

The walnuts an hour or so after being quartered.

Kyrie Irving Adds Yet Another Injury To The NBA Playoffs

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JUNE 13: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets is injured during the first half of Game Four of the Eastern Conference second round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum on June 13, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Oh My God, The Islanders Started This Series Perfectly

Mathew Barzal is congratulated by Anthony Beauvillier

Machine Flips Switch

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts in his Men's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during Day Fifteen of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on June 13, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

There’s Gonna Be Three Hits: Me Hitting You, You Hitting The Floor, Also Me Hitting The Floor

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA - JUNE 12: Terrance McKinney hurts his knee celebrating his knock-out victory over Matt Frevola during their UFC 263 lightweight match at Gila River Arena on June 12, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona.

Paul O’Neill Forgets A Guy

Pete Incaviglia safe at home

Team Doctor: Christian Eriksen “Was Gone” Before Being Resuscitated On The Pitch

A stadiums screen shows shows a message of support for Christian Eriksen

Let’s Make Some Slaw

A bowl of pretty slaw

That’s Pretty Much As Good As It Gets

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Kevin Durant’s Idiot Bodyguard Rushed The Court To Protect Him From P.J. Tucker

P.J. Tucker warns the moron bodyguard who rushed him on the court during Game 3.
The Distraction podcast

The Distraction

New episodes on Thursdays

Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, or Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction.