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Joe Girardi’s Corncobbing Highlighted A Delightful Night For Sticky-Stuff Enforcement

I’m sure this was a headache for everyone involved, but it made for tremendous television.

MLB
Max Scherzer grimaces his way through a third goop check.

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May We Never Run Out Of Jameis Winston Workout Videos

Defector Up All Night

Can The Uncanniness Of This Shams Charania Sentence Be Increased To A Higher Platform Of Such? A Focused Execution Of Scrutiny

Media Meltdowns
Shams Charania gestures during an interview.

Romelu Lukaku Can See The Future

Soccer
Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku scores past Finland's goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Finland and Belgium at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on June 21, 2021.

The Official Defector Guide To The 2021 NBA Draft Lottery

NBA
Devin Booker in a suit, sitting at the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery

A Grand Unified Theory For Achieving Total Basketball Enlightenment

NBA

That Was An Ass-Kicking

NHL
Adam Pelech and Yanni Gourde scuffle

Breaking: Raiders DE Carl Nassib Is At His House In West Chester, Pennsylvania

Defector Up All Night
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 15: Carl Nassib #94 of the Las Vegas Raiders flexes during warmups before a game against the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 37-12. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Denmark’s Dramatic Beatdown Of Russia Was Soccer At Its Best

Soccer
Denmark's players celebrate at the end of the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Russia and Denmark at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 21, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Awesome! Supreme Court Rules That Exploited College Athletes Can Have Free Laptops

Death to the NCAA

Trae Young Is The Best Enemy

NBA

The Pain, Delusion, And Potential Glory In Rooting For Venezuela

Soccer
Venezuela's Ronald Hernandez celebrates after scoring against Ecuador during their Conmebol Copa America 2021 football tournament group phase match at the Nilton Santos Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 20, 2021.

What Was Doc Supposed To Do?

NBA
Doc Rivers looks defeated.

Naoya Inoue Turned This Dude Into A Frickin’ Piece Of Paper And Then Just Crumpled Him Up Right In The Middle Of A Boxing Ring On Live TV

The Fights
Naoya Inoue knocks down Michael Dasmarinas

Basketball Is Played By People, Not Archetypes

NBA
Ben Simmons, spooky red light

Iowa TV Station Interrupts U.S. Open At Funniest Possible Time

Golf
A golfer lines up for a shot, and the ball heads toward the hole, but he's interrupted by a Weather alert

Bring On The Sticky-Stuff Anarchy

MLB
BUFFALO, NEW YORK - JUNE 16: Gerrit Cole #45 of the New York Yankees rubs the ball between pitches during the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Sahlen Field on June 16, 2021 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)
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.