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Maitreyi Anantharaman

Staff writer at Defector.

Bring On Storm 2.0

Breanna Stewart #30 of the Seattle Storm reacts during the first quarter against the Las Vegas Aces at Angel of the Winds Arena on May 15, 2021 in Everett, Washington.

Well, Well, Well, If It Isn’t The 2021 WNBA Season: A Preview

A'ja Wilson #22 of the Las Vegas Aces looks to pass against the Los Angeles Sparks during their game at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Aces defeated the Sparks 83-70.

Caps Defenseman Michal Kempny Injured On A Check From An Ice Scraper

Michal Kempny #6 of the Washington Capitals looks on in a game against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on January 31, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Maybe Keep This Coaching Tree To Yourself

College Football

Announcing The May Defector Reads A Book Selection

Defector Reads A Book
Customers browse at a mobile book stall, Berlin, circa 1925.

Who Was Lady Byng, And What Was Her Deal?

Senators Week

Here It Is, You Hicks: A Rave Review Of ‘All The King’s Men’

Defector Reads A Book

How Could You Not Like The Drake?

Senators Week
Drake Batherson #19 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Canadian Tire Centre on January 15, 2021 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

At LSU, Kim Mulkey Will Be A Company Woman

College Basketball
Kim Mulkey, the newly hired women's basketball coach at Louisiana State University, speaks during a press conference at Pete Maravich Assembly Center on April 26, 2021 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Best Bucket Of The Night Was The One That Didn’t Go In


The Pistons Drafted Well?

Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons celebrates after scoring against the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter of the Pistons 108-102 win over the Celtics at TD Garden on February 12, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts.

A-Rod Handles Breakup With J.Lo In A Normal And Human Way

CFDA Fashion Icon Award recipient US singer Jennifer Lopez and fiance former baseball pro Alex Rodriguez arrive for the 2019 CFDA fashion awards at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City on June 3, 2019.

Bow Before This Bowling Teen, Who Converted A 7-10 Split

Anthony Neuer, an 18-year-old bowler, right before he hits a 7-10 split.

Stanford Broke The Spell

College Basketball
Haley Jones #30 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates a team win against the Arizona Wildcats in the National Championship game of the 2021 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on April 04, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas.

Aari McDonald And Arizona Took Down The Giants

College Basketball
Aari McDonald #2 of the Arizona Wildcats celebrates after defeating the UConn Huskies during the third quarter in the Final Four semifinal game of the 2021 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on April 02, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. (

We’re Standing Right Here With You, Ready To Discuss ‘Fences’

Defector Reads A Book

When They Needed It Most, UConn Had The Juice

College Basketball
Paige Bueckers #5 of the UConn Huskies celebrates her three point basket in the first quarter against the Baylor Lady Bears during the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on March 29, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas.

Is This Your Unstoppable Offense?

College Basketball
Faith Masonius #13 and Angel Reese #10 of the Maryland Terrapins react to the loss to the Texas Longhorns during the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on March 28, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas.The Texas Longhorns defeated the Maryland Terrapins 64-61

No One’s Having More Fun Than Caitlin Clark

College Basketball
San Antonio, TX - MARCH 23: KENTUCKY VS IOWA during the Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament held at Bill Greehey Arena on March 23, 2021 in San Antonio, TX.

Some Suspect Officiating Led To The Fall Of Troy

College Basketball
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