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Maitreyi Anantharaman

Staff writer at Defector.

We Have Been Bamboozled By The NHL And Its Fraudulent Outdoor Games

Defector Up All Night
Outdoor shinny hockey action during the 7th Annual Lake Louise Pond Hockey Classic on the frozen surface of Lake Louise on February 27, 2016 in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.

33-Year-Old Bucks Exec Alex Lasry Wants To Be A Senator Now

Bucks senior vice president and U.S. Senate candidate Alex Lasry

Hockey Magazine Denies That It Ever Released A “Diversity Issue” With Zdeno Chara On The Cover

Media Meltdowns
Zdeno Chara on the cover of The Hockey News

Russell Westbrook Can’t Believe He Airballed A Free Throw Either


Jacksonville’s Chris Doyle Era Ends, Very Quickly

Former Iowa strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle

Urban Meyer Feels “Great” About Hiring Racist, Abusive Strength Coach


The Lamoureux Twins Are Leaving Their Sport Better Than They Found It

Jocelyne Lamoureux #17 of the United States scores a goal against Shannon Szabados #1 of Canada in a shootout to win the Women's Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

Women’s Basketball’s Top Two Showdown Was A Thrilling Glimpse Of The Future

Women's Basketball
Aliyah Boston shoots over Aaliyah Edwards in South Carolina's game against UConn

Announcing The February Defector Reads A Book Selection

Defector Reads A Book
Children reading in the library at their school in Alsace, circa 1950.

What A Lark! What A Plunge! To Read ‘Mrs. Dalloway’

Defector Reads A Book

Why The NWHL Bubble Burst

A general view of a face off during the first period of the Isobel Cup Game between the Buffalo Beauts and the Boston Pride at Herb Brooks Arena on February 01, 2021 in Lake Placid, New York.

What Is This Lady’s Deal!

A fan gestures as she and her party are escorted out of the arena during the second half of the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on February 01, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Pistons Lost To The Warriors, And Then Kept Losing

Draymond Green in his postgame press conference after the Warriors beat the Pistons 118-91 on Saturday, January 30.

Eagles Fans Might Eat Nick Sirianni Alive

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni in his introductory press conference

The Los Angeles Sparks Are Losing An Icon In Candace Parker

Candace Parker #3 of the Los Angeles Sparks looks on during a game against the Seattle Storm at Staples Center on August 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Women’s Hockey Doesn’t Need To Cater To One Rich, Needy Lady

Media Meltdowns

Paige Bueckers Injected Some Old-School Fun Into UConn-Tennessee

College Basketball

The NBA’s Vaccine Decision-Making Doesn’t Need To Be So Complicated

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver waits to speak at the Los Angeles Lakers championship ring ceremony before the season opening game against the LA Clippers at Staples Center on December 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

New Coaching Drama, Same Old Vols

College Football
Head coach Jeremy Pruitt of the Tennessee Volunteers looks on in the first half of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl against the Indiana Hoosiers at TIAA Bank Field on January 2, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

College Coaches Will Have To Choose Where Their Loyalties Lie

College Basketball
Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks to his players during a time-out during the second half against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on December 19, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Tar Heels defeated the Wildcats 75-63.
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