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Former FS1 provocateur C.J. Nitkowski takes job as TV analyst for Texas Rangers games

If you’re a sports fan who likes old-school, boys-will-be-boys, anti-PC commentary, we’ve got some bad news for you: C.J. Nitkowski is leaving FS1. Nitkowski, who was FS1’s go-to for insensitive opinions tangentially related to baseball, has taken a job as an analyst on Texas Rangers games for Fox Sports Southwest, he announced Friday on his website. Nitkowski says […]

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An Ohio newspaper trolled the crap out of the Golden State Warriors

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: The Cavaliers overcame what looked like an insurmountable lead to beat the Warriors with all of America watching. We’re talking about Cleveland’s 109-108 Christmas-Day victory over Golden State, in which LeBron and company trailed in the fourth quarter before coming back to win in the final seconds, but […]

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A Holiday Reading List: The best sportswriting of 2016

Say what you will about 2016, it gave us plenty to read, including a lot of great sports stories. Last month, we reviewed the best sportswriting from the past 30 days. This time, to celebrate the end of the year, we’re going to look back over the past 365. If you’ve got time to kill […]

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Ray Hudson calling cool FIFA goals is truly wonderful

There’s nothing in sports like an over-enthusiastic soccer announcer calling a cool goal. Ok fine, how about an over-enthusiastic soccer announcing calling a dozen straight cool goals? To promote the new FIFA 17 video game, EA Sports enlisted beIN Sports commentator Ray Hudson to narrate some of the best goals users have scored since the game […]

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DeMarcus Cousins to pay a ‘substantial fine’ over confrontations with reporters

Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins will pay a “substantial fine” as punishment for cussing out a Sacramento Bee columnist and mistreating various other media members, according to The Undefeated’s Marc Spears. Via Spears, this is the Kings’ statement on the matter: “The Kings have a clear set of standards of conduct expected of our entire organization. As […]

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Would you trade jobs with Skip Bayless?

A brief Twitter spat between SI.com’s Richard Deitsch and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Mac Engel has prompted an interesting question: Would you trade your job for Skip Bayless’ job, hosting a hot-takey but lightly watched show on FS1 called Undisputed? Before we weigh the options, here’s how the question originated: After Deitsch

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MLB’s BAMTech will reportedly pay $300 million to stream League of Legends

After starting as an offshoot of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, designed to merely stream baseball games, BAMTech has pretty much taken over the sports streaming world. The unit, now backed by a $1 billion investment from Disney, has provided infrastructure for WatchESPN, the WWE, March Madness, the PGA Tour and Thursday Night Football, among other properties. Now, […]

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