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Verizon Media Group CEO Praises Yahoo Sports' Important Coverage, Like This Syndicated Wire Story Verizon Media Group CEO Praises Yahoo Sports' Important Coverage, Like This Syndicated Wire Story

Verizon Media Group CEO K. Guru Gowrappan began his memo to staff today by praising Yahoo Sports for writing a story on the theme of the Women’s World Cup: equity. It was a nice thought, but Yahoo Sports didn’t even write that story.

Men's Pro Teams Express Support For USWNT By Reminding Everyone That Guys Also Play Sports Men's Pro Teams Express Support For USWNT By Reminding Everyone That Guys Also Play Sports

Twitter user Malinda has done excellent work curating a delightfully ill-advised collection of nearly identical tweets sent from the accounts of men’s pro sports teams, all of which attempted to express support for the USWNT while also making sure that nobody is in danger of forgetting that dudes play sports, too.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski Is Now A Corporate Shill For An NBA Sponsor ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski Is Now A Corporate Shill For An NBA Sponsor

Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN’s most prolific and trusted NBA reporter, is now a brand bot for a company that is partnered with the league he is, in theory, supposed to be covering aggressively and adversarially.

Sports Illustrated's Media Operations Pawned Off To Unproven Start-Up Helmed By Longtime Media Creeps Sports Illustrated's Media Operations Pawned Off To Unproven Start-Up Helmed By Longtime Media Creeps

Control of Sports Illustrated’s media operations has changed hands once again, just three weeks after the now former SI owner Meredith Corp sold the magazine’s name and licensing rights to Authentic Brands Group. Per a press release posted by Meredith and sent out to SI staffers, Sports Illustrated’s print and digital…

Disgraced Former NFL Network And Ringer Executive Eric Weinberger Wants Back In The Game Disgraced Former NFL Network And Ringer Executive Eric Weinberger Wants Back In The Game

Eric Weinberger, who last year had to leave his job as president of The Ringer because he was accused of multiple instances of egregious sexual misconduct while he was an executive at NFL Network, is looking to get back into media. Through a press release he announced today that he has formed an aptly named production…

Tim Kawakami Self-Flagellated For Hours Over His Kevin Durant Column [Updates] Tim Kawakami Self-Flagellated For Hours Over His Kevin Durant Column [Updates]

Last night, after Kevin Durant’s Achilles seemingly rolled up like a window shade during the Warriors must-win Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors, fans and reporters alike began a wild-eyed search for someone to blame. The question of blame here is complicated and multi-faceted and ultimately impossible to answer…

The Best Way For Jeffrey Goldberg To Help Diverse Journalists Would Be To Quit His Job The Best Way For Jeffrey Goldberg To Help Diverse Journalists Would Be To Quit His Job

On Thursday, Nieman Lab published a friendly discussion with The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg and the magazine’s recently promoted executive editor Adrienne LaFrance, in which they addressed the great progress The Atlantic has made in adding women to its staff. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending…

The Warriors Aren't Just Going To Be Able To Wait For This Mess To Go Away [Update] The Warriors Aren't Just Going To Be Able To Wait For This Mess To Go Away [Update]

A lot has happened since Raptors guard Kyle Lowry was shoved by a Warriors fan after falling into the seats during Game 3: Lowry was understandably angry; the fan got ejected; after the game Lowry said the fan had made “vulgar” comments to him; this morning, the fan was identified as Mark Stevens, a minority owner of…

The Old Knob Who Shoved Kyle Lowry Is Warriors Minority Owner Mark Stevens [Update] The Old Knob Who Shoved Kyle Lowry Is Warriors Minority Owner Mark Stevens [Update]

The man who pushed Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the NBA Finals last night was none other than Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens, the team has confirmed. The news was first reported by Axios.

Competitive Musical Chairs Is New York's Friendliest Contact Sport Competitive Musical Chairs Is New York's Friendliest Contact Sport

While holding up the remains of a wooden chair that had just been smashed to pieces, a woman yelled, “I got a splinter in my butt!” A referee wearing black and white stripes hustled over with a new chair and placed it on the grass, reconstituting the circle of chairs that was just broken. An impatient young man…

VAR Malfunction Turns African Champions League Final Into Protracted Shitshow VAR Malfunction Turns African Champions League Final Into Protracted Shitshow

After a five-day controversy that included fans protesting in the streets, the Confederation of African Football executive committee decided Wednesday that the second leg of the African Champions League final will be replayed, the Associated Press reports.

Swiss Court Suspends IAAF's Discriminatory Ruling Against Caster Semenya Swiss Court Suspends IAAF's Discriminatory Ruling Against Caster Semenya

Switzerland’s top court has temporarily suspended the IAAF’s discriminatory ruling against South African runner Caster Semenya, meaning she will be allowed to compete in the 800m event without taking medication to suppress her body’s natural levels of testosterone. The suspension will remain in effect at least until…

The NHL Doesn't Want To Talk About Why The Bruins Shacked Up With Barstool Sports The NHL Doesn't Want To Talk About Why The Bruins Shacked Up With Barstool Sports

The Boston Bruins don’t want to talk about their promotion with Barstool Sports, and neither does the NHL.

The Bruins Don't Want To Talk About Getting Into Bed With Barstool Sports The Bruins Don't Want To Talk About Getting Into Bed With Barstool Sports

The Boston Bruins were happy to plug their Barstool Sports towels this morning ahead of tonight’s Game 2, but for some reason they now don’t want to talk about the partnership.

Sports Illustrated Bosses Insist To Staff That Being Sold To Necrophilic Brand Enthusiasts Is Good Sports Illustrated Bosses Insist To Staff That Being Sold To Necrophilic Brand Enthusiasts Is Good

For 65 years, Sports Illustrated has persisted in narrowly covering sports, neglecting those who would like to, say, have their prostates examined in SI-branded medical clinics by doctors wearing SI-branded lab coats, or drape themselves in SI-branded bikinis, or eat an SI-branded hot dog at their kids’ SI-branded…

Local Weatherman Is Fed Up With NBA Fans Complaining About A Tornado Warning Interrupting Game 7 Local Weatherman Is Fed Up With NBA Fans Complaining About A Tornado Warning Interrupting Game 7

Last month, Michael Wilbon got his undies in a bunch when a local CBS affiliate interrupted a Masters rerun with a tornado warning, and it turns out he’s not the only cranky sports fan out who can’t be bothered to think about potentially life-threatening weather systems when the game is on.

ESPN President: We're Going To Keep The Old Whites Happy ESPN President: We're Going To Keep The Old Whites Happy

ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro, whose biggest accomplishment since taking over the network more than a year ago has been tenderly kissing the NFL’s ass, is once again harping on the importance of sticking to sports. This time, however, he’s not just saying the network shouldn’t cover “pure politics”; he’s saying that…

Nick Kyrgios Says He's "Fucking Done" During Tantrum, And It's Hard Not To Believe Him

Of all Nick Kyrgios’s many many many many tantrums, the one he unleashed today at the Italian Open was his most over-the-top display yet. On the heels of a brutally honest interview with tennis writer Ben Rothenberg, in which Kyrgios admitted winning tennis matches doesn’t make him happy, that he does the least amount…

If John Beilein Is Such A Good Person, Why Was He A College Basketball Coach? If John Beilein Is Such A Good Person, Why Was He A College Basketball Coach?

Longtime Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein announced yesterday that he’s leaving the university to take over as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s a move plenty of other college coaches have made before, but the departure of Beilein—reportedly beloved, supposedly clean, and, at 66, downright old, and…

A Brief Quiz About Jimmy Traina's Sports Media Podcast

In the past year, Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina has had male guests on his weekly sports media podcast 70 times. Can you guess how many times he’s had women on his show over that same period of time?

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