The NBA's hardest fouls, in pictures; Jamie-Lynn Sigler/Meadow Soprano is this afternoon's throwback lovely lady of the day.
Hardest Fouls of the Playoffs
The NBA playoffs bring out not only the best in players but also the most brutal, as evidenced by the above gallery of the hardest fouls this postseason. Even the still photos are painful to look at.
Pats: 'Deflator' Refers to Weight Loss
The Patriots released a lengthy, annotated rebuttal to the Wells Report today. Regarding the seemingly damning text messages between equipment staffers that used the word "deflator," the team offered up this explanation: "Mr. Jastremski would sometimes work out and bulk up — he is a slender guy and his goal was to get to 200 pounds. Mr. McNally is a big fellow and had the opposite goal: to lose weight. 'Deflate' was a term they used to refer to losing weight."
1) True or not, nobody is buying it. 2) Wouldn't the correct term, in that case, be "deflatee"?
Discovery Channel Trolls Penguins
Much to the delight of Flyers fans, this happened today. That makes the second time in less than 24 hours I've seen a company troll a hockey team for no good reason. What a world we live in. Can't even learn about zoo animals or get liquor delivery anymore without worrying about whether it jibes with your rooting interests.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, aka Meadow Soprano, turns 34 today. Good enough reason to earn her throwback lovely lady of the day honors. Click here for a full-size gallery.
Mayweather Gets Booed
Chilly reception for the boxer at Warriors-Grizzles last night. He didn't seem to care.
Raptors Reportedly Have a Drake Uni
Weird Giveaway Alert
The Nationals' minor-league affiliate is giving away these half-man (Wilson Ramos), half-beast (buffalo), full awesome creatures at the team's next home game.
How to Deal With Haters Like a Boss
Air Bud's Best Sport Was Basketball
According to this in-depth analysis, which also found that his worst sport was volleyball. Glad we settled that.
Odds & Ends
New bridge to be named after Gordie Howe ... The Big Lead's 25 Most Powerful People in Sports Media ... The "Fab Five" documentary has created some serious drama ... Eighty-five percent of sports fans polled by ESPN think the Patriots aren't the only team that may be cheating ... Revisiting the controversial, much-dissected 1985 NBA draft lottery ... Ronda Rousey talks about what it's like to be Ronda Rousey ... Sources insist to PEOPLE that Tiger didn't cheat on Lindsey Vonn ... What would your name be if you were born today?
Rob Gronkowski's Tinder Tips
His suggestions include "swipe right for every single one."
Guilty Pet Pics Are the Best Pics
Dogs were built without poker faces, and it's endlessly entertaining.
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