Forget Mayweather-McGregor; here's the real fight of the century
Not one, not two, but three times did the benches clear at Comerica Park in Detroit on Thursday, as the Yankees and Tigers wouldn't stop scrapping over a barrage of hit batsmen and hurt feelings. Four plunkings and a benches-clearing brawl added up to six ejections, including Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera, who threw hands with Yankees catcher Austin Romine after getting thrown at by Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle. But for all the serious Baseball Law Keeping that was being done, there was plenty of silly nonsense to appreciate, from David Robertson's dead sprint to the fight from the bullpen to CC Sabathia's obvious amusement at the ridiculousness of it all. As far as baseball fights go, this one was as good as it gets.
Behold the new meme sweeping the internet
Call it Distracted Boyfriend or Dude Looking At Other Woman or whatever you want, but it's been all over Twitter the last couple days. Here are some of my favorites.
Squirrel's got explosive athleticism but an inconsistent motor
Lovely Lady of the Day
Kate De Paz: 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Casting
CC Sabathia will tell you when to go
Yes, those are Bay Area rap legends Mac Dre and E-40 on Sabathia's custom-made cleats ahead of Players Weekend, as the Vallejo, Calif., native gets hyphy with the footwear. Where's the love for Keak da Sneak, though?
Odds and Ends
Thursday night brought us a surprise new Wu-Tang Clan song (!) ... Speaking of new music, here's a stream of Queens of the Stone Age's latest album ... SNL's new season will kick off with Ryan Gosling hosting and Jay Z as the musical guest ... The Indians' Yandy Diaz missed out on the cycle by literal inches ... Want the new iPhone? That'll be $999 out of your pocket ... Fansided presents the alternate NBA history where the Blazers beat the Lakers in the 2000 Western Conference finals ... TIME has the inside look on how youth sports became a $15 billion industry ... French president Emmanuel Macron reportedly spent 26,000 Euros on makeup in three months. Sacre bleu!
Take a bow, Gylfi Sigurdsson
Treat your Friday as casually as this no-chill goalkeeper
The Blue Angels got these folks good
From last week's Chicago Air and Water Show. I fully understand if everyone in that video soiled themselves.
Cats are very weird
This dude probably won't have his truck driving job for much longer
Roger Stone Jr. doesn't know who Michael Jordan is, huh?
Something something fake news.
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