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Maxwell Strachan is a senior sports editor at The Huffington Post. He was previously the senior editor of business and technology. He has also worked at Salon, the Center for Governmental Studies and KCET.

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The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Watching Derrick Rose Play Well

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 3:23 PM

By accounts both emotional and statistical, Derrick Rose had his best game in years on Thursday night. Rose registered 34 points, the most he’s scored in over three years. He had five threes, the most he’s hit in a playoff game. He had eight...

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Stephen Curry Just Hit The Most Epic Shot Of His Career

(47) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 12:41 AM

Stephen Curry is reportedly a mortal human-being. But recent events are throwing that widely held belief into question.

The best shooter in the world hit what could very well be considered the best shot of his NBA career on Thursday night during Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors’ first-round...

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LeBron James Commends Evan Turner For Even Trying To Dunk On Him

(27) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 11:37 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics technically have to play at least one more game before the end of their first-round playoff series. But for all intents and purposes, the series ended with around 1:15 left in Game 3 on Thursday, when Evan Turner decided it was a good time...

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Following Suspension, Britt McHenry Is Back On Television This Weekend

(161) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 1:36 PM

Britt McHenry will return to the air this weekend after a one-week suspension resulting from a video that surfaced in which the ESPN reporter berated a tow company worker.

While McHenry suspension officially ends Thursday, ESPN spokesman David Scott told The Huffington Post that the company is still figuring...

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This Kid Loves The Camera More Than You'll Ever Love Anything

(3) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 12:35 PM

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What’s there to say, really? That is what “being alive” looks like. Try it sometime.

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Brittney Griner Arrested For Alleged Assault, Disorderly Conduct: Report

(70) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 10:41 AM

Brittney Griner of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury has been arrested on charges of assault and disorderly conduct, according to multiple local reports.

Griner and her fiancée, WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested after the two got in a fight at their home in...

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Overworked Pac-12 Athletes Really Just Want More Sleep, Internal Survey Finds

(21) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 10:16 AM

An internal survey of Pac-12 athletes has discovered that student-athletes dedicate an average of 50 hours a week to their sport during the season, a time commitment that is leaving them underslept and struggling to keep pace at school.

The “Student-Athletes Time Demands” study, which was conducted by consultancy firm...

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Holy Crap, Did Rajon Rondo's Mavs Career End Badly Or What?

(50) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 7:00 PM

The Dallas Mavericks portion of Rajon Rondo’s NBA career just went up in flames, courtesy of a bomb dropped by head coach Rick Carlisle.

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Fox Sports Suspends Gary Payton Over Assault Allegations

(7) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 5:46 PM

Fox Sports has indefinitely suspended Gary Payton amid allegations he physically abused a woman multiple times in the Seattle area in January.

In a statement provided to The Huffington Post, Fox Sports said Payton will be suspended until the completion of an internal investigation:

Regardless of...
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Jared Sullinger Accidentally Sets The Perfect Screen For LeBron James

(20) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 9:58 AM

The Boston Celtics were one of the feel-good stories of the regular season -- a young, feisty team that beat everyone’s expectations to make the playoffs.

Jared Sullinger was a big reason why. And in the second playoff game of his young career, Sully set a screen so perfect...

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Too Many Americans Treat Politics Like Just Another Sport, And It's Causing Problems

(17) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 9:14 AM

America’s favorite sports, in some order: football, baseball, basketball, politics?

A recent study has found that a significant percentage of Americans with partisan leanings care more about their political party winning an election -- or maybe more accurately, beating the other party -- than about seeing the policies...

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Marshall Henderson Waits Nearly 2 Years To Send The Perfect Tweet To Erin Andrews

(10) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 12:30 PM

Back in 2013, Marshall Henderson, then a basketball player at Ole Miss, was suspended indefinitely for failing a drug test. The news of his suspension inspired Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews to send out this tweet:

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The Steve Ballmer Dance Is Back With A Vengeance

(3) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 9:53 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers are back in the playoffs. That’s all well and good, but what we’re really excited about is the playoff debut of Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, who is about as excited as you’d expect.

It’s not as good as some of his other dances this season, but it’s a good start to what we hope will be a long playoff run for Ballmer. Also down with the kid behind him who seems to be having an equally good time.

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Hero Woman Catches Baseball In Beer At Cubs Game, Proceeds To Chug Beer

(163) Comments | Posted April 19, 2015 | 3:04 PM

Every once in a while, a human comes along who rises above the rest.

One such human was at a Cubs game recently. The woman not only caught a baseball in her beer, but then immediately recognized it was her moment, raising said beer to the sky and then...

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What Your Choice For NBA MVP Says About You

(15) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 1:50 PM

This year, your choice for NBA MVP isn’t a statistically driven, carefully thought out, objectively reasoned decision. It’s a sign of what kind of person you really are, and if you think anything else, you’re lying to yourself and that’s just sad. What can your choice for NBA MVP tell...

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Josh Childress Explains In Detail How Millionaire NBA Players Go Broke

(240) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 10:26 AM

Baffling as it may be to normal people like you and me, a large percentage of highly paid professional athletes somehow end up in financial distress down the line. By one count, roughly three-fifths of NBA players go broke within just five years of retirement.

How is...

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Britt McHenry Suspended By ESPN After Fat-Shaming Video Surfaces

(1333) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 6:34 PM

ESPN has suspended Britt McHenry for one week, effective immediately, after a video surfaced of the Washington D.C.-based reporter berating a woman working for a towing company.

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Andrew Hawkins Needs To Join ‘Dancing With The Stars'

(2) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 3:46 PM

Technically Andrew Hawkins, a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, isn’t dancing in this Instagram video. But if it was a dance floor, he would really be getting down.

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LeBron James Sarcastically Picks Kevin Love As NBA MVP

(15) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 11:49 AM

If LeBron James really wants the “aloof” Kevin Love to be in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform next year, he sure has a weird way of showing it.

The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player was asked the typical “Who’s your pick for MVP?” question before the Cavs’ final game...

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