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

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Kanye West Is Releasing A Video Game?

(3) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 5:59 PM

If you thought you would only be looking at Kanye West's clothes and listening to Kanye West's music when you tuned into his Madison Square Garden performance on Thursday, you thought wrong. 


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No One Really Cares About Your Stupid Award Show

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 12:26 PM

Which of the three major award shows do Americans care the most about? Is it the Oscars? The Emmys? The Grammys? 

The brutal truth is that the vast majority of Americans honestly don’t really give a crap about any of them, according to a new...

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LeBron Commemorates Kobe's Career By Rifling Pass At D'Angelo Russell's Groin

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 9:01 AM

Kobe Bryant entered Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland for the final time as a player on Wednesday night, the latest stop on the Laker great's farewell tour. 

Bryant and LeBron James shared their own personal moment at the end of the Lakers-Cavaliers game, embracing one another in a quiet display of mutual respect. "Sometimes what is known doesn't need to be said," LeBron said. 

But James also decided to commemorate the five-time champion's career earlier in the night in his own special way as well: by rifling a torpedo of a pass straight at Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell's groin. 

What a touching tribute to one of the greatest to ever lace them up. 


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Eli Manning Looked Sad Last Night And The Internet Had A Field Day

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2016 | 11:35 PM

Look, we're not going to interpret why Eli Manning made this face after the Denver Broncos scored a critical touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl 50. We're not going to ask why he appeared less happy than the little guy in the bottom left corner. We're not going to point out that this was the exact moment that the entire country realized his more popular older brother would finally earn a second Super Bowl victory, tying him with young Eli. We're not going to do any of that. We're just going to embed some tweets, OK?



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Betty White Won The Super Bowl Before It Even Started

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2016 | 6:26 PM

The winner of the Super Bowl will not be the Denver Broncos. It will not be the Carolina Panthers. It will be, and already is, Betty White, who pulled off a flawless version of the dab before the game even started.

We love you, Betty. Never change. 


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Can You Spot What's Wrong With This Picture?

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 1:40 PM

Congratulations to the Florida Panthers, the first team in NHL history to make it to the Super...

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What Time Is The Super Bowl?

(2) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 5:19 PM

6:30 p.m. ET. On CBS.


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What Bothers Americans Most About Pro Football? Not The Danger

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 1:47 PM

For all we've heard about the dangers of football, for all we've heard about the fears of parents whose children want to play the game, when it comes down to it, what really bothers Americans about professional football?

It's not really safety issues, or the inherent violence, or the potential...

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The Worst Thing About The East Coast Isn’t The Weather

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 11:50 AM

The East Coast can be a frigid nightmare in the winter.

Last Tuesday, it was below freezing in New York City, where I live, hitting a low of 16 degrees at one point. This past weekend, over...

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Young Soccer Player Learns The Hard Way That Life Is Pain

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 2:59 PM

Life is pain, and sports is life, so sports is pain, too. If you have any doubt, consider the kid in red, who straight-up quit the sport of soccer after his opponent pulled off a vicious nutmeg move that unfortunately went through red kid's legs. 

The truly sad thing about this moment is that he hasn't yet fully grasped that life is still somehow only downhill from here. 


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The Arizona Cardinals Tweeted The Michael Jordan Crying Face...

(1) Comments | Posted January 24, 2016 | 9:44 PM

Rough night for the Arizona Cardinals, who got absolutely decimated by the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship...

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Marshall Manning Stole The Show During Dad's Postgame Press Conference

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2016 | 9:40 PM

Marshall Manning's father played a football game on Sunday. To celebrate the victory, Manning decided to attend dad's post game press conference, where we learned that the younger Manning is adorable and shy. 

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Peyton Manning Made The Perfect Face Right Before He Got Sacked

(3) Comments | Posted January 24, 2016 | 5:43 PM

Peyton Manning got sacked by New England Patriots defensive lineman Alan Brunch during Sunday's AFC Championship Game.

But that's not what we're going to talk about here. What we're going to talk about is his face in the milliseconds before that contact -- the moments in which he scrunched his face, closed his eyes, opened his mouth and gave the world what it wanted: A Manning Face for the ages.

Look at it. It's perfect. 

Let's zoom in a bit closer, shall we? 

Now, a bit bigger. Let's get that perfect moment.

We'll miss Peyton Manning when he's gone. But we'll miss Manning Face even more. At least we'll always have this one. 

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Now This Is A Truly Innovative Way To Distract Free Throw Shooters

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 9:55 AM

We don't know much about Sheridan High School, except that...

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Chris Paul Crossed Delly So Hard He Disappeared Off The Screen

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 9:10 AM

Wow, how long ago does it feel since Matthew "dirtiest player in the league" Dellavedova took the league by storm in last year's playoffs? 

By all accounts, Dellavedova is still in the league, but he disappeared from it briefly on Thursday when Chris Paul crossed him so hard that he fell off one Vine user's screen. For a moment, we considered filing a missing-person report. 

Even if you back that picture up a little, Delly still feels miles away from Paul by the time his body finally stops flying across the floor. 

Delly's Cleveland Cavaliers beat Paul's LA Clippers, 115-112, and Paul didn't even make the jumper, but if you don't know who truly won the night, you don't know basketball. We still love you though, Delly. See you in the finals. 


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Is This Unborn Baby Dabbing?

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 1:42 PM

Is this unborn baby dabbing? We don't know. We're just asking you,...

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The Greatest Live Band In Human History Is Getting Back Together

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 12:12 PM

At the Drive-in, one of the greatest live bands to ever do it, is coming back. And this time, it seems like all five members are 100 percent in. 

The band, which true fans know to be beyond genre but is often categorized as "post-hardcore" as a result of industry pressures, announced on Thursday that they are reuniting, working on new music and will be touring the world in 2016. 

The El Paso-born band earned a reputation in the late '90s up for their complex lyrics, unique sound and absolutely ridiculous live shows. The band toured relentlessly throughout their time together, before breaking up in what seemed like a collective burnout in 2001. The band's last real album was 2000's "Relationship of Command," widely regarded among me as a perfect album. (No, 2005's "This Station Is Non-Operational" does not count.)

All five members of the band appear to be back in the fold, too: singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, guitarist Omar Rodríguéz-Lopez (who together formed Mars Volta after At the Drive-In broke up), guitarist Jim Ward, bassist Pablo Hinojos and drummer Tony Hajjar (who later formed the band Sparta). In an interview with Fuse, Rodríguéz-Lopez said it felt like they were coming home. (I wept.)

“This is where we all came from. We have different families now, we live in different places, but these are our roots, and a true person never forgets their roots," he said. "There's a safety in being around people you trust."

The band briefly got back together in 2012 for a small number of reportedly underwhelming shows, including at music festivals Coachella and Lollapalooza. But this feels bigger. More inspired. For one, new music. For two, a real, 27-city world tour (all dates below).

It feels legitimate this time around. Let's just hope we get some classic Cedric dance moves right out of the gate.  

Here is a list of the 27 shows booked so far:

Mar. 23: Los Angeles, Calif. (The Fonda)
Mar. 26: Dublin, Ireland (Vicar Street)
Mar. 27: London, United Kingdom (Roundhouse)
Mar. 29: Paris, France (Trianon)
Mar. 30: Cologne, Germany (Palladium)
Mar. 31: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Melkweg)
Apr. 1: Brussels, Belgium (Ancienne Belgique)
Apr. 2: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (Den Atelier)
Apr. 4: Berlin, Germany (Columbiahalle)
Apr. 5: Vienna, Austria (Arena Vienna)
Apr. 7: Milan, Italy (Fabrique)
Apr. 8: Lausanne, Switzerland (Impetus Festival (Les Docks))
Apr. 10: Barcelona, Spain (Razzmatazz)
May 15: Atlanta, Ga. (Shaky Knees Festival)
May 17: Nashville, Tenn. (Marathon Music Works)
May 19: Chicago, Ill. (Riviera Theater)
May 22: Columbus, Ohio (Rock on the Range Festival)
June 3: San Francisco, Calif. (The Warfield)
June 6: Portland, Oreg. (Crystal Ballroom)
June 7: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
June 8: Seattle, Wash. (Showbox Sodo)
June 13: Philadelphia, Penn. (The Fillmore)
June 14: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
June 17: New York, N.Y. (Terminal 5)
June 18: Boston, Mass. (House of Blues)
June 21: Detroit, Mich. (St. Andrews)
June 23: Toronto (Phoenix Concert Hall) 


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Estupros nos EUA disparam nos dias de jogos de futebol americano universitário

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 7:19 PM

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A cultura de futebol americano universitário está causando centenas de estupros relatados a cada ano, indica novo estudo.

As principais descobertas:

  • Estupros relatados crescem em 41% em dia de jogos de futebol americano universitário.
  • Relatos de agressores universitários estuprando vítimas universitárias aumentam em...

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So How'd The That Big Rematch Between The Cavs And Warriors Go?

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 8:32 AM

It was a big game for the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night. A rare chance to claim they belong in the same conversation as the San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors. Sure, they exist out in the lesser East. And sure, their win-loss record and other collective metrics make...

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Cam Newton Wore An Adorable Shirt Of His Son And Him Dabbing

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2016 | 2:26 PM

Before his Carolina Panthers played the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Cam Newton donned a shirt that will no doubt send the haters into fits. 

The star quarterback took the field in an Under Armour shirt that featured what looks a whole lot like Cam Newton and his...

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