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The Bulls Won the Summer League Championship
The Chicago Bulls returned to glory last night as their first round draft pick, Denzel Valentine, hit a clutch tying three point shot to send the NBA Summer League Championship into overtime, and then a game-winning shot to close the deal as the clock hit zero in extra time. The Minnesota Timberwolves, true to their state’s unofficial motto, have to settle for second.
Holy Shit the Russians Really Cheated
I mean, there’s cheating, and there’s “your Sports Minister is a high ranking Communist Party member and people are scared of him, so he just tells drug testers that dirty tests are clean, and said testers are like ‘OK'” cheating. In the parlance of our times, though, Russia gotta do Russia.
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Rooney Rule Fails?
Black coaching hires in the NFL are reportedly at a 20-year low, leading some to believe that the “Rooney Rule” needs some reworking. It appears one explanation for the change is the retirement of Tony Dungy, who is responsible directly or indirectly for almost half of minority hires over the last 20 years, and a full 39 percent since the Rooney Rule first came into being. The NFL is infamous for its “coaching trees,” which can influence the league over the course of decades. Perhaps a new one will grow out of Detroit. Third year in system.
USA! USA! USA! — Science
The United States is expected to edge out China at the top of the gold medal count in Brazil, says science. Fuck yeah.