Jessica Goicoechea, a model … an airport in Barcelona is covered in trash because workers are striking … “Trump promised he’d make Carrier ‘pay a damn tax.’ Instead he’s doing the exact opposite” … people suck: the cyberbullying of this 18-year old was so bad, she killed herself in front of her parents … “Colorado man sues jail after gouging out his own eye” … the death toll is at 33 after a warehouse fire in Oakland … “Antarctic ice shelf could collapse within 100 years, scientists warn” … score one for protestors: Dakota Access pipeline projected halted … “Biggest-Ever Coral Die-Off Reported on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef” … I enjoy Skee-ball, and I enjoyed reading this … Peter Thiel dressed as Hulk Hogan at a Donald Trump party, and come on, that’s funny …
If I could urge you to read, from beginning to end, one piece in the roundup today, it’d be this. It’s not necessarily about sports – though Grantland figures prominently – but it’s a bad sign for where sports/culture writing is headed. [The Nation]
Ohio State beat out Alabama for a 5-star linebacker … from Texas. [Cleveland.com]
Can’t argue with these five plays that doomed the Jets season. Even with a Week 1 win over Cincinnati, there’s no way this team gets to the playoffs. [NYDN]
If you didn’t read this story about LeBron James last week, I implore you to read it this week. He’s a great guy. And he’s given the writer a ton of new anecdotes. [SI.com]
I know everyone loves Russell Westbrook’s triple-double streak, but if you look closely, James Harden’s transformation has been more impressive. [Houston Chronicle]
Have you been following Britain’s soccer child abuse scandal? You probably need to read this. [TIME]
MLB is months away, but Padres fans are already depressed about how bad their pitching rotation will be in 2017. [Fangraphs]
Von Miller gave every player in the AFC West – including practice squad players! – a bottle of custom wine. [Denver Post]
Check out the high flying, above the rim action in Sunday’s Dunks of the Day.
Is this fake? It feels fake. Either way, this dude appears to have really punched a kangaroo in the face.
Draymond Green kicked another opponent Saturday night, that’s two in a week! Get those jimmy legs under control, Dray.
Former Patriots GM says that the team and Gronkowski don’t have any problems.