Roundup: Man Punches Kangaroo to Save His Dog; Draymond Green Kicked Another Player

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Model Jessica Goicoechea attends the Maybelline New York NYFW Kick-Off Party on September 8, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Maybelline New York)

Roundup: Man Punches Kangaroo to Save His Dog; Draymond Green Kicked Another Player


Roundup: Man Punches Kangaroo to Save His Dog; Draymond Green Kicked Another Player

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 thisPeter 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. []

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. []

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.

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