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kokaku has posted 13 links and 657 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 15 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Even With Confession of Cheating, World’s Doping Watchdog Did Nothing: "WADA, the global regulator of doping in Olympic sports, did not begin an inquiry, even though a staff lawyer circulated the message to three top officials, calling the accusations “relatively precise,” including names and facts. Instead, the agency did something that seemed antithetical to its mission to protect clean athletes. It sent Ms. Pishchalnikova’s email to Russian sports officials — the very people who she said were running the doping program."

posted by kokaku to olympics at 10:11 AM on June 16, 2016 - 0 comments

"We are athletes, OK? We are athletes. We are not gladiators. This is not the Roman Coliseum": Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Winston has something to say to Chiefs fans who cheered after Matt Cassel leaves the game with a concussion.

posted by kokaku to football at 10:08 PM on October 07, 2012 - 10 comments

Player Completes Perfect Set at Wimbledon: Yaroslava Shvedova played a flawless set of tennis, the best by a woman in at least 44 years, in the third round at Wimbledon. She won every point (24) and every game (6) in the first set against Sara Errani, winning 6-0, 6-4. The last pro to do it was Bill Scanlon in a first-round match in 1983. "To me, that's almost as incredible as Isner-Mahut," said Sam Querrey, one of the men's competitors.

posted by kokaku to tennis at 02:22 PM on July 01, 2012 - 2 comments

Game Over: Contradicting some of baseball's most cherished clichés, statistics show that your team's fate may well be sealed by June 1. As Yogi Berra said, 'It gets late early out there.'

posted by kokaku to baseball at 09:43 AM on May 23, 2011 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

Antonio Brown is a New England Patriot

Do not underestimate the power of the hoodie. Though I would not overestimate the power of Brady's arm to reach Brown.

posted by kokaku at 01:44 PM on September 08, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Also....bender....eponysterical :)

posted by kokaku at 01:07 PM on September 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If it comes back fair before 1st base, it's in play.

posted by kokaku at 01:07 PM on September 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The Adults in the Room

Megan Greenwell's chef's kiss, drop the mic, fuck you very much goodbye letter to Great Hill Partners, the private equity firm dry humping Deadspin to death.

posted by kokaku at 03:16 PM on August 24, 2019

The Tampa Bay Expos? The Montreal Rays?

Because they want to play before empty stadiums in two cities? Planning for climate change?

posted by kokaku at 05:51 PM on June 20, 2019

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup

According to this article

According to the NHL, the Blues were the 35th team in league history to make the playoffs after having ranked last overall at any point after their 20th game. They're also the seventh team since the 1967 expansion to make the playoffs after ranking last overall at any point after New Year's Day.

posted by kokaku at 09:48 AM on June 13, 2019

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup

The Blues played a solid game tonight and Binnington won it for them. The B's first line was a liability which is not what one should be saying about their team's first line.

posted by kokaku at 11:03 PM on June 12, 2019

Project: Phenom

This is a great article however you feel about her as a player, her parents, and anyone else involved in the story.

posted by kokaku at 11:10 AM on June 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Grum, how much of a factor is it that baseball is the only sport without a standard playing field shape/size (in the outfield at least)?

posted by kokaku at 08:32 AM on June 04, 2019

Blues Win in Overtime to Tie Stanley Cup Final at 1

This game, the B's looked rusty. Pasta and Marchand took 12 or 13 playoff gamee to show up - looks like the 10 day rest put them back to sleep. So-so first, lousy second, strong but unproductive third. In OT, they juat looked lost. It'd be nice if they'd push to the net more and play for rebounds instead of getting fancy looking for the perfect shot (those no-look drop passes that create turnovers drive me nuta). .

posted by kokaku at 04:10 AM on May 30, 2019

Bruins Take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Watch the replay again, Krug glides into the hit using the speed from coming up ice. He doesn't skate all the way through. He also doesn't leap into the hit. He only comes up in the hitting. That's not charging.

posted by kokaku at 10:21 PM on May 28, 2019

Bruins Take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Torey Krug delivered a massive hit

posted by kokaku at 01:08 PM on May 28, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

or just make it so it doesn't matter if another player touches the puck

posted by kokaku at 09:38 PM on May 03, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

future NHL rule change

posted by kokaku at 07:26 AM on May 03, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

For anyone curious what the free kick looked like

posted by kokaku at 11:51 AM on May 02, 2019