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In 2010, Male Gymnast Accused Of Rape Said, "I'm Used To Getting What I Want From Women."
Earlier this week, Vitaly Scherbo, the 1992 Olympic all-around champion in men’s gymnastics, was accused by his female counterpart—1992 women’s all-around gold medalist Tatiana Gutsu—of raping her when she was 15 years old. While Scherbo has not made any public remarks since Gutsu alleged he assaulted her at a…Read more...
The NFL's Players Won
Wherever this goes from here—continued player protests during the national anthem; actual reform-oriented initiatives sponsored by the NFL; more diaper-filling from the president of the United States—one obvious takeaway from this week’s league meetings here in Manhattan is that the players showed how much power they…Read more...
Wrestlers Are More Willing Than Ever To Quit WWE And Go Independent
One of the biggest stories in professional wrestling the past few weeks has been Neville (real name Ben Satterly) walking out on WWE and asking for his contractual release. While not necessarily a pattern at this point, wrestlers either asking for an out or happily letting their contracts expire is becoming a more and…Read more...
It's Discounts on Discounts at Perry Ellis' Fall Clearance Event
Not only is Perry Ellis having their Fall Clearance Event, which is marking down items up to 70% off, use the code EXTRA10 and knock an additional 10% off your order. If you need a new blazer, or some slacks, or even a nice button down or flannel, this is the sale you’re not gonna want to miss out on.
BarboraStrýcováIs Pissed That World No. 3 Karolina Pliskova Stole Her Coach
The coaching carousel in pro tennis has been picking up speed for years, but the frequent turnover generally involves low-drama transactions—a player fell a few spots in the rankings and wants to change tracks, for example. But this week, world No. 25 Barbora Strýcová accused her countrywoman and world No. 3 Karolina…Read more...
Report: Maine High School Coach Told Players To Heckle Player With Gay Parents
According to a report from the Portland Press-Herald, the football coach at Gray-New Gloucester High School resigned after instructing his players to taunt a Yarmouth player with gay parents during a game last Friday, telling them to ask the player “Who’s your daddy?” every time he was tackled.Read more...
'I Didn't Want to Be One of Those People. I Was. I Am.'
This week, as hundreds of women made public their experiences of harassment and abuse, I interviewed the man who assaulted me when I was 17.Read more...
Khalil Mack May Very Well Be Too Strong
Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher is 6-foot-7 and weighs 315 pounds. Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack is also quite large, coming in at 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, but not so large, one might think, as to be able to turn a man of Fisher’s size into a Jenga tower in pads. And yet, we can all see the GIF at the top of this post.
We've Basically Been Playing The Same WWE Video Game For Over 15 Years
On Tuesday, 2K Sports released WWE 2K18, the 19th title in the pro wrestling series that dates back to THQ’s two SmackDown games released on the original PlayStation in 2000 and subsequently became an annual release. Unsurprisingly, it’s a massive disappointment of the same variety that the franchise has been churning…Read more...
This Is Clayton Kershaw's Time To Shine
The Dodgers are going to the World Series for the first time in nearly 30 years and we already know who will be on the mound on for Game 1 in Los Angeles. It will be the face of the franchise, Clayton Kershaw. It couldn’t be anyone else.Read more...
Friday's Best Deals: Mesh Wi-Fi, Nest Thermostat, Quantum Dot TV, and More
Friday’s top deals kick off with a Samsung QLED TV, a refurbished Nest thermostat, a Remington beard and stubble trimmer, and a lot more.
Add a Colorful Bias Light To Your TV For $9
We see a lot of deals on home theater bias lights, but even by our standards, $9 is insanely cheap for an RGB model. Just stick it to the back of your TV, plug it into a USB port, and control it with the included remote.
Marshawn Lynch Watched Game From The Stands After Ejection, Took The Train Home
After Marshawn Lynch was ejected from last night’s game against the Chiefs for making contact with an official, there were reports that he had immediately changed into street clothes in the locker room and left the stadium. That turned out to not be quite true; Lynch did indeed leave the locker room and never returned…Read more...
Of Course Patrick Beverley Shut Down Lonzo Ball
In perhaps the most predictable turn of events of the NBA’s early season, Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley held Lakers rookie sensation Lonzo Ball to three points on 1-of-6 shooting. Also predictably, Beverley was pleased with his handiwork after the game, according to ESPN’s Marc Spears:
Scott Pruitt Nervously Picks Up Walking Pace As Hundreds Of Whooping Cranes Begin Silently Perching Around Him
WASHINGTON—Realizing with a shudder that he was being watched, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt reportedly picked up his pace while walking home Tuesday as hundreds of whooping cranes began silently perching around him. “Stay calm, Scott, they’re just birds,” said Pruitt, fumbling for his…Read more...
Remington's Versatile Beard and Stubble Trimmer Has Never Been Cheaper
The Remington MB4900 has everything you need to to groom your beard or maintain your sexy stubble, and you can take advantage of two nice discounts right now. First and foremost, its $50 list price is the best Amazon’s ever listed. Then, a $10 clippable coupon sweetens the deal even further.Read more...
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This Was Kiké Hernandez's Night
The list of players with three home runs in a postseason game is fairly short. There’s Babe Ruth, twice. There’s Mr. October, Albert Pujols, George Brett. José Altuve, who did it two weeks ago, and Pablo Sandoval, who did it five years ago, and Adrián Beltré and Bob Robertson. Weirdly, there is Adam Kennedy, in a year…Read more...
Raiders Win In Wild Finish That Everybody Screwed Up
Oakland topped Kansas City tonight in yet another improbably entertaining Thursday night game, though one that had a finish marred (to some) or spiced up (to others) by errors committed by, in order, the officials, the Raiders, the Chiefs, and the Chiefs again:
Dodgers Blow Out Cubs To Advance To World Series
For the first time in this series, the Cubs failed to score first. The Dodgers took full advantage, with an 11-1 victory to win their first pennant in nearly 30 years.Read more...
Tipped Pass Leads To 63-Yard TD, Lots Of Cursing
Albert Wilson hauled in a tipped pass to go 63 yards and give Kansas City a 27-21 lead over the Raiders in what’s been a very interesting Thursday night game; subsequently, some very un-FCC-friendly language made its way onto the broadcast, which is what we’re all here for, right?Read more...
There's One Tiny Business Behind All Those Giant Flags
It has become impossible to ignore the American flag at sporting events. This is, in part, because of the increasingly elaborate performance that is the pregame ceremony for the national anthem, in which the flag works as symbolic shorthand to represent whatever you want it to about the country, the troops, and only…Read more...
Marshawn Lynch Ejected For Making Contact With Official
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The NFL Will Investigate Why Cam Newton Skipped His Press Conference Today
NFL rules stipulate that star players must hold court with the press each week before games. Cam Newton skipped out on his press duties this afternoon, and the NFL has apparently decided to investigate, according to a spokesman for the league. Neither the Panthers nor coach Ron Rivera said why Newton didn’t speak to…Read more...
Oh Hell Yes, Doris Burke Is Finally Doing The NBA Analysis She Deserves
On Valentine’s Day in 1988, Leandra Reilly Lardner became the first woman to serve as a play-by-play commentator on an NBA game. It was a live telecast between the New Jersey Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers on SportsChannel, she recalled recently for the Chicago Tribune. It was a key moment—followed by decades more of…Read more...
The Sports Highlight Of The Day Is This Jackass Richard Spencer Fan Trying To Clear A Fence
Today self-proclaimed Nazi Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida in front of what appeared to be a crowd primarily made up of people who were there to shout him down. As one might expect, Spencer’s speech was met with large protests. After getting owned inside the auditorium, the few Spencer fans who…Read more...
Garden Hired
Per Ken Rosenthal, the Tigers are about to hire current Diamondbacks bench coach/longtime former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire as their new manager. He is less handsome than his predecessor but has many more career wins.Read more...
Everton Supporters Join In Fight With Lyon Players
Today’s Everton-Lyon Europa League match at Goodison Park featured fan participation as a fight between players came close enough to the seats that some supporters themselves entered the fray to have a few blows.Read more...
Olivier Giroud Saves Arsenal With Absurd Golazo
Mediocre Premier League side Arsenal went to Belgrade today to take on Red Star Belgrade in some Europa League action. They played a baffling lineup, and the hosts managed to stymie them all game, until Olivier Giroud hit this weird 85th-minute winner after manufacturing an angle by basically taking a seat on the…Read more...
D.C. Deserves Better
Drew Magary’s Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo runs every Thursday during the NFL season. Email Drew here. Buy his book here.Read more...
ESPN Wanted Barstool Sports, But Without The Stench
This week, ESPN premiered a new show on ESPN 2 called Barstool Van Talk, hosted by Barstool Sports personalities and Pardon My Take podcast co-hosts PFT Commenter and Dan Katz. According to sources familiar with the situation, ESPN originally did not want the Barstool Sports name and logo associated with the new show,…Read more...
Chandler Parsons Isn't Having Fun Anymore
Remember happy Chandler Parsons? He was once a jolly bro who did cool stuff for fans, signed a Mavericks offer sheet in the club, and was boys with Mark Cuban. Parsons was goofy and fun, a lovable NBA doofus who was actually pretty good at basketball. But then that relationship with Cuban got hella twisted, and…Read more...
Even After Aaron Hernandez Killed Himself, No One Seems To Care About Inmate Suicide
Aaron Hernandez—convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd, charged but not guilty of murdering Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu, living in prison after once being paid millions to play football—died with $7.20 in his inmate kiosk. The final printout registering his account said the balance will be released. It did not say…Read more...
Matt Martin And Mitch Marner Bond By Huffing Smelling Salts
Maple Leafs linemates Matt Martin and Mitch Marner indulged in smelling salts during Wednesday’s 6-3 win over Detroit, because huffing chemicals with a teammate is one of hockey’s most intimate moments.Read more...
Clemson Players Cope With Syracuse Loss By Staging Locker-Room Boxing Match
Fresh off their upset loss to Syracuse, Clemson players appeared to take out the frustration of seeing their playoff dreams float over to N.C. State by trying and failing to beat the shit out of each other.Read more...
The Totally Unexpected True Story Of Yi Jianlian's Magical Mystery Chair
Mention Yi Jianlian, and the first thing that comes to mind is probably that video of him working out against a chair. The baseline drive, the juke, the spin move around the defenseless chair and the ferocious slam. Do you remember it?
The Suns Played Like Trash From The Trash Factory
With only one more year before lottery reform kicks in and flattens out draft odds for the worst NBA teams, this season is the last chance for dead-end teams to max out their odds of nabbing the number-one pick. We may be in for another furious tank-off between rival ghost ships, and last night, one of the most…Read more...
Italian Club Pissed Off At Player Pee Allegations
Giovanni Liberti, a player with the fourth-tier Italian soccer club Turris, is in hot, yellowish water with Serie D officials. According to the Associated Press, the league suspended Liberti for five matches after he “urinated in the direction of the away section, making obscene and vulgar gestures, while showing his…Read more...
Sex Kick, Chicken-Blocking And Other Weird Fighting Game Terms Defined
Like any subculture, the one that’s sprung up around competitive games like Street Fighter and Guilty Gear has slowly developed its own special language, which can be hard to understand if you haven’t been a part of the scene for years.
I Can't Stop Watching This Video Of Petr Cech Slapping Ping Pong Balls Away From His Face
I don’t know if this video of Arsenal keeper Petr Cech batting away a bombardment of ping pong balls depicts the brilliant cutting edge of goalkeeper training, a fun but ultimately pointless exercise, or Arsenal’s real-life version of Blade Runner 2049's emotional baseline test, but what I do know is that I’m…Read more...
The Spurs Will Be Fine
Kawhi Leonard missed the opener with a leg injury. Tony Parker is still recovering from a left quadriceps tendon surgery and is slated to return in November. Now, this may shock you, but it turns out that the loss of individual cogs may not hamper the Spurs too much as a whole, in part because they drafted well in the…Read more...
Let's Run Down The Past 24 Hours Of Riot Games' Baffling Decisions
Immortals has been rejected from North America’s League of Legends Championship Series, which comes as a shock, given that the organization bought in back in 2015 and has since built one of the league’s largest support staffs for their LoL team. That still wasn’t quite enough of a commitment in League of Legends for…Read more...
At Least One NFL Owner Cleared A Very Low Bar On Anthem Protests
Leaving a hotel in Manhattan Wednesday afternoon, San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York told me that he believes that “ultimately, social justice is not a political issue.” Meaning, contextually, that it’s not a partisan political issue, from his perspective. Or shouldn’t be, at least.
The NBA Is Not A Cause
The NBA returned this week, and while I periodically enjoy a glance at regular season basketball here and there, as any sane man would, basketbloggers treated that shit like First Contact happening on Christmas. Given the evils of the NFL, it’s very very easy to cast the NBA in a heroic light. It’s “The Good League,”…Read more...
Jeremy Lin Will Miss The Entire Season
Though not nearly as gruesome, the knee injury suffered by Jeremy Lin last night was just as stomach-churning as the leg break that ended Gordon Hayward’s season on Tuesday night. The gut punch didn’t come from any horrifically twisted limb, but from Lin’s anguished reaction.
McKayla Maroney Knew She Had To Stick Up For Herself
Yesterday, 2012 Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney added her name to the ever-growing list of gymnasts who allege they were sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Maroney is the highest profile athlete to date to come forward; so far, more than 140 women and girls have come forward…Read more...
Let It Be The Season Of Giannis
Kevin Durant? Corny in ways we are only beginning to understand. Kawhi Leonard? Boring. LeBron James? A bald dad. James Harden? Beards are out. Russell Westbrook? Okay, he’s still pretty cool, but what I am getting at here is this: we are headed, at this very moment, directly into the Year of Giannis Antetokounmpo. It…Read more...
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Gordon Hayward Will Likely Miss The Entire Season
Given the graphic and shocking visual of the injury, it’s not actually so absurd to refer to the aftermath of Gordon Hayward’s injury as the “best-case scenario,” as Hayward’s agent called it. But that’s the truth: It could have been much worse. Instead, it’s a broken tibia and a dislocated ankle, serious to be sure,…Read more...
Anyone Can Find Space For This Adjustable Dumbbell Set
If you can’t be bothered to schlep to the gym during the winter, you can still keep in shape at home with this cleverly designed PowerBlock dumbbell set. Each dumbbell adjusts from 3 to 24 pounds in 3-pound increments with just the flick of a selector pin, so it’s basically like a complete weight rack that could…Read more...
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