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Denver Post Columnist Fired After Racist Tweet About Indy 500 Winner

Mon, 29 May 2017 17:39:56 GMT

A hail-mary apology couldn’t save former ESPN and, now, former Denver Post columnist Terry Frei after the seven-time state sportswriter of the year tweeted his disapproval of Japanese driver Takuma Sato winning yesterday’s Indy 500.

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Tiger Woods Busted For DUI [Updating]

Mon, 29 May 2017 15:33:00 GMT

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Tiger Woods, who either missed the cut or withdrew from every PGA tour appearance this year and had back surgery last month, spent nearly four hours in custody this morning after being charged with DUI in Jupiter, Fla. according to WPTV.

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MLB Uses Memory Of Dead Soldiers To Sell Tacky Baseball Caps

Mon, 29 May 2017 15:16:45 GMT

It’s easy to pick on the Red Sox for commercializing our most solemn holiday, but MLB’s greed spans the entire league:

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Deadspin Up All Night: Struttin' With Some Barbecue

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:37:32 GMT

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Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Happy Memorial Day!

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Sunday's Best Deals: Brother Printer, TENS Massagers, Garden Bed, and More

Sun, 28 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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A printer that’s actually good, TENS massagers, and a $25 garden bed lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web.

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P.K. Subban Plays Reporter At Media Day, Continues To Be A Delight

Sun, 28 May 2017 20:45:00 GMT

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Delightful sunbeam P.K. Subban decided to turn the tables during today’s media day for the Stanley Cup Final, abandoning his spot taking a questions to grab a microphone and grill his teammates on the tough questions no one else dares to. For instance—Mike Fisher, just how it does it feel to be so damn good-looking?

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Scott Boras: Actually, Jake Arrieta Is Still Elite

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:40:00 GMT

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Jake Arrieta began 2016 with several starts that fit perfectly with the precedent established by his über-dominant, Cy Young-winning 2015. But those stopped a few months into the season, and he’s looked like a different pitcher since. From last year’s All-Star break to his most recent outing this week, several ticks…

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Tom Dumoulin Defied Everyone And Became A Champion

Sun, 28 May 2017 18:15:00 GMT

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Tom Dumoulin was not supposed to be here. The 2017 Giro d’Italia was supposed to host a fierce battle between the world’s best climbers, a large group of whom chose not to target the Tour de France this year in order to give perennial winner Chris Froome a wide berth. Previous champions Nairo Quintana and Vincenzo…

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Don't Miss Out: Today's The Last Day of Clear the Rack at Nordstrom Rack

Sun, 28 May 2017 14:37:00 GMT

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Update: The long weekend got to me and I got my dates mixed up. The sale ends the 29th.

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Petra Kvitova Wins First Match After Knife Attack: "It Really Wasn't About The Game Today"

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:30:00 GMT

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Five months after a home invader attacked her and slashed her hand with a knife, Petra Kvitova won in her return to the court. The No. 15 seed beat the unseeded Julia Boserup 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the French Open today.

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Jay Howard, Scott Dixon Walk Away From Massive, Devastating Wreck

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:26:04 GMT

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A wreck so destructive it led to a red flag for repairs to the catch fence claimed the cars of Indy 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon and Jay Howard 53 laps into today’s race in Indianapolis.

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The "Yard Of Bricks" At The Indy 500 Start/Finish Line Has A Message For Mike Pence

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:24:50 GMT

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The fabled, original “Yard of Bricks” marks the start/finish line at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and plays host to one of the most recognizable traditions in motorsports. One of the bricks, though, has been thoughtfully graffitied today with “FUCK MIKE PENCE.”

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The Mets Bullpen Is A Confusing Wasteland

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:11:00 GMT

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As the Mets rotation has increasingly become a desperate bunch of relatively interchangeable substitute scraps, their bullpen hasn’t fared any better. Over the past month, the team’s relief corps has been the worst in baseball—below replacement level as a unit, actively costing wins rather than doing anything to help…

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Devastating Punch Leaves Fighter Stumbling Around "Like A Freshly Born Horse"

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:53:00 GMT

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Serbian Bojan Velickovic took a third-round win by TKO when his counterpunch left Sweden’s Nico Musoke so brain-scrambled that he stumbled around the ring for several moments at today’s UFC event in Stockholm. (Velickovic later landed a punch straight to Musoke’s forehead before referee Kevin Sataki got around to…

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Attempt To Run Across Track At Indy 500 Goes Poorly

Sun, 28 May 2017 14:57:16 GMT

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This individual who urgently needed to cross pit road ahead of Mike Pence’s motorcade had a bad time of it.

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World No. 1 Angelique Kerber Upset In First Round Of French Open By Ekaterina Makarova

Sun, 28 May 2017 14:30:06 GMT

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Angelique Kerber became the first women’s No. 1 ever to lose on the first day of the French Open, falling to unseeded Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2.

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Sebastian Vettel Gets First Ferrari Win In The Monaco Grand Prix Since 2001

Sun, 28 May 2017 14:16:00 GMT

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Though he sat on pole position for the first time in nine years at the Monaco Grand Prix and looked about as thrilled as Kimi Raikkonen can, it was his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel who got the big win Sunday. A less dominant force than usual, Lewis Hamilton finished seventh after a disastrous qualifying run.

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White Sox Promote Adam Engel From Triple-A

Sun, 28 May 2017 02:46:00 GMT

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Today, the Chicago White Sox promoted center fielder Adam Engel from Triple-A Charlotte, where he was hitting .221/.312/.463. Engel takes a roster spot vacated by utility man Tyler Saladino, who is on the 10-day disabled list with “sciatic nerve related stuff.” Engel got a hit in the eighth inning of a 4-3 loss to the…

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Sounds Like His Inspirational Speech Didn't Work

Sun, 28 May 2017 02:25:44 GMT

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Andrew McCutchen Tries To Score From Second On A Grounder To Short, Doesn't

Sun, 28 May 2017 02:04:19 GMT

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Andrew McCutchen ended a sixth-inning rally when the Pirates outfielder found himself out by 40 feet to help the Mets retire the side. How’d this happen? By completely ignoring his third-base coach, it seems.

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Arena Football Play So Bad, You'll Forget How Many Teams Are Left In Arena Football

Sun, 28 May 2017 01:31:38 GMT

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You may have missed this news. There are only five teams remaining in the Arena Football League, and two of them didn’t exist until this season. With that kind of success, we’re shocked that a play full of such failure could be executed—if you can use that word—on the field, but here you are. One of the teams is the…

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Deadspin Up All Night: I Wanna Play Where You Play With The Angels

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:44:27 GMT

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Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. I love this song so much and cannot conceive of a point ever again where I will want to listen to anything else.

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BMW Is Already Developing An M8 And They're Going To Race It At Le Mans

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:39:00 GMT

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The 8 Series was BMW’s glorious halo car when it originally came out in 1989. With the new revival of the 8 Series nameplate, BMW wants to one-up its own ostentatious halo car by making an M8. Best of all, they’re also developing a M8 GTE endurance race car to take to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Rachel Daly Collapses, Is Taken Off On Stretcher At End Of Match

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:12:51 GMT

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Houston Dash and English national team forward Rachel Daly collapsed just after taking a shot on goal in the final minute of her team’s match today against Seattle.

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