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Oklahoma Celebrates Domestic Abuser With No Clear Connection To State

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:45:00 GMT

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It’s been one week since Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s office issued a citation recognizing Jan. 17 as a day for boxer Floyd Mayweather, a move that made and makes no sense.

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Bad Fans Try Distracting Skier By Throwing Snowballs

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 04:40:00 GMT

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It is—with good reason—generally very difficult to smuggle anything that could be considered a legitimate or even semi-legitimate threat of violence or distraction into a major sporting event. How do bad fans get around that? They use whatever they might find waiting for them in the stands. Like, at an Alpine Ski…

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NCAA Opens Investigation Of Michigan State Over Larry Nassar's Decades Of Sexual Abuse

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 03:35:00 GMT

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The NCAA has formally opened an investigation of Michigan State due to the university’s failure to address repeated reports of sexual abuse by former employee Larry Nassar, who is already in prison for child pornography and is currently being sentenced after pleading guilty to several counts of criminal sexual conduct.

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Trae Young Threw A Change-Up And Took Down Kansas

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:58:00 GMT

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In an overtime battle against Oklahoma State last Saturday afternoon, Trae Young put up one of the wildest statlines imaginable. The Oklahoma freshman used 51 percent of his team’s possessions, scored 48 points, and took 39 total shots. (He was 6-of-19 from two, 8-of-20 from three, and perfect on 12 free throws.) It…

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40-Year-Old Vince Carter Dunks On 22-Year-Old Aaron Gordon

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:44:00 GMT

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Vince Carter turns 41 on Friday, and he’s the oldest dude in the NBA. But that didn’t stop him from showing young Aaron Gordon how to throw it down tonight.

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Gymnastics Coach John Geddert, Accused Of Abusing Gymnasts, Suddenly Announces His Retirement

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:49:00 GMT

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John Geddert—the owner of Twistars USA Gymnastics Club in Lansing, Mich., who has been called out numerous times during the Larry Nassar sentencing hearing for his own abusive behavior toward gymnasts—sent an email signed by him and his wife saying he was retiring, the Lansing State Journal reported today. It comes…

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Rick Carlisle Is Working On His Relationship With Salah Mejri's Alter Ego

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:20:00 GMT

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Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has apologized to Salah Mejri after yelling at the center during last night’s game—specifically saying, “you have two fucking points, get the fuck out of here” after Mejri was ejected with his second technical foul in the third quarter—and says he will try harder to build a…

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OXO Made a Fur and Lint Brush, So You Can Start Wearing Black Again

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:10:00 GMT

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You’ve probably owned something very similar to these fur and lint brushes from OXO, but theirs is self-cleaning.

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What's The Best Possible Animal Army In A Battle To The Death?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:47:00 GMT

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Here’s a rock-dumb hypothetical the staff has been arguing about for a few hours: If you were forced to choose two groups of fighters from the following draft class of eight kinds of animals and one guy with a gun, what’s the best possible defense you can construct for yourself against the remaining seven?

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Is It Time For Tomas Berdych To No Longer Be Owned?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:29:00 GMT

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There is perhaps no active player who has been as owned by the Big Four as painfully as Tomas Berdych. Poor, big-hitting Tomas Berdych, one of the fixtures of the men’s game, constantly found loitering in the later rounds of the majors, but never winning them. The Czech quasi-star has surged as high as No. 4 in the…

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The 10 Best Deals of January 23, 2018

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:23:00 GMT

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We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.

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Canadian Lacrosse Team Bans Fan Who Dresses As Incredible Hulk

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:19:00 GMT

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Put on your finest denim jacket and pour yourself a big glass of maple syrup, because we’ve got a fine Canadian controversy. It involves a man named Rush Hulk—not his real name—who is a fan of the Saskatchewan Rush box lacrosse team.

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Former Ballon d'Or Winner George Weah Sworn In As President Of Liberia

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:05:00 GMT

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Liberian president-elect George Weah was inaugurated yesterday in Monrovia, marking the first peaceful transition of power in Liberia since 1944. Weah was one of the best soccer players throughout the 90s, when he played for Monaco, PSG, and AC Milan. He won the Ballon d’Or in 1995. The striker won Serie A twice,…

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It's Hoagie Time

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:20:00 GMT

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At 12 p.m. I ate a destination salad from Chop’t. I knew it was too early for salad and that I’d be hungry before the day was over. Now it’s only 4:20 p.m. and it’s already Hoagie Time.

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Mattie Larson To Larry Nassar On Day Six Of Sentencing: "I Fucking Hate You"

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:38:00 GMT

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Thirty-two more women spoke today in an Ingham County, Mich. court during the sixth day of Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearing, bringing the total number of victim-impact statements to 155 so far. The former Michigan State Athletic Department and U.S. Gymnastics doctor, who is already serving a 60-year sentence on…

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Michigan State Trustee: Our President Is A Great Fundraiser, So We're Not Going To Fire Her

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:27:00 GMT

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In an interview on local radio show Staudt on Sports, Michigan State board of trustees member Joel Ferguson reinforced the university board’s stance that the majority of board members still support university president Lou Anna Simon, saying, “there’s so many more things going on at the university than just this…

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Expand The Hall Of Fame Ballot And Solve The Edgar Martinez Problem

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:16:00 GMT

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Every Hall of Fame voting season, a few narratives get beaten into the ground. What to do about steroids. What to do about the 10-year rule designed to screw over steroid guys. What about the war over WAR? But here’s one argument that still deserves to be used as a bludgeon against the BBWAA: The 10-vote limit per…

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Give Larabars A Try With $6 Off This Variety Box

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:17:00 GMT

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Give a Larabars a try with this variety box, just $18 after the $6 off coupon. If you’re unfamiliar with Larabars, they’re gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, vegan bars, mostly made from dates. This brand has a bunch of interesting flavors, blueberry muffin is my personal favorite, and this variety box is a good…

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Team USA's Gloves For The Olympic Opening Ceremony Look Like Lumberjack-Themed Oven Mitts

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:59:00 GMT

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It’s currently -5 degrees Fahrenheit in Pyeongchang, where the Winter Olympics will kick off in just over two weeks. Even if it’s not quite that cold at the Opening Ceremony (although it probably will be) I wouldn’t begrudge the American athletes any sartorial compromises made to stay as warm as possible. Which…

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Amen To Sonny Liston, The Better Sinner

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:47:00 GMT

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Joe Flaherty’s obituary for Sonny Liston originally appeared in The Village Voice (January 14, 1971) and is also featured in At the Fights. It appears here with permission.

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Congratulations To Deadspin For This Blog Post About LeBron James's Instagram

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:26:00 GMT

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Today, LeBron James congratulated himself for scoring his 30,000th career point, a feat he will likely accomplish tonight as he’s just seven points shy of the mark.

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Yes, You’re Still Gonna Watch This Goddamn Super Bowl

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:56:00 GMT

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Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we’re talking pancakes, crooked refs, point guards, meat, and more.

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WWE Releases Enzo Amore Following Rape Allegation

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:23:00 GMT

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Pro wrestler Enzo Amore, whose real name is Eric Arndt, was released by WWE today. In a statement announcing his suspension yesterday, WWE said that the organization has “has zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault.”

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