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Stephen A. Smith Responds To Lamar Odom Lawyer's Complaint: "He Was Not The Target Of My Ire"

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:00:08 GMT

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ESPN human ringtone Stephen A. Smith is responding tonight to a letter from Lamar Odom’s lawyer, tweeted Friday by Odom with the hashtag “#slander,” saying that his comments were meant solely to attack Phil Jackson and not the former NBA star’s struggles with drug addiction.

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This $10 LED Flashlight Includes a Rechargeable Battery

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:30:00 GMT

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CREE LED flashlights pack a whole lot of lumens into shockingly small packages, and $10 today gets you an OxyLED flashlight, an 18650 rechargeable battery, and a charger. We see these types of lights for around $5-$7 from time to time, but those deals usually require you to find the battery yourself.

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'She's Wild on the Deadlift': Heather Connor Can Lift More Than U, Bro

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:20:00 GMT

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Heather Connor is a 26-year-old personal trainer and weightlifter from North Carolina. She is also the 2017 International Powerlifting Federation’s Open Raw World Champion, yesterday beating out 12 other women from countries around the world with her raw power and propensity to like, yelp, while lifting a bunch of…

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Paul Pogba Serenaded Through Streets Of Cartagena By Colombian Rappers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:51:00 GMT

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While all I can really pick up from this equal parts bizarre and amazing live performance of these two Colombian rappers for an audience of one Paul Pogba is that they think Pogba is the best, that he has cool hair, and something-something “James Rodríguez,” I love it all the same—mostly because their flows are tight…

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Inside the Plan to Make Bill Cosby the Face of America's Imaginary False Rape Accusation Crisis

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:15:00 GMT

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It’s been less than a week since Bill Cosby’s trial for sexual assault ended in a mistrial, but the public relations campaign to reclaim his image as America’s father figure is already well underway. Though more than 50 women have accused him of sexual misconduct, his spokesman told Fusion this week that Cosby…

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Deadspin Up All Night: Guns! Guns!

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:26:18 GMT

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Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Go ride a bike this weekend.

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Larry Nassar To Stand Trial For Sexual Assault Charges Brought By Six Gymnasts

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:01:00 GMT

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A Michigan judge ruled Friday that Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor facing dozens of allegations of sexual assault from former patients spanning the past two decades, will stand trial for 12 counts of criminal sexual conduct.

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Not Bluffing: This Poker Set Is Only $23

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:44:07 GMT

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Everything you need to host a great poker night (except for snacks and drinks) is only $23 today. That gets you 500 casino-quality chips, two decks of cards, and dealer and blind buttons, all in a heavy-duty case.

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Gronk And Dustin Pedroia Work Very, Very Blue At The David Ortiz Roast 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:49:00 GMT

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Dustin Pedroia, Anthony Mackie, Bill Burr, and improvisational quarter keg Rob Gronkowski showed up at a roast for David Ortiz yesterday. Gronk’s material was clearly prewritten; Pedroia’s was supposedly not. One was clearly funnier than the other.

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SI Swimsuit Is Apparently Phasing Out Those Inconvenient Swimsuits

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:01:00 GMT

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Sports Illustrated experimented with just what you can put on a supermarket rack without a plastic cover way back in 2015 when the cover of their swimsuit issue featured model Hannah Davis (now Jeter) pulling her bikini bottoms down to her vulva, but have you checked in lately? At this point, the SI swimsuit Twitter…

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The Orioles Have A Shot At Tying A Strange Record Tonight

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:42:00 GMT

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The Baltimore Orioles have allowed five or more runs in each of their last 19 games, and tonight, they have a chance to tie the all-time record for most consecutive games with five or more runs allowed.

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The Kansas City Chiefs' Offseason Has Been Absolutely Baffling

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:24:00 GMT

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In a surprise move, the Chiefs fired general manager John Dorsey yesterday. The decision is odd enough on its own, considering Kansas City had made the playoffs in three of Dorsey’s four seasons, to say nothing of the late-June timing of it all. But that’s not even the weirdest part. Dorsey’s firing is the capstone of…

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Robin Haase's Wrists Are Made Of Rubber

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:11:00 GMT

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Today at the Halle Open, Robin Haase dug around and came up with one of the most inventive and uncomfortable-looking shots of the season:

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Howard Eskin's So Excited About The Sixers' Trade, He Can't Type

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:41:00 GMT

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What’s your favorite typo in this Howard Eskin tweet that seems like it was composed while the author was falling down the stairs?

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It Is Humanly Impossible to Be a Good Newspaper Columnist

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:45:00 GMT

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Becoming a regular columnist at a prestigious newspaper is one of the cushiest and most coveted jobs in journalism. Strangely, almost every newspaper columnist sucks. Maybe the problem is the entire concept.

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Markelle Fultz Is Excited About Philly Because Of Its Chicken Sandwiches

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:20:00 GMT

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Markelle Fultz, taken first overall by the Sixers last night, has a column today in The Players’ Tribune. While it doesn’t quite reach the levels of Dion Waiters’s opus in April, it’s pretty good. Fultz shows off some personality. He says Joel Embiid has texted him 75 times since he visited Philly. He also notes that…

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Maria Sharapova Made An Hour-Long Commercial And It Sucked 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:03:00 GMT

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Maria Sharapova’s management agency made a 55-minute, highly-produced, glorified advertisement that they’re calling a documentary about her 15-month suspension from tennis after failing a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open. The movie has all the trimmings of a documentary—tight shots of Sharapova sitting cuddled up…

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Blackhawks Trade Artemi Panarin To Columbus For Brandon Saad

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:52:00 GMT

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The Blackhawks have won three championships in the last eight seasons, and inevitable with that kind of success is being caught in an ongoing salary cap nightmare. Chicago GM Stan Bowman has had to make some unpleasant moves over the years to stay under the cap, one of his more notable deals sending Brandon Saad to…

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Wiseass At NBA Draft Shouts Out Picks Right Before They're Announced

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:37:00 GMT

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Anyone with internet access can figure out the NBA Draft minutes before the picks are announced on TV. Adrian Wojnarowski used to spoil the ceremony, and now the task has been seemingly taken over by Wojbomb apprentice Shams Charania. But last night, even the people at the draft were spoiling the picks loudly enough…

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James Blake Settles NYC Police Brutality Case On Condition That City Creates Fellowship To Take On Cop Misconduct

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:25:00 GMT

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In 2015, former world No. 4 tennis player James Blake was tackled and handcuffed outside a midtown Manhattan hotel by a New York City police officer who mistook him for a suspect in a credit card fraud case. Blake had a sound case against the city: the entire incident was captured on surveillance video, and NYC’s…

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Seahawks Linebacker Cassius Marsh Competes In Magic Tournament, Gets Wrecked

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:55:00 GMT

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Cassius Marsh is known for tackling ball carriers as an NFL linebacker, but the Seattle Seahawk’s 6’4”, 245-pound frame recently proved entirely useless in the mental athletics of Magic: the Gathering.

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Rick Pitino's Campaign Against NCAA Sanctions Is A Shameless, Repetitive Mess

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:54:00 GMT

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Kentucky Sports Radio published a two-page letter sent to Louisville fans and donors from Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino Wednesday, in which the embattled coach (yet again) invoked 9/11, Bernie Madoff, and his infamous Italian restaurant sexcapade in an attempt to convince Louisville donors and fans of his innocence…

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Cops Discover Meth Lab, Golf Cart Chop Shop In Retirement Community Garage

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:23:00 GMT

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The Villages, a hilariously-large retirement community in Florida, is the fastest-growing “city” in the country—with more than 117,000 people, 48 golf courses, geriatric sex (with a resulting high rate of STDs), and absolutely no children (they’re only permitted to visit for up to 30 days a year). Residents primarily

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