Blocking-The-Plate Rule Screws Marlins; Mike Redmond Starts Undressing

The Marlins got boned in a major way by the new and confusing rule that prohibits catchers blocking the plate. Although Zack Cozart was initially ruled out by home plate umpire Mike Winters, a lengthy umpire review eventually overturned the call and ruled him safe. Instead of a 1-0 Marlins lead heading into the… » 7/31/14 10:30pm 57 minutes ago

Cliff Lee Exits Early With Injury, Yells "Fuck!"

It's hard to say what happened—and speculating about injuries is the worst—but in the video here (not embeddable yet), Cliff lee is obviously upset and frustrated after throwing his 31st pitch of the game. In the third inning, with Denard Span up, Lee threw a cutter and immediately looked disgusted and pointed to… » 7/31/14 8:39pm Today 8:39pm

Bar Exam Tech Disaster Inspires Lawsuit Threats, Operatic Profanity

If there's one group of people you do not want to piss off, it's recent law school grads. They have all the cockiness and self-regard that comes with finally being able to put "Esq." at the end of their names, without the emotional scarring appurtenant to the actual practice of law. Piss off this crowd by fucking… » 7/31/14 7:28pm Today 7:28pm

Violet Palmer, First Female NBA Ref, Is Coming Out And Getting Married

Do you realize that Violet Palmer has been an NBA referee for 17 years? That's still not as long as her relationship with her partner of two decades, hairstylist Tanya Stine. The two are getting married tomorrow, so Palmer's using the occasion to publicly announce what her friends and co-workers have known for years:… » 7/31/14 6:03pm Today 6:03pm

Tyron Smith Isn't A "Cowboy For Life." He Just Got Screwed.

Yesterday, Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith signed an enormous eight-year extension, valued at $110 million over 10 years. Today, Dallas is telling everyone that it guarantees Smith will be a "Cowboy for life." As we know by now, the numbers in NFL contracts are bullshit. But this is outrageous enough bullshit that… » 7/31/14 5:17pm Today 5:17pm

Taste Test: Milk And Honey Original Café Mix, The Alleged Best Cereal

Back in February, our Tim Marchman posted a list that purported to rank breakfast cereals in order of deliciousness. His selection of something called "Milk and Honey Original Café Mix" for the top spot—on what's a pretty comprehensive list of the breakfast cereals you can find in your typical supermarket, mind… » 7/31/14 5:02pm Today 5:02pm

From Curbs to Yachts: An Illustrated Guide to the Bieber-Bloom Sexagon

Orlando Bloom taking a swing at Justin Bieber at a tony Italian restaurant in Ibiza two nights ago was an event years in the making. The rumors that Bieber slept with Bloom's ex-wife Miranda Kerr have spun a web that has entangled not just those three, but also Bieber's on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez and… » 7/31/14 4:57pm Today 4:57pm

Did ESPN Get Fooled By A Fake Twitter Account Reporting A Zobrist Trade?

Minutes ago on Baseball Tonight's trade deadline special, it was announced that Tampa's Ben Zobrist was heading to Pittsburgh. But it wasn't true, and the first and only person reporting it was a fake Bob Nightengale Twitter account. » 7/31/14 4:37pm Today 4:37pm

Does The NFL Think Ray Rice's Wife Deserved It?

A week ago, we got news that the NFL had suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games for the events of Feb. 15, when he allegedly knocked then-fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The punishment fell well outside the usual disciplinary regime of commissioner Roger… » 7/31/14 1:50pm Today 1:50pm