Today's shot. You may as well go read the WSJ's fun little item on tennis players refusing to use sunscreen: "Cara Black, a doubles player from Zimbabwe, said she uses a zinc cream. Ukraine's Olga Savchuk said the one lotion that doesn't bother her is available only in Japan and South Korea, so Japanese pro Kimiko… » 8/29/14 10:55am 19 minutes ago

Jenny Simpson Is Better Than Any Gold Medal Or World Record

On Thursday, Jenny Simpson won the 1500-meters in Zurich, and with it, the Diamond League overall title in the event. She became the best miler in the world in 2014, and in a sport that often mires itself chasing times or medals, Simpson's accomplishment had nothing to do with either and was more rewarding than both. » 8/29/14 10:35am 38 minutes ago

Vanderbilt Overturned A Referee's Penalty By Making Him Read An Email

At the start of the second quarter of last night's Temple-Vanderbilt game, referee Ken Williamson popped over to the sideline to explain a penalty to the crowd: "Per NCAA rule, Vanderbilt is being charged with a team timeout each quarter, because of— [pause to make a face that lets everyone know he's just as baffled… » 8/29/14 10:08am Today 10:08am

Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Miami Dolphins

Some people are fans of the Miami Dolphins. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Miami Dolphins. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. » 8/29/14 10:06am Today 10:06am

Jesus Montero Heckled By Scout, Throws Ice Cream Sandwich At Him

Jesus Montero was a can't-miss catching prospect who appears to be missing, badly, and an incident last night during a minor league rehab appearance in which he tried to fight a scout who had been heckling him is probably not going to speed his trip back to the majors. It's a pretty incredible story, though. » 8/29/14 8:50am Today 8:50am

Anthony Brown Says USC Coach Called Him "All Types Of Fuck Words"

Earlier, we told you about former USC running back Anthony Brown, who quit the team very suddenly and then took to Instagram to accuse head coach Steve Sarkisian of being racist. TMZ has since gotten in touch with Brown, who provided them with some choice quotes. » 8/28/14 5:44pm Yesterday 5:44pm

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Is Making Music Out of Tennis

When LCD Soundsystem split up, it left frontman James Murphy with a lot of time and creative energy on his hands. So he's been experimenting with a number of weird and esoteric projects, the latest of which is turning tennis data from the U.S. Open into music. » 8/28/14 5:10pm Yesterday 5:10pm

Polish Fans Hoist Giant Anti-UEFA Banner

Legia Warsaw fans are still salty after getting DQ'd from the Champions League for fielding a suspended player, despite beating Celtic 6-1 on aggregate. So today, two days after Celtic were themselves knocked out, Legia fans raised this display: a big fat pig surrounded by the UEFA logo, with the caption "6<1 Because… » 8/28/14 5:05pm Yesterday 5:05pm