J.R. Smith: I'm Better Now Because I Can't Really Party In Cleveland

J.R. Smith has been pretty good since joining the Cleveland Cavaliers, scoring 14 points per game and shooting 37 percent from behind the arc. While playing for the Knicks during the first chunk of the season, Smith was scoring just 10 points per game and shooting 35 percent from behind the arc. According to J.R.… » 1/28/15 12:36pm 40 minutes ago

Rush After 'A Rape On Campus': A UVA Alum Goes Back to Rugby Road

It's a blue, cold Thursday in January and I'm walking down Rugby Road on the first night of fraternity rush at the University of Virginia, brushing past groups of identical gossiping boys in matching preppy outfits: fleeces, checked oxfords, khakis, boots. "Excuse me," they say politely when our coats touch, then… » 1/28/15 11:12am Today 11:12am

Saints Execs Claim Tom Benson Is Still An Active Owner

Saints team president Dennis Lauscha and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke with the New Orleans Times-Picayune yesterday, and claimed that team owner Tom Benson is not a mentally feeble puppet being manipulated by his wife, as has been claimed in a lawsuit filed by Benson's recently jilted heirs. » 1/28/15 11:02am Today 11:02am

Mayweather And Pacquiao Meet For The First Time

It seems incredible that for all their ducking and dodging and posturing and close calls, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao had never met face-to-face before last night. But with both sitting courtside at the Miami Heat game—directly opposite each other, as it worked out—the two wandered over at halftime for a brief… » 1/28/15 9:09am Today 9:09am

Charlie Coyle Stuns Edmonton With Breakaway, Soft-Handed Goal

The body control from Charlie Coyle is my favorite part of his game-winning goal in the third period against the Oilers. His entire body is beginning to whip around the net like he's going to attempt a wraparound, but he somehow manages to tap the puck backwards and then throw his stick out to knock it into the net.… » 1/28/15 1:05am Today 1:05am

What The Hell Did Stephen Curry Just Do With This Pass?

The headline isn't an attempt at hyperbole but a legitimate question. I've watched this on replay four or five times now and I still can't figure out how Steph Curry smoothly pulled this off. I'm sitting on my couch trying to swing an imaginary ball from my left hand to my right and then over my shoulder to the dog… » 1/28/15 12:30am Today 12:30am

Zach Parise Suffers Puck To The Face, Picks Up Tooth Off Ice

I know it is uncool for hockey men to wear facemasks or visors, but it seems like a really smart idea. The sport involves very long sticks, extremely sharp blades, and small pieces of frozen rubber hurtling around the rink at 100 miles per hour. Face protection in those conditions seems prudent, but who am I to tell… » 1/27/15 11:33pm Yesterday 11:33pm

This Goalkeeper's Free Kick Positioning Is ... Interesting

The routine for free kicks just outside the box is well-established. The defending team sets up a wall of five or six, and the free kick taker tries to smash the ball up-and-over/around/under the wall. If the goalie is lucky he has about half of a second to see where the ball is going. » 1/27/15 10:04pm Yesterday 10:04pm

UK And EKU Football Players In Good Ol' Fashion Bar Fight [UPDATE]

An Eastern Kentucky University lineman took on a gaggle of University of Kentucky players in a bar fight this weekend, according to multiple witnesses quoted in The Courier-Journal. EKU lineman Colton Scurry's father told the paper he "sustained multiple facial fractures" in the incident, and that the University is… » 1/27/15 9:13pm Yesterday 9:13pm

Two Former Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty Of Rape

After just three hours of deliberation, a jury found former Vanderbilt football players Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, who were accused of raping a woman on the Vanderbilt campus in 2013, guilty on all charges. Both Batey and Vandenburg were found guilty of multiple counts of aggravated rape and sexual assault. » 1/27/15 6:29pm Yesterday 6:29pm

Iker Casillas Hopes To Become Overpaid By MLS One Day

Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has had a rough go of it these past few years. The goalkeeper has seen his previously blemish-free legacy tarnished by the hand of a vindictive manager, lost a considerable amount of support from a fanbase that once idolized him, suffered a cratering of confidence, and now looks likely… » 1/27/15 5:21pm Yesterday 5:21pm

What Are Bill Belichick's Other Horcruxes?

Seeing as how Lord Belichick inadvertently revealed the nature of one of his Horcruxes today, we thought now would be a good time to try and figure out what items house the other six pieces of his sundered soul. These are our guesses, and please feel free to share your own in the comments. » 1/27/15 4:55pm Yesterday 4:55pm

Step Up Your Sock Game with Endless Colors from Happy Socks (30% Off)

Basic essentials like socks are typically an afterthought. But with limitless color combinations and the mindset that there's a pair of socks and underwear for every occasion and style, Happy Socks brings these everyday essentials to the forefront. And right now you can get 30% off all items storewide. » 1/23/15 3:04pm Friday 3:04pm

Last Chanced – Get 41% Off SKEYE's Nano Drone 

As with most new technologies, drones are rapidly evolving to become smaller and lighter. The SKEYE Nano Drone, for instance, can fit in the palm of your hand, but can still pull off impressive tiny aerobatics — and Deadspin readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 41% off. » 1/27/15 3:53pm Yesterday 3:53pm

Watch this Coach Lead His Team Of Party Guests To Pizza Domination

We all learn from our mistakes, especially when they result in not having enough delicious pizza. Delivery guys may get stuck in snow, they may get lost — they're in no way immune to the harsh realities of February weather. Plus, there are many other factors that could cause your party experience to be, well,… » 1/23/15 12:00pm Friday 12:00pm