How To Fix The Police: A Former Chief Is Here To Take Your Questions

Norm Stamper is a retired Seattle police chief, columnist, advisory board member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and the author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing. He is in the comments below and ready to take your questions about Ferguson, militarization of police… » 8/22/14 2:01pm 8 minutes ago

This Is Painful: Floyd Mayweather Struggles To Read A Brief Radio Drop

So it looks like 50 Cent may have had good reason to challenge Floyd Mayweather to read a single page from one of the Harry Potter books. Above is a clip from this morning's edition of The Breakfast Club on Power 105, in which co-host Charlamagne Tha God plays an unedited version of a drop Mayweather recorded for the… » 8/22/14 1:55pm 14 minutes ago

Make Your Own Soda, Cheap K-Cups, 60" Plasma, Tiny Drones [Deals]

It doesn't have the cachet of SodaStream, but the Mastrad Purefizz actually took home The Sweethome's recommendation for best home soda maker, and you can get one for just $45 shipped today. [Mastrad Purefizz Soda Maker, $45] » 8/22/14 1:45pm 24 minutes ago

Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Seattle Seahawks

Some people are fans of the Seattle Seahawks. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Seattle Seahawks. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. » 8/22/14 1:44pm 25 minutes ago

Report: Tax-Exempt U.S.T.A.'s Financials Are Shady As Shit

The New York Times attempts to untangle the mess of finances surrounding the United States Tennis Association and its executives, and what they found is ugly. The Times can't just come out and say it, but the inescapable conclusion is that maybe the U.S. wouldn't suck so much at tennis if the U.S.T.A. wasn't diverting… » 8/22/14 1:37pm 32 minutes ago

What I've Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings

A few days ago, Deadspin's Kyle Wagner began to compile a list of all police-involved shootings in the U.S. He's not the only one to undertake such a project: D. Brian Burghart, a writer for the Reno News & Review, has been attempting a crowdsourced national database of deadly police violence. We asked Brian to write… » 8/22/14 1:31pm 38 minutes ago

Big In Jamaica: Why Reggae Fans Inexplicably Love Air Supply

Last week, English art&b enigma FKA twigs released her much-feted debut album, LP1. Born to a Spanish mother and a father of Jamaican heritage, and raised in the large Jamaican expat community of Gloucestershire, the artist also known as Tahliah Barnett is a backup dancer turned singer/fashion cipher/abstract… » 8/22/14 1:19pm 50 minutes ago

Daytona Rising: From Aging Track to Hi-Tech Motorsports Mecca

Daytona International Speedway is undergoing its first major renovation in 55 years. Its first ever, really. On a recent visit, we found out just how far 40 million tons of steel, miles of fiber, and an eye towards the future will take an aging behemoth—one that can swallow 14 football stadiums whole. » 8/22/14 1:06pm Today 1:06pm

Steelers Running Back Isaac Redman Ends NFL Career Due To Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived running back Isaac Redman in October of last season after then-rookie Le'Veon Bell popped up as a more effective option. (Bell's now dealing with a different problem.) Redman didn't sign with another team after his release, but today, he said he never healed from an injury to his spinal… » 8/22/14 12:05pm Today 12:05pm

Complaint: Le'Veon Bell Had No Idea He Could Get A DUI For Weed

WPXI in Pittsburgh has obtained and released part of the criminal complaint for Wednesday arrest of Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount in Ross Township, outside of Pittsburgh. Yesterday, just before they played in a preseason game against the Eagles, the two were formally charged with marijuana… » 8/22/14 11:01am Today 11:01am

Pitcher's Wife Calls Will Middlebrooks "Butthole" For Breaking Up No-No

A day after losing Cy Young candidate Garrett Richards for the year to a freak knee injury, the Angels got an unexpected lift: rookie starter Matt Shoemaker stepped up with the game of his life. He had a no hitter going until two outs in the seventh, when Boston's Will Middlebrooks lined a double to left. Mrs.… » 8/22/14 10:09am Today 10:09am