Olympic Champion Bruce Jenner: "I Am A Woman"

Olympic decathlete and 1976 gold medalist Bruce Jenner came out as transgender tonight in an ABC interview with Diane Sawyer, explaining that Jenner “lived a lie his whole life about who he is,” and that at the age of 65 is ready to publicly acknowledge the former Wheaties box star has, for a whole life, identified as… » 4/24/15 9:36pm Today 9:36pm

Get Off the Couch and Save $30 on the Fitbit Charge

Need a little push to work off your winter blubber? The Fitbit Charge is one of the best fitness trackers you can buy (though sadly this model doesn’t have a heart rate monitor), and you can get one for just $100 today, which is one of the best deals we’ve ever seen. [Fitbit Charge, $100 with code 30BACK] » 4/24/15 6:45pm Today 6:45pm

Reports: Josh Hamilton About To Be Traded (Update: To Texas)

This morning, Sports Illustrated’s Michael McCann reported that Josh Hamilton’s fractious relationship with the Angels is nearing an end. But McCann’s examination of MLB precedent and contract law led him to the conclusion that the Angels can’t merely cut Hamilton for his drug-and-alcohol relapse. » 4/24/15 6:02pm Today 6:02pm

Looks Like Cristiano Ronaldo And MLS Are Tugging Each Other Off

Surprise, surprise. There are more whispers and rumors linking MLS with another aging star—in this case, Cristiano Ronaldo. And while the MLS- and Ronaldo-friendly version of events doesn’t make too much sense on its face, it’s not to hard to reverse engineer what’s most likely going on here. (That it might appeal to… » 4/24/15 5:11pm Today 5:11pm

These Are the Jokes That Caused Actors To Walk Off Adam Sandler's Set

Two days ago, Native American extras on Adam Sandler’s new Netflix movie The Ridiculous Six walked off the set due to the film’s portrayal of Native Americans. In response, Netflix defended the film as a “broad satire” in which those being made fun of are “in on the joke.” So, who’s right? Well, we got our hands on… » 4/24/15 5:03pm Today 5:03pm

Report: Orioles Considered Forfeiting To Avoid Playing On Toronto's Turf

The Blue Jays’ new artificial turf is spongy and slow as hell, and nobody disputes the fact that it has affected gameplay early in the season. A lot of visiting teams are going to be unhappy about playing on a surface that makes the ball do unfamiliar things, and according to the Baltimore Sun’s Eduardo Encina, the… » 4/24/15 4:33pm Today 4:33pm

Vice Sports has a nice post today by Wendy Thurm, a friend of the program, about growing up in the 70s and going to Islanders games at the Coliseum. It catches just enough daylight to tell you how much communication, infrastructure, and the basic day-to-days of getting out to see a game can change in the time it takes… » 4/24/15 4:25pm Today 4:25pm

NFL Exec: Drafting Jameis Winston Will Be "A Horrible Mistake" 

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel surveyed 19 scouts on the NFL prospects of the draft’s top quarterbacks, and they like Marcus Mariota’s chances to succeed a little better than they like Jameis Winston’s. They peg Winston as being about as likely to wash out as to become a competent NFL quarterback, and a… » 4/24/15 3:53pm Today 3:53pm

Roberta Flack And Don Draper, Together At Last

With the end of AMC’s Mad Men in sight, there have been any number of reflective essays on the show, with existential topics ranging from “What Does It All Mean?” to “Is That All There Is?” Of particular interest to obsessive music fans is Chris Molanphy’s deep dive into the soundtrack for NPR; he explains that “the… » 4/24/15 3:42pm Today 3:42pm

ESPN's OTL Reminds Us Floyd Mayweather Jr. Is An Unrepentant Monster

Just a day ago, we criticized ESPN’s series of “all-access” puff pieces featuring Stephen A. Smith and Floyd Mayweather’s collection of supercars. The Worldwide Leader somewhat made up for this today with a full half hour of Outside The Lines dedicated to illustrating “Money” Mayweather’s long history of beating and… » 4/24/15 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Yordano Ventura Is Baseball's Surliest Little Shit

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has made four starts this season, and he has yet to leave one under his own volition. His first two starts have been cut short by cramping muscles, and the last two have been derailed by ejections. If there’s one thing that’s so far defined Ventura’s 2015 campaign, it’s his… » 4/24/15 2:41pm Today 2:41pm

Get 50% Off One Week of Blue Apron: Fresh Ingredient & Recipe Delivery 

With fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes delivered to your home weekly, Blue Apron cuts down on meal-planning drudgery and focuses on the fun and flavor of home cooking. Even better, Blue Apron is offering Deadspin readers the first week - three meals for two people – for just $30, half off the regular price. » 4/23/15 4:07pm Yesterday 4:07pm

Grab Your Mother's Day Gift Now: Custom-Framing, Bedding, Totes & More

In a couple short weeks it will be Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10) and while you know your Mom deserves to get a thoughtful gift on time you might not actually make that happen. So we rounded up eight easy and original gifts into a single post to help out. Get something now and show your Mom some gratitude. » 4/22/15 3:37pm Wednesday 3:37pm