Olympian On The IOC's Rules Against Sponsors: "It's Very Un-American"

We all know—or should know—that Olympic athletes don't make a penny from that 17-day extravaganza of running, jumping, throwing, swimming, flipping, etc. That pisses two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds off. It should, especially when you consider that even though about $6 billion went through the International Olympic… » 3/05/15 1:55pm 3 minutes ago

Hassan Whiteside Just Won't Quit

There has been no stranger story in the NBA this year than the rise of Hassan Whiteside, the 25-year-old center who spent the last two seasons playing for the Sichuan Blue Whales, Al Mouttahed Tripoli, and Jiangsu Tongxi—making the trip back to China after being released by Tripoli—and now won't stop throwing up… » 3/05/15 1:46pm 13 minutes ago

How to Survive Your First Tech Job

Tech companies make my blood boil. I live in San Francisco, where I'm surrounded by them. What's worse, I'm surrounded by their employees—by droves of social-media strategists and integrated-marketing specialists, by dev-ops leads and database engineers, by bro-grammers. So, so many bro-grammers. This phylum… » 3/05/15 1:30pm 28 minutes ago

A Tinier Espresso Machine, Discounted Blenders, and More Deals

Great espresso requires significant investments of time, money, and effort, as well as the willingness to buy fresh beans and the scheduling to use them quickly. We'll have a guide on that soon, but if you know it's not gonna happen for you, keep reading. » 3/05/15 1:15pm 44 minutes ago

Drink The Kool-Aid: Why True/False Is Our Best Little Film Festival 

Film festivals are weird things. If you love movies and have dreamed of going to, say, Cannes or Sundance, you might have this romantic vision of watching dozens of movies amid happy, goodhearted souls who share your abiding passion for film. The reality is, you'll meet some of those people at a film festival,… » 3/05/15 12:59pm Today 12:59pm

Giants TE Larry Donnell Was On Plane That Skidded Off Runway

A Delta flight from Atlanta to New York skidded off the end of the runway at snowy LaGuardia airport this morning, coming to rest on a berm specifically put there to keep planes from splashing into Flushing Bay. A reported 130 people were board the MD-80, including Giants tight end Larry Donnell, who Instagrammed a… » 3/05/15 12:17pm Today 12:17pm

Moron USA Today Columnist Thinks The Cardinals Poop Vanilla Sprinkles

You know, we usually wait until October here to dump on the Cardinals and have the entire city of St. Louis send us polite death threats. But Bob Nightengale … oh, Bob Nightengale … you forced my hand early, you abominable fucking hack. I guarantee, right now, that there won't be a worse piece of sportswriting this… » 3/05/15 11:25am Today 11:25am

Chris Paul Loses His Mind When DeAndre Jordan Forgets To Shoot

In Wednesday night's tie game against the Trail Blazers with 2.8 seconds left, the Clippers ran a play for Chris Paul to take the final shot. The point guard got a good look, but missed. DeAndre Jordan grabbed the rebound, heard the shot clock sound, and didn't try a shot because he thought it was the final buzzer.… » 3/05/15 11:22am Today 11:22am

Russell Westbrook Owns The NBA

There was a full slate of NBA games on last night, featuring enough close games and superstar performances to keep anyone with a League Pass subscription fumbling with the remote. But the best game of the evening featured a 13-48 squad in the middle of an unprecedented tanking campaign and a Western Conference playoff… » 3/05/15 10:22am Today 10:22am

Watch This Pastor Use The Force To Wipe Out His Congregation

I'm not a particularly devout fellow, but if being a pastor means you can acquire the power to knock out entire swaths of your congregation via telekinesis, I gotta get my ass to church more often. I had no idea the power of the Holy Ghost was a literal superpower. This is like Chronicle if it has been directed by… » 3/05/15 9:53am Today 9:53am

Report: MLB Could Suspend Josh Hamilton For A Year

The four-person panel tasked with deciding the discipline for Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, who admitted to a relapse and violation of MLB's drug policy, is hopelessly deadlocked, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. At issue: whether Hamilton's suspension should include entering a substance abuse… » 3/05/15 9:20am Today 9:20am

Watch A Brazilian Plane Nearly Miss The Caribbean's Most Famous Runway

This Brazilian built regional jet barely makes it to a smooth patch on the landing strip, clearing the fence at Maho Beach in St. Maarten with a razor thin margin of error. While these kinds of hairy landings are common on the Caribbean island, this ultra slow motion video really exposes this close shave with disaster. » 3/05/15 9:08am Today 9:08am

MLS And Players Union Reach Agreement. What Does It Mean, And Who Won?

Twenty-four hours after it looked like a work stoppage was inevitable—and 48 hours before the beginning of the season—Major League Soccer and the Major League Soccer Players Union announced that they had reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement. Here are the highlights of that agreement. » 3/04/15 11:33pm Yesterday 11:33pm

Russell Westbrook Is Back To Soaring Past Hapless Defenders To Dunk

After missing Sunday's game against the Lakers because of surgery to repair a fractured zygomatic arch bone, Russell Westbrook has returned with a vengeance, and a mask! Both were on display as he split two Philadelphia defenders to throw down a monster two-handed jam. It is only 18 minutes into the game, and Russ has… » 3/04/15 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

Discover the Best Local Snacks, Booze and Coffee: Subscribe & Save 20%

Today artisanal and local makers own the food scene, but that doesn't mean they're easy to find at local grocery stores. With a subscription from Mouth you'll discover the best local makers of your favorite food and drinks, and get it all delivered to your door. Plus, you'll save 20% with promo code Gawker20. » 3/03/15 2:01pm Tuesday 2:01pm