Deals: GoPro with Free Gift Card, Bluetooth Speaker, IR Thermometer

We see decent deals every now and then for the GoPro Hero3+ Black edition, but less often for the cheaper (but still excellent) Silver model. If the Silver is more in your price range, Best Buy is throwing in a $50 gift card and 16GB MicroSD card with your purchase today. [GoPro Hero3+ Silver with 16GB Memory Card… » 8/01/14 1:45pm Just now

How Not To Reform The NCAA

There will be no new release of an EA NCAA Football game this year. The man most frequently blamed for this is a former UCLA basketball star named Ed O'Bannon, who had the temerity to sue the NCAA and EA for using his image without asking permission and without negotiating to pay for it. » 8/01/14 12:24pm Today 12:24pm

Dave Dombrowski And Billy Beane Have An Entertaining GM Rivalry

There are few occasions when you want to hear from your team's general manager. Usually, he's explaining why something went wrong, talking about how the team's trying not to suck, or saying goodbye as he's fired. The best times, though, are in free agency and at the trade deadline—unless your GM's Ruben Amaro—so… » 8/01/14 12:05pm Today 12:05pm

Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp 12-Pack, Ranked

Last week, I said that the current number of breweries in the United States—we're up to a bit more than 3,000—is unsustainable, and I was probably wrong. As long as these fledgling operations keep a modest focus on their home markets, there's no reason we can't have a German-style system that supports nano breweries… » 8/01/14 11:25am Today 11:25am

Adam Duritz Receives Birthday Greeting From AARP The Magazine

Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, one of the least polarizing and most objectively audio-visually soothing frontmen in rock 'n' roll history, is a half-century old today. This has attracted the notice of the official magazine for the American Association of Retired Persons, which is far more Twitter-savvy than… » 8/01/14 10:46am Today 10:46am

Phillies GM Explains Why Terrible Team Didn't Get Better

The trade deadline should have been the Phillies' day. They are bad, foundering, getting worse, weighed down by terrible contracts and not about to be bailed out by talent from a thin minor league system. But they have handful of good major leaguers, all older, all who would be very useful for a team that's capable… » 8/01/14 9:30am Today 9:30am

News Plays Wildly Inappropriate Spider-Man Video During Ray Rice Segment

This is KMSP's nightly news broadcast in Minneapolis and while discussing Ray Rice's public apology to his wife today, they obviously had the wrong tape set to roll. Instead of throwing it to video of a contrite Ray Rice, they showed Spiderman harassing a dude on the street and then getting punched. The anchor handled… » 7/31/14 11:31pm Yesterday 11:31pm

Blocking-The-Plate Rule Screws Marlins; Mike Redmond Starts Undressing

The Marlins got boned in a major way by the new and confusing rule that prohibits catchers blocking the plate. Although Zack Cozart was initially ruled out by home plate umpire Mike Winters, a lengthy umpire review eventually overturned the call and ruled him safe. Instead of a 1-0 Marlins lead heading into the… » 7/31/14 10:30pm Yesterday 10:30pm

Cliff Lee Exits Early With Injury, Yells "Fuck!"

It's hard to say what happened—and speculating about injuries is the worst—but in the video here (not embeddable yet), Cliff lee is obviously upset and frustrated after throwing his 31st pitch of the game. In the third inning, with Denard Span up, Lee threw a cutter and immediately looked disgusted and pointed to… » 7/31/14 8:39pm Yesterday 8:39pm