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The Botched David de Gea Transfer Was A Glorious Clusterfuck

Transfer deadline day is always liable to turn up a couple shockers, either in completed deals from out of nowhere or transfers that appear imminent only to collapse right before the crossing of the final T. Real Madrid’s failed attempted to buy David de Gea from Manchester United is one of the latter, and what a… » 9/01/15 12:00pm 43 minutes ago

Rob Manfred Kicks Shoeless Joe Jackson Back Into The Grave

The appointment of a new MLB commissioner is always a good time for certain special interest groups—spitball enthusiasts, Montreal baseball fans, Pete Rose truthers—to begin seeking favors. “Maybe,” they think, “the new commissioner will be more reasonable than the last!” This is presumably why the proprietors of the… » 9/01/15 11:18am Today 11:18am

RGIII Denies Liking Anti-Skins Instagram Post, Blames Intern

Good lord, that’s a silly headline. It’s a silly story. But it’s been a silly three years, and there’s something microcosmic about the last 24 hours in Robert Griffin III’s preternatural inability to have a single thing go right or painlessly. Yesterday it was about losing his job. Now it’s about clicking a little… » 9/01/15 8:57am Today 8:57am

Are The Red Sox Confiscating Signs Supporting Don Orsillo Or Not? 

Earlier tonight, the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy reported that the Red Sox were doing all they could to quell dissent over their unpopular decision to drop NESN play-by-play man Don Orsillo after the season (emphasis mine):http://deadspin.com/don-orsillo-wa... » 8/31/15 10:28pm Yesterday 10:28pm

Meet The Owner Of Track's Most Brutal Event

Here’s Kenyan steeplechaser Ezekiel Kemboi after winning that 3,000-meter barrier-and-pond race at the Track and Field World Championships in Beijing. This was his seventh gold or silver World Championship performance. He’s got two Olympic golds at home in the drawer, stacks of others too, and, wonder on top of… » 8/31/15 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

Ashley Madison Code Shows More Women, and More Bots

After searching through the Ashley Madison database and private email last week, I reported that there might be roughly 12,000 real women active on Ashley Madison. Now, after looking at the company’s source code, it’s clear that I arrived at that low number based in part on a misunderstanding of the evidence. Equally… » 8/31/15 8:08pm Yesterday 8:08pm

Here's a KitchenAid Mixer For $32, But Maybe Not the One You're Picturing

This KitchenAid hand mixer isn’t nearly as powerful as their iconic stand mixers, but you can use it in any bowl, and at $32 it’s a no-brainer kitchen accessory if you don’t already own something similar. [KitchenAid KHM512ER 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer, $32]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009VUHLHA/... » 8/31/15 6:15pm Yesterday 6:15pm

Cops: Man Shot Outside WWE Performance Center Had Knife, Obsession With Female Wrestler

Police officers shot a man outside of the WWE Performance Center near Orlando, Fla., on Monday afternoon. According to police, the man was armed with a knife and was at the performance center, where police had previously encountered him three times, because of an obsession with a female wrestler. » 8/31/15 4:35pm Yesterday 4:35pm