Emmanuel Adebayor Accuses His Family Of Using Him For His Money

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor posted a lengthy essay on Facebook today, accusing nearly every member of his family of taking advantage of the immense wealth he has earned as a professional soccer player. He wrote that he believes family matters should stay private, but decided to go public with his grievances in… » 5/05/15 10:22pm Today 10:22pm

The Mets Could Have Been Named The Avengers, Bees, Or Burros

Maybe everybody but me already knew this, but Avengers was once considered for the name of the team that became the Mets. This was back in 1961, two years before Stan Lee and Jack Kirby released the first comic book featuring The Avengers. It doesn’t seem like a great name for a baseball team to me—what are they… » 5/05/15 8:36pm Today 8:36pm

Manny Pacquiao Sued by Disgruntled Fans for Hiding Shoulder Injury

A couple of boxing fans have sued Manny Pacquiao for allegedly failing to disclose a torn rotator cuff before last weekend’s “fight of the century” against Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao’s team says he reported the injury to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but a form he filled out prior to the fight indicates no… » 5/05/15 7:41pm Today 7:41pm

Black Widow: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

168

The arguments over Black Widow have gotten ugly. Last night, Joss Whedon quit Twitter, with an image that pointed the blame at Twitter haters. But there’s a real issue with Black Widow, and her role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it’s worth talking about. It’s worth talking about it like adults. » 5/05/15 5:53pm Today 5:53pm

Beating Victim Sues Mayweather Over Katie Couric Softball Interview

Of the many women Floyd Mayweather has abused, one of the saddest and most public tales belongs to Josie Harris. On the morning of Sept. 9, 2010, Mayweather repeatedly pummeled her as their own children watched. » 5/05/15 4:55pm Today 4:55pm

How To Fake Your Way Through The Company Softball Game

Let’s go ahead and make one thing abundantly clear: you do not have to be good at any sport to play on your company sports team. In fact, you can actually just be straight-up bad. That said, if your company is playing softball this summer, you should participate. It will be fun! Just be ready to play your part. » 5/05/15 4:32pm Today 4:32pm

Drunk Mascot Stumbles Around, Busts His Ass In The Middle Of The Field

It’s hard to be a licensed participant of a sporting event, as Austria Wien’s mascot “Super Leo” is, and still be considered an Idiot On The Field. But for this guy—who is so drunk at the conclusion of a game that he needs help even standing—we’ll make an exception. » 5/05/15 4:17pm Today 4:17pm

The Knicks And Their Owner, James Dolan, Are Shameless Garbage

Earlier today, James Dolan announced that Isiah Thomas, who once sexually harassed one of his co-workers while he was head coach of the Knicks, was going to be named president of the WNBA’s New York Liberty. To most people, putting a sexual harasser in charge of a women’s basketball team is a bad look, but the Knicks… » 5/05/15 3:58pm Today 3:58pm

Randy Gregory Says His Problem Isn't Weed

The Cowboys may have gotten a steal by landing Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory in the second round, or they may have gambled away a second-round pick. Gregory, a first-round talent on every board, slipped due to mysterious concerns about his “ability to handle the rigors of the NFL”—inane football jargon for… » 5/05/15 3:43pm Today 3:43pm

Photos: Nassau Coliseum Ice Removed For The Final Time

Some sad, beautiful photos here, as work crews tore up the rink at Nassau Coliseum for the last time, as the Islanders will open next season in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Fort Neverlose was never pretty—and in its later years was barely functional—but so much hockey history was made here, and more importantly than… » 5/05/15 2:35pm Today 2:35pm

Ciara's New Album Is The Perfect Mother's Day Present

The first song and title track of Ciara’s new record, Jackie, includes a line where she boasts about giving birth to a very large child: Man, I just delivered a 9-pound, 10-ounce baby / I’m a bad mothafucka. It’s one of the best boasts ever, and sets the tone for what could’ve been a maudlin breakup album, but turns… » 5/05/15 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

Is Taking an Internet Quiz Procrastination If It Helps You Win $150?

Internet quizzes are absurdly popular, generally mindless activities people use to procrastinate and clog one another's social feeds with Which Japanese Potato Chip Flavor they are. But what if the quiz you're taking to avoid the impending doom of tax season or put off revising that business proposal winds up making… » 3/06/15 3:55pm 3/06/15 3:55pm

Need a Charge? Save 72% on the 18,000mAh Power Vault Battery Pack

Battery life shouldn’t interfere with real life. With the lightweight and durable Power Vault, you get 18,000mAh of portable power — enough to recharge your phone 10+ times while you’re on the go. Right now, Deadspin readers can grab one for $29.99 - that’s 72% off.
» 5/01/15 4:09pm Friday 4:09pm