ESPN announced tonight that broadcaster Robert Lee will not call the University of Virginia’s first home football game of the season, as originally planned, “simply because of the coincidence of his name,” which he shares with the Confederate icon.
SportsCenter put Cleveland radio host Aaron Goldhammer on the air tonight after the Kyrie Irving trade, and he suggested they take some calls in a simulcast. Sounded fun!
Last week, the Wall Street Journal released a scoop—former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze had been calling escorts from his university-issued phone during recruiting trips. But the scoop didn’t have all the details a reader might expect, thanks to the fact that athletic director Ross Bjork went out of his way to make…
George R.R. Martin, author of the acclaimed A Song of Ice and Fire novels and also a friend of Deadspin, recently did an interview with Metro, in which he spoke about the differences between his books and Game of Thrones, as well as whether or not he’s working on writing The Winds of Winter. He claims that up to 20…
Didn’t we only just go through this with PES? Now it’s NBA 2K’s turn to have its already-anointed cover athlete screw things up by changing teams before the game is even out.
The Cavaliers have agreed to send Kyrie Irving to the Celtics in exchange for a trade package anchored by Isaiah Thomas and a first-round draft pick and rounded out by Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
We talk a lot about poorly-supported product categories around here, but the insulated tumbler market is definitely not one of them. The sheer number of entries into the insulated drinking vessel space was a running joke at Outdoor Retailer this year, so today we’re going to try to make sense of your options.
The saga of Conor McGregor and aged former sparring partner and current boxing commentator Paulie Malignaggi has another thrilling chapter: the two saying some things to one another, along with McGregor being so bold as to put a hand on Malignaggi’s shoulder, in what was assuredly a completely organic interaction.
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Ichiro, Marcell Ozuna, and Giancarlo Stanton all hit home runs in the seventh inning against the Phillies today. Ichiro’s was the longest.
Last night, a group of Cleveland Browns players knelt in a circle during the national anthem and held a group prayer in solidarity with Michael Bennett, Marshawn Lynch, and other NFL players who have staged similar protests to call attention to the racial inequality that is plaguing the United States. Neo-Nazi-driven…
Over the weekend, Overwatch pro Joonas “Zappis” Alakurtti had a decision to make: attend a friend’s wedding, or play his first match in Blizzard’s $100,000 Overwatch Contenders tournament. He chose both.
Most talk of match-fixing in tennis comes cloaked in too many layers of anonymity to feel genuinely juicy. When the Tennis Integrity Unit, the independent body charged with sniffing out corruption in the sport, releases its quarterly report, there’s a section detailing matches that raised suspicions, but these matches…
Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 20 Eastern…
The weather is actually nice, and Mountain Hardwear has the apparel and gear for you to enjoy it. Take 50% off select styles as part of their Summer Sale (even if it’s a bit late in the season). Go climb a mountain or hike a trail. Or just look like you do those things while walking the dog.
Have you ever looked directly at the Sun only to find it wasn’t there? That’s the question asked by The 2017 Solar Eclipse, the ultimate can’t-miss entertainment experience of the year. Unless you missed it.
Cristiano Ronaldo seems to think that everything bad that happens to Cristiano Ronaldo is proof of a vast worldwide conspiracy to besmirch the reputation of Cristiano Ronaldo. This explains why he would describe the Spanish tax authorities seeking to collect on some €15 million they believe he may have defrauded from…
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio announced yesterday that he had a giveaway for his readers: eight codes for a free copy of a football video game. This gesture turned out to be easier promised than executed.