49ers Release Ray McDonald Following Rape Allegation

At a press conference this afternoon, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke announced that the team had released defensive end Ray McDonald. This morning, police confirmed that McDonald was a suspect in a rape investigation, and in August he was arrested on domestic violence charges following an incident… » 12/17/14 3:46pm 53 minutes ago

Chile Is Obsessed With Alexis Sánchez's Sex Life

New Arsenal star Alexis Sánchez has come into the Premier League and torn shit up. Naturally, his native Chile has been very interested in their local hero's exploits. And while there hasn't been too much to worry about in terms of his playing performance, the country's press has kept a close eye on his performance in… » 12/17/14 2:38pm Today 2:38pm

Qatar Pays Migrant Workers $1 an Hour To Be Fake Sports Fans

The life of most migrant workers in Qatar is bleak—so bleak, it's a human rights violation. The latest report from Doha reveals a new twist in the sad story. When they're not toiling away at building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, many workers are being paid impossibly small wages to be fake sports fans. It doesn't… » 12/17/14 2:18pm Today 2:18pm

Anchor Christmas Ale 2014: Great Tradition, Mediocre Year

My family is woefully short on Christmas traditions. This is largely due to our being a small unit consisting of zero children or Christians, the two things that seem to make this particular holiday go 'round. But we like kids and Christs just fine, and everybody likes days off in the middle of the week, so we're… » 12/17/14 1:27pm Today 1:27pm

The All-Clad Skillet You Want, The Best Exercise Earbuds, and More

Anyone with even a passing interest in cooking knows that All-Clad is the brand you want in your kitchen when it comes to skillets and pots. Made in America and carrying a lifetime warranty, you'd probably see their wares in the back of the house of most of your favorite restaurants. » 12/17/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Beer For Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner: A Crohn's Disease Tasting Menu

I should probably start by announcing that I'm not a doctor. So if you're reading this, and you (like me) have Crohn's disease, and you're looking for some sort of guide for how to deal with your illness or how to incorporate more adventure into your diet, please keep in mind that in this case, you'd be taking advice… » 12/17/14 12:01pm Today 12:01pm

How The NBA Flushed Out The Exec Leaking Memos To Adrian Wojnarowski

Our own Kevin Draper—who really should have written this for us—goes in on Yahoo scoop-machine Adrian Wojnarowski at The New Republic. You'll read it, because Woj deserves some going-in upon. But this paragraph, from an entire section on Wojnarowski's cozy relationship with longtime Pistons executive Joe Dumars,… » 12/17/14 11:05am Today 11:05am

Who Will Develop The First Great American Soccer Star?

For as far as soccer—the official Sport Of The Future on these shores for decades now—has come in America, we still haven't hit upon a sustainable youth development model to cultivate all levels of professional talent, from squad-fillers to superstars. This leaves interested parties at home and abroad arguing over… » 12/17/14 10:56am Today 10:56am

Get a Classic Timex Watch with a Handmade Leather Band + Free Shipping

Regardless of advances in technology and the beginning of a smart watch movement, a sure-fire time-piece is, well, timeless. And the designers over at Form Function Form have made that abundantly clear, pairing the Timex Weekender watch face with a handmade, Horween leather wristband. Grab this custom pairing now,… » 12/15/14 11:34am Monday 11:34am

Get Brand Name Sound Without the Hype: Status Audio Headphones ($38)

Status Audio created the HD One headphones with a single goal in mind: deliver great sound with a classic look and leave the superfluous details behind. While the headphones are already less than half the price of competitors, right now you can grab a pair for just $38, a savings of over 20%. Enter promo code HOLIDAY20 » 12/12/14 11:47am Friday 11:47am

Get Rhone Apparel's Activewear Tee: Ultra-Light + Durable  (15% Off)

Rhone Apparel has set out to make the most innovative men's apparel, never being satisfied with redundant design techniques and materials. The Durden 2.0, a slick, if downplayed, activewear tee-shirt, is a perfect example of this. Deadspin readers can grab the extremely light but durable shirt for just $58 and save… » 12/16/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm