FIFA 15 Is Really Broken on Mobile

FIFA is best known as a console and PC game, but EA's hit soccer franchise has had a dedicated mobile audience for years now too. Some fans have had a hard time enjoying FIFA 15 Ultimate Team since it arrived last month for iOS and Android devices, however, because it's been marred by technical issues. » 10/30/14 3:09pm 4 minutes ago

Why Did Madison Bumgarner Get The Save And Not The Win?

Caveat: this couldn't possibly matter less. It's a footnote to a footnote. The win is the most arbitrary and least informative stat in baseball, rivaled only by the save. But the decision to grant Madison Bumgarner a win, and then to reverse course nearly an hour after the final out, is worth examining if just because… » 10/30/14 3:07pm 6 minutes ago

Fall Back: Set Your Clocks Back One Hour on Sunday for Some Reason

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM this Sunday, at which point most of the country will set their clocks back one hour for no real reason other than that our parents did it. We love us some ridiculous traditions.http://thevane.gawker.com/spring-forward... » 10/30/14 3:02pm 11 minutes ago

Here's What the Mission Riots Looked Like After the Giants' Victory

Multiple traffic lights were molested last night as crowds of fans flocked to San Francisco's Mission District following the Giants' World Series victory. As the riot grew in size and SFPD officers began losing control of the situation, dozens of fires were ignited as helicopters beaming spotlights swarmed overhead. » 10/30/14 2:07pm Today 2:07pm

The Rad '90s Western Tombstone Is Val Kilmer's Finest Hour

Since I started writing this column, I've been wondering what to do with westerns. They aren't quite action movies, but they're action-adjacent. It feels a bit ridiculous to discuss Once Upon a Time in the West in the same space I'm using for stuff like Dredd and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning. Gunfights are… » 10/30/14 2:06pm Today 2:06pm

The SEC Really Does Benefit From Media Bias In Polls

This past week, four of the top five teams in the Associated Press College Football Poll hailed from the SEC West Division. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, among others, wondered aloud whether ESPN's ownership of the brand-new SEC network, which launched this year, might be responsible for such a coincidence. » 10/30/14 1:52pm Today 1:52pm

A Smarter Blender, a Better Juicer, and More Deals

If you need to blend a few items quickly for a recipe of single-serving smoothie, you don't want to deal with pulling out your blender, and cleaning all those parts afterwards. This immersion blender from Cuisinart chops, grinds, blends, and whisks, and is much easier to clean afterwards. [Cuisinart CSB-79 Smart… » 10/30/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Yes, Sliding Into First Can Be Faster; No, You Still Shouldn't Do It

Last night's Game 7 saw the first replay reversal in the World Series, at the tail end of Joe Panik's ridiculous double play. It was a huge play by Panik—the difference between first and third with no outs and bases empty two outs in a one-run game—made possible by replay. It was also made possible by Eric Hosmer… » 10/30/14 1:24pm Today 1:24pm

Kemba Walker Hits Game-Winner, Makes Michael Jordan Lose His Mind


Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, fresh off signing a four-year, $48 million contract, did some big things against the Bucks last night. First, he hit the pull-up three you see above in the final seconds of the fourth quarter, sending the game to overtime. And then, at the end of overtime, he did this: » 10/30/14 1:24pm Today 1:24pm

The Giants' Defense Deserves Some Love, Too

Madison Bumgarner rolled into Game 7 of the World Series like Gozer The Destructor and gave us one of the greatest postseason performances in history, and so you wouldn't be blamed for overlooking the contributions of the rest of the Giants on the field. With that in mind, let's take a moment to throw some praise on… » 10/30/14 12:36pm Today 12:36pm

Madison Bumgarner's Dad Is The Best Sports Dad

One bizarre side effect of turning in one of the best postseason pitching runs in MLB history is that the New York Times will send a reporter out to North Carolina to interview your dad saying just the dad-est possible things. So meet Kevin Bumgarner, proud father of the reigning World Series MVP, whose opinion on… » 10/30/14 11:45am Today 11:45am