Cubs Fire Rick Renteria After One Season, Admit He Got Fucked

After Joe Maddon unexpectedly left the Tampa Bay Rays, the Cubs worked quickly to cut a deal and bring him on. Current skipper Rick Renteria, a baseball lifer in his first-ever major league managing gig, got the shaft, and president Theo Epstein admitted as much in today's press release. » 10/31/14 3:52pm 47 minutes ago

Thomas Vanek Paid Off $230,000 Gambling Debt With Islanders Paycheck

This summer, Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek found himself caught up in a federal case against three men accused of running a gambling ring out of an Upstate New York bar. Vanek, who played nearby in both Rochester and Buffalo, served as a witness, but his link to the alleged bookies was unclear. This should make… » 10/31/14 3:39pm Today 3:39pm

John Clayton Sent A Gift To The Player Who Ended Brian Bosworth's Career

John Clayton, who covered the Seahawks for nine years before joining ESPN in 1995, made an appearance on Seattle's ESPN radio affiliate Wednesday, and was asked about the 30 for 30 documentary "Brian and the Boz," which had debuted on ESPN the night before. He revealed that once upon a time, young John was a beat… » 10/31/14 3:23pm Today 3:23pm

Sacramento Kings Deny Dealings With Disgraced Wingnut Dinesh D'Souza

Disgraced '80s relic/wingnut Dinesh D'Souza, having pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign finance law, is currently living in a halfway house as part of his probation. This probably makes it difficult to promote his new movie, America: Imagine the World Without Her, which one reviewer describes as "shredding… » 10/31/14 3:09pm Today 3:09pm

Here's The Deep-Thinking, Super-Alcoholic Beer For You

When last we Drunkspun, we were so angry at Stella Artois for sucking that we completely overlooked the fact that we don't even need the good Belgian beer around anymore. We were so busy praising all the good Belgian beer, lest we look ugly and ungracious by failing to properly appreciate their centuries of… » 10/31/14 2:44pm Today 2:44pm

Chart: All Of Peyton Manning's Pick-Sixes, By Defender And Distance

Hey, remember that cool chart from last week, visualizing all of Peyton Manning's regular season touchdowns? Well, it missed a few. In belated honor of Peyton's record-setting career throwing touchdowns, here are all the touchdowns he's thrown to the other team. » 10/31/14 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

No, The CDC Hasn't Quarantined The St. Louis Blues

It was an exciting hour or so this afternoon, when Twitter began passing the word that the Scottrade Center—home of the Blues, who have been dealing with a mysterious flu-like bacterial infection tearing through the roster—was being paid a surprise visit by the Centers for Disease Control. Turned out it was a joke by… » 10/31/14 2:13pm Today 2:13pm

Lay Off The Spaghetti, Marathoners: Why Carb Loading Might Slow You Down

The 45,000 or so runners who will gather on Staten Island for this Sunday's NYC Marathon have put in the training. They've run and stretched and strengthened and covered their finely honed machine in technical fabrics. The only question that remains is this: What should they put in the tank? » 10/31/14 2:04pm Today 2:04pm

Little Kid At Giants Parade Yells "Fuck Her Right In The Pussy" On Air

The practice of yelling "fuck her right in the pussy" at inappropriate moments should no longer be a thing, but this instance is notable because of how young the perpetrator is. The kid jumps in there with the quickness, does his damage, and dashes off, leaving the poor reporter to try and salvage his Giants parade… » 10/31/14 1:52pm Today 1:52pm

DeAngelo Hall Tore His Achilles When He Slipped While Getting Pizza

The NFL's had a weird spate of injuries this season, on top of the regular injuries that happen every game. Stephen Tulloch and Lamarr Houston tore their ACLs celebrating; Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria hurt himself trying to stop his (adorable) puppy from peeing in the house; and yesterday, Washington… » 10/31/14 1:18pm Today 1:18pm

Your Choice of Earbuds, Cheaper Cold Medicine, and More Deals

Today only, Amazon is offering steep discounts on a variety of JLab earbuds as their Gold Box Deal of the Day. Options range from $10 for standard buds to $18 for enhanced-bass models, to $20 for "high fidelity." There are a ton of colors available, and the prices are terrific, so grab a pair before they sell out. [… » 10/31/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm