World Series Of Poker Main Event Experiences Rain Delay

“Make it rain” took on a more sinister meaning in Las Vegas Monday night, as play at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event had to be briefly paused due to a rain delay. Severe storms in the area—State of Emergency Alerts rang out on the hundreds of cell phones in attendance—caused a leak in the roof over the Rio… » 7/06/15 11:45pm 59 minutes ago

Report: NBA Players' Union Plans To Fund Retired Players' Health Care

The 2016-17 NBA season will be the first year of the league’s massive new television deal, under which ESPN and TNT will pay $2.7 billion annually to broadcast games. Half of that money goes to the players, and they’re reportedly considering using a small fraction of it to fund health insurance for retired NBA… » 7/06/15 8:40pm Yesterday 8:40pm

The Kauffman Stadium Dugout Flooded Pretty Badly

The sky just dumped an ungodly amount of rain on Kansas City. The region was under a severe thunderstorm warning, and sporadic tornados have been reported. The Royals were supposed to begin their game against Tampa Bay in about 30 minutes, but it has been postponed until tomorrow. Besides the widespread flooding… » 7/06/15 7:36pm Yesterday 7:36pm

Here Are The Documents Bill Cosby Didn't Want You To Read [Updating]

Today saw the unsealing of documents from the 2005 civil suit in which Andrea Constand said Bill Cosby drugged and raped her while she worked at Temple University. The unsealing followed a request from the Associated Press, which Cosby’s legal team fought it on the grounds that Cosby isn’t a “public” person. Federal… » 7/06/15 6:42pm Yesterday 6:42pm

"OMFG!": How Dale Jr. Reacted Live To Last Night's Gnarly NASCAR Wreck

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won last night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, but most coverage of the race today has rightly focused on the devastating wreck that pulverized the #3 Chevy, yet miraculously left driver Austin Dillon unharmed. Here’s uncensored audio of Dale Jr.’s raw reaction to seeing the wreck in his rearview mirror… » 7/06/15 6:08pm Yesterday 6:08pm

So Why Did Jason Whitlock Bail On A New York Mag Profile? 

New York magazine has a new 4,000-word feature on ESPN personality Jason Whitlock out, and while it offers a good (if familiar) rundown of Whitlock’s career and how he ended up getting fired from his own non-existent website before it even launched, it offers nothing first-hand from its subject. What’s funny is that… » 7/06/15 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

U.S. Steeplechase Runner Evan Jager Eats It, Triumphs

On the Fourth of July in Paris, Evan Jager did something perfect. The 26-year-old American lined up for a 3,000-meter steeplechase against nearly all of the best steeplers in the world, and over the first five minutes of the race, he joined Kenyan stud Jairus Birech in running away from the entire field. There was… » 7/06/15 5:29pm Yesterday 5:29pm

David West Pays $11 Million To Escape The State Of Indiana

At the start of this year’s NBA free-agency period, 34-year-old power forward David West opted out of the final year of his three-year, $36.6 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. Today, he signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs that will pay him $1.4 million. While there are other ways to put it, West just… » 7/06/15 5:18pm Yesterday 5:18pm

Cleancast: Are Your Party Messes Worse Than These Party Disasters? 

My guest this week on the official Ask a Clean Person podcast is James Del, Gawker Media’s former VP of programming & events, who joined me to talk about party messes and how to manage a shared vacation home, though he also spilled some dirt on me and my origins at Gawker Media. It involved lemon squares.
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A Brief History Of Gonzalo Higuaín Being A Choke Artist

Just when we thought Lionel Messi would finally end Argentina’s trophy drought and in the process get those dumb doubters from his native homeland off his back for good this weekend, Gonzalo Higuaín went ahead and shat the bed. Since we can’t sing the G.O.A.T.’s praises today, let’s at least take some solace in… » 7/06/15 4:41pm Yesterday 4:41pm

People Who Hate Air Conditioning Are Commie Assholes

It’s summer again, which means it’s time for a whole new round of dirty hippie assholes smarming up the Internet with their anti-air conditioning takes. Even the Pope got in on it. NOT COOL, COOL POPE. Anyway, these air conditioning shamers are a scourge and they must be destroyed, starting with the editor-in-chief of… » 7/06/15 4:25pm Yesterday 4:25pm

Let's Explore The Corrupt Town That Inspired True Detective 

How are you enjoying #TrueDetectiveSeason2 so far? It’s okay, right? I don’t know, maybe it kind of sucks. Anyway, if you’re like me, you’ve spent a good chunk of the first three episodes being a little confused by the city-corruption storyline. We’ve been told that there are a lot of “deals being done” and a lot of… » 7/06/15 3:40pm Yesterday 3:40pm