Arizona Police Postpone "Run From The Cops" Charity Race

The Tempe Police Department is postponing its "Run From The Cops 5K" charity race scheduled for Saturday, because, well, that's kinda obvious, right? » 12/05/14 2:10pm 12/05/14 2:10pm

Michael Sam Bailed A Fan Out On An Unpayable Twitter Bet

Michael Sam sacked Johnny Manziel on Saturday. It was all very exciting. Sam did the "money" thing and everything. And, through a roundabout fashion, a bad-idea Twitter bet turned into a donation to a good charity. Everybody won. » 8/25/14 11:00am 8/25/14 11:00am

50 Cent Challenges Floyd Mayweather To Read For Charity

Floyd Mayweather has been beefing with numerous rappers of late. He fought T.I. at a Fatburger in Las Vegas in May. Nelly blasted Mayweather for being a high school dropout on ESPN, and he's also dating Mayweather's ex-fiancée. But no beef has been more entertaining than Mayweather's fallout with former friend 50 Cent. » 8/21/14 2:21pm 8/21/14 2:21pm

LeBron James: Pretty Good At Rapping "Back That Ass Up"

Last night was Shane Battier's annual karaoke event, known as "Battioke," which in the past has brought us gems like Mike Miller and Chris Andersen singing "Ice Ice Baby." The highlight of this year's event was definitely LeBron James going all-out on "Back That Ass Up," with an assist from Michael Beasley. » 1/28/14 9:59am 1/28/14 9:59am

This Is The Best Thing Seahawks And 49ers Fans Have Ever Done

Seahawks fans! 49ers fans! Here is a way for you to one-up and trash-talk each other, without annoying the crap out of the rest of us: See which fan base can donate more money to a worthy cause in each other's city. » 1/16/14 5:07pm 1/16/14 5:07pm

Man Beaten Up While Running Across Canada To Raise Money For Sick Kids

Jamie McDonald is running across Canada dressed as The Flash to raise money for The Hospital For Sick Children and two other British hospitals. He was beaten up and mugged in Banff, Alberta during New Year's celebrations. » 1/01/14 6:20pm 1/01/14 6:20pm

The PGA Tour's Non-Profit Status Is A Big Joke

Paula Lavigne of Outside The Lines has conducted a thorough investigation into the PGA Tour's status as a non-profit organization, and has found that the tour's commitment to charity is not nearly as strong as the suits at the PGA would like everyone to believe. » 12/13/13 2:22pm 12/13/13 2:22pm

Huskers Nation Flips Its Shit After Someone Thumbs-Downs Cute Video

In the Nebraska spring game, Red inserted an undersized but plucky tailback by the name of Jack Hoffman for a crucial fourth-down carry. It's worth mentioning that Jack is 7 years old and has suffered from brain cancer, and because the good folks at Nebraska realize what a bullshit deal it is to be 7 and to have… » 4/06/13 8:10pm 4/06/13 8:10pm

This Week In Athlete Charities Are A Sham

It seems like we've been through this before, and relatively recently, but Outside The Lines has done a thorough investigation and made the shocking discovery that most athlete-founded charities are a sham. » 3/31/13 2:00pm 3/31/13 2:00pm

Fans Throw 21,000 Teddy Bears Onto The Ice After Goal

Often imitated, never duplicated, the WHL's Calgary Hitmen's annual Teddy Bear Toss is the best spectacle in junior hockey, and it's for a good cause. Fans bring stuffed animals to the game, and upon the Hitmen's first goal, they're hurled onto the ice in an orgiastic torrent of plush. The bears are then donated to… » 12/03/12 11:05am 12/03/12 11:05am

A $7,500 Charitable Donation Could Get You A Pitching Lesson With R.A.…

Want to learn how to throw a knuckleball from presumptive Cy Young Award-winner R.A. Dickey? Of course you do! And now you have a once-in-a-lifetime chance. All it will cost you is several thousand dollars to charity. Here's what you get: » 10/31/12 1:08am 10/31/12 1:08am

Want To Increase Donations To Your Charity? Stop Contesting Those…

Why did Lance Armstrong's decision to stop fighting doping allegations—and thereby consent to being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles—drive up donations to his charity so sharply? Armstrong gave up the ghost Thursday; on Friday donations to the Lance Armstrong Foundation rose by a factor of 25. » 8/26/12 5:00pm 8/26/12 5:00pm

A Nine-Year-Old Bet That Roger Federer Would Win Seven Wimbledons Just…

Way back in 2003, the year Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam event at All England, a shut-in named Nick Newlife wrote to bookmaker William Hill, asking what kind of odds he could get on the young Swiss to win seven Wimbledon titles by 2019. It was a "unique" bet, one not even the legendarily futures-obsessed… » 7/09/12 10:15am 7/09/12 10:15am

Deadspin I-Team: What's The Story Behind Cole Hamels's Giant Bulge?

Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino puts on an annual fashion show to raise money for his foundation, which seems like a pretty neat thing to do. There are models, glitz, glamour, and a lot of Phillies players dressed up in fancy clothes. What a time! » 6/19/12 3:10pm 6/19/12 3:10pm

World Celebrates As Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Seriously Injured In…

Professional asshole Gordon Ramsay left Sunday's Soccer Aid charity match in Manchester on a stretcher after a hefty tackle by former English soccer star Teddy Sheringham left the Hell's Kitchen chef in pain and gasping for air. » 5/29/12 11:40am 5/29/12 11:40am

Pau Gasol Sings The Fray Classic "How To Save A Life"

Video of Paul Gasol doing some karaoke has been going around for a few days, but this snippet here is a better quality, and really all you need to see/hear. Scroll ahead to the :54 mark if you don't want to hear Pau talk about his love for both singing and UNICEF. The event, in support of UNICEF's Schools For Africa… » 3/18/12 5:23pm 3/18/12 5:23pm

Gifts For The Self-Loathing Mets Fan: Bidding On Jose Reyes's Shorn…

Apparently most-riveting-New-York-Met-ever Jose Reyes will spend this year toiling for something called the Miami Marlins, the Talk Magazine of baseball teams, while Ruben Tejada will start at short for the Mets. Cool. » 2/08/12 1:35pm 2/08/12 1:35pm

Cal Ripkin Ripken, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter And Some Other Guy Walk…

Despite his recent Gold Glove snub, Robinson Cano still knows how to smile and have a good time. Cano is participating in a fundraiser for the FDNY at the Toys "R" Us store in Times Square and took a minute to pose for some pictures. » 11/20/11 12:00pm 11/20/11 12:00pm

Jockey Fetishists Will Be Pleased To Hear That This Year's "Beefcake"…

It's not very often that a newspaper article reads like erotic fan fiction. So, congratulations to Times Union staff writer Jennifer Gish for wading into this story about shirtless jockeys with such oomph. » 7/28/11 8:00pm 7/28/11 8:00pm

Lenny Dykstra Remains In Jail, But You Can Change That With Your PayPal…

At one point this guy seemed fairly wealthy, you know. Now Nails is short on cash, but you're only a few clicks (and several thousand dollars!) away from helping to pay his bail for bankruptcy fraud charges and get Nails free. » 6/23/11 3:45pm 6/23/11 3:45pm