Is Jaguars WR Allen Hurns For Real?

Here's what we know about Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns: He's an undrafted rookie out of Miami, and he had 110 yards and two touchdowns against the Eagles in his first regular-season game. And that's about it. But a debut performance like that will land you a heap of attention, from casual fans and fantasy owners… » 9/11/14 12:15pm Thursday 12:15pm

Soccer's Faulty New Money Rule Hurts The Clubs It Was Meant To Protect

Queens Park Rangers are the latest victim of Financial Fair Play, the laudably-aimed yet poorly calibrated rules which are in theory meant to keep teams solvent but in practice keep them from sensibly spending to improve their position, or even from spending money they actually have. Yesterday, English Football League… » 9/10/14 2:56pm 9/10/14 2:56pm

NCAA Relaxes Penn State Sanctions, Continues Power-Mongering

Today, the NCAA announced significant reductions in its punishments for Penn State stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Specifically, the school's four-year bowl ban has been lifted immediately, and starting next season, it will have all 85 of its scholarships restored. This, like all power moves by governing… » 9/08/14 5:12pm 9/08/14 5:12pm

Tell Us Your Horrifying Animal Tales

Today in Deadspin's staff chatroom, a discussion of bad encounters with animals led to Gawker Art Director Jim Cooke sharing a truly horrifying animal story. The transcript is below. Please be warned that it is approximately 500 times more upsetting than when the little dinosaur chases the mom-shaped shadow in The… » 9/05/14 2:38pm 9/05/14 2:38pm

Penn State To Alums: Please Stop Being Crazy Truthers

Most of the country has moved on from talking about the Penn State scandal, accepting that university administrators and former head coach Joe Paterno made grievous errors in judgment upon becoming aware of Jerry Sandusky's crimes. According to a letter that was sent today by the university to a massive listserv of… » 9/05/14 1:42pm 9/05/14 1:42pm

Johnny Manziel Files For "Johnny Cleveland" Trademark

Now that Johnny Manziel knows he'll be starting the season on the sideline, he's able to focus more of his energy on brand protection. To that end, ESPN reports Manziel recently filed the paperwork to trademark "Johnny Cleveland," apparently the next nickname he's trying to make happen—or make sure no one else profits… » 9/04/14 4:36pm 9/04/14 4:36pm

A Striker For You! Another For You!: Your Transfer Deadline Day Roundup

Another crazy transfer deadline has came and went, and after a couple tense hours of waiting, it appears most of the biggest moves, like Radamel Falcao to Manchester United, were squeezed under before the curtain fell. Here's a recap of the biggest moves completed yesterday: » 9/02/14 12:45pm 9/02/14 12:45pm

August Sucks—The NBA Or NHL Playoffs Should Move There

In non-Olympic years, there's no wider chasm of utter sports emptiness than late July and August. NBA and NHL free agency have pretty much wrapped up, and most NFL "news" involves players describing the best shape of their lives. Thankfully, football and European soccer are just about back, but for a very long stretch… » 8/28/14 1:01pm 8/28/14 1:01pm