Bolton Win One For Muamba

From now until the end of the season, we'll be posting a number of clips from the previous weekend's English Premier League games. If there's a goal, save, dive, lip-read profanity, or hocked sputum we should know about, drop us a line at (You might also enjoy our better-late-than-never EPL guide.)
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The Goldman Sachs-y Group Behind The London Olympics Is Making…

As the 2012 Olympics draw near, our London correspondent will be filing semi-regular dispatches on life, culture, and Sport from the Big Smoke. » 3/26/12 4:45pm 3/26/12 4:45pm

The Dolphins Just Fired Tony Sparano

It's been a rough day for the coaches of underachieving NFL teams: The Chiefs fired Todd Haley this morning, and Adam Schefter reports that the Dolphins fired Tony Sparano this afternoon. » 12/12/11 4:21pm 12/12/11 4:21pm

Karlos Dansby Is The Best Linebacker In The NFL, According To Karlos…

Karlos Dansby had an interception, a couple of passes defended, a quarterback hurry, and 10 tackles in his 2-7 team's win over the 3-6 Washington Redskins on Sunday. And after a performance like that, Karlos Dansby is quite convinced that Karlos Dansby is the best linebacker in the NFL. » 11/14/11 4:40pm 11/14/11 4:40pm

Penn State AD Tim Curley Will No Longer Receive Award For Nation's Top…

Penn State athletic director Tim Curley—currently on an administrative leave as the investigation into Jerry Sandusky's alleged child abuse continues—was awarded with the nation's top honor for a college athletics administrator back in June. The National Football Foundation (NFF), which administers the award,… » 11/09/11 2:45pm 11/09/11 2:45pm

Stay Soft, Dirk Nowitzki

Even before Dirk Nowitzki lifted a championship trophy on Sunday night, he was being held up as a new man. Nowitzki had reinvented himself, we were told. He'd finally "shed" the Euro-soft label plastered to him throughout his career and, to much adulation, morphed into the sort of rugged warrior that wins titles. The… » 6/15/11 1:31pm 6/15/11 1:31pm

Who's The Cat And Who's The Mouse? Carl Froch Vs. Glen Johnson, And…

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The classic "cat and mouse" game is all about well-defined roles. Hungry cat, terrified mouse. The pursuer and the pursued. It can end only with a disappointed cat, or a satisfied cat. The best the mouse can hope for is to live one more day, in terror. » 6/06/11 1:15pm 6/06/11 1:15pm

Canada Acknowledges That Its Hockey Is More Important Than Its Politics

Canada has rescheduled a French federal election debate to accommodate the opening game of the Montreal-Boston game on Thursday. We admire the compromise: here in the states, we'd probably just have had to choose based on which event made for a better drinking game. » 4/11/11 11:20am 4/11/11 11:20am

John McEnroe Will Swear At You For An Hour For Just $28,500

There's an online charity open through Thursday that will grant two lucky — I mean absurdly wealthy — people an hour-long tennis lesson with John McEnroe at Randall's Island in New York City. The bid is currently at $26,000. The money will go towards saving the earth (literally, I guess?), so we can only be so » 4/05/11 6:35pm 4/05/11 6:35pm

Your Opening Day Open Thread

It seems like just yesterday that Tim Lincecum and the Giants were donning their dong-hats as world champions, but baseball is here again, and we're so happy about it. In the early-afternoon block, we've got Tigers-Yankees, Braves-Nationals, and Brewers-Reds. Express your giddiness, joy, and/or curse-filled anxieties… » 3/31/11 1:05pm 3/31/11 1:05pm

Boxer Teon Kennedy Gets His Face Rearranged

Jorge Diaz lost this fight by unanimous decision in Atlantic City last Saturday, but he also landed this evil left that momentarily turned Teon Kennedy into a mutant Steve Urkel. From a different angle: » 3/30/11 11:35am 3/30/11 11:35am

The Hissy Fit Over The Kings Enters Angry Letter-Writing Phase

The Maloof brothers are determined to move their basketball team to Anaheim. But Kevin Johnson, the mayor of broke-ass Sacramento, isn't having it, not unless the Maloofs first pay off the $77 million they owe. So Sacramento fired off a snippy letter to Anaheim (see below). This is correspondence from the Robert Moses… » 3/29/11 2:30pm 3/29/11 2:30pm

Purdue Not-So-Subtly Blames Cheap Purdue Donors For Matt Painter's…

Purdue head coach Matt Painter, who has led the Boilermakers to four straight 25-win seasons, is meeting with Missouri officials in Florida today to discuss their recently vacated head coaching job. The John Purdue Club is in a tizzy over his potential departure, even though this scenario seems more representative of… » 3/29/11 2:25pm 3/29/11 2:25pm

UFC 128: A Hero Is Made And Dollars Are Born

NEWARK — Newark is as close as the UFC can get to New York City, but it's still too far. In the week leading up to the light heavyweight championship bout between Jon "Bones" Jones and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua on Saturday night, the UFC welcomed fans to Radio City Music Hall, paraded a painted Chuck Liddell down Fifth… » 3/22/11 3:40pm 3/22/11 3:40pm

Sad Pitino. Sad Bird.

Rick Pitino's Cardinals became the first, but certainly not the last high seed to bow out early. There's justice in an unlikable coach falling to an obscure-therefore-likable team, and there's a joke somewhere in Pitino getting bounced by a team called Morehead State. Maybe you can find one. » 3/17/11 7:45pm 3/17/11 7:45pm

A Roundup Of Alternative NCAA Brackets For The Obsessed And The Clueless

The men's bracket is out, and we can now look forward to three weeks of dealing with the smug assholes who were right about everything or of being the smug asshole was right about everything ("I just can't believe you didn't have the Wofford Terriers advancing to at least the Sweet 16. That's all I'm saying"). But… » 3/14/11 5:55pm 3/14/11 5:55pm

Deadspin's Coverage Of March Madness

They Ruined The Goddamn Bracket | I was ready for the 68-team field to fuck with the process of filling out a bracket for your NCAA office pool. But I didn't quite realize the extent of it until yesterday, when they unveiled just how this retarded new format will work. (Drew Magary) » 3/14/11 5:00pm 3/14/11 5:00pm