London Soldier Hacked To Death By Machete-Wielding Terrorists

A horrifying daytime attack by local terrorists armed with meat cleavers took the life of U.K. soldier Lee Rigby, who was butchered and left dead in the street in southeast London. The crazed killers shouted "Allahu Akbar" after completing their grisly crime and then demanded stunned passers-by take video. » 5/22/13 3:30pm 5/22/13 3:30pm

Sign Of The Apocalypse: Mass Child Lead Poisoning

For nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 10/06/12 2:25pm 10/06/12 2:25pm

Why Isn't Synchronized Trampoline In The Olympics?

Last week we talked about the sports that haven't yet made it to the Olympics. In this week's excerpt from Slate's podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin makes the case for synchronized trampoline—another contender—to join the ranks of Olympic events. Especially if it saves the participants from a career of tweeting… » 8/10/12 5:04pm 8/10/12 5:04pm

Water Polo Coach Celebrates Gold By Jumping Into The Pool, Lands…

The US women's water polo team took gold today, stomping out Spain 8-5. When the game ended, the team and coaching staff linked arms and took a ceremonious plunge into the pool. One of the coaches, who was already a little late to this party, jumped in after them, only to land crotch-first on the head of one of the… » 8/09/12 6:57pm 8/09/12 6:57pm

Your Daily Olympic Schedule: August 2 - Day 7

In effort to save you the time that it takes to both find and decipher the NBC Olympics schedule while trying to figure out which events are even worth watching, we've created our own (better) daily schedule of Olympic events. All events are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (no math) at the time that they actually… » 8/02/12 3:00am 8/02/12 3:00am

This Is The Deficit Allison Schmitt Just Erased To Win Gold For Team…

The 4x200-meter freestyle relay just ended, and, as you'll learn tonight on NBC, the American women won gold. The hero of today's race was not Missy Franklin, everybody's favorite teenage superstar, but Allison Schmitt, the 22-year-old from the University of Georgia. (The photo above comes from Tuesday's competition,… » 8/01/12 4:50pm 8/01/12 4:50pm

How Many Times Have Americans Said "Awesome" or "Oh My God" In Olympic…

Ah, the post-game interview. A magical moment in sports journalism where reporters try to force a meaningful, articulate comment out of an incredibly exhilarated and emotional athlete. The Olympics are rife with opportunities for these same reporters to ask the same questions and get the same answers. And oh my God… » 8/01/12 2:53pm 8/01/12 2:53pm