PGA Tour Denies Claim That Tiger Woods Failed A Drug Test

Tiger Woods isn't golfing. He's taking some time off to rest, to heal, and to work on his game. But according to one dude who probably doesn't know anything, it's all a coverup, and Woods is actually serving a secret Tour suspension for a failed drug test. Today, both the PGA Tour and Woods's agent flatly deny the… » 3/02/15 12:30pm 3/02/15 12:30pm

Golden Tate Wishes Russell Wilson Would Quash That Wife-Fucking Rumor

The rumor about former Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate having boned down with Russell Wilson's then-wife is internet lore at this point, and it's something that Tate is probably going to be asked about for the rest of his life. » 2/19/15 10:12am 2/19/15 10:12am

WMU Booster's Wife Sues Message Board Posters Over Fuck Rumors

There once was a time when anonymously spreading rumors about which booster's wife your local college football coach was banging was the birthright of every college football message board user, but times are changing. Now, that stuff can get you sued for defamation. » 2/06/15 10:38am 2/06/15 10:38am

Do You Know Joseph Randle? Let's Talk.

We get tips at Deadspin. We find some to be true; we find some to be bogus. A few weeks ago, we received some interesting information about Cowboys running back Joseph Randle. We want to figure out if it's in the former category. » 1/08/15 3:59pm 1/08/15 3:59pm

Which of These Disgusting Chuck Johnson Rumors are True?

You may have read The New York Timesprofile of Charles C. Johnson, the worst journalist on the internet. You also may have seen several very elaborate, very unbelievable, and very gross rumors about Johnson’s past misdeeds floating around Twitter and Facebook. So maybe you’re wondering: Which of those rumors are… » 12/15/14 3:30pm 12/15/14 3:30pm

Reports: The Seahawks Are Fed Up With Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch is the latest Seahawks player to find his name at the center of reports about the apparent melodrama that continues to play out in the team's locker room. According to multiple reports, Lynch has fallen out of favor with the organization, and the team does not plan to bring him back next year. » 10/26/14 12:47pm 10/26/14 12:47pm

"Go Back To Africa" Twitter Rumor Becomes Marcus Smart Story Canon

In the overnight hours after Marcus Smart shoved a fan in Lubbock at the end of Saturday's Oklahoma State-Texas Tech game, speculation ran wild about what might have provoked the Cowboys superstar guard to react in such a way. By morning, the narrative had been forged: Red Raiders superfan Jeff Orr told Smart to "go… » 2/09/14 12:25pm 2/09/14 12:25pm

So, About That Les Miles Rumor

Saturday night into Sunday, it was hard to be online without seeing the big rumor about LSU coach Les Miles. Miles was going to step down at a press conference today, admitting to an affair with a female student. The rumor started gathering details as it rolled—we received an email from someone claiming to have a… » 3/04/13 12:05pm 3/04/13 12:05pm

Hey, Tennessee Fans, Cheer Up: Jon Gruden Watched That Loss On A Flight…

Is Jon Gruden going to be the next University of Tennessee football coach? Derek Dooley isn't all that popular in Knoxville right now, and as Clay Travis wrote recently, Gruden is a logical replacement: Gruden's first job out of college was as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee, his wife was a UT… » 10/27/12 4:45pm 10/27/12 4:45pm

An Astounding Story Of Fraud, Blackmail, And The Fake Twitter…

You don't need a ton of context to appreciate how batshit amazing this story is. Out of nowhere, a Twitter account emerges, claiming to have inside information. He floats some transfer rumors, scores a few hits, and all of a sudden becomes one of the more trusted sources covering Liverpool FC. So trusted that the club… » 10/12/12 10:20am 10/12/12 10:20am

How Those Robinson Cano PED Rumors Got Started

It started as a Twitter rumor, as these things tend to do. Yesterday afternoon, word spread that Robinson Cano had failed a drug test, and his PED suspension would be announced soon. Because similar rumors have recently turned out to be correct, and because Cano is a superstar and a Yankee and playoff bound, this one… » 9/21/12 3:10pm 9/21/12 3:10pm

Rumor We Wish Were True But Isn't: Mark Schlereth Pisses On Towels In…

Mark Schlereth's nickname is Stink. That's because he used to pee his pants a lot during his NFL days. Let's revisit Anthony Gargano's 2010 book NFL Unplugged: » 9/19/12 1:15pm 9/19/12 1:15pm

"Hockeyy Insiderr," Everyone's Favorite Twitter Rumormonger, Is…

Perhaps you're familiar with @HockeyyInsiderr. Even with the awkward username, the mysterious Twitter account has racked up 50,000 followers* hungry for NHL rumors. Despite the fact that any sane reader can tell Hockeyy Insiderr has zero inside sources, and zero knowledge that can't be gleaned from legit reporters and… » 8/13/12 2:25pm 8/13/12 2:25pm

Birth Of A Rumor: How The "LeBron James's Love Child" Story Went Viral

It's official: the annual damaging and unfounded rumor about LeBron James's personal life has become an offseason tradition. Two years ago, it was Cleveland teammate Delonte West having sex with LeBron's mother Gloria. Last year, it was Rashard Lewis having sex with LeBron's girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, a rumor … » 7/10/12 1:20pm 7/10/12 1:20pm

Is Former Giants Second Baseman Jeff Kent Going To Be On Survivor?

If you've been walking around all day thinking that nobody in America cares about Survivor (now in its 24th season!) anymore, and that there couldn't possibly exist a frighteningly thorough fan site dedicated to the show, you'd be dead wrong. » 6/21/12 12:32pm 6/21/12 12:32pm

Would The Steinbrenners Really Sell The Yankees?

Perhaps we ought to wonder about the merits of a bombshell story when it begins "rumors are flying." But that's the less-than-solid underpinning of the big Daily News report, which owns both front and back covers this morning, that claims the Steinbrenner family could be looking to sell the Yankees. » 5/24/12 10:20am 5/24/12 10:20am Passes Along Kessel-For-Nash Rumor, As Reported By Fake Pierre…

ESPN's rumor section is a place to find some of the more out-there trade possibilities, so we don't go in expecting everything prophesied to come true. We just kind of hope that when a blockbuster trade possibility is floated, the source is a real person. » 2/20/12 1:40pm 2/20/12 1:40pm

Did Tim Tebow Break Up Lindsey Vonn's Marriage?

Last week we received an email that suggested something insane enough that we were happy to entertain it for a funny, fleeting moment, but mostly we were fairly certain that there was no way in hell it was in any way true. » 12/12/11 7:40pm 12/12/11 7:40pm

Papi In Baltimore, Prince In Italy, And Assorted Other Hot Stove…

Your roundup of all the hottest hot-stove items of the day (and whatever shit Ken Rosenthal is throwing against the wall). This is ... HOT FUCKING STOVE!!! » 11/16/11 5:40pm 11/16/11 5:40pm