Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.

The Giants buy out Edgar Renteria's contract, just three days after he received his World Series MVP award. Shitty timing. I'm sure both sides would rather have missed out on the playoffs altogether, so this move wouldn't be so awkward.


Auburn is standing by Cam Newton, maintaining they never offered him money and that he didn't take any to sign with them. Just in case, they've asked USC about the proper method for returning a Heisman Trophy. UPS? FedEx? Is ground shipping okay?

•Hall of Famer Yvan Cournoyer is auctioning off his fake teeth — game-used, of course. Somewhere in Montreal, some fan is going to ask his wife to wear these during sex.

•The Thunder are scary when Kevin Durant goes off; they're even scarier when he's not the only one. Russell Westbrook matched him with 28 points and OKC pulled out an overtime win against the Blazers. Luckily the game was in Portland so Greg Oden could hobble courtside and see what he'll never be.


•It doesn't take Ghost Hunters International to see the Knicks have been cursed these last thirtysomething years. But they might be the only pro team haunted by the ghost of a living player, and one who still works for the team. (And no, it's not Isiah Thomas. Though he's trying.)

•C.J. Spiller did a fun little video where a local broadcaster prepares the Florida native for the coldest winter he's ever experienced. At least until the Bills move to Toronto. (Note: may not actually be colder in Toronto. I don't understand lake-effect snow. It's just a joke.) [h/t Jovan J]


Morning. Let's do it to it.