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Here’s some rapturous or possibly terrifying news for NFL fans of various affiliations: the Green Bay Packers have activated Aaron Rodgers from injured reserve.
Jazz center Rudy Gobert, one of the very few players in the NBA whose defensive work rises to the level of nightly spectacle, has suffered his second knee injury of the season, and will now be out another three to four weeks. This blows:
The hot stove may have taken a while to preheat, but it is now, um, cooking! New York Post baseball guy Joel Sherman is reporting that the Dodgers have acquired Matt Kemp from the Atlanta Braves, in exchange for Adrián González, Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy, Charlie Culberson, and cash.
C.C. Sabathia’s free agency presumably got a lot simpler after the Yankees, who came achingly close to advancing to the World Series back in October, went out and snagged the reigning National League MVP. To absolutely no one’s great surprise, Sabathia would prefer to spend his age-38 season getting run support from…
Dustin Fowler made his MLB debut for the Yankees on June 29 of this year, at the Chicago White Sox. In the bottom of the first inning, Fowler tracked a fly ball into foul territory in shallow right field and crashed hard into the wall, injuring his right knee in the process and ending his season.
This might still be nothing. It seems to have started with a rumor circulating among wrestling types on social media, and then was reported by someone named Brad Shepherd Friday afternoon: Vince McMahon may be relaunching the XFL, the very, very failed football league that played a single season back in 2001.
Nothing you are about to read should be construed as any sort of signal that the Bulls are now good. They are not. They’re bad. They’re so bad, in fact, that this run of good play, now, in December, might actually be a bad thing for them. Tanking incentives are about to change, and the Bulls, desperately talent-poor,…
The investigation of Lorenzen Wright’s murder seven years ago has taken another turn: fresh on the heels of the arrest of Billy Turner in Memphis, police in California have now arrested Sherra Wright-Thompson, Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife, in connection with his death, according to the Commercial Appeal.
Quietly, the Indiana Pacers are one of the real powerhouse offensive teams in the NBA this season. It’s weird, right? Look at the NBA’s top eight in offensive rating, and you see some usual suspects: the Warriors, the Rockets, the Cavs, the Raptors, the Timberwolves, the Nuggets—all teams with star-type offensive…
Wayne Rooney slammed home a late penalty today to bring underdog Everton even with Liverpool, in what would eventually be a 1-1 draw. No penalty has ever been given in the history of soccer without the penalized side being fucking apoplectic, but this one, well, judge for yourself:
There were lots and lots of people lined up in front of a pop-up retail store in New York Sunday afternoon, waiting to spend hundreds of dollars for Big Baller Brand shoes. Here they are:
The Eagles play a very important game this afternoon against the Rams, and Kobe Bryant, Eagles fan, is here to awkwardly lead a solemn “Fly, Eagles, Fly!” chant, in an ill-fitting No. 8 Eagles jersey:
A home loss to the Lakers on the second leg of a home back-to-back isn’t exactly the end of the world—the Lakers are bad, but they compete like hell, and they’ve got some high-upside young dudes, and shit happens on the back end of a back-to-back. But the first leg of this home back-to-back was a loss to the Bulls,…
Last night’s ESPN super fight was a strange one, even before the opening bell. A fighter moving up two weight classes for a fight isn’t especially uncommon; a 37-year-old fighter, whose style is mostly to not punch, moving up two weight classes to fight a man eight years his junior who has massive size and athleticism…
The John Wall-less Washington Wizards took on the Blake Griffin- and Patrick Beverley-less Clippers in Los Angeles today, in a game that managed to be pretty fun even with roughly a quarter of its normal star wattage. The Clippers dominated the first half, but Bradley Beal came alive in the second half, and the…
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The Duke men’s basketball team, ranked number one overall and undefeated entering Saturday, was toppled this afternoon by Boston College in their first conference game of the season. Eat it, Blue Devils!
Warriors director of team operations Eric Housen has a big job, behind the scenes, keeping Golden State’s basketball operation running smoothly. Lots of good stuff about Housen’s role in this New York Times story, read it for yourself, yes, yes, BRING ME THE STORY OF KEVIN DURANT FLEEING DEMARCUS COUSINS IN TERROR:
Even when it at first looks like good news, no Markelle Fultz news is ever good news. For example: