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NCAA athlete punished for car wash?

Was a college student-athlete really punished over a car wash? This cannot be true, can it? What really is going on?

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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Brittney Griner poses with snake on 'ESPN Magazine' cover

Phoenix Mercury rookie Brittney Griner graces the cover of the latest edition of ESPN Magazine.It should also be noted that Griner strikes the pose using a giant snake as a prop.Griner recently made headlines when she publicly announced she was gay in a story with USA TODAY. She later revealed to ESPN that the reason she kept her sexual orientation a secret while in college was because...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ned Yost almost got arrested for spying on Chiefs

Kansas City Royals skipper Ned Yost ran into trouble earlier this week when he stopped to watch the Kansas City Chiefs minicamp.Yost said he just wanted to stop by and send his greetings to new Chiefs coach Andy Reid when he found the team was practicing. He was immediately surrounded by team security before he was able to retreat back to where he came from.“I almost got arrested...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt is a big fan of Kevin Garnett

Jamaican track star Usain Bolt is arguably the fastest man in the world. The Olympian is also an avid basketball fan.Bolt recently competed in the 2013 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and electrified the crowd with his unparalleled speed, signature lighting-bolt pose, and a wicked two-handed slam dunk. SLAM had the chance to catch up with Bolt about that experience and also how he became...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins outfielder Chris Colabello wore wrong jersey

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins paid a visit to Miller Park to take on the Milwaukee Brewers in an Interleague clash.Naturally, the Twins wore their road jerseys with "Minnesota" appearing on the front. However, outfielder Chris Colabello didn't get the memo, and wore is home "Twins" jersey, instead.Colabello's mistake become apparent when he appeared...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Andrew McCutchen does amusing spin on base

Your browser does not support iframes.Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen is a joy to watch on the baseball field.He can throw, he can hit, he can field, and he can run. But apparently, he can also execute amusing yet graceful spins while standing on base, as well.Seen here is McCutchen pulling off an impressive spin move as he decides against trying to take...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Marcell Ozuna trips over bullpen mound while chasing foul ball

Your browser does not support iframes.This play epitomizes the current state of the Miami Marlins.It came in the bottom of the fifth inning in Miami's game at Tampa Bay Tuesday night as Marlins right right fielder Marcell Ozuna attempted to flag down a foul pop hit by Rays slugger Evan Longoria. His pursuit of the ball carries him all the way over near the mounds in the bullpen...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Woman collapses in praise after Lance Stephenson buzzer beater

So, here is what you need to know about this video clip.Pacers forward Lance Stephenson hit a huge three-point shot as time expired in the third quarter of Tuesday's Game 4 Eastern Conference Final clash versus the Heat.Naturally, it sent the home crowd into a frenzy. And it sent this woman in particular onto the playing floor, as she just couldn't keep herself standing after...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Mariano Rivers throws out first pitch at Mets game

The farewell tour continues for MLB's all-time saves leader.On Tuesday, Hall of Fame-bound Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was asked by the Mets to throw out the first pitch before the game. The Panama native obliged and the end result is what you see in the video above.Rivera was applauded by nearly every fan in the stands at Citi Field. And deservedly so. The 43-year-old is...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Metta World Peace releases children's book

Metta World Peace can do far more than play basketball.Seen here is the Los Angeles Laker proudly beaming at the camera with his recently released children's book entitled "Metta's Bedtime Stories."What is the book about? Well, in case you are wondering, here is a description from Amazon.com:Metta's Bedtime Stories is dedicated to ALL Children, Families, and...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Parents trying to sway baby to be Giants, Athletics fan

Baby Manny has a tough decision to make as he enters childhood.Should he side with his mother and be a San Francisco Giants fan? Or should he play it cool with dad and be an Oakland Athletics fan?Manny got a taste of both Monday night as he watched them take the field in his first ever Major League Baseball game. The A's pulled out a 4-1 victory at O.Co Coliseum, so one can only...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Wedge blames sabermetrics for Ackley's woes

Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge believes "sabermetrics" is to blame for the struggles of recently demoted second basemen Dustin Ackley.Ackley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 draft, was sent down to Triple-A on Monday amid a horrific offensive start to the season. Wedge thinks Ackley's woes can more or less be blamed on the specialized analysis known as sabermetrics...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Brett Gardner leaps, robs home run

Your browser does not support iframes.New York Mets second basemen Daniel Murphy got robbed Monday night.The robbery came in the bottom of the sixth inning when he lifted a fly ball deep to center field. The ball kept drifting, and at one point, appeared as if it would clear the wall.However, New York Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner had other ideas. Watch as Gardner times...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Buzz Aldrin on hand for Dodgers game

On Monday, former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was in attendance at Dodger Stadium to watch the Dodgers and Angels partake in a crosstown Memorial Day clash.In case you didn't pay attention in history class, Aldrin is most notably known for being the second man to ever walk on the moon. The Air Force veteran set foot on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. He also threw...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Tar Heels baseball players wears 14 rally caps

It took more than six hours on Saturday, but the North Carolina Tar Heels eventually snuck past North Carolina State, 2-1, in a game that went 18 innings.Yeah, the Tar Heels received great pitching and great defense, obviously, but they also received a ton of support from the dugout by way of hats. Fourteen hats to be exact.Seen above is one member of the UNC baseball squad willing...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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KC's George Kottaras throws ball into ground

Your browser does not support iframes.There wasn't a lot to smile about for the Kansas City Royals this weekend. Namely, they were swept by the Los Angeles Angeles in their home park in a four-game series.However, this play by Royals catcher George Kottaras served as some comic relief in the midst of an otherwise disappointing weekend.The play came in the top of the fourth inning...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Tommy Hunter makes barehanded grab on sharp comebacker

Your browser does not support iframes.Pitchers often get blamed for not fielding their position viligantly. But that certainly can't be said for Baltimore Orioles right-hander Tommy Hunter.Hunter managed to escape a bases loaded jam in the eighth inning Sunday after fielding a sharp comebacker hit by Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista with his bare hand. You don't believe me...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Senator: Rutgers is 'becoming comedy central'

Two New Jersey senators have voiced their opinion about the latest controversy swirling around the Rutgers University athletic department.Senators Ray J. Lesniak and Richard Codey have expressed a desire to see newly-hired AD Julie Hermann get fired after troubling allegations surfaced about her past. And the duo also wants to see university president Robert Barchi get fired, too...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Theismann believes LeBron James could play quarterback in NFL

Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann believes LeBron James could play quarterback in the NFL.Theismann, 63, who played in the league from 1974-1985, doesn't think the Miami Heat star should abort basketball in favor of football just yet, but rather when the perennial All-Star gets into his late-30s, instead.“I would love to work him out and also serve as his...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Bees swarm Royals dugout

Your browser does not support iframes.A swarm of bees decided to visit Kauffman Stadium prior to the Angels-Royals game on Sunday.Experts had to be brought in to eradicate the problem as the bees were especially fond of the Royals dugout.In the end, the bees weren't the only ones who wreaked havoc, as the Angels escaped with another win and ultimately a four-game sweep over Kansas...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Indianapolis 500 milk preference list

So, the Indianapolis 500 is being run today. And as most of you may already know, it's a tradition for the winner of the race to chug some celebratory milk in victory lane.This is where the dubious list (seen above) chalked full of milk preferences for all the drivers comes into play. Apparently, there is actually someone in charge of making sure the winner of the race receives...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Brewers reporter drops microphone after getting hit with foul ball

Your browser does not support iframes.Milwaukee Brewers reporter Sophia Minnaert is either really lucky or really unlucky depending on how you look at what happened during the third inning of Saturday's game.Minnaert was in the process of telling viewers how well the Brewers defense played Friday night when her microphone gets knocked out of her hand by an errant foul ball. It...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: A.J. Pierzynski gets thrown out, tumbles down stairs

Your browser does not support iframes.The second inning of Saturday's game was a mess for Texas Ranger A.J. Pierzynski.Not only did the veteran get thrown out at home plate trying to score on a ball that didn't leave the infield, but while throwing his helmet in the dugout in anger, he also lost his footing and wound up tumbling down the stairs.Humble pie doesn't taste so good.
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

New Rutgers athletic director accused of 'mental cruelty' by former players

The Rutgers University athletic department continues to be marred by controversy and scandal.On May 15, the school announced the hiring of Julie Hermann as its new athletic director to replace Tim Pernetti, who quit in April after firing men's basketball coach Mike Rice. However, Hermann is already facing some heat because of claims made by former players alleging they were faced...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Evolution of Chris 'Birdman" Anderson in 36 images

What you see above is a chronological collection of photos detailing the evolution of NBA journeyman and current Miami Heat forward Chris "Birdman" Andersen into the player he is today.The end result is pretty amazing. Andersen started as a clean cut prospect in the NBDL and morphed both physically and emotionally into one of the NBA's most colorful and valuable role...
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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