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Cubs looking to add kid-friendly mascot?

In an attempt to make the experience attending a game at Wrigley Field more kid-friendly, one of the many ideas the Cubs are considering is adding a mascot.

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March 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

Friend: Oscar Pistorius is on 'verge of suicide'

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius has seen his life flip upside down since being charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 29, on Valentine's Day.The mental, emotional, and financial toll weighing on the former Olympian seems to be taking its toll.Pistorius, known as Blade Runner for his prosthetic legs, has since had huge endorsements deals...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss
RUNAWAY RODENT

Wild animal invades soccer pitch, bites player

A Switzerland soccer match between Zurich and FC Thun was temporarily delayed Sunday after a wild animal invaded the pitch.The guilty culprit, a wild marten, a common creature found in the northern hemisphere, ran onto the field to cause some chaos. At first, the sight of the little thing darting around the playing surface is both hilarious and adorable. The intruder weaves his way...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland outfielder Michael Taylor injured while throwing away gum

The latest freak injury sustained during spring training comes courtesy of Oakland Athletics outfielder Michael Taylor. And it involves a rather bizarre incident with bubble gum.According to SFGate, the 27-year-old has been sidelined lately because of two gashes he suffered on his right pinkie finger, while throwing away a wad of gum. Last week, Taylor was chewing gum in the dugout...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Kendall Marshall with the spectacular assist

The passing lane wasn't quite there for Phoenix Suns guard Kendall Marshall during a play Saturday night against the Houston Rockets.So, the rookie decided to improvise and whip a stellar bouncepass between-the-legs of Houston's Omer Asik to teammate Jared Dudley for an easy basket.Marvelous, simply marvelous.
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: High school kicker boots 70-yard field goal with relative ease

Even the elite kickers can only dream of booting a 70-yard kick through the uprights.In fact, there have only been twelve field goals made from 60 yards or beyond in the history of the NFL. Four players are tied for the longest made field goal at 63 yards.But for Cypress Bay High School (Fla.) kicker Jonathan Semerene, kicking a 70-yard field goal is a reality. The senior-to-be put...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Italians play funny prank on ball boy

Baseball players are pranksters. It is just way the way it is. This fact was further evidenced on Saturday during the Italy-United States contest in Phoenix.The Italians decided to have a little fun with their ball boy by bubble-gumming a cup to the back of the kid's helmet. The poor ball boy is greeted by thousands of amused fans at Chase Field as he trots out to give the home...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Canada, Mexico engage in brawl during WBC

Things turned violent in the ninth inning during Saturday's World Baseball Classic affair between Canada and Mexico.A benches clearing brawl broke out ofter Mexican pitcher Arnold Leon pegged Canadian Rene Tosoni in the back, just moments after the home umpire had issued a warning to both dugouts about intentionally throwing at hitters.As you can see, mayhem breaks out after...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Displeased fan throws bottle on court, gets ejected

A visiting N.C. State fan didn't care much for the ACC officiating on Saturday.The Wolfpack paid a visit to Florida State for their regular season finale and trailed by just two with a little over a minute to go in the game.Following an N.C. State turnover on a traveling call, the fan displayed his displeasure by tossing a water bottle in the direction of the referee, who made...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: NASCAR car dons pirate theme exterior to help lure sponsors

NASCAR drvier Scott Speed and his crew faced a dilemma following the Daytona 500.The No. 95 Leavine Family Racing car found itself without any sponsors. Thus, the crew was left to find an interesting way to acquire funding elsewhere.So, Speed came up with an idea of turning the exterior of the car into a mix between a pirate ship and an old Jolly Roger F-14 fighter jet.After getting...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss
PLAYING GOLF

Jim Boeheim hints at retirement

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim seemed to hint at retirement following his team's loss to Georgetown. See what the 'Cuse coach said.

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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Photos: Ray Lewis selling Florida mansion for $5 million

Ray Lewis made a good chunk of change during his 17-year NFL career.Now, the recently retired Baltimore Raven and reigning Super Bowl champion is selling his West Palm Beach, Fla. mansion for a cool $5 million.The immaculate residence consists of 6,700 square feet of oceanfront property. It boasts seven bedrooms nine bathrooms, an elevator, a five-car garage, and two elephant statues...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals reliever Marc Rzepcyznki suffers freak eye injury while golfing

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Marc Rzepczynski was scheduled to pitch Saturday against the Miami Marlins, but he won't be able to after suffering a freak eye injury during a round of golf FridayRzepcynski's injury was sustained when he took a swing and launched something that got lodged into his eye. An acorn, rock, or some other form of projectile is suspected to...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton busts windshield of Diamondbacks employee, then autographs it

On Wednesday, Alex Kim parked his car at the Arizona Diamondbacks spring facility in Scottsdale to work a season ticket holder event.However, he was greeted with an unpleasant surprise when he returned later in the day. Kim discovered that his windshield had been smashed on the driver's side, courtesy of a long homer hit by Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Andrew McCutchen steps behind camera for spring training game

Your browser does not support iframes.Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is really good at baseball. He can hit, he can throw, he can catch, and he can run. In fact, you might even say McCutchen can do it all on the diamond.But on Friday, he tried his hand at working a video camera.The All-Star wasn't in the lineup for his team's game against the Baltimore...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss
WHO NEEDS EHARMONY?

Report: Coach suspended for bizarre reason

Recently hired high school softball coach Troy Hennum has been suspended for allegedly enlisting the help of players in his efforts to meet women.

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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick gets knocked to the ground by rock

NASCAR driver Danica Patrick has been hit with plenty of criticism over the past few years. But what hit her Thursday night may be a first.According to the USA TODAY, Patrick was struck in the head by a flying rock while attending a dirt race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The force was so great that it even sent the diminutive driver to the ground."I feel like I have a concussion...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

AJ McCarron reportedly played with broken ribs during final half of Alabama's title run

Quarterback AJ McCarron led the Alabama Crimson Tide to a second straight national championship this past season. And he reportedly did so playing the final six games with injured ribs.McCarron said he suffered the injury while being sacked during an Oct. 27 game against Mississippi State. He was forced to limit his throwing in practice from that point forward due to significant...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Ohio State football coach rips into kicker after asking for a water break

People in Columbus take their spring football very seriously. Supporting evidence can be seen near the end of the video clip above.Ohio State special teams coordinator Kerry Coombs pulled out his best Coach Boone impersonation during the Buckeyes' first spring practice Tuesday.During warmups, Coombs ripped  into one of the team's kickers after asking for a water break....
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Former NBA first round pick Renaldo Balkman goes irate during game

Former New York Knicks first round pick Renaldo Balkman snapped during a Philippine Basketball Association game Thursday night.Balkman, who currently plays for the Petron Blaze Boosters, was set off by a non-call late in the affair against the Alaska Aces. Watch as the forward gets in the face of three officials as coaches and teammates attempt to cool him down.At one point, Balkman...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Prep player scores buzzer beater on own goal to hand opponent improbable state tournament victory

The Oklahoma Class 3A quarterfinal matchup between Hugo and Millwood Thursday night turned out to be a thriller. But the way it ended couldn't have been more improbable.Hugo guard Trey Johnson made a buzzer beater to clinch the game. The only problem was that Johnson scored the game-winning basket for the other team.With Hugo leading 37-36 with 2.9 seconds to go, Johnson received...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Steelers fan gets 'Terrible Towel' tattooed on chest

The "Terrible Towel" has been a staple for fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers since the 1970s. Now, one fan in particular won't have to worry about forgetting his towel at home ever again.Seen above is a diehard fan who recently got the likeness of the Terrible Towel tattooed on the upper half of his chest. Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley tweeted out the image to his...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Akron Zips starter suspended after arrest for drug trafficking

Akron Zips starting point guard Alex Abreu was arrested Thursday on multiple felony drug charges after reportedly accepting a shipment of marijuana from undercover cops.According to the police report, Abreu and another man accepted delivery of a package containing approximately five pounds of marijuana.The package had been intercepted at a local courier service after a K-9 unit detected...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Denny Hamlin vows not to pay fine imposed by NASCAR

Denny Hamlin is not too pleased about the $25,000 fine imposed by NASCAR on Thursday after he recently made comments criticizing the quality of Gen 6 cars. In fact, Hamlin is so upset that he is vowing not to pay the fine, and doesn't care if his act of rebellion results in a suspension."This is the most upset and angry I've been in a long, long time about anything that...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Carl Crawford slams Boston media: 'They love it when you're miserable'

Carl Crawford's two-year stint with the Red Sox turned out to be a major disappointment. After signing a seven-year $142 million deal with the Sox in 2010, Crawford failed to live up to the high expectations set for him. His 2012 campaign was cut short due to a elbow injury that forced him to have Tommy John surgery. The Red Sox finally had enough when they agreed to include...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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