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Photo: Baltimore Orioles rookie receives a season's supply of doughnut from Adam Jones

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones gave rookie teammate Kevin Gausman a tasty spring training treat Sunday morning. Here is the scoop.Gausman, a top pitching prospect for the O's, apparently loves powdered doughnuts. In fact, one of his rituals includes eating four of the sugary gems in between each inning he pitches.So, in an effort to feed (no pun intended) Gausman'...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss
IT'S A GNOME

Rays to give away funny Maddon bobbleheads

On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays released their promotional schedule for the upcoming season. One thing to keep in mind here is that the Rays ranked dead last in attendance last year, so any added incentive to lure fans to Tropicana Field is a plus.I suppose this is what drove the team to develop the Joe Maddon Gnome Bobblehead. It features the Tampa Bay skipper in his signature black...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Wrestling president quits four days after sport is dropped from Olympics

Just four days after the International Olympics Committee voted to drop wrestling from the 2020 program, the president of the international wrestling federation submitted his resignation.Raphael Martinetti, who has held the position since 2002, announced his decision to quit at the FILA executive committee meeting on Saturday.Nenad Lalovic, the man who will replace Martinetti on...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Tulane's Ricky Tarrant scores after throwing inbounds pass off defender

Tulane sophomore guard Ricky Tarrant pulled a fast one on the Southern Methodist Mustangs on Saturday.With the Green Wave leading late in the second half, Tarrant bounced an inbounds pass off the back of an SMU player and back to himself to score a bucket. His heads up play helped lift Tulane to a 78-67 victory in the Conference USA clash.Tarrant finished with a game-high 25 points...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Twins pitcher Carl Pavano's snow shoveling accident was almost fatal

Free agent pitcher Carl Pavano suffered a freak snow shoveling incident in mid-January that forced him to have his spleen removed. And he recently revealed that the accident almost proved to be fatal."I'm just lucky to be alive," said the veteran right-hander.He reportedly spent time at three different hospitals before a doctor finally determined that a splenic embolization...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Angry fan gets in scuffle with referee during 7th grade basketball game, breaks ref's glasses

Fans have often clamored for referees to get new glasses after making what they believe to be a bad call. But how about a fan going to the extent of actually breaking a referee's glasses?Such an incident recently took place in Omaha, Neb. when Joseph Stephans, 64, reportedly became so upset with an official during a 7th grade basketball game that Stephans walked up to the official...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Trout shows up to Angels camp heavier than last year, fantasy owners freak out

The reigning American League Rookie of the Year raised a few eyebrows this week after showing up to spring training camp with a little extra bagged. No, it wasn't of the luggage variety, either.Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout reportedly tipped the scales at 240 pounds this week after being weighed in around 210 last spring. The initial reports claim that the extra...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: College coach hits half-court shot, wins scholarship money for student

Brandon University, a Canadian instituition, has this thing they do in which students attempt a half-court shot to win scholarship money. On Friday, BU student Mason Kaluzniak scored the grand prize after nailing the improbable shot attempt. Well, kind of.Kaluzniak will get credit for the make, but it was really Bobcats head coach Gil Cheung who chucked up the heave for him. Apparently...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Kevin Hart beats Usain Bolt in a foot race

Not many people can say that they beat Olympic medalist Usain Bolt in a foot race, but comedian Kevin Hart can.On Friday night, during the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game, the diminutive Hart and the lanky Bolt engaged in a race. Well, sort of.The two engaged in a mini competition in which they had to each race down one end of the court with a basketball, make a lay-up, and then reverse...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Staples Center named top 'vegeterian-friendly arena' in the NBA by PETA

A congratulations is in order for the STAPLES Center after the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently named the Los Angeles venue as the most vegetarian-friendly arena in the NBA.In the press release, PETA recognized the home of the Lakers and Clippers for providing fans with an "exceptional array of delicious and healthy meat-free fare." Because Lob...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Usain Bolt dunks during NBA Celebrity All-Star game

Usain Bolt is probably the fastest man in the world. Therefore, he is likely one of the most athletic, as well.The 26-year-old has more Olympic medals than you can shake a stick at and he's also 6-foot-5, which makes him a prime candidate to flush a dunk every now and then.The Jamaican sprinter is participating in the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game on Friday and displayed his athletic...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Police in Tennessee pull over Ohio State fans after mistaking Buckeye leaf sticker for marijuana leaf

An avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and alumni club president was allegedly pulled over by police in Tennessee after the officer mistakenly thought the Buckeye leaf decal on her car was a marijuana leaf.Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni, a native of Columbus but current resident of Plano, Texas, said she was amazed that "they would be that dumb" regarding her recent run-in with the law...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

10 incredibly bizarre MLB spring training injuries

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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan's free throw fail

Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan laid an enormous brick during Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. No, this brick had nothing to do with a house, but rather a failed free throw attempt, instead.With the Clippers leading 44-38, Jordan, a career 43.4 percent free throw shooter, stepped to the charity stripe on national television. He...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss
FIRE IN THE SKY

Meteor damages KHL hockey arena

The meteor shower that occurred in Russia on Friday damaged Arena Traktor, a hockey arena, and it may lead to postponement of the KHL playoffs.

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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

High school wrestler saves man's life at state tournament

A high school wrestler, who spent last summer training as a lifeguard, may have saved an elderly man's life on Thursday.Schuyler LaRue, a junior from Maryville, Tenn., administered CPR to 68-year-old Ron Bussey after the man collapsed in a restroom prior to the start of the state wrestling tournament at the Williamson County Expo Center.Emergency medical staff quickly came to...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss
WELL, IT IS THE WORD

Nationals practice stalled by...a bird?

A Nationals practice was interrupted on Thursday when a large bird believed to be an osprey flying overhead dropped a fish on the field, terrifying outfielder Denard Span.

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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Arizona Diamondbacks rock out to the Harlem Shake

Yeah, this whole Harlem Shake thing is taking on quite the life of its own lately.Seen here are members of the Arizona Diamondbacks taking some time out of spring training on Thursday to bust a move or two.The D-backs' Harlem Shake includes Lucha Libre masks, a Solowheel, the Racing Legends heads, a Gumby costume, D. Baxter the Bobcat surfing on top of a golf cart and manager...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Jeff Gordon does the Harlem Shake

 The Harlem Shake has replaced Gangnam Style as the most reproduced viral video on the internet.Jeff Gordon's Hendrick Motorsports team is the latest to cut a rug to the Harlem Shake in this 30-second video from funnyordie.com. Check it out as No. 24 and his crew get down and dirty. "It was one of the best times I've ever had, certainly the best time I've ever...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Minnesota Vikings unveil 'enhancements' to Norseman logo

The Minnesota Vikings unveiled an upgraded version of their Norseman logo on Thursday. No, the team isn't calling it a complete change per say, but rather an enhancement instead.The logo, which has been around since the team's inception in 1961, features five "subtle" new enhancements from its old version. They are as follows:1) Horn ShapeThe shape of the horns...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Auburn student wins $5,000 scholarship by hitting half-court shot

Who ever said Auburn was a football school?On Wednesday, the Arkansas Razorbacks handed the Tigers an 83-75 defeat. However, the crowd did have something to cheer about during halftime as Auburn student Stephen Bass won a $5,000 scholarship in the Golden Flakes Tuition Shootout.Bass successfully made a layup, free throw, 3-pointer, and a half-court shot in 24 seconds to take home...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Kate Upton is a single lady

Fox 2 News HeadlinesGood news for all the single guys out there on Valentine's Day. The woman who graced this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is apparently single.On Wednesday, Kate Upton went on the air along with magazine architect M.J. Day on FOX 2 to help promote the recent release of SI's most popular issue of the year. FOX 2 reporter Jason Carr then proceeded...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Authorities find meth lab inside porta-potty at Oklahoma golf course

Authorities discovered a shocking find when they found a miniature meth lab inside a porta-potty on Tuesday. But what makes the discovery even weirder is the fact that they found the hazardous makeshift restroom in the middle of a golf course in Purcel, Oklahoma.Gold course employees notified the police after they noticed sports drink bottles filled with strange chemicals inside...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Rob Gronkowski's $9,615.40 bar tab from Super Bowl weekend

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had himself quite the Super Bowl Sunday.Thanks to the fine folks at Busted Coverage, we now have a visual proof of Gronk's alcohol endeavors in the form of a receipt. As you can see, the gratuity alone would be enough to send most people's bank account into critical condition. However, that is just the tip of the iceberg. All...
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February 14, 2013  |  1 Comment

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius charged with murder

Thursday was an example of a Valentine's Day gone terribly wrong for Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius.Pistorius was charged with the murder of his girlfriend after he allegedly mistook her for an intruder inside his home in South Africa. According to reports, the national hero known as "Blade Runner" for his high-tech artificial legs, fatally shot model Reeva Steenkamp...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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