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Proposed NCAA rule would warrant ejections for defenders who target head of defenseless players

On Wednesday, the NCAA Football Rules Committee unanimously approved a proposed rule to eject a player deemed guilty for targeting the head of an opponent, in addition to the existing 15-year penalty already assessed on such a play.The move is part of a continuing effort to improve player safety and reduce head injuries in the sport. If approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays pitcher Joel Peralta injures himself while stopping for sandwiches

Baseball players have a reputation of suffering some bizarre injuries. Unfortunate slips in the shower, harmful sneezes, and failed attempts at scaring one's own kids are just some of the more memorable ones. And now can add the weird circumstance involving Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta to that list, too.The right-hander reportedly hurt his neck on Tuesday morning while...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Toronto Raptors guard chooses creative way to propose

Toronto Raptors guard Landry Fields scored it big with his recent marriage proposal to girlfriend/model Elaine Alden. And it was pretty creative, too.How can you say no to a guy who proposes via holding up signs in a photo boothh? Naturally, the two are now engaged.Fields, 24, hasn't fared as well on the court this year as he has off of it. Fields is averaging just five points...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Special needs student manager checks into game, marvels crowd

 Tuesday night may go down as one of the most memorable in the young life of Nathan Mitcham.Nathan Mitcham, the special needs senior at Owasso High School, the team manager who got the blessing of his coach and the backing of thousands of Twitter denizens last week with the hashtag #dressNathanout, stepped into Oklahoma high school basketball lore when he scored eight points in...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Russell Westbrook isn't amused by reporter's question following loss

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook wasn't too happy on Tuesday night, and understandably so. His team had just suffered a 15-point loss at the hands of the Utah Jazz despite a 22-point effort from Westbrook.So, the mood in the locker room after the contest didn't figure to be a happy one. And the following question asked by a reporter in a post-game interview was...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss
OH NO!

Hamilton: Juicing helped weight loss

New Angels slugger Josh Hamilton credits a new diet featuring plenty of fruit and vegetable juices to showing up at training camp feeling great and weighing 225 pounds.

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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Will Ferrell serves as security guard at Staples Center, boots Shaq from game

Actor Will Ferrell was in the stands of the Staples Center on Tuesday, but he wasn't there to be a spectator. No, the Wedding Crashers and Old School star was serving as a security guard instead.Mr. Ferrell's motive for pulling a stunt such as this may have to do with his upcoming movie, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, where he stars as Ron Burgundy. No word yet on why he...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Arkansas football coach John L. Smith accused of fraud by creditors

The hits just keep on coming for former Arkansas Razorbacks head football coach John L. Smith.According to two complaints filed this week in United States Bankruptcy Court, Smith is accused of defrauding several creditors by using his employment contract.Smith, who previously served as head coach at Louisville and Michigan State, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last year, claiming...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Detroit's Doug Anderson defies gravity with two alley oop dunks

Doug Anderson is a senior guard for the Detroit Titans basketball team. And Anderson may just be the best collegiate dunker you haven't heard of yet, until now.The 6-foot-6 Michigan native displayed some major hang time during Detroit's 92-62 home victory over Cleveland State on Tuesday.The first example of his dunking ability came just three minutes into the game when he...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Ten to no longer schedule FCS opponents

Football schools from BCS conferences have come under fire in recent years for their propensity to boast weak non-conference schedules. Well, it appears as though the Big Ten Conference is taking a measure to do improve on such scheduling concerns.On Tuesday night, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez made an announcement on his monthly radio show that the conference will no...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

High school cheerleader arrested after driving golf cart while drunk

A varsity cheerleading coach and physical education teacher at Anclote High School was arrested on Monday for drunk driving.Police pulled over Jamie Wichmanowski after spotting the 29-year-old operating a golf cart without headlights around 1 a.m. Upon approaching Wichmanowski, the acting officer noticed that her eyes appeared bloodshot and glassy. According to the arrest report...
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Vince Young once allegedly spent $300,000 on his birthday party

Many have wondered how former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young could end up being broke after signing a massive NFL contract at the age of 23. Well, this latest story told by a former financial advisor of Young's may help shed some light on the matter.Young, the quarterback who’s currently out of the NFL but was the third overall pick of the Titans in the 2006 NFL...
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

High school baseball coach posed as woman on Facebook to receive sexually explicit photos from teenage boys

A high school baseball coach and history teacher from Irvine, Cali. has been charged with 110 felonies after posing as a young blonde woman on Facebook to persuade teenage boys to send him pornographic images.According to the Los Angeles Times, Zachary Reeder allegedly tricked boys into taking sexually explicit photos of themselves and sending them to him. Some of the 110 felonies...
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates to unveil new logo in 2014

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be donning a new logo when they take the field in 2014.The team is using four focus groups, which consists of season ticket holders, corporate partners, suite holders, and random fans, to decide the fate on the new aesthetics. The current logo has been used since 1997 and features a swashbuckling pirate in a black and red bandana.However, the classic gold...
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Wife kills member of 1979 Penn Final Four team over lewd act

A member of the 1979 University of Pennsylvania Final Four basketball team was found stabbed to death at his home on Monday. The suspect, his wife, told police that she caught her husband looking at child pornography and that is what drove her to end her spouse's life.Matthew White was found stabbed in the neck around 12:45 p.m. Monday in bed at his home, police said, and was...
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss
END OF AN ERA?

Olympics to drop wrestling in 2020

The International Olympics Committee announced that wrestling, one of the oldest Olympic sports, has been cut from the program beginning in 2020.

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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Jeff Withey posterizes Kansas State defender on monster dunk

The Kansas Jayhawks entered play on Monday against arch-rival Kansas State on a three-game losing skid and badly in need of a win. Losing streaks of this kind isn't exactly a normal thing for the perennial college basketball power, so one can only imagine the frustration they were looking to take out against the Wildcats.One of the Jayhawks who unleashed the fury in the conference...
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February 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

Video: Tigers and Giants have World Series rematch by playing Connect Four

The San Francisco Giants emerged as World Series champions last season after winning four games in a row over the Detroit Tigers.Recently, a rematch of sorts transpired as two opposing players from that series went at it each other once again, but this time the competititon involved Connect 4.The spectacle occurred during an annual event for the Fresno Grizzlies, the Triple-A affiliate...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Prep basketball player makes craziest full-court shot of all-time

The award for the craziest basketball shot of the year (and maybe of all-time) goes to Lewis Palmer High School junior Anna Olson.Seen here is Olson heaving the basketball the full length of the court and somehow managing to score. The ball lands well shy of the goal, but then bounces up toward the time, rattles around, and then falls through, much to the delight of the amazed crowd...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: International Olympic Committee to axe one sport from the 2020 games

Bad news for fans of taekwondo, wrestling, badminton, table tennis, and modern pentathlon (a combination of fencing, horse riding, swimming, running, and shooting).On Tuesday, one of those sports will be dropped from the 2020 Summer Olympics by the International Olympic Committee, reports the Los Angeles Times.Modern pentathlon has been an Olympic sport since 1912, taekwondo since...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins defend their name in the most bizarre way possible

The Washington Redskins have been facing increased pressure recently to change their name because some believe it holds an offensive Native American connotation. The team proudly defended its nickname in a story published on its official website on Monday. However, their reasoning will likely leave most folks scratching their heads.In the story on redskins.com, Washington uses quotes...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Former NBA guard Mike Bibby gets standing ovation after being ejected from son's game

Former NBA point guard Mike Bibby got the boot from a high school basketball game over the weekend.Bibby was ejected from the game by an official and then escorted from the gymnasium by a police officer after allegedly getting too chatty with the referees.The former University of Arizona star was on hand to watch his son, Michael, play in a sectional playoff game before his arguing...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Nationals presidents partake in underwear run

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Teddy Roosevelt partook in Cupid's Undie Run on Saturday in Washington, D.C.No, not really. It was actually more like the Washington Nationals' mascots, who also happen to be former United States presidents.The race consist of a "mile-ish" run in honor of Valentine's Day weekend and contestants are urged...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano broke his arm while trying to scare his kids

Baseball players seem to suffer the most bizarre injuries imaginable.Take new Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano for example. The southpaw inked a one-year deal with the Buccos this past Friday, however, the signing almost didn't come to fruition.In December, Pittsburgh and Liriano were reportedly close to agreeing to a contract before it was announced that Liriano...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: High school where Brett Favre coaches has football locker room destroyed by tornado

The football locker room for Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi was wrecked by a tornado on Sunday. Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is currently serving as Oak Grove's offensive coordinator.The Warriors went 7-4 under the guidance of Favre in 2012.The winds from the tornado were so intense that a local newspaper writer even found a football jersey laying nearly...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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