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John Calipari has Kentucky players wear monitoring systems to see who is slacking off

University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari is often viewed as a pioneer in the college basketball landscape. He was the first coach to fully embrace and utilize the concept of "one-and-done" basketball players, and despite facing plenty of criticism and skepticism from industry experts, proved that his model could work when his 2011-12 team captured...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Rockets' Greg Smith ties his shoes in the paint, receives three second violation

Houston Rockets big man Greg Smith picked up a three-second lane violation after stopping to tie his shoes underneath the basket on Wednesday night.The play occurred midway through the second quarter in Houston's, 104-92, victory over the visiting New Orleans Hornets. That is precisely when Smith just couldn't help but fix his untamed shoe laces. Because we all know that...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Rory McIlroy considering not playing in the 2016 Olympics

The world's No. 1 ranked golfer is wavering on whether or not he plans to compete in the 2016 Olympics.In an upcoming BBC documentary, Ireland native Rory McIlroy cites the difficulty of choosing which country he should represent as the main reason:“I just think being from where we’re from, we’re placed in a very difficult position. I feel Northern Irish and obviously being...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers to cut off alcohol sales early on Saturday

On Saturday, Green Bay is set to play host to Minnesota at Lambeau Field for the opening game of the NFC Wild Card round. And in an effort to keep things from getting too wild this weekend, Packers management will be cutting off access to brew earlier than normal.The team released a statement on Thursday proclaiming that alcohol sales will cease upon the beginning of the second half...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Ray Lewis to join ESPN after retiring

On Wednesday, news broke that Baltimore Ravens All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis will retire at season's end after a 17-year NFL career.On Thursday morning, Sports Illustrated is reporting that the Hall of Fame-bound Lewis is close to inking a multi-year contract with ESPN to serve as a football analyst. However, no official announcement will be made until the conclusion of Baltimore...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Prep baseball player steals phone number of Jason Kipnis, waits six months to see if it works

The sneaky work of a high school baseball player during an All-Star event at Progressive Field last summer has paid off. Aaron Hoffman obtained the phone number of Cleveland Indians second basemen Jason Kipnis after he and some friends snuck off into the Indians clubhouse during the Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches Association gathering, and then proceeded to swipe Kipnis' phone...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota basketball player arrested after breaking jaw, eye socket of woman

A pair of Hamline University basketball players (Saint Paul, Min.) were arrested on New Year's Eve after one allegedly punched a woman in the face, which sent her to the hospital with a broken jaw and a broken eye socket. The main suspect, Eugene Lawrence, is being charged with felony second degree assault.The incident occurred in Spokane, Wash. following Hamline's visit...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss
EVOLVING INTO...SOMETHING

Lingerie Football League to change?

The LFL issued a press release that indicates the powers-that-be are considering substantial changes, including "a name change, uniform and game equipment modification."

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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Florida pulls off trick play right before halftime

Florida desperately needed a score going into halftime against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.Trailing 24-3, and facing a 4th & Goal situation, Gators head coach Will Muschamp employed the use of some trickery. With everyone in the stadium expecting Florida to play it safe and attempt a field goal, Muschamp rolled the dice and called for an unusual running formation...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss
WATCH YOUR STEP

Fab Melo suffers odd injury

Boston Celtics big man Fab Melo was hurt in a bizarre way. See what happened and decide for yourself whether it's believable. 

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January 02, 2013  |  1 Comment

Wife of Andruw Jones files for divorce after he allegedly threatened to kill her

More bad news for former Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones.Jones' wife has reportedly filed for divorce about a week after she accused him of domestic abuse. She alleged that he grabbed her neck and told her that he wanted to kill her during a spat on Christmas Day.A divorce complaint filed Monday by Nicole Jones in a suburban Atlanta court says their 10-year marriage...
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January 02, 2013  |  1 Comment

Video: Prep basketball player throws down indescribable dunk

This video is not fake. I repeat, this video is not fake.Seen here is Victor Dukes, a 6-foot-3 sophomore at Nettleton High School (AR), who threw down a ridiculous dunk during the NEA Tournament on New Year's Eve. The slam looks darn near unreal as Dukes somehow appears to keep rising even after appearing to reach the peak of his leap. His head ends up above the rim at one point...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Cowboys fan stuffs Tony Romo's jersey in explosive-filled washer, blows it up

Dallas Cowboys fans aren't thrilled about the performance of quarterback Tony Romo this past season. So, one gun-wiedling fan of "America's Team" decided to take action by filling a washing machine full of explosives with Romo's jersey inside, and proceeded to blow it to pieces by firing a rifle.The magic moment comes at 0:42 mark in the video clip.How is that...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida State linebacker on Jordan Lynch: 'He not good at all'

Florida State embarrassed quarterback Jordan Lynch and Northern Illinos in the national spotlight in the Discover Orange Bowl. The Seminoles hounded the highly-touted signal caller all evening long and eventually recorded an easy, 31-10, victory over the Huskies.Lynch, a Second-Team All-American selection by the Associated Press, provided some bulletin material for FSU's defense...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Legendary 'Field of Dreams' diamond officially sold to investors

Remember the epic diamond depicted in the "Field of Dreams"? Of course you do. Well, the historical site located in Iowa has officially been bought by a group of investors for a cool price of $3.4 million plus interest.The field's prior owners, Don and Becky Lansing, originally listed the property for $5.4 million when it went on market two years ago.The new owners...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss
GARAGE DAYS RE-REVISITED

Jason Taylor sued by garage company

Former NFL standout Jason Taylor and his wife are being sued for allegedly not paying $11,619.50 for the installation of a pricey garage storage system.

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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: Lakers are an 'old team'

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant wasn't a happy camper following his team's home defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. The loss dropped Los Angeles below the .500 mark for the campaign, and has many Lakers fans debating about whether or not it is time to hit the panic button.The 34-year old gave the following explanation as to why his team has been experiencing difficulty...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Anonymous New Orleans Saints player: Defensive coordinator should be fired

The New Orleans Saints defense was woeful in 2012. New Orleans ranked dead last in the NFL in total yards allowed (7,042) and finished second from the bottom in points allowed (28.4 PPG). And it appears as though the problems go well beyond just their performance on the field. One anonymous Saints player recently railed on defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, saying that the coach...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Harlem Globetrotters to play on ice in support of ending NHL lockout

The Harlem Globetrotters are notorious for their success on the hardwood, but now the world's winningest basketball squad is scheduled to take their talents to the ice, at least for one game.Feeling for hockey-deprived fans, the sporty entertainers will strap on custom cleats and hockey helmets Monday [Jan. 7] for a basketball game on ice against the Global Select at Millennium...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: JaVale McGee nails first 3-point shot of his career

It was a momentous occasion in more ways than one at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night.The Denver Nuggets put an end to the Los Angeles Clippers' 17-game winning streak after dismantling the visitors, 92-78. And as if that wasn't reason enough to celebrate, Nuggets forward JaVale McGee connected for his first made 3-pointer of his career, as well.The majestic shot came as...
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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Wisconsin's Chase Hammond receives brutal hit in Rose Bowl

Stanford safety Jordan Richards delivered a smashing hit to Wisconsin wide receiver Chase Hammond in the Rose Bowl on Tuesday. The play occurred midway through the third quarter on a 3rd-and-7 situation when Badgers quarterback Curt Phillips proceeded to launch a long pass attempt to Hammond. Hammond would drop the pass just before Richards met him with a crushing blow.Hammond was...
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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss
BUMPING THE BEAT

Sprewell arrested over loud music?

Former NBA player Latrell Sprewell reportedly was arrested on New Year's Eve for playing music loudly in his home. Sprewell last played in the NBA in the '04-'05 season.

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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Orange Bowl rep to NIU: 'You don't deserve to be here'

Northern Illinois will become the first MAC team to ever appear in a BCS game when they take the field for the Orange Bowl against Florida State Tuesday night. However, according to Bruce Feldman, one Orange Bowl representative isn't too fond about the Huskies playing in the game.“You guys [NIU] don’t even deserve to be here,” the Orange Bowl rep said to the NIU staffer...
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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Former NBA player Marcus Williams suspended from Chinese league after testing positive for marijuana

Former NBA player Marcus Williams has reportedly been suspended by the Chinese Basketball Association after testing positive for marijuana. League officials are calling it the first doping case they have had since the CBA was founded in 1995.Williams, who plays for the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons, was banned for six months on Monday after a positive test result stemming from Dec...
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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Holmgren on coaching again: 'If anyone is interested, I'll listen'

There are now a plethora of head coaching vacancies in the NFL following Black Monday. Seven coaches in all were let go by their respective teams on the day immediately following the conclusion of the regular season. Naturally, the rumor mill is already swirling as to who their replacements might be.One possibility to fill an opening is former Super Bowl-winning-coach Mike Holmgreen...
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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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