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Former Bucs cheerleader suing team for violating wage laws

A former cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is suing the team alleging that it violated federal wage laws while she was employed with the franchise.According to Deadspin, Manouchar Pierre-Val is claiming the Buccaneers forced her into making several unpaid promotional appearances, participating in multiple practices per week, and enduring several hundred hours worked for a...
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May 20, 2014  |  1 Comment

Video: Braves-Brewers game delayed due to video board malfunction

Play between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers was halted for a few minutes Monday night after the huge video board at Turner Field decided to go crazy.Seen above is a photo capturing the scene which shows the board in complete and utter disarray. This was problematic due to the board's position in dead center field and right in the line of sight for hitters.It was eventually...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Trout helps high school student land a prom date

The power of social media has helped at least one high school student land a prom date thanks to the magical powers of Mike Trout.Trout, who at 22-years-old isn't too far removed from prom himself, was able to step up for shy New Jersey prep student Tim Moraski when asked for a request by the latter to secure a prom date.And here is how the proverbial cookie crumbled, folks:Hey ...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame selling pieces of stadium grass for big money

Beginning this upcoming season, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are ridding themselves of a traditional grass field and are replacing the surface with an artificial surface instead.This means the existing field has to be ripped up and disposed of. But this grass isn't your ordinary grass. No, it's the grass that took the punishment of numerous Notre Dame football games over the years...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Stephen Strasburg stars in hilarious 'SportsCenter' ad

Stephen Strasburg is proving he can do more than simply pitch. He can act too.Appearing in a new "This is SportsCenter" commercial for ESPN, the Washington Nationals right-hander puts his acting skills on full display when Bram Weinstein anxiously searches for his missing Lean Cuisine meal.As fate would have it, Strasburg knows exactly where it is, but keeps a straight face until...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Algerian runner loses race after celebrating too early

It's not over until it's over. This is a phrase any sports fan has heard too many times. However, Algerian runner Taoufik Makhloufi was reminded of it once again on Sunday after losing a race in the most embarrassing way imaginable.The scene came during the 800 meter dash in the Diamond League competition in Shangahi. As you can see, Makhloufi held a narrow lead down the stretch...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Legal battle rages on between transgender athlete, CrossFit

The debate over whether a transgender athlete was wrongfully denied the chance to compete with the ladies in CrossFit competitions continues.In March, TMZ Sports broke the story where a transgender woman by the name of Chloie Jonnson is suing CrossFit for $2.5 million because she claims the fitness giant denied her request to compete in the CrossFit Games against the ladies. At...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart takes a nap alongside his unusual pet

The life of a professional race car driver can often leave one tired and weary. Such was the case the other day when Tony Stewart decided to catch some sleep alongside his pet pig affectionaly named Porkchop.Seen here is the duo taking a nap on a couch. The photo was posted to Stewart's newly created Twitter account late Friday night.I'm stating the obvious here, but there figures...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek doesn't believe Redskins should change name

By now, you have probably heard about the growing consensus that the Washington Redskins should change their nickname because of its negative connotations associated with Native Americans. Simply put, many more people seem to support a name change than those who wish to keep the Redskins name as it is.Count "Jeopardy" host and longtime Redskins fan Alex Trebek among the contingent...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Mike Tyson, Tom Brady strike hilarious pose at Preakness

Like many celebrities, Mike Tyson, Tom Brady, Wes Welker and Kliff Kingsbury were on hand to watch the Preakness on Saturday. And like many others they wanted to capture the moment through the majesty of photography.Fortunately for us, the end result is this epic and hilarious photo posted by Tyson on his Twitter account. As you can see, it appears everyone is having a great time...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Harrison Barnes has cool autograph policy for fans

Harrison Barnes is giving fans the chance to score his autograph for free this offseason."Since I get so many requests for autographs, I bought a P.O. Box for all of you to send items for me to sign," Barnes wrote in an announcement on his Facebook page."I'm really excited to sign for everyone who's ever asked me for an autograph. I appreciate all the messages and replies I get on...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Woman hospitalized after elevator accident at Fenway Park

A 22-year-old woman remains hospitalized after falling two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park following Friday night's Red Sox-Tigers game.It is unclear what caused the elevator door to prematurely open.Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com sheds more insight on the scary story:A 22-year-old female fell 2 floors down a Fenway Park elevator shaft Friday night, landing on top of...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State turns two triple plays in one game

The Penn State baseball team managed to do something extremely rare not once but twice in the first game of a doubleheader against Michigan State on Friday.This is because the Nittany Lions turned two triple plays! The first came in the fourth inning and the second came in the eighth frame. Both triple plays were turned in similar fashion as a sharp line drive left runners on first...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Les Miles pokes fun at Texas for not having any players picked in draft

Les Miles just couldn't resist harping on the fact that the Texas Longhorns did not have a single football player picked in the recent NFL Draft. For the record, it marked the first time since 1937 that the Longhorns have not had a student-athlete selected in the annual event.During a Tiger Tour stop in Houston this week, Miles made light of this oddity by having some fun at the...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Abandoned home of Lions, Pistons now in shambles

Seen here is a photo taken by Curbed Detroit and DetroitUrbex of the abandoned Pontiac Silverdome. For those who aren't aware, the stadium was once home to the Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons and Wrestlemania III.The last major event held in the venue was 2001 before the Lions moved to Ford Field for the 2002 season. In 2009, the city of Pontiac put the Silverdome up for sale amid...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WKU LB ends up with black eye after resisting arrest

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers linebacker Nick Holt will be a donning a black eye for awhile after allegedly getting roughed up by cops while resisting an arrest.The 21-year-old was reportedly drunk and rowdy at a local house party Wednesday morning when officers arrived to diffuse the situation. When the cops asked him to leave, Holt adamantly denied their request and began threatening...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice Owls football coach sends handwritten recruiting letter to prospect's cat

The Rice Owls picked up a football commitment from a quarterback this week after co-offensive coordinator Billy Lynch sealed the deal with a handwritten recruiting letter. And not just any handwritten recruiting letter either. This one was written to the prospect's cat.The Houston Chronicle has the contents of the letter:As you know we’re trying to convince J.T. Rice is the place...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Welker asked to return portion of Derby winnings due to error

Wes Welker made headlines for this photo of him handing out $100 bills to strangers after hitting it big at the Kentucky Derby. Now, the racetrack, Churchill Downs, is demanding Welker return some of his winnings after the track claims it overpaid the NFL wide receiver by nearly $15,000.According to TMZ Sports, Welker won multiple bets on May 3 and sent a friend to pick up his winnings...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Young explains origin of 'Swaggy P' nickname

Nick Young has gone by the nickname of "Swaggy P" for quite some time now. But not many people were exactly sure where the nickname originated from until the Los Angeles Lakers guard revealed its origin via Instagram on Thursday.Apparently, Young had a dream one night and was told by God that his nickname was to be "Swaggy P." And then it was so.Hey, you don't question God.Via For the Win
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Johnny Manziel flashing money sign shirts are now for sale

It was only a matter of time before Johnny Manziel flashing his signature move made its way onto a t-shirt.Well, it appears the wait is over, as fans can now purchase the shirt featuring Cleveland's new quarterback flashing the money sign. You know, the same gesture Manziel pulled out while walking across the NFL Draft stage to shake hands with the commissioner.Johnny Football? Nah...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

High school pitcher throws 194 pitches in a single game

A high school pitcher from the state of Washington is probably feeling a little sore today after throwing an astounding 194 pitches in a single start on Tuesday.Dylan Fosnacht of Rochester High School worked 14 innings in his team's 17-inning victory and racked up 17 strikeouts. Due to his unusually high pitch count, Fosnacht's performance is also bound to welcome some scrutiny as...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Minor league outfielder makes incredible diving catch

Omar Garcia may or may not ever make it to the major leagues, but he will always have this moment, which just happens to be one of the most incredible diving catches of the baseball season.Watch as the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Single-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, center fielder lays out to make an unreal catch on the warning track against the Quad Cities River Bandits on...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brazilian soccer fans celebrate goal by shooting AK-47s

In your latest example of international soccer fans might be a little on the loony side, seen here is a group of Brazilian fans shooting AK-47s for more than 30 seconds after a player scored a goal.The scene came during the middle of an amateur soccer match and the ones wielding the guns are referred to as "bandits" by the Brazilian media.In other news, the World Cup is set to begin...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Robot throws out first pitch at Diamondbacks game

It's not uncommon to see someone throw out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game. What is uncommon though is witnessing a robot do the honors.Such was the case at Chase Field on Wednesday as a machine with artificial intelligence and limbs tossed out the first pitch for the Arizona Diamondbacks played host to the Washington Nationals.Let's just hope this robot doesn't need...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

USF coach resigns after criticizing draft pick

The University of South Florida football program is looking for its fourth strength and conditioning coach in five years after their most recent one resigned on Tuesday.Hans Straub gave his resignation after being placed on "indefinite leave" on the heels of a tweet where Straub criticized the San Francisco 49ers for drafting ex-Bulls football player Aaron Lynch in the fifth round...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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