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Michael Sam writes letter thanking fans for support

Michael Sam penned an open letter to the Columbia Missourian on Thursday thanking the University of Missouri and its fans for all their support after he publicly announced he was gay.Sam asked for the letter to be published on the same day that he and other Missouri teammates were working out for NFL prospects during the school's pro day.Here's what Sam wrote:To my fellow...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Andrew McCutchen does batting stance impressions

Andrew McCutchen is gunning to become the unquestioned authority when it comes to mimicking other players' batting stances.Seen here is the Pittsburgh Pirates star doing impressions of Derek Jeter, Manny Ramirez, Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Bonds, Albert Pujols and Roberto Clemente.Even the heralded Batting Stance Guy is moved by McCutchen impression ability.
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Silver says ads on NBA jerseys are 'inevitable'

It's been noted for awhile that the NBA has an interest in putting advertisements on jerseys. But to this point nothing has come to fruition.However, that could soon change under the guidance of new commissioner Adam Silver, who recently said putting ads on jerseys is "inevitable" during a conference."It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard believes he can go platinum in first music album release

There have been numerous professional basketball players who have tried to enter hip-hop greatness over the years. But none outside of Shaq have yet to find the commercial success they were probably hoping for. Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers believes he's primed to change all of that whenever he lays down his first music album."If my profile continues to increase...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats send fans doctor's note for NCAA tourney

Cincinnati Bearcats fans need not worry about missing work to catch their team in action in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. The school already has them covered.The university sent out the following email featuring a doctor's note from head coach Mick Cronin on Wednesday, which excuses any and all absences due to watching his team play Harvard.The note goes for work, school,...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Arian Foster takes shot at NCAA tournament

Ncaa will win. They'll get billions, players get a trophy.RT @mcorado33: @ArianFoster which team do you think will win the NCAA tournament?— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) March 19, 2014Arian Foster spoke his mind recently in regards to the NCAA and the NCAA Tournament.Simply stated, the former University of Tennessee running back is not a fan of the organization he once called...
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Frank Thomas slaps Reebok with lawsuit

Former MLB slugger Frank Thomas is not too happy about Reebok using his signature "Big Hurt" trademark without his permission.Thomas gave the go ahead to the shoe and apparel company from 1995 to 1998 to use his "Big Hurt" trademark on various products. But Thomas claims no such permission was given when Reebok decided to resurrect the "Big Hurt" brand...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir announces split with husband in tweet

It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well.— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) March 19, 2014Former Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir has announced that he and husband Victor Voronov have decided to part ways after roughly two years of marriage.Weir revealed the news on his Twitter account Wednesday by saying...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Tigers selling hot dog with french fries and gravy

Major League Baseball teams everywhere are apparently upping the ante as far as concession stand selections go this year.Seen here is the latest offering by the Detroit Tigers. What you feast your eyes on here is a hot dog smothered with french fries, cheese curds, and beef gravy.It can be all yours for $7 at a Tigers home game.Via @darrenrovell
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Cincinnati sends creative email excusing fans from work for tournament

Cincinnati Bearcats fans need not worry about missing work to catch their team in action in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. The school already has them covered.The university sent out the following email featuring a doctor's note from head coach Mick Cronin, which excuses any and all absences due to watching his team play Harvard.The note goes for work, school, or any other...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Two Providence players under investigation for sexual assault

A pair of Providence Friars are under investigation for sexual assault on the eve of the school playing in its first NCAA Tournament since 2004. This is according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.Freshman Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock were both suspended by head coach Ed Cooley in November for what the program explained at the time as "not upholding their responsibilities...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers fan gets thrown out of arena after tweeting intent to rush court

1000 retweets I'll go on the court pic.twitter.com/Z3Kp2cbzR8— Scotty (@_GodsSoldier_10) March 18, 2014A Cleveland Cavaliers fan received a life lesson on the power of social media during Tuesday's game against the Heat.Apparently, a fan named Scotty (@_GodsSoldier_10) took to Twitter to share his intent of rushing the court, but only if his tweet received 1,000 retweets...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Barack Obama reveals final four picks

Although the rest of his bracket will be released later today, President Obama released his Final Four picks Tuesday night, and they include two one seeds and two four seeds.The Commander-in-Chief likes No. 1 Florida to come out of the South Region, No. 1 seed Arizona from the West Region, No. 4 Michigan State from the East Region, and No. 4 seed Louisville to emerge from a stacked...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vegas oddsmakers call midwest region 'insane', selection committee 'frauds'

Much has been said about the way the selection committee structured this year's NCAA Tournament bracket. And now Las Vegas oddmakers have added their two cents to the conversation as well.“That’s probably the hardest bracket I’ve ever seen in my whole life,” LVH Superbook assistant sports book director Ed Salmons told the Las Vegas Sun. "It was over-the-top insane...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: College player scores 12 points in 28 seconds

Lloyd Strickland, a member of the Alberta Red Deer College Kings, caught fire near the end of the Canadian College Athletic Association final and nearly lifted his team to a miraculous victory.With just 28 seconds remaining in the game, and his team trailing by seven, Strickland ripped off four straight three-pointers in 28 seconds to come within a hair of knocking off Langara College...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: 81-year-old man bowls a perfect game for first time ever

Perfection was achieved in Exeter, Pa. Monday night when 81-year-old Ray Niedzwiecki rolled his first ever 300-game in a bowling league.For all of you non-bowling inclined peeps out there, that's the highest score an individual can achieve in the wonderful indoor sport.Fortunately, his entire 10th frame was caught on camera and it shows his pals erupt in shear joy after he nails...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vince Vaughn buys Lane Kiffin's mansion for $6.5 million

Former USC football coach Lane Kiffin recently sold one of the last reminders of his sub-par coaching stint with the Trojans.According to the Los Angeles Times, Kiffin reportedly sold his Manhattan Beach mansion for a cool $6.5 million to none other than actor Vince Vaughn.The 7,300-square-foot monstrosity features vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Swarm of bees causes brief delay in Yankees-Red Sox game

The @RedSox-@Yankees game is currently in a bee delay. #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/qJob1vQAWz— MLB Fan Cave (@MLBFanCave) March 18, 2014A swarm of bees were to blame for a brief delay in the spring training game between the Yankees and Red Sox on Tuesday.All in all, the flying insects stopped the game at Steinbrenner Field for a total of about seven minutes, before stadium...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug McDermott has funny response to tweet

@GoodmanESPN @ESPNCBB So your saying there's a chance?— Doug McDermott (@dougmcd3) March 18, 2014Doug McDermott is already one of the most likeable players in college basketball. But the consensus pick for player of the year honors may have elevated his status to an all-time high with this Twitter response.The response was directed at a tweet by ESPN's college basketball...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Real Salt Lake player takes direct kick to the groin

Real Salt Lake's Chris Wingert took a painful shot to the groin when Chris Wondolowski of the San Jose Earthquakes delivered a wicked direct kick.As you can see from the GIF, Wondolowski's first kick attempt nails a teammate in the side and then ricochets off a Real Salt Lake player, which sends the ball back to Wondolowski.With another player already writhing on the ground...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: MMA fighter knocks out opponent in one second

If you have a couple of seconds in your day to spare than it's more than enough time to witness this incredibly quick knockout during a WCMMA event on Saturday.As you can see, Mike Garrett wasted no time at all taking care of business against Sam Heron in their welterweight match, sending Heron to the mat a mere second after the fight begins.British MMA personality Dave O'...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lorde's live tweets during Bulls game are odd yet true

Although her hit song "Royals" was inspired by the sports world, New Zealand native and rising star Lorde admits she isn't much of a sports fan.However, Lorde took a break from her tour and took in a Chicago Bulls game Monday night at the United Center. And she also decided to live tweet about it.As you can see, her observations are odd yet true.i am at a bulls game...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey interested in competing in WrestleMania?

Ronda Rousey has been dominating UFC lately. But now she also wants a chance to dominate the WWE.According to TMZ Sports, who provided video of her and fellow UFC fighter Shayna Baszler mixing it up in the ring last week, Rousey is interested in competing in a future WrestleMania.The only real stipulation attached is her request to include her posse. Those members include Baszler...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: LeBron James and Johnny Manziel star in new McDonald's ad

Three of the country's most recognizable athletes unite in this new McDonald's commercial introducing the new Bacon Clubhouse Sandwich.It features LeBron James as the main spotlight with former Heisman winner Johnny Manziel and soccer star Alex Morgan playing supporting roles.Apparently, the three have all been invited to a secret club where members get to indulge in juicy...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: NCAA goofs official tournament shirt by snubbing George Washington

George Washington got snubbed when it comes to this official NCAA Tournament shirt.As of Monday afternoon, this shirt was available for sale on the NCAA's official website, but it fails to include George Washington, the No. 9 seed in the East Region.You'll notice that the Georgetown Hoyas mistakenly had their logo placed on the back of the shirt, instead. The main problem...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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