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Fan has signed ball from every player, coach in Rays history

A Tampa Bay businessman and his family boast an autographed ball collection that is sure to put even the most heralded sports collectibles store to shame. It all began in 1998, the inaugural season of the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays, when Jeff McKenny and his family purchased season tickets. They received tons of signed batting gloves and balls that year and the collection has only...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis abstains from booze during 21st birthday party

Anthony Davis celebrated his 21st birthday Monday night and managed to get through the entire bash without taking a single sip of alcohol, according to TMZ Sports.While most young adults look forward to legally binging on alcoholic drinks when they turn 21, Davis appears to be a different cat, abstaining from the substance because he wanted to be fresh for practice Tuesday morning...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Sandusky's wife maintains husband's innocence, says victims were 'manipulated'

On Wednesday, the wife of Jerry Sandusky appeared on NBC's Today Show to maintain that she believes her husband is innocent of any wrongdoing.Dottie Sandusky also divulged a profound statement by claiming she thinks the victims were manipulated by devious lawyers who were motivated by financial gain. Furthermore, Mrs. Sandusky maintains that every one of the 45 counts of sexual abuse...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Japanese soccer star nets physics-defying goal

This soccer goal scored by Japanese star Hisato Sato simply defies logic and physics.On Saturday, with his team trailing 1-0 in the 57th minute, Sato flicked the ball up with his left foot and give it a roundhouse kick to the back corner of the net, much to the surprise of the opposing goalie.The goal turned out to be the game-winner as Sato's Sanfrecce Hiroshima squad prevailed...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Mayweather ordered beating over missing jewelry

Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be facing a serious legal battle after ordering a brutal attack on two of his employees he suspected of stealing jewelry.According to TMZ, Mayweather had the two men do some work on his home in Las Vegas. After they were done and gone, Mayweather noticed that jewelry was missing and decided to put the blame on the ex-workers.Mayweather had his people contact...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ron Washington once paid fine with 20,000 pennies

Three years ago, Ron Washington got ejected from a spring training game for arguing with an umpire. The Texas Rangers manager later confessed that he said "something I shouldn't have said." He also did something he shouldn't have done, which was staying in the dugout following his dismissal, resulting in a $200 fine.That in and of itself isn't much of a story. However, the manner...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Chris Andersen gives awkwardly brilliant interview

Chris Andersen's recent interview with Sun Sports was every bit as comical as it was awkward.The one-on-one chat came after the Miami Heat ended their three-game losing streak Monday night and featured a rather intense Andersen as the main subject.As you can see, you could never tell that Andersen's team had just recorded a victory over the Wizards, as "Birdman" graced the television...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Yasiel Puig, Juan Uribe hang out with lifesize cutout of Hanley Ramirez

Yasiel Puig and Juan Uribe are apparently enjoying their time in spring training this year.A photographer recently captured the two hanging out together with a lifesize cardboard cutout of Hanley Ramirez in tote. Yes, a cardboard cutout. Who knows where the real Hanley Ramirez was in this photo.Of course, this comes a day after Ramirez hid in Uribe's locker to jump out and scare...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Teague has ear wax removed so he can hear again

Jeff Teague ran into a serious problem during Saturday's loss to the Clippers when he was unable to hear out of his left ear. The issue only got worse when the team flew to Salt Lake City afterward.“I couldn’t hear anything out of my left ear, at all,” Teague said. “It hit me they day before we played Golden State. In L.A. I couldn’t hear anything. On the plane, it went...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Small college boasts epic bench celebration compilation

Colby College is a small liberal arts school in the state of Maine. And its basketball team is apparently very fond of in-game bench celebrations.Seen here is a highlight reel packed with some of Colby's best routines such as The Bernie, Fire in the Hole, Omaha, and The Toro, among others.To say they've made bench celebrations an art form would be an understatement.
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-San Diego State running back Adam Muema sends bizarre tweet

I Don't believe there would be a Football season next yr! Unless we're going to a new planet Earth!— Adam Muema (@So_Lucrative) March 11, 2014The strange saga of Adam Muema continues after the former San Diego State running back and 2014 NFL Draft hopeful sent out a bizarre tweet in the early morning hours of Tuesday.It essentially seems like Muema believes there will be no football...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Iguana attacks golf ball at Puerto Rico Open

A rogue iguana got loose on the 16th hole during the final round of the Puerto Rico Open and proceeded to attack Andre Loupe's golf ball.As you can see, the iguana was unsuccessful in his attempt to gobble up the ball. So, perhaps too embarrassed to try any further, the little guy quickly scampered away into hiding.Good times.Via Extra Mustard
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Father lets kid roll away in wagon while trying to grab baseball

I can tell you right now who won't be nominated for father of the year.This near harrowing moment came Monday afternoon during a spring training game between the Mets and Marlins. As you can see, this guy really wants to track down a baseball that caromed over the outfield wall, and was even willing to sacrifice his son for a moment in order to do so.Just look at the terrified reaction...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals safety George Iloka is very courteous to cleaning lady

I gotta take a big ol sh*t but my cleanin lady still here.And she super nice so I dont even wanna do her like that by tearin up the bathroom— George Iloka (@George_iloka) March 10, 2014Count George Iloka as one of the true good guys in the NFL.On Monday, the Cincinnati Bengals safety apparently had some business to do in the restroom, but decided to abstain as a courteous gesture...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadian chain tries to entice free agent Ervin Santana with free pizza

Ervin Santana is arguably the most coveted unsigned free agent on the market and there are plenty of teams lining up to try and acquire his services.One of those teams is the Toronto Blue Jays. In order to help, a Canadian pizza chain called Boston Pizza, which boasts 350 locations, is looking to do their part to entice Santana by offering him 100 pizzas on the house.While affording...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: LA Kiss unveil fiery uniforms for first time

The LA KISS unveiled their new unis. This is the AFL team that offered Tebow a contract. (http://t.co/l6q18u0AtO) pic.twitter.com/gffFmR4qrD— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) March 10, 2014 The LA KISS are looking to set the Arena Football League ablaze in their inaugural season while wearing these bad boys.On Monday, the franchise owned by legendary rock band KISS, unveiled some...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor league team's bacon-themed merchandise selling like crazy

One word can appropriately describe the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' decision to incorporate bacon into its merchandise: ingenious.According to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, sales of the merchandise is off to a "sizzling" start since the team announced it would don bacon-themed uniforms for Saturday home games this season. The uniforms will feature a wavy strip of bacon on the caps, jerseys...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat thinks the NBA should allow fighting during games

It's reasonable to assume that Marcin Gortat likes participating in a good tussle or two because he recently told Kyle Weidie of TruthAboutIt.net on ESPN.com that he would like to see brief fighting allowed during NBA games. You know, similar to the way players are allowed to throw down in the NHL.Here's what Gortat had to say about the matter:I would say I would loosen up a little...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Justin Bieber breaks manager's ankles with egregious flop

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.Justin Bieber continues to believe he's fairly decent at basketball.The latest evidence of this fact came when he supposedly crossed up his manager, Scooter Braun, by putting on a mildly impressive dribbling display.The only problem with this is the egregious acting job by his manager as he pretends to get his ankles broken by the...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor league team's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles jerseys

The Fresno Grizzlies have a treat for anyone who likes both baseball and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.This is because the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants are set to wear TMNT-inspired uniforms during a game this season. How awesome is that?The blast from the past is sure to go over well with almost every age group. Children love animated characters and their parents...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Ice climber captures terrifying fall with POV camera

Ice climbing has never been something I've personally had an itch to do. And that notion has only intensified after watching this video of an ice climber sliding down the side of snowy mountain.As you can see, all is well at the beginning of the video until the climber loses his footing and starts his downward spiral from the top. All in all, the tumble lasts for about 30 seconds...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Aaron Rodgers has an uncanny doppelganger

If you didn't know better, you might assume that Aaron Rodgers appeared on a recent episode of Outrageous Facts on the Science Channel.But that doesn't seem to be the case. The Rodgers look-a-like is actually English comedian Tom Wrigglesworth. As you can see, the resemblance is striking.A thanks goes to the Bleacher Report for spotting the find.
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Wichita State title shirts have glaring error

The Wichita State Shockers have yet to lose a single basketball game in 34 tries this season. However, you would never know that if you simply based your knowledge of them off this dubious t-shirt.As you can see, the shirts feature a glaring miscue on the back, as they have Indiana State winning the Missouri Valley Conference instead of the Shockers. These were the championship shirts...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota state representative sends extremely racist tweet about NBA players

For some reason, Pat Garofalo, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, felt the need to send out the tweet seen above, which just so happens to be extremely racist about NBA players.It reads: "Let's be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime."Let's be honest: Garofalo won't be...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Joe Maddon whips up homemade hoagies for the clubhouse

Joe Maddon is just the best.Not only is Maddon one of the most charismatic and intellectual managers in baseball, but he's also extremely handy when it comes to preparing food, as he evidenced Saturday by cranking out 60 hoagies made from a family recipe.The recipe comes from Maddon's 80-year-old mother, Beanie, whose "Third Base Hoagies" are apparently something to die for. Fresh...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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