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Photo: Tim Lincecum growing glorious mustache

Monday was team photo day for the San Francisco Giants as dozens of players posed for the camera.One of those players was former Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum who appears to be growing a pretty glorious mustache nowadays.Apparently, these are the photos that will flash on the scoreboard all season long, so Giants fan better be ready to see a mustached Lincecum, regardless of...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter makes prospect write essay about Frank Robinson

Buck asked O's farmhand Josh Hart if he knew who Frank was. He didnt, so Buck told him he wanted a one-page report on him by tmrw. #Orioles— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) February 24, 2014Baltimore Orioles prospect Josh Hart had some homework to do Monday night after admitting he didn't know who Frank Robinson was.Robinson, a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame,...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade selling car gifted to him for three times its retail value

A couple of years ago, a Florida car dealership gifted Dwayne Wade a McLaren MP4-12C in celebration of his 30th birthday.Now, the Miami Heat star is selling the luxurious set of wheels, for more than three times its retail value.Although the sticker price on a brand new version of this vehicle hovers around $250,000, Wade is asking a thrifty $799,000 for the ride, undoubtedly trying...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Dwarf student manager gets to start for basketball team on his birthday

A pretty cool scene unfolded at Laurel High School in Montana when student manager Seth Kraft, a dwarf, received the chance to play on his birthday.Not only did Kraft play on senior night, but he started and scored a bucket in the first quarter of the game, drawing a huge reaction from the home crowd.Unfortunately, Laurel High lost the game, but it will be a night Kraft remembers...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Lehigh IronPigs incorporate bacon into uniforms

If loving bacon is wrong, I don’t want to be right. http://t.co/tyRm2x1t26 #smellthechange pic.twitter.com/HYSClDtZ2g— IronPigs (@IronPigs) February 24, 2014If you love bacon, you are going to love what the Lehigh IronPigs have done. The Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies has unveiled new bacon-inspired alternate uniforms for the upcoming season, according to the...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Jazz veterans fill rookie's car with popcorn after he forgets to bring donuts

I’m hearing Jazz rookie Rudy Gobert forgot to bring the donuts. This is the consequence pic.twitter.com/owF2uJ6TgG— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) February 24, 2014Being a rookie in the NBA isn't always a fun job. Just ask Utah Jazz  rookie Rudy Gobert.Apparently, Gobert forgot to bring the team their much-needed donuts on Monday and he paid the price by having his vehicle...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka takes a shot at President Obama's salary compared to Roger Goodell's

In a recent question and answer piece for the Chicago Sun-Times, Mike Ditka was asked what he thought about the disparity between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's salary and President Obama's. The response he gave suggests a subtle hint that he's not enthused of the job President Obama is doing.4. Were you shocked to find out NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes more than $44 million...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Warren Sapp cannot believe how fast Jadeveon Clowney ran

Like many others who witnessed Jadeveon Clowney run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine on Monday, Warren Sapp could not believe his own eyes.The GIF above shows how Sapp reacted after Clowney recorded unofficial times of 4.47 seconds and 4.48 seconds in the 120-foot sprint. As you can see, the former NFL lineman was blown away.The GIF below shows what Sapp was watching...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Duck Dynasty guys buy naming rights to college football bowl game

Duck Dynasty is about to enter college football.According to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com, the guys who made the A&E show so popular are set to purchase naming rights to the Independence Bowl, under their company name Duck Commander, which famously produces duck calls.The deal would be good for six years and the new name for the Shreveport, La., game would be called the Duck Commander...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Steelers scout boots photographer from combine

A photographer was given the boot from the NFL combine after getting out of line.Pittsburgh Steelers scout Mark Gorscak was the one who gave the photographer the axe, telling the latter to "get out of here," and "don't come back until Wednesday."The audio can be heard in the background after De'Anthony Thomas runs his 40.Via Bleacher Report
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee receives fingernail clippings via fan mail

Tidbit from #Phillies camp today: Somebody mailed Cliff Lee their fingernail clippings. The perks of celebrity. #FanNail— Anthony Castrovince (@castrovince) February 23, 2014Cliff Lee received more than he bargained for on Sunday.While sifting through fan mail, the Philadelphia Phillies southpaw opened an envelope that included fingernail clippings, according to Anthony Castrovince...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dee Ford criticizes Clowney, claims he's a better prospect

Is Jadeveon Clowney the most talented defensive player available in the 2014 NFL Draft? Not if former Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford has anything to say about it.In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Sunday, Ford put his fellow NFL draft hopeful on blast, comparing the way Clowney plays to "a blind dog.""I'm better (than Clowney). Let's put it like this. People like to...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Babe Ruth's World Series pocket watch sells for how much?

If you had $717,000 lying around on Saturday, you could have purchased a pocket watch given to Babe Ruth to commemorate the New York Yankees' victory in the 1923 World Series.The 14-karat time piece has an inscribed message on the back that reads, "Presented by Baseball Commissioner to George H. Ruth."Although the world title marked the fourth for Ruth at the time, as had previously...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Canadian church shows gold medal game to congregation

Most will say church is a place of God. Well, Canadians may call church a place of hockey.Okay, so that's probably a bit of extreme, but it's hard to against that latter notion considering this scene from a congregation at a church in Halifax. Apparently, the church was accommodating enough to show the gold medal game between Canada and Sweden early Sunday morning during service...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory Lidle memorial statue vandalized by thieves

A statue of former major league pitcher Cory Lidle was vandalized late last week outside of Big League Dream Park in West Covina, California.Three bronze plaques, valued at $6,000, were stolen and the statue itself was filled with drill holes and was knocked over.“The vandalism to the Cory Lidle statue is a deplorable act by some despicable human beings,” West Covina City Mayor...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: 'Mario Cart' speed skating is the best kind of speed skating

Anyone who has ever played Mario Kart will be able to appreciate this video.Seen here is a depiction of what an Olympic speed skating event may look like if the sport incorporated Mario Cart themes. Shells, bananas, and lightning bolts are just a few of the wonderful things skaters would have to labor through in this fictional scenario.Speed skating is already an exciting sport to...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan ejected from Villanova game for throwing pizza at usher?

A scuffle involving a slice of pizza broke out during Saturday's game between Villanova and St. John's.Apparently, a father of two was not happy when an usher instructed him to go another route to his seat, so the father decided to show his displeasure by pegging the aforementioned usher with pizza. That eventually resulted in the mischievous fan getting the boot from the arena.Josh...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russ Smith buries game-winner for Louisville over Cincy

The No. 11 Louisville Cardinals entered Saturday's contest against the No. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats badly in need of a signature win. Thanks to this clutch shot by senior guard Russ Smith, that's exactly what the Cardinals got.Watch as Smith connects on a contested shot that rainbows its way through the net. The two-pointer gave Louisville a 58-57 edge with just 2.2 seconds to go. The...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dutch speedskating coach smears United States, football during interview

The Netherlands have had a remarkable run during the 2014 Winter Olympics when it comes to speedskating. And the coach responsible for much of that success, Jillert Anema, recently offered up his opinions as to why.But Anema didn't just stop there. He also gave his thoughts as to why the Americans have not had the results they were hoping for.Well, let's just say the Dutch coach...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Shaw blasts Nuggets following loss to Bulls

Brian Shaw was none too pleased after his Nuggets got whipped, 117-89, by the Bulls Friday night. And he made sure the whole world heard about it.Apparently, Shaw's frustrations with player effort and losing bubbled over after the game, leading to an epic rant and the following series of tweets published on Denver's official Twitter account.Check them out below:#Nuggets coach Brian...
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February 22, 2014  |  1 Comment

Photo: Canada's women team leaves men's team inspirational note

Team Canada was given a little extra motivation ahead of Friday's semifinal game against Team USA when they arrived inside their dressing room.It was here where they found an inspirational note left by members of their women's hockey team.It reads:Guys,Tonight is yours. Own the moment. We are proof that every minute matters. The podium is reserved for the brave. Earn every inch....
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Athletics set up dueling batting cages on the field

Double cages in use with batters in each: pic.twitter.com/PZZhRqo6nY— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) February 21, 2014Leave it up to the Oakland Athletics when it comes to baseball efficiency.While most teams opt to just go with one batting cage on the field during batting practice, the A's are raising the bar, choosing to roll out two cages instead.As you can see, they have set...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

76ers waive Earl Clark less than a day after acquiring him

Less than a day removed from acquiring him, the Philadelphia 76ers have waived forward Earl Clark.Clark was part of the trade that sent Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. On Friday, the 76ers decided they wanted nothing to do with the University of Louisville product.If Clark makes it through waivers, which amounts to a 48-hour length of time, he will become an...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Under Armour CEO defends his company's speedskating suit

Much of the blame for the United States failing to medal in a speedskating event has fell upon the suit designed by Under Armour.However, CEO Kevin Plank recently defended his company's design in an interview with USA Today, and announced that Under Armour is not backing down from the humbling experience. In fact, Plank says the company will renew its sponsorship of the U.S. speedskating...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Sage Kotsenburg receives bacon medal from Conan O'Brien

Sage Kotsenburg has returned home to America fresh off winning gold in Sochi.While earning a gold medal is awesome, Sage wishes his token of achievement was made of bacon, and that wish was granted to him by Conan O'Brien on Thursday.The fine folks at Godshall Meats fulfilled the request by making the Olympic champion a custom-made bacon medal. Good stuff.Via Yahoo! Sports
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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