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Top Twins pitching prospect working as substitute teacher in offseason

Top Minnesota Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer may have signed a contract reportedly worth $2 million in 2011, but he hasn't let that go to his head, as the 6-foot-9 Meyer has spent the past three offseasons serving as a substitute teacher for his small town of Greensburg, Indiana.How does Meyer's teaching salary compare to his professional baseball pay? How about a modest chunk...
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December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Young Auburn fan goes bananas after receiving title game tickets

It's been a fantastic year to be an Auburn Tigers football fan. And young Collin here received the ultimate gift on Christmas when he unwrapped two tickets to see his beloved Tigers play in the BCS national championship game.This is what it's all about, folks.Hey dad, road trip!Via For the Win
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December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Groundbreaking for Astrodome was done with guns rather than shovels

While most opt to go the more traditional route with shovels when it comes to groundbreaking, Texas officials who were on hand for the groundbreaking of the Astrodome decided to use guns, instead.Given the state's noted affection for guns, coupled with the fact that the Astros were known as the Houston Colt .45s at the time, this photo really shouldn't come as too much of a surprise...
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December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

D'Antoni apologizes for saying Lakers fans should find other team

On Monday, Mike D'Antoni drew the ire of Los Angeles Lakers fans when he told supporters who are frustrated with the club's performance to "go find another team to root for."The comments were destined to stir up the pot and anger Lakers fans from the beginning. On Tuesday, D'Antoni issued an immediate apology.“I was an idiot last night,” said D’Antoni after the Lakers walkthrough...
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December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics calendar still features Kevin Garnett on cover

Gotta love the 2014 Celtics calendar with KG on the cover pic.twitter.com/uc8utmgsc4 (via @ryan_mycroft)— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) December 24, 2013Because it's near the end of the year, calendars are flying off the shelves right now, and what better way for a Boston Celtics fan to show their support of the team than by proudly displaying a calendar featuring a former player...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Missouri football team go crazy over bowl gifts

The best part about participating in a college football bowl game isn't necessarily the privilege of playing an additional contest beyond the regular season. No, it's the amazing amount of gifts players receive.The Missouri Tigers football team can attest to this after getting wildly excited over the gifts they were showered with as part of playing in the Cotton Bowl.Their reactions...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavericks fans share awkward wish about Dirk Nowitzki on sign

And the award for most uncomfortable sign at a Dallas Mavericks game this season goes to this lovely married couple.Check it out as the husband wraps his arm around his wife while holding a sign that reads, "Dirk!!! My Wife is Pregnant...I Hope it's Yours!"Ummm? The sign is meant to be a joke, obviously. But it's still pushing the envelope a little bit.Let's hope Nowitzki's wife...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike D'Antoni tells Lakers fans to 'find another team to root for'

Mike D'Antoni has a message for any Los Angeles Lakers fan frustrated by the team's slow start out of the gates this season.After LA's 27-point loss to the Phoenix Suns on Monday, a game following a 19-point loss to the Golden State Warriors, D'Antoni opted to take a shot at fans by telling them to go root for another team.Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni was defiant when...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Lions fans receive playoff tickets a day after being eliminated

Thanks to three consecutive losses, the Detroit Lions will not be going to the postseason this year. That dream was officially zapped when the Lions lost to the New York Giants over the weekend.As if the reality of tanking near the end of the season wasn't enough for Lions fans to bear, season ticket holders received their playoff tickets on Monday, adding even more salt to an already...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Paul Pierce ejected after clotheslining George Hill

In case you missed it, Paul Piece did his best WWE impression Monday night against the Indiana Pacers.Seen here is the Hall of Fame bound veteran chasing down Pacers guard George Hill and proceeding to clothesline him as he attempts to drive toward the basket.The blatant foul was enough for Piece to be ejected with additional discipline in the form of suspension or a fine probably...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: You won't believe how the Sabres-Coyotes game ended

The Phoenix Coyotes dropped a heart-breaker in overtime Monday night to the Buffalo Sabres. But that in and of itself isn't exactly newsworthy.What is newsworthy, however, is the manner in which the Coyotes lost, which can only be appreciated while listening to "Yakety Sax" when watching the video clip.The incident unfolded when Buffalo's Mark Psysk knocked the puck up in the air...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Texas A&M player hid drugs in giant Hershey's Kiss ornament

Texas A&M linebacker Darian Claiborne was arrested on Dec. 22 after a routine traffic stop resulted in some troubling discoveries.According to TMZ, cops found marijuana and prescription pills hidden within a giant Hershey's Kiss ornament inside the car Claiborne was riding in.Cops initially pulled over the vehicle for not having plates displayed on the front of the car as well...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Hanley Ramirez is rocking a new hairstyle nowadays

Perhaps playing in Hollywood is beginning to rub off on Hanley Ramirez?During the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers third basemen kept his hairstyle nice and tight by sporting some carefully crafted braids. Now it appears Ramirez has literally let his hair down and opted for a more old fashioned and laid back approach.The end result is a hairdo that looks, well, interesting?On a related...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Babe Ruth has the most forged signature of any athlete dead or alive

According to the PSA/DNA Authentication Services, the most forged signature of any athlete dead or alive is still Babe Ruth.The Great Bambino topped a list that included other sports icons such as Lou Gehrig, Tiger Woods, Muhammad Ali, and Wayne Gretzky, among others.It would be safe to say that The Sandlot probably deserves a little credit for Ruth's ranking on the dubious list...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: St. Louis Rams fan rocks innovative haircut of football

The haircut of the future for football fans has arrived.Seen in the photo above is a St. Louis Rams fan proudly displaying his football-inspired haircut. His natural brown locks serve as the pigskin itself while some sort of white substance doubles as the laces.St. Louis barbers take note.Via The Big Lead
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Terrell Owens stars in burger commercial, Eagles fans pick on him

Terrell Owens' time as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles was filled with highs and lows. The wide receiver enjoyed many productive seasons in the City of Brotherly Love, but he also took the brunt of some heat from fans along the way, too.This is what makes the latest commercial from Hardees/Carl's Jr. so perfect. Seen here is Owens plugging the Philly Cheesesteak Burger while...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Chicago Bears fan (and dad) ruins daughter's Christmas with Packers jersey

It's no secret that the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers don't like each other. And neither do their fans.Well, one Bears fan/father decided to have some fun with the bitter rivalry by surprising his unsuspecting daughter with what she believed was a Bears jersey. However, once she opened the package she discovered the jersey inside was really that of the Packers.Her reaction...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Boise State quarterback claims teammates wrongfully accused him of urinating off balcony

Tuesday's Hawaii Bowl was supposed to be the final game for Boise State senior quarterback Joe Southwick of his college career. However, the maligned signal caller will not be playing in the game after he claims he was wrongfully accused by teammates of urinating off a hotel balcony, thus leading to him being sent back home on Friday.Southwick spoke out about the incident with the...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Is the NFL looking to narrow the uprights?

The width between two uprights in the National Football League is 18.5 feet and has been since the league's inception. But could a change be coming that could ultimately narrow the width and make it harder for kickers to boot the ball through the goalposts?According to the National Football Post, the idea has been proposed casually, but it could gain some legs when the competition...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: LaGarrette Blount mocks Ray Lewis with touchdown dance

The New England Patriots steamrolled the Ravens in Baltimore on Sunday and effectively ended any and all hope the Ravens had at winning the AFC North.Adding further salt to Baltimore's open wound was Patriots running back LaGarrette Blount. Here he is mocking Ray Lewis and the retired linebacker's signature dance move after scoring a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.This is either...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Aaron Rodgers photobombs teammates while disguised as Santa

Despite being sidelined due to injury, Aaron Rodgers is still making his presence felt as a captain for the Green Bay Packers.Seen here is Rodgers disguised as Santa Claus lurking behind fellow captains Sam Shields, John Kuhn, and Jarrett Boykin. Photobomb, anyone?As great as his shenanigans were on the sidelines Sunday, Rodgers was sorely missed on the field, where the Packers dropped...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: SNL spoofs Billie Jean King's delegation to Olympics

In case you missed it, Billie Jean King made an appearance on Saturday Night Live during the Weekend Update segment last night. Her appearance comes on the heels of being delegated to represent the United States in Russia for the Sochi Olympics.Okay, so King wasn't actually there herself. Instead, King was marvelously played by Kate McKinnon, who drummed up comedy with a plethora...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Shin-Soo Choo's three children having a good Christmas

Well, there are at least three kids who figure to have an excellent Christmas this year.Seen here is an adorable photo of Shin-Soo Choo's children decked out with gear representing daddy's new employer.In case you missed it, the coveted free agent inked a seven-year, $130 million contract with the Texas Rangers this weekend and appears like the whole family is extremely happy with...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Enes Kanter writes hilarious trash talk note to former teammate

The Utah Jazz paid a visit to the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday to face a familiar foe in former Jazz big man Al Jefferson.Before the game, Jazz center Enes Kanter decided to stir up the pot with his humorous note addressed for Jefferson in the Bobcats locker room.The hand-written piece of goodness reads, “Dear Big Al, I’m gonna to pump fake you all night. Jeremy said he is gonna...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Dwyane Wade gives teammates matching green jackets

Dwyane Wade was in the mood for giving Saturday as he was dishing out wonderful gifts left and right.After proposing to longtime girlfriend Gabrielle Union (she said yes by the way), Wade also decided to shell out matching green jackets to all of his Miami Heat teammates. Yes, the star guard even gifted one to himself.“@dwyanewade is in the giving mood tonight! Gave everyone from...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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