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MINOR LEAGUE MAJOR SCARE

Pitcher nearly hit in head by line drive

Minor league pitcher Daniel Norris lived through a scary encounter Thursday night after a line drive up the middle nearly took off his head.The play occurred when the Lansing Lugnuts southpaw delivered a pitch to David Gonzalez of the West Michigan White caps. As you can see, Gonzalez rips the pitch right back up the middle, and in the direction of Norris' head. Fortunately,...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Joyce wraps caution tape around Wil Myers' hot bat

Your browser does not support iframes.Tampa Bay Rays rookie Wil Myers has been nothing short of amazing since getting the call up to the big leagues earlier in the year.On Thursday, the 22-year-old continued his hot hitting at the plate, going 3-for-4 with four RBI, two doubles, and two runs scored in a win over the Mariners.Teammate Matt Joyce took notice of Myers' offensive...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss
SLITHERY MOTIVATOR

Maddon brings snake into Rays clubhouse

A 20-foot reticulated python named Asia paid a visit to the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse Thursday afternoon.Manager Joe Maddon said he chose the slithering creature to mingle with his players because, "the snake is representative of risk-taking and creativity in the Chinese culture."As you might imagine, some players were freaking out over the mere sight of the snake.“I don’t...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Former NFL tight end Christian Fauria: I bought HGH, but never used it

Former NFL tight end Christian Fauria revealed to the Los Angeles Times that he bought human growth hormone in an effort to help him recover from injury faster, but said he never actually used the performance-enhancing drug in fear of long-term effects.Troubled by ankle problems late in his career, Fauria turned to an amateur pharmacist in San Diego to purchase HGH, but was ultimately...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Marcus Smart takes on Kentucky commit in dunk contest

A pair of projected top-five picks in next June's NBA Draft had themselves an impromptu dunk contest in an Arlington, Texas gym earlier this week.Oklahoma State Cowboys sophomore star Marcus Smart and soon-to-be Kentucky Wildcats freshman Julius Randle put their athleticism on full display during the video clip.The Texas natives dazzled onlookers with acrobatic and creative slams...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Flying bat makes its way on the field during Braves game

Your browser does not support iframes.A flying bat made its way onto Turner Field in the second inning of Wednesday's game between the Phillies and Braves. No, not that kind of bat.Now, a bat boy is responsible for handling a lot of things, but a real live bat isn't one of them. Nonetheless, the Braves bat boy was tasked with removing the webbed creature from the field of...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss
MAKING CHANGES

A&M restricting autographs at event

Texas A&M has decided to change its autograph policy for an upcoming fan event in light of what has happened with quarterback Johnny Manziel.

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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Pimped out ice cream truck pays visit to Vanderbilt football players after practice

James Franklin and his Vanderbilt Commodores football team have been working extremely hard this season to build upon last season's success.On Wednesday, the players were treated to a round of ice cream after practice, and not just from any ice cream truck, either.As you can see, this truck, labeled as "The Mean Green Ice Cream Machine," is one pimped out ride.Pimped...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Chris Young barely misses hitting walk-off home run

Your browser does not support iframes.The Oakland Athletics came about as close to victory as possible without getting a win Tuesday night while hosting the Houston Astros.Down 5-4, with two outs, and a man on second in the bottom of the ninth, Chris Young represented the game-winning run at the plate. He then proceeded to smash an offering from Astros reliever Chia-Jen Lo deep down...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: LeBron James gets sand sculpture tribute from Nike

Miami Heat star LeBron James recently took a trip to the great state of Oregon to pay a visit to Nike's main campus in Beaverton.Once there, King James came across this gem, which is a giant sand sculpture made in tribute to his likeness.The grainy piece of art features James alongside the two Larry O'Brien trophies he has helped the Heat win in 2012 and 2013.Pretty impressive...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin: 'Never had a drop of alcohol'

Washington Redskins star quarterback Robert Griffin III isn't going to let anything get in the way between him and a successful pro football career.The folks at GQ tabbed Griffin as the cover story for their September issue and the feature piece certainly had no shortage of interesting tidbits about the young signal caller.One of the most interesting takeaways from the interview...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Yankee Shane Spencer victim of radio hoax

Former New York Yankees outfielder Shane Spencer was the victim of a radio hoax on Tuesday in which a caller, who claimed to be Spencer, called into Albany radio station 104.5 "The Team" and made startling allegations involving the Yankees teams Spencer played on.Spencer played for the Yankees for five seasons from 1998 to 2002.During the call, which took place at approximately...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Kevin Durant hangs out with Justin Bieber

How are NBA stars Kevin Durant and Tyson Chandler spending their precious time this offseason?Apparently, by hanging out with a shirtless Justin Bieber.Durant looks less than thrilled about the situation while Chandler seems to be actually enjoying his time with one of the world's biggest teenage idols.Meanwhile, Bieber is being Bieber.Via The Big Lead
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Tom Brady flashes creepy look when checking out female

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady apparently liked what he saw while sitting on the bench during Friday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.Brady was just sitting and mind his own business until a female employee walked by in a pair of tight khaki pants. This is when things get super creepy and super comical.Watch as the veteran signal caller flashes a devilish look...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Dodgers give Juan Uribe gag gift in wake of hidden ball trick

On Sunday, Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Juan Uribe became one of the few players in major league history to fall victim to the hidden ball trick.The Tampa Bay Rays pulled out the rare strategy when Uribe was standing on third base. Rays third basemen Evan Longoria received the baseball and proceeded to sneak up behind Uribe and apply a tag at the same moment Uribe slightly lifted...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys offensive lineman Darrion Weems suffers scary weightlifting accident

Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Darrion Weems encountered quite a scare on Sunday after dropping a 325-pound bar on his chest while performing a bench press.The weightlifting accident caused Weems to miss practice, but the big guy isn't expected to miss too much action, and is expected to make a full recovery.Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett blamed a pre-existing thumb injury...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Fan has tattoo of Clint Dempsey on neck

American soccer star Clint Dempsey made his long-awaited return to Major League Soccer on Saturday as the Seattle Sounders defeated Toronto FC by a tally of 2-1 at BMO Field.There was arguably no one happier about watching Dempsey's debut than this fan, who sports a neck tattoo featuring a disproportionate head of Dempsey atop a pair of blue and green soccer cleats.Yes, that...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss
SNOOZEFEST

Father and son fall asleep at Astros game

Your browser does not support iframes.It was a real snoozefest at Minute Maid Park Sunday.Seen here is a father and his young son catching up some much-needed rest during the game between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros.The camera caught the pair sleeping in the sixth inning, and it raises the question, which one of them closed their eyes into glorious slumber first?As for the...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Alex Rodriguez smacks first home run of season

Your browser does not support iframes.On Sunday, New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time this season, launching a towering drive into the left field seats at Yankee Stadium off Tigers ace Justin Verlander.It marked the 648th home run in the controversial career of Rodriguez, who just returned last week from offseason hip surgery, in addition to...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss
GAME SAVER

The best wiffle ball catch you will ever see

A man by the name of Konnor Fleming made a sensational grab to secure a 3-0 victory for the Crusaders over the Hardshells at Little Fenway on Saturday.The video captures Fleming propelling himself over the right center field wall and into the bullpen in order to make a game-ending catch for the ages.The game was part of the 12th annual Travis Roy Wiffle Ball Tournament, which raised...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss
ROAD TRIPPING

Fan to visit 30 stadiums in 30 days

One fan will be going on the trip of a lifetime and traveling to all 30 stadiums in 30 days. Read more about the fan's tour.

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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Michael Cuddyer is a magician with both bats and cards

Your browser does not support iframes.Colorado Rockies All-Star outfielder Michael Cuddyer is pretty good with a baseball bat. After all, the 13-year veteran did put together a 27-game hitting streak earlier this season, and he currently ranks third in the National League in batting average (.329).Do you know what else Cuddyer is good at besides hitting? Apparently, the art of magical...
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Yoenis Cespedes forgets count, strikes out looking

Your browser does not support iframes.It's bad enough to strike out, but it's even worse to strike out when you lose track of the pitch count.Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes can certainly testify to this after going down looking in the sixth inning of Friday's game in Toronto.As you can see, home plate umpire Tim McClelland rings up Cespedes on a borderline...
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss
YOU'LL PAY FOR THIS

Pujols taking legal action against Clark

Albert Pujols denied former MLB slugger Jack Clark's claim that he used steroids and said he plans to take legal action against Clark.

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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander calls steroid allegations 'moronic'

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander is not happy about being accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs.The right-hander adamantly denied any wrongdoing and called the allegation by former slugger Jack Clark "moronic.""It's moronic," Verlander said, "look at the source. It's moronic to talk about something you know nothing about and clearly .....
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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