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Photo: Pedro Martinez hands out free ice cream in Boston

Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez was a popular man in Boston on Tuesday.This is because the Dominican native took the time to hand out free ice cream to a swarm of eager and hungry customers.The gesture was part of a promotion with Good Humor and appeared to go over quite well with the locals.Seriously, how can you wrong with one of the most beloved Red Sox players serving ice...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens running back Bernard Pierce robbed, carjacked at gunpoint

Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce had a scary encounter in his hometown of Philadelphia on Sunday which left him without his wallet and without his vehicle.Pierce, who played his college football at Temple, was reportedly robbed and carjacked Sunday evening. According to the report, Pierce and a friend were in his car when two men came up in another car. One jumped out...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss
POLICE BLOTTER

Ravens RB Pierce robbed, carjacked

Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce had quite a rough return to his hometown of Philadelphia over the weekend. 

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June 25, 2013  |  1 Comment

Anthony Davis gives away dog on Twitter

It appears as though Twitter is the most popular way for professional athletes to unload their pets these days.Last week, Oklahoma City Thunder's Kendrick Perkins made headlines by selling his English bulldog on the popular social media site.On Tuesday, San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis continued the trend by giving away his beloved English bulldog via Twitter...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

James Franklin offers scholarships to unborn children

It is no secret that college football recruiting is one of the most competitive industries in all of sports. Especially when it comes to recruiting in the mighty Southeastern Conference with the likes of perennial powers such as Alabama and Florida.Vanderbilt Commodores head coach James Franklin is certainly aware of this cold hard fact. That is why Franklin has devised a unique...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Harlem Globetrotters select Mariano Rivera in annual draft

The 2013 season will mark the last in the illustrious career of New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. And it has led some to wonder what lies ahead for baseball's all-time saves leader.Well, if all else fails, Rivera can always join forces with the Harlem Globetrotters. The famed basketball team selected Rivera along with several college basketball players on Tuesday in their...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss
HERE, KITTY KITTY

Cat gets loose, delays minor league game

Your browser does not support iframes.A slippery cat was to blame for the unusual delay between the Hillsboro Hops and Everett AquaSox minor league baseball game Sunday afternoon.Watch as the stray feline gives the players all sorts of trouble in their attempts to try and corral the loose animal.The cat outsmarts and outruns them several times throughout the pursuit as it weaves...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Edwin Encarnacion loses bat twice in same inning

Your browser does not support iframes.There is no denying that Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been swinging a hot bat this season. After all, the Dominican native ranks second in the American League with 21 home runs and ranks third in the league in runs batted in with 63.But this particular at-bat during Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays didn't go...
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June 25, 2013  |  1 Comment

Top recruit accuses Ole Miss for racism, holding KKK marches

One of the most coveted football recruits in the Class of 2014 is drawing heat from Mississippi Rebels fans after calling the school and its community "racist" on Twitter.Marlon Humphrey, a five-star defensive back from Hoover, Ala., took to the popular social media site on Monday to voice his opinion about a recent unofficial recruiting visit to Oxford, and the result...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss
DO OVER

Serena apologizes again for comments

Serena Williams's non-apology apology last week drew criticism for its perceived lack of sincerity, and the tennis star took to her website to offer a heartfelt apology to the family of the Steubenville rape victim.

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June 24, 2013  |  1 Comment
PUT YOUR BACK INTO IT

Fan pays homage to 49ers with huge tattoo

A fan of the San Francisco 49ers recently decided to permanently stamp a mural of his favorite team on his body and now wants the whole world to see.Seen here is a tattoo on the back of the fan which pays homage to both the team's rich history and its present.Included in the "49ERS" lettering is all-time 49ers greats such as Ronnie Lott, Joe Montana, Bill Walsh, Steve...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson once had life-threatening scare with shrimp

It seems just about nothing or no one can slow down Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on the football field. Well, except for maybe a plate full of seafood.The 2012 league MVP recently opened up to USA TODAY Sports about a scary incident during training camp last summer which sent him into shock after eating some shrimp."I thought I was Superman until I experienced...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Thieves stole $10k worth of alcohol at U.S. Open

Someone really needed to wet their whistle after the U.S. Open.A whopping $10,000 worth of alcoholic beverages were stolen from the Merion Golf Club just two days after the tournament ended June 16. The heist reportedly happened around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 as the booze were stolen from a nearby pavilion called the Trophy Club.The Trophy Club is “an exclusive on-site, air...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Giants fan makes great leaping catch, throws ball back

Your browser does not support iframes.This particular San Francisco Giants fan went to great lengths to grab a home run ball hit by Miami Marlins hitter Justin Ruggiano on Sunday.Watch as the fan makes a great leaping catch while falling on his backside and being doused with beer. Pretty impressive, right?The fan definitely earned the souvenir on this play, however, his possession...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss
COME ON!

Son mad at dad for missing out on foul ball

Your browser does not support iframes.It may be awhile before this young San Francisco Giants fan can forgive his father for losing the chance to grab a souvenir.The fateful moment occurred during the sixth inning of Sunday's Marlins-Giants game at AT&T Park when a visiting player lined a ball just foul down the first base line.As you can see, the ball is hit extremely well...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss
NICE TO MEET YOU

Verlander encounters his giant bobblehead

Your browser does not support iframes.Some baseball fans would consider Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander to be larger than life.After all, the man did win both the American League Cy Young Award and MVP Award in the same season in 2011, a feat that hadn't been accomplished by a pitcher since Dennis Eckersley did so in 1992.On Saturday, Verlander may have met his match, though...
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June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Robber shot dead as customers wait in line for new LeBron James shoe

The wait for LeBron James' new shoe, the LeBron X EXT, turned deadly in Atlanta early Saturday morning when a man was shot and killed after he allegedly tried to rob customers who were standing in line.The potential robber was gunned down when another man in line whipped out a gun to defend everyone else. The shooting was considered to be in self-defense and no one has been charged...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Atlanta Braves apparently scared of ghosts

Your browser does not support iframes.Several members of the Atlanta Braves wanted no part in staying at the infamous Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee this weekend as they visited the Brewers for a series.The stories about the alleged haunted hotel have run rampant in the news lately. And apparently this has the likes of Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton, and Justin Upton, among others, scared...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Brewers fan wears 'rally banana' outfit

The Milwaukee Brewers have fallen on hard times lately. Especially ever since slugger Ryan Braun hit the disabled list.The Brew Crew currently sit tied for last in the division with the lowly Chicago Cubs and the outlook for a winning future doesn't look so bright, either.So, this fan, who hasn't given up on team just yet, took it upon himself to try and help the franchise...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Blackhawks fan already has tattoo celebrating '2013' Stanley Cup win

This is one Chicago Blackhawks fan who really has faith in his team. In 2010, the man decided to get a large tattoo on his right arm commemorating the franchise's four championships after the Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup. The key thing to note here is that he got the ink done after they officially won.Well, apparently the fan is opting to put the proverbial horse before...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Marcell Ozuna allegedly ate five cheeseburgers before Marlins game

There is a great debate going around in the Miami Marlins clubhouse as to how many cheeseburgers outfielder Marcell Ozuna consumed before Friday's game in San Francisco.Ozuna claims he only consumed three In-N-Out cheeseburgers and three chocolate chip cookies. However, many of his teammates beg to differ, as they insist he actually devoured five cheeseburgers."My teammates...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Bruins fan covers lawn with huge logo

Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals is slated to take place Saturday night and you better believe one Boston Bruins fan is ready to watch.Seen here is the giant tribute one Bruins fan decided to plaster onto their lawn ahead of Saturday's pivotal game against the Chicago Blackhawks.This comes on the heels of a Blackhawks fan who had his yard mowed by the city after refusing to cut...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss
PAPA'S ORDERS

Louisville gets custom pizza box for title

The whole city of Louisville may very well be ordering pizza this weekend after Papa John's unveiled a limited-edition pizza box recognizing the Cardinals' epic run to a national championship.The boxes, which are solid red and feature a Cardinal logo, will be available at select Papa John's restaurants in the Louisville area beginning on Saturday."We are excited...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kate Upton voted 'hottest woman alive' by MLB players

The hottest woman on the universe is none other than Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton, according to a survey by Athlon Sports of Major League Baseball players.More than 20 percent of MLB players responded to Athlon's survey, sharing their opinions on fellow players, teams, managers, performance-enhancing drugs and more. But none of the categories stood out like the aforementioned...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Diamondbacks fans pay homage to Jay-Z song with custom jerseys

A pair of Arizona Diamondbacks fans, presumably a lovely couple, were spotted at a game recently donning custom jerseys in tribute to Jay-Z's "99 Problems" hit song.As you can see, the guy in this photo is wearing the No. 99 with "Problems" written in the name section. Meanwhile, the lady is sporting the No. 1 with the message "I Aint" on her back...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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