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Video: Evan Gattis homers, fans in bear costumes react

Your browser does not support iframes.So, Tuesday's matinee affair between the Rockies and Braves at Coors Field was interesting.
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Duke track team channels Backstreet Boys in mock music video

Say hello to the five members of the Duke track team who are featured in this video singing and dancing along to the 1999 hit single "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys.What do these guys call themselves? Well, the Trackstreet Boys of course.Watch and you will notice their rendition is actually pretty solid. They have clearly done their research and have all the...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Luke Hancock to shave beard to raise money for cancer research

Louisville guard Luke Hancock, who was named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player three weeks ago after leading the school to a national title, is scheduled to have his postseason beard shaved off on Wednesday to help raise money for cancer research.Hancock's facial hair became a symbol of Louisville's success during the NCAA Tournament as the junior refused to shave...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Manny Ramirez takes sweet time rounding the bases on home run

Former MLB outfielder Manny Ramirez appears to be enjoying his time in Taiwan. However, the Dominican native may be enjoying it too much. Seen here is the colorful Ramirez taking an eternity to trot around the bases after belting his third home run of the season for the EDA Rhinos. Okay, so his trip around around the bases didn't quite take an eternity, but it sure felt like...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Bud Light delivered truckload of beer to Shane Battier for free

Bud Light is the adult beverage of choice for Miami Heat veteran Shane Battier. In fact, he even gave partial credit to the drink for playing a role in the Heat's recent 27-game winning streak. Batter told NBA.com he had only one superstition during the historic streak and that was to drink one Bud Light a day."Well, I try to drink the same beer -- Bud Light -- but that...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Dad protects daughter from being hit by foul ball

Your browser does not support iframes.Quick reflexes and quick thinking helped this family avoid major disaster during Monday's game between the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards.In the bottom of the first, Baltimore's Matt Wieters sent a screaming line drive off to the first base side and into the first row of the stands. That is when fatherly instincts...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Fan falls backwards to catch home run ball

Your browser does not support iframes.On Monday, one San Diego Padres fan made such a great catch that the Chargers may be calling the guy up to ask him to play wide receiver.The moment came in the top of the first inning when Milwaukee Brewers hitter Yuniesky Betancourt launched a deep home run to left field. The blast by Betancourt is impressive in and of itself, but it's...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss
DUCK AND COVER

Foul ball nearly takes Bautista's head off

Your browser does not support iframes.Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista had a scary brush with potential injury Monday night in Baltimore.The incident came in the third inning when teammate Munenori Kawasaki fouled a pitch off into the Blue Jays dugout. This wasn't just any foul ball, though. It was a screaming missile that sent many players scattering in the dugout.Good...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Tony Siragusa promoting adult diapers

Here is a video (seen above) of former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Tony Siragusa serving as the face of new Depend Shields and Guards. It's all part of a marketing campaign called "Guard Your Manhood," which is set to debut on channels such as ESPN and USA on May 1.What exactly is Depend Shields and Guards? Well, they are diapers specifically designed for grown...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez sees snow for first time in life

Seeing snow in Minnesota during the month of April isn't all that unusual. In fact, folks around the state are pretty accustomed to it.What is unusual, though, is seeing snow at all for Miami Marlins rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez. Apparently, the 20-year-old had never seen snow flakes until Monday when Miami's game against the Twins was postponed due to inclement weather...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Kenyan soccer referee says assault by coach left him impotent

Another day, another crazy soccer story.A referee from Kenya is suing the national football federation after claiming that a coach grabbed and squeezed his testicles so hard that left him impotent.The referee, Martin Wekesa, is seeking to net $240,000 as compensation for the incident which allegedly occurred last September. According to the report, Wekesa says he was attacked in...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Shane Larkin airmails first pitch at Miami baseball game

University of Miami point guard Shane Larkin comes from a rather athletic family. His dad, Barry, starred for the Cincinnati Reds and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame last year after a terrific MLB career.Naturally, the youngest Larkin has been given some of his dad's good genes, but those genes haven't exactly led to the excellence you might be thinking...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Man gets horrid tattoo of Nate Robinson

Not all tattoos turn out as masterpieces.Take this guy for example, who decided he wanted an image of diminutive Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson stamped on the left side of his back. Not just any image, though. He got an image of the 5-foot-9 player about to throw down a between-the-legs dunk.There are three things (maybe more) that make this tattoo less than stellar.First, the...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: A dad and his sons wore orange and white suits for Tennessee spring game

Attending a college football game in the southern portion of the United States is probably the greatest sports spectacle a man could ever see.Southerners really, really love their pigskin. How else can you explain why over 100,000 people spend their fall Saturdays crammed into one stadium to watch a group of 18-24 year-old men play football?Well, Neyland Stadium in Knoxville wasn...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Girls asks Dwyane Wade to go to prom with her

Using YouTube to send a prom invitation to a celebrity isn't anything new, but here is one sent by a Nicole Muxo, a senior at Archbishop Carroll High School (Miami, Fla.) to Heat star Dwayne Wade, anyway.As you can see, her proposal is actually pretty good.But is it good enough to convince Wade to commit?Time will tell.Via USA TODAY
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Rays hire magician to entertain in locker room

A day removed from hiring the services of a disc jockey to jazz up its players before a game, the Tampa Bay Rays employed a similar strategy on Sunday by allowing a magician to marvel the team.Just look at the level of captivation pitching coach Don Zimmer and southpaw David Price are engulfed in during the amazing display of magical wonders.Via MLB Cut4
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss
WHO'S CALLING?

Miles answers reporter's phone during presser

LSU football coach Les Miles was fielding questions and phone calls after the Tigers' annual spring game on Saturday.Apparently, one of the members of the media left their cell phone near the podium and it just so happened to ring/vibrate when Miles was standing closest to it. So, the colorful coach decided to see who was on the other line.Miles carries on a conversation with...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: David Ortiz's emotional speech inspires t-shirt

On Saturday, longtime Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz addressed the Fenway Park crowd with an emotional speech. It came on the heels of arguably the toughest week any Boston citizen has ever experienced.Ortiz uttered several hearfelt and colorful words during the FCC approved speech, but the most memorable line came when he proudly exclaimed "This is our f*****g city,"...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Legendary broadcaster Al Michaels arrested, charged with DUI

Al Michaels, the current play-by-play announcer for NBC's Sunday Night Football, was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence.He reportedly spent five hours in Santa Monica City Jail before being released on his recognizance Saturday morning.Police said Michaels was extremely cooperative during the process and he is scheduled to appear at Los Angeles...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Joe Maddon, Rays hire disc jockey to play jams in clubhouse

There is nothing better than a little pre-game music to jazz up the mood.Just ask the Tampa Bay Rays, who hired a disc jockey, DJ Fresh to be precise, to crank up the jams prior to their game against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. The photo (seen above) shows him spinning tracks in the middle of the Rays' locker room.Right on, Tampa."Whatever allows these guys to relax...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: JaVale McGee posterizes Andrew Bogut

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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Red Sox fan makes great snag

Your browser does not support iframes.It was a day full of smiles for folks in Boston.Fans flocked to Fenway Park to watch their beloved Red Sox for the first time since Monday's tragic bombings. Bostonians could also rest easy knowing one of the suspects responsible for the explosions was captured the night before.So, Saturday was truly a great day to watch a baseball game....
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Lucas Oil chief not happy with Colts regular season schedule

The National Football League released its 2013 regular season schedule earlier this week.As always, the schedule drew plenty of praise and criticism. Some were elated by the slate of games on their team's respective schedule. Still others were not too happy at all.Count Lucas Oil CEO Forrest Lucas as one who isn't a fan of the 2013 schedule for the Indianapolis Colts. Why...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Javier Fortuna delivers wicked knockout blow

The match between Javier Fortuna and Miguel Zamudio didn't last long on Friday.Fortuna improved his lifetime mark to 22-0 after dropping Zamudio with a devastating left-handed blow in the first round at Tropicana Casino and Resort. It marked the 15th career knockout for the Dominican Republic native.Fortuna swarmed all over Zamudio early and often in the lopsided affair. He initially...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: A pair of ducks hang out with B.J. Upton during Braves-Pirates game

Your browser does not support iframes.The Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Atlanta Braves, 6-0, at PNC Park on Friday thanks to a little help from their feathered friends.Seen here is a pair of adorable ducks hanging out with Braves center fielder B.J. Upton during the bottom of the fifth. As you can see, Upton appears to be both amused and fascinated by the winged creatures. And...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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