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Dwight Howard Had Some Fun With Lakers Fans Taunts Last Night

Dwight Howard returned to Los Angeles for the first time since leaving the Lakers for the Rockets this past offseason and, as you can imagine, his reception was less than lukewarm. Here’s how he was greeted during pregame introductions: The Rocket wound up easily handling the Lakers at Staples, which clearly put Dwight in a good mood. The Rockets center could be heard joining...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell, Alexander Ovechkin And President Obama Send Consoling Emails To Vladimir Putin After Russia’s Olympic Hockey Loss

Vladimir Putin’s Sochi Winter Games were crashed when Finland knocked Russia out of medal contention with a 3-1 victory. Putin had dreams of gold medals for his Russian hockey team, but that will not happen. After the game it appears that friends and foes of Putin emailed to console and poke fun of the leader. [SportsPickle] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

CHL Goalie Puts Opposing Team’s Mascot On His Ass With Textbook Slewfoot

I’m not sure what the Missouri Mavericks’ mascot, Mac, did to Mark Guggenberger, goaltender for the CHL’s Allen Americans, but there’s apparently no love lost between the two. Guggenberger made sure that was known when he delivered a textbook slewfoot to Mac before a recent game, remorselessly putting the horse on his ass as he skated towards his net. Because that type...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Adorable Kids Reenacting The Oscar Best Picture Nominees Is Your Must-Watch Of The Day

Here are the most dramatic, well-acted scenes from this year’s Oscar Best Picture nominees including American Hustle, Captain Phillips Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street, but reenacted by cute kids. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Justin Verlander Rolls Into Spring Training In A Yellow Ferrari On His 31st Birthday Because He’s Cooler Than You

Justin Verlander might sneakily be one of the bossiest athletes in all of sports. In addition to being one of the most intimidating aces in baseball, the former Cy Young winner also brings the heat off the field. Not only is he dating America’s sweetheart Kate Upton, but he’s also apparently got a car collection that would make Xhibit blush. After showing up to the Tigers’...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan in P.K. Subban jersey shows up at Canada game in blackface

Good Idea: Showing up to your country’s hockey game at the Olympics wearing an official team jersey, even if it is their stupid alternate sweater. Bad Idea: Showing up to your country’s hockey game at the Olympics wearing blackface to show “support” for one of the team’s black players. No idea what this guy was thinking when he showed up to yesterday’s Canada-Latvia game...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares Suffers Knee Injury During Olympics, Will Miss Rest Of NHL Season

Canada was able to squeak by Latvia in their quarterfinal matchup on Wednesday, but not without suffering a big loss. Team Canada and forward John Tavares left the game in the second period after suffering a lower body injury stemming from a knee-on-knee hit from a Latvian player. After the game, Canada coach Mike Babcock revealed that Tavares will miss the rest of the Olympics because...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

You Can Buy Scottie Pippen’s Waterfront Mansion For A Mere $11.8 Million (32 Pics)

Here’s your chance to own the house of one of the NBA’s 50th Greatest Players of All-Time. Seven-time NBA All-Star Scottie Pippen has been attempting to sell his 13,500-square-foot since December of 2010 when it was on the market for $16 million. After some huge price cuts and six-months of being off the market, Pippen’s Ft. Lauderdale oasis is available once again. This Venetian...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi High School Basketball Sinks Amazing No-Look Three While Falling Out Of Bounds

Freshman Ty McDonald from East Union High School in Mississippi missed his free throw, but his sticktoitiveness paid off when he grabbed the loose ball and chucked up a falling-out-of-bounds heave-ho three that miraculously went in the hoop. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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No, Wolves Are (Probably) Not Roaming The Halls Of Sochi Hotels

U.S. luger Kate Hansen claims this creature is something far more dangerous than the stray dogs we’ve become familiar with around Sochi, but we’re pretty sure that’s not a wolf (it’s probably a half-wolf/half-Husky, at worst). Regardless, Hansen filmed it outside her hotel room Wednesday night, which means Sochi’s strays have at least become adept at working their way past...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Williams Raps ‘Rapper’s Delight’ On ‘The Tonight Show’

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams busted out an amazing rendition of ‘Rapper’s Delight’ on Wednesday night’s edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Well, that’s sort of what happened. The Tonight Show beautifully pieced together random Williams news clips to create a fantastic mash-up of the anchor rapping the Sugar Hill Gang classic. NBC anchor Lester...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Returns To Los Angeles, Gets T’d Up Almost Immediately

Dwight Howard made his much-ballyhooed return to Staples Center Wednesday night against the Lakers, and promptly spun around and dunked on Chris Kaman. Of course, the spin move and dunk followed a chorus of boos as soon as Howard had received the ball on the low block, so Howard let the crowd know how he felt about them on his way back up the floor. The refs wasted no time in whistling...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jodie Meeks makes wild shot from behind backboard

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks made a ridiculous over-the-backboard shot against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night at Staples Center. Meeks was even fouled on the play to add to its already extreme difficulty. This shot would be quite difficult to top in a game of H-O-R-S-E: [@EyeOnBasketball] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch A Guy Shatter A Million-Dollar Vase In A Miami Art Museum

In case you missed it over the weekend, Miami artist Maximo Caminero was arrested after shattering a vase — valued at over $1 million dollars — that was part of a 19-piece collection from artist Ai Weiwei. Maximo claimed his actions were a protest of Pérez Art Museum (in Miami) for under-representing local artists. However, he gave a rather interesting interpretation of his...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny Faces Disciplinary Action After Making Rude Gesture

Wojciech Szczesny was none too pleased about receiving a red card after fouling Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben in the first half of the Gunners’ Champions League match. Szczesny thought referee Nicola Rizzoli was a real ******** for making the call and sending him out of the game. The Arsenal goalie displayed his displeasure by making the international sign for male masturbation...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Competitive Eater Walks Into Chipotle And Devours 4 Burritos And A Diet Coke In 3 Minutes And Lives To Tell His Tale

A typical steak burrito from Chipotle contains 915 calories, 2335 milligrams of sodium and 29 grams of fat, which makes for a hearty meal for most anyone. Well Matt “Megatoad” Stonie is not your typical diner because he is the #2 ranked competitive eater in the world. This food athlete has such esteemed world record such as eating 9.5 pounds of deep-fried asparagus and eating...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

I Really Want This Coolio And Glenn Robinson Meet And Greet Fax Promotion To Be Real

The Milwaukee Bucks’ marketing department just continues to hit home runs, as their latest gimmick — which we really, really want to be legit — is pretty much the most ’90s thing ever. Here’s the gist: ten lucky winners will get to attend a meet and greet with Mr. Gangsta’s Paradise himself, Coolio. Three even luckier winners will get to meet Coolio and Glenn Robinson...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Went Toe-To-Toe With Smelling Salts Again

While Phil Kessel has been tearing it up against the international competition in Sochi, he’s also been upholding his tradition of forging epic battles off the ice. After he dominated a bottle of Powerade like you wouldn’t believe last week, Kessel had another intense showdown against a personal arch nemesis – smelling salts – on the bench during Team USA’s quarterfinals...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares Suffers Lower Body Injury Against Latvia, Done For Olympics

via @CJZero Canada was able to squeak by Latvia in their quarterfinal matchup on Wednesday, but not without suffering a big loss. Team Canada and forward John Tavares left the game in the second period after suffering a lower body injury stemming from a knee-on-knee hit from a Latvian player. After the game, Canada coach Mike Babcock revealed that Tavares will miss the rest of the...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA D-League Will Start Issuing In-Game Technical Fouls For Flopping

Of all the gripes about the current state of the NBA, none seem to get the masses chattering more than flopping. Now that we live in a time where arenas are equipped with high definition cameras capturing every angle of the floor, nothing slips past viewers at home — or a replay booth. The NBA has attempted to combat the problem by issuing what amounts to a slap on the wrist for...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Canada Narrowly Avoided Turning Their Country Into A Horrifying Warzone

via Deadspin Breathe, Canada….breathe. Canada’s quarterfinals matchup against Latvia on Wednesday wound up being a lot closer than most sane people expected, with the two teams deadlocked at 1-1 until late in the third period. If that wasn’t enough to induce panic attacks all across The North (it was), check the GIF above. The Canadians also came that close to taking a lead...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic Snowboarder Wished His Gold Medal Was Made Out Of Bacon And Now He Has A Delcious Bacon Medal

On Feb. 8 Sage Kotsenburg won the first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics, but he was a little disappointed in his winning hardware. Ahh I wish the Sochi medals were made out of bacon thoooo..!! — sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 10, 2014 Well Pennsylvania-based Godshall’s Meats wanted to reward the U.S. Olympian with a deliciously bacon medal. The company crafted...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The NBA Weighs In Hilariously On If The Knicks Should Trade For Darren Collison

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported earlier today that the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers are in talks for a trade which would send Iman Shumpert and Raymond Felton to the Clippers for Darren Collison. One of the first people to comment on the possible trade was Grantland’s Zach Lowe who made it clear that this probably isn’t a good idea for the Knicks...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Just Wes Welker Hanging Out On The Beach With His Wife…And A Blow-Up Doll

Wes Welker and his wife, Anna, have taken to the beaches of the British Virgin Islands this offseason to wash away the blues of the Broncos’ Super Bowl loss. They’ve also might have brought a blow-up sex doll with them, for some reason, if to this picture shared by Boston radio host Kevin Karlson is any indication. Not sure what the context is here, but some things are better...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

David Backes Scored A Crazy Goal Against Czech Republic

David Backes buried a sick goal in the closing seconds of Wednesday’s quarterfinal matchup between USA and the Czech Republic in Sochi. Backes was set up near the goal line when he wrangled a fortunate bounce off the boards and was able to fire a shot past Czech goaltender Ondrej Pavelec with just over one second remaining on the game clock. As you can see in the GIF below, Backes’...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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