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Kentucky remains unbeaten after thrilling win over ND

Kentucky faced perhaps its toughest test of the season in an Elite Eight matchup with Notre Dame on Saturday, but the Wildcats prevailed to keep their perfect season alive and advance to the Final Four. The Wildcats trailed at various points in the first half and went into halftime tied at 31 with the Fighting...Read More
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Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died on Saturday, six weeks after suffering serious head injuries after an accident while swimming. Sanchez was hit in the head by a boat propeller while swimming in his home country of Venezuela on Feb. 14. The young pitcher was in critical condition after the accident and showing very...Read More
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Sam Dekker shoots the lights out to send Wisconsin to Final Four (Video)

Sam Dekker was the hero for Wisconsin for the second game in a row as he helped send the Badgers to their second straight Final Four. The junior forward poured in 27 points during Wisconsin’s 85-78 win over Arizona in the Elite Eight on Saturday. He was 5-of-6 on 3-pointers and made 6-of-7 at the...Read More
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Bizarre call allows Duke to cover spread against Utah

The referees in charge of the Duke-Utah NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game on Friday pulled nothing short of a shady move that also happened to help the Blue Devils cover the spread. Duke won the game by six points 63-57 to cover the spread that ranged from 4.5 to 5.5 points at most books. The...Read More
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Did Dean Smith’s gifts to former players violate NCAA rules?

Earlier this week, we were treated to a heartwarming example of why Dean Smith is one of the most respected coaches in sports history when each of his former players began receiving checks for $200. The late UNC coach willed $200 to each of his former lettermen so they could enjoy a dinner on him....Read More
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WATCH: Tom Brady jumps off tall cliff in Costa Rica

If you are a New England Patriots fan, you might want to look away. Tom Brady decided to channel his inner thrill-seeker while vacationing in Costa Rica with his family. The three-time Super Bowl MVP put on a show for his wife, Gisele, and children by jumping off what appeared to be at least a...Read More
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WWE unveils Ultimate Warrior statue

The WWE paid tribute to the late Ultimate Warrior on Thursday night, as a statue of the late Hall of Famer was unveiled on the first night of WrestleMania Axxess at the San Jose Convention Center. Fans filled the venue and showed their loyalty to Warrior while WWE COO Triple H revealed the life-size bronze...Read More
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Angels remove Josh Hamilton banner from front of stadium

C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton are no longer faces of the Angels’ franchise. The Angels on Thursday shared a photo on Twitter that shows which players will be featured on the six banners adorning the front of Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Say Halo to the new entrance #AtTheBigA! 6 #Angels, 6 winners. RT to win...Read More
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Barkley, Reggie Miller condemn Indiana religious freedom bill

Basketball icons and TV commentators Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller issued statements on Friday condemning the new Indiana “religious freedom bill,” which was signed into law on Thursday. Senate Bill 101, which takes effect in July, prohibits state or local governments from substantially burdening a person’s ability to exercise their religion — unless the government...Read More
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Mother says special needs son forced to remove varsity letter

The mother of a Wichita student with Down Syndrome claims her son was recently asked by the school to remove his varsity letter. Michael Kelley, a special needs student at Wichita East High School, wears a varsity letter on his jacket like some of his peers. Michael’s adoptive mother Jolinda says school officials told her...Read More
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Kevin Durant to have another surgery on foot, out 4-6 months

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Friday that Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of the 2014-2015 season because of a recurring issue with his foot. Durant, who has been out since Feb. 19 after experiencing soreness in his surgically-repaired foot, is scheduled to undergo another procedure on the same foot — this time a...Read More
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Report: Rick Barnes not expected to return to Texas

Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes has reportedly been given an ultimatum, and he may decide to not return to the Longhorns for an 18th season. According to 247Sports, Barnes is not expected to remain at Texas after his team snuck into the NCAA Tournament and was bounced in the first round. One source reportedly told...Read More
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Pacquiao bought P. Diddy’s house for $12.5M, fight tickets

Manny Pacquiao is currently preparing for the biggest fight of his career, but that isn’t the only thing the 36-year-old Filipino has going on in his life at the moment. Pacquiao also just purchased a home in Beverly Hills, and doing so before his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have helped him secure the...Read More
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Michael Sam: There are ‘a lot’ of gay players in the NFL

Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team last year, and he is still working toward his goal of playing in the NFL. Should a team sign Sam before the 2015 season, he insists he will not be the only gay player on an NFL roster. During an...Read More
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Aaron Baddeley sinks hole-in-one on par-4, counts as birdie

Aaron Baddeley became just the second golfer in PGA Tour history to register a hole-in-one on a par-4 yesterday while playing in the first round of the Valero Texas Open. Believe it or not, the incredible shot only counted as a birdie. When Baddeley teed up his first shot at the 17th hole, he pulled...Read More
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Mike Weber on Sabres fans cheering loss: 'A whole new low'

The Buffalo Sabres and Phoenix Coyotes are the two teams with the worst records in the NHL. On Thursday night, those two teams faced each other in Buffalo. Yet, the cheers from the crowd made it seem like a home game for the Coyotes. Why? Because Buffalo fans want their team to finish last. The...Read More
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Bob Huggins sticks up for Daxter Miles Jr: I’m happy he had confidence

Daxter Miles Jr. is a West Virginia freshman who has become a household name for all the wrong reasons. Before the Mountaineers were blown out by Kentucky in the Sweet 16, Miles predicted his team was going to end the Wildcats’ undefeated season. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was not upset with the 18-year-old for...Read More
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Daxter Miles Jr. goes Marshawn Lynch on media: ‘They played great’

There wasn’t really much West Virginia freshman Daxter Miles Jr. could have said after Thursday night’s loss to Kentucky other than, “They played great.” So that’s pretty much all he said. Reporters were anxious to talk to Miles after the Wildcats destroyed the Mountaineers by a score of 78-39. After all, Miles was the guy...Read More
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Ulis on West Virginia: We wanted to crush their spirit

Kentucky completely embarrassed West Virginia in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night, and that’s exactly what freshman guard Tyler Unis says the Wildcats set out to do. As you have likely heard, West Virginia’s Daxter Miles Jr. has been taking all kinds of verbal abuse from fans after he predicted the Mountaineers were going to...Read More
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Alonzo Mourning confirms ‘Who wants to sex Mutombo’ line (Video)

After years of speculation, years of myths and urban legends fluttering about in the sports world, we have finally, once and for all, received confirmation about one of the greatest anecdotes of all time. Dikembe Mutombo did in fact ask, “Who wants to sex Mutombo?” when he would walk into clubs. It’s true. Dan LeBatard...Read More
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Kentucky players boast on Twitter after slamming West Virginia

Just in case you weren’t sure whether Kentucky’s players were paying attention to Daxter Miles Jr.’s ill-advised prediction prior to their game Thursday against West Virginia, the final score and final tweets should tell you all you need to know. The Wildcats went up 18-2 and ran the Mountaineers out of the gym, winning 78-39...Read More
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Daxter Miles’ Twitter mentions light up after Kentucky blowout

Daxter Miles Jr. was persona non-grata for West Virginia after figuratively tugging on Superman’s cape, leading Kentucky to play angry and blow out the Mountaineers 78-39 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. In case you missed it, Miles Jr., who is a freshman for West Virginia, was so confident about his...Read More
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Ortiz: 'Nobody in MLB history' tested for PEDs more than me

David Ortiz is no stranger to having his name linked to performance enhancing drugs. In 2003, Ortiz’s name appeared on a list of 104 Major League Baseball players who reportedly tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Since then, Ortiz has been tested more than his fair share of times for banned substances. In fact, Ortiz...Read More
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas to Rick Barnes: Change your staff or you will be fired

Texas is dissatisfied with the status of its men’s basketball program and sent a message to head coach Rick Barnes. According to My San Antonio’s Mike Finger, athletic director Steve Patterson had two meetings with Barnes and told the coach to make changes to his staff otherwise he would be fired. The Longhorns were a...Read More
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Sam Dekker scores career high after Aaron Rodgers' challenge

Credit Aaron Rodgers with an assist in Wisconsin’s 79-72 win over North Carolina in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. The star of the game was Badgers junior forward Sam Dekker, who posted a career-high 23 points and added 10 rebounds in the victory. He also helped solidify the win by making...Read More
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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