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Pistons players found out about Mo Cheeks being fired on Twitter

Maurice Cheeks was not even given a full season to prove himself as a head coach in Detroit, as the Pistons fired him 50 games into the season on Sunday. The team is currently 21-29, but the move was surprising given the fact that Cheeks was hired just eight months ago. Cheeks’ dismissal even came […]
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Quinn, US bobsledders get stuck in elevator

Of all the troubles athletes and visitors have been having at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, US bobsledder Johnny Quinn may be having the worst luck. Over the weekend, Quinn had to destroy a door after he got locked in the bathroom while showering. On Monday, he and his teammates got stuck in an elevator. […]
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sage Kotsenburg was ‘stoked,’ which means drunk to Russian translators

US Olympic snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg took home the first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics when he won the men’s slopestyle event on Saturday. Since Kotsenburg is a boarder and a bro, one of the words he used frequently to describe his emotions after the win was “stoked.” Translators who work at the Olympics have […]
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bode Miller’s wife had sad reaction to his horrible race (GIF)

Bode Miller provided America with its most disappointing moment of the weekend at the Sochi Olympics when he failed to win a medal in the downhill event. The 36-year-old is the most decorated alpine skier in US Olympic history. He won two out of three training sessions in the men’s downhill and was the favorite […]
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Guests who put their belongings on extra hotel beds in Sochi will be billed

The stories about life in Sochi during the Winter Olympics continue to get better as the days pass. We have already heard about Russian officials walking around checking what Wi-Fi network writers are signed into and bathroom rules that involve not flushing toilet paper down the toilet. Now, we have another insane hotel rule involving […]
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Richie Incognito, others show support for Michael Sam

Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito does not have a reputation for being a kindhearted person, thanks in large part to the ongoing saga involving Jonathan Martin. He could have kept quiet on Sunday night, but instead (perhaps trying to improve his public image) Incognito was one of the first people to express support for […]
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-NFLer Patrick Crayton rips Michael Sam for coming out

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam has already received a tremendous amount of support from NFL teams, players and coaches since his decision to publicly come out as gay on Sunday evening. Still, we knew there would be some people who are not willing to accept the possibility of an openly gay player in the NFL. […]
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr says he called Marcus Smart a ‘piece of crap’

Texas Tech conducted an investigation of the incident involving Red Raiders fan Jeff Orr and Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart on Saturday night. As most of you have seen, Smart shoved Orr during the game after Orr appeared to yell something derogatory at him. On Sunday, Texas Tech announced its findings and Orr issued a statement […]
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin throws down two windmill alley-oops from Chris Paul (Video)

The Los Angeles Clippers blew out the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night, and Lob City was out in full force. At one point in the second quarter, Blake Griffin threw down windmill dunks on alley-oops from Chris Paul on back-to-back possessions. Griffin’s two monster slams gave the Clippers a 41-point lead with just under five […]
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri DE Michael Sam comes out as gay

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam came out as gay on Sunday. Sam went public with his sexual preference in an interview  with ESPN’s Outside the Lines, though he says his teammates and coaches have known since August. “I am an openly, proud gay man,” Sam said. Sam said he made his decision to come out […]
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Story about Russian man responsible for Olympic rings malfunction being found dead just a hoax

A story being widely circulated online Saturday about the Russian man responsible for the Olympic rings malfunction during the opening ceremony on Friday in Sochi being found dead is just a hoax. Though Friday’s opening ceremony for the Winter Games was pretty spectacular, there was one noticeable blunder — one of the five lights that […]
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr has history of heckling, reportedly denies saying N-word

Marcus Smart is going to receive the brunt of the attention for going into the stands to shove a fan during Oklahoma State’s loss at Texas Tech on Saturday, but the fan who instigated the incident needs to be identified and called out in the same manner. The fan Smart went after is Jeff Orr, […]
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marcus Smart shoves Texas Tech superfan during loss

Marcus Smart did exactly what athletes are never supposed to do: go after a fan. Oklahoma State lost at Texas Tech 65-61 in Lubbock on Saturday night, and Smart went into the stands and actually pushed a fan in the final seconds of the game. We have no idea what the fan said or did […]
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Costas is in on the Superman Fortress of Solitude joke

Welp, it’s official: the Fortress of Solitude jokes have reached Sochi. NBC host Bob Costas began his introduction to the network’s coverage of the Olympics on Saturday with a joke about his eye infection and his studio set looking like Superman’s setup. “Hi everybody, Bob Costas in Studio A at the International Broadcast Center, a […]
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State students allegedly spit on Oregon coaches, players

An Oregon basketball coach and trainer say they were spit on after the Ducks’ 74-72 loss at Arizona State on Saturday and that their players were spit on during halftime of the game. According to The Oregonian’s Andrew Greif, Ducks assistant coach Brian Fish and athletic trainer Clay Jamieson said after the game that an […]
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino sits next to son Ryan wearing chicken suit at Minnesota game

Rick Pitino: coaching legend. Richard Pitino: emerging coach. Ryan Pitino: chicken suit wearer. Yes, Rick Pitino was in Minnesota to watch his son’s team take on Indiana on Saturday. Big Ten Network cameras captured him in the crowd seated next to a guy in a chicken suit, who turned out to be his son, Ryan. […]
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony says he had tea with James Dolan, didn’t discuss Mike Woodson

A report from the NY Daily News on Thursday indicated that New York Knicks owner James Dolan sat down with Carmelo Anthony earlier this week to discuss the direction of the team. One of the topics they allegedly spoke about was whether head coach Mike Woodson has lost the locker room in the wake of another […]
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobsledder Johnny Quinn had to break hole in door after getting locked in Sochi Olympics bathroom

Now people are just screwing with us, right? We know there have been a number of problems at the Sochi Olympics so far that include but are not limited to weird toilet paper situations, filthy water and unfinished construction. But athletes aren’t really getting locked in bathrooms and having to bust their way out, right? […]
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NBC scrubs IOC’s statement about anti-discrimination from Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi took place on Friday, and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach spoke out in favor of tolerance while addressing the athletes, visitors and volunteers. As you know, Russia’s anti-gay laws have been an extremely controversial topic of debate in the days and months leading up […]
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer Joe Tacopina sues Daily News reporters

Alex Rodriguez may have dropped all of his lawsuits on Friday pertaining to the 162-game suspension he has been ordered to serve, but one of his attorneys is not done taking legal action. Joe Tacopina, one of New York’s top criminal defense lawyers, has filed a $15 million defamation lawsuit against two NY Daily News […]
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobsledder Johnny Quinn broke down a door after getting locked in shower

Now we can add doors locking to the growing list of #SochiProblems. US Olympic team bobsledder Johnny Quinn tweeted on Saturday about a little adventure he had in the shower in Russia. I was taking a shower and the door got locked/jammed…. — Johnny Quinn (@JohnnyQuinnUSA) February 8, 2014 …With no phone to call for […]
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lithuania’s Olympians are after me lucky charms!

Lithuania’s opening ceremony outfits for the Olympics seemed to be straight out of the Lucky Charms cereal box. They were bright, yellow and green colored, and had some serious pants. They’re magically delicious!
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas: Jerryd Bayless is a ‘fake tough guy’ (Video)

Isaiah Thomas’ dislike of Jerryd Bayless was made evident after the Boston Celtics’ 99-89 win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Thomas and Bayless had an incident during the fourth quarter where Thomas tried to block Bayless’ shot and ended up standing on top of him. Bayless pushed Thomas to move him from his […]
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Venezuela’s Antonio Pardo was by far the most excited person at the opening ceremony (Video)

If you’re wondering which athlete is the most excited to be participating in the Winter Games in Sochi, it’s undoubtedly Venezuela’s Antonio Pardo. Pardo, a skier, is the country’s lone representative in Sochi. He’s also the proudest dude around. During the opening ceremony, he was just bouncing off the walls as he was waving the […]
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sochi security checks writers’ computers to monitor wifi

Here it is, in plain picture form, just what you’ve heard about the officials being tight in Sochi. Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson shared a picture on Twitter of a management/security person going around the press room at the Olympics to check writers’ laptops to see what wifi network they were connected to: Happening right now: […]
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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