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San Diego media already taking shots at Manti Te’o for girlfriend hoax

Just when it appeared that the smoke from the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend hoax may have nearly cleared, he went and began his career as an NFL linebacker. When the story first broke, the jokes were a dime a dozen. Some were hilarious and others were not all that creative, but Te’o was getting it from all angles. The heckling has died down a bit, with more of the recent focus having...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Collins’ ex-fiancee Carolyn Moos: I never suspected he was gay

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Jason Collins story is that he has had girlfriends throughout his entire life and was once engaged to be married. Former Stanford and WNBA star Carolyn Moos, who dated Collins for eight years and eventually became his fiancee, found out just last weekend that the NBA veteran is gay. She was shocked. Collins was engaged to Moos until 2009...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace’s son selling Dwight Howard jersey to buy new sneakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers season has come to a close in disappointing fashion, and it appears that Metta World Peace’s son is reacting accordingly. Early Tuesday morning, World Peace posted a photo of a collection of stuff that he claimed his son is selling because he wants to buy a pair of $8,500 sneakers. “My son is trying to sell all this for a pair of shoes! $8,500″ World...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Hines Ward: Football is not ready for an openly gay player

The NBA became the first of the four major American team sports to have an openly gay player on Monday with Jason Collins’ decision to come out. Now, the question on the minds of many people is whether or not any of the other three sports will follow. Will Collins’ announcement inspire others to come forward and in hopes of gaining acceptance for who they are? Former Pittsburgh...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark DeRosa called players-only meeting to address Blue Jays struggles

The Toronto Blue Jays entered the season looking like a legitimate threat to win the AL East, but they are off to a horrendous start. Coming off a four-game series in which they were swept by the New York Yankees, the Blue Jays are 9-17 and already 9.5 games behind the division-leading Boston Red Sox. They lost every game to New York by two runs or less, but winning close games is...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Collins was high school teammates with actor Jason Segel (Picture)

The life of veteran NBA center Jason Collins is a lot more interesting now than it was last year, with the 34-year-old becoming the first ever openly gay athlete to play in the four major American team sports on Monday. When you also consider the fact that Collins played high school basketball with actor Jason Segel, he may even start to give the Dos Equis guy a run for his money...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Raptors reportedly working to sign Phil Jackson as team president

Earlier this month, a report surfaced that indicated Phil Jackson is anxious to return to the NBA next season in some sort of capacity that may not be coaching. As you might expect, several teams have already expressed interest in bringing Jackson on board. However, it may surprise you to hear that the Toronto Raptors are believed to be a frontrunner. According to ESPN.com, the Raptors...
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Chandler Parsons leaves fan hanging with a fist pound (Video)

Chandler Parsons was one of the biggest reasons the Houston Rockets were able to avoid a sweep on Monday night. The 24-year-old dropped 27 points to go along with 10 rebounds and eight assists. Parsons helped lead a 13-0 run in the third quarter of a game in which the Oklahoma City Thunder led by 13 near the end of the first half. The Rockets snuck away with a 105-103 victory and...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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Guerrero: I'm going Buster Douglas on Floyd

Robert Guerrero and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet on Saturday in Las Vegas for the WBC welterweight title, and Guerrero is confident entering the fight despite being a heavy underdog. Guerrero has started a #BeatFloyd social media movement, and he has been talking a lot of trash leading up to the bout. Guerrero, who is from Gilroy, Calif., has a long-standing relationship with...
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Paulina Gretzky shows off her amazing swimming pool

Paulina GretzkyModel, Singer, Pop more from Paulina Gretzky » Would you just look at that? How beautiful is that pool? Look at the green water rippling in the sunlight. The Jacuzzi impressively spilling down into the pool. Everything surrounded by perfectly cobbled stones. Damn, I wish I had a pool that looked that good.
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Yasiel Puig was driving 97 in 50-mph zone before arrest

Yasiel Puig is proving that Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers aren’t the only members of the organization who can register high speeds on the radar gun. The Dodgers prospect was arrested at about 1:00 a.m. on Sunday morning in Chattanooga after police say he was clocked doing 97 in a 50-mph zone. According to the LA Daily News, the police report stated that: “It took blue lights...
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Plane makes emergency landing on golf course after fatal crash with another plane

#BREAKING #PHOTO Plane makes hard landing on Westlake Village golf course, 3 people injured twitter.com/rmgnews/status… — RMG News (@rmgnews) April 29, 2013 One person died and three were injured when two plans collided while flying over Southern California on Tuesday, forcing one of the planes to make an emergency landing on a golf course. The planes, both Cessnas, were flying...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka misses gimme layup to end Game 4 (Video)

Serge Ibaka missed a gimme layup at the end of Game 4 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets to seal the 105-103 win for Houston. Kevin Durant received an inbounds pass and was defended closely by Francisco Garcia. He picked up his dribble with about seven seconds left and the Thunder down by two. He gave the ball to Reggie Jackson, who alertly drove to the hoop and...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco wants to make a sex tape with Tim Brando

Tim Brando and Jose Canseco together in one amazing sex tape? If the former Bash Brother had his way, it could happen. Brando, a show host/broadcaster for CBS Sports, had a banner day covering Jason Collins’ announcement on Monday. Brando spent the afternoon engaged in a debate with his Twitter followers over whether or not Collins is a hero for announcing he is gay. Though Brando...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Lingerie Football League makes Tim Tebow an offer to become quarterbacks coach

The New York Jets released Tim Tebow on Monday morning, and many are wondering if his days of playing in the NFL are over. The media buzz Tebow creates is good for some teams, but most of the league would consider him nothing more than a distraction at this point. However, Tebow will not be collecting unemployment unless he chooses to. If things fall through with the NFL, Tebow still...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Harvard-Westlake teammate on Jason Collins: He was a great, focused leader

Jason Collins became the first active professional athlete in a major sport to come out as gay. Collins made the announcement in an incredibly powerful article written for Sports Illustrated on Monday that will also appear in the magazine’s May 6 issue. Sports fans from Los Angeles know Collins quite well. He and his twin brother Jarron grew up in LA, attended Chatsworth’s Sierra...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace compares Jason Collins coming out to his decision to wear Cookie Monster attire

As reaction to Jason Collins’ decision to come out as gay continues to pour in, it is no surprise that Metta World Peace has already provided some of the most bizarre comments. Rather than taking any topic too seriously, World Peace decided to bring Sesame Street characters into the mix. As Beto Duran shared with us on Instagram, World Peace was proudly sporting a Cookie Monster...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rapid Wien soccer fans build cement wall outside team office in protest (Picture)

Every time executives from the Chicago Cubs or Detroit Lions organizations grow tired of hearing their fans complain, they should just be grateful they have access to their offices when they show up for work. As a group of fans who support the Australian soccer club Rapid Wien reminded us over the weekend, that is not always a given. According to Suedkurier.com, fans built a brick...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Wallace makes insensitive remarks about Jason Collins coming out as gay

Veteran NBA center Jason Collins became the first ever athlete from the four major American team sports to come out as gay on Monday, and there has been an outpouring of support since Sports Illustrated released the story to the public. Everyone from Bill Clinton to Kobe Bryant has endorsed Collins and commended him for his courage. Mike Wallace decided to go in the other direction...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Newspaper uses Tony Sanchez’s picture for Jonathan Sanchez suspension, leads to hilarious prank on mother

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jonathan Sanchez was given a six-game suspension on Saturday for throwing at St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette ran a story about the incident, but they got the wrong Sanchez. Instead of featuring a picture of the MLB pitcher, the newspaper included a photo of Pirates catching prospect Tony Sanchez. The falsely accused...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Collins comes out as gay

Prior to April 29, 2013, no professional athlete playing one of the four major American team sports was openly gay. Players have come out after retirement, but there was no man on an NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB roster that had ever come out as gay. Washington Wizards center Jason Collins has officially changed that. “I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Garza reportedly rips Cubs fans on Twitter for their negativity

Matt Garza is one of very few athletes who keeps his Twitter account locked. With all the nasty stuff that fans can say while hiding behind a computer, keeping a private account likely helps with tuning out some of the critics. Apparently not all of them. Following an incredibly disappointing season in 2012, the Chicago Cubs are off to a slow start this year. They are currently 9...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals P Henry Rodriguez nearly nails himself with a wild pitch (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Washington Nationals pitcher Henry Rodriguez came dangerously close to having to charge the mound on himself on Sunday during a game against the Cincinnati Reds. In the top of the 8th inning, the right-hander threw a wild pitch. Oftentimes wild pitches lead to bench-clearing brawls. If Rodriguez’s wild pitch came any closer to his own head...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard apologizes to Lakers fans for ejection, hints he could return to LA

Dwight Howard was ejected during the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Game 4 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. The loss resulted in a sweep of LA, and in many ways it was the perfect ending to an embarrassing season filled with unmet expectations. With Kobe Bryant watching the game from the sidelines and nursing a torn Achilles tendon, many have accused Howard...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins P Glen Perkins hooks fan up with tickets on Twitter

More often than not, fans who attempt to interact with their favorite players on Twitter will be ignored. Professional athletes have hundreds of thousands of followers in some instances, and it would be impossible for them to respond to ever fan who tweets at them. But one Twins fan reminded us over the weekend that it’s always worth a shot. Alex Berg, a student at Bemidji State...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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