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RIME OF THE FORMER MARINER

Ichiro thanks 'Ichimeter' inventor

Amy Franz, the Mariners fan behind the "Ichimeter," a hit-counter that tracked Ichiro's hits at Mariners home games, received a thank you note and care package from Ichiro.

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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith overtakes Von Miller for NFL sack lead, lets him know about it

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller enjoyed huge weekends against their respective opponents in Week 11. The two defensive stars have been neck-and-neck all season long with sacks, but Smith overtook the league lead on Monday night when he racked up 5.5 in a win over the Chicago Bears. Miller had three against the San Diego Chargers...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Angry Marlins fans staged a protest … and only five people showed up

A group of Miami Marlins fans decided to stage a protest of the franchise on Tuesday, but in typical Marlins fashion, the crowd was sparse. Brendan Tobin, a producer at 790 The Ticket in Miami, decided to head down to the protest, which was publicized and organized on Facebook. He snapped the two photos you see of the five fans in attendance. The fans have the complete right idea...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler ‘felt bad’ for Jason Campbell

Jay Cutler missed Monday night’s Bears-49ers game because he was recovering from a concussion, and backup quarterback Jason Campbell struggled in his place. Campbell was sacked six times and pressured 11 times during the 32-7 loss. He went 14/22 for 107 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in the loss, and his offensive line hardly afforded him a chance to compete against...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow receives ‘you’re special’ balloon from anonymous fan (Picture)

At least someone out there has love for Tim Tebow. According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, the Jets quarterback received the set of balloons seen above on Tuesday. Hubbuch says the balloons came from an anonymous fan, though there was speculation that a teammate was the one responsible for them. I’m guessing this was a response to Tebow being called “terrible” by an...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-teammate: No other player likes basketball less than Andrew Bynum

Andrew Bynum already comes across as a carefree person, so it comes as no surprise to hear that one of his former teammates doesn’t think he likes basketball all that much. Our friend Spike Eskin of CBS Philly contacted SLAM Magazine senior editor Tzvi Twersky last week regarding the rumor that Bynum got hurt while bowling, which turned out to be true. While investigating the rumor...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jack Taylor of Grinnell College sets NCAA record with 138 points in game

Jack Taylor, a sophomore at Division III Grinnell College in Iowa, set an NCAA record by scoring 138 points in a single game during his team’s 179-104 win over Faith Baptist Bible College on Tuesday. Taylor went 52-108 (.481%) including 27-71 on three-pointers (.380) and 7-10 from the free throw line to register his 138 points. Taylor’s 138 points broke the previous record set...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Hall reportedly has heated altercation with a reporter

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall has had a hard time getting along with the media lately. Earlier this week, reporters asked Hall for his thoughts on the $30,000 fine he received stemming from his on-field altercation with an official during an Oct. 28 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. “Back up off me, bro,” he reportedly said without breaking stride as he left the...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Ronald L. Hall arrested after allegedly shooting son’s friend during Chiefs game

A 65-year-old Missouri man named Ronald L. Hall has been arrested and charged with assault and criminal action after he allegedly shot one of his son’s friends during the Cincinnati Bengals win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. According to KSHB 41 in Kansas City, court documents indicate Hall, his son and several other people were gathered to watch the game and trading insults...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

LaMarr Woodley tells Ray Rice using a Terrible Towel was ‘bad idea’

Ray Rice was spotted with a Terrible Towel draped over his head after the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night, and Pittsburgh linebacker LaMarr Woodley is not happy about it. Woodley apparently felt it was disrespectful of Rice, and he took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to warn him about it and remind everyone about two players who have done it in the...
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November 20, 2012  |  83 Comments

Vinny Testaverde: NFL is overprotective of quarterbacks and receivers

Vinny Testaverde somehow survived a 21-year NFL career during which referees were not flagging opponents for touching his head or hitting him below the knees. The rules of the game have changed since Vinny T.’s prime, and you might be surprised to hear that he is not a big supporter of them. During an interview with “Mike and Mike in the Morning” this week, the former NFL quarterback...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL players wearing ‘Puck Gary’ hats to bash Gary Bettman (Picture)

This just in: NHL players are generally unhappy with commissioner Gary Bettman. As with any labor dispute, there is ongoing animosity between the NHL and the NHL Players Association. As you can see from the photo above that TVA Sports passed along, some players in Montreal have decided to go elementary school with the whole thing and make hats bashing the perceived bad guy. For those...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich: Spurs were ‘an embarrassment’ against the Clippers

The San Antonio Spurs had their work cut out for them from the start before taking on the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. The Spurs are particularly thin these days, with forwards Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson both nursing injuries. Given that they were missing some key players against one of the best teams in the Western Conference, you could argue that a 92-87 loss is...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss
'COME A LONG WAY'

Andrew McCutchen visits childhood home

People tend to focus so much on the astronomical mounts of money professional athletes make in some instances that they forget where some of them came from. By making it to the biggest stage in sports, many players rescued themselves and their families from lives of hardship. Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen tweeted the photo you see above on Monday with a powerful...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: If Deron Williams is mad at me for not going to the Nets, so be it

Deron Williams may have been more anxious than any other player or coach in the NBA during the whole Dwight Howard saga that took place last season. Williams wanted to play alongside a superstar, which is why he openly stated he was hoping Howard would come to the Brooklyn Nets and also why he strongly considered signing with the Dallas Mavericks. When all was said and done, he decided...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Ronnie Hillman, Bryce Brown, James Starks among Week 12 fantasy players to target

Fantasy football is getting closer to the playoffs, so we’d like to help you out by providing some advice heading into key weeks. There were a few injuries over the weekend that have led to some recommended pickups. We take a look at those and a few other players below. Ronnie Hillman, RB, Broncos – Willis McGahee suffered a torn MCL in his right knee and a broken leg during...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Santonio Holmes was excited Jets beat Brian Schottenheimer’s Rams

Santonio Holmes hasn’t played for the Jets since injuring his foot in Week 4, but that doesn’t mean he can’t gloat after the team’s wins. Holmes specifically took a jab at current Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer on Twitter after the Jets’ 27-13 win over St. Louis on Sunday. Good job today #NYJETS for beating up on Shotty n the #RAMS — Santonio Holmes...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Kent State RB Dri Archer had a ridiculous touchdown run (Video)

We don’t usually post videos of touchdown runs here on LBS, much less ones that happened a few days ago, so you know it has to be really, really special to merit our attention. And that’s how I would describe the 74-yard touchdown run by Kent State running back Dri Archer on Saturday. Archer, a junior running back from Florida, took an inside handoff from the shotgun formation...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Vernon Davis: Colin Kaepernick took the handcuffs off me

We know of at least one San Francisco 49ers player who would appear to support a switch to Colin Kaepernick at quarterback. Tight end Vernon Davis felt like he experienced an explosion in his play on Monday night thanks to Kaepernick. “I felt like somebody took the handcuffs off me,” Davis said after the 49ers’ 32-7 win over the Chicago Bears. Davis had a season-high six catches...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Handball player Ivan Stuffer goes nuts after opponent kisses him (Video)

Handball player Ivan Stuffer was fuming after his opponent, Pasquale Maione, kissed him during an Italian Serie A match between Brizen and Bolzano on Saturday. Stuffer reacted as calmly and orderly as one would expect immediately flipped out and pushed Maione to the floor. He began storming off the court, but decided to drop his shorts and grab his junk on his way out. He left to...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss
QUIT YOUR DAY JOB

Sharapova has Hollywood dreams

Maria Sharapova knows that she can't play tennis forever, and once her career on the court is over, she says she'd love to give an acting a go. 

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November 20, 2012  |  4 Comments

Titus Young sent home for selfish behavior, won’t play on Thanksgiving

Titus Young was sent home from the Detroit Lions’ facility on Monday for his selfish behavior, and he will not play in the team’s Thanksgiving day game, MLive.com reports. On Sunday, Lions wide receiver coach Shawn Jefferson could be seen yelling at offensive coordinator Scott Linehan on the sidelines toward the end of Detroit’s loss to Green Bay. He reportedly was yelling...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

White House removes Ohio State fan petition asking President Obama to lift NCAA sanctions

Those die-hard Ohio State Buckeyes fans are at it again. Buckeyes fans are so upset about their 11-0 football team being unable to participate in the postseason due to NCAA sanctions that they created a White House petition to ask President Obama to pardon the team. Here’s what the petition said (via With Leather): WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Pardon The Ohio State...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh indicates 49ers have quarterback controversy

Colin Kaepernick played extremely well in the 49ers’ 32-7 win over the Chicago Bears on Monday in place of Alex Smith, and coach Jim Harbaugh indicated after the game that the team has a quarterback controversy. Asked after San Francisco’s easy win over Chicago about the starting quarterback situation, Harbaugh made it seem like Kaepernick has a shot to remain the team’s starter...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant on Cowboys fans booing: ‘That hurt my heart’

Dez Bryant has had about as much of an up-and-down season with the Dallas Cowboys this year as you can have. So has the team, and they put their fans through another roller coaster ride on Sunday with an overtime win over the Cleveland Browns. Bryant had an outstanding day as he recorded 12 catches for 145 yards and a touchdown. However, Cowboys fans booed him in the second quarter...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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