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Elin Nordegren breaks up with boyfriend Jamie Dingman

Elin Nordegren reportedly is no longer with Jamie Dingman, who was her first boyfriend after she divorced Tiger Woods. The two reportedly had been dating since last year, but People Magazine says they split in January. “She says Jamie’s a great guy – and they’re still friends – but I think it was just too early [after the divorce] for her to get serious with anyone,”...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals fans sacrifice rubber chicken to try to stop injury bug (Pictures)

Before the Nationals’ game against the Padres on Tuesday, Washington manager Davey Johnson discussed the team’s injury situation, which has quickly gone from bad to worse. In the span of about 48 hours, the Nationals lost their starting corner outfielders, two catchers, a closer, and the guy who was standing in for the injured closer. If the injury bug exists, Washington has...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace: The women in Oklahoma City are naturally beautiful (Video)

If you tuned into Game 1 between the Lakers and Thunder on Monday night, you may have noticed that the Oklahoma City fans are not fond of the artist formerly known as Ron Artest. As payback for the elbow he dropped on James Harden during the regular season, the fans booed Metta World Peace throughout the entire game. Depsite the boos, Metta has no problem with the fans — particularly...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints leaving vacant chair during team activities to honor Sean Payton’s absence

With Sean Payton suspended for the entire 2012 season and expected to remain out of contact with the team, the Saints are facing a serious challenge until next April. The NFL expects Payton to be nonexistent to the team, but that has not stopped the team from honoring him in his absence. According to the Times-Picayune, the Saints have been leaving a vacant chair at various team...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss
FOR THE KIDS

Fan saves baby from foul ball, catches it in hat

Your browser does not support iframes. Now that’s how you snag a foul ball. During the sixth inning of the Marlins game against the Pirates Tuesday night, the fan you see above made a terrific play on a foul ball. Anytime you snag a ball using your hat, it’s worthy of Sportscenter’s top plays. When you step in front of an infant and make a terrific play on the ball, it qualifies...
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May 16, 2012  |  2 Comments

Adam Schefter on Rex Ryan’s weight loss: ‘That’s skipping a lot of God damn snacks’ (Audio)

Rex Ryan has not been able to deliver a Super Bowl to New York despite having promised one for the past several seasons, but he has certainly accomplished a pretty lofty personal goal: Losing a ton of weight. As Adam Schefter informed us with a tweet earlier this week, Ryan has lost 90 pounds since undergoing lap-band surgery a little over a year ago. If you’re a fan of Rex...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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Namath supports Mark Sanchez

The legendary Jet removed all doubts regarding which quarterback he supports in the perceived Tim Tebow-Mark Sanchez QB battle, saying Sanchez is "sensational."

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May 16, 2012  |  2 Comments

David Wright was livid with Terry Collins for protecting him from getting hit by pitch

Very rarely will you come across a player who wants to be hit by a pitch, but Tuesday night in New York was an exception. During the seventh inning of the Brewers blowout win over the Mets, Ryan Braun was hit in the shoulder with a D.J. Carrasco fastball. The umpire felt that there was obvious intent, so Carrasco was ejected. With David Wright due to lead off in the bottom of the...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Nick Mangold gets his chest waxed on Jimmy Fallon

Tuesday night on the “Jimmy Fallon Show,” Jimmy decided to play a trivia game called “Wax On, Wax Off” during which you get $100 right for every correct answer you give and a portion of your chest hair waxed off for every incorrect answer. The lucky contestant was Jets offensive lineman Nick Mangold. The categories included such simple topics as “Lithuian Prime Ministers”...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley, Shaq have their ‘shirtoff’ competition (Video)

After several weeks of hype, TNT’s “Inside the NBA” finally held their “shirtoff” competition between Shaq and Charles Barkley to show Chuck’s progress on Weight Watchers. It’s weird that so many people were drawn to see what these two knuckleheads would look like topless, but that’s what happened. Barkley appeared to be in decent shape, but he was blown away by...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade’s flagrant foul on Darren Collison was his latest in a series of dirty plays (Video)

Dwyane Wade is making it more and more evident that he’s a dirty player, and his actions on Tuesday only confirmed that opinion. Early in the fourth quarter of Game 2 between the Pacers and Heat, Wade forcefully shoved Darren Collison who was free on a fast break. Wade really ran into Collison as if he were a safety chasing down a receiver and trying to make a tackle. It was unnecessary...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade slams Pacers for celebration after Game 2

Following the Heat’s Game 2 loss Tuesday, Dwyane Wade was a little salty when talking about the Pacers celebrating on Miami’s floor. For the second game in a row, the Heat found themselves clawing away at a late Pacers lead. This time they came up short, in a battle that got quite chippy at times. The Heat could have and probably should have stolen the game in the final minute...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Warriors’ general counsel David Kelly moonlights as hip-hop artist

When the Warriors hired David Kelly away from the Chicago law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman to be the team’s vice president and general counsel, they weren’t just getting somebody who’s an accomplished attorney; they were also getting somebody who’s an accomplished hip-hop artist. Kelly, who goes by the name Cap D for his MC’ing, has been making music since the late 80...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Lawrie ejected after throwing helmet at ump

Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie had a roid rage moment during Tuesday’s game and can expect a suspension because of it. Lawrie was upset about being called out on strikes by the homeplate umpire on a pitch he thought was up in the zone. Lawrie began heading to first for what he thought was ball four, but he snapped after hearing the umpire say it was the third strike. Dude...
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May 15, 2012  |  38 Comments

Shawn Johnson was hurt by criticism about her weight

Shawn Johnson seems like she has everything going for her, but even someone considered “America’s most-liked sports figure” battles self-esteem and weight issues. The Olympic gold medalist and winner of the popular “Dancing With the Stars” TV show admitted recently that she was hurt by criticism about her weight. “At my heaviest all the tabloids said some pretty hurtful...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Two jurors have been dismissed from the Roger Clemens trial for sleeping

I haven’t been following the Roger Clemens trial because, quite frankly, I don’t care. I’m tired of Clemens. I’m tired of talk about performance-enhancing drugs. I don’t think, at this point, the findings of a government-led witch hunt are going to change many people’s opinion of Clemens. I’m definitely not a legal junkie. And, honestly, I’m not really a fan of ...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan has lost 90 pounds since his lap-band surgery (Pictures)

Above are two pictures of Jets head coach Rex Ryan. On the left is Ryan photographed at the team’s training center on May 4th. On the right is Ryan photographed during the team’s January 17 playoff game against the Chargers in 2010. While Ryan looks large and overweight in both photos, you may notice that he looks less obese in the one on the left. That’s because Ryan has...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

JaVale McGee may play for Philippines’ national basketball team

JaVale McGee, who was born in Flint, Michigan and is an American citizen, may end up playing for the Philippines’ national basketball team, even though he has no apparent ties to the country. A bill has been filed in the House of Representatives in the Philippines to naturalize the Nuggets center and make him eligible to play for the country’s team. The bill was filed by Antipolo...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Australian shooter Russell Mark has to wear Borat mankini to Olympic opening ceremonies because of lost bet

And the award for best-dressed athlete at the London Olympics opening ceremonies goes to … Russell Mark. How do we know that already? The Australian shooting gold medalist recently lost a bet, and as a result he is required to parade at the opening ceremonies in a lime-green mankini similar to the one Sacha Baron Cohen wore in the movie “Borat” several years ago. According...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg pitched with ‘hot stuff’ in ‘the wrong place’

Stephen Strasburg had his worst outing of the season on Tuesday during a rain-interrupted start against the Padres. Strasburg, whose era rose from 1.64 to 2.25 after allowing four runs in four innings, was apparently bothered by something other than the rain. According to The Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore, Nationals manager Davey Johnson revealed in his postgame comments that...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor League Home Run Derby to be held on USS Yorktown

The South Atlantic League is getting creative for its Home Run Derby this year. The league announced on Tuesday that they will hold the first round of the Home Run Derby for the 53rd annual All-Star Game aboard the flight deck of the USS Yorktown in the Charleston Harbor. The USS Yorktown is a naval aircraft carrier built during World War II that’s currently a museum and national...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin not concerned with being called a flopper

Blake Griffin has been called a flopper this year, but he says the new reputation doesn’t bother him. In April, DeMarcus Cousins called Griffin an actor. Last week during the playoffs, Chris Webber warned Griffin about flopping too much. Griffin responded to the allegations during an interview on Monday. “It’s never really something that I’ve had a problem with, but all of...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Rookie LB Andrew Sweat chooses law school over NFL because of concussions

As an undrafted free agent, former Ohio State linebacker Andrew Sweat already had the odds stacked against him in terms of NFL success. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns following the draft, but Sweat will not be making the final roster come late August. In fact, he is not going to try. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Sweat has decided to attend law school rather than pursuing...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith reportedly in financial trouble, father wants him to stay with Knicks

J.R. Smith has until July 1 to decide if he would like to exercise his player option and remain with the Knicks next season. If he chooses to stay, his salary for the 2012-2013 season would be $2.443 million. Like many other professional athletes, Smith is said to be interested in going wherever he can earn the most money. The reason? He is reportedly having a tough time financially...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Raptors will reportedly drive up the price of Jeremy Lin on Knicks

Over the course of a year, Jeremy Lin has somehow gone from a player who was destined to play overseas to a highly sought-after restricted free agent. Such is life in the world of professional sports. With the Knicks having control over whether or not Lin leaves for another team, the general consensus is that they will match any offer Lin receives in order to retain him. One of those...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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