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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
THIS INTERVIEW IS OVER

Kobe walks out on press conference

After a reporter asked the Lakers star if he believed he and his teammates could guard the Thunder, Kobe sarcastically answered, "No" and left.

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May 15, 2012  |  2 Comments

Metta World Peace takes James Harden down during blowout (Video)

You didn’t really think this was over, did you? During the introductions before Game 1 of the Thunder-Lakers series on Monday night, the Oklahoma City crowd rained boos down on Metta World Peace. In fact, the boos continued throughout the entire game and were pretty close to constant. Maybe it took its toll on Metta, or maybe he just genuinely doesn’t like James Harden for...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Was the illegal screen on Kevin Garnett with 10 seconds remaining a good call?

With the Celtics trailing by three and 10 seconds remaining against the Sixers Monday night, Kevin Garnett was called for an illegal screen. Most people seem to agree that the official made the correct call, but the question is should he have made it at such a crucial point in the game. As far as illegal screens are concerned, this was more in line with something that happens dozens...
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Russell Westbrook wears terrible shirt and glasses after Thunder win (Picture)

Apparently this is the way to make a statement in the 2012 postseason. With the way he performed in Oklahoma City during Game 1 on Monday night, Russell Westbrook can wear anything he wants to his postgame press conference. The Thunder guard scored 27 points to go along with nine assists and seven rebounds in a dominant 119-90 victory. If you’re going to commit a fashion violation...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss
ROYAL IMPOSTOR?

TV station uses wrong Kings logo

An NBC affiliate in Los Angeles has caught some heat for using the wrong Kings logo when referring to the L.A. area's teams currently represented in the NBA and NHL playoffs.

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May 15, 2012  |  13 Comments

Metta World Peace constantly booed by Thunder fans (Video)

Think there isn’t any bad blood between the Thunder and Lakers? Think again. The dislike Thunder fans have toward Metta World Peace was evident prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Monday when the forward was booed in warmups, intros, and every time he touched the ball during the game. The dislike toward MWP goes back to the regular season when he concussed...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Amare Stoudemire enrolls at Miami for college, throws up the U (Picture)

Amare Stoudemire is continuing his offseason of enrichment program. Last year it was all about connecting with his Jewish roots, and this year he’s going back to school. “Just enrolled at the University of Miami. Working on continuing my education,” he tweeted on Monday. I know you probably have a joke ready about how he should be taking anger management classes instead of...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao opposes President Obama’s stance on gay marriage

Manny Pacquiao is a congressman in the Philippines in addition to being one of the top boxers in the world, so his political viewpoints are influential. Pac Man is conservative and follows the word of the Bible, so it’s no surprise that he vehemently opposes President Obama’s acceptance of gay marriage. “God’s words first … obey God’s law first before considering the...
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May 14, 2012  |  5 Comments

Chris Bosh’s ab strain could keep him out through finals, possibly playoffs

The Eastern Conference playoffs got more interesting after Chris Bosh left Sunday’s Heat-Pacers game with an abdominal injury. The injury is a strain, and the Heat say Bosh is out indefinitely. Bosh believes he would only be able to play in the playoffs if the Heat advance. South Florida Sun Sentinel Heat beat writer Ira Winderman says the injury will keep him out “almost assuredly...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan president admits mistake with Rich Rodriguez hire

This story comes to you straight from the Department of “Duh” files. University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman told members of the Rotary Club of Flint on Friday that the school made a mistake by hiring Rich Rodriguez as their head football coach in December 2007. Coleman told the crowd that the school was being criticized for employing Lloyd Carr and his supposed old...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss
L.A. TRAFFIC

Staples Center schedule's packed

With their tenants the Lakers, Clippers and Kings all in later rounds of the playoffs, the Staples Center will be quite a busy place this weekend.

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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Dad arrested for doing 104 mph trying to get kids to soccer game

A dad’s plans to speed so he could get his child and a teammate to their soccer game over the weekend sadly backfired. 41-year-old Juan Carlos Gallegos of Petaluma, CA, was arrested on Saturday morning after police caught him doing 104 mph on a highway. His reason for doing triple digits? He told police he was in a hurry to get the two 9-year-olds in his car to their soccer game...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Over 400 Spanish soccer fans miss a game after traveling to the wrong city, couldn’t locate correct city on a map

Last Wednesday, a group of more than 400 Athletic Bilbao fans was looking forward to traveling to Budapest, Hungary to cheer their squad on in the Europa League final against La Liga rival Atletico. When they got to Budapest, they were suddenly no longer excited. That’s because the game was in Bucharest, Romania. According to the Metro, the mob of fans mixed up the names of the...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Derek Holland video bombs Tom Verducci report, ends up interviewed

SI MLB writer and MLB Network reporter Tom Verducci was doing a pregame report on “Ballpark Cam” prior to the Rangers-Angels series opener on Friday night when he was hilariously interrupted by Derek Holland. The Rangers pitcher began jumping around in the background and foreground of Verducci’s report, leading to an interview on camera. Holland, who is know for his odd ball...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson reportedly ‘has the itch’ to coach again

Over the weekend we shared an interview with you from Jeanie Buss, the girlfriend of Phil Jackson, who said she thinks her longtime boyfriend will coach again. Now we’re hearing even more similar things. CBS’ Ken Berger wrote on Monday that “People close to the former Bulls and Lakers coach continue to say he ‘has the itch.’” Jackson took the season off after leading...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett on being tired: ‘I’d die out there if I had to and that’s real talk’

The Boston Celtics are old and ailing, yet they keep finding ways to win. The Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen are currently playing out the final years of their career. For one or more of them, it may even be the final year. With Boston and Philadelphia playing every other day for the Eastern Conference semis, some have wondered if age will be a factor and...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Terrence Jones bought his mother a new Cadillac SUV for Mother’s Day (Picture)

Attention moms: If your children are determined to play a sport when they are young, let it happen. One minute you’re driving your son or daughter here and there for AUU games and the next you’re standing in the driveway next to your very own brand new Cadillac SRX Crossover. At least that’s how it works for Terrence Jones’ family. On Mother’s Day Sunday, Jones had a brand...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Jered Weaver sings along to ‘Hit the Road, Jack’ as he’s pulled (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Jered Weaver has looked like a Cy Young contender through the early part of the 2012 MLB season, but he could not beat the Rangers on Sunday night. In fact, he was shellacked by them. Just two starts after his no-hitter, Weaver allowed eight earned runs on 10 hits and could not get out of the fourth inning...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Ricky Romero blows the biggest gum bubble you will ever see (Picture)

Meet Ricky Romero, professional gum chewer. Over the past two seasons, Romero has emerged into one of the best left-handed starters in the game. As we can see from the photo above, he has also spent a lot of time working on his Dubble Bubble skills. I’m sure there have been bigger bubbles blown, but that is by far the best in-tact bubble I have ever seen. The accompanying tweet...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods is sick of the slow rate of play on the PGA tour

Tiger Woods has had plenty of issues over the past couple of years. Many of them have been mental and some have been physical. After another forgettable finish at the Players Championship over the weekend, something else was bothering Woods: rate of play. “Last week, we were playing 4:40 (on Thursday and Friday at Quail Hollow) and there’s no wind,” Tiger explained according...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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