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Robert Griffin keeps comic book figurines in his locker as inspiration

Whether you are a Redskins fan or not, it’s becoming difficult not to like rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner first raised eyebrows when his obsession for socks went mainstream at the Heisman ceremony and Griffin wore a pair with a Superman cape hanging from them. Apparently Griffin’s obsession for superheroes [...]
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August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympian Jeff Demps hopes to return to football in the NFL

    At the University of Florida Jeff Demps was a standout two-sport athlete. On the track Demps was an All-American in 2010 in the outdoor 100-meter and 4x100m events. In 2011 he made his way to the indoor All-American team in the 60m and the outdoor team in the 4×100 again. Demps won or [...]
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August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Former UFC fighter Jason Miller arrested for vandalizing a church while naked

Couldn’t make up a story like this if I tried… Jason “Mayhem” Miller, who was let go by the UFC earlier this year, was arrested Monday for burglary after breaking into an Orang Country church and spraying a fire extinguisher, while naked. TMZ has the details: Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the O.C. Sheriff’s Office [...]
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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers re-sign Devin Ebanks

The Lakers continued to fill out their roster Monday, as restricted free agent Devin Ebanks reportedly will sign his qualifying offer of about $1.4 million, per the L.A. Times. Ebanks played well in limited action last season for the Lakers, averaging 4.0 ppg, and 2.3 rpg in 16.5 minutes per game while appearing in 24 [...]
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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss
DEAL OR NO DEAL

Usain Bolt offered odd endorsement

Usain Bolt has plenty of endorsement opportunities, but one is standing out for its creativity. The question is: will Bolt accept?

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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

USA dominates 2012 Olympics with 104 total medals

The 2012 edition of the Olympics in London had a different feel to them this year. Maybe it was the emergence of social media. Or maybe it was all the compelling stories that drew more attention than usual. There was Michael Phelps attempting to become the most decorated Olympian in history, young Gabbie Douglas carrying [...]
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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Andrew Luck impresses in NFL preseason debut

    This afternoon the Indianapolis Colts made their 2012 preseason debut. That of course meant all eyes would be on Andrew Luck, the man replacing legendary signal caller Peyton Manning. It was only one game half. In the preseason. Against the St. Louis Rams. But during Luck’s time on the field in his first [...]
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August 12, 2012  |  Discuss
REEL IT IN

Mike Trout robs another home run

He did it in Baltimore against J.J. Hardy. He did it in Chicago on a ball off the bat of Gordon Beckham. Last night Miguel Olivo became the latest victim to have a would-be home run brought back into the ballpark by the human highlight reel that is Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike [...]
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August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Memorabilia from London Olympics being auctioned through official eBay style website

  The closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics will be tomorrow, but as usually is the case we’re left with memories that will last a lifetime. Or atleast until the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro. For those of you with a little extra cash in your pocket who would like to have a [...]
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August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Federal Judge Delays Ruling in Vilma’s Case

For those of you following the details in the latest “Bounty Gate” news, some progress has been made regarding suspended Saints LB Jonathan Vilma’s lawsuit against the league. U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan appears to side with Vilma, stating that the year long suspension was excessive, and that she would rule in his favor if [...]
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August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Update: Tyrann Mathieu Violated Substance Abuse Policy

The news of Heisman finalist CB Tyrann Mathieu being released from the LSU football team broke early Friday afternoon. Head Coach Les Miles took to a press conference to tell the public, but was very vague in the reasoning. He only told reporters that Mathieu violated “both” team and school rules Now a source has [...]
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August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Manny Machado hits 2 home runs in second big league game; same fan catches both

  Yesterday Manny Machado made his major league debut for the Baltimore Orioles after being called up from the team’s Double-A affiliate the Bowie Baysox. The 20-year old infielder, who was ranked by Baseball America as the #11 prospect heading into 2012, went 2-4 with his first hit being a triple. He also scored one [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss
TRUE HONOR

Fan gets Mike Napoli image shaved into head

Fan is short for fanatic. We’ve seen evidence of this numerous times over the years. Getting your favorite player tattooed somewhere on you is popular. Having players from your favorite team painted on your car has been done as well. Now we’re apparently at having a player’s likeness shaved into your head, like [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

We haven’t seen the best of Usain Bolt according to former Olympian Michael Johnson

    Usain Bolt came into the 2012 Summer Olympics with more than a few doubters and something to prove in the eyes of many. During last year’s world championships he was disqualified in the 100m event he was not surprisingly favored to win because of a false start. At the Jamaican trials leading up [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Chris Paul from London on the Dwight Howard trade to Lakers

If you remember, Chris Paul was supposedly on his way to the Lakers last off-season before David Stern infamously vetoed the deal. CP3 eventually landed across the Staple Center hall with the Clippers. With that knowledge, Washington Post columnist Mike Wise caught up with CP3 in after Team USA’s semifinal game in London to get [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Jodie Meeks signs with Lakers for 2-years, $3 million

The rich continue to get richer. Shortly after the blockbuster deal for Dwight Howard became official, the Lakers agreed with shooting specialist Jodie Meeks on a two-year, $3 million deal, according to the LA Times. Meeks was the best shooter still available in free agency and averaged 8.4 ppg in 50 starts for the Sixers [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Tyrann Matthieu kicked off LSU football team

In a shocking event, Heisman Trophy candidate and potential NFL top draft pick Tyrann Mathieu has been kicked off of the LSU Tigers football team. LSU Head Coach Les Miles announced today, “We did what we can do, but Tyrann Mathieu is no longer on the team.” Mathieu was a key piece of LSU’s defense [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s Facebook Message Regarding the Dwight Howard trade

If you haven’t heard, the Lakers finally landed perennial all-star center Dwight Howard in a 4-team blockbuster trade. While over in London representing the US, Kobe Bryant left a message on his Facebook page regarding the news: One thing that will always remain true about the Lakers; you can’t keep them from the top for [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s thoughts on the Dwight Howard trade

If you haven’t heard, the Lakers finally landed perennial all-star center Dwight Howard in a 4-team blockbuster trade. While over in London representing the US, Kobe Bryant left a message on his Facebook page regarding the news: One thing that will always remain true about the Lakers; you can’t keep them from the top for [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Former NFL QB Tony Banks takes a shot at Michael Vick’s toughness

2012 has been one strange year in sports so far… Thursday in the Philadelphia Eagles first pre-season game, star quarterback Michael Vick was removed from the game after jamming his thumb on center Jason Kelce’s helmet. The Eagles pulled Vick as a precaution, and x-rays following the game were negative. Apparently precaution didn’t fly with [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard to be traded to Lakers as part of 4-team blockbuster, pending league approval

All-star center Dwight Howard reportedly will be traded Friday by the Orlando Magic the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a four-team blockbuster that also includes the Sixers and the Nuggets, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The Lakers are sending Andrew Bynum to the Sixers, Orlando will be receiving Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington from [...]
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant on what he could learn from his Olympic teammates: Nothing

You can always count on Kobe Bryant for a few good quotes and sound bites. In a recent interview with USA Today, Kobe dropped a few more gems regarding his age/experience, future in basketball and who has the best post game on Team USA. Here is what he had to say: Asked what it’s like [...]
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Titans Chris Johnson thinks he could beat Usain Bolt in a race

Titans running back Chris Johnson, by many regarded as the fastest man in the NFL, believes he could beat world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt in a 40-yard dash race: “I feel like if I would have kept training for track I’d have a chance, but I play football and he runs [...]
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Cameron van der Burgh admits to using illegal kick in world record swim; will keep gold medal

      Earlier in this year’s Olympic games we found out how real the thirst for a gold medal can be as the badminton teams from a few nations were expelled for intentionally losing early round matches in an attempt to set up favorable draws later in the competition. Swimmers are also apparently no [...]
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss
GOT MOVES

Barbosa shakes Nocioni with sick crossover

Earlier today Argentina’s men’s basketball team got the better of South American foe Brazil 82-77 to advance to the semifinals for the third consecutive Olympics. Familiar names to NBA fans led the way for Argentina as Luis Scola scored 17, Manu Ginobili and Carlos Delfino each added 16, and Andres Nocioni had 12. [...]
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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