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Audio: Manti Te’o interview with Jim Rome in October describing his fake girlfriend’s death

Tweet Here’s audio from an October interview Manti Te’o conducted with Jim Rome, where he discussed in-depth losing his girlfriend that never existed (skip to the 4:30 mark): Watch this at WGR The part that gets me the most is how Te’o kept his lie going even when Rome likened Te’o fake-loss to that of [...]
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o's story about deceased girlfriend was a scam

Tweet If you recall during the college football season, Heisman trophy runner-up and Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te’o revealed a touching story about the death of his girlfriend Lennay Kekua, who was supposedly a student at Stanford. Apparently, according to a brilliantly in-depth story by Deadspin‘s Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey, Te’o's girlfriend never existed. [...]
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly hired as new coach of Philadelphia Eagles

Tweet Chip Kelly, head coach of the high-powered Oregon Ducks football team, reportedly will be hired by the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Chris Mortensen: Chip Kelly is the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to league sources. No announcement yet. — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 16, 2013 Just two weeks ago Kelly told the [...]
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Pics: Matt Kemp’s massive new tattoo

Tweet Tattoos are becoming about as common among professional athletes as ever. These days you’ll be more hard-pressed to find one without a tattoo than you would ones with tattoos. Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder Matt Kemp is no different, and recently got a humongous tattoo of his grandparents’ likeness on his chest: Not bad at all. [...]
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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Terrence Ross with a ridiculous put-back jam

Tweet Raptors rookie Terrence Ross has proven on multiple occasions this season that he has some world-class hops. On Tuesday night against the Nets, he decided to just remind everyone of that once again. An in-game reverse dunk would have been sick. An authoritative put-back dunk would have been really cool. But putting the two [...]
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers not looking forward to coaching against his son, Austin Rivers

Tweet Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has been around the NBA as a player and coach for 27 years. He’s seen most everything. However, on Wednesday night Doc will have to do something he’s never had to do in the NBA—coach against his son, Austin Rivers. Austin is a rookie guard for the Hornets, whom [...]
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Chicago Bears to hire Marc Trestman of Montreal Alouettes (CFL) as coach

Tweet Since firing Lovie Smith in late December, the Chicago Bears have been interviewing candidates for their vacant head coaching position left and right. The position is now no longer vacant. Early Wednesday morning, the Bradd Biggs and Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune announced that Marc Trestman, formerly the coach of the Canadian Football [...]
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Metta World Peace has a new hip-hop song, video

Tweet Lakers forward Metta World Peace is known for his eccentric behavior as much as he’s known for being a professional basketball player. One of the most notable of his behaviors is his endeavor in hip-hop. On Tuesday, World Star Hip Hop released the video for World Peace’s latest single “Get Like Me.” The song [...]
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Knicks recorded Carmelo’s in-game conversations against Bulls, Hornets, report says

Tweet After the Honey Nut Cheerios incident between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett earned Anthony a one-game suspension, Knicks owner James Dolan wasn’t going to take any more chances. That’s why, according to a report, on Friday and Sunday when the Knicks matched up with the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets, Dolan had in-house [...]
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Colin Kaepernick gets the cover of Sports Illustrated

Tweet At the beginning of the 2012 season, Colin Kaepernick was the San Francisco 49ers back up quarterback to incumbent but much-chastised Alex Smith, but once Smith went down with a concussion in Week 10, Kaepernick had his opportunity to play. And boy, did he ever seize that opportunity. Since that 24-24 tie against the Rams, [...]
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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Kevin Durant posterizes Marcin Gorat

Tweet Kevin Durant is one of the top players in the NBA, and again making a run at the MVP award this season as well as delivering highlight-reel plays on a nightly basis. Monday evening Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat became a victim of Durant’s wrath on this vicious and-1 dunk: Durant finished the game [...]
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

GIF: John Wall goes behind-the-back, drops Ish Smith

Tweet   Thankfully for the Washington Wizards (and their fans) John Wall is back after an extended absence due to a left knee injury. Wall scored 14 points and handed out 4 assists in 21 minutes on Saturday as Washington defeated the Atlanta Hawks 93-83 in his season debut. Monday the Orlando Magic were in [...]
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dabo Swinney feels Deandre Hopkins could be making mistake declaring early for NFL Draft

Tweet   Deandre Hopkins was among college football’s best receivers last year and statistically had one of the better seasons in ACC history. The junior was a Third-Team Associated Press All-American and First-Team All-Conference selection. He had 82 catches for a school-record 1,405 yards and ACC-record 18 touchdown receptions. Hopkins posted six 100-yard games, including [...]
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Magic guard Ish Smith leaps over John Wall, still blocks him

Tweet There wasn’t too much to be excited about coming into Monday’s matchup between the 6-28 Washington Wizards and the 13-23 Orlando Magic, two of the NBA’s worst teams. But Magic guard Ish Smith gave had other plans for the game. Whoa. Not only does he put on a crazy show of athleticism by clearing [...]
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Seahawks TE Zach Miller played playoff game with a torn plantar facia

Tweet Sunday, the Seattle Seahwawks came with a last second Atlanta Falcons field goal from reaching the NFC championship, thanks in part to huge games from rookie quarterback Russell Wilson and tight end Zach Miller. What makes Miller’s performance even more impressive is that he recorded eight catches for 142 yards with a significant foot [...]
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ole Miss baseball now has a Solo cup race

Tweet Most people remember their college days for a number of things: building friendships, countless sleepless nights of, um, studying, and of course, wild parties with every type of alcohol poured into red cups. Oh, and beer pong. University of Mississippi baseball will be taking advantage of the popularity red plastic cups among college students [...]
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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Dirk messes with Kings security guard

Tweet Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki likes to have a little fun every now and then. Rarely is he seen without a smile and most people have seen the video of him on the broadcast of a Mavericks broadcast yelling “Shut it down! Let’s go home!” after a Dallas alley-oop. During the fourth-quarter of Thursday’s [...]
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockets GM Daryl Morey gives hilarious Twitter response

Tweet Leading up to the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on March 1-2, the people running the show for the Sloan Conference decided to have a Twitter Chat. Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, a MIT graduate, was one of the panelist for this Twitter Chat where people were to tweet in questions [...]
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejo tweets about Patriots offense; calls it a gimmick

Tweet   Thanks to a miraculous 38-35 victory over the Denver Broncos on Saturday the Baltimore Ravens are headed back to the AFC championship game for the second year in a row. Their opponent would be determined during Sunday’s divisional round matchup between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans. Among the many taking in [...]
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January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

GIF: Jacquizz Rodgers mows over Earl Thomas on 45-yard rush

Tweet Atlanta Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers is 5’6” and weighs 196 pounds. Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas is 5’10” and weighs 202 pounds. In the second quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game between those two teams, Rodgers made Thomas look like he was a rag-doll. Talk about a truck stick. Considering Marshawn [...]
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January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Taylor opens up about dangerous dark-side of NFL Injuries

Tweet The NFL has been focusing on player safety over the last couple of years, specifically in regards to the treatment of concussions, hits to the head and hits to defenseless receivers/players. But there’s more to player safety than just that. Dan Le Batard of the Miami Herald wrote a fantastic article focusing on former [...]
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January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: 2 Chainz interrupts Michael Crabtree’s post-game interview

Tweet Rapper 2 Chainz, formerly known as Tity Boi, finally gained some notoriety in the rap game in 2012 when his studio album Based on a T.R.U. Story reached number one on the Billboard 200. He’s also been featured on other successful rap tracks like Kanye West’s “Mercy” and Juicy J’s “Bandz a Make Her [...]
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January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: James Harden goes playground mode against Sixers

Tweet   To say James Harden is flourishing with the Houston Rockets would be a bit of an understatement. The ball is in his hands more and not only is Harden creating for teammates (5.4 assists/game) but the NBA’s fourth-leading scorer is showing off the ability to shed defenders, like he did against the Philadelphia [...]
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January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

GIF: Colin Kaepernick’s 56-yard TD run; sets postseason single-game QB rushing record

Tweet   San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made the first playoff start of his career Saturday and, outside of an interception that was returned for a touchdown on San Francisco’s opening possession, he did more than enough to repay Jim Harbaugh for sticking with him. Kaepernick had 148 yards passing at halftime with another [...]
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January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Crazy half-court shot at Atlanta Hawks halftime-show

Tweet Many times when a fan has a chance to win some money shooting a half-court shot as part of the halftime show, it’s either a pitiful attempt or so close that the crowd gasps as it misses. Rarely do you see made shots and rarely do you see anything other than those three options. [...]
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January 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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