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Richard Sherman Cruises Into Seahawks Rookie Camp on Jet Ski (Photo)

With Pete Carroll at the helm in Seattle, nothing about the Seahawks really tends to surprise us anymore. But Richard Sherman riding up to Seahawks camp on a jet ski? Well, that was, if not a surprise, at least unexpected. The ever eccentric Sherman cruised along the waters of Lake Washington in his wave rider to make a special appearance at Seahawks rookie camp on Saturday. After...
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NBA Defensive Player of Year Marc Gasol Named to NBA All-Defensive Second Team

For the second straight year, the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year is not one of the top five defensive players in the league. This little wrinkle came up again Monday when the league announced its All-Defensive Team, and Marc Gasol was placed on the second team. The Grizzlies center, who was named last week as this season’s top defensive player, was really the third-teamer...
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Fabio Coentrao Sits on Real Madrid Bench Even Though He’s Not Playing, Hilarity Ensues (Video)

You can forgive Fabio Coentrao for being a little distracted. After all, the turmoil and infighting going on at Real Madrid could make anyone lose focus. Coentrao was at the center of one of the soccer season’s great bloopers on Saturday. The Portuguese fullback sat on the bench — as he often does — just before Real Madrid’s game against Espanyol. The problem is that he...
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Russian Youth Hockey Players Engage in Wild Bench-Clearing Brawl (Video)

There’s no place for fighting in youth hockey. Try telling that to a couple of clubs who recently got into a wild donnybrook in Russia. A video posted to YouTube on Sunday shows two youth hockey teams engaging in a bench-clearing brawl after a couple of body checks sparked some drama. The brawl saw kids grouping off into outnumbered pummelfests and speeding skaters laying down...
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Justin Rose, Johnson Wagner, Justin Leonard Take Part in Ashworth Golf’s Pants Petition Video (Video)

PGA golfers want to take their pants off. Justin Rose, Johnson Wagner, Justin Leonard, Sean O’Hair and Retief Goosen are tired of the PGA’s rule that they can’t wear shorts. So they’ve paired with Ashworth Golf on the “pants petition.” The five golfers participated in a video begging the PGA to start allowing them to wear shorts out on the course when the weather calls...
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West Virginia Baseball Debuts Horrendously Ugly ‘Digital Camo’ Jerseys (Photo)

West Virginia athletics is currently best known as the place that produced Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith. So maybe the baseball team decided it was getting overshadowed and wanted to stand out? Morgantown, W.Va. is still surrounded by a rural setting, so perhaps a little camouflage is approproiate. After all, WVU camouflage hats were already a preexisting thing, according to...
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Stan Van Gundy Would Be Strong Choice to Coach Hawks, But Not Because of History With Dwight Howard

As far as coaches go, the Hawks could do a lot worse than Stan Van Gundy. League-wide appreciation for Van Gundy is no secret. His candid demeanor endears him to reporters and most players, while his sturdy grasp of X’s and O’s helped make a deeply flawed Orlando Magic squad into a perennial Eastern Conference contender. With the Hawks expected to let go of coach Larry Drew,...
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NESN to Air Leafs-Bruins Game 7, With Game 6 Ratings Fourth-Highest Bruins Playoff in Network History

May 13, 2013 — NESN, New England’s most-watched sports network, will deliver live and regionally exclusive coverage of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference quarterfinals Monday night, with pregame coverage beginning at 6 p.m. NESN, which has televised every game of the series, averaging a 10.8 household rating through six games, garnered a series-best 14.3 average...
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Pat Riley’s Incredible Malibu Beach House Available for Rent at $18,500 Per Month (Photos)

Pat Riley really enjoys living on the water. The NBA Hall of Famer lived in one of the most extravagant ocean-front mansions an NBA coach could dream of — and that’s when he wasn’t away on vacation at his Malibu beach house. Riley’s seaside escape in Malibu is up for rent, starting in September, with a $18,500-per-month price tag.  The place sits right on the water. with...
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Mickey Mantle’s ‘Corked Bat’ Withdrawn From Auction After Family Cries Foul, Hires Lawyers

Earlier this month, a corked bat believed to be used by Yankees legend Mickey Mantle made its way to Grey Flannel Auctions. Needless to say, the Mantle family isn’t happy one bit. The family hired Bracewell & Giuliani LLP and issued a statement regarding the alleged altered lumber, which can be seen below, thanks to Finance.Yahoo.com. “Our Dad loved, revered and dedicated...
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Buddy Nix Steps Down as Buffalo Bills General Manager, Doug Whaley Likely to Take Over

Changes are afoot in Buffalo. Buddy Nix, who has been the Bills’ general manager for three seasons, has elected to step down from that position and instead take on a role as a special assistant with the team, the Bills announced on Monday. BREAKING: #Bills GM Buddy Nix will step away from his role as GM and tradition to Special Assistant.— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) May 13...
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Serge Ibaka’s Poor Shooting Has Not Leaked Into Other Areas of His Game, Yet

In trying to defend his teammate, Kevin Durant might actually have made things sound worse for Serge Ibaka. Just when his team needs him most, Ibaka has disappeared offensively. His primary role is not as a scorer, of course, but the growing reliability of his mid-range jump shot and his abilities as a finisher created hope that he may be able to step up when Russell Westbrook suffered...
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Report: Frank Lampard Closing in on New Chelsea Contract As Jose Mourinho Wants to Keep ‘Old Guard’ Intact

Frank Lampard is about to get what he deserves. The veteran midfielder is set to extend his Chelsea career into its 13th year. The Blues will offer him a new contract this week which he will happily sign, according to the Mail. “And it also appears that — almost by weight of public demand — the west London club will award one of football’s nice guys with a further 12-month...
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Tom Wilson loses skate blade, crawls to bench

If it weren’t for those ill-fated contests at intermission that invite fans down onto the ice for this or that, we’d likely forget just how slippery an everyday rink is. Capitals right wing Tom Wilson found out the hard way Sunday when he was suddenly stuck with just one blade to try to work himself around the ice. Wilson had just laid a hit when the blade of his left skate popped...
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Chip Kelly Discontinues Eagles ‘Taco Tuesdays,’ ‘Fast Food Fridays,’ Runs Fast-Paced Practice

There are changes being made in Philadelphia this year, and that starts in the cafeteria. Players who grew accustomed to “taco Tuesdays” and “fast food Fridays” will be disappointed this year. Chip Kelly has nixed all junk food this year, including pizza, chicken wings, fried food and red meat, according to Jeannine Edwards of ESPN. In their place, players will eat lean protein...
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Nebraska Basketball Coach Tim Miles Signs Autograph With Twitter Handle, Tweets About It (Photo)

If this really is a first of its kind, let’s make it the last of its kind, too. Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles recently had what he thought was an innovative idea. If the youngsters are all about the social media, why not him? Miles recently tweeted a picture of his own autograph on a basektball, but it wasn’t a conventional autograph. Along with his John Hancock...
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Report: Chris Wilcox Thinks He May Have Come Back Too Soon After Heart Surgery

While Jeff Green‘s comeback from heart surgery was more highly publicized, another Celtics player was dealing with the aftereffects of a life-altering heart procedure as well this year. Chris Wilcox, whose 2011-12 season was cut short to have surgery on an enlarged aorta, was back on the court for training camp last fall and played in 61 games for the Celtics this season. But as...
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Rugby Match Turns Into Bloody Brawls Between French Teams (Video)

There are very few things more violent in sports than a hockey brawl, but that’s only because most of us have never witnessed a rugby brawl. While most think rugby is just one big brawl with short shorts and a funny-looking football thrown in between for good measure, things actually got seriously out of hand during a recent playoff game between Pau and La Rochelle in France. After...
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Brian Hartline Says Dolphins Have Better Receiving Corps Than Patriots, Rest of AFC East

Brian Hartline led the Miami Dolphins’ receiving corps in almost every major category in 2012, and the Dolphins rewarded him with a big, new contract and some help alongside him. The Dolphins’ additions of Mike Wallace and Dustin Keller this offseason give quarterback Ryan Tannehill the weapons necessary to compete with Tom Brady and the Patriots’ offense. With his new teammates...
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Derek Lowe Doesn’t Like Sabermetrics, Thinks Analytics Hindered Him Finding Job

Derek Lowe is about to turn 40 years old, is clearly on the downside of his career, and, to hear him tell it, baseball’s newfangled obsession with advanced metrics is only making it harder for him to find work. On Saturday, the now-Rangers relief pitcher expounded to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about his strong dislike of sabermetrics. According to Davison, what...
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J.R. Smith’s Illness Feels Like Only Part of Story for Knicks Guard as Struggles Continue

It goes without saying that J.R. Smith has not been the same player in the playoffs that he was in the regular season, when he averaged 18.1 points off the bench and earned the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. Calling him a “no-show” lately would be generous. At least if he were a no-show, his effect on the Knicks would be neutral. Instead, he is starting to outright hurt...
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Mississippi State Coach Dan Mullen Sends Mother’s Day Card As Recruitment Letter to Chase Johnson (Photo)

It’s tough to recruit in the SEC, so Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen is smart to pull out all the stops in his recruitment letters. Mullen’s latest stunt was sending a Mother’s Day card to offensive line prospect Chase Johnson as a recruitment letter. In the past, Mullen has written “You’re a baller” to one prospect and drawn a “can of swag” for another in...
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Patriots Sign Guard Tyronne Green to Add Depth to Offensive Line

The Patriots have filled one of two open roster spots. Offensive guard Tyronne Green has agreed to terms on a contract with New England, according to Green’s agent. The former Charger worked out for the Patriots on Friday morning, according to a source. Green was the starting left guard in San Diego last season. He has 28 careers starts in four seasons after being drafted in the...
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Juan Lagares Makes Up for Bobble With Nice Little Circus Catch (Video)

A Mets outfielder blowing a catch? Not so fast. He just wanted to make an even better snag. Juan Lagares showed off his leather skills Sunday in the Mets outfield, at first muffing a diving grab and then recovering in fine fashion. Check out his circus catch in the video below. Your browser does not support iframes.
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Pacers’ Roy Hibbert Nearly Wore Monocle to Postgame News Conference, Was Talked Out of It (Photo)

This has been said before, but the NBA’s preoccupation with fashion has gotten out of control. Eyewear, in particular, has taken on an oddly meta presence at postgame news conferences, with everyone from LeBron James on down doing their best Clark Kent impression. If you’re Dwyane Wade, those glasses don’t even have lenses. So, of course, Pacers center Roy Hibbert recently...
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