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Ben Folds Five Wants to Be Pit Band for Charlotte Bobcats Game

The recently reunited Ben Folds Five was certainly a success in its day. The Charlotte Bobcats? Not so much. During their heyday, the Five put out a platinum album -- 1997's Whatever and Ever Amen -- and was the kind of group that was able to touch a lot of different areas, gaining popularity both in the mainstream and "indie" scenes. However, the...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

NHLPA Alerts Players of Newest Developments, Scheduled to Meet League Tuesday (Video)

After some positive news regarding the NHL lockout over the weekend, the NHLPA has taken the steps to alerts its members of the newest negotiations. The NHL and NHLPA are scheduled to meet back at the bargaining table on Tuesday, looking to kickstart discussions to salvage some remnants of a season. So far, 326 games have been lost due to the lockout, including the Winter Classic...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin Shines in Switzerland During NHL Lockout (Photos)

Seeing Tyler Seguin in a uniform that's not the familiar black and gold may look weird, but the 20-year-old is still playing hockey -- and scoring. Because of the NHL lockout, Seguin -- along with a lot of would-be NHLers -- is playing overseas. He decided to take his talents to Switzerland, signing with the Swiss National League A squad EHC Biel on Sept. 20...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Riley Cooper Lays Down on Field During Failed Trick Play Kick Return (Animation)

Oh, Eagles. The Philadelphia football team may suddenly be the laughingstock of the NFL, but gosh-darnit, at least they're having fun out there. Trailing 28-13 with a minute left in the third quarter, the Eagles tried to hide Riley Cooper by having him lay down on the Superdome turf. Cooper jumped up, returner Brandon Boykin tried to throw a backwards pass to him...
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November 05, 2012  |  3 Comments

J.J. Barea, Donald Sloan First Players Warned for Violating NBA's New Flopping Rules (Videos)

The NBA is the best. Not only are they announcing which players are warned under their new flopping regulations, but they're even posting videos of the violations. Minnesota Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donald Sloan were the first players caught for overreactions to physical play. Barea was warned for flopping with ten minutes...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist Auctions Equipment to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

For most NHL goalies, the mask is practically like a child -- not only a perfectly fit piece of equipment, but custom-designed to show up their personality. Well, New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist decided some causes are more important than equipment, as he's donating his mask -- along with other equipment -- for an auction to benefit victims of Hurricane...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Blown Trampoline Dunk Causes 13-Minute Delay During Phoenix-Orlando Game (Video)

The trampoline dunk has become a staple of NBA games over the years. Often times performed by a team's mascot, in this case, however, a member of the military was brough in to take a stab at it. Well, apparently dunking isn't a part of basic training, as this military man not only missed the dunk, but tore off part of the net in the process. This caused a 13...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Hope to Select Fifth Pitching Coach Since 2010 by End of Week

BOSTON –– All eyes are on the pitching coach vacancy. As of now, the Red Sox have Rick Peterson, Randy St. Claire, Juan Nieves and Steve Foster in contention for the position. But Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington believes they will have the list whittled down to one candidate very soon."We're getting closer," Cherington said of the job. ...
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Terry Bradshaw Apologizes for Reggie Bush "Fried Chicken" Comment

Terry Bradshaw chose the wrong reference at the wrong time. On Monday, Bradshaw apologized for comments he made during Fox's halftime show when he said Reggie Bush was running "like he was chasing that bucket of chicken." Bradshaw's comment was referencing fellow-analyst Jimmy Johnson, who eats fried chicken every Sunday. Bradshaw told USA Today...
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Jay Cutler Is Voting for Mitt Romney in Tuesday's Presidential Election

While there are many undecided voters making a last-second decision on the way to polls on Tuesday, Jay Cutler won't be one of them. Cutler was hesitant to answer who he was voting for on his weekly appearance on WMVP-AM 1000 in Chicago on Monday, but he did relinquish the information. "That's a touchy subject," Cutler said. "Yeah, I have...
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Stevie Johnson's Rap Career, Long Journey to NFL Sets Him Apart from Rest of League

Stevie Johnson's path to NFL stardom wasn't an easy one, but he may be better for it. Johnson grew up in one of the most dangerous sections of San Francisco -- Hunters Point. He told Tim Graham of the Buffalo News that as the rest of his football and basketball teammates growing up were joining gangs and committing crimes, he was committing himself to his...
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Vote: How Many Home Runs Will David Ortiz Hit in 2013?

David Ortiz will remain in a Red Sox uniform for 2013 and 2014, that much is certain. After officially inking his deal, Big Papi can now turn his attention to next season, where he'll try to lead the Red Sox at the plate -- and, more importantly, just stay on the field. Until suffering an Achilles injury Ortiz was yet again one of the more-feared hitters in...
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Cody Ross' Asking Price for Contract Could Have Ben Cherington Looking at Other Alternatives

BOSTON -- With David Ortiz back in Boston, the next priority is re-signing Cody Ross. Boston's window to exclusively negotiate with Ross has come and gone, allowing the outfielder to test free agency. Despite the differences, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington is keeping the dialogue open with Ross' agent."We've had a number of conversations...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Donaghy to Attend First NBA Game Since Prison After End of Probation

Tim Donaghy back at an NBA game? It's an impending reality. The since-disgraced referee who officiated for 13 seasons in the NBA before resigning just ahead of the public outing of his role in a betting scandal in 2007 came off of parole on Sunday. After a conviction in federal court for which he served 13 months of prison time, Donaghy could still face criminal...
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David Ortiz Plans to Continue Training While 'Everybody's Vacationing' to Physically Feel Like He's in His 20s

BOSTON –– A new two-year contract gives David Ortiz the flexibility to retire with the Red Sox. But does the Red Sox slugger plan to call it a career after the 2014 season? Well, Ortiz isn't pondering the possibility just yet, insisting his primary goal is to lead the Red Sox on and off the diamond."I know I'm a force in this organization and this...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Sean Payton's Potential Reunion in Dallas Could Solve Problems for Coach and Cowboys

The New Orleans Saints are in an utter state of disarray, much like the Dallas Cowboys. And after the latest news of Sean Payton's voided contract with the Saints, the successful head coach could be heading from one broken franchise to another. The rumors about Payton's defection to Dallas has often been referenced, but given the sort of success Payton had...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard Counts His Dad and Gerrard Houllier as Biggest Influences in His Liverpool Career

Steven Gerrard insisted he would not swap his Liverpool career for anything in the world as he reflected on 15 years of highs and lows ahead of his 600th appearance for the Reds. The boy from Huyton has been Liverpool captain since the age of 23. He has won the European Cup, two FA Cups, a UEFA Cup and three League Cups and earlier this week his long-term teammate Jamie Carragher...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Stanford Routt Waived by Chiefs After Receiving Three-Year, $18 Million Offseason Contract

The Chiefs made a surprise cut mid-way through their turmoil-filled season. Offseason free agent Stanford Routt was waived by the Chiefs to make room for defensive tackle Shaun Smith. Routt signed a three-year, $18 million contract back in February. The deal contained $6 million guaranteed. Routt has been underachieving in his new role with the Chiefs, and it appears...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Bruins Raffling Off Chance to Win Lunch With Cam Neely

Ever wonder what Ray Bourque was like in the locker room or what types of discussions the Bruins front office had before drafting Tyler Seguin? Well, the Boston Bruins Foundation is giving fans a chance to ask team president Cam Neely questions such as those as part of a lunch with the Hall of Famer. The Boston Bruins Foundation is raffling off a chance for one...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Pep Guardiola Could Take His Managerial Talents to English Premier League in 2013

English newspaper The Daily Mail is reporting that Pep Guardiola told his friends he is expecting to return to coaching next season, and that he wants to have his future decided by January or February 2013. Currently spending a sabbatical year in New York with his family, Guardiola is the target of the English Premier League biggest teams. Their owners wouldn'...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

David Ortiz's Decade of Dominance With Red Sox Filled With Clutch Expliots, Record-Setting Power (Photos)

After a decade of playing in a Red Sox uniform, David Ortiz is signing up for another couple of years. Big Papi and the team have come to terms on a two-year contract extension, which is reported to be worth up to $30 million for the designated hitter over the course of the deal. As the first 10 years of his time with the Sox comes to a close, take a look back...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Fires Back at Bobby Valentine's Assertions, Questions Whether Ex-Manager Has 'Mental Issues'

David Ortiz was one of Bobby Valentine's most vocal supporters during the now ex-manager's short-lived tenrue as Red Sox manager. When Valentine came out and accused Ortiz of mailing it in following the club's mega trade in August, you knew it was only a matter of time before Ortiz fired back at the outspoken skipper. The designated hitter, who just...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

David Ortiz's New Contract Shows Red Sox Are Confident in Slugger's Ability to Bounce Back From Tough Year (Video)

Big Papi is coming back. The Red Sox and David Ortiz are set to announce the designated hitter's return to the team next season, after the slugger signed a reported two-year deal that could be worth up to as much as $30 million. That's money well spent for an icon that has been with the Sox through thick and thin and will now continue to be there as the...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Shanahan's Questionable Comments About Redskins Are Signs of a Truly Desperate Coach

Just three weeks ago, the Washington Redskins were sitting at an even 3-3 with playoff hopes still very much a possibility. Following three consecutive losses and a misplaced offensive identity heading into their bye week, head coach Mike Shanahan sounded ready to throw in the towel. The Redskins and their star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III were outdueled...
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DeSean Jackson, Shawn Johnson Among Athletes Enjoying Nike Personal Trainer at Home (Video)

DeSean Jackson and Shawn Johnson have had to work hard to achieve athletic success, but getting in a solid workout just got a little bit easier. Jackson and Johnson are among the athletes enjoying the benefits of Nike+ Kinect Training, which serves as a personal trainer for those looking to stay in shape. Nike+ Kinect Training gives instant feedback and provides...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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