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Report: JaMarcus Russell Has Lost 50 Pounds So Far in NFL Comeback Attempt

JaMarcus Russell hasn’t thrown a pass in the NFL since 2009, but the former No. 1 overall pick appears to be ready to make a return to the gridiron after reportedly shedding 50 pounds. Russell began his comeback attempt at 315 pounds, and there were reports recently that he had lost significant weight. But now the quarterback has slimmed down even more — to 265 pounds — according...
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Eric Dickerson Tweets ‘Justin Bieber Needs to Slow His Down’

Apparently Keyshawn Johnson isn’t the only former-NFL player who lives in Calabasas, Calif., that thinks Justin Bieber needs to cool it on the gas pedal. Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson sent out a tweet on Tuesday scolding Bieber for his reckless driving. This came after Johnson called the cops on Bieber for driving too fast, and even chasing him down in a Prius to confront...
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Tony Parker Says He Was Not Denied Service at Exclusive Memphis Restaurant

Tony Parker digs the finer things, so it made sense that he would try to get a table at the posh Restaurant Iris in Memphis during the Spurs’ stay. Apparently, Restaurant Iris is kind of a big deal, even though we assumed the most exclusive restaurant in Memphis would be a barbecue joint. Anyway, Iris is a nice place, and Parker allegedly tried to get in there on the eve of Game...
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Brittney Griner Dunks Twice in WNBA Debut With Phoenix Mercury (Video)

Before Monday night, there had only been five dunks in the history of the WNBA. After the Phoenix Mercury played the Chicago Sky, that total had been upped to seven, and by the time Brittney Griner‘s career is done that total figures to be much, much higher. The former Baylor standout made her WNBA debut on Monday, and after gaining fame during college for her ability to dunk,...
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Report: Maurice Jones-Drew Charged With Battery After Punching Security Guard in Face at Restaurant

Maurice Jones-Drew is known as a bruising running back on the field, despite his small stature. Apparently he’s bruiser off the field, as well. The Jaguars running back was charged with battery after punching a security guard at a restaurant on Sunday, according to TMZ. The punch left the security guard unconscious with contusions and a bone bruise. The altercation started when...
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LeBron James Has No Problem With Flopping as Way to ‘Get an Advantage’ (Video)

We have a new nominee for Least Surprising News of the Day. LeBron James is the best basketball player on Earth, and in no way should it take away from appreciating his greatness as an athlete to state plainly that he is also an all-world flopper. James has averaged at least eight free throws per game in eight of his 10 seasons as a pro, partly because he is so aggressive in attacking...
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Grizzlies Coach Lionel Hollins Shoves Jerryd Bayless After Benching Him for Defensive Mistake (Video)

Lionel Hollins is expected to be one of the hottest coaching free agents on the market this summer, when his contract with the Grizzlies is up. The Grizzlies’ overall impressive run to the Western Conference finals only gave him more leverage, and no other active coach with an expiring deal will be able to demand the salary and control Hollins will. (In case anybody wants to protest...
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Manu Ginobili Throws Pass Between Tayshaun Prince’s Legs in Spurs’ Win Over Grizzlies (Video)

Early in Saturday’s broadcast of Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, ESPN showed some stock footage of Manu Ginobili at the peak of his powers. The master flopper was nearly unstoppable at times back then, while helping the Spurs to three of the franchise’s four NBA championships. The long-locked version in the video was hardly recognizable compared to the current, aging...
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Report: Keyshawn Johnson Chased After Justin Bieber in Prius, Confronted Singer in Driveway

Keyshawn Johnson did more than just call the police about Justin Bieber‘s reckless driving, he chased the young singer down. Johnson was driving home from a party with his son on Sunday night when he saw Bieber fly by in a Ferrari in their Calabasas, Calif, gated community, according to TMZ. Johnson dropped his son off at his house and proceeded to chase Bieber down in a Prius...
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Brendan Rodgers Says Liverpool Quartet Will Gain Valuable Experience at U-21 European Championships

Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool will reap the benefits of having four players represent England at this summer’s U-21 European Championships. Jordan Henderson, Jonjo Shelvey, Andre Wisdom and Jack Robinson have been included in the Young Lions’ 23-man squad for the tournament, which takes place in Israel next month. England will kick off against Italy on June 5 and Rodgers...
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Josh Beckett Injury Just the Latest Sign Red Sox Got Better End of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford Deal With Dodgers

There’s a phrase for how the Red Sox should feel when they hear that Josh Beckett needs an MRI to deal with a lingering injury. It’s all gravy. Sure, Beckett’s injury complications further validate the front office synopsis that his time of usefulness for the Red Sox was over, just like hearing Carl Crawford whine in Los Angeles further validates how smart it was to trade him...
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Report: Bruins-Penguins Eastern Conference Finals Expected to Begin on Saturday

After a frantic four-month schedule that featured games jam-packed with back-to-backs and multiple stretches of three games in four days, the Bruins and Penguins now get to sit around and wait to start the Eastern Conference finals. Hopefully, for their cases,  they’re both patient. According to a couple of reports, the Bruins and Penguins will drop the puck on Game 1 in Pittsburgh...
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Peyton Manning Shot 77 at Augusta National, Hit Hole in One at Denver Course During Offseason

Peyton Manning nearly won the NFL MVP award last season, but apparently his feats don’t end on the football field. Manning enjoyed an eventful offseason away from the field, bouncing around the country and even the globe on something of a world tour. He spent some time visiting with U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf, threw passes from 30,000 feet in the air — on a military jet...
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Bayern Munich’s Champions League Victory Recreated With Lego Bricks (Video)

On Saturday, Germany’s Bayern Munich captured the Champions League in an epic final. Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute, securing the trophy and European club bragging rights for Bayern in one of the greatest soccer matches you’ll soon see. So why not watch it again — in Legos? In the wake of Bayern’s victory, The Guardian decided it’d have some fun with the win, and...
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Report: John Abraham Wants to Play At Least 60 Percent of Defensive Snaps Next Season

If John Abraham doesn’t lower his contract and playing-time demands soon, he may not find a job before the start of the NFL season — which starts in 100 days, by the way. Abraham has told one team that he wants to play at least 60 percent of defensive snaps next season, according to The Denver Post. The defensive end played in 71.6% of defensive snaps for the Falcons last season...
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Julie Hermann Staying As Rutgers Athletic Director Despite Accusations of Player Abuse

Embroiled in yet another scandal involving a high-level employee in the athletics department, Rutgers University is not backing down. This time, the school is thoroughly behind its athletic director. Over the weekend, shortly after Rutgers announced Julie Hermann as the university’s new athletic director, information came out that Hermann had been accused in two separate incidents...
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Report: Jonathan Papelbon ‘Could See’ Himself Returning to Red Sox, Would Also Pitch for Yankees

Jonathan Papelbon may be content pitching for the Phillies right now, but that doesn’t mean Boston — or even pitching for Boston again — is far from his mind. Papelbon only had good things to say Monday evening before the Red Sox and Phillies faced off at Fenway Park for the first time since Papelbon left two years ago. He was happy to be back in Boston, and the fans seemed...
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Jaromir Jagr Still Honored in Penguins Dressing Room on Club’s Ring of Honor (Photo)

Bruins forward Jaromir Jagr is a living legend in the hockey world, and he’s now just four wins away from playing for the third Stanley Cup of his Hall of Fame career. He won those two Cups, of course, with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team that now stands in the way of his return to the Stanley Cup Final. It’s going to be one of the many storylines when the two teams finally...
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NOT A BELIEBER

Johnson called the cops on Bieber?

NFL analyst Keyshawn Johnson reportedly was one of two people who called the police to report that driving a Ferrari recklessly through a gated community.

UPDATE: Johnson reportedly confronted Bieber in his driveway.

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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jay-Z’s Role as ‘Runner’ in Signing Geno Smith to Roc Nation to Be Looked Into by NFL Players Association

It appears Jay-Z is not above being scrutinized by the NFL Players Association. The NFLPA is “aggressively pursuing” Jay-Z’s role as a runner in signing Jets quarterback Geno Smith to Roc Nation sports agency, according to Pro Football Talk. The NFL forbids non-NFLPA-certified agents from recruiting players to sign with an NFLPA-certified agent. Smith posted a photo to his...
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Sidney Crosby Sees Milan Lucic’s Miami Heat Comparison as a Compliment

If there’s going to be a war of words in the lengthy wait for the Eastern Conference finals to start, the Bruins and Penguins are kind of going about it all wrong. Bruins forward Milan Lucic likened the Penguins to “the Miami Heat of the NHL” over the weekend, and at least one Penguins star sees that as a compliment. Pens forward Sidney Crosby was informed of Lucic’s comparison...
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Keith Hernandez Calls Broken Bat ‘Dead Soldier’ on Memorial Day Mets Broadcast (Video)

On Memorial Day, America takes time off to remember those who have lost their lives in service to their country — and the bats that have lost their lives in service to the Mets? Keith Hernandez fell victim to a bad broadcasting snafu Monday evening during the Yankees-Mets series at Citi Field. After Daniel Murphy splintered his bat going after a Phil Hughes pitch, Hernandez narrated...
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Michael Frolik Scores on Penalty Shot As Blackhawks Force Game 7 With Win in Detroit (Video)

Michael Frolik knows a thing or two about scoring with a penalty shot in the playoffs. For the second time in his career, Frolik scored a playoff penalty shot goal Monday night, becoming the first player in NHL history with two penalty shot goals in his playoff career. The Chicago Blackhawks forward’s goal in the third period also helped the Hawks come from behind in Game 6 in...
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Red Sox-Phillies Live: Ryan Dempster, Cliff Lee Square Off in Battle of Seasoned Veterans

8 a.m. ET: Tyler Cloyd had no hope of stopping the Red Sox offense Monday night, as Boston chased the Phillies starter after just 2 1/3 innings en route to a 9-3 win. Putting up those kind of numbers against Cliff Lee should be a much more daunting task. Lee (5-2, 2.48 ERA), who gets the start for Philadelphia on Tuesday at Fenway Park, appears to finally be pitching like, well,...
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Bruins Rely on Depth, Teamwork in Eastern Conference Finals Against Penguins (Video)

Even New York Rangers coach John Tortorella acknowledged that the Bruins’ depth this postseason is one of the team’s biggest strengths. Bruins coach Claude Julien plans to use that fact to his advantage when his fourth-seeded Bruins match up against the No. 1 seed Pittsburgh Penguins in the Easter Conference Finals.The Pens certainly have some big names on their side, but the...
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