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Heidi Kloser marches in Opening Ceremony on crutches

U.S. skier Heidi Kloser had her 2014 Winter Olympics end before they started after she suffered a horrific injury during a practice run on Thursday. Despite that, Kloser didn’t miss out on marching with fellow American athletes during the Opening Ceremony in Sochi Friday night. In a touching display of defiance and heart, Kloser opted to walk into the Olympic Stadium on crutches...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Recruit signed with three schools on National Signing Day

One story kind of slipped through the cracks during all the National Signing Day hoopla on Wednesday, and it’s a pretty great one. Florida athlete Dacorius “D.J.” Law got so excited about signing with a college that he decided to send in his Letter of Intent … to three different schools. Law had an announcement at his school that was a little confusing, then his mother signed...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving benched in bizarre loss to Lakers

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was benched on Wednesday night during a crazy loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Cleveland head coach Mike Brown sat his franchise player and his team looked incredibly disjointed against a depleted Lakers team. Irving played 28 minutes and scored 11 points on 5-of-14 shooting from the field. The 21-year-old added six rebounds, four assists...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State vs. Indiana State – Upset level: DEFCON 2

It is not often that an undefeated, top 5 men’s basketball team strolls into Terre Haute, Indiana, for a Missouri Valley Conference game. OK, so it has never happened. But tonight, Indiana State (17-5) has a chance to pull off what would surely be one of the biggest wins in the history of its program if the Sycamores can squeak past No. 4 Wichita State (23-0). “This is the highest...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Lorenzen is back and better (i.e., fatter) than ever

When the Super Bowl ended, most of us assumed our football hopes and dreams would have to wait until this fall to be renewed. (Or, in this year’s case, when the Super Bowl started). But Jared Lorenzen will not let our football hunger pangs go unfed. You remember Lorenzen, the former Kentucky standout who remains the only SEC and NFL quarterback to make JaMarcus Russell look like...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos not expected to re-sign Knowshon Moreno?

Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno finally broke out with a career-year in 2013 after struggling to make a mark during his first four NFL campaigns. While his career took off this season, the 26-year-old Georgia product could be playing his final game with the Broncos this Sunday at Super Bowl XLVIII. Moreno will be a free agent this offseason, and the Broncos reportedly...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers: Kobe Bryant out at least another three weeks

Any possibility of Kobe Bryant returning soon has been completely tossed out the window. On Tuesday the Lakers announced that their star guard will be out at least another month, as he continues to recover from a knee injury. Bryant was examined on Tuesday and still has pain and swelling in his left knee, in which he suffered a fracture of the tibial plateau on December 17. Previously...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mexican skiier to don mariachi suit in Sochi

So, have you heard the one about the Mexican skiier who lives in Liechtenstein that will be wearing a mariachi suit as he heads down the slopes at this year’s Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia? There is no punchline here, because clearly we’d be going for a subset of people with really obscure senses of humor if that was the beginning of a joke. Prince Hubertus von Hohenlone will...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman fined for taunting during NFC Championship

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s outburst following the NFC Championship Game has gotten a ton of press this week, and he’s sure to get even more now. On Friday the NFL fined Sherman $7,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct/taunting during the final minute of Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Sherman was flagged for making a choking gesture towards San Francisco’s...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson has groin surgery, full recovery expected soon

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson underwent surgery on his groin Thursday morning and is expected to be fully healthy in four to six weeks. This is the third straight offseason that Peterson has needed some kind of surgery. Following the 2013 season, Peterson had surgery to repair a sports hernia, and today’s procedure is considered far more minor than that. There...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Carr shooting up draft boards at Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl is often a chance for well-regarded college prospects to solidify themselves as first-rounders thanks to the absence of the true blue-chip guys. It is a chance for those second-tier guys to make an impression on all of the executives and scouts in attendance and really move up draft boards. Apparently, Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr is doing just that this week...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexandra Daddario pictures: Best of the True Detective stunner

HBO’s new series True Detective has been an engrossing experience through the first two episodes. Both Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaghey are incredible on it and have given outstanding, nuanced performances so far. But both men are taking a back seat to 27-year-old actress Alexandra Daddario, who give a sizzling performance in the second episode. Daddario is the talk of the...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Players want Alex Rodriguez kicked out of union

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will miss the entire 2014 season thanks to a 162-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. While that may seem like the worst news the 38-year-old could have gotten, things may have actually gone even further downhill for him. On Tuesday, Yahoo! Sports reported that MLB player representatives “overwhelmingly agreed” that...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadian teen makes Aussie Open semis — but is still embarrassed

Just as we should have been talking about Richard Sherman’s NFC title-clinching deflection, today we should be focused on the tennis prowess of 19-year-old Canadian tennis phenom Genie Bouchard. With a 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 win over Ana Ivanovic, Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the semifinal of a major since Patricia Hy-Boulais did it at the 1992 U.S. Open. But just like with...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Miami Dolphins players don’t respect coaching staff

To say it’s been a rough year for the Miami Dolphins as a franchise would be a huge understatement. Now a report has surfaced that could make things even worst for the Fins. The Miami Herald is reporting that the Dolphins’ players don’t have “great respect for the coaching staff” and that it is a universal feeling throughout the locker room. That is a damming assessment...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. women's hockey goalie forced to remove Constitution from mask

A goalie for the U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team has been forced to repaint her new mask by the International Olympic Committee this week. Jessie Vetter was forced to change her mask by the IOC because she had a copy of the U.S. Constitution on the back plate. That ruling is bound to upset plenty of people. Artist Ron Slater told InGoal Magazine the following regarding the reason...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tosh Lupoi, Washington agree to part ways after scandal

Just a few months ago, Washington Huskies defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi was considered a rising star in the coaching world and one of the best recruiters in the country. Now he’s officially out of a job. On Wednesday, Washington and Lupoi came to an agreement to mutually part ways, with the Huskies essentially paying him $300,000 to go away. Lupoi is currently embroiled in controversy...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval says he’s lost 42 pounds this offseason

Part of San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval’s charm is the fact that he’s ridiculously out of shape. It makes him really fun to watch. Unfortunately those days may be in the past. Sandoval has told MLB.com Venezuela correspondent Rafael Rojas that he has dropped 42 pounds this offseason. While to some that will seem like tossing a deck chair off the Titanic, it...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs new mascot is, well, a mascot

Much to the derision of team fans and internet wise guys — two categories I happen to fit in — the Chicago Cubs unveiled a team mascot for the first time in decades on Monday. It’s easy to see why there was backlash. Clark the Cub is quite a ridiculous looking character, and appears to be a knock-off of the character Kit Cloudkicker from the ’90s kids show TaleSpin. But there...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees, Dodgers, Angels favorites to sign Masahiro Tanaka

After reports surfaced that the Seattle Mariners were the favorites to land Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, there seems to have been a major shift in the pursuit of him. Tanaka reportedly met with eight to nine teams while he was visiting the United States recently, and reports out of Japan indicate that the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels are the finalists...
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January 13, 2014  |  1 Comment

Peyton Manning to have neck exam in March

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos had a good day on Sunday, topping the San Diego Chargers 24-17 in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. The Broncos will move on to face the New England Patriots next Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, but this offseason their quarterback will face a different kind of test. On Sunday reports surfaced that Manning will undergo a neck exam...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: High schooler shatters backboard on alley-oop dunk

Very rarely do you see a high school basketball player capable of shattering a backboard with a dunk, let alone doing that in the flow of an actual game. On Friday night it actually happened. Nubian Spann, a senior at Panther Creek High School in Cary, North Carolina, raced down the left side of the floor during the second quarter of a game against Apex High School. He took a perfect...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama OC Doug Nussmeier hired to be new Michigan OC

Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier shocked much of the college football world Wednesday night with news that he had decided to accept the same position at Michigan. Nussmeier will replace outgoing offensive coordinator Al Borges, who was fired by head coach Brady Hoke earlier in the day. The 43-year-old Nussmeier will reportedly become one of the top-five highest paid assistants...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2022 World Cup in Qatar won’t be played during summer

Soccer’s World Cup traditionally takes place in June and July every four years. But it has been rumored for months that FIFA was considering moving the dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar because it would be far too hot for games to take place. Well, now we have confirmation that the tournament will indeed be moved away from the summer. On Wednesday, FIFA general secretary Jerome...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Rodman loses it (again) in CNN interview

It’s unclear whether Dennis Rodman ever had any marbles to lose, but The Worm reached a new level of unglued in a bizarre, rambling interview with CNN live from North Korea on Tuesday. Rodman is in the reclusive republic (we use republic in the loosest sense that any word has ever been used) with a cast of former NBA stars for a showcase game to celebrate dictator Kim Jong Un...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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