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Wild’s Matt Cooke makes unwritten statement addressing 7-game suspension

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke spoke publicly for the first time on Thursday afternoon regarding the 7-game suspension he was assessed for his knee-to-knee hit on Tyson Barrie during Monday’s 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche. His statement read as follows (via Star Tribune): “First and foremost, I want to say that I’m disappointed and […] The post Wild’s Matt Cooke...
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Evan Mathis shows off new whip, some kind of electric mini-tricycle thingy (video)

Evan Mathis rolled into Novacare Complex, the practice facility and corporate headquarters of the Philadelphia Eagles, riding on something that appears to be some kind of electric-powered mini-tricycle kind of vehicle thingy. The offensive lineman refers to it as his “new whip, man,” which may be stretching the meaning of that particular term a little […] The post Evan Mathis...
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That 400-pound cake replica of Wrigley Field? It’s in a dumpster now (photos)

On Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs celebrated 100 years of Wrigley Field. Among the many features of the centennial celebration was a 5-foot-by-5-foot cake that replicated the legendary ballpark in sugar, flour and a bunch of other stuff that made it essentially inedible. That is why is ended up in a dumpster on Thursday. The 400-pound […] The post That 400-pound cake replica of Wrigley...
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Call it a comeback: Aroldis Chapman faces live hitters, fastball is ‘electrifying’

It only has been a month and a handful of days since Aroldis Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive during a March 19 spring training game, but if the only thing a person could base his health upon was how the Cincinnati Reds fireballer looked facing live batters during a mound […] The post Call it a comeback: Aroldis Chapman faces live hitters, fastball is ‘electrifying’...
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Brooklyn Cyclones pretty darn proud of their Darth Maul ‘Star Wars’ jerseys (photos)

The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Class-A affiliate New York Mets, announced Thursday morning that the team will be holding a “Star Wars Night” at MCU Park in June. Of course, “Star Wars Nights” have become all-too-common at minor league ballparks over the years. In fact, one could make the argument that the bit has been played […] The post Brooklyn Cyclones pretty darn proud...
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Seattle Seahawks reportedly too damn good to put home games in prime-time

Amid arguably a little too much fanfare, the regular season schedules for each and every NFL team was released on Wednesday evening. Of course in doing so, fans and media learned which teams landed the heavily coveted appearances during prime-time coverage. Prime-time games now amount to three weekly showcases, of course being “Sunday Night Football” […] The post Seattle Seahawks...
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Kid’s reaction to Jordin Tootoo giving him a stick is adorable

During a recent Grand Rapids Griffins game, Jordin Tootoo made the day of a young fan by giving him his stick as he exited the ice following a pregame skate. Tootoo, currently toiling in the minor leagues as a member of the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate after a long stint with the Nashville Predators […] The post Little kid’s reaction to Jordin Tootoo giving him a stick...
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Kid learns with one blown lead the tragic and cruel fate of being a Cubs fan (video)

The Chicago Cubs celebrated Wrigley Field’s 100th “birthday” on Wednesday and along with all the pomp and circumstance, ginormous birthday cakes and  an overall warm and fuzzy feeling emanating out of the historic ballpark, it looked like the Cubbies were going to cap off the memorable day with a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Not […] The post Kid learns with one blown...
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LeBron James takes vicious elbow to the throat from Josh McRoberts (video)

With the Miami Heat clinging to a 97-94 lead on the offensive end with less than a minute remaining in the team’s Game 2 showdown with the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night, the ball was in the hands of LeBron James, as it should be in these kind of situations. What followed as LeBron attempted […] The post LeBron James takes vicious elbow to the throat from Josh McRoberts...
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Phil Jackson implies Knicks players savaged Mike Woodson in exit interviews

In the latest chapter of the continuing saga that is Phil Jackson’s takeover of the basketball operations of the New York Knicks, the new team president implied with comments made during a 24-minute press conference on Wednesday that players threw recently fired head coach Mike Woodson under the bus during exit interviews. Jackson said that […] The post Phil Jackson implies Knicks...
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Grown ass man steals ball from little kid during Yankees-Red Sox game (video)

A grown ass man went into full jagoff mode during Wednesday’s tilt between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park when he stuck out his greasy mitts and snatched a ball seemingly intended for a youngster. The sad scene played out during the bottom of the third inning when Red Sox […] The post Grown ass man steals ball from little kid during Yankees-Red Sox game...
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Angels teammates: Pujols called his 2-homer game

If his Los Angeles Angels teammates are to be believed — and frankly, why shouldn’t they? — Albert Pujols called his 499th and 500th home runs hours before the team took the field to take on the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Both Erick Aybar and Mike Trout claim Pujols, who currently leads the league […] The post Angeles teammates say Albert Pujols called his 499th...
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Compilation shows Chris Bosh is undisputed champion of NBA videobombing (video)

The NBA released a compilation video on Wednesday that showcases just how much videobombing has become intertwined with the world of post-game interviews. Not surprisingly, the assembled footage reveals under no uncertain terms that Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is the undisputed champion of videobombing in the National Basketball Association. Bosh is featured several times […] The...
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Cubs get 400-pound cake for Wrigley Field's 100th birthday

Wrigley Field, the beloved ballpark and home of the Chicago Cubs since it was opened on April 23, 1914, is being celebrated on Wednesday on its 100th birthday with the pomp and circumstance deserving of such a significant milestone. In an age where the prevailing philosophy is that things get worse with age and the […] The post Cubs commemorate Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday...
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Flip Saunders on coaching Timberwolves: 'I don’t really see that scenario’

With Rick Adelman announcing his retirement this week, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders will have his first opportunity to hire his own coach. Might he hire himself? Saunders, who was rumored to be a finalist for the head coach job with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, where he once played, before taking the […] The post Wolves president Flip...
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PGA Tour’s Ben Crane’s sinister mustache game is strong, devious (photo)

Ben Crane is competing in the Zurich Open this week and he’s got some pretty sinister-looking facial hair that just might intimidate his fellow competitors. Rickie Fowler, who is Crane’s cohort in the Golf Boys  (a new track — and video — from the “boy band,” by the way, has been far too long-awaited), posted […] The post PGA Tour’s Ben Crane’s sinister mustache...
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask nearly drilled by octopus prior to Red Wings game (GIF)

As Boston Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask stood on the ice while the national anthem was being played before he and his teammates squared off against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 3 of the teams’ NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series, a Red Wings fan nearly drilled him with an octopus. The chucking of an octopus […] The post Bruins goalie Tuuka Rask nearly drilled by octopus...
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Nationals’ Zach Walters using ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman?’ as walk-up music (vid)

Washington Nationals utility infielder Zach Walters used “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” as his walk-up, at-bat music during Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Nationals Park. Another day, another story illustrating how “Frozen” has completely taken over major league baseball (see here and here), as it has pretty much every other […] The post Nationals’...
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James Dolan reportedly trying to prevent Phil Jackson from firing Knicks staffers

After only a month, could the honeymoon period between New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and team owner James Dolan already be over? If a New York Daily News source embedded inside Madison Square Garden and privy to the inner workings of the oft-dysfunctional front office can be believed, why yes, yes it is. The […] The post James Dolan reportedly trying to prevent Phil Jackson...
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World’s worst human steals stick away from young fan

Montreal Canadiens fans inside Bell Centre on Tuesday had an overabundance of reasons to be happy as they watched their beloved Habs dispatch the Tampa Bay Lightning with a four-game sweep in the teams’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series. But it only took one grown ass man and arguably the world’s worst human being — at […] The post World’s worst human being steals...
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David Price pats cup after getting drilled in nuts by Joe Mauer line drive (vid/GIF)

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price pitched a gem of a game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night, going the distance while striking out 12 in a 7-3 victory. But the hero of the night may have been Price’s protective cup, which certainly helped prevent egregious, sack-busting damage to Price’s gems so he could […] The post David Price pats cup after getting drilled in nuts...
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Rangers’ Daniel Carcillo scores, taunts double-middle-finger-wa ving Flyers fan (GIF)

Daniel Carcillo was once a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, spending parts of three seasons with the team, so the New York Rangers winger is more than familiar with what fans in that city are capable of, both good and bad. Carcillo had an up close and personal experience with the bad — or at […] The post Rangers’ Daniel Carcillo scores, taunts double-middle-finger-waving...
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Fan who caught Albert Pujols’ 500th home run ball returns it to slugger (pics/vid)

Your browser does not support iframes. Albert Pujols became the 26th player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs in his big league career at Nationals Park on Tuesday night, smacking out both No. 499 and No. 500 in the team’s 7-2 win. Fortunately for the Los Angeles Angels slugger, an Angels fan caught […] The post Fan who caught Albert Pujols’ 500th home run ball returns it...
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Kid catches pass from Peyton Manning after shaking girl with double-move (video)

Sure, Peyton Manning may lack the arm strength he had in his younger days, but as we learned last season — except in the Super Bowl — he remains deadly accurate in the pocket, especially when receivers give him an easy, wide-open target. Such was the case during an appearance by Manning at some school […] The post Kid catches pass from Peyton Manning after shaking girl with...
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Buffalo Bills agree to pay $3 million to settle excessive text message lawsuit

The Buffalo Bills have agreed to pay upwards of $3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleges the team sent fans text messages in excess of what consumer protection laws allow. One of the plaintiffs, Jerry Wojcik, a Bills fan who resides in Florida, contended in his 2012 suit that he received 13 text […] The post Buffalo Bills agree to pay $3 million to settle excessive...
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