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Wild mascot beats Blackhawks mascot with bat on 'birthday'

Thursday night marked the apparent birthday of Nordy, the Minnesota Wild’s beloved mascot. To celebrate the event, mascots from several other NHL teams made the trip to Xcel Energy Center for their colleague’s special day. And how do NHL mascots celebrate birthdays, you ask? By allowing the birthday mascot to beat a rival mascot senseless with a bat, apparently, with the victim...
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Whiteside: All-Star fan voting 'more of a popularity thing’

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside was bumped out of the top-10 Eastern Conference frontcourt players in this week’s update of All-Star Game fan voting, with Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson taking his place. And Whiteside doesn’t seem too happy about it. “I really don’t even want to talk about,” Whiteside told reporters after Heat practice, via the Sun-Sentinel...
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Mets GM: Tim Tebow will ‘be around’ at’ big-league camp

The New York Mets earlier this week announced the minor-league players who received an invite to the team’s big-league spring training camp. Perhaps not surprisingly, Tim Tebow’s name wasn’t on the list. But that doesn’t mean the 29-year-old prospect won’t see some action at the major league level during spring training, so says Mets general manager Sandy Alderson. ...
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Patrik Laine’s mom helps plan birthday surprise for young Jets fan (pics)

A young Winnipeg Jets fan got quite the birthday surprise recently when Patrik Laine showed up at his house bearing gifts. And the young fan, Lucas Bydak, has Laine’s mother to thank for all of it. It all started when Laine’s mom, Tuija, came across a tweet from Lucas’ uncle highlighting the boy’s letter in which he invited Laine, his favorite Jets player, to his eighth...
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Smith shares photo of daughter born five months premature

J.R. Smith and wife Jewel Harris recently revealed their daughter Dakota was born five months premature earlier this month and weighed only one pound at birth. The Cleveland Cavaliers star and Harris made the heartbreaking announcement in a video posted to Twitter via LeBron James’ Uninterrupted online platform. .@TheRealJRSmith and his wife share difficult family news. pic...
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Derrick Rose hopes going AWOL doesn’t doom future with Knicks

Derrick Rose expressed hope that his decision to go AWOL earlier this week doesn’t negatively impact his future with the New York Knicks organization. Rose disappeared without notice ahead of Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. He returned to the Knicks Tuesday and was fined $200,000 for skipping out on the team. Rose said upon his return his unexcused absence...
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Hurricanes prank Ryan Murphy by filling his car with packing peanuts (vid)

Ryan Murphy may have nothing but love for his Carolina Hurricanes teammates in a general sense, but there’s a good chance he’s not too happy with them right now. The Hurricanes defenseman was on the receiving end of delightfully messy prank that involved his teammates filling up his BMW with an absurd amount of packing peanuts. From the front seat to the back seat and even the...
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Brock Osweiler hopes to ‘write a great ending’ to Texans’ season

Brock Osweiler hopes to turn the page on a nightmarish start to his Houston Texans career by writing “a great ending” to it in the playoffs, starting with Saturday’s divisional-round match-up with the New England Patriots. Osweiler arguably had his best game as a Texan in last weekend’s 27-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders. While Osweiler only went a pedestrian 14-of...
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Taj Gibson on former teammate Derrick Rose: 'Awesome dude’

With all the turmoil and drama surrounding Derrick Rose going AWOL earlier this week and the subsequent fallout from his disappearance, at least the New York Knicks point guard can count on one of his former teammates to go to bat for him. Rose and the Knicks face his former Chicago Bulls squad on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Taj Gibson, Rose’s teammate on the Bulls...
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Miami Heat team plane skids on ice while taxiing at Milwaukee airport

The Miami Heat team plane lost traction on some ice buildup and skidded while taxiing during wintry conditions  at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport on Wednesday night. But it appears to only have been a minor incident and no injuries were reported. BREAKING: A charter plane carrying the Miami Heat slid on ice while taxi-ing at Milwaukee’s airport. No one...
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Erin Andrews bawled ‘like a child’ over Jarret Stoll’s proposal

Self-described “huge Disney World/Disneyland girl” Erin Andrews admitted she was overcome with emotion over longtime beau and former NHL star Jarret Stoll’s proposal at “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Andrews and Stoll have been dating in December 2012, so the apparently romantic proposal arguably was a long time coming, which may have something to do with Andrews’...
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D’Angelo Russell reacts to bats interrupting Lakers practice

The Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday were trying to get in some practice on the road at AT&T Center ahead of Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs when some bats buzzing around the building sent players scrambling. Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell weighed in on the creepy situation and managed to sneak in a great reference about Spurs star Manu Ginobili in the process...
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Aikman ‘could not care less’ about Packers fans’ petition

Troy Aikman said he “could not care less” about a petition from Green Bay Packers fans calling for him and Joe Buck to be banned from calling the team’s games. Packers fan Andrew Dorff, of Brookfield, Wisc., launched a petition, entitled, “Get Troy Aikman and Joe Buck banned from announcing Green Bay Packer’s [sic] games” on Change.org. It reads as follows: This...
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Embiid gets down with Sixers Dancers after win over Knicks

Joel Embiid not only is quickly becoming one of the NBA’s biggest young stars, he just might be one of the most charismatic as well. The Philadelphia 76ers center let it all hang out while celebrating Wednesday’s 98-97 victory over the New York Knicks by busting a move alongside the team’s Sixers Dancers. #NBAVote Joel Embiid pic.twitter.com/bNzIpcAub7 — Christian...
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Sigh: Cowboys create ‘Official Bandwagon Fan Application’ (pic)

The Dallas Cowboys have enjoyed a season for the ages that has rocketed them back to relevancy after spending years mired in mediocrity. The Cowboys are coming off a phenomenal — and arguably unexpected — 13-3 regular season and stand on the precipice of a potentially deep playoff run. To think that the Cowboys did all this without Tony Romo and instead relied upon rookies...
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Tim Tebow won’t join Mets at major league spring training after all

Tim Tebow was not among the New York Mets minor league players to receive an invite to the team’s major league spring training. The 29-year-old will instead take part in the Mets’ minor league camp. The Mets have named Chase Bradford, Xorge Carillo, P.J Conlon, Phillip Eveans, Luis Guillermo, Kevin McGowan, David Roseboom, Paul Sewald, Dominic Smith, Champ Stuart, Travis Taijeron...
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Carmelo calls Derrick Rose going AWOL ‘a scary situation’

Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday made his first comments to the media about the perplexing situation involving Derrick Rose going AWOL earlier this week, admitting playing Monday’s game without any knowledge of his teammate’s whereabouts made for a “scary situation.” The fallout of Rose’s peculiar disappearance obviously has yet to be fully realized as it pertains to his...
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Iowa State kicker exacts revenge on critics with great tweet

Iowa State Cyclones kicker Cole Netten enjoyed a phenomenal senior season in 2016 after a disappointing 2015 campaign, performing well enough to earn All-Big 12 first-team honors. But 2015 was another story. Netten started off converting on only seven of his first 12 field-goal attempts, finishing the season 14-of-19, with some of the misses coming from close range. As noted...
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Cruz: Beckham ‘has to find a way to just control himself’

Victor Cruz became the latest member of the New York Giants organization to weigh in on the issues surrounding Odell Beckham Jr., suggesting in part that his teammate needs to get a better hold on his emotions. Beckham had an uncharacteristically awful game in the Giants’ lopsided 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the wild-card round, with two inexcusable drops highlighting...
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DeAndre Jordan calls new Clippers consultant KG ‘intense’

Kevin Garnett was officially named a consultant for the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this week. And it apparently didn't take long for the fiery Garnett to make an impression on his new crew of pupils. Garnett, who will work primarily with the team's big men in his new role.made an appearance at Clippers practice on Tuesday. And it became clear the recently retired icon wanted...
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Sixers use Joel Embiid's love of Shirley Temples in All-Star blitz

Joel Embiid’s fondness for Shirley Temples has been well-documented. The Philadelphia 76ers are cleverly using his love of the kiddie cocktail to help get their talented young center an All-Star nod. The Sixers are sending ingredients for Shirley Temples to media members who take part in the All-Star voting process. A recipe with instructions on how to mix up the drink is also...
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Derrick Rose featured in poorly timed Knicks' Amtrak promo

Things seem to be getting back on track — relatively speaking — after New York Knicks star Derrick Rose went AWOL with the news he returned to the team on Tuesday. The Knicks announced via a tweet from the team’s PR department that Rose has been fined for his antics but is expected to be in uniform for Wednesday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers. The fallout from Rose’s...
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Report: Hawks won’t discipline GM for ill-advised joke

The Atlanta Hawks reportedly will not subject general manager Wes Wilcox to any formal discipline for making an inappropriate joke during a season-ticket holder event, per a tweet from The Undefeated’s Mike Wise. .@TheUndefeated has been told that Atlanta GM Wes Wilcox will not be disciplined for his racially loaded attempt at a joke last month. — Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy...
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Big Ben ‘doing well,’ says he’ll be ‘ready to go’ against Chiefs

Ben Roethlisberger is out of his walking boot and looks good to go for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ divisional-round tilt against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Roethlisberger said Tuesday during his weekly radio appearance on 93.7 that he’s been out of his walking boot since Sunday night. “I haven’t had the boot on since I got home that night,” Roethlisberger said....
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WATCH: Jets players howl as Brock Lesnar walks on logo

Brock Lesnar on Monday was an honored guest of the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre during the team’s tilt against the Calgary Flames. But the UFC/WWE superstar violated a sacred -- but arguably silly -- rule when he stepped on the Jets logo located on the floor of the team’s locker room. The way in which the Jets players erupt with indignation at Lesnar’s faux pas is perhaps...
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