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A-Rod, Yankees settle dispute over home run milestone bonus

The 4th of July holiday may be just around the corner, but Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees appear hellbent on tying up a lot of loose ends related to the team’s designated hitter before the holiday weekend, as the team issued a press release indicating the parties have settled a dispute over a...Read More The post Alex Rodriguez, Yankees settle dispute over home run milestone...
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Brewers bullpen catcher eats 23 cheesesteaks in four-day Philly visit (pics)

The Philadelphia Phillies started a tradition at some point setting forth a challenge to other MLB teams in which the visitors are confronted with the gastrointestinal task of seeing how many cheesesteaks they can eat at Citizens Bank Park while in town. Whether it is over the period of one day, the duration of the...Read More The post Brewers bullpen catcher eats 23 cheesesteaks...
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Jose Canseco recalls saying ‘What the f—?’ when he nearly shot his finger off

Jose Canseco is accustomed to making news with the things he says — and everyone knows he loves the sound of his own voice and appreciates his expressions of sage wisdom — but even a person who desperately craves the public’s attention like he does probably would have preferred to avoid the news cycle altogether...Read More The post Jose Canseco recalls saying ‘What the f—...
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Yankees get A-Rod's 3,000th hit ball for $150,000 donation

The long and sordid saga revolving around the ultimate fate of the ball Alex Rodriguez deposited into the outfield seats at Yankee Stadium for his 3,000th hit has finally reached a resolution. Zack Hample, a “professional ballhawk” who was uncooperative at best after procuring the baseball after A-Rod’s solo shot in the first inning on...Read More The post Yankees get A-Rod’s...
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Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' playing for Mariners

Russell Wilson made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday night. And among the jokes and silliness typical of shows like Kimmel’s late-night gabfest, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback — currently mired in contract negotiations that are progressing slowly at best or at a virtual standstill at worst — hinted that he would seriously contemplate...Read More The...
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Mets coach on slump: The only thing left is human sacrifice

The New York Mets have been in a downward spiral of futility for what is going on several months now. Manager Terry Collins, at a loss at what’s been ailing the team, has tried just about anything and everything to help pull the team out of its tailspin. So much so, in fact, that he...Read More The post Mets skipper’s solution to break slump: ‘The only thing left is human...
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Dwyane Wade celebrates deal with tea, painted toenails

No one knew what the future held for Dwyane Wade when he earlier this week exercised his player option with the Miami Heat, passing up a $16.1 million salary for next season. Some suspected that his time with the only NBA team he has ever played for in his 12-year, Hall of Fame-caliber career, but...Read More The post Dwyane Wade celebrates $20M Heat deal with tea, painted toenails...
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Bubba Watson to paint over Confederate flag on General Lee

In response to the increasing controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, Bubba Watson announced on Thursday that he will paint over the one located on the roof of the “Dukes of Hazzard” General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger he has owned since 2012. All men ARE created equal, I believe that so I will be painting the...Read More The post Bubba Watson will paint over Confederate flag...
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Day 1 of Greenbrier Classic nets golf fans $192,400

Not only was it likely an enjoyable Thursday watching some of professional golf’s best players patrol the grounds of The Old White TPC during the first round of the Greenbrier Classic. It was extremely profitable … at least for some. The PGA Tour’s stop in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., features one of the coolest fan...Read More The post Holes-in-one during first day of Greenbrier...
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A-Rod on desire to make All-Star Game: ‘I’d walk to Cincinnati’

Alex Rodriguez is playing a much better brand of baseball than even his most ardent and loyal supporters could have possibly envisioned. But has his impressive performance thus far this season perhaps merit an invite to the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park on July 14? Regardless of the correct answer, A-Rod...Read More The post Alex Rodriguez on desire...
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Caroline Wozniacki gets downright surly during Wimbledon presser

One would think Caroline Wozniacki would be in a cheerier mood following her 6-1, 7-6 (6) victory over Denisa Allertova in the second round at Wimbledon, but the 24-year-old Danish superstar definitely was not her usual affable and friendly herself after the match. In fact, she got downright surly with the media — or at...Read More The post Caroline Wozniacki gets downright surly...
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Bryce Harper snaps another selfie with fans before game

Bryce Harper made a lot of whimsical news earlier this season with how he snapped a pregame selfie before a ballgame. It looks like the Washington Nationals superstar is back at his harmless and humorous before-the-game hijinks. Before Harper and company went out and beat the Atlanta Braves by a score of 6-1 on Tuesday...Read More The post Bryce Harper snaps another selfie with...
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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade spotted vacationing in Bahamas (pic)

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been spotted along with their wives getting some R&R while vacationing in the Bahamas, which is pretty much it. But that won’t prevent the floating of speculation that this could be a replay of the meet-and-greet King James conducted with Kevin Love right before the forward decided to remain...Read More The post LeBron James, Dwyane Wade spotted...
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Bryce Harper on appearing in Body Issue: ‘My body feels pretty unbelievable’

The Washington Nationals slugger will raise many an eyebrow with his appearance in the upcoming edition of the annual ESPN The Magazine “Body Issue,” in which he showcases what some view as cockiness and others see as justifiable self-confidence. Speaking with ESPN reporter Stacey Pressman, Harper discussed myriad topics, including how his health this past...Read More The post...
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A-Rod, Yankees, union in talks to donate HR bonus to charity

As Alex Rodriguez neared the milestone of 660 career homers earlier this season, the otherwise significant accomplishment — the New York Yankees slugger’s tainted history notwithstanding — was marred with the news that A-Rod and the team were at odds over the disbursement of a $6 million marketing bonus he was due for it. The...Read More The post A-Rod, Yankees, union in negotiations...
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Adrian Beltre’s home burglarized, AL title ring, suite tickets stolen

The home of Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was burglarized last week, according to a report from The Dallas Morning News. No one was at the home at the time of the burglary, which occurred sometime Thursday morning. Beltre had already left for the ballpark for the Rangers’ matinee game against the Oakland A’s....Read More The post Adrian Beltre’s home burglarized...
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Tiger Woods’ agent categorically denies Amanda Dufner affair rumors

It didn’t take long for the Tiger Woods camp to fire back at an inflammatory rumor that he had an affair with Amanda Dufner, now the ex-wife of fellow PGA Tour star Jason Dufner. The golfer’s agent, Mark Steinberg, issued a strongly worded statement to FOX News in which he vehemently disputed the allegations made...Read More The post Tiger Woods’ agent categorically denies...
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Max Scherzer making clever pitches for pinch-hitting duties

Given that Max Scherzer openly — and apparently jokingly — campaigned earlier this season against pitchers hitting in the National League, relegating the practice to the annals of baseball history, it’s surprising that the Washington Nationals ace apparently openly — and again perhaps jokingly — campaigns for pinch-hitting duties. Even better, he does so in...Read More...
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Young Royals fan who cheered World Series run passes away from cancer

Noah Wilson, who made an indelible mark upon the world long before his loyalty and love for the Kansas City Royals turned him into a motivating force behind the team’s run to the World Series last season passed away on Tuesday after a battle with various cancer-related ailments. He was seven years old. Wilson, diagnosed...Read More The post Young Royals fan who cheered World Series...
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Robert Griffin III speaks at UN to advocate for protecting oceans

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was among the many celebrities, including Samuel L. Jackson, to address the United Nations general assembly on Tuesday to advocate for the protection of the Earth’s oceans. RG3 spoke to how humanity’s actions are destroying the oceans, specifically the use of plastic bottles, although that’s not the only problem...Read More...
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David Ortiz vehemently denies that his bat speed is declining

Last rites were being read on David Ortiz’s illustrious major league career when he stumbled out of the gates this season. This prompted the Boston Red Sox slugger, 39, to feel compelled on numerous occasions to vehemently deny that Father Time at long last had caught up with him. A rudimentary look at his statistics...Read More The post David Ortiz vehmently blasts notion that...
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DeSean Jackson blasts Eagles, says team engaged in a ‘smear campaign’

It’s been well over a year since the Philadelphia Eagles released DeSean Jackson, but the passing of time hasn’t appeared to soothe the wide receiver’s hurt feelings over being cut loose so unceremoniously. Jackson made some inflammatory quotes about how the Eagles cut ties with him in late March of last year during the premiere...Read More The post DeSean Jackson blasts Eagles...
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Odell Beckham Jr. offered professional baseball contract

Odell Beckham Jr.’s incredible athletic abilities has caught the eyes and interest of a New York-based independent league baseball team, says a report from NJ Advanced Media. The New York Giants wide receiver received a contract offer on Tuesday from the Rockland Boulders of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, a team based in...Read More The post Odell...
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Fan who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th says he’s received threats

Zack Hample, the so-called “professional ballhawk” who gained possession of the ball Alex Rodriguez deposited into the Yankee Stadium outfield seats for his 3,000th hit, claims he has received numerous “scary” threats due to his hard-line stance against freely relinquishing the coveted piece of baseball memorabilia to A-Rod. Hample, 37, tells TMZ that fans have...Read More...
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Lineup card from A-Rod’s 3,000th hit game selling for big money at auction

Since anything related, no matter how tangentially, to a significant event in sports — especially when it relates to a player or team reaching a significant milestone — can cause the most obsessive memorabilia collectors to get worked up into a frenzy, perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that a lineup card from the game in...Read More The post Lineup card from A-Rod’s 3,000th...
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