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Canadian Tristan Thompson takes title trophy to Tim Hortons (pic)

Tristan Thompson is a proud Canadian, so when it was his turn to spend his week with the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, the Cleveland Cavaliers star knew what to do. He of course took the trophy back for a victory tour of his hometown of Toronto. And then he did what any sensible Canadian would do: He paid a visit to Tim Hortons. I saw Sidney Crosby brought the Stanley...
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Troubling details emerge from Jeremy Jeffress' DWI arrest

Texas Rangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning on a DWI charge. And if that wasn’t bad enough for the 28-year-old reliever, some embarrassing details of the arrest have been released by police, including how Jeffress apparently urinated on himself twice during his arrest. A Dallas County warrant details what transpired after police pulled Jeffress over...
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Marshawn Lynch signs Patriots shirt with ‘Beast Mode U B—h’ (pic)

Marshwan Lynch may have eased into retirement after a standout NFL career, but it’s clear he hasn’t forgotten about Super Bowl XLIX. This was made abundantly clear when some autograph seeker had the audacity to ask Lynch to sign a New England Patriots shirt. Suffice to say, Lynch went “Beast Mode” when signing said shirt, crossing out the Patriots logo and writing, ...
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Nike creates custom Air Jordan shoes in tribute to Craig Sager

Craig Sager unquestionably is one of the most beloved characters affiliated with the NBA. And given the NBA on TNT' reporter’s colorful personality — something wholly illustrated by his fashion flare — it’s a fitting tribute that the custom pair of Air Jordan 1 sneakers created in tribute to Sager match his unique and unmatched sense of style. Images of the custom shoes...
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Dez Bryant live-tweeted Cowboys preseason game

A concussion suffered during a practice earlier this week meant Dez Bryant was held out of the Dallas Cowboys' third preseason game Thursday night. Bryant was left behind in Texas as the Cowboys' traveled to the Pacific Northwest for a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. But that didn't mean he wasn't with the team in spirit, and demonstrated as much by...
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Marshall’s first impression of Fitzpatrick: ‘He was terrible’

To say that the relationship between Brandon Marshall and Ryan Fitzpatrick as New York Jets teammates got off to an inauspicious start would be an understatement. “He was terrible,” Marshall said of first working with Fitzpatrick, via NJ.com. “He really was.” Marshall arrived at his unflattering initial opinion of Fitzpatrick during offseason OTAs and minicamps in 2015...
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Adrian Peterson once again won’t play a preseason snap

Despite hinting in the offseason that he might play in a preseason game for the first time in years, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson confirmed his first snap won’t come until Week 1 of the 2016 NFL season. Peterson hasn’t played in a Vikings preseason game since 2013 and hasn’t touched the ball in one since 2011. The 31-year-old running back indicated that...
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Dodgers fan toasts Matt Moore losing no-hit bid with dual middle fingers (vid)

San Francisco Giants lefty Matt Moore came about as close as a pitcher can get to tossing a no-hitter, allowing a bloop single to right field to Corey Seager with two-outs in the ninth inning. And a Los Angeles Dodgers fan had a pretty outlandish reaction to his beloved team narrowly avoiding the embarrassment. Yep, as cameras panned the thrilled crowd in Dodger Stadium, said...
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What the Bruins got with David Backes

David Backes is not your normal, everyday NHL star player. Through his 10-year career in the league, all as a member of the St. Louis Blues, Backes played nearly every game. He registered his fair share of goals and assists, but his greater achievements were in categories usually reserved for someone who never sniffs a 30-goal season. Backes has topped 90 penalty minutes in a season...
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Thunder fan petition: Change town’s name from Durant to Westbrook

An Oklahoma City Thunder fan evidently left extremely disgruntled over Kevin Durant spurning his beloved NBA team to join the Golden State Warriors has started a petition with the goal of wiping the name “Durant” off the map in Oklahoma. Literally. Ryan Nazari, of Edmond, Okla., recently created a petition on Change.org in which he argues that the town of Durant, Okla., should...
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Mike Piazza’s jersey displayed at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The New York Mets jersey Mike Piazza was wearing when he hit a cahartic game-winning home run in the first professional sporting event played in New York following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 is now on display at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. A photograph of Piazza’s historic jersey housed behind glass among other items in a “Baseball after 9/11” exhibit...
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Rex Ryan has gained 30 pounds since Rob Ryan joined Bills staff

One thing twin brothers Rex Ryan and Rob Ryan have in common — and there are many things, obviously — is they both have larger-than-life personalities. There was a time, however, that the Ryan brothers both shared larger waistlines as well. And it sounds like the previously svelte Rex Ryan might be returning to his former portly form, seemingly thanks to brother Ryan. With...
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Mark Sanchez: 'Ruining an opportunity’ talk misinterpreted

Mark Sanchez was understandably disappointed with his woeful performance in the Denver Broncos’ second preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers last Saturday. Speaking after the game in which he lost two fumbles and was sacked three times, Sanchez lamented that it’s “difficult playing like crap on two plays and ruining an opportunity.” Many surmised Sanchez meant...
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Wilson discusses moving wedding out of North Carolina

Russell Wilson made waves recently when reports surfaced that alleged he and Ciara moved the site of their recent wedding from North Carolina to London over opposition to the state’s controversial transgender law. The Seattle Seahawks not surprisingly has been asked about the reasons behind the purported decision to move the nuptials out of North Carolina over H.B.2, the so...
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Kobe Bryant has great line about Lakers jersey retirement

The Los Angeles City Council previously declared Aug. 24 “Kobe Bryant Day,” and on Wednesday, the city and the beloved NBA icon celebrated the tribute. In a way, Wednesday’s festivities provided a perfect way to bookend a yearlong celebration of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar’s phenomenal NBA career. Now arrives the time to put his legacy in its proper perspective, which...
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Britney Spears ‘would probably do’ Super Bowl halftime show

While there’s been no indication the NFL has gauged her interest, Britney Spears mentioned during a recent interview she’d "probably do" the halftime show at Super Bowl LI. The 34-year-old pop star was promoting her upcoming new album on BBC Radio 1 this week when she was asked if she’d accept an offer to take the stage at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 7. “Yes...
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Rockets GM Daryl Morey defends ‘polarizing’ James Harden

James Harden is the NBA’s version of an enigma wrapped in a riddle. Obviously one of the most gifted offensive players in the NBA, the Houston Rockets superstar’s renowned deficiencies on the defensive endof the court -- along with his inability to make his teammates better -- has prompted as many differing opinions about him as his impressive points-per-game average. ...
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Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas growing mustaches for FedEx Cup (pic)

The currently scraggly hair sprouting on the upper lips of Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas won’t make anyone forget NHL playoff beards, but the two PGA Tour golfers are doing the best they can to build some camaraderie or something by growing mustaches for the upcoming FedEx Cup Playoffs. Who wears it better? #FedExCup #Playoffs via @RickieFowler pic.twitter.com/gZcfsE902j ...
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Cleveland-area farm celebrates Cavaliers title with corn maze

With autumn quickly approaching, it’s becoming that time of the year for the popular sports-themed corn mazes to artistically carve up rural farmlands all across America. And a maze in a cornfield located about half-hour outside of Cleveland celebrates how the Cavaliers finally ended the region’s decades-long championship drought in major professional sports. Mapleside Farms...
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Alex Rodriguez to embark upon a motivational speaking career?

Alex Rodriguez appears ready to move on from the world of baseball — to a certain extent — and embark upon a career in motivational speaking. The former slugger recently signed on with Greater Talent Agency, an organization that coordinates appearances by high-profile individuals on the motivational speech circuit. The presumably former ballplayer’s bio on the agency...
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Cowboys fan LeBron praises Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz

LeBron James is a longtime Dallas Cowboys fan, so the fact he recently sang the praises of two New York Giants wide receivers certainly is an interesting development. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar took to Instagram Tuesday to issue two separate posts to articulate his admiration for Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz. A video posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Aug...
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LeBron James: Ultimate Warrior shirt wasn’t a shot at Golden State

When LeBron James triumphantly stepped off the plane in Ohio after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers back from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors, much was made of how he was wearing an Ultimate Warrior shirt. Many believed James’ decision to don said shirt was his way of taking a not-so-subtle shot at the vanquished Warriors. But James recently explained that...
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Minnesota Wild names Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ official goal song

The Minnesota Wild, after courting fan opinion, have announced that Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” as the team’s official goal song in tribute to the recently departed and beloved local music icon. The Wild have been using Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant” to get Wild fans at Xcel Energy Center pumped up for years, but when the team played the Prince classic during Game...
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Tom Brady’s $50 vegan snack pack boxes sell out in one day

Tom Brady’s fitness company TB12 either grossly underestimated expected demand for its new vegan snack packs or the product has been selling like absolute hotcakes, as it has been reported that “TB12 Snacks” already have sold out. It was announced on Monday by TB12, per a boston.com report, that the “raw, vegan, organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free” snacks were on...
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Josh Norman blasts ‘horrible’ Roger Goodell, takes shot at NFLPA

Josh Norman didn’t mince his words in any way during a recent interview with ESPN The Magazine, upping the ante with his feud with Odell Beckham Jr. while also taking potshots at the NFL, the NFLPA and even commissioner Roger Goodell. The Washington Redskins, showing no shortage of confidence, also proclaimed himself the “best cornerback on Earth.” Regarding his ongoing...
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