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Cubs to wear gold-trimmed jerseys to celebrate World Series win

The Chicago Cubs on Friday provided a glimpse of the special jerseys the team will wear for its first series of the 2017 MLB season to commemorate their World Series victory last fall. The Cubs official Twitter account teased images of the unis, which feature gold stitching and lettering. Gold trim will also be featured on the team’s cap. As noted the tweet, the special-edition...
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Friday marks 16th anniversary of Randy Johnson drilling that bird

It’s hard to believe it was that long ago, but Friday marks the 16th anniversary of a Randy Johnson pitch obliterating a poor bird caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.Johnson, then with the Arizona Diamondbacks, was pitching in a spring training game when a bird ended up smack dab in the line of fastball fire. The poor creature was completely obliterated in a disturbing...
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Derrick Rose says money not a priority in free agency: ‘I want to win’

Derrick Rose will become a free agent for the first time in his career this coming offseason. Despite the New York Knicks star’s contention earlier this season that he would seek a max deal, Rose now claims that money alone isn’t the main factor that will determine his future.“Not even thinking money. I’ve got more than enough money saved. If I stopped playing basketball...
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Brandon Brooks accepts wedding invite from Eagles fan

Brandon Brooks probably will be treated as quite the distinguished guest after accepting an invitation to a Philadelphia Eagles fan’s wedding.Geoff Lane, an Eagles fan living in Washington, D.C., thought it would be a hoot to invite the Eagles offensive lineman — and fellow Miami of Ohio alum — to his upcoming nuptials.“As a 2007 graduate of Miami University, a Delaware valley...
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No discipline for Crosby for slashing off Methot’s fingertip

Sidney Crosby will not be subjected to any discipline for a slash that ripped off the fingertip of Marc Methot, per NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, who told ESPN the league is not investigating the matter.The incident occurred during the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators Thursday night. Methot missed the final 45 minutes of the game after coming off the ice...
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Rodgers: Packers fans ‘should be really excited’ about season

The Green Bay Packers haven’t received many high marks from the pundits for their activity so far in free agency. While there has been a few solid additions, the team seems to have lost more than it gained, as key departures on both sides of the ball arguably suggests the Packers got weaker, not stronger, this offseason.But that’s not how Aaron Rodgers sees it.The Packers quarterback...
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Shaquille O’Neal says he once gave a server a $4,000 tip

Shaquille O’Neal boasted during an appearance this week on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that he is an incredibly generous tipper. So much so, in fact, Shaq claimed he once gave a restaurant server a $4,000 tip simply because they asked for it.“When I’m at restaurants, I am a big tipper,” Shaq said, via Dime Mag. “I like to show people my appreciation, so when they come up to...
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Shaq comes clean on flat earth talk: ‘I’m joking, you idiots’

It looks like Shaquille O’Neal pulled a fast one on all of us.The NBA icon-turned-TNT analyst finally revealed he really doesn’t believe the earth is flat, a belief he espoused last week. Shaq made the admission during an appearance on Jordan Harbinger’s “The Art of Charm” podcast. Shaq’s big reveal, as transcribed by Ball Don’t Lie: Harbinger: “What’s going on...
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adidas unveils pimento cheese sandwich shoes for Masters

adidas has come up with an interesting way to pay tribute to all the splendor that is the Masters and its iconic locale, Augusta National Golf Club. And what better way to do so than by celebrating something integral to the total Masters experience?adidas announced this week the creation of a shoe that pays tribute to the classic pimento cheese sandwich, a culinary experience that...
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Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias injures elbow, hip in shower fall

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias may miss Opening Day as a result of two injuries which were suffered while taking a shower.Originally, Reds manager Bryan Price wouldn’t divulge to reporters the nature of Iglesias’ hip and elbow issues, simply stating the injuries, were “sustained at home.” But Iglesias later revealed that he sustained the injuries after falling in...
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ESPN names Samantha Ponder new ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’ host

ESPN on Thursday confirmed what’s long been rumored about the status of its flagship NFL pregame show: Samantha Ponder will replace Chris Berman as host of “Sunday NFL Countdown.”Berman is stepping back from many of his duties with ESPN and taking on a lesser role. The network announced via statement Thursday that Suzy Kolber and Trey Wingo will also step in to fill the holes...
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Fan wears burned LeBron James jersey to Cavs-Nuggets game

An NBA fan who perhaps once harbored a grudge over LeBron James’ desertion from the Cleveland Cavaliers curiously wore a partially burned James jersey at Wednesday's game.The fan received some air time on the Jumbotron during the Cavs’ visit to Pepsi Center Wednesday night for a showdown with the Denver Nuggets.What made the fan’s choice of attire so perplexing, though, was...
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Report: Sean Payton has ‘taken an interest’ in Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel remains in NFL limbo as he continues to stage his football comeback. But it appears his dedication to getting his life and career back on track has reportedly impressed one NFL head coach: The New Orleans Saints' Sean Payton.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport in a series of tweets Thursday morning reports Payton has taken a shine on Manziel. Rapoport reports that Payton and...
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Goodell ‘fine’ with Trump’s comments on Kaepernick

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell seemingly attempted to keep the league above the political fray by indicating he’s fine with Donald Trump’s recent comments about Colin Kaepernick.The commissioner, appearing on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike,” said Trump has the right to express his opinions.“That’s a comment that he’s going to make and that’s fine,” Goodell said, via...
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J.J. Watt, Kealia Ohai mark his birthday with sweet Instagram posts

J.J. Watt on Wednesday celebrated his 28th birthday and presumably the highlight of the day was a surprise visit from his girlfriend, US soccer star Kealia Ohai. The happy couple marked the occasion with mutually affectionate Instagram posts.The Houston Texans superstar took to social media to note how Ohai flew in to spend time with him on his birthday on her only day off from training...
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LeBron James, James Corden play cops for ‘Carpool Karaoke’ bit (pic)

LeBron James will take part in an upcoming segment of “Carpool Karaoke,” a bit that has launched CBS’ “The Late Late Show” host James Corden into superstardom. The segment was filmed in Los Angeles on Monday, the first of consecutive days off for the Cavaliers and a day after the team dispatched the Lakers by a score of 125-120. The incredibly popular “Carpool Karaoke...
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Rockies hold ping-pong tourney in front of packed clubhouse

Spring training undoubtedly serves its purpose with its myriad benefits and routines. It helps players, management, coaching staff, trainers and the like prepare themselves -- both mentally and physically -- for the impending slog through the marathon-like regular season.But even spring training can get a bit long, tenuous and repetitive. So many teams try to figure out ways to break...
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Ovechkin to wear custom skates honoring U.S., Russia

Alexander Ovechkin has consistently stated his love for both his native Russia and the United States. So it is perfectly fitting that the Washington Capitals superstar will pay homage to his homeland and adopted country with a pair of custom skates during Thursday’s home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.Believed to be the first time an NHL player has ever donned custom-styled...
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Shaq's statue spotted outside Staples Center before unveiling

The Los Angeles Lakers will formally unveil Shaquille O’Neal’s statue during a ceremony Friday outside Staples Center. With only a few days left before the big reveal, work has begun in erecting the statue in Star Plaza outside the arena.Shaq himself took to Twitter Wednesday to provide a snapshot of the mammoth statue befitting his sizable frame. The bronze statue, which celebrates...
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Jim Harbaugh claims to work out in his patented khakis

Jim Harbaugh’s affinity for regular old khakis of course is well-documented. But who knew that the Michigan Wolverines head football coach is so devoted to said no-nonsense style of slacks that he wears them during activities arguably not suitable for such a style of pants?Harbaugh recently sat down for an interview with GQ, and given the stylistic, fashion-centric bent to that...
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Curry brothers wore matching shoes for Mavs-Warriors tilt (pics)

The longstanding sibling rivalry between Seth Curry and Stephen Curry was again taken to another level Tuesday night as the Dallas Mavericks squared off with the Golden State Warriors. And the brother-against-brother match-up was celebrated by both Currys rocking matching “Family Business” Under Armour Curry 3 sneakers. The shoes feature blues in the style befitting both the...
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NFL developing ‘educational training video’ for celebrations

Excessive player celebrations were a major point of discussion, not to mention contention, throughout the 2016 NFL season. It appears the league is attempting to address the issue and the inconsistencies associated with the arguably arbitrary nature of what’s flagged as excessive and what is not.The NFL is holding Competition Committee meetings this week in Phoenix, Ariz., and...
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Chris Paul hangs with son on Clippers bench during blowout

Things got so out of hand during the Los Angeles Clippers’ 133-109 blowout of the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night that Chris Paul was allowed to enjoy some quality time with his son on the bench.And it wasn’t only in the waning moments of the game, either. Christopher Jr. was sitting on his father’s lap with over five minutes remaining in a game that had long since become...
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Did Kaepernick troll Trump with Meals on Wheels donation?

Colin Kaepernick recently donated $50,000 to Meals on Wheels as part of a $500,000 payout in a continuation of his many charitable endeavors, per a tweet from NFL media’s Ian Rapoport. The fact the currently unemployed quarterback continues to perform positive public works via donations obviously is no surprise.And yet, the confluence of recent events lends to the possibility that...
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Dwight Howard used to eat an absurd amount of candy daily

Dwight Howard has since kicked the sickeningly sweet habit, but details recently surfaced regarding a candy addiction that at one point was completely out of control.No one would ever forward the argument that the sculpted Atlanta Hawks superstar is out of shape by any stretch of the imagination. But a recent piece from ESPN’s Baxter Holmes about the NBA’s addiction to peanut...
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