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Dustin Johnson taking leave of absence ‘to seek professional help’

Dustin Johnson, the 30-year-old budding superstar and eight-time PGA Tour winner, is taking an indefinite leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately, according to a statement issued by the golfer through Hambric Sports Management. Johnson’s statement, which was released on Thursday afternoon: I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately...
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#Guh: NBA adding league’s Twitter handle to Spalding game balls (photo)

The NBA would like all the social media savvy types out there in the tubes that makes up the interwebs to know that it is a league on the forefront of being relevant online as it strives to be hip to all the things going on these days on the Internet. Mostly, the NBA wants […] The post #Guh: NBA adding league’s Twitter handle to Spalding game balls (photo) appeared first on Sportress...
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A’s have Yoenis Cespedes t-shirt giveaway scheduled days after trading him (pic)

In an instance of unfortunate happenstance that could not have been predicted all those months ago when the Oakland Athletics promotions department were organizing and scheduling ballpark giveaways, the team has an Yoenis Cespedes t-shirt giveaway scheduled for Saturday at O.co Coliseum. Of course, the immensely popular back-to-back Home Run Derby champ was traded […] The post...
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Pat Riley on LeBron James leaving: ‘I went into it with the notion he was coming back’

After a few weeks of contemplation, reflection and perhaps some licking of wounds — although he would never admit to the last one — Miami Heat president Pat Riley spoke at length for the first time since the departure of LeBron James. During a 40-minute conference call with the media on Wednesday, Riley talked at […] The post Pat Riley on LeBron James leaving: ‘I went into...
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NFL players to wear tracking technology in pads to enhance fan experience

If the coverage of the National Football League on television wasn’t already a comprehensive, engrossing and captivating spectacle in its current incarnation, be prepared to be even further inundated courtesy of a technological advancement that will only further enhance the fan experience and allow them to delve even deeper into the game. The NFL has […] The post NFL players...
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Tiger Woods admits he’s waging a ‘no-win fight’ against inevitable baldness (video)

Tiger Woods is 38 years old and like most men nearing the the 40-year benchmark, he is being forced to come to terms with the unavoidable and inescapable reality that with aging comes certain issues one never envisioned being forced to sadly and dejectedly confront. For some men, it’s the sobering realization that they can […] The post Tiger Woods admits he’s waging a ‘no...
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LeBron James mosaic to be created entirely out of submitted fan photos (video)

An Ohio-based company known for creating amazing portraits of mosaic art through unconventional methods is taking on a big-time, hometown hero as its next project. Fan Mosaics, based in Northfield, Ohio, about 30 minutes outside of Cleveland, has done mosaic portraits of the likes of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Jerry Garcia, will be creating […] The post LeBron James mosaic...
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Letter rips WaPo for likening Ray Rice to Fred Flintstone

The entire Ray Rice controversy, from his alleged conduct to the NFL’s questionable two-game suspension stemming from the purportedly ugly incident involving his now-wife, and the ensuing questionable reactions and commentary from pundits and talking heads — specifically Stephen A. Smith — has provided for an opportunity to openly and reasonably discuss the tragic and […...
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Redskins rookie kicker Zach Hocker hazed with hideous haircut (photo)

Zach Hocker was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Word has it that the kicker has impressed the coaching staff so far but apparently he hasn’t done performed so well that he was able to avoid a rite of passage of NFL training camp: The rookie hazing […] The post Redskins rookie kicker Zach Hocker hazed with hideous haircut (photo)...
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Jordy Mercer’s home run ball makes woman’s beer cup explode (video)

A woman was either in the right place at the right time or the wrong place at the wrong time — depending on one’s perspective — during Wednesday’s tilt between the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The predicament — or benefit — prompted by the location of her seat was precipitated […] The post Jordy Mercer’s home run ball makes woman...
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Oregon Ducks football debut scratch-n-sniff season tickets

The official Twitter account of Oregon Ducks ticket office changed the season ticket game permanently with the announcement on Wednesday that season tickets for the Ducks football team’s 2014 season will feature a very special olfactory-based embellishment. According to the tweet, not only will a season ticket get a fan into Autzen Stadium for a […] The post Season tickets for...
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Middle-aged fan asks Ryan Clark to sign her breast, Redskins safety obliges (video)

A component of every NFL player’s training camp experience is witnessing the throngs of fans camped out in the hopes of snagging an autograph from their favorite players. Sure, some players manage to elude and evade the autograph hounds, either by their relative anonymity compared to their teammates or through an innate ability to somehow […] The post Middle-aged fan asks Ryan...
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Dolphins wearing shirts bearing a credo in effort to move past bullying scandal (photo)

The bullying scandal involving Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, among others, ominously and disruptively hung over the Miami Dolphins’ entire 2013 season. The team was unable to get out from under the troubling allegations and ensuing controversy as the story seemed to feed itself as another as a sordid detail seemed to emerge with each […] The post Dolphins wearing shirts...
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Twins name teen with heart condition honorary manager in ‘Little Big League’ tribute (vid)

The Minnesota Twins wanted to something special to commemorate the 20th anniversary this month of the film, “Little Big League.” To do so, the team went above and beyond simply doing something hokey and instead utilized the anniversary of the movie to lift the spirits of an ill 14-year-old baseball fan. “Little Big League” of […] The post Twins name teen with heart condition...
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Dustin Brown exacts Twitter revenge on troll job by Rangers-loving FedEx guy (photo)

Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown may be a New York native — he hails from Ithaca — but that does not mean that New York Rangers fans have forgiven him, nor will they forget, how he and his teammates dispatched their beloved team with relative ease in five games in the Stanley Cup Finals […] The post Dustin Brown exacts Twitter revenge on troll job by Rangers-loving FedEx...
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Dan Le Batard’s effort at trolling LeBron via full-page ad rebuffed by Plain-Dealer (pic)

Sports radio provocateur, ESPN personality and Miami-based sportswriter Dan Le Batard is well-known for his unconventional methods, in particular while fulfilling his hosting duties on ESPN Radio’s “The Dan Le Batard Show.” In fact, Le Batard, as noted by Awful Announcing, has developed something of a reputation for his unscrupulous efforts at pulling off epic […] The post...
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Pic taken with fisheye lens makes Kevin Durant’s feet look like Sideshow Bob’s (photo)

While the far more tantalizing story surrounding Kevin Durant involves comments made by the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar at Team USA training camp regarding his uncertain future with his current NBA team. Durant’s relatively noncommittal commentary regarding whether or not a homecoming to the D.C. area to play for the Wizards may be something he’ll […] The post Pic taken...
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Did Dustin Johnson pull out of tourney to hang with Paulina?

Dustin Johnson, the No. 16-ranked player in the world, pulled out of this week’s Bridgestone Invitational, a $9 million World Golf Championships event held at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Johnson reportedly cited the reason for his withdrawal as “personal,” according to Ohio.com, but a photograph posted by fiancée Paulina Gretzky to her Instagram […] The post Did...
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Legends Football League star Heather Furr celebrates touchdown with a beer (video)

Here’s something that will never see in the NFL: A player celebrating a touchdown by enjoying a brewski. And in a departure from the typically acceptable criticism of the NFL for having the reputation of being the “No Fun League,” while the scene that played out during a recent LFL game, perhaps never seeing something […] The post Legends Football League star Heather Furr...
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Icky Grump Redux: Jack White throws out first pitch before Tigers game (video/pics)

There are few things more American than baseball, apple pie and … a sad Jack White looking like he lost his last friend (at times) at a major league ballpark. For the second time in about a week, the rocker made an appearance at a ballgame — he took in a Chicago Cubs game with […] The post Icky Grump Redux: Jack White throws out first pitch before Tigers game (video/pics) appeared...
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Kate Upton begs boyfriend Justin Verlander for a puppy

The suddenly semi-long-term romance between Justin Verlander and Kate Upton reached epically adorable proportions on Tuesday evening when the über-supermodel took to Instagram to ask her Detroit Tigers pitcher boyfriend to get her a new puppy. Fresh off the couple’s vacation in Mexico during the All-Star Break, the 22-year-old Upton posted the above photograph of […] The post...
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Of course an artist created a portrait of James Harden out of human hair (photo)

Unbeknownst to most folks who don’t make a habit of perusing some of the odder, or in this case, hairier corners of the Internet, there is a site devoted entirely to art inspired by and of Houston Rockets star James Harden. The site, James Harden Illustrated, is the brain child of designer/illustrator Filip Peraić. The […] The post Of course an artist created a portrait of James...
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What a pisser: Browns fan who urinated on Art Modell’s grave facing charges (video)

In case anybody’s wondering, the poorly conceived plan to desecrate a grave by urinating on it and then compounding that egregious act by making the questionable decision to post a video that documents that transgression to YouTube? Not a good idea. It’s a lesson that an as of yet unidentified Cleveland Browns fan probably wishes […] The post What a pisser: Browns fan who urinated...
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Buffalo Bills great Andre Reed drops f-bombs on Jon Bon Jovi, Johnny Manziel

Andre Reed spent his entire 16-year NFL career with the Buffalo Bills, save for a swan song season with the Washington Redskins in 2000, so it should come as no surprise that he has some very strong opinions about the team’s impending sale. Reed also is a renowned quote machine, so when he opened up […] The post Buffalo Bills great Andre Reed drops f-bombs on Jon Bon Jovi, Johnny...
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104-year-old Flyers fan tears up after trying on Stanley Cup ring

Helen Moser, a dedicated Philadelphia Flyers fan, celebrated her 104th birthday recently. She had to wait about 40 years for the team to be founded in 1967 before the German immigrant was able to develop an interest in hockey, which she says was prompted by how she found it similar to soccer. During her birthday […] The post 104-year-old Flyers fan moved to tears by trying on Stanley...
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