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Five-star hoops star Malik Newman commits to Miss State

It hasn’t taken very long for Ben Howland to land a massive recruit at Mississippi State.  Friday morning, Malik Newman, a five-star guard in the class of 2015, announced he’s committed to the Bulldogs’ program. The 6-foot-3, 174-pound prospect chose MSU over Kentucky, Kansas and LSU, among others.  Newman is a Jackson, Miss., native.  Malik Newman announces he has committed...
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Bruce Jenner: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman"

ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos Bruce Jenner gave an interview to ABC’s Diane Sawyer that aired Friday night in which he described himself as a woman. The former Olympic star said in the interview that this would be his last one as Bruce now that he is transitioning into his new identity...Read More
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Report: Angels, Rangers talking Josh Hamilton trade

Fresh off news that Josh Hamilton’s disastrous tenure with the Los Angeles Angels is likely over, comes this report from Yahoo’s Jeff Passan indicating that the Angels are in “deep discussions” with the Texas Rangers in a deal surrounding Hamilton. On the field, it’s not much of a surprise that the Angels could work out a deal for the ultra-talented outfielder. However...
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Roger Goodell calls both Los Angeles stadium plans 'viable'

On the heels of the Carson City Council unanimously approving construction of a $1.7 billion stadium comes this bit of information directly from the NFL league office in New York City. Speaking to the Associated Press, commissioner Roger Goodell called both the Carson and Inglewood stadium plans “viable,” while saying both have a “great deal of potential to be successful....
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Crabtree on joining Raiders: 'Ain't got nothing to lose'

The San Francisco 49ers let wide receiver Michael Crabtree test free agency after an uneventful year that saw him put up the worst full season of an already average career. Crabtree, who actually sat on the market for quite a long time, is going to now test his luck with the Oakland Raiders. Chatting about his new club after working out with the Raiders this week, Crabtree admitted...
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Artist creates incredible portrait of Tom Brady out of 20,724 crayons (photo)

An artist with the assistance of some elementary school students in Andover, Mass., has created an absolutely stunning portrait of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady utilizing crayons as a medium. And no, that does not mean the crayons were used to draw and color the portrait. Nope. The portrait is comprised entirely of actual...Read More The post Artist creates incredible...
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Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard rips Twitter troll over ‘pathetic 9-5 job’

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard fell into the all-too common trap that has ensnared many an athlete since the advent of social media by engaging a troll on Twitter. And then he made it worse by taking a shot at the individual’s presumed “common man” existence. While an always inadvisable decision in the first...Read More The post Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard rips...
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Bartolo Colon: I’m ‘surprised I’m pitching the way I’m pitching’ at 41

Bartolo Colon, 41, is now 4-0 on the season after scattering three earned runs over six innings in the New York Mets’ 6-3 win on Thursday over the Atlanta Braves, the team’s franchise record-breaking 11th consecutive win. Courtesy of his solid start, Colon became only the fourth pitcher in 80 years over the age of...Read More The post Bartolo Colon: I’m ‘surprised I’m...
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NFL exec compares Jameis Winson to JaMarcus Russell

Jameis Winston arguably is one of the most heavily scrutinized football players in the history of the NFL Draft and an unnamed league personnel personnel executive made one of the most unflattering comparisons that can be made when predicting the career prospects of a future NFL quarterback. The longtime executive in personnel, per a Milwaukee...Read More The post Unnamed NFL executive...
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Eagles VP Ed Marynowitz says he's not Chip Kelly's 'yes man'

The belief in NFL circles is that Chip Kelly is in complete control of the Philadelphia Eagles with owner Jeffrey Lurie allowing him to oversee the football operations at his sole discretion. But Eagles vice president of football operations Ed Marynowitz begs to differ, and made it clear he’s simply not some stuffed suit with...Read More The post Eagles VP Ed Marynowitz says he’s...
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Reporter to Kyrie Irving: How much fun is it to watch Kevin Love stroke it (video)

The Cleveland Cavaliers have pushed the Boston Celtics to the brink of elimination with Thursday night’s 103-95 victory at TD Garden to take a three-games-to-none lead in the first-round series. The Cavs’ “Big Three” all contributed to the big victory, with LeBron James scoring game-high 31 points and Kyrie Irving adding 13 points and six...Read More The post Reporter to...
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Wilson not taking Ciara to White House Correspondents’ Dinner

A video posted by Russell Wilson on Facebook Thursday reveals, contrary to widespread rumors, that he will not be taking Ciara to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend. Instead, Wilson will be escorting another special lady in his life: His grandmother. Can’t wait to dance with my beautiful date at the WHCD this weekend!...Read More The post Russell Wilson isn’t...
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Pope’s visit prompts Eagles to open season on the road

In one of the quirkier stories to emerge out of the yarns spawned yearly related to the logistical minefields that need to be navigated as the NFL devises its regular season schedule, a visit to the City of Brotherly Love by Pope Francis in September played a role in why the Philadelphia Eagles will open...Read More The post Pope’s Philly visit prompts Eagles to open season with...
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Dolphins’ A.J. Francis wants to become an Uber driver

Miami Dolphins defensive lineman A.J. Francis applied to becoming an Uber driver on Wednesday in one of the odder stories of the NFL offseason. Francis, measuring in at a massive 6-foot-5, 330 pounds, says he’s a user of the mobile-app-based transportation network and figured since he had the time, why not give it a shot,...Read More The post Dolphins’ A.J. Francis wants to...
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LeBron James now lavishing praise on Cavaliers head coach David Blatt

LeBron James recently had nothing but kind words to say about David Blatt, recently praising the Cleveland Cavaliers rookie head coach for how well he has been setting the team up for success. “He’s been great,” James said ahead of the Cavs’ bid to take a 3-0 series lead over the Boston Celtics on Thursday...Read More The post LeBron James now lavishing praise on Cavaliers...
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Larry Fitzgerald still talking about Cardinals acquiring Adrian Peterson

It wasn’t the first time Larry Fitzgerald expressed interest regarding the possibility of the Arizona Cardinals acquiring Adrian Peterson, as he said in March that if his team could somehow land the disgruntled Minnesota Vikings running back, it would be a “game-changer.” But this time around, the wide receiver was a lot more cautious with...Read More The post Larry Fitzgerald...
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Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen gets insane head tattoo, gives bizarre interview (pic)

Chris “Birdman” Andersen obviously has a established a reputation as something of an NBA oddity during his 13-year career. From his “combed his hair with a caramel apple” Mohawk to his inordinate amount of tattoos covering most of his body, nothing “Birdman” does at this point should be considered particularly shocking. But just when we...Read More The post Chris ‘Birdman’...
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St. Paul mayor after Wild’s blowout loss: ‘WTF was that?’

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (above, left, with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and mascot Nordy) took to Twitter on Wednesday night and articulated quite well the general disposition of Minnesota Wild fans in the wake of the team’s 6-1 shellacking at the hands of the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the teams’ playoff...Read More The post St. Paul mayor on Twitter after Wild’s...
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Eagles exec says team ‘saw a great deal of improvement’ in Tim Tebow

While the outside world is parsing the exact meaning behind why the Philadelphia Eagles — namely mad scientist Chip Kelly — decided to take a flier on Tim Tebow, a member of the organization’s front office diligently attempted to defend the acquisition. Eagles vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz on Thursday became the first...Read More The post Eagles exec says...
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Philadelphia’s pretzel purveyors at odds over Tim Tebow joining Eagles (pics)

As often is the case in situations such as these, if you want to take the pulse of a region when it comes to a debatable issue, one needs only to take a look at how the local pretzel-makers are shaping their goods to articulate their feelings likely will provide an accurate assessment. And in...Read More The post Philadelphia’s pretzel purveyors at odds over Tim Tebow joining Eagles...
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Alex Rodriguez to reporter: ‘It’s been one long boo for 15 years’

Alex Rodriguez had a somewhat terse back-and-forth with a Detroit reporter on Wednesday over the perception that he is baseball’s biggest villain. The New York Yankees slugger mostly blew off the assertion that he is the resident player pariah in Major League Baseball, especially in the wake of his season-long exile last year. Rodriguez instead...Read More The post A-Rod during...
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Five-year-old boy with ‘Iron Man’ prosthetic hand throws out first pitch (video)

A five-year-old Ohio boy with a prosthetic hand modeled to resemble one worn by Iron Man threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Columbus Clippers — the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians — on Tuesday. Jack Carder was born with only a thumb and no fingers on his right hand but recently was...Read More The post Five-year-old boy with ‘Iron Man’ prosthetic...
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Mavs selling socks with image of Mark Cuban using a urinal

After the Dallas Mavericks pulled off a bit of a shocker by upsetting LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals, Mark Cuban took the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy on something of a magical mystery tour, bringing along the iconic trophy everywhere he went, even to places where perhaps it should never...Read More The post Mavericks selling socks featuring Mark Cuban...
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Subway’s Marcus Mariota sculpture is $5 footlong’s worth of nightmare fuel (pic)

Marcus Mariota recently signed an endorsement deal with Subway and to commemorate the momentous event, the renowned sandwich making-outfit created a sculpture of the soon-to-be NFL quarterback. Given that bread, meat and condiments aren’t typically considered traditional mediums through which beautiful art is created — to say the least — the results are, well …...Read More...
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Publix disputes Jameis Winston’s new complimentary crab legs story

One of Jameis Winston’s most notoriously amusing — albeit not most concerning — misstep made during his time at Florida State revolved around his alleged shoplifting of crab legs from Publix. The crab legs incident has again reared its ugly claw once again, and it has spawned a case of “he said-regional supermarket chain said,”...Read More The post Publix disputes Jameis...
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