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Mitch McGary on criticism over positive pot test at Michigan: ‘Whatever, so what’ (video)

When Mitch McGary tested positive for marijuana in March while nursing a back injury that prematurely ended his season in December, the then-Michigan Wolverines basketball star read the writing on the wall. Either accept the customary one-year NCAA suspension, meaning he would miss the entire 2014-15 men’s basketball season, or declare for the 2014 NBA […] The post Mitch McGary...
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Puckhead leaf wranglers will love to get their hands on this hockey stick rake (photo)

As summer transitions into autumn, those of us with yards and trees look out our windows with a combination of anticipation and dread as we watch the leaves make a change from a robust green to varying hues of yellow, gold, amber and red. And while the transformation demonstrates the majestic beauty of Nature as […] The post Puckhead leaf wranglers will love to get their hands...
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Chicago White Sox logo mowed into Illinois cornfield simply ‘a-maize-ing’ (video)

Corn mazes mowed and manipulated to resemble sports logos, sports stars and other sports-related fodder is a long-held rite of fall (see here and here and here and here and here), when farms routinely open up their fields to allow families to get lost among the corn stalks. The Odyssey Fun Farm located in Tinley […] The post Chicago White Sox logo mowed into Illinois cornfield...
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Adrian Peterson says he’d ‘give up everything’ to win a Super Bowl

Adrian Peterson has enjoyed countless accolades for his incomparable individual achievements on the football field during his seven years as running back with the Minnesota Vikings, a still-relevant career that already has established him as arguably one of the greatest running backs of all-time. But he’d be willing to trade it all in, the awards, […] The post Adrian Peterson...
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Adam Jones irks Orioles fans with airport comment

Adam Jones was the guest of honor at the Baltimore Orioles’ second-annual “Social Media Night” on Thursday before the team hosted the Tampa Bay Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Unfortunately, things didn’t go off without a hitch the centerfield Roof Deck at the ballpark, where the event was held. Jones is receiving some […] The post Adam Jones irks fans, says airport...
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Here’s NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ (video)

NASCAR star Denny acknowledged in a tweet that unleashed the below video on the masses that he’s “a fan” of Taylor Swift. He then goes out and tries to prove how much of an admirer he is of Swift by lip-syncing a portion of her new song, “Shake It Off.” And the results? Nothing short […] The post Here’s NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake...
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Guy forced to stand on street corner in dress after losing fantasy football league (pic)

It seems that a movement is ensuing in fantasy football leagues across the country that demonstrates it is not bad enough to come in last place, one must be subjected to further humiliation, utilizing creative means to really drive the point home. Case in point: Here’s a guy standing on a street corner in Charlotte, […] The post Guy forced to stand on street corner in dress after...
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Furniture store owes Agggies fans $1 million after A&M’s upset of South Carolina

A furniture store in College Station is on the hook for over $1 million owed to Texas A&M Aggies fans as a result of a promotion tied to the outcome of the team’s season-opening showdown with the South Carolina Gamecocks on Thursday night. The deal was this: Ashley Furniture would refund the dollar amount of […] The post Furniture store owes Agggies fans $1 million after...
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Co-owner Bill Murray plays ticket-taker at St. Paul Saints’ stadium finale (video)

After 22 years in the quirky ballpark that is Midway Stadium that saw more than its fair share of quirky gimmicks and promotions — remember the “Ball Pig,” the rotating names of its pig mascot, including “Brat Favre” and “Justin Bieboar”, not to mention the nun that gives massages during games, among others? — the […] The post Co-owner Bill Murray plays ticket-taker...
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Fan oblivious to fact he’s about to get drilled with A.J. Pierzynski’s airborne bat (video)

A St. Louis Cardinals fan seated in the front row was drilled in the melon with A.J. Pierzynski’s flying bat during Wednesday afternoon’s matinee ballgame between the Redbirds and Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Pierzynski, serving as a pinch hitter late in St. Louis’ 3-1 loss, lost his grip on the bat and it launched […] The post Fan oblivious to fact he’s about to get...
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Royals catcher Salvador Perez says he wears women’s perfume during games (video)

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez sat down recently with KSHB-TV’s Christa Dubill for an enlightening interview. The interview starts off innocently enough. Perez talks about when he started catching, his best friends on the team and how the Royals feel like family, stuff like that. Harmless, interesting anecdotes and tidbits that allows fans to […] The post Royals catcher...
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Official theme song for FIBA World Cup may cause dizziness, headaches (video)

Granted, I may not be the most qualified candidate to judge anything remotely related to new music, let alone music of the global variety. I am more inclined to put on “Boz Scaggs: Hits!” than turn on a Top 40 radio station or whatever, but something about the official theme song for the FIBA World […] The post Official theme song for FIBA World Cup may cause dizziness, headaches...
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Popovich to campers in old footage: ‘I don’t really give a s**t what your names are’ (vid)

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich’s curmudgeonly attitude is so consistent, so predictable that it almost rises to the level of schtick. There’s simply no way the grouchiness he always displays can be authentic. It has to be somewhat contrived, part of some show he puts on for the media. No man can be […] The post Popovich to campers in old footage: ‘I don’t really...
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Peyton Manning fined $8K for taunting D.J. Swearinger, calls it ‘Money well spent’ (vid)

The NFL has handed down a fine to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for his taunting of Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger during Saturday night’s preseason game between the teams. The amount? $8,268, which sounds like an arbitrarily arrived-at number but chances are there is a method to the NFL’s fine amount madness. Manning confronted […] The post Peyton Manning...
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Stan Wawrinka tells apparently ‘drunk’ fan at U.S. Open to ‘Shut up, man!’ (video)

Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka had a rough go of it during a late-night match against Thomaz Bellucci, once yelling at himself and later yelling at a fan he deemed to be “drunk.” The No. 3-seeded Wawrinka ultimately prevailed in a match that went into the wee hours of Thursday morning, beating the 91st-ranked Bellucci […] The post Stan Wawrinka tells apparently ‘drunk’...
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Michelle Wie posts time-lapse vids that show she’s a pretty talented artist (videos)

Michelle Wie may be finally coming into her own on the golf course courtesy of her U.S. Women’s Open victory a few months back — something that inspired some good-time celebrations afterward. But that does not mean the 24-year-old prodigy-turned-superstar lacks interests outside the game and off the golf course. In fact, Wie appears to […] The post Michelle Wie posts time-lapse...
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Robbie Hummel announces hip hop album, promptly retires from rap game (pic)

Minnesota Timberwolves second-year small forward Robbie Hummel created some waves on social media on Wednesday when he posted a photo on Instagram to announce he was about to drop a hip hop album. “Excited to announce that I’ve been in the studio grinding and have finally finished my first hip hop studio album, ROB: Road […] The post Robbie Hummel announces hip hop album, promptly...
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Johnny Manziel is aerobics instructor ‘Johnny JamBoogie’ in new Snickers spot (video)

Following the theme of the long-running “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” campaign of Snickers commercials, Johnny Manziel, like others before him, just isn’t himself in a new spot for the candy bar. The Cleveland Browns rookie is so off his game, in fact, that he finds himself leading an aerobics class as some kind […] The post Johnny Manziel is aerobics instructor...
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Dwyane Wade-Gabrielle Union wedding to feature guest confidentiality agreements

In arguably a case of overdoing it just a tad — or alternatively a very savvy preemptive and pragmatic maneuver — guests who were lucky enough to be invited to the impending nuptials of Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union and are attending the event will have to sign a confidentiality agreement and comply with its […] The post Dwyane Wade-Gabrielle Union wedding to feature guest...
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Francisco Cervelli takes foul tip to the nuts, miraculously stays in game (video)

New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli was on the receiving end of foul tip off the bat of Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis during the 5th inning of Wednesday’s 8-4 win. While a catcher catching a foul ball off any part of his body in and of itself can be a bad thing — even […] The post Francisco Cervelli takes foul tip to the nuts, miraculously stays in game (video...
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Hornets fans show up for team’s legends camp with Hornets-themed haircuts (pics)

The newly renamed and re-branded Charlotte Hornets held a Legends Fan Camp on Monday, where fans could be coached up by franchise legends Dell Curry and Mugsy Bogues. A couple of fans in attendance — one in particular — came abundantly prepared to pay homage to the two above-mentioned Hornets legends, as he had both […] The post Hornets fans show up for team’s legends camp...
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Rodgers, Flynn wear all-denim outfits to Packers luncheon

Dressed to impress at the #Packers Welcome Back Luncheon. pic.twitter.com/nLgQT7xUSb — Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 27, 2014 For the second consecutive season, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers donned a ridiculous outfit for the team’s annual luncheon. This year, the overriding theme of Rodgers’ choice of wardrobe was denim. And that may be an […] The post...
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Megan Fox throws out first pitch in South Korea, wasn’t great, wasn’t terrible (video)

Meagan Fox currently is on whirlwind tour of the world to promote “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” One of her stopovers was Seoul, South Korea, where the actress threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the LG Twins and Doosan Bears. While Fox didn’t fail miserably in her first pitch duties it’s not […] The post Megan Fox throws out first pitch in South...
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Jets QB coach: I told Matt Simms I’d ‘castrate’ him for doing Victor Cruz salsa dance

New York Jets quarterbacks coach David Lee was not among those who were charmed, nor amused, when Matt Simms busting out New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz’s trademark salsa dance after throwing a touchdown pass during the third quarter of Friday’s preseason game against Cruz’s Giants team. In fact, Lee intimated that he threatened […] The post Jets QB coach: I told...
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Todd Reed, the U.S. Open’s oldest ball boy, is much more than a real-life Kramer

Todd Reed, much like Kramer in the classic “Seinfeld” episode, “The Lip Reader,” may be a lot older than his much-younger colleagues working as ball boys at the U.S. Open. But that’s where the comparisons end with Ball Man Cosmo Kramer. As Reed’s story is much dramatic and much more heroic and plenty more inspriing […] The post Todd Reed, the U.S. Open’s oldest ball...
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