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Sacramento Kings win the Internet with delightful ugly sweater photo shoot (pics)

As we barrel uncontrollably — perhaps reluctantly for some — headlong into the holiday season, let these photos of Sacramento Kings players rocking ugly Christmas sweaters for a very Yuletide-themed photo shoot serve as a reminder to some that for all the stress, time crunches, frantic dashes to the mall and the other assorted annoyances...Read More The post Sacramento Kings...
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Maple Leafs players create controversy by foregoing traditional stick salute (video)

  As TSN NHL Insider Darren Dreger eloquently and succinctly put it in a tweet, “Everyday in Tor[onto] it’s something.” Specifically of course Dreger is referring to the Maple Leafs and how the incredibly passionate, dedicated (and sometimes immensely cynical) fan base, along with the incredibly passionate, dedicated (and sometimes immensely cynical) media creates controversy...
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76ers fans can get free tickets with a box of Mac & Cheese

The Philadelphia 76ers, not surprisingly, are not drawing well so far this season. The team is 0-5 at home (0-11 overall) and are bringing in an average of 14,856 fans per game, bad enough for 28th in NBA attendance rankings, although the fact that nearly 15,000 fans each game speaks to the undying dedication of...Read More The post Philadelphia 76ers fans can get two free tickets...
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Dez Bryant on Cowboys’ 8-8 seasons: ‘I don’t think we worked hard enough’

The Dallas Cowboys, at 7-3, are in a prime position to reach the playoffs for the first time in five seasons. The Cowboys are in a tie for the NFC East division lead with the Philadelphia Eagles and are firmly in control of their destiny, especially given the fact that Dallas has yet to play...Read More The post Dez Bryant on Cowboys’ 8-8 seasons: ‘ I don’t think we worked...
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Rick Pitino: I'll get another tattoo if Louisville wins another title

Rick Pitino has made another bold proclamation as the Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team embarks on another season, one he has made previously but it won’t take the “sting” out of making good on the promise should a certain eventuality occur. Mid-way through the 2012-2013 season, Pitino promised his basketball players that if the team...Read More The post Rick Pitino...
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Russell Wilson talks Seahawks, sounds like he’s reading American Family spot script

The Seattle Seahawks (6-4) are at a crossroads in their season. Heading into Sunday’s critical home game against division-leading Arizona Cardinals (9-1), the outcome of the game may make or break the defending Super Bowl champions’ postseason aspirations. Pull off a big win and Seattle is back in the hunt for a playoff spot. Lose,...Read More The post Russell Wilson talks Seahawks...
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This just in: Alexander Ovechkin is a pretty damn good hockey player (video)

Alexander Ovechkin is good at hockey. This was proven once again on Thursday night when the Washington Capitals superstar sniper pulled out a bevy of moves from his bag of tricks to stickhandle his way past Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda on his way to scoring a highlight reel-worthy goal, one that proved to be...Read More The post This just in: Alexander Ovechkin is a pretty...
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Brian Cashman spends night on New York streets for charity, talks Yankees (pics/vid)

Brian Cashman, for the fourth consecutive year, slept outside on a Manhattan street on a chilly New York night to raise funds for charity and bring awareness to the plight of homeless children and adolescents. The New York Yankees general manager set up a sleeping bag and braved the cool temperatures in the West 41st...Read More The post Brian Cashman spends night on New York streets...
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Joakim Noah throws temper tantrum after foul on DeMarcus Cousins flop (video)

Joakim Noah is as emotional a basketball player as there is in the NBA. It’s never difficult to ascertain how exactly the Chicago Bulls center is feeling, for better or worse. And on Thursday night at Sleep Train Arena in a game against the Sacramento Kings, it was definitely for the worse. Noah didn’t have...Read More The post Joakim Noah throws temper tantrum after foul on...
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Sixers are so awful Papa John's changes its promotion

Many NBA markets presumably have a similar promotional tie-in, as the Philadelphia 76ers do (or did), between Papa John’s and the basketball team. The standard deal is this: If the NBA team wins a game on a given night, all a fan has to do is punch in a coupon code into the pizza delivery...Read More The post Sixers are so awful Papa John’s had to change its pizza promotion...
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DeSean Jackson won't reveal target of cryptic Instagram post

DeSean Jackson threw a metaphorical Molotov cocktail of sorts into a burgeoning controversy catching fire within the Washington Redskins organization Monday when he posted a cryptic quote on social media. The substance of the message was clear. Who it was intended for, however, was not. A photo posted by Desean Jackson (@0ne0fone) on Nov 11,...Read More The post DeSean Jackson won’t...
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LeBron James: Teaching young Cavs more difficult than winning first title

The Cleveland Cavaliers obviously have struggled a bit attempting to gain their footing as the team navigates its way through the early part of the season. At 5-5, the growing pains are evident, nor should they have been unexpected. As the team figures out how to play with one another, LeBron James has taken to...Read More The post LeBron James: Teaching young Cavs more difficult...
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Marshawn Lynch to appeal $100,000 fine for violating NFL media policy

Marshawn Lynch’s agent reportedly has indicated that the Seattle Seahawks running back intends to appeal the fine levied against him by the NFL after he did not make himself available to the media following the team’s 24-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday. Lynch was fined $50,000 for his latest supposed transgression in violation...Read More The post Marshawn Lynch to...
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Kevin Durant signs on with fast-food drive-in outfit Sonic as ‘athlete ambassador’

Kevin Durant has added yet another endorsement gig to his burgeoning marketing portfolio after signing on to represent Sonic fast food restaurants as its first athlete ambassador, per an ESPN.com report. Michael Yormark, president and chief of branding and strategy for the Jay-Z-fronted Roc Nation agency that represents the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar, says it’s...Read More...
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Jay Gruden apologizes for publicly criticizing Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden owned up and apologized for calling out Robert Griffin III in some very public and very critical comments about the quarterback earlier this week. After RG3 conducted a borderline surreal press conference Wednesday in which he repeated the phrase “focused on San Francisco” nine times in true Belichickian fashion,...Read More The post...
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Justin Rose humorously tries to one-up Rory McIlroy’s intense workout regimen (pic)

Rory McIlroy is the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world. And justifiably so, as there is no other player swinging the sticks better on the planet. But McIlroy did not become the world’s greatest golfer without an intense dedication to practice on the course and a grueling commitment to hard work off of it. The...Read More The post Justin Rose humorously tries to one-up Rory McIlroy’s...
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Steve Smith makes fantastic quip about prime-time games and ex-girlfriends

Steve Smith is arguably the best quote-maker in the National Football League. The outspoken Baltimore Ravens wide receiver once again demonstrated that when it comes to witty remarks and provocative comments, few can match him as a skilled wordsmith. The Ravens pay a visit to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for a match-up with the New Orleans...Read More The post Steve Smith makes fantastic...
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Kobe Bryant dishes on trash talk with Dwight Howard

To say that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard had an acrimonious relationship when the two were Los Angeles Lakers teammates wouldn’t do justice to the rumored schism between the NBA stars. The perceived animosity that pervaded their tenure together seemed to have carried over once Howard left the team and then came to a head...Read More The post Kobe Bryant, unlike Kevin Durant,...
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Forget his beard, James Harden’s hippy-dippy shirt is thing to be feared (video)

Other than his spectacularly silky-smooth offensive game, James Harden is primarily known for his unique facial hair. But after the whacked-out shirt he was spotted sporting prior to Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, he may soon be better known for his propensity for fashion fails. Seriously, get a look at that tripped-out top...Read More The post Forget his beard...
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Flyers GM Hextall unleashes profanity laden tirade on team

Ron Hextall was known as the ultimate competitor during his stellar 13-year NHL career, spent mostly with the Philadelphia Flyers. The goaltending great was accustomed to winning more often than losing, too, as evidenced by his 296-214-69 career record. Those aspects of Hextall’s personality and relative success in his playing career may have played a...Read More The post Flyers...
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Josh Gordon returns to Browns practice, reportedly has plans to ‘tear this league up’

There was an unfamiliar yet welcome sight at practice for the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday: Josh Gordon, in uniform, working out with his teammates. It’s the first time Gordon has practiced with the Browns since training camp after being suspended for the season’s first ten games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Gordon was...Read More The post Josh Gordon returns...
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Saints fan who stole ball from Bengals fan says he wanted ball for his grandchild

The fan who became NFL Fan Public Enemy No. 1 over the weekend is more than taken aback at the firestorm caused by his actions during Sunday’s New Orleans Saints-Cincinnati Bengals game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and has explained his actions. The Saints fan became an unintended Internet villain after he snatched a souvenir football...Read More The post Saints fan who stole...
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Dwayne Gratz apologizes for arrest, disputes allegation he tried to pay in gum

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz reportedly apologized for his arrest early Sunday morning, but apparently disputed the most notably embarrassing aspect of his being collared by Miami police. Gratz was arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication and trespassing related to an unfortunate incident that occurred inside a Miami Beach store that occurred during the team’s...
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How Belichickian: RG3 says ‘focused on San Francisco’ nine times in presser (video)

Robert Griffin III has found himself smack dab in the middle of a media firestorm — arguably of his own creation — this week, and on Wednesday did his very best to turn the tide away from the smoldering controversy by invoking one of Bill Belichick’s latest, greatest media stonewalling tricks. The Washington Redskins quarterback...Read More The post How Belichickian: RG3 says...
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Pouncey on Blount's release: 'Blessing in disguise'

The Pittsburgh Steelers responded quickly to a budding controversy that arose when LeGarrette Blount turned his back on his teammates Monday night by releasing the disgruntled running back on Tuesday. Blount left the bench and walked off the field during the Steelers’ 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, apparently demonstrating his unhappiness...Read More ...
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