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Fan who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th says he’s received threats

Zack Hample, the so-called “professional ballhawk” who gained possession of the ball Alex Rodriguez deposited into the Yankee Stadium outfield seats for his 3,000th hit, claims he has received numerous “scary” threats due to his hard-line stance against freely relinquishing the coveted piece of baseball memorabilia to A-Rod. Hample, 37, tells TMZ that fans have...Read More...
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Lineup card from A-Rod’s 3,000th hit game selling for big money at auction

Since anything related, no matter how tangentially, to a significant event in sports — especially when it relates to a player or team reaching a significant milestone — can cause the most obsessive memorabilia collectors to get worked up into a frenzy, perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that a lineup card from the game in...Read More The post Lineup card from A-Rod’s 3,000th...
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Brett Favre dons Packers jersey, says, 'I think I could still play'

For the first time in what must have felt like an eternity for Brett Favre — and perhaps Green Bay Packers backers — the legendary quarterback at long last donned the jersey of the team with which he rose to the status of NFL icon, something that at certain points over the past handful of...Read More The post Brett Favre dons Packers jersey for first time since 2008 on SI cover...
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Gregg Popovich on midnight pursuit of free agents: ‘I’ll be in bed’

The NBA free agency period begins as Tuesday rolls into Wednesday at midnight ET, which will initiate a frantic pursuit of highly coveted players by teams the instant it is allowed according to the league’s rules and regulations. While many coaches, general managers and the like will need only to hit “call” on their phones...Read More The post Gregg Popovich on midnight pursuit...
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Russell Wilson on salary: If it's $25M or $1.5M, I'll be ready to go

The protracted contract negotiations between Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks that seemingly have been going nowhere for some time now has been one of biggest stories dominating the headlines during the NFL offseason. Comments the quarterback made during an interview with ESPN — and another cryptic tweet — surely are going to ratchet up...Read More The post Russell Wilson...
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Mets’ Steven Matz has hero named after him at Long Island deli (pics)

Steven Matz has been something of a local hero in Long Island for some time now. Growing up as a highly touted pitching prospect at Ward Melville High School in Stony Brook, the New York Mets’ newest phenom has been on the locals’ radar for years. The pitcher, in fact, has been such a known figure...Read More The post Mets’ Steven Matz has hero named after him at Long Island...
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Buck Showalter gnome gets pied on souvenir’s giveaway night (pics/vid)

The Baltimore Orioles endured a doubleheader on Sunday and following the team’s sweep of the Cleveland Indians in the day’s baseball action, a Buck Showalter gnome — which just so happened to be the promotional giveaway item for the second game — received a pieing as part of the celebratory revelry. Orioles outfielder played the...Read More The post Buck Showalter gnome...
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J.J. Watt 'tackles' stage crasher at Zac Brown Band show

The Zac Brown Band performed in concert at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisc., on Sunday and Houston Texans star — and Wisconsin native — J.J. Watt was not only at the concert but apparently was among the security staff charged with protecting the musicians. In an incident that obviously was staged — or at least sure...Read More The post J.J. Watt tackling stage crasher at Zac...
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Jordan Spieth, girlfriend head to Bahamas to celebrate U.S. Open win (pic)

Jordan Spieth was not among the many big names in the field at the Travelers Championship over the weekend, and it’s not because he missed the cut. Instead of competing in a tournament the week after his impressive triumph at the U.S. Open on the impossibly exasperating course that was Chambers Bay — his eighth...Read More The post Jordan Spieth, girlfriend head to Bahamas to...
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Robinson Cano dons catcher’s mask after getting hit by ball in dugout (vid)

Robinson Cano fortunately avoided suffering a concussion after he was plunked in the head by an errant baseball while hanging in the dugout during Saturday’s tilt between the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels.  And he demonstrated a pretty good sense of humor regarding the entire incident by jokingly donning a catcher’s mask in the...Read More The post Robinson Cano dons...
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Patrick Kane spotted wasting away again (again) in Margaritaville (video)

Patrick Kane must be a huge Jimmy Buffett fan or the events of the weekend were an example of one heckuva coincidence, as the Chicago Blackhawks superstar again ended up at a concert of the good-time-having crooner with Lord Stanley’s Cup in tow. The celebratory atmosphere played out during a show on Saturday at Chicago’s...Read More The post Patrick Kane spotted wasting away...
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Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn showcase sword fighting skills

Aaron Rodgers and longtime girlfriend Olivia Munn are spending their free time honing their martial arts skills, as evidenced by a video posted to Instagram by the actress on Sunday. With training camp only about a month away, the Green Bay Packers quarterback clearly is utilizing unorthodox — but perhaps effective — means to keep...Read More The post Aaron Rodgers and Olivia...
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Jameis Winston intends to be active on social media during NFL career

Jameis Winston made it clear that he doesn’t plan to shy away from social media during his NFL career, arguing that all the positives that can be accomplished through various platforms far outweighs any potential harm. Winston, the first-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and presumed franchise quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, weighed...Read More The post Jameis Winston...
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Taylor Swift reportedly in talks for Super Bowl 50 halftime

Taylor Swift is unquestionably one of the pop music world’s biggest stars, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the NFL has set its sights on landing her as the featured halftime performer at Super Bowl 50, according to a Radar Online report. Making the possibility of Swift making her appearance on one of...Read More The post Taylor Swift reportedly in talks to headline Super...
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Michael Irvin says he's worried about Warren Sapp

Warren Sapp’s personal life took yet another troubling turn for the worse this week and his former NFL Network colleague Michael Irvin admitted he’s worried about his longtime friend. “Absolutely I am,” Irvin said during an interview on Dan Le Batard’s radio program. “I worry about him, man. There’s no doubt. I worry about him...Read More The post Michael Irvin says...
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Phil Jackson reportedly intends to end gig with Knicks in two years

Phil Jackson reportedly intends to make his time with the New York Knicks a relatively short stint, with reports indicating he intends to leave his position as president with the team in as soon as two years. “Jackson has four years left on his contract and speaks openly about this being a short-term exercise,” writes...Read More The post Phil Jackson reportedly intends to end...
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Prince Fielder trips over first base in latest base path misadventure (video)

Prince Fielder isn’t the most svelte baseball player — not that there’s anything wrong with that — which in turn means he isn’t the most agile nor is he the most fleet of foot. But in the past week or so, he has stumbled through two bouts of comical baserunning misadventures. The most recent one,...Read More The post Prince Fielder trips over first base in latest base...
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Umpire Andy Fletcher stomps out to mound to confront Jon Lester (video)

An unquestionably outrageous and arguably unacceptable scene played out during Thursday’s tilt between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers when home plate umpire Andy Fletcher took issue with Jon Lester and tried to stomp out to the mound to confront the pitcher. Fletcher’s attempted confrontation with the Cubs pitcher was somewhat foiled by catcher...Read More The post...
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LeBron taking wait-and-see approach in free-agency period

While the possibility of LeBron James bolting from the Cavaliers for a second time seems unlikely, reports out of Cleveland indicate that the superstar will take a cautious approach to his future. His ultimate decision specifically relates to what the team accomplishes during the free-agency period, according to what league sources told Northeast Ohio Group’s...Read More The post...
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Ricky Rubio welcomes Towns, tells him to pick up dry cleaning

The Minnesota Timberwolves made the selection near-universally expected with the first pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, tabbing Kentucky standout Karl-Anthony Towns as the latest young talent on a roster already loaded with youth and potential. T’Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio welcomed the 19-year-old big man to the organization by cracking wise on Twitter and...Read More The post...
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Tide trying to capitalize on Nats’ chocolate syrup celebrations

The celebratory and sticky chocolate syrup-based post-game antics employed by the Washington Nationals this season has caught the baseball world by storm. It apparently also is viewed as something of a savvy marketing opportunity for a handful of big-time corporate brands. It was learned a few weeks ago that Hershey’s has capitalized on its integral...Read More The post Tide also...
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Legendary guitarist Slash apparently is something of a Patriots fan (photos)

Legendary  guitarist Slash may have cut his teeth in the rock and roll world stumbling around the seedy Sunset Strip in L.A. with his Guns N’ Roses bandmates, but when it comes to his NFL loyalties, the rocker is straight East Coast, as evidence has surfaced that pegs him as a New England Patriots fan....Read More The post Legendary guitarist Slash apparently is something of a...
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Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar drilled in gonads by wicked hop (video)

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is probably counting his blessings — among other things — after he was drilled right in the crotch by a wicked hop during Wednesday’s 8-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. It appears the nut-shot occurred during the fifth inning when Seattle’s Nelson Cruz reached base on a play that...Read More The post Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar...
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Peyton sends letter to family of teen killed by drunk driver

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning provided a much-needed dose of warmth and compassion to the family of a teenager killed by a drunk driver earlier this year, sending them a handwritten letter and an autographed photo in the boy’s memory for those left grieving over a life tragically ended much too soon. Logan Brown, of...Read More The post Peyton Manning sends letter...
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Minor leaguer Mastroianni has outfield wall fall on him

It certainly wasn’t as wild and crazy as when Rodney McCray crashed through an outfield wall way back in 1991, but Darin Mastroianni became the latest minor leaguer to suffer an outfield wall mishap while chasing down a deep fly ball. Mastroianni, who plays center field for the Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the...Read More The post Minor leaguer Darin Mastroianni...
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