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Fan in Vikings jersey shows up at Packers shareholder meeting (photo)

Arguably risking life and limb — or at the very least some harsh words and steely glares, a man wearing a Minnesota Vikings jersey crashed the Green Bay Packers’ annual shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field, a risky endeavor given the acrimony that exists between fans of the border-battling, NFC North rivals. Packers fans of course...Read More The post Fan in Vikings jersey shows...
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Shaquille O’Neal on Scottie Pippen beef: ‘I don’t let bums disrespect me’

Shaquille O’Neal dropped the metaphorical hammer on Scottie Pippen during a podcast on Monday, calling the Chicago Bulls great a “bum” after the two engaged in a bitter war on social media last week. The back-and-forth between the two former NBA superstars that devolved from a debate over who would win in a game between...Read More The post Shaquille O’Neal on Scottie Pippen...
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49ers OC: Colin Kaepernick didn’t regress as much as believed

Statistically speaking, Colin Kaepernick’s 2014 NFL campaign was impressive in some ways but a failure in others. But to hear it from San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst, the quarterback didn’t regress as much as it has been perceived. In fact, Chryst argues that any regression by Kaepernick arguably was attributable to things beyond...Read More The post 49ers...
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Robert Allenby’s ex-caddie never believed golfer’s bizarre kidnapping tale

Robert Allenby and Mick Middlemo engaged in a he-said-he-said war of words last week after the two abruptly ended their working relationship during the first round of the RBC Canadian Open. But now that Middlemo has no reason to cover for his former boss, he’s enjoying the liberating feeling of being able to tell it...Read More The post Robert Allenby’s ex-caddie never believed...
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Pettine on Browns GM: We're singing from the same hymnal

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine on Monday attempted to dispel reports that surfaced last week that indicated he and the team’s general manager, Ray Farmer, aren’t on the same page, colorfully illustrating that the two actually work well together by insisting they are “singing from the same hymnal.” The crux of the allegations that...Read More The post Pettine on...
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‘Mystery pooper’ torments golf course by defecating in holes

In one of the oddest — and nastiest — stories from the typically prim and proper world of golf involves a wily, crafty and persistent “mystery pooper” who has been tormenting a golf course in Norway for the better part of a decade by defecating in the bottom of various holes, much to the disgusted...Read More The post ‘Mystery pooper’ torments golf course in Norway by...
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Gilbert Arenas wasn’t banned from Orange County Fair after all

Gilbert Arenas managed to get his name back in the news this week after he posted an image of himself surrounded by an insane haul of country fair fare he won by dominating a carnival basketball game. The former NBA star claimed in the caption of the Instagram post that he was banned from the...Read More The post Gilbert Arenas wasn’t banned from Orange County Fair after all appeared...
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Mark Teixeira suffers dugout meltdown, blasts third base coach (video)

Mark Teixeira wasn’t pleased in the least with New York Yankees third base coach Joe Espada during Monday’s 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers, suffering a mega meltdown in the dugout that included the throwing of garbage cans. The first baseman then blasted Espada in comments made to the media, blaming the third base coach...Read More The post Mark Teixeira suffers dugout meltdown...
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Astros’ playoff push prompts rescheduling of Taylor Swift

The Houston Astros have not only surprised the rest of the baseball world with their arguably improbable run to the playoffs this season: They may have even surprised themselves. How else can it be explained that the team allowed a Taylor Swift concert to be scheduled at Minute Maid Park on Oct. 13, smack dab...Read More The post Astros’ playoffs push prompts rescheduling of Taylor...
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Bryant in 'financial distress' before signing new deal

After an agonizingly protracted negotiation period, Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys finally came to terms on a contract extension for the wide receiver. Reports indicate that Bryant was plagued by financial issues prior to signing a five-year, $70 million deal last week. Four sources reportedly told Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole that Bryant was in...Read More The post Dez Bryant...
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Anti-violence group: Ray Rice deserves another chance in NFL

In what appears on the surface to be a surprising development, the leaders of a national anti-domestic violence organization believe that Ray Rice deserves another chance to pursue a career in the NFL, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Tony Porter and Ted Bunch, co-founders of “A CALL TO MEN,” an organization that calls for men to...Read More The post Anti-domestic violence group...
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Mitch Kupchak on awkward Lakers presser: ‘It was kind of comical’

An incredibly awkward moment occurred earlier this week during a Los Angeles Lakers presser where Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass were introduced. Kobe Bryant did not attend, but his hovering presence was surely felt when the Lakers’ biggest acquisitions of the offseason were asked if any of them has had any contact with...Read More The post Mitch Kupchak on awkward...
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Smith: Making $6.9M 'is going to be a little harder on me'

Josh Smith ignited a media firestorm earlier this week when he indicated that the pay cut he took to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers is going to make life “harder” on him. Smith signed a veteran’s minimum deal with the Clippers that will pay him $1.5 million for the 2015-16 season. But beginning this...Read More The post Josh Smith: Making $6.9M this season ‘is going...
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Bat A-Rod used to notch first career major league hit up for auction

On July 9, 1994, an 18-year-old rookie with the Seattle Mariners stepped into the right-handed hitter’s side of the box at Fenway Park against Boston Red Sox pitcher Sergio Valdez. The young phenom with the incredible skills and at the time unrealized potential was Alex Rodriguez, and in his second big-league game, he hit a...Read More The post Bat A-Rod used to notch first career...
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Bettis says he sold crack during rough upbringing

Jerome Bettis has never shied away from expressing deep pride over the fact he was born and raised in Detroit. But in comments made during a recent interview, his glowing fondness for his hometown doesn’t necessarily mean all things were rosy while growing up. During an appearance on syndicated sports talk show “In Depth with...Read More The post Jerome Bettis says he sold crack...
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Boxer Cam Awesome kind of dubs himself the ‘Taylor Swift of Boxing’ (vid)

A boxer who goes by the name Cam Awesome certainly lived up to such an interesting moniker during a post-fight interview on Wednesday following his loss to Cuban pugilist Lenier Pero at the Pan-Am Games. In a roundabout way that was as equally impressive as his “surname” — his real name is Lenroy Thomson —...Read More The post Boxer Cam Awesome kind of dubs himself the ...
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Frustrated Mets fan starts 'Let's Get the Mets a Hitter!' page

The New York Mets (49-47) may be sitting only three games back of the Washington Nationals in the NL East, but the squad could be a lot better off if the team wasn’t batting a league-worst .233. After starting 15-8 in April, the Mets have been a middling bunch at best, and a 2-5 slide...Read More The post Frustrated Mets fan starts ‘Let’s Get the Mets a Hitter!’ GoFundMe...
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Popovich on Becky Hammon: She’s a coach, she’s good at it

Gregg Popovich isn’t the kind of person to pass out praise unless it is truly deserved — even to his own players, coaches and underlings — so the fact that he had nothing but glowing things to say about Becky Hammon speaks volumes. Hammon of course has been the toast of the NBA after coaching...Read More The post Gregg Popovich on Becky Hammon: ‘She’s a coach, and she’s...
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Stephen Jackson charging $1K per table to attend his retirement party (pic)

After 14 seasons that came with a lot of thrills, a lot of highs and a low or two — including a championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003 and a 30-game suspension for his role in the Malice at the Palace — Stephen Jackson this week formally announced his retirement from the NBA....Read More The post Stephen Jackson charging $1K per table to attend his retirement party...
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Bryce Harper gives girl with sign asking him to prom signed ball (pic)

A young Washington Nationals fan attending the team’s game on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park may have come up short in her bid to convince Bryce Harper to serve as her date to prom, but what she received as compensation more than rewarded her efforts. The young lady, who wasn’t even asking...Read More The post Bryce Harper gives girl who held sign asking...
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Giants fan explains why he purchased ‘TheWashingtonRedskins.com’

New York Giants fan Todd Remmel pulled an end-around on one of his favorite team’s NFC East rivals when he purchased the domain name “TheWashingtonRedskins.com,” as whenever that URL is plugged into a browser, users are redirected to the official site of the Giants. It’s a pretty clever, albeit amusingly benign, dig at the Washington...Read More The post Giants fan explains...
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Haley to rookies: ‘Why don’t you all act like the white guys?’

Following a long wait after an incredibly successful and dominant NFL career spent between the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys from 1986-1999, Charles Haley at long last soon will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Haley, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after his retirement in 2002, hopes to use the...Read More The post Charles Haley to 49ers rookies:...
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A-Rod, Mark Teixeira engage in bromantic mutual admiration society

Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira both smashed homers on Wednesday in the New York Yankees’ 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. And while their respective production this season couldn’t possibly have been predicted, the fact remains that both players have proven to be catalysts in an unlikely resurgence of the Bronx Bombers. Both ballplayers, riding...Read More The post...
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Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing pie? (video)

Ike Davis played the role of hero during Wednesday night’s 4-3 Oakland A’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays, beating out an infield single in a pinch hit at-bat in the bottom of the 10th inning. And for coming through in the clutch, Davis was on the receiving end of a time-honored baseball tradition: A...Read More The post Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing...
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PITCHf/x used by independent team to call balls and strikes

The San Rafael Pacifics (Calif.), a member of the four-team Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, announced that for two games it will rely upon a computerized video system to call balls and strikes, according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle. The games played next Tuesday and Wednesday are believed to be the...Read More The post Independent baseball team...
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