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Urban Meyer’s wife sets hair on fire blowing out candles on birthday cake (photo)

Shelley Meyer, the wife of Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Urban Meyer, was celebrating her 50th birthday on Thursday when a near disaster occurred during the customary blowing out of the candles on her cake. Shelley leaned in a bit too close to the cake and one of the candles came into contact with...Read More The post Urban Meyer’s wife sets hair on fire blowing out...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers unofficial mascot Hank the Dog plays ‘Santa Hank’ at Humane Society (pics)

Hank the Dog, the beloved rescue dog who found his way into the hearts of baseball fans everywhere during 2014 spring training, helped brighten the day of some animals in need during a visit to the Wisconsin Humane Society. Hank the Dog, believed to be part-Bichon Frise mixed-breed between two to three years of age,...Read More The post Brewers unofficial mascot Hank the Dog plays...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp bids farewell to Dodgers fans in heartfelt Instagram post (photo)

With a heavy heart Matt Kemp bid a bittersweet farewell to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the team’s fans in an emotionally charged post to his Instagram account. Kemp, was traded to the San Diego Padres along with catcher Tim Federowicz and over $30 million for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitcher Joe Wieland, along with...Read More The post Matt Kemp bids farewell to Dodgers fans...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter shares sage advice on how to avoid bad press

Save for a handful of semi-salacious stories hitting the back pages of New York’s infamous daily tabloids — beginning and ending with the infamous “gift basket for romantic conquests” rumor, something he denies to this day— Derek Jeter mostly avoided being in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons during his 20-year career under the bright lights of the big city. His...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden on Jay Gruden ‘mess’ in DC: ‘I wish him luck’

ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden gave the Washington Redskins the benefit of the doubt during the broadcast of a Week 6 showdown against the Seattle Seahawks on “Monday Night Football,” appearing to hold back on excessive criticism regarding a team that is arguably the most dysfunctional team in the NFL. Jon Gruden, of course, has a perceptible conflict of interest when it comes...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Young on Magic's tank talk: Chill before I knock you out

A majority of the talk at Los Angeles Lakers’ practice on Wednesday revolved around NBA icon Magic Johnson’s comments earlier in the week about how the team should tank, giving some tangible meaning to a predictably lost season in the way of improving its chances in the lottery. “I hope the Lakers lose every game because if you’re going to lose, lose. I’m serious,” Johnson...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony denies reports that he’s feuding with Tim Hardaway Jr.

Despite reports indicating the contrary, Carmelo Anthony disputes the notion that there is a rift between himself and New York Knicks teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. The speculation that animosity exists between the two shooters stems from an ESPN report indicating that Anthony threatened to beat up Hardaway in the locker room following an on-court confrontation...Read More The post Carmelo...
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Recruit CeCe Jefferson: Nick Saban dined on gator tail during visit

When it comes to ingratiating himself to highly coveted recruit, Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban apparently is willing to lay it all on the line, up to and including feasting upon relatively unconventional menu items. CeCe Jefferson, a highly touted defensive end out of Glen Saint Mary, Fla., claims that Saban dined upon...Read More The post Recruit CeCe Jefferson: Nick...
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Colin Kaepernick surprisingly loquacious during Wednesday media session

Colin Kaepernick was surprisingly chatty during his media session with reporters on Wednesday, seemingly ending a run of awkward interactions where the San Francisco 49ers quarterback was noticeably tight-lipped and uncomfortably standoffish with the media. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports unofficially that Kaepernick, while smiling, being affable and appearing relaxed...
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Cashman: ARod needs to drop weight before spring training

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, after meeting with the team’s strength and conditioning coach, admitted that Alex Rodriguez needs to shed some pounds before spring training to reach his targeted weight. “Like all our players, we have a report weight we are hopeful they hit. He is approaching that,” Cashman said, per the New York Post. “He is not at the...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Newton posts message of gratitude, hope in wake of car accident (photo)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took to social media on Wednesday night to post a message to his fans in which he expressed gratitude for the chance to live another day after being involved in an ugly auto accident in Charlotte on Tuesday. Newton suffered two traverse process fractures in his lower back in the...Read More The post Cam Newton posts message of gratitude,...
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Mike Pettine 'excited' to see what Johnny Manziel can do

Count Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine among those who cannot wait to see Johnny Manziel play in his first NFL start on Sunday in a divisional showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals. “I’d be a liar if I said I wasn’t excited to see him play,” Pettine told reporters Wednesday, per Cleveland.com. “We’ve seen it in practice. We got a taste of it in Buffalo.” It...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Rock refers to Ben Roethlisberger as ‘the original Cosby’ (video)

Comedian Chris Rock dug back deep into an NFL player’s sordid past to deliver a potshot intended to amuse an audience filled with members of a rival team’s fan base. Rock, in Baltimore for a promotional appearance for his new movie, “Top Five,” was appearing in front of a pro-Baltimore Ravens crowd when he unleashed...Read More The post Chris Rock refers to Ben Roethlisberger...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts mascot behaves like psycho bully during kids football game (vid)

During last Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings-New York Jets game at TCF Bank Stadium, the halftime entertainment revolved around a football game where kids took the field against mascots of Minnesota-based teams along with some other mascots from around the world of sports. Among the visiting mascots from outstate was Blue, the equine mascot of the Indianapolis...Read More The post Indianapolis...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins players Bashaud Breeland, Andre Roberts brawl at practice (video)

The devolution of the Washington Redskins took another spin further into an inescapable downward spiral Wednesday as cornerback Bashaud Breeland and receiver Andre Roberts got into a brawl where some furious punches were thrown after the two were matched up in a one-on-one drill. According to CSN Washington’s reporting on the brouhaha, Breeland was covering...Read More The post...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Newton discharged from hospital, reportedly not at fault in accident

Cam Newton was released from the hospital Wednesday morning after remaining overnight for observation after being involved in a two-vehicle accident on Tuesday that resulted in the Carolina Panthers quarterback’s vehicle flipping over. Newton was discharged from Carolinas Medical Center at approximately 11:15 a.m. He suffered two traverse process fractures in his lower back and...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony allegedly threatened to beat up teammate Tim Hardaway Jr.

Things are going from bad to worse for the New York Knicks as the team’s overall dysfunction took an ugly turn last week with reports that Carmelo Anthony threatened to beat up teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. during an on-court confrontation. The Knicks, currently on a nine-game losing streak after Tuesday’s loss to the New Orleans...Read More The post Carmelo Anthony allegedly threatened...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski poses with kittens

Rob Gronkowski may be known for his party-hearty, frat boy demeanor, but even the New England Patriots dominating, helmet-rattling tight end has a softer side. This became plainly evident once photographs surfaced of Gronk posing with a kitten that were done as part of his photo shoot for his ESPN The Magazine profile, in which he admitted he sobbed and worried that his NFL career...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers trolls Stephen Tulloch while explaining oddly-timed celebration

During the Green Bay Packers’ 43-37 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night at Lambeau Field, red-hot signal-caller Aaron Rodgers busted out his patented “Discount Double Check” move at a time when it was not expected. Rodgers broke out the celebration following a touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson in the first half. What made...Read More The post Aaron Rodgers trolls...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Byron Scott responds to Magic's tank talk

Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott relied on verbal shorthand to respond to Magic Johnson’s comment this week that he hopes the team loses every game. “I hope the Lakers lose every game because if you’re going to lose, lose. I’m serious,” Johnson said at an event in New York, according to Newsday. “If you’re going to lose, you have to lose, because you can’t be...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel’s name added to infamous Browns quarterback jersey (photo)

In a profound testament to the glaring instability the Cleveland Browns have endured at the quarterback position since 1999, a mannequin wearing a team jersey that sits in a window in Downtown Cleveland now boasts one more name: That of one Johnny Manziel, who becomes the 21st QB to start for the Browns. The jersey,...Read More The post Johnny Manziel’s name added to infamous...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Gronk was worried career was over after knee injury

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski admits he feared for the worst after going down with terrible knee injury last season after being hit low by Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward during a Dec. 8 game, tearing both the ACL and MCL in his right knee. Gronkowski, who already had battled a litany of injuries that partially derailed his 2012 and 2013 seasons, missing 17 games...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick to Sio Moore during halftime confrontation: ‘I’m coming for you’ (vid)

A bit of light has been shed on a social media feud started by Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore last Sunday in which he called out San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. TMZ has obtained footage of a confrontation that occurred between the two football players at halftime during Oakland’s surprising 24-13 win over its...Read More The post Colin Kaepernick to Sio...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan given warning card for excessive standing during Chiefs-Cardinals game (pic)

A fan claims he was given a card informing him that he has been warned for committing the egregious act of excessive standing during the Arizona Cardinals’ 17-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday. Justin Holm posted supposed evidence that he was warned about his transgression against stadium...Read More The post Fan given warning card for...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

JJ Watt featured on South Park holiday episode

J.J. Watt’s magical season on the field continues to capture the fancy of the nation and no further documentation is needed than the news that the Houston Texans defensive dynamo (and freelancing tight end) will be featured in the upcoming holiday-themed episode of “South Park.” Because, of course, being the subject of satire is indeed the sincerest form of flattery. Or something...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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