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Sun-Times leaves in placeholder text for Bears headline: ‘Hedy Hey Hedy Hey Hedy’ (pic)

That’s a shame. The Chicago Bears are in such a tailspin that the ink-stained wretches working at the Chicago Sun-Times are shirking their responsibilities to come up with actual headlines for stories. Craig Newman, managing editor of the Sun-Times, took to Twitter to reveal how the headline was actually supposed to read. @BenFinfer @JulieDiCaro Because...Read More The post Sun...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love has great line about rumors he’s headed to the Lakers next season

Kevin Love probably is beginning to realize how different it is playing under the media microscope alongside LeBron James and company with the Cleveland Cavaliers than it was toiling away in virtual NBA Siberia with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Love has been a source — or been part of — two huge stories out of the...Read More The post Kevin Love has great line about rumors he’s...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Devon Still explains the heartbreak he endures by being away from daughter Leah

It’s hard to even fathom what Devon Still goes through on a day-to-day basis. Sure, he’s realized the dreams of countless football players by playing in the National Football League, but it keeps him hundreds of miles away from his four-year-old daughter, Leah, who is in a battle for her very life as she endures...Read More The post Devon Still explains the heartbreak he endures...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett says he wants to be owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves one day

It is often said that truly great athletes made bad coaches. The assumption is that since these players could rely only on talent to excel in their particular sport, they are incapable of understanding the hard work it requires for players who lack the same amount of talent to succeed at any level, nor do...Read More The post Kevin Garnett says he wants to be owner of the Minnesota...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens’ anthem singer Briannah Donolo set to become Internet sensation (vid/pics)

The Montreal Canadiens came out on top in its battle with the hated Boston Bruins on Thursday night, winning by the lopsided score of 5-1. But if my bloggey sense proves accurate, Briannah Donolo, a stunning 20-year-old who put on quite the show before the puck was even dropped, will be the winner of the...Read More The post Canadiens’ anthem singer Briannah Donolo set to become...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin calls battery charge a ‘distraction,’ says he’s ‘very confident in situation’

Speaking before practice on Thursday, Blake Griffin expressed regret that criminal charges filed against him earlier this week has turned into a “distraction” for the Los Angeles Clippers, but expressed confidence in the ultimate resolution of the case, saying he’s “very confident in the situation.” “I’m really not allowed to speak on that,” Griffin said...Read More...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots apologize for automated reply to Twitter account with racist handle (pic)

We're saying thanks to @patriots' 1million followers w/ custom digital Pats jerseys – RT for yours! #1MillionPatriots pic.twitter.com/u2SfidCb9e — New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 13, 2014 In a sequence of unfortunate events initiated by only the best intentions, the New England Patriots found themselves amid a media firestorm after an automated reply tweet posted a...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nightmare Fuel: ‘NBA on TNT’ puts Charles Barkley on Kim Kardashian cover (pic)

Apparently, some magazine cover nearly broke the Internet this week due to the presence of Kim Kardashian’s bare butt on it. Folks have been having all sorts of fun working some Photoshop wizardry to create sometimes hilarious, sometimes disturbing interpretations of the much ballyhooed (booty-hooed?) mag cover. It should come as no surprise, then, that...Read More The post Nightmare...
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Joakim Noah on Derrick Rose’s latest injury: ‘Everybody needs to chill the f— out’

To say that Derrick Rose has been snakebit in his attempt to return to NBA action for the 2014-15 season would be a tremendous disservice to the word “snakebit.” After undergoing two major knee surgeries in the past two seasons, it was the hope that Rose’s comeback this season would go off without a hitch....Read More The post Joakim Noah on Derrick Rose’s latest injury...
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Cutler: 'We just have to get better and it starts with me'

The Chicago Bears are in full-on crisis mode, red alert, swirling around uncontrollably in a downward spiral, rapidly reaching dumpster fire status, you name it. The team has been outscored by a head-smacking 106-37 in the past two weeks in blowout losses to the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers, with a bad loss to the Miami Dolphins directly preceding the two humiliating...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres combine to score three goals in 17 seconds (video)

The Minnesota Wild is riding a four-game losing streak after starting the season 7-3 and the Buffalo Sabres are the worst team in the NHL with a 3-12-2 record. Both teams rank in the bottom half in the league in goals-per-game average with the Sabres sitting dead last, so it wasn’t expected that an offensive,...Read More The post Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres combine to score...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

DeSean Jackson has advice for Utah receiver who dropped ball before scoring TD

If there’s one person in the world who knows what Utah Utes wide receiver Kaelin Clay is going through after a particularly trying and embarrassing weekend, it’s Washington Redskins wideout DeSean Jackson. Clay became an unwilling sensation Saturday after he dropped the ball before crossing the goal line while en route to a sure 78-yard...Read More The post DeSean Jackson has...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rose ‘could care less’ about criticism over health comments

Derrick Rose arguably caused some trouble for himself on Tuesday with some comments he made regarding how he takes the long-view when it comes to taking care of his body and health. And by “long-view,” the Chicago Bulls superstar is looking 10, 20 years down the road, well after he’s done playing basketball. “I feel...Read More The post Derrick Rose ‘could care less...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Swift credits friendship with Amar’e Stoudemire for why she’s a Knicks fan

Taylor Swift once again was seated in prime position in Madison Square Garden’s “Celebrity Row” on Wednesday night as the New York Knicks hosted the Orlando Magic. And while other members of the glitterati were also on hand and seated nearby, such as Justin Verlander and Kate Upton, not to mention Amanda Seyfried, the 24-year-old...Read More The post Taylor Swift credits friendship...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Manziel: Tiger Woods once snubbed my autograph request

Johnny Manziel is something of an avid golfer and his love for the sport dates back to his childhood. And given his age, it’s not surprising in the least that Johnny Football was a huge fan of Tiger Woods as a kid. The Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback’s affinity for the grand game and admiration of Tiger is chronicled in a profile featured in the December issue of Golf Digest...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony on watching J.R. Smith take the final shot: ‘Of course I want it’

Carmelo Anthony stood helpless in the waning moments of Wednesday’s 97-95 loss to the Orlando Magic at the Madison Square Garden as his New York Knicks teammate J.R. Smith hoisted up an off-balance poor three-point attempt with 0.6 seconds left on the clock that clanked off the backboard. Had Smith made the shot, the Knicks...Read More The post Carmelo Anthony on watching J.R...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rich Eisen’s stolen production truck used for DirecTV show recovered (photos)

In one of the odder criminal capers of the week, the production truck Rich Eisen intended to use to broadcast his weekly broadcast of “The Rich Eisen Show” on DirecTV was stolen out of hotel parking lot in Miami Lakes, Fla. Missing for some time, it comes with great relief to discover that the truck...Read More The post Rich Eisen’s stolen production truck used for DirecTV...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin honored in NHL line of ugly sweaters

Available on NHL Shop just in time for the holidays is a line of Ugly Christmas Sweaters paying tribute to the garish article of festive clothing. Several NHL teams are honored with their very own themed Ugly Christmas Sweater. Meanwhile — and strangely — only two players receive the distinction of having their own ugly sweater: Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Brent dedicates career to Jerry Brown

Josh Brent spoke to the media for the first time since the Dallas Cowboys signed him to a one-year contract extension last week. It was also the first time he spoke publicly since he was convicted in January for intoxication manslaughter for a December 2012 car accident in which his teammate Jerry Brown was killed. The defensive tackle said in the brief, three-minute session with...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron tweets about caring for newborn daughter, his love for women named Jennifer

LeBron James is going through the sleep deprivation cycle that fathers of infants invariably go through in the first several months — if not longer — after a baby is born, and it is resulting in some odd and adorable deep thoughts from the clearly very tired Cleveland Cavaliers superstar. LeBron took to Twitter in...Read More The post LeBron tweets about caring for newborn daughter...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander, Kate Upton attend Knicks game, hang with Taylor Swift (photos)

The so-called “Celebrity Row” at Madison Square Garden was chock-full of A-list talent during Wednesday’s New York Knicks game, highlighted by Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and his now-longtime girlfriend, Kate Upton. With the Knicks hosting the Orlando Magic at the iconic arena — in a game the hometown team would go on to lose...Read More The post Justin Verlander...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Surveillance footage shows confrontation, no slap in Blake Griffin incident

Blake Griffin has been formally charged with a count of misdemeanor battery in relation to an incident that occurred in a Las Vegas nightclub last month. But TMZ reports that law enforcement sources tell them that surveillance footage shows a confrontation between the Los Angeles Clippers superstar and the alleged victim, but nothing more. Griffin...Read More The post Report: Surveillance...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Parents cover kid’s eyes during NHL fight

The Dallas Stars paid a visit to Gila River Arena on Tuesday to take on the Arizona Coyotes in NHL action. While fights in hockey seem to be going the way of the Dodo bird, on-ice pugilists still drop the gloves from time to time, something a family of Coyotes fans seated on the glass...Read More The post Parents cover up daughter’s eyes during Kyle Chipchura-Brenden Dillon brawl...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Santa Fe woman, 69, reveals herself as Nets.com domain name cybersquatter

After taunting the Brooklyn Nets for years with ownership of nets.com, a 69-year-old woman has identified herself as the cybersquatting owner of the coveted domain name. The speculation as to the true identity of the owner has become something of a pastime on the Internet. And the activities of the owner operating in the online...Read More The post Santa Fe woman, 69, reveals herself...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks accused of selling watered-down beer to fans at CenturyLink Field

According to an undercover investigation by KOMO-News’ “Problem Solvers,” the Seattle Seahawks are sticking it to their fans by selling beer that has been watered down during home games at CenturyLink Field. Working in partnership with a local lab, six samples of beer taken from concession stands during Seahawks games and Seattle Sounders matches during...Read More The post...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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