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Ronda Rousey lands free ticket to Pacquiao-Mayweather bout

By Jason Rowan Ronda Rousey previously stated she planned to spend a substantial portion of her winnings from her 14-second victory over Cat Zingano at UFC 184 Saturday on tickets to the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight. Thanks to boxing promoter extraordinaire Bob Arum, she won’t have to drop a single dime of her own money. According to a report in the Daily Mail...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

A-Rod goes 0-2 against Yankees pitching machine 'Iron Mike'

By Jason Rowan Alex Rodriguez went up against a pitching machine — not against a live-armed pitcher — during Monday’s “live game” action, but the results for the New York Yankees slugger still were underwhelming after he went 0-for-2 in a showdown against a pitching machine intimidatingly named “Iron Mike.” While his official debut on the field in a real-live action...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Stewart kicked Seth Rollins in the balls on ‘Monday Night Raw’ (video)

One of the most amusing pop culture “feuds” in recent memory culminated on Monday night with a diminutive talk show host kicking a beefy WWE star straight in the junk with a left foot of staged but hilarious fury. Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” fame had the last laugh in the form of a...Read More The post Jon Stewart kicked Seth Rollins in the balls on ‘Monday Night Raw’...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert Flores checkmates Nick Young in Iggy Azalea zinger-spawned feud

If Nick Young knows what’s good for him, he hopefully will determine he’s been bested by Robert Flores in their burgeoning feud over the musical talents of the Los Angeles Lakers star’s girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Because the “SportsCenter” anchor absolutely destroyed Young during a radio interview on Monday with a one-liner for the ages. It...Read More The post Robert Flores...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings GM: Team has spoken with Adrian Peterson

By Jason Rowan While he refused to disclose the nature of the discussions, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman on Monday confirmed that there has been contact between the team and evidently disgruntled running back Adrian Peterson. Spielman made the comments regarding an “open dialogue” presently occurring between the Vikings and Peterson while attending the University...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods' agent refutes drug suspension claim

By Jason Rowan Some inflammatory comments made about Tiger Woods by a journeyman PGA Tour player during a radio interview last week are being vehemently denied by Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg. Dan Olsen, who last played in a PGA Tour event in 2011, claimed during an interview Friday with 730 WVFN’s David “Mad Dog” DeMarco that Woods is not taking a leave of absence from...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish busts out a ‘bulls–t’ during his first English-only presser

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish for the first time Sunday held a press conference in which he answered all the questions in English. And given that his commitment to the team last season was called into question, perhaps it wasn’t surprising to hear the Japanese phenom sprinkle his comments with a minor dose of profanity....Read More The post Yu Darvish busts out a ‘bull-s–t’...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

SportsCenter anchor puts Iggy Azalea’s rap career on blast (video)

It goes without saying that Los Angeles Lakers outspoken star Nick Young and his girlfriend Iggy Azalea comprise one of the more renowned pop culture super-couples of the moment. While their credentials in their respective professions have often been questioned, as in whether or not they are worth the hype generated relative to their talent,...Read More The post SportsCenter anchor...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick and Victor Cruz pushing healthy food choices

Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton and Victor Cruz have signed on as featured athletes on a new website and social media movement aimed at helping kids make better choices about what they eat. The organization behind the campaign, FNV — perhaps short for fruits and vegetables, as those foods appear to be the center of the...Read More The post Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick and Victor Cruz...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers to open up Lambeau Field for Brett Favre’s Hall of Fame ceremony

While it isn’t exactly what Brett Favre requested, the Green Bay Packers did at least make a decision that will allow more fans to at least tangentially attend the legendary quarterback’s induction into the team’s Hall of Fame and related jersey retirement. The ceremony, scheduled for July 18, will be held in the Lambeau Field...Read More The post Packers to open up Lambeau...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton models helmet featuring carbon fiber face guard (pic)

Miami Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton on Thursday faced live pitching for the first time since the horrific injury suffered when he was drilled in the face during a Sept. 11 game by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brewers Mike Fiers, leaving him with a fractured orbital bone and five damaged teeth. The frightening incident and the gruesome...Read More The post Giancarlo Stanton models...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nearby resident reportedly calls cops over Baltimore Orioles’ crowd noise drill

A resident living nearby the Baltimore Orioles’ spring training facilities in Sarasota, Fla., reportedly called police to complain about the excessive loudness emanating Ed Smith Stadium on Friday during a team exercise staged to prepare players for crowd noise. Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun reports that the team was blaring the Camden Yards crowd’s...Read More The post...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao using his own song as entrance music for Mayweather fight (vid)

As some may know, Manny Pacquiao fancies himself something of a double threat. While the greatness of his boxing career cannot be questioned, his recent forays into the music world indicate he finds himself an equally capable singer. Pacquiao actually is an accomplished recording artist, in a certain sense, and intends to use a song...Read More The post Manny Pacquiao using his...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls general manager expects Derrick Rose back in 4-6 weeks

By Jason Rowan  Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman reportedly put a very optimistic spin on the “minor” surgery Derrick Rose underwent on Friday, saying he expects the point guard to return to the lineup “in the next 4-6 weeks depending on rehab.” To say that is an incredibly encouraging sign to how well the surgery, during which the damaged portion of the meniscus...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

David Blatt: ‘There’s no discussion about the MVP’ without LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers clearly were a motivated bunch on Thursday night as one of the hottest teams in the NBA hosted the Golden State Warriors, one of the best teams in the league, at Quicken Loans Arena. When it was all said and done, LeBron James led the way, scoring a season-high 42 points as...Read More The post David Blatt: ‘There’s no discussion about the MVP’ without...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Even Kid Rock has some advice for Tiger Woods: ‘People are gonna talk s–t’

The talk of professional golf over the past handful of weeks of course has revolved around Tiger Woods taking a leave of absence from competitive golf as he attempts to regain his game after some pretty awful play over his past several tournaments. Theories abound about what exactly is wrong with Woods: Is it mental,...Read More The post Even Kid Rock has some advice for Tiger Woods...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Stewart and Seth Rollins feud comes to a head(lock)

By Jason Rowan Things have been remarkably quiet in the hilarious smack talk feud that has been going on between Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” and his pro wrestler foil, WWE star Seth Rollins. But on Thursday, with Seth Rollins invading “The Daily Show” set during the patented “Moment of Zen” that ends every program, everything came to a head. Make that a headlock...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls players express shock, disbelief over latest Derrick Rose injury

A somewhat somber tone pervaded the scene during the Chicago Bulls’ shootaround Wednesday morning as the team was still  reeling from the news of Derrick Rose’s latest injury setback, one that arguably calls into question if the point guard will ever again be healthy enough again to regain the dynamic athletic ability that made him...Read More The post Bulls players express...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ortiz on MLB’s new pace of play rules: ‘It’s bulls–t’

Count David Ortiz among one of the first players to come out in opposition of new rules Major League Baseball will be implementing this season in the interest of improving pace of play. When asked about specifically about a rule that requires a player to keep one foot in the batter’s box at all times,...Read More The post David Ortiz on MLB’s new pace of play rules: ‘It’s...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Fastest runner confused by not getting $100K from adidas

By Jason Rowan The runner who had the fastest 40 time at the NFL Scouting Combine cannot understand why he wasn’t one of the three fastest football players at the event to receive a $100,000 from adidas. After the NFL put the kibosh on adidas awarding the three fastest runners at the combine a Porsche for their fleet-footed heroics — a conflict of interest with the league...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton poses in body paint for Sports Illustrated cover (photo)

Giancarlo Stanton signed a contract during the offseason that is the largest, in both length and value, in the history of baseball. Not only that, when the Miami Marlins slugger put pen to paper to sign the 13-year, $325 million extension, he became the owner of the biggest contract in sports history. Stanton obviously —...Read More The post Giancarlo Stanton poses in body paint...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano was 20 pounds heavier due to Seattle weather

By Jason Rowan When Robinson Cano signed his signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in December 2013, he presumably realized there would be some adjustments to be made after spending the first nine years of his career with the New York Yankees. But who knew his move from the bright lights in the big city to the Pacific Northwest would involve an adjustment...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle has terse exchange with reporter over Rajon Rondo benching (vid)

Rick Carlisle had to face a very curious inquisitive group of reporters following the Dallas Mavericks’ 99-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night, and of course the issues at hand revolved around his decision to bench Rajon Rondo after the two exchanged words during a timeout in the third quarter. Carlisle, clearly upset with...Read More The post Rick Carlisle has terse...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer’s offshore seafaring cruise odyssey has come to an end

At long last, Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Urban Meyer, along with the other passengers of the cruise ship he was stranded on off the Florida coast, are on dry land. Meyer, and approximately 2,500 other passengers — including former Buckeyes players and fans, his wife Sherri and daughter Gigi — embarked last week...Read More The post Urban Meyer’s offshore seafaring...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

A-Rod still wants Yankees' starting third base job

By Jason Rowan Alex Rodriguez may have been penciled in as the team’s backup third baseman and designated hitter by the powers-that-be with the New York Yankees, but that does not mean he’s happily going to relinquish his spot in the field without putting up a fight. Rodriguez, who made waves Monday by showing up to spring training early — much to the reported chagrin of...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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