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Jordan Leopold’s daughter to lead Minnesota Wild fans in pregame chant

Jordyn Leopold, the 10-year-old daughter of Minnesota Wild defenseman Jordan Leopold, has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame this week after an emotional letter she wrote in December in which she pleads with her dad’s new team to trade for him went viral. The latest perk from her sudden celebrity will come when she leads...Read More The post Jordan Leopold’s daughter to lead Minnesota...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper on Nationals: ‘People want to see us fail’

By Jason Rowan Bryce Harper is refusing to back-off his bold statements in which he more or less stated that the Washington Nationals are not only World Series contenders, the team should be considered the favorites. “I was like, ‘Where’s my ring?’” was Harper’s apparent reaction to learning the Nationals signed Max Scherzer. The young, brash Nationals superstar took...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James among NBA stars participating in ‘#LeanInTogether’ campaign (vid)

Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook and bestselling author of “Lean In,” is leaning on the star power of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, among other stars from the NBA and WNBA, for her new organization’s #LeanInTogether” campaign. The public service campaign centers around the notion that men can take an active...Read More The post LeBron James...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence and pitcher who broke his arm have friendly Twitter exchange

The San Francisco Giants on Thursday were on the receiving end of some pretty bad news when the team learned that outfielder Hunter Pence will miss between six and eight weeks after suffering a broken forearm when he was hit by a pitch. Chicago Cubs pitcher Corey Black was the one who threw the ball...Read More The post Hunter Pence and pitcher who broke his arm have friendly Twitter...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

David Wright, Mets host families of slain NYPD officers (photos)

It was reported earlier this week that the New York Mets would be welcoming the families of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, the two NYPD officers slain execution-style in their squad car in December, to spring training this weekend. David Wright, whose father was a cop, discussed how much it meant to him personally to...Read More The post David Wright, Mets host families of slain...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Guy in dunk contest attempts slam blindfolded, whiffs terribly (video)

Uh, derp. Justin Melton’s comically inept attempt at putting one through the hoop while blindfolded during a Philippine Basketball Association Slam Dunk contest arguably is the worst dunk effort in slam dunk contest history. It really needs to be seen to be believed. Fortunately for Melton, the blindfold meant he didn’t have to witness it...Read More The post Guy in dunk contest...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Overexcited Bulls fan slaps Joakim Noah on the butt (video)

  The Chicago Bulls played inspired basketball down the stretch to storm back from a seven-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder by a score of 108-105. And one overenthusiastic Bulls backer with floor seats temporarily lost in mind while celebrating, slapping an exuberant Joakim Noah on the butt....Read More The post Overexcited Bulls fan...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks unveil 'The Churro Dog'

By Jason Rowan The Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday unveiled what arguably is the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to the best new culinary treat set to be unleashed on baseball fans in ballparks all across the land. Behold, the most tempting — and probably tastiest concession item introduced ahead of the 2015 MLB season: The Churro Dog. Conceived by Diamondbacks team...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant has ‘no doubt’ he’ll return this season

By Jason Rowan Kevin Durant sat down for a Q&A with The Oklahoman and expressed complete confidence he’ll be back on the court this season. “No doubt. No doubt,” Durant said when asked about his thoughts about returning this season. “I’m looking forward to returning this season. No doubt. I’m not packing it in at all. The sidelined Oklahoma City Thunder superstar...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets: Murphy will no longer discuss his religious beliefs

By Jason Rowan The New York Mets on Wednesday announced through a team spokesman that Daniel Murphy will stick with talking baseball and the future and no longer will discuss his religious beliefs, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Rubin. The Mets second baseman caused waves with comments made following the team’s meeting on Tuesday with MLB ambassador for inclusion...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James gave Ronaldinho a $60,000 limited edition watch (photo)

Apparently, when it comes to getting one’s hands on a limited edition watch that runs about $60,000, it’s all about who you know. That is what can be gleaned from the news that Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho received such a watch from none other than Cleveland Cavaliers superstar and apparent watch designer LeBron James. Ronaldinho...Read More The post LeBron James gave Ronaldinho...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ndamukong $uh billboards springing up all over Detroit

By Jason Rowan It’s safe to say that there are many Detroit Lions fans unhappy about the team’s decision not to slap the franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh. There apparently appears to be a contingent of folks in the Detroit area who believe it is all Suh’s fault. Billboards have been springing up all over Detroit that characterize Suh as greedy, as evidenced by the replacement...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling calls vulgar tweets ‘a crime,’ vows to ‘pursue all legal options’

Curt Schilling has continued his offensive against the individuals who made vulgar comments on social media about his teenaged daughter by threatening legal action against some of those who participated in the commentary. Regarding the vulgar comments made on Twitter — some that included mentions of rape — in reaction to his tweet congratulating his...Read More The post Curt...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard apologizes for eating lunch in clubhouse

The New York Mets clubhouse on Tuesday was the sight of quite the row sparked by an ignominiously ill-advised decision by pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard having the audacity of eating lunch in the clubhouse during the team’s intrasquad game. In clear violation of the so-called “unwritten rules” that pervade MLB clubhouses, Syndergaard’s lunch was promptly...Read More ...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns OC wants Johnny Manziel 'obsessed' with football

By Jason Rowan When John DeFilippo was hired in January as the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator, it was an encouraging sign for the quarterbacks on the roster, including Johnny Manziel … in certain respects. DeFilippo came in with a reputation throughout his young career of being able to develop quarterbacks, and on Tuesday he explained what he expects out of the Browns...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith trolls Hawks fans, calls them ‘very fickle and bandwagoners’ (vid)

Not only did Josh Smith spend his first nine years in the NBA as a member of the Atlanta Hawks, he is also a Georgia native, so it was a homecoming on multiple fronts when the forward returned along with his Houston Rockets teammates to the ATL for a Tuesday night showdown with the Atlanta...Read More The post Josh Smith trolls Hawks fans, calls them ‘very fickle and bandwagoners’...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional discussing daughter’s letter

Jordan Leopold is now a member of the Minnesota Wild, and as anyone who has seen his daughter’s adorable yet heartbreaking letter to the team’s coaches asking them to bring her daddy back home is aware, no one is probably more happy than 10-year-old Jordyn. Leopold, a Golden Valley, Minn., native who starred on the...Read More The post New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets to host families of slain NYPD officers at spring training

By Jason Rowan The New York Mets will welcome the families of slain NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu as honored guests over the weekend at the team’s spring training site in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Ramos and Liu were the police officers who were ambushed and killed execution-style in their squad car by Ismaaiyl Brinsley in December in a deplorable act of senseless violence...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants infielder Matt Duffy again rocking ‘Duffman’ on his bat knobs (photo)

Given the easy leap from his surname to “Duffman,” the enthusiastically psychotic beer pitchman from “The Simpsons,” it’s hardly a surprise that San Francisco Giants infielder Matt Duffy has gravitated towards adopting the moniker as part of his baseball identity. But that doesn’t make it any less cool. As was the case late last season...Read More The post Giants infielder...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel blasts Toronto media for its treatment of Dion Phaneuf (video)

Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel has finally had it with what he perceives as the shoddy treatment that Dion Phaneuf has been forced to endure this season, especially from the media. The typically media-averse Kessel, who leads the team in both goals (23) and points (50) stood in the locker room and chastised the...Read More The post Phil Kessel blasts Toronto media for its...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards apologize for odd Black History Month tribute

By Jason Rowan The Washington Wizards finally addressed the team’s weeks-long tribute to Black History Month, which was widely panned as ill-conceived, off-putting or just plain weird. Throughout February, Monumental Sports & Entertainment showcased the faces of players and staff members from the Wizards, Washington Capitals and Washington Mystics paired with the visages...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes blasts NBA over James Harden suspension

By Jason Rowan Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes blasted the NBA for the league’s one-game suspension of James Harden for kicking LeBron James in the groin during Sunday’s Houston Rockets-Cleveland Cavaliers game, arguing the league has a double standard when it comes to doling out punishment. Barnes took to Twitter on Sunday night to articulate his disagreement and...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees fire employee over Curt Schilling's daughter tweets

By Jason Rowan A part-time ticket seller employed by the New York Yankees has been fired by the team after he was outed as one of the alleged individuals who sent Curt Schilling inappropriate tweets about his teenage daughter, according to a NJ.com report. Schilling had posted a message on Twitter last week congratulating his 17-year-old daughter Gabby regarding how she had...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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
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