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Richard Sherman talks ‘Madden,’ wants ‘Legion of Boom’ to join him on cover

Richard Sherman, in case you hadn’t heard, will be the cover athlete for EA Sports’ “Madden 15″ after winning the online fan vote. The fiery Seattle Seahawks cornerback beat Alshon Jeffery, Jimmy Graham and Colin Kaepernick before edging out Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in a final where approximately 600,000 votes were cast. Now that […] The post Richard Sherman...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Angel Jimenez does jaunty little jig after holing out for eagle (video)

Long heralded — and deservedly so — as the “Most Interesting Man in Golf” (see here) Miguel Angel Jiminez demonstrated once again why he remains at the age or 50 arguably the most compelling personality swinging the sticks at the professional level. Jiminez, already enjoying a decent go of it during the final round at […] The post Miguel Angel Jimenez does jaunty little...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Darryl Sutter presser montage an exercise in cringeworthy awkwardness (video)

For all the skill, knowledge he has demonstrated as head coach of the Los Angeles Kings and unquestioned success he has brought to the team during his tenure, his press conferences reveal either an utter distaste for interacting with the media or a profound uncomfortableness with the entire process. Sutter has been at his best […] The post Darryl Sutter presser montage an exercise...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Yeah, Lonnie Chisenhall had a decent night at the plate: 5-5, 3 HR, 9 RBI (vids)

Your browser does not support iframes. Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall single-handedly throttled the Texas Rangers pitching staff on Monday night, going 5-5 with three home runs (above) and nine RBI in the Cleveland Indians 17-7 dismantling of the Texas Rangers. The 9 RBI tied a club record and Chisenhall became the first major leaguer to […] The post Yeah, Lonnie Chisenhall had...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon’s ploy to use medicine man to turn around Rays doesn’t work

Tampa Bay Rays skipper Joe Maddon, a peculiar fellow in his own right, even when things are going good, is open to just about anything if it would help turn around the horribly slumping ball club that is his charge. Heading into Monday’s game against the Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field, the Rays had lost […] The post Joe Maddon’s ploy to use medicine man to turn around...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James went a saw ‘Maleficent’ by himself on Saturday (photos)

LeBron James had a performance in Game 1 of the NBA Finals that he’d probably prefer to forget. Despite scoring 25 points, the Miami Heat superstar struggled staying in the game as a result of severe cramping. James managed to play nearly 33 minutes despite the issues, and the cramps became so debilitating that James […] The post LeBron James went a saw ‘Maleficent’ by himself...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers, Olivia Munn spotted locking lips in Hollywood (photos)

It was a PDA-filled couple of days for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his new rumored gal pal, “The Newsroom” actress and geek goddess Olivia Munn. Rumors began to surface last month that the two were an item, a romance believed to be kindled when the two met up while presenting an award […] The post Aaron Rodgers, Olivia Munn spotted locking lips in Hollywood...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees draft a Kenny Powers lookalike in MLB Draft (photo)

Generally, a player drafted in the latter rounds of the Major League Baseball Draft doesn’t generate much fanfare. In fact, more often than not, it’s hardly noticed, save for true baseball diehards. But when a player picked that late in the draft bears an uncanny resemblance to a fantastic character from a cult television show? […] The post New York Yankees draft a Kenny Powers...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade could be fined for embarrassing flop on Manu Ginobili (video)

Forget the drama and consequences of”Cramp-Gate,” the latest lazily applied moniker to provide meaningless fodder for an NBA Finals talking point could be “Flop-Gate,” relating to Dwyane Wade’s egregiously embarrassing flop on Manu Ginobili during Game 2 between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. Gregg Popovich immediately yanked Ginobili off the [...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals ball boy fields fair ball, hands it to fan, kinda learns lesson (vid/GIF)

Your browser does not support iframes. A Kansas City Royals ball boy suffered an unfortunate gaffe during Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees while manning the right field foul line at Kauffman Stadium. During the top of the 4th inning, the poor kid fielded a fair ball off the bat of Brian Roberts. And […] The post Royals ball boy fields fair ball, hands it to fan, kinda...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Barnes caps inside-the-park home run with dugout pushups (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Most regular folks — crap most major league baseball players who aren’t known for being the epitome of physical fitness — likely would be able to pull off the remarkable feat Colorado Rockies outfielder Brandon Barnes was able to do following his inside-the-park home run during Thursday’s game against […] The post Brandon Barnes caps...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James, Erik Spoelstra address ‘Cramp-Gate’ with the media

The primary talking point following Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs not surprisingly almost entirely revolved around LeBron James cramping up on multiple occasions during the game. It also spawned a bevy of amusing but heartless memes as the Internet can be a cruel, cruel place. Either […] The post LeBron James, Erik Spoelstra address ‘Cramp...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Arian Foster uses Motown, sad face sign to reach out to Andre Johnson (video)

Andre Johnson likely caused some hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth among Houston Texans fans — no to mention the organization — when he was a no-show for the team’s OTAs last week. Of course, attendance at the Texans OTA was on a voluntary basis, so perhaps Johnson’s absence was more much ado about nothing than […] The post Arian Foster uses Motown, sad face sign to reach...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper’s next stage in thumb rehab following surgery? Lots of PS4 (pic)

Washington Nationals second-year slugger Bryce Harper has been out of action since April 25 when he suffered a torn ulnar collateral in his left thumb when sliding into third base head first on a triple. He was place on the disabled list the following day, undergoing surgery shortly thereafter, where he tweeted a “thumbs-up” pic post-procedure […] The post Bryce Harper’s...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phil Mickelson pulls off sick flop shot

It is a certifiable fact that Phil Mickelson is the unquestioned king and lord supreme of the flop shot, not only in his generation of golfers but in the history of the grand game. More evidence of Mickelson’s mastery of one of the trickier shots in all of golf — a slight miscalculation and either […] The post Phil Mickelson pulls off absurdly sick flop shot at St. Jude Classic...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

First gameplay trailer for ‘Madden 15′ mostly a tease, but still bad ass (video)

On Thursday, we noted how much effort was needed simply to get Colin Kaepernick’s tattoos into the upcoming version of the beloved football video game franchise. Friday marked the first official gameplay trailer for the hotly anticipated upcoming incarnation of “Madden.” For a video called “Madden 15 Gameplay — Official Trailer” it’s woefully short on […] The post...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mexico soccer coach poses with Tom Brady, pretends to not recognize him (photo)

Mexico’s national soccer team is playing a friendly at Gillette Stadium against Portugal on Friday night, and the team’s head coach, Miguel Herrera, happened to run into an individual who happens to call the New England Patriots’ home turf home. Yep, at some point on Thursday, Herrera and Tom Brady posed together for a photograph […] The post Mexico soccer coach poses with...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers rocks mullet wig as disguise to play in softball league? (photo)

Apparently, San Diego Chargers players Phillip Rivers, Danny Woodhead and Eric Weddle are taking part in a weekly recreational softball league. Since relative anonymity presumably is something at least Rivers would like to maintain, the quarterback supposedly has taken to putting on a disguise of sorts before showing up the ball fields. And said disguise is […] The post Philip...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina drills Nori Aoki in head with toss back to mound (vid/GIFs)

Your browser does not support iframes. A player standing in the batter’s box has enough to worry about when dealing with balls being thrown in their direction at often-absurd speeds from the direction he is facing. To have to be concerned about getting popped in the side of the head by a ball coming from […] The post Yadier Molina drills Nori Aoki in head with toss back to mound...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s your online shaming of LeBron James for cramping meme roundup (pics/vids)

As you may have heard, LeBron James succumbed to cramping during the Miami Heat’s 110-95 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night in an AT&T Center with a malfunctioning air conditioning/cooling system. Temperatures reportedly rose to above a stifling 90 degrees. The heat-averse Heat superstar asked […] The post Here’s your online shaming...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting tattoos in Madden was not as easy as you think

The longtime slogan for EA Sports is “It’s In The Game.” Now, as far as Colin Kaepernick is concerned, his much-celebrated tattoos are “in the game” as well. Not only does Kaepernick get to celebrate a new 6-year, $126 million contract extension this week, he’ll also be able to marvel at the sight of  his […] The post Waivers were needed to include Colin Kaepernick’s...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Moment of silence held at Yankee Stadium for Don Zimmer

Your browser does not support iframes. Baseball lost a legend when Don Zimmer passed away at the age of 83 in Florida on Wednesday. Zimmer spent 66 years in the game he so loved 66 years as a player, manager, coach and adviser. Zimer even was married on a baseball field in 1951 (for those […] The post Moment of silence observed at Yankee Stadium in memory of Don Zimmer (video)...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan selling LEGO replicas of college football stadiums

It seems as if LEGO and sports have become inextricably intertwined over the years, and with the Internet, we have come to see more and more examples of fans creating amazing replicas of stadiums (see here and here), exhibiting dedication, patience … and a butt load of plastic bricks. Not only that, LEGO artists have […] The post College football fan selling LEGO replicas of...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Kintzler warms up while fan is treated after fall into bullpen (video)

During Tuesday’s game between the Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park, a fan fell over a railing in the outfield and plummeted 15 feet to the ground inside the home team’s bullpen. The fan was treated, placed upon a stretcher and ultimately was taken to a hospital. The last word on his condition […] The post Brandon Kintzler warms up while fan is treated after...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Morgan shakes booty in 'Swimsuit Issue' video

Members of the online ogling community — not to mention the offline eye-humping population — surely recall how United States women’s soccer star Alex Morgan was one of the athletes featured in the 2014 edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. You know, because not only is she a supremely gifted soccer player, she’s also […] The post Alex Morgan does some major...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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