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Mississippi State, adidas apologize for ‘F–k The School Up North’ shirts (pics)

Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin on Thursday issued a formal apology for a shirt that was worn by members of the Bulldogs baseball team which featured a profane message directed at in-state rival Ole Miss. adidas, the shirt’s designer, later apologized for its role in the smack talk shirt as well. The seemingly innocuous...Read More The post Mississippi State,...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Soaked spectator retrieves hat in water, loses beer as Paula Creamer putts (vid)

A possibly inebriated fan taking in the LPGA’s Lotte Championship in Hawaii received some air time during the tourney’s broadcast, but arguably not the most glamorous way possible, although it made for a comically absurd scene for onlookers. As Paula Creamer looked over a putt during her round, the cameras locked in on the poor...Read More The post Soaked spectator retrieves hat...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Durant on injury-plagued season: 'I'm definitely pissed'

By Jason Rowan Kevin Durant’s 2014-15 NBA regular season campaign was completely derailed — even before it began — due to a litany of injuries. In light of his comments during exit interviews on Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar has been left completely frustrated with his injury-riddled season. Even more, Durant has been left embittered by all the talk and apparent...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski sees a WWE future for himself

By Jason Rowan It should come as no surprise that Rob Gronkowski, one of the most entertaining, outrageous and flamboyant players in professional football, would gravitate toward the world of professional wrestling. The brash, frenetic and over-the-top environment in which it operates seems to fit his personality to a tee. The New England Patriots tight end recently cut a WWE promo...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent: Tiger Woods’ wrist ‘fine’ after suffering injury at Masters

By Jason Rowan  Given the manner in which Tiger Woods described a wrist injury he suffered during the final round of the Masters on Sunday, his agent’s insistence that the golfer is no worse for wear is an encouraging sign to say the least. Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent who frequently stands in as liaison between the golfer and the media, told ESPN’s Bob Harig via email that the...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton ditches protective mask at the plate

By Jason Rowan Giancarlo Stanton for the first time on Tuesday night stepped into the batter’s box without a protective face guard attached to his helmet, something he has been wearing throughout spring training and the early part of the regular season. And the results were good. In his sole at-bat without the custom, carbon fiber face guard, Stanton lashed a 2-RBI double down...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook appreciates Kobe Bryant coming to his defense

Kobe Bryant recently took took to social media to defend Russell Westbrook against criticism over the high volume of shots he has been taking of late as the point guard attempts to carry the Oklahoma City Thunder on his back into the postseason. And for that, Westbrook recently expressed great appreciation for the Los Angeles...Read More The post Russell Westbrook appreciates Kobe...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady mocks his first pitch in self-deprecating Facebook pic

By Jason Rowan Given his stature as an all-world athlete, there’s only one way to describe Tom Brady’s effort when throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Boston Red Sox’s home opener at Fenway Park on Monday: Not good. The New England Patriots quarterback couldn’t get the ball across the plate and into David Ortiz’s waiting glove, instead offering up a one-hopper that...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth mentions Masters goal in handwritten 2009 thank you note (pic)

It’s been thoroughly covered in the previous week that a 14-year-old Jordan Spieth already had set his career goals in professional golf astronomically high by saying during an interview that he had his eyes set on winning the Masters one day. This apparently was a common theme for a teenaged Spieth, as a handwritten letter...Read More The post Jordan Spieth mentions Masters goal...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Polian blasts Adrian Peterson’s agent during trade scenario discussion

Adrian Peterson’s NFL status remains in limbo, even upon the arrival of April 15, an extremely relevant date as set forth in his suspension, as it is the first day the Minnesota Vikings running back can be reinstated by the league. The prevailing belief is that Peterson will be reinstated by the league sooner rather...Read More The post Bill Polian blasts Adrian Peterson’s agent...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns teammates weigh in on Johnny Manziel situation

By Jason Rowan The biggest news for the Cleveland Browns organization on Tuesday was supposed to be the official unveiling of team’s overhaul of its uniforms. In many ways that was the case, but as it has often been since the Browns drafted Johnny Manziel last year, much of the talk at the official function Wednesday surrounded the enigmatic young quarterback. Browns center Joe...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig says he’s trying to cut down on his patented bat flips

Keen observers may have been noticing that Yasiel Puig, known for his habit of demonstratively flipping his bat, has seemingly cut down a bit on his flamboyant signature move, something that has become so synonymous with the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger it’s even used as comedic fodder in video games. It turns out it is...Read More The post Yasiel Puig says he’s trying to cut down...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Wilson, Seattle talking but not making any progress

By Jason Rowan While the parties apparently are talking, reports indicate that Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks are far away from coming to terms on a contract that would solidify the signal-caller’s spot among the top quarterbacks in the NFL. Multiple sources close to the situation have indicated that while discussions are ongoing, the sides are not making much progress...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Revere: ‘My manhood kind of got hurt a little bit’ on great catch (video)

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere has developed a penchant throughout his MLB career for having the flair for the dramatic in the way he goes all-out while making spectacular catches. Oftentimes, such fearlessness in the field can come at the expense of the 26-year-old’s potential well-being. Revere was back at it again during Monday’s 2-0...Read More The post Ben Revere...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Dozier changes music to gain more 'street cred'

By Jason Rowan Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier received enough grief from his friends back home that he has decided to go away from the country music he loves for his walk-up music, instead opting to completely reverse course and go with an entirely kind of jam. Last season, Dozier used Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA” for his at-bat music at Target Field. To silence...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston: People try to dehumanize me

By Jason Rowan Jameis Winston, despite numerous reports emerging of late perhaps indicating otherwise, has long been viewed as the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, presumably by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Doubts have crept in, however, regarding concern that the former Florida State quarterback, while possessing all the skills a team looks for in a potential franchise...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton criticized for spraying race hostess

By Jason Rowan Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has come under fire and been accused of sexism after he sprayed a race hostess in the face with champagne following his race victory at the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton has been widely condemned on social media in the wake of the incident, with some referring to him as “bully” and a “scumbag,” per a Daily Mail report. Others were vocal...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles fan turns back on A-Rod during his at-bats

By Jason Rowan A Baltimore Orioles fan attending the team’s game on Monday against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards staged his own personal, silent protest to express his unsavory opinion of Alex Rodriguez. The man, seated in the left field stands, stood and turned his back to the field during each and every A-Rod at-bat. The man has been identified by The Washington Post as...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: Everyone knows LeBron James is the real MVP

By Jason Rowan On a night when LeBron James posted  is second triple-double of the season (21 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds) in a 109-97 win over the Detroit Pistons, one of the superstar’s teammates unequivocally stated that everyone knows King James is the real NBA MVP. J.R. Smith proclaimed James as the MVP of the league during an on-court, postgame interview with Quicken...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Montreal bar creates Stanley Cup replica out of 22 pounds of bacon (pics)

The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin this week and to celebrate the arrival at last of NHL postseason play following an entertaining 82-game marathon season, a bar in Montreal constructed a replica of Lord Stanley’s Cup made entirely out of bacon. Make that 22 pounds of bacon. The Montreal establishment behind the 20-plus-pound bacon behemoth is...Read More The post Montreal bar creates...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth’s first tweet after Masters win: ‘Well.. I’m glad that wasn’t a dream’

Jordan Spieth understandably went on social media sabbatical during Masters week with his last tweet coming on Sunday, April 5, in which he proclaimed, “It’s Masters week.” In the past year, the 21-year-old has transformed himself from a prodigy with seemingly limitless potential to bona fide superstar, and his historic and record-breaking dominance on the...Read More The post Jordan...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Wozniacki accused of zinging McIlroy with Spieth tweet

By Jason Rowan Perhaps she should have seen it coming, but it nevertheless is plain silly and completely absurd that Caroline Wozniacki had to defend a tweet in which she congratulated Jordan Spieth after he ran roughshod over the field to win his first Masters. Congratulations to @JordanSpieth on winning @TheMasters! Extremely impressive how he came out firing from the start...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sir Charles on the risks of social media for the modern athlete

By Jason Rowan Charles Barkley last month took part in a panel discussion at South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Given that the panel was entitled, “How to Remain Relevant in Today’s Digital Age,” having Barkley, who is not active at all on social media and the like, head a discussion on such a topic is an odd choice. Then again, it’s not like lacking a thorough...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Slumping Didi Gregorius says all he can do is laugh off Derek Jeter chants

Didi Gregorius probably understood from the get-go that it wouldn’t be easy to replace Derek Jeter in the New York Yankees infield. After all, the former shortstop dubbed the “Captain” was a once-in-a-generation kind of player who was respected by his teammates and worshiped by fans. But even the 25-year-old likely didn’t expect he’d have...Read More The post Slumping Didi Gregorious...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ortiz yells ‘rich b–ch’ at Jacoby Ellsbury over Yankees megadeal (vid)

David Ortiz and Jacoby Ellsbury were Boston Red Sox teammates for seven seasons, so odds are good the two enjoyed a good rapport over the years. But that does not mean Big Papi isn’t willing to sling some good-natured smack talk at his former teammate. During Sunday night’s tilt between the AL East rivals, Ortiz...Read More The post David Ortiz yells ‘rich b–ch’ at Jacoby Ellsbury...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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