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Best news ever: Ozzie Guillen set to join ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ crew

In news that should be thrilling to baseball fans but fill ESPN producers with a profound sense of dread, it has been announced that Ozzie Guillen will be joining the network and is slated to appear on “Baseball Tonight.” Guillen, the longtime manager of the Chicago White Sox who last coached the Miami Marlins in […] The post Best news ever: Ozzie Guillen set to join ESPN...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan has plans for his Mark Sanchez tattoo

As if any reason whatsoever is needed to prove why it is a bad idea for an NFL head coach to get a tattoo of his team’s modestly successful, much-maligned and under-performing quarterback, here’s another one: Having to explain what he intends to do about it when the quarterback is released by the team. New […] The post Rex Ryan on infamous Mark Sanchez tattoo: ‘I may alter...
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March 25, 2014  |  1 Comment

Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez to use ‘Let it Go’ from ‘Frozen’ as at-bat music

Pittsburgh Pirates backup catcher Tony Sanchez has picked one of the more peculiar songs in recent memory as one of the songs he will use when he steps to the plate this season” “Let it Go,” the Oscar winner for “Best Original Song” from the Disney smash, “Frozen.” He’s one with the wind and sky, […] The post Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez to use ‘Let it Go’ from...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Kelly’s daughter posts heartbreaking photos as word comes of cancer’s return (pics)

Multiple outlets are reporting that Hall of Famer Jim Kelly’s oral cancer has returned. Originally diagnosed last June, the cancer, which caused Kelly to have part of his jaw and teeth removed in the original surgery, is back, prompting the need for more surgery, tentatively scheduled for Thursday at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. According […] The post Jim Kelly’s daughter...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Knight on the NBA: ‘They’ve raped college basketball in my opinion’

It’s not at all uncommon for Bobby Knight to make controversial statements, sure to offend or at least provoke the ire of those who do not agree with him. The coaching legend’s latest comments lambasting the NBA for the part the league has played in ruining college basketball in his opinion are sure to cause […] The post Bobby Knight on the NBA: ‘They’ve raped college basketball...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Belichick has great quote about missing coaches photo

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick affirmed his curmudgeonly and contrarian attitude towards pretty much everything by skipping out on appearing in the NFL head coach group photo during the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Worth noting: Belichick — by his own choice — is not a member of the coaches’ association, presumably […] The post Bill Belichick on skipping...
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March 25, 2014  |  1 Comment

Vincent Lecavalier hits both posts, crossbar on shot, doesn’t score (video/GIF)

Philadelphia Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier was on the receiving end of some unbelievably bad luck the second period of Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. Lecavalier seemed to do everything right on a point-blank, wide-open shot following a sweet feed from teammate Brayden Schenn, but things did not go as expected. With the Flyers […] The post Vincent Lecavalier hits...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Of course there’s a Chucky doll in Jon Gruden’s QB camp office (pics/video)

For a few years now, ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden holds a quarterback camp where the former head coach breaks down film and hangs out with up-and-coming QB prospects about to be selected in NFL Draft. Entering its fifth season, Gruden’s QB camp will include appearances by Johnny Manziel, A.J. McCarron and Teddy Bridgewater, the […] The post Of course there’s a Chucky doll in...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman has huge row of surgical staples spanning top of head (photo)

Cincinnati Reds closer Ardolis Chapman amazingly will experience no long-term effects as a consequence of being drilled in the head with a line-drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez in a spring training game earlier this week. Chapman did, however, have to undergo surgery on Thursday where a metal plate was […] The post Ardolis Chapman has huge row of surgical...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Sager once again rocks the ‘NCAA Bracket’ tie because of course he did (photo)

Just like he did last year as he worked courtside during last year’s NCAA Tournament, Craig Sager once again is rocking the “NCAA Bracket” tie as he patrols the hardwood. While things get a little out of hand with the coverage of Sager’s many zany suits, shirts, ties and the way he puts them all […] The post Craig Sager once again rocks the ‘NCAA Bracket’ tie because...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gronk mugs on 'Entourage' set, says he's 'Jacked Central'

Earlier this week a photo popped up on the Internet showing New England Patriots teammates Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman hanging out on the set of the upcoming “Entourage” film. Thanks to TMZ, we now know that Gronk is indeed making a cameo in the movie version of the HBO series. Gronkowski reports that his […] The post Rob Gronkowski bros out with TMZ on the set of ...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James pops in at Miami McDonald’s, buys everyone burgers (photo)

LeBron James made a quick pit stop at a Miami Beach-area McDonald’s and apparently bought everyone in the joint a burger … a Bacon Club House Burger, to be exact. Yummy. James reposted the original Instagram post uploaded by Ernie Ramos. Of course, James has been endorsing McDonald’s since all the way back to 2012 […] The post LeBron James pops in at Miami McDonald’s, buys...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Smith pulled over while doing radio interview

New Baltimore Ravens wide receiver was taking part in a radio interview on ESPN Radio’s “The Dan Le Batard Show” when he was pulled over by police. The portion of the interview (gratefully transcribed below by Shutdown Corner) begins at about the 1:24 point of the above video: Smith: “Oh … see, you guys got […] The post Steve Smith on being pulled over during interview...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Green on inconsistency criticism: ‘I don’t give a (expletive)'

Boston Celtics forward went off for 39 points in the Boston Celtics’ 121-120 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. It was the 12th time he has scored 25 points or more this season. The game before his 39-point output, he scored nine points. The game after? Green put up a measly five points. […] The post Jeff Green on inconsistency criticism: ‘I don’t give a (expletive...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: St. Joe's coach's grandson gives cute interview

Sure, the first real day of the NCAA Tournament saw a fair share of upsets, disappointments and letdowns. Teams that were favored lost, teams that some believed would go at least a little deeper in the tournament, perhaps even fouling up the bracket of a few folks. But if you ask me, the most disappointing […] The post Saddest exit of first day of tourney? St. Joe’s coach Phil...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs jacket simultaneously celebrates team’s success, futility (photo)

Some random fellow spotted at some random McDonald’s somewhere in Indiana may have a jacket that best celebrates the Chicago Cubs organization’s long-ago success and century-lasting futility. Awesome. This is the varsity jacket that Harry Caray is wearing in Heaven. When he ever catches a chill. The varsity jacket is entirely accurate: The Cubs are […] The post Chicago Cubs...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods reportedly has a bulging disc, sports anchors everywhere terrified (videos)

Golfweek’s Jeff Rude reports that Tiger Woods has a bulging disc in his back according to a source with knowledge of the golfer’s condition. The source also stated that the nagging injury will not require surgery. While that is good news for Tiger, who has had two tournaments — Honda Classic and WGC Cadillac Championship […] The post Tiger Woods reportedly has a bulging disc...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dayton newspaper trolls Ohio State with authority in front page headline (photo)

While considered an upset seeding-wise, lots of folks gave the Dayton Flyers more than a fighting chance of beating its in-state rivals, the Ohio State Buckeyes, in the teams’ second round matchup in the NCAA Tournament. And the Flyers did not disappoint its fans or those bracket-fillers who put their faith in the squad. Vee […] The post Dayton newspaper trolls Ohio State with...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks commission 700-pound, 15-foot, 3D billboard of Paul Millsap (photos)

The Atlanta Hawks have commissioned the construction of an unreal billboard that pays tribute to the team’s power forward Paul Millsap. The towering billboard, which will be erected along Interstate 85 North, a busy freeway in Atlanta, features a fifteen-foot tall, 700-pound 3-D version of the star player dunking a basketball. It will be seen […] The post Atlanta Hawks commission...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich's nose busted by bad hop

Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich was victimized by the thing that infielders hate most: The bad hop. But instead of simply bungling a play and getting charged for an error, the unfortunately wicked bad hop actually inflicted some pretty serious damage on Dietrich as the ball bounced up and drilled him directly in the […] The post Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich nose busted...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Lakers team photo day, and Kobe Bryant couldnt’ be happier* (photo)

*not really It was time for the 2013-14 official team photograph day for the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday at team headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., and while participating in such a thing is an annoying thing to have to do in general — who likes group photos, right? — Kobe Bryant could not look […] The post It’s Lakers team photo day, and Kobe Bryant couldnt’ be happier...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth on difficulty of hitting: ‘There’s nothing harder in the galaxy’

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth may have gotten himself into a hyperbolic conundrum while expounding upon just how hard it is to hit a baseball during a recent conversation on the topic. Werth went astronomical when attempting to explain the difficulties related to putting bat to ball, arguing that there it may be the most […] The post Jayson Werth on difficulty of...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kid throws temper tantrum over missed souvenir ball, gets ball anyway (video)

Sometimes for a kid, throwing a compete hissy fit pays dividends, but only if someone actually rewards such bad behavior. That kind of scene played out when the Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Australian national baseball team in an exhibition game Down Under. A player attempted to toss a ball to a young fan […] The post Kid throws temper tantrum over missed souvenir ball, gets...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio fills out bracket, says, ‘I like the players when they are kind of fancy’ (pic)

Fresh off his triple-double on Wednesday night to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 123-122 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks, point guard Ricky Rubio weighed in on easily the most important sports story of the day, or at least the only thing people are paying attention to: The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Of course, […] The post Ricky Rubio fills out bracket...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony to Mike Woodson: ‘Let’s play the (expletive) game, man!’ (video)

The suddenly red hot New York Knicks were leading the Indiana Pacers by seven with 19.5 seconds remaining on Wednesday night when head coach Mike Woodson’s assumed attention to detail was just too much for Carmelo Anthony. Apparently, Carmelo, despite the Knicks being out of timeouts, felt that the game was in hand and that […] The post Carmelo Anthony to Mike Woodson: ‘Let’s...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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