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J.J. Watt says last season was ‘most strenuous’ of entire career

J.J. Watt somehow managed to win the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award last season despite overcoming myriad injuries in a campaign he describes as the “most strenuous” of his entire pro football career. Perhaps most surprising, Watt admitted this week that he played with a herniated disk last season. Watt chronicled the litany of injuries he suffered while nevertheless...
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March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth excited for Masters, worried about Champions Dinner

Despite not having his game exactly where he would want it to be heading into a major, Jordan Spieth insists he’s looking forward to defending last year’s victory at Augusta National when the Masters begins next week. “I’m extremely excited it,” Spieth said Wednesday at the Houston Open, via Eye on Golf. “The Masters is within 10 days away. Just saying that makes you...
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March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Brady uses ‘Anchorman’ reference to summon his receivers (vid)

Tom Brady has once again taken to social media to play funnyman by employing an “Anchorman” bit to summon his New England Patriots receivers, a la Ron Burgandy. In the video posted Thursday, a beach-combing Brady employs a shell and his lungs to alert the Pats’ receiving corps that it is time to put in some offseason work, just as Burgandy did to summon his news team in the...
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March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning makes call of support for woman in coma (vid)

Peyton Manning tried to do his part to help support a woman in a coma by making a phone call and expressing words of encouragement for both the patient and her family. Savannah Romero, a huge Denver Broncos fan, was involved in a motorcycle crash on March 7 and suffered horrible injuries — including a brain injury, 12 broken ribs, blood clots, a bladder inflection and MRSA,...
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March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns’ ‘QB Factory of Sadness’ since 1999 summarized in GIF

The Cleveland Browns have been utterly inept at securing a long-term solution at quarterback going all the way back to before 2000. With Robert Griffin III joining the fold after signing with the Browns last week — becoming the presumed 25th starting quarterback for the Browns since 1999 —  a tragically hilarious GIF has been created to summarize the so-called “QB Factory...
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March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler enjoy boat ride after match play losses (pic)

Both Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler saw their respective pursuits of a title at the WGC-Dell Match Play event in Austin, Tex., come to a premature end. But being the commiserate Texan host, Spieth made sure the visiting Fowler still had a nice time during his visit to the Lone Star State. Fowler, who lost to Byeong-Hun An in the group stage on Friday, and Spieth, who lasted until...
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March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Nowitzki: Playing 20 seasons sounds 'really, really great'

Reports over the weekend indicated that Dirk Nowitzki intends to opt-in on the final year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks, meaning the forward will return for the 2016-17 NBA campaign in what will be his 19th season. Comments Nowitzki made on Sunday, however, suggest he might be open to playing one more year beyond next season to round out his NBA career at 20. Nowitzki...
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March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant conducts his final interview in front of locker

While it proceeded without a whiff of pomp and circumstance, the post-game interview Kobe Bryant conducted following the Los Angeles Lakers’ 101-88 loss to the Washington Wizards would be the last one the retiring superstar ever does in front of his locker inside Staples Center. Bryant’s stellar 20-year NBA career of course comes to its celebrated conclusion after the Lakers...
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March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter asked if he’d want to be Donald Trump’s running mate

For some reason known only to the individual who posed the question, Derek Jeter was asked if he’d have any interest in being the vice presidential candidate on Donald Trump’s ticket — despite his complete lack of political experience — should the potential Republican candidate be nominated. And not surprisingly, the former New York Yankees great — who served as an ambassador...
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March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs welcome real cubs to spring training

The Chicago Cubs have turned spring training into a circus sideshow courtesy of some off-the-wall antics — mimes, anyone? — to help break up the monotony and keep the club loose. Well, what is a circus without some real, live bears? And fittingly, said bears were of the young variety, as two baby cubs made the rounds at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz. Several media members along...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Fellow eyewitness corroborates Aaron Rodgers’ UFO story

Aaron Rodgers claimed recently that he and some friends saw a UFO in 2005 while he was on the East Coast for the NFL Draft. One of his fellow eyewitnesses has stepped forward to corroborate the Green Bay Packers quarterback’s account of the supposed close encounter with something out of this world. Steve Levy, who was one of Rodgers' college teammates at Cal, confirmed Rodgers...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin institutes 50-cent fine policy

Pete Mackanin is entering his first full year as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, meaning of course he is in the midst of his first go-round running spring training. And the skipper has decided to institute a system where players are fined for mistakes. And while the notion that he fining players for various transgressions, gaffes and mental errors — something other coaches...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA flameout Adam Morrison has a doomsday bunker

Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Kyle Wiltjer recently revealed that Adam Morrison, who starred at Gonzaga before flaming out in the NBA, apparently has a doomsday bunker all set up because he fears an impending apocalypse. "The guy is fully equipped if there was an apocalypse,” Wiltjer said on a recent Pardon My Take podcast, via For the Win. “He’s got food stationed away. Everything...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes explains not retrieving ball wedged in wall

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes committed a gaffe for the ages during Wednesday’s spring training game against the Houston Astros that ultimately resulted in an inside-the-park home run. Astros first baseman A.J. Reed lined a ball into center field that went over Cespedes’ head and ultimately became wedged under the outfield wall. As Cespedes stood there refusing...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry poses with his Madame Tussauds’ wax figure

Madame Tussauds on Thursday unveiled its Stephen Curry wax figure and the Golden State Warriors superstar took some time away from his team’s march on history to get an up-close look at his waxy doppelganger. The creation of Curry’s wax likeness reportedly took a team of artists and sculptors — along with over 250 measurements that included efforts to accurately capture...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade weighs in on LeBron’s superteam dream

LeBron James mused earlier this week how wonderful it would be to team up with a few of his very best NBA pals to form a superteam of sorts before all of them call it a career. Dwyane Wade, one of the four that comprise the so-called “Brotherhood” — along with James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul — didn’t appear too inclined to at this point to echo his good friend’s...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant on watching NBA in retirement: Games are ‘too long’

With only 11 games remaining on the schedule in the Los Angeles Lakers season, Kobe Bryant earlier this week addressed his impending retirement, including whether or not he intends to keep up on NBA action once he’s no longer playing the game. “It’s difficult for me to actually watch an entire game from start to end because the game is just too long,” Bryant said, laughing...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals to give away Bryce Harper Chia Heads on July 5 (pics)

In what will likely be one of the most popular promotions of the 2016 Washington Nationals season, the team will be giving away Bryce Harper Chia Heads to the first 20,000 fans through the gates at Nationals Park for a July 5 game. The “Chia Bryce,” as the Nationals named it, was revealed during a private “Clubhouse Social” event last week. July 5th @Nationals Bryce Harper...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Four-year-old tee-ball player busts out Jose Bautista bat flip

A four-year-old tee-ball player either consciously or unknowingly (probably the latter) emulated Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista with a phenomenal bat-flip, video of which is turning the enthusiastic youngster into an Internet sensation. But his showy tossing of the bat wasn’t the end of his antics, as the boy then demonstratively danced on first base after “lining”...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll says there’s nothing Russell Wilson can’t handle

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll clearly recognizes what a special player he has in Russell Wilson. But that doesn’t mean Carroll won’t challenge the quarterback to improve in certain areas. And the reason for that? Carroll knows there isn’t anything Wilson can’t handle. Carroll announced shortly after the Seahawks were eliminated from the playoffs by the Carolina...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Kristin Cavallari breaks down the nuts and bolts of Jay Cutler’s vasectomy

Kristin Cavallari alerted the world Wednesday on Maria Menounos’ SiriusXM podcast that her husband, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, is “taking permanent measures” by getting a vasectomy. And perhaps more amusingly — or disturbingly, depending on one’s particular point of view — the 32-year-old mother of three (ages 3, 22 months and four months) did so in somewhat...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Young Cavs fan gets tatted up, lands J.R. Smith autograph (pic)

In an oddly amusing set of circumstances, a young Cleveland Cavaliers fan covered himself in tattoos to land an autograph from J.R. Smith on “J.R. Smith Bobblehead Night” that sensibly featured a giveaway featuring a Smith bobblehead that lacked the player’s trademark tattoos. The (presumably) temporary tatted-up boy was photographed holding said bobblehead and then getting...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Cavs brass have talked to LeBron about recent antics

LeBron James reportedly has had discussions with both Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue and general manager David Griffin this week to address his somewhat peculiar behavior of late. The issues addressed in these conversations differed in that Lue confronted James about chit-chatting with pal Dwyane Wade at halftime during the Cavs’ 122-101 loss to the Miami Heat on...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey believes his critics are motivated by jealousy

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has never shied away from finer things in life afforded by living in the Big Apple. He is frequently spotted at NBA and NHL games, makes his presence known during high-profile events such as Fashion Week and seems to be dating a new supermodel with every change of seasons. Harvey recognizes that living such a glamorous lifestyle makes him the...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell says Calvin Johnson made the right decision to retire

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell was understandably disappointed when he learned that Calvin Johnson was going to retire, for obvious reasons. But the way he sees it, when every factor is taken into account — especially the wide receiver’s own opinion — Johnson made the right decision. Calling Johnson a “great competitor” as well as a “world-class person,” Caldwell...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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