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Blues organist trolls Blackhawks by playing ‘Chelsea Dagger’ (vid)

The St. Louis Blues finally broke out of the first-round slump that has been plaguing the organization for years courtesy of a thrilling 3-2 Game 7 victory in front of its hometown fans in Scottrade Center. To help celebrate the moment — not to mention rub some salt in the wounds of the eliminated Blackhawks — the organist at the arena briefly played The Fratellis’ “Chelsea...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins hold ‘A Special Tribute to Prince’ at Monday’s game

The Minnesota Twins organization on Monday held "A Special Tribute to Prince" at Target Field throughout Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Tonight we will pay tribute to the late Minnesota icon, Prince. Fans, wear your purple! https://t.co/4HfJo52CnF pic.twitter.com/XlPFMmTl9f — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 25, 2016 Rest in Purple, #Prince. pic.twitter...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Jaguars, Panthers engage in Twitter ‘catfight’ on Earth Day

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers got downright catty — albeit in a playful way — with one another on social media after the Florida-based NFL team issued a tweet to celebrate Earth Day. Happy #EarthDay! FACT: The Jaguar is the largest cat in the Americas. pic.twitter.com/jW4iQ1oz6G — Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) April 22, 2016 Not willing to take a catnap...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Schilling takes shot at Brandon McCarthy during Twitter debate

In what for some time now seemed to be a foregone conclusion with the only variable being when, ESPN on Wednesday finally cut ties with Curt Schilling, firing the controversial and opinionated MLB analyst after he recently shared an anti-transgender meme on Facebook. Since his dismissal, Schilling has been on what the New York Daily News is referring to as a “Twitter bender...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James on Prince’s death: ‘We’re losing a lot of our heroes’

LeBron James weighed in on the surprising death of iconic musician Prince before Friday’s Cleveland Cavaliers shootaround, and the superstar, who calls himself a big fan, discussed the legend’s devastating and untimely passing on Thursday at the age of 57. “I just think we’re losing a lot of our heroes a lot earlier than expected,” James said Friday morning ahead of Cleveland’s...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Rockets GM Daryl Morey blasts Warriors for playing dirty

The Houston Rockets at least temporarily salvaged its first-round match-up with a 97-96 Game 3 victory over the Golden State Warriors Thursday night, cutting the series deficit in half heading into Game 4 Sunday when they could even up the series at two games apiece. But Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was in no mood to celebrate the win. Instead, he took to Twitter to blast...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo absent from Phil Jackson’s triangle meeting

Carmelo Anthony has had plenty of things to say about the New York Knicks and his future with the team of late but the superstar forward was curiously a no-show at team president Phil Jackson’s triangle workshop earlier this week, conflicting with earlier reports concerning his presence. Ten Knicks players opted to attend the meeting — including some veterans — says a source...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts punter Pat McAfee makes 4/20 jokes, is drug-tested 4/21

Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee took to Twitter Wednesday to make some wisecracks about it being 4/20. And in a development that is too crazy — and funny — to be a coincidence, he was subjected to a urinalysis Thursday. McAfee got the ball rolling with a couple of tweets that acknowledged the marijuana-related relevance to the day. I can't celebrate this particular...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred: ‘Bryce Harper is a spokesman for this generation’

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday spoke out in support of players showing more emotion on the field. And while he said he respects the opinions of traditionalists and the like, he believes that it’s up to players like Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper to rewrite baseball’s unwritten rules as they take control of the game. In fact, Manfred...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Penguins amused by rabid Rangers backer Nick Mangold’s trash talk

Nick Mangold attracted a lot of attention earlier this week at Madison Square Garden due to his overly demonstrative and extremely passionate support of the hometown New York Rangers during their playoff game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. So much so, in fact, that MSG security staff reportedly approached the New York Jets star on more than one occasion to tell him to cool it...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon thinks reporter called him ‘Johnny Jonathan’ (vid)

A fast-talking, smooth-seguing reporter briefly confused Jonathan Papelbon into believing he had referred to the Washington Nationals closer as “Johnny Jonathan.” As MASN reporter Dan Kolko received the nod from studio host Johnny Holliday to begin a post-game interview with Papelbon following the Nats’ 3-1 win Wednesday over the Miami Marlins, this happened. ICYMI: “Uh...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt bemoans ‘cynical world’ of social media

J.J. Watt raised some eyebrows earlier this week when he took to Twitter to rip the media, arguing that it frequently turns non-stories into stories. Stop making stories out of non-stories. A bunch of guys made it to work today, not just me. I'm not retiring. I'm single. Anything else? — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 18, 2016 The tweet presumably was in response to the coverage...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy gets testy with reporter over LeBron question

It’s understandable that Stan Van Gundy wasn’t in the best of moods Wednesday night after the Detroit Pistons lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 107-90 to go down 0-2 in their first-round series. And one reporter suffered the wrath of Van Gundy’s sour disposition after he asked the Pistons head coach about LeBron James’ playing time during the game. After poor...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Paige Spiranac gracing mag cover over Lydia Ko draws ire

Golf Digest has once again found itself in the midst of another cover controversy after Paige Spiranac headlined its “Futurists” issue — dressed and posing provocatively — with some members of the women’s golf community arguing that Lydia Ko instead was the more deserving choice. World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster blasted the magazine for choosing Spiranac over Ko...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon talks Busch Stadium ban on his ‘Try Not To Suck’ shirts

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, one of the most eccentric managers to ever patrol a major league dugout, handed out some t-shirt to his players during spring training that conveyed a pretty simple, straightforward message: Try not to suck. The shirts feature the above-mentioned motto along with a pair of glasses resembling Maddon’s trademark frames. Maddon talking about...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Comedic short about Kristaps Porzingis to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Considering how New York Knicks fans lustily booed when the team drafted Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth-overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the way in which the team’s passionate backers reversed course entirely and viewed the 20-year-old Latvian as a potential “savior” has been nothing short of a “revelation.” With that in mind, perhaps it’s hardly surprising...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Rodgers on excessive media coverage: That’s the way it is

Aaron Rodgers isn’t only a superstar who draws a lot of attention on his own, he’s also dating Olivia Munn and lives in L.A. That combination means the Green Bay Packers quarterback and his actress girlfriend can’t even take their dog for a walk without generating headlines on the Internet. Or, as recently illustrated by how a seemingly innocuous but humorous incident that...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy has great line about fine for criticizing refs

Stan Van Gundy was fined $25,000 by the NBA due to critical comments about officiating he made during the Detroit Pistons’ Game 1 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, during which he argued that LeBron James doesn’t get offensive fouls called on him. The Pistons head coach arguably was trying to work the officials into watching James more closely while also attempting to get his...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Fan hit by Souza Jr. foul ball released from hospital

A fan seriously injured after being hit by a foul ball off the bat of Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Steve Souza Jr. during a game last week at Tropicana Field was released from the hospital on Monday night, per a Tampa Bay Times report. The incident occurred during the seventh inning of Friday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. The woman, reportedly a White Sox fan in...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Patriots present Stephen Hawking with custom ‘Pi’ jersey

The New England Patriots can now perhaps claim one of the most intelligent human beings on the planet as one of their fans. Stephen Hawking. Robert Kraft and girlfriend Ricki Noel Lander met with the brilliant theoretical physicist earlier this week as the scientist was in Boston for a lecture on Monday afternoon at Harvard regarding black holes. The Patriots owner presented...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Mangold approached by security at Rangers game

Nick Mangold apparently is quite the rabid New York Rangers fan, and his passion for the NHL team was on full display while attending a Game 3 showdown Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden. The New York Jets offensive lineman, regaled in a Rangers sweater and seated behind the Penguins’ bench, reportedly became so disruptive during the game...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford: Things will be ‘obviously different’ without Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson shocked the NFL world in March when he officially announced his retirement at the age of 30. Matthew Stafford, Johnson’s longtime Detroit Lions teammate, understands that things — both on and off the field — will be a lot different without Megatron in the fold. Stafford pointed out that there were already plenty of changes in store for the Lions offense under...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Bills release Tony Steward two months after death of fiancee

The Buffalo Bills on Tuesday released linebacker Tony Steward, a professional setback that comes only months after a devastating personal tragedy. Steward, a second-year player out of Clemson, recently lost fiancée Brittany Burns, who passed away on Feb. 1 from ovarian cancer. Still, the linebacker, who appeared in seven games in his rookie season, accepted the news with incredible...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

New York brewery snubs Yankees, stamps ‘Go Mets’ on cans (pic)

A brewery in upstate New York may have alienated quite a few potential customers by pledging its allegiance to one of the major league teams that calls the state home, the New York Mets. Newburgh Brewing Company, based in Newburgh, NY — about 90 miles north of New York City — took to its official Instagram page to document how it currently is stamping “Go Mets” on all its...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley’s telestrator shenanigans literally writes-off Rockets (vid)

The Houston Rockets sneaked into the 2016 NBA Playoffs as the eighth seed in the Western Conference after an utterly disappointing 41-41 regular season. This meant the team faced the daunting task of playing the seemingly unstoppable Golden State Warriors in the first round. After getting throttled in Game 1 to the tune of a 104-78 loss, the Rockets’ prospects of perhaps eking...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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