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MLB special unis highlighted by retro Home Run Derby gear

Major League Baseball on Wednesday provided a sneak-peek at the special uniforms teams will don during the upcoming season for holidays and other special events, including the delightfully retro unis players will wear during the Home Run Derby at the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego. In a series of tweets posted throughout Wednesday morning, the league showcased how each holiday...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin reaches out to girl who got his name mistakenly tattooed

A young lady who embarrassingly admitted online that she mistakenly got a Jeremy Lin name tattoo by mistake received a surprise when the Charlotte Hornets star reached out to her. In a video posted to YouTube, the girl admits to how she ended up getting Lin’s name tattooed on her neck in Chinese characters. She reveals in the video that the entire debacle was spawned by a prank...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth's caddie reflects on Masters disappointment

Heading into the turn at Augusta National on Sunday, caddie Michael Greller had about the best — or worst — view possible to what by all rights was expected to be Jordan Spieth’s triumphant victory march to consecutive Masters victories. Of course, things changed quickly and instead of holding onto a then-commanding lead, things blew apart for Spieth and his caddie in remarkably...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lacy in ‘remarkable’ shape after offseason work

Eddie Lacy apparently heard loud and clear how the Green Bay Packers were extremely disappointed in the running back’s level of fitness last season. And reports throughout the offseason suggest he’s recommitted himself to being in better shape heading into the 2016 NFL season. The latest indications that Lacy will be well-prepared to hit the ground running — both literally...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Carmelo expects answers from Knicks in exit meeting

With the New York Knicks about to embark on what should be an eventful offseason on several fronts, Carmelo Anthony says he hopes to leave his exit meeting with a much better perspective on what the organization intends to do to improve the team. “Just an understanding of kind of a plan, a plan of action of what they’re trying to do, what we’re trying to do, what we’re...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley: Warriors won’t win the championship this year

Charles Barkley, no stranger to bold proclamations, went out on limb by guaranteeing the Golden State Warriors will not repeat as NBA champions this year. “I’m telling you right now, I’m guaranteeing the Warriors will not win the world championship,” Barkley said on “Inside the NBA” Tuesday night. The Warriors of course are on the verge of breaking the Chicago Bulls’...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista calls his beard the ‘source of all my power’

Jose Bautista, much like Samson, apparently believes hair can be the source of great power. But unlike the Biblical character, the Toronto Blue Jays slugger — like James Harden — believes his strength stems from his facial hair, specifically his beard. Bautista recently engaged in a whimsical Q&A with the Toronto Sun where the Jays outfielder weighed in on myriad silly...
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April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James reconsidering postseason social media shutdown?

Every spring as the NB postseason nears, LeBron James will engage in total social media shutdown so he can focus entirely on the pursuit of another championship, something that can be helped by avoiding, as he has put it, all the “nonsense.” But it appears that the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is reconsidering it for the upcoming postseason. “I don’t know yet,” James...
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April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

‘Captain America’ Chris Evans is the ultimate Tom Brady fanboy

Chris Evans was born and raised in the Boston area and at the age of 34, spent some of his formative years bearing witness to the Super Bowl-winning exploits of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The actor, currently starring in the titular role of “Captain America: Civil War,” discussed his status as a Brady fanboy during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” where...
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April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston on efforts to get in better shape: ‘I look good’

The word out of Florida indicates Jameis Winston has dedicated himself to being in much better shape ahead of his second NFL season, with reports suggesting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback appeared “perceptively leaner” during the first day of offseason workouts on Monday. “I do believe I get better every single day and I look good,” Winston said, via Rick Stroud...
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April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Hairy situation: Patrick Kane mulling going mullet-less for playoffs

Patrick Kane made an announcement Tuesday that might not sit well with his legions of Chicago Blackhawks fans: The superstar is mulling going mullet-less this upcoming postseason. “I think I’m going to skip the mullet this year,” Kane said on WGN-AM 720 Radio Tuesday morning. Throughout the Blackhawks’ magical run of Stanley Cup championships over the past handful of seasons...
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April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Kyle Schwarber’s NLDS HR ball back atop Wrigley scoreboard

In the wake of the disappointing news that Kyle Schwarber has been lost for the season after tearing two ligaments in his left knee in an outfield collision with Dexter Fowler last week, the Chicago Cubs decided returning his legendary home run ball from last season’s NLDS back to the top of the scoreboard at Wrigley Field was the right thing to do. Cubs president of business...
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April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook give Kobe Bryant a scrapbook (pic)

Before the Oklahoma City Thunder throttled the Los Angeles Lakers by as score of 112-79 on Monday in Kobe Bryant’s penultimate game of his storied career, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook presented the retiring icon with a commemorative scrapbook that featured a personal message from each Thunder player. One of the Greats. pic.twitter.com/76ZlGozMT5 — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder...
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April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Are Bryce Harper’s ‘100’ emoji bat decals against MLB rules?

Entering Monday’s game against the Atlanta Braves, Bryce Harper stood only one home run away from notching his 100th round-tripper of his career. To help commemorate the soon-to-happen milestone, the Washington Nationals slugger added some embellishments to his bats by affixing “100” emoji decals to them and taking to Instagram to show them off. Favorite Emoji...
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April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Craig Sager once drank 26 beers during a round of golf?

One of Craig Sager’s longtime pals claims that the “NBA on TNT” reporter once pounded 26 beers over the course of 18 holes … and putted sublimely all the way. FOX Sports Sun’s Jason Jackson was asked to recall his favorite story about Sager, and it involved the aforementioned impressive display of beer-drinking, an unforgettable event that occurred during the Milwaukee...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant gives Chris Paul pair of autographed sneakers

Kobe Bryant is of course retiring and should be the one on the receiving end of gifts, but the Los Angeles Lakers superstar decided to flip the script a bit by giving Chris Paul a pair of autographed sneakers before he hangs up his real ones up for good in a few days. 3's X pic.twitter.com/msGJKAd9qt — Chris Paul (@CP3) April 8, 2016 The pair of Air Jordan 3s, which...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Addison Russell nearly drills D-Backs mascot with flying bat (vid)

D. Baxter the Bobcat, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ augustly named mascot, probably saw his mascot life flash in front of his eyes when Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell lost grip of his bat, sending it flying into the stands. D. Baxter just so happened to be in the Chase Field stands at the time — presumably engaging in some kind of mascot-related antics of some sort — right...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Hockey fan wins $100,000 by making incredible 115-foot shot

A season-ticket holder with the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears achieved the seemingly impossible when he somehow managed to sneak a puck in the narrowest of crevices and into the net from 115 feet away during a recent intermission contest. On his first attempt. And his reward for accomplishing such a remarkable feat? An astounding $100,000. That feeling when you take a shot for...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Yips return for Ernie Els at Masters, misses two-foot putt Friday (vid)

To say that Ernie Els is suffering through a horrible bout with the putting yips — or as he put it, the “heebie jeebies” — would be a drastic and perhaps even tragic understatement. After a six-putt 9 on Hole No. 1 during his first round at the Masters Thursday — it was originally recorded as a seven-putt 10, but later corrected — Els found himself right back where his...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James makes it clear he wasn’t watching Spurs-Warriors

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were off Thursday night and don’t play again until the squad faces the Chicago Bulls in a road game on Saturday. While most of the NBA talk Thursday revolved around a huge showdown between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, James made it clear he wasn’t among those who were captivated by the tilt between two titans of the...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper given keys to D.C. during pregame ceremony

Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper not only was presented with his National League MVP and Silver Slugger awards during a pregame ceremony ahead of the Thursday’s home opener, he also received the keys to Washington D.C. “I think looking back on it, it was definitely something that I’ll cherish,” Harper said before the ceremony where Mayor Muriel Bowser presented...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr, Warriors ‘are going to talk about’ resting players

The Golden State Warriors rebounded well from Tuesday’s surprising overtime loss at home to the Minnesota Timberwolves with Thursday night’s 112-101 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. The home-court win over the rival Spurs clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference for the Warriors, and now head coach Steve Kerr is saying that he and the team will discuss resting...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Lakers selling gold-studded Kobe Bryant hat for $38,000

The Los Angeles Lakers clearly want to reap a sizeable profit out of dedicating their entire 2015-16 season to the retirement tour of Kobe Bryant, that’s for sure. The Lakers are set to roll out a series of expensive commemorative items conceived by Anschutz Entertainment Group, the operators of Staples Center and the arena’s merchandise. Among the commemorative items set...
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April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Ernie Els has the yips again, seven-putts first hole at Masters (vid)

Ernie Els made history he probably would have preferred not to make when it required him an unbelievable seven putts to get off the green on the first hole, notching himself a 10 and almost putting himself out of the tournament before he scarcely got started. INCREDIBLE!! @TheBig_Easy suffers a NIGHTMARE at #TheMasters hitting a 10 on a par 4. #GoingForGreen #Golf pic.twitter.com...
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April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Henrik Stenson rolls into Augusta National rocking Vanilla Ice (vid)

Henrik Stenson let his music do the talking as he rolled onto and through the hallowed grounds of Augusta National Golf Club. How? By rocking out to Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby,” of course. Stenson posted a video to Facebook on Wednesday showcasing his styling cruise into the home of the Masters. Vanilla iceman on my way to work, no problems here Jack!! Posted by Henrik...
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April 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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