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Giancarlo Stanton models helmet featuring carbon fiber face guard (pic)

Miami Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton on Thursday faced live pitching for the first time since the horrific injury suffered when he was drilled in the face during a Sept. 11 game by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brewers Mike Fiers, leaving him with a fractured orbital bone and five damaged teeth. The frightening incident and the gruesome...Read More The post Giancarlo Stanton models...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nearby resident reportedly calls cops over Baltimore Orioles’ crowd noise drill

A resident living nearby the Baltimore Orioles’ spring training facilities in Sarasota, Fla., reportedly called police to complain about the excessive loudness emanating Ed Smith Stadium on Friday during a team exercise staged to prepare players for crowd noise. Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun reports that the team was blaring the Camden Yards crowd’s...Read More The post...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao using his own song as entrance music for Mayweather fight (vid)

As some may know, Manny Pacquiao fancies himself something of a double threat. While the greatness of his boxing career cannot be questioned, his recent forays into the music world indicate he finds himself an equally capable singer. Pacquiao actually is an accomplished recording artist, in a certain sense, and intends to use a song...Read More The post Manny Pacquiao using his...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls general manager expects Derrick Rose back in 4-6 weeks

By Jason Rowan  Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman reportedly put a very optimistic spin on the “minor” surgery Derrick Rose underwent on Friday, saying he expects the point guard to return to the lineup “in the next 4-6 weeks depending on rehab.” To say that is an incredibly encouraging sign to how well the surgery, during which the damaged portion of the meniscus...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

David Blatt: ‘There’s no discussion about the MVP’ without LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers clearly were a motivated bunch on Thursday night as one of the hottest teams in the NBA hosted the Golden State Warriors, one of the best teams in the league, at Quicken Loans Arena. When it was all said and done, LeBron James led the way, scoring a season-high 42 points as...Read More The post David Blatt: ‘There’s no discussion about the MVP’ without...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Even Kid Rock has some advice for Tiger Woods: ‘People are gonna talk s–t’

The talk of professional golf over the past handful of weeks of course has revolved around Tiger Woods taking a leave of absence from competitive golf as he attempts to regain his game after some pretty awful play over his past several tournaments. Theories abound about what exactly is wrong with Woods: Is it mental,...Read More The post Even Kid Rock has some advice for Tiger Woods...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Stewart and Seth Rollins feud comes to a head(lock)

By Jason Rowan Things have been remarkably quiet in the hilarious smack talk feud that has been going on between Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” and his pro wrestler foil, WWE star Seth Rollins. But on Thursday, with Seth Rollins invading “The Daily Show” set during the patented “Moment of Zen” that ends every program, everything came to a head. Make that a headlock...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls players express shock, disbelief over latest Derrick Rose injury

A somewhat somber tone pervaded the scene during the Chicago Bulls’ shootaround Wednesday morning as the team was still  reeling from the news of Derrick Rose’s latest injury setback, one that arguably calls into question if the point guard will ever again be healthy enough again to regain the dynamic athletic ability that made him...Read More The post Bulls players express...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ortiz on MLB’s new pace of play rules: ‘It’s bulls–t’

Count David Ortiz among one of the first players to come out in opposition of new rules Major League Baseball will be implementing this season in the interest of improving pace of play. When asked about specifically about a rule that requires a player to keep one foot in the batter’s box at all times,...Read More The post David Ortiz on MLB’s new pace of play rules: ‘It’s...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Fastest runner confused by not getting $100K from adidas

By Jason Rowan The runner who had the fastest 40 time at the NFL Scouting Combine cannot understand why he wasn’t one of the three fastest football players at the event to receive a $100,000 from adidas. After the NFL put the kibosh on adidas awarding the three fastest runners at the combine a Porsche for their fleet-footed heroics — a conflict of interest with the league...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton poses in body paint for Sports Illustrated cover (photo)

Giancarlo Stanton signed a contract during the offseason that is the largest, in both length and value, in the history of baseball. Not only that, when the Miami Marlins slugger put pen to paper to sign the 13-year, $325 million extension, he became the owner of the biggest contract in sports history. Stanton obviously —...Read More The post Giancarlo Stanton poses in body paint...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano was 20 pounds heavier due to Seattle weather

By Jason Rowan When Robinson Cano signed his signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in December 2013, he presumably realized there would be some adjustments to be made after spending the first nine years of his career with the New York Yankees. But who knew his move from the bright lights in the big city to the Pacific Northwest would involve an adjustment...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle has terse exchange with reporter over Rajon Rondo benching (vid)

Rick Carlisle had to face a very curious inquisitive group of reporters following the Dallas Mavericks’ 99-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night, and of course the issues at hand revolved around his decision to bench Rajon Rondo after the two exchanged words during a timeout in the third quarter. Carlisle, clearly upset with...Read More The post Rick Carlisle has terse...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer’s offshore seafaring cruise odyssey has come to an end

At long last, Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Urban Meyer, along with the other passengers of the cruise ship he was stranded on off the Florida coast, are on dry land. Meyer, and approximately 2,500 other passengers — including former Buckeyes players and fans, his wife Sherri and daughter Gigi — embarked last week...Read More The post Urban Meyer’s offshore seafaring...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

A-Rod still wants Yankees' starting third base job

By Jason Rowan Alex Rodriguez may have been penciled in as the team’s backup third baseman and designated hitter by the powers-that-be with the New York Yankees, but that does not mean he’s happily going to relinquish his spot in the field without putting up a fight. Rodriguez, who made waves Monday by showing up to spring training early — much to the reported chagrin of...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron backpedals after taking shot at sponsor McDonald's

By Jason Rowan When a company pays a person a lot of money to promote its brand, conventional wisdom suggests that said person shouldn’t take shots at the company he or she endorses. If only LeBron James would have realized that on Tuesday before he stuck his foot in his mouth while talking to reporters by opining upon relative unhealthiness of food offered by McDonald’s. James...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns president on ‘new’ logos: Changes to uniforms will be ‘more radical’

The Cleveland Browns on Tuesday unveiled changes to the team’s official logos and the response to the updates was underwhelming, to put it mildly, mainly because the changes themselves were more or less mildly underwhelming. “Updating” the logos was merely the first stage of an overhaul of the Browns brand, and team president Alec Scheiner...Read More The post Browns president...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Saban, wife respond to Crimson Tide fan’s wedding invite (pics)

Casey Marriott obviously didn’t expect a response of any kind when she mailed off an invitation to her impending nuptials to Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and his wife, Terry. Was she ever surprised with what happened next as a result of her seemingly silly decision. “I ended up sending the invitation to...Read More The post Nick Saban, wife respond to Crimson Tide...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Williams says ‘nobody’ from Panthers attended mother’s funeral

DeAngelo Williams made the announcement on Monday that he is to be released by the Carolina Panthers. The running back revealed the information during an interview with WBTV. It’s hardly a surprise that the Panthers may opt to cut him loose. Given his advancing age (31) and costly contract, Williams arguably is expendable, especially in...Read More The post DeAngelo Williams says...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

First photos surface of Kevin Garnett back in a Timberwolves uniform (pics)

Holy blast from the past, Batman! Kevin Garnett will officially make his debut in his second stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. But on Tuesday KG had to deal with some of the minor inconveniences of joining a team midseason, including posing for official team photos. KG on the green screen. #Twolves #DaKid #BigTicket...Read More The post First photos surface of...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs team up with Cleveland brewery on 'All For One' beer

By Jason Rowan With the team’s fans having plenty to celebrate of late as the squad has only dropped two games since Jan. 15, the Cleveland Cavaliers have made a timely partnership with an area brewery. The Cavaliers announced the release of a team-specific, limited release beer that purportedly “embraces the Cavaliers’ ‘All For One. One For All’ spirit,” per an announcement on...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Sam trolls TMZ guy by saying he’s getting married in Westeros (video)

Granted, being in the employ of TMZ doesn’t require a thorough knowledge of the goings-on in pop culture, but they way in which Michael Sam expertly trolled one of the gossip site’s reporters with “Game of Thrones” references in regard to his wedding plans was flat-out brilliant. Sam was approached by a TMZ video crew...Read More The post Michael Sam trolls TMZ guy by saying...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots among teams interested in Percy Harvin

By Jason Rowan It appears that Percy Harvin will be joining his fourth team in a handful of seasons in light of the rumors that he is unwilling to accept a reduced deal from the New York Jets. Could the New England Patriots be interested in bringing in the talented but enigmatic offensive weapon? CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora reports that Harvin is not interested in a...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston on infamous ‘fat’ photo: ‘I look good and I know it’ (video)

One thing is certain about Jameis Winston: He isn’t short on confidence, nor does he have an underwhelming sense of self. Among the many interesting nuggets to emerge from his meeting with the media on Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine was when Winston was asked about the infamous photo that made its way around...Read More The post Jameis Winston on infamous ‘fat’ photo: ‘I...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant tweets about others taking advantage of him

By Jason Rowan Dez Bryant is in the midst of a stressful situation related to his future with the Dallas Cowboys, and it appears the fiery wide receiver has had just about enough from critics and haters, and quite possibly even the Cowboys. Bryant took to Twitter and posted a screenshot of a message on his phone which contained a pretty passionate rant. It read: “Just quit...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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