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Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth both wallop a humdinger of a homer in Nats’ win (vids)

Bryce Harper and fellow outfielder Jayson Werth both got off the homerless schneid by hitting their first home runs of the year with each round-tripper being amazing in their own right as the Washington Nationals out-powered the Miami Marlins for a 10-7 victory on Wednesday at Nationals Park. Harper got the home run party started […] The post Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth both wallop...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Clark chunks chip, watches as ball rolls back to his feet at Masters (GIF)

The rolling hills that permeate the majestic grounds of Augusta National Golf Club can prove to be a treacherous detail that can go unnoticed on television during Masters broadcasts. Despite this, the varying heights and drastically changing heights and ebbs and flows of the grounds nevertheless can present a formidable challenge to players, as Tim […] The post Tim Clark chunks...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player hit ceremonial tee shots at Masters (GIFs)

As part of a tradition unlike any other (that’s a good line, somebody should really use that), golf royalty Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, as the three legends have done for years now, strode to the tee box on Thursday morning and hit their ceremonial tee shots at Augusta National. And with the […] The post Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player hit ceremonial...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans hold vigil in memory of Lacey Holsworth (photos)

A somber gathering surrounded “the Rock” on the Michigan State campus on Wednesday evening as Spartans head coach Tom Izzo, players, including Adrian Payne, and others, to mourn the passing of Lacey Holsworth. Holsworth, the eight-year-old who went by “Princess Lacey,” passed away on Tuesday due to complications related to neuroblastoma, a rare form of […] The post Michigan...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. McCarron takes to Twitter to defend himself over wedding reality show news

Former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback and soon-to-be NFL draft pick A.J. McCarron took to Twitter on Wednesday to defend himself over the news that the events surrounding his impending nuptials to Katherine Webb will become the source material for an upcoming reality show. The couple reportedly have been filming some footage for the show, although […] The post A.J. McCarron takes...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Burn baby burn: Atlanta Braves accidentally set American flag on fire (photo/video)

Americans love their fireworks. In fact, given our affinity for blowing crap up and firing off awe-inspiring, pyrotechnic displays on the 4th of July, one could argue that fireworks have become synonymous with generally accepted displays of patriotism. With that in mind, the primary symbol of the Unites States of America is its flag, old […] The post Burn baby burn: Atlanta Braves...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s LSU Tigers head football coach Les Miles kissing a pig (video)

LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles is one unique fellow with the capability of being something of a ham, so the fact that he laid a smooch on a pig recently shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, especially when it involved charity. Get it? Something of a ham? C’mon! The event where Miles kissed […] The post Here’s LSU Tigers head football coach Les Miles kissing a pig (video...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

AJ McCarron, Katherine Webb land reality show related to upcoming nuptials

In case you’re the kind of person that does not stay apprised of the romantic developments of quarterbacks projected to be selected in the later rounds of the NFL Draft and the women who love them, former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron and Katherine Webb became engaged on March 29. Webb announced the engagement […] The post AJ McCarron, Katherine Webb land reality...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Player tells story about how Arnold Palmer pooped on a green in Japan (video)

Seeing Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player hold court during Masters week truly is one of the greatest annual events in golf. How the three Kings of Golf get the tournament off to an official start with their ceremonial tee shots is always a highlight of the week. Who knew their presence would lead […] The post Gary Player tells story about how Arnold Palmer pooped on...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mickelson admits he’s ‘nervous,’ says Masters will be ‘awkward’ without Tiger

The Masters, the crown jewel of the PGA Tour season, if not the preeminent event in the global world of golf, set to begin on Thursday, Phil Mickelson revealed that he is somewhat “nervous” heading into the tournament. He has good reason to be, as his game is nowhere near where he would like it […] The post Mickelson admits he’s ‘nervous,’ says Masters will be ‘awkward’...
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Alexander Ovechkin shows off puck that notched fifth 50-goal season (pics/vid)

Alexander Ovechkin placed himself in some pretty heady NHL company on Tuesday night when he notched his 50th goal of the season during the Washington Capitals’ 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. This is the fifth time Ovi has notched fifty goals in a season, and in doing so, joins Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, […] The post Alexander Ovechkin shows off puck that notched fifth 50-goal...
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Dikembe Mutombo denies ever saying ‘Who wants to sex Mutombo?’ (video)

In an instance of extreme and utter disappointment to fans of legendary Internet tales everywhere, former NBA great Dikembe Mutombo denied during an interview that he ever uttered the words that in some circles came to be the identifying trademark of the basketball player. A 2006 Deadspin article was one of the original sources of […] The post Dikembe Mutombo denies ever saying...
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Adam Jones on field intruders: ‘I wish the cops Tase the living s–t out of them’ (video)

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones should have been all smiles late in the game as he and his teammates were putting the finishing touches on a 14-5 beatdown on the New York Yankees on Tuesday, but two morons interfered with his enjoyment of the easy win. During the eighth inning, two fans in Yankees jerseys […] The post Adam Jones on field intruders: ‘I wish the cops Tase...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon jiggles his belly fat following strong outing (video)

New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon was adequate in his first start of the season (6.0 IP, 3 ER) last week in a losing effort, but put on a bravado performance Tuesday in the team’s 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves. Colon pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out five to notch his first win in […] The post Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon jiggles his belly fat following strong outing...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Guy at NY Rangers game uses phone to find out how many periods games last (pic)

Impatient fan at tonight's Rangers game. pic.twitter.com/DdrOcsGPSp — Ben Reiter (@SI_BenReiter) April 9, 2014 A man in attendance at the New York Rangers-Carolina Hurricanes tilt at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night utilized his cell phone at some point during the game to figure out just how many periods are in a hockey game. Clearly […] The post Guy at NY Rangers game...
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Girl befriended by Michigan St. Spartans succumbs to cancer

Lacey Holsworth, the inspirational and brave Michigan State Spartans superfan whose lengthy battle with neuroblastoma became a national news story after she was befriended by members of the Spartans basketball team, specifically Adreian Payne, reportedly passed away Tuesday night, according to a report from the Detroit Free-Press. She was eight years old. A post to […] The post...
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Marlins fan loses wallet at game, Good Samaritan returns it with extra $20 (photo)

A friendly deed committed by Good Samaritan who attended the home opener of the Miami Marlins last week has done his part to restore our collective faith in the inherent goodness of at least some members of our society. Cristhian Reyes, a senior at Miami Senior High School, was at Marlins Park on March 31 […] The post Marlins fan loses wallet at game, Good Samaritan returns it...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta takes a tumble during pregame introductions (GIF)

Have a nice trip, Wily Peralta? Gee whiz. The Boston Red Sox are holding the team’s home opener at Fenway Park on Friday, so the average three-and-a-half hour BoSox game will feel even longer thanks to the long, drawn-out, pregame introductions that occur before all hope openers has to be completed before the first pitch. […] The post Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta takes a tumble...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals selling water from stadium fountains for $20

In one of the more oddball MLB team items available for purchase, the Kansas City Royals are selling bottles of water tapped from the famous fountain at Kauffman Stadium. Cost? $20. Well, the bottle sure is fancy, though. But before any potential purchaser’s tickled buying bone goes numb at the thought of buying bottled water […] The post Kansas City Royals selling water from...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yasiel Puig benched by Dodgers for showing up late

Not for the first time and given his history, likely not the last, Yasiel Puig has been benched by Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly for showing up late to the ballpark. Puig reportedly showed up late for batting practice ahead of Friday afternoon’s game against the San Francisco Giants. Things have not gone very […] The post Yasiel Puig reportedly benched by Dodgers...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice drilled in head by puck, stays on bench (video)

Paul Maurice is like the Timex watch of NHL head coaches: He takes a licking and keeps on ticking. During Thursday night’s tilt between the Winnipeg Jets and Pittsburgh Penguins, Maurice was drilled right in the forehead by an errant puck that flew into the vicinity of the Jets’ bench. Maurice, displaying the gritty toughness […] The post Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice drilled...
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NFLPA to investigate if Eagles engaged in DeSean Jackson smear campaign

If the Philadelphia Eagles believed that the team had rid itself of a headache they evidently felt not worth the trouble by releasing DeSean Jackson, they were wrong. The NFLPA reportedly will be investigating whether the Eagles engaged in a smear campaign prior to cutting ties with the wide receiver. NFL Players Association Executive Director […] The post NFLPA to investigate...
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Minor league baseball game halted by ominous-looking tornadic activity (photo)

A Texas minor league baseball game between the Frisco RoughRiders (the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers) and Northwest Arkansas Naturals (the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals) came to an abrupt halt on Thursday night due to inclement weather. Actually, “inclement” woefully understates exactly what kind of savage weather was moving in. “Apocalyptic” [...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

How did Giannis Antetokounmpo go coast-to-coast in 3 dribbles? He traveled (GIF)

At first look, the play in which Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Giannis Antetokounmpo made during Thursday’s loss to the Miami Heat is stupefyingly amazing. How else can a play in which he required only three dribbles to travel 80 feet and finish at the rim with a layup be explained? Upon closer inspection — or […] The post How did Giannis Antetokounmpo go coast-to-coast in...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez sat Wednesday due to chewing tobacco-related illness

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonalez was back in the lineup Thursday but was a no-go for Wednesday’s tilt against the Miami Marlins due to illness. Later, it was learned that not only was he suffering from dizziness and dehydration, the fact that he swallowed some of his chewing tobacco may have contributed to CarGo feeling […] The post Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez sat Wednesday...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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