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Elderly Flyers fan throws bra on ice after Brayden Schenn hat trick (vid)

An elderly Philadelphia Flyers fan let her freak flag fly during Monday’s 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames when she threw a bra onto the ice after Brayden Schenn notched his hat trick late in the second period. Did you see this? You won't believe what this woman threw on the ice after @Bschenn_10 had a hat trick on Monday. pic.twitter.com/Ll8THdLVm2 — Breakfast On Broad...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Terry Collins on Cespedes’ antics: ‘Fun time is over’

Yoenis Cespedes made a big splash when making his debut at spring training last week and hasn’t looked back since. But New York Mets skipper Terry Collins appears to be putting the kibosh on any further antics by telling the media that from his perspective, it might be high time to stop with all the tomfoolery and focus on getting ready for the season. “The fun time is over...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker gets in Twitter war with bitter Badgers fan

Sam Dekker’s transition to the NBA hasn’t gone exactly as he planned. Leaving the Wisconsin Badgers program one year early after his junior season, the forward was selected 18th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Things have not progressed well in his rookie season. A back injury during the summer short-circuited his development and after appearing in all...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

‘Jeopardy!’ contestant apologizes for Warriors logo-related fail (vid)

In what is a relatively infrequent occurrence but nevertheless hilarious every time it occurs, a trio contestants on “Jeopardy!” who by default are pretty intelligent folks — at least when it comes to possessing an overabundance of trivial knowledge — were left utterly baffled, totally dumbfounded and completely humbled when presented with a sports-related answer. Titi Alailima...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James: I'll be blamed if Cavs fail to overcome adversity

The Cleveland Cavaliers were losers of three of four games heading into Monday’s tilt with the Indiana Pacers. But any panic that threatened the stability of the locker room — and there appeared to be some semblance of that occurring — was alleviated to a certain extent courtesy of a 100-96 victory. And while the Cavs are nowhere near out of the woods in many respects,...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson launches Good Man Brand clothing line (pics)

Russell Wilson isn’t utilizing the free time afforded him during the offseason to romancing Ciara, as the Seattle Seahawks quarterback showcased Monday when he officially launched his Good Man Brand clothing line. “We’re going to change a culture through fashion,” Wilson said during a Q&A at a Nordstrom’s in Seattle. “This is not a celebrity-driven brand. I wanted...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Baker explains why he kept calling Bryce Harper ‘Royce’

New Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker became the punchline of some amusing jokes last week after he erroneously referred to Bryce Harper as “Royce” on at least two occasions. By the way, Dusty Baker keeps accidentally referring to Bryce Harper as 'Royce.' Twice so far. — Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) February 24, 2016 The veteran skipper defended himself this...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin rips Chris Rock, Oscars over questionable joke

Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin took to social media on Monday to slam both Chris Rock and the Oscars for what arguably could be called a tone-deaf bit that involved stereotyping Asians. The Academy Awards of course were broadcast under a cloud of controversy involving the absence of people of color among the nominees, something Rock admirably and amusingly confronted in his...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Mats Zuccarello helps New York Rangers fan land prom date

New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello notched an assist during Monday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden, but you won’t find it on the stats sheet. This helper instead came when Zuccarello noticed a sign during pregame warmups being held by 18-year-old Rangers fan Vinny Mutone, who had a very specific favor to ask the NHLer: He needed...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving denies report alleging he’s unhappy with Cavs

Kyrie Irving downplayed a recent report that alleged he’s unhappy playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The allegations, made ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Monday’s edition of “First Take,” suggest that Irving “dating back to last year” hasn’t been “too happy being in Cleveland.” Irving, following the team’s 100-96 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan, Rob Ryan rock throwback Bills jerseys at Combine (pics)

Rex Ryan and Rob Ryan made a grand entrance at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday in Indianapolis, Ind., something that hardly should come as surprise given their larger-than-life personalities … and in Rob’s case, a larger-than-average belly. Rex and Rob, the dynamic duo who are now colleagues after the Buffalo Bills head coach (Rex) hired his out-of-work brother (Rob) to his...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

A-Rod at peace at spring training after ‘Cinderella season’

When Alex Rodriguez was gearing himself up last year to return to the New York Yankees following a one-year exile, he was apprehensive of what lied ahead for him. Now, one year later, the slugger appears at peace with where his MLB career stands as a 40-year-old, everyday designated hitter, and he cites the “Cinderella season” he enjoyed in 2015 as the main reason he’s so...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Luke Hochevar photobombs Ian Kennedy, is the King of Spring Training (pic)

It was picture day at the spring training facilities of the world champion Kansas City Royals in Sunrise, Ariz., as players and staffs were scheduled to pose for their official team photographs for the 2016 Major League Baseball season. The annual rite of spring always gives rise to amusing photos — whether intentional or otherwise (and sometimes taken near urinals) — but Royals...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Brooks Laich, Julianne Hough leave huge tip on $24 tab (pic)

Washington Capitals superstar Brooks Laich and longtime gal pal Julianne Hough made one restaurant server’s night earlier this week when they left a $100 tip on a $24 tab following a meal out. The thoughtful gesture occurred at Don Tito, a Mexican joint located in Arlington, Va., where the NHL player and the recent star of “Grease Live!” feasted on tacos and sipped on a...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Kerr sarcastically rips Oscar Robertson’s Steph Curry talk

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr sarcastically mocked and ridiculed NBA legend Oscar Robertson’s contention that Stephen Curry wouldn’t have been as dominant in an earlier era because today’s coaches don’t know how to coach and modern players don’t know how to play defense. “[Curry] has shot well because of what’s going on in basketball today. In basketball...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista’s bat flip makes cut in ‘MLB The Show 16’ (vids)

As video game designers and programmers are wont to do from time to time, the brainiacs behind “MLB The Show 16” have featured Jose Bautista’s now-iconic bat flip in the gameplay. The slugger became a fixture in Major League Baseball postseason lore  — and a Canadian baseball icon — with his three-run homer in one of the craziest innings of baseball ever played during...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Rockets CEO denies reports of Harden’s alleged demands

Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown vehemently denied allegations contained in a report from CBS Sports’ Ken Berger this week that suggested not only did superstar James Harden orchestrate Kevin McHale’s dismissal earlier this season but also conspired to get Dwight Howard moved at the trade deadline. Brown, who stated that all personnel and coaching decisions involve himself,...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes explains why he’s showcasing his sweet rides

The week that was in New York Mets training camp was dominated by the attention surrounding what kind of costly, fancy and custom automobile Yoenis Cespedes would drive into the parking lot of the team’s spring training facilities every day. There were of course plenty of other interesting stories, anecdotes and the like coming out of Tradition Field that actually concerned...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Potential breastfeeding scandal nipped at Canadian curling tourney

Officials and organizers overseeing the Canadian women’s curling championships in Alberta this week narrowly avoided  controversy by nipping a potential breastfeeding scandal before it overran the tournament. The Canadian Press reports that a private breastfeeding area has been hastily set up inside Revolution Place, the site of the women’s curling championships, so that...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Terry Collins won’t talk to Yoenis Cespedes about backwards cap

Contradicting earlier reports about how Yoenis Cespedes wearing his cap backwards was really sticking in his craw, New York Mets manager Terry Collins indicated he won’t be bringing up the issue with his superstar slugger after all, saying it probably would do more harm than good. “I’m not going to mess with it,” Collins said, via ESPN. “In years past those kind of things...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Amateur meteorologist Mike Trout has his own weather balloon

One of the more interesting aspects of Mike Trout’s off-the-field personality is his passion for weather and his nerd-like obsession with the field of meteorology. The Los Angeles Angels superstar slugger now can indulge his interests in all things weather-related thanks to a kind gesture from Weather Channel meteorologist and fellow “self-proclaimed Weather GEEK” Jim Cantore...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly on Colin Kaepernick: 'He wants to be here'

San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly became the second member of the organization’s power structure to unequivocally state in recent days that there is no doubt that Colin Kaepernick will continue to be an important part of the team. In fact, the first-year Niners coach is at a loss over why it’s become such a huge topic of conversation. "I don’t know what the narrative...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Warriors now favored in Vegas to break Bulls’ season-win record

The Golden State Warriors are now favored in Las Vegas to break the Chicago Bulls’ NBA-record 72-win regular season mark set in 1995-96, reports ESPN’s Ben Fawkes. The odds were not in favor of the Warriors breaking the previously assumed unattainable mark ever since Vegas started placing odds on it shortly after the team improved to an NBA-record 15-0. Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen wants one-game wild card format changed

It shouldn’t come as surprise that Andrew McCutchen isn’t a fan of the current system when it comes to how the one-game showdown that is the MLB Wild Card round. After all the Pittsburgh Pirates have played host to three consecutive National League Wild Card games at PNC Park. After winning their first foray into the format in 2013, the team has been eliminated courtesy of...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Decision on Manziel criminal investigation expected

After more than two weeks of investigating the incidents that occurred between Johnny Manziel and ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley on January 30, the Dallas Police Department is expected to announce a decision today, per Jeff Smith of NBC5: BREAKING: detective completes Johnny Manziel DV investigation; report under review by supervisor. Decision on criminal charges today @NBCDFW —...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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