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Mark Cuban: Realignment could help the NBA

Mark Cuban wants to throw out everything your second grade teacher taught you about geography — all to assist a plan to fix the gap in quality between the NBA's Eastern and Western Conferences — by realigning eight teams.According to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com, in the Dallas Mavericks owner's plan, the Mavs, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans...
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Martin St. Louis booed in return to Tampa as a Ranger (VIDEO)

Martin St. Louis said he was "expecting the worst" in his return to Tampa Bay as a member of the New York Rangers Wednesday night. And he got it ... sort of.The once beloved Lightning star was booed whenever he touched the puck and even during a video board tribute to the diminutive goal scorer. St. Louis asked to be traded last season and then helped the Rangers get to...
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Australian cricket player dies from head injuries

Australian cricket star Phil Hughes, who suffered a head injury during a Sheffield Shield game at Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, has died.The 25-year old cricketer collapsed face first on the ground after being hit by a ball thrown by bowler Sean Abbott. Hughes was stretchered off the pitch before being put in a medically-induced coma at the hospital.Australia team doctor Peter...
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St. John's' D'angelo Harrison gets a close-up view of Chris Obekpa's short-shorts (VIDEO)

St. John's center Chris Obekpa rocked some retro short-shorts against Minnesota during the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinal game at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. And the Red Storm's D'Angelo Harrison got a close up view of the John Stockton specials when he slipped through the 6'10" Obekpa's legs on this play: Harrison looks very glad that his teammate stands 6'10".St. John...
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Rex Ryan knew John Idzik planned on firing him since start of season: Report

The on-and-off chatter about firing Rex Ryan has been flying around MetLife Stadium for the past three years but, apparently, little planes with "Fire Rex" banners have been soaring around inside John Idzik's head since the season began.It's not surprising a head coach who had such early success with the two AFC Championship Game appearances his first two years with Woody Johnson...
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Blind 12-year-year old signs letter of intent with Houston Cougars track team (VIDEO)

A 12-year-old girl — who lost her eyesight at a very early age — is one very happy person after she signed a letter-of-intent to run track with her favorite college program. Maycie Gonzalez was the center of attention at the honorary signing with the Houston Cougar Track and Field program inside the Carl Lewis Auditorium on the UH campus Tuesday. Head coach Leroy Burrell...
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Devon Still accused of not paying child support

Devon Still, who made headlines and won the hearts of fans from all over when the Cincinnati Bengals re-signed the once-cut player to help pay for his daughter's battle with cancer, has not paid child support in months, the little girl's mother claims. Still, a defensive end for the NFL team, has not paid any child support for his four-year-old daughter Leah since July...
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Oregon player's easy fast-break dunk ends in epic fail (VIDEO)

Oregon's Elgin Cook looked like he was ready to make someone's highlight reel during a fast break Tuesday against VCU, but ended up making a blooper headline instead. After coming up with a great steal around half court with his team down by five in the Legends Classic game, Cook looked like he was going to throw it down hard before deciding that maybe a layup was the better option...
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Reggie Bush compares shooting of Mike Brown to Palestine: Report

Reggie Bush has been pretty outspoken about the verdict in Ferguson on Twitter the past couple of days. But on Tuesday, the Lions running back curiously compared the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown to the conflict in Palestine on his Instagram page. Bush posted a photo of a man holding a sign with the message: "The Palestinian People know what mean to be...
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'Fire Idzik' billboard updated with suggestion for Jets owner

There is a new twist to the "Fire John Idzik" billboards which have been popping up around MetLife Stadium. The newest sign on Route 3, the main thoroughfare right outside the stadium where the Jets play, not only calls for owner Woody Johnson to clean house and fire Idzik — the Jets embattled general manager — it also suggests Johnson (and Jets fans) would be better...
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Infographic: Terrell Suggs' sack victims after notching 100th

Terrell Suggs topped 100 career sacks in Monday night’s 34-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints, bringing down quarterback Drew Brees on a key play in the third quarter.  Immediately after the sack, the Ravens linebacker held up his arms to signal that he’d passed the century mark. And later, the Ravens organization made sure that every quarterback who helped him...
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Soccer player gets clobbered by goalkeeper, scores amazing goal anyway (VIDEO)

Nico Lopez scored an equalizing goal in the 39th minute against Fiorentina on Sunday, but he certainly paid a price for it. Neto, the Fiorentina goalkeeper, came well out of the box to challenge the hard-charging Lopez. He was late but followed through with the tackle anyway, completely upending the Hellas Verona midfielder and earning a yellow card in the process.  Gol de...
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Aussie cricket player in coma after being hit by ball (VIDEO)

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is in critical condition after being struck in the head by a ball during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground Tuesday. The 25-year-old South Australia batsman was knocked unconscious and reportedly stopped breathing as doctors attempted to resuscitate him on the field after being hit by the "bouncer" on the side of his head, according to BBC...
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LeBron James, other athletes respond to Ferguson verdict via Twitter

Within minutes of Monday’s Ferguson verdict, NBA star LeBron James used social media to express his remorse for the family of dead teenager Michael Brown and the chaos that followed. The grand jury’s decision not to prosecute police officer Darren Wilson was announced on Monday evening during the Cleveland Cavaliers' 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic. After the game...
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Bills' Scott Chandler celebrates TD by pretending to shovel snow (VIDEO)

Buffalo residents had a rough week due to the snow storm in New York state, with many of them having to dig out of up to seven feet of the white stuff just to get outside of their homes. Luckily, the Buffalo Bill were able to escape the white hell and play the New York Jets in Detroit Monday night. So how did Bills tight end Scott Chandler celebrate scoring a touchdown in the...
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Brawling parents cause two pee-wee football teams to be banned from championship series: Report

A fight between groups of parents caused two teams of five and six-year-old football players to be banned from their local Super Bowl series. The pee-wee teams from St. Martin, Mississippi, who take part in the state's Gulf League were disqualified from each of their games following the fight in a parking lot, reported the Mississippi Press. "A handful of parents can't control...
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Beckham Jr.'s 'Fingertip' catch can't top Tyree's 'Helmet' catch

While Odell Beckham Jr.'s  one-handed, super-stretch touchdown grab against the rival Cowboys on Sunday night was a remarkable feat, it started a debate Giants fans will be having over at the office cooler for days to come. Was it the greatest catch in NFL history, as it's being called, or even in the Giants own glorious past? For the argument, one only has to look back at...
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Katy Perry confirmed as Super Bowl XLIX halftime performer

Katy Perry will be the headlining act at the next Super Bowl halftime show when she takes the stage on the NFL's biggest night and during one of the world's most watched events, it was announced Sunday night. The pop singer was picked for the vaunted spot during the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show next February 1, the singer and the National Football League both confirmed...
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ESPN announcers crack up at Virginia fan singing to plastic goose (VIDEO)

A lot of strange things happen before, during and after ESPN college football games (i.e. Lee Corso comes to mind) but this Virginia football fan even had the network's experienced announcers at a loss for words Saturday. Cameras caught a young man singing along to Journey's Don't Stop Believin' holding a very large plastic goose during the Cavaliers' 30-13 win over Miami and, before...
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Broncos players weren't very happy after kicker missed FG (VIDEO)

With the Denver Broncos trailing the Miami Dolphins, 21-17, in the third quarter Sunday, Denver kicker Brandon McManus missed a routine 33-yard field goal when it hit the upright. And that didn't sit well with Broncos guard Manny Ramirez or wideout DemaryiusThomas. The two players were hardly the only players who were angry over the botched chip shot — McManus...
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Close-up of Odell Beckham Jr.'s unbelievable catch makes it even more incredible (PHOTO)

If you didn't see Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. make what is being called one of the greatest catches of all time on dozens of replays Sunday night, you're sure to see it all over ESPN along with the tweets and numerous memes making the rounds on the Internet Monday morning.The only thing that could have made Beckham's one-handed grab of Eli Manning's wayward...
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Pacquiao calls out Mayweather after dominating Algieri (VIDEO)

Manny Pacquiao dominated Chris Algieri for 12 rounds in Macau Saturday night and while PacMan didn't get the first knock out in six years which he so mightily predicted, the one-sided victory did set the table for the boxing match everyone is waiting for. The six knock-downs Pacquiao landed on Algieri didn't finish off the Long Island fighter but showed that the Filipino is still...
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Maple Leafs remember to salute fans after beating Red Wings (VIDEO)

The Maple Leafs have won two games in a row thanks to their 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night following a victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday. And this time the players didn't forget the fans by making sure to take part in their post-game salute by raising their sticks to the Leaf faithful before skating off to the locker room. It seems the team...
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Maple Leafs fans sing the 'Star-Spangled Banner' after singer's mic fails (VIDEO)

The Maple Leafs hosted the Nashville Predators Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre and, as the "Star-Spangled Banner" was being sung, technical difficulties cut off the microphone.Living up to the reputation that Canadians are the nicest people in the world, our neighbors to the north took over singing the U.S. National Anthem without missing a beat. Watch it unfold...
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Detroit radio station organizing Jets rally to spite ex-Lions coach: Report

The NFL announced Friday tickets for the transplanted Jets-Bills game on Monday night in Detroit will be free to the general public and all seating will be general admission.Since the two teams really have much of a fan base in Motown,  one Detroit radio station — WMGC-FM — which still holds a grudge against former Lions coach and now Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz...
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