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California high school retires controversial 'Arab' mascot: Report

A California high school is retiring a derisive Arab mascot which came under fire last year.The bearded, scowling mascot with a large hooked nose who wears a head scarf did not appear at Coachella Valley High School’s season opening football game on Friday. A belly-dancing genie that often appears with the mascot during halftime was also absent.The change was among the steps the...
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Derek Jeter graces cover of 'New Yorker' in farewell salute

The accolades and tributes continue to pour in for Derek Jeter but now the Yankees shortstop is even getting a special sendoff by The New Yorker magazine.The literary publication is giving Jeter a very special farewell with its Monday cover featuring The Captain tipping his cap in his pinstriped No. 2 uniform.As a companion to the splendid color image, there is the cover story...
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Bills' Eric Wood blames ESPN as reason no NFL team has picked up Michael Sam: Report

After Michael Sam was cut by the St. Louis Rams Saturday and wasn't picked up by another team, one NFL player put the blame for the openly gay Sam being passed over by the other 31 teams on the reporting of the sports network ESPN.Eric Wood, an offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills tweeted "blame that on ESPN" in response to a reporter wondering why Sam was passed...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia leaves game after taking elbow to head (VIDEO)

In the second inning of Saturday night's Red Sox-Rays game, Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia took a Logan Forsythe elbow to the head on a tag play.Pedroia had to leave the game as a precaution.At first, considering the Rays-Sox recent skirmishes, it looks like Forsythe was swinging his arm intentionally towards Pedroia's head:But calmer heads prevailed and, as you can...
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Russian IndyCar rookie injured in horrifying crash (VIDEO)

Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was rushed to a hospital in serious condition after a horrifying crash in the final practice session for the series season finale at Fontana Friday night.Aleshin, the first Russian driver in IndyCar history, was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. The Russian driver suffered broken ribs and a broken right collarbone...
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Rams tweet about pop star Harry Styles wearing Michael Sam jersey (VIDEO)

Pop singer Harry Styles was photographed performing while wearing a St. Louis Rams jersey at Edward Jones Dome Wednesday night.No big deal except this jersey displayed player Michael Sam's name and No. 96.The choice of fashion was observed as Styles and his One Direction bandmates performed for thousands of swooning, teen-aged female fans — who probably know way more about...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bon Jovi pushed out of group bidding for Bills

It sounds as if Jon Bon Jovi got a little taste of the Richie Sambora treatment himself this week after the wealthy rocker was tossed out a group bidding for the Buffalo Bills.The deep-pocketed Toronto-based sports team owners — who put up an offer for the Buffalo Bills — and the New Jersey singer have parted ways,  reported The N.Y. Post.The remaining entities in the group...
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Syracuse QB Terrel Hunt ejected for throwing punch at linebacker (VIDEO)

Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt's 2014 season probably didn't start off the way he wanted it to.With 'Cuse use leading Villanova 10-7 in the first quarter, Hunt was tackled and felt that linebacker Dillon Lucas dived in with a late hit after he was already down. Hunt retaliated with a left hook to the 'Nova defender's face mask.Hunt was ejected from the game...
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Texas A&M's upset win costs store $1 million in furniture: Report

Texas A&M fans were winners in more ways than one Thursday night. Besides beating South Carolina, now a Texas furniture store reportedly plans to make good on more than $1 million in free furniture following the Aggies' stunning 52-28 victory over the Gamecocks.Throw in Kenny Hill's outstanding play as the new "Johnny Football" and you might say they hit the...
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Revis' funny answer to MetLife Stadium memories question

Former Jets star Darrelle Revis was back in a familiar place to face the Giants in a preseason game Thursday night. Only this time in a Patriots uniform.When the All-Pro cornerback walked into MetLife Stadium — the place where Revis spent his first six NFL seasons with the Jets developing into a superstar — he drew a blank when asked if there was a single memory that stood out...
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Lorenzo Cain's amazing catch elicits tip of cap from batter Oswaldo Arcia (VIDEO)

A tip of the cap is one of the highest accolades a player can give or receive on the baseball field. But when it comes from an opponent you just robbed of an extra base hit, it's really special.In the top of the seventh inning of Thursday's Twins-Royals game, Oswaldo Arcia hit a deep drive to centerfield that would surely have resulted in extra bases. Only problem was that...
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Derek Jeter's tiny nephew tips cap to Detroit crowd (VIDEO)

On Wednesday night, Derek Jeter was back in his home state of Michigan and honored by the Tigers in a pregame ceremony at Comerica Park. The Jeter family attended, and when his little nephew Jalen heard his name, he took off his cap and tipped it like a pro:It looks like the little guy — dressed in a tiny No. 2 Yankees uniform — has been watching the master of all cap tippers...
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Lingerie football teams brawl at end of LFL playoff game (VIDEO)

Fans of the Lingerie Football League (okay, Legends Football League) who actually watch the game for their skills and integrity were sure to be upset at seeing this outburst of gratuitous violence and foul language when things got a little out of hand at the end the Atlanta Steam's 20-12 victory over the Jacksonville Breeze.There were a lot of fists and fingers flying as the...
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Yankees reel off nine straight hits against David Price (VIDEO)

With a ragtag mix of high-priced and misplaced players, the Yankees put on a display of hitting acumen Wednesday night — a sight which has been sorely lacking in the Bronx Bombers' games this season.The anemic lineup finally came alive in the third inning against the Tigers by thrashing old Yankee nemesis and former Cy Young winner David Price for nine consecutive hits —...
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Boris Becker brings nasty-looking 'tennis' elbow to US Open (PHOTOS)

Boris Becker showed up at a U.S. Open practice court with what appeared to be an extraordinarily nasty case of tennis elbow.The former number-one ranked tennis player, who won the Grand Slam event in 1989 and is at the tournament as Novak Djokovic's coach, was seen sporting the golf ball-sized bump on his left arm.But the former German star's injury might not be tennis related...
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Seahawks fan gets team logo on prosthetic eyeball

It's hard to look Bill Vandenbush in the eye and not know which NFL team he roots for. That's because the die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan has the team's navy and neon logo printed on his prosthetic right eyeball.“I had mentioned it to my wife. She wasn’t a big Seahawks fan,” Vandenbush said, as reported by KIRO-TV. “I said it’d be cool to have the Seahawks logo...
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Jonny Gomes lays out for diving catch and saves two runs (VIDEO)

Jonny Gomes took a dive out in left field to make an amazing catch, stealing two runs from the Astros at Minute Maid Park Tuesday night.The A's left fielder's third-inning stretch wasn't enough though. Houston ended up winning 4-2.Your browser does not support iframes.
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Tennessee recruits Shy Tuttle with Beyonce on photo-shopped 'Rolling Stone' cover (PHOTO)

College coaches will do just about anything within NCAA boundaries (snicker) to recruit high school football players but, if you can get the hottest female celebrity in the world to help out — why not?The University of Tennessee is using pop star Beyonce to recruit one of their top targets, defensive tackle Shy Tuttle of Lexington, N.C., with an ingenious photo-shopped cover of...
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Christine Stanley delivers devastating spinning kick for MMA knockout (VIDEO)

MMA fighter Christine Stanley delivers a spectacular spinning kick knockout that leaves her opponent flat on her back in the ring.And it just may be one of the best the KOs of the year.Although it was apparently recorded as a five-second knockout, amazingly, Stanley connected on the kick just 2.3 seconds after the bell. Her opponent, Katie Anita Runyan, hit the mat after 3.5 seconds...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adam Jones robs HR, nails runner for double play

The Orioles got back on track Monday night with a 9-1 rout of the Rays — aided by five O's homers, including back-to-back-to-back shots in the fifth inning.But it was an outstanding play by All-Star center fielder Adam Jones in the sixth inning that added a little defense to the night's power-packed highlight reel.Jones scaled the wall in center to rob Evan Longoria...
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Eric LeGrand compares moment he was paralyzed to Beyonce's MTV VMAs performance: Report

Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand continues to show how he's mentally able to handle the paralysis suffered back in 2010 — but that doesn't mean a little sense of humor can't help.During the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, LeGrand watched a Beyonce performance that left social media buzzing. And the former defensive joined the fun:Beyoncé got...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mountain biker Annefleur Kalvenhaar dies following World Cup crash: Report

Dutch mountain biker Annefleur Kalvenhaar died following a crash in the qualifying rounds of the cross-country Eliminator at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup stop in Méribel, France this weekend.The 20-year-old Focus XC Team rider, the 2013 under-23 European cyclocross champion, was taken via helicopter to the intensive care unit at a Grenoble hospital, but died Saturday morning...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL fan's outrageous 'free drinks for world' Twitter promise backfires: Report

Michael Sam's sack of Johnny Manziel proved to be costly for one emboldened Twitter user — but not as expensive as it might have been.A fan named Fisher King, @SquareKnight, took to Twitter before the St. Louis Rams-Cleveland Browns game claiming if the Rams defensive end recorded a sack on the Browns quarterback , he'd buy free drinks for the world.Rams vs Browns tonight...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Black cat invades the pitch at Barcelona's season opener (VIDEO)

Lately invaders on the the soccer pitch have become an annoying part of the game. And, after a succession of hairy, naked idiots interrupting play, fans were bound to see another furry little critter taking his turn at 15 minutes of fame. But this little uninvited interloper was a black cat. During Barcelona's opening La Liga match versus Elche the adventurous black cat ...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Mahan breaks Barclays trophy after win, blames friend (PHOTO)

Hunter Mahan pulled away with three straight birdies late in the final round Sunday to win The Barclays golf tournament, ending more than two years without a title on the PGA Tour.After his sixth career PGA win, Mahan posed for several surprise photos with his wife and daughter. But before leaving the 18th green for the post-tournament press conference, he posed for one last photo...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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