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Tony Mangia on assignment in China

A message to the readers of The Other Paper: I will be in China  for the next month working with the kids for a couple of weeks before heading north to photograph the eagle hunters of Mongolia. And, depending on the availability of the Internet, Facebook and blog postings will probably be difficult — specially while on a Li river raft or on horseback with the native...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco carted off field after taking line-drive to face (VIDEO)

Even with a swollen face Carlo Carrasco considered himself one lucky dude Tuesday night.The Indians pitcher was struck on the right side of the face with a line drive hit by Chicago's Melky Cabrera in the first inning of Cleveland's 4-1 loss to the White Sox and is grateful it wasn't worse. Carrasco was carted off the field after he was knocked down by the liner that glanced...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC pays tribute to Nassau Coliseum in final season (VIDEO)

The Islanders might have stumbled a bit down the stretch leading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but NBC does recognize a good story when it sees one. And the Isles' curtain call at the Nassau Coliseum — before heading 30 miles west to Brooklyn next season — is certainly one of those. Although it's been 22 years since the Isles last won a playoff series, NBC's promotional...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals fan has Busch Stadium painted on his beer belly (PHOTOS)

It's not unusual for fans to have a favorite team logo or player shaved or tattooed onto their bodies but what does a person do to show his devotion to a whole stadium? Well, one Cardinals fan showed his love by having a mural of Busch Stadium painted on his gut.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Jeff Rearden got it painted on at a bar before the game and proudly displayed...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge orders V. Stiviano to return $2.6 million back to Donald Sterling’s wife: Report

A Los Angeles judge ruled that the wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is owed $2.6 million by V. Stiviano — the woman who was at the center of Sterling's NBA scandal which forced the ex-owner out of the league. On Tuesday, Judge Richard Fruin Jr. awarded Shelly Sterling most of the nearly $3 million she had sought in a lawsuit against the young beauty...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Pierre-Paul selling his Florida mansion after one-year franchise tag: Report

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is pulling up his southern stakes after he didn’t get the financial security he was looking for from the team up north this offseason. So if you are in the market for a high-end Florida mansion, JPP has one for you. Although it's about a 1,200 mile drive down I-95 from MetLife Stadium, Pierre-Paul has put his 5,433...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacquiao gets speedbag with the face of Mayweather on it (PHOTOS)

Manny Pacquiao hardly needs any added motivation in preparation of his May 2 fight against Floyd Mayweather, but a personalized gift from celebrity lawyer Robert Shapiro has provided some nevertheless. The Filipino fighter laughed with trainer Freddie Roach on Monday after Shapiro, most known for representing O.J. Simpson in the infamous 1995 trial, gave him a custom-made speedbag...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt breaks personal record with 61-inch box jump (VIDEO)

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is already sort of a freak of nature. The 6-foot-5, 289-pounder not only sacks quarterbacks and catches touchdown passes, he has also been known to jump really high too. In a new YouTube video published Monday by Reebok, Watt broke his own record at something called the box jump, springing himself 61 inches onto a pile of mats. Incredibly...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Runner prematurely celebrates before crossing finish line ... and loses (VIDEO)

Oregon's Tanguy Pepiot just joined that exclusive club of athletes who basked in the glory before even finishing the race — resulting in a hilarious defeat. Pepiot started a premature celebration about 50 yards from the finish line of last weekend's men’s steeplechase at the Pepsi Team Invitational when the roar of the crowd started getting to his head.Too bad the cheers weren...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cyclists could face charges after risking lives to beat oncoming train during Paris-Roubaix race (VIDEO)

The French state railway company is demanding police action against "irresponsible" Paris-Roubaix cycle race riders who breached a safety barrier seconds before a high speed train hurtled by as millions of viewers watched the dramatic scene unfold on a live broadcast. The SNCF company made an official complaint to French prosecutors saying the action in Sunday's prestigious...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz calls Jacoby Ellsbury a 'rich *****' on national TV (VIDEO)

Besides scouting reports on the opposing team's starting pitchers, David Ortiz might want to meet with the television techies to discuss microphone hot spots the next time he prepares for a game.Live ESPN mics embedded in Yankee Stadium's second base caught Big Papi calling Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury a "rich *****" for his ex-teammate's impressive $153-million contract...
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Mike Trout sparks bench-clearing discussion between Angels and Royals (VIDEO)

Tempers flared, benches cleared and things were discussed during the Angels-Royals game Sunday after Yordan Ventura confronted Mike Trout as the Los Angeles slugger slid into home plate and shouted something the Kansas City pitcher apparently didn't like. Even with Ventura dominating the Angels 7-1 on the mound, the lanky 180-pound pitcher got things started by staring down the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Fallon frightened by foul ball, chugs a beer at Yankees game (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fallon was caught taking a long chug of a beer at Thursday night's Yankees-Blue Jays game at Yankee Stadium. It appears that a Carlos Beltran foul ball heading toward his head prompted the uninterrupted guzzle — after losing his cap and a little bit of his dignity. Don't worry Jimmy, the net is there for your protection. And there is plenty more beer where that came from.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods calls himself a 'Dumbass' after wayward tee shot (VIDEO)

No one works harder at his golf game than Tiger Woods and he proved it during Thursday's first round at the Masters. After his tee shot on 15 didn't go the way he wanted, cameras overheard Woods calling himself a "dumbass." Thanks for keeping it clean for the kids Tiger.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod hits first home run since 2013, 'needed Google map' to round bases (VIDEO)

It had been a long time since Alex Rodriguez hit a home run — Sept. 20, 2013 to be exact — before the Yankees DH launched Daniel Norris' 1-0 pitch into the left field seats against Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium Thursday night. And even A-Rod admitted he felt like he was in unfamiliar territory as he rounded the bases, as per Brian Hoch of MLB.com: A-Rod: "I felt like...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

One Direction singer falls down caddying for Rory McIlroy (VIDEO)

A whole new generation of tweens just discovered golf this week after Niall Horan of One Direction (just ask any 13-year-old girl) caddied for Rory McIlroy at the Par 3 Contest before the 2015 Masters on Wednesday. And those same girls probably busted their thumbs tweeting about the pop star's tumble while getting ready for a live interview with reporter Kirsty Gallacher...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Brett Lawrie strikes out four times on just 12 pitches (VIDEO)

The Texas Rangers pitchers made short order of Brett Lawrie's plate appearances Tuesday night. Really short.The Oakland A's third baseman had a night he'd probably rather forget after striking out four times on just 12 pitches. That's right — 12 pitches. Meaning four times he strolled to the plate and each time he headed back to the dugout after three straight pitches. And...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cyclist shows off gruesome injuries after 50-rider pile-up at Scheldeprijs Classic (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

A brutal 50-rider pile-up (video at bottom) in the final kilometer of the Scheldeprijs one day Classic in Belgium sure left a lot of scrapes and cuts on the cyclists. But one of the injured riders wanted everyone to see just how gruesome these crashes could be. Sam Bennett was taken to hospital after the spectacular crash on Monday and, although he escaped without any long...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ Chris Heston’s pitch is just a bit down and out (VIDEO)

San Francisco Giants starter Chris Heston, who's filling in for the injured Matt Cain, had a pretty good game against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. The rookie went six solid innings with no earned runs and just three hits and two walks.  Most of his pitches were in and around the strike zone. But this one to Paul Goldschmidt  — not so much.  Your browser does not...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus nails hole-in-one at Masters Par-3 Contest (VIDEO)

75-year-old Jack Nicklaus reminded everyone what made him a golfing great during the Masters Tournament Par-3 Contest on Wednesday. Watch as the six-time Masters champion nails this ace. A hole-in-one at any age is tough. Way to go Golden Bear.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers’ Chris Copeland, wife stabbed outside Manhattan nightclub: Report

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, was stabbed—along with his wife and another woman — outside of a trendy night club in Manhattan early Wednesday, said NYPD sources. The 31-year-old Copeland, was arguing with his wife outside the infamous Chelsea hotspot 1Oak Club on West 17th Street around 4 a.m. when the 22-year-old suspect interrupted them, according to the N.Y. Post...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland University unveils blacktop inspired basketball court (PHOTO)

Street ball is where most college basketball players get their start so it seemed only logical for the Oakland University athletic department to bring back that "blacktop" look on its home court.  Instead of the traditional asphalt found on streets and playgrounds across the country, the Rochester, Michigan school simply painted its court black. The NCAA reportedly put...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

12-year-old who won ESPN's March Madness Challenge can’t collect $20G prize

Twelve-year-old Sam Holtz tied for first place out of 11.57 million entries in ESPN's Tournament Challenge to become eligible for a random raffle to win the grand prize. But even if selected, Holtz is too young to collect the $20,000 gift card and trip to Hawaii for the 2015 Maui Invitational. Unfortunately for Holtz, the rules also say entrants must be at least 18 years...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter keeps word, is no show at Yankee Stadium Opening Day

No matter how hard fans wished Derek Jeter was going to show up at Yankee Stadium on Monday, donning pinstripes and swinging a bat, was fantasy. But the logical choice to throw the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day was no where to be seen at all. So former manager Joe Torre was given the honor. The retired shortstop stayed true to his word and, just like he said he...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Easter Bunny wreaks havoc on Nationals' Presidential Race (VIDEO)

That Easter Bunny would be one bad dude inside a cage — an MMA cage. In keeping with his Opening Day tradition, the long-eared basket carrier took out Teddy Roosevelt during the Washington Nationals' Presidents Race with a WWE-style slam off a table.  Not only did the angry rabbit take out ol' Teddy, he gave him a nasty staredown afterwards. And even George Washington wasn...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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