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Raptors GM apologizes for ‘F—k Brooklyn’ rant (VIDEO)

The general manager of the Toronto Raptors had a couple of choice words for the Brooklyn Nets before Game 1 of their first-round NBA playoff series and they weren't the friendly Hello Brooklyn New York fans have become accustomed to.Speaking to several thousand fans in Maple Leaf Square outside of Air Canada Centre before the opening game Saturday, Toronto general manager Masai...
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Delino DeShields Jr's swollen face after HBP is nasty (PHOTO)

On Friday night, Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. took a 90 mph fastball to the face during a Double-A game. Amazingly, he managed to walk off the field under his own power, but anytime a player takes pitch to the head, it is scary.DeShields later posted an un-photoshopped selfie and, I think he'd agree, the result is cartoonish:Shoutout to my brother for taking a 90mph fastball...
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Here's MLB's new protective cap for pitchers (PHOTO)

Major League Baseball approved a protective cap in January for pitchers designed to minimize the injuries caused by being hit by batted balls, especially line drives drilled back to the mound. On Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays’ Todd Redmond showed off the latest model.The cushioned safety plates, made by isoBLOX, are sewn into the hat and custom fitted. The caps weigh an extra...
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Navy baseball players lip-sync song from the movie 'Frozen' (VIDEO)

While riding along in a car, Navy baseball players Brad Borosak and Matt Kilby did a funny lip-sync rendition of “Love is an Open Door” from the hit movie Frozen.It’s a charming and perfectly-timed duet that's has a surprise ending when a third teammate — that you never knew was in the car — pops up in the backseat.Road trips just bring out the song in people. 
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Giants fan and Padres fan hug it out after foul ball catch (VIDEO)

While the Giants were in Petco Park taking on the Padres Friday night, a San Francisco fan made a futile attempt to grab a foul ball.Unfortunately for him, he missed the ball but luckily fell into the lap of a very pretty lady next to him.He was okay. But she wound up recovering the sought-after souvenir.At least he ended up with the next best thing — a hug.Is there a lesson to...
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Colts won't let Hakeem Nicks wear soon-to-be honored #88

After wearing No. 88 during his five-year career with the New York Giants and as a standout receiver at North Carolina, Hakeem Nicks has been given No. 14 by the Colts, according to the team's website.And not by any choice of the newly acquired wideout.To be clear, the Colts have not officially retired the 88 jersey which the team’s all-time leading receiver, Marvin Harrison...
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Golfer Pablo Larrazabal jumps into lake to escape swarm of hornets (VIDEO)

There are water hazards and double bogeys in golf but what happens when you combine the two — a double hazard?But that's what happened to Pablo Larrazabal who was given the scare of his life on the course in Kuala Lumpur on Friday when he was attacked by a swarm of angry hornets and had to dive into a lake to escape.Larrazabal was playing the 14th hole of his second round at...
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Bills lineman Eric Wood autographs jockstrap for fan

There have always been plenty of kooky NFL team supporters who asked to be autographed. Apparently now, there is one team supporter's supporter needing to be signed.That's right. A Buffalo Bills fan in Ohio sent a jock strap to Bills offensive lineman Eric Wood this week asking the player to autograph it.Making sure he mentioned he was the "biggest" Bills fan in...
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Carlos Beltran takes tumble over Tropicana Field wall

Carlos Beltran said he'll see how he feels Friday morning before telling manager Joe Girardi whether he can play after his scary tumble over a Tropicana Field wall in the Yankees' 10-2 win over the Rays Thursday night.The 36-year-old Beltran said he suffered a sore left shoulder and right wrist after the right fielder chased a Desmond Jennings' fly ball and flipped over...
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Steen scores game-winner to lift Blues over Blackhawks in triple overtime (VIDEO)

It took the St. Louis Blues five overtime periods, and then some, to take advantage of the defending Stanley Cup champions.Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to cap the longest playoff game in franchise history and give the Blues a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.Steen beat Corey Crawford...
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Rangers fan gets frightening image of Rick Nash cut into hair (PHOTO)

Most athletes are usually honored to have their number or image shaved into the hair on the back of devotee's head, but this Rangers fan's elaborate rendition of Rick Nash's face might scare the NHL star himself.  It is absolutely terrifying — even the Bauer logo looks sinister.Let the nightmares begin.Wow...this haircut is something else!!! #Nashty #NYRPlayoffs pic...
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Baseball mainstay Don Zimmer has heart surgery: Report

Ex-Yankees and Red Sox coach Don Zimmer had surgery Wednesday to fix a leaky heart valve, according to the Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney.Whether or not you know him as Popeye, Zip or The Gerbil or remember him in the infamous brawl with Pedro Martinez, the 83-year-old Zimmer has been a mainstay in baseball as a player, manager or coach over a career spanning seven decades.Zimmer...
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Jeter wondering who injury snitch on Yankees is: Report

Derek Jeter was in Wednesday night's starting lineup for the first time since last Friday and it sounds like he feels he didn't need three games (or four days) to comeback after tweaking his quad last week.Jeter is trying to get accustomed to the Yankees treating him cautiously — as they did by sitting him out Saturday and Sunday with a tight right quadriceps then easing...
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Report: Ex-NBAer punches HGTV stars' kid at pickup game

The basketball playing son of a reality show couple might be getting a little less face time after getting punched in the jaw by former NBA player Smush Parker during a pick-up game the other day.Wolfgang Novogratz — the 16-year-old son of HGTV stars Robert and Cortney Novogratz — got smushed after showing up the former Lakers guard at Basketball City — the popular westside...
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Giants fans do their best to help 'Baet LA' (PHOTO)

The San Francisco Giants have some of the best fans in baseball, but sometimes even a well intentioned plan to show support can go awry. During a close game against the Dodgers Wednesday night, these fans had a little typo.It must have seemed like a naet idea, but the unamused men behind them look like they would rather see the spelling-challenged fans get back in their saets.Spelling...
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Deron Williams on Nets in playoffs: 'It's part of the takeover'

You wouldn't know it by Tuesday night's game at Barclays Center, but the Brooklyn Nets essentially have New York City to themselves — in an NBA sense.While the Nets will never win a head-to-head popularity contest with the Yankees, the boys from Brooklyn have arguably converted a few Knicks fans and are poised to knock that other Madison Square Garden team — the playoff...
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Jan Gunnar Solli gets yellow card for attempting classic playground trick (Video)

Apparently bored by a five goal lead against Degerfors in a Swedish Superettan game the other night, Hammarby midfielder Jan Gunnar Solli picked up one of the weirdest yellow cards fans have seen in a long time when, in an attempt to get past a Degerfors defender, Solli quickly stuffed the ball up inside his shirt and tried to slip on by defenders.The classic hidden ball trick...
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Chris Paul's sweet moves leave Evan Fournier in a spin (VIDEO)

Clippers guard Chris Paul keeps doing things which are clearly don't seem humanly possible. Check out the sweet moves he put on the Nuggets' Evan Fournier Tuesday night.Just a walk in the park for Paul.Clippers win, 117-105.
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Lance Armstrong surfaces in 'How-to-fix-flat' tutorial (VIDEO)

If you were wondering what embattled cyclist Lance Armstrong has been up to, the answer seems to be making how-to videos on changing bike tires.Armstrong — who has largely been out of the spotlight since confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs in a interview with Oprah Winfrey more than a year ago — appears in this homespun handyman tutorial on OutsideOnline.com. Accompanied...
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Mysterious man forces evacuation at Marathon finish line

A mysterious looking man wearing a black dress with a large black back pack under a black veil prompted Boston police to evacuate the area near the Boston Marathon finish line after he barged toward the area with the suspicious package Tuesday night at about 7:00 p.m.The surreal scene began when a single man — whom Boston police said appeared to be "not of sound mind"...
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Taunting Phillies fans reaction to Braves' game-winning grand slam is priceless (VIDEO)

The Philadelphia Phillies were on the verge celebrating a win against Atlanta on Monday night when one group of Phillies fans got a serious lesson in humility after the Braves won with game winning, ninth-inning grand slam.The Phillies were up by one in the ninth inning at Citizens Bank Park when Braves slugger Dan Uggla came up to bat.The loud-mouthed Phillies fans did what they...
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ECHL hockey fans litter the ice with underwear after goal (Video)

Fans of the Bakersfield Condors would probably give the ECHL team the shirts off their backs for a win but, when it comes to winning hearts for charity, they offer up even more.During the 'Undie Sunday' game against the Las Vegas Wranglers, the home fans littered the ice with over 6,000 pieces of underwear and socks after Joel Broda scored a goal with 1:02 left in regulation...
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Joakim Noah can't believe It's still snowing in Chicago (VIDEO)

Nobody is more excited for spring and the NBA playoffs than Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah...at least until he hears from reporters that it's snowing again in Chicago.Watch as Noah — talking to the press from the sunny clime of Orlando — finds out that the Windy City is under another cold spell and the white stuff is falling:
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Report: Masters ratings take big dip from 2013

Not even the possibility of seeing 20-year-old Jordan Spieth make golf history at the 2014 Masters could lure a big television audience with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson not in the field.Without Woods or Mickelson or any late-round drama, the ratings for the Masters last weekend predictably took a dive from the year before.The final round on Sunday — when Bubba Watson beat...
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Matt Garza goes crazy-eyed after giving up home run (GIF)

Brewers pitcher Matt Garza launched into a moment of primal scream therapy after allowing a three-run home run against the Cardinals Monday night.The Cardinals held a narrow 1-0 lead when Garza allowed the dinger — setting off the heavy breathing and crazy eyes.The Cardinals went on to win 4-0.Thank goodness he kept it  G-rated for the kids by covering his mouth with his glove.
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