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Osi Umenyiora to sign one-day contract, retire with Giants: Report

With no NFL teams seeking his services, Osi Umenyiora appears ready to call it an NFL career — but not before signing a one-day contract so he can retire a New York Giant. The 33-year-old pass rusher, who spent nine seasons with the Giants before a brief stint in Atlanta, is in discussions with the team on a one-day contract that would allow him to bow out in blue, sources...
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Is this the shortest soccer free kick you will ever see? (VIDEO)

During Sunday night's International Champions Cup match at Red Bull Arena, Benfica was awarded an indirect free kick at the New York Red Bulls goal with the score tied at 1-1.It wouldn't be anything special if not for the fact that the ball was spotted about three feet from the net — making it, quite possibly, the shortest free kick you will ever see in your lifetime. Watch as...
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Domestic violence prevention group wants Ray Rice to get second chance in NFL: Report

A group known as "A CALL TO MEN," which "encourages men to end violence against women," thinks Ray Rice deserves a second chance to play in the NFL. After seeing the ex-Baltimore Ravens running back speak to high school and college students about the error of his ways over the past nine months, the group's co-founder Ted Bunch told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the disgraced Rice...
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LeSean McCoy wants Donald Trump to DJ his dry party, bars Hulk Hogan

LeSean McCoy wanted to throw a bash this weekend but, after catching a lot of flack from the media and Internet — and the NFL because he violated the copyright of the Buffalo Bills logo — his planned ladies-only pre-training camp party plans got squashed. So McCoy decided he wanted to throw a more wholesome party and posted another invite to Instagram. A dry party. With...
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Jimbo Fisher throws first pitch to Jameis Winston at Rays game (VIDEO)

The Tampa Bay Rays hosted the Baltimore Orioles at home on Sunday, but if you're a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, you finally got to see your team's first-round pick Jameis Winston in action. Albeit, on the baseball diamond. And although Winston didn't throw anything, he did team up with his former coach at Florida State, Jimbo Fisher, as battery mates for the first...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

MiLB catcher and manager get ejected, shed gear and clothing in protest (VIDEO)

In the top of the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers), Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) manager Pat Kelly and catcher Kyle Skipworth protested umpire Alex Ziegler's call following a foul ball before getting ejected. Not happy to let the home-plate ump have the last word, both...
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George Brett: Better to be known for Pine Tar Game than hemorrhoids

The Hall of Fame gathering every summer let's former players kick back and reminisce about their playing days or, in some cases, just be dogged by events they would like to forget.And, as usual, the 32nd anniversary of the infamous Pine Tar Game on Friday brought back some burning memories for George Brett during the Hall of Famers’ golf tournament on Saturday “It wasn...
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A-Rod hits 3 HRs, including one into third deck at Target Field (VIDEO)

Alex Rodriguez might have been left off the All-Star team this summer and, love him or hate him, when it comes to Comeback Player of the Year, it looks like the Yankees DH already has the trophy in hand. A-Rod not only blasted three home runs to help the Yankees to an 8-5 win over the Twins Saturday night, he jacked one that traveled 452 feet into the third deck at Target Field.And...
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Paris police shoot at car which attempted to crash Tour de France barricade on the Champs Elysées 

Police in central Paris opened fire on a driver who tried to ram through a barricade as they stood guard ahead of the final stage of the Tour de France Sunday morning. The car managed to evade police fire at Place de la Concorde at about 8am, with the two people inside reportedly being unharmed by the gunfire, according to Luc Poignant, a spokesman for the SGP police union...
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Reggie Jackson gets into heated, physical confrontation with fan at Cooperstown restaurant: Report

It's baseball's Hall of Fame induction weekend, and what better way to reminiscence about the past than having Reggie Jackson getting into a heated, physical confrontation in the serene setting of Cooperstown.And no, it wasn't with a reincarnation of Billy Martin. According to the New York Daily News, Jackson got into a scuffle with a fan asking for the Yankee-legend's autograph...
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Video game tournaments to start drug testing players

Video game competitors might be checking their inhalers at the door because drug testing is coming to e-sports. The Electronic Sports League said Thursday it will begin randomly drug testing players at its competitive video game tournaments. The e-sports organization plans to work with the World Anti-Doping Agency to curb the scourge of PEDs in its ranks. The announcement...
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Junior Seau's family won't be allowed to speak at Hall of Fame induction: Report

It’s always a bittersweet moment when a former National Football League player gets inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame posthumously. And when Junior Seau enters the Hall next month, the scenario will be way more bitter than sweet. Before his tragic death, Seau told his family that if he was ever inducted to the HoF, the 14-year NFL veteran wanted his daughter Sydney...
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Athletics' Billy Burns leaves game with 'testicular contusion' (VIDEO)

Oakland Athletics outfielder Billy Burns left Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants with what was officially called a testicular contusion.That's a black-and-blue nut to all us laymen. Leading off the fifth inning, Burns went down quickly after the Jake Peavy pitch below bounced off of the ground and hit him in the groin. Billy Burns left tonight's game with a "testicular...
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Cyclist starts wildfire after pooping, lighting toilet paper ablaze

Authorities say a cyclist started a 73-acre wildfire in southwest Idaho by lighting his toilet paper on fire after taking a crap in the woods. U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say the eco-concerned cyclist stopped to defecate in a ravine in the Boise foothills on Wednesday afternoon. The man then lit the toilet paper on fire but lost control of the hot embers in the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod rookie bat up for auction with bids starting at $10,000: Report

Call it striking while the iron is hot or, in this case, while the A-Rod is smoking. A Southern California sports memorabilia company is auctioning off the bat Alex Rodriguez used to notch his first major-league hit and — considering all the steroid accusations, a season-long drug-suspension and that whole Minotaur painting embarrassment — the timing couldn't be better. ...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Haley told 49ers rookies to 'Act like the white guys' back in May: Report

Charles Haley was a larger-than-life player back during his NFL career and, through it all, was able to win five Super Bowl rings and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in August. So it was really no surprise when the five-time Pro-Bowler, who played eight years in San Francisco, was asked to speak to the 49ers rookies back in May. But what might be a little shocking...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady is No. 1 in NFL merchandise sales: Report

The DeflateGate scandal may have taken some of the air out of Tom Brady's title as Super Bowl Champion in some NFL circles, but seems to have pumped up the Patriots quarterback's selling power with fans. That's because Brady is the top earner on the NFL Players Association's top 50 player overall retail sales list. According to the NFLPA, the list is based on total sales...
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Hank Azaria calls classic Mets moments as 'Simpsons' characters (VIDEO)

Actor and comedian Hank Azaria joined MLB Network earlier this week and called a few classic Mets highlights as some of the characters he voices on The Simpsons. The Queens native is a Mets fans and, like all Metsies, has a healthy sense of humor about the Flushing Follies. Watch as Azaria calls the Bill Buckner play from the 1986 World Series, Endy Chavez’s spectacular grab in...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Japanese baseball player has the most entertaining at-bat routine ever (VIDEO)

Most batters, when they step up to the plate, have a ritual to get them prepared to face the opposing pitcher. Something simple, like a check of the bat, a tilt of the helmet or a little cup adjustment.But not this Japanese high school baseball player who turns stretching, dancing and bat twirls during his at-bat routine into a grand show. Combine his animated moves with the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Lamoriello stuns NHL after quitting Devils to join the Maple Leafs as GM 

Hockey Hall of Famer and three-time Stanley Cup winner Lou Lamoriello shocked the NHL on Thursday morning by resigning as president of the New Jersey Devils and accepting a position as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lamoriello’s 28-year run as Devils president ends less than three months after he had stepped down as New Jersey’s GM, giving way to the hiring...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan who caught A-Rod's 3,000th hit says he was assaulted in Yankee Stadium stands: Report

The notorious ball collector who snagged Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit last month said a man assaulted him in the right-field stands before Wednesday's game at Yankee Stadium. Zack Hample, who claims to have snagged over 8,000 baseballs for his home run collection, posted a photo of himself bearing long scratches on the right side of his neck. Hample told NJ Advance Media that he...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez hits David Peralta in head; D-backs retaliate (VIDEO)

There was a scary moment during Wednesday night's Marlins-Diamondbacks game after a pitch got away from Jose Fernandez and struck Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta square on the helmet.  Peralta, who was later reported to be OK, got laid out on the frightening — but seemingly unintentional — pitch to the head. The Diamondbacks, meanwhile, didn’t take the incident...
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Golfer’s wayward tee shot obliterates poor seagull (VIDEO)

A poor seagull came to an untimely demise after the bird was hit with a ball driven by a golfer on a wayward tee shot. Footage shows the bird landing on the fairway moments before the inadvertent line-drive shot turned the poor bird into a poof of white feathers. The clip below, posted to YouTube by user Jordan Wright, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, already has over 1 million...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Manny Machado gets knocked down by fake throw (VIDEO)

Manny Machado had to laugh at himself after he awkwardly tumbled to the ground early in the Orioles 3-2 loss to the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. When Orioles third baseman Jonathan Schoop took the relay throw from the outfield and considered going home with the ball, Machado appeared as if he was looking for a cutoff from Schoop, who was only a few feet from him....
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Peyton Manning visits site of Chattanooga shooting to pay respects

Peyton Manning quietly paid his respects to the victims of last week's horrific shooting at a Tennessee strip mall over the weekend.  The Denver Broncos quarterback visited the Naval Marine Corps Reserve base near Amnicola Highway in Chattanooga where five US Marines were killed last Thursday. After Manning's visit, officers posted photos on social media.  One police...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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