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Giants' John Mara on JPP: 'I don't know how many fingers he has': Report

The New York Giants' patience is wearing thin because of the lack of communication from Jason Pierre-Paul, regarding the injuries he suffered during a Fourth of July fireworks accident, as the first day of training camp opened Thursday. And since the team has not been allowed to examine Pierre-Paul's injuries to his right hand, as he recovers in South Florida, team president John...
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson won't label Hulk Hogan a racist

Former pro wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says he was "surprised" and "disappointed" when he learned that Hulk Hogan had come under fire for making racial slurs. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea, was terminated by World Wrestling Entertainment last week after a recording surfaced that had him repeatedly using the N-word.During a session with the critics to discuss...
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J.J. Watt jacks a few home runs during BP at Minute Maid Park (VIDEO)

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt spent his Thursday afternoon visiting Minute Maid Park and MLB.com Astros reporter Chandler Rome posted video of Watt launching a few into the seats during batting practice. Watt not only hit the balls, the sack machine sent some into the stratosphere. JJ Watt after he hit a home run: "I like hitting people better." #Astrosl https:/...
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Minor League team gives out free back waxes on the dugout during game

During Thursday night's Double-A matchup between the Trenton Thunder and Bowie Baysox, four men got their backs waxed on top of the dugout. Crazy but ... it is beach season. The Baysox, Double-A affiliate of the nearby Orioles, hosted "Back Hair Appreciation Night" on Thursday, forgoing more traditional promotions like free food or jerseys. The Baysox did end up...
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Tom Brady greeted by rousing cheers at Patriots camp (VIDEO)

Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady took to the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium Thursday shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday and fans greeted him, cheering and chanting, "Bra-dy! Bra-dy!" as he waved to his supporters. The scene at #PatsCamp when #TB12 took the field. pic.twitter.com/vk7LUvMmVC — New England Patriots (@Patriots) July 30, 2015 Despite being suspended four games for...
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Tom Coughlin thinks Jason Pierre-Paul's injuries are more severe than reported

In his first public comments about Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he has no idea when Pierre-Paul might show up at the team's training camp, described the player's refusal to allow the team to participate in his recovery as a "fiasco," and suggested that JPP is receiving poor advice from his management. Speaking to Sports Illustrated's MMQB...
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Botched Mets deal has Wilmer Flores in tears during game (VIDEO)

Just when things seem to be going right for the New York Mets, as usual, the organization found some way to botch things up.It was a bizarre, stunning and tear-filled night for the Mets, who agreed to a reported trade that would have sent Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez to New York for potential front-end right-hander Zack Wheeler and developing infielder Wilmer Flores...
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'Jeopardy!' throws contestants a curve with Troy Tulowitzki question

Troy Tulowitzki did his part to help complete an answer for "Jeopardy!" contestants Wednesday night. Unfortunately, for Alex Trebek and his writers, the question was just a little outdated — and for the wrong team. That's because "Mile high" is a clever "Jeopardy!" hint for Colorado and the shortstop was traded to Toronto the day before. Question on Jeopardy tonight was...
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Australian diver scores all zeros on worst competition dive ever (VIDEO)

Australian diver Maddison Keeney belly-flopped herself out of the World Aquatics Championships in Russia with a less than stellar dive in the final round. The young woman's nerves appeared to have got the better of her and following the disastrous dive she slipped from fourth place to twelfth — scoring zeros across the board. The dive carried a high degree of difficulty...
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Gisele Bundchen wore burqa on way to plastic surgery: Report

Tom Brady apparently wasn't the only one in his household concerning himself about deflated objects in recent weeks. While the Patriots quarterback was trying to save face during an investigation by the NFL, his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, was getting secret plastic surgery in Paris. Bundchen and her younger sister reportedly hid under a burqa — the traditional Muslim...
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Vin Scully while Ethier destroys bat rack: ‘Get it out, son’ (VIDEO)

Things that stink in life: Missing your school bus, losing your lunch money to a bully and making an out during a big game. And that last reason was why Andre Ethier used his bat to vent his frustration in the dugout after lining out to the Athletics' Ike Davis Tuesday night.And, as always, there was the soothing voice of Vin Scully to turn the big leaguer's tantrum into a calming...
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Key & Peele imagine if teachers were treated like pro athletes on 'SportsCenter' (VIDEO)

Nobody spoofs professional sports like "Key & Peele." And Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are at it again in a skit that imagines teachers being treated as pro athletes on a show like ESPN's "SportsCenter." In the clip below, the two sketch comics report on “the latest developments in the exciting world of pro teaching” on the show “TeachingCenter.”It include hilarious...
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After trailing 5-0, Yankees score 21 unanswered runs to beat Rangers

Chris Capuano was awful Tuesday night. The Yankees starter issuied five walks in the first inning that resulted in the Texas Rangers scoring five quick runs, but thanks to a slew of even more awful Texas Rangers pitchers, it didn’t matter. And Capuano's fail only set up what was to be an astonishing 21-5 Yankees win at Globe Life Park. A game that included an 11-run inning, position...
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Angry cyclist lifts up car and moves it out of bike lane by himself (VIDEO)

An infuriated cyclist who apparently didn't want to risk injury peddling outside a bike lane, picked up and moved a car parked in his path before jumping back on his two-wheeler and continuing on his trek. The beefy bike rider, who has not been identified but resembles King Kong Bundy, was filmed by a car driver, who captured the man's amazing feat of strength. In the...
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Junior Seau's family won't disrupt Hall of Fame ceremonies, says lawyer: Report

The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction. Steve Strauss, legal counsel to the Seaus and partner at Cooley LLP, said in an email Monday night that the family "does not want this issue to become a distraction to Junior's accomplishments and...
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Texas woman pays tribute to A-Rod's ... butt (PHOTO)

Alex Rodriguez turned 40 on Monday and celebrated by slamming his 24th home run of the season during a game between the Yankees and Rangers in Arlington.And one Texas woman in Yankee gear apparently wasn't paying too much attention to the stat sheets but held up a sign referencing the Yankee slugger's bottom line. Sorry. But here's what all the fuss was about. Just @AROD hanging...
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Furious Mark Teixeira blasts third base coach for giving him green light (VIDEO)

Mark Teixeira was so angry with third-base coach Joe Espada telling him to ease up while attempting to score from second base in the eighth inning of Monday night's game against the Rangers, he threw equipment and a garbage can around in the Yankees dugout. “He said, ‘Easy, easy’ ’’ twice,’’ said the irate Teixeira, who was thrown out at the plate by center fielder...
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Minor league team unveils SpongeBob SquarePants uniforms (PHOTO)

Baseball just can't seem to get enough of these novelty promotional jerseys this summer, and just a week after the Fresno Grizzlies became the Fresno Tacos for one tasty night, now, Baltimore's Triple-A affiliate -—the Norfolk Tides — have unveiled their new SpongeBob SquarePants uniforms. The jerseys will be auctioned off during the game, with proceeds benefiting the United...
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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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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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