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David Wright's awesome offer to sons of slain NYPD officer

David Wright knows all too well the anxiety that comes with being a police officer's son. The New York Mets third baseman is the son of a former Virginia policeman, and the tragic killing of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn last Saturday hit closer to home than most.  Officer Rafael Ramos left behind sons Justin, 19, and Jaden, 13, when he was killed along with Officer Wenjian...
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Cullen Jenkins calls out NFL on sack fine via Twitter: Report

Cullen Jenkins thinks that the NFL considers a clean sack more violent than brawling and isn't too happy about it. The Giants defensive lineman was fined $16,537 by the NFL for Sunday's questionable roughing-the-passer penalty on Rams quarterback Shaun Hill. The 11-year veteran voiced his displeasure, first on Twitter Wednesday morning and later with reporters, over being penalized...
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Nationals' Doug Fister buys ev-er-y-one a cup of coffee for Christmas

Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister really got into the holiday spirit on Christmas Eve and wanted all of his Twitter followers to enjoy a nice warm beverage — on him. Fister posted a barcode on his Twitter page and told followers to have a Starbucks barista scan it for a free cup of coffee. He also warned potential Grinches to only use the freebie deal once. Merry Christmas...
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Yankees players will welcome A-Rod back says ex-teammate: Report

Love him or hate him, Alex Rodriquez will be back with the New York Yankees next season and, if you believe ex-teammate David Phelps, the team will be more than happy to see old A-Rod. According to Phelps, in a report from the New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand, the disgraced slugger's transition back into pinstripes may go smoother than first imagined. At least in the locker...
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Giants' Steve Weatherford visits NYPD precinct to say thanks (PHOTO)

New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford says he was sick to his stomach to hear of the ambush killing of two NYPD officers this past weekend. So on Tuesday, back from the team’s trip to St. Louis, Weatherford dropped in on the 18th Precinct in Midtown Manhattan to show his appreciation to the men and women who serve New York City. Before heading to the Meadowlands for...
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Jeff Fisher: Giants to blame for sideline melee: Report

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said his team did not instigate what turned into a wild second-quarter brawl (video at bottom) in Sunday’ s 37-27 win at St. Louis. Fisher pinned the blame squarely on the way the Giants responded after receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was thrown down out of bounds by Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree. "To buy into all of our friskiness...
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Rival players 'kiss and make up' on soccer pitch (VIDEO)

When is a kiss not really a kiss? On the soccer pitch it seems. Bristol Rovers midfielder Lee Mansell claimed he decided to give JJ O'Donnell a kiss to "avoid doing something silly" during his team's win against Gateshead last weekend.And did it cause a stir. Mansell and O'Donnell were involved in a brief confrontation during Friday's Football Conference match and, in order...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

American KOs opponent with sucker punch in Argentinean basketball league (VIDEO)

Marcellus Sommerville played three seasons at Bradley University, but went undrafted in 2006 after graduating. The one-time college star (16 ppg average) plays for the Argentina basketball club Regatas Corrientes. During a game against San Martin, he got into an altercation with an opponent and decided to take out his frustration on an opponent's face — taking cheap shots to an...
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Clippers' Glen Davis takes out kid in stands (VIDEO)

Los Angeles Clippers big man Glen Davis is 6'9'' and 289 pounds, so he's probably the last person you would want to fall on you while watching a game — especially when you stand about 5-foot and 100 pounds soaking wet yourself. On Tuesday night, while trying to save a loose ball against the Atlanta Hawks, Davis lost his balance (after getting a hip check from Kyle Korver) and...
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Darryl Strawberry contract up for auction by IRS: Report

If you're looking for that holiday gift for the Mets fan who has everything, look no further than the IRS. That's right, America's most unlikely shopping outlet, the Internal Revenue Service will soon sell the deferred salary — amounting to nearly $1.28 million — the Mets still owe Darryl Strawberry.  The IRS reportedly has the right to sell off Strawberry's 1985-90 contract...
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Nuggets' Timofey Mozgov gets bloodied up on court (VIDEO)

Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov took an errant elbow to the face under the basket in the first quarter of Monday night's game with the Charlotte Hornets and the big Russian looked more like he was subbing for J.J. Watt than playing in the NBA. After Bismack Biyombo opened the nasty cut above his eye, Mosgov quickly leaned down and covered his face before removing his hand...
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SDSU's Dwayne Polee collapses on court during game (VIDEO)

San Diego State forward Dwayne Polee II suddenly collapsed on the court during a game against UC Riverside on Monday night and was tended to by a paramedic for several minutes before being stretchered off the court. The crowd at Viejas Arena gave Polee a standing ovation as he was lifted onto the gurney after being hooked up to an electrocardiogram machine. Polee was conscious...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees to pay for the education of murdered cop Rafael Ramos' children: Report

A New York Yankees charity will pay for the education of the sons of murdered NYPD cop Rafael Ramos, after their father was ambushed and gunned down in his patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday. The Yankee Silver Shield Foundation, which provides for the children of officers who died in the line of duty, will take on any education expenses for 13-year-old Jaden and Ramos' other...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Part of Texas A&M's Kyle Field imploded for $485 million renovation (VIDEO)

Johnny Manziel wasn't the only Texas A&M product that crashed to the ground this weekend, after big chunk of the university's football stadium was demolished to make way for a $485 million renovation. Three elevator shafts vanished in a cloud of dust Sunday morning as crews imploded one side of Kyle Field with several thousands pounds of explosives, according to KBTX-TV. The...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin tells Odell Beckham Jr. to tone down celebrations (VIDEO)

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin may have introduced a more relaxed atmosphere around his team this season, but that doesn't mean he'll tolerate any nonsense. And it starts with Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. toning down his touchdown celebrations. In between Beckham's elaborate touchdown dance in the first quarter and his way more subdued third-quarter...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Josh Brown mule-kicks Rams' Cody Davis in the face (VIDEO)

A kicker's greatest weapon is his foot and St. Louis Rams' Cody Davis found that out the hard way when he he ventured too close to New York Giants kicker Josh Brown while in a pile-up on Sunday. The result: Brown's mule-kick caught the special team's player right in the face. Brown was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenny Albert wears snowman with carrot penis sweater during NFL broadcast (PHOTO)

Frankly, this whole Ugly Christmas Sweater thing has gotten a little tired in recent years and it seems like decades since it was only your weirdo aunt who wore the loud attire. But then something like Kenny Albert's freaky knit shows up on television and makes the whole thing funny again. Anyone who watched Albert and Darryl Johnston during the Vikings-Dolphins game Sunday got...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin wears subtle tributes to the slain NYPD officers (PHOTO)

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin honored the memory of the two New York Police Department officers slain on Saturday by wearing a black stripe on the left shoulder of his sweatshirt and a peace sign medallion pinned below the “NY’’ logo over his heart during Sunday's game against the Rams. It was Coughlin's subtle tribute to officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos —...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans struck by lightning outside Raymond James Stadium after Packers-Bucs game: Report

As many as seven people were struck by lightning at Raymond James Stadium just as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers game ended Sunday afternoon, according to Tampa (Fla.) Fire and Rescue. At least seven people were being treated by paramedics, according to BayNews9. Firefighters responded to reports of a lightning strike on the north side of Raymond James Stadium...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets hold moment of silence for two slain NYPD officers (PHOTO)

The New York Jets held a 10-second moment of silence before Sunday's game against the New England Patriots in honor of the two slain NYPD officers.Jets center Nick Mangold wore a black NYPD cap and held it over his heart during the singing of the anthem at MetLife Stadium. The officers were killed Saturday afternoon by a gunman who then killed himself. The gunman has posted...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan fan has the most fantastic mullet (PHOTO)

Joe Dirt would be proud of this Michigan fan who sports an amazing mullet at Saturday's game against SMU. Or maybe the dude lost a bet on that embarrassing upset by NJIT a few weeks back?This Michigan fan has the most amazing mullet - http://t.co/pCyTWyzlVI pic.twitter.com/7fEiSoyC3X— For The Win (@ForTheWin) December 20, 2014The Wolverines got shedunked by the Mustangs yesterday...
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Muhammad Ali hospitalized with case of pneumonia: Report

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was hospitalized on Saturday after coming down with pneumonia. A spokesman for Ali says the former heavyweight boxing champion has been hospitalized with a mild case of the illness and is in stable condition. Spokesman Bob Gunnell says Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday and that the 72-year-old boxing great is being treated by his...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports world slowly sends condolences for two gunned down NYPD officers

Two NYPD cops were executed Saturday after a cowardly gang member from Baltimore trekked to Brooklyn to kill random police officers in a twisted bid to avenge the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown Saturday. The vile shooter — identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley— boasted about wanting to murder cops in the hours before he ambushed two officers outside a Bedford-Stuyvesant...
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Darko Milicic loses kickboxing debut due to bloody gash on shin (VIDEO)

Former NBA center Darko Milicic — a 7-foot Serb who spent 10 years in the league — lost his first kickboxing fight when he was disqualified after sustaining a nasty gash on his leg.The pudgy 29-year-old's debut was cut short after one round of the exhibition match when he injured himself against fellow Serbian fighter Radovan Radojcic. The World Kickboxing Association bout was...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony to critics: I'm not 'a loser': Report

Despite leading the New York Knicks to the worst start start in the history of the franchise, Carmelo Anthony fired back at his critics who called him "a loser."  The Knicks forward tried to take the pressure of his new $124 million contract and superstar status off himself by claiming the team's 5-23 start — on pace to post its worst record ever after going 37-45 last season...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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