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Brittney Griner becomes second woman to dunk in NCAA tournament Game

Brittney Griner took a pass from a teammate under the basket, took a step to the basket and jammed the ball through the rim— becoming only the second woman in history to dunk in an NCAA tournament game Tuesday night. The 6-foor-8 junior phenom's rare feat highlighted top-seeded Baylor's 76-57 win against ninth-seeded Florida in the second round game. Tennessee's Candace...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Warriors owner booed mercilessly at Chris Mullin ceremony

On a night where Chris Mullin's former-Golden State Warriors #17 jersey was to be lifted to the rafters, the real story ended up being the boos that rained down on the team's owner Joe Lacob during the ceremony. In an unbelievable five minutes during the ceremony, fans at Oracle Arena drowned out Lacob's introduction of the ex-Warriors great. Lacob looked visibly shaken...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Frank Tripucka has no problem giving Peyton Manning his retired No. 18 jersey

Now that we know Peyton Manning has instructed his agent to begin negotiations with the Denver Broncos, there is one small detail that looks like it will not be a deal breaker— the retired No. 18 jersey worn by quarterback Frank (Trip) Tripucka in the early 60's.  Tripucka has already made it clear he would be honored if Manning chose to wear the same No. 18 the incoming...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee dining chain offers Peyton free pancakes to sign with Titans

A Nashville-based restaurant chain has stacked the deck in favor of Peyton Manning signing with the Tennessee Titans— more like stack the plate with pancakes. Shoney's, the popular southern dining spot, wants to sweeten the team's offer and will give the free agent quarterback and former-University of Tennessee legend a free stack of the griddle cakes every day throughout...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson might take his Vegas one-man show to Broadway

Famous ear-biting ex-boxer Mike Tyson's one-man show hasn't even opened in Las Vegas and the former heavyweight champion is already looking to take it to The Great White Way, according to TMZ. Tyson's Vegas show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth— Live on Stage" opens in less than a month at MGM Grand's Hollywood Theatre in Las Vegas from April 13-18 and there...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

St. John's Moe Harkless expected to enter 2012 NBA Draft

St. John's has scheduled a press conference for Monday at Madison Square Garden and the New York Daily News is reporting that freshman Moe Harkless is expected to announce that he will apply for the 2012 NBA Draft. Harkless, who was the first big name recruited by head coach Steve Lavin at St. John's, paved the way for Lavin's third-ranked recruiting class last year...
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March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

St. John's women win on sensational last second basket

St. John's fought off a second half charge by Creighton and beat the Bluejays on an amazing coast-to-coast basket by the Red Storm point guard Nadirah McKenith with only :01 left on the clock at the end of a nail biting NCAA Women's first-round matchup. After Carli Tritz of Creighton tied the game at 67-67— by sinking two free throws with 5.4 seconds left—  McKenith...
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March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Judah Friedlander takes in Macklin-Martinez fight

Comedian Judah Friedlander was spotted ringside at the Matthew Macklin-Sergio Martinez fight at the Theater at Madison Square Garden last night. You couldn't miss the actor — who plays Frank Rossitano on TV's "30 Rock"— who stood out in the crowd with his bright yellow t-shirt with "WORLD CHAMPION" emblazoned across his chest.  He was also wearing...
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March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Knicks fly Air LIN-gus to win over Pacers

Just when you thought Linsanity was over, the NBA craze pulls you back in.  Saturday night, inside Banker's Life Fieldhouse, Jeremy Lin once again showed everyone what all the hubbub was once all about. Sporting their St. Patrick's Day green uniforms, the New York Knicks coasted to a 102-88 victory over the Indiana Pacers and won their third straight game under interim...
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March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Buzz Williams loses voice; resorts to writing out instructions on playboard

Buzz Williams— the head coach of the # 3 seed Marquette men's basketball team— may have lost his voice during the Golden Eagles second-round game against the #6 seed Murray State Racers Saturday night but, with a little improvisation with a magic marker, managed to give a pep talk to lead his team to victory, 62-53. The excitable coach went to a huddle in the final minutes...
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March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Base jumpers dine-and-dash off a 55-story building

Four men must have left their American Express cards at home— after they enjoyed a round of cocktails at a roof-top bar— then parachuted off the 55-story building without paying their bill. After ordering a round of negronis at one of Melbourne, Australia's most prestigious restaurants, the Vue de Monde, the well-attired dare-devils skipped out on the tab by strapping on...
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March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees sign Andy Pettitte to $2.5 million minor league contract

It didn't take long for the pitching bug to bite Andy Pettitte— while he was hanging around the New York Yankees during spring training— and bring him out of retirement. The Yankees have signed the Yankee great to a one-year minor league deal, according to the YES network's Jack Curry.  The deal is reported to be worth $2.5 million. Pettitte— who retired after the...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Injured woman demands 'justice' for Brandon Marshall

A 24-year-old woman showed off a black eye she claims was the result of a punch from NFL star— and new Chicago Bears acquisition— Brandon Marshall outside a Manhattan nightclub during an early Sunday morning melee. The Harlem resident, Christin Myles, told the New York Daily News— in an exclusive report— that  Marshall— known as "The Beast"— ruined her birthday...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Southern Miss apologizes for band shouting racial slur at K-State player

Members of the Southern Mississippi band are facing disciplinary action after shouting an insensitive racial slur in a chant at Kansas State point guard Angel Rodriguez during the first half of the Golden Eagles' 70-64 East Region loss on Thursday. The band was heard chanting "where's your green card?" at Rodriguez while he was at the free throw line.  The freshman...
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March 16, 2012  |  1 Comment

Amani Toomer calls Jeremy Shockey a 'Bad teammate, worse person'

Jeremy Shockey— the former New York Giants tight end who was chased out of town four years ago— is looking for  a job and has come sniffing around the Meadowlands once again. Amani Toomer—the Giants all-time leading reciever— thinks the hot-tempered Shockey already burned his bridges and it would be a big mistake for the Giants to sign him. Today, Toomer didn't...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Lin says he owes D'Antoni "a lot" for starting Linsanity

No one was more stunned about New York Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni's resignation than the man at the center of all of the Linsanity— Jeremy Lin, himself. "I was surprised," Lin said of D'Antoni's departure.  "I know some people were talking about it and what-not, but I didn't know the reality of it.  I figured after the shoot-around he...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Deron Williams uses Brooklyn in final pitch for Dwight Howard

The future of the New Jersey Nets might hinge on the plight of Dwight Howard before today's 3 pm trade deadline and the Nets free-agent-to-be Deron Williams is banking on the the borough of Brooklyn to lure the Orlando Magic center to the Nets. After a bizarre sequence of events over the past few months, including drunk-dialing from the Magic CEO and continuing with Howard telling...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck wants Brandon Jacobs back in blue

Brandon Jacobs said goodbye to the New York Giants last week— after the team and the running back couldn't come to a contract agreement— but that doesn't mean the bulldozing Jacobs won't return to Big Blue, according to Justin Tuck. It sounds like Tuck and a few of his teammates aren't convinced they've seen the last of Jacobs in the backfield for the Giants...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Obama and British PM Cameron talk hoops and politics

President Obama last night showed British Prime Minister David Cameron what March Madness in America is all about after he escorted the PM to the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Dayton, Ohio— which is, coincidentally, a key swing state in November's election. While Cameron didn't look too crazy about the sport, he couldn't have been at a more exciting game...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Video shows Brian Cashman and accused stalker together two weeks before arrest

Surveillance photos have appeared showing Brian Cashman and his accused stalker together at a Manhattan bar and others show the New York Yankees general manager sneaking out of Louise Neathway's apartment building the next morning— two weeks before her arrest on extortion charges and stalking Cashman. The New York Daily News obtained the photos and claim they were captured...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Sean Avery retires from NHL on live reality TV show (Video)

Sean Avery, the NHL's one-time bad boy, speaking during the on-line "After Show" of Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live" told host Andy Cohen and a live audience that  his 10-year NHL career was over. Cohen, reading from a fan's question aloud, asked, "What are you're thoughts about your hockey future right now?  What are your plans for...
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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Sean Avery retires from NHL on live reality TV show

Sean Avery, the NHL's one-time bad boy, speaking during the on-line "After Show" of Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live" told host Andy Cohen and a live audience that  his 10-year NHL career was over. Cohen, reading from a fan's question aloud, asked, "What are you're thoughts about your hockey future right now?  What are your plans for...
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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss
IT'S ON HIM

Ochocinco treats 200 fans to dinner

The New England Patriots wide receiver tweeted a dinner invite to his followers and the first 200 were subsequently treated to a free meal at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem on Monday evening.

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March 13, 2012  |  1 Comment

20,000 soccer fans sing National Anthem in unison

At the Portland Timbers MLS home opener last night, rather than having a single person belt out the National Anthem at the beginning of the match, over 20,000 fans in the stands sang as one. Sheets of rain and chilly temperatures didn't stop the wildly enthusiastic fans— known as the "Timbers Army"— from singing a fine rendition of The Star Spangled Banner at sold...
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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Amazing tip-in at buzzer wins high school championship

An amazing overtime tip-in at the buzzer gave Chaparral High School a 69-67 victory over Arapahoe High School in the Colorado Boys Class 5-A High School Championship game over the weekend. Senior Josh Adams' tip-in as time expired gave the Denver school its first state championship. With the game tied at 67-67 in OT, Adams somehow managed to get his left hand (he'...
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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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