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Ref gets hit in shnozz then lands on pom-poms

During Kentucky's rout of Georgia last night at Rupp Arena, a Bulldogs' errant pass was kicked squarely into the face of referee Antonio Payne who staggered back and fell but was lucky enough to land in a cushy pile of Wildcats cheerleaders and their pom-poms. The wayward pass— which was accidently kicked out of bounds by a Kentucky player— seemed like one of many...
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March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Obama: I knew about Lin before everyone else

Some might agree that President Barack Obama is more familiar than most people when it comes to foreign policies and national budgets and he would be the first one alerted about a nuclear attack but— on a podcast recorded earlier this week —the country's number one basket fan said he he knew about about Jeremy Lin long before Linsanity struck. In an interview with ESPN'...
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March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Navy SEALs deny training with Tiger

Tiger Woods never trained with the Navy SEALs and there was never any indication he planned to quit golf to join the elite team, a Navy SEALs spokeman said yesterday. SEALs spokesman Capt. William Fenick told foxsports.com that Woods had visited the Naval Special Warfare Center on Coronado Island, Calif. "on a couple of occasions." Fenick characterized Woods visit to...
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March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Jennifer Lopez looks like a knockout in photo spread

Jennifer Lopez strapped on the leather and gave a photographer her best shots for a photo spread in the upcoming issue of V magazine.  And she comes off looking like a knockout.  The "American Idol" judge put on a pair of bright red Everlast boxing gloves along with a matching groin protector and a high-riding sports bra for the photo shoot. J.Lo doesn't look like...
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March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow and Taylor Swift spotted on dinner date

Could a dinner date between Tim Tebow and Taylor Swift be the beginning of a budding romance? The NFL quarterback and country songbird were spotted having dinner together Monday night at Toscanova Italian restaurant in Century City, according to Page Six of the New York Post. Eat your heart out Kim Kardashian. "After dinner, he walked her out," a source told the...
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February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Forget Linsanity; Nets have Lopez-apalooza

In only his third game back from surgery for a broken foot, Brook Lopez blew up for 38 points and led the New Jersey Nets to an upset win over the defending champion Dallas Mavericks, 93-92. While all the talk was about Deron Williams and speculation that he would return to his hometown of Dallas, it was Lopez who made the loudest statement. At the same time, Lopez has increased...
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February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Taxpayers footing $750,000 soccer field at Gitmo

While the U.S. deficit increases to record numbers and the country is making cuts to its national defense budget, the Pentagon has said it is restoring soccer at Guantanamo Bay by completing a 28,000-square foot "super-rec" space that includes a field surrounded by a gravel running track with shaded areas in the corners at the taxpayer's cost of $750,000. After...
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February 29, 2012  |  Discuss
SPRAY IT DON'T SAY IT

N.Y. graffiti artists' Linsanity tribute

Wilfredo (Bio) Feliciano and three members of his Bronx-based Tats Cru created this homage to Jeremy Lin on the brick wall of a building in the East Village. 

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February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor league team marking Titanic anniversary by allowing women and children in first

April 15, 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and what better way to mark the disaster than having a baseball promotion to commemorate the occasion with a "women and children first" gimmick. The Potomac Nationals (a Single-A Washington Nationals affiliate in the Carolina League) are celebrating the milestone date by allowing women and children...
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February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Jolie'ing the new Tebowing?

A couple of days after the Oscars and people aren't talking about "The Artist," Billy Crystal's comeback or how another Billy Beane project didn't win the big one.  No way.  The talk is about Angelina Jolie's leg. When the star stuck her leg through the slit of her gown, she got more than some hearts going, she set off the the latest stampede of photo...
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February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Packers Donald Driver joins "Dancing with the Stars"

Donald Driver might be known for his end zone dances after scoring a touchdown for the Green Bay Packers, but now it's his chance to show if he can pull the same moves on the dance floor. Driver— the Packers all-time leading receiver— was one of 12 "celebrities" picked to appear on season 14 of "Dancing with the Stars." Driver was matched up with New...
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February 28, 2012  |  Discuss
LOU GEHRIG'S PANTS, ANYONE?

Babe Ruth jersey to fetch at least $1M

The New York jersey worn in 1920 by the legendary slugger is expected to bring in at least $1 million when it is placed on the auction block.

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February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Lee Westwood lands ball inside woman's shirt

Lee Westwood's errant tee shot on the 13th hole yesterday at the Match Play Championship somehow ended up inside the polo shirt of a woman standing in the gallery. The gray-haired woman inexplicably apologized to Westwood for his shank before he got to drop the ball after the lady shook the little hunchback out from behind on her own. I'm sure there would have been a lot...
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February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Minka Kelly trading Jeter's Yankees cap for a Fez

It sounds like Derek Jeter won't need an extra toothbrush in his St. Petersburg mansion during spring training this year.  The New York Daily News reported that the New York Yankees former squeeze Minka Kelly was spotted being squired around a Hollywood club by Wilmer Valderrama— better known as the character Fez on "That '70's Show." Sources told the...
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February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Ben & Jerry's apologizes for using fortune cookies in 'Lin-Sanity' flavor

A Boston branch of Ben & Jerry's has apologized for offering a frozen yogurt flavor— that was inspired by NBA sensation Jeremy Lin and "listed fortune cookie pieces" as an ingredient— because there were a few complaints that it played on Asian stereotypes. "Taste The Lin-Sanity"— a flavor offered for a limited time at the Vermont chain's Harvard...
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February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

St. John's scores basket for Notre Dame; But still upsets No. 20 Fighting Irish

St. John's is starting to play its best basketball of the season and— despite scoring a basket for the visiting team— held off a frenetic come-back by Notre Dame to post its first victory over a ranked team this season. Even if the Red Storm wasn't perfect for 40 minutes, they definitely played their best first half in 2012. The Red Storm won their third straight game...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Car attempts dunk over Blake Griffin in Kia commercial

It seems like Blake Griffin has famously dunked over almost everyone in the NBA from Kendrick Perkins to to whole New Jersey Nets team.  He even did a commercial for Kia where he dunked over one of their automobiles. Now the car manufacturer has teamed up with Funny or Die and produced an ad where a Kia Optima is supposed to dunk over the Los Angeles Clippers forward. Actor...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Met Lenny Dykstra granted permission to attend Gary Carter's funeral

Former New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra will be permitted to attend the funeral of teammate Gary Carter after he "begged" a judge to let him go. The disgraced and broke Dykstra, who is under house arrest in Los Angeles on allegations of bankruptcy fraud and embezzlement, filed papers with a judge earlier this week in an attempt to attend Carter's funeral, according...
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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss
CALLING A TRUCE

Mayweather, Spike Lee hug it out

The director and rabid Knicks fan and the boxer were both courtside for the Knicks-Heat game Thursday and have apparently settled their differences regarding Mayweather's controversial tweet about Jeremy Lin.

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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach: Pacquiao will get Bradley in late rounds

The New York media was hoping for something controversial to happen at the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley press conference in Manhattan Thursday afternoon and nothing happened— again. No slaps to the face or spit in the eye for these two fighters.  Not even an overturned desert dish at the Hudson River catering hall— just plain old respect. For reporters looking for something...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees sign—you heard it right— Burt Reynolds

The New York Yankees signed a player named— get this— Burt Reynolds. No, not the mustachioed actor from such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and the Smokey and the Bandit series. According to the YES Network, this Burt Reynolds might not have any relation to the movie star, but has a strong bloodline— he is reportedly the cousin of Yankees star second baseman Robinson...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Lin unlikely to make U.S. Olympic team; China is waiting

Could Jeremy Lin be playing on the U.S. Olympic basketball team in this summer's London Games?  Don't count on it. Jerry Colangelo— the current director of USA Basketball— said Lin was "a great story for the NBA, for the Knicks, for this young man and what he's accomplished in such a short period of time." The key word is "short." The longtime...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Vintage 1894 football card found in farmhouse; Player resembles Peyton Manning

The oldest known football card ever seen was found by a man cleaning out a Kentwood, Mich. farmhouse and headed to the trash until he decided to take it to a sports card dealer. Good thing.  The vintage 1894 card— considered the "Holy Grail" of football cards— bears the likeness of Harvard's John Dunlop and was appraised at a value of  $10,000. The card is labeled...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated doesn't stop the Linsanity

For the second week in a row, Jeremy Lin will grace the cover of Sports Illustrated— the first New York athlete to ever achieve that honor. Joe Namath, Derek Jeter or Eli Manning never did it. It's hard to believe all of all the phenomenal New York sports stars who join those three champions on that  list: Mantle, Reed, Gooden, Rivera, Messier, L.T. and Ewing. Now comes...
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February 22, 2012  |  Discuss
UP IN SMOKE

Davis: Gesture was not a pot reference

The Knicks guard took to Twitter to insist his gesture after hitting a three-pointer on Monday was not intended to be a symbolic reference to smoking a joint but instead a gesture of blowing a kiss.

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February 22, 2012  |  3 Comments
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