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Report: Masters ratings take big dip from 2013

Not even the possibility of seeing 20-year-old Jordan Spieth make golf history at the 2014 Masters could lure a big television audience with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson not in the field.Without Woods or Mickelson or any late-round drama, the ratings for the Masters last weekend predictably took a dive from the year before.The final round on Sunday — when Bubba Watson beat...
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Matt Garza goes crazy-eyed after giving up home run (GIF)

Brewers pitcher Matt Garza launched into a moment of primal scream therapy after allowing a three-run home run against the Cardinals Monday night.The Cardinals held a narrow 1-0 lead when Garza allowed the dinger — setting off the heavy breathing and crazy eyes.The Cardinals went on to win 4-0.Thank goodness he kept it  G-rated for the kids by covering his mouth with his glove.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors’ Bogut out indefinitely with serious rib injury: Report

The Golden State Warriors announced Monday that starting center Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely with a serious rib fracture.The injury puts into question Bogut’s availability for the playoffs, which begin this weekend and it “doesn’t sound like he expects to play again this season or postseason,” according to The Mercury-News.”I’ve got to be careful, because if it cracks...
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WWE 's touching tribute to The Ultimate Warrior (VIDEO)

A week after The Ultimate Warrior delivered an emotional speech on Monday Night Raw, the WWE honored the memory of the wrestler who died last Tuesday.Dozens of WWE superstars gathered on stage to open the show and fans were given Ultimate Warrior masks to wear. After a video montage, the bell was rung 10 times in his memory.The larger-than-life Warrior, one of the biggest stars of...
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Oilers fan takes out playoff frustration on bank sign (VIDEO)

It seems like the Edmonton Oilers haven't made the playoffs since The Great One ditched town (eight years actually) and that frustration came to a head for at least one angry Canuck who misses hockey lasting into June.This bonehead ended up throwing his his backpack at a promotional Oilers sign inside a bank and, according to whiskeylullabyy, he managed to break the window outside...
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Matt Harvey rehabs with model Asha Leo at Knicks game (PHOTO)

Maybe Matt Harvey does have this rehab stuff down pat.The Mets ace — who said he intends to return to the mound this season after Tommy John surgery —was spotted at Sunday’s Knicks game alongside British fashion model Asha Leo, reported Page Six of The New York Post.Although the Mets aren't taking any chances on Harvey pushing an early return, the All-Star believes he can...
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DeSean Jackson calls LeSean McCoy the 'only real one' on Eagles: Report

LeSean McCoy seems to be the only Philadelphia Eagles player to publicly come out and admit that the team will miss DeSean Jackson since his release March 28.“I mean, it’s a surprise for sure,” LeSean McCoy said Saturday of the former Eagles' Pro Bowl receiver. “I think anyone that tells you that they’re happy with it is … I don’t know how honest that would be.”And...
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Diego Costa mooned by fan, then suffers nasty leg injury (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

To say Diego Costa's Sunday on the pitch wasn't all it was cracked up to be depends on how you look at it.First, the Atletico Madrid star was mooned by a fan as he attempted to take a penalty shot — in which he failed miserably. It was not clear whether the fan distracted Costa as he took the crack at goal.Later, in the same match, the 25-year-old striker was stretchered...
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Justin Johnson wins 'David & Goliath' match-up against John Scott (VIDEO)

Not even three minutes into the Islanders-Sabres game Sunday, Justin Johnson took on the hockey giant John Scott. It appeared to be a mismatch — as Johnson's listed at 6-foot-1, and Scott's listed at 6-foot-8 — unless you know what a tough guy Johnson really is.Johnson, a 32-year-old rookie playing only the second NHL game of his career, just might have had something...
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Ichiro robs Ortiz of extra-base hit with great catch at the wall

Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki made a leaping catch at the wall Sunday night, robbing David Ortiz of extra bases.Even Ortiz had to smile at the phenomenal eighth-inning catch-and-roll that stopped him from getting on base during a tight game.  The Yanks held on to win 3-2.Your browser does not support iframes.
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Girardi on resting Jeter: 'I wasn't hired to put on a farewell tour'

It was set up as the perfect day for Yankees fans Saturday afternoon. Sun drenched seats, the Boston Red Sox in town and a chance to see Derek Jeter play during the last season of his career.Scratch that.The Yankees captain didn't play at all in the 7-4 victory over the Bombers' rivals and manager Joe Girardi made no apologies for disappointing the revved-up fans.Girardi...
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Cops disperse Dinkytown streets after Gophers lose title game (VIDEO)

Win or lose, Minnesota fans sure know how to take it to the streets.Gopher fans poured out into the streets of Dinkytown on Saturday night after the Gophers lost 7-4 to Union College in the final game of NCAA Championship Tournament.Administrators and police warned students prior to Saturday they wouldn’t tolerate a repeat of celebration that got out of hand like on Thursday night...
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Ellsbury receives World Series ring at Yankee Stadium

Five months removed from winning a world championship with the Boston Red Sox and Jacoby Ellsbury finally received his 2013 World Series ring in the most unlikely place of all — Yankee Stadium.The new Yankees outfielder received his 2013 championship ring from Boston manager John Farrell and general manager Ben Cherington in a suite somewhere in their rival's stadium Friday...
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Minor leaguer recovering after scary head-first crash into wall

Darren Ford, a minor-league outfielder for the Fresno Grizzlies, suffered a possible concussion and other injuries Thursday night when he crashed headfirst into the left-field wall while trying to make a catch.The 28-year-old Ford was injured during the eighth inning of the Grizzlies' 11-4 win over the Salt Lake Bees in the triple-A Pacific Coast League. The Grizzlies are the...
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Lightning winger Ryan Malone arrested for cocaine possession and DUI: Report

Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Ryan Malone was arrested early Saturday morning under suspicion of cocaine possession and driving under the influence early Saturday morning in Tampa.Malone's BAC was .112 and .116 according to his booking information, which is over the legal limit in Florida of .08.Malone was booked at 5:40 a.m. and is being held on $2,500 bond."We are aware...
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Curtis Granderson chews out Angels fan who touched him (VIDEO)

You could say Curtis Granderson wasn't exactly in a touchy-feely mood Friday night and, after he felt an Angel fan's hand on his back after a play in right field, he turned around, pointed his gloved hand back at the guy and read him the riot act.The invisible line between fan and player had been broken and Granderson reminded the grabby young man of the cardinal rule he...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans dive over Target Field seats in search of foul ball (VIDEO)

Watch these fans at Target Field bumbling attempt to grab a lost foul ball.One guy dives over a row of seats to attempt to catch a foul ball with a little shove from his buddy.Finally. Victory is mine!
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner celebrates grand slam with snot-rocket (VIDEO)

Madison Bumgarner just missed clearing the fences his first time up to bat Friday night, hitting a sacrifice fly to the warning track in left field.The pitcher left no doubt the second time he faced Colorado Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa, helping his own cause by belting a grand slam into the left-field seats, giving the San Francisco Giants a 6-3 lead.After a few high-fives...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Student loses chance at $1 million on Wheel of Fortune in most embarrassing way (VIDEO)

This student from Indiana University has to be the worst Wheel of Fortune contestant ever.Julian blew a chance to win $1 million on the popular game show after he had the puzzle fully filled in and solved, but then lost because he pronounced Achilles like “A-chill-us.”Because of that mistake, the show decided not to give him the win and instead, a female contestant from Texas...
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LT teammate: Comparing Clowney to him is 'ridiculous'

Jadeveon Clowney hasn't even stepped into an NFL locker room and already he is being compared to one of the league's all-time greats — Lawrence Taylor.Though no fault of the pass-rushing South Carolina lineman, Clowney's size and freakish athletic abilities makes the comparison to the New York Giants legend inevitable — especially with all of the pre-draft hype leading...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota advances to title game after scoring with 0.6 seconds left (VIDEO)

Justin Holl scored a short-handed goal with 0.6 seconds left to give Minnesota a dramatic 2-1 victory over North Dakota in the NCAA hockey semifinals Thursday night.The Gophers (28-6-6) will face Union College in the title game Saturday night after the buzzer-beater. Union beat Boston College 5-4 in the first semifinal at Wells Fargo Center.Holl scored his first goal of the season...
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Geoff Platt scores incredible juggling KHL playoff goal (VIDEO)

Geoff Platt scored a spectacular goal during Lokomotiv’s 3-2 loss to Lev in the KHL playoffs that has to be seen to be believed.Platt — a Canadian who played in several North American leagues, including a short stint in the NHL, before going overseas — skated through several opposing defenders while juggling the puck on his stick twice before firing it into the net. I don...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dioner Navarro gets first steal in five years, fans give him standing ovation (VIDEO)

Dioner Navarro doesn't steal bases often, so when he does, it's something to celebrate. Navarro pulled off the rare theft Wednesday night against the Astros and — considering it was the catcher's first steal since '09 and only his 13th in 11 Major League seasons —  Blue Jays players and fans rewarded the effort with a wild round of applause and a standing ovation...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones scoffs at Masahiro Tanaka hype: Report

Adam Jones usually doesn't say too much but,  since hitting Yankee Stadium this week, the Orioles' centerfielder is spouting more than Old Faithful.After saying free-range fans should be tasered like cattle, Jones now refuses to be electrified by all of the hype surrounding New York Yankees $175 million pitcher Masahiro Tanaka — even after getting whiffed by the Japanese...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Rose shows off short game golf skills on pool table (VIDEO)

How does a player relax before the biggest golf tournament in the world especially after you are already being called a "strong favorite" to win it all.Well if you are Justin Rose you hit the felt instead of the greens.Rose found an unorthodox way to practice his short game skills on a pool table ahead of this week's Masters, which begins at Augusta National on Thursday...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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