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A-Rod dons sombrero and plays with mariachi band (PHOTOS)

Alex Rodriguez is pretty good at tooting his own horn but who knew he could strum a guitar as well.Here's A-Rod, wearing a sombrero and playing guitar with a mariachi band, while relaxing down in Cancuń.Aay-yi-yi-yi...A couple photos of the suspended New York Yankee third baseman, who is banned for the entire 2014 season, surfaced on Twitter. It was only last week Rodriguez put...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiderette cheerleaders suing Oakland Raiders for wage theft: Report

As if being an NFL defensive laughing stock on the field for the past decade wasn't enough, the Oakland Raiders are now being forced to defend themselves in the courtroom — against their own cheerleaders.The Raiders organization is being sued by current and former members of the Raiderettes — claiming wage theft and other unfair employment practices.The lawsuit filed Wednesday...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Police: Michigan State recruit Jayru Campbell body-slammed security guard (VIDEO)

Local Detroit high school football star Jayru Campbell, a four-star quarterback committed to play at Michigan State, is in jail on charges related to his body slamming of a school security guard today. Cell phone video of Wednesday's incident appears to support the charge.Campbell, a junior, earned a school suspension in November for punching an opposing player in the postgame handshake...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MetLife Stadium digs out from snow in 'dress rehearsal' for Super Bowl (VIDEO)

The crew at MetLife Stadium — home of the first cold-weather outdoor Super Bowl on Feb. 2 — was shoveling snow from the seats and clearing the parking lots in East Rutherford this morning after Tuesday's snowstorm dropped around 14 inches of snow on the Meadowlands.Eric Grubman, an executive vice president with the National Football League, said the stadium operations staff and...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka to sign $155 million deal with Yankees: Source

Masahiro Tanaka has decided to sign with the New York Yankees, a source confirmed to ESPN's Buster Olney.Tanaka's deal with the Yankees is worth $155 million over seven years and includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year, according to the source.The deadline for signing the prized 25-year-old righthander is Friday.Tanaka was 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 183 strikeouts...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NYC club debuts 25 foot stripper pole for Super Bowl visitors

With tens of thousands of Super Bowl fans ready to flood New York City bars and restaurants for the big game, one Midtown strip club is doing its part to handle the overflowing crowds. Well ... at least the overabundance of dancers expected to arrive vying for the visitors' dollar bills.Vivid Cabaret has installed a 25 foot steel pole — more than twice as tall as other stripper...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Norway’s men's curling team introduces their crazy Olympic uniforms (PHOTO)

The Norwegian curling team likes to make a fashion statement every Olympics, but they may have outdone themselves this year.The team will compete in Sochi, clad in head-to-toe zig-zags in their national colors of red, white and blue.It's nothing new for these guys. Norway’s men’s curling team has always had a history of crazy pants. The good thing about men's Olympic curling...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Apparently drunk hockey goalie stumbles around in front of net (VIDEO)

Drinking and ice skating are never a good combination but, when a hockey goalie apparently mixed the two, it shows what happens when you confuse Jaromir Jagr with Jagermeister.Both videos are reportedly from an amateur league game in the Czech Republic via Reddit.In case you're wondering if anyone scored on the stumbling goalie, the video below shows the goalie's wobbly attempt at...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Irish plumber celebrates Muhammad Ali's birthday with The Greatest on a lark

What if your dream was to meet your childhood hero and — after curiously knocking on a strange front door — got invited inside to celebrate their birthday with him.That's what happened to an Irish plumber when he finally got to meet his lifelong idol, boxing legend Muhammad Ali after being ribbed by his friends.Tony Kelly, originally from County Donegal in Ireland, was on a job...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Super Bowl indoor suite going for $1 million: Report

High-end Super Bowl suite prices hit the $1 million mark Monday — with frigid weather expected to push demand for the comfy indoor rooms at MetLife Stadium even higher.An optimistic seller listed a luxurious climate-controlled suite for the Feb. 2 Seahawks-Broncos showdown at $1,019,000 on the secondary ticket market, and plenty of other sellers came in above the $500,000 mark...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NJ/NY Super Bowl guide features only NYC on cover

New Jersey is used to the late-night jokes about its Turnpike, swamps, smells and everything from Bon Jovi and Joe Piscopo, but this might be the biggest insult of all and Jerseyites ain't gonna stand for it.On Monday, after the NFL unveiled the program cover for Super Bowl XLVIII, to be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Feb. 2,  the cover image chosen by the NFL is......
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Djokovic ousted by Wawrinka at Australian Open in another 5-set thriller

Stanislas Wawrinka ousted three-time defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday — after another thrilling five-set match in their growing rivalry.Wawrinka (No. 8) beat the world No. 2 for only the third time in 18 matches and ended Djokovic’s streak of 14 Grand Slam semifinals. The 28-year-old Swiss also exacted revenge...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas' Wayne Selden takes out front row to save ball (VIDEO)

In a showdown of Top 25 teams on Tuesday, Kansas guard Wayne Selden made one of the plays of the night — thanks to a great effort. The Jayhawks freshman jumped over the scorer's table and into the crowd in order to save a loose ball against Baylor. He was rewarded for his effort. The ball went right to teammate Joel Embiid, who turned it into two points.And no one got hurt.
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sochi Olympics Biathlon Center has 'bi-toilets'

Russia has spent $50 billion dollars on the Sochi Olympics — much of it making sure everyone is safe from the global threats of in-country terrorism and foreign gay athletes. But this just might be taking security and team unity to new levels.Here’s the restroom at the Sochi Winter Olympic Biathlon Center, as photographed by BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg and retweeted by...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Omaha zoo names baby penguin after Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning has endeared himself to Nebraskans with his pre-snap calls of "Omaha" but now another Peyton is ready to warm their hearts.The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha announced Sunday that it would name one of its five new penguin chicks born late last December after the Broncos quarterback who helped give Nebraska's largest city a little free publicity.Peyton the penguin's name...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Awesome moment cop stops patrol to toss football with lonely boy (VIDEO)

When you think of police dashboard cameras you usually imagine car chases, DUI stops and generally bad things. That's why this dash-cam video is so awesome.This Texas patrol car dash-cam captured the heart-warming moment a police officer took time out from cruising his beat to toss a football with a lonely young boy.Footage from the in-car camera was uploaded by Rosenberg Police...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Get used to seeing Richard Sherman boast for the next two weeks (VIDEO)

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gave one of the most intense postgame interviews in recent memory after his team beat the San Francisco 49ers, 23-17, Sunday in the NFC Championship Game and advanced to Super Bowl XLVIII.The third-year defender called out 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, calling him a "sorry receiver" and telling him not to "ever talk about me."And...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Golden Tate tries catching Skittles in his mouth and fails (GIF)

Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate was ready for the Skittles shower after Marshawn Lynch's 40-yard touchdown run in the NFC Championship Game. When the Seattle fans started throwing Skittles onto the field (as is custom when Lynch scores at CenturyLink Field), Tate tried to taste the rainbow and failed.
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Fans throw food at 49ers' NaVorro Bowman as he's carted off field

The 49ers’ NaVorro Bowman suffered a nasty-looking injury (it’s a likely ACL tear) during a goal-line stand late in the fourth quarter, as he got his leg bent under him, apparently twisting his knee. He kept possession of a fumble, but the Seahawks players grabbed it away from him as he lay in pain, and officials awarded the ball to Seattle.So Bowman, one of the best linebackers...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gay protester detained for waving rainbow flag during Olympic torch relay in Russia: Report

A gay Russian protester was detained on Saturday for unfurling a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometown of Voronezh, 560 miles north of Sochi, where the games will begin Feb. 7, according to The Associated Press.Photos uploaded by his friends show Pavel Lebedev pulling out the flag and then being held by Olympic security personnel, who wrestle...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco to dock cable cars for 49er-Seahawks game: Report

Sightseers who planned on riding San Francisco's famous cable cars or streetcars Sunday afternoon during the 49ers-Seahawks game or into the night might want adjust their travel plans.That's because Muni wants to protect its historic rides from overzealous fans, vandals and other troublemakers who might get a bit too rowdy after the Niners win — or lose  — in Seattle. It also...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Caroline Wozniacki's engagement ring is the size of a Titleist (PHOTO)

Caroline Wozniacki flew to Abu Dhabi on Sunday to watch her fiance Rory McIlroy finish second at the Abu Dhabi Championship. Wozniacki lost to Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the Australian Open which freed up her schedule to watch some golf.McIlroy proposed over New Year's and by the looks of it, was thinking about golf balls when he picked out the diamond.McIlroy lost by one to Pablo...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Rodman checks into rehab center for alcoholism treatment: Report

The twisted road of Dennis Rodman has reportedly taken another turn and hopefully this is in the right direction.The former NBA star and unofficial U.S. ambassador has checked into a New Jersey alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, reports TMZ.The 52-year-old Rodman recently returned to the United States from his latest trip to North Korea...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers’ David West ejected for elbowing Blake Griffin (VIDEO)

Blake Griffin is used to being the target of unnecessary fouls — with his reputation for high-flying dunks and all — but David West's totally uncalled for elbow to the Clipper's head warranted a stiff penalty. And he got it. Although it seemed minor in real time, the referees determined that the act required a flagrant-two foul, which comes with it an automatic ejection...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ John Tortorella challenges Flames after line brawl two seconds into game (VIDEOS)

The tension swirled even before the first puck was dropped and, as expected, it took only two seconds into Saturday's Flames-Canucks game for total chaos to break out. After the puck fell, every player on the ice—but the goalies—paired up and threw punches.This wasn't totally unpredictable, though, if you looked at the lineups. The Flames, being the visiting team, released their...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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