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Beckham's appearance at Shanghai stadium sparks stampede that leaves seven injured

David Beckham's appearance at a China university set off a stampede by fans that made the soccer player's publicity tour look like a Justin Bieber mall trip. Beckham — who is being paid to make weekly trips to promote the sport as China's Global Ambassador for Football — had to cancel yesterday's visit after fans stormed the gates of the Tongji University soccer...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Spike Lee, former-Knicks add starpower to keep Madison Square Garden from moving

Spike Lee left his bright orange and blue Knicks attire at home — switching into a less flamboyant two-piece suit Wednesday — while joining forces with an All-Star team of former New York Knicks greats in a bid to keep the World's Most Famous Arena from being moved to a new location. Lee joined Madison Square Garden and its backers as they continued their fight yesterday...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey almost brawled with former-teammate Jon Rauch

New York Mets ace Matt Harvey declined through a team spokesman to discuss a report that he challenged then-teammate Jon Rauch to a fight last season, but Mets sources told The New York Daily News that the incident did in fact occur — and it was not the only time that Rauch irritated Harvey. Yahoo! Sports reported on Wednesday that Harvey threatened to beat up Rauch last year...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Nets show off 2013-14 Brooklynettes squad

After over 300 hopefuls auditioned — and after two days of eliminations and training camp — the Brooklyn Nets have selected the final 20 members of the 2013-14 Brooklynettes squad who will be heating up the floor at Barclays Center next season. The top 20 strike a pose after the grueling competition was over.  And not a Kardashian in the bunch. Congratulations ladies. MORE PHOTOS
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss
LONG TIME COMING

Mattingly gets roll call from Bleacher Creatures

Don Mattingly ended his 14-year playing career with the Yankees in 1995. Yankee Stadium's Bleacher Creatures started their roll call tradition in 1997. When the Dodgers visited the Yankees on Wednesday, Mattingly -- now Los Angeles's manager -- finally had the chance to hear his name shouted in the roll call. The Creatures have welcomed back other former Yankees (including...
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June 20, 2013  |  1 Comment

How James Gandolfini helped raise the profile of Rutgers football

Hollywood might have lost one of its most recognizable leading-men with the stunning and sudden death of James Gandolfini on Wednesday but, at the same time,  Rutgers University lost the celebrity face of its football team with the loss of "The Sopranos" star. Whether you were from the state of New Jersey or not, you felt like you knew the actor — whose Tony Soprano...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Giants punter, broadcaster Dave Jennings dead at 61 after long battle with Parkinson's

Dave Jennings, the all-pro punter and longtime broadcaster for the New York Giants and New York Jets, died Wednesday morning at age of 61. Jennings suffered from Parkinson’s disease for nearly 20 years.  He first revealed the neurological disorder publicly in 2005. The four-time Pro Bowler, played for the Giants from 1974-84 after graduating from St. Lawrence University...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

New York will continue ban on MMA until at least next year

Democrats in the New York Assembly continued to knock out any plans to legalize mixed-martial arts in the state, claiming there was insufficient support to bring the controversial issue to a vote. After a contentious closed-door meeting with his Democratic conference Tuesday night, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said the bill would not hit the floor for a vote before the current...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss
MY BAD

Duda apologizes to Harvey for misplay

Lucas Duda apologized after the game for a mix-up at first base which, at the time, cost starter Matt Harvey a chance at pitching a no-hitter on Tuesday.

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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Desperate A-Rod summoned Anthony Bosch while Yankees played Tigers in 2012 ALCS: Report

Alex Rodriguez was so desperate to break out of a batting slump during last year's ALCS that he reportedly turned to the one person he thought could help him — Biogenesis founder and accused PED peddler Anthony Bosch, reports The New York Daily News. According to an article Tuesday in The Miami New Times — the newspaper which first published documents from Bosch's anti...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez climbs Tal's Hill to make incredible catch (VIDEO)

Minute Maid Park, the home of the Houston Astros, is also home to one of baseball's most distinctive features: Tal's Hill, an elevated patch of grass in deepest center field. The hill — which juts back 436-feet—makes playing center field at the park harder than at any other stadium in the country. Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez had no such trouble...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan lookalike catches foul ball while holding a hot dog

If you didn't know Rex Ryan was in New Jersey playing charity golf at Trump National golf course, you would swear that was the New York Jets head coach out at Progressive Field making an impressive one-handed grab of a foul ball while holding a hot dog Tuesday night. We know Rex already has a twin in brother Rob — who has hair down to his shoulders — so it couldn't...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

NJ school kids boo Chris Christie for supporting Cowboys over Giants and Jets (VIDEO)

Chris Christie once again crossed party lines and probably lost more than a few future New Jersey votes in the wake of his latest switcheroo. This time it was more like the slimmed down N.J. Governor crossed NFL team lines by publicly expressing his undying support for the Dallas Cowboys over the home state Giants and Jets to a group of booing Jersey school kids. A far bigger...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault inks 5-year deal to coach Rangers: Report

The New York Rangers have reportedly hired Alain Vigneault to be their next head coach. The contract is for five years and worth $10 million, according to CBC Sports. The ex-Vancouver Canucks coach replaces the departed John Tortorella, who was shown the door by the club after the Rangers were ousted by the Boston Bruins in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Vigneault...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Williams sisters documentary ruffling USTA's frocks

The United States Tennis Association isn't feeling very much love for Venus and Serena Williams — the sport's most marketable female stars — these days. That's the message the USTA is sending out after suing the makers of a new documentary on the sisters  for copyright infringement claiming the filmmakers used unflattering — including Serena's infamous outburst...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss
WEIRD STUFF

Panda, shark and angel race in McCovey Cove

The Washington Nationals have their presidents race, the Milwaukee Brewers host a sausage sprint and the San Francisco Giants well ...  they have their panda, shark and angel paddle board regatta. McCovey Cove outside AT&T Park has seen its share of oddities — including hot dog kayaks and UFOs — but on Monday night, there was a heated paddle board race between that...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson's ex-wife's head gash photos shed new light on domestic violence case

Chad Johnson — the NFL star formerly known as Ochocinco — was released from jail early after slapping the backside of his attorney in court the other day while appearing for a probation violation charge stemming from a domestic violence arrest last summer. One thing Johnson may not be so happy to see released are the photos of the injuries his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada suffered...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets' Nieuwenhuis gets creamed by REAL pie after walk-off homer

Kirk Nieuwenhuis crushed a Carlos Marmol fastball for a three-run, walk-off home run to give the New York Mets a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field Sunday. As is the tradition of getting a shaving cream pie in the face during the post-game interview, the Mets' hero did not go unscathed.  The only difference was old Newie got a real apple pie in the puss. Justin...
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Victor Cruz caught in middle of nightclub raid

Victor Cruz had his dance card shortened the other night after cops raided a Manhattan night club where the New York Giants receiver was celebrating with friends after signing a new tender with the team last week. Cruz was reportedly in the wrong place at the wrong time, according to The New York Post, when the NYPD came down on the Meatpacking hot spot Stash, located below Snap...
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June 17, 2013  |  1 Comment

British cricket announcer's hilarious commentary during Yankees-Red Sox game

What do you get when you cross a Monty Python skit with the sport of baseball? A ministry of funny observations about America's great pastime. Anthony Richardson used a British cricket announcer's take on a Yankees-Red Sox "rounders" match to put a new spin on the game. The commentary includes "chaps in pajamas scuttling off for a nap," a fascination...
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss
GOOD NEWS

Alex Cobb released from hospital

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb was released from the hospital on Sunday, less than 24 hours after he was struck in the head by a line drive.

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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Ewing 'disappointed' he's still not a head coach yet

Patrick Ewing could only watch as Jason Kidd gained a head coaching position only nine days removed from retiring from the NBA while Ewing, another former NBA great— after a decade of bouncing around the league in various coaching and broadcast positions after calling it a career— was the bridesmaid once again. Ewing was named this week as an associate coach with the Charlotte...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

David Adams botched pop-up call highlights Yankees' blooper reel

The New York Yankees have scored 16 runs in the last seven games and manager Joe Girardi has to be disheartened every time he fills out a lineup card with names like Neal, Brignac and Romine filling out the bottom of the batting order. They haven't been helping themselves on the field either as second baseman David Adams spectacularly showed Friday night against the Los Angeles...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft: Russian president Vladimir Putin did 'steal' Super Bowl ring

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has finally revealed the real story behind a 2005 meeting with Vladimir Putin, during which the Russian president reportedly made off with his $25,000 Super Bowl ring. At the time, Kraft claimed the diamond-encrusted piece of bling was a gift, but he now admits Putin stole it, and the White House intervened when he demanded it back, reports...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Japanese researchers invent amazing air-hockey robot you can't beat

Researchers at Chiba University in Japan have developed an air-hockey-playing robot that's smart enough to recognize how you're playing it, adjust its game, then own you. An explanation from the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers): “Basically, the robot observes the speed and position of the player's paddle in relation to the puck. This data...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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