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Woody Johnson praises Rex Ryan in email to season ticket holders

The New York Jets 20-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins Sunday did more than end the Fish's playoff hopes and extend Rex Ryan's future in New York, it inspired Woody Johnson to sit at keyboard and screen to wax poetic.Shortly after the inspirational victory, and after Johnson told a choked up Ryan and Jets players in the locker room that Ryan would be back next season, the owner emailed...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs' Tony Parker under fire for alleged anti-Semitism gesture: Report

San Antonio Spurs star guard Tony Parker came under fire on Sunday for his alleged use of an anti-Semitic gesture described as a “reverse” Nazi salute. Parker was asked by the Simon Wiesenthal Center to apologize.French media outlets published a photo taken earlier this year of the French-born Parker doing the “quenelle,” as it is known, at the side of Dieudonne, a comedian...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

F1 legend Michael Schumacher now in coma after ski accident: Report

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday, doctors said.The Grenoble University Hospital Center said the retired driver arrived at the clinic in a coma and underwent immediate surgery for a serious head trauma.It was not clear whether the 44-year-old German was...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Eli Manning limps out of press conference on crutches (PHOTO)

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning left Sunday's season finale against the Washington Redskins with a sprained ankle and did not return to the game, which his team won, 20-6.Backup Curtis Painter played the second half at quarterback for the Giants and was 2 of 8 passing for 11 yards and an interception.Manning started his 150th consecutive game before he was was hit hard by...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez to have another surgery on broken foot: Report

While this season has already been a bumpy ride for the Brooklyn Nets, the outlook further down the road just took another grim turn.Brook Lopez will undergo surgery on his foot Jan. 4, the team announced Saturday.The Nets 7-foot center, who will not play the rest of this season, will have the fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot repaired. The team said further information...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh sinks long-range three to beat Blazers (VIDEO)

What's a team to do when it is playing on the road against the West's best team (record-wise) on the second night of a back-to-back without your best player (LeBron James)?The Heat called on Chris Bosh — that's all.Down 107-105 in the closing seconds against the Trail Blazers, Dwyane Wade's drive was cut off so he kicked out to an open Bosh who drilled a deep 3-pointer to win...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Childhood image of Mike Trout found hidden on homeowner's basement wall

Finding a valuable painting in a basement happens every so often, but finding a baseball-related image of a superstar in the depths of your house — on a wall, no less — has to be even more unusual. That's what happened according to Reddit user DimensionsInTime, who said they moved some old boxes to reveal this drawing and signature in the childhood home of Mike Trout.The silhouette...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame RB suspended for texting during team meal?

Notre Dame will be without second-leading rusher George Atkinson III for Saturday's  Pinstripe Bowl matchup with Rutgers at Yankee Stadium, according to sbnation.com.The school announced that Atkinson's suspension was due to a violation of team rules. The junior running back offered a more detailed explanation in a tweet, which he has since deleted.Collegespun.com took a screen...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Piers Morgan gets busted up by Australian bowler on cricket pitch (VIDEO)

After CNN's Piers Morgan criticized England's cricket team in November for being "too slow," former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee challenged him to a one-on-one battle so Morgan could get a taste of what the game is really like.And the former America's Got Talent judge might have made the wrong decision by accepting.On Thursday, in front of 2,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Antrel Rolle goes off on Twitter after Pro-Bowl snub

Antrel Rolle has never been one to keep his opinions to himself.  So it was no surprise that after the New York Giants strong safety was selected to join the NFL Pro Bowl team as an alternate, the outspoken Rolle vented his displeasure at not being voted to the team outright.Rolle, who picked off six passes and has a team-high 93 tackles this season, took to Twitter to express...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Peyton was mic'd up when he broke single-season TD record (VIDEO)

Everyone knows about Peyton Manning's record breaking day last week against the Texans. Now see and hear the Bronco quarterback's reactions as he throws touchdowns number 48 through 51.Peyton Manning was mic'd up when he broke the single-season TD record. Winner: Football Fans!!! WATCH: http://t.co/dSQPeCrwN8— NFL (@nfl) December 26, 2013
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Texas is still college football's most valuable team

Texas may be south of the Top-25 when it comes to the college football pollsters, but for the fifth straight year, the 8-and-4 Longhorns are still number one with the accountants.The Longhorns football team is now worth $139 million, almost 20% more than any other team in the country, according to Forbes Magazine.Texas has been college football’s most valuable team since 2009,...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Woodson still expects Knicks to win division: Report

Only a day removed from the 29-point Christmas Day rout by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Mike Woodson, treated the New York Knicks’ current struggles like a long forgotten memory and predicted a second straight Atlantic Division title following practice on Thursday.“We won it last year,” the beleaguered head coach said, “and I expect us to win it this year.”Woodson’s confidence...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Punches delivered at Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (VIDEO/GIF)

Things got a little spicy at the start of the second half during the 2013 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl between Bowling Green and Pittsburgh Thursday night.Bowling Green's BooBoo Gates returned the opening kickoff of the third quarter 94 yards for a touchdown, but it's what was delivered away from the ball that is the real story.Falcons linebacker D.J. Lynch was spotted taking several...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Kidd calls out Nets after Christmas blowout

The only thing uglier than the Brooklyn Nets soccer uniforms Wednesday afternoon was the embarrassing 95-78 loss to the Chicago Bulls on their home court.There was only about a minute  left in the third quarter when the chants of “Fire Kidd” briefly ran through the crowd at Barclays Center on Christmas Day, a loud commentary on the fate of first-year coach Jason Kidd if the...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin ejected after mixing it up with Andrew Bogut (VIDEO)

The tension between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors has been steadily building for a couple of seasons now and — after Blake Griffin and Andrew Bogut got tangled up in each other's arms while battling for position Christmas night — the rivalry has firmly established itself as one of the testiest in the NBA.After some pushing, arm-bending and wrestling...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants rookie renting out condo during Super Bowl week

A New York Giants player found a way to cash in on the Super Bowl even though he won't be playing in it.Rookie Cooper Taylor is renting out his New Jersey condo with roof-deck views of MetLife Stadium — because it will be too depressing to stick around for the madness, he told the N.Y. Post.The defensive back and his girlfriend, real-estate broker Susan Carlson, are offering up...
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December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to be posted: Report

The best gift of the season might be arriving a little late for one lucky baseball front office now that the Rakuten Golden Eagles will officially post Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, as announced on Christmas Eve.Rakuten president Yozo Tachibana made the announcement Tuesday night, according to multiple sources, ending the long back-and-forth that had left the pitcher's status...
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December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cute golf chick handles wood pretty well (VIDEO)

Everyone knows one of these types — that person that halts a backyard party mid-stream so they can enthrall everyone with some blue-belt karate moves or their wizardry around barbecue grill.This cute, attention-seeking woman halted the keg-line long enough to show off her inner Tiger Woods with a trick shot. She even did a regulation drop to get things going.The denim-skirted hottie...
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December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Grandma invades soccer pitch and gives security a piece of her mind (VIDEO)

This spunky septuagenarian has been called a “Hooligran" by some, and the label sure fits. Watch this grandmotherly lady rush onto the pitch during a match between Portuguese Primeira League teams Braga and Maritimo, take on a security guard, and then scold him for it.The game ended 2-2 following a controversial non-call within the final 10 minutes, and tempers flared when it was...
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December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce gets flagrant-two foul and ejection for clothesline of George Hill (VIDEO)

Late in the third quarter and with the Nets trailing by 19 points to the Pacers at Barclays Center, Paul Pierce took out his frustration with a cheap foul on George Hill.As Hill raced toward the other end for what appeared to be an easy fast break score, Pierce chased him down to give a no-layup type of foul, but since he caught Hill in the head and then followed through by taking...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Power outage forces Red Wings to practice in dark

Things looked pretty dim for the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena even before the team faced the New York Islanders Monday night, after a Detroit brownout darkened the rink during the team's morning skate.The temporary power outage occurred at 9 a.m. and affected much of The Joe’s lighting, as well as the surrounding area in downtown Detroit, but was restored two hours later as the...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cameraman takes nut shot from Packers QB Matt Flynn (GIF)

During the Steelers 38-31 victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday, one television cameraman got sacked by a quarterback.Throwing from behind the Packers end zone, Green Bay quarterback Matt Flynn tossed the ball away out of the end zone — but inadvertently connected with the man's groin. The guy didn't go down or drop the camera after the direct hit, but earned...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning was worried about getting record-setting ball back from Julius Thomas (VIDEO)

Peyton Manning reclaimed the record for throwing the most touchdown passes in an NFL season on Sunday. The Bronco quarterback's fourth touchdown toss— in an AFC West-clinching win against the Texans— a 25-yard completion to tight end Julius Thomas with 4:28 left in the game, gave Manning 51 touchdowns for the season.At the post-game presser, the humble Manning said his record...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Kickboxer's cartwheel kick knockout is amazing (VIDEO)

During this kickboxing match, the guy in red and black (and without headgear) immediately shows off some serious skills.But when he does a perfectly executed cartwheel kick to his opponent's head for the knockout, you'll be shaking your own head and gasping "Oh my god" too.
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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