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Jimmie Johnson's brother-in-law killed in mid-air skydiving collision: Report

The skydiver found dead after a collision with another parachutist in eastern San Diego County on Sunday has been identified as the brother-in-law of six-time NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson.Jordan Janway died while skydiving with two others at Jamul, the county medical examiner's office says in a statement Monday.The 27-year-old Janway collided with one of the other jumpers during...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke commit Grayson Allen soars over 6'11' Jahil Okafor to win McDonald's dunk contest (VIDEO)

To all you Dukies wallowing in misery after the Blue Devils' early exit from Big Dance, look up. Way up.Duke commit Grayson Allen looked pretty good at the McDonald's All-American Game practices Monday and showed he has some major hops by winning the dunk contest.The 6-foot-4 two-guard from Jacksonville, Florida — wearing a Jay Williams Duke jersey —threw down a few dunks over...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn apologizes to President Obama for busting his bracket: Twitter

Just like everyone in their office pool, President Barack Obama picked No. 4 seed Michigan State to win the national championship. That prediction came to an on Sunday, after Connecticut’s 60-54 upset win over the tournament-tested Spartans.The official UConn sports Twitter account was all too happy to zing POTUS about his pick.Sorry about busting your bracket @BarackObama.....
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ukraine soccer player saves rival from swallowing tongue

It was an amazing moment on the pitch when a Ukrainian soccer player was heroically saved by an opposing player after an inadvertent blow to the head during a Ukrainian Premier League match Sunday.The tense scene unfolded after Oleh Husyev of the Dynamo Kiev took the accidental knee from Denys Boyko, goalkeeper for the Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, and went down hard.Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Rodman's game face is bizarre — even for him (VIDEO)

Dennis Rodman is back and more fabulous than ever.The NBA Hall of Famer and unofficial U.S. diplomat played in a Legends of Basketball Tour game in Argentina this weekend wearing a blonde Mohawk, purple lipstick and a face full of makeup.Eccentric, even for Rodman's tastes.VIDEO: Rodman dressed like a drag queen during Legends of Basketball Tour 2014 in Argentina http://t.co/aUT5OJ7Lmc...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres ballgirl already has one of the best catches of the season (VIDEO)

Major League Baseball was barely eight innings old (in the U.S.) and already a San Diego Padres ballgirl might have the catch of the season.Not only does she have great reaction time, but she fully extends over the right side railing to to snag a scorching liner in foul territory — saving a couple of fans in the meantime.The best part — she barely cracks a smile and acts like...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Seventh worker dies building World Cup stadium

Brazil suffered another World Cup-related death this weekend after a construction worker fell at the stadium which will host the championship's opener in Sao Paulo. It was the seventh death attributed to accidents to construction of the World Cup soccer venues.Fabio Hamilton da Cruz, whose age was not disclosed, reportedly fell about 26 feet while helping install temporary seats...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Augsburg goalie suffers most painful own goal ever (VIDEO)

Scoring a goal on yourself is about the worst thing that can happen to a goalie. But scoring one for the other team off your face?  An epic and painful moment.On Saturday in a Bundesliga matchup between Augsburg and Mainz, Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz attempted to grab a loose ball before it bounced off his schnoz and crossed the goal line for one of the worst own goals of all...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cute Arizona fans take riot selfie during police confrontation after Wildcats loss (PHOTO)

Arizona's dramatic 64-63 overtime loss to Wisconsin in Saturday night's Elite Eight encouraged many Wildcats fans to take out their frustrations and confront police in the streets around the University of Arizona's campus.Since there was plenty of media on the scene to capture the boring rioting images, in the midst of all of the pushing, pepper grenades and flip-flops, these two...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeter honored in ceremony before final spring training game (Video)

The farewell tour of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter got off to a rainy beginning today as the retiring player was honored prior to the start of his final spring training game at George M. Steinbrenner Field.Sadly, it was to be the last time Jeter would suit up for an exhibition game after 19 seasons of spring ball in the Tampa area.And too bad the game against the Marlins...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Rice marries fiancee the day after indictment for aggravated assault: Report

Ray Rice married Janay Palmer on Friday — one day after the Ravens running back was indicted for aggravated assault for allegedly knocking his then-fiancée unconscious, according to an ESPN report. Rice and Palmer were arrested and charged with simple assault-domestic violence after an incident at the Revel Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City on Feb. 15. Rice was indicted...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Schumacher's wife builds $17M medical suite in mansion for post-hospital care

In what some observers are calling a “sense of denial” or a "last hope for a miracle," the wife of Michael Schumacher is reportedly spending $17 million on building a fully equipped medical suite in their family home so her husband can leave the French hospital where he lies in a coma.Despite being told by doctors that her husband will likely never wake from his medically-induced...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rugby star recovering after biting off his own tongue (PHOTO)

Rugby players have a reputation for bloodying up the field, but even Lucas Walshaw would the first to admit the gory injury he suffered on Sunday was a little too much.And he'll say it with a lisp.That's because the Wakefield forward bit off a chunk of his tongue in the opening minutes of the Rams’ Kingstone Press Championship match at Sheffield Eagles.Afterwards, Walshaw got...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Chris Culliver arrested for hit and run, threatening witness with brass knuckles: Report

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was tossed in jail Friday after hitting a bicyclist with his car, fleeing the scene and threatening witnesses with brass knuckles, police reported.Culliver was charged with felony hit and run, reckless driving and weapons possession for the Friday morning incident in San Jose, sources told SF Gate.Police said Culliver was recklessly...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vin Scully calmly calls an earthquake at Dodger Stadium during Freeway Series (VIDEO)

Vin Scully was calling the Freeway Series between the Dodgers and Angels when an earthquake shook Dodger Stadium Friday night.Like a real chill SoCal dude, the legendary announcer calmly continued his play-by-play commentary of the sixth-inning earthquake like he was calling a routine baseball grounder."A little tremor in the ballpark," Scully told viewers as Dodgers catcher A.J...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey's life story will be made into a movie: Report

R.A. Dickey has seen more valleys and peaks during his 39 years than most people see in a lifetime — both literally and figuratively — and now it looks like the well-travelled knuckleballer's autobiography will be made into a movie.And all the low points from Dickey's 2012 memoir Wherever I Wind Up will be there — including  Dickey's revelation that he suffered sexual...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Man U's Fellaini investigated for spitting on injured City opponent (VIDEO)

The FA have confirmed they are looking into the video footage which appears to show Marouane Fellaini spitting at Pablo Zabaleta's face during Tuesday's match between Manchester United and Manchester City.The Man U midfielder was carded by referee Michael Oliver for a flagrant first-half elbow to the face of his City opponent during the Manchester showdown.However, while Zabaleta...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cops chasing suspect to announcer's call from Iron Bowl's final play is hilarious (VIDEO)

A sky-cam caught police in Jeffersontown, Kentucky chasing a suspect who was driving a semi truck. When the truck finally pulled over, the driver ran, but the team of cops caught up to him after chasing him down the shoulder of the road and tackled him with ease.Just your typical chase scene until someone put it to an announcer's play-by-play call of Auburn's Chris Davis running...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Avery calls Martin Brodeur 'Fatso' in response to 'Dancing with the Stars' comment

On Wednesday, Martin Brodeur was asked about former nemesis and NHL hell-raiser Sean Avery appearing on "Dancing with the Stars," and the Devils goalie said he didn't watch the show but replied, "What more can he do to embarrass himself."Avery — who was voted off the show after one week — fired back via Twitter.Then the Twitter-happy Avery got personal.Embarrassing is when u...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB unveils ROC — its state-of-the-art replay center (PHOTOS)

Beginning with the Dodgers-Padres game at Petco Park on Sunday night — the U.S. opener of the 2014 season — players, managers and fans will start hearing a lot more of the ROC — technically known as Major League Baseball's Replay Operations Center.The 900-square foot high-tech room in the Chelsea Market building in Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District, is where umpires and...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron called for flagrant foul for elbow to Roy Hibbert's face

If Wednesday night's wildly physical regular season game between the Heat and Pacers is any indication, a playoff meeting between these two teams will be a rough-and-tumble affair.It was so rough that even LeBron James was called for a flagrant foul after driving into Roy Hibbert during the second half of the 84-83 Pacers win.A rarity for James.James' elbow went high, whether to...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

OHL goalie pulls himself after giving up eight goals, quits team (VIDEO)

During an eventful Game 3 of the Windsor Spitfires' playoff series against the London Knights — which also included London goalie Anthony Stolarz slashing Windsor's Josh Ho-Sang in the back of the head — a blowout led to a walkout. The onslaught of goals scored got so bad that Stolarz's opposing goalie, Dalen Kuchmey, pulled himself from the game.Kuchmey was pressed into duty...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter named 11th greatest leader in the world by CNN

Derek Jeter may have a batting average some 300 points below the league leaders so far this spring, but the New York Yankees captain is among the front runners in another category. Namely — leading the world.CNN compiled a list of the top 50 greatest leaders in the world — and the shortstop's name landed at 11, just outside a top 10 that include influential movers and shakers...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas Fan gives Double Bird Shimmy Salute to Cal's bench (GIF)

When a late run by Arkansas couldn't completely erase the 24 point lead California built up earlier in their third-round NIT game Tuesday night, one Razorbacks fan used a Double Bird Shimmy Salute to jeer the Golden Bears' bench.Cal went on to a 75-64 victory.And who knew Screech had a kid?[Reddit]
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: OHL goalie chops opponent in head with stick

Everyone knows goalies are pretty territorial when it comes to their nets but that didn't excuse one OHL net-minder from going all Vladimir Putin on an opponent the way Flyers prospect Anthony Stolarz did on Tuesday.Stolarz, guarding the nets for the London Knight drew a two-minute high-sticking penalty when he swung his oversized tomahawk and hit Windsor Spitfires forward and 2014...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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