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Indonesian soccer player banned for life after punching referee

Indonesian soccer player Pieter Rumaropen was banned for life after punching a referee in the face during a top Super League match over the weekend. It was the first life ban for a player in the country since 2008, and adds to the woeful state of football in Southeast Asia's biggest nation as it tries to recover from a crisis which saw rival federations running separate leagues...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwayne Johnson tweets: 'Superman is on the mend' after emergency surgery

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson didn't let a little thing like surgery for three hernial tears keep him from getting into graphic detail about the procedure and — of course — flexing his guns. Wearing a shower cap and Superman t-shirt while recovering from the emergency operation, the 40-year-old WWE star tweeted from his hospital bed: "Surgery a success! Dr repaired...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Bombers women's basketball team will change unfortunate team name

The Boston Bombers — the grieving city's only semi-pro women's basketball team — has decided to rename the franchise in the wake of the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon last week, according to Gawker.com. The team is affiliated with the Women's Blue Chip League and had used a cartoon-like drawing of a basketball bomb with a lit fuse as its logo.  The unfortunate...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

30 Canadian skiers attempt to break record for simultaneous backflip

For all you winter sports buffs who need more than the snow-covered infields at Coors Field to be sated, here's  one last blast of some cold weather fun from the land of Justin Bieber. And no, it's not Hands Across Canada. Thirty Canadian skiers got together, held hands and performed a simultaneous backflip on a ski slope Sunday in an attempt to break a world record for...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Biogenesis clinic records available for the right price: Report

If collecting ordinary baseball cards has become passe and begging for autographs feels like a thing of the past, collectors might be in the market for souvenirs with a little more clout — let's say the Biogenesis records linking major league players to Anthony Bosch's scrutinized clinic. A lot of interested parties are looking for the scandal-ridden documents reportedly...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Mom blames Suarez for 'copycat' chomp after son is bitten by another child

Luis Suarez's well-publicized chomp on opponent Branislav Ivanovic's forearm has attracted a lot of attention around the world.  There are video games, viral memes and even fake severed arms being thrown on to the soccer pitch — all mocking the Liverpool soccer star's infamous bite. Now a mother, identified as "Sharon from Wales," believes Suarez is to blame...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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Revis throws out first pitch at Rays game

It didn't take long for Darrelle Revis get the full Welcome Wagon treatment from his new fans on the Sun Coast of Florida last night.  Just hours after signing the dotted line on his new six-year, $96 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the former New York Jets cornerback was invited to toss out the first pitch out at Tropicana Field. Sporting a burnt orange Bucs cap...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Nike forced to remove 'Boston Massacre' T-shirts after complaints

Nike has been been forced to drop T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Boston Massacre" after an uproar over their insensitivity in the wake of the city's bombings. The shirts, worn by New York Yankees fans, show blood-splattered lettering — a reference to when the team overcame a massive game deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox and win the World Series in 1978....
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong plays drums in front of 10,000 people at Texas reggae festival

Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who was knocked from the winner's podium for steroid use, has found a new stage to keep him in the public eye.  The seven-time Tour de France champion, who tooted his own horn denying his PED use for years, was spotted playing the drums in front of 10,000 hometown music fans at the 2013 Austin Reggae Festival. The founder of the Livestrong...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Not surprisingly, Mark Sanchez gets booed at Celtics-Knicks playoff game

There are a lot of places Mark Sanchez can choose to visit during the off season but public New York City arenas with Jumbotrons might not be the wisest choice. Once again the New York Jets quarterback was roundly booed at Madison Square Garden as he sat courtside at Saturday's Game 1 Knicks-Celtics NBA playoff game.  The Butt Fumble quarterback heard it loud and clear from...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss
DISTURBING PATTERN

Suarez bites another opponent

Liverpool strker Luis Suarez appeared to bite an opponent during Sunday's match against Liverpool, and it wasn't the first time. Here is a video of the chomp.

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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson's three-home run jersey taken off auction block for being wrong one

An auction house in New Jersey pulled a New York Yankees jersey that Reggie Jackson claimed was the one that he wore when he had his historic three-home run game during the 1977 World Series.  After no one bid on the legendary pinstriped top, an alert memorabilia expert discovered it was the wrong shirt and it was yanked from the block. The retired Yankees great said he kept the...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Dramatic 'funny car' explosion during race sends debris into stands (VIDEO)

Fans escaped serious injury Saturday at the ZMax Speedway in Concord, N.C. when the whole body of a "funny car" broke loose from its chassis and flew into the stands. The accident happened when an engine explosion caused the carbon fiber body to tear free of a car driven by Robert Hight competing at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals. The car's body flew over a group of front...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Soccer player has controversial 'Love' tattoo spelled out in weapons

Seeing a pro athlete who doesn't have at least a few tattoos inked on his body these days is about as rare as seeing Tim Tebow start for the New York Jets. Coincidence? I don't think so. One British soccer player has taken his body art to a new — and maybe ill-advised — level by getting the word "Love" permanently inked into his body spelled out in weapons...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith posterizes Jeff Green and lets crowd know about it

The New York Knicks' most entertaining tweeter, J.R. Smith, did all his talking on the court Saturday and beefed up his Sixth Man of the Year credentials to boot. The New Jersey product slam-dunked a beauty over Celtics forward Jeff Green during the Knicks hard fought 85-78 win in Game 1 of the their first-round NBA matchup at Madison Square Garden. Smith came off the bench...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Al Michaels busted for suspicion of DUI

Al Michaels — the legendary sports announcer most famous for his call of the "Miracle on Ice" hockey game at the 1980 Olympics — was arrested Friday for suspicion of DUI, reports TMZ. Law enforcement officers told TMZ the 68-year-old Michaels went through a a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday.  The officers detected the odor of alcohol...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Cruz gets no offers and midnight deadline passes

Don't throw out those salsa CD's and No. 80 jerseys just yet Giants fans. Victor Cruz is probably not going anywhere. The clock struck midnight last night — meaning the deadline (11:59 on Friday) for him to sign an offer sheet during the restricted free agency period expired — and, as expected, Cruz got no offers because no team was willing to give the Giants a first...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Swan Racing customizes Sprint Cup car with 'Prayers for Boston' paint scheme

The Swan Racing Toyota of driver David Stremme will run a special paint scheme in tribute to the victims of the attack on the Boston Marathon at Kansas Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 400 this weekend. The No. 30 Toyota will be customized with a ribbon and the words "Prayers for Boston" in the paint scheme. Earlier this season, Swan Racing honored the...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Rivera tells Jeter to 'be selfish' in order to recover from injury

Mariano Rivera may understand the the frustration New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is going through more than anyone right now. Afterall, besides being teammates for 18 years and sharing five World Series titles together, Rivera knows the fear of having an injury which could unwillingly force him out of the game in the twilight of a Hall of Fame career. After learning that...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Dead Boston Marathon 'bomber' was avid boxer, had hopes of making U.S. Olympic Team

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect, killed early this morning in a shootout with cops, was reportedly an avid boxer and Olympic hopeful with aspirations of making the U.S. Boxing Team. Records show that the dead terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev,26, a community college dropout who became a devout Muslim over the past several years, had even competed in the 2009 Golden Gloves National...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Humphries and Kardashian reach settlement in divorce case

Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian have reached an agreement on a divorce settlement that was finalized Friday morning.  The news that the 536 day battle over a 72 day marriage ensures that the Brooklyn Nets forward won't miss any practice or a playoff game as the team gears up for their first-round game against the Chicago Bulls. Humphries didn’t have to fly to L.A. for the...
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April 19, 2013  |  1 Comment

Ballhawk snags two home run balls at Yankee Stadium from right AND left field

Your eyes weren't playing games on you Thursday night if you think you saw the same guy catch two different home run balls from both right and left field at Yankee Stadium.  It was the same guy. Zack Hample, the guy obsessed with collecting major league baseballs and has a collection of over 6,500 of them, snagged home runs from Diamondbacks rookie Didi Gregorius (in the third...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss
OPINIONATED AS ALWAYS

Williams weighs in on Tiger at Masters

Caddie Steve Williams, now with Adam Scott, said that he believes that Tiger Woods, the guy he used to carry the bag for, should have been disqualified at the Masters.

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April 19, 2013  |  1 Comment

One Boston Marathon bombing suspect dead, second on run: Police report

One of the two men suspected in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing is dead, and the other remains at large after an early morning shootout with police in the Boston suburb of Watertown, reports The Associated Press. The men are accused of shooting a MIT University police officer, then carjacking a Mercedes-Benz. The officer later died and a transit officer was seriously wounded...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeter still has fracture in ankle, out until after All-Star break

The New York Yankees got some bad news Thursday when they learned that a CAT scan on Derek Jeter's rehabbing left ankle revealed a small crack still exists in the area where the previous fracture was. Brian Cashman announced that the Yankees star shortstop won't be back on the team until "sometime after the All-Star break" to give the bone more time to heal. ...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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