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Utah soccer referee punched by teenage player dies

The Utah soccer referee who slipped into a coma after being punched by a teenage player during a game last week died Saturday night, police said. Ricardo Portillo, 46, of Salt Lake City passed away at the hospital, where he was being treated following the assault, Unified police spokesman Justin Hoyal said. Police have accused a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer...
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May 05, 2013  |  Discuss
PRIVATE MATTERS

Evert responds to Connors

Chris Evert responded to Jimmy Connors, who implies in his new book that he got Evert pregnant and that she had an abortion.

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May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Ichiro's outstanding catch robs Jaso of lead-off home run

Ichiro Suzuki has finally started to heat up at the plate this season but it never seems like the rifle-armed Yankees outfielder ever cools off in the field.  Just ask Oakland's John Jaso after the nimble Ichiro cleanly snatches this ball and robs the A's catcher of a sure-fire lead-off home run. Nobody was happier to see Ichiro reach over Yankee Stadium's right field...
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May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

HS track team DQ'ed from state championships after runner celebrated with 'thanks to God' gesture

A small hand gesture as an act of faith disqualified a Texas high school track team from advancing to the state championships because it was deemed an "excessive celebration" by officials. Despite finishing first in a relay race at their school track meet last weekend in Columbus, Texas, the Columbus High School Mighty Cardinals were revoked of their win and disqualified...
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May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Okposo squares off with Matt Niskanen and sparks Islanders' win

The New York Islanders fought back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the favored Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series, but it might have been one punch that set the comeback in motion. With one overwhelming overhand right from Kyle Okposo to Matt Niskanen, the Islanders took matter into their own hands and forced the top-seeded Penguins to take them seriously...
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May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

HS track coaches suspended for forcing athletes to do 'bear crawl' as punishment for missing practice

Four coaches at an Indiana high school face losing their jobs after they reportedly forced teenage athletes to 'bear crawl' around a running track as punishment for missing practice. Some of the students - including one girl of just 14 - were left with bloodied and blistered hands after being made to make numerous laps of the track on all fours. Cascade High School...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez starts Twitter craze with buzz-worthy headband

Mark Sanchez faced the media Thursday, for the first time since the New York Jets drafted Geno Smith and dumped Tim Tebow, and got almost as many questions about his head gear as he did for the Jets' head games. Looking head-wise more fashion ready for a Jane Fonda workout  — all that was  missing was the green leggings — than a  Jets scrimmage, Sanchez said "no...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss
HOLLOW GESTURE

Corked Mantle bat up for auction

A bat used by The Mick during his playing days is up for auction, and the auction house seems to have found evidence that the Yankees legend used corked bats.

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May 03, 2013  |  1 Comment
DAS BOOT

Jeter seen wearing protective footwear

Derek Jeter was spotted hobbling around Manhattan while wearing a bulky boot on his left foot to protect his surgically repaired left ankle.

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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano shows off his stickball skills up in Harlem

Yes, that was Robinson Cano jacking a Spaldeen into girders underneath the 125th Street Viaduct Thursday afternoon. And no, the New York Yankees second baseman isn't moonlighting for a stickball team. Cano was spotted whacking some balls into the stratosphere for a magazine photo shoot on the far Westside of Manhattan during the team's day off. It looked like the slugger...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck: It won't be 'okey-dokey' with Jason Collins in the locker room at first

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck supports Jason Collins’ decision to come out as a gay NBA player, but thinks things may be a little awkward in the player’s locker room for a while. The NFL star sounded like he feels there will be a period of awkwardness at the start. "I think there’ll be an adjustment period," Tuck told The New York Daily News’ Molly...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets' McElroy says he'll miss Tebow

A New York Jets player finally came forward and expressed sadness at seeing Gang Green's unceremonious deep-sixing of Tim Tebow on Monday and it came from an unlikely mourner —  Greg McElroy — one of Tebow's rivals for the Jets starting quarterback job. McElroy said Wednesday that he was sorry to see the Tebow era come to a close in New York even though it means one...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Boley secretly arrested for child abuse three days after Giants cut linebacker: Report

New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley was quietly arrested for child abuse on February 8 — three days after he was cut by the NFL team, reports TMZ. The 30-year-old Boley — who was a starting linebacker for the Giants Super Bowl XLVI title team — had been under investigation in Alabama for a 2011 incident involving his son, who was five-years-old at the time.  Boley...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Geno Smith's behavior at pre-draft meetings worried NFL executives: Report

The New York Jets new quarterback Geno Smith has already raised questions about his character, demeanor and ability to lead a professional team because of his behavior before, during and after the 2013 NFL Draft last weekend. Smith sat by himself, playing with his cell phone, instead of speaking with prospective team executives and coaches in the pre-draft meetings before the NFL...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Frightening moment a motorcycle runs over two bicyclists on Southern Cal road

A couple of cyclists were lucky to escape serious injury when a motorcyclist took them out on a scenic Southern California mountain road. The pair were wiped out by the motorcycle when it tried to navigate a turn and veered onto the narrow dirt shoulder of the winding road where the two cyclists were peddling uphill. The pair were left sprawled on the road and had to be taken...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Bynum flamenco dancing in Spain (VIDEO)

The NBA playoffs seem to be the last thing on Andrew Bynum's mind these days.  And who can blame him. The Philadelphia 76ers player — with both knees just six weeks from season-ending arthroscopic surgery — was spotted doing a mean flamenco in a festive restaurant in Spain — far from his critics in the City of Brotherly Love. The much maligned center with the bum knees...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Collins got 'coming out' advice from singer Lance Bass

Before the world found out NBA player Jason Collins was gay on Monday, the free-agent reached out to former boy band singer Lance Bass for some support and advice before he made it public. "Jason told me [Monday], 'I don't know many gay people because all my life was about sports, [and] I've had such a crazy schedule I never had time to think about my private life...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay basketball coach accused of player abuse

In the wake of Mike Rice's firing for his sadistic Rutgers basketball practices, another college hoops coach is under fire for reportedly abusing his players during workout drills. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay coach Brian Wardle is facing ugly accusations about his practices after two former players came forward with lurid details of Wardle's unethical treatment of...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss
I LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING...

Signed Bonds card for sale on eBay

A rare 1987 Donruss rookie Barry Bonds baseball card autographed by the player featuring the message, "Say No To Drugs," is available on eBay.

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May 01, 2013  |  3 Comments

GM John Idzik: Jets will have 'open competition' at quarterback

The day after the New York Jets released Tim Tebow, general manager John Idzik indicated that any one of the five remaining quarterbacks will get a shot to be the Week 1 starter. With one down, that leaves Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, David Garrard, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms to grab the top quarterback spot. "It’s an open competition," Idzik said on ESPN radio’s Mike...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tebow quotes Scripture after being cut loose by Jets

Tim Tebow wasn't available for comment after being unceremoniously cut by the New York Jet early Monday morning, but the mishandled quarterback did post a Scripture verse on his Twitter account. "Proverbs 3:5-6:trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight," he...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss
GREAT MOMENT

Cornhuskers boy meets Obama

Jack Hoffman, the seven-year-old battling brain cancer who took the field at Nebraska's spring game and ran for a touchdown, met the President at the White House.

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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Unbelievable missed open goal kick from two yards out (VIDEO)

Open goal misses are always embarrassing but, for one unfortunate woman playing in a Dutch women's soccer league, this is one shot she will never live down. Beerschot Ladie's Nicoletta Den Ridder fell to the pitch in a heap after she missed a shot two yards from an open net which was as wide as well ... the Holland Tunnel. After Beerschot's Tamara Valentine's free...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey didn't like Yankees' 'Eye-Gate' stall tactic

R.A. Dickey had just been rocked by Lyle Overbay's two-run homer as the Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer got ready to throw one of his gimmicky pitches to the next batter. In the New York Yankees bullpen, David Robertson — who had just caught Overbay's dinger — was warming up to preserve the 3-2 Yankees lead. Out in front of the dugout was that next batter — Eduardo...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Punter Chris Kluwe says he may lose his job over his gay marriage stance

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe believes his days with the team may be numbered and said his pro gay marriage stance could be the reason he might lose his job. On Sunday, Kluwe said he is starting to sense that rumors surrounding whether or not he will be released from the team will soon become "distractions." "It’s a shame that in a league with players...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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