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Mariner's beer cup catch guy selling T-shirts to mark occasion

 The twenty-something dude who became an Internet star last week by catching a foul ball in his beer and then chugging it down — with the ball still in the cup —has found a way to turn his 15 minutes (actually 46 seconds on YouTube) of fame into cash. Johnny Turk is selling "Seattle Shower" T-shirts for $22 on his catchnchug.com website and launched a Twitter account ...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Girardi calls latest A-Rod controversy an 'MLB issue'

Joe Girardi says he has no plans to address his players about reports that Alex Rodriguez allegedly tried to buy clinic documents in the Biogenesis scandal in order to get rid of evidence. The New York Yankees manager made it clear that the latest flap involving his rehabbing third baseman is something he will distance from his club. "It's an MLB issue," Girardi said...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Tiger penalized two shots but not disqualified for dropped ball at Masters

Tiger Woods has been penalized two strokes for his dropped ball on the 15th hole at Augusta yesterday, but will not be disqualified after an early morning review of the drop.  Instead of starting the day three shots behind the leader Jason Day, Woods will be five back. Officials did not DQ the golfer because of a relatively new rule which allows them to use their discretion when...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

HS Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley Sr. would consider Rutgers job

If any surname is synonymous with basketball in New Jersey it's Hurley.  It starts with Bobby Jr., moves on to Danny and ends with Senior — as in Bob Hurley Sr.. The legendary Hall of Fame coach of St. Anthony High School in Jersey City told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he would consider taking over the tattered Rutgers basketball program as a caretaker...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins ground crew does amazing job of clearing snow while Mets clear bases

It's to to figure out which is more amazing — the New York Mets 16-5 thumping of the Minnesota Twins or that the game was even played at all. Shortly before the teams took the field for batting practice Friday, an exhausted head groundskeeper, Larry DiVito, looked around at an empty and snow-free Target Field and gave himself a pat on his back. A little more than 24 hours...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss
MAKING HISTORY

Teen makes cut despite penalty

14-year-old golfer Guan Tianlang became the youngest player to make the cut at the Masters. He did so despite a one-stroke penalty.

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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees turn rare triple play against Orioles in 5-2 win

The New York Yankees turned a dramatic triple play in the eighth inning of Friday night's game against division rival the Baltimore Orioles in a match-up full of wild plays. Earlier in the game, Adam Jones dropped Vernon Wells' fly ball while blowing a bubble for a game-changing, three-run error, and New York beat the O's 5-2 for its fourth straight win. In front...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Sanchez could be part of Revis trade between Jets and Bucs

The Darrelle Revis trade talks between the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers just got really interesting on Friday and it sounds like Mark Sanchez could be the catalyst for the deal to go through. The website Pro Football Talk reported the two teams have discussed including Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez in the deal. This would be a big surprise, considering Sanchez’s contract...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Garcia: Jets should unload Tebow ASAP

Jeff Garcia just joined a long list of those who think keeping Tim Tebow hanging around in a New York Jets uniform can only do more damage than good. The former NFL quarterback — who has been working with Jets starter Mark Sanchez this off season — told USA Today on Thursday that he thinks the Wildcat quarterback is a hindrance to the Jets right now. "If there's...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Rutgers will let 22 kids affected by Hurricane Sandy play in final minutes of spring football game

Rutgers football is putting a new twist on giving back to their young fans in surrounding communities affected by Hurricane Sandy in a effort to raise funds as well as spirits. Twenty-two children from sixth through eighth grade will have the opportunity to play the final five minutes of the team's Scarlet-White spring football game on April 27 in High Points Solutions Stadium...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin football team breaks up spring practice with one-on-one dance off (VIDEO)

The Wisconsin University football team broke up spring practice this week with an entertaining one-on-one dance off in front of the whole team. As this video can attest, some of these Badgers are pretty agile for 300-pound, cheese-fed, Midwestern boys. Although anyone on this Big Ten dance team would be lucky to score a six anywhere but the football field. After some surprisingly...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss
UGLY SCENE

LFL coach under fire for meltdown

Seattle Mist coach Chris Michaelson reportedly is under investigation by the Legends Football League for a vulgar tirade that featured some inappropriate remarks.

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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Greinke breaks collarbone during Dodgers-Padres brawl (VIDEO)

Both benches cleared in San Diego's Petco Park when Carlos Quentin charged the mound after being plunked by Zack Greinke in the sixth inning of Thursday's Dodgers-Padres game. Quentin obviously felt that the righthander's pitch was intended as retaliation for a Jason Marquis pitch which sailed by Dodger Matt Kemp's head earlier in the night. After the dust had settled...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn cheers on Tiger Woods at Masters

Ta-da! It was only a matter of time before Lindsey Vonn made her first public appearance showing support for her new boyfriend Tiger Woods and she couldn't have picked a bigger stage in the golfing world than the first day of The Masters. The Olympic gold medalist skier, who is recovering from a torn ACL, is following around Woods at Augusta as he goes for his fifth green jacket...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs Da'Quan Bowers gets off easy on felony gun rap

New York has some of the toughest gun laws in the country but when it comes to someone breaking those laws because of stupidity, the same courts can sometimes be lenient. Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Da'Quan Bowers found that out after he copped a plea in Queens Thursday to settle two felony charges stemming from his gun bust at LaGuardia Airport in February. Bowers pleaded...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Dubai police add $450,000 Lamborghini to their fleet

Dubai is a city known for its excesses, but this story might make even the wealthiest sheik feel a little humility. Riiiight. The Dubai police department has added a $450,000 green and white Lamborghini Aventador to patrol the streets of their oil-rich city and sun-dried highways.  The force had announced plans to upgrade their fleet of patrol cars but nobody knew they would be...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith ordered to pay $48,000 for 'stolen' Black Jesus bling

A judge has ruled on a jewelry company's claim that New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith stole some jewelry including a chain with a diamond-studded Afro-American rendition of Jesus Christ hanging from it.  The judge ordered the NBA star to pay back $48,000 for the bling. A jewelry company called Lemmerman's just won the lawsuit for the reportedly purloined chain, two Black...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

HS wrestler wins national title with daring 'Flying Squirrel' move (VIDEO)

A New York State high school wrestler used an incredible move to win the 138-pound Junior Class (11th grade) title at the National High School Coaches Association wrestling championships in Virginia  Beach. What makes Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer's "Flying Squirrel" move even more spectacular is that it came when he was trailing 4-3 to 5th-ranked Alfred Bannister with...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss
LEMME SEE SOME I.D.

Underage drinking busts at MLB game

Police reportedly cited 61 people under the drinking age of 21 for allegedly possessing or consuming alcohol outside of Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday.

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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners fan catches foul ball in beer, then drinks it down

A Seattle Mariners fan caught a foul ball in his cup of beer and then chugged it down. This guy's nonchalant 8th inning catch with his plastic, beer-filled glove was a little messy but still garnered raves from the announcers, a loud roar of approval from the crowd and high-fives from his buds. These kind of grab-and-guzzles are becoming pretty commonplace and it's time...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs prospect Jorge Soler grabs bat, charges other team's dugout

Jorge Soler, the 21-year-old Cuban defector who is rated one of the Chicago Cubs best prospects, had to be restrained by teammates after he grabbed a bat and started to charge the other team's dugout Wednesday night. Details of the late night incident were sketchy but it was reported that the bat-wielding Soler took offense to a rough play at second base during the Single-A...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss
JUST SO YOU KNOW...

Rice warned recruit about practice tape

Shane Rector, a once-potential Rutgers recruit, said Mike Rice personally warned him about the now-infamous video a few days before it was released.

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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Surprised TV viewers get to see where the real action is at in Marlins Park

Viewers of the Fox South-Florida television broadcast of Monday's Miami Marlins-Atlanta Braves game on Monday night were treated to a little R-rated entertainment right after they came out of commercial. In one of the stadium's boxes, a camera caught a trio of feather-wearing, tassel-twirling dancers shaking their moneymakers. From the looks of it, there was more action...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Sorry Spike, Diddy already has dibs on Kate Upton

Spike Albrecht put all his hopes of wooing model Kate Upton in the hands of his runner-up appearance in the Final Four and a cute tweet that said he noticed Michigan's most beautiful fan watching the game from the stands. The naivety of youth. The Michigan freshman better wait until he has an NBA career or gets his hands on a half-billion dollar entertainment empire before...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets pitching coach pencils in 'snowball fight' for Mets rotation in Minnesota

It looks like New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen found a new way to keep his bullpen's arms warmed up while the team gets ready for a three game series in frozen Minnesota — a snowball fight. ESPN reporter Adam Rubin tweeted this photo of Warthen's throwing schedule for the upcoming week.  On April 11, the Mets' off-day before a three-game series against the...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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