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WATCH: Giants RB David Wilson posts another rabbit head video

In October, David Wilson posted some bizarre videos in which the New York Giants running back donned a rabbit head to walk around New York City and show off Domino's chicken wings.After post-neck surgery last month when Wilson mooned New York City from the hospital, the rabbit head is back — and freakier than ever. The video below comes from Wilson's entertaining Instagram...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Legendary Roseland Ballroom hosts final boxing event before closing its doors (PHOTOS)

Story and photos by Tony MangiaOn Wednesday night, DiBella Entertainment hosted the last ever boxing event to take place at the historic Roseland Ballroom in mid-town Manhattan before closing its ticket booth forever in April. The nine-bout card, entitled "The Last Dance," was a bittersweet reminder of old-school New York boxing, and was as good of a sendoff as the ballroom could...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Spandex-wearing Matt Lauer and Al Roker crash on luge run (VIDEO)

Today show hosts Matt Lauer and Al Roker returned to the luge track, eight years after slamming the walls of Torino during a near-disastrous run in 2006. This time on the double luge.This time around, the pair squished themselves into Team USA spandex and skidded down Sochi’s track, with Roker screaming and Lauer on top the whole ride.When they completed the run intact, they hugged...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

David Wright feels 'jealousy' and 'urgency' looking at Jeter's success

Believe it or not, there is one thing almost every major leaguer has in common with David Wright. Excluding million dollar paychecks, superb athletic ability and dating supermodels, they can take comfort knowing the Mets third baseman is 'jealous' of Derek Jeter's success.Even if some won't admit it, the 31-year-old Wright outright confessed that Jeter's five World Championship...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Warm temps allow Norwegian cross-country skier to race in shorts, short sleeves (PHOTOS)

How hot was it in Sochi this week?It was so warm Friday that Norwegian cross-country Chris Jespersen went for the unconventional approach of shorts and a short-sleeve shirt in the men's 15km classic final. That's right, an outdoor Winter Olympic event that takes place on snow-covered mountains featured a competitor dressed like he was headed for margaritas in Key West.Coming into...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

AHL Penguins to wear commemorative Miracle on Ice uniform (PHOTO)

When the USA hockey team plays Russia in Sochi on Saturday, it will mark the 34th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice — arguably the greatest moment in American sports history and a story that will be repeated by NBC announcers leading up to the game until the sound of Al Michaels voice makes your ears bleed.To commemorate that glorious bronze medal game between the old Cold War...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Free climber scales 2,500 ft rock face without ropes (VIDEO)

Just watching this video will most likely make your knees wobble and your stomach spin.The remarkable film clip shows superstar rock climber Alex Honnold scaling what could be the most dangerous route in a death-defying sport — with no safety gear.The fearless (crazy?) American daredevil used nothing but his bare hands, climbing shoes and a bag of chalk dust to conquer El Sendero...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankee brass found out about Jeter just like everyone else — via Facebook

Staying true to form and as understated as his style of play, Derek Jeter even surprised the New York Yankees organization with his planned retirement — announced via a Facebook post.Just like the rest of the world, Yankee executives were caught by surprise at the sudden announcement that their iconic shortstop would hang up his cleats following the 2014 season, reports the New...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

USA sweeps men's ski slopestyle medals

The Americans continued their dominance in ski slopestyle by taking not only gold but all three medals in the event Thursday in Sochi. Joss Christensen led the sweep by taking home the gold after a monster final run score of 95.80, defined by a triple corkscrew on the final jump. Christensen was joined on the podium by Gus Kenworthy in the silver position and the top-ranked skier...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mysterious piece of falling glass delays Heat-Warriors game

A pane of glass fell from the ceiling of Oracle Arena to the court during the Heat-Warriors game Wednesday, shattering near the feet of Warriors’ defender Harrison Barnes. No one was hurt in the bizarre incident, but it did wipe out a 3-pointer by the Heat’s Shane Battier.Fortunately, nobody stepped on the glass and the grounds crew was able to get it all cleaned up.Unfortunately...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter announces via Facebook that the 2014 season will be his last 

Derek Jeter will officially retire from Major League Baseball as a New York Yankee after the 2014 season.Jeter posted a lengthy letter to fans on his Facebook page Wednesday, informing the world that he plans to hang up his cleats after the upcoming season."I want to start by saying thank you," the iconic Yankee captain's letter began before saying, "Now it's time for the next...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadian women top USA, 3-2, after controversial goal (PHOTO)

One of sports most heated rivalries just got a little hotter after a controversial goal helped Canada beat the USA women's hockey team, 3-2, in Sochi.During the third period of Wednesday's round-robin match between the two top-rated teams, the puck trickled toward the American net and snuck behind goalie Jessie Vetter. As the puck disappeared from view for a second, that's when...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Skiers share gold medal in first ever tie in Winter Olympic history

An Olympic gold medal was awarded to two women in the same event on Wednesday, after Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze, from Slovenia, recorded the identical time of 1min 41.57 in the women's downhill.It is the first gold medal tie in the history of the Winter Games.Another Swiss, Lara Gut, won bronze. There was no silver medal awarded.NBC's overlapping replays of the...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sheldon Richardson knew ex-roommate Sam was gay in 2012

In an interview Tuesday with SNY Network's Jeane Coakley, New York Jets defensive tackle and 2013 NFL defensive rookie of the year Sheldon Richardson revealed that he roomed with Michael Sam when the two were teammates at the University of Missouri in 2012 and  knew of Sam’s sexual orientation long before he announced publicly Sunday night that he was gay.Richardson and Sam were...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadian coach helps Russian skier finish cross-country course in front of his hometown crowd (PHOTOS)

A Canadian coach came to the aid of a Russian cross-country skier by running out onto the course and replacing the competitor's broken ski with a new one during a heartwarming moment in Sochi on Tuesday.Russian cross-country skier Anton Gafarov finally completed the men's semifinal despite multiple crashes and a shredded ski after Canadian ski coach Justin Wadsworth jumped onto the...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadian passport gets you free beer in Sochi (PHOTO)

The biggest names for Team Canada in Sochi right now aren't Kingsbury, Bilodeau or even Crosby, they are those old Canuck favorites Molson and Labatt's.It seems that our friendly neighbors to the north have installed a vending machine which allows athletes to help themselves to a free beer courtesy of this custom fridge in Sochi. Just swipe your Canadian passport, open the door and...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadian skier Yuki Tsubota injured in frightening crash during slopestyle run (VIDEO)

Women's slopestyle skier Yuki Tsubota of Canada was taken off the course on a stretcher following a frightening crash at the end of her second run in the finals.Tsubota was attempting to land the third of three jumps at the end of the challenging and slushy course Tuesday when she crashed into the crest of the landing zone. The 20-year-old Tsubota slid down the hill while her goggles...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Quite possibly the worst display of soccer sportsmanship ever (VIDEO)

It's bad enough that this soccer player let loose with a backhanded smack to the face of an opponent during a match but also had the audacity to go back and kick the guy in the ribs while he was crumpled up on the ground.And all the d-bag got was a yellow card?!
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

USA bobsledder gets stuck in elevator days after having to bash through bathroom door (PHOTO)

The next time someone complains about the inconveniences they are experiencing in Sochi, think about what Johnny Quinn has had to go through so far.The Team USA bobsledder gained notoriety when he tweeted a photo of the hotel bathroom door he had to bash through when he was stuck over the weekend (no word on whether that was captured on film)On Monday, teammates tweeted the photos...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones back with teammates after being 'quarantined' with flu

American-hurdler-turned-bobsledder Lolo Jones was battling cold and flu-like symptoms, and she was briefly quarantined from her teammates on Monday.According to the Associated Press, Bobsled spokeswoman Amanda Bird confirmed that it was just a precautionary move, but that didn't stop Jones from posting on Twitter while she was isolated from her teammates.Just released... been in...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa's show to air on Fox Sports 1: Report

It didn't take long for the Sports Pope and his ever present Diet Coke to find themselves back on TV.Only one week after his contract with the YES Network expired, Mike Francesa struck a deal to simulcast his WFAN radio show on Fox Sports 1, according to a source. Francesa's 12-year simulcast run on the YES Network ended on Super Bowl Sunday.No information was available on the terms...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Czech slopestyle boarder crashes and destroys her helmet (VIDEO)

Sarka Pancochova of the Czech Republic was the latest victim of Sochi’s slopestyle course when she fell and smashed her head during her second run of the finals on Sunday.The same course Olympic superstar Shaun White bailed on, after he deemed it too dangerous, seems to be living up to its "sketchy" reputation.Fortunately for the 23-year-old Pancochova, competitors are required...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri All-American and NFL prospect Michael Sam says he is gay

Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the Tigers defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.In multiple interviews published Sunday night, the 260-pound Sam — an All-America pick last season and potential mid-round NFL draft pick in May — revealed he is gay."I just want to make sure I could tell my story the way I want to tell it...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bode Miller finishes a disappointing eighth in men's downhill

American skiing star Bode Miller hoped to win Sochi gold and make history in the men's downhill final on Sunday morning but ended up finishing a disappointing eighth place.Austria's Matthias Mayer set the time to beat of 2:06.23 early in the competition and had the remaining competitors chasing his time all day— including Miller. After all of the races on the fast downhill course...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart shoves Texas Tech fan during game (VIDEO)

Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart made a dumb move when he shoved a fan behind the basket in the waning seconds of Texas Tech's 65-61 win over the 19th-ranked Cowboys on Saturday night.Smart tried to block Jaye Crockett's dunk attempt from behind with 6.2 seconds to go and tumbled into the front row of the crowd. He was helped to his feet by one man but then got in the face of the...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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