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Mayor Bloomberg: Don't boo the Yankees — 'they're trying'

New York Yankees fans, who are still in shock over the Bombers getting blown out by the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS, got some words of advice from Mayor Michael Bloomberg the morning after the embarrassing four-game sweep. New York City's general micro-manager took time off from important issues like gun control and the dangers of 32 oz. sodas to defend the $200 million team...
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees blame sweep on booing in the Bronx

There's a lot blame to pass around for the New York Yankee pathetic showing in the four-game sweep by the Detroit Tigers in the American league Championship Series. You can start with the team's lack of offense or any kind of spunk in the lineup but, if you ask the Yankees players — specifically one — they lost because they never recovered from all the heckling and...
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss
SOLE ASYLUM

Tallest man in U.S. gets $24K in shoes

At 7'8", Igor Vovkovinskiy is the tallest man in America. Reebok has provided him three pairs of size 24, 10E pairs of custom-made sneakers at a cost of $24,000.

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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

A-Rod's model fans got text from second Yankee player

The two Australian women who were reportedly on the other end of Alex Rodriguez's ball-tossing attempt to get their phone numbers say they received text messages from two Yankee players after Saturday's Game 2 at Yankee Stadium. Kyna Treacy and Katie Quinn were interviewed on Inside Edition and claim that — after A-Rod's pick-up pitch — another player texted them...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Girardi almost accidently put A-Rod in Game 4 lineup

A-Rod's in the lineup. A-Rod's out of the lineup.  Make up your mind. Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland had to do a quick double-take after he received two different New York Yankee lineup cards before Game 4 of the ALCS Wednesday afternoon.  The first one listing Alex Rodriguez batting sixth and playing third base.  But then, a courier from the Yankee clubhouse brought...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss
PUT A CORK IN IT!

Ref flags band for being too loud

A referee officiating a middle school football game in Texas penalized the team's band for being too loud when it played its school's fight song.

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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

A-Rod the racehorse strikes out again

It hasn't been a very good week for anyone or anything named A-Rod. While the New York Yankees slugger got benched at Comerica Park during the ALCS, his equine counterpart finished seventh in an eight-horse field at Belmont Park on Wednesday. In his first start since Feb. 18, the four-legged A-Rod — a 4-year-old gelding who shares the nickname with baseball's Alex Rodriguez...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeter hunts for Manhattan apartment rental

Derek Jeter is on the prowl once again.  No, he's not putting requests for phone numbers on baseballs and throwing them into the Yankee Stadium bleachers.  That would be tacky. New York's top bachelor — sorry A-Rod — has reportedly been scouring the Manhattan apartment market for a rental after he sold his Trump World Tower penthouse for $15.5 million last week, says...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeter could miss 4-5 months after surgery

The New York Yankees have announced that Derek Jeter has elected to have surgery on his fractured left ankle and is expected to need approximately four to five months for a complete recovery, according to the team's website. The Yankees captain — who broke his ankle going left for a ground ball in New York's loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the American league Championship...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

$8-million yacht capsizes during America's Cup training

An $8-million, 72-foot catamaran being sailed by America's Cup champion Oracle Racing capsized during training in San Francisco Bay Tuesday. Oracle Team USA, defenders of the 34th America's Cup, suffered the major setback while the yacht was practicing for next year's competition. A spectator caught the dramatic footage on video as the AC72 flipped over onto its mast...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Rare 1992 McJordan BBQ sauce sells for $10K

A man who used to own McDonald's restaurants in North Dakota is $10,000 richer after selling a 20-year-old container of McJordan barbecue sauce to a buyer in Chicago, reports The Bismarck Tribune. The legendary sauce was used on McJordan Burgers — named for the Chicago Bulls basketball star Michael Jordan.  The promotional sandwich was sold in limited markets back in the...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

A-Rod's Game 2 ballgirl is an Australian bikini model

Alex Rodriguez may not be able to see a 95 mph fastball down the middle anymore, but he still knows how to spot a hot number in the stands.During the ninth inning of Game 2 of ALCS on Sunday, A-Rod was reportedly seen openly flirting with a couple of pretty ladies behind the New York Yankees dugout while the team was in the middle of a frantic comeback during a crucial game against...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

It looks like Detroit Tigers fan wore pajamas to Game 3

Detroit Tigers fans are staring at a World Series appearance square in the face  — but taking a look in the mirror before heading to the game might be in order too. We know the late games and excitement over taking a 3-0 ALCS lead over the New York Yankees might make for a lot of sleepless nights — to fans on both sides.  But this poor guy looks like he was in such a hurry...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander rubs teammate's head for good luck

Justin Verlander was pulled in the ninth inning of Game 3 of the ALCS against the New York Yankees  after giving up an Eduardo Nunez home run.  The Detroit Tigers starter could only watch as the Yankees started a last inning rally with closer Phil Coke on the mound. How did the righthanded ace handle the tense moments in the dugout while he watched Coke give up a couple of hits...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees bench A-Rod and Swisher for Game 3

With the New York Yankees offense continuing to sputter, manager Joe Girardi will attempt to jump start his flatlining team by bringing in the bench.  Does he really have a choice? The Yankees manager made a few radical changes to the lineup — for tonight's Game 3 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander — and announced that he will bench Alex Rodriguez...
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

New Jersey ready to issue sports betting licenses in 2013

The state of New Jersey says it will start issuing licenses for sports betting on Jan. 9, 2013. It all depends on if a federal lawsuit filed by the NCAA and the four major professional sports leagues can be overcome, according to The Associated Press. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement published regulations for sports betting on Monday in the New Jersey Register.  The state...
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Trump calls Jeter's injury 'karma' for selling apartment

If Donald Trump is a little peeved at Derek Jeter for pulling up stakes and moving out of one of his luxury buildings, the billionaire isn't holding back. After the heart and soul of the New York Yankees broke his ankle in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, The Donald had the gumption to go on Twitter and link Jeter's season-ending injury to the shortstop...
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss
'DO YOU LIKE CENTAURS?'

A-Rod reportedly hit on two female fans

A witness tells the New York Post that Alex Rodriguez was flirting with two female fans seated behind the dugout during the 9th inning of Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday.

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October 16, 2012  |  2 Comments

Girardi calls for instant replay after ump's blunder

It may sound like a case of sour grapes or even an excuse for the New York Yankees loss to a better Detroit Tigers team, but the shouts for expansion of instant replay in MLB just got another loud proponent in Joe Girardi. The Yankees manager called on baseball to expand its use of replay after two badly officiated calls went against New York in the first two games of the American...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

'Sensitive' Swisher says Yankees fans blaming him for Jeter's injury

Nick Swisher is a lot of different things to a lot of different people — overrated agitator to opponents or pie-throwing cheerleader to his teammates. But one thing the gregarious New York Yankees slugger never thought he would be is an outcast with his beloved Bleacher Creatures out in right field. Now it looks like the crowd favorite is hearing things from the fans he's...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeter gets more tests on his ankle; surgery may be necessary

Derek Jeter was not at Yankee Stadium Sunday and will not make it to Detroit when the ALCS shifts to Comerica Park for Game 3 on Tuesday. The New York Yankees shortstop underwent further tests on his fractured left ankle Sunday morning at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital to determine if he needs surgery — and the prognosis looks likely that he will. "It's possible,"...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

LaDainian Tomlinson thinks Sanchez is losing Jets players in the locker room

Former New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson thinks Mark Sanchez is starting to lose the trust of his Jets teammates from what he is hearing inside the team's locker room. According to conversations he's had with some current Jets players, Tomlinson — who retired from the team after the 2011 season — believes Sanchez is close to losing his job as starting quarterback...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Buck to pull double duty and call both football and baseball Giants on Sunday

To say the least, Joe Buck has a Giant task ahead of him on Sunday. As FOX's lead football and baseball announcer, Buck will be in the Bay Area to call both the New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers NFL regular season game and the San Francisco Giants-St. Louis Cardinals NLCS Game 1 matchup.  One right after the other. The NFL game kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET, while the first...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Trampoline athlete sets world record for longest slam-dunk

At a Dallas Mavericks pre-season game last weekend in Berlin,  a German man set the world record for longest slam-dunk in history at 25-feet and five-inches and no ... it wasn't Dirk Nowitzki — who was welcomed back to his native home. During halftime at the preseason opening of the "NBA Europe Live 2012 Tour," where the Mavs faced the Euroleague's ALBA Berlin...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeter carried from Yankee Stadium field with fractured ankle

The real loss for the for the New York Yankees in Saturday night's ALDS Game 1 against the Detroit Tigers wasn't on the scoreboard, it was the sight of Derek Jeter being carried off the infield with a fractured left ankle. Manager Joe Girardi confirmed the diagnosis of the injury to his shortstop immediately after the game and said, "He won't be back this postseason...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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