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Cano's dad says Robbie wouldn't feel right leaving the Yankees

Jose Cano has guided his son Robinson throughout his whole life and now — while the younger Cano faces one of the biggest decisions of his professional career — father sounds like he knows what's best for the New York Yankees all-everything. The elder Cano, who will be on the coaching staff of his son's Dominican Republic team for the World  Baseball Classic, says he...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL rookie looks like Darth Maul after fight

A busted up NHL player posted pictures of his battered and bruised face after a fight during a game last week and — thanks to a follower's comparison — shows an uncanny resemblance to the Star Wars character Darth Maul — or more like Darth mauled. Philadelphia Flyers rookie Tye McGinn got into a fight last Monday but by the looks of things he is still felling the pain...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rodman booted from hotel for ranting about how great Kim Jong Un is

Dennis Rodman, just back from his bizarre trip visiting Kim Jong Un, was escorted out of the Time Hotel in Midtown Manhattan on Sunday after spending hours at the restaurant bar loudly telling anyone who would listen what a great guy the North Korean dictator is, reports The New York Post. "He was at the bar at Serafina for three hours," a spy told The Post.  "He...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Cashman posts photo of himself after ankle surgery

What does Brian Cashman have in common with Derek Jeter and Joba Chamberlain?  Nothing really besides having the third most famous broken ankle in recent New York Yankees history. After the Yankees general manager broke his right fibula and dislocated his right ankle while skydiving with the Golden Knights of the U.S. Army Monday morning, Cashman had surgery later at Broward Health...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman breaks ankle on second jump with Army's Golden Knights

Brian Cashman took a break from the payroll drama that is the New York Yankees and jumped out of a plane from 12,500 feet Monday morning.  Not that the pressure was getting to him or anything — the Yankees general manager did it to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project and his own sense of worth. The jump with the Golden Knights of the U.S. Army, based out of Homestead...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Girardi flip-flops on Granderson-Gardner fielding switch

It looks like the Brett Gardner-Curtis Granderson experiment in centerfield has concluded even before it really got started. Gardner started in left field Sunday — even with Granderson out of action with a broken forearm — with Melky Mesa in center leading New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi to admit that the whole idea of flip-flopping their positions this season is basically...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Tortorella calls Kaleta's hit from behind on Richards 'disgusting'

Patrick Kaleta's hit from behind on Brad Richards is sure to draw some attention from NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan this week but, as the New York Rangers forward lay still on the ice, Richards' team and head coach took notice and responded. After Richards was crashed into the boards by the Buffalo Sabres forward with his stick at 3:28 of the third period, the Rangers...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss
JUST FOR KICKS

Female kicker's tryout ends quickly

The woman who tried out as a kicker at an NFL regional combine tryout only lasted two kicks, and neither of her attempts were successful.

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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Rodman: 'My friend' Kim Jong Un wants Obama to 'call him'

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman just returned from playing basketball diplomat to North Korea and said the isolated country's leader Kim Jong Un doesn't want war with the United States.  The tattooed and pierced quasi-ambassador said Kim just wants President Barack Obama to give him a call. Obama and Kim share a love of basketball.  "So let's start there,"...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Boyfriend pushes girlfriend from a cliff in extreme sport stunt

A nervous Jessica Powell stood trembling at the edge of a 400-foot cliff while her boyfriend urged her to jump in a swing that split a Utah slot canyon gorge. The so-called boyfriend, Creighton Baird, tells the shaking Powell for 45 minutes, "I'm not going to push you," before he does just that and shoves the hesitant woman over the edge of the cliff. "I'...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Te'o scores with some real ladies in Atlantic City

Manti Te'o's 40-yard dash time may need some work but the Notre Dame linebacker showed he still has some moves. Te'o ran a dismal 4.82 at last week's NFL Scouting Combine, but it didn't take long for half-a-dozen 10's to put a smile back on his face. The NFL prospect was in Atlantic City Friday night to accept the Maxwell Football's Club's Collegiate...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Ichiro Suzuki walks away from Tampa car crash

Ichiro Suzuki walked away from a three-car crash late Saturday afternoon after a woman cut off the New York Yankees outfielder on a Tampa highway. His Land Rover wasn't so fortunate. "He is fine," said Yankees general manger Brian Cashman.  "His interpreter called to let us know." Ichiro was headed south on a Tampa highway about 4 p.m. when he slammed...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Yanks' Cashman to parachute with Golden Knights

Brian Cashman's "significant offer" to Robinson Cano may be the biggest leap of faith he has taken over the past few weeks. At least until the jump he takes Monday morning. The New York Yankees general manager will parachute over Miami early that day with the Golden Knights of the U.S. Army to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. "It's an opportunity...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Brazil builds supersized seats for obese fans attending World Cup in Rio

Brazil is planning on welcoming up to 500,000 visitors of all shapes and sizes when they host the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro next summer. Apparently, the Brazilians aren't forgetting some of the larger fans — or the smaller ones, for that matter, who get squished next to them. According to The Daily mail.com, supersized seats have been constructed to hold obese soccer fans...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Serena Williams gets scolded by Honda Classic security for taking photo of Tiger Woods

Serena Williams should know all about spectator etiquette when it comes to sporting events.  After all, the former No. 1 women's tennis player in the world would glare at a fan who was clapping their hands or cheering while she was getting ready to serve. Apparently Williams doesn't think the same manners apply to her after she found out she wasn't allowed to snap a...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss
LET'S GO HOME

Mitch Williams goes off after game goes extras

MLB Network analyst and former Philadelphia Phillies closer Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams wasn't too happy when the New York Mets-Washington Nationals game went into extra innings Thursday night. After saying a few choice words and storming from the studio set, Williams yelled, "Extra baseball in spring training that's like extra tooth decay at the dentist....
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March 01, 2013  |  2 Comments
NOT A LOVE STORY

Te'o: I wasn't asked about my sexuality

Unlike other players, Manti Te'o says he wasn't asked by NFL teams about his sexual preference during interviews at the NFL Combine.

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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Cano says contract is out of his head... except when it's in there

And so the Robinson Cano contract talks begin and, if you ask the second baseman himself, the issue is completely out of his head — except when he's thinking about it. "I just want to focus on baseball," explained Cano in his own sort of player-speak. "I’m not going to let anything get in my head or distract me or the team, because I don’t want to be like...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

St. John's suspends D'Angelo Harrison for rest of season

D'Angelo Harrison, the captain and leading scorer for St. John's has been suspended for the rest of the  regular season and any postseason tournaments, the university announced Friday. Head coach Steve Lavin made the announcement without giving any reason for the suspension. The loss of Harrison pretty much bursts St. John's NCAA bubble chances and leaves a giant hole...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Was rookie pup poisoned at Westminster Dog Show

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show — which crowned an Affenpinscher as Best in Show for the first time ever — may now need a Bloodhound to figure out how a prized show dog suddenly died a few days after competing in the Madison Square Garden show. Cruz, a 3-year-old Samoyed who competed in his first Westminster earlier this month, died Feb. 16 while competing in another dog...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Coach K wants fans to make room before storming court

The Duke Blue Devils suffered an upset 73-68 road loss to an unranked Virginia team Thursday and — after the No. 3-ranked team bit the dust on the Charlottesville court— fans swarmed the hardwood and made it difficult for Coach Mike Krzyzewski's  players to hit the locker room. After the pandemonium on the ACC rival's court subsided and the Blue Devils team was safely...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Martellus Bennett 'not feeling the love' from Giants

Martellus Bennett wants to remain a New York Giant, after a productive first season in the Meadowlands, but all indications point to the tight end becoming a free agent this spring — joining a growing list of players including Osi Umenyiora and Ahmad Bradshaw who are on the verge of becoming  former Giants. Bennett — a habitual tweeter — vented his disappointment over a...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Suggs has no problem with Te'o joining Ravens team

Never mind being catfished, at least one NFL star doesn't even care if Manti Te'o floundered at the NFL Scouting Combine this week and would welcome the former Notre Dame star into his team's locker room. Terrell Suggs of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens was in New York City when TMZ asked the former-Defensive Player of the Year if it would be alright if the...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon invites Pink to Rays camp for some BP

Joe Maddon may be the loosest manager in the majors, but he has parlayed his laid back rules into a tightness with his youthful Tampa Bay Rays players. Who even knew the 59-year-old Maddon had the singer Pink on his playlist? Maddon tweeted his fellow transplanted Pennsylvanian regrets at not being able to make Pink's show while it makes a stop in Tampa but invited the singer...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistorius' reps name substance found in bedroom night of girlfriend shooting

Oscar Pistorius' representatives have named the substance found in his bedroom after the shooting death of his girlfriend as Testis compositum and claim it is a herbal remedy used "in aid of muscle recovery." A product called Testis compositum is also marketed as a sexual enhancer, good for stamina.  Some online retailers advertise oral and injectable forms as testosterone...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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