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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
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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
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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

Pee-wee hockey coach gets 15 days in jail for tripping players

A Vancouver pee-wee hockey coach has been sentenced to 15 days for tripping a player during postgame handshake. Martin Tremblay swept out the leg of an opposing player while the two teams lined up for the traditional handshake after the game. A 10-year-old and 13-year-old fell to the ice while the move was captured on video.  Tremblay pleaded guilty to one count of assault in...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Steinbrenners approve of A-Rod's portrayal in Yankees animated movie

While the New York Yankees played against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater Tuesday, the team's braintrust, Hal and Hank Steinbrenner took in an animated movie during an afternoon matinee. The film called "Henry & Me" — which is nearly completed and had been six years in the making — serves as an homage to Yankees' history and includes a virtual...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistorius will hold personal memorial service for slain girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius and his family will hold a personal memorial service for Reeva Steenkamp at his uncle's home Tuesday night. Pistorius, who has been charged with premeditated murder of the 29-year-old Steenkamp on Valentine's Day, is out on bail since Friday and has been staying at his uncle Arnold's Pretoria, South Africa home. The Pistorius family released a statement...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets owner ignores Revis' agents at NFL scouting combine

Revis Island just got a little lonelier if you believe the whispers coming out of the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis about Darrelle Revis — the New York Jets best player. The New York Daily News is reporting that the Jets contingent — including head coach Rex Ryan, new general manager John Idzik and team owner Woody Johnson — didn't meet or contact Revis' representatives...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

UK soccer stadium proposes installing adult slides at gates for quicker exits

Geniuses in England have come up with a plan to introduce slides at Newcastle's soccer stadium to help spectators speed up their exit from football matches. Plans have been made up to install public slides for grown-ups at Newcastle's St. James Park which can be used on game days. Fans will be able to ride down the slides from the stadium to St. James' train station...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn says she'll be ready for 2014 Olympics

Skier Lindsey Vonn says she will be ready for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games despite undergoing major knee surgery just two weeks ago. Vonn — the four-time World Cup Champion and gold medalist at the 2010 Olympics —tore her ACL, MCL and fractured her tibia in her right leg during a horrific crash February 5 at the Alpine skiing world championships in Austria.  She was airlifted...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cashman: Jeter slated to start March 10

Derek Jeter got off the treadmill and ran the basepaths for the first time Saturday since having ankle surgery last October.  Although the New York Yankees shortstop is far from full speed, general manager Brian Cashman expects Jeter to be ready to participate in his first exhibition game on March 10. Jeter's first action will probably come as a designated hitter and leave...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Outrage over students wearing KKK hoods at high school hockey game

School administrators in North Dakota are looking into an incident involving three young fans wearing Ku Klux Klan-type white robes and hoods at a boys hockey game Friday night. A photo of the hood-wearing trio was posted on Twitter by University of North Dakota student Shane Schuster — who was taking in the game at the university's Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks ...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Prokhorov shows his displeasure after Nets blow lead at Barclays Center

Mikhail Prokhorov just sold his share of a Russian gold business for $3.6 billion, but he may soon find himself showing his star point guard Deron Williams how to close a deal when it counts. The Brooklyn Nets owner was in his private box at Barclays Center Sunday night watching when Williams  — who scored a game-high 24 points — couldn't come to terms when it counted and...
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February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kate Upton takes heat from other models for personal bodyguard

Model Kate Upton's curves have garnered her numerous modeling gigs and, most recently, the rare Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover two years in a row.  Now the hotter than hot cover girl has gotten herself a personal bodyguard to protect her assets. To men it might seem like the greatest job in the world, but her model friends are giving her even more heat and calling...
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February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

A-Rod's cousin selling World Series ring he got as gift

Alex Rodriguez's cousin, Yuri Sucart, whom A-Rod reportedly once said convinced the New York Yankees slugger into taking steroids — is taking the World Series ring A-Rod gave him as a gift and putting it on the auction block Monday. The diamond-studded, 14-karat white gold 2009 World Series ring could fetch as much as $40,000, according to memorabilia auctioneer Ken Goldin...
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February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR's Mike Stefanik gives grumpiest post-race interview ever

Take a look at really pissed-off NASCAR driver Mike Stefanik in a post-race interview. If that's smoke you think you see coming from his ears, you could be right. Why so angry? After taking a white flag, he was bumped by Steve Park who went on to win the UNOH battle of the Beach the other night. The 54-year-old driver looks to be stymied by the results and if looks could kill...
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Judges rule Yankees officially hold the title of 'Evil Empire'

The term "Evil Empire" that started out as an insult to the New York Yankees — by Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino in 2002 — has now been ruled by judges to belong to the intended target. Trademark judges ruled an entrepreneur cannot register the phrase "Baseballs Evil Empire," used to describe the Bronx Bombers, after Major League Baseball objected...
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February 23, 2013  |  7 Comments
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