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Mariano thinking he could play centerfield was all 'in his mind' says Jeter (VIDEO)

The Yankees’ five-time World Series champion “Core Four” — Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte — were all on hand for a celebration Monday night at Manhattan's Cipriani Wall Street, where 600 high rollers paid up to $4,000 for VIP packages to meet their heroes.At one point, Rivera was asked about never completing his quest to play centerfield and...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dad trains goalkeeper son with soccer balls fired from cannon

Cannons and soccer are always a bad combination except when it comes to training your kids to defend your net the good old American way.This father used a Revolutionary War-style mortar and a call to arms in order help train his son in the art of goalkeeping.If the Red Coats ever try to invade our shores — or at least the squad from Man U — this is one father/son team who'll...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia HS basketball player makes unbelievable behind-the-back shot (VIDEO)

You've probably seen a lot of unbelievable basketball buzzer-beaters over the years, but never a walk-off shot like this one — literally.Here's senior guard Marvey'o Otey from William Byrd High School in Vinton, Va., making one of the most insane shots at any level of the game.When one of his teammates grabbed a rebound and fired down the end of the court in an attempt to start...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets still making bucks on Tebow and Revis jerseys

Forget that Darrelle Revis and Tim Tebow haven't played for the New York Jets since last season— make that barely played — the Jets Shop at the team's website still sells their Gang Green jerseys for them both —and at reduced prices!Pay no mind to the fact that neither of those guys —also Shaun Ellis and Bart Scott — is still on the Jets roster, their jerseys still are...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor league hockey player suffers gruesome facial cut from skate blade (PHOTOS)

Sebastien Courcelles is one tough hockey player. He’s the captain of the Thetford-Mines Isothermic of the Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey, a low level semi-pro minor league based in Quebec that specializes in goon warfare. And yes, those are stitches —and too many to count — on his face in the photo below.During a game in Saguenay,Quebec Saturday against the Trois-Rivieres...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Super Bowl 'countdown clock' disappears from Giants locker room

The Super Bowl countdown clock put up in the back of the New York Giants locker room by general manager Jerry Reese to serve as a reminder to all players on how short a season really is has vanished with three games left to go.The one time incentive to win — which became a painful reminder of another season without a playoff berth — mysteriously disappeared after Giants head...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

What did A-Rod say to Yankees fan AJ McCarron in phone call? (VIDEO)

We can admit Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron has a few things in common with Alex Rodriguez. They are both are top athletes in their own right, have smokin' hot girlfriends and profess great love for New York Yankees. Okay, maybe not-so-much A-Rod on that last similarity as of late.Still, what did the troubled Yankees star say to the Crimson Tide quarterback in a phone call right...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

'Bull Durham' musical headed to Broadway

It sounds like our old pals Crash Davis, Nuke LaLoosh and Annie Savoy will all be making it to "The Show" together after all. Broadway show that is.It was announced on Tuesday evening that Bull Durham, the iconic 1988 comedy from Minor Leaguer-turned-Hollywood director Ron Shelton, is being made into a musical. The production, adapted for the stage by Shelton, is set to premiere...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Beers froze solid during Bears-Cowboys game

Fans who braved the bitterly cold weather to attend Monday night’s football game between the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys had more to content with than just the frigid conditions when their beer started to freeze.Chicago has a well-earned reputation for brutally cold winters, but Monday night's game at Soldier Field set a new record as temperatures plunged and the Windy...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy's jersey makes it to Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

LeSean McCoy is officially in the Hall of Fame — or at least his jersey is.Here's a video of McCoy's jersey, shoes and gloves officially arriving in the Hall of Fame after he broke Steve Van Buren's single game rushing record this past Sunday against the Lions on the snow-covered field at Lincoln Financial.McCoy finished with 217 yards and two touchdowns, both of which came in...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Man bidding on lunch with A-Rod to grill him with PED questions

If one Brooklyn man has his way with A-Rod at a charity lunch, the T-bone won't be the only beef getting grilled.Joe Schiff has saved up $3,500 with plans on bidding to have lunch with Alex Rodriguez as part of David Ortiz’s Celebrity Golf Classic in order to ask the Yankees third baseman about the slugger's PED allegations, according to NJ.com. Schiff explained the dastardly...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson barred from entering UK due to prison time served: Report

Mike Tyson can now add another chapter to his new autobiography Undisputed Truth after British authorities banned him from entering their country. Or at least add a footnote.The former world heavyweight champion boxer has been forced to cancel his book promotion appearances in London after discovering he is banned from entering the United Kingdom time served on rape charges, reports...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

High schooler nails incredible 80-foot shot for the win (VIDEO)

Watch this Pennsylvania high school basketball player bury an 80-foot shot for the win just as the final buzzer sounds.Dylan Clingan's Cameron County Red Raiders trailed Ridgway 43-41 with just three seconds remaining and Ridgway at the line. As you can see, after the front end of a one-and-one was missed Clingan — the Red Raiders hero — grabs the loose ball and fires off the...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez draws naked woman, says jail life is 'not that bad' in letter

Aaron Hernandez's pen pals are at it once again.Another one of the locked-up former Patriots tight end’s letters has surfaced — despite a note pleading with the recipient to keep his correspondence private — wherein the accused murder says he’s living a stress-free life inside the Bristol County House of Corrections. An earlier jailhouse letter was reportedly sold by a...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Morgan announces her engagement to Servando Carrasco via Twitter

Too bad guys, Alex Morgan, the star forward on the U.S. Women's National Team, is off the market.The lovely soccer star from Diamond Bar, CA posted a photo of herself and Houston Dynamo midfielder Servando Carrasco, her longtime boyfriend, on Instagram Monday, with the hashtag #InstaBling.An hour later she posted another shot of the couple on Twitter, this time with the caption...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeter always thought Cano would be a lifelong Yankee

Nobody was probably more surprised at Robinson Cano signing with the Seattle Mariners than the Yankees captain himself — Derek Jeter.Deep down inside, Jeter believed his former teammate would join him and Mariano Rivera as lifelong Yankees before Cano opted to sign with Seattle last week.“I thought he would,” Jeter said. “I think a lot of people thought he would. But I don’t...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

LAPD busts hoaxer who prank called coaches about job openings 

The LAPD busted a notorious hoaxer who punked top coaches into believing they were getting offers for high-profile gigs.Kenneth Tarr was arrested in Hollywood on Monday on felony eavesdropping charges for recording conversations with top sports officials without their consent, NBC News reported.The limelight-starved scam artist made phony phone calls about job openings to at least...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees to honor Nelson Mandela with plaque in Monument Park

Move over Babe, Mickey and Mo, you're about to get some company inside Yankee Stadium.The New York Yankees announced Monday that they will honor Nelson Mandela with a plaque in Monument Park, making the dedication as part of Jackie Robinson Day ceremonies on April 15 prior to their game against the Cubs.The plaque will celebrate the life of the former South African leader and commemorate...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles fans allegedly beat up Lions fan after the game: Report

A Michigan native who has resided in Philadelphia for two years says he was harassed and beaten unconscious by a group of Eagles fans outside Lincoln Financial Field after the Eagles' 34-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.The 33-year-old Center City business owner, who spoke on condition that he not be identified, said a half-dozen men in Eagles gear targeted him — first...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Rutgers basketball player sues school for Mike Rice incident: Report

Derrick Randall, a former Rutgers basketball player who transferred to Pittsburgh this spring, is suing his former school relating to the incidents that ultimately led to basketball coach Mike Rice being fired.The lawsuit was filed in federal court, according to a report by Courthouse News Services, and names the school, Rice, Rutgers president Robert Barchi, former athletic director...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin: Giants need to regain 'respectability we lost'

The San Diego Chargers came out with guns blazing and, before the final boom went off, the New York Giants playoff hopes were a foregone conclusion at Qualcomm Stadium Sunday.Asked to assess his team’s future going into the last three games, head coach Tom Coughlin said the Giants must play “to regain some of the respectability we lost today.”Coughlin's powerful post-game remarks...
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December 09, 2013  |  1 Comment

Eerie moment a police car plows into female basketball player in crosswalk (VIDEO)

A female college basketball player is recovering after being hit by a police car as she crossed a road in Delaware, Ohio on Thanksgiving.Caroline Welker was heading over a crosswalk shortly after midnight when a police car sent the 21-year-old tumbling to the street. Welker, a player for Ohio Wesleyan University, suffered bruises and a concussion after Officer Mark Jackson hit her...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

'ShEli Manning' head a giant hit with Chargers fans (PHOTO)

Chargers fans had a little fun with Giants quarterback Eli Manning on Sunday afternoon in San Diego. Actually, make that ShEli Manning, as the Chargers faithful have dubbed him/her.Fans boringly serenaded Eli, the quarterback who refused to play for the Chargers, with boos and constant chants of “Eli Sucks” during his first visit to San Diego since 2005.But ShEli Manning? Now...
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December 09, 2013  |  1 Comment

Violent brawls break out across stadium during Brazilian soccer match (VIDEO)

Violent and disturbing images have come in from Brazil during Sunday's game between Vasco da Gama and Atlético Paranaense with fans fighting across the Joinville Arena. Riot police broke up the fighting shortly after the kickoff. Three fans were reportedly taken to the hospital in serious condition. There are also reports one fan dead as a result. The two sets of fans weren’t...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Snowplow narrowly misses Vikings players on field

It looked like the Baltimore Ravens took that "twelfth player" thing a little too seriously when this free-wheeling M+T Stadium groundskeeper almost took out a group of Minnesota Vikings players with a snow plow during a timeout Sunday.Later, another groundskeeper made life just a little more difficult for Vikes' kicker Blair Walsh with her misdirected snow shovel action.VIDEO:...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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