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Norwegian Speedskater Havard Bokko wins the Sochi Photo-opp

Norwegian speedskater Havard Bokko may win the internet today with this Sochi Winter Olympics photo-opportunity. He’s certainly already won the contest for most creative Sochi picture thus far. I guess this is SFW. I think. Well, today is Saturday so you’re likely not at work. But in case you see this on Monday, you should be okay to look at the Havard Bokko masterpiece. I don’t...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United freezes ticket prices

Obviously, the product on the field for Manchester United has declined this season, as there’s been a very rough transition from Sir Alex Ferguson to David Moyes. However, that doesn’t mean there will be a decline ticket prices to match the decline in the level of play. Well, in the world of big time pro sports, “freezing” tickets is the closet you will ever come to reducing...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Likely leaving Man United this summer: Giggs, Rio, Evra

Big changes coming to Man United this summer. Expect a significant overhaul in the defense of the reigning Premier League champions, who almost certainly won’t be defending champions anymore when the time comes. You already know that Nemanja Vidic has confirmed his exit from Man United. Here’s who else is likely leaving Old Trafford. Ryan Giggs, member of the immortal Class...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Kate Bock get the 2014 SI Swimsuit Cover?

Kate Bock is one of four rookies in the 2013 SI swimsuit issue. Of the four, she’s one of the front-runners to land the 2014 cover. Kate Bock has a sweet, pretty Canadian accent as she hails from West Vancouver, British Columbia. From the Province: Kate Bock left B.C. more than seven years ago after graduating from West Van secondary school, living first in Paris and then in...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Natasha Barnard get the SI Swimsuit cover?

Natasha Barnard is a member of the four woman SI Swimsuit rookie class of 2013. If you want Natasha Barnard pictures, you’ve come to the right place. The South African smokeshow might get the cover this year, because I doubt they’ll give it to Kate Upton for the third year in a row. Only Elle Macphearson got the three-peat, no one else. You can follow Natasha Barnard on Twitter...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hilary Knight deemed the U.S. Women’s Hockey “hottie”

Hilary Knight is an American ice hockey forward and a member of the United States women’s national ice hockey team. Knight won a Silver Medal with the U.S. at Vancouver in 2010. In the past Hilary Knight for the Wisconsin Badgers women’s ice hockey program, as well as for Choate Rosemary Hall. Her first year at Wisconsin-Madison, Knight helped the Badgers place second in...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Hammel: the Chicago Cubs most significant offseason signing?

The addition of veteran right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel to a one-year, $6 million contract should allow the Chicago Cubs to slot their pitchers in positions of strength and provide the Cubs with additional depth and roster flexibility to make trades before or during the 2014 season. Hammel enjoys a five-pitch arsenal which includes 92 to 95 mph four- and two-seam fastballs,...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

(MUSIC VIDEO) Slovenian Skier Tina Maze has a hit popsong

Tina Maze is among the favorites to take home gold in the alpine skiing events in Sochi. She is the current world champion in giant slalom and winner of the World Cup with all time record 2414 points in one season. This year, during her intense preparations for the new season of alpine skiing, Tina Maze recorded her first song. It’s a mainstream radio friendly up-tempo song,...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN hires Lisa Kerney; Seahawks wife, former Seahawks reporter

Former MLB Network personality Lisa Kerney was just hired by ESPN. The New York based Lisa Kerney is moving from the CBS affiliate in NYC to Bristol. She is married to former Seattle Seahawks player Patrick Kerney. Therefore, let the “conflict of interest” theories and jokes about ESPN being in bed with the leagues that they cover, both literally and figuratively, begin. ...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nina Agdal likely replacement for Kate Upton as SI Swimsuit cover girl

SI swimsuit model Nina Agdal has filled in for Kate Upton before, maybe on February 17th, she will again. Agdal filled in for Upton as that aggressive kid’s prom date back in May. As Speleb put it, “Nina Agdal should be the odds-on cover favorite, after being named among SI’s 50 Greatest Swimsuit Models and appearing in the magazine for the last two years.” Right now Kate...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hannah Davis SI Swimsuit Issue Preview (Video)

Hannah Davis is a 22-year-old, 5’10″ model who comprises one fourth of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue rookie class for 2013. We’ll take a look at all of them, and see which has the potential to be the next Kate Upton, and possibly get the cover released on February 17th. Hannah Davis, who I am guessing will get the cover this year, grew up in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tina Maze, Julia Mancuso in Opening Ceremonies intro (VIDEO)

It’s fun to look at video and photos of Slovenian Alpine skier Tina Maze, and American counterpart Julia Mancuso. It’s also fun to watch NBC Sports group gloss over the fact that the XXII Olympic Winter Games are being held in a real life version of Borat’s village in Kazakhstan. Well, that’s not fair. It’s only like Borat’s village when it comes to human rights, politics...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay adds Ron Zook to coaching staff

Ron Zook works in a small local bank these days. A Gateway Bank branch in Ocala, Florida, as you no doubt have heard by now. Well, apparently those days will be coming to an end, as he’s joined the Green Bay Packers coaching staff, two NFL sources confirmed to ESPN Friday. The Packers are expected to announce the hiring soon, later today possibly According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Walton on the Bulls, Joakim Noah Chris Collins (EXCLUSIVE)

Current ESPN broadcaster Bill Walton took some time out of his busy week to give me a phone exclusive this week. The video of the Q&A is at the end.  Walton, the Hall of Famer and one of the players in league history, was joined by his son, former NBA player Luke Walton. Together, they are the third father-son duo to win NBA championships. Bill Walton is such a big icon of the...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Threats For The Seattle Seahawks Next Season

The Seattle Seahawks were able to smash Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. The best in offense of the league, the Broncos, was able to score just eight points against the best defense of the league, the Seahawks. At the same time, Seattle scored 43 points, leaving no question about which is the best team in overall this season in the NFL. The big question...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Jenks talks about his painkiller addiction, near death experience

Bobby Jenks is best remembered as the rookie closer on the 2005 Chicago White Sox World Series championship team. Jenks has the third most saves in White Sox history, and was often clocked above 100 mph on his pitches. Bobby Jenks once registered 102 m.p.h. during a 2009 game at Safeco Field. However, the life of Bobby Jenks off the field is an even more interesting and compelling...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United legend David Beckham working with Lebron James?

Forever icon of both Manchester United and the England National Team David Beckham is getting his MLS soccer franchise off the ground in America. It will be based in Miami, Florida and does not have a team nickname as of yet. Although David Beckham did say he hopes Sir Alex Ferguson will manage the team. Becks is also working out some of the financing issues and trying to secure...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United Capt Nemanja Vidic headed to Inter Milan

Manchester United Team Captain Nemanja Vidic is officially gone now. Well, at the end of the season. The statements confirming what we already knew were certified a couple hours ago. Nemanja Vidic is free to talk with clubs outside England under the Bosman regulations, with Inter Milan believed to be one of the front-runners to acquire his services. Or, as the Telegraph is putting...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Finland hockey preview: Always a threat

Team Finland hockey has had a number of players play well over a good stretch of time. Teemu Selanne, Sami Salo, Olli Jokinen, and Kimmo Timonen have played in multiple Olympics. Selanne is the all-time leading scorer in Olympic hockey history. Teams like Slovakia and the Czech Republic are fading as European powerhouses, but Finland has a large number of young players ready to take...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nemanja Vidic confirms Manchester United departure

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has confirmed widespread speculation he will leave the football club at the end of the season. The Serbian defender’s contract expires in the summer and all the headlines today centered around Vidic’s anger at not being offered a contract extension. United Manager David Moyes spoke about the positive influence Vidic has at Old Trafford...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Obama’s describes Vladimir Putin in a fashion that’s Jay Cutler esque

Jay Cutler has a public demeanor that is rather…alloof? Disinterested? Would rather be anywhere else, doing anything else than what he’s doing at the moment. Not to say that Jay Cutler is thinking that, but it’s the way he comes off in about, oh 90% of his public appearances. #CuttyDoesIt was the first thing that came to mind upon seeing the transcript NBC just sent out of...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

PSG making £40 million move for United’s Adnan Januzaj?

Is Adnan Januzaj on his way out of Old Trafford? There isn’t a lot of Manchester United transfer news to talk about, but the Daily Star has a hot rumor. The newspaper claims French champions Paris Saint-German are ‘plotting’ a £40 million move for Adnan Januzaj. Januzaj signed a new long-term deal with United, this past October, worth £30,000-a-week. PSG made a £15m offer...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

12 important Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics storylines to follow

In just two days, the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will commence. Yes, there are some events preceding the Opening Ceremonies on Friday night. This Winter Olympiad certainly lacks some star power, and NBC knows it. It’s why they’ve made some “questionable” decisions leading up to it. We’ll explore that, as well as the major socioeconomic and sociopolitical stories surrounding...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Olympic Hockey: Previews of every team Competing in Sochi

By far the most favorite sport of the Winter Olympics among men, we’ve previewed all the Olympic hockey teams. Remember the classic Gold Medal game between the U.S. and Canada in 2010 in Vancouver? Maybe Olympic hockey will give us another classic in Sochi this time. The Sports Bank’s Jeff Hicks skated extra shifts to bring us a team preview for every Olympic hockey team. Austria ...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United Air Disaster remembered by Manchester City

Today is the 56th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, and as such Manchester City paid a touching tribute to their local rivals via the team’s official Twitter account. Man City put aside rivalry, and reminded us that football win or lose, not life or death. They showed solidarity with Manchester United today.   Today Manchester City remembers all those who so tragically...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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