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Angry player says NFL team disrespected America

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Carolina tight end Jeremy Shockey had a reason for his rather obnoxious (yet un-penalized) taunt after his touchdown reception on Sunday against Houston. He made the Texans pay for disrespecting America. Or so he says. “Personally, myself, I was really upset they weren’t showing respect to America during the National Anthem,” Shockey told the media. [...] [Read More]
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NBA player has dramatic weight loss

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Some players enjoyed a lazy extended off-season, gaining a little bit of weight during the NBA lockout. Not Kendrick Perkins. He worked off 30 pounds during the offeseason and reported to Oklahoma City Thunder camp looking like a different player than during last season’s run to the Western Conference finals. Perkins was up to 298 [...] [Read More]
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MLB star crashes Maserati, allegedly spits at cops

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Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman James Looney was arrested in November after allegedly smashing his Maserati into three cars and later spit at a police offer, according to a report by TMZ. Loney was arrested because he was believed to be under the influence of drugs after he swerved into one car and careened into [...] [Read More]
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Santa rushes the field … and nobody cares

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Saturday’s BYU-Hawaii college football game played host to one of the strangest incidents of a fan rushing the field you’ll ever seen. As you can see in the video, a fan dressed as Santa ran on to the field. And seemingly nobody cared. He wasn’t stopped at all while running on the field. Players didn’t [...] [Read More]
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LSU fan shop website hacked, displays rival Alabama’s merchandise

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If Sunday was any indication, this could be a long, sometimes entertaining month, leading up to the college football national championship game between SEC rivals Alabama and LSU. Just five hours after the pairing was officially announced, someone hacked into the LSU fan shop website and replaced all of the LSU options with Alabama material. [...] [Read More]
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73-year-old former football rivals get in fist fight

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Talk about grudges. Two 73-year-old former football rivals got into a fist fight Friday night at a CFL Alumni Legends Luncheon. The rivalry between Joe Kapp and Angelo Mosca dates back to the 1963 Gray Cup game between Kapp’s B.C. Lions and Mosca’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The grudge started when Mosca hit running back Willie Fleming [...] [Read More]
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NFL kicker relieves himself on the sidelines during game

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Um, when you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go. Even if it is in the fourth quarter of a tied NFL game. And you are the kicker. On the sidelines. Just ask San Diego’s Nick Novak, who, yes, relieved himself on the sidelines during Sunday’s game against the Broncos. He tried to get cover from a [...] [Read More]
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MMA fighters foil robbery attempt

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Luis Rosales picked the wrong time to try to rob a hotel clerk. He made his robbery attempt and tried to escape as two mixed martial arts fighters were entering the Comfort Inn in Los Angeles. They subdued Rosales and held him until the police arrived. Brent Alvarez and Billy Denney were in town from [...] [Read More]
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Soccer team puts Twitter handles on backs of jerseys

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Mexican first division soccer team Jaguares de Chiapas has a reputation for being a forward-thinking, innovative club. That makes sense, since the club has only been in existence since 2002. Its latest bold move takes the social media craze right onto the playing field. Jaguares unveiled new jerseys on Friday that replace the names on [...] [Read More]
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NBA star Durant plays in intramural flag football game on Oklahoma State campus

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Kevin Durant is a star on the basketball court, no doubt. But with the NBA lockout, life was “boring” for the former UT and current Oklahoma City star. So on Monday night, Durant became one of the most famous and wealthy intramural flag football players in the history of Oklahoma State University. And, of course, [...] [Read More]
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