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  1. Nationals’ Racing Teddy Roosevelt gets his own Topps baseball card

    Feb 27, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    The Washington Nationals’ most famous racing president, Teddy Roosevelt, (sorry Lincoln) is getting his own baseball card, Topps has announced. But all is not as it seems, as you can see by the example below. Here’s the card below, purportedly showing Teddy grabbing his first-ever win in the Nationals’ Presidents Race. But something is amiss.…

  2. B.C. court gives youth hockey coach jail time for tripping 13-year-old player in handshake line

    Feb 27, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Have a nice trip … to jail. Remember Martin Tremblay? He’s the youth hockey coach who was arrested for tripping a 13-year-old player in a handshake line at the conclusion of a youth hockey game back in June of 2012. We wrote about it at the time, and if you examine the video below Mr.…

  3. Today in mascot effrontery: Toronto Raptor flirts with Rachel McAdams; Miami Heat mascot licks Shaq (video)

    Feb 26, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

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    We don’t mean to imply that these mascots engaged in any activity other than good, wholesome, family fun (somebody hose them down). It happened on Monday night, when Canadian-born Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris) was proposed to by The Raptor, Toronto’s NBA dinosaur mascot. Added touch: a dozen roses, and a slobbery kiss. But if…

  4. British teens describe the NFL in the most British way possible

    Feb 26, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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    My favorite part of this video is when they ask the one girl what “NFL” stands for, and she replies: “The National Football Legion.” Let’s face it, the NFL rules in the U.S., but in many other parts of the world it takes a back seat to soccer, cricket and in the case of Britain,…

  5. Brent Musburger and Katherine Webb, together again, sort of

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT


    The awesomeness of Iowa State freshman Matt Mummelthei can’t be overstated here. Brent Musburger was calling the Kansas-Iowa State basketball game in Ames on Monday, when Mummelthei approached the broadcaster and asked him to sign his Katherine Webb bikini poster. A pretty bold move, seeing that it was Musburger who ignited a media firestorm by…

  6. Watch the eighth grader who already has football scholarship offers from Alabama, LSU (video)

    Feb 26, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT


    Edward Moses was a bit startled when his son, Dylan, was invited to participate in Junior Day at the University of Alabama: a session meant for high school junior football prospects. That’s because Dylan Moses is only in the eighth grade. But like the giant, glowing eye in the Lord of the Rings movies, Nick…

  7. Full-body Pong looks difficult, completely awesome (video)

    Feb 26, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT

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    A life-sized game of Pong which you play on an interactive surface by kicking the electronic “ball” with your feet? Japan, you’ve bested us again! It’s called e Sports Ground, developed in Japan and released in 2011. It uses a series of motion tracking cameras and projectors to turn the ground into a game screen,…

  8. Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea to run basketball camp … what could possibly go wrong?

    Feb 26, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Dennis Rodman

    It’s been only two weeks since North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test in defiance of UN bans against atomic and missile activity, and because they must be severely punished, we have sent them Dennis Rodman. Actually, call him peace ambassador Dennis Rodman, who arrived in Pyongyand today to engage in what his media company,…

  9. Did cyberbullying cause emerging women’s tennis star Rebecca Marino to quit the sport?

    Feb 25, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT


    The news came as quite a shocker, except perhaps to those who knew her best. Rebecca Marino, the 22-year-old Canadian tennis star who had reached No. 38 in the WTA singles rankings and was a two-time Tennis Canada Female Player of the Year, announced last week that she was quitting the game? Marino has been…

  10. Third grader shocks the world with halfcourt, game-winning buzzer beater (video)

    Feb 25, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT


    From spectacular fail (see previous post) to improbable victory, we take you to a third-grade basketball game where a kid turns defeat into victory with a one-handed, half-court heave at the buzzer. They will sing the praises of Mason Kunkel for about a week at his school, and forever on the internet after this shot.…

  11. Skyfall: 11-year-old’s ski jump fail is mighty entertaining (video)

    Feb 25, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT


    We can laugh at this because he wasn’t injured, and laugh at this we will. It’s not often that life imitates cartoons, but that’s what happened when a rambunctious 11-year-old skier tried to jump a small mound and crashed, disappearing down a hill leaving only his skis behind. Such an awesome fail.      …

  12. 101-year-old vegetarian runner completes his final marathon

    Feb 25, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    2013 Hong Kong Marathon

    Fauja Singh, the oldest runner ever to complete a full marathon, finished his final race on Sunday, and now will hang up his competitive running shoes for good. From now on, Singh, who will soon be 102 years old, will run just for fun, “to inspire the masses.” Singh ran in the 10k division of…

  13. Welcome back baseball with this bench-clearing brawl at Sacramento State (video)

    Feb 25, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

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    It was UC Riverside at Sacramento State on Friday, the first of a four-game series, and the teams wasted no time getting into the swing of the season. UC Riverside’s Eddie Young gets caught in a run down, and as he’s being tagged out when tagged out by Sacramento State’s second baseman Andrew Ayers, Young…

  14. Did James Franco mean to insult Danica Patrick at Daytona 500? Twitter decides (video)

    Feb 25, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    James Franco

    He co-hosted the Oscars in 2011 to not-great acclaim, so James Franco thought he’d take a less stressful late February gig this year. In town to promote his new movie Oz, the Great and Powerful, Franco had grand marshal duties at the Daytona 500, where he was tasked to begin the race with the iconic…

  15. Don’t stop be-sleevin’ … Warriors beat Spurs with funky new sleeved jerseys, and Twitter reacts

    Feb 22, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors beat the red-hot Spurs in OT on Friday night, but all anyone could talk about was Golden State’s brand new sleeved jerseys. The verdict? Let’s check it out, below …

  16. Former Seattle SuperSonic loses million-dollar home to foreclosure, refuses to leave (video)

    Feb 22, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT


    Remember Robert Swift? He was the 12th pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, coming right out of high school in Bakersfield and taken ahead of such players as Al Jefferson, Jameer Nelson, Josh Smith and J.R. Smith. But due in large part to a series of injuries, six years later the 7-foot-1 center was playing…

  17. HS wrestler does that cheerleader one better with a 3/4-court handspring basketball shot (video)

    Feb 22, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT

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    On Thursday we showed you video of William Carey University (MS) cheerleader Ashlee Arnau, who unleashed an improbable but successful half-court basketball shot, which she sunk after performing a handspring backflip. But here’s a kid who’s been there and done that, and from three quarters-court, no less. Joe Plante, a senior wrestler from Hadley-Luzerne High…

  18. When competitive rowing resembles NASCAR, we all win (video)

    Feb 22, 2013, 1:17 PM EDT

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    I’m no expert on rowing, but since when does the guy in the back of the boat abandon his oars and run to the front of the boat? You don’t see that in crew. It happened at the Piha Big Wave Classic in New Zealand recently, when the boat from the Orewa Thunder crew collided…

  19. Luge sleds slide off back of truck, slide down road, disappear, because they’re luge sleds

    Feb 22, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Joe Mortensen

    If you’re transporting a bunch of luge sleds and they fall off the back of the truck, and there’s any kind of downward slope to the road, then kiss those luge sleds goodbye because brother, they’re gone. It happened in Easton, Pa., where police are requesting the public’s help (this is true) in finding some…

  20. David Price’s dog gets his own bobblehead, and Rays will give them out in April (video)

    Feb 22, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT


    Is this the first bobblehead dog giveaway in Major League Baseball history? Well, technically no, depending on your definition of “dog.” But it may be the first-ever canine to get his likeness as a bobbling MLB souvenir. The Tampa Bay Rays will give out bobbleheads in the form of David Price’s dog Astro at their…

  21. The flare parachute is the soccer hooligan version of a drone attack, I suppose (video)

    Feb 22, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

    A flare on a parachute falls during the Europa League soccer match between BATE Borisov and Fenerbahce at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul

    What do you do if you’re a soccer hooligan, dedicated to causing mayhem and throwing burning items onto the playing field, but suddenly you’re banned from the stadium? Well, you get creative. These hooligans, who support the Turkish soccer club Fenerbache, did just that. They rigged a flare to a parachute and launched it over…

  22. Cheerleader’s trick basketball shot amazes small crowd, will go down in cheerleader history (video)

    Feb 22, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    “Oh, really?” you say, “Another basketball trick shot video?” But this one’s different. Ashlee Arnau is a cheerleader at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS, and also a member of the school’s soccer team. And if there is ever a hall of fame that combines cheerleadering and basketball trick shots, she will be the first…

  23. Iraq war veteran chooses Cubs logo for his prosthetic eye (photo)

    Feb 21, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT


    No, not an eye patch … we’re talking about an actual prosthetic eye. According to The Smithsonian, that’s what one Iraq war veteran has chosen, instead of the regular kind with an iris. How can you not love Cubs fans?          

  24. The SF Giants are seeking bat boys, but applicants ‘must be proficient in Microsoft Office’

    Feb 21, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT


    Want to be a bat boy? The San Francisco Giants are looking for some, as I suppose most Major League teams are at this time of year. But what exactly is involved? McCovey Chronicles got a hold of the detailed job description, which you can see right here. Among the bat boy duties for the…

  25. Electroshock Soccer just may change the world of sports as we know it (video)

    Feb 21, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT

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    First of all, the technology behind Electroshock Soccer is an awesome idea with many potentially practical applications. Here’s basically what it is: all players in a game of indoor soccer are fitted with dog collar shock devices strapped to one thigh, which can only be operated by remote in the broadcast booth. This appears to…