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  1. Ring girl holds up card for next round even though fighter is lying on canvas unconcious (video)

    Feb 15, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT


    I guess ring girls are kind of the cheerleaders of boxing and MMA: a great knowledge of the sport is not required. But you do need to know the basics. Remember this poor lass? A similar tragedy struck recently at an amateur MMA match — not sure which one, although one of the signs reads…

  2. Ohio State fan pulled over when police mistake Buckeye sticker for drug symbol

    Feb 15, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT


    Now we know how far the borders of Buckeye Nation extend. They end just before you get to Tennessee. A 65-year-old woman and her husband were pulled over a few miles east of Memphis because of the Ohio State Buckeye sticker they had displayed on their car — of the same type you see in…

  3. That exploding Russian meteor damaged KHL Arena, may postpone hockey playoffs

    Feb 15, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

    Russia Meteorite

    Every once and awhile, God notices mankind crowding the plate. And that’s when you can expect the brushback pitches. First a meteor hit Russia, and then an asteroid half the size of a football field passed within 17,100 miles of Earth. In cosmic terms, that’s a huge rock just missing the brim of our batting…

  4. Special needs student gets playing time thanks to friend’s Twitter campaign, and makes the most of it (video)

    Feb 15, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT


    “And so shines a good deed in a weary world,” said one Mr. Willy Wonka. This comes to mind because of the Twitter campaign started by Owasso High School (OK) point guard Jaylen Lowe, who was trying to get team manager Nathan Mitcham into a game as a player. Mitcham, a senior, is a special…

  5. And now for something completely different: John Cleese in hot water for ‘naughty’ Pistorius tweet

    Feb 15, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT


    Funny thing about social media: the more famous you are as a comedian, the less funny you seem to be on Twitter. Many of the big names in comedy have jumped aboard the Twitter machine in recent years — Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Albert Brooks and Robin Williams are examples. But with few exceptions they’ve…

  6. Let’s watch a skier trigger an avalanche, then outrace it while doing a backflip (video)

    Feb 14, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT


    If your name is Sverre, then there’s the first clue that your ski tricks are going to be pretty radical. Here we see Sverre Liliequist competing in the Swatch Skiers Cup 2013 freestyle competition in Zermatt, Switzerland. During his second Big Mountain run he triggers an avalanche, and outraces it to the finish … but…

  7. Tim Tebow to speak at controversial Dallas megachurch

    Feb 14, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT


    It seems that lately Tim Tebow has been making more speaking appearances in church than he has quarterback appearances in NFL games. Tebow made headlines with his Easter address in Georgetown, Texas in April, and his talk at a Scottsdale, AZ church earlier this month. And now he’s got another gig at a megachurch in…

  8. The Ft. Myers Miracle is planning Marco Rubio Water Bottle Giveaway Night

    Feb 14, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

    Marco Rubio

    Because no quirky media trend escapes the gaze of the Minor League Baseball marketing gremlins, a Single-A Florida State League team is planning a Marco Rubio Water Bottle Giveaway Night this season. When will the Ft. Myers Miracle hold this gala promotional event? That’s still up in the air, because they’ve invited Sen. Rubio to…

  9. Another Tebow incompletion: Virginia State senate committee votes down ‘Tebow bill’ for second straight year

    Feb 14, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT


    A measure that would have allowed home-schooled students to participate in public high school sports was defeated in the Virginia Senate Education and Health Committee on Tuesday — the second straight year that the so-called “Tebow bill” failed to launch. As you surely know, Tim Tebow played quarterback for Allen D. Nease High School in…

  10. Donald Trump slams Beyonce’s Super Bowl show: ‘Ridiculous … not appropriate’

    Feb 14, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT


    Well, at least he’s not suing her. Taking time from his litigation against comedian Bill Maher (more birth certificate stuff), Donald Trump appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show (!) and had some choice words concerning Beyonce’s halftime performance at Super Bowl LXVII: “When Beyonce was thrusting her hips forward in a very suggestive manner, if…

  11. Reporter peppers Kate Upton with awkward questions about Star Wars, penguins

    Feb 14, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

    Supermodel Kate Upton poses at the launch party of the Sports Illustrated's 2013 Swimsuit issue in New York

    The meteroric rise of Kate Upton has not only been great to look at, it’s sometimes amusing to listen to. Take her recent interview on 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C., for instance. Not only was in awkward, but kind of weird — at one point the host asked Upton if she had any questions…

  12. They’re already taking down Oscar Pistorius billboards in South Africa

    Feb 14, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Oscar Pistorius

    The shocking news from this morning that Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, inside his home has taken everyone by surprise — except for advertisers. Just hours after the athlete they call Blade Runner was seen exiting a police station in Pretoria, South Africa, someone took this…

  13. There’s a kangaroo delay at the LPGA Australian Open

    Feb 14, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT


    This scene won’t surprise anyone who is familiar with Canberra, as the Australian capital has had an ongoing issue with its large and boisterous population of eastern gray kangaroos for many years now. Someone even made a documentary about it, and it should surprise no one that any group of animals referred to as a…

  14. This Hoosiers fan is in possession of the most awesome big-head ever

    Feb 13, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT


    That’s Indiana student Joshua Morris holding the terrifying Jim Harbaugh big head at Assembly Hall right now … the photo sent to me by his brother, Jerod Morris, who says “Our dad works for the 49ers so we had to keep it in the sports family.” Of course you know that Indiana coach Tom Crean…

  15. Bring me the head of the Duke Blue Devil: UNC students steal mascot’s head, display it on campus

    Feb 13, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Belk Bowl Football

    Some say that it’s not only the greatest college rivalry, but the greatest rivalry in all of American sports. And indeed, tonight’s men’s hoops game between Duke and North Carolina will be the game the 136th consecutive time the schools have met with at least one of the teams being nationally ranked. But as interesting…

  16. Yep, the Simpsons/Moneyball mashup is pretty funny (video)

    Feb 13, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT

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    It’s the video mashup you never knew you wanted, but you do. And it’s pretty hilarious. What happens when you combine Moneyball and the Homer at the Bat episode of The Simpsons, with Mr. Burns as Brad Pitt/Billy Beane? Well, take a look for yourself. According to the YouTube info by Simpsonstrailers, this was uploaded…

  17. How is Gus Johnson’s soccer broadcasting debut going? Twitter reacts

    Feb 13, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

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    So are you excited about soccer yet? Fox Sports is banking on some new eyeballs watching the Manchester United vs. Real Madrid UEFA Champions League showdown today, as excitable hoops talking head Gus Johnson makes his futbol broadcasting debut. It’s halftime as I type this, and Gus has had a chance to call two goals…

  18. Disgruntled high school hockey goalie scores in own net, flips off own coaches, exits ice (video)

    Feb 13, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT


    Well, this will look good on his resume. Perhaps not realizing that YouTube videos stick to the Internet forever, a Farmington Senior High School (MN) goalie made his last high school hockey appearance a memorable one. It was a game between Farmington and Chaska High School, when the goalie suddenly whacked the puck into his…

  19. ‘Beer Snaking’ is a thing now, and Australian cricket fans hold the world record

    Feb 13, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT


    They worry about hooliganism in soccer, and American football has its alcohol-fueled violence in the stands. But what’s the big security threat to Australian cricket? Of course it’s unauthorized beer snakes. Yes, beer snaking is a thing, and the Australians are the best at it. That’s when people in the crowd at a sporting event…

  20. Will Ferrell plays security guard at Lakers game, ejects Shaq from the premises (video)

    Feb 13, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT


    Hey, that red coat Lakers security guard looks like Will Ferrell. Hey, that is Will Ferrell. Why was the comedian working security on Tuesday night at Staples Center? The answer is shrouded in mystery. But he took his job seriously — even at one point ordering Shaquille O’Neal from his courtside seat and escorting him…

  21. Thailand breaks Guinness World Record for hula hoop dancing

    Feb 12, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Thailand Hula Hoop

    As you surely know, the modern hula hoop as we know it was first introduced by the Wham-O toy company in 1957. But America’s world hula hoop domination came to an end today, as nearly 5,000 participants at Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand, performed in a hula hoop competition to break the Guinness World Record for…

  22. Skydiver interrupts Rugby Sevens match, makes it Rugby Eights (video)

    Feb 12, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT

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    If I made a list of activities that I would not want to interrupt by dropping into the middle of them from the sky, I think No. 1 would be a fight between an elephant and a rhinoceros. No. 2 would be a rugby match between Samoa and Fiji. But that’s what happened at the…

  23. Golfer bitten by Black Widow spider at LPGA qualifying event, uses golf tee to drain venom

    Feb 12, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT


    It happened at the ISPS Handa Australian Open in Yarralumla, where Daniela Holmqvist of Sweden was on the fourth hole and got bitten on the ankle by a spider. Because this is Australia where every third creature you encounter can potentially kill you, caddies immediately grabbed their cell phones and called for medical assistance. But…

  24. Pope Tebow I? Sports-related Twitter reaction to the Pope’s resignation

    Feb 12, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

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    Pope Benedict XVI is resigning at the end of the month, and Jose Canseco has questions. “What all does the Pope do?” Canseco tweeted in the wee hours of this morning. He followed that up with a series of other Pope questions, such as “Why are all the Popes old men?” He also noted that,…

  25. From doping to Poping? Betting firm lists Lance Armstrong at 10,000-1 odds to be next Pontiff

    Feb 12, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT


    Yes, the next Pope could be using PEDs, Prayer Enhancing Drugs, at least according to one professional betting firm. Ladbrokes, a British-based gaming company, has installed Lance Armstrong at 10,000-1 odds on becoming the next Pope — replacing Pope Benedict XVI, who will be resigning at the end of February. Because you can bet on…