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  1. ASU students annoyed with mascot makeover, want their old Sparky back

    Mar 11, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Much wailing and gnashing of teeth at Arizona State at the moment over the university’s decision to give their mascot, Sparky, a makeover. The old Sparky is the one on the left here, and the new one unveiled recently by the university is on the right. Sparky’s re-do was performed by Disney, the university saying…

  2. KHL junior player Artem Voronin scores shootout goal with trick shot (video)

    Mar 10, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Just when you thought that you had seen every hockey shootout goal imaginable, KHL junior player Artem Voronin of MHC Spartak provides us with a new one. Voronin’s shootout attempt happened in a recent game against Almaz and Artem used some slight of stick to pull off his trick shot score. Watch as Artem skates towards…

  3. Oklahoma high school basketball player scores on his own basket, costs team a playoff win (video)

    Mar 10, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

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    There are plenty of ways to lose a basketball game but this loss by an Oklahoma high school basketball team might be the most painful. Let me set the scene: the day is last Thursday and it’s the class 3A semifinal between Hugo and Millwood. Hugo has a 37-36 lead with about 3.7 seconds left…

  4. Looking for the Aussie Rules Football catch of the week? We got it!

    Mar 10, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT

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    There are athletes that have crazy athleticism and it appears that Carleton’s Andrew Walker can add his name to that list after making this leaping snag in an Australian Rules Football match. Carleton was taking on Adelaide and Walker needed to climb over an Adelaide player to come down with an improbable snag off of…

  5. Nothing to see here…just a 70-yard field goal by a high-schooler (video)

    Mar 10, 2013, 8:29 AM EDT

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    Only twenty years ago, 70-yard field goals in professional football seemed an impossibility but these days, even high school students are draining field goals from that insane distance. Check out the below clip featuring Cypress Bay High (Florida) kicker Jonathan Semerene practicing with his coach, Brandon Kornblue. Watch as he makes a 70-yard field goal attempt off…

  6. Pittsburgh Steelers fan has a Terrible Towel tattoo on his chest (picture)

    Mar 9, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

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    There are few things more beloved by Pittsburgh Steelers fans than the “terrible towel” and has been part of the organization since the 1970′s when the team was dominating the decade. While most Pittsburgh fans have their own physical towel to take with them to games, one Steelers super fan decided to have it inked…

  7. Cricket fan takes ball to the head, feels the pain rather quickly (video)

    Mar 9, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

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    We’ve seen baseball fans getting plunked by batted balls but they aren’t the other sports fans in danger of getting hit by a small spherical object. A recent test cricket match between New Zealand and England saw one fan sitting in the stands take a ball right off the top of the dome. After New…

  8. New Jersey high school hockey player gets jacked up by nasty hit (video)

    Mar 9, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

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    There are few things better in sports than a nice clean hockey hit and the below video from a recent New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association non-public semifinal game between Delbarton and Paramus Catholic needs to be seen. Keep an eye on the Paramus player as he heads up the ice with the puck before…

  9. Cork City fan flips over stands while celebrating goal (video)

    Mar 9, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

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    It’s not often that we get to post soccer highlights from the League of Ireland but when one fan of Cork City decided to celebrate a goal near the pitch, he became the latest victim of a bad trip. It happened back on Monday as Cork City faced off against the Crusaders as Daryl Kavanagh notched…

  10. Dennis Rodman, Kim Jong Un get the retro video game treatment (video)

    Mar 8, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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    The greatest thing about the video below is this: from now on every time someone inputs the words “North Korea” into a search engine, a link to this video will come up. Can world peace be far behind? The folks over at Supreme Comedy created this video game parody, and with lines like “As is…

  11. Check out Alec Baldwin and Charles Barkley’s awkward attempts at improv (video)

    Mar 8, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT

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    Charles Barkley and Alec Baldwin recently filmed a commercial for Capital One that had Baldwin claiming to be a gladiator of bocce ball, ‘in his day’ as Barkley looks at him like he’s a insane person. But I much preferred watching the outtake reel, where Baldwin and Sir Charles are put on the spot in…

  12. Ex-New York Knick Renaldo Balkman has epic meltdown during game in Philippines (video)

    Mar 8, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Renaldo Balkman had a six-year career in the NBA with the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets, but more notable perhaps was his 2005-06 season at the University of South Carolina. That year he led the Gamecocks to two wins over eventual national champion Florida, and was the NIT Tournament MVP. He was also part…

  13. From the deep end: Kazakhstan league soccer match includes this amusing underwater corner kick (video)

    Mar 7, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Of course this is a tiny inconvenience in the grand scheme of things over in Kazakhstan, which has suffered severe property damage from flooding over the past few months. But this corner kick on a flooded field still amusing — especially when the ref appears to order the player to take the ball back into…

  14. And so it goes: Just like we thought, Aaron Carter CANNOT actually beat Shaq

    Mar 7, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Twelve years ago, Aaron Carter came out with the uber popular rap track That’s How I Beat Shaq, complete with a music video that showed him draining jumpers (with horrible shooting form) and traveling all over the place for layups (where are the refs?) against a hapless Shaq, cut between dance sessions with cheerleaders, crazy…

  15. Fans of Israeli soccer team walk out in protest when one of their own players, a Muslim, scores his first goal

    Mar 7, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    It’s hard to imagine a U.S. sports steam being connected to a political party (if you’re a Republican, you must love the Eagles! Democrats get out!), but that’s sometimes the way they roll in other parts of the world. Beitar Jerusalem, an Israeli Premier League soccer team, is strongly identified with the country’s political right.…

  16. Man United fan is sorry he phoned police to complain about Nani red card

    Mar 6, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT

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    So there’s this sport called soccer (soc·cer\noun\ˈsä-kər\), and they have these things called red cards, which are like flagrant fouls for people who play sports with their feet. Manchester United star Nani received one in Tuesday’s Champions League round of 16 second match against Real Madrid (seen below). Many thought the red card wasn’t warranted,…

  17. Check out old footage of a starstruck Ichiro meeting Michael Jordan in 1995 (video)

    Mar 6, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

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    Get ready for one of the most adorable meetings of athletic supremacy, when a 22-year-old Ichiro Suzuki, sporting a Tom and Jerry sweatshirt and looking like a high school sophomore, crossed paths with His Airness himself, Michael Jordan, circa 1995. This results in a riveting conversation that miraculously has been caught on tape, which you…

  18. The Japanese have invented a solid gold Lionel Messi foot worth $5.25 million

    Mar 6, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

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    Why? Because they can. The Japanese are so ahead of us in precious metal foot technology that it’s not even funny. The Lionel Messi foot — a cast of the real thing — weighs 25 kilograms and is being displayed at Harajuku Quest Hall in Tokyo today before going on sale on Thursday. Price? It’s…

  19. John Kerry doesn’t think much of Dennis Rodman’s North Korea trip: ‘As a diplomat, he is a great basketball player’

    Mar 6, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

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    Dennis Rodman returned from a recent trip to North Korea announcing that he and its Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, are now pen pals. Then after a grilling by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Rodman cancelled several other TV appearances and has faded into the background. But not before a parting shot by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry,…

  20. Tim Tebow has scheduled another speaking engagement at a controversial venue

    Mar 6, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Only this one will be closed to the general public. Tebow, who caused quite a few waves recently when he cancelled plans to speak at a controversial megachurch in Dallas, has another speaking engagement planned on Friday: this one at a conservative private college whose officials have criticized gays. Tebow will speak at Liberty University…