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

    Feb 22, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT

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    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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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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    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…

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

    Feb 22, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

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    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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

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

    Feb 21, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

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    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?          

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

    Feb 21, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

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    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…

  10. 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…

  11. What did the stray cat say to a crocodile at an Indian zoo? SLAP! (video)

    Feb 21, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

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    A random stray tomcat, or ‘moggy’, if you want to know how the British say things, wandered into an Indian zoo and found himself face to face with a crocodile. Most everybody would turn tail and make for the exits in this situation. But some cats (mostly of the street) have the ability to be…

  12. Your interview of the day: Hugh Hefner says Jerry Buss attended many Playboy parties, ‘will be truly missed’

    Feb 21, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

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    There have been many celebrities weighing on on the death of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, and all of the stories and interviews have been insightful, but still I feel that I’m missing something. Ah yes, that’s it: Hugh Hefner hasn’t weighed in. Well, that’s been rectified by ESPN Los Angeles Radio, where Hefner was quizzed…

  13. Jeremy Lin upset that his first technical foul cost him ’4,000 tacos’

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

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    Rough couple of days for Jeremy Lin. First the big trade in which several of his Houston Rockets teammates were sent packing, prompting Lin to say before the Oklahoma City game on Wednesday night, “I don’t even feel like playing tonight.” All grouchy and everything, Lin went out and scored 29 points in Houston’s 122-119…

  14. Dallas megachurch leader: Tebow’s home church believes ‘exactly what we do about homosexuality’

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    Former Florida Gators quarterback Tebow waves as he stands on the sidelines before the Gators play against the Louisville Cardinals in the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl NCAA football game in New Orleans

    Earlier we told you about Tim Tebow’s withdrawal from a speaking date at First Baptist Dallas, the 11,000-member megachurch headed by pastor Robert Jeffress, who has been criticized for his views on homosexuality, Islam, Catholicism and Mormonism. Jeffress said that he talked with Tebow by phone on Wednesday night, and earlier today had this to…

  15. Yes, in San Francisco you can actually take a class in lightsaber combat (photos)

    Feb 21, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

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    Not sports, you say? I find your lack of faith disturbing (reader begins to feel choking sensation, reaches desperately for throat). Yes, San Francisco is the home of two of the past three World Series trophies and the 2013 Super Bowl runnerup, but we also embrace our not-so-inner nerd. Behold: the Golden Gate Knights, a…

  16. Tim Tebow cancels appearance at controversial Dallas megachurch

    Feb 21, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    When last we left Tim Tebow, he had scheduled an April speaking appearance at First Baptist Dallas, the church led by outspoken and controversial Rev. Robert Jeffress. But wait … here comes the safety blitz! And, Tebow is out. The Jets quarterback announced on Twitter today that he’s canceling his appearance at First Baptist, “due…

  17. Best Bar Mitzvah invite ever includes Shaq, Barkley, Ne-Yo, Turner Field (video)

    Feb 21, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    He calls himself D Mazel Tov, but his friends and family know him better as Daniel Blumen, a 12-year-old who has a pretty big day coming up. That would be his Bar Mitzvah in May, and rather than send out paper invitations, he made a rap video to get folks to attend. It’s a remake…

  18. Jose Canseco’s theories on gravity make prominent scientist’s head explode … as always, hilarity results

    Feb 20, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

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    Yes, Jose Canseco is back to throw down more Twitter knowledge, and this time the subjects are planetary science and zoology. A prominent scientist emphatically disagrees with all of Canseco’s points, but what does he know?

  19. Charles Darwin said this would happen: Arthritic sea otter takes on hobby of dunking basketballs (video)

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

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    The next time you think you’re slowly creeping closer to the hapless end of life tradition of crossword puzzles, slow driving and horrible hearing, you should attempt to turn back the tide of aging by gathering motivation from one hero zoo animal: a sea otter named “Eddie”. At age sixteen, Eddie is considered a geriatric…

  20. Here’s the amazing ping pong save of the week so far (video)

    Feb 20, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

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    It happened at a table tennis tournament in Kuwait recently, when Quentin Robinot of France seemed to have lost the point, his back to the ball, when suddenly … bam. YES I JUST DID THAT. Best backhand save ever, in any sport?