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Oakland Raiders Couldn't Win A Game Without Embarrassing Themselves

(21) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 9:30 AM

A couple of Oakland Raiders defenders got a little too excited the closer they got to their first win of the season.

Trailing 24-20 in the final minute, the Kansas City Chiefs had made it across midfield when quarterback Alex Smith got sacked for a seven-yard loss on third...

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Vince Carter Moved To Tears After Toronto Raptors Show Video Tribute

(3) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 9:48 AM

For nearly 10 years, Toronto Raptors fans have booed Vince Carter at Air Canada Centre. But Wednesday night was different. During a break in the first quarter of Toronto's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Raptors showed a video tribute to Carter as part of the

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The NBA's Newest, Funnest Rivalry Is Anthony Davis vs. Boogie Cousins

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 9:55 PM

"I think you and I are destined to do this forever."

NBA fans were treated to what might be the league's most entertaining rivalry for the next 10 years on Tuesday night. Two of the best big men in the game squared off: New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Sacramento's DeMarcus...

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Celebrate The Return Of College Basketball With This Buzzer-Beating, Alley-Oop Dunk

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 3:17 PM

It's hard to execute an alley-oop off an inbounds play. It's even trickier when there is less than a second remaining on the clock. Manhattan managed to pull of the jaw-dropping feat to force overtime against UMass on Tuesday afternoon.

Trailing 61-59 with 0.8 seconds left in regulation, the...

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This Former Player's Rant Sums Up Everything 'Embarrassing' And 'Atrocious' About Washington

(4) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 2:01 PM

Former Washington Pro Bowler and current analyst Brian Mitchell used several words to describe the team's performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

"Embarrassing. This is atrocious. It’s despicable. It’s pathetic. I think it’s asinine," a frustrated Mitchell said on CSN Washington after Tampa Bay's 27-7 victory....

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El aficionado más patán de la NFL le rompió el corazón a esta chica de Cincinnati

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 11:25 AM

Después de ver a su equipo recibir otro touchdown en contra, un aficionado de Santos simplemente no tuvo misericordia de los sentimientos de una aficionada de los Bengalíes de Cincinnati. El receptor Jermaine Gresham le dio la ventaja 20-3 a su equipo en el Superdome con su segunda anotación del...

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Bill Belichick Probably Wished He Didn't Turn Around To See The Gronk Party

(102) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 8:19 AM

Along with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's freakish athleticism comes his dance moves. Pats head coach Bill Belichick just had to live with it.

After scoring the Patriots' sixth and final touchdown of their 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Gronk held his...

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Saints Fan Steals Ball From Female Bengals Fan, Just Doesn't Care

(459) Comments | Posted November 16, 2014 | 2:47 PM

After watching his team give up another touchdown on Sunday, one New Orleans Saints fan simply had no regard for a Cincinnati Bengals fan's feelings. Tight end Jermaine Gresham had just given Cincinnati a 20-3 lead in the Superdome with his second touchdown catch of the game. Gresham then tried...

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J.J. Watt Makes Diving Touchdown Catch, Is Not Like Other Defensive Ends

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2014 | 1:12 PM

J.J. Watt is so much more than just a defensive end. On Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, the Houston Texans superstar showed that not only is he dominant on defense, he can make highlight-reel catches as well.

With the Texans on the two-yard line facing 1st and goal, the...

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4 Numbers That Prove Mike Trout Really Was The Most Valuable Player In Baseball

(7) Comments | Posted November 15, 2014 | 3:00 PM

There isn't a better bargain in baseball, and perhaps in all professional sports, than Mike Trout. After finishing as the runner up in the American League MVP race for the last two seasons, the 23-year-old has officially been recognized as the best position player in the game.

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Joakim Noah Tells Derrick Rose's Critics To 'Chill The F--k Out'

(12) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 11:48 AM

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah understands that the injury bug keeps biting Derrick Rose. He knows it's frustrating for everyone, including Rose. But he had an impassioned, profane message for those criticizing Rose or doubting his commitment.

"Every time something happens to him, people act like it's the end of...

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LeBron Notched Another Triple-Double, Then It Was Taken Away

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 11:24 AM

Not so fast. LeBron James recorded his 48th career triple-double (including playoffs) on Monday night in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Then, it was gone.

That's because the NBA noticed James getting credit for an assist he should not have received credit for. Late in the...

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This Is The Knicksiest Play Of The Knicks Season So Far

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 1:03 PM

The New York Knicks haven't started the season so well, already losing six of their first eight games. During the third quarter of their fifth straight loss on Monday night, guard Iman Shumpert summed up the Knicks' season so far by nailing teammate Amar'e Stoudemire in the face...

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Mark Sanchez Leads Eagles To Victory, Celebrates In True Philly Fashion

(1) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 10:43 AM

Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez seems to know the key to Philadelphia fans' hearts: winning and cheesesteaks.

In his first start since 2012 when he was a member of the New York Jets, Sanchez guided the Philadelphia Eagles to a 45-21 victory. Shortly after the game,...

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Fired Up Bears Fans Burn Jay Cutler Jerseys After Yet Another Loss To Packers

(46) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 7:25 PM

Jay Cutler may be more be popular in Green Bay than Chicago these days.

At least a few Chicago Bears fans have become so fed up with their team's quarterback that they were lighting replica No. 6 jerseys on fire after the team's latest loss. This wave of anti-Cutler...

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Kaelin Clay de Utah celebró antes de tiempo y todo salió muy mal

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 11:06 AM

El receptor de Utah, Kaelin Clay, mostró a los jugadores de fútbol americano que las cosas pueden salir muy mal si celebras antes de tiempo.

El ofensivo estuvo a punto de lograr una anotación de 79 yardas en el segundo cuarto contra Oregon el sábado, pero inexplicablemente soltó el balón...

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Sorry Brock Osweiler, Peyton Manning Doesn't Leave The Game Until Peyton Manning Says So

(13) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 10:23 AM

Before the fourth quarter even started, Peyton Manning had lit up the Oakland Raiders defense with five touchdown passes. The Denver Broncos had scored 35 unanswered points and led 41-10 when they got the ball back with 30 seconds left in the third quarter. With such a big lead, Denver's...

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Seahawks Mascot Ditches Handler For Fan In The Stands

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2014 | 4:59 PM

Taima the Hawk, the Seattle Seahawks' live mascot, apparently felt like watching the game from a different spot on Sunday. Instead of flying back to his handler before kickoff of the Seahawks-Giants game, Taima flew into the stands at CenturyLink Field and landed on a fan.


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Perrish Cox's Flop Helps Save The San Francisco 49ers From Hail Mary TD

(26) Comments | Posted November 9, 2014 | 4:41 PM

San Francisco 49ers defensive back Perrish Cox reminded football fans on Sunday that flopping happens in the NFL.

On the final play of regulation with the game tied at 24, Saints quarterback Drew Brees dropped back from San Francisco's 47-yard line and launched a Hail Mary pass to the...

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Matthew Stafford's Late TD Pass Keeps Lions' Winning Streak Alive

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2014 | 3:54 PM

Once again, the Detroit Lions fell behind on Sunday. But, once again, they found away to win.

Trailing 16-13 with 35 seconds left, it was Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford who came through in the clutch. Facing a 3rd and 4 from Miami's 11-yard line, Stafford took the shotgun snap...

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