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Mariners Shut Down Minor Leaguer After Reported Ice Cream Sandwich Altercation

AP | Michael Klopman | August 29, 2014 | Sports
SEATTLE (AP) — Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners' organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said on Friday that the actions of Montero and...

Montreal Street Hockey Ban Draws Mother's Ire, Mayor's Attention (TWEET)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | August 29, 2014 | Canada
Montreal's mayor is intervening after police stopped a game of street hockey in the Pointe-aux-Trembles suburb on Wednesday. A group of children were playing on 92nd Avenue in the east end neighbourhood when a nearby resident yelled at them to quiet down or police would be called, CBC...

Auburn Football Player Goes From Cancer Survivor To Starter

AP | Thomas McKenna | August 29, 2014 | Sports
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Shon Coleman always believed that one day he would start for Auburn, even when he went from college-bound recruit to cancer patient as a high school senior. His time has finally come. Coleman will be the Tigers' starting left tackle Saturday against Arkansas and get a...

Chicago Business Learns Little Leaguer Is Homeless, Offers To Pinch Hit And Pay Family's Rent

Kim Bellware | August 29, 2014 | Good News
When Jackie Robinson West players returned home to Chicago this week, seemingly everyone in the nation knew about the U.S. champions of this year's Little League World Series. What most people didn't know, however, was that 12-year-old Jaheim Benton -- No. 8 on the Jackie Robinson...

NFL Suspends 49ers Linebacker Aldon Smith For Nine Games

AP | Michael Klopman | August 29, 2014 | Sports
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have been preparing for months to play on without Aldon Smith over an extended period. Now they know the exact timeframe: He is suspended for more than half the season.

Tim Tebow Makes Fan's Dreams Come True, Scores A Touchdown In Our Hearts

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | August 29, 2014 | Good News
For one fan with a life-threatening illness, Tim Tebow isn't just an NFL star, he's also Prince Charming. Haley Burke of Kingsport, Tennessee, is an 18-year-old who has a life-threatening illness, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome -- a disorder that affects connective tissue. She is also a dedicated...

This Is An Elephant Dunking A Basketball. The End.

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | August 29, 2014 | Sports
Chuck the elephant wouldn't be the first to succeed in basketball without jumping abilities. Larry Bird, for instance, got along just fine in his NBA Hall of Fame career. Watch (above) as Chuck cradles the ball in his trunk, rears up on his hind legs and...

College Football Season Just Started And There Has Already Been A Groin Punch (GIF)

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | August 29, 2014 | Sports
Eastern Illinois linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill got a little too chippy in the fourth quarter of the Panthers' season opener against Minnesota on Thursday night. With EIU trailing 21-0 at the time, the junior delivered a below-the-belt cup check to a Golden Gophers lineman. He was promptly ejected....

Vikings WR Suspended For 2nd Time In 3 Seasons For Violating NFL Substance Abuse Policy

AP | Thomas McKenna | August 29, 2014 | Sports
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons. The league announced the punishment Friday, putting Simpson on the sideline without pay until Sept. 22 when the Vikings begin practice...

Refs Overturn Strange Vanderbilt Penalty After Being Overruled By Email

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | August 29, 2014 | Sports
Scissors beat paper, paper beats rock -- and email trumps referees, apparently. During Thursday night's college football game between Vanderbilt and Temple, officials penalized Vanderbilt for wearing impermissible jerseys. They then had to overturn the penalty after Vanderbilt presented them with a series of emails showing their uniforms...

Why Women Can Serve A Tennis Ball Faster Than Ever Before

espnW.com | Michael Klopman | August 29, 2014 | Sports
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NEW YORK -- When the video of Sabine Lisicki breaking the WTA Tour's record for the fastest serve began making the rounds on the Internet almost immediately after she struck it four weeks ago, the wonderment seemed split regarding what was more impressive.

NFL Domestic Abuse Rules Getting The Wrong Focus By Many Fans

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | August 29, 2014 | Canada Living
In light of the announcement that the NFL would implement harsh punishments for those in the league found committing domestic abuse on Friday, many applauded this as a step forward for an important issue. As Benjamin Morris at Five Thirty Eight determined, domestic violence is...

Tim Tebow Can Do An Excellent Steve Spurrier Impression (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | August 29, 2014 | Sports
Tim Tebow busted out a fantastic impression of Steve Spurrier while appearing on-set as an ESPN analyst for South Carolina's season opener against Texas A&M on Thursday. It turns out the Head Ball Coach had recruited Tebow back in the day, but it didn't work out. Spurrier's...

Life After Johnny Football For Texas A&M Starts With ... 'KENNY FOOTBALL!!!' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | August 29, 2014 | Sports
Life after Johnny Football got off to a great start for Texas A&M. New starting quarterback Kenny Hill helped Aggies fans get over the former Heisman Trophy winner with a stellar performance in his debut against South Carolina on Thursday night. Not only did the sophomore lead Texas A&M...

Pro Wrestlers On Bizarre Sports Diplomacy Campaign In North Korea

AP | Eline Gordts | August 29, 2014 | World
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-of-war and arm wrestling competition with local children before a...

7-Year-Old Fighting Cancer Has Completely Appropriate Reaction To Learning He Can Go Home

Cate Matthews | August 29, 2014 | Parents
Hospitals aren't usually places for loud celebrations, but when you get good news, you have to live it up. Seven-year-old Avery Harriman, son of University of Nebraska assistant basketball coach Chris Harriman, spent most of August in the hospital receiving intensive chemotherapy. It's his third time fighting cancer,...

Tony Stewart Returning To Competition, Says Fatal Crash Will 'Affect My Life Forever'

Michael Klopman | August 29, 2014 | Sports
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium — unshaven, his eyes glassy — and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest...

Jake 'The Snake' Roberts, Iconic Pro Wrestler, Hospitalized After Collapse

Ed Mazza | August 28, 2014 | Sports
Legendary professional wrestler Jake "The Snake" Roberts is reportedly in intensive care at a Las Vegas hospital after collapsing on a flight to the city on Wednesday. An ambulance brought Roberts, 59, from the plane to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with double pneumonia,...

Surfing In Calgary, Brought To You By The 2013 Flood (VIDEO, TWEETS)

Jesse Ferreras | August 28, 2014 | Canada Alberta
Calgarians didn't have to travel thousands of kilometres to sunny resorts to ride the waves this summer. Instead, surfing came right to them, courtesy of the 2013 flood. Surfing is nothing new in Alberta but last year's flood helped create a permanent wave in Calgary's Bow...

San Francisco Giants Pitcher Retires 46 Straight Hitters To Break MLB Record

Thomas McKenna | August 28, 2014 | Sports
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit has set a major league record by retiring 46 consecutive batters. Petit set down the first eight Colorado hitters he faced Thursday, setting the record by striking out Charlie Culberson and drawing a standing ovation at AT&T Park. That broke...
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