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Shaquille O'Neal: Earth Is Flat

Apparently there's a belief circulating in the NBA that the Earth is flat. Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers first revealed his flat-Earth beliefs back in February, and now retired basketball player Shaquille O'Neal has revealed he's on the same page. In an episode of his podcast broadcast late February...

Tom Brady's Missing Super Bowl Jersey Found

Jerseygate is over: Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been found, Fox Sports reports. The jersey, which went missing from the locker room after the Patriots won the big game, was valued at $500,000. In a series of tweets, Fox Sports' NFL Insider Jay Glazer reveals that the...

First 1-Seed Bounced From NCAA Tourney

Top-seeded Villanova was bounced from the NCAA Tournament by eighth-seeded Wisconsin, which overcame foul trouble for two of its stars in the second half Saturday to upset the defending champions 65-62 in the East region, the AP reports. Nigel Hayes scored 19 points, dropping a layup in traffic with 11....

Proud March Madness Mom: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The fact that Julia Louis-Dreyfus' son helped her alma mater, Northwestern, make it into the NCAA March Madness bracket for the first time was a victory in itself. But then the No. 8 seed in the West actually won. Cameras caught Louis-Dreyfus, 56, looking awestruck and mouthing the words "Oh...

Record Iditarod Win Marred by Deaths of 4 Dogs

Mitch Seavey became the oldest and fastest musher to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in a year marred by an abnormally high number of dog deaths. After bringing in his dog team off the Bering Sea ice and under the famed burled arch on Front Street in Nome...

Terror on the Mountain: 'I Let Out a Primal Scream'

Alan Arnette admits he often braves mountain peaks on days other climbers label "unpleasant." But in his first-person account for the Coloradoan, Arnette explains why Feb. 10 was an entirely different scenario altogether, one in which he and fellow climber Jim Davidson found themselves in especially blustery conditions as they...

Think You're Tough? This Guy Climbed Everest in Shorts

In 1999, Dutch daredevil Wim Hof earned the nickname Iceman when he swam under a frozen lake on TV—then jumped right back in to rescue an onlooker who had tumbled into the frigid waters. He was just getting started, reports the Times of London. In 2007, he nearly summitted...

Report: NFL Teams Broke Federal Law on Painkillers

The Washington Post is out with a damning report on the use of prescription painkillers in the NFL, asserting that teams have for years broken federal laws regarding how the drugs are dispensed and tracked. The story by Rick Maese, based on sealed court documents from a lawsuit by former...

Iditarod Dogs Reach Checkpoint Without Musher

Add sleep to the already long list of hazards in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. A video posted on the official race website shows a dog team that arrived at a checkpoint without a musher. "Now you've seen it all, huh?" a man in the video says. As the...

Nike Introduces Hijab for Athletes

Nike has unveiled a hijab for Muslim female athletes, the AP reports. The Nike Pro Hijab has been in development for a year, the company said. Athletes contributed input into the product, and figure skater Zahra Lari was among those who tested it. The pull-on hijab is made of light,...

Soccer Player Helps Save a Life—Again

At a soccer game in the Prague last week, one of the goalies had a violent head-on collision with a teammate and fell to the ground in a heap. Opposing player Francis Kone of Togo didn't miss a beat. Injured goalie Martin Berkovec "was still, lying on his back, and...

1st Major American Sports Org Bans Kneeling During Anthem

US Soccer is, by all appearances, the first major American sports organization to ban kneeling during the national anthem, Deadspin reports. US Soccer first addressed the issue last September after Megan Rapinoe took a knee in protest during the national anthem prior to a match. Rapinoe said she was kneeling...

7-Year-Old Bowler Wins, Gets Disqualified Over His Pants

A 7-year-old bowler in Canada just learned a tough lesson about rules, or pants, or... something. After Grayson Powell bowled a terrific game and prepared to collect a gold medal with two teammates, he was told he was disqualified for wearing pants that weren't black enough. So reports the CBC...

Use of Actual Penguins at NHL Game Rankles PETA

The zoo calls it an "enrichment experience" for penguins, but PETA thinks it amounts to "shy animals terrorized." Such is the controversy over the NHL's decision to put live penguins on the ice before a rare outdoor game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers. In a letter to the...

Plus-Size Women Can Now Work Out in Nike

When Nike posted a photo on Instagram of a plus-size model clad in a sports bra and exercise pants last July, women deluged the site with raves—and 79,500 likes. But a much-anticipated line of larger-sized exercise gear never followed. "Big girls work out too!" one woman tweeted. "Stay...

White Sox Player Ate His Passport on a Plane

Some people snack on the peanuts offered on airline flights; Jose Abreu scarfs down beer and pieces of his passport. That's what the first baseman for the Chicago White Sox testified Wednesday in Miami at a trial for a baseball agent and a trainer accused of smuggling Cuban baseball players,...

10 Major Rule Changes That Could Be Coming to Golf

The process of getting a tiny white ball into a tiny round hole has become too complicated, according to international golf authorities, who are proposing sweeping new changes to simplify the game. The United States Golf Association and Royal & Ancient Golf Club are suggesting cutting the 34 rules of...

Cops Claim Jiu-Jitsu Is Illegal, Threaten to Arrest Kids in Canada

For almost a decade, the annual Canadian championship in Brazilian jiu-jitsu has gone off without a hitch. That changed this past weekend when officials called off the event at the last minute upon discovering that it was illegal in the eyes of police. In a Facebook post on Saturday, a...

Serena Challenges 2 Guys to Tennis in SF Park

Two guys at a San Francisco park were lucky enough to get a tennis lesson from one of the biggest names in the game: Serena Williams was walking in Mission Dolores Park with her fiance on Sunday night when she came across two men playing tennis and offered to join...

Ex-NHL Brawler, Now a Coach, Allegedy Punches Teen in Game

When he played for the Buffalo Sabres, Andrew Peters had one clear role: that of a tough-guy enforcer who was quick to fight. Now he's retired as a player and coaching teens—and in hot water over a hockey brawl. Peters has been suspended as head coach of the Junior...

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