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A look back when the Maple Leafs burned Toronto to the ground

The hockey hipster is a column that talks about trending topics in the NHL. This week's focus is a look back on the Toronto Maple Leafs, stick salutes and loving pro sports teams. Canadian sports talk radio is a shocking discovery for a hockey fan in the United States. Show More Summary

College basketball scores: Kentucky's defense is ridiculous right now

Also featuring: the best highlights of the weekend and the first real court storming of the season. Kentucky never needed to validate the merit of the ridiculous hypotheticals that frame their season. It doesn't really matter if the Wildcats look good enough to go undefeated, at least not in November. Show More Summary

Carl Hagelin cussed at himself after blowing a scoring chance

We wish he'd be nicer to himself. The Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers played an important division rivalry game on Sunday. Considering how tight the race for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference will be by the end of the year,...Show More Summary

Mike Smith has lost the support of Atlanta's strip clubs industry

Lose the fans, fine. Lose the players, fine. Lose the strip clubs? You're history. For what seems like the 20th time, Mike Smith mismanaged the clock and allowed the Falcons to lose. With the team setting up for a game-winning fieldShow More Summary

College Football Playoff threat watch: Don't forget about Mississippi State

An instantaneous survey of the teams in the best position for the Playoff at this moment. 1. Oregon This is all a forecast, so let's get meteorological. Things look clear for Oregon through the next week or so, after their 44-10 defeat of Colorado this week. Show More Summary

MLB Teams Who Look Most Aggressive to Make Waves This Offseason

Major League Baseball's offseason is anything but. The games may have ended in October, but the action is still ongoing. And judging by all the moves that teams have made through the first few weeks of November, there aren't any signs...Show More Summary

Boise State runs the Statue of Liberty play again -- and it works!

The Broncos dipped into their greatest hits collection Saturday night against Wyoming. We associate Boise State with one play, the Statue of Liberty, and we associate the Statue of Liberty with one team, Boise State. Of course, the Broncos ran the play to beat Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. Show More Summary

Duke's Justise Winslow blocks Stanford player, leaps over his head too

Jumping over a player in a dunk contest is old hat. Do it on the court. And while you're on defense. Get to learn the name Justise Winslow. Along with Jahlil Okafor, he's one of Duke's two superstar freshmen. And he jumped over Stanford's Chasson Randle while blocking his shot tonight: Technically this block didn't count. Show More Summary

Utah's drinking chicken broth and hot chocolate on the sideline

It's not even that cold in Utah today, but as these coolers -- well, "coolers" -- tell you, the Utes are going with hot drinks on the sideline: Jessica Mendoza drank A COMBINATION OF THE TWO: (via ESPN)

Wojciech Szczesny sold himself to Manchester United in FIFA

Wojciech Szczesny plays for Arsenal, but in his game of FIFA, Wojciech Szczcesny plays for Manchester United. That's because Szczesny sold himself to the Red Devils in his game. (This is when you're supposed to make up a transfer rumor...Show More Summary

Clemson loses to Gardner-Webb due to Chris Webber timeout

Clemsoning, basketball edition. The Tigers lost to Gardner-Webb, their second straight loss to a Big South team, after they called a timeout they didn't have. The situation: Clemson is playing Gardner-Webb in the first round of the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands. Show More Summary

Shaq fails miserably at the face cookie game

Remember when Dwight Howard dominated the face cookie game? Remember when Charles Barkley did the same? Shaquille O'Neal tried it at halftime of Bulls-Kings. He didn't do so hot: Watching his face twitch sped up is pretty mesmerizing, though.

NC State's Beejay Anya is blocking absolutely everything

North Carolina State's Beejay Anya is a PRESENCE -- 6'9 with a 7'9 wingspan -- and he likes to block stuff. Jacksonville found that out directly. Anya recorded 10 blocks in the game's first 25 minutes, and did so off the bench. That's...Show More Summary

Brandon Knight deserves more credit for the Bucks' strong start

The Milwaukee Bucks are winning under first-year coach Jason Kidd, but the team's most-used player isn't receiving much props for it. If you Googled "Brandon Knight" late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, you probably thought the Milwaukee Bucks guard had a sleepless night. Show More Summary

Connor McDavid power rankings: Fk no, the Maple Leafs aren't playing for McDavid

The race for McDavid continues as Toronto burns to the ground and Edmonton finds itself back at the bottom of the standings. At least the San Jose Sharks finally get to play a home game. The San Jose Sharks have not been home much this season and their fans are starting to miss them. Show More Summary

Harvard still trying to top Yale's 'We Suck' prank from 2004

There's a healthy tradition of pranks being pulled ahead of the annual meeting between Harvard and Yale in football. "Yale Football is the 1%." That's pretty funny. The Game may not usually draw national attention, though it's the College GameDay game this week. Show More Summary

College basketball scores: Creighton's upset and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's dunk highlight Wednesday's action

A furious comeback to defeat a top 20 team and a dude dunking over the tallest player in college or professional basketball were the must-see moments from college hoops' Wednesday night slate. TOP 25 SCORES No. 2 Arizona 71, UC Irvine 54 No. Show More Summary

RG3 has 'extreme confidence' Washington will play better

Robert Griffin III spoke to the media Wednesday following a minor war of words with head coach Jay Gruden. Washington has struggled mightily this year while floundering to a 3-7 record. Quarterback Robert Griffin III has received a brunt of criticism lately with his play on the field and his words off it. Show More Summary

Yes, Courtney Lee's buzzer beater should have counted

This is how the Grizzlies stole a win over the Kings. As painful as it was for Kings fans, it was the right call. With this amazing Courtney Lee buzzer beater, the Memphis Grizzlies stole a critical win over the Sacramento Kings in a game they trailed by 24 points. Show More Summary

Courtney Lee hits game-winning inbound alley-oop for Grizzlies

Courtney Lee just did the unthinkable and finally has some redemption. Courtney Lee just hit a game-winning layup on an inbounds play to after the Memphis Grizzlies were down by more than 20 points to the Sacramento Kings: SWEET REDEMPTION for Lee, who missed a nearly-identical shot with the game on the line in the 2009 NBA Finals. Show More Summary

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