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FaviconReport: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent 24 Jun 2014, 10:04 am

Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.

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FaviconUruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again? 24 Jun 2014, 9:44 am

Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.

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FaviconO's Davis walks off White Sox with pinch-hit HR 23 Jun 2014, 11:56 pm

Chris Davis had been scuffling, and with lefty Chris Sale on the mound, it was a perfect night for the Orioles first baseman to ride the pine. He didn’t get the entire night off, however. Manager Buck Showalter called his number in the bottom of the ninth, and Davis delivered a walk-off three-run homer.

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07/27/2014 11:01 PM
Greg Maddux jokes about lighting farts on fire during Hall of Fame speech

Greg Maddux sometimes was referred to as "The Professor" on the mound because of the academic-looking way he went about shutting down lineups. He also tended to be dry when giving interviews. Conservative. There was a personality in there, he just didn't let it out frequently. So to speak.

Lest the world continue to be ignorant of his complete nature, Maddux tried cracking a flatulence joke during his Hall of Fame induction speech Sunday afternoon. It didn't go over great, as jokes go, but it's still funny because it's Greg Maddux trying to be mildly shocking to a relatively staid crowd of perhaps 48,000 at Cooperstown. Here it is:

My brother, Mike, led by example. Everything I was about to do on and off the field, he had already done. I was very fortunate to have a brother that I could learn from. He even taught me a little bit about science. It has to do with a little methane and a lighter, and I still get a huge kick out of it today. (Laughter.) That's funny, huh? OK.

Mike Maddux is, like, 'You didn't just tell a fart joke at the Hall of Fame.' (MLB.com)

What a gas! As you can tell from the video, Maddux botches a word or two in the delivery, the kind of mistake that can ruin even funny jokes. But he had earned too much goodwill from the audience to have former manager Bobby Cox give him the hook by the sixth paragraph of his speech.

Overall, Maddux's speech was sound. Quick (10 minutes) and efficient, wasting little — just like his best complete games.

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07/27/2014 06:51 PM
Jets' Dee Milliner says he is the best cornerback in the NFL

When people argue about the best cornerback in the NFL, Dee Milliner's name rarely gets brought up. OK, it never gets brought up. The people having that debate might not bring up Milliner's name because they don't know it.

But Milliner, the second-year Jets corner, brought himself up in the conversation.

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Milliner proclaimed himself the best cornerback in the NFL.

“The best corner in the league? Me,” Milliner said after practice on Saturday. “I ain’t gonna say that somebody else is better than me.”

Huh. That's ... interesting. The amount of people who think Milliner is the best cornerback in the NFL now totals one.

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Look, there's nothing wrong with some confidence. A cornerback isn't going to make it in the NFL without a ton of moxie. And Milliner has plenty of it.

For those who need a quick bio on Milliner: He was the ninth pick of the 2013 draft out of Alabama and struggled as a rookie. He was benched on multiple occasions, but played well in December. The Jets have expressed confidence that the strong finish should carry over into his second season. They have not expressed confidence that a good final month to his rookie season makes him better than cornerbacks like Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman. But he'll work as his own press agent on this one.

“I’m not going to say somebody that plays the same position is better than me,” Milliner told the Daily News. “Don’t care if they’ve been in the league 10 years and I’ve been here five months. That’s how it’s going to go. I’m the best. I’m not going to say that another man that plays the same position… and say he’s better than me? I can’t do that."

If Milliner doesn't have a big season this season, it won't be because he didn't believe in himself.

Really, while the claim is far from realistic, there's nothing wrong with it. The league is more interesting because of players like Milliner, who don't feel the need to speak like robots at all times to drain the life out of the NFL.

And look at it this way: Those who didn't know Milliner before might know him now.

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07/27/2014 03:53 PM
LeBron James has chosen a new uniform number

After some careful, crowd-sourced consideration, it appears as if new Cleveland Cavaliers small forward will choose the No. 23 for his next uniform. James announced as much on Twitter during Sunday afternoon:

I know that two multiplied by three equals six, but I genuinely have no idea what this tweet means. Maybe it’s a code that is only given to people that can get rim on a 10-foot hoop.

Unfamiliar maths aside, James’ choice does call into question the nationally televised statement he made nearly a half-decade ago:

Apparently it’s cool to wear Michael Jordan’s number now because, well, two times three equals six.

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07/27/2014 06:32 PM
P.K. Subban drinks beer from Stanley Cup with Seth Rogen (Video)
PK Subban, via Montreal Gazette Vincenzo D'Alto

P.K. Subban has yet to lead the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup. But he's led Seth Rogen to the Stanley Cup, through the siren’s song of Canadian beer. 

Rogen’s “Hilarity For Charity,” which seeks to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, was in Montreal as a part of the Just For Laughs festival, holding a late-night gala. On Saturday night, Rogen hit the stage with the apparent intent of creating the most Canadian moment in the history of Canada or moments.

Not only did Rogen have Youppi, the beloved Montreal Expos mascot, come on stage with a wheelbarrow of Timbits, but he had the Stanley Cup on stage (right-side-up, Def Leppard). 

(Why was the Cup there when no Los Angeles Kings were present? Apparently everyone in Hollywood is eligible to have it for a day, per bandwagon rules.)

He vowed to fulfill a bucket list moment by drinking beer out of it.

Enter P.K. Subban with two pitchers of brew.

Enter beer, into Seth Rogen’s stomach.

Here’s a fan-shot video of the moment:

Great fun, great cause, and great to see P.K. Subban using his time effectively as he awaits his arbitration deadline with the Habs.

But perhaps we’re burying the lede here: P.K. SUBBAN DRANK FROM THE STANLEY CUP. 

You can see it in the video, right as Rogen is addressing the rabid crowd.

However, there’s a reason why Subban’s one of our favorite people in the NHL: He’s so shrewd that he drank beer out of the Cup with a straw, as was noted by the Montreal Gazette.

(Boston says: "Told you he sucks.")

Yes, it’s an affront to the Hockey Gods if you touch the Stanley Cup before your time, assuring that you’ll never win it. But he never actually touched it. So as far as we can tell, Subban is free of any supernatural comeuppance.

Unless you want to argue that the beer was in the Cup, was transformed into the blood of Lord Stanley, and Subban drank the beer. Paging Mike Bolt for clarification… 

 

 

 

 

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07/28/2014 12:48 AM
Lazar Markovic hits steward in the head with errant shot during first Liverpool appearance

Serbian winger Lazar Markovic made his Liverpool debut against Olympiakos in Chicago and wasted little time in showing why Premier League stewards should be afraid of him. In the 37th minute, Markovic, who joined Liverpool from Benfica in a £20 million deal, squeezed past two defenders before finding space in the box to get a shot off. The 20-year-old tried to curl it into the top corner, but put a little too much on his shot and ended up plonking a steward facing the other direction right in the back of the head.

Liverpool won 1-0 thanks to a Raheem Sterling goal in the fifth minute and Anfield employees all went out and bought helmets after watching the match.

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