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Cilic beats Nishikori in U.S. Open

September 8, 2014

Croatia’s Marin Cilic won his first major final on Monday, beating 10th-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the U.S. Open. Cilic was even more of a surprise than Nishikori in the finals, coming into the tournament as the 14th seed after missing last year’s event because of a doping suspension. This time around, he put away Japan’s hopeful behind 17 aces and a power game that helped him earn $3 million. With the win, he will jump in the rankings to...

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Nishikori beats Djokovic, Advances to U.S. Open Final

September 6, 2014
Nishikori beats Djokovic, Advances to U.S. Open Final

Japan’s Kei Nishikori just beat the No. 1 player in men’s tennis, now he has a shot at being No. 1 at the U.S. Open. Nishikori became the first male tennis player from Asia to reach a major singles championship on Saturday when he toppled top-seeded Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 at the U.S. Open. In the final, he’ll play Croatia’s Marin Cilic, another surprise winner in the semis. The 6-foot-6 Cilic overpowered Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, ensuring a fresh new...

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Shorts Injured, Jags WR will miss Eagles Game

September 6, 2014

If the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to outgun the Philadelphia Eagles’ fast-paced, high-powered offense, they’re going to have to do it without wide receiver Cecil Shorts III. Shorts has been ruled out of Sunday’s opener against Philadelphia with a hamstring injury. The top receiver on the team, Shorts caught 66 balls for 777 yards and three TDs last year. The 26-year-old Shorts was limited in practice all week, which means the Jaguars will have to rely on rookies to fill his shoes. Those newcomers...

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Rams Work Out Angerer, Sheppard

September 6, 2014

Michael Sam didn’t make the St. Louis Rams, but former Indianapolis Colts Pat Angerer or Kelvin Sheppard might. The two linebackers worked out with the Rams this week, according to multiple reports. Both are looking to sign on with a team this season, although neither has signed a contract, according to media reports. Angerer practiced with the Atlanta Falcons this preseason and has 327 tackles in his career. Sheppard has just under 200 tackles for his pro career.

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Chargers Waive Vincent Brown

September 6, 2014
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The San Diego Chargers have waived injured wide receiver Vincent Brown. Brown was released with an “injury settlement,” which would technically allow him to sign with another team rather than spend the entire year on injured reserve with his calf injury. The settlement was good for 2.5 game checks, making him a free agent Brown had missed most of the preseason with the injury. He also missed last season with an ankle injury. In 2012, the 2011 third-round pick out of nearby San Diego...

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Durant: Nike shoes re-signs KD

September 3, 2014
Durant: Nike shoes re-signs KD

Kevin Durant will continue wearing Nike shoes, having signed a deal reportedly worth more than $265 million over the next 10 years.

Durant confirmed the news on his Twitter account late Sunday: "Excited and humbled to sign back with the swoosh!" he said.

The deal, which could span as much as 20 years and $350 million depending on what news outlet you prefer, was signed as his 7-year contract came to a close on Sunday. So why did Nike outduel Under...

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Floyd “Picks” an Opponent: That’s the Problem

February 25, 2014

What is really going on in the world? Dale Jr. won a race, gay athletes are not having the bible thrown at them at every turn, and Floyd Mayweather has picked an opponent for his pre-booked May third bout. Now if you’re reading that, I’m sure you know one of those don’t really belong in the triad of mentions. Yes, Floyd has picked an opponent. However, there is absolutely nothing new about this scenario. In fact, this scenario is THE problem with the sport...

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New Bigfoot Video: Sasquatch is Real … and he Surfs [VIDEO]

October 2, 2013
New Bigfoot Video: Sasquatch is Real … and he Surfs [VIDEO]

News out of Dallas today points to new bigfoot videos and photos that experts say prove sasquatch is real. But those who made it out to the Still Frothy Surf Festival in Pismo Beach, Calif., already new that. Sasquatch showed he is real Sunday, busting out his surfboard and catching a few lefts off of Pismo Pier, as we noted in a previous post. Here’s the video of Satch’s performance: No word on if Satch’s booties or melted bits of hairy surfwax were among...

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Bigfoot Surfs in Pismo Beach Surf Contest

October 1, 2013
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Central Coast surfing fans were treated to quite a show on Sunday during the Still Frothy Surf Festival as pros such as Tom Curren came out to Pismo Beach, Calif., and made the most of the sloppy 3- to 4-foot surf. But what local surf fans weren’t expecting on Sunday was a sasquatch sighting. That’s right, a bigfoot surfer crashed the festival, surfing the opposite side of the pier from the contest but still catching a odd looks from beachgoers along with a few...

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“Money” Mayweather vs Canelo: Why I Dislike

June 1, 2013

The boxing world has been trying to put Manny Pacquiao in the ring with Floyd Mayweather for a number of years now. I think the consensus of fans realize its probably not going to happen, which lead some to trying to figure out the next best fight to get “Money” his first loss. Thats where Saul “Canelo” Alvarez came into the picture. The hard hitting Mexican fighter brings a level of excitement to a Mayweather fight that hasn’t been seen in a while. Without...

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