• Dodgers Outfielder Yasiel Puig Spent A Day Working As A Barista In Los Angeles

    Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig remains a treasure despite being a polarizing figure, especially for those that hate bat flips, baseball being fun and outfielders with hand cannons. On Monday morning, Puig worked a shift at the Coffee Bean in Studio City and embraced it in a way only Puig can with his own hashtag (#PuigYourBarista).

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  • Sweet thank you card from ball girl to tennis pro Jo-Wilfried Tsonga goes viral

    There isn't always room for niceties in the world of professional sport, but French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has bucked the trend. You might remember him helping out a ball girl who was in tears after being struck by a ball at last year's Australian Open, stopping the match to accompany her off the court. SEE ALSO: Tennis pros: Don't hit ball kids 'cos your hopes and dreams will be dashed Here's a video of the moment to help jog your memory. Well, twelve months on, the ball girl — real name Giuliana — penned a thank you card to the Frenchman, which he shared on Facebook while back in Melbourne for the tennis tournament. "Dear Mr Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for helping me out on court during your round 2 match of the Australian Open 2016," the letter reads. "I'm not sure if you remember me but I was the ball girl you escorted off court. I would also like to take this opportunity to apologise for all the times when you asked for the ball but I didn't service it to you or acknowledge you." The card revealed Giuliana had a virus on the day that also affected her hearing and vision, hence inhibiting her performance on the court. The expectations for these ball kids are understandably set quite high. "Thank you so much for the kindness you showed me. I really appreciate that you were able to see that I needed some help and were kind enough to escort me off court," Giuliana added. She signed off the card with her name and her ball kid number, #180. At the time, Tsonga told reporters that he "didn't do anything special" by helping her off the court, but he did thank Giuliana for her letter Sunday. What a guy, hey. BONUS: Lazy sea lion decides this car roof is a great place for a nap

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  • ‘Good Wife’ Sofia Vergara Bundles Up to Attend Steelers Game with Football Fanatic Joe Manganiello

    Sofia Vergara earned some brownie points this weekend. On Sunday, the Modern Family star braved the Massachusetts cold to attend the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots game as both teams vied for a spot at the 2017 Super Bowl. “#HereWeGo #thegoodwife,” she jokingly captioned a picture of herself bundled up in a puffy Steelers jacket and striped scarf, looking a little less than enthused.

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  • Tito Ortiz and Dana White Buried the Hatchet Following Retirement Bout

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and UFC president Dana White have had an up-and-down relationship throughout Ortiz' mixed marital arts career. Ortiz fought for the final time on Saturday at Bellator 170, defeating Chael Sonnen by submission in the first round. White sent him a congratulatory text following the fight. “He actually sent my girlfriend (Amber Nichole Miller) a text message because she used to work for the UFC and they always talk back and forth.

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  • Analyzing Raiders DL Jihad Ward’s Nightmare Rookie Season

    Raiders DL Jihad Ward suffered through a tough rookie season. No one is sure when or if the light will turn on for him. The post Analyzing Raiders DL Jihad Ward’s Nightmare Rookie Season appeared first on Cover32.

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  • The Dallas Cowboys could be the first NFL team to move into the $890 million eSports industry

    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images The Dallas Cowboys were knocked … Continued The post The Dallas Cowboys could be the first NFL team to move into the $890 million eSports industry appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Tom Brady's massive coat stole the show during the AFC championship game

    #Deflategate has a new clothing line.  New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is known for a lot of things: his killer throwing arm, his four Super Bowl wins and, of course, deflategate. But, after last night's AFC championship game, Brady is now known as the internet's favorite meme thanks to his bench-sitting fashion statement. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump won't let go of his supposed Tom Brady bromance Image: NFL Sure, his ridiculous coat is only to ensure that his precious body stays warm during the cold game, but that doesn't make it look any less dumb.  And the internet gladly took the bait. "we're not sure how they got the deflated footballs onto the field without being noticed" pic.twitter.com/6bcI64kYGl — ryan van bibber (@justRVB) January 23, 2017   Is that Gore-Tex? pic.twitter.com/L3aRV9iDm9 — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 23, 2017 pic.twitter.com/r5xsCHACuG — SB Nation (@SBNation) January 23, 2017 pic.twitter.com/1IeLPlAjCQ — Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 23, 2017 #Inflategate pic.twitter.com/zsety7X5DD — Matt Ufford (@mattufford) January 23, 2017 SB Nation seemed to have solved the case of what's under Brady's coat. So THAT's what's keeping Tom warm pic.twitter.com/KoROzhZmkf — SB Nation (@SBNation) January 23, 2017 Congrats to Brady, the Patriots and that coat for their victory. BONUS: Every time Tom Brady talked about balls

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  • Figure skating - Chen is first skater to land five clean quad jumps

    - Nathan Chen landed five quadruple jumps in a near perfect free skate programme to capture the men's title at the US National Figure Skating Championships. The 17-year-old Chen became the youngest US men's champion in more than five decades and the first in the world to land five clean quads during his free skate to the music of "The Polovtsian Dances". Chen delivered an epic performance that not only tagged him as a favourite at the upcoming World Championships in March but also a skater to watch at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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  • Awesome Women's March Protest Posters to Inspire Your Own (36 photos)

    "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention." From ELLE

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  • Colts reach out to Seahawks for possible GM candidates

    Just days after firing Ryan Grigson, the Indianapolis Colts have already zeroed in on new GM candidates. The post Colts reach out to Seahawks for possible GM candidates appeared first on Cover32.

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  • Royals' Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yordano Ventura quit school as a teenager so he could begin working a construction job to help his family make ends meet, laboring day after day in the hot sun of the Dominican Republic.

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  • Nadal thrilled by return to grand slam quarter-finals

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal returned to the grand slam big-time by weathering a furious Gael Monfils fightback to win 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-4 and reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Monday. Former champion Nadal had not reached the last eight in a major since the 2015 French Open, so he celebrated wildly after closing out the two-hour 56-minute clash at a packed Rod Laver Arena. It was not the most convincing of wins for the 30-year-old Spaniard, who became rattled when sixth seed Monfils rallied brilliantly in the third set and went up 4-2 in the fourth.

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  • 10 Golf Courses to Play Before You Turn 40 (10 photos)

    This bucket list of golf courses courses you can--and should--play comes from our yearly feature, the Top 100 Courses You Can Play. Here are 10 courses you shouldn't miss.

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  • Why the Oakland Raiders Can’t Wait on Aldon Smith in 2017

    In the NFL, can’t have too many pass rushers. You better believe that mantra is echoing in Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie’s head. Especially with one of his edge rushers in limbo. That, of course, is OLB/DE Aldon Smith. It’s imperative McKenzie and his scouts identify and select young pass rushers to not only add more teeth […] The post Why the Oakland Raiders Can’t Wait on Aldon Smith in 2017 appeared first on Cover32.

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  • Why one night in Munich cost Wayne Rooney his place alongside Manchester United's true greats

    The 2009-10 season propelled Wayne Rooney onto the verge of true greatness but would ultimately signal the beginning of his decline as a Manchester United player. Rooney has gone on to become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, securing the accolade with a stunning free-kick in a 1-1 draw with Stoke City on Saturday, but the debate rages over where he ranks in a list of United’s legends. There is no doubting England’s top marksman, an honour he also claimed by overtaking Bobby Charlton last September at Wembley, is one of the best players of his generation.

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  • Robert Kraft took a thinly-veiled shot at Roger Goodell and the NFL after the Patriots advanced to the Super Bowl

    The New England Patriots steamrolled the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship on Sunday...

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  • Bad news gets worse for Brooklyn Nets, as Jeremy Lin suffers another setback

    Jeremy Lin suffered another hamstring injury setback. In yet another setback for Jeremy Lin and the Brooklyn Nets, the team’s starting point guard will miss even more time than expected after re-aggravating an injury, general manager Sean Marks announced. “During the course of his rehab, Jeremy re-aggravated his strained left hamstring and will be out approximately three to five weeks as he continues to work towards a full recovery,” Marks said in a statement released on Monday morning.

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  • Super Bowl Tickets Go for Super Low Prices

    While prices are historically high, the bigger story for me is how little supply there is in the marketplace. At the current quantity available, the number is 67% below the previous low on this date in ...

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  • Ohio State QB Barrett said coaching changes were needed

    Quarterback J.T. Barrett said coaching changes were needed at Ohio State and getting new offensive coordinators played into his decision to return for his final year of eligibility. During the Ohio State basketball game on Sunday, Barrett accepted the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award as the Big Ten's best player. After passing-game struggles culminated in a 31-0 rout by Clemson in the College Football Playoff, coach Urban Meyer ushered out Ed Warinner and Tim Beck, replacing them with former Indiana coach Kevin Wilson and NFL assistant Ryan Day.

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  • Zolak: Patriots took advantage of Hogan's matchup

    Patriots Radio Analyst Scott Zolak discusses New England's dominant win over the Steelers. Zolak believes Chris Hogan found an important role in the team's offense. He also discusses the 'where's Roger' chant.

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