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Justin Tejada

Kyle Singler throws an alley-oop to a car in new trick shot video 14

  • Hoophead
  • Posted by: Justin Tejada
  • November 29, 2012, 9:50 AM

Baskets have been tough to come by for the Detroit Pistons this season. The team was 5–11 through November 28, but perhaps the problem is that the team has been playing too many of its games inside arenas. Judging from this trick shot video from Pistons' forward Kyle Singler, the team might have more success if the hoop was placed at various Detroit landmarks like the Tigers' Comerica Park and the original home of Motown Records. The Pistons also might want to look into signing a four-door car to run the give-and-go with Singler.

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College Basketball Player Scores 138 Points, Breaks NCAA Single-Game Scoring Record 3

  • Hoophead
  • Posted by: Jeremy Repanich
  • November 21, 2012, 10:03 AM

Jack Taylor of tiny Grinnell College did some big things last night. The sophomore guard from the Division III school in Iowa shattered the 58-year-old NCAA single-game scoring record, filling up the stat sheet with 138 points. When you look at his box score, it's astounding. He was 52-of-108 from the field, while going 27-of-71 from three-point land and 7-of-10 from the free throw line. I'm sure some of his teammates won't shoot that much this whole season.

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Melo, D-Wade, Dwight, Westbrook and Johnson Play Christmas Carol With Basketballs 3

  • Hoophead
  • Posted by: Jeremy Repanich
  • November 20, 2012, 4:41 PM

We showed you the new NBA uniforms teams will first play in on Christmas Day and now we've got a first look at the new NBA ad for these jerseys. In it, the Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, Brooklyn Nets' Joe Johnson, Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook and the Miami Heat's Dwayne Wade dribble basketballs to create a completely original version of the favorite holiday tune "Carol Of the Bells." Give a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below! More »

Justin Tejada

NHL lockout drives one hockey fan to pay $5,300 for Maple Leafs' old toilet 16

  • Puckhead
  • Posted by: Justin Tejada
  • November 20, 2012, 4:18 PM

The holiday season is upon us, which means that folks everywhere are getting their wish lists together. One hockey fan received his present a little early when he won an auction for a toilet. And not just any toilet—a used toilet! Jim Vigmond, a 55-year-old lawyer from Ontario, Canada, paid $5,300 at an auction for a porcelain throne that had been in the Toronto Maple Leafs locker room at their old arena.

"I just thought...what a rare piece and just think of all of the people that have spent time contemplating in that dressing room what lies ahead of them,” Vigmond said.

And Vigmond was willing to spend as much as $10,000 for the toilet that Leafs stars Mats Sundin or Tie Domi or Curtis Joseph may have once popped a squat on. We can only hope that this NHL lockout ends soon. It's clear that hockey fans with too much time on their hands do strange things, and it will only get weirder the longer the lockout goes on.

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Justin Tejada

That's so Balotelli. Manchester City star wraps car in camouflage 10

  • GearHead
  • Posted by: Justin Tejada
  • November 20, 2012, 11:55 AM

Mario Balotelli is known is somewhat of a strange character. The Manchester City striker (he's the one in the hat in the photo above) has used his iPad while sitting on the bench, had his house set on fire during a fireworks mishap, and built a race track for four-wheel all-terrain vehicles in his backyard. Given all that, it actually seems somewhat normal (or at least normal for Balotelli) that he wrapped his Bentley Continental GT in camouflage. Since the car costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, maybe Balotelli was trying to keep it out of sight from would-be thieves. Or perhaps he hoped to use the sports car on bird watching expeditions and needed it to blend in with his natural surroundings. Or maybe this was just Balotelli being Balotelli.

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Justin Tejada

Tom Brady wants to make sure his teammates' feet are warm and cozy 4

  • GearHead
  • Posted by: Justin Tejada
  • November 20, 2012, 10:58 AM

It has to be lots of fun to be Tom Brady's teammate. He probably does a great Bill Belichick impersonation, and I'm sure he has lots of great hair care tips. According to this new Ugg commercial, there is also the added bonus of getting free slippers when you make the team. It may not be as awesome as having your quarterback introduce you to One Direction, but it's way better than a pair of gloves. Because when your feet are wrapped in the cozy comfort of the sheepskin lining, it makes you want to protect the blindside of the guy who gave them to you just a little bit more.

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Gary Gramling

2012 SportsKids Of The Year: Conner and Cayden Long 2


What if someone you loved couldn’t play sports? He or she couldn’t feel what it’s like to catch a pop fly, see a shot hit the back of a soccer net, or cross a finish line.

Conner Long is nine years old. His little brother Cayden is seven. But Cayden can’t do a lot of things his big brother can do. At four months old, Cayden was diagnosed with a condition called hypertonic cerebral palsy, which leaves him unable to walk or talk on his own. Playing sports is a great way for brothers to bond, but it seemed to be out of the question for the Longs — until Conner had an idea. More »

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