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Paul George Posterizes LeBron James

  • Hoophead
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • March 27, 2014, 7:04 AM

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Here's something you don't hear very often: LeBron got owned last night. At least for a play.

King James put up 38 points in the Heat's 84-83 loss to the Pacers yesterday. But all anyone is talking about this morning is Paul George: In the fourth quarter, George took the rock from under his own basket, hit the arc in the offensive zone, drove to the net, and put up a nasty dunk — right over James.

It was a huge play, not just because of who got dunked on. It absolutely electrified the crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, not to mention pumped up the Pacers, who were scratching away at the Heat's thin lead:
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Red Sox Go Patriotic for White House Visit

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If you were an athlete visiting the White House to celebrate your world championship with the President, what would you wear? If you're a man, you can't go wrong with a suit. But if you're the Boston Red Sox, a traditional suit just won't do — at least according to Jonny Gomes.

The Red Sox are scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama on April 1 to mark their win in the 2013 World Series. And Gomes apparently hatched the idea that his team should go big or go home. So they'll enter the White House wearing the most patriotic outfits, maybe ever:
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Video of the Day: Babe Ruth Takes His Cuts

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Opening Day 2014 is right around the corner, and a lot of people (this writer included) have baseball on the brain. While we wait for the first pitches to be thrown out, a lot of us are talking about what players will be great this season and argue over who will win the World Series. Check out SI Kids' April issue for our complete 2014 MLB Preview, as well as this week's Sports Illustrated for even more baseball coverage!

But if you need a break from all the stats and predictions, we have just the thing for you: Rare video of the legendary Babe Ruth in action.
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The Force is Strong with the Durham Bulls

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If you say the date May 4, it sounds like one of the famous lines in the Star Wars saga: May the Fourth be with you. So every May 4, people around the world — or at least on the Internet — celebrate Star Wars. But no one goes harder than minor league baseball, right Durham Bulls?

The Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays has an annual Star Wars night (in fact, a lot of minor league clubs do), and last night it announced for 2014 the Bulls will wear special uniforms that will make them look like R2-D2.
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A Bracket-Busting Start to March Madness

  • Hoophead
  • Vidur Malik
  • March 24, 2014, 10:17 AM

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After the early rounds of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, you’re probably wishing you could re-do your bracket. But then again, where’s the fun in making all the picks correctly? Upsets and surprises are what make March Madness so fun.

There’s been plenty of craziness so far in this year’s tournament. And the bracket busting started early.
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Cleanthony Early's Shock Factor

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Get to know Cleanthony Early, the star forward who wants to lead Wichita State back to the Final Four

Last spring, Cleanthony Early and the Number 9-seeded Wichita State Shockers became the darlings of the Big Dance when they won four straight games to reach the Final Four. (They lost to eventual champion Louisville.) The Shockers' hot streak has carried into this season: They enter the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament as the nation's only undefeated team at 34-0 and are the top seed in the Midwest bracket. Early, a 6′ 8″ forward, was leading the team with 16.0 points and 6.6 rebounds a game. SI Kids asked the former junior college player about the emotions of the NCAA tournament, what music pumps him up, and how he expects to close out his senior season.
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Ales Hemsky Scores the Goal of the Season

  • Puckhead
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • March 21, 2014, 7:57 AM

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Last night, the Ottawa Senators' chance at a postseason berth got a little dimmer thanks to a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. But there was a really bright silver lining to the night: Sens forward Ales Hemsky scored what might be the goal of the season.

Near the end of the second period, Hemsky took a pass from Milan Michaelk in the neutral zone then put some serious moves on not one, not two, but three Lightning players before completely owning Tampa Bay goalie Radko Gudas. In the words of legendary hockey broadcaster Mike Lange, Gudas doesn't know whether to cry or wind his watch.

Check out the video of the sick goal below. It's a thing of beauty. But the best part might be the collective "OOOH!" that fills the Canadian Tire Centre as fans experience Hemsky's artistry.
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