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Matt Spencer is currently taking time off before pursuing a PhD in English. His free time is spent reading, playing music, and obsessing over sports.
Jason Dufner Tells How Many Beers PGA Trophy Holds

After a close loss in a playoff in the 2011 PGA Championship, Jason Dufner completed a lifelong goal this past weekend by winning the same tournament. With that type of victory comes a certain amount of slack, such as being …

Florida A&M Honors Trayvon Martin’s Father
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The Trayvon Martin case and subsequent verdict have had a major affect on the nation, and one that will likely reverberate for years to come. While opinions on the decision are hotly contested, one university took it upon themselves to …

Cristiano Ronaldo Hugs Man Who Rushed Onto Pitch

In this post-9/11 world in which we live it is nearly impossible to walk into any major event without having to deal with endless security checks. That fact is what makes what happened Wednesday night in Miami that much more …

Josh Brolin Or Ryan Gosling Could Be The Next Batman
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Comic-Con recently made millions of nerd dreams come true as it was revealed that Batman and Superman will team up on the big screen in 2015. While Brit heartthrob Henry Cavill is already set to play the man of steel, …

‘Lone Ranger’ Actors Claim Critics Killed The Movie
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Reviews or the Disney film adaptation of “The Lone Ranger” were pouring in before the movie even premiered on July 3rd, and they were almost unanimously against the summer blockbuster. Now that the film has tanked in the U.S. box …

Usher’s Ex-Wife Seeks Custody Of Their Two Children
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Tameka Foster, ex-wife of pop star Usher, is seeking full custody of the couple’s two children, citing one of the children’s near death as proof of their father’s incompetence as a parent. Raymond V, the couple’s five-year-old son, nearly drowned …

50 Cent Pleads Not Guilty In Domestic Violence Case

37-year-old Curtis Jackson, more popularly known as multi-platinum rapper 50 Cent, pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges in a Los Angeles court Monday. Jackson allegedly kicked his ex-girlfriend, model-actress Daphne Joy, during an argument and then raged through her …

Miley Cyrus Titles New Album ‘Bangerz’

In case you were wondering, Miley Cyrus is way too cool to just use common spellings. Her new albums is so promising that only the most progressive and edgy letters will do. Enter the Z at the end of “Bangerz”. …

Oprah Returns To The Big Screen In ‘The Butler’

Oprah Winfrey is one of those people who can single-handedly shape popular culture on a whim. Her show was a fortress of culture for decades and her book club coerced millions of Americans to read literary titans and upcoming writers …

Marijuana Stops Young Girl’s Severe Seizures
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The push for the legalization of marijuana, even for medical purposes, is one of the top hot-button issues in the United States and has been for years. While the debate continues, the pro-legalization side may have won a major victory …

Teen Pleads Guilty In Death of Referee
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A 17-year-old Utah boy pleaded guilty to a charge of homicide by assault Monday in a case that has many questioning the presence of violence in sports. The incident comes soon after another unbelievable sports-related event, during which a Brazilian …

Alex Rodriguez, 12 others suspended by MLB

While speaking at a press conference before tonight’s game Alex Rodriguez called the last seven months of his life a “nightmare”. Unfortunately for A-rod, he will not be waking up anytime soon. Major League Baseball handed down punishment today of …

‘Game of Thrones’ Writer Tabbed For Merlin Project
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HBO’s fantasy money machine “Game of Thrones”, based on the Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R.R. Martin, has been winning fans and emmy nominations since its premier, making its writers hot commodities in Hollywood. With this in …

Johnny Manziel Under Investigation By NCAA
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Since leading his Texas A&M team to an 11-2 record in their first season in the South Eastern Conference and winning the Heisman Trophy in the process, college football sensation Johnny Manziel has repeatedly found himself in the center of …

50,000 lbs Of Beef Recalled Due To E. Coli Fears

The National Beef Packing Co. has recalled around 50,000 pounds of ground beef over fears that it may be contaminated with the dread E. Coli bacteria. The Kansas company’s products are shipped all around the country, so the recall is …

Alex Rodriguez May Face Lifetime Ban

Major League Baseball’s battle with performance enhancing drugs has been widely documented, including here on WPN, but the latest string of players being persecuted for use is starting to show just how damage the fight can be to the sport. …

NJ Restaurants Fined $500,000 For Liquor Violation

As reported here on WPN, a sting called “Operation Swill” recently raided 29 bars and restaurants, 13 of which were T.G.I. Fridays, on accusations that they were selling customers cut-rate alcohol and claiming it was top-shelf product. Today massive fines …

“Sharknado” Sets Ratings Record In Third Airing

The unstoppable force that is Sharknado continues to tear through the entertainment landscape like. . . well, like a tornado full of sharks. Not only will the film be coming to theaters, but it keeps delivering on its home network, …

Angelina Jolie Tops List Of Top Earning Actresses
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Angelina Jolie has not quite been in the spotlight over the last year, but that has not stopped her from making more money than any other actress over that time. According to Forbes, Jolie earned $33 million between June 2012 …

Major League Soccer Plans Expansion To 24 Teams

Soccer may not be catching on as quickly as Major League Soccer had hoped when it began in the 90s, but that is not stopping the league from planning to expand to 24 teams from its current number of 19. …

Terrence Jones Arrested For Stomping On Homeless Man

It is easy for NBA players to draw criticism. It is even easier when they do things like stomp of sleeping homeless people. Terrence Jones, who currently plays for the Houston Rockets, was arrested last night in Portland, OR for …

NFL Pro Bowl To Undergo Major Changes
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Major sports all-star games have long been criticized for a lack of effort on the part of the athletes and therefore a lack of entertainment. The newest changes the NFL have made to their Pro Bowl probably won’t go too …

Meghan McCain To Host Show On New Network

It is not unusual for politicians and the like to find their way onto television in one form or another, often to the detriment of political discourse in the United States. However, the daughter of former presidential nominee Sen. John …

Newport Folk Festival Returns To Much Fanfare

The summer landscape is littered with music festivals that draw tens of thousands of attendees to see what are often stellar band line-ups. In the whirlwind of all of these festivals, which include heavy weights such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and …