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Kent State Wrestler Suspended for Anti-Gay Tweets, So Of Course Free Speech Is Once Again Under Assault

Here’s your daily reminder that freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from consequences. Kent State wrestler Sam Wheeler has been suspended indefinitely for making several anti-gay statements on Twitter. Like clockwork, this is bringing out the armchair constitutional lawyers who claim that this is an all-out assault on free speech. Duck Dynasty. #FreePhil. “I though we had free speech would …

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590-hp Beetle: This Bug Has Got The Juice

Never has the Raid can seen a bug like this. According to Motor Authority, Volkswagen announced during the February 7th Chicago Auto Show that they have teamed up with Andretti Autosport to throw their hat( tire in the ring to compete in this year’s Global RallyCross Championship. The season starts in May, and Volkswagen promises to have the souped-up Beetle …

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Awesome Uncle Turns Kid’s First Points into SportsCenter Highlight

If you really want a kid to get into sports, you have to make them excited about playing. Editing a kid’s first-ever bucket and overlaying the SportsCenter top 10 graphics is a damn fine way to start. Via reddit, one uncle decided to do just that. “My nephew just made his first shot in little league basketball last night. I …

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Olympic Charter Referenced With Google Doodle Supporting Gay Rights

Google has a doodle up on its homepage throughout the world today celebrating the Olympic Games, but also making a statement in favor of gay rights. Not only does the doodle resemble a rainbow flag, Google has actually quoted the Olympic Charter on its homepage underneath the search box. It says: “The practice of sport is a human right. Every …

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Don’t Know Jack About Football? This Animation Should Help

For many people, the Super Bowl is a chance to stuff your face with delicious but artery-clogging delicacies and check out some unusually funny commercials – and that’s about it. If that describes you, well, how about you give football a try? Ok, I know – some people just don’t like football and that’s never going to change. But if …

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The Sacramento Kings Are Putting Google Glass on Their Players, Mascot, and Dancers

The Sacramento Kings are officially the tech geeks of the sports world. Just a few days ago, the Kings organization became the first professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin (people to purchase tickets and merch with the digital currency). Now, they’re strapping Google Glass on people and broadcasting the action on their jumbotron. From the Kings: The technology will allow …

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Lolo Jones Makes U.S. Bobsled Team For Sochi

American track and field star Lolo Jones was selected on Sunday night for the U.S. Olympic bobsled team, officials announced. Lolo Jones will join her track and field teammate Lauryn Williams to become the 9th and 10th Americans to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. The two women along with Aja Evans, will make up the brake/push portion of …

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Lauren Tannehill: Jesus, Guns and Football

Lauren Tannehill probably loves a lot of things, but by now we are definitely sure that she loves Jesus, her Miami Dolphins-footballin’ husband and choppers choppas. Good enough reason to learn more about this Texan blonde, don’t you think? The stats: Age: 26 Height: 5’7 Religion: Devout Christian Alma Mater: Texas A&M Regularly seen: At Miami Dolphin games, performing charity …

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Wilt Chamberlain: Extra Footage Of 100-Point Game May Exist

University of Memphis head of basketball Josh Pastner has surprisingly revealed that there may be a video of one of the most famous NBA basketball games ever played. Basketball fans have long savored the meager video footage of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point-game on March 2, 1962. That night, the Philadelphia Warriors beat the New York Knickerbockers 169-147. If you weren’t one of the …

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Miral Nagasu Suffers Olympic Snub

A spectacular performance by figure skater Miral Nagasu on Saturday was not enough to win her another coveted spot on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team. The talented skater Ashley Wagner placed lower than Nagasu during the 2014 World Championship, but received the spot Nagasu had hoped for leaving Nagasu to be satisfied with just skating one of her best …

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Aaron Hernandez Linked To Boston Double Homicide

Details from a search warrant filed in Connecticut show that former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez may have been involved in a 2012 double homicide in Boston. The warrant does not reveal who pulled the trigger or the motive behind the shooting of  Safiro Teixeira Furtado and Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu . Abreu and Furtado were gunned down on July 16, …

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Lindsey Vonn Will Miss Sochi Olympics Due To Knee Injury

US skier Lindsey Vonn will not take part in this year’s Winter Olympic Games to be held in Sochi due to a right knee injury. The 29-year-old skiing sensation from Vail, Colorado made the announcement on Tuesday. According to her spokesman Lewis Kay, Vonn is expected to have knee surgery shortly and therefore will not make the games. Via Facebook, …

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