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Several big names had a rough time on Sunday during Day 1C at the World Series of Poker. Already eliminated from the event are former champ Phil Ivey, rapper Nelly and American Pie star, Shannon Elizabeth.
What Did They Do Before Cell Phones?
First, we learned that Alex Rodriguez likes to send "dirty" text messages. Now we've found out that Brian Urlacher has a habit of sending expletive-filled, abusive text messages.
Is Dan Done?
SportsByBrooks has been all over the "Is Dan Patrick Leaving ESPN?" story. The latest report says Patrick may already be gone from the network.
Athletes Caught Singing Alert!
Deuce of Davenport has must-see video of Tom Brady, Doug Flutie and Matt Light doing karaoke to Garth Brooks' Friends In Low Places.
Before They Were Stars
Here are 10 video clips of famous people, including Tiger Woods, Jennifer Aniston and Britney Spears, before they made it big.
This Will Be A Slobberknocker

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The Grand National Championships have unveiled the brackets to their "Which ESPN personality is the most annoying?" tournament. We say the Craig Kilborn Division looks the toughest.
Who Says Today's Athletes Are Spoiled?
Bugs and Cranks has a report and video on several Phillies players -- and not just the scrubs -- helping the Rockies' ground crew get the tarp onto the field during yesterday's game. (Thanks to Michael Milici of Philadelphia for the link.)
Sponsorship Gone Bad
How did the winner of the Pepsi 400 celebrate. By drinking Coke, of course. (Thanks to Greg Brown of Los Altos, Calif., for the links.)
Videos of the Day
Star Wars Night At The Ballpark
Check out Darth Vader throwing out the first pitch at a recent Trenton Thunder game.

This Is What YouTube Was Made For
A guy's TV doesn't work. He beats it up with a baseball bat. (Warning: Video contains a few expletives)

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