Something tells me that Ginobili didn't envision getting a new nickname a couple of games into his eighth season for something that had nothing to do with basketball. After swatting down a bat with his bare hand during a Halloween-night game against the Kings, "Batman" had to get rabies shots. Ginobili's advice? "Kids, don't do this at home. Don't handle bats. Don't swat them. Don't do anything. Or raccoons."
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The U.S. Speedskating team's uniforms will be emblazoned with the name ''Colbert Nation'' as part of a new sponorship deal with <i>The Colbert Report</i>. It was not only a groundbreaking sponsorship but also the first time an <i>Associated Press</i> story included a quote with a happy face, thanks to Apolo Anton Ohno, who told the AP in an e-mail, ''Any attention the sport can get is going to be beneficial. I'd like to see how creative they can get! I'm game to do a skit about it :-)''
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Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian
Things are looking up in New Orleans. The Saints are 7-0, and Bush and Kardashian have been talking about getting married, with Kardashian possibly moving to the Big Easy. I'm still not sure what development would mean more if I lived in New Orleans -- the possibility of seeing Kardashian around town or the Saints going undefeated.
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Now that we're done with the Favre Bowl, maybe we can all return to the normalcy of the regular season and just enjoy the games for ... oh, who am I kidding? As long as Favre is winning, the league revolves around him whether you like it or not.
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There are a few things you never want to say after losing a World Series game to put your team in a 2-1 hole. A few that come to mind: "I should have bet on the other team." "Who cares?" "I'm still getting paid either way." And, "I can't wait for the season to be over." Well, unfortunately for Hamels, he said the last of those things after losing Game 3, which didn't go over well in Philadelphia.
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Well, that was one way of announcing to the nation that you're for real. After demolishing USC 47-20 and running up 613 yards of offense, the Ducks put themselves in position to win the Pac-10 and go to the Rose Bowl, and effectively ended the Trojans' run of seven consecutive conference titles.
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Inserted into the starting lineup after the Titans' 0-6 start, Young, who is trying to revive his career, guided Tennessee to a victory against Jacksonville. Good thing owner Bud Adams reportedly insisted on a quarterback change, because it seemed as if Jeff Fisher was intent on matching the Lions' record of 0-16 last season with Kerry Collins at quarterback.
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The <i>Sports Illustrated</i> Swimsuit model ran the New York Marathon to raise money for people with disabilities. She not only donated $8,000 but also gave runners around her something to look at besides concrete and sweaty backs.
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Becks will be returning to AC Milan on loan after he finishes out his season with the Galaxy, who are in the MLS playoffs. Included in the deal, as it was last year, is his complaining about returning to Los Angeles and whining about wanting to stay in Milan when the loan is up.
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A well-known food company is reportedly in negotiations to sponsor the implosion of Texas Stadium next year. While the company hasn't been revealed, Taco Bell seems to be a logical choice.
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