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Royals P Brandon Finnegan Gives Fan Free Tickets to ALCS Game

Given that the Kansas City Royals are playing in their first postseason in 29 years, ticket prices to the playoff games are quite expensive. Not everyone can afford to drop a silly amount of money on American League Championship Series passes, so some fans are looking for alternative ways to get …

Baseball

Giants' Mike Morse likely to be added to NLCS roster

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said injured outfielder/first baseman Mike Morse will likely be added to the team's NLCS roster.<p>The Giants advanced to the …

Cry-Baby of the Week: A Woman Tried to Trick a Guy Into Raping Someone She Didn't Like

Also this week: A guy shot a dog because he was sick of the sound of barking.<p><i>It's time, once again, to marvel at some idiots who don't know how to handle the world:</i><p><b>Cry-Baby #1: David William Latham</b><p><i>Screencaps via KIROTV</i><p><b>The incident:</b> A dog was barking.<p><b>The appropriate response:</b> Speaking to the owner, …

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez cleared to throw Oct. 1

Miami Marlins ace <b>Jose Fernandez</b>, who had season-ending Tommy John elbow ligament-replacement surgery on May 16, has been cleared to start throwing Oct. 1.<p>The 2013 National League Rookie of the Year met with Dr. <b>Neal ElAttrache</b> in Los Angeles and said he was "feeling great. I'm feeling like I didn't …

Watch the tribute to Derek Jeter that has everyone misty-eyed

It's a commercial even a Red Sox fan can appreciate.<p>As Derek Jeter rounds third on the way to retirement, a new Gatorade commercial has baseball fans getting misty-eyed.<p>With Frank Sinatra's "My Way" playing in the background, Gatorade's farewell to Jeter shows him hanging out with fans in the Bronx …

Giancarlo Stanton Shut Down for Rest of 2014 Season with Facial Injuries

As expected, Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond announced Wednesday that star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will miss the remainder of the 2014 MLB season. The news comes six days after Stanton was hit in the face by a fastball from Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers.<p>Joe Frisaro of MLB.com …

Baseball

Florida Panthers reassure fans they won't relocate, but it's not that simple

Yet again, the owners of the Florida Panthers are trying to reassure their fans that they aren't relocating. But it comes with a huge caveat.<p>The Florida Panthers lose a lot of money. <i>A lot of money.</i> We're talking $30 million or more per year.<p>They've repeatedly asked their local government in Broward …

Urban Outfitters' Kent State sweatshirt and 7 other controversial clothes

By<p>Urban Outfitters added to its wardrobe of controversial clothes on Monday by introducing a seemingly blood-stained Kent State University sweatshirt …

Navy pilot missing after jet collision is presumed dead

A Navy pilot missing and presumed dead after two jets collided over the western Pacific Ocean has been identified as Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, California.<p>Poloski was flying an F/A-18 Hornet when it collided with another Hornet aircraft during routine flight operations Friday.<p>The …

Man who tried to sell crushed pop tart as cocaine prosecuted for fraud

Cameron Mitchell falls foul of North Carolina counterfeit laws<p>Trying to sell drugs to an undercover police officer is not the best move for an aspiring drug dealer.<p>However attempting to pass off a crushed pop tart as crack cocaine has proved particularly unwise.<p>It has left Cameron Mitchell of Rocky …

The War on Drug Tests

Marijuana is now legal for recreational use in two states, and for medical use in 23. So why can employers still fire you if you test positive for weed on a drug test?<p>Weed is now legal for recreational use in two states and for medical use in 23—but cannabis consumption can still come back to haunt …

Cry-Baby of the Week: A Kid Got Arrested For Pretending to Have Sex With a Statue of Jesus

Also this week: A guy in Florida egged his neighbors' cars because they were parked on the street.<p><i>It's time, once again, to marvel at some idiots who don't know how to handle the world:</i><p><b>Cry-Baby #1: Pennsylvania State Police</b><p><i>Photos via Google Maps and Facebook</i><p><b>The incident:</b> A 14-year-old simulated …

Fifth-grade girl fights ChapStick ban before Virginia county school board

When 11-year-old Grace Karaffa was told she couldn't use ChapStick at her Virginia elementary school, the girl -- who'd been prohibited from using it for years to treat her dry, bleeding lips -- decided she'd had enough.<p>The fifth-grader at Stuarts Draft Elementary School created a petition and …

Giancarlo Stanton 'much better'

MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins says he's feeling "much better," one day after sustaining facial fractures and other injuries when he …

Why Derek Jeter remains admired after so many years

The rest of the world's first look at Derek Jeter was appropriate.<p>From a car parked in the left-field corner of a ballfield in Kalamazoo, Mich., the scout watched ... from afar ... at arm's length ... trying to ascertain if what he was seeing was too good to be true.<p>And that's where we all are …

No-Quit Miami Marlins Making Late Push for Final NL Wild Card

Sorry to begin with a dictionary definition, but...Merriam-Webster defines "fish story" as, "A story that is so strange or surprising that it seems very unlikely to be true."<p>Sounds precisely like the tale the Miami Marlins are trying to write in 2014.<p>Entering the season, most experts pegged the …

Baseball

Giancarlo Stanton awaits MVP fate, huge offer from Marlins

The Miami Marlins, perhaps more famous for their fire sales than World Series championships, with baseball's lowest payroll, intend to dramatically change their image this winter.<p>The Marlins have plans.<p>Yes, expensive plans.<p>The Marlins plan to offer MVP candidate Giancarlo Stanton the most lucrative …

This Stab-Proof Clothing Aims to Keep Medellin Safe

The Miguel Romano clothing line was inspired by the murder of local rapper El Duke. We spoke to co-founder Michael Puscar to learn what it feels like to be stabbed in a blade-resistant shirt, and to find out if the best way to honor a peacemaker’s...<p><i>El Duke, the Colombian rapper whose death</i> …

Marlins Giancarlo Stanton Looking to Lead League in Home Runs, RBI and Slugging

Entering Friday's action, Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins is the current National League leader in home runs (36), RBI (102) and slugging percentage (.566). If he's able to maintain his status in all three categories through the end of the season, he'll be the first NL player to do so since …

Jim Kelly declared cancer-free

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly was declared cancer-free Thursday after follow-up biopsies this week came back …

Louisville Cardinals blow over Miami in ACC debut

LOUISVILLE--Monday night was supposed to be a party for the University of Louisville.<p>It was supposed to be a celebration of the school's new membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference. It was supposed to be a welcome-back occasion for coach Bobby Petrino.<p>And in those ways it was everything U of L …

Pro-Wrestlers Put On Show for Baffled North Koreans

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Bench-Clearing Brawl at HS Football Game Results in Three Arrests, One Player Hospitalized, and a Hefty Police Response — and It’s on Video

Three people were arrested and one player was hospitalized after a bench-clearing brawl at a high school football game in Ohio that prompted a response from several police departments, reported WJW-TV in Cleveland.<p>Image source: YouTube<p>The game between Garfield Heights and Collinwood was canceled …

Colombia: Escobar's former head assassin leaves prison

A man who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's army of assassins, including the death of a former presidential hopeful that epitomized the wave of extreme cartel violence in Colombia in the early 1990s, was released on Tuesday from a maximum-security prison under …

An NFL Player Has Gone Weeks Without Cashing His $15 Million Signing Bonus Check

The latest example comes from Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals, who has been in possession of an uncashed $15,361,000 check for weeks, according to SI's Peter King.<p>Here's the anecdote from King's MMQB column:<p>"Patrick Peterson signed a five-year, $70 million contract extension on July 29, …

NFL

Freshman Brad Kaaya named starting quarterback at Miami

At this time last year, Brad Kaaya was preparing for his senior season at quarterback for West Hills Chaminade. Now, he has been named the starting quarterback as a freshman at Miami.<p>Coach Al Golden made the announcement Sunday, with Kaaya beating out Kansas transfer Jake Heaps, who was once ranked …