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Auburn ball boy is insanely fast (Video)

Is it possible that one of the most athletic people on the field at an SEC football game wasn’t even a player?

Auburn ball boyOne of the ball boys for the Auburn-Arkansas game Saturday showed off some insane speed when he chased down and pretty much kept pace with Tigers wide receiver Melvin Ray on a 49-yard touchdown catch.

Did you see how fast that guy was? He came out of the gates like he was running from a pride of hungry lions. Guy closed faster than a Radio Shack store.

If Auburn hasn’t already invited him out for a tryout, some other programs have to. Guy can run.

Byron Marshall pulls a DeSean Jackson, drops ball before end zone (Video)

Byron MarshallByron Marshall had a monster game for Oregon in the Ducks’ season-opening 62-13 win over South Dakota on Saturday night in Eugene, but it would have been even bigger if not for a mental mistake.

Marshall took a second quarter handoff and broke through the defense for what should have been a 54-yard touchdown. However, he dropped the ball just before crossing the goal line, which turned a touchdown into a touchback.

“Out of all the good that happened tonight that’s really the only thing replaying through my mind,” Marshall said after the game, according to the Daily Emerald. “Stuff like that shouldn’t happen.”

No, it certainly should not. Marshall still had 228 yards and two TDs in the victory.

Here’s another look at the blunder:

GIF: Oregon RB Byron Marshall drops ball celebrating before c... on Twitpic

GIF via @cjzero

Michael Jordan tried psyching out Ian Poulter at 2012 Ryder Cup but it didn’t work (Video)

Michael Jordan golfMichael Jordan did his best to psych out Ian Poulter at the 2012 Ryder Cup, but his efforts didn’t work and the European team wound up winning thanks to an epic comeback, which has been termed the “Miracle at Medina.”

In preparation for the 2014 Ryder Cup, NBC and Golf Channel are running some “Road to the Ryder Cup” shows featuring some cool interviews about past events. One of the videos contains an interview with His Airness, who happens to be a huge golf fan and Ryder Cup enthusiast.

Jordan shares how he decided to specifically follow Ian Poulter late in the final day of the event and trash talk the European golfer. MJ trash talked Poulter on holes 15, 17 and who knows what else. None of it worked.

“(Jordan) loves his golf, he loves Ryder Cup. He’s always there. He’s always been a helping hand to the Americans,” Poulter recalled on his SiriusXM show this week via the Chicago Tribune. “He was right there. I was there on 13 and I remember walking off the tee box at 13, looking over and he kind of wagged his – I don’t know if you can call it a finger, it looked like an arm – this big finger comes up and he was wagging it at me pulling a face as if to say, ‘We’ve got you.’ So Rory (McIlroy) holed that massive putt on 13 to start the comeback trail. I holed a nice birdie putt on 15 and there he was, Jordan standing there again, and he’s just looking at me, staring at me. And I’m like, this is amazing, this is what I live for, this is what makes sport great. I’m a little golfer, Ian Poulter, playing golf in the Ryder Cup, and there’s legend basketball player Michael Jordan psyching me out in the Ryder Cup! And you know what? I said, ‘Screw you, I’m gonna hole this putt.’ (laughter) But you know what, he’d done that for so many years on a basketball court, he hit the shot time and time again. I said to myself, ‘I’m not allowing him to get in my space.’ ”

Poulter said Jordan was there at 17 waiting to taunt him, too.

“We’re walking off [16] and there he is, 6-foot-8, however tall he is, Jordan standing right in my space. I’m walking to the 17th tee, this claw hammer of a fist of his, he just keeps it out in front of him and he kind of wags his finger and he gives me a little jab in the chest with his fist. It was like a sledgehammer hitting me! … So I’m not going to tell you what I said to him at that point! (laughs) And that’s a sign of respect in a way. I respect Jordan as a basketball player, as the player that owned that game for so long, watching things unfold, respecting the game of golf. I wasn’t intimidated. I felt privileged to be in that situation, to be in the heat of the moment, the power-packed point under the spotlight with everybody watching. And the pressure to hole putts and the pressure to deliver was immense.”

Sounds like MJ was doing more harm then good. Maybe next time our team captain will tell him to keep his nose out of the game!

Donald Sterling, his gut, and wife Shelly hang out at Bellagio

Donald Shelly Sterling

Looks like Donald and Shelly Sterling aren’t exactly on the worst of terms despite their intense legal battles over ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Twitter user Tommy Lorenzo of TheVegasParlay.com shared the photo seen above of the Sterlings together at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Check out Donnie boy all decked out in the horizontal striped shirt and sweater around the neck. He’s only a dunce cap away from perfecting the Captain Smee look. Guess nobody told him it’s 105 degrees in the desert this weekend. And we know he likes spending time out by the pool, too.

Just a reminder that in court, Donnie had this to say about wife Shelly.

“My wife is beautiful but she can’t run anything.”

Good to know that sort of verbal praise had no affect on their relationship.

Jameis Winston breaks out the hurdle in great touchdown run (Video)

Jameis Winston used about every move possible while scoring on a quarterback run in the third quarter of Florida State’s season-opening game against Oklahoma State on Saturday night.

Winston juked, hurdled and dove into the end zone to give FSU a 27-17 lead in the game. The 28-yard run was the longest of his career, according to the ABC broadcasting crew.

Jameis Winston hurdle

If he had run like that after stealing the crab legs, he’d never had been caught.

Video via GIFD Sports

Brandon Jennings and girlfriend Tae Heckard broke up

Brandon Jennings Lashontae Heckard

Looks like the relationship between Brandon Jennings and Tae Heckard is over.

We told you back in May that Jennings and Heckard were together and even engaged. What was interesting about the boyfriend-girlfriend relationship is that Heckard was previously in a domestic partnership with another woman. After that woman, there were rumors that she got with rapper Nelly, who seems to be getting with everyone these days.

Jennings tweeted Friday about his relationship with Heckard and confirmed the engagement was off.

He also said Heckard tried to play him.

Did Heckard cheat on him? He’s making it sound like it by saying unless you’re married, the girl can still get with everyone else. There were some rumors that Heckard hooked up with Nelly when he was in town, which wouldn’t be the first time he was accused of breaking up an athlete’s relationship.

It could also explain this tweet:

Ashanti is Nelly’s ex. Maybe Jennings wants revenge.

[Previously: Brandon Jennings denies dating Chris Brown's ex]

Nick Saban is clueless about why Lane Kiffin is so disliked

Lane Kiffin Nick Saban

Nick Saban might be the only person left who doesn’t understand why Lane Kiffin is so disliked among the public. The real reason he is disliked is because he is an abrasive, off-putting, arrogant jerk who thinks he is Bill Belichick when he is really just Josh McDaniels.

Fans and media members know this. Saban does not.

When asked Saturday about how Kiffin did in his first game as Bama’s offensive coordinator, Saban was praiseworthy of Lane’s efforts. Then he decided to go the extra mile in his praise of Lane.

“You know, the guy’s a really good coach,” Saban said in his postgame news conference. Y’all need to fess up to that. Most places that don’t like him is because he left and they were made because he left. They weren’t mad about anything he did while he was there. Just do a little research on that.”

Sorry, Nick, but I think you might have been buried recruiting, watching film and coaching to pay attention to why everyone hates Kiffin.

[Previously: Tennessee fans want to name sewage system after Kiffin]

For starters, many feel Kiffin was privileged because his father, Monte, had a great reputation in the NFL. The guy seemingly got three head coaching jobs despite not having proven success — and each job seemed to be better than the next. He got into a big fight with Al Davis and was accused of being insubordinate. Then he bolted Tennessee after just one season, which showed zero commitment or loyalty to the program and was overall a disrespectful move. Then USC got mad because he brought the program down to sub-par levels and was fired for his crap job as a head coach. The players were happy to see him go. That’s a big reason why Trojans fans don’t like him.

But, hey, keep enjoying him, Nick, and keep talking him up.