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Peyton Manning and Von Miller were dressed to kill at Rockies game (Picture)

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The Colorado Rockies hosted several members of the Denver Broncos for Tuesday night’s game against the New York Yankees at Coors Field. To say that some of them were dressed to kill would be the understatement of the century.

In the spirit of saving the best for last, we’ll start by mentioning how great Von Miller’s shirt was. As one Reddit user pointed out after the photo you see above was posted on the social media site, it looked like the type of shirt where if you stare at it long enough a 3-D image will pop out. I don’t think it works though — I tried for about 10 minutes.

On to more important things. How fresh did Peyton Manning look? Tom Brady can have his hipster glasses and his GQ photo shoots. Manning took batting practice at Coors Field wearing an outfit that we can only speculate was picked out by Arnold Palmer and a kindergarten student.

And you thought NBA players like this guy had a sense of fashion? Peyton absolutely killed it on Tuesday night. If you think Colorado’s 2-0 win was a coincidence on a night where Manning looked like that, you’re an idiot.

Jalen Rose dishes on how NBA players handle having wives and girlfriends at same game (Video)

Jalen-RoseProfessional athletes have a lot to think about when it comes to traveling around the country for games, and even playing them in their own stadiums and arenas. During a recent B.S. Report podcast with Grantland’s Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose talked about some of the distractions that go along with playing on the road and at home.

While Rose did stress that the comfort level is much higher for a player at home, he said there are “miscellaneous” things NBA players have to deal with. One of them is making sure your wife and girlfriend are not introduced to one another.

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Screaming Spurs Fan Lady identified?

The media has been searching for the identity of the mystery woman the Internet has come to call “Screaming Spurs Lady.”

As we wrote on Monday night, one woman ruined the experience for everyone watching Game 1 of the San Antonio Spurs-Golden State Warriors series on TNT by screaming throughout the end of the game. She was sitting close enough to the TNT announcers that her screams were audible every time the Spurs did something great.

Multiple San Antonio media outlets have tried to find the woman — a few claim they have — and even Deadspin sent out the Bat Signal. So far, there have been a few different claims about the woman, but we think KENS 5 in San Antonio found the real answer to the mystery.

KENS 5 says they received a phone call from someone claiming to be a friend of the shrieker, whom they say is 23-year-old dental assistant Val Garcia.

“I think everyone was pretty loud,” Garcia told KENS. “I just have such a high-pitch scream.

“I swear my eyes were going to pop out of my face. I was totally out of breath. After the game I felt lightheaded (and) my voice was shot.”

Deadspin’s Tim Burke believes the screaming fan is in this photo.

Below is a picture of Garcia next to the possible screamer:

Screaming Spurs Fan lady

What do you think?

Photo credit: Twitter/Dillon Collier
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Awesome Bo Jackson 1985 scouting report bills him as ‘best pure athlete in America’

Bo Jackson

The Internet gave us a great gift on Tuesday when a 1985 baseball scouting report of Bo Jackson surfaced via Reddit. The scout who evaluated Jackson billed him as the “best pure athlete in America today.” The scout also correctly predicted that Bo would win the 1985 Heisman Trophy.

The scouting report was filled out after the scout watched Jackson play a pair of April games during his junior season at Auburn. Bo batted .401/.500/.864 with 17 home runs in 42 games that season per Wikipedia.

It was truly a joy to see the evaluation of Jackson before he developed into an MLB All-Star. The only comments I would give is that I’m surprised the scout projected Jackson as a 6 for hitting when he turned out to be more of a 5, and I’m shocked Bo didn’t get an 8 for running speed. He was one of the fastest athletes on the planet, how did he not get an 8?!?

Take a look at the awesome archive below:

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Reggie Miller videbombed by Spike Lee on anniversary of huge finish

Reggie Miller Spike LeeTuesday marked the 18th anniversary of Reggie Miller’s improbable finish at Madison Square Guarden. Miller scored eight points in 8.9 seconds to give the Indiana Pacers a stunning 107-105 win over the New York Knicks in Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals. Miller’s performance is widely regarded as one of the most improbable, clutch achievements of all time. It’s also memorable because Miller exchanged some epic trash talk with filmmaker Spike Lee during the game, as had become tradition for the two.

Well Reggie returned to MSG on Tuesday as a commentator for Game 2 of the Knicks-Indiana Pacers playoff series. Before the game, Miller announced his presence with authority by sending out this tweet:

No choke signs were exchanged, but Spike did get Miller back with a solid videobomb.

As the Knicks ran the Pacers out of the Garden in the fourth quarter, the fans got in on the act with a “Reggie sucks” chant:

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Titus Young arrested twice in 15 hours, has great mug shot

Titus Young mug shot

Titus Young found out that setting records in the NFL is not easy, so he decided to try making history off the field. The former Detroit Lions wide receiver was arrested twice in less than a 15-hour span on Sunday, a Riverside, Calif., public information officer told Larry Brown Sports.

Young was arrested around 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning by a Moreno Valley Police Department officer who was conducting a traffic stop. The officer says he was waiting in a left turn lane getting ready to turn when a black Mustang came up from behind and passed him on his left. The Mustang, which was being drive by Young, went against oncoming traffic before turning left.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and arrested Young on suspicion of DUI. The former Lion was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center and was cited and released after signing a promise to appear in court.

Then, later that day, Young was arrested again.

Young was arrested a second time around 2:22 p.m. for climbing over the fence of the towing company to try retrieving his car. He was arrested for burglary.

The DUI is a misdemeanor and the burglary charge is a felony.

Young was a second-round pick of the Lions in 2011, but he was released by the team after the season. The St. Louis Rams picked him up off waivers but released him nine days later. Young is currently a free agent.

Young was sent home from the Lions’ organized team activities last year after punching a teammate. He headbutted an opponent in Week 1, was sent home for the Thanksgiving game for sabotaging his team in the week before by intentionally lining up in the wrong spot.

We’re guessing Young’s days in the NFL are over.

Details of Young’s arrests were first reported by the Oakland Press.

Since he had two booking photos, we have posted the mug shots below for you to compare. The DUI one is on the left, while the burglary one is on the right:

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JA Happ hit in head by line drive, leaves game (Video)

JA Happ hit in headJ.A. Happ left Tuesday’s Toronto Blue Jays-Tampa Bay Rays game after getting hit in the head by a line drive.

Happ was facing Desmond Jennings with men on second and third and one out in the bottom of the second inning. Jennings drilled a 3-1 pitch right back up the middle, and the line drive appeared to nail Happ squarely in the head. Happ went down immediately while the ball deflected off him with such force that it rolled all the way down the right field line resulting in a triple for Jennings.

Happ was able to move his hand to his face and wiped some blood, so at least we know he was moving. He was taken off on a stretcher.

That was a horrifying incident and we hope the best for Happ. We are truly praying that he will be OK — this is the type of incident that can result in serious injury.

Rays pitcher David Price and manager Joe Maddon sent their well wishes to Happ over Twitter after the game:

Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods make red carpet appearance

Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods made their relationship official in March, but it wasn’t until this week that they made their first red carpet appearance.

The two stepped out in public for the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday night. They went to an after party at the Standard Hotel afterwards. US Weekly says Tiger got tipsy at the party and somewhat embarrassed Vonn, for whatever that’s worth. The Superficial even has pictures of Tiger appearing to look wasted.

Vonn also posted a “selfie” to her Facebook and Instagram Tuesday morning.

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Phil Jackson reportedly ‘done with coaching’

Phil JacksonPhil Jackson is the best basketball coach available, but he may not have interest in coaching again.

Jackson turned down the Brooklyn Nets, who were interested in having him replace PJ Carlesimo as the team’s head coach. The outcome is no surprise; we didn’t figure he would be interested in coaching the Nets. But what’s interesting is that TNT’s David Aldridge says a source told him Jackson is “done with coaching.” Aldridge’s source says Jackson continues to see an executive job where they would have full control over basketball operations.

Jackson has signed on with teams to serve as a consultant. The Detroit Pistons hired him to help them select their new head coach. He reportedly was also trying to assume a similar role with UCLA when the Bruins were looking for a new basketball coach. There was even talk that the Toronto Raptors were trying to make Jackson their next president.

It seems to me that Jackson’s agent is making sure his client’s name is constantly mentioned in order to keep his leverage high. Sure, any time a coaching opening comes up, teams looking to make a splash will inquire about his interest, but it seems like Phil is also making himself available to talk with teams.

I wouldn’t completely close the door on Jackson coaching again. If the right opportunity came up — one where he could win a championship — I bet he would be interested. I’m just guessing that sort of opportunity is unlikely to emerge, which is why he’s looking for a front office job that suits him.

Lil Wayne has joined the Chicago Bulls bandwaggon

Lil Wayne Chicago Bulls

Lil Wayne is the biggest bandwaggon fan in sports. That has been long established. He also has a dislike for the Miami Heat that goes back to 2011 when he complained that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade ignored him at games. He even went off on Chris Bosh in February.

Apparently Lil Wayne’s dislike for the Heat is so strong he has joined the Chicago Bulls bandwaggon.

The Bulls beat the Heat 93-86 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals playoff series on Monday night. Bulls guard Rip Hamilton shared a photo on Instagram that he says was of him and his Bulls teammates celebrating the win with Lil Wayne. You can see Taj Gibson, Nazr Mohammed, Vladimir Radmanovich, and Rip in the photo with Weezy. Rip says that was after they all went to dinner.

Tunechi was also rooting for the Bulls during the game. He sent this tweet about Nate Robinson, who had a 24-point second half:

First Lil Wayne was cheering against the Heat when they played the Lakers. Now he’s rooting on the Bulls. I bet if you paid him enough money he’d root for your team, too.

Photo: Instagram/Rip Hamilton

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