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Oklahoma’s Amath M’Baye doesn’t regret doing ‘horns down’ sign even though it sparked Texas comeback

Amath-MBaye-Horns-downTexas trailed Oklahoma by 22 points with only 7:38 remaining in the second half on Wednesday night, and it seemed more than safe to write the Longhorns off. Then, Oklahoma’s Amath M’Baye made a “horns down” symbol at the Longhorns fans. That may have changed the game around.

Texas went on to somehow chip away at the 22-point deficit and force overtime. They finished off the amazing comeback by beating the Sooners, but M’Baye said after the game that he doesn’t regret flashing the “horns down” sign.

“It’s just me,” M’Baye told reporters according to The Oklahoman. “I’m an energy guy. I get hyped. It’s just a sign. It’s a common sign between the two teams. You see it every day on TV. It’s not like I was trying to be disrespectful or anything like that.”

M’Baye’s teammate, senior Romero Osby, seemed to disagree. He clearly felt that it was a sign of disrespect, as he was seen yelling at M’Baye after he flashed the symbol. Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger apparently agreed, and he replaced M’Baye with junior Tyler Neal after the gesture.

“We just don’t do that,” Kruger said, adding that he has spoken to M’Baye. “And he knows that. It was just kind of an emotional moment. We don’t do those things in terms of relating to the crowd. We play each position by focusing between the lines. That’s the only thing we addressed is, ‘Don’t interact with the crowd.’”

No lead is safe in college basketball, and M’Baye should have learned that on Wednesday. The old expression “you don’t wake a sleeping dog” holds true in a surprising amount of situations. The last thing you want to do for a team that you have in a 22-point hole is give them a reason to fight their way back.

Ricky Rubio tells Alexey Shved to change his face, be happy (Video)

Ricky-Rubio-Alexey-ShvedThe Minnesota Timberwolves have lost four games in a row and appear destined to miss the playoffs for a ninth straight season, but Ricky Rubio is trying to maintain a positive attitude. Not only that, but he’s trying to influence his teammates to do the same.

During Thursday night’s blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, TNT captured Rubio telling teammate Alexey Shved to cheer up. As you can see, his delivery was priceless.

“Alexey, change this face,” Rubio said while patting his teammate on the head. “Be happy. Enjoy it.”

Well said, Ricky. Kevin Love may be sick of all the losing that has gone on in Minnesota since he was drafted, but somebody has to be there to keep spirits high. In only his second NBA season, it appears that Rubio has adopted that role. We’ll see if he’s singing the same tune during blowout losses in a couple years.

Video via @cjzero

Coach K concerned over player safety after Virginia fans rush court

Virginia-fans-storm-courtDuke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is no stranger to fans storming the court. His No. 3 Blue Devils have lost four games this season. All have been on the road, and the opposing fans have rushed the court each time. Virginia fans did the same following their 73-68 upset over Duke on Thursday night, and Coach K expressed concern over it after the game.

“When we’ve lost in the last 20 years, everybody rushes the court,” Krzyzewski said, according to ESPN.com. “Whatever you’re doing, you need to get the team off first. Celebrate, have fun, obviously you won. That’s cool, but just get our team off the court and our coaching staff before students come on.”

Storming the court is a part of college basketball and adds to the drama, but you can understand why a coach would be concerned for the safety of his players. There’s always the potential that a player or coach can literally be trampled, not to mention the outside chance that a fan would intentionally go after someone.

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50 Cent: Floyd Mayweather is not afraid of Manny Pacquiao

Even though 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are no longer as close as they used to be, 50 still has his former best friend’s back when it comes to boxing debates.

The rapper joined ESPN’s “First Take” Thursday and was asked about the elusive Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao dream fight that never happened. Though host Skip Bayless tried to put words in 50’s mouth by asking a loaded question, the rapper said Mayweather is not scared of Pacquiao.

“He’s not afraid of Pacquiao or any fighter,” 50 answered in response to a question about how afraid Mayweather was of losing to Pac-Man.

50 explained that Mayweather looks at his fights as a businessman and takes a measured approach when selecting opponents.

“It’s more of him saying who I have to fight. At this point, it’s more him sorting out who’s the perfect opponent than him fighting the toughest fighter to fight.”

50 Cent confirmed what most boxing fans already knew — Mayweather doesn’t pick what will be the most thrilling fight, but the one where he can maximize revenue while minimizing his risks.

He further elaborated on Mayweather’s mentality, explaining that the biggest impediment to the superfight was Mayweather’s stubbornness.

“He concentrates on how much someone else is getting paid opposed to how much he is actually getting paid,” said 50. “He sees himself in a space that nobody else sees himself in, and that he’s so high on top of it that he shouldn’t actually give some of the other great fighters at this point.

“That’s $100 million and he just left it.”

50 also said he would have picked Mayweather to win had the two fought.

Most people have picked up on ESPN’s promotional tag line and spun this interview as 50 saying Mayweather “ducked” Pacquiao, but that’s not exactly how I see it. 50 is saying that Mayweather is not scared of Pacquiao or any fighter. The term “ducked” only was brought up because of Bayless. According to 50, the biggest reason the fight didn’t happen is because Mayweather didn’t want Pacquiao to get filthy rich off of it, which was evident based on Floyd refusing to give Manny a cut of the pay-per-view or split the purse 50-50. To use a cliche, Floyd cut off his nose to spite his face, which is why fans have been so frustrated with him.

You can watch the interview below:

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La La Anthony denies Kevin Garnett said she tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios

La La Honey Nut CheeriosLa La Anthony denies that Kevin Garnett referenced Honey Nut Cheerios when talking trash to her husband, Carmelo, during a Jan. 7 game between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden.

You may recall that Anthony and KG got into it during and after the game. ‘Melo tried confronting Garnett twice after the game — once by the locker rooms and another time by the Celtics’ team bus. It was reported by Black Sports Online that Garnett told ‘Melo that his wife, La La, tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios, leading ‘Melo to lose his mind during the game. That report was so widely circulated it became accepted as fact, even though Celtics coach Doc Rivers denied it. Now La La is denying it too.

“I had to be able to laugh about it because that one was really crazy,” La La told Renada Romain, host of “Ear Candy Mornings” on SiriusXM 44. “Like someone saying, ‘Oh, your wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios,’ and everybody really believing that and running with it. That’s not what was said. Kevin Garnett did not say that about me. He just said some things to my husband that [‘Melo] didn’t like that he felt like one man doesn’t say to another.

“They’re perfectly fine now,” La La said of Garnett and her husband. “It happens in the heat of battle. People don’t know what goes on on that floor. [Garnett’s] known for that. So it got under my husband’s skin, things happen, but it wasn’t about me.”

The day after the Honey Nut Cheerios report emerged, a separate report said she and ‘Melo were having marital problems. La La addressed her relationship with ‘Melo during the interview.

“We’re doing great,” La La told Romain. “We’ve been together for 10 years! I always say when people tell their marriage is perfect, they’re lying. We’ve been together 10 years. We go through ups, we go through downs like anyone else, but we work through them. We’re doing great … we’re working through it and things are good.”

You can listen to the interview below:

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Mike Trout on weight gain: I put on eight pounds, and it was all muscle

Mike Trout says the reports that he showed up to spring training overweight are inaccurate and overblown.

Many fans and analysts were concerned that Trout fell out of shape over the offseason after word circulated that the reigning AL Rookie of the Year had put on weight. The report seemed to emanate from Angels beat writer Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, who tweeted this on Feb. 14:

Reading that Trout was up to 240 pounds and looking like a fullback was pretty stunning, especially when you consider that his player profile on most sports websites lists him at 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, which would equate to a 40-pound gain. Additionally, photos posted to Trout’s Twitter account didn’t seem to show a noticeable change in his physique. That’s probably because there wasn’t much of one.

Mike Trout AngelsOn Thursday, Trout set the record straight about his weight during an interview with Mike Gill’s “The Sports Bash” on 97.3 FM in Trout’s home state of New Jersey.

“People say I gained 30 or 40 pounds, they got a wrong answer,” Trout told Gill. “I came into camp like eight pounds over what I played at last year. I ended the year last year 231, and I came in to camp like 240. I’m down to like 235 now.

“I feel great, feel fine, feel normal, so it’s nothing to worry about. [I have] nine percent body fat, so it’s not like I’m out there crushing hamburgers and eating some bad food. Just working out. I didn’t think it was a big deal.

“I think it got out there because when I got drafted it said I was 210, and they haven’t updated it in like three years. I think that’s why they got 30 pounds. Right now, I probably gained five pounds, if that,” said Trout.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia elaborated on the matter during an interview with ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning.”

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Desmond Bryant’s epic mug shot inspires ‘Dezzing’ social media trend

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Let’s get one thing out of the way here: Any excuse we have to re-post this all-time awesome mug shot is going to be seized. This mug shot was taken by Oakland Raiders DT Desmond Bryant over the weekend, and it belongs in the Hall of Fame of mug shots. Heck, it’s so splendid, it should get its own bust in Canton before Michael Strahan.

As you know by now, Bryant was arrested Sunday on a misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief for allegedly drunkenly causing a disturbance at a neighbor’s house (did the neighbors not have ADT?). His incredible mugger has made its way around the Internet and reached the late night talk show circuit this week.

Host Jimmy Kimmel was so enthralled with the mug shot, he decided to turn it into a social media trend. Kimmel asked his “Jimmy Kimmel Live” viewers Wednesday to do their best Bryant impressions and send him the picture over Twitter using the hashtag “#dezzing.”

Below are several photos of people “dezzing,” beginning with Kimmel staffer Guillermo:

Guillermo Dezzing

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Steph Curry makes up for missed high five with Draymond Green (Picture)

Not only is Steph Curry a baller who went off for an NBA season-high 54 points Wednesday, but he’s also aware of what’s buzzing on the Internet about him.

During the middle of his hot streak against the Knicks, Curry was so focused on shimmying that he totally blew off teammate Draymond Green for a high five in the fourth quarter:

Curry set out to right that wrong with his teammate by posing for a high five on Thursday:

Steph Curry Draymond Green

Glad they squared that up. Well played, gentlemen.

Photo credit: Twitter/Stephen Curry; GIF via @cjzero

Brewers costume thieves had themselves quite a sausage fest

Milwaukee Brewers costume

The Italian Sausage costume that is used during the “Sausage Race” at every Milwaukee Brewers home game was returned to a bar Wednesday after it was reported missing earlier in the day, and it sounds like the people who stole it had themselves quite the sausage fest.

People claiming to be responsible for the “prank” emailed USA Today to detail their experience with the costume. The pranksters told USA Today that six people were involved — five women and one man — ranging from 26-55 years old. They even wrote a pun-filled note about what they called “Weenie Gate” which they attached to the costume when they returned it.

“Sorry I’m such a sauced weenie. You probably think I’m the wurst,” the note states. “I started feeling the heat as the police began to ketchup by connecting the links. I know it was a greasy move so here I am. Donate the mustard and drink the beer. Take me back to the Land of the Brew… Much Love, ur Cedarburg Crew.”

USA Today has some photos of the thieves partying at bars while wearing the sausage costume. You can see one below:

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