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Ultimate Warrior collapsed walking to hotel

Ultimate Warrior HallNew details about the death of The Ultimate Warrior have emerged.

Warrior, whose real name is James Hellwig, died at 54 on Tuesday night. TMZ says The Ultimate Warrior collapsed outside a hotel in Arizona at 5:50 pm while walking to his car with his wife. Warrior was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The speeches Warrior gave at his Hall of Fame induction and on RAW both are chilling in light of his death, as they seemed to foreshadow something like this. Perhaps he felt comfortable letting go now that he had his one last moment in the spotlight.

The Ultimate Warrior leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

Adam Jones has harsh words for fans who run onto field

Adam JonesThe Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 14-5 in the second game of their series on Tuesday.

During the bottom of the eighth inning, there was a brief delay because two fans entered the field of play from stands on the third base side. After being apprehended by security, the game continued.

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones got a firsthand look at Tuesday’s stunt and has apparently had enough of the on field interruptions.

When speaking after the game, Jones certainly wasn’t guarded with his words on the subject.

“I think it’s idiotic for people to run on the field, and I think the punishment needs to be a lot harsher, and they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on because it’s stupid,” Jones said via the Baltimore Sun. “You look like an [idiot] when you run on the field.”

“I remember a couple of years ago, one dude broke his ankle in Baltimore. I was laughing at him. I wish he shattered his femur because it’s stupid. It’s just plain old stupid. Anybody who does it, I wish the cops tase the [hell] out of them. I wish that.”

Tell us how you really feel, Adam.

Players often times will give the politically correct sound bite when speaking with the media. Other times we get moments like these, and they’re absolutely great.

Obviously, when a person who isn’t permitted on the field makes their way there a safety issue arises for the players and umpires/referees. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case for the intruder, as we saw during MLB’s All-Star Game in 2013.

Rex Chapman clarifies John Calipari to Lakers comment

John CalipariFormer Kentucky star Rex Chapman set the internet on fire Monday night when he tweeted prior to the national championship game that John Calipari will be leaving the Wildcats after the season to coach the Los Angeles Lakers. Calipari is linked to NBA coaching rumors every year, but this is by far the most high-profile job he has been associated with.

Chapman went on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Tuesday to elaborate on his tweet. He did a lot of chuckling.

“I treat Twitter like I’m talking to my friends,” Chapman said. “I’m not a journalist and never pretend to be. I interact with people. I’m not going to refrain from giving information I hear just because it might upset some people.”

Chapman said he did not say Calipari to the Lakers was a “done deal” but instead that he was told it’s a done deal. If there’s a difference between those two things, I don’t understand it. He also went on to say that he heard from one source that Calipari is leaving Kentucky for LA win or lose and from another that the Lakers reached out and “of course Calipari has to listen.”

When Patrick asked Chapman if he believes Calipari is going to leave the Wildcats, he seemed to start backpedaling a bit.

“I believe that John is very savvy when it comes to these things,” Chapman said. “I would hope he’s not going to leave. He deals with this every year. Whether it’s to (get his next deal at Kentucky), I don’t know. There obviously is something to it. Come on.”

The interview had backpedal city written all over it. In one breath Chapman was saying he thinks Calipari will ultimately remain at Kentucky. But after Patrick reminded him several times that his tweet said “done deal,” Chapman confirmed that he heard from two “reliable sources” that Calipari to the Lakers is a done deal. Does that make any sense?

If Chapman’s sources are so reliable, why does he still think Calipari is going to stay at Kentucky? Something doesn’t add up, and my gut tells me that something is Chapman feeling stupid because he sent a tweet he shouldn’t have. The full interview is below:

DeSean Jackson misses Redskins’ team workouts while on vacation

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DeSean Jackson has an opportunity for a fresh start with the Washington Redskins. Even if you don’t believe the reports about Jackson being linked to a gang or throwing temper tantrums and cussing out Chip Kelly, we can all agree his image is in need of repair. Showing up to work early would be a good way to kick things off, but Jackson is on vacation.

Because they have a new head coach, the Redskins were allowed to begin their official offseason workout program two weeks early. As Crossing Broad pointed out, Robert Griffin III and other key players have been present. Jackson has been on an island somewhere, which we know by looking at his Instagram page.

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UConn riots after win over Kentucky (Pictures, Videos)

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The University of Connecticut has an undergraduate enrollment of around 17,000 people. After the men’s basketball team defeated Kentucky to win a national championship on Monday night, all 17,000 and then some flooded the streets of Storrs and wreaked havoc.

All of the standard riot behavior was covered. There were flipped cars, fires, dudes climbing light posts, and plenty of broken glass. Here are some photos and videos from the night of madness.

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Kentucky fan Tyler Black keeping his tattoo, but we fixed it for him

Kentucky fan Tyler Black came close to calling his shot by getting a tattoo declaring his Wildcats national champions before the NCAA Tournament began, but his bold move came up short.

Kentucky lost to UConn 60-54 on Monday night, rendering Black as one of the most interesting characters of the night. Everyone was wondering the same thing shortly after the loss: what did he plan to do with the tattoo?

Black answered the question simply: he plans to keep it.

“I’m keeping it,” Black told ESPN. “It’s a way to remember this team and it’s part of my life story.”

He actually does have a pretty cool story to tell now, and he certainly will never forget this team. But if you know anything about Black — and his Twitter bio states “I’ve always felt I was born for rebellion” — then you know he’ll be unfazed by the declaration coming up short.

Based on all the attention Black received for what he did — and what happened with the Seahawks fan — we have a feeling quite a few fans will continue the trend of calling their shots with team tattoos. We don’t encourage the practice. If you feel the need to show everyone your faith, throw down a futures bet and just tweet your betting slip after it comes through. OK?

Anyway, the folks at Reddit College Football came up with this nice little fix for the tattoo in case Black’s so inclined:

Kentucky Tyler Black tattoo

Perfect.

Rex Chapman: John Calipari is going to coach Lakers

John Calipari KentuckyFormer Kentucky star and NBA player Rex Chapman created some major waves on the college and pro basketball scene when he tweeted prior to Monday’s National Championship Game that current Wildcats coach John Calipari would be taking the Los Angeles Lakers coaching job.

The feeling has long been that Mike D’Antoni, fairly or unfairly, would not be back as Lakers head coach next season following this year’s disaster. The rumor received more credibility when another report said Kobe Bryant did not want to play for D’Antoni.

As you could imagine, the Lakers have denied the rumor.

“I spoke to [General Manager] Mitch Kupchak and he said the rumor is untrue,” Lakers spokesman John Black said via the Los Angeles Times. “Mike D’Antoni is our coach. There have been no conversations about any specific names for any replacement.”

D’Antoni is currently employed by the team, so what would you expect them to say? Yeah, we’re firing Mike and hiring John? Of course they were going to deny it.

The question is would Calipari actually leave Kentucky for the Lakers? Cal is only 55 and still has plenty of years left in him. His run with the Nets did not go the way he wanted — he was fired during his third season — so maybe he would want to prove he can coach at the highest level. Plus, let’s be real here, it’s not like he has huge ties to Kentucky; this is only his fifth season there and he’s already won one title and been to two championship games and three Final Fours. Maybe he felt more inclined to leave after all the fans started crushing him amid the shaky season at Kentucky this year.