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High school baseball team uses hidden-ball trick to advance to state championship
Ah, the hidden-ball trick. That perfectly legal move that's used -- often to great effect -- to catch a baserunner off-guard and record an out.On Saturday, it worked in one of the biggest moments possible.With a 9-8 lead and one out to go to clinch ...

Mad Men: The Soccer Team
Like soccer, "Mad Men" has often been criticized for being too slow and too often pushed on non-converts by overeager hipsters. Both may be overly dramatic at times with unfathomable storylines.But a good soccer team is a fine-tuned machine ...

Rapper Lil B says James Harden stole his 'cooking' motion, could be cursed
Rapper Lil B might not be a household name at the level of Jay Z or Kanye West, but the Bay Area-born man also known as The Based God carries much power in NBA circles.Which is why the following tweet and subsequent comment to TMZ are big deals.And, ...

The Cavaliers' J.R. Smith had a game vs. the Hawks, and (nearly) everybody loved it
J.R. Smith might not have led the Cleveland Cavaliers in scoring Wednesday night; LeBron James dropped 31 as the Cavs beat the Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Eastern Conference finals Game 1.But the 3-point specialist -- who has literally said his motto is ...

Arkansas HS player makes Web Gem grab that would make some pros jealous
Garry Hill, a junior outfielder from Star City (Ark.) High School, might have a pretty ordinary name.But when you can do EXTRAORDINARY stuff like this, you tend to stick out a bit:The batter appeared headed for an easy extra-base hit before Hill ...

That time Kevin Garnett 'crushed' Joakim Noah with trash talk, and other KG moments
On Monday, Bleacher Report released an oral history of Kevin Garnett. Now, an oral history of one particular player might seem a little much, unless that player is a human anecdote machine -- which the former/current Minnesota Timberwolves and ...

For sports fans, it's been everything but sunny in Philadelphia
Thirty-five years ago, Philly's four major sports teams nearly achieved unprecedented success when each squad advanced to the championship round of its respective sport -- with the Phillies walking away with a trophy.The 2014-15 season was a far cry ...

George Clooney said he likes SportsNation. Then this happened.
When one of the world's biggest stars -- in this case, George Clooney -- tells you he likes your show, you have to celebrate in style.Here's how the SportsNation crew did ...

Draft prospect Hollis-Jefferson calls out Serge Ibaka, who responds on Twitter
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who recently finished his sophomore season at Arizona, is considered one of the best athletes -- if not the best athlete -- in the 2015 NBA draft. His dunk on 7-foot-6 UC Irvine big man Mamadou N'Diaye was one of the slams ...

Mark Cuban on Twitter says 'gotta admit I was wrong' about Rockets
Before the playoffs -- and before his Dallas Mavericks took on the Houston Rockets in the first round -- owner Mark Cuban had some very pointed words for his rivals to the south.Cuban's exact comments, in an interview with Grantland:"There's no more ...

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