baltimore ravens|Gun Control|nfl

Terrell Suggs Gives Up Guns As Part Of Domestic Case

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was forced by a court order to surrender his guns as part of an ongoing domestic case. ESPN reports that Suggs’ girlfriend and mother of his two-children, Candace Williams, filed a court order in November, but specifics of the case were not released. Even without specifics, some signs of disputes […]

Los Angeles Angels|mlb|washington nationals

Dan Haren Signs One-Year, $13 Million Contract With Nationals

Former Los Angeles Angels right-hander Dan Haren has signed a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals for $13 million. The Long Beach Press-Telegram reported that Haren, 32, will be joining his fifth team when he reports to Washington. Haren is 119-96 since his debut in 2003. Sports Illustrated reports that the Angels had tried to […]

Chicago Cubs|mlb

Chicago Cubs Manager Dale Sveum Accidentally Shot By Robin Yount

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum was accidentally shot in the back and ear by baseball Hall of Famer Robin Yount while the pair was out quail hunting recently. The good new for Sveum is that he was hit with BBs. Still, he called the incident a “bloody scene,” but he was not badly hurt. USA […]

New York|New York City

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch Hospitalized

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch was hospitalized on Tuesday, marking the second hospital admission for the 87-year-old in the last three months. Koch’s recent hospitalization stems from a respiratory infection. The Associated Press, citing Koch’s spokesperson George Arzt, reported that Koch is being treated with antibiotics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Arzt and Koch were having […]

dwayne wade|LeBron James|Miami Heat|NBA

LeBron James Named Sportsman Of The Year

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has been named Sports Illustrated‘s 2012 Sportsmen of the Year. James’ biographers will likely remember 2012 as a watershed year for LBJ. The year saw LeBron win an Olympic gold medal and NBA Championship while claiming both regular season and NBA Finals MVP awards. Despite the success, ESPN reports that […]


World’s Largest Aquarium Opens In Singapore

An aquarium on the resort island of Sentosa in Singapore opened in late November and claims to be the world’s largest aquarium. The S.E.A. Aquarium, ABC News reports, houses 100,000 marine animals of more than 800 species. The aquatic life is housed in nearly 12 million gallons of water. With numerous zones of the world […]

catholic church|Twitter|vatican

Vatican Announces Pope’s Twitter Account: @Pontifex

If all the 1.25 billion Catholics in the world chose to become followers of Pope Benedict XVI‘s new Twitter account, @Pontifex, he would easily overtake Lady Gaga as the most followed personality on Twitter. Reuters reported that the Vatican announced the @Pontifex handle Monday morning, and, despite not having tweeted a single word, the spiritual […]

VCU Coach: I Was Fired For Being Gay

VCU women’s volleyball coach James Finley led his team to a 25-6 record this season before losing in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. It was the best winning percentage the Rams put up in his eight-year tenure, and the next day he was fired. James Finley also happens to be gay, and he […]

Atlanta Braves|Los Angeles Angels|mlb

Braves Trade Tommy Hanson To Angels For Jordan Walden

The Atlanta Braves have traded Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for reliever Jordan Walden. The Associated Press reports that the move will help bolster Atlanta Braves’ bullpen. Walden’s fastball has been clocked at nearly 100 miles per house and he recorded 48 strikeouts in 39 innings pitched this past season for the Angels. […]

Comedy Central|Lord of the Rings|Stephen Colbert|The Hobbit

Stephen Colbert Plans ‘Hobbit’ Themed Week on ‘Colbert Report’

It is no secret that Comedy Central personality Stephen Colbert is a big fan of JRR Tolkien’s 1937 book, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. Colbert already has secured some kind of role in Peter Jackson’s film adaptation, which has been extended to a trilogy, but now the host of The Colbert Report has […]

baltimore ravens|Ben Roethlisberger|nfl|Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger Unlikely To Play Sunday Against Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been out since injuring his throwing shoulder and dislocating a rib November 12 against Kansas City, and it seems unlikely he will be back in time for the Steelers’ matchup Sunday with AFC North Rival Baltimore. reports that, while Big Ben has managed to practice with the team […]

Obama’s Jan. 21 Inauguration Date Unique In History

President Barack Obama’s inauguration as president for a second time will take place in less than two months, and, when he does, he will make history again. Since the 20th amendment in 1933, the US Constitution mandates that a president is sworn in at “noon on the 20th day of January” following a presidential election, […]

Aroldis Chapman|Cincinnati Reds|mlb

Reds Sign Closer Broxton To 3-Year, $21 Million Deal

The Cincinnati Reds have re-signed reliever Jonathan Broxton. The club announced on its website that Broxton agreed to a 3-year, $21 million dollar contract, paving the way for the Reds to move the highly touted Aroldis Chapman into a starting role. Chapman served as closer last season. Only 28-years-old, Broxton’s new contract includes a $9 […]


Forgotten Moon Rocks Found In National Guard Storage Unit

If someone gave you a gift straight from outer space, you’d probably take care of it. At the very least, if you did put it away, you’d remember where you set it, right? President Richard Nixon gave the each state a fragment of moon rock in a little desktop display as a gift and Minnesota […]

Fox Interview Ends After Author Criticizes Network

A reporter and author was being interviewed by Fox News, but the anchor quickly ended the interview when the subject criticized the network for “operating as a wing of the Republican Party.” The Associated Press reports that Thomas Ricks, a veteran journalist and author of The Generals, was being interviewed by anchor Jon Scott. The […]

canadian football league

Argonauts Rout Stampeders In CFL’s 100th Grey Cup Championship

The 2012 Toronto Argonauts secured their place in Canadian Football League history on Sunday, winning the CFL’s 100th Grey Cup championship. Quarterback Ricky Ray got off to a rough start but finished with 231 yards passing with three touchdown passes as the Argonauts topped the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 in Toronto. ESPN reports that this is […]


Former Bills TE Ernie Warlick Dies

Ernie Warlick, one of the AFL’s forerunners as a pass catching tight end in the 1960s with the Buffalo Bills, has died at the age of 80. ESPN reports his death came after a brief illness and was confirmed by Amigone Funeral Home in Amherst, N.Y. His cause of death was not released but his […]

college football|Michigan Wolverines|NCAA Football|Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State Tops Michigan To Cap Unbeaten Season

Despite not being eligible for a BCS National Title or Big Ten championship, the Ohio State Buckeyes made their case for a No. 1 final ranking in the Associated Press poll with a 26-21 victory over rival Michigan on Saturday. The team ranked No. 1 in the final AP poll is named the Associated Press […]

Thanksgiving Miracle: Man Shot In Head Wakes From Month-Long Coma

When it comes to holiday miracles, Christmas seems to get the lion’s share in pop culture. But for the family of Benjamin Pessah, Thanksgiving 2012 came with a miracle they will be thankful for for years to come as Pessah woke from a month-long coma just days before. Benjamin Pessah was walking home from a […]

catholic church

Pope Appoints 6 New Cardinals To Elect His Successor, No Europeans

Pope Benedict XVI appointed six new cardinals on Saturday and as many Vatican watchers have noted, none of the six were European. Cardinals, sometimes called princes of the Church, are select Catholic bishops who as a group will form a conclave to elect the next pope in the event of Benedict XVI’s death or resignation. […]

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