Athletes

British Royals Meet King James During Trip To NYC

December 9th, 2014 3:35pm EST
Duke And Duchess William and Kate with LeBron James
Prince William and Princess Kate continued their brief visit to the New York on Monday night by catching the Brooklyn Nets basketball game -- but they weren't there to see the hometown team.

The Nets took on the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the British Royals got to meet the visiting team's star player LeBron James after the game.

According to ESPN.com, the LeBron and his team turned it on when the couple finally arrived to the game shortly after the second half began, outscoring the home team 49-27 to win the game handily 110-88.

Following the game, King James had a photo opp with the coupl...
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'Top Gear's' Tanner Foust Named Red Bull GRC Fan Favorite Driver

November 9th, 2014 12:05pm EST
'Top Gear's' Tanner Foust Named Red Bull GRC Fan Favorite Driver
Top Gear co-host Tanner Foust finished his "day job" on a high note, taking home the Royal Purple Fan Favorite Driver Award for Red Bull Global Rallycross the day after he placed sixth in the series' final race in Las Vegas.

Tanner, wrapping up his first season with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, was named Fan Favorite for Red Bull GRC's Supercars division on Thursday night. The two-time series champion won the GRC event in July on his way to finishing ninth in a hotly contested driver championship.

The ever-busy driver also wrapped shooting on the fourth season of Top Gear - in which he...
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Meet 'I Am Santa Claus's' Mick Foley

November 2nd, 2014 11:53pm EST
Interviewing 'I Am Santa Claus's' Mick Foley
I leapt for joy when the opportunity to interview WWE wrestler and subject of Tommy Avallone's documentary "I Am Santa Claus" arrived. "I Am Santa Claus" is the latest film underneath the "Morgan Spurlock Presents" label. It looks at the lives of five Department Store Santas the other 364 days of the year. Its primary subjects include crusty Santa Russell, Bear-ish Santa Jim, Christmas enthusiast Mick Foley, feuding Santa Nicholas (president of the Order of Real Bearded Santas), and singer Santa Bob.

Don't let the tag line "Whose lap is your child sitting on" fool you. The documentary was ...
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NFL Stars Make Another Goofy Rap Video (Watch It!)

August 11th, 2014 11:01pm EDT
Peyton and Eli Manning
Last year they brought us "Football on Your Phone," and this year Eli and Peyton Manning are at it again.

The quarterback brothers have filmed a new commercial for DirecTV in which they rap about the TV provider's new Fantasy Zone Channel, part of its NFL Sunday Ticket package that gives subscribers the opportunity to keep up with all of their fantasy football statistics in real time.

The video, which features footballs that open up and have nachos inside, touchdowns with waterfalls and rainbows and showers that spray out mini footballs, also features a cameo from Peyton and Eli's dad, fo...
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David Beckham & His Sons Get Slimed At Kids' Choice Sports Awards

July 18th, 2014 10:57am EDT
David Beckham & His Sons Get Slimed At Kids' Choice Sports Award
During the first annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards, David Beckham and his sons were slimed in gold. The soccer star received the first Legend Award at the event, held in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

Beckham's two youngest sons gave their dad his award following a video montage featuring the top moments of Beckham's career.

A few moments later, golden goo was blasted up from the stage floor, completely covering the Beckhams, who wound up looking like living Oscar statues.

The show honored athletes such as NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, NBA player Carmelo Anthony and gymnast...
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Michael Sam Gives Emotional Speech At The ESPYs

July 17th, 2014 2:30pm EDT
Michael Sam Gives Emotional Speech At The ESPYs
Michael Sam received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award last night at the ESPYs. The defensive end for the St. Louis Rams is the first openly gay man drafted by the NFL, and he gave an emotional speech as he talked about his passion for football and his responsibility as a gay athlete.

He talked about tennis player Ashe's motto, "Start where you are, use what you have and do what you can," and added, "Those were words to live by, whether you're white or black. Young or old. Straight or gay."

Sam explained: "Like a lot of us, I didn't start on top, but that only drove me to get somewhere better...
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British Tennis Star Elena Baltacha, 30, Dies From Liver Cancer

May 5th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Elena Baltacha
British tennis star Elena Baltacha died over the weekend after battling liver cancer. Baltacha, 30, passed away at her English home on Sunday morning.

Her husband and former coach Nino Severino said in a statement: "We are heartbroken beyond words at the loss of our beautiful, talented and determined Bally. She was an amazing person and she touched so many people with her inspirational spirit, her warmth and her kindness."

The couple wed in December, and Baltacha was diagnosed with cancer in January. She had battled a chronic liver condition, primary sclerosing cholangitis, since she was ...
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Sportscar Racing Superstar Patrick Long Beyond The Spotlight

April 29th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Sportscar Racing Superstar Patrick Long Beyond The Spotlight
TV viewers were introduced to Patrick Long when he appeared in the Velocity docuseries Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans. It was our chance to become acquainted with an incredibly versatile driver who is one of the up-and-coming faces of sportscar racing. Patrick is behind the wheel for Porsche in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Series, and we caught up with him after the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach to get inside the life of a factory driver and the exciting world of sportscar racing.

"It's a wild world that's sort of complex from a distance," he told us. "I think that the docume...
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Athlete Eye Candy - The Sexiest Legs, Butts & Abs In Sports

April 24th, 2014 3:00am EDT
Athlete Eye Candy - The Sexiest Legs, Butts & Abs In Sports
Not suprisingly, professional athletes have some of the best bodies in the world. They train daily to make sure their legs, arms, and abs (and other parts) are in peak physical condition. They don't just work out to look good - they work out to win.

Russian beauty Anna Kournikova has spent the last few years playing exhibition matches after retiring from competition at age 21 due to back and spinal injuries. Despite her lack of professional status, she is still one of the hottest athletes in the world.

She is known just as much for tennis as she is for her relationship with singer Enrique...
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Tribeca Notes: Best Quotes And Moments From Tyson & Holyfield 'Champs' Premiere

April 21st, 2014 10:50am EDT
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield
Here are some of my quick-hit notes and thoughts on the Tribeca Film Festival’s first weekend:

• Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield were on hand for the premiere of Champs, a documentary their lives (and that of Bernard Hopkins) as heavyweight championship boxers. After the screening, Tyson and Holyfield were part of a panel discussing the film, and gave personal insight into their experiences. Here are some quotes:

Holyfield (on being swindled by money handlers): “I wouldn’t say that I was ever duped; you’re not being duped if people aren’t lying to you. … Growing up, I always trusted peop...
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