Lawrence-Leyland Romance Rumors True! Click for the Deets

Photo: Jennifer Lawrence (left) longingly looks on as her lover Jim Leyland (right) skillfully maneuvers his bat. Months of speculation that rocked both Los Angeles and northeastern Ohio have finally given way to some clarity. Under fire from gossip reporters and paparazzi, Hunger Games megastar Jennifer Lawrence has gone public about her relationship with retired MLB manager

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Tin Cup Magazine Reviews The Great Gatsby

Thanks for joining me for another edition of Reader in the Clubhouse. I’m forever grateful for all of the fan suggestions that come my way. Your letters, e-mails, and random conversations at Olive Garden are the lifeblood that keeps this column going. There’s one book in particular that I never stop hearing about. “When will

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The Devil’s Sports Dictionary (Abridged)

With apologies to Ambrose Bierce. arena (n.) – a palatial structure beloved in part for its displays of human athleticism, but mostly for its $5 Dasani boo (v.) – a low braying noise one makes when one is unable to play any sport skillfully Canseco (v.) – to err egregiously “I can’t watch the Little League World Series,

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Roger Goodell Suspends Kicker, Because Why Not?

An NFL spokesperson announced today that Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended rookie kicker Dan Smith of BYU for the entirety of the 2015 season. When asked about the reason for the suspension, Goodell cackled and gently stroked his Persian cat. “To be honest, I just love suspending people,” Goodell said. “It’s fun! I get to

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President Obama Forms Emergency Task Force to Save American Tennis

With tennis legends Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi at his side, President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency yesterday, and announced the formation of a task force designed to save professional tennis in the United States. The program, called Foundation Of Our Tennis: Fixing America’s Unconscionable Losing Tradition (FOOT: FAULT) was initiated via executive

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Horford Dedicates Game 5 Victory to Fellow Florida Alumnus

Wednesday night, Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford lifted his team to a key 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals, netting the game-winning layup with less than two seconds to play in Game 5. After the game, during an interview with Unfortunately Not Craig Sager, Horford became wracked with emotion when thanking a personal hero.

Baseball Is Weird, Part I: Lineup Calligraphy

Baseball is a great sport, but let’s be honest: so many of its traditions, unwritten rules, and idiosyncrasies are bizarre. In this series, which will run for somewhere between one and 3,000 parts, we will take quick looks at some of the sport’s most intriguing quirks. Look at the lineup card above. What happened there?

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He Felt Something Pop: A Short Story

Bryce limped into the front door after his scrimmage, and told his mother that he felt something in his knee pop when he was running to first. It was nothing, he assured her, but few minutes later, they were loaded into the Prius. Bryce’s mother drove the speed limit, and the radio stayed off. It

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