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Last updated: Tue. Sep. 02, 2014 - 12:36 am EDT


Cheap Shots: RG3 statue has some great moves

You think MLB games are long? Japan prep game lasts 50 innings

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Baylor University unveiled a statue of former quarterback Robert Griffin III before a 45-0 win over SMU in its college-football opener. Baylor knew it was in for a fun afternoon when SMU players showed up at the ceremony and the statue broke two tackles.

There was an awesome 37th inning stretch

Did you see where a high school baseball game in Japan lasted four days and 50 innings? One starting pitcher threw 709 pitches and the other threw 689 pitches. It's probably safe to say Japanese high school coaches are not really sticklers on pitch counts.

No Love lost for T-Wolves ticket buyers

The Minnesota Timberwolves traded away Kevin Love, their best player, and then set a team record by selling more than 300 full season ticket packages in a week's time. Who knew Thaddeus Young would be so popular?

Shoe-in for overpaid endorsement

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant signed a new contract with Nike that could pay him as much as $30 million per year. Nike officials are sure they will get their investment back as soon as the marketing people tweak the advertising so parents of pre-teens pay $500 for a pair of shoes.

Can never get enough World Peace

Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao told reporters he would like to recruit Metta World Peace to his new team in the Philippines. Currently playing in China, the player formerly known as Ron Artest might have to change his name now to Metta Tour of the World Peace.

Trojans don't come to the rescue

USC whipped Fresno State 52-13 in its college football opening game. In additional good news for USC, none of the Trojans even pretended to lend Fresno State players a hand getting up off the ground.

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