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NBA Ref Accidentally Calls Offsides

SALT LAKE CITY—With 4.3 seconds left on the clock and the Jazz about to inbound the ball, NBA referee Ed Malloy whistled play dead and accidentally called the visiting Bucks for offsides Monday.

Bud Selig Name-Drops Willie Mays At Party

ORLANDO, FL—While attending a recent party following one of Major League Baseball's winter meetings Monday, Commissioner Bug Selig mentioned Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays repeatedly throughout the night, recounting numerous anecdotes of meetin...

Enchanting Evening Spent With Parents, Friends Of Parents

LANSDALE, PA—According to delighted reports, 25-year-old Brian Hatcher spent a most exquisite Saturday evening in the enchanting company of not only his parents, Mike, 54, and Diane, 53, but also their dear friends and longtime canasta partners Doug and Trudy Blanchard, both 53.

Barry Sanders

Perhaps the most electrifying running back of all time, Barry Sanders walked away from the game in 1999 to backpack across Europe. Was he any good?
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Upcoming Athlete Biopics

Hollywood is still obsessed with sports, as these life stories of athletes now in production demonstrate.

  • Belichick On Belichick—In this rare, intimate look inside the mind of one of football's most enigmatic coaches, Bill Belichick stares unblinking at the camera lens for 210 minutes. Music by Diplo
  • Grand-Slammed—Günter Parche is a German tennis fanatic whose love for the sport is so intense that people want to hold him back. Follow the journey of one man's conquest over those who try to prevent him from stabbing Monica Seles
  • Dude, Where's My Medal?—The classic athlete biopic gets the buddy-comedy treatment as Michael Phelps and Tim Lincecum pair up in search of a gold medal Phelps lost after a night they'll never forget—if only they could remember it!
  • For What It's Werth—The story of outfielder Jayson Werth comes to life for no reason other than that some industry executive thought of the title
  • Always On The Outside—Director James Mangold desperately tries to paint Mark Price as an outsider and relate that to shooting three-pointers
  • Admiral Of The Air—David Robinson's life story is reworked for Christian Laettner after Robinson drops out of the project for personal reasons
  • Harper—Film about former shooting guard Ron Harper that suggests it was Harper, not Michael Jordan, who led the Bulls to six NBA titles, quit basketball to play baseball, and clutched the championship trophy while crying about his dead father
  • Making The Babe—This prequel to the 1992 film about Babe Ruth follows the lives of Kate Schamberger-Ruth and George Herman Ruth, Sr. as they decide whether or not to have children
  • West Meets East—Tells the story of Jerry West's secret 20-year leadership of the Hong Kong crime organization the Triads, and how he juggled that role with a professional basketball career
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