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Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen had a bad turnover Wednesday night.

No, not on the court. His Twitter account was hacked and some jokester posted a sexually explicit, NSFW message that went out to the lights-out shooting guard's followers.

Ray ended up having to change his account name - from @sugarray20, which ironically fit the fake message sent pretty well - to @greenrayn20.

Allen was understandably upset and said he may even have to close his account.

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That would be a shame. The recent trend of athletes turning out in droves to be more accessible to fans has been refreshing. It brings some added fun to both fans and players that can interact a little more freely and makes games personal to follow again.

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Michael Jordan and his "devil" shoe. (AP)

The Cult of the Air Jordan is a passionate one. Since the first release of Michal Jordan's iconic shoe line in 1985, Nike has managed to develop a dedication of follower that borders on frenzy - do a Google search for "Air Jordan" and gaze at the 33,000,000+ links for proof if you have a few spare minutes.

Each year a new high top is rolled out to the delight of the fashion-aware ballers, hipsters, trendsters and collectors - mostly long gone are the days when you could get jacked up for you Mikes, even thought they still command a mighty price.

Picture 8.pngNike's Jumpman23 site is, yes, above all a marketing/advertising push for you to fork over your hard-earned dollars for a tennis shoe. But at least they do it in a cool way. Not least of the interesting features is this new timeline feature that takes you through the years of Air Jordan with interesting videos, photos and facts about the man who could fly.

Stumbled upon this footage of the best soccer game ever played, a spirited contest which ends in somebody getting kicked in the face on the way off the field. Not real sure what the deal is, but here's the handy Google translation of the summary, just to further cloud the moment:

Defender Sergio Jauregui, Blooming, we applied a flying kick disqualifying Uruguayan striker Leonardo Medina in the classic to the East Petroleum. The former Hurricane is horpitalizado.

So there you have it. But crazy Central American ninja players aside, seeing footage like this reminds me of maybe the most classic karate kick sporting moment of all video time: the Flying Izzy Alcantara.

Alcantara was a cup-of-coffee slugging outfielder for the Boston Red Sox around the turn of the century - this one, that is - who spent his fair share of time with the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox. (Fun fact: Alcantara hit his first Major League homer against pre-juicing White Sox hurler Jim Parque in Chicago in 2000).

A prototypical quadruple-A player, Alcantara lost his shot at playing in the minor league all-star game in 2001 after this spectacularly nutty moment against Scranton Wilkes-Barre:

So remember, kids, keep the karate in the Cobra Kai dojo and off the diamond and field.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. Ñ Police were working Sunday to unravel the relationship between slain former NFL quarterback Steve McNair and his friend, a 20-year-old woman who was found shot to death alongside him in his downtown condominium.

McNair, who led the famous Tennessee TitansÕ drive that came a yard short of forcing overtime in the 2000 Super Bowl, was found dead on a sofa in the living room Saturday with multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head. His friend, Sahel Kazemi, was very close to him on the floor, killed by a single gunshot. A pistol was discovered near her, but police said it took a while to find the firearm.

The Onion -- harbinger of fake news and a staple in the messenger bags of hipsters everywhere -- has released a video on its Web site that's causing quite an internet stir. Judging by the title, "Gymnast Shawn Johnson Put To Sleep After Breaking Leg," it's clear why it's quickly becoming viral.

Although Johnson, who finished first in ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," declined to comment through her publicist, at least one of her former gym mates talked to the Olympian's hometown newspaper, the Des Moines Register:

Geena Pilcher, a former gym mate of Shawn Johnson and a soon-to-be-junior at Johnston High School, was not amused by the video.

"It's sort of rude; it's just over the top," said Pilcher, who competed in gymnastics with Johnson for five years.

Has the Onion gone too far this time? Watch the video and tell us what you think:  

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No, Tony LaRussa did not tweet you.

St. Louis Cardinals manager and wine enthusiast Tony LaRussa is cardinal-red in the face, but it's not another key loss to the Cubs that has him mad.

Fanhouse reports that the skipper, who is also lawyer, is suing Twitter on trademark infringement and "dilution, cybersquatting, and misappropriation of name and likeness."

The fake Twitter account, @TonyLarussa, has since been taken down, so we can't get a look at the impostor genius that was being extolled there. Sadly, that leaves us with the real thing in the meantime.

The lawsuit includes a screen shot of three tweets. One posted on April 19 said: "Lost 2 out of 3, but we made it out of Chicago without one drunk driving incident or dead pitcher."

Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile died of a heart condition in his Chicago hotel room in 2002. Cardinals reliever Josh Hancock died in a 2007 auto accident, and the medical examiner measured his blood-alcohol level at 0.157 -- nearly twice the legal limit.

One month earlier, La Russa was found sleeping behind the wheel of a running sport utility vehicle in spring training with a blood-alcohol level of 0.093 percent. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.

Mr. Chi City's NSFW day on the floor at a Bulls game

Yes, the Bulls season is done, though they did go out on a high note after battling the Celtics in a playoff series for the ages.

But that can't stop us from enjoying what must be one of the happiest fans to EVER place butt on seat at the United Center. Mr. Chi City has given us a look at his day as he gets floor seats and tells everybody about it.

After that there's a continuous running commentary of pretty much everything - and some pretty good smack talk for some Celtics.

Oh, and of course the mackin'.

The season ended on a loss, but Mr. Chi City is a winner, no doubt. Hope he enjoyed his ice cream.

And if you're wondering if this cat's for real, here's a chat he had with that seems to prove he is. Holla! LOL! Too good.

Kyle and Kevin will be sending Twitter updates from U.S. Cellular Field this afternoon during the White Sox opener against the Royals. Ever the antagonist, Kyle is considering purchasing a Royals hat -- so this could get interesting.

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    If the Internet is the best thing to happen to work - ever - then the NCAA Tournament streaming live - every glorious, nail-biting, upset-making moment of it - is the gold that fills your cubicle-trapped soul with light and happiness.

    And yes, I know you've been watching at work. According to numbers reported by, there were 4.8 MILLION unique visits to through Saturday alone. That's just the first three days of the tourney - and up 65 percent over the same numbers in 2008.

    I haven't seen many episodes, but (in addition to being a jean jacket connoisseur) my Sports Pros(e) cohort, Kyle, is a huge fan of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

    It just so happens that we share a passion for Jumbotron antics, which is why we were very excited by the appearance of Daylon Trotman on "Ellen" today. The 7-year-old Celtics fan has become somewhat of an overnight celebrity in Boston thanks to his dance routine that was caught on the Jumbotron at the Garden recently.

    Here's (soon-to-be-removed-from-YouTube) video of the Celtics fan-turned-viral-video enthusiast on "Ellen" today:

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