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The Lin Dynasty is taking over the NBA. He just Lins, baby. His every move is simply unbeLINable.

Seriously, Jeremy Lin is awesome.

After just three starts, the Harvard graduate - yes, Harvard - is the talk of professional basketball, dropping 38 points on the Los Angeles Lakers last night, outdueling Kobe Bryant and piling up the most points in his first trio of career starts than anyone NBA player in 40 years.

Stars from Dwayne Johnson to Spike Lee are singing Lin's praises on Twitter, while the only thing more proficient than his buckets are the pun-based headlines sweeping newspapers around the country.

Before Lin made it big in the NBA, though, he starred in a YouTube video alongside viral sensation Ryan Higa (aka "nigahiga"). Watch “How to Get into Harvard” now and join the Linsanity...

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They were teammates on the field, but Hope Solo and Alex Morgan are going at it away from the soccer pitch.

In October, the Team USA goalie posed naked for ESPN the Magazine's Body issue and now Morgan, another star on last summer's World Cup squad, is doing the same in the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

She's seen here in boday paint only:

Alex Morgan Nude

"It was a completely new experience and definitely took some getting used to before I felt comfortable," Morgan says of standing around in nary an item of clothing. "I had to look in the mirror every five minutes to make sure I actually had a swimsuit on."

She does. Sort of.

This iconic, controversial edition of Sports Illustrated will be released on Tuesday, with the cover model unveiled Monday night on The Late Show with David Letterman.

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Kevin Youkilis is keeping it all in the Boston family.

The Red Sox third baseman is engaged to Julie Brady, according to The Boston Herald, the sister of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Boston icons

Youkilis first met Julie - a teacher and the mother of a five-year old daughter - at a 2010 party thrown for the Patriots party after they were knocked out of the 2010 playoffs. She's one of the signal caller's three sisters.

The engagement announcement comes at a time when both Boston stars could use some good news: Brady and the Pats lost in the Super Bowl last weekend, while Youkilis and the Red Sox made history with a September 2011 collapse that cost them a spot in the American League playoffs.

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New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has apparently developed a very special relationship with former Jersey Shore train wreck Angelina Pivarnick.

Seriously, he has.

Here's a pic of the self-proclaimed Kim Kardashian of Staten Island, who left the show in Season 2 (and Season 1), cuddling up to the Super Bowl champ:

Ahmad Bradshaw and Angelina Pivarnick

Angelina and Ahmad have been spotted out together recently.

She was at Saddle Ranch in L.A. on Thursday and asked about the relationship. Ange was awkwardly silent, before adding, "I'm not dating him ... like, no."

"We've hung out ... we're really close, he's a cool dude. I think he's a hot black ... I'm not gonna deny that. I would be lying if I told you he wasn't hot."

There you go. Further comment rendered unnecessary.

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Get ready to say goodbye to Chad Ochocinco.

No, the NFL star is not retiring (although that can't be too far off, given his waning effectiveness), he's just planning to change his last name back to Chad Johnson.

Seriously. After the ridiculous production involved in legally changing his last name to Ochocinco, Chad's changing it back just in time for his wedding this summer.

The reason? He doesn't want his wife to have a made-up last name. Noble. But couldn't she just stay Evelyn Lozada instead of being Mrs. Johnson or Ochocinco?

Chad Johnson, Evelyn Lozada

Ocho's wedding to his Basketball Wives fiancee is set for July in Florida, and the Patriots wide receiver plans to legally be Chad Johnson again by that time.

For her part, Evelyn swears she doesn't care what name she ends up with, and that the choice is entirely up to Chad ... but he is doing it for her, he says.

The only downside? Chad's legal fees, and how much it sucks for all of you who bought Ochocinco jerseys, though now at least they'll be a collector's item.

Evelyn Lozada and Chad recently postponed their wedding amid a firestorm of rumors that they were on the rocks, but apparently it's back on. Hooray.

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America can be forgiving for many things, but Michael Vick still has a ways to go. He remains the most hated athlete in America, according to a Forbes poll.

Vick clocked in with an usually high awareness rate of 42 percent, meaning he’s well-known in America even among non-NFL fans ... but not in a good way.

“His awareness is up there with Peyton Manning, but a lot of it is people knowing him for the wrong reasons,” said Stephen Master, VP of Sports for Nielsen.

Top Dog!

Other notable names toward the top of the most-disliked list include Kris Humphries (Kim would totally be #1) Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez and Kurt Busch.

Mark McGwire, Randy Moss, Manny Ramirez and Ben Roethlisberger fell out of the dubious top 10, even if there was no major image rehab in any case.

One shocking 180 was that of the Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh, who went from one of the NFL’s best-liked players to one of its worse in a matter of months.

Suh’s reputation took a beating after a highly public stomping of a Green Bay Packer on national TV on Thankgiving. It's no animal cruelty, but that'll do it.

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The New Orleans Hornets are 4-22. It takes A LOT for this atrocious basketball team to make headlines.

Enter Will Ferrell.

The hilarious actor took over pre-game introduction duties last night, calling out the names of the starting players for both the Chicago Bulls and the Hornets, while adding the occasional random fact, such as how Emeka Okafor "minored in love" and Derrick Rose's favorite movie is The Notebook.

New Orleans then went out and lost 90-67. So this was easily the team's highlight of the season night:

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New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has a brief message for supermodel Gisele Bundchen, following her blaming the New England Patriots' Super Bowl loss on dropped passes by husband Tom Brady's teammates:

Just shut yer yap and just look gorgeous!

The Brazilian beauty made news after she was filmed, unknowingly, by The Insider, defending Brady from gloating Giants fans shortly after Super Bowl XLVI.

"You have to catch the ball when you're supposed to catch the ball," yelled Bundchen to Giants fans as she was on her way out of Lucas Oil stadium.'

Gisele and Brandon

"My husband can't f--king throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time," she continued. "I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times."

When asked by reporters about the rant during Tuesday's victory celebration at MetLife stadium in New Jersey, Jacobs offered some unsolicited advice:

"She just needs to continue to stay cute and shut up," the outspoken star said.

His teammate, defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora, expressed a little more sympathy:

"I mean she's supposed to stay out of things like that, but at the end of the day that's their relationship and she has the right to say whatever she wants."

Gotta like a gal standing by her man, even if you're glad said man lost.

She's also not wrong. That Wes Welker drop was an absolute killer.

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His Super Bowl ad got Roland Martin all fired up, but the CNN commentator isn't the only one making headlines for an incident involving David Beckham.

He may be the most famous soccer player in the world, but that didn't stop a referee from giving the 36-year-old a red card at a children's match in L.A.

Before his son Romeo took the field, "there was a penalty given" to a young player from another team, Beckham recalled on The Jonathan Ross Show.

"The kids are 7 years old and [the referee] sent the kid off. And I was like, 'Come on, he's 7 years old, referee! You can't send him off,'" Becks said.

"And he looked at me and was like, 'Yes, I can.'"

Becks

Beckham grew defiant and fought back, arguing: "You can't - he's 7 years old!' And [the ref] came over and he gave me a red card," the L.A. Galaxy star said.

"He told me to get out of the park. For real."

The British superstar/underwear model "went to the other side of the gate" for the duration of the game, "and I came back when my son's game was on."

Beckham's presence is usually welcomed at local sporting events: "The dads like seeing me there," David admitted, "and I coach the kids at times."

Tell us: Would you give David Beckham a red card if he were questioning your calls as a referee? Or stare in awe and ask him for an autograph?

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Jeffrey Fraza, a struggling boxer who competed on the reality show The Contender in 2005 and was looking to make a comeback, was killed in tragic fashion this week.

He was struck by an empty train on the commuter tracks in Haverhill, Mass.

"He was a great kid. I love him like a brother. I'm kind of in shock," trainer Micky Ward, the retired pro played by Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter, told the Boston Herald.

"He was going to try to make another run at it. It's just a shame."

Fraza

Was Fraza's death an accident? The case remains under investigation, but according to his friends, Fraza walked those train tracks in his hometown regularly.

And though he struggled recently after being diagnosed with Chron's disease, which causes inflammation of the digestive tract, many believe it was an accident.

"He was a good man," ex-girlfriend Sylvia Pastrana said.

"He was training little kids at the Haverhill Boxing Club," said Pastrana, who lived nearby with their 14-year-old son, Antonio. "He was fine and he was in good spirits."

Per the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Fraza was on his cell phone when he was struck near Hale Street by a train inbound to Boston.

He was found dead at the scene at 1:24 a.m. R.I.P.