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If you thought you'd seen every ridiculous use of Twitter by now, we wouldn't blame you, but Buffalo Bills wide receiver David Clowney proved you wrong.

The NFL player just tweeted the results of his HIV test.

(It's negative).

"Got My HIV Results Back!! Thank God for keeping my body healthy," David wrote, before linking to the image below, just in case you doubted him:

Clowney HIV

This is really a non-story - Clowney is healthy and happy - but it's a great example of how Twitter has changed the relationship between sports stars and fans.

NBA legend Magic Johnson announcing he had HIV at a press conference 20 years ago was a shocking, watershed moment for the worlds of sports and media.

Nowadays, anyone can just Tweet this stuff.

The question we're all wondering: Would Clowney have tweeted the image above if the HIV test results were positive? You have to think no, right?

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One point separated first-place Katherine Jenkins from William Levy and Donald Driver at the end of Monday's Dancing With the Stars performances.

Each finalist earned another 30 from one more routine on Tuesday's finale, but the votes were in, and that Mirror Ball already had one name on it.

That name was Donald Driver.

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd

The Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver was named the winner of the 14th season, making pro Peta Murgatroyd a first-time champion.

"Amazing! This is awesome!" Donald said when asked how he felt. His competitors, not surprisingly, took their defeat in stride, and with class.

William and Cheryl Burke finished in third place. "It was an amazing experience," said the Cuban actor. "I thank you guys for all you have done for us."

"I'm going to miss all of you guys, I love you!"

Jenkins and Mark Ballas were the runners-up.

"Thank you so much, Mark, you've been... I can't put into words how much I've loved this," the ever-gracious Katherine Jenkins said in defeat.

"And thank you to everybody who's had me on the show. It's been an absolute dream, thank you." "Congratulations, my man," Mark Ballas said.

Driver's win makes eight for men in 14 seasons. Donald is also the third NFL pro to win after Emmitt Smith and Hines Ward, last season's champ.

What do you think? Did Donald deserve it?

 

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She's got looks, class, brains and Olympic-level talent.

Lolo Jones still can't land a steady boyfriend, however.

Jones, whose real first name is Lori, has been looking online, but she admitted on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel that she hasn't had too much luck.

The biggest detriment, she says? Her virginity.

"It's something, a gift I want to give my husband," the 29-year-old hurdler says. "This journey has been hard. It's the hardest thing I've ever done."

"Harder than training for the Olympics. Harder than studying for college has been staying a virgin before marriage. I've been tempted."

She says she's even considered its impact on her sport: "I've had guys tell me … 'Hey, you know, if you have sex, it'll help you run faster.'"

Lolo Jones didn't buy that suggestions, she says, despite how much she wants that gold medal. She then says, "If you marry me, then yeah."

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Hey, it's the second round of the playoffs. $h!t is serious.

A Boston Celtics fan recently became irate at a non-call against a 76ers player he believed committed a traveling violation, and cursed the TV in front of his two-year-old daughter, who naturally followed suit and repeated his exclamations verbatim.

Are you serious? That's how you talk to your kid!?

You're a grown man and should know better. They never call traveling in the NBA. See Jordan, Michael and/or Ewing, Patrick. Teach your child right.

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The manufacturer of a popular set of Oklahoma City Thunder t-shirts has become a target for apparent death threats from some bitter Seattle fans.

Why? Warpaint Clothing used the former Seattle SuperSonics logo and took a cheap shot at the fact that the franchise left the Pacific northwest for OKC.

The team left Seattle in 2008, but anger remains, and Warpaint has decided to stop selling the shirts because of death threats sent its way in reaction.

OKC shirts

The current Oklahoma City Thunder may be the former Seattle SuperSonics - some of their roster members are - but the franchise is not really in earnest.

Then-owner Howard Schultz sold the NBA team needing a new stadium to an ownership group from a city that wanted it way more than Seattle. Period.

With a new stadium at its disposal and a fan base eager for a franchise, OKC effectively bought one from an owner all too willing to make a buck and get out.

Seattle's loss. Oklahoma City advanced to the Western Conference Finals last night by eliminating the Los Angeles Lakers. Thank you, Seattle, indeed.

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Tim Tebow's attorneys have sent a cease and desist letter to the people at Cubby Tees who are making T-shirts implying Jesus endorses the Jets.

Or something. His attorneys put it this way: "The Merchandise makes it appear as if Mr. Tebow actually endorses Cubby Tees and its products."

Where that actually happens is unclear, but here's the shirt:

Tebow Shirts

The shirt, as you can see, doctors the Jets logo to a Jesus-friendly theme. The "NY" is replaced with "MY" and the "JETS" is replaced with "JESUS." Clever.

In addition, what's normally a football at the bottom of the NYJ logo is the "Ichthys," or "sign of the fish," often used to express faith. Even more clever.

If you played a word association game, Jesus and the Jets would likely make you think of Tebow, though the shirt itself contains no reference to him.

What if it has nothing to do with the newly-acquired star quarterback and the folks at Cubby Tees are just really enthusiastic about football and faith?

Think about it.

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A young San Antonio Spurs fan faces suspension from school if he doesn't somehow alter the image of NBA player Matt Bonner shaved into his head.

Why on Earth someone takes the time to have a likeness of the reserve forward shaved onto the back of their head, no one knows. But it's awesome!

Even more amazing is the fact that the Woodlake Hills Middle School student Patrick Gonzalez could actually face disciplinary action over this haircut:

Matt Bonner Haircut

Because the image is so threatening, and so severe, if the style isn't "fixed" by today, Gonzalez will have to take in an in-school suspension.

This is worse than out-of-school suspension, where he could at least go home and watch Spurs games with Bonner sitting on the bench on DVR.

According to Aubrey Chancellor of the Judson I.S.D. District, officials say the haircut is a distraction and it doesn't matter who it's a tribute to.

"Whether it's the Spurs or whether it's the Cowboys, anything people obviously support, it doesn't matter," she said in a statement Wednesday.

No word if Bonner will shave an image of Gonzalez into his hair in solidarity.

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Move over, Darren McFadden. According to reports, Rihanna is turning her attention over to another random athlete in the New York Knicks' J.R. Smith.

Sources tell In Touch that the two are a thing. A fake thing, probably, but good enough for 2-3 hours of celebrity gossip before she denies it on Twitter.

The two were spotted, allegedly, getting cozy at Veranda nightclub in NYC.

“They were very flirty in the club all night and holding hands,” an eyewitness tells the magazine. “She was sitting on his lap and was really into him.”

Rihanna and JR

How serious is it? Not very. But those who know the wild child say she's attracted to bad boys like J.R., who's no stranger to raising eyebrows himself.

J.R. Smith, 26, made headlines in March when he was fined $25,000 by the NBA after tweeting a pic of a woman’s ass in a thong from his bed. Classy.

“He is the team’s most controversial player, so it’s no wonder that Rihanna likes him,” says a source. In the past, the singer has said of her "type":

“I definitely like high-risk guys. I don’t like cream puff, corny guys… the nice ones that won’t hurt you. I like the edge. That’s the thrill for me.”

Insert obvious Chris Brown comment here.

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Manny Pacquiao is standing by his criticism of same-sex marriage, but denies giving some of the strongly-worded quotes in a recent article about his views.

The athlete, regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound boxer on Earth, criticized gay marriage in the wake of President Obama's recent support of it.

Pacquiao DOES NOT, however, believe gay people should be put to death, or treated intolerantly, blaming the media for distorting his take on the subject.

Manny Pacquiao Pic

Manny has been under scrutiny since the National Conservative Examiner published an interview in which he said that gay marriage is against the will of God.

The article includes a reference to Leviticus 20:13, which says gays "must be put to death." But Pacquiao says he never said that or referenced the verse.

The boxer said in a statement, "I didn’t say that, it’s a lie ... I didn’t even know that quote from Leviticus because I haven’t read the Book of Leviticus yet."

He also made a point to say, "I’m not against gay people ... I have a relative who is also gay. We can’t help it if they were born that way."

"What I’m critical of [sic] are actions that violate the word of God. I only gave out my opinion that same sex marriage is against the law of God.”

Gay marriage:

 

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Earlier this week, Torii Hunter took a leave of absence from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, citing "a personal matter" for his departure from the team.

And now we appear to know why.

Hunter Wallpaper

As first reported by The Dallas Morning News and a local NBC affiliate, five students at Prosper High School in Texas were arrested yesterday in conjunction with the sexual assault of a student - and one of them has been identified as Darius McClinton-Hunter, the MLB veteran's son.

McClinton-Hunter, 17, has been released from jail on $15,000 bail.

"This is very tough for a father," Hunter Tweeted last night. "Thanks for ur prayers and support. Be Blessed everyone!"

A Divison I football prospect, the younger Hunter has received scholarship offers from Utah, West Virginia, Wake Forest and Texas Tech.

Not much is known about the incident in question, but Prosper, Texas Assistant Police Chief Gary McHone said of the basis for the arrests:

"There's a lot of information we're receiving to date in terms of the actual alleged offenses. That's still part of our ongoing investigation."

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