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Brock Lesnar went down hard against kickboxer Alistair Overeem in the first round at UFC 141 last night. A few minutes later, he announced his retirement.

The former heavyweight champion finished his own meteoric mixed martial arts career on a losing note at Friday's Ultimate Fighting Championship event.

Lesnar retired from the UFC after Overeem stopped him with one vicious kick to the body at 2:26 of the first round in their much-touted heavyweight bout.

"Tonight is the last time you'll see me in the octagon," Lesnar said.

That leaves the UFC heading into 2012 without its biggest star.

Even though he fought only seven times in the UFC, Lesnar was a pay-per-view audience magnet because of his compelling past as a WWE "champion."

He reigned as heavyweight champ, headlined UFC 100, generated the most Internet traffic of any MMA fighter and actually has fights left on his contract.

UFC President Dana White and Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta took the high road with Lesnar even after the fighter blew off the post-fight news conference.

White said, "When a guy decides he wants to retire, you let him do it. This is not, 'Go hit a ball with a stick for the next two or three years on your way out.'"

"This is the real deal, guys. Â…We'll figure it out." He said regardless of how many fights Lesnar has on his contract, "Doesn't matter. If he's done, he's done."

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Alex Rodriguez had been laying low since his split with Cameron Diaz and failure to come through in the 2011 playoffs, but he's apparently hitting it out of the park again.

He's reportedly dating Torrie Wilson.

A 36-year-old model and former pro wrestler, Wilson spent the holidays with her family in Boise, Idaho, where A-Rod was coincidentally spotted as well. HMM.

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  • Torrie Wilson Picture

Boise news anchor Mike Murad even tweeted a photo of A-Rod running on the treadmill at the local gym and said, "I was told he was visiting a friend."

Moreover, eyewitness Randy Simon told the Idaho Stateman that the New York Yankees third baseman, also 36, was at the gym with Torrie Wilson.

A-Rod and Torrie's Idaho trip isn't the first time the two have been spotted together. On Dec. 4, the couple were photographed riding bikes in Miami.

Earlier this year, A-Rod was vacationing in Mexico with friends George Clooney and Stacy Keibler. Torrie, a close friend of Stacy, was also on hand.

Seems like they may have each other in a romantic choke hold, or something.

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Two athletic icons celebrate a birthday today, and it's rather clear what gift both need.

First, LeBron James turns 27. The Miami Heat superstar and his squad are off to a strong start to the 2011-2012 season, currently 3-0 thanks to a buzzer-beating victory Wednesday night against Charlotte.

Have you seen their latest introductory video? Someone needs to get this guy a mansion just for his ego.

  • LeBron James in Miami
  • Tiger Woods on the Course

Tiger Woods, meanwhile, is now 35. He actually won a golf tournament to close out 2011 and could use a hug. His most famous mistress is pregnant with someone else's baby, after all. That's gotta hurt.

Other celebrities celebrating birthdays today include: Kristin Kreuk (29), Eliza Dushku  (31), Sean Hannity  (50) and Matt Lauer  (54).

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Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant scored 30 points and hit a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the host Thunder to a 104-102 win over Dallas last night.

In a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals, OKC let Dallas erase a five-point deficit in the final 46 seconds, but moved to 4-0 on Durant's buzzer-beater.

Dirk Nowitzki had 29 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Mavericks, whose title defense is off to an 0-3 start after this demoralizing shot by Durant:

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Kris Humphries and the New Jersey Nets endured another blowout loss last night, falling by 16 points to the Magic in Orlando.

It was a relatively quiet night for the former Mr. Kim Kardashian, who only attempted five shots and finished with nine points and 10 rebounds. He also had an assist and a block in 35 minutes of action; or 37 fewer minutes of action than days his marriage to the reality star lasted.

Magic superstar Dwight Howard fell two boards shy of a career high, pulling down 24 rebounds, while Ryan Anderson scored 22 for Orlando.

The Nets will remain on the road for the next two games, playing at Atlanta and Cleveland tonight and Sunday night, respectively.

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His Airness is once against set to be Her Husbandness.

A publicist for Michael Jordan has confirmed a report first released by WCNC in Charlotte: he proposed this week to long-time girlfriend Yvette Prieto... and she said yes!

Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto

The greatest basketball player to ever live and the Cuban/American model have been dating for three years and the engagement took place over Christmas weekend. No wedding date has been set.

Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats has three kids with Juanita Vanoy. They were married in September 1989 and got divorced in 2006.

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NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne has kome under fire following a Tweet in which he expressed disgust at seeing a woman breastfeeding in a supermarket.

He has since apologized on his Facebook page.

Kahne wrote: “Just walking through supermarket. See a mom breastfeeding little kid. Took second look because I was obviously seeing things. I wasn’t!”

Kasey Kahne

A minute later, he wrote: “One boob put away one boob hanging!!! #nasty” followed by “I don’t really feel like shopping any more or eating.”

Kasey Kahne, who finished the year fourth in the NASCAR standings, deleted the post quickly but not before it was reported and outrage ensued.

Thousands of people on his site left comments, many supporting the popular race car driver, but plenty more taking offense at what he wrote.

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Damon Harge may be 5'4" and in sixth grade, but he is torching high school kids at basketball right now. In fact, he's one of the nation's best H.S. point guards!

Imagine when he's taller, heavier and more experienced.

Despite his age (12) and weight (120), Harge is competing at the high school level for Creedmor (N.C.) Christian Faith Center Academy and more than holding his own:

"I looked him up and it's hard not to be impressed watching his YouTube videos," Christian Faith Center Academy coach Kendrick Williams told ESPN of Harge.

"I wasn't sure about how that would translate on the varsity level, but I was excited to find out. I just kept thinking 'he's only 12?'"

He is, and once scored 50 POINTS at a national tournament in front of former #1 NBA draft pick John Wall, who immediately emerged as Harge's #1 fan.

"The kid was unguardable," Wall said, recalling that game. "I knew right away he was a star. I just wanted him to continue to work hard."

"Yeah, he should be concentrating on having fun, but, at the same time, what's he gonna say, 'No thanks, I don't want to be ranked right now?'

Plus, I'd be shocked if there's a player that's more skilled than him at his age. It's not wrong and it's not his fault. It's just the day and age we live in."

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The Miami Heat aren't exactly trying to play down their star power or title expectations with their 2011-12 intro video, set to "All of the Lights" by Kanye West.

Debuting tonight before the Heat's 115-107 win over the Celtics, the video shows Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, LeBron James & Co. in all their grandiosity.

In a word ... EH. Last year's intro video, set to "In The Air Tonight," just invoked a visceral sense of impending awesomeness, even if you loathe the Heat.

"All of the Lights" is a little underwhelming. Maybe that's a good thing, though. After last year's Finals failure, maybe Miami should let its play do the talking:

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Kris Humphries and the New Jersey Nets made their home debut against the Atlanta Hawks last night, and Kim Kardashian's ex was greeted with loud applause from the sellout crowd.

But he and his teammates gave the crowd little to cheer about after the opening buzzer.

The Hawks blew the Nets off the floor, winning by a final of 106-70 - quite the contrast for New Jersey from the night before - and holding last year's fifth-leading NBA rebounder to just six boards. Granted, he sat out most of the second half.

Through two games, Humphries' stats look like this:

Updated Kris Stats