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While Kobe and Vanessa Bryant's divorce dominated the celebrity athlete breakup rumor mill, NFL Hall of Fame member Deion Sanders and his wife also split up this week.

His was nickname "Prime Time" for his showmanship as well as his immense talent ... though he may end up wishing he wasn't living quite so large now that he and soon-to-be-ex wife Pilar Sanders are divorcing. Why, you ask?

Pilar Sanders Photo

A prevision of his prenup? The bigger home Deion inhabits, the bigger home he has to buy Pilar. Seriously. Their agreement states that if they split, he would buy Pilar a house that is equal to half the value of whatever their current home is.

Their current Texas home's listing price? $21 million.

Pilar Sanders has been house hunting since Thanksgiving. The couple has three children together, Shilo, Shedeur and Shelomi, and has been married 10 years.

The 44-year-old Sanders played in the NFL from 1989-2005 and also played Major League Baseball for a few years. He was previously married to Carolyn Chambers, with whom he shares two children, Deion Jr. and Deiondra.

Yes, Deion and Deiondra.

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It's pretty much accepted as fact that Kobe Bryant cheated on wife Vanessa on more than one occasion and that his infidelity led to her divorce filing last Friday.

What's unclear is who the other woman was - but Jessica Burciaga says it's not her.

Rumors pegged Playboy Playmate and Miss February 2009 Jessica as the alleged mistress that was in the middle of it all, but she says it's simply not the case.

Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce after an affair she heard about through the NBA wife rumor mill, believing that to be the last straw. It wasn't with Jessica, though.

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A spokesperson for both Kobe and Vanessa says the rumors are false and the initial blog, MediaTakeOut (dot) com, even acknowledges as much now. Shocker.

A second source also told E! News that, "Kobe and Jessica have never met."

Well, that's interesting. Not that we're surprised. If you follow the sexy Playmate on Twitter - and you should! - you'd know something were amiss ...

"The 1st media website that released this false story now takes it down, but thanks a lot now it's all over every other blog," she tweeted yesterday.

"It feels good when a non reliable, crappy media website retracts their story and takes my pics down and gets its right days later. Great."

There you have it people. Lesson learned.

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Over the past decade, the New York Knicks have given their fans plenty of reason to boo. Eddy Curry, anyone?

But the crowd at Madison Square Garden reserved its venom last night for an opposing player, as Kris Humphries took to an NBA court for the first time since his divorce from Kim Kardashian. Listen to the extended, loud reaction now:

It doesn't sound like anything will get better for Humphries, either, as half the respondents in a new Nielsen poll voted the power forward the Most Hated Player in the league. He beat out LeBron James by two percent.

See, that's what happens when you take your talents to E!.

Fans booing Kris Humphris: Fair or foul?

 

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Monta Ellis has allegedly pulled a Brett Favre. No, he hasn't sullied his legacy by announcing multiple false retirements and then taking subtle shots at his superstar replacement.

Instead, the Golden State Warriors shooting guard and one of the most dynamic players in the NBA has been sued by a former team employee, Erika Ross Smith, for supposedly sending her numerous unwanted text messages, culminating in a photo of his genitals.

Talk about being a baller! (Sorry.)

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Smith worked last year as in the team's community relations department, and claims in her lawsuit that Ellis texted her from November through January with lines such as "I want to be with you" and "Hey Sexy." He would also ask what she was wearing.

"On a micro level, my client has endured unwanted harassment, has suffered and continues to suffer emotional distress and trauma," Burt Boltuch, Smith's lawyer, said at a news conference this week. "On a macro level, this type of conduct, especially in the sports world, must stop... she was embarrassed. She was intimidated. She felt scared and helpless."

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A church in Northern Illinois claims Adidas is on a vicious campaign to torpedo the organization, and Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is caught in the middle.

The Christian Faith Fellowship Church in Zion, Ill., trademarked the name Add A Zero as a campaign to sell clothing and other items to raise money for a new building, a local food pantry and a day care program. Worthwhile endeavors, all.

But in 2009, years after the Church got its trademark, Adidas tried to register the name ADIZERO, for a sub-brand of its athletic clothing. Adidas is marking the line, using Bulls point guard and Chicago native Derrick Rose as its spokesperson.

D-Rose

The U.S. Trademark Office negged Adidas because the church registered it first.

Adidas offered the Church $5,000 to give up the name, and was turned down.

Then, in November 2010, Adidas petitioned the U.S. Trademark Office to cancel the Church's trademark, on ground the Church hadn't used it enough.

The petition is pending, but three weeks ago, Pastor E. James Logan from the Church sent letters to Adidas, begging them to back down. He wrote:

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Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton and New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez are an item, according to the New York Post.

Sanchez has been paying frequent late-night visits to her NYC apartment, having been spotted several times at the voluptuous blonde’s pad since November.

Mark is 25 years old. Kate Upton is 19. Nineteen! Just barely passing the "half your age plus seven" test, that's a step up from his old GF Eliza Kruger, 17.

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Sanchez was seen in the lobby of the building where Kate Upton (who's also been linked to Kanye) lives, carrying gifts for her after a charity event early last month.

On another occasion, Sanchez was spotted coming into the building with bags a minute or two after Upton arrived. They've also been seen at his place of work.

Upton has also attended some Jets games as her sister, Christie Upton, is a manager of client relations for the team and works closely with Mark Sanchez.

Another source insists that Upton and Sanchez are “just friends.”

The Jets QB has also been linked to actresses Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Hayden Panettiere, who’s now dating his teammate Scotty McKnight, in recent years.

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Floyd Mayweather is undefeated in the boxing ring. But the multiple-time, multiple-weight class champion just lost a battle in court: a judge sentenced him to 90 days in prison.

Floyd Mayweather in Training

Mayweather was arrested in September of 2010 after ex-girlfriend Josie Harris, the mother of his children, accused the athlete of hitting her in the head in front of the former couple's kids.

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Gold diggers: Like mother, like daughter. That's what Vanessa Bryant's former stepfather is saying about the soon-to-be ex-wife of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant.

Stephen Laine said in the aftermath of Kobe Bryant's divorce announcement that Vanessa, his spouse of 10 years, is acting just like her money-grubbing mom.

"Her mother taught her well to wait for the ten-year mark [before divorcing]," he said. "In California ... it's considered a long term marriage and then she gets paid for life or until [Vanessa] remarries ... just like her mother is doing to me."

Is that really fair, though?

Kobe Bryant, Wife Vanessa Bryant

First off, Kobe was reportedly caught cheating after the wives of some of his teammates told Vanessa Bryant of the player's increasingly frequent infidelities.

Second, 10 years is a long ass time, and two kids are a lot of work. Yes, having kids to "trap" the dad is a baby mama staple, but this doesn't seem like that.

They married young, before Kobe was that rich (she stands to receive at least $75 million now), and despite whatever rep she has, she never seeks attention.

Finally, she stood by Kobe after he was accused of RAPING someone. Enduring public humiliation isn't part of the gold-digging handbook ... $4 million ring or not.

What do you think? Is Vanessa Bryant a gold digger?

 

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Saturday Night Live's sketch about Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow - and a snarky Jesus Christ (Jason Sudeikis) - has not been well received by Christian leaders.

In the skit, the Messiah Himself appeared, telling Tebow (Taran Killam) to "take it down a notch" with his religious zealotry ... you know, since He does all the work.

The clip has become an Internet sensation (not unlike, say, Tebowing). It’s also drawn fire from religious commentators, who think it indicates bias against Christians.

Televangelist Pat Robertson in particular called the Saturday Night Live Tim Tebow skit part of a rising tide of “anti-Christian bigotry that is just disgusting.”

He said, “If this had been a Muslim country and they had done that, and had Muhammad doing that stuff, you would have found bodies on the street.”

Possibly a little extreme, but point taken. Robertson said of Tebow, “This man has been placed in a unique position, and I applaud him. God bless him.”

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Kris Humphries is a free agent no more ... professionally anyway.

His old NBA team, the New Jersey Nets, have signed him to a one-year contract reportedly worth $8 million for the coming season, which opens next week.

Humphries, who has been training in his native Minnesota, was not offered a new deal to return for a second season of Kourtney & Kim Take New York.

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See? Not everybody wants to dump Kris Humphries!

Kris became an unrestricted free agent after last season, averaging 10 points and 10 rebounds in what was by far the best of his seven seasons as a pro.

He quickly went from being involved in the NBA's Most Improved Player conversation to being involved in the most ridiculous celebrity breakup of all time.

The Nets are set to face off against the Knicks in a preseason battle tomorrow night, and sources tell ESPN that Kris Humphries is expected to suit up and play.

He is expected to resume his role as New Jersey's starting power forward and focus on basketball instead of the circus that has become his personal life.

There have been concerns that Kris' return may diminish Brook Lopez's rebounding production, but the center said he welcomes the return of "the Hump."

Funny, that's what we say every day at THG. About Kim.

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