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Former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington was badly injured when he was struck by an SUV while riding his bike in Oregon on Sunday night.

Fortunately, the 33-year-old's injuries, while quite serious, are not believed to be life-threatening. Reports say he will leave hospital today.

Harrington, a former first round draft pick out of the University of Oregon, broke his collarbone, punctured a lung and lacerated his head.

Joe Harrington

Police say the SUV struck Harrington from behind around 8:30 p.m. The 26-year-old driver was cited by police for following too closely.

Joey's father said that the former NFL player was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, which may well have aided his survival.

Here's wishing him a speedy and full recovery.

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Brandon Marshall is an immensely talented wide receiver whose personal life and off-the-field antics have often drawn more attention that his touchdown grabs or third down conversions.

But now we know why: the All-Pro sat for 30 minutes with reporters after practice yesterday and said he was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder earlier this year.

"For so long, I've been just trying to get help. I've been seeking help," Marshall said. "I've been talking with doctors since I've been in the NFL. No one has ever helped me. So I was praying there was a treatment out there for what I suffered from and there was."

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Said Mary Zanarini - the professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School who treated Marshall this summer - to The South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "BPD is a well understood psychological disorder. It's not a form of misbehavior."

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Dallas Mavericks star Shawn Marion was approached by Dancing with the Stars to join its cast this fall, but will not take part despite strong interest.

The reason is simple: The NBA lockout might end early.

DWTS sent him an official offer to appear on the show, but the athlete wants to make sure he's 100 percent available by the start of the NBA season.

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The ABC show ends in November and the NBA season usually tips off in late October, leaving the possibility of some overlap if Marion advanced far.

Of course, right now, the league is on ice due to a labor dispute. DWTS, which is also courting Ron Artest, is apparently trying to take advantage.

So far, no luck, though. Fortunately, for those looking to get to know him better of the court, Shawn Marion's reality show is still a go.

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Tennis star Andy Roddick must have decided that a shirt only impedes his mammoth first serve ... because he ditched it for this new Lacoste commercial!

A-Rodd absolutely aces the spot for the new Lacoste Challenge 2 fragrance (it smells like tennis balls), showing off his crazy skillz and ripped physique.

It doesn't really smell like tennis balls. We made that up. Ladies everywhere wouldn't mind getting close enough to find out for themselves, however.

Damn you, Brooklyn Decker ...

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Wow. Jalen Rose can't seem to get a break.

Dude got popped for speeding Wednesday night just hours after he'd been sentenced to 20 days in jail for DUI by a judge earlier that very day.

Rose was pulled over shortly before 9 p.m. in the Detroit suburb of Clawson, going 46 m.p.h. in a 25 m.p.h. zone. That's where they get ya.

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The 38-year-old former NBA player pleaded guilty to a March drunk driving crash back in May, later issuing an apology statement for his conduct.

Rose's attorney criticized the judge's steep sentence for Rose's DUI, calling him out for making an example of the ESPN analyst, who has no record.

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Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu has been found dead in his California home. The native of Okinawa, Japan was just 42 years old.

It appears he committed suicide by hanging himself, according to reports. The L.A. County Coroner's office is trying to locate next of kin.

A Japanese pitching star, Hideki played for the Yankees, Expos, and Rangers, winning World Series rings with New York in 1998 and 1999.

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R.I.P. Hideki Irabu (1969-2011).

Multiple reports indicate that the police are investigating Irabu's death as a suicide, although those reports were unconfirmed as of Thursday afternoon.

Irabu had been arrested twice in the past three years, once for drunk driving in California and another time for assaulting a bartender in Japan.

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Look out, Kris Humphries. Reggie Bush is coming for your woman! Sort of.

The former New Orleans Saints running back has been traded to the Miami Dolphins for backup safety Jonathon Amaya and handed a new two-year contract worth $10 million. And you know who considers that city a second home, don't you? Who parties all the time at the Fontainebleau and whose family owns a boutique on the beach?

Kim Kardashian.

Former, Sexy Couple

Bush and Kardashian dated for years, but broke up because their schedules kept them apart too often. But that would change with Bush's new team.

Yes, Kim is getting married on August 20. But her reality show seems more desperate than ever for ratings. Wouldn't dumping one athlete for another be the perfect new season storyline?

What do you think? Should Reggie and Kim get back together?

 

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Former NBA star Jalen Rose and current ESPN analyst was just sentenced to 20 days in jail following his DUI arrest in Michigan this spring.

Rose crashed his car into a ditch, driving along an icy road with a female passenger when he lost control of his vehicle and flipped the car.

When police arrived, Rose agreed to undergo several roadside sobriety tests, but failed and was eventually arrested for DUI on March 11.

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No word on when Rose is set to serve his time.

The former NBA star's attorney is absolutely livid over the sentence, which also includes a year of probation, calling it an "abuse of discretion."

"The 20-day jail sentence issued by this Michigan judge is outrageous," Keith Davidson said, "a horrendous example of judicial temperament."

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Alex Rodriguez, prolific producer of runs and celebrity gossip material, turns 36 today. Happy birthday to the handsome New York Yankees third baseman!

For his career, A-Rod has belted 626 home runs, battled .302, won a World Series, and produced some of the douchiest moments in modern sports history.

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That makes him a lock for Cooperstown and THG's Hall of Fame!

A-Rod and Cameron Diaz at the Super Bowl. Enough said.

Also celebrating a birthday today? WWE great Triple H! Goooo steroids!

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L.A. Lakers standout Ron Artest is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Dancing With the Stars this fall, and sources say he's "seriously thinking about it."

Artest/Metta World Peace does have a potential scheduling conflict if the ongoing NBA lockout ends and the season begins on time, in late October.

The Dancing With the Stars season won't wrap until November, which could land Ron in a serious predicament. Although Artest could handle both.

Metta World Peace

Will Ron Artest take over a different parquet floor?

Producers are reportedly willing to compromise with the rehearsal times and schedules of stars in an effort to cast actual stars for the program.

In any case, both Artest and DWTS producers have been in touch to hash out a possible deal, and the baller is pretty excited about the prospect.

Also from the sports world, Evelyn Lozada is reportedly in talks.

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