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Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa is about to be a very rich woman.

Sources connected to the couple say the couple's property settlement agreement, which they worked out before even going public with their divorce, is final.

Vanessa Bryant is walking away with $75 million, which represents close to half of their total assets, estimated at around $150 million. Not a bad payday.

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Several transfers of property earlier this year between Kobe and Vanessa. The female Bryant now owns all three of the former couple's Newport Beach mansions.

Vanessa gets the estate she lives in, the estate her mom is living in, and the new one that had been under construction for two years and was just completed.

Kobe, whose cheating led to their divorce, is getting a new bachelor pad instead. We have a hunch he'll do alright there, financially and otherwise.

Vanessa is asking for joint custody of their two daughters, Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5, but is asking that the LA Lakers superstar get visitation rights.

Vanessa Bryant: Gold digger?

 

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The New York Giants upset the Green Bay Packers last weekend in the NFL playoffs, moving within one win of the Super Bowl after a 37-20 victory at Lambeau Field.

Cheese Heads everywhere did not take it well, but we have a feeling this one girl is still not over it. Her tearful reaction leaving the game suggests a relative died.

Perhaps, just maybe, we take pro sports a tad seriously sometimes.

And tank goodness for that, as it makes for videos of crying fans:

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Sarah Burke, a four-time X-Games champion, has passed away from injuries sustained during a training run last week. She was 29.

The Canadian crashed in Park City, Utah on January 10 and, according to reports, fell into cardiac arrest soon after. She was airlifted to a hospital and underwent surgery to repair a tear in a significant artery before being placed in a medically-induced coma on life support.

Sarah Burke Pic

But it was all too much and Burke lost her battle earlier today due to a lack of oxygen to her brain, doctors said. She was surrounded by family and friends when she died and donated her organs and tissues. Sarah is survived by her husband of two years, skier Rory Bushfield.

"Sarah, in many ways, defines the sport," said Peter Judge, the CEO of Canada's freestyle team, prior to her death. "She's been involved since the very, very early days as one of the first people to bring skis into the pipe. She's also been very dedicated in trying to define her sport but not define herself by winning. For her, it's been about making herself the best she can be rather than comparing herself to other people."

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Even if Tom Brady and the Patriots knock off the Ravens on Sunday, the quarterback may not be the most handsome man associated with Super Bowl XLVI.

That's because David Beckham - who just signed a new two-year deal to remain with the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS - will be featured during a second quarter commercial... in his underwear!

David Beckham H&M Ad

The spot will mark Beckham's first campaign with H&M and will support the launch of his nine-piece bodywear collection, which hits 1,800 stores nationwide on February 2. He says of the collaboration:

"With my design team we spent time working on the feel, fit and style to ensure the product is not only something I would wear but one which I would be proud to put my name to. I always want to challenge myself and this was such a rewarding experience for me. I'm very happy with the end result and I hope H&M's male customers will be as excited as I am."

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Parks and Recreation star Rob Lowe turned the football world upside down late yesterday with a series of tweets regarding Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

Lowe stated, matter-of-factly, his shock that Peyton Manning is retiring.

Quickly questioned about it, he then said his "people are saying" the injured, aging NFL legend is hanging up the cleats, but did not exactly change course.

Ludicrous on the surface, the fact that Lowe is friends Colts owner Jim Irsay gave the situation a little more credibility. A little. Barely more than none.

Rob Lowe, Peyton Manning

Manning’s father and agent quickly denied the rumor, and Irsay has fired a shot at Lowe via Twitter. In response to Lowe's "scoop," the owner wrote:

“My sources tell me Rob will star in an epic remake of Deep Throat with aging porn stars and 4 finger circus clowns!”

It's unclear if Irsay was taking a swipe at Lowe’s infamous sex tape, or just trying to come up with a BS Twitter report of his own that’s odder than Lowe’s to make a point.

Either way, this whole thing is hilariously weird.

Lowe later told Rich Eisen of NFL Network that the info came from a “pretty darn good source.” Lowe said the source wasn’t Irsay, however, or anyone close to him.

The fact that Manning didn’t retire doesn’t mean he won’t, but it's doubtful Rob Lowe broke the sports scoop of the year, though stranger things have happened.

We can't think of one, but we assume they have.

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Aaron Rodgers has many reasons to be sad this week. His heavily-favored Packers followed a 15-1 regular season with a stunning loss at home on Sunday, falling to the New York Giants 37-20 and ending their hopes for back-to-back Super Bowl titles.

But Laura Kaeppeler is doing her best to put a smile on the Green Bay quarterback's face.

Laura Kaeppeler Photo

The Wisconsin native, who was crowned Miss America on Saturday night, introduced herself at the pageant by saying: "If you're watching, Aaron Rodgers, call me."

Now that the Packers have been eliminated, perhaps Rodgers will cue up that tape and realize the opportunity in front of him. Forget a Discount Double Check, dude, and focus on a beauty queen body check... if you know what we mean!

If Rodgers does propose to Kaeppeler, it would mark the second recent union between a signal caller and a tiara-wearer: disgraced former champion Carrie Preston is married to perennial backup Kyle Boller.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]

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For the first time since his firing and the subsequent charges of child sex abuse against ex-defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno has spoken out.

Telling Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post that he's "shocked and saddened" by what has become of his former football program, the iconic coach admitted he "didn't know which way to go" after he was informed Sandusky had been caught engaging in appropriate behavior with a child in the shower.

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Asked what coach Mike McQueary told him about the 2002 incident - in which the assistant swore to the grand jury that he heard "slapping" sounds emanating from the shower and then witnessed Sandusky seeming to anal raping a young boy - told him 10 years ago, Paterno said:

"He didn't want to get specific. And to be frank with you I don't know that it would have done any good, because I never heard of, of, rape and a man. So I just did what I thought was best. I talked to people that I thought would be, if there was a problem, that would be following up on it."

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The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners shocked the baseball universe last night by completing a four-player trade centered around two of the most hyped young stars in baseball:

Jesus Montero - who hit over .300 and blasted four home runs for the Yankees in 18 regular season games last year - was swapped for 22-year pitching phenom Michael Pineda, who finished 2011 with a 3.74 ERA and 173 strikeouts in 171 innings.

Young baseball players

The deal provides Seattle with an upgraded offense, and the Yankees with a solid number-two starter behind C.C. Sabathia.

Considering the premium placed on young, cheap starting pitching, most experts agree the Yankees came out on top here. Remember the Hanley Ramirez-for-Josh Beckett deal between the Red Sox and Marlins, for example? Ramirez went on to become one of the top 10 hitters in baseball... yet Boston would do that swap all over again in a heartbeat.

Who do you think got the best of the Yankees/Mariners trade?

 

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THG is making the NFL playoffs as simple as can be. By breaking down the most important aspects of this weekend's second round playoff games, we already know:

Now, let's finish off the quartet by forecasting the Green Bay Packers vs. the New York Giants...

Packers vs. Giants

POINTS SCORED IN FIRST MEETING THIS YEAR:
Packers: 38
Giants: 35
Edge: Packers

NOTABLE AREA FOOD EXPORTS:
Packers: Cheddar, sausages
Giants: Bagels, Manhattan clam chowder
Edge: Packers

EMBARRASSING ACTION BY EX-STAR:
Packers: Brett Favre texted photos of his penis to an employee
Giants: Plaxico Burress shot himself in the thigh
Edge: Even

OWNED BY:
Packers: City of Green Bay
Giants: Rooney Mara's family
Edge: Packers

CELEBRITY FANS:
Packers: Denis Leary, Erin Andrews, David Ortiz (wife is from Wisconsin), Lil Wayne, Jessica Szohr
Giants: Jon Bon Jovi, Adam Sandler, Angie Harmon, Busta Rhymes, Mara sisters
Edge: Even

THE VERDICT: Sorry, Giants fans. While a common upset choice, New York simply doesn't have what it takes to hang with Green Bay, failing to win a single category and only pulling out a couple ties due to Bon Jovi and a wide receiver who spent time in jail. The Packers take this one, 3-0-2.

WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN?

 

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A Chicago Blackhawks fan made the most of his chance at an intermission contest at the United Center. But it had nothing to do with his slap shot in "Shoot The Puck."

He misfired badly on his attempts to score goals and win prizes, but his consolation prize was an interview with lovely Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter Sarah Kustok.

After recalling his failure in the contest, he told Kustok "I love you" live on center ice at the Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild game last night. Here's our hero in action:

This was no casual one-off. The Casanova of Chicago hockey then repeated his profession for good measure, telling her. "You're so pretty and beautiful. I love you."

Kustok, who blushed and was clearly not expecting this, responded, "I don't even know what to say. I'm just going to say thank you. I don't know what to say."

Say you'll marry him on Center Ice next game Sarah.

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