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Four days ago, very few people knew Florida Gulf Coast University even existed.

Now, thanks to a pair of bracket-busting basketball wins, it's a household name.

FGCU became the first-ever 15th-seeded squad to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament, beating Georgetown and San Diego State.

Not just eking out nail-biters in typical Cinderella fashion, either.

Fans who watched the fast-breaking, high-flying Eagles saw them TAKING IT to the opposition, outplaying them on substance and with style.

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LeBron James may have one more NBA championship ring than Kevin Durant.

But these superstars now have the same number of half court celebrations with fans who sank money-making shots.

Durant got into the act last night after an Oklahoma City Thunder supporter swished his attempt and won $20,000.

Durant's mauling of the fan was a bit delayed, however, and even kind of orchestrated, as the man actually waved the NBA's leading scorer over to help him celebrate.

Compare KD's tackle below with the reaction of pure joy on LeBron's face after a similar incident:

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NASCAR's Denny Hamlin was hospitalized overnight after being airlifted to a hospital after a hard single-car crash on final lap of Sunday's Auto Club 400.

Hamlin was awake and alert in the infield care center before being transported, but was taken to a hospital after complaining of lower back pain.

A helicopter was used due to post-race traffic.

The scary incident happened as Hamlin was helped from his car after the hard hit and seemed to collapse outside his car after he had pulled the net down.

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First round upsets.

They may make for an entertaining NCAA Tournament for viewers, but they can have quite the opposite effect on university beat writers.

Just ask Dennis Latta.

Lost Lobos

The freelance reporter for Rivals.com's Loboland has resigned his 33-year post after New Mexico was stunned in the first round by Harvard.

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Joe Weider, a child of the Great Depression who built a bodybuilding empire, has died at the age of 93. The cause was heart failure, said his publicist.

Weider grew an empire of magazines, fitness equipment, doubtful dietary supplements and Olympic-style contests featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Weider

As a teenager in Montreal, he hated being roughed up by neighborhood hooligans, discovered bodybuilding in a magazine and bought into it for life.

He developed a V-shaped torso with bulging biceps and abs like Michelangelo’s David, and was still ripped and jut-jawed in his 70s and 80s.

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Kate Upton getting kissed by golf legend Arnold Palmer?

One of the top photos of the week, for sure. The King's still got it at 83, no doubt. But how did it come to pass? What's his connection to the SI model?

Kate Upton and Arnold Palmer

Kate Upton was visiting Palmer at his PGA tournament in Florida's Bay Hill this week. The reason she went can be traced to her manager, Lisa Benson.

Lisa's father is from Punxsutawney, Pa., and used to play golf with Palmer, and when she was looking for a job at IMG, Arnie helped get her an interview.

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Jennifer Capriati, the former teen tennis prodigy and top-ranked player in the world, has been charged with stalking and battery against an ex.

Capriati

The charges stem from an incident on Valentine's Day.

According to North Palm Beach, Fla., police, Jennifer Capriati approached her ex-boyfriend, Ivan Brannan, at a gym and began screaming at him.

When he tried to leave by going to the locker room, Capriati punched Brannan in the chest after blocking his exit; someone at the gym called the cops.

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Former NFL cheerleader Elizabeth Garner has been charged with aggravated sexual battery after allegedly trying to grab a 12-year-old boy's junk.

Garner, 42, cheered for the Titans until 2009. She was also charged with solicitation of a minor for rape of a child after trying to perform oral sex on him.

She faces up to eight years in prison if convicted.

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The married Garner is accused of following the 12-year-old to the bathroom at a party last month hosted by the boy's mother and grabbing his penis.

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Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn went public with their romance to foil the paparazzi, according to the golfer, while she is not freaked out by his sordid past.

Ever since their simultaneous Facebook posts and photos confirmed what we suspected - Lindsey Vonn dating Tiger Woods - many have wondered:

Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn

Why would the Olympic skiing gold medalist go for a man whose epic, marriage-ending sex scandal made him the poster child for whom not to date?

Apparently, the answer is not all that complicated.

"Tiger makes Lindsey happy," says one of her friends. "She isn't concerned what others think. She trusts her instincts. She's comfortable with the relationship."

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