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Deacon Jones, one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history, passed away last night at his home in Southern California. He was 74 years old.

Sources confirm that Jones, a 14-year veteran who played from 1961-1974, died of natural causes.

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"Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history. Off the field, he was a true giant," said Redskins general manager Bruce Allen, whose father, George, coached Jones with the Los Angeles Rams. "His passion and spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him. He was a cherished member of the Allen family and I will always consider him my big brother."

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An NBA legend has called it a career.

Following a dismal postseason for the New York Knicks, Jason Kidd announced his retirement today.

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"I think it is the right time," Kidd told ESPNNewYork.com. "When you think about 19 years, it has been a heckuva ride. Physically, I want to be able to participate in activities with my kids so it has taken a toll. It is time to move on and think about maybe coaching or doing some broadcasting."

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Mookie Blaylock is in serious condition following a terrible car accident yesterday in Atlanta - but that's actually an upgrade for the ex-NBA point guard.

Blaylock was involved in a head-on collision that left a woman dead, as his Cadillac Escalade reportedly crossed over the median and into oncoming driving.

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The reason why is unknown at this time - though a family member tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Mookie has a history of seizures - but investigators do not believe alcohol was a factor in.

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He's a W-I-N-N-E-R.

Arvin Mahankali, a 13-year old from New York City, took home the Scripps National Spelling Bee title last night, winning over $30,000 in cash and prizes after successfully spelling the word "knaidel."

Watch him go absolutely bonkers after the judges award him the crown in this video:

Mahankali announced his retirement from the "sport" after coming out on top, telling reporters he plans to study Physics.

He may also want to minor in Celebrations.

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Sick of P90X?

Too lazy to head to the gym?

Have no idea how to bench press?

Don't worry: Joanna Rohrback has the fitness plan for you. Invented in 1989, Prancercise is somehow making the rounds again, thanks to the beauty of the Internet.

It involves a "spring, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse's gait," according to Rohrback. And, no, this is not a joke. There's an actual Prancercise book out there!

Gallop away and look for it now!

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Jallen Messersmith has come out as the first openly gay men's college basketball player in the United States.

The Benedictine College center told The Associated Press this week that he revealed his sexuality to coaches and teammates before this past season, opening up again Tuesday to Outsports.com.

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Messersmith said Jason Collins did not serve as a "buffer" for his announcement, but that "it's awesome to have another person in my sport to come out [nationally] beforehand."

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Well, this has to hurt. In all the wrong places.

For some reason, the following video depicts a large man gearing himself up to bench press... only to remove the bar from its stationary location... bounce it off his belly numerous times... and then finally finish off his lift and walk away proudly.

Note to Eric Spoto: Would you care to show this guy how it's actually done?

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Cullen Finnerty, a star quarterback at Grand Valley State who briefly played in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos, has been found dead.

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Details are still coming him and the cause of death will remain unknown until an autopsy is performed, but Finnerty disappeared on Sunday and his corpse turned up last night in the woods of northern Michigan.

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Who said the life of a sideline reporter was a safe and easy one?

Last month, Kelly Nash was nearly clocked in the head while taking a self-portrait in Fenway Park.

In October, Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network was hit squarely in the noggin while previewing a matchup between the Packers and Texas.

And on Saturday, Fox Sports Wisconsin's Sophia Minnaert was updating viewers on the impressive state of the Milwaukee defense... when an errant warmup throw knocked the mic out of her hands.

Watch her carry on like a boss in the following video:

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