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The Most Notable Sports Deaths of 2013

The sports world bid farewell to some legends this year.
The sports world bid farewell to some legends in 2013. We mourn their passing, but celebrate the memories they leave behind.

The sports world bid farewell to some legends in 2013. We mourn their passing, but celebrate the memories they leave behind.

Bud Adams

Bud Adams, Titans owner
Died Oct. 21, Age 90

Braves' Jason Heyward Has Jaw Broken By Pitch (GIF)

Expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Braves' Jason Heyward Has Jaw Broken By Pitch (GIF)
Braves outfielder Jason Heyward sustained two jaw fractures when he was struck by a 90-mph fastball from Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese on Wednesday. He will undergo surgery Thursday, and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery.
 
Braves' Jason Heyward Has Jaw Broken By Pitch (GIF)

Athlon Photographer Shares Story Behind Viral Tennessee Bird-Flipping Pic

It's the photo everyone's talking about.

It's the photo seen all over social media from Week 8 of college football. 

 

Tennessee DB Rashaan Gaulden entered the endzone after a Vols interception and only touchdown of the game and proceeded to flip off a crowd of Alabama fans. Athlon Sports Director of Photography, Harrison McClary captured the epic moment. 

 

NBA Funny Fantasy Basketball Team Names

These 101 fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh
These 101 fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh

Only one team will win your league, but everyone can be a winner with a funny fantasy basketball team name. All you need to do is troll LeBron James, make a hipster or hip-hop pop culture reference and/or go meta with your NBA insight in a way that Metta World Peace might not follow. Here’s our list of suggestions for cool and funny basketball team names:

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30 Funny Trivia Team Names

You may not win Trivia Night, but at least you'll have the best name

Trivia Night is fun for many reasons. The questions, the drinking, the cameraderie...the drinking. But the best part of trivia is when you get to hear the team names. While you may not win every time, having the best team name can make or break your night. We've compiled 30 of the funniest, raunchiest, most creative and greatest names for you to call your next trivia team. Here they are in no particular order of awesomeness:

 

WATCH: Iowa Children's Hospital and Hawkeyes Football Fans Have Special Bond

One of the best traditions in college football.

One of the best parts of an Iowa football game is the part when the crowd turns to wave at patients in the hospital overlooking the field. 

 

The University of Iowa Children's Hospital is situated in a perfect spot to watch the team's home games and it's become a touching and awesome part that fans and patients look forward to. Tom Rinaldi narrates a video that shows just how this tradition came to be.

 

Jeopardy! Contestants Miss Very Easy Football Questions

This is cringe-worthy for sports fans.

Jeopardy! contestants are pretty smart when it comes to science, philosophy and things like that, but when it comes to sports it's a different story.

 

During a recent episode, three contestants missed some pretty easy questions if you have any basic knowledge of the NFL. If you're a sports fan, this may be hard to watch.

 

25 Funny Fantasy Hockey Team Names (Updated)

These cool and funny hockey team names will make your league laugh
These 20 hilarious hockey team names will make your league laugh

The 2017-18 NHL season will be upon us soon and that means it's time for more slap shots, fist fights, line changes, icing and fantasy hockey. Only one team will raise the Stanley Cup at the end of the season, but everyone can have a funny, clever and cool fantasy hockey team name worthy of a toothless smile and playoff beard.

 

Here are the best hockey team names:

 

Kevin Durant Tweets and Deletes Comments About Former Coach, May Have Secret Social Accounts

The Warriors star apparently has fake social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram.

Kevin Durant isn't shy about voicing his opinions and defending himself from crazed basketball fans. 

 

The Warriors star usually does it in a somewhat respectful way and unapologetically from his own account. This Twitter encounter with a fan is a bit different with Durant stating he couldn't win a championship with Billy Donovan and the roster that Oklahoma City had at the time. Pretty harsh words. 

 

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