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Tim Howard is the new U.S. Secretary of Defense, according to Wikipedia

After his miraculous game Tuesday, U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard quickly became a folk hero.

Case in point: Someone edited Wikipedia’s entry on the United States Secretary of Defense to say this: READ FULL STORY

Fred Willard isn't pleased with Jimmy Kimmel's proposed Redskins name change

The bottom line about the Washington Redskins, according to Jimmy Kimmel: “We got used to [the name] because it’s been around for a long time, but it’s a racial slur.” Wednesday, however, may have marked the beginning of the end. That’s when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled the team’s trademarks for being offensive to Native Americans. Naturally, the team plans to appeal the decision—but if it’s upheld, the embattled franchise could lose control of its brand.

Thankfully, Kimmel has an easy fix: Just add an “f” in front of the word “Redskins,” officially changing the team’s name to the “Fredskins.” There; that’s not offensive to anybody, right? READ FULL STORY

Video: Don Draper wants LeBron James to come back to Cleveland

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At the end of this month, NBA star LeBron James may or may not leave the Miami Heat and enter free agency. According to outlets like CBS Sports, chances are the Heat’s small forward will stay where he is. But, despite an ugly breakup in 2010, there’s a small chance he could return to his home state and sign with his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James said this week that he hasn’t decided yet, but a new video created by the social media team at Bleacher Report slyly suggests one man who could successfully coax James back to Cleveland: Mad Men’s Don Draper, a man famous for doing lots of successful coaxing. READ FULL STORY

NYC Mayor sings 'I Love LA' after losing a bet over the Stanley Cup Finals

It looks like another perfect day — for Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.

On Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday, Jimmy Kimmel revealed the terms of a bet between the L.A. leader and New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, over the results of the Stanley Cup Finals. If the Rangers won, Mayor Garcetti would have to sing “New York, New York” on the show. If the Kings won — and they did — Mayor de Blasio would sing “I Love LA.”

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50 Cent throws truly terrible opening pitch at Mets game -- VIDEO

Great news for Carly Rae Jepsen: She’s no longer responsible for the worst celebrity first pitch ever.

That honor now goes to Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, courtesy of Tuesday night’s New York Mets-Pittsburgh Pirates game. Jackson wound up tossing the ball crookedly, to the area between home and first base. As the announcer for one station noted, “It’s good. He never [had to choose] between playing for the Mets and being a rapper.”

A laughing Jackson took it all in stride: While the pitch may not have met his pre-game Twitter promise of “This is gonna be good,” at least he’ll have his 14 Grammy nominations to fall back on.

Watch Curtis attempt to make the pitch (or die trying) below: READ FULL STORY

Will Ferrell as Bobby Riggs: Tennis' best hope to serve some Hollywood love

“The best way to handle women is to keep them pregnant and barefoot.”

I don’t mind being called a male chauvinist pig as long as I’m the No. 1 male chauvinist pig.”

Sound like things Ron Burgundy might say? Close. Those were the choice quips of Bobby Riggs, the 1970s tennis hustler who baited top women pros into a series of lucrative “Battle of the Sexes” matches. In 1973, he famously lost to Billie Jean King in straight sets during a carnival-stunt spectacular that seems extremely ridiculous in hindsight but had enormous cultural implications at the time.

Riggs was undeniably a character, and the announcement that Will Ferrell is attached to star in a movie about the ballyhooed Riggs/King match is welcome news for Ferrell fans. Variety reported that the star, Adam McKay, and Peter Chermin Entertainment will produce a film, based on last year’s ESPN article, “The Match Maker,” which looked into Riggs’ underworld gambling connections and speculated on whether he purposely threw the big match. READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon takes on office games with LeBron James -- VIDEO

Is this what we have to look forward to in Space Jam 2?

Probably not. Still, Jimmy Fallon added another notch to his viral video belt on Thursday’s Tonight Show when he joined guest LeBron James for “Wastepaper Basketball” — a perfectly ’80s ode to the wonderful office time waster, set to the music of Kurtis Blow.

The intentionally dorky video deserves special mention for rhyming “super fly” with “IT guy,” as well as for the uber-dated graphics interspersed with the duo shooting hoops (a.k.a throwing paper into a trash can). Somewhere, the Jim Halperts of the world are getting inspired.

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Jason Collins makes NBA debut with Brooklyn Nets, Twitter responds

The moment Jason Collins took the court for the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 23, he officially became the first openly gay player in the NBA. At the Staples Center in L.A., Collins helped his team achieve a six-point victory over the Lakers. More importantly, the game served as Collins’ official return to the NBA since coming out. Watch the historic moment below:

And as can be expected in today’s Twitter-happy world, celebs and others took to social media to talk about the moment. We’ve rounded up some of the best tweets about Collins’s big day:

Olympics recap: Figure skating! Figure skating! Figure skating!

Ashley Wagner probably won’t win an individual medal in Sochi. But there’s got to be some sort of award for her faces — she’s as animated as Jim Carrey in The Mask, only without the benefit of, you know, actual animation. Need even more proof? Let’s start things off by counting down Ashley’s top 5 expressions while receiving her disappointing short program score:

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1. “Umm, exqueeze me? Baking powder?” 

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Olympics: What to watch today

The Olympics: So many sports, so little time. Need help deciding which events to watch? We’re here to help. Each day, we’ll give you our three picks for the most watch-worthy events. Here’s what we recommend for Monday, February 10:

MEN’S SPEEDSKATING 500M GOLD FINALS
3 p.m. NBC
These men, skating at the speed of light (or something like that), are what winter commuters wish they looked like when they slip and slide on icy sidewalks.

MEN’S CURLING, USA VS. NORWAY
5 p.m. CNBC
The Americans should win this match if they can keep their eyes on the prize and not on the Norwegians’ famously garish pants, which, much like the sun, should never be looked at directly. –Clark Collis

WOMEN’S ALPINE SKIING SUPER COMBINED GOLD MEDAL
8 p.m. NBC
Lindsey Vonn may be missing from this year’s games, but the U.S. still has a strong showing: Three-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso is competing, along with Mikaela Shiffrin, whose coach once said of her, “One day, she could beat everyone at everything.” Yeah, that’s what people say about me, too.

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