Dennis Rodman is adding another chapter to a post-NBA career which is quickly becoming as unpredictable --if not as successful -- as his Hall of Fame playing days.

The five-time NBA champion has authored a children's book, "Dennis The Wild Bull," which he dedicated to his children. The book was spurred by Rodman's divorce in April and the subsequent time he spent away from his children.

According to the book's website, Rodman's sole purpose was to convey "good lessons to children based on Dennis's own experiences as a world class athlete while overcoming obstacles as a child."

Rodman worked with screenwriter Dustin Warburton and illustrator Dan Monroe on the book.

By publishing a children's book, Rodman is in notable company. Other athletes who have doubled as authors include Alex Rodriguez and Terrell Owens.

The book is Rodman's fourth, but it's safe to say this one will be quite different than his earlier literary efforts. In 1996 Rodman penned "Bad As I Wanna Be," and one year later he wrote "I Should Be Dead By Now."

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Donald Trump and Bill O'Reilly both took part in an American pastime at a Yankees game this week, but in very different and hilarious ways.

During the top of the seventh inning the wave was going around Yankee Stadium, and it eventually came around to O'Reilly and Trump.

O'Reilly sees it and decides to raise a lone finger. Weak.

Trump, meanwhile, is clearly following the wave around the stadium. He lifts both his hands, but he's just a few seconds too late.

So while Trump and O'Reilly might be on the same page when it comes to politics, their views of the wave will need to be sorted out before The Donald runs for president in 2016.

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Novak Djokovic -- also known as The Djoker -- has pulled a few pranks at Maria Sharapova's expense. Fortunately for Djokovic, Sharapova has played along with all of his funny business.

After an incident during a recent commercial shoot, however, Djokovic may want to think twice before another Sharapova impersonation. In a video released Monday, we see Sharapova attempting to hit what looks like a bottle off Djokovic's head. She misses by a lot. In fact, her serve isn't even close.

It sounds like this was an outtake of a commercial shoot for Head. But it's unclear when the commercial will air or how the video was obtained.

Sharapova seems to find the incident pretty funny, as if Djokovic is playing one of his classic tricks. But by the looks of the shot, Novak isn't Djoking.

(H/T to Deadspin)

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Normally, late July in Pittsburgh brings a welcome shift in attention from a slumping Pirates squad to a promising Steelers preseason. Not this year.

The Bucs have shocked the MLB world, as they are having their best season in decades and are competing for a playoff spot. Understandably, their new found success has brought about significant attention and adoration.

In fact, star outfielder Andrew McCutchen attended an autograph signing event on Monday where a fan was so intent on getting a John Hancock that he or she actually abandoned an infant in a stroller.

McCutchen was shocked to see the lonely stroller, and he tweeted: "That jus aint right...u left ur baby to get an autograph?wow"

Among suspicion that perhaps the stroller was empty, McCutchen confirmed that he saw an infant moving.

The moral of this story? If you are a baseball fan and the parent of an infant, please be responsible.

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It didn't take Josh Robinson long to immerse himself in the Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers rivalry.

The rookie cornerback out of Central Florida signed with the Vikings last week on the eve of training camp. On Sunday, Robinson was leaving church when he saw a car with a Green Bay Packers sticker. He whipped out a pen and paper and wrote, "I'm sure this is a Packers fan and I don't like the Packers!!!" SKOL Vikings!"

The word "Skol" roughly translates to "cheers" in Danish and Norweigian, and "Skol, Vikings" is the name of the team's fight song.

Robinson will have plenty of time to think of more pranks like these, as he injured his hamstring last week and is considered day-to-day during summer camp.

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When rookie Alameda Ta'amu was trying to get from the Pittsburgh Steelers camp at St. Vincent College to the local Wal-Mart, the veterans told him to walk. After all, they assured him, the store was only one mile away from camp.

As it turns out, the walk was about three times that distance.

During the trek to and from the Wal-Mart in hilly southwestern Pennsylvania, Ta'amu hurt his foot. At first he thought it was more serious, but it turns out it was only sore. Still, the injury held Ta'amu, who is listed at 6-3 and 348 pounds, out for the first two days of training camp.

"I don't know what happened," Ta'amu said. "I thought I broke my foot... but it's all good."

The positive news here is that Ta'amu, a defensive tackle from Washington drafted in the fourth round, is back on the field and reportedly playing well. It's safe to say that next time he needs to go to Wal-Mart, he'll get a ride.

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NFL teams opened their summer camps last week, and it looks like a few New York Giants have taken the idea of "camp" to a new level.

Punter Steve Weatherford showed the world his Spiderman sheets, while linebacker Mark Herzlich tweeted a photo of safety Tyler Sash and linebacker Spencer Paysinger in their respective beds. Sash has a Tinker Bell design on his blanket while Paysinger has an image of Mario. How cute.

While looks like hazing for the pair of second-year players, Sash and Paysinger took to Twitter to clarify that there was no hazing involved, simply a silly gesture on their part.

And as we've seen recently, just because professional athletes don cartoon-themed items doesn't necessarily point to any foul play.

They may get paid millions of dollars to play in sold-out arenas, but they haven't forgotten how to have fun.

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Regan Smith didn't have the race he would have liked on Sunday in Indianapolis, as the 28-year-old finished in 18th place at the Brickyard 400.

Perhaps more notable than Smith's finish, however, was the lettering on his car.

Smith and his Denver-based sponsor, Furniture Row, chose to paint the names of the 12 victims of last week's shooting in Aurora, Colorado on Smith's No. 78 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle also included the inscription, "For Those Lost, Those Injured And Countless Acts of Bravery 7/20/12."

"To see those 12 names on our car was quite emotional," Smith said. "They shouldn't have been on our car. Those 12 people should have been watching the race today or doing something else on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. It hurts and we all deeply mourn this unspeakable tragedy."

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Usually, fans use Twitter to make requests of their favorite athletes. Chicago Bears cornerback D.J. Moore turned the tables this week.

When Moore checked into his room at the Bears training camp at Olivet Nazarene University, he found the TV unsuitable. So he took to Twitter, asking fans if anyone had a tube that he could borrow. One fan even came to the university to offer Moore his TV.

In the end, however, Moore didn't need Twitter. Shortly after he posted that tweet, he was signing autographs and asked fans if anyone had an extra TV. One man had a spare in his basement, and all he wanted in return was a pair of Moore's cleats. Deal.

"It was a small TV, like a 19-inch flatscreen," Moore told ESPNChicago.com. "That's all I was looking for was a small TV, something you could just carry and watch TV on so I don't drive myself crazy looking at the walls."

Now Moore is set and ready to fight for a spot in Chicago's secondary. And when the Bears win the Super Bowl on a D.J. Moore pick-6, Chicago fans will have an anonymous TV donor to thank.

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Michelle Jenneke is perhaps the most unintentionally popular sports figure of the summer. The 19-year-old Australian hurdler's pre-race routine has turned her into an internet sensation, with a video garnering more than 13 million hits on YouTube.

One website, Sex.com (which, as you can imagine is very, very NSFW), is trying to take advantage of Jenneke's celebrity by asking her to pose nude for the website. In exchange for Jenneke's nude photos, Sex.com is offering a "sizable donation" to the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

“She's the right amount of cute and sexy, not to mention her body is clearly in peak condition," Sex.com's Martin Ellison said in a press release. "Michelle Jenneke has shown a sex appeal that's uncommon in female athletes and we want Michelle to know that she can use her sexuality to not only raise her profile but also benefit athletes all over her country."

To the chagrin of men across the world, Jenneke did not qualify for the London Olympics. But if Sex.com has its way, people might be seeing much, much more of Jenneke this summer.

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