A lot of people probably did a double take when checking the score of Monday's Texas-Chaminade game at the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

The Swords, a Division II squad which had an all-time record of 6-76 in the tournament before facing off agains the Longhorns, pulled off the improbably upset. And not only did Chaminade defeat Texas, it was never really close. The Swords won by a final score of 86-73, and at one time they held a 19-point second half lead.

The Longhorns constantly attract some of the nation's top talent and last year nabbed a 4 seed in the NCAA tournament. So no one would blame you if at first you didn't believe that they could fall to tiny Chaminade. In fact, even Chaminade's own athletic website appears to be skeptical about the victory.

Hours after the Swords won, goswords.com still listed the game as a loss for Chaminade. To be fair, the website's home page has the score correct. So whoever operates the schedule page must have been a little confused.

The school should probably make the change ASAP, because upsets like these don't come around very often .

(H/T to Game On!)

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When it comes to Donald Trump, everything is exaggerated.

So it should come as no surprise that Trump wants to build a luxurious, three-acre cemetery on one of his golf courses for himself, his family and members of his country club.

Still, it's somewhat jarring to read about Trump's ambitious plans.

The Bedminster Township Committee will consider Trump's application to construct two lots of cemeteries at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. One lot will be .28 acres and have 82 cemetery plots, while the other will be 2.65 acres and have 942 plots. The cemeteries are intended for the Trump family as well as lifetime members of the country club. According to NJ.com, membership fees for the club can be as much as $300,000.

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And if you think that is over-the-top, this is actually a scaled-down version of what Trump originally wanted. In 2007 he applied for a family mausoleum to be built alongside the course's first hole. According to NJ.com, the plans called for a 19-foot tall stone structure with four obelisks surrounding its exteriors and a small altar with six vaults inside. Local officials nixed that plan, calling it "gaudy and out of step with the town's rural character."

Trump also owns golf courses in Puerto Rico and Scotland, but the course in Bedminster is perhaps the most luxurious.

"I wanted to build this course to the absolute highest standards in golf," Trump said in May. "If the choice is ever made to [hold the U.S. Open here], I know it would do fantastically well. If that should happen, it would be a great honor."

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Before Brad Keselowski hoisted the the Sprint Cup trophy, before his now infamous boozy interview on SportsCenter, before he even got out of his car following the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he tweeted.

Keselowski (@keselowski) tweeted a photo showing the swarm of cameramen and race officials surrounding his car immediately after he won the Sprint Cup title.

"We did it!" Keselowski wrote.

It's been quite a busy year for Keselowski, both on and off the track. In addition to unseating five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, the 28-year-old Keselowski is being hailed as the face of NASCAR's future. It's not only Keselowski's free-wheeling and fun-loving style (see: SportsCenter interview) that has NASCAR hopeful, it's also Keselowski's Twitter acumen that is making the sport's fans optimistic.

In a day and age when social media and sports have become inseparable, NASCAR is well behind the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL. At the beginning of this week, NASCAR's twitter account was the only group not to have at least one million followers. It lagged behind the NHL by 600,000 followers.

Enter Keselowski, whose more than 330,000 followers make him one of the most marketable drivers in the sport. He understands the importance of Twitter and was one of the first drivers to embrace it.

"Social media is here to stay," Keselowski told ESPN's Page 2 in February.

Keselowski's Twitter account took off during the Daytona 500, when he tweeted a photo of an exploding jet dryer truck and chatted with fans during two-hour red flag. On that night alone, he gained about about 135,000 followers.

"Brad's tweeting at the Daytona 500 was really our first introduction to the magnitude of the social media phenomenon at the race track, especially how we saw it unfold that evening," NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp told Page 2. "We encourage our drivers to participate in social media."

Keselowski's tweeting propensity has landed him in trouble, as when he was slapped with a $25,000 fine a few weeks ago for posting a tweet during a red-flag delay at Phoenix International Raceway. NASCAR said the tweet violated league policies, which say it's illegal for drivers to have cellphones in their vehicles.

Ironically, it's a tweet from inside Keselowski's car that has the NASCAR world abuzz again this week. His "We did it!" tweet has more than 2,000 retweets and offers fans a rare glimpse of the driver's perspective.

Hopefully he'll be able to avoid a fine.

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If you were a Brooklyn Nets fan searching for the team's website, Nets.com would seem like a reasonable destination.

But as thousands of angry Brooklyn fans have surely discovered, not only is Nets.com the wrong domain, it actually directs fans to the official website for the New York Knicks.


Last month, Nets.com directed people to a different but equally frustrating site. When someone tried to get to the Nets official website, they were brought to a primitive looking page with the following text (via Larry Brown Sports):

"Looking for the New Jersey Nets?

Looking for the Brooklyn Nets?

They’re not here…but they SHOULD be!

After all, there’s just one team:

The Nets!"

At the bottom of that site there was Russian text which translated roughly to, "Mikhail, have you noticed? Vilena wondered…" That is presumably a reference to a prostitution case (since dropped) that allegedly involved Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov at a French ski resort in 2007.

That page also had a picture of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sticking his tongue out, which fueled speculation that Cuban was behind the prank. After all, Cuban has some serious beef with Prokhorov.

Deadspin did some investigating, and it turns out Cuban was not the prankster. Nets.com is actually owned by a computer systems company called Cyber Mesa.

So who's behind this website mess? We may never know.

The mystery of the Nets.com troll lives on.

(H/T to Deadspin)

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Boston College has suspended a women's soccer player in advance of Friday's matchup with Penn State after several insensitive tweets she made about former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

Stephanie McCaffrey, a sophomore and the team's second-leading scorer, sent out a slew of insensitive tweets on Wednesday and Thursday:

"I wonder if well get into the visitors locker room at Penn state…I hear the showers are weiners only, 10 and under"

"Raping at penn state to getting raped in state penn… #beatPennState #santouchsky #legggooeags"

"Sandusky used to cart the kids around in this#handydeliverytrucks twitter.com/stephyymac/sta…"

McCaffrey's account, @stephyymac, has since been deleted.

Sean Sylvia, a safety on Boston College's football team, retweeted McCaffrey and offered her praise for her remarks.

"@stephyymac is literally making me die with all her tweets#makingmyweek #beatPennState #headonaswivel #sanduskyville"

Sylvia's account has also been deleted.

Boston College athletic director Bob Bates suspended McCaffrey and issued the following statement:

"The student-athlete used very poor judgment and exhibited insensitivity towards Penn State for which she apologizes. This type of behavior is not tolerated among our student-athletes."

Top-ranked Penn State squares off against Boston College at 7:30 p.m. in State College.

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All this Tim Tebow talk is putting Mike Francesa to sleep.


The popular New York radio host was listening to WFAN's Peter Schwartz discuss the New York Jets' backup quarterback on Wednesday when Francesa appeared to fall asleep. Watch carefully in the video below, and you'll see Francesa close his eyes briefly at the :15 mark before jolting back awake.

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This isn't the first time Francesa has fallen asleep on air in recent months, and it's not nearly as bad as the last time he did it. In September, Francesa appeared to doze for nearly 45 seconds while talking with WFAN's Sweeny Murti.

Someone get that man a cup of coffee.

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The insensitive tweet of a Canadian Football League all-star has stirred a sizable controversy in the league and has drawn criticism from all corners.

On Tuesday, Calgary Stampeders slotback Nik Lewis posted the following tweet to his account:

"I just bought OJ’s gloves on eBay. Now all I need is a white girl named Nicole. #MaybeALittleToFar"

The tweet has since been deleted.

On Wednesday the CFL announced that the tweet was in violation of its social media policy, and Stampeders coach John Hufnagel asked players to stop tweeting until the offseason. Lewis was fined an undisclosed amount but not suspended for the team's playoff game this weekend against the B.C. Lions.

"I try to use my comedic rights and I guess I went a little too far," Lewis said. "The people that know me, know I try to be funny all the time and don't mean any malice, any harm to anybody."

This is not the first time this year that a CFL player's tweet has landed him in hot water. Earlier this season the B.C. Lions suspended Khalif Mitchell for an insensitive tweet about people of Chinese heritage.

Cam Cole of the Vancouer Sun took the Stampeders to task for not being more harsh with Lewis, writing that the team did not want to risk losing one of its best players at a key moment.

"The gifted, fire-hydrant-shaped slotback is far too big a piece of the Calgary Stampeders’ offence for the team to suspend him at playoff time, regardless of how heinous his Twitter crime, so the club will express regret and deem "inappropriate" his comments, and in all ways tacitly enable his future stupidity."

While Lewis did confirm that he will abide by the team's policy and stop tweeting until the offseason, he also said that he can't promise there will be no offensive remarks in the future.

"For the people that I didn't offend, thanks for the support," Lewis said. "For the people I do offend, I can't apologize everyday of my life. Because I'm going to do something every day to offend somebody. And that's just the way it is."

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Robin Lopez should be used to heights by this point. The 7-footer is the tallest player on the New Orleans Hornets, and he's probably been one of the biggest guys around for most of his life.

But sometimes, the biggest trees fall the hardest.

That was certainly the case for Lopez on a recent day at Disney's Magic Kingdom. Robin, along with his twin brother and Brooklyn Nets center Brook, took a turn on the roller coaster "Splash Mountain."

As you'll notice in the photo, which was published Thursday on Grantland, Brook looks like he's having a blast. Robin, however, seems scared out of his mind. His facial expression, along with his flowing locks, provide for one hilarious image.

Lopez should be happy that he wasn't too tall to ride the roller coaster in the first place. Other NBA centers haven't been so lucky.

(H/T to Cosby Sweaters)

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Tim Tebow probably wishes he could press rewind on this season. The New York Jets backup quarterback is coming off a season in which he led the Denver Broncos to the divisional round of the AFC playoffs, and now he is stuck behind a mediocre quarterback on a sinking team.

But not everything is going poorly for Tebow. The 25-year-old on Wednesday released his first spot as the new pitchman for TiVo.

"It's not just an ordinary DVR," Tebow says of TiVo. "It's like a magic box that goes out and searches on Hulu and Amazon and YouTube and Netflix, and it gets everything you like and brings it right to you."

Tebow says he's not just pitching the product because he and it have similar names. He enjoys the fact that TiVo, like him, can play many different roles. Unfortunately TiVo cannot protect the punter on special teams.

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TiVo hopes that having Tebow as its pitchman can get people talking about the company again. TiVo has lost subscribers during the past few years, but with new products like TiVo Stream and TiVo Premiere XL4, the company is hoping to bounce back.

"Tim Tebow has unbelievable recognition as an athlete, as a young man, some of it controversial, yes," TiVo CEO Tom Rogers told USA Today. "But he has an enormous following. He's talked about. He brings attention. One of the things we want to accomplish here is having people take a look and recognize that we are something to talk about ourselves."

TiVo is set to air a new line of Tebow commercials starting Nov. 27. In the meantime, TiVo will donate $1 to the Tim Tebow Foundation (up to $25,000) for each "like" on its Facebook page.

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While some people try to win a few bucks here and there at trivia contests, one British man has made it his livelihood.

And get this; he's incredibly successful.

Christian Drummond of Sussex, England, pockets as much as $95,000 a year playing trivia games at bars. The 40-year-old Drummond recently told the Daily Mail that he's been to more than 10,000 bars across England and earns between £40 and £60 an hour ($80-$95).

"I have measured out my life in pubs," Drummond said.

Shortly after earning an English Literature degree in college, Drummond began trying his hand at trivia games at bars. Almost two decades later, he hasn't stopped. He travels around England, answering questions about everything from characters in Charles Dickens novels to the population of African cities.

Playing trivia games is Drummond's full-time job, although not many people believe him.

"My wife didn’t believe me either when I first told her what I did," Drummond says. "But once she realized she told me to stop because she didn’t want me gambling. She is fine with it now, but I try to take her out for dinner with the proceeds whenever I can and we have been lucky enough to travel a lot off the back of the winnings."

While his job seems entertaining, Drummond says it can take a toll on his body, and he's not sure how much longer he'll continue doing it.

"It is very taxing on the brain, staring at a screen," Drummond said. "After ten hours in a row doing it you begin to get a bit flaky and crazy by the end of the day. I wanted to use my brain to earn money, and I am doing that, but it is not quite how I imagined I would do it."

Drummond offered these five tips for prospective trivia players:

1. After a while you can't help noticing patterns in the questions -- maybe deliberate -- more likely lazy data or accidental repetition. The most striking is on answers with a numerical value: 80 percent of the time it's the middle one of the three given. Similarly on dates it's almost always the earliest.

2. There are many different games on machines these days -- try playing one that gives you a numerical target to reach for the cash game. You can then gauge from the target if the machine is being nice or nasty.

3. Always play the same game -- different games have different question sets. The machines will also pull out preposterous questions when they don't want to pay. If you get asked: 'Which of these UNESCO biosphere sites was approved first?' it's time to go.

4. Where possible don't gamble. If you answer the questions and the machine wants to pay, it will.

5. Aim to win small and often -- it is much easier to win four fivers than a £20 jackpot.

Perhaps best of all, Drummond doesn't have to pay taxes on his earnings because his "salary" is classified as winnings from gambling. Americans, however, might not be so lucky.

(H/T to Barstool Sports)

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