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A lifetime of memories from the last MLB player to bat .400 in a single season will soon hit the auction block.

Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams passed away almost 10 years ago, and now his daughter Claudia Williams is planning to auction off her father's memorabilia at a special Fenway Park event in late April.

Hunt Auctions, which will oversee the event, says the 1949 AL MVP award is projected to bring in the most money. Between $150,000 to $250,000, according to the New York Times. A silver bat for winning the 1957 A.L. batting title is expected to get as much as $200,000, while a personalized autographed baseball from Babe Ruth to Ted Williams is expected to bring in even more.

David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions, says Claudia only decided to sell her dad's mementos in the past year.

"This didn't happen in a haphazard fashion," he told the N.Y. Times.

Williams owns the highest career batting average among members of the 500 home run club. During his 21 seasons in Boston, Teddy Ballgame made a staggering 19 All-Star teams. He won the Triple Crown in 1942 and 1947, but wasn't voted MVP in either of those seasons. After his playing days were over, Williams managed the Washington Senators/ Texas Rangers franchise from 1969-1972.

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Home cooking is tough to get when home is at least a seven-hour flight away. That's why getting to play in Madison Square Garden might only be the second most exciting thing for Senegal natives Baye Keita and Cheikh Mbodj when they are in New York. Let's just say the Big Apple offers a little more variety in Senegalese cuisine than their respective college towns of Syracuse and Cincinnati.

The only issue on their most recent visit to New York for the Big East tournament was that the Cincinnati players were on a much tighter schedule than the Syracuse players. It didn't give Mbodj time to make the trip from midtown to the Little Senegal neighborhood at West 116th Street for a nice sit-down meal.

But he still got to savor the flavors of home.

Keita took the subway, picked up the food, got back on the train and delivered it to Mbodj at Cincinnati's team hotel.

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It hasn't happened in more than 50 years, but a Boston Celtics star was hoping to make history during the work stoppage.

Rajon Rondo says if he knew the length of the lockout before it started, he would have given professional football a shot.

"I think I'm a pretty good athlete," Rondo told ABC. "I'm not gonna say it's an easy job that I could have just went out there and did anything. But I would have to give it a shot."

Rondo is pretty good at his day job, too. He recently became the first NBA player other than Wilt Chamberlain (1968) and Oscar Robertson (1961) to have a triple-double with at least 18 points, 20 assists and 17 rebounds.

But the All-Star guard has a football background. At 6-1, 171 pounds, he was a star quarterback during his prep days at Louisville's Eastern High School. Rondo's first love was football before his mother directed him toward basketball, worried about her son being injured. The Celtics star thinks he could have made the transition to receiver in the NFL.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Three hours before Indiana and Purdue tipped off Sunday evening, Bloomington was still sleepy.

The hangover from another Saturday night on Kirkwood Avenue had yet to wear off. A few people jogged by Assembly Hall, the parking lot attendants organized their barricades, and the streets were still deserted save for a few freshmen walking back to their dorms with arms full of chairs, pillows and blankets.

A few hundred yards away sat Camp Crean, the area established last season where students waited -- sometimes overnight -- to get general admission seats. At first glance, there were only a couple hundred students waiting, resting and sleeping. The closer you got to Assembly Hall, however, the longer the line of candy cane pants stretched. By 3:30 p.m., still an hour before students were allowed inside, the line had snaked away from the hallowed arena, along the side of Cook Hall, Indiana's state-of-the art practice facility built in 2010, and eventually wrapped around the back and out of sight.

One group in line blared Indiana's new unofficial anthem, "This is Indiana," from a boom box that looked older than they were. Another group sat around on a set of chairs poached from a dorm while another was playing poker -- with a table and all.

As the line grew, more cups of Starbucks coffee and pizza boxes arrived, and more pillows, sleeping bags and blankets were being walked back to dorms and apartments. The final shifts for showers and sleep were being completed.

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By Ed Zitron
Forbes.com

On August 29, 2009, a man of over 250 pounds with a thick, black mustache registered a Twitter handle. "#fact" his first tweet began. "Iron sheik is making twitter humble -- stay tuned." A retired wrestler, one known for sporadic outbursts about his competition, re-launched himself as a bizarre and irreverent pop-culture voice. Today he has more than 93,000 followers, a verified account and a voice that can be described in many different ways -- abrasive, hilarious, aggressive, off-the-wall. As I interviewed him, his bristling tone and thoughts went in rapidly-changing directions, with more in the way of energy than true meaning. In 2012, Hossein Khosrow Vaziri cannot be wrestled from his most famous persona.

As he described re-entering the spotlight of media, he burst with excitement (or was it fury?): "Iron Sheik world legend, not like no good LeBron James and the Kobe [Bryant] ex-wife. World champion always say 'yes please' -- never hold back when someone need humble. The world respect the legend and know I come to party with Lionel Richie at the world class party. Sheikie (sic) baby love sharing with all the intelligent people in world."

Mr. Richie was unavailable for comment.

Born in Iran in 1943, The Sheik was a hall-of-fame wrestler with the World Wrestling Federation. He is most famous for two things: Being the man Hulk Hogan defeated to capture his first WWF championship, and having a signature move called the 'Camel Clutch' -- one that he commonly threatens both celebrities and his current and former wrestling peers with.

Formerly of the Iranian army, The Sheik had a successful wrestling career across the WWF, NWA and WCCW, before dropping into relative seclusion in the late 1990's, popping up for air very occasionally for an appearances, including trips to visit radio personality Howard Stern.

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In his current state, the Sheik has looked to re-invent himself by using his Twitter to call out wrestlers such as Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior as well as comment on the news of the day -- including the death of Whitney Houston, Chris Brown's physical assault of R&B singer Rihanna, Rick Santorum and even New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Many are X-rated, Not-Safe-For-Work comparisons of celebrities to human appendages and threats of carnal activity -- described as a return to the "old country way" -- or simply calling them out on being what he perceives as "bad."

However, The Sheik takes pity on current wrestlers too -- when the TNA wrestler Jesse Sorensen was hospitalized with a blow to the head, The Sheik reached out with his condolences.

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