Oddities

October 09, 2019 - 10:09 am
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico football coach has been fired and is facing criminal charges after authorities say a student used cellphone video to catch him taking money from a player's wallet. State Police arrested Miyamura High School coach John D. Roanhaus on Saturday following a review of...
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File-This Sept. 16, 2013. file photo shows the Phillies Phanatic dancing with a fan on the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green fuzzy fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate the Phillies' rights to the Phanatic next year and “make the Phanatic a free agent” unless the team renegotiated its 1984 agreement to acquire the mascot’s rights. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 03, 2019 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green furry fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate...
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CORRECTS TO BEING CLAIMED OFF WAIVERS FROM THE PATRIOTS, NOT AS AN UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT FROM THE UNIV. OF TEXAS - In this image taken from video, New York Jets rookie offensive lineman Calvin Anderson works on a Rubik's Cube behind his back at the NFL football team's practice facility in Florham Park, N.J., Sunday, July 28, 2019. The puzzle cubes are a bit of an obsession for Anderson, who was claimed off waivers from the Patriots after New England signed him as an undrafted free agent. (AP Photo/Dennis Waszak)
July 30, 2019 - 9:02 am
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Calvin Anderson was in middle school the first time he watched in amazement as a football teammate deftly solved a Rubik's Cube. Always the competitive type, he needed to know how to do it, too. "I loved how it was a combination of hand-eye coordination," he said, "and...
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In this April 25, 2019 photo, a pig named Hamilton resides in Raleigh, N.C., with Kyle Eckenrode, right, and fiancee Karoline Briggs; Australian shepherd Zé and eight chickens. The Carolina Hurricanes have not lost at home in the playoffs this year since Hamilton the pig became something of an unofficial mascot. (Juli Leonard/The News & Observer via AP)
May 12, 2019 - 11:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have been rolling at home ever since their newly acquired grunter named Hamilton started hogging the corner. Not defenseman Dougie Hamilton — Hamilton the pig. The 90-pound Juliana potbelly who catches games from behind the boards in a personalized wagon...
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