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NFL Star Takes Away His Kids' 'Unearned' Trophies

Many agree with Steeler James Harrison's take on 'entitlement culture'

(Newser) - Everyone gets a participation trophy—except James Harrison's kids. In an Instagram post over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker showed a photo of two awards his sons received for good grades as student-athletes from the Best of the Batch Foundation , a nonprofit organization founded by ex-NFLer Charlie Batch... More »

Oops: Player's Dad Trips, Breaks $30K BCS Trophy

National champion Alabama is down a pricey bowl

(Newser) - Fummmmble! National champion Alabama was showing off its $30,000 crystal bowl trophy over the weekend when a player's father tripped on a rug near the display and sent it crashing to ground, reports the AP . It is now in "thousands of tiny pieces," notes AlabamaLive . The... More »

Real Madrid Player Drops Trophy ... Under Bus

Evidently, 'it's not in good shape'

(Newser) - Sergio Ramos was probably flying pretty high after his Real Madrid soccer team won the Copa del Rey ... until he dropped the trophy. Off a bus. Which then ran it over. Hours after beating archrival Barcelona, Sergia Ramos and his teammates were celebrating atop the team bus when his grip... More »

Woods First Athlete to Bank $1B

On-course winnings, appearance fees, endorsement deals put him over the top

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is undoubtedly saving what room is left in his trophy case for the majors he needs to pass Jack Nicklaus, but his latest accomplishment doesn’t come with a trophy anyhow: He’s the first professional athlete to earn $1 billion, Forbes says. The magazine calculated on-course winnings,... More »

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