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While the rest of us are innocently mulling over who Tim Tebow is treating to Broadway plays, an incredibly sleazy dating service is sinking to new lows with its determination to rat out anyone who can prove they’ve slept with Tebow, a self-professed virgin and devout evangelical Christian.

Any evidence (we can only imagine in what form that will be) will get you a staggering $1 million reward.

Dating service AshleyMadison, which touts itself as the “most recognized name in infidelity,” specializes in assisting affairs for over 7,000,000 anonymous adulterers. The website’s founder explained the Tebow stunt in a statement:

Sports and sex (and of course, infidelity) go hand in hand. If Mr. Tebow is indeed abstaining from adult relationships, I would encourage him to find a nice lady or two and enjoy his youth and fame as much as possible.

Via the company’s Twitter account, AshleyMadison shamelessly promoted, “Score $1 million for scoring with Tim Tebow” and “Looks like Tim Tebow may still be a virgin….for now. Who wants to be a millionaire courtesy of AshleyMadison.”

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first eyebrow-raising move we’ve seen from the service. Back in November, AshleyMadison provoked outrage with a despicable ad stating “Did your wife SCARE you last night?” with a photo of an overweight women posing in lingerie.

This also isn’t the first time Tebow’s virginity has come under attack. Upon his trade to the New York Jets, Rob Gronkowski of rival team the Patriots poked fun at Tebow’s stance on sex before marriage by joking he’d choose to sleep with Tebow to “take his virginity.”

 

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Fans — and their credit cards — made their voices heard by making Derrick Rose and Jeremy Lin the top-selling jerseys since last April at the NBA Store and NBAstore.com.

Here’s the quick rundown after a check of the cash registers:

1. Derrick Rose. Bulls fans, how much more would you pay for a game-worn Rose NBA jersey? Act now, because he has a VERY limited supply of game-worn jerseys from this season.

2. Jeremy Lin. Expect Lin to occupy the top spot next year, once NBA marketing figures out a way to sell them to people who don’t want them — as opposed to this year, when his sales were solely supported by fans who genuinely loved the guy.

3. Kobe Bryant. Since 2001, there have been six years when Kobe held the No. 1 spot. Now we have proof that he can only sell jerseys when Phil Jackson is around to take fans’ measurements.

4. LeBron James. No one wants a Chris Bosh jersey?

5. Carmelo Anthony. His jersey sales must have taken a hit because of the Jeremy Lin effect. As in, even he must have bought a Lin jersey.

6. Dwyane Wade. No one wants an Eddy Curry jersey?

7. Dirk Nowitzki. We don’t want to know how many Mark Cuban bought just to stockpile in his garage.

8. Kevin Durant. Hmmm. Maybe all his fans are saving their money to buy his London Olympics jersey.

9. Blake Griffin. We don’t want to know how many Donald Sterling bought just to have stockpiled in his garage. Actually, that would be zero.

10. Rajon Rondo. You’d think everyone in Boston already owned one by now. Apparently, you can never have too many layers during a New England winter.

11. Amare Stoudemire. See No. 5.

12. Ray Allen and 13. Paul Pierce. See No. 10.

14. Dwight Howard. People who own a Dwight Howard jersey say they wouldn’t trade it for … oh, OK, you can have it.

15. Chris Paul. Imagine how many Paul jerseys would have moved if they had said “Lakers” on the front.

The Chicago Bulls clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference with the Miami Heat’s 78-66 loss to the Boston Celtics, while the Utah Jazz secured the final playoff berth in the National Basketball Association.

The Bulls are tied with the San Antonio Spurs atop the league with a 48-16 record. The Spurs and Bulls each have two games remaining in the regular season, which ends tomorrow, two days before the playoffs begin.

Sasha Pavlovic had 16 points for the Celtics (38-27) at TD Garden in Boston last night. Dexter Pittman scored 12 for the Heat, who played without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

The Jazz (35-30) defeated the Phoenix Suns (33-32) 100-88 to secure the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Paul Millsap had 26 points and 15 rebounds, while Al Jefferson tallied 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. Jared Dudley and Michael Redd led the Suns with 15 points.

The Los Angeles Lakers (41-24) clinched the Western Conference’s Pacific Division on the Los Angeles Clippers’ 109- 102 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

Joe Johnson led the Hawks (39-26) with 28 points at Philips Arena in Atlanta. Blake Griffin had 36 points for the Clippers (40-25).

It is a rite of spring, baseball in Chicago, and it’s back starting Thursday as the Chicago Cubs begin their 2012 season at home.

The Cubs say they are ready for the game. They play the Washington Nationals at 1:20 p.m.

“The biggest thing is the Budweiser Patio in the right field corner, an area for group sales for 150 fans, up to 150, and also it includes a 7-foot LED board to include more content for all the fans in the stadium,” said Carl Rice, VP of ballpark operations.

Rice said the new Audi suite in the mezzanine level allows fans to enjoy a game with a Cubs legend.

This summer, Wrigley will also welcome Roger Waters and Brad Paisley in concerts. Rice would not confirm rumors that Bruce Springsteen was coming as well.

“Working here, you get to see a little bit of everything every day. I think we’re really excited about the LED sign going on in the right field corner,” Rice said. “We will give the fans more things from the newer stadiums and incorporate that into our 98-year-old stadium.”

The team also gets new batting cages, and the field’s exterior has been updated.

“The [Ricketts] family has invested between $12 to $15 million in redoing the building. We have repainted and added signage. Fans will get a little different look for opening day,” Rice said.

One other new thing that fans will see is that there is ivy on the wall. Typically, we don’t see that until May.

 

Tim Tebow laughed a few times, smiled steadily and stayed polite and composed.

If being surrounded by dozens of cameras and scores of media people made him nervous, the New York Jets’ new backup quarterback didn’t show it.

He was cool and calm – exactly how he looked during those hair-raising comebacks last season with the Denver Broncos.

His message: I’m here to help, not to create another Jets controversy.

“It’s an honor for all of you to show up to hear me say a few words,” a grinning Tebow told a pack of more than 200 reporters.

Asked what he thought about the media crush, he said: “I really don’t think it will be much of a distraction because, honestly, I will try not to pay too much attention to it.”

Good thing, because it will surely be around 24/7. Monday was only the beginning. Even though both he and Mark Sanchez, the starting quarterback, don’t want more drama.

Tebow spoke for more than 30 minutes at a news conference held in the team’s field house because the media turnout was so massive it couldn’t be accommodated in the normal press room. It was hardly a run-of-the-mill meet-and-greet, with the star of the show hardly a part-time player.

Cameras flashed, capturing every Tebow step, as he strolled onto the field and made his way to the podium for his big New York close-up. He appeared polished and unfazed handling a barrage of 31 questions, most of his answers measured and upbeat as he deftly handled the local media.

Bichon Frise (The Cuddler)

Humans are great. Puppies are better.

We’ve selected 11 breeds of puppies you need more than a man (it was hard to pick just 11). Not only do these puppies tick most of the boxes any online dating profile includes, but they are also loyal, loving and unable to talk back.

These little pups will never forget your birthday (because they won’t know it in the first place), they’ll never make you miss a new episode of that show you really like to watch some sporting event you don’t, they don’t play mind games, and they love to cuddle — with no expectation of sex before or after.

No matter your particular personality and lifestyle, there’s a puppy for you, friends. We invite you to find your match in the slideshow below.

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We all know that regular exercise can boost cardiovascular health and help you to maintain a healthy weight. But even for the most health-conscious among us, it can be hard to muster up the motivation to squeeze a workout into our already jam-packed lives.

So when we heard about a recent study suggesting that core muscle exercises could induce a female orgasm (a.k.a. “coregasm), we were, well, motivated again. And that got us thinking about what other health benefits exercise has beyond the obvious: heart health and weight management. In that spirit, we gathered up 10 of the more surprising ways that exercise can be give your health a boost. Click through then tell us, what healthy perks keep you dedicated to regular workouts?

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Peyton Manning going to Broncos.

Per Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Peyton Manning has made his decision … and he’s taking his talent to the Mile High City. Mort reported that Manning had advised agent Tom Condon to wrap up negotiations on what is believed to be a five-year, $95 million offer.

 The belief is, according to multiple reports, that the Broncos will now try to trade quarterback Tim Tebow. An expanded report from Mortensen and Adam Schefter indicates that Manning called Broncos VP of Operations John Elway on Monday morning to inform him of the decision.

Manning also called the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans, the other two teams in the running for Manning’s services, to inform them. Manning threw for Elway and a large group of Broncos and executives and coaches on Friday in North Carolina, and Elway was impressed. “We enjoyed visiting with Peyton today in N.C.,” Elway tweeted on Friday. “He threw the ball great and looked very comfortable out there. Watching him throw today was the next step in this important process for our team and Peyton. It was a productive visit and went well.”

Though his extramarital exploits became public fodder some three years ago, the details of Tiger Woods’ personality off the green have been heavily guarded.

Former swing coach Hank Haney is changing all of that – revealing Woods’ often selfish, egocentric behaviour in a new book.

He writes during their six years together, Woods showed little respect for those around him, making others pay for takeout and simply leaving a restaurant when he was done eating – whether or not those around him had finished.

Spilling the beans: Swing coach Hank Haney (left) paints a less than flattering picture of golf pro Tiger Woods (right)

For months, Mr Haney was afraid to ask Woods for a Popsicle when the golfer was heading to the refrigerator.

‘He never offered me one or ever came back with one,’ he writes in his book, The Big Miss, which will be released March 27.

He describes the anguish he felt over Woods’ simple lack of courtesy.

‘It actually took me a while to summon the courage to blurt out, “Hey, Bud, do you think I could have one of those Popsicles?”’

In the tell-all, Mr Haney depicts Woods as bad-mannered, cheap, and a lover of pornography and potty-humor.

Before the 2006 Ryder Cup, several golfers, including devout Christian Zach Johnson, shared a hotel room with Woods.

Tiger ‘immediately purchased the adult-move 24-hour package and turned it on,’ Mr Haney said, according to the New York Post.

 Walking on eggshells: Mr Haney says he was afraid to ask Tiger for a Popsicle and said Woods never offered

Mr Johnson had no choice but to ignore the adult programming.

The ex-coach said Tiger let his fame go to his head.

When he would go out to eat with now ex-wife Elin Nordegren, he’d get up and leave, expecting her to follow – even if she hadn’t finished her meal.

‘When he was done – and he habitually ate fast – you were done,’ he wrote.

Though Tiger said he hated the ‘vultures’ in media for picking apart his personal life, he oddly loved his South Park depiction, in which he is seen calling Ms Nordegren a ‘fat Swedish cow.’

The coach quit via text message in May 2010 – perhaps a good move since he said Tiger was glued to his phone and would routinely ignore people to SMS.

Dine and dash: Tiger would supposedly leave the restaurant as soon as he was done eating, and wouldn't wait for then wife Elin Nordegren to finish

As it turned out, the golfer was messaging his mistresses.

Woods has written off the book, calling it ‘unprofessional and very disappointing.’

He told ESPN.com in a telephone interview the book – which will be released prior to the Masters – was especially hurtful because ‘it’s someone I worked with and trusted as a friend.’

He called Mr Haney’s anecdotes ‘one-sided’ and a cheap way to earn money.

‘I’m not going to waste my time reading it,’ Woods said.

In the end, the 247-page book ends with Mr Haney wishing Tiger well – he even thanks him for ‘an incredibly rewarding six years.’

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has found a way to spend some of his new $95 million contract extension.

The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player recently paid $2.8 million for a three-bedroom condo with a view near the top of the Trump International Hotel & Tower, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

Rose, 23, who grew up in Englewood and played his high school ball at Simeon Career Academy, has been living in suburban Northbrook, Crain’s said. But he’ll be moving to the downtown riverside high-rise soon to take up residence in the 3,102-square-foot pad, which one real estate agent said has panoramic views and is one of the “top four” units in the 92-story building.

“It’s definitely an unbelievable feeling just being up there,” Crain’s quoted Rose as saying before Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz. “The view is nice and I don’t take it for granted. It’s a blessing.”

The condo includes four bathrooms and a den and Rose also purchased two parking spots. He financed the deal with a $1.7 million loan from Northern Trust, Crain’s said.

Trump Tower, Chicago’s second tallest skyscraper,  is proving magnet for young Chicago pro athletes.  Former Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman bought a condo there, as did the Chicago Blackhawks’ star forward Patrick Kane.