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LOS ANGELES -- They joke a lot. The Wisconsin Badgers, who defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels?? 79-72??Thursday in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, have become the blue-collar team that has, lately, cracked up the Internet. They can't walk down the street without making us chuckle. Earlier this week, Frank Kaminsky interviewed Will Ferrell, the creator of the "Frank the Tank" nickname. Nigel Hayes got a shout-out from?? Kobe Bryant, whose locker he is occupying this week at the Staples Center. Then Hayes??made a comment about a woman's appearance -- he thought she was attractive -- at a news conference without realizing the entire room heard him. Everybody laugh at and with the Wisconsin Badgers, right? Right. Until North Carolina had its foot on Wisconsin's neck Thursday night and threatened to ruin the Badgers' pursuit of a second consecutive trip to the Final Four, of course. There...
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The San Francisco 49ers released offensive lineman Jonathan Martin on Thursday, the team announced. Martin thanked the 49ers via Twitter and said he's looking forward to playing for another team. He spent one season in San Francisco, appearing in 15 games (nine starts) at right tackle. Martin played at Stanford and was a 2012 second-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins. He started all 16 games as a rookie. In Martin's second season with Miami, he left the team in October 2013 after a bullying controversy involving former teammate Richie Incognito. An NFL investigation determined Incognito and two other Dolphins offensive linemen engaged in persistent harassment of Martin. Martin played the first seven games but sat out the rest of the 2013 season, and then in the offseason the Dolphins traded him to the 49ers for a conditional seventh-round draft pick. Information from The Associated Press was...
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