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Hollywood Calls: 10 Athletes Who Have Survived Reality Shows [VIDEOS]

Reports recently surfaced that Tim Tebow was being courted by ABC to star on an upcoming season of ‘The Bachelor.’ Tebow has denied it. Over the past few years, professional players have entered the entertainment world more openly with stints on

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10 Athletes with the (Mis)Fortune of Having the Same Name As a Celebrity

You’ve seen Burt Reynolds act, but have you seen him hit for the New York Yankees? Burt Reynolds (the baseball player) and several other athletes share a common name with a celebrity or well-known character. Here are some of our favorites:

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10 Athletes Who’ve Tried to Make Comebacks in Smaller Leagues

Sometimes professional athletes just can’t walk away from the game they love, even if they that means seeking out a smaller stage to prove they still have some skills. Here are 10 athletes who’ve done just that — tried to come back by playing in a lesser league.

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Jonathan Daniel/Harry How/Marc Serota/Patrick McDermott/Todd Warshaw, Getty Images
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Giancarlo Stanton and 10 Other Athletes Who Made Weird Name Changes

Budding Miami Marlins star Mike Stanton has made a name for himself in recent years, but now he’s changing that name to Giancarlo Stanton. It’s actually his real name and he only switched to “Mike” when his classmates in school struggled to get his name right.

While Stanton’s switch might seem strange to some, other athletes before him have made way more bizarre name changes. Here’s a look back at 10 of the best.

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5 Great Athletes Who Spurned Chances to Play Other Sports

Deion Sanders, Bo Jackson, Brian Jordan, Danny Ainge and a select few others set a modern standard for their unique abilities to play two professional sports at their peaks. But it’s not so odd for a young phenom to make a choice when it comes to picking one sport over another.

University of Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson is the latest rising star to decide between two sports, reportedly opting for professional football player over baseball.How’d other athletes in Wilson’s position fare? Here’s a modern-day look back:

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College Athletes Petition to Receive Money from NCAA Revenue

More than 300 intercollegiate athletes are petitioning the NCAA to cut them in on the significant revenue gained from TV sports contracts and reform what athletic scholarships currently cover, the Associated Press reports. Athletes from Arizona, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Purdue and UCLA have signed the petition.

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