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  1. J.J. Watt loves being in Houston rap scene

    Zach McCann

    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is from Wisconsin, a region of the country that's produced about the same number of famous rappers as The Villages, Fla., the country's largest retirement community (no rappers, to be exact, although Justin Vern...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  2. Athlete, celebrity music playlists go 1-on-1

    Zach McCann

    San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner was recently in the market for a personal jukebox, and to fill his catalog of music, he sent out a mass email to his friends and family asking for their favorite 15 songs. Bonner wanted to make a personal playlis...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  3. How Snoop Dogg learned to love soccer

    Zach McCann

    NEW YORK -- For most of his life, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) didn't know a thing about soccer. Didn't play it. Didn't know any teams or players. Didn't think about it. Then about a decade ago, while touring in Europe, his PlayStation 2 "Madden" d...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  4. Buffalo Bills fans record team fight song

    Zach McCann

    The Jambrones are made up of 30-something Buffalo Bills fans who record songs about their favorite team, and they have just one rule: Keep it positive. "There are a million places people can read about how much the Bills stink," says the band's s...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  5. DJ Sober scoops on Dirk Nowitzki wedding

    Zach McCann

    From DJ Sober on Instagram. Not many people get to order Dirk Nowitzki to do the Dougie, Steve Nash to take on the Electric Slide or Mark Cuban to do the Cupid Shuffle. That's what DJ Sober, a Dallas-based disc jockey whose real name is Will R...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  6. Ed Sheeran describes Olympics experience

    Zach McCann

    For several minutes during the Olympics Closing Ceremonies, musician Ed Sheeran felt the whole world's eyes on him. Sheeran, a 21-year-old Brit whose 2011 debut album is four-times platinum in the U.K. and reached No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200, sang...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  7. Minor-league PA operator reacts to ejection

    Zach McCann

    Derek Dye, the unpaid intern who selects the music for the Class-A Daytona Cubs, received a new mix CD on Wednesday afternoon. The mix consisted of songs played on an organ, designed to make Daytona's games feel more like a game at Wrigley Field. ...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  8. Baseball Project: Ichiro Goes to the Moon

    Zach McCann

    Ichiro Suzuki hit his first home run as a member of the New York Yankees on Monday night. It surely made a lot of Mariners fans' smile -- including Scott McCaughey, a singer-songwriter from the Pacific Northwest who worked with R.E.M. for nearly two ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  9. Drake receives championship ring from UK

    Zach McCann

    Drake was born and raised by his mother in Canada, but he spent his summers in Memphis with his father. And as his fame grew throughout the 2000s, he got to know John Calipari, who coached Memphis basketball from 2000 to 2009. Calipari, recruiter...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  10. DeSean Jackson raps with young fan

    Zach McCann

    Donovan Troy's day with the Philadelphia Eagles just got better and better. Troy, a 10-year-old from Atlanta with a life-threatening form of sickle-cell anemia, got to meet his favorite player, DeSean Jackson, through ESPN's "My Wish" series. And...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  11. Blake Griffin, Childish Gambino team up

    Zach McCann

    Childish Gambino's new mixtape "Royalty" begins with a twist, as it's not Gambino's voice -- or even a musician's -- you first hear on the introduction track. But it is someone you probably know. "This ... is Blake Griffin. This ... is Royalty...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  12. Do you like Muse's Olympic anthem?

    Zach McCann

    Nothing brings the world together like the Olympics. And if you're a rock band, there's no better way to be heard around the world than by having your song named the official anthem of the Olympics. Muse, the English rock band that's sold more tha...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  13. Blink-182's Mark Hoppus adopts Chelsea

    Zach McCann

    Last summer, Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 decided he had had enough of Southern California. He'd lived there his entire life -- between all the music travels and tour stops -- and needed a change. So he uprooted his wife and 9-year-old son to live i...

    Blog | April 20, 2012