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New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon is at the beginning of his 17th season in the majors, so he knows how to celebrate a good outing.

Colon picked up his first victory with the Mets on April 8 after throwing seven shutout innings against the Atlanta Braves. After he was pulled from the game, the 285-pound pitcher had some fun in the dugout: 

[MLB.com]

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Heroes are born in an instant, rising from the depths of relative obscurity to steal the spotlight and the hearts of fans. Oh, and heroes are sometimes on towel duty. 

Newsday's Roderick Boone (h/t Black Sports Online) reports that Mason Plumlee's now-famous block on LeBron James to close Tuesday night's win over the Miami Heat, 88-87, didn't exactly win the rookie any favors with the Nets' veterans. 

First, we might as well remind you of David getting over on Goliath one time: 

If you are a Heat fan, you saw contact. If you are a Nets fan, you saw a massive block. If you were Mason Plumlee, you got the towels. 

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SEC football is indeed doing well in the fiscal department, setting a conference record with a tax return that listed $314.5 million in revenue for the 2012-13 season, according to a report from Steve Berkowitz of USA Today.

That season—the SEC's first with Texas A&M and Missouri—included the birth of Heisman winner Johnny Football, featured one of the best conference championship games in recent memory between Alabama and Georgia and saw Nick Saban's Crimson Tide win the national championship in coasting fashion over Notre Dame, 42-14.

Not a bad year, huh?

Per the report, the increase in revenue also helped increase the salary of commissioner Mike Slive by 25 percent, up to nearly $1.2 million for the reported year. Despite the big increase, however, the report also found that the conference lost money on the whole:

Despite the unexpected jump—according to The Kansas City Star, the conference reported a number roughly $24 million lower in May 2013—the SEC still lags behind the Big Ten in terms of revenue production. The B1G reported $315.5 million of revenue for the period that ended in June 2012, which was $1 million more than the SEC's.

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We've seen the Florida State baseball team get creative to entertain themselves and fans during a rain delay, but this time, it incorporated pitcher Jameis Winston's other talent: football.

Winston and his teammates recreated the game-winning touchdown the Seminoles recorded to beat Auburn in the closing seconds of the 2014 BCS National Championship Game with the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner under center.

The Seminoles ended up losing to the Florida Gators, 8-0.

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Fans of the Sacramento Kings haven't had much to cheer for this season. Coming into Tuesday, their squad was 27-50 on the season and just 16-22 at Sleep Train Arena.

But there's at least one fan who doesn't regret buying his ticket to Tuesday night's contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder: the fortunate gentleman who buried a half-court shot to win a free car:

As Sports Illustrated notes, the fan took home a Kia from a local dealership on the same night the dealership's owner was in the stands. 

For one night, at least, this guy might just be the most clutch shooter in the league.

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Brooklyn rookie Mason Plumlee came up with arguably the biggest play of his first NBA season when he stuffed LeBron James' dunk attempt to lead the Nets over the Miami Heat, 88-87, on Tuesday night.

Plumlee rotated to come out of nowhere, stopping what would have been a dramatic game-winner for James.

The rookie center finished with eight points, eight rebounds and three blocks in the win. With the victory, the Nets finished off a four-game sweep of Miami in the season series.

Update: Tuesday, April 8, 11:30 p.m. ET

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A man dressed in an adult banana suit managed to sneak his way into the broadcast of Craig Sager's interview with Alonzo Mourning. 

He looked very concerned, darting his eyes around before someone on the TNT camera crew noticed him and zoomed the camera in.

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A New York Rangers fan was clearly bored during the team's matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, prompting him to look up how many periods there are in a hockey game on his smart phone.

The Hurricanes failed to score after the first period, as the Rangers won handily, 4-1. No wonder this guy was getting impatient.

At least he didn't try to find out how many quarters are in a basketball or football game.

[Barstool Sports]

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When athletes go on ESPN's Highly Questionable, they need to be ready to answer any type of question. Host Dan Le Batard and Papi are never afraid to pry into anyone's personal life.

NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo's recent appearance on the show got a little crazy when he was asked about an urban legend involving him. Legend has it that Mutombo used to go to clubs and approach females in an unusual way—which is explained in the video.

When the 47-year-old was asked about it on the show, he shot it down as only he could.

[DLHQonESPN, h/t Deadspin]

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Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans is best known as the winner of the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest who dunked over a portrait of himself dunking over a portrait of himself, but that may change soon enough. The 26-year-old has added a mean artistic ability to his off-court repertoire, establishing himself as a multitalented bench player who probably sees more of the canvas than he does game time.

Here's a rundown of some of Evans' other highlights, courtesy of the Deseret News' Jody Genessy.

That's some impressive stuff. The paintings were put on display at Utah's EnergySolutions Arena. Said Evans of the show (per The Salt Lake Tribune's Aaron Falk): "I’m excited, just so everybody can see it."

Genessy offers a rundown of Evans' various exploits: