Sam Gardner

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Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.



  • Ex-Oregon player rips into fans
    October 30, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT
    An ex-Oregon football player made a trip back to his old stomping grounds and was appalled by the fans, what he heard, and what he saw. He offered a scathing response.
  • Ex-Brazilian soccer player beheaded
    October 30, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT
    Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos was allegedly seen being taken away by a group of men. Not long after, his wife discovered his head on her doorstep.
  • Introducing your RubberDucks!
    October 29, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT
    The Akron Aeros have a new owner and when the owner wants a new name he gets it. But nobody -- except maybe Ernie from Sesame Street -- saw this one coming.
  • Buzz: Cooley dishes on Haynesworth
    October 29, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT
    Remember Albert Haynesworth? Yeah, we almost forgot about him, too. But one of his former teammates explains why the NFL washout is a 'horrible person.'
  • Tiger, EA Sports end partnership
    October 28, 2013, 6:57 PM EDT
    The classic franchise is making a drastic change for the future. Now that Tiger has parted ways with the video game giant, which golfer could step into his place?
  • Big Papi's Clinton-inspired speech
    October 28, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT
    David Ortiz might have a future in politics after his motivational speech in Sunday's World Series game resulted in a game-breaking home run.
  • Reality TV star's sign questioned
    October 28, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT
    Sarah Newlon is in damage-control mode after her sign and demeanor during a Stand Up to Cancer ceremony during Game 4 rubbed some the wrong way.
  • Ohio State band does it again
    October 28, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT
    The Ohio State Band has stepped its game up this season, but Saturday's tribute to the big screen -- complete with a T-Rex eating a Michigan fan -- might be the best yet.
  • Megatron has a game for the ages
    October 27, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT
    Megatron went absolutely wild on Sunday in the Lions' thrilling win and put any and all debate to rest. He is, without question, the best receiver in the game.
  • Wow: You'll want to see these grabs
    October 27, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT
    Two star wide receivers turn heads with their amazing ball-catching ability during the same game on Sunday. Just too good.
  • 'Bama punishes students for early exit
    October 24, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT
    Annoyed at fans leaving before the final whistle, the 'Bama coach suggested that antsy ticket-holders give up their seats if they're too busy to stay for four quarters, and the school backed him up.
  • Nevada, UNLV to honor victims
    October 24, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT
    Rebel and Wolf Pack players will wear an emblem featuring Sparks Middle School's Golden Bear mascot to honor the victims of Monday's shooting at the Nevada middle school.
  • Buzz: Lester called out for glove
    October 24, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT
    Jon Lester was dazzling in Boston's Game 1 win over the Cardinals, but some photographic evidence is now leading to suspicion over his dominance.
  • Florida hoops coach busted on sex rap
    October 23, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT
    A girls basketball coach was arrested Tuesday in Florida and charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old player on his team.
  • Kopitar shoots, scores for charity
    October 23, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT
    October is dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer, and the Kings' sniper found a cool way to help the worthy cause.
  • Pee-wee player in trouble for head kick
    October 23, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT
    A Missouri mother is outraged after her son was kicked in the head during a pee-wee football game and allegedly suffered a concussion.