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.



  • Buzz: Pera issues challenge to MJ
    October 15, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT
    Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera challenged one of his own players to a game of one-on-one. Now he wants to take on the GOAT.
  • Clark to Pujols: Take lie detector test
    October 14, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT
    Responding to a lawsuit filed against him by Los Angeles' star first baseman, the broadcaster says he wants to settle the issue with a polygraph test.
  • Red Wings' Bertuzzi survives ugly fall
    October 14, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT
    The bruising forward has a reputation for inflicting pain on other players, but this time he's the recipient in an ugly-looking scrum near the net.
  • Ice Cube pens Dodgers playoff anthem
    October 14, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT
    Los Angeles needs all the inspiration it can get after falling into a big series hole vs. St. Louis. Fortunately, a big-time fan is there to help.
  • Buzz: Boston cop reaction goes viral
    October 14, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT
    The cop standing in the bullpen as the Red Sox season hung in the balance couldn't help but cheer Big Papi's grand slam. Now he's an Internet celebrity.
  • Wild pic of fan being pepper sprayed
    October 13, 2013, 11:03 PM EDT
    We're still looking for details on this incident involving this Wolverines fan at Saturday's Michigan-Penn State game, but that photo hurts just to look at.
  • Oops: Brady left hanging by teammate
    October 13, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT
    The Patriots QB was just looking for a little bit of love from WR Julian Edelman during Sunday's game against New Orleans, but it never happened.
  • Thornton comment sparks controversy
    October 10, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT
    Joe Thornton said something very graphic about how he would celebrate a hypothetical four-goal game. And his team isn't too happy the 'locker room talk' ever made it to print.
  • Hockey team giving away burial plots
    October 10, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT
    The Bakersfield Condors, an affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, have found a unique (albeit pretty morbid) way to lure fans to one of their future games.
  • Famous wingsuit flier dies in accident
    October 10, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT
    Victor Kovats was found dead at the base of a 100-meter cliff Wednesday, and an investigation is underway to determine exactly what went wrong.
  • Book: Armstrong was 'open' with Crow
    October 10, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT
    What exactly did the Grammy-winning singer tell the feds about the cyclist's scandal? A forthcoming account reportedly includes some eye-opening details.
  • Buzz: Playing it safe or going too far?
    October 10, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT
    With concussions at the forefront of sports safety these days, Princeton is taking the next step to protect athletes -- and it's not stopping with soccer, either -- but there's already some push back.
  • Braves fan writes congressman
    October 09, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT
    When an Atlanta Braves fan saw his team's season go the way of the Dodo, he decided to write his congressman in hopes of applying some government logic to baseball.
  • Meet Boogie Butts, the marathon dog
    October 09, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT
    Some dogs like to escape. Most dogs love to run. This canine combined the two, busting out on a Friday night and running a half-marathon in just more than two hours the next morning.
  • Prosthetic doesn't stop cheerleader
    October 09, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT
    Patience Beard is a cheerleader at Arkansas, and she does pretty much everything her teammates do -- but she does it with a zebra-print prosthetic leg.
  • Buzz: Carson hated Frank Gifford?
    October 09, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT
    A new book by his long-time lawyer makes a shocking claim that a gun-toting Carson snuck into his wife's apartment and found evidence of an affair.