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Barry Zito throws 30-foot pitch (Video)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito threw a pitch only made it halfway to home plate as he lost his grip on the baseball while throwing it during Saturday's MLB game at Petco Park against the San Diego Padres. It happened in the second inning on Zito's 1-1 pitch to Padres batter Carlos Quentin. Zito's pitch eventually rolled the rest of the way towards home...
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August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte strips down on E!'s 'Fashion Police' (Video)

U.S. Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Ryan Lochte was a guest on E!'s Fashion Police and stripped all the way down to his Speedos for host Joan Rivers. After getting Lochte undressed, Rivers brought him outside, where they both sat in a fountain so she could ask him about peeing. Video via E! News. H/T Sports Grid. Visit us at http://holdoutsports.com. Follow...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Intoxicated Tigers fan gets kicked out of game (Video)

During Friday night's Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park, one fan was kicked out of the game by stadium security after he consumed so much alcohol that he couldn't stand up on his own without assistance. We present this video as a public service announcement as to how fans should NOT behave at professional sporting events. The man's behavior speaks for itself...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick taken down by shoe thrown on racetrack (Video)

Danica Patrick led Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Montreal for about 20 laps until she ran over a shoe that was thrown onto the race track. Danica ran right over the shoe, which seemed harmless enough, until she started having issues with her track bar and had to make an extra stop in the pits so her crew could make adjustments. The extra stop cost Danica...
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August 18, 2012  |  1 Comment

McKayla Maroney discusses the "Not Impressed" face with David Letterman (Video)

The Olympic gold medal winning U.S. women's gymnastics team were guests on Tuesday's episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, where naturally the conversation turned to McKayla Maroney and her "Not Impressed" face that has spread across the Internet like wildfire. Maroney made the now-famous face on the medal podium after settling for the silver medal...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State football team adds names to jerseys (Video)

As everyone knows, the Penn State football program is going through some tough times and making some changes. In an effort to give recognition to the players who have decided to stick with the program during the rough road ahead, Coach Bill O'Brien and the players decided to add names to the backs of the team jerseys for the first time ever for the upcoming season. The...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook and James Harden star in funny Foot Locker ad (Video)

Oklahoma City Thunder stars Russell Westbrook and James Harden star in a new Foot Locker commercial called "Tear Away". In it, Harden shows off his Foot Locker gear, and also came prepared with multiple layers of clothes that came in handy after Westbrook attacks him with mustard. Video via FootLocker. Related: Carmelo Anthony also stars in a new Foot Locker...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Canadian Little Leaguer Thomas Neal makes awesome diving catch (Video)

In a Little League World Series game, Canada outfielder Thomas Neal made an awesome diving catch that prevented an extra-base hit during their 13-9 win over Mexico on Friday. The catch came with in the bottom of the third inning with two outs and a runner on first as Canada led 10-8. Mexico's Eduardo Abrego hit the fly ball to the gap in left-center field which would...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony stars in new Foot Locker ad (Video)

New York Knicks star (and USA gold medalist) Carmelo Anthony stars in a new Foot Locker commercial promoting Jordan-brand T-shirts and shoes. The idea behind it is that Anthony had to hire some extra "Melo's" so that he could wear all his new Approved Foot Locker gear at the same time. It seems that Carmelo tried to find guys that looked like him, but he stretched...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Alabama football fans hold Crimson Tide-themed wedding (Video)

A couple of Alabama football fans recently held a Crimson Tide-themed wedding that has to be seen to be believed. This wedding featured a football field aisle and a goalpost, with the ceremony conducted by a man dressed as a referee. To top it off, the special guest at the wedding was none other than the Alabama Crimson Tide mascot, the elephant known as Big Al. Safe...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Marcus Stroud tries his hand at being a personal assistant (Video)

Recently retired NFL defensive lineman Marcus Stroud is apparently looking for ways to occupy his time, so Network of Champions invited Stroud to try his hand at being a personal assistant for Mike Lockyer. How did it go? Well, let's just say that after a day of touching stinky feet, burping his boss, and almost getting arrested, Stroud decided that it wasn't the...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt head football coach James Franklin gives out free ice cream (Video)

Vanderbilt Commodores head football coach James Franklin spent some quality time on campus last week promoting his program by giving out free ice cream to fellow faculty and staff. Franklin was pushing the "Nutty Buddy" ice cream cones at the "Vandy Chills" employee celebration event, and brought his passion to the event by turning the giveaway into a competition...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper gives unusual advice at youth baseball clinic (Video)

Washington Nationals rookie outfielder Bryce Harper held a free youth baseball clinic in Fairfax, Virginia on Thursday where he had some interesting (and unusual) advice for some of the future prospects in attendance: "Be as sexy as you can". We don't know exactly what Harper meant by that (and we would love to hear him explain this one), but we're pretty...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota football team takes break from practice to play paintball (Video)

The University of Minnesota football team took part in a fun team building exercise with a paintball outing in Lakeville last weekend, and they filmed some highlights for their fans. The players seemed to enjoy it, and their natural competitive spirit came out as they genuinely wanted to win each battle. We like the use of Metallica's "Master of Puppets" as...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Baby cries while being held by Tim Tebow (Photo)

In reality, this baby is just scared that a stranger is holding him instead of his mommy or daddy, and it has nothing to do with the fact that that stranger happens to be New York Jets backup quarterback (and special teams player?) Tim Tebow. However, that baby could also be expressing the feelings of New York Jets fans as they look at the prospects of the upcoming season. ...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi shakes hand of pitch invader in Germany (Video)

Near the end of Argentina's 3-1 win over Germany in a friendly soccer match in Frankfurt on Wednesday, a fan ran onto the pitch to shake the hand of Argentina's soccer superstar Lionel Messi. (DISCLAIMER: Holdout Sports does not condone running out onto the field.) The pitch invader walked away quite happily and allowed security to take him away without any resistance...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Andruw Jones loses fly ball in the sun (Video)

New York Yankees left fielder Andruw Jones lost a fly ball in the sun during Thursday's MLB game in Yankee Stadium against the Texas Rangers. It happened in the top of the sixth inning as Rangers batter Josh Hamilton hit a fly ball to deep left center field. Jones was in position to make the catch but completely lost the ball. Jones tried to make a blind attempt at a catch...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jays 3B Adeiny Hechavarria does cartwheel after making catch (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Adeiny Hechavarria did a cartwheel in order to keep himself from falling to the ground during Thursday's game in the Rogers Centre against the Chicago White Sox. It happened in the top of the eighth inning as Dewayne Wise hit a pop fly into foul territory on the third base side. Hechavarria briefly took his eye off the ball to see how close...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPN soccer analyst Janusz Michallik accidentally curses live on the air (Video)

ESPN soccer analyst Janusz Michallik accidentally let out a curse word during Wednesday's airing of ESPN FC Press Pass on ESPN2, not realizing that the studio show was airing live. (WARNING: NSFW language in the next clip.) Michallik was trying to make a comment on Robin Van Persie's transfer from Arsenal to Manchester United, but when he realized it wasn't...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss
SEAT OF HIS PANTS

Cliff Lee falls takes a spill while checking swing

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee fell to the ground while checking his swing during his sixth inning at-bat during Thursday's MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The umpires confirmed that Lee successfully checked his swing on the 0-2 pitch, but Lee nearly turned his ankle as he fell awkwardly while doing so. Fortunately Lee was not hurt, but he ended up striking...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners minor leaguers celebrate perfect game by Felix Hernandez (Video)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez's perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays was shown on the video scoreboard of Pringles Park in Jackson, Tennessee, as the Mariners double-A minor league affiliate Jackson Generals watched the final pitches during their pre-game batting practice Wednesday afternoon. The Jackson Generals gathered together in the outfield to watch the...
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August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

John Buck's bat flies through infield, nearly takes out Marlins teammate (Video)

Miami Marlins catcher John Buck's bat went flying through the infield during his fourth inning at-bat in Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Buck lost his bat as he swung at a 1-1 pitch from Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay and it flew through the air like a helicopter towards shortstop Jimmy Rollins. In fact, Buck's bat nearly took out his Marlins...
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August 15, 2012  |  Discuss
DON'T BUG IT

Praying mantis stars in Pirates broadcast booth

A praying mantis found its way into the Pittsburgh Pirates television broadcast booth during Tuesday night's game at PNC Park against the Los Angeles Dodgers. A Root Sports producer held the mantis safely in his hand for a few seconds before releasing it. Pirates broadcaster Steve Blass made a Hunter Pence reference. Your browser does not support iframes. Video via MLB.com...
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August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Anthony 'Spice' Adams proclaims basketball is his first love (Video)

While NFL free agent Anthony "Spice" Adams waits for a team to come calling for his services, he is keeping himself occupied by making comedy Youtube videos. In his latest video, Adams proclaims that "Basketball is my first love". H/T Sports Crackle Pop. Visit us at http://holdoutsports.com. Follow @HoldoutSports
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August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Schmidt shoots hot dogs at Phillies fans (Video)

Philadelphia Phillies great (and Baseball Hall of Famer) Mike Schmidt was shooting hot dogs at fans during the fifth inning of Sunday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the St. Louis Cardinals. Your browser does not support iframes. Schmidt was with the Philly Phanatic and seemed to be genuinely enjoying himself. We just hope that no one got hit in the eye. Video...
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August 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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