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Matt Thornton leads White Sox rookie teammates to bullpen tied to a rope (Video)

Chicago White Sox veteran bullpen pitcher Matt Thornton tied six rookie pitchers together with a rope and led them across the field from the dugout to the bullpen before Friday's game at U.S. Cellular Field against the Toronto Blue Jays. Your browser does not support iframes. Ah, nothing like rookie hazing in the major leagues. At least these guys didn't have to dress...
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July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Fan at Padres game hit by foul ball while using cell phone to update Facebook page (Video)

A fan was hit by a foul ball while sitting in his seat at Petco Park during Friday night's San Diego Padres game, and he later admitted he didn't see the ball coming because he was too busy using his cell phone to update his Facebook page. Your browser does not support iframes. Travis Decker was sitting in the second deck when he was hit in the shoulder by a foul ball...
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July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga takes shot to the groin from Andy Murray (Video)

Jo Wilfried-Tsonga took a forehand to the groin from England's Andy Murray during Friday's Wimbledon men's semifinal tennis match. Tsonga got cheers from the crowd as he fought through the pain, and he was able to recover and close out the third set. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to get past Murray, who won the match in four sets. We had a feeling something...
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Cody Zeller gets tribute parody video 'Don't Want To Be A Millionare' (Video)

After Cody Zeller passed on the NBA to spend at least one more year playing college basketball at the University of Indiana, the creator of Zeller's parody Twitter account, @TheBigHandsome created a parody song and video in his honor. Based on the Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars hit "I Wanna Be a Billionaire", this one is called "Don't Wanna Be a Millionaire"...
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss
WHAT A DOOFUS

Mets fan is a fake-falling repeat offender

A New York Mets fan played a gag on some fellow fans during Thursday night's game at Citi Field against the Philadelphia Phillies by taking a "fall" after pretending to be bumped by another fan as he walked by. Your browser does not support iframes. The fan exaggerated things by throwing his beer cups in the air, which conveniently were empty. Afterwards, it became...
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Wimbledon chair umpire makes one-handed grab (Video)

A Wimbledon chair umpire made a one-handed grab of an errant return volley from France's Jo Wilfried Tsonga during the first set of his men's quarterfinal tennis match Wednesday against Germany's Phillip Kohlschreiber. Coincidentally, Tsonga was the opponent of Mardy Fish in his prior match and watched Fish hit a 118 mph serve that accidentally hit a lineswoman...
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss
LONG TIME COMING

Cliff Lee gets Gatorade bath after first win

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee got a Gatorade bath from teammates Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay after getting his first win of the season Wednesday against the New York Mets. Your browser does not support iframes. Lee was giving a postgame interview with Comcast SportsNet when Hamels and Halladay snuck up behind him. After getting the monkey off his back, that shower must...
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Toronto news station reports Steve Nash traded to L.A. Kings (Photo)

On Wednesday night, a 24-hour Canadian news station based in Toronto showed a graphic reporting breaking news: "Steve Nash traded to L.A. Kings". Memo to CP24: Steve Nash was traded to the LA Lakers, not the Kings. Steve Nash does not play hockey and will not be joining the Stanley Cup Champions. Please make a note of it. H/T Last Angry Fan. Visit us...
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Paper airplane lands near home plate at Diamondbacks game (Video)

A timeout was called during Wednesday night's game at Chase Field when a paper airplane landed near home plate and in front of Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the top of the eighth inning with a man on first and Padres pinch hitter Yasmani Grandal at the plate, right before D-backs pitcher David Hernandez...
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Portland Timbers defenseman David Horst blocks shot with his face (GIF)

In MLS soccer action Tuesday, Portland Timbers defenseman David Horst took a shot to the face from a ball kicked by San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas. Ouch.  In the end, however, Portland got the last laugh with a 2-1 victory. H/T 101gg. Visit us at http://holdoutsports.com, and now you can follow us on Twitter at @HoldoutSports.
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July 04, 2012  |  Discuss
BAM!

Player boots ball at foe's head after own goal

In a FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifying match between England and Belarus on Tuesday, England's Matthew Evans scored an own goal and expressed his frustration by picking up the ball and kicking it away. Unfortunately, Evans managed to add insult to injury as the ball was kicked straight into the back of an opposing player's head. Needless to say, Evans was given a...
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July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates hit back-to-back home runs off right field foul pole (Video)

Pittsburgh Pirates batters Garrett Jones and Neil Walker hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning of Monday night's game against the Houston Astros. That doesn't happen every day, but what makes this case even more unusual is that both home runs hit the right field foul pole at PNC Park. Your browser does not support iframes. It may take a while to verify whether...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Line judge hit in face at Wimbledon (Video)

A lineswoman at Wimbledon had to leave the court Monday after accidentally being hit in the face by a serve from Mardy Fish during the first set of his fourth round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The 118 mph serve bounced off the court and hit the lineswoman in the eye. The lineswoman might have been able to move out of the way, but she stayed in her position to make...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss
MULTITASKER

Cameraman at D-Backs game snags foul ball

A cameraman at Chase Field caught a foul ball during Monday night's Arizona Diamondbacks game against the San Diego Padres. In the sixth inning, Padres batter Cameron Maybin hit a foul ball into the first base stands, and the cameraman positioned in the front row of the mezzanine caught it with his two bare hands. Before getting back to work, the cameraman was nice enough...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals fan leans over wall to snag foul ball (Video)

A St. Louis Cardinals fan leaned over the short wall down the third base side and made a nice grab of a foul ball with his glove during the eighth inning of Monday night's game against the Colorado Rockies. Your browser does not support iframes. The foul ball came off the bat of Rockies batter Jordan Pacheco and bounced once before the Cardinals fan snagged it. The fan...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Kids try to steal Olympic torch in England (Video)

As the Olympic torch relay made its way through the city of Coventry as it travels through the United Kingdom, two children made their way past security and into the street where they tried to steal the Olympic torch. The torchbearer briefly let the boys hold the Olympic torch before realizing that they were trying to run away with it, so he pulled it away just as security arrived...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Rogue fan invades Spain's Euro 2012 post-match celebration (GIF)

After Spain completed their dominating performance in Sunday's 4-0 victory over Italy in the Euro 2012 soccer tournament, the players got into a huddle and began to celebrate. Unfortunately, that celebration was briefly disturbed by a fan who invaded the pitch and tried to push his way into the middle of Spain's team circle. We don't have video at this time, but we...
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July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki shows off dance moves in Mariners dugout (Video)

Seattle Mariners infielder Munenori Kawasaki watched most of Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox from the dugout, but he kept himself loose with some dance moves. Your browser does not support iframes. Cameras caught Kawasaki getting down multiple times, including the end of the third inning and again at the end of the sixth inning, giving a good laugh to his teammates...
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July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Was Mario Balotelli watching TV with Barack Obama?

No, but this photoshop which places a bare-chested Mario Balotelli in the middle of a meeting with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other government staffers is pretty funny. H/T Sports Grid. Visit us at http://holdoutsports.com, and now you can follow us on Twitter at @HoldoutSports.
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July 01, 2012  |  Discuss
WHAT'S 'JERK' IN FRENCH?

French athlete shoves girl in mascot costume

French track and field athlete Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad won the 3,000 meter steeplechase gold medal at the European Championships in Helsinki. Unfortunately, his win will be overshadowed by his actions after the race when a Spongebob Squarepants-lookalike mascot tried to hand Mekhissi-Benabbad a gift bag. Mekhissi-Benabbad knocked the gift bag out of the mascot's hand and...
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July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin throws out first pitch at Yankees game (Video)

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was given the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday's New York Yankees game at the Stadium against the Chicago White Sox. Coughlin brought four of his grandchildren with him to the mound and threw his pitch a bit high to Yankees catcher Russell Martin, but a very respectable one from the head coach of the...
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July 01, 2012  |  Discuss
GOING GLOBAL

Japanese player steals Balotelli's celebration

In a Japanese professional soccer match (J-League), Vissel Kobe's Ken Tokura celebrates a long-distance goal against Kawasaki Frontale by ripping off his soccer jersey and flexing with a stone cold face, much like the goal celebration move by Italian striker Mario Balotelli in the Euro 2012 semifinal. Tokura received a yellow card for excessive celebration, but his goal held...
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July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

David Beckham gets yellow card for kicking ball at injured player (Video)

In MLS action, Los Angeles Galaxy star David Beckham received a yellow card for kicking a ball at an injured opponent during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes. It happened during injury time at the end of the second half as San Jose midfielder Sam Cronin went down on the ground after a corner kick in the Earthquakes end of the field. Beckham apparently felt...
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July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Curtis Granderson cools off with ice pop after hitting home run (Video)

New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson hit a home run in the first inning of Saturday's 4-0 victory at Yankee Stadium over the Chicago White Sox. After rounding the bases, Granderson helped himself to a blue ice pop when he got back to the dugout. Your browser does not support iframes. With temperatures in the mid 90s and high humidity during Saturday's...
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June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Sky Sports creates stranges golf commercial ever (Video)

British television network Sky Sports has created a strange commercial to promote themselves as "Your Home of Golf in 2012". In the commercial, the ad shows faces of some of the most famous golfers on the men's professional tour, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and many others. However, through the magic of technology, the commercial transitions...
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June 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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