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Marlon Byrd breaks bat on swing and a miss (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Marlon Byrd broke his bat despite not making contact with the ball during his sixth inning at-bat against the New York Mets on Sunday.Byrd swung and missed on a 1-0 pitch, yet the barrel of his bat ended up about 80 feet away on the right side of the infield grass. Byrd couldn't help but laugh, while television...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Conger's throw to second sails sky-high (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.To say that Los Angeles Angels backup catcher Hank Conger's attempt to catch Oakland A's runner Craig Gentry stealing second failed miserably during the eighth inning of Saturday night's game would be a mild understatement. Conger appeared to have a problem with his grip on the ball as he made the throw, sending the ball sailing...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire Laz Diaz changes his mind on a strike call

Your browser does not support iframes.Home plate umpire Laz Diaz didn't exactly help his credibility by changing a strike call to a ball during Saturday's Washington Nationals game against the visiting Texas Rangers.It happened in the top of the fourth inning as Rangers batter Elvis Andrus had a 1-0 count. The next pitch from Nationals pitcher Doug Fister was called a strike...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Philly Phanatic gives popcorn shower to Mets fan (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.The Philly Phanatic dumped a giant bucket of popcorn all over a New York Mets fan who traveled to Philadelphia to watch his team take on the Phillies on Saturday. Sometimes that's the price you pay for wearing the opposing jersey to the home team's park.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Japanese soccer team fills seats with cardboard cutout fans

A Japanese pro soccer team chose a curious way of getting more fans in the seats for their home games by resorting to creating cardboard cutout fans. Omiya Ardija, which plays in J-League Division One, the top division of the Japan Professional Soccer League, found themselves having trouble drawing fans to the game. Granted that large number of empty seats might not be appealing...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Oden celebrates with Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki (Photo)

On Friday night, Miami Heat backup center Greg Oden celebrated his team's NBA Eastern Conference championship victory with tennis stars Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.Williams and Wozniacki attended Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals together after suffering losses in the early rounds of the French Open earlier this week. Wozniacki is also dealing with her recent...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Ballmer attends Kings-Blackhawks Game 6 (Video)

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer attended Friday night's Game 6 of the NHL Western Conference Finals at the Staples Center as the Los Angeles Kings hosted the Chicago Blackhawks.Ballmer has just entered into an agreement to buy the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, and the game was a perfect opportunity to take a closer look at the team's home arena, which they share with...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Soccer player trips and falls on penalty kick, still scores (Video)

A Maldives soccer player suffered an embarrassing trip and fall during the approach on a penalty kick in an AFC Challenge Cup soccer match against Afghanistan on Thursday. Amazingly, however, the player got back up onto his feet and still kicked the ball past the opposing goalkeeper.After watching the play, it seems a bit unfair that the Maldives penalty kick counted, given that...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brian Dozier solves Rubik's Cube in under two minutes

Your browser does not support iframes.Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier recently proved that he has some brains to go along with his athletic skills as he solved a Rubik's Cube in under 2 minutes.In preparation for the team's upcoming 80s Night on June 5th against Milwaukee, Dozier was given the challenge to solve the classic 80s puzzle in less than 90 seconds....
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nigeria goalkeeper throws ball into own net

Nigeria goalkeeper Austin Ejide threw the ball into his own net during the first half of their international friendly soccer match against Scotland on Wednesday.It happened in the 32nd minute of the match with Nigeria trailing 1-0. Ejide leaped up and caught the ball with both hands, but before he landed, he inexplicably threw the ball over his shoulder and into the net without...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bartolo Colon loses helmet, carries bat to first

Your browser does not support iframes.New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon nearly lost his helmet twice after taking two big swings during his seventh inning at-bat in Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh. Then, after finally making contact on a grounder to the pitcher, Colon carried his bat with him to first base before heading to the dugout.Watching Colon attempting to hit is...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez surprises young fan with first pitch invitation

Your browser does not support iframes.Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez surprised a young fan at Miller Park by inviting her to throw the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday night's game against Baltimore.Earlier this season on Carlos Gomez bobblehead day, 15-year-old Jordan Hynum was brought to tears by meeting Gomez face-to-face, leading Gomez to give her a couple...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tiago Splitter's Game 4 flop was too much (Vine)

San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter failed to draw a foul, but drew some embarrassing attention to himself, with a massive flop in the second quarter of Tuesday night's Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals against Oklahoma City.Splitter was guarding Thunder forward Serge Ibaka and threw himself onto the ground after a light elbow from Ibaka. The play on the court...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

50 Cent throws first pitch 50 feet wide of home plate (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Rapper, actor and entrepreneur 50 Cent threw an absolutely disastrous first pitch prior to Tuesday night's New York Mets game at Citi Field against Pittsburgh. 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, threw the ball hard enough to reach home plate, but let go of the ball way too early. As a result, the ball went about 50 feet wide of...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel studied Browns playbook during Vegas weekend

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel brought his playbook to Las Vegas for his weekend vacation, as evidenced by this Instagram photo of him holding the playbook while seated on the plane on his way back to Ohio.The caption with the photo: "Guess it's impossible to enjoy the weekend and study?" Good point. Besides, in the down time between attending pool parties...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicolas Mahut congratulated by reporter after losing French Open match (Video)

French tennis pro Nicolas Mahut was involved in an awkward exchange with a reporter during his post-match press conference after losing his first round match at the French Open against Mikhail Kukushkin when the reporter actually congratulated him.The English portion of the Q and A began with the clueless reporter saying "Congratulations." It certainly wasn't something...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic spends rain delay with French Open ball boy

Novak Djokovic invited a French Open ball boy underneath his umbrella to dry off and share a drink with him during a rain delay in his first round tennis match at Roland Garros.Nice to see Djokovic staying loose, and we're sure the ball boy appreciated the kind gesture.After the delay, the match resumed and Djokovic completed his straight-set victory over Portugal's Joao...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Prince Amukamara rocks out at bar mitzvah (Video)

New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara seemed to enjoy himself at a recent bar mitzvah, based on the videos he posted to his Instagram account.One video shows Amukamara rocking out to "Turn Down For What", with the caption "Bar Mitzvahs are no joke!!!"Amukamara also danced with some girls to "Selfie":H/T LBS. This post appeared first on Holdout...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich drops Serge Ibaka joke at press conference (Video)

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich managed to make a sly reference to the injury status of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka with a joke during his postgame press conference after Sunday night's Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Finals.When asked about whether Manu Ginobili would be OK after heading to the locker room late in the fourth quarter with an apparent...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs outfielder Junior Lake confused during home run trot

Your browser does not support iframes.Chicago Cubs left fielder Junior Lake was so unsure as to whether his home run ball really left the park that he stopped running during his home run trot in the sixth inning of Sunday's game at San Diego.Padres left fielder Seth Smith made a leaping attempt to snag Lake's deep fly ball, but came just short as the ball made it over the...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Astros pitcher's lucky kick goes straight to first for out

Your browser does not support iframes.Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel got a lucky break when a line drive bounced off his foot and straight to first base an out during the ninth inning of Sunday's game against Seattle.It happened in the top of the ninth inning as Mariners batter James Jones hit a 1-1 pitch right at Keuchel, but the ball took the lucky bounce straight to...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros pitcher kicks liner to first base for the out (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel got a lucky break when a line drive bounced off his foot and straight to first base an out during the ninth inning of Sunday's game against Seattle.It happened in the top of the ninth inning as Mariners batter James Jones hit a 1-1 pitch right at Keuchel, but the ball took the lucky bounce straight to...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar stolen base triggers Rays-Red Sox fight (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A bench-clearing fight between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox during Sunday's game at Tropicana Field was triggered by the Red Sox getting upset with Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar stealing third base with a 5-run lead.It happened in the seventh inning with the Rays holding an 8-3 lead with two outs and Escobar at second base. The Red...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel attends poolside party, UFC 173 in Las Vegas (Photo)

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel spent Saturday of Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas. Manziel spent the day at Encore Beach Club at the Wynn in Las Vegas, where he partied by the pool and posed for pictures with fans:I don't always ask for pictures, but when I do, it's so I can do this. pic.twitter.com/kWZxv9G77V— Elika Sadeghi (@steakNstiffarms) May...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

LSU third baseman heads ball to shortstop for the out (Video)

LSU Tigers third baseman Christian Ibarra lost a popup in the sun that hit him right in the forehead during the third inning of Saturday's SEC baseball championship semifinal game against Arkansas. Amazingly, however, the ball bounced up in the air and landed in the glove of shortstop Alex Bregman for the out. Ibarra's teammates, coaches and trainers immediately came over...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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