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Vernon Davis fails with Olympic figure skating bouquet toss (Video)

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is currently in Sochi serving as honorary captain of the U.S. women's curling team. During some down time Monday, Davis watched some ice dancing and decided to toss a bouquet of flowers in support of a performance by American figure skaters Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani. Unfortunately, the bouquet toss by Davis landed a bit short of...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith breaks out Avery Johnson impersonation (Video)

ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith broke out an impression of former NBA player and two-time coach Avery Johnson during Monday's episode of ESPN First Take. Smith was talking about Saturday night's NBA Slam Dunk contest with Stephen A. Smith when he brought Johnson into the conversation and started impersonating him. It was OK, but Chris Webber's impersonation of Johnson a couple...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Whitecaps midfielder Andre Lewis fails with goal celebration after game-winner (Video)

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Andre Lewis scored the game-winning goal in the final minutes of a friendly match against the University of Victoria Vikes on Sunday, proving he is ready for the upcoming MLS season. However, Lewis could still use some work with his goal celebration, as the somersault that followed his cartwheel fell flat - literally. Hopefully he'll have that worked...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dog interrupts Argentina soccer match, poops on field (Video)

On Sunday, a dog interrupted a soccer match in Argentina and made its mark, literally, by pooping on the field.It happened during the first half of a match between Rosario Central and River Plate in Buenos Aires. After the dog was finished doing its business, fans enjoyed the further comedy that ensued as the dog evaded players and security personnel trying to catch it.Eventually...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry dribbles behind-the-back and through-the-legs for bucket (Video)

NBA West All-Star Stephen Curry had an impressive basket in the third quarter of Sunday night's All-Star Game in New Orleans by splitting the defenders with a gorgeous behind-the-back and through-the-legs for the layup.Curry had 12 points and 11 assists for the West, but was only 2-for-11 from 3-point range. The East won the game 163-155.Video via NBA. This post appeared first...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA All-Stars wish Bill Russell a Happy 80th Birthday (Video)

Pro basketball legend Bill Russell was honored at Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans for his 80th birthday (which was February 12th), as players and fans sang him "Happy Birthday" before the start of the second quarter. After the serenade, players on the East and West All-Star squads came over to Russell to personally greet him and give their best wishes in a heartfelt...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving wins MVP of NBA All-Star Game (Video)

Kyrie Irving was named the MVP of Sunday's NBA All-Star Game after scoring 31 points and dishing out 14 assists to lead the East to a 163-155 come-from-behind victory over the West. Irving was 14-of-17 shooting, including 3-of-6 from behind the 3-point arc.When given the trophy by new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, players had to remind Irving to hold the trophy high above his head...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rooster evades security at Israeli soccer game (Video)

On Saturday, fans at a soccer game in Ligat ha'Al in Israel were treated to some impromptu comedy when a rooster was released onto the pitch and gave security fits as they tried to remove it.In the 18th minute of their match against host Hapoel Tel Aviv, fans of the visiting Bnei Yahuda released the rooster onto the pitch to bring them some luck. The rooster wouldn't leave the field...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Conan O'Brien speaks to 'Sochi PR director' about hotel room problems (Video)

Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien used some hotel room complaints reported by people visiting Sochi for the Winter Olympics as the topic for a comedy sketch in a recent show. The sketch features Conan speaking live with a man named "Yuri Tamarov", a "public relations director from Sochi", who claims that "everything is 100% hunky and dory."The "PR director" deflected the complaints...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch gives Brazil football camper taste of 'Beast Mode' (Video)

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch joined a group of NFL athletes taking part in a football camp in Brazil sponsored by American Football Without Barriers. Lynch brought his intensity to the practice drills and gave one unsuspecting youth player a taste of "Beast Mode" when he knocked him to the ground with a shot to the chest with a padded elbow.Video via AFWB Camps....
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Slovakia hockey goalie butt checks Russian forward into the boards (GIF)

In Winter Olympics hockey preliminary round action from Sochi on Sunday, Slovenia goalie Jan Laco delivered a devastating check into the boards on Russia forward Alexei Tereshenko - with his rear end. Aside from the hilarious butt check, which wasn't exactly legal, Laco delivered a solid performance in goal, shutting out Russia in regulation and overtime before giving up the deciding...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Unlimited pace car catches fire at Daytona (Video)

The third and final segment of Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Unlimited race at Daytona International Speedway began in unusual fashion when the pace car was forced to pull over after catching fire. The Chevy SS pace car, driven by Brett Bodine, was leading the field of cars when smoke could be seen coming from the back of the car. As the car pulled off to the side of the track...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenny Smith penalty kick ricochets into kid's head (GIF)

TNT's Inside the NBA crew held their own All-Star challenge amongst themselves to see who could stake a claim as the most well-rounded athlete. The soccer-themed event involved a series of penalty kicks against a girl goaltender, and a couple of kids got close-up seats on the bench between Shaquille O'Neal and Chris Webber. Unfortunately, one of those kids paid the price for the...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamaican bobsled team has a catchy new theme song

The return of Jamaica to the Winter Olympics bobsled competition has inspired a new theme song. The Jamaican Tourism Board is promoting the song "Bobsled Time", performed by Sidney Mills and Jon Notar. The song is designed to sync perfectly with the rhythms of the bobsled track, so fans are encouraged to download the song at bobsledsong.com press play at the exact moment that the...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jabari Parker dunks home game-winner against Maryland

Duke Blue Devils freshman forward Jabari Parker scored what ended up being the game winning basket in Saturday's game against Maryland by cutting through the defense and throwing down a tremendous slam dunk.Parker took the ball at the three-point line and drove through two defenders while posterizing another with his monster stuff. Parker led the Blue Devils with 23 points in the...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland's Nick Faust throws down fantastic one-handed putback slam (Video)

Maryland Terrapins junior guard Nick Faust threw down an awesome one-handed putback slam dunk in the first half of Saturday's ACC basketball game at Duke.Faust's fantastic play on the rebound on Jake Layman's missed three-point shot has him trending on Twitter. Faust scored 7 points off the bench in the first half, but Duke was winning 39-33 at halftime. This post appeared first...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn basketball fan sinks full-court putt to win car (Video)

An Auburn Tigers basketball fan sank an incredible shot to win a car during Saturday's game against Mississippi State - and it didn't involve shooting a hoop.Patrick Burch had to make a full-court golf putt through a small hole in a giant cardboard sign on the other end of the court to win a car (or at least win $15,000 towards one) from a local car dealer. Burch's shot took about...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadian bobsledder's belly pops out of racing suit (Photo)

Canadian bobsledder Christopher Spring expected his racing suit to be tight when he tried it on Saturday, but he didn't expect his belly to pop out of it. Hopefully Canada has a spare suit for Spring, who will be racing in the 2-man bobsled on Sunday.H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Steph Curry sinks three half-court shots in a row at All-Star practice (Video)

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry showed why he was deserving of being named an NBA All-Star during the West team's practice session in New Orleans. The team held an impromptu half-court shooting contest and Curry, who is making his first All-Star appearance, sank three half-court shots in a row. No other player sank even one.H/T NIS. This post appeared first on Holdout...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

What if Olympic curling used cats? (Video)

Cat curling does not exist in the Winter Olympics, but if you ever wondered what curling would look like if they used cats instead of stones, it would probably be something like this.DISCLAIMER: No cats were harmed in the making of this video.H/T Buzzfeed. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond's Rising Stars Challenge MVP trophy falls apart (Video)

Detroit Pistons forward Andre Drummond was the MVP of Friday night's BBVA Rising Stars Challenge as part of NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. Drummond scored 30 points and added a whopping 25 points in an impressive performance. Too bad Drummond's MVP trophy wasn't quite up to snuff.The crystal star fell right off the base of the trophy just as the presenter was handing it to...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Arne Duncan dominates NBA Celebrity All-Star Game (Video)

Friday night's NBA Celebrity All-Star Game was dominated by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds to give the East a 60-56 win over the West. Duncan had a few nice passes as well, including this amazing behind-the-back pass to WNBA star Skylar Diggins for the bucket:Fans voted comedian Kevin Hart as the game's MVP for a third consecutive...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Ponder kisses goat on Valentine's Day (Video)

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder spent Friday at a ranch, where he fed a boer goats by letting it grab some food from his mouth. Christian's wife, ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Ponder, shared the moment on Instagram as she calmly said "It's Valentine's Day and my husband is kissing someone else."H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ashley Wagner uses 'disappointing score' face as Valentine's Day card (Photo)

U.S. Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner turned her "disappointing score" face from the team competition into a fantastic Valentine's Day card for her Twitter followers, proving that she has a good sense of humor:From Russia (kind of) with love...Happy Valentine's Day Twitter ! Xoxo
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Harlem Globetrotter makes trick shot from rafters above MSG court (Video)

The Harlem Globetrotters are playing a series of games in the New York City area this weekend as part of "Globetrotter Week". In advance of Sunday's game at Madison Square Garden, Jonathan "Hawk" Thomas sank this incredible trick shot from one of the new Chase Bridges that reside five stories above the court. Simply amazing.Video via HarlemGlobetrotters. H/T NYDN. This post appeared...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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