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Cristiano Ronaldo hit by lighter thrown from stands (Video)

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was hit in the head by a lighter thrown from the stands during Tuesday's Copa del Rey semifinal second leg at Atletico Madrid.Ronaldo was walking off the pitch at the end of the first half when he was hit by the yellow cigarette lighter and went down to the ground.  Ronaldo was treated by medical staff, but luckily was OK and was able to continue...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Holly Rowe conducts Kansas State postgame interview atop scorer's table (Video)

The Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team scored a huge upset over the rival Kansas Jayhawks with an 85-82 overtime victory on Monday night in front of their home fans at Bramlage Coliseum. Consequently, Kansas State fans stormed the court, causing a bit of chaos and making it difficult to set up a postgame interview. However, when some Kansas State players climbed on...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Costas downs vodka on air with Mary Carillo (Video)

NBC studio host Bob Costas drowned the misery of a double-eye infection with some vodka on air, and got co-host Mary Carillo to join him, during Monday evening's late night Sochi Winter Olympics coverage.Although Carillo appeared to have some reservations about doing vodka shots, Costas told Carrillo "My eyes can't get any redder no matter what I do".  Carillo then replied "I'll...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse basketball team shows Olympic spirit by curling on practice court (Video)

The top-ranked Syracuse Orange men's basketball team got into the Olympic spirit during a recent practice session by breaking out some "curling" skills. Watch as one player slowly rolls a basketball across the court while another player serves as the sweeper:Nice to see them staying loose as they work their way through their ACC conference schedule.H/T NIS. This post appeared first...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones released from quarantine in Olympic village (Photo)

U.S. Olympic bobsledder Lolo Jones revealed that she was released from quarantine in the Sochi Olympic village due to an illness. Jones was quarantined as a precaution to ensure that her cold and flu symptoms did not spread to other athletes.Just released... been in quarantine room in Olympic village.Single room was nice just wish I had one of those stray dogs to keep me company—...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Costas continues Winter Olympic broadcasts despite two pink eyes (Photo)

NBC studio host Bob Costas has continued his daily broadcast duties despite an infection in his left eye that he has had since the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. However, it may be time for Costas to pursue more serious medical treatment options, as not only has the infection in his left eye persisted, but the infection has also spread to his right eye.Although the...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bode Miller's wife expresses the agony of defeat (Video)

U.S. Olympic Alpine skiier Bode Miller finished in a disappointing eighth place in Sunday's men's downhill final race in Sochi. As one of the favorites in the competition and having performed well in the practice runs leading up to the race, Miller was completely stunned. Miller's wife, Morgan Beck, also couldn't help but feel the agony of defeat, as she had to pull a hoodie over...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin throws down back-to-back windmill alley-oop slams (Video)

Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin had some fun in the second quarter of Sunday night's game at the Staples Center by finishing two alley oops from Chris Paul with windmill slams on back-to-back fast breaks.CP3 tossed the first alley-oop off the backboard for the Griffin dunk, while the second Griffin slam came off a perfectly executed give-and-go play. Griffin led the team...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames forward Jiri Hudler plays basketball in hockey gear (Video)

And now for something completely random: Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler was shooting baskets last Friday...while wearing his hockey gear.The Flames had arrived in Philadelphia a day early for their game with the Flyers, but couldn't practice at the Wells Fargo Center because the 76ers had a basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers that night. While the Flames waited for...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart facing suspension after pushing Texas Tech fan (Video)

Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart is likely to be suspended for pushing a Texas Tech Red Raiders fan after tumbling into the stands during the final seconds in Saturday night's Big 12 college basketball matchup in Lubbock.Smart fell into the front row of the stands after committing a foul to stop a Texas Tech fast break basket with 6.2 seconds left in the game. As he...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin sings along with 'California Love' (Video)

Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin seemed relaxed on the bench during a timeout in Friday night's game at the Staples Center as he sang along with the main chorus to the Tupac hit "California Love".Griffin had a great night as he led the team with 36 points, along with 8 rebounds, to carry the Clips to a 118-105 victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors.H/T NIS. This post appeared...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Smith throws down windmill jam despite getting smacked in face (Video)

Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith threw down a windmill jam during the second quarter of Friday night's game against Brooklyn, and managed to do it despite getting smacked in the face by Nets forward Mirza Teletovic while in mid-air.Although it did not appear that Teletovic intentionally hit Smith in the face when he extended his arm out to try to stop Smith's slam dunk, he was...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Russian Police Choir sings 'Get Lucky' at Winter Olympics opening ceremony (Video)

Friday's Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi featured a live performance of the Russian Police Choir singing Daft Punk's hit "Get Lucky". We have to admit that we found this version quite enjoyable.H/T NIS, Tastefully Offensive. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indian luger recovers after falling off sled to complete practice run (GIF)

Indian luge athlete Shiva Keshavan made an incredible recovery after falling off his sled to complete his practice run during Friday's Olympic events.Keshavan fell off the sled and onto his stomach around one of the later turns in the course, but was able to grab the sled, pull himself back onto it and keep going. Interestingly enough, there are no penalties for completing a run...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley butchers Jonas Valanciunas’ name in Rising Stars Challenge draft (Video)

On Thursday night, TNT's Inside the NBA crew conducted the team draft for the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge that will take place during NBA's All-Star Weekend. The crew chose from the pool of rookies and second-year players eligible for the game, which led to a humorous moment when it was Charles Barkley's turn to draft Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas.Barkley completely butchered...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Italian basketball coach loses temper in press conference (Video)

Gianmarco Pozzecco, head basketball coach of Orlandina in Italy's second division, lost his temper in a postgame press conference when questioned about an altercation with a rival coach. H/T Extra Mustard. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kaman takes mid-game nap on Lakers bench (Video)

The Los Angeles Lakers only dressed eight players for Wednesday night's game in Cleveland, and yet they managed to build and maintain an 18 point lead after three quarters. In fact, Lakers backup center Chris Kaman was feeling so comfortable with the lead during the third quarter that he decided to take a mid-game nap on the Lakers bench. Literally.This is how bad things are in...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

HS football recruit announces decision on National Signing Day with tree and nerd glasses (Video)

Top-ranked high school football recruit Solomon Thomas from Coppell, Texas, decided to use some props when declaring his choice of college to attend on National Signing Day.Thomas, who was the No. 4-ranked defensive end and No. 25 overall in the ESPN 300, announced his decision to attend Stanford University by pulling out a small tree and putting on some nerdy glasses.  Looks like...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Real Sociedad defender scores embarrassing own goal

In a Copa del Rey semifinal first leg match, Real Sociedad midfielder Gorka Elustondo scored a horrendous own goal for FC Barcelona when his failed clearance attempt hit his goalkeeper Enaut Zubikarai in the chest and ricocheted into the net.The goal gave Barcelona a 2-0 lead, which they will carry into next week's second leg.Video via Footy-Goals.com. H/T BMS. This post appeared...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII highlights in LEGO form (Video)

The highlights from Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII have now been recreated in LEGO form, thanks to The Guardian. If you enjoyed watching the Seattle Seahawks demolish the Denver Broncos, you'll like this.The video could have used a little more excitement from the "announcer", but it was probably tough to muster that after knowing the final result.Video via TheGuardian. This post appeared...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Corey Brewer rejected by rim on tomahawk dunk attempt

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer failed miserably on a tomahawk dunk attempt in the final minute of Tuesday night's game against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers.Brewer was ahead of the field on the fast break and got the perfect outlet pass from Kevin Love, but his stuff attempt was rejected by the rim.Although Brewer didn't get the bucket, the Timberwolves did get the...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson makes off-balance backwards layup while taking scary fall (Video / GIF)

Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson took a scary fall and landed on his back after being fouled during the third quarter of Tuesday night's game in Atlanta, but still scored on the off-balance backwards layup.Stephenson drove through the lane and drew a foul on Hawks defender Paul Millsap, then lost his balance as he turned his back to the basket while in the air. Stephenson threw...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Williams punished for showboating by missing off-the-backboard dunk (Video)

Sacramento Kings backup forward Derrick Williams stole a pass and was in position to score a wide-open basket with 3:15 left in the fourth quarter and a 28-point lead over Chicago. However, Williams tried to get a bit too fancy by tossing himself an alley-oop pass off the backboard. Sadly, it didn't go as planned. The good news is that Williams probably earned himself a spot on...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron James flops twice on same play against Pistons

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is known for his flopping, but this may be a first even for him: flopping twice on the same play in Monday night's game against Detroit.It happened as LeBron was guarding Pistons forward Greg Monroe. When throwing his head back alone didn't work, LeBron had to reach for his face and fall to the ground to get the attention of the officials and draw...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson attends Nets game, meets Jay-Z and Beyonce (Photo)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, fresh off Sunday night's victory in Super Bowl XLVIII, spent an extra night in New York City to attend Monday night's Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclays Center. During the game, Wilson got a chance to come down to the front row to meet rapper Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce.Photo via Twitter / @BrooklynNets.After winning the Super Bowl, Russell...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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