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Cameraman faceplants before soccer match

On Monday before the opening soccer match of the season in the Russian second division between Yenisey Krasnoyarsk and Shinnik Yaroslavl, a video cameraman was walking out towards the field to capture the two teams lined up together for the national anthem. However, things began to go awry when the national anthem began before the cameraman was in position. The cameraman began...
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July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Brazilian soccer player gets yellow card for getting hit in face with opponent's forearm (Video)

In a recent soccer match from Brazil, Botafogo defender Antonio Carlos was hit in the face by a forearm from Bahia striker Rodrigo Suazo. However, to add insult to injury, the referee not only gave a yellow card to Suazo, but also to Carlos. So apparently the penalty on Carlos was for not being able to avoid Suazo's punch? H/T Dirty Tackle. Visit us at http://holdoutsports...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals prospect Will Meyers hits foul ball that shatters ESPN home plate camera (Video)

Kansas City Royals prospect Will Meyers fouled a pitch straight back behind home plate that shattered the lens of an ESPN camera during Sunday's MLB All-Star Futures game in Kansas City. Looks like ESPN will have to send Meyers the bill for that one. Meyers had 3 RBIs to help lead the U.S. team to a 17-5 victory over the World team. Video via. Visit us at http:...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss
NICE GRAB

Military man catches foul at Rangers-Twins game

A soldier in the front row of the stands in Arlington caught a foul ball in the second inning of Sunday night's Texas Rangers game against the Minnesota Twins, getting a congratulatory pat on the chest from Rangers first baseman Michael Young. Your browser does not support iframes. Later in the game, a loud clap of thunder sent the players running for cover and caused a 44...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Cameron Maybin takes home run away from Joey Votto (Video)

San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin made an incredible leaping catch against the outfield wall to take a home run away from Cincinnati Reds batter Joey Votto on Sunday. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the top of the fifth inning as Maybin sprinted to his right and covered a considerable distance to get into position to make the catch. Maybin...
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July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic torch goes out while being carried on whitewater raft (Video)

Over the weekend, the Olympic torch relay made its way through Waltham Cross, where the torch was carried on a whitewater raft, where it was accidentally extinguished...as shocking as that may be to believe. Fortunately, there are always "backup flames" nearby to light up the torch again, but seriously, who's the rocket scientist that came up with this idea...
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July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Umpire delays A's-Mariners game due to empty cup in center field (Video)

Home plate umpire Jeff Nelson called time in the bottom of the eighth inning during Sunday's Oakland A's game against the Seattle Mariners to send a ballboy out to center field to pick up a cup. Seriously. Your browser does not support iframes. The ballboy had to run all the way from right field to get the cup. They could have saved some time by having Mariners center...
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July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning and thunder send Rangers and Twins running for cover (Video)

Sunday night's Texas Rangers game in Arlington against the Minnesota Twins was delayed abruptly due to a sudden arrival of thunder and lightning, sending both teams and the umpires running for cover. It happened in the top of the fourth inning with one out and a Twins runner on first as Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt was about to deliver a 2-2 pitch to Twins batter Ryan Doumit...
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July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence runs over his third base coach while scoring run (Video)

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence ran over third base coach Juan Samuel while rounding third on his way to scoring a run during Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the second inning with Pence on second base as Juan Pierre hit a double to deep right field. Samuel waved Pence home, and Pence "...
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July 08, 2012  |  Discuss
DOZING OFF

Dozier loses track of outs, gets doubled off

Minnesota Twins shortstop Brian Dozier lost track of the number of outs and got himself doubled off first base during Saturday's game in Arlington against the Texas Rangers. Your browser does not support iframes. In the top of the second with one out and Dozier on first, Twins batter Jamey Carroll flied out to Rangers center fielder Craig Gentry. However, since Dozier ran...
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July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB players reenact scene from 'The Little Mermaid' (Video)

In a recent episode of parenting web site Babble's web series "On The Fly! With Nadia", host (and actress) Nadia Dajani had four MLB players take part in an acting challenge under the guise of an acting class. The participants were Oakland A's pitchers Gio Gonzales and Tyson Ross, A's outfielder Coco Crisp and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, and...
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July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

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
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