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Jeff Bridges Channels ‘The Big Lebowski,’ Bowls First Pitch (Video)

Jeff Bridges has starred in many movies throughout his acting career, but one of his most memorable roles is from The Big Lebowski where he played The Dude — a California slacker who loved to bowl. Bridges was at Dodger Stadium on Sunday for ceremonial first pitch duties before the Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Chicago Cubs. The 64-year-old actor was there to promote his...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates’ Neil Walker Jumps In Chase Field Pool After Losing Bet (Video)

When Neil Walker sent a home run near the swimming pool at Chase Field in Phoenix on Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman was so sure that the ball had landed in the pool that he made a bet with his double play partner Jordy Mercer that it had. Unfortunately for Walker, replays showed otherwise. Although the ball bounced around the pool, it never actually went in...
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Gisele Bundchen Celebrates Tom Brady’s Birthday With Romantic Photo

Every year when August 3 rolls around, New England Patriots fans cringe at the fact that Tom Brady gets one year older and one year closer to retirement. But for his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, it’s a time to publicly display her affection to the quarterback via social media. In honor of her husband’s 37th birthday, Bundchen posted a romantic photo of the happy couple kissing...
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Rory McIlroy Wins Bridgestone Invitational, Reclaims World No. 1 Ranking

AKRON, Ohio — Rory McIlroy rallied from a three-shot deficit to win the Bridgestone Invitational and return to No. 1 in the world. In his first start since a wire-to-wire win in the British Open, McIlroy picked up his first World Golf Championship title at Firestone. And just like Royal Liverpool, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland made it look easy. Sergio Garcia had a three...
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Paul Goldschmidt To Miss Rest Of Season Due To Broken Left Hand

PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is going to miss the rest of the season because of a broken left hand. Manager Kirk Gibson announced the news Sunday, two days after Goldschmidt was hit by a pitch from Pittsburgh reliever Ernesto Frieri. Gibson put Goldschmidt’s rehabilitation timetable at eight weeks, with the season ending in late September...
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Former Red Sox Pitcher John Lackey Wins First Start With Cardinals

John Lackey seems to be adjusting well in St. Louis. The big Texan won his first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Lackey allowed seven hits and four earned runs in seven innings, but he wouldn’t have gotten the win without his teammates help in the bottom of the seventh. The Cardinals were down 2-0 in the seventh inning, but...
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Rays play 'Looney Tunes' during power outage at Tropicana Field

Tropicana Field might not be the most appealing stadium in baseball, but its dome at least helps eliminate rain delays when summer thunderstorms pop up in Tampa Bay constantly. Unless, of course, the thunderstorms cause a power outage in the outdated ballpark. That’s exactly what happened Sunday during the Tampa Bay Rays’ game against the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning...
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Red Sox-Yankees Live: Mike Napoli, Sox Look To Take Rubber Game In Rivalry

6:10 p.m. ET: Aside from Clay Buchholz on the mound, there is quite a bit of heft missing from Sunday’s Red Sox-Yankees matchup compared to seasons past. Although the Yankees (56-53) still harbor hopes of a playoff spot, the Red Sox (49-61) are mired in last place in the American League East and made wholesale changes at last week’s trade deadline. One of those pickups, Yoenis...
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Sergio Garcia’s Errant Tee Shot Knocks Diamond Out Of Woman’s Ring (Video)

Diamonds are not an errant tee shot’s best friend. Sergio Garcia and a spectator learned this lesson the hard way Sunday afternoon during the third hole of the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational. Garcia pulled his tee shot so that it landed well into the gallery, hitting a woman’s finger in the process. The damage wasn’t done there, though, as the drive actually...
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Mike Carp Headed To Rangers On Waiver Claim; Red Sox ‘Wish Him Well’

BOSTON — Mike Carp got his wish. Unhappy with his playing time and seeking more regular at-bats, Carp is no longer a member of the Red Sox and is headed to what he hopes are greener pastures. The Texas Rangers acquired Carp off waivers Sunday after the Red Sox designated him for assignment on Friday. He moves from one last-place club to another, as the Rangers currently occupy...
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Tiger Woods Throws Paper Airplane At Bubba Watson During Break (Video)

Trailing leader Sergio Garcia by 15 shots heading into the final day of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, you can bet Tiger Woods wasn’t in the highest of spirits Sunday afternoon. Still, he found time for a bit of fun. Woods managed to fold up a paper airplane and hurl it in the direction of Bubba Watson while the two had some downtime on the first tee — though he missed his...
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Yoenis Cespedes Back At Cleanup As Red Sox Try To Win Rubber Game Vs. Yankees

The Boston Red Sox have rolled out 99 different batting orders this season in 110 games, so it’s pretty rare to see John Farrell come out with identical lineups in two consecutive games. He’ll be doing that Sunday, though, as the Red Sox try to win their weekend series against the New York Yankees. The top of the order had great success for the Sox in Saturday’s loss, as the...
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Mets Fans Troll Hunter Pence All Weekend With Spectacular Insults (Photo)

New York Mets fans picked up an entertaining new hobby over the weekend, trolling Hunter Pence in pretty wonderful fashion. Throughout the weekend series between the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets at Citi Field, signs began sprouting up around the stands that included the harshest of insults directed at the 31-year-old outfielder. Mets fans really layed into him, claiming...
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Usain Bolt Shows Off Awesome Dance Moves At Commonwealth Games (Video)

Usain Bolt always leaves time for a little bit of fun, even when he seconds away from winning yet another race. In the moments prior to the 4×100 meter relay at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Bolt was seen dancing to “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers. Naturally, the crowd got into Bolt’s moves, singing and dancing along to the song. Apparently...
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Andrew Wiggins On SportsCenter: I’ll Play For ‘Whichever Team Wants Me’ (Video)

As the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, you’d expect Andrew Wiggins to be fairly confident about his future. At the moment, however, the Cleveland Cavaliers rookie is filled with uncertainty about what the next few weeks will bring. Wiggins is the subject of intense trade rumors that involve him being dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for All-Star forward...
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WATCH: Wiggins, Wolves rookies involved in dunk-off

Zach LaVine caught the attention of many NBA teams prior the the 2014 draft due to his athleticism, posting a 46-inch vertical in a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers. He then went viral after videos of his insane dunks surfaced on the Internet. LaVine threw down a behind-the-back slam during the same workout with the Lakers, then showed off some monster dunks only a month...
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Tiger Woods withdraws from Bridgestone with back pain

AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods has withdrawn after eight holes of the Bridgestone Invitational with apparent back pain. Woods hit a number of shockingly bad shots in the fourth round Sunday at Firestone. After missing the fairway on the ninth hole, he grimaced and reached toward his back. Moments later, he was driven off the course in a cart. Woods had back surgery March 31, causing...
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Robert Griffin III Hopes To Talk With Tom Brady During Joint Practices

After a disappointing 2013 campaign, Robert Griffin III hopes to bounce back in a big way in 2014 and become an elite NFL quarterback. What better way to start than by picking the brain of one of the best QB’s of all time? That appears to be the mindset of the Washington Redskins quarterback, whose team will host the New England Patriots next week for a series of joint practices...
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Bon Jovi: I want to make Bills 'successful in Buffalo'

There has been a lot of recent speculation about the future of the Buffalo Bills if Jon Bon Jovi were to become the owner. Bon Jovi broke the silence on Sunday, writing a letter to Bills fans saying that he wants the team to succeed in Western New York, and has no current plans to move the franchise to Canada. Bon Jovi and his Toronto-anchored group plan to keep the franchise in...
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Ray Allen: I’d Be Content With Retiring, ‘Not In Any Rush’ To Decide

When LeBron James announced he would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in early July, many thought Ray Allen would leave the Miami Heat and follow him. After initial reports from the Boston Globe indicated that the NBA’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals was leaning toward following James to Cleveland, Allen’s representation, Tandem Sports and Entertainment, quickly responded...
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Report: Miami Marlins Release Former All-Star Shortstop Miguel Tejada

Miguel Tejada’s career in Major League Baseball could be over. The Miami Marlins released the former six-time All-Star shortstop, the Sun-Sentinel reported on Saturday afternoon. Tejada had played in 14 games with Miami’s Double-A affiliate in Jacksonville, collecting five hits in 14 plate appearances. The 40-year-old infielder burst onto the scene in the early 2000s with the...
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Sam Fuld Helps Out Jon Lester With Incredible Full-Body Throw (Video)

After being traded in a blockbuster deal for Yoenis Cespedes during Thursday’s MLB trade deadline, Jon Lester made his debut as a member of the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. Lester got the win, but he needed some big help from another newly-acquired teammate along the way. Sam Fuld, also playing in his first game since being traded, helped save a run in the fourth inning with...
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Floyd Mayweather, Mike Krzyzewski Visit Paul George In Hospital (Photos)

The USA Basketball showcase ended in a terrible way on Friday evening, as Indiana Pacers forward Paul George suffered a serious leg injury and had to be carried off the court in as stretcher. After the game, coach Mike Krzyzewski said that all other plans would be put on hold, and the team would seek to support its ailing teammate. Krzyzewski has been right by George’s side since...
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Hulk Hogan: I Broke Up My Daughter’s Engagement To Ex-Cowboys Center

Hulk Hogan isn’t messing around these days, even when it comes to his daughter’s love life. Hogan, a 12-time World Champion wrestling icon, apparently was responsible for the break up between his daughter, Brooke, and former Dallas Cowboys center Phil Costa. Costa and Brooke split up in November after getting engaged in June, as the WWE legend’s daughter said she wanted to...
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Wolves Owner: Kevin Love To Cavaliers Deal ‘Likely’ Done By Aug. 23/24

As more time passes, it appears increasingly likely that All-Star forward Kevin Love will be joining LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The latest sign of that very premise came Saturday, when Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the odds were in favor of the team dealing Love by Aug. 23 or 24. “I’m saying it’s most likely because...
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