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Young Tigers fan experiences joy then pain after catching A's grand slam ball

A young Tigers fan experienced a full range of emotions after he happily caught a grand slam ball before realizing it benefited the opposing team. With Detroit leading the Athletics, 3-1, in the top of the eighth, Ben Zobrist, came to the plate with the bases loaded. On an 0-1 changeup from Angel Nesbitt, Zobrist drilled the pitch over the fence in left-center field where the 8...
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Bryce Harper catches fan's phone for selfie (PHOTO)

It seems like there is nothing Bryce Harper can't do on the baseball field this season. And that includes a little good public relations. In between the second game of a day-night double-header against the Blue Jays Tuesday, Harper spotted a fan trying to snap a photo."They were trying to take a selfie with me," Harper said. "I went over there and said, 'Hey, toss me the phone...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lil Wayne starts brawl at 'Stop the Violence' charity basketball game (VIDEO)

Lil Wayne sure knows how to get a peaceful message across. Even if it means fighting to do it. The rapper was coaching his Young Money team at a “Stop the Violence” celebrity basketball game this weekend, when he nearly incited a brawl by spitting on the ref. TMZ reported that Coach Weezy lost it when the ref made some calls in favor of the opposing team, led by St. Louis...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rugby player could face World Cup ban for stomping on opponent's head (VIDEO)

Yoann Huget could face a possible World Cup ban after footage emerged of the Toulouse winger stomping on the head of an opponent during a Top 14 clash. A video shows Huget smashing his cleats into the face of Bordeaux Begles lock Andre Marais in the 18th minute of last Saturday’s game. There have been no sanctions for the France international so far, but that will probably...
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Bruce Jenner graces Vanity Fair cover as 'Caitlyn' (PHOTO)

Bruce Jenner has revealed a new female identity on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair and now calls himself "her." “Call me Caitlyn,” the cover reads, revealing the former U.S. Olympic star's new preferred name. In the image taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, the 65-year-old Jenner poses in a cream-colored body suit with her hands behind her body. ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Steve Weatherford OK after car crash on Jersey Turnpike

Steve Weatherford had one hell of a ride over the past 24 hours. On Sunday, the New York Giants punter and his wife, Laura, welcomed their fourth child, Josie Jaclyn Weatherford. Then, after a brief visit with his daughter, Weatherford had to jet from San Diego to Newark Sunday night so he could report for Giants OTAs Monday morning. And the only thing harder than leaving...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel throws water bottle at heckling fan, misses target: Report

Johnny Manziel gave his arm a little unexpected workout this weekend after he tossed a water bottle at a heckler during an incident at the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament.  The troubled Cleveland Browns quarterback's throw missed its intended target but police were summoned to the scene anyway. No charges were filed, reported Cleveland.com. Manziel had been turning...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Headley's slow rolling bunt drives A's infield crazy (VIDEO)

Who says baseballs don’t have a sense of humor — or a little mean streak? And Chase Headley's bunt during the Yankees' 5-3 win over the A's at to O.co Coliseum Saturday night was proof of that. Headley laid down a bunt with two outs in the top of the seventh inning before the ball decided to ride the third-base line almost all the way to the bag. The indecisive little...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

300-pound pitcher takes mound in NAIA World Series (VIDEO)

When the St. Thomas (Miami) Bobcats say they have to go to the bullpen, who knew they'd mean bringing in some beef. Against Lewis-Clark State in the NAIA World Series Friday night, out on the rubber stepped Ben Ancheff — a 6-2, 300-pound righthander whose appearance in a snug-fitting Bobcats uniform became an Internet sensation. Hey look, it’s your new favorite pitcher: http...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Shembo waived by Falcons for kicking, killing girfriend's dog: Report

The Atlanta Falcons have waived linebacker Prince Shembo after he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty Friday afternoon. Police in suburban Gwinnett County say Shembo was charged after his ex-girlfriend's dog died from blunt force trauma last month.  Within two hours of the felony charge, the Falcons cut ties with Shembo. He was released from custody shortly after...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers fan boasts about paying $4500 in 'hundreds only' for Game 7 ticket (VIDEO)

Every New Yorker knew how hard it would be to get a ticket to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden, but one fan didn't let a little thing like money come between him and his beloved Blueshirts. When Sportsnet reporter Scott Oake waded into the valued seats along the glass he ran across Will...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz's home run lands in Tampa Bay's "Touch Tank' (VIDEO)

In the top of the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, Nelson Cruz launched a three-run home run into Tropicana Field's 10,000-gallon "Touch Tank," the home to a group of minding-their own-business, cownose rays. While the Seattle Mariners slugger's 18th homer might have interrupted the rays' peaceful moment away from all of the groping fans, it also gave the his team a...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick apologizes for Instagram joke about Houston flood

The plains my be flooding in Texas but it looks like Colin Kaepernick also found himself knee-deep in mud Tuesday while standing on the sidelines of the disaster. The 49ers quarterback posted a photo to Instagram of cars caught in flood waters in Houston above the #7tormsComing hashtag that has become his trademark. "I warned you the #7tormsComing !!! #Houston," the caption...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan snags free-flying bat in stands without spilling beer (VIDEO)

A minor league baseball fan came up with a big catch in the stands over the weekend. The dude, wearing a Harvard sweatshirt, snatched a flying bat mid-air with one hand while holding a beer with the other. It happened while the St. Paul Saints took on the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in an American Association of Independent Baseball league game, when a RedHawk batter whiffed...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays minor-league team cancels ‘A-Rod Juice Box Night’

The Port Charlotte Stone Crabs, Tampa Bay's Class A affiliate, had intended to give the first 500 fans a free juice box as a subtle jab at Alex Rodriguez before Friday night’s game. But, after the Yankees complained about the “A-Rod Juice Box Night” promotion, saying they found it "in poor taste," the Florida team cancelled the free giveaway. In a photo illustration...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets fan caught on camera groping woman's breast during game (VIDEO)

A New York Mets fan was caught on a broadcast camera as he repeatedly groped a woman during a game at Citi Field on Sunday. The man, whose identity is not known at this time, could be seen sitting on the third base line during the seventh inning of the game grabbing at the breast of the woman next to him. The woman seemed annoyed by his actions as the PIX11 network camera...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Police searching for man who stole glove off Islanders bench during last game at Nassau Coliseum

Long Island police are searching for a man they say stole a glove from the Islanders bench during Game 6 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The matchup against the Washington Capitals turned out to be the team's final game at Nassau Coliseum. A photo has been released of the suspect, who is seen holding a beer bottle with a CCM glove in Islander blue and orange. He...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Mangia on assignment in China

A message to the readers of The Other Paper: I will be in China  for the next month working with the kids for a couple of weeks before heading north to photograph the eagle hunters of Mongolia. And, depending on the availability of the Internet, Facebook and blog postings will probably be difficult — specially while on a Li river raft or on horseback with the native...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco carted off field after taking line-drive to face (VIDEO)

Even with a swollen face Carlo Carrasco considered himself one lucky dude Tuesday night.The Indians pitcher was struck on the right side of the face with a line drive hit by Chicago's Melky Cabrera in the first inning of Cleveland's 4-1 loss to the White Sox and is grateful it wasn't worse. Carrasco was carted off the field after he was knocked down by the liner that glanced...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NBC pays tribute to Nassau Coliseum in final season (VIDEO)

The Islanders might have stumbled a bit down the stretch leading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but NBC does recognize a good story when it sees one. And the Isles' curtain call at the Nassau Coliseum — before heading 30 miles west to Brooklyn next season — is certainly one of those. Although it's been 22 years since the Isles last won a playoff series, NBC's promotional...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals fan has Busch Stadium painted on his beer belly (PHOTOS)

It's not unusual for fans to have a favorite team logo or player shaved or tattooed onto their bodies but what does a person do to show his devotion to a whole stadium? Well, one Cardinals fan showed his love by having a mural of Busch Stadium painted on his gut.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Jeff Rearden got it painted on at a bar before the game and proudly displayed...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Judge orders V. Stiviano to return $2.6 million back to Donald Sterling’s wife: Report

A Los Angeles judge ruled that the wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is owed $2.6 million by V. Stiviano — the woman who was at the center of Sterling's NBA scandal which forced the ex-owner out of the league. On Tuesday, Judge Richard Fruin Jr. awarded Shelly Sterling most of the nearly $3 million she had sought in a lawsuit against the young beauty...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Pierre-Paul selling his Florida mansion after one-year franchise tag: Report

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is pulling up his southern stakes after he didn’t get the financial security he was looking for from the team up north this offseason. So if you are in the market for a high-end Florida mansion, JPP has one for you. Although it's about a 1,200 mile drive down I-95 from MetLife Stadium, Pierre-Paul has put his 5,433...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacquiao gets speedbag with the face of Mayweather on it (PHOTOS)

Manny Pacquiao hardly needs any added motivation in preparation of his May 2 fight against Floyd Mayweather, but a personalized gift from celebrity lawyer Robert Shapiro has provided some nevertheless. The Filipino fighter laughed with trainer Freddie Roach on Monday after Shapiro, most known for representing O.J. Simpson in the infamous 1995 trial, gave him a custom-made speedbag...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt breaks personal record with 61-inch box jump (VIDEO)

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is already sort of a freak of nature. The 6-foot-5, 289-pounder not only sacks quarterbacks and catches touchdown passes, he has also been known to jump really high too. In a new YouTube video published Monday by Reebok, Watt broke his own record at something called the box jump, springing himself 61 inches onto a pile of mats. Incredibly...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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