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Chinese sports officials make typically oval running track rectangular to save time (PHOTOS)

Sport officials in China have built a rectangular running track because they were concerned they wouldn't get a typically oval one finished in time for a Communist Party inspection.The squared-off quarter-mile track was constructed as a part of a major refurbishment of a 10,000 square foot stadium in Tonghe County in the north-eastern Heilongjiang province.With the big-budget...
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Coughlin growing frustrated with Giants' No.1 pick Beckham :Report

It's doesn't take much for Tom Coughlin's face to puff up rosy red but, if you really want to see the Giants head coach's head explode, ask him about Odell Beckham Jr.The Giants have high hopes for their No. 1 pick but haven't seen much of the player out of LSU because he has barely gotten a chance to practice this summer.And Coughlin is frustrated — if not...
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Goalkeeper gets assist for goal off opponent's face (VIDEO)

The only goal of the Polish Ekstraklasa match between Lechia Gdansk and Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biala was a bizarre one. In the 29th minute, Podbeskidzie goalkeeper Richard Zajac received a routine backpass from one of his defenders and took a moment too long to decide what he wanted to do with it. This allowed Lechia midfielder Maciej Makuszewski to get right in front of him. So the...
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New rule allows Ryan Howard to score with touching home plate

Major League Baseball's new rules on home-plate collisions and instant replay allowed Philadelphia's Ryan Howard to pull off a curious play. He scored a run without even touching home plate.Standing on first base with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Howard started running to second when Phillies batter Marlon Byrd hit a pop fly to shallow right field. It should...
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Here's the MLB Hall of Fame ceremony in Lego form (VIDEO)

It doesn't matter at what level you play, but baseball is still a kid's game at heart. And with the MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2014 induction ready to enshrine six legends of the sport, what better way to honor it than with a classic child's toy. On Sunday,  the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will induct Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas,...
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Did Red Sox fan possibly rob David Ortiz of a home run? (VIDEO)

At Saturday's Red Sox-Rays game, a Boston-rooting fan at Tropicana Field potentially took away a home run off the bat of slugger David Ortiz.Ortiz thought it was out of the old park, but the Sox fan's sno-cone catch seemed to give the ball a little assist over the wall.So after the umpire review, Big Papi got a double via fan interference instead of a dinger.Best part was...
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Marlins shortstop catches liner off pitcher's back for out (VIDEO)

This is one play that gives the phrase having your teammate's back new meaning — literally.In the third inning of Saturday's  Astros-Marlins game, with nobody out and runners at the corners, Miami starter Tom Koehler tossed a 1-2 pitch that Houston DH Chris Carter shot back to the pitcher's mound. Koehler tried to get out of the way, but could only manage to turn his...
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Volleyball player too good looking for her teammates?

A teenage Kazakh volleyball player is facing backlash from her teammates because her sexy good looks are distracting fans from the game.Sabina Altynbekova is playing for Kazakhstan in the Asian Under-19 Championships and her presence on the floor has captivated fans and the media alike.In a sport already filled with good-looking, statuesque women, the nearly 6-foot stunner now stands...
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GRAPHIC: Rugby star suffers gruesome hand injury

Nobody ever accused rugby players of being soft, but after Chev Walker suffered a nasty gash to his hand during a match Sunday, The Bradford Bulls star might be labeled tender — tender as in a piece of steak.That's because Walker's hand looked like a slab of raw filet mignon after posting the gruesome image of the nasty cut on his official Twitter account.For the faint...
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Jim Brown sues to stop sale of 'stolen' championship ring

Former Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown is suing a New York auction house to block the sale of his 1964 championship ring he won with the Cleveland Browns — one he claims was stolen from him decades ago.The former Browns great filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court Wednesday seeking a court order for Lelands.com, of Bohemia, NY, and its chairman Josh Evans to return...
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Umpire's wacky strike three calls feature Gangnam Style and 2 Chainz references (VIDEO)

Baseball players in a New Jersey amateur baseball league get a little added improvisation act every time they strike out — and they don't seem to mind the extra oomph with the punch outs.The umpire, not content with calling out batters in a traditional manner, punctuates his strike threes with references to 2 Chainz and "Gangnam Style" instead.Jeff Bendix, a member...
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Yu Darvish shows off zany batting swings during rain delay (VIDEO)

There was a lot down time at Yankee Stadium during Wednesday night's extended rain delay after the grounds crew had a hard time covering the infield during a downpour and left things a little soggy.Rangers starter Yu Darvish took the extra time to show his teammates some exaggerated batting swings to keep  things light during the nearly two hour wait.I'm not sure if he is...
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Tyson to present Holyfield during induction into Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame: Report

Mike Tyson will get another chance to chew on the ear of Evander Holyfield when he will present Holyfield at his induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame next month.Tyson, who famously took a bite of his opponent's ear during a 1997 title fight and was disqualified, is sure to lay on the shtick when his most famous opponent is inducted at the Tropicana on Aug. 9.Since then...
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Darts walk-on girl takes elegant tumble during tournament (VIDEO)

Michael van Gerwen moved through to the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay darts in Blackpool with a comfortable win over over Ian White ... Oh who cares.The real news before the world number one dart thrower took command of his match, walk-on girl Daniella Allfree took a tumble while heading off the stage!Ms. Allfree was okay and went on to do some more introductory struts. But...
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Report: Rays' Joel Peralta may have mosquito-borne virus

Tampa Bays relief pitcher Joel Peralta says he's been feeling sick since he went home to the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break and thinks he has been stricken with chikungunya — the mosquito-borne virus spreading over Florida and the Caribbean.Peralta began feeling sick on Friday after visiting the Dominican Republic where chikungunya is extremely prevalent, reported CBS...
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Headley's Yankees debut ends with walk-off, Gatorade shower

To call Chase Headley's Tuesday anything but extrordinary would would be a cruel understatement.Headley started the day off ready to suit up for the Padres against the Cubs at Wrigley Field when he found out he was acquired by the Yankees and hopped the next plane to New York. The Bombers' new third baseman wasn't able to get to the Bronx for the start of his...
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Miami Hurricanes mascot walks bride down the aisle (VIDEO)

A bride whose father passed away two years before her wedding day found a very special replacement to walk her down the aisle.Jennifer Sullivan has always been a big fan of the University of Miami Hurricanes, so it was only fitting that the college mascot, Sebastian the Ibis, accompany her when the Florida native wed her fiance Patrick back in March.In a video that has been shared...
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Eli Manning 'a little nervous' about Giants’ new offense: Report

Eli Manning is coming off a one of his worst seasons ever, and you would expect the Giants quarterback to not look anywhere but up after a rock-bottom year.After finishing 2013 with a career-high 27 interceptions to go with just 18 touchdowns, his fewest since his rookie year, Manning could realistically say it couldn't get any worse.But Manning admits that learning the system...
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Derek Jeter opens Manhattan food truck (PHOTO)

There is now an alternative for everyone tired of jumping on the Derek Jeter bandwagon this summer  — namely, the Yankee captain's food truck.The soon-to-be retired shortstop — who is already making plans for his baseball playing afterlife by becoming a publishing mogul — is now an involved with one of those popular four-wheeled snack bars that have overtaken New York...
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Shane Greene adds a few more 'E's to his name (VIDEO)

Shane Greene apparently needs to work on his underarm toss.Greene had a really rough night on the field during the Yankees' 4-2 loss to the Texas Rangers Monday night after contributing three errors to his 5.2 inning outing.As you can see from this clip below, the Yankees rookie pitcher's second 'E' would probably get him benched from your company picnic's Cornhole...
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Cardinals induct Shelby Miller into bullpen with 'trust fall' (VIDEO)

The Cardinals moved Shelby Miller to the bullpen this weekend, and before Sunday's game against the Dodgers, the St. Louis relievers officially inducted the right-hander into their group by putting him through the "Fall of Trust."Trust falls don't always go so well, and Miller's fall got started with a four-foot drop to boot. Luckily, this one seemed to end...
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14 year-old sets national weightlifting record (VIDEO)

A 14-year-old weightlifting phenomenon wowed a national audience once again this weekend by breaking one of USA Weightlifting’s oldest records.In his third attempt Saturday at the U.S. National Weightlifting Championships in Salt Lake City, C.J. Cummings broke the American men’s clean-and-jerk record for the 62-kilogram (about 137-pounds) division of 152.5 kilograms (about 336...
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Report: Matt Harvey spotted with new model on good arm

Matt Harvey — who already has been seen with an unending stream of super models while going through rehab following Tommy John surgery last year —  was recently spotted at a Manhattan hotspot with another piece of arm candy on his good wing.The Mets pitcher hit the Meatpacking District nightclub Up & Down, where the hard-throwing righty got cozy with Shannon Rusbuldt, according...
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Arkansas trademarks famous “Woo Pig Sooie!” Hog Call: Report

The famous Hog Call chanted by fans of the sports teams of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks is now a registered trademark owned by the school.Not a song or a slogan mind you, but the cheer Wooo, Pig! Sooie! that is accompanied by raised arms and wriggling fingers at stadiums during Hogs' games.Forbes.com reported late this past week that, earlier this month, the United...
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Teddy wins Presidents Race with head bizarrely wrapped in tinfoil (VIDEO)

President Teddy scared a lot of fans Sunday after he had his head completely wrapped in tinfoil for  Sunday's President Race at Nationals Park. The makeshift "space helmet" was apparently some freaky tribute to the 45th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing — or an attempt at making the world's largest ball of foil.But either way, it didn't hinder old Teddy...
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