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Serena Williams questions Nick Kyrgios fans' 'blackface' tweets

The Aussie fans at Wimbledon have been some of the most raucous spectators in the All-England Club stands. But the last few days, they have also become the most politically incorrect on social media. Several fans of hot-head Nick Kyrgios have been posting photos of themselves having spread Nutella or Vegemite on their face in support of Kyrgios, who is the brown-skinned son of...
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Jason Pierre-Paul likely headed to NFI list after fireworks accident: Report

The New York Giants have already pulled a $60 million long-term contract offer to Jason Pierre-Paul, after the defensive end injured his hands in a fireworks accident in Florida on Saturday and was reportedly still in a hospital as of Monday.  The long-term future of JPP couldn't be any more uncertain after discovering that the serious nerve damage to his hand might take more...
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Odell Beckham Jr. casually shags balls while lying on back (VIDEO)

Here's what appears to be an inside look how New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is able to make those ridiculous catches on the football field. Apparently, he practices snagging footballs in just about every unusual position imaginable. On Monday, both Beckham and Miami Dolphins wideout Jarvis Landry, his former teammate at LSU, posted videos of their workout with...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Heston throws pickoff attempt to nobody at first (VIDEO)

Chris Heston put a new spin on Who's at First by replacing Who with Nobody last night against the Mets.Heston, who no-hit the Metsies the last time they played, seemed a little confused after his third-inning pickoff throw to first found nobody covering the base, allowing Curtis Granderson to go to second. Good thing Someone was at second.
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De'Andre Johnson claims woman he punched called him the N-word: Report

Florida State QB De'Andre Johnson is claiming that the woman he punched in the face in a Tallahassee bar fight last week called him the N-word before things got violent, according to the freshman football player's representative. Johnson is claiming that the woman started the altercation after the four-star freshman initially bumped into her at the bar and she said, "Get off...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

FSU QB De’Andre Johnson seen punching woman in face at bar (VIDEO)

De'Andre Johnson was charged with battery after being accused of punching a woman at a Tallahassee bar — and shocking new footage shows the FSU freshman quarterback slugging the alleged victim in the face, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. Surveillance video from a bar called Yiannis was released Monday by the Tallahassee State Attorney’s Office and it shows Johnson...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Massive pileup highlights third stage of Tour de France (VIDEO)

Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez won the third stage of the Tour de France on Monday, with British rider Chris Froome finishing second to take the race leader’s yellow jersey.  But it was a massive pileup of other cyclists which stood out on the day. The crash happened with a little under 65 kilometers (37 miles) remaining, forcing the stage to be neutralized and then stopped...
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Odell Beckham Jr. bemoans being known only for 'The Catch'

Odell Beckham Jr. vaulted into the celebrity stratosphere after the remarkable one-handed catch he somehow hauled in against the Cowboys before a national television audience last season. And after an offseason of showing off his phenomenal athletic skills on social media and getting himself the cover of Madden NFL 16, the Giants star receiver still thinks his notable rookie season...
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Austin Dillon OK after horrifying crash into catchfence, fans injured (VIDEO)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Coke Zero 400 early Monday morning, but the finish of the race was marred by a horrifying crash that sent Austin Dillon's car sailing into the catchfence at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon walked away and waved to the crowd after his car got airborne and was torn apart by the fence. He was been checked and released from the infield care center...
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Runner loses 10K race after premature celebration at finish line (VIDEO)

Ben Payne was a just few feet from crossing the finish line to win the 2015 AJC Peachtree men’s open 10k Saturday in Atlanta, but ended up losing in a photo finish to British Olympian Scott Overall. The worst part was how the  American lost it. Overall, who ran the marathon in the London Olympics, charged down the final stretch and passed Payne just before...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' Kevin Kiermaier gets knocked down by rude pigeon (VIDEO)

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier didn’t quite get attacked by a rogue pigeon at Yankee Stadium Friday night, but it did show him who's boss. During the 12th inning of the Rays-Yankees game, the feathered fiend swooped down on Kiermaier while he was standing at first base. .@KKiermaier39 drives in a run – and the bird ruins EVERYTHING: http://t.co/9UJ8BoDhWs pic...
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Japan topped win over England with strangely mesmerizing celebration (VIDEO)

While everyone was still shaking their heads after England's heartbreaking loss to Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup on Wednesday, on the other side of the pitch, the winners were celebrating in a most unusual way. Japan's strangely mesmerizing line dance wasn't seen by many but, you can bet, Americans don't want to see it again on Sunday.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan catches flying bat, gets a kiss as a reward (VIDEO)

There have already been some scary incidents with flying bats at MLB ballparks this season. So when San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy lost his grip and sent his bat hurtling into the stands at a rainy Nationals Park, everyone held their collective breaths.Not to worry because this fan made a smooth, nonchalant grab of this wood missile and saved the day. The alert hero even...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees to donate $150,000 to charity in exchange for A-Rod's 3000th hit ball

Alex Rodriguez will finally be reunited with the milestone 3000th hit ball which has been held hostage by a notorious baseball collector who finally came to terms with the New York Yankees for its release. The Yankees announced they will hold a press conference before Friday night's game against the Rays at Yankee Stadium which will feature ballhawk Zack Hample handing over the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson to paint over the Confederate flag on his General Lee car

You may remember when Bubba Watson became the proud owner of the General Lee 01 in 2012 after spending $110,000 at auction to win the iconic orange 1969 Dodge Charger used by the Duke brothers in the popular 80s TV show "Dukes of Hazzard." On Thursday, Watson weighed in with his opinion of the Confederate flag dispute as it relates to his prized car — and decided to cover up...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

American Pharoah will return to track at Haskell Invitational: Report

For those railbirds waiting for American Pharoah to come out of the gate again, here's news to put under your pork-pie hat. The history making horse officially has a return date and next up for the Triple Crown winner is the $1-million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park. Trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Thursday that the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 will run...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

High school football recruit pulls 16,000-lb bus to announce his choice (VIDEO)

Parker Boudreaux — Division I football's most highly sought lineman — had narrowed down his decision to play at either Clemson, Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma or Georgia Southern. On Thursday, the 4-star offensive tackle from Orlando, FL found a creative way to announce where he'll play in 2016. The 6'4", 288-pound Brock Lesnar lookalike revealed his decision after...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez, Yankees plan to donate contested bonus money to charity: Report

It sounds like the New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez are close to shaking out a compromise regarding the slugger's $6 million dollar home run bonus each party has been contesting — and the real winner here might be both sides. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, a report claims the Yankees and A-Rod are making "quiet progress" toward finalizing a resolution over the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Emmitt Smith exits as Miss USA judge citing Trump comments: Report

NBC and Univision's decisions to severe ties with the Miss USA beauty pageant and the Miss Universe Organization, following Donald Trump's controversial comments describing Mexicans as "rapists" and drug-smuggling criminals, has one former NFL star joining their boycott. Emmitt Smith, who was one of the celebrities set to judge the upcoming Miss USA competition, is backing the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets botch suicide squeeze play in laughable fashion (VIDEO)

Terry Collins is trying almost anything these days in a desperate attempt to help the New York Mets push across a run. And the way things played out for the Mets in their eighth inning against the Cubs in their 2-0, 11 inning loss, it might be a long time coming.  The Mets hadn't scored in nearly 17 innings at that point and were in dire need of a run to break a 0-0 tie against...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo's slide into third is quite amazing (VIDEO)

Let's see. The throw beats the runner to third. The third baseman has the ball a full second before the runner reaches the base. So the runner is probably out. Right? Wrong. It hard to believe Mets third baseman Daniel Murphy muffed this tag on the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo during this double-steal on Wednesday night. So let's go to the video: It doesn't matter whether  Rizzo...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets to adorn Citi Bikes with logo for summer sweepstakes

The New York Mets are getting ready for an amazin' ride this summer — at least on bicycles they are. In a first, 50 Citi Bikes will be decked out with Mets logos to kick off a month-long sweepstakes which will allow one lucky winner to throw out the first pitch at Citi Field against the Washington Nationals on Aug. 2. Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson will announce...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham Jr. offered professional baseball contract

Odell Beckham Jr. throws one softball for fun and look what happens? Well, if you are the freakishly athletic OBJ, and it broke the plate with 80-plus heat, anything is possible — even the offer of a professional baseball contract.The New York Giants receiver was offered a contract to be a pitcher by the Can-Am League's Rockland Boulders on Tuesday after video of him throwing...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon brings in magician to help end Cubs’ slump

In the midst of a five-game losing streak, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon dipped into his bag of tricks to try and create some magic for his team.And no, he didn't pull a rabbit or penguin out of his hat. "Joe started talking about [baseball] magic and the next thing I know there was a magician there," second baseman Addison Russell said afterward. Maddon said he thought...
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Hulk Hogan can wear bandanna in court for sex-tape trial: Report

While jurors sit in court next week for Hulk Hogan's sex-tape trial, they may get a glimpse at one of the former pro-wrestler's expanded body parts but, one thing they won't see is his diminishing hairline at the defense table. Hogan’s $100 million sex-tape lawsuit against Gawker doesn’t begin until Monday, but a Florida judge has already ruled the 61-year-old WWE celebrity can...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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