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Mets' Steven Matz has sandwich named after him, but doesn't order it

Mets rookie Steven Matz had an amazing debut at Citi Field on Sunday — both with the bat and on the mound. It was so good, the Long Island delicatessen Matz frequents was overrun by customers ordering the hero sandwich named after the Mets phenom. Matz frequented the SE-Port Deli on Long Island so much — always ordering the same thing — the deli just started to call...
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Chris Young's reaction to Mike Trout robbing him of hit is priceless (VIDEO)

Mike Trout made three sparkling defensive plays and hit a home run off CC Sabathia in the Angels' victory over the Yankees Monday night. And even the Yankees players had to marvel at Trout's skills with the glove and bat — all except one. Chris Young thought he had an extra-base hit after hitting the ball deep to centerfield ...twice. And both times, Trout was there to...
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Madison Square Garden goes totally vegan for Morrissey concert

Morrissey has long been an acquired taste for the casual fan and, if you were looking to sate your carnivorous taste buds at the refreshment stands during his concert at Madison Square Garden Saturday night, well ... you were out of luck.The maudlin British singer headlined the stage and, at the performer’s stipulation, no meat was to be served inside. Morrissey, a staunch animal...
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Aaron Rodgers hones his samurai skills with Olivia Munn (VIDEO)

Some NFL players like to spend their offseason experimenting with unusual pursuits to stay in shape. But for Aaron Rodgers, namaste yoga or Kaatsbaan ballet are passe — especially if your girlfriend is a whiz with a samurai. While GF Olivia Munn showed off her impressive skills with the sharp-edged weapon, Rodgers followed suit — albeit with a bamboo shinai. And if...
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Lord Stanley Trophy has own float in Chicago Pride Parade (VIDEO)

Just days after the historic Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, approximately one million people flooded the streets of Chicago in celebration of the annual Pride Parade. And one of the most popular attractions was adorned in silver — namely Lord Stanley's Cup. The Cup, along with mascot Tommy Hawk and members of the ice crew, was featured on a float sponsored by...
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Moto3 racer loses control, crosses finish line riding sidesaddle (VIDEO)

During this weekend's Moto3 Dutch Grand Prix, Niklas Ajo made what might be one of the greatest finishes in MotoGP history despite coming in at eighth place. On one of the final turns, the Finnish rider was suddenly bucked off the seat of his KTM before it veered off the track but, Ajo still managed to cross the finish line riding the motorcycle — sidesaddle! Ajo's...
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Andong Song becomes first Chinese player ever taken in NHL Draft

For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL draft, although, by way of New Jersey. Andong Song made history after he was chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft Saturday. The baby-faced (even by NHL rookie standards) 6-foot, 160-pound defenseman, who goes by the name "Misha," started playing hockey on a tiny rink in Beijing...
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CC Sabathia held back after Astros' Brett Oberholtzer throws at A-Rod (VIDEO)

Houston Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer got rocked early by the New York Yankees on Saturday, allowing a grand slam to catcher Brian McCann and a two-run dinger to outfielder Chris Young — all before he was out of the second inning. So the frustrated lefty took out his anger out on Alex Rodriguez by intentionally throwing a fastball at A-Rod's midsection. CC Sabathia took...
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Odell Beckham Jr. throws heat from pitcher's mound (VIDEO)

It's become almost routine to see Odell Beckham Jr. showing off his all-around athletic skills on social media, but here's one that might make more than a few MLB teams take notice. Teammate Steve Weatherford posted an Instagram video of the NFL star smoking the plate with an impressive fastball at a New Jersey charity event. And, of course, OBJ hit a home run too. ...
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Old Tigers fans have an elaborate celebratory handshake that is too cute (VIDEO)

At Friday night's White Sox-Tigers game, two more mature Detroit fans took Yoenis Cespedes' RBI triple as an opportunity to show everyone that you are never too old to have a secret celebratory handshake. And who knows how long these two senior have been keeping high-five, low-five, finger-jive under wraps. And that wasn't the crack of a bat you heard — it was someone’s elbow.
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Hisaki Kato levels Joe Schilling with a brutal Superman punch (VIDEO)

Joe Schilling has a reputation as a knockout artist and even told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Beat (via MMAFighting.com), “I just think anybody that says they're gonna stand up with me is just blowing smoke.”Well it seems unheralded Hisaki Kato didn't stand for that sort of talk Friday night. In his U.S. debut at Bellator 139, the Japanese fighter landed a nasty Superman...
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Lakers draft player who once called Kobe Bryant a 'rapist'

As if the Los Angeles Lakers don't have enough problems on the court these days, here comes another one in the vetting department. The Lakers chose Larry Nance Jr. with the 27th overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, then learned the Wyoming forward sent out a brutal tweet about Kobe Bryant three years ago. "Gee I sure hope Kobe can keep his hands to himself in Denver...
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Cavaliers draft Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's in second round

St. John's versatile forward Sir'Dominic Pointer made it into the second round of the NBA Draft Thursday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers selected him with the 53rd overall pick. The defensive specialist and fierce competitor was selected with the Cavs' final pick. He's a 6-6 prospect who averaged 13.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.9 steals in 33 games during his...
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Knicks top draft pick brings young fan to tears (VIDEO)

Most New York Knicks fans in attendance at the Barclays Center on Thursday night were pretty vocal when their team picked 19-year-old Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 draft pick. The pick triggered loud, long boos from their fans, but one young Knicks fan took it extremely hard. Porzingis, a 7-foot-1 forward is widely considered the biggest gamble at his...
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Alcides Escobar takes nut shot from routine ground ball (VIDEO)

Alcides Escobar is usually pretty adept at handling ground balls but, when he isn't — man it hurts. The Kansas City Royals shortstop misplayed this grounder Wednesday and well ... you know. Let's just call it ball three. this can't feel good--like, at all pic.twitter.com/O4oqU9IR71 — Jose Rivera (@notjoserivera) June 25, 2015
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Whining U.S. Women's World Cup team told to shut up and just play

It seems like all of the non-stop drama and excuses surrounding the U.S. Women's National Team is wearing thin in Canada. As the Americans get set to face China in a World Cup match on Friday night, those connected to the tournament are gritting their teeth every time Team USA opens its mouth. Organizers and analysts are reportedly growing tired of the U.S. complaints about...
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Wall crashes down on minor league outfielder trying to make catch (VIDEO)

There are a couple of reasons outfield walls are in ballparks and that is so home run balls can go over them and players can't go through them. And after one outfielder tried plowing through one during Wednesday's Syracuse Chiefs-Charlotte Knights Triple-A game, this centerfield barrier had the last word. Here’s Chiefs center fielder, Darin Mastroianni, getting swallowed...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Soccer player punked by fake kidnap, terrorist-style execution for ‘hilarious’ Algerian TV prank (VIDEO)

In what has to be the cruelest prank ever devised, a professional soccer player was kidnapped, driven to the desert and threatened with execution — terrorist-style — all for the sake of a "hilarious" TV prank. Algeria international Madjid Bougherra, who played for English teams Charlton Athletic and the Rangers, was subjected to the terrifying ordeal for an Algerian hidden camera...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA coaches don't want to press charges against P. Diddy: Report

The football coaching staff at UCLA has reportedly decided the best thing for the school and everyone involved in the P. Diddy assault case is for the police to drop the charges against the hip-hop mogul. Sources directly connected with the team told TMZ, the coaches are regretful the situation escalated to an arrest. They apparently think Diddy is just an pesky helicopter...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Celebrity 'Core Four' obliges fans with photos at Yankee Stadium (VIDEO)

The stars were out in the Bronx Tuesday night even if they were only in the stands. An hour-and-twenty minute rain delay had Yankees fans feeling a little cranky but that didn't stop this quartet of famous people from posing for photos.Here's Rudy Giuliani, Lorne Michaels, Jimmy Fallon and Paul O'Neill — who came down from the YES Network's booth — making the ugly loss to the...
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Cubs fan holding baby interferes with foul ball at Wrigley Field (VIDEO)

Haven't fans at Wrigley Field learned anything about interfering with a player while the ball is still in play?First there was the infamous Steve Bartman incident which added another year to the Cubbies' World Series drought a few years back — but at least he wasn't holding a baby. During Tuesday night’s game against the Dodgers, not only did a fan pull a Bartman and interfere...
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Odell Beckham Jr. to appear in ESPN The Magazine 'Body Issue'

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will be among 24 other athletes — including Bryce Harper and Kevin Love — appearing in ESPN The Magazine's seventh annual "Body Issue." ODB, who will already grace the "Madden NFL 16" cover this season, will be featured in the photo spread which will include basketball stars DeAndre Jordan and Brittney Griner, U.S. soccer players...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

P. Diddy hit with four charges including battery and making terrorist threats: Report

Sean Combs — better known as P. Diddy to fans — was arrested at the UCLA football training facility Monday afternoon after an alleged altercation with Bruins assistant coach Sal Alosi. Diddy reportedly flew into a rage when Alosi, the strength and conditioning coordinator, yelled at his son, defensive back Justin Combs. Diddy, according to sources, attacked Alosi with a kettlebell...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brazilian teams sweep AVP women's beach volleyball tourney (PHOTOS)

Photos by Tony Mangia With important qualifying points for the 2016 Olympics in their country on the line, the Brazilian women's teams dominated the final day of the AVP Grand Slam beach volleyball tourney on Sunday. The ladies from Brazil were so good, they swept the podium at the St. Petersburg, Florida event. Photos by Tony Mangia Under sunny skies and triple digit temperatures...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson chases down, kicks drone camera at 2015 US Open (VIDEO)

As if the rough terrain wasn't enough, Fox Sports has found some new ways to annoy golfers during the 2015 U.S. Open by implementing drones into their coverage. And not just the flying kind. They’ve set loose ground drones at Chambers Bay too. And Phil Mickelson took action against the creeping intruders. On Friday, Mickelson — who's been hovering at the bottom of...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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