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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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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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1 day ago  |  Discuss

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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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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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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2 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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