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A-Rod takes ALS ice bucket challenge (VIDEO)

The ALS ice bucket challenge has gotten so big it's taken Alex Rodriguez away from rehabbing at the University of Miami to put his time to another good use.The embattled Yankees third baseman hasn't been seen or heard from much since losing his appeal and serving his 162-game suspension for alleged performance-enhancing drug violations. But love him or loathe him, A-Rod returned...
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David Ortiz and Albert Pujols have adorable battle at first base (VIDEO)

When you think of David Ortiz and Albert Pujols, the first things that comes to mind are probably home runs and championships.The last thing you would think of is the two future Hall of Famers fighting each other at first base.And you would be right … sort of.On Wednesday night, the two sluggers had a playful battle with each other while meeting up at the corner a couple of times...
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Brett Gardner does his own incredible version of Derek Jeter's 'The Catch' (VIDEO)

Brett Gardner tracked down a ball in foul territory and made an incredible catch at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night, flipping over the left field wall and tumbling into the stands for the out.Brett Gardner, superhuman: http://t.co/CyGShCdycg #Yankees http://t.co/i7qkvAj4CR— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 21, 2014In a way, it's sort of reminiscent of Derek Jeter's legendary...
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NFL wants performers to pay to play Super Bowl halftime show: Report

Last year's Super Bowl halftime show had more viewers than the actual game and the freebie television extravaganza is so coveted by artists in the music industry, they schmooze the NFL long before a big name performer is secured for the gig.But this year the National Football League is asking potential performers to pay to play the high-profile concert, according to The Wall...
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Kole Calhoun robs Brock Holt of home run with towering catch at wall (VIDEO)

Kole Calhoun — the Angels outfielder with a rodeo wrangler's name — corralled a long fly ball to rob Brock Holt of a three-run homer with a ridiculous catch Tuesday night at Fenway Park.Calhoun timed his second-inning catch perfectly before leaping over the right field wall bailing out Jared Weaver — who looked ready to be stampeded by the Red Sox doggies..@KoleCalhoun...
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St. Louis Rams offer free tickets to Ferguson-area high schools

There doesn't seem to be anything that anyone can do to ease the tension in Ferguson, Mo. right now, but one NFL team has made a small attempt at bringing normalcy back for some school kids in the nearby area.The St. Louis Rams organization is offering free tickets to Saturday’s preseason game to area schools overwhelmed by the riots which followed the police shooting of...
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Peyton bounces back from lame rap video with hilarious Gatorade spots (VIDEO)

It looks like it's time for Peyton Manning to dump his straight man (we're talking about about you Eli) and get back to what he does best — starring in funny TV commercials all by himself.After this summer's less than sidesplitting DirecTV's new Fantasy Zone commercial with his bro, the Denver Broncos quarterback has bounced back with a couple of hilarious spots...
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Neil Walker hits home run ball into Allegheny River ... no really (VIDEO)

On Monday night, Pirates second baseman Neil Walker jacked a baseball over the PNC Park stands and into the Allegheny River and no, it wasn't just a mic'd up Andrew McCutchen's exaggeration of the home run shot.Walker literally hit the ball into the river.Walker's solo home run was just the 35th ever to reach the Allegheny River on a bounce, and he's 23rd player...
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Taiwanese sculpture of Kobe Bryant features snake biting his Achilles (PHOTO)

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has a number of statues displayed around the world in his honor, but this sculpture may be just a little too bizarre even in praise.The Taiwanese sculpture looks to be that of Los Angeles forward holding a basketball while wrestling with a mamba.But, if you look closely, the snake also appears to be biting Kobe's Achilles, which he tore at the end of...
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Rafael Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal has announced he will not defend his U.S. Open crown due to his ongoing recovery from a wrist injury.In a statement posted to Facebook on Monday morning, Nadal said he won't compete at the Grand Slam event, which begins next Monday in New York. Siento anunciar que no podré participar en el US Open, torneo en el que en los últimos años he tenido muy buenos.....
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Jimmie Johnson tries using vice grip when shifter breaks (VIDEO)

The shifter handle on the transmission of Jimmie Johnson's car broke during Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 race so he and his team made a frantic attempt at fixing the problem.When Johnson pitted under green the team handed him a pair of pliers and a vise grip to attach to the remaining part of the shifter handle so Johnson could shift the gears in the car.However, he couldn...
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Yankee Stadium to debut metal detectors ahead of MLB mandate: Report

Fans hoping to make it up to the Bronx for the Yankees series against the Astros this week might want to budget their time if they don't want to miss any of Derek Jeter's final at-bats.The Yankees announced Friday that as part of Major League Baseball’s initiative to screen fans entering all 30 Major League parks for the start of the 2015 season with metal detectors, they...
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Cameraman makes outstanding one-handed catch while behind the lens (VIDEO)

Cameraman get to see lots of games from behind the television monitor but rarely do they become part of the action.During Sunday's Padres-Cardinals game, this intrepid cameraman snagged Peter Bourjos' foul ball with one bare hand while keeping focused on the other task at hand — namely catching the baseball game through his lens.Not only did the Busch Stadium camera guy...
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Man U's Ashley Young gets mouthful of bird poop during match (VIDEO)

Soccer fans around the world were left gagging in disgust after footage of a white foreign substance landing in the mouth of Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young went viral.Film evidence points at bird droppings as the culprit, although the mystery substance also resembled spit, meaning Young may have caught a stray loogie as the Red Devils fell, 2-1, to Swansea in Week One...
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Kid gets foul ball from dad, promptly throws it back onto field (VIDEO)

We all know the drill. Dad catches a foul ball, gives it to his kid and everyone goes home happy.Apparently this little Cardinals fan didn't know the routine. The Padres-Cardinals game had barely gotten underway on Saturday when this young fan had himself the souvenir ball his gloved-up dad caught. And before you could say "awww," the kid showed us his...
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Cristiano Ronaldo impersonator invades soccer pitch in full uniform (VIDEO)

Fans invading the soccer pitch these days are about as common as supermodel WAGs at a Premier League team party, but at least this delusional fan used some ingenuity before his romp to glory.This dolt snuck onto the pitch right before a corner kick during Real Madrid's friendly clash with Italian team Fiorentina in Warsaw wearing an exact replica of the team's uniform emblazoned...
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Miss Texas may have thrown the worst first pitch of all time (VIDEO)

One sure thing we found out about beauty queen Monique Evans before Friday's Angels-Rangers game — throwing baseballs isn't in the Miss Texas 2014's repertoire of talent.While the pageant winner's form looked pretty good from this angle, it seems like the ball was just a little bit outside.I'm sure she'll do better in the bathing suit competition.Your browser...
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Jimmy Graham dunks twice over crossbar, gets two penalties (GIF)

Despite the offseason rule change that penalizes dunking over the crossbar, Jimmy Graham did it twice during New Orleans' 31-24 preseason win vs. the Titans Friday night.Not once, but twice!The first time, the tight end had just caught a touchdown pass from Luke McCown when he ran to the post and dunked it full force. He immediately was hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike...
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Teddy Roosevelt destroys Pirates Pierogi with aerial assault (VIDEO)

Mascot races are getting downright nasty these days and Friday's action at Nationals Park might have taken this feud to a new level — or leveling.In the case of the Pirates Pierogies and their ongoing feud with the Nationals' Racing Presidents, Theodore Roosevelt's famous foreign policy phrase, "speak softly and carry a big stick" just became "carry...
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Great-great-grandmother, 99, breaks 100-meter world record

A 99-year-old woman finished last in a 100-meter race Tuesday but set a new world record while running away with the show in the process.Ida Keeling, a great-great grandmother from New York, broke a record for a 100-meter race by crossing the finish line in a non-wind aided time of 59.8 seconds.Running at the Gay Games on the University of Akron track in her favorite Nike gold sneakers...
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Herd of cows invade pitch during soccer match in Peru (VIDEO)

A cup game in Peru was interrupted by a stampeding herd of cows as they invaded the pitch during the Copa Peru match between Minsa and Expreso Inambari.You can bet the grass and cuds vendor was pretty busy.
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WATCH: Jays fans troll Rodney with arrows

Throughout his career Fernando Rodney has irritated opposing fans with his routine of shooting an imaginary bow and arrow into the stands after each save.On Thursday, a group of Blue Jays fans trolled the Mariners closer by drawing back on their own invisible bows and riddling Rodney with barrage of unseen arrows as he walked out to the mound.These guys might want to brush up on...
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Steinbrenner: Yankees expect a 'fit' A-Rod back next season

The New York Yankees seem to be softening their stance on Alex Rodriguez these days.With the reality of A-Rod's 162-game suspension ending after this season finally setting in, Hal Steinbrenner said for the first time that the Yankees fully expect him back in uniform for 2015."That's what he's planning for,'' Steinbrenner said. "And that's what...
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Astros fan has fallen trying to catch a foul ball and can't get up (VIDEO)

Carlos Corporan sent a foul popup into the left-field stands of Minute Maid Park during Wednesday's Twins-Astros game. It looked like it might be an easy catch for a fan sitting just off the third-base line. He got set, had both hands ready and waited for his big moment.Then those pesky seats got in the way.The worst part? Some dude in a retro Astros jersey snags the souvenir...
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Kevin Ward Jr. died from massive blunt head trauma: Report

Kevin Ward Jr. died of massive blunt force trauma when he was hit by a race car driven by NASCAR star Tony Stewart, his autopsy has revealed.The autopsy was completed on Monday, two days after the 20-year-old New York sprint car driver died after the incident on the track at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said.Authorities questioned Stewart following...
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