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Argentinian gangs planning ambush on England's hooligans during World Cup: Report

You might want to file this under the What Goes Around Comes Around or the You Asked For It sports category. Police are warning English soccer hooligans headed to the World Cup in Brazil that Argentinian thugs are planning to ambush and attack them after they arrive. More than 650 violent "ultras" are believed to be travelling to the tournament in Brazil from nearby Argentina...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter's mental lapse contributes to Mariners win (VIDEO)

Derek Jeter's reputation for giving foul balls to little kids in the stands is pretty well documented, but that same charitable effort gave the Mariners a triple and helped contribute to a Yankees loss Monday night.Jeter's rare mental lapse was scored as a "triple to shallow left," but that's really understating what happened after he was ready to give what he thought was a foul...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets' Matt den Dekker robs home run, throws out runner and eats in outfield (VIDEO)

Mets outfielder Matt den Dekker robbed Ryan Howard of a homer in the second inning then, one inning later, threw out Reid Brignac at the plate all before refueling with a mouthful of snacks at CenturyLink Field Monday night. The long-haired Mets player — with probably the best Twitter handle in baseball — @UpperDekker — made the two memorable defensive and single digestive...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Remy's son sporting 'newly acquired' neo-Nazi '88' tattoo during recent court appearance (PHOTO)

The son of Boston Red Sox legend Jerry Remy flashed what appeared to be a newly acquired neo-Nazi tattoo in court last week, as he pleaded guilty to the brutal murder of his girlfriend.Jared Remy — the son of the former Red Sox second baseman and broadcaster — raised his cuffed right hand to his face during his Tuesday appearance, showing off a small, crudely inked '88' that...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter plans to own a baseball team after retiring

Anyone who thought Derek Jeter was going to just settle back in his St. Petersburg mansion after his playing days are over might want to prepare themselves to start calling him The Boss.The Yankees’ captain — who has repeatedly claimed he has no aspirations to manage — said he would like to be an owner one day.“That’s the next goal, buddy,” Jeter said at his 18th annual...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey's unbelievable backheel spin move is worth watching again (GIF)

USA forward Clint Dempsey  took center stage in USA’s warm-up game against Turkey at Red Bull Arena on Sunday.The forward produced one of the best nutmegs you will ever see but unfortunately couldn’t get to the ball before the keeper came out to snag it.Still, it's worth watching again.The U.S. Men’s national team beat Turkey 2-1 in the World Cup tuneup match in New York and...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Flying bouncy slide with kids inside stops lacrosse game (VIDEO)

A game of lacrosse came to a flying halt as a bouncy slide got ripped from its stakes and rolled across a Colorado park with a child still inside.A sudden of wind at Littleton’s Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Jamboree lifted the slide into the air and tossed a little girl off, but trapped a 10-year-old boy as it tumbled and bounced “like a bag in the wind,” according to Colorado’s...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tajh Boyd 'interviews' Johnny Manziel while under a table (PHOTO)

The photo below was taken Saturday at the NFLPA rookie premiere in Los Angeles. It shows Jets rookie quarterback Tajh Boyd pretending to interview Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel while Johnny Football hangs out under a table.Tahj Boyd "interviews" Johnny Manziel at the Rookie Premiere, while Manziel rested under a table. Yep,… http://t.co/H60K87U9cm— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher on future: 'It's too fresh of a wound'

Derek Fisher is pretty sure his NBA playing days probably ended Saturday night after the Thunder were ousted from the playoffs. But now the doors have possibly opened for new career as head coach of the New York Knicks or Los Angeles Lakers. Again — possibly.The 17-year NBA veteran, who lingered on the court after the Thunder loss, said he had too much respect for his teammates...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators pull off hidden ball trick in NCAA postseason game (VIDEO)

The Florida Gators perfectly executed the ol' hidden ball trick against the College Of Charleston on the opening day of NCAA regional play Friday.Gators pitcher Logan Shore was pretending to tie his shoe in the first inning while shortstop Richie Martin secretly still had the ball in his glove.As the Cougars' Nick Pappas stepped off second base, Martin quickly tagged him out.Unfortunately...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins graphic makes everyone love Derek Jeter

If you've watched any baseball this season, then you know every team the New York Yankees face is throwing loving tributes and clever parting gifts Derek's Jeter's way.He's had a Hall of Fame career, and been a great ambassador for the game. However, let's just say that someone in charge of writing the "scouting reports" for the Twins' broadcast of their game against the Yankees...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierzynski gets walk-off triple after two Rays outfielders collide (VIDEO)

It was a Friday night of Red Sox and Rays players constantly clashing at home plate, but the game was decided after two Tampa Bay players collided with each other in centerfield.A.J. Pierzynski won the contentious game with a triple as Boston beat Tampa Bay, 3-2, in 10 innings at Fenway Park. The fifth straight win for the Red Sox was even sweeter for the home team after manager...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: FBI investigating Phil Mickelson for insider trading

This is a hazard Phil Mickelson never encountered on the golf course — and one that the squeaky-clean golfer might find more difficult than any sand trap.The Masters champion and Carl Icahn — the wealthiest man on Wall Street — are being probed by a joint FBI and Securities and Exchange  Commission investigation over claims of insider trading involving them and legendary Las...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nori Aoki takes nut shot on missed foul ball (GIF)

The whole sequence of events on this missed foul ball by Nori Aoki looks very painful — especially the ending.The Royals outfielder chases a foul down the right field line before sliding and missing the ball with his mitt — all before the ball hits him square in the family jewels.Aoki looked shaken up but otherwise OK. He went on to get two hits in the game after the ball had...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Stepan and Brandon Prust hug it out after Rangers win

The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 1-0, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final, advancing to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years.Meaning it was time for one of the greatest traditions in hockey – the postgame handshake line.All eyes were on Derek Stepan of the Rangers and Brandon Prust of the Canadiens, after Prust broke the jaw of the former...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

50 Cent’s botched first pitch was a publicity stunt: Report

The pathetic first pitch 50 Cent threw out on Tuesday before the New York Mets took on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field is going down as one of the worst opening throws in MLB history.Fiddy's motion was awkward, and the ball sailed far to the left of the catcher, making everyone wonder if he was aiming for the side of his boyhood Queens home.The rapper's toss did get a lot of...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dude almost breaks neck trying to bench press a lot of weight (VIDEO)

First rule of Weight Club: Use a spotter. Second rule of Weight Club: Don't videotape your own demise.New rule of Weight Club: You do not talk about Weight Club.This dude, who looks like elbow-locking 200 pounds would be a struggle, tried to bench press what looks to be at least 350 lbs without a spotter — to nearly disastrous results.The guy almost breaks his neck after his left...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter gets curtain call and he didn't even play (PHOTO)

In what happened to be a first, even for Derek Jeter, the Yankees captain got a curtain call from the crowd — although though he didn't play.Jeter was stretching his idle muscles in the clubhouse at the end of the sixth inning when he noticed the in-house feed of the Busch Stadium scoreboard, which was showing a highlight reel of his career, complete with interviews from Cardinals...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nigeria goalkeeper appears to intentionally throw ball into own net (VIDEO)

Nigeria goalkeeper Austin Ejide sure picked a bad time to apparently throw the ball into his own net. The  bizarre own goal was disallowed in Nigeria's 2-2 draw with Scotland but it came on the heels of a Nigerian soccer fixing investigationThe 30-year-old appeared to throw the ball into his net during the friendly after coming to claim a corner and making contact with Blackburn...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Sardinas flips bat, walks to first with the count still 3-2

During Wednesday night's game against the Twins, Rangers rookie Luis Sardinas flipped his bat and proudly took his first Major League walk:But there was a little problem — although Minnesota pitcher Kyle Gibson had in fact thrown a ball — Sardinas forgot the count and it was only 3-2:On the next pitch, Sardinas flew out to left field, forcing him to take an even longer walk...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Angry dad charges mat to confront ref at a youth wrestling event (VIDEO)

A young wrestler got a nice pin at the NHSCA Duals last weekend in Virginia Beach but it didn't come without some extra grappling off of the mat.One parent was so incensed that the referee may have allowed his son to get hurt — after a prolonged half nelson/short hook hold — he jumped on the mat to confront the official after his son got up in obvious visible and audible  pain...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter leading American League All-Star shortstop voting: Report

If the early polls are any indication, Derek Jeter is headed for one final All-Star Game. The first American League voting results for the 2014 All-Star Game have been announced, and if the vote ended today, Tigers and Yankees fans would be very happy. Every position but third base has a Detroit or New York player among the top three, including all six starting outfielders among...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter shoos away adults to give ball to young fan

Derek Jeter knows just how much rarer one of his game balls become with each passing inning and it has sort of become up to him to make sure some of the prized souvenirs don't fall into the wrong hands.The Yankees' captain shooed away a few greedy grown-ups so he could roll a baseball to a boy behind the dugout during Tuesday's game against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The thrilled...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cyclist eats asphalt while celebrating victory (VIDEO)

At the finish of the 2014 Tour of Somerville, 18-year-old Noah Granigan celebrated his close victory in the New Jersey junior criterium race with arms raised . . . and then immediately went down hard, sliding a good thirty feet past the finish.But, as the fan in the video snarkily puts it: "At least he won.""I looked like I hit something. I had a pretty big gap, so I got a little...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Female runners collide during baton exchange at World Relays (VIDEO)

This isn't exactly how baton exchanges are taught in training, but things got a little scrambled for two teams during the 4x1,500-meter relay at the IAAF World Relays on Saturday.United States runner Katie Mackey was focused on receiving the handoff from teammate Heather Kampf, so she wasn't able to see that Australia's Zoe Buckman was right in front of her as she started to run...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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