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Cute girl in bikini gets tasered for charity (VIDEO)

This young woman takes a taser like a champ and raised money for charity after a group of men each donated $100 to watch her get shocked.Charity — a good thing.  Tasering a woman like that — way too creepy.Cops, tasers and bikinis? Must be getting ready for spring break.
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Skydiver almost hit by meteorite during jump

A Norwegian skydiver almost had a close encounter of the deadly kind after a meteorite went hurtling by him in mid-air while he plummeted to earth — and it was all caught on video in what geologists called a world-first occurrence.Anders Helstrup was the lucky skydiver who just being pulverized by the chuck of space rock as it flew past him at 300mph after he jumped from a plane...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Schumacher shows 'moments of consciousness'

In what has to be the first positive news for fans and family of Michael Schumacher in a long time, the Formula 1 racing champion is showing "moments of consciousness and awakening."After more than three months in a coma, the seven-time champion is "making progress," said Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm.Schumacher has opened his eyes and has had interaction with his environment...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ominous tornado clouds move in on Double-A game in Texas

On Thursday night, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) were set to do battle with the Frisco Rough Riders (Rangers) in Double-A ball, but Mother Nature had other ideas.Jasen Southward was able to capture this surreal image of a tornado moving in on the Texas stadium:This is the tornado moving into McKinney. @DFWscanner pic.twitter.com/azjj4swnvF— Baseball Do (@BaseballDo)...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds fan flips off Matt Adams after winning battle for foul ball (VIDEO)

Players battle fans for foul balls in the stands every so often — usually without incident. So it was a little bizarre when the Cardinals Matt Adams and a Reds fan got into a little tiff Thursday night.The Cardinals first baseman and the first-row Reds fan both had a right to Chris Heisey's foul pop during the third inning at Great American Ball Park but, ultimately, it was the...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

White House takes David Ortiz to task for opportunistic selfie

The White House is calling foul on Red Sox slugger David Ortiz taking a shameless selfie with President Obama — which is turning out to be a commercial plug for corporate sponsor Samsung.The situation with “Big Papi” taking the promotional cell phone photo in the middle of a televised event with the president for a paycheck has become hairier than Madonna's armpits and almost...
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April 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

NYC broadcasters blast Daniel Murphy's paternity leave: 'They should have had a C-section!' (VIDEO)

Right before Mike Francesa blasted Daniel Murphy for missing the first two games of the season while on paternity leave, two other New York sports radio hosts were criticizing the New York Mets second baseman for staying with his wife for the birth of their first child.WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason said Murphy should have forced his wife to have a C-section before the season to...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU's Nick O'Leary to miss spring training after another motorcycle accident: Report

Florida State starting tight end Nick O’Leary will miss the rest of spring training because of injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident — his second in less than a year.FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said the All-ACC second teamer injured his ankle and was “skinned from head to toe.”O’Leary, the grandson of golfer Jack Nicklaus, caught 33 passes for 557 yards and seven...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter caught off guard by timing of Astros' dugout salute

In the first inning of the New York Yankees game against the Houston Astros Wednesday night, the home team showed their appreciation for retiring  Derek Jeter with a rare but sincere gesture — exiting the dugout for a standing ovation.It happened during Jeter's at-bat with one out in the first inning, when he walked to the plate and was receiving a nice welcome from the Astros...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

High schooler throws perfect game, strikes out everyone in first varsity start

The real question now for high school pitcher Michael Delio is Where are the Yankees?Delio, a Long Island junior making his first varsity start, tossed a perfect game and struck out all 21 batters to lead Carle Place to a 15-0 win over Hempstead Tuesday in non-league game, reports Newsday."I've had dreams of throwing no-hitters and perfect games but nothing like this," Delio said...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Murray to face hearing after brutal hit on Kostka: Report

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray received a match penalty for the hit on his Tampa Bay Lightning counterpart Michael Kostka Tuesday night, and now he will face a hearing with the league office this week.According to reports, the hearing will take place by phone Thursday morning at 11 EST and his punishment will be at maximum a five-game suspension. Per league rules...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Derek Jeter starts farewell tour by being plunked

The good news during Derek Jeter's first plate appearance of his last season as a player — he got to first base.The bad news — he got hit by a pitch.The Yankee captain got plunked on the left forearm by a Scott Feldman 0-1 fastball, sending him twirling out of the batter’s box and shaking his left arm in pain.While each and every Jeter fan held their collective breaths, Jeets...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets players harassed gay worker at Barclays Center, according to lawsuit

A gay catering service worker claims he was taunted with homophobic slurs by Houston Rockets basketball players while setting up a buffet in their locker room at Barclays Center last year.Rasean Tate says in a federal discrimination lawsuit that his back was turned when the insults were directed his way, reported The New York Post.The 28-year-old Tate claims that he was setting up...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fans settle battle for souvenir bat with game of 'rock, paper, scissors' (VIDEO)

When Edwin Encarnacion struck out to end the bottom of the seventh inning on Tuesday night, he lost the grip on his bat and it sailed into the stands:The Tropicana Field crowd scrambled after the valuable souvenir and, eventually, two fans claimed their right to the rare freebie. While the husky fellow and slender guy battled over the prize, they finally decided there was only one...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Padres ballgirl makes a spectacular catch (VIDEO)

If it wasn't official before, it is now. The Padres have the best fielding ballgirls in the majors.That's because the Petco Park ladies seem to make great catches like this one below. It comes just a couple of nights after we saw another web gem from a different Padres ballgirl in the same location.This fearless young lady down the first-base line drops to her knees to snag a sinking...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles taking DeSean Jackson banner down from Lincoln Financial Field: Report

It looks like the Philadelphia Eagles and DeSean Jackson have officially become consciously uncoupled.According to this tweet below, accompanied by a photo taken outside of Lincoln Financial Field on Tuesday, the Eagles are removing a huge banner of a player who — though the uniform number doesn't appear to be No. 10 — looks like Jackson, the wide receiver they released Friday amid...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Deadly brown snake invades rugby pitch (VIDEO)

Fans and players at a rugby match in Australia got a scare when a deadly snake slithered up into the stands.The NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the North Queensland Cowboys was barely interrupted when a three-foot eastern brown snake made its way into  the crowd, but the fans and announcers got a little nervous. It sounds the commentators got their jollies saying snaike...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets fans boo New York mayor during ceremonial pitch

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed at Citi Field on Monday, even before he had a chance to throw out the first pitch.The lanky, 6-foot-5 right-hander was greeted by Bronx cheers as soon as his name was announced during the Mets opening-day festivities in Flushing.De Blasio — a noted Boston Red Sox fan, wore a Mets cap and jersey with a No. 6 on it in honor of 1960s-era Red...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson's brother-in-law killed in mid-air skydiving collision: Report

The skydiver found dead after a collision with another parachutist in eastern San Diego County on Sunday has been identified as the brother-in-law of six-time NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson.Jordan Janway died while skydiving with two others at Jamul, the county medical examiner's office says in a statement Monday.The 27-year-old Janway collided with one of the other jumpers during...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke commit Grayson Allen soars over 6'11' Jahil Okafor to win McDonald's dunk contest (VIDEO)

To all you Dukies wallowing in misery after the Blue Devils' early exit from Big Dance, look up. Way up.Duke commit Grayson Allen looked pretty good at the McDonald's All-American Game practices Monday and showed he has some major hops by winning the dunk contest.The 6-foot-4 two-guard from Jacksonville, Florida — wearing a Jay Williams Duke jersey —threw down a few dunks over...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn apologizes to President Obama for busting his bracket: Twitter

Just like everyone in their office pool, President Barack Obama picked No. 4 seed Michigan State to win the national championship. That prediction came to an on Sunday, after Connecticut’s 60-54 upset win over the tournament-tested Spartans.The official UConn sports Twitter account was all too happy to zing POTUS about his pick.Sorry about busting your bracket @BarackObama.....
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ukraine soccer player saves rival from swallowing tongue

It was an amazing moment on the pitch when a Ukrainian soccer player was heroically saved by an opposing player after an inadvertent blow to the head during a Ukrainian Premier League match Sunday.The tense scene unfolded after Oleh Husyev of the Dynamo Kiev took the accidental knee from Denys Boyko, goalkeeper for the Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, and went down hard.Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Rodman's game face is bizarre — even for him (VIDEO)

Dennis Rodman is back and more fabulous than ever.The NBA Hall of Famer and unofficial U.S. diplomat played in a Legends of Basketball Tour game in Argentina this weekend wearing a blonde Mohawk, purple lipstick and a face full of makeup.Eccentric, even for Rodman's tastes.VIDEO: Rodman dressed like a drag queen during Legends of Basketball Tour 2014 in Argentina http://t.co/aUT5OJ7Lmc...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres ballgirl already has one of the best catches of the season (VIDEO)

Major League Baseball was barely eight innings old (in the U.S.) and already a San Diego Padres ballgirl might have the catch of the season.Not only does she have great reaction time, but she fully extends over the right side railing to to snag a scorching liner in foul territory — saving a couple of fans in the meantime.The best part — she barely cracks a smile and acts like...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Seventh worker dies building World Cup stadium

Brazil suffered another World Cup-related death this weekend after a construction worker fell at the stadium which will host the championship's opener in Sao Paulo. It was the seventh death attributed to accidents to construction of the World Cup soccer venues.Fabio Hamilton da Cruz, whose age was not disclosed, reportedly fell about 26 feet while helping install temporary seats...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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