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Schiavone hugs ball boy during loss to Serena

Serena Williams beat Francesca Schiavone in the first round of the U.S. Open so soundly on Monday that the loser requested a playful, comforting hug from a surprised ball boy. Williams played Schiavone Monday —and she wasn't so easy on the Italian tennis phenom. Williams, the top-seeded player and defending U.S. Open champion, crushed Schiavone 6-0, 6-1, winning...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Terrifying moment racer's car goes up in flames — with him stuck inside (VIDEO)

A Pennsylvania race car driver had a terrifying brush with death during a recent race when flames engulfed his car —and he was still stuck inside. Mike Stofflet was racing at the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton, Pa. Saturday, when his car flipped. Gasoline started to drip, pooling inside the car's frame, before they ignited and engulfed his car in flames. Stofflet...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The girl from Ringu (The Ring) throws out creepiest first pitch ever (VIDEO)

Americans are used to seeing frightening celebrity first pitches (remember John Wall's murderous toss?) but this Japanese ceremonial pitch may be the creepiest ever. Japanese movie fans may know her as Sadako — the girl from the series of classic psychological horror films which began with with the eerie "Ringu." It was one of the films that started an unending...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Miley Cyrus tweets photo of herself in Michael Jordan hot pants outfit

After Miley Cyrus stripped down to nude latex lingerie and rubbed up against Robin Thicke in one of the most controversial MTV VMA performances ever on Sunday night (here's the video in case you've been on Mars or the same planet Cyrus is from) the former Disney star was suddenly shy when she stepped out the following day on Monday. The 20-year-old vixen was covered up...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants players gets showered when sprinkler system goes off at Coors Field

The fans at Coors Field got a free water show during Monday night's Giants-Rockies game when all of the sprinklers went off for a few seconds during an at-bat in the fourth-inning. With San Francisco already trailing 5-0, one of the announcers wondered if Giants manager Bruce Bochy called it in to the grounds crew to help "wake up his team." The unexpected shower...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Scott Dixon clips tire being carried by member of Will Power’s pit crew (VIDEO)

During the last round of pit stops during Sunday's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Will Power and Scott Dixon entered the pits at the same time. After changing tires, Dixon took off as Travis Law, a crew member for Power's car, was carrying a tire away from the pit. Dixon's rear tire clipped Law's handheld tire as he strolled (yes, strolled) out of the pit area and sent...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings' Jerome Simpson lays out drunk 49ers fan on field

Jerome Simpson caught two passes for 24 yards in the Vikings' third preseason game Sunday night against San Francisco but the biggest play of Simpson's night occurred in the fourth quarter when he tripped a drunk fan who'd run onto the field in a Niners jersey. Typically, when fans run out on the field during a professional sporting event, it's the police...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals' mistake leads to hilarious Chargers touchdown (VIDEO)

Saying things didn't go too well for the Arizona Cardinals Saturday night might be an understatement. Not only did the redbirds lose its first-round draft pick — right guard Jonathan Cooper, who broke his leg and is out indefinitely — but they were on the wrong side of a wacky touchdown in a 24-7 loss to the San Diego Chargers. In the second quarter, the Cardinals were...
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Farmer's Almanac predicts snowstorm during NY/NJ Super Bowl

The Farmers' Almanac usually isn't the first publication you check out when you're sizing up the Super Bowl but — with this year's big game being held outside in a cold weather location for the first time — it might be more important than any NFL guide. That is if you believe the 197-year-old publication's prediction that a winter storm will hit the Northeast...
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Running with the bulls event comes to American race track (VIDEO)

A bull-running event inspired by the traditional spectacle in Pamplona, Spain made its U.S. debut on a Virginia car racetrack. The Great Bull Run held its first of several events Saturday at the Virginia Motorsports Park drag-racing strip in Dinwiddie,Va. Eight groups of 500 paid $60-75 for a chance to run a quarter-mile-long track with the 1,500-pound bulls. Organizers say thousands...
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler's unbelievable hidden ball inside-the-park home run

It's a lesson every kid learns day one in Little League — the play isn't over until the umpire makes a call. Chicago White Sox leftfielder Dayan Viciedo finally learned that lesson to his dismay. A ground ball down the left-field line eluded Vicedo and got lost behind the wall allowing Ian Kinsler to round the bases for a bizarre inside-the-park homer. While logic...
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson plays Nintendo classic 'Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!' for first time (VIDEO)

It was a bout 26 years in the making but, former undisputed champion of the world, Mike Tyson was recently given the opportunity to play the 1987 hit game "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!" Despite lending his name to the title of the game, 47-year-old Iron Mike had never played the Nintendo classic. When the game was released in 1987, Tyson, then 21, had started a tour...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Huff flips ball with glove to get sensational out at first (VIDEO)

Yankee reliever David Huff jumps off the mound and shovels the ball with his glove to first base to retire Josh Thole on his sacrifice bunt during Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays. Huff's backhanded flip helped the red-hot Yankees get the 4-2 victory. Your browser does not support iframes.
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets give players 'Media Bridges' cards with phrases to use with reporters

The New York Jets organization gave its players handy cards called "Media Bridges" complete with phrases to use with reporters. It's chock full of the standard responses that seem to divert answers and avoid controversy. Manish Mehta of the N.Y. Daily News posted photos of the front and back of the cards which will hopefully bridge the gap between the Jets players...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Sonic to start putting edible college football logos on burger buns

Anyone who has ever said they were hungry for more football will now have a chance to put their money where their mouth is, or  — in this case — mouth where their money is. Drive-in fast-food chain Sonic announced Wednesday start offering regionally-flavored burgers with college football team logos stamped onto the buns. The Oklahoma City-based chain is experimenting with...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Victor Cruz wears walking boot, still confident of Week 1 return

As Victor Cruz got ready to meet the media Tuesday, he tried to paint a pretty picture for Giants fans despite the sight of the star wideout hobbling on crutches and in a walking boot. Cruz was upbeat and confident he will be ready for Week 1 in Dallas, but coach Tom Coughlin sounded less enthusiastic. "Why does everybody look so sad?" Cruz asked as he limped up to...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor league team introduces lucky winner of free funeral promotion

Everyone knows minor league baseball is famous for its wacky promotions to attract new fans and keep them coming back to the park. But what about a team having a giveaway for someone who might not be passing through the turnstiles for very long? If you consider giving away a free funeral at a baseball game as entertainment both morbid and strange, the wild promotion by the Lehigh...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain nearly tackles Jose Reyes for out (VIDEO)

In case you haven't heard, football is back at Yankee Stadium. It's too bad Joba Chamberlain doesn't know that the season doesn't start for a couple of weeks. The Yankees reliever lost his footing while applying a tag to Jose Reyes that nearly knocks the Blue Jays shortstop over during the first game the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader. Maybe the struggling...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Erick Aybar gets plunked, strikes out too (VIDEO)

Striking out and getting hit by a pitch have to be the worst feelings in baseball —  both physically and emotionally.  So what happens when you are the recipient of both at the same time? The Angels' Erick Aybar found that out Monday after striking out swinging while being hit by a Joe Smith pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning. In case you're unfamiliar with the...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Three 'bored' teens randomly kill college baseball player

Three teenagers, who claim they were "bored," randomly shot an innocent college baseball player while he was jogging on a residential street. The Australian man, out for a jog in an Oklahoma neighborhood, was reportedly shot and killed by a  the trio of young men who decided to kill someone for fun, according to The Associated Press. Christopher Lane, who was visiting...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants player and ball girl collide going for ball (VIDEO)

San Francisco outfielder Joaquin Arias runs into foul territory and takes a popup away from a Giants ballgirl in the ninth inning in game against the Red Sox Monday night. Look at it this way —she could have been A-Rod getting beaned in Boston. Who said that? Your browser does not support iframes.
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB surprises A-Rod's lawyer by waiving confidentially clause before 'Today Show' appearance

Alex Rodriguez's high-powered lawyer Joe Tacopina was blindsided by "Today Show" host Matt Lauer when the famous criminal lawyer claimed he was anxious to talk about Rodriguez and his case against baseball — as he fights to overturn a 211 game ban he was given for his part in the Biogenesis scandal — but wasn't allowed to because of MLB's confidentiality...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith reportedly driving around NYC in armored car

It looks like New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith is already finding ways to spend some of the money from his new $24 million deal with the NBA team. According to the New York Post, Smith was seen driving up to the restaurant Catch in Manhattan's  Meatpacking District behind the wheel of a Gurkha F5 armored vehicle.  Smith, who’s recovering after surgery on his...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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Half-court shot wins free spring tuition

The crowd went berserk after a Ball State freshman won free tuition for his spring semester when he drained a shot from beyond half court during the school's "Welcome Week."

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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez paid for Anthony Bosch's attorney: Report

Alex Rodriguez prepared us when he said the next seven weeks would be a "bumpy road" and we can expect "a story like this" every day — now it seems A-Rod might have run into a pothole that even his legal team can't fill. The latest bombshell involving A-Rod, according to ESPN's "Outside the Lines," claims the embattled New York Yankees...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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