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Horse's freak death at Churchill Downs blamed on track's new sound system: Report

A racehorse died Thursday at Churchill Downs after a freak fall that the trainer blamed on the sound of a starting gate bell blaring on the track's new sound system attached to the racetrack's vaunted new video board.The 5-year-old mare Never Tell Lynda was walking toward the paddock on the dirt track when she reared, twisted and fell, hitting her head, said her trainer, Kenneth...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

David Robertson's reaction to Adam Dunn's walk-off homer says it all (VIDEO)

Adam Dunn crushed a walk-off two-run homer to right-center field to give the White Sox a 6-5 win over the Yankees Friday night.Yankee closer David Robinson's body language says it all about how he felt after feeding a juicy fastball to the Big Donkey.Or, as the Chicago announcers put it, "Yeah ... yeah ... hell yeah."Your browser does not support iframes.
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Carl Crawford fakes out Phillies fans after catching final out (GIF)

You've seen it a zillion times. A player makes a catch to end the inning, then flips the ball into the stands and give some lucky fan a souvenir. Not this time.Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford had another idea on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. He caught the final out of his team's 2-0 win over the Phillies and faked out the hometown fans as a visiting player.Those are Phillies...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' ballboy flips over railing going for foul ball (VIDEO)

This Blue Jays ballboy goes all out trying to snare a hard-hit foul ball and tumbles over the right field wall into the stands Friday night.The ballboy (ballman?) with the soul patch didn't snag the ball, but he puts his body on the line to deflect the wayward ball and probably save a couple of slow moving fans from the scorching drive.Your browser does not support iframes.
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Carcillo faces lengthy suspension after contact with linesman (VIDEO)

Down 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals to Rangers, the Canadiens decided to physically take it to their New York counterparts in Game 3 at Madison Square Garden and came out on top after a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory.Adding insult to injury from Thursday night's Rangers home loss could be a potential lengthy suspension for forward Daniel Carcillo — after he made contact with...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: McIlroy dumped Woz because relationship was distraction

Golfer Rory McIlroy may have publicly told the world he was calling off his wedding to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki at an awkward press conference, but the fickle Irishman left a lot of questions about his sudden change of heart at the dais.Now sources say McIlroy abruptly called things off with his Danish fiancee partly because his personal life was affecting his game, reports...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Vick believes he can take Jets to Super Bowl

Michael Vick may have been talking like a backup quarterback this past week, but that doesn't mean the Jets' new acquisition isn't making predictions like a starter. Taking a page out of the Rex Ryan book of eye-rolling prophecies, Vick said he can take the Jets to the big game — contradicting what he said earlier the same day about conceding the opening day spot to Geno Smith...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruno Xavier score is being called the greatest goal in the history of... beach soccer (VIDEO)

Bruno Xavier may not be a name familiar to most sports fans and beach soccer gets about as much respect as beach Frisbee in the U.S. but, after this goal on a sand-covered pitch, Xavier may become worthy of a single-named fame in Brazil — where the sport is wildly popular.And now, many are calling this barefooted score the greatest goal in the history of the sport.Xavier, considered...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig comes out of nowhere to rob Mets on incredible diving catch (VIDEO)

Yasiel Puig comes out of nowhere and extends his body to make this outstanding catch on a fly ball to right-center robbing Wilmer Flores of a hit Thursday night. The Dodgers rightfielder even got a standing ovation from highlight-starved Mets fans at Citi Field for the amazing, diving, backhanded stab.Your browser does not support iframes.And the Mets also chimed in.Wilmer just...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish freezes Torii Hunter with 55-mph junk pitch

During Thursday's game between the Rangers and Tigers, Yu Darvish got creative with an 0-2 count and two outs against Torii Hunter. The Rangers pitcher didn't get strike three with the whimsical eephus pitch, but it forced Hunter's head to spin.Darvish's 55-mph, low-speed junk throw came at the right time — a seven-run lead and no one on base — to have a little fun. And even...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs prospect hits five home runs in five consecutive at-bats (VIDEO)

The record for hitting consecutive Major or Minor League home runs was four in a row, set most recently by Carlos Gonzalez in 2012 and Carlos Delgado in 2003. And now, thanks to Jon Griffin, that record is broken. During two games on Wednesday and Thursday, the Diamondbacks prospect hit five home runs in five consecutive plate appearances while playing for the Double-A Mobile BayBears...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurned Wozniacki takes jab at Man U fan McIlroy via Twitter

Spurned Caroline Wozniacki took a Twitter dig at Manchester United supporter and former fiance Rory McIlroy after his "totally unexpected" wedding cancellation just days after the couple sent out wedding invitations.The 23-year-old tennis star broke her silence over the split, taking to Twitter to thank her fans for their support.But it seemed she could not resist a subtle dig at...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson prefers Brian Shaw over Derek Fisher

Being spurned by Steve Kerr in the New York Knicks coaching hunt hasn't deterred Phil Jackson from kicking the shins of a few of his other former minions. But the Zen Master may be setting himself up for another brush-off if he goes after Brian Shaw — the Nuggets coach who keeps insisting that he is content in Denver.All the talk these days seems to be focused on Derek Fisher taking...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

F1 car races through a crowded highway traffic in Holland (VIDEO)

This is something you certainly don’t see in the U.S. — unless it Brandon Jacobs headed down to Atlantic City on the Garden State Parkway. This F1 race car was filmed just as it blasts through a bunch of cars in what appears to be normal everyday highway traffic in the Netherlands.If it seems implausible that a driver just happened to break loose from a racing circuit track...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Wacha hit by foul ball in dugout, suffers bruised elbow

The baseballs seemed to have Michael Wacha in their sights all night Wednesday against the Diamondbacks — whether the Cardinals starter was on the mound or in the safety of the dugout.In the sixth-inning, Wacha couldn't dodge a Matt Adams foul ball that was drilled into the Cardinals dugout,  ricocheted off the wall and hit the right-hander in his pitching arm.Wacha wouldn't come...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series bullfight cancelled after all the matadors are gored: Report

For the first time in 35 years, and halfway through the the Fiesta of San Isidro, the biggest official bullfight event of the season was cancelled after three matadors were gored — one of them seriously — and no one was left to fight the usually doomed bulls.First to lose was David Mora. Brought down by his first bull of the afternoon, he was gored in three places as he was...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants' No.1 draft pick says 'threesome' story is a hoax: Report

The New York Giants have asked the NFL to investigate a woman claiming to be the fiancée of their newly signed No. 1 draft pick, Odell Beckham Jr., after she spread sordid tales about his sex life — and he flat-out denied even knowing her.The woman, identified as Erica Mendez, claimed in a report published Tuesday that the Giants’ new receiver had a threesome with strippers...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Pollock makes sensational wall-crashing, bobble catch

The Diamondbacks would pretty much like to forget about Tuesday night's 5-0 loss to the Cardinals, all except A.J. Pollock's bone crunching catch in centerfield.Pollock chased down Yadier Molina's towering hit and crashed into the wall before bobbling the elusive ball and securing it in his mitt.Even Cardinals fans gave the skilled fielder a round of applause after the stadium...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MMA fighter taps himself out to spare overmatched opponent of a beat-down (VIDEO)

This is something you don't ordinarily see inside an MMA ring or ever even imagined could happen.While completely dominating his Prison City Fight League amateur MMA match against Jeremy Rasner, fighter Mike Pantangco tapped out during the bout to spare his overmatched opponent the pain and humiliation a a total beat-down.In the video, Pantangco can be seen completely outclassing...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy breaks off engagement to Caroline Wozniacki just days after sending out wedding invites: Report

It look like Rory McIlroy has lost more than his game these days, the Irish golfer has also lost his nerve.McIlroy, looking visibly upset at a press conference ahead of an upcoming tournament, announced he had broken off his five-month engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki just days after sending out wedding invitations.The former world number-one ranked golfer said the...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

'Hero cat' throws out ceremonial first pitch (VIDEO)

The cat that was hailed a hero, after a video of her saving a young boy from a dog attack went viral, has thrown the first pitch at a baseball game. Tara the California cat threw a ceremonial pitch at the start of a Bakersfield Blaze baseball game on Tuesday.In case you've been living in a doghouse and haven't seen the video, four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo was viciously bitten...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey wants to pitch this season and Mets might relent: Report

Matt Harvey is planning to pitch this season — and the Mets might actually be down with his quest to get back on the mound sooner than later.Might be.Less than three weeks away from throwing off a mound for the first time since his Oct. 22 Tommy John surgery, the rehabbing Mets righthander said Tuesday the idea of pitching for the club in August or September felt “possible....
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Little Mets fan tries desperately to start one-out rally (GIF)

It was the bottom of the ninth in Tuesday night's Dodgers-Mets game. The Mets were down 9-4, with one out left before the few Mets fans remaining in Citi Field would do their sad shuffle for the No. 7 train.But this young lady would not give up on her team, no matter how futile it seemed:The little girl's range of expressions run from innocent passion to wild-eyed desperation and...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim McMahon, former players sue NFL for 'illegally' supplying drugs: Report

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon and seven other ex-NFL players claim the NFL illegally gave them narcotics and other painkillers that led to addiction and long-term medical complications in a bombshell lawsuit filed on Tuesday.This comes on the heels of the league agreeing to pay $765 million last year to players who claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the NFL concealed...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

MMA fighters arrested for beating Manhattan nightclub bouncer: report

Two top mixed-martial-arts fighters — part of the famed Gracie clan — were busted for helping to beat a bouncer outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub early Monday, law-enforcement sources told the N.Y. Post.Renzo Gracie and his cousin Igor were arrested along with five other people for the 1:30 a.m. beat-down of Craig Molesphini outside 1 OAK in the Meatpacking District, sources...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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