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 Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson #TackleEbola
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 

DEVELOPING STORY

One dead, one missing -- and he may be linked

The arrest of Jesse Matthew -- suspected in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham -- has resulted in a break in the 2009 death case of another young woman. FULL STORY
 
 
 
 
 
 Five babies test positive for TB in Texas
By Jacque Wilson, CNN
 
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(CNN) -- Five babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed to the infectious disease at a local hospital, the city's health department says.

Providence Memorial Hospital has identified more than 850 infants and 43 health care workers who were potentially exposed after a nurse came to work with an active case of TB some time between September 2013 and August 2014. He or she worked with infants in the nursery and in the post-partum unit at the hospital.

It's important to note, health officials said, that the babies who tested positive do not have active cases of TB. Four of them received the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine for TB that may be generating false positives. Still, all will be given treatment.

"I first of all want to apologize to the families that are affected by this, and let you know as CEO of Providence Memorial Hospital, I and my colleagues take absolutely ownership of our role in this," Eric Evans said at a news conference last week.

45 infants added to TB exposure list

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/29/health/babies-test-positive-tb/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

 

 
                    
 
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Roger Goodell Wants To Meet With Charlie Strong To Discuss Discipline and Values, Per Report
 
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Rainbow over Yankee Stadium. Can't make this stuff up.

Derek Jeter's nephew tips his cap
 
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The front page. Get it on newsstands in a few hours!

 

 

 Donovan McNabb and Ephraim Salaam "dancing" on FS1

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Giants vs. Washington 2014 final score: New York's 45-14 blowout win

 

 Redskins Fans Celebrate 14-0 Deficit While Giants Fan Rolls Eyes

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Down 14-0 to your heated rivals at home? Don’t let’em see you sweat on national television! Up 14-0 on your heated rivals on the road? Enjoy your overpriced beer and take a mental note of how lame you probably think the opposing fans are.

UPDATE: Washington scored on the drive to cut it to 14-7 so… the celebration was just early. Home run! 

 

 

 


 

The Kirk Cousins Insurrection Is Over

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Kirk Cousins had four second-half interceptions in the Redskins’ blowout loss to the Giants. Even had he kept the turnovers under control, the way Washington’s defense was playing, it’s still highly doubtful they would have made a game of it.

Meanwhile, Eli Manning looked shockingly competent for the first time in years. While a lot of that will be attributed to him finally clicking with new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, it will remain to be seen how much of that was due to the Giants facing what was already a porous defense forced to start a rookie cornerback due to injury.

 

 

All Washington has to show itself was a nine-play, 80-yard drive ending in a touchdown to Andre Roberts to get on the board in the second quarter. The Redskins tried to execute a two-minute drive. A deep throw over the middle to Niles Paul resulted in a nasty shot where he took two helmet shots from Giants defenders that clearly concussed him.

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 Two Arizona State Players Tackled Each Other, As UCLA Scored a Touchdown

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UCLA’s Eldridge Massington caught a short pass and took it for an 80-yard touchdown. Two Sun Devils mis-timed their high octane plays on the ball. Cool helmets though.

 

Arizona State tackling clinic on UCLA touchdown 

 Texas Tech sideline facepalms, can't stop watching

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 This is just hilarious #UCLA

GIF: This is just hilarious #UCLA

 

 

 

 Stunned OK State fans are the best

GIF: Stunned OK State fans are the best

 

 

 Number #2 Derek Jeter,.....

 

 Small ball at its finest.
 
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 Hugs, handshakes, and postseason t-shirts all around.

sfgiants: Hugs, handshakes, and postseason t-shirts all around.

 

 

 

 Don’t worry, skip. They saved plenty of champagne for you.

sfgiants: Don’t worry, skip. They saved plenty of champagne for you.

 

 

 

 A well-earned champagne bath.

sfgiants: A well-earned champagne bath.

 

 

 

 Just because you’re the CEO doesn’t mean you stay dry.

sfgiants: Just because you’re the CEO doesn’t mean you stay dry.

 

 

  
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 Let the party begin! For the second time in three years, the Nationals are heading to the #postseason!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Get ready for October! The Baltimore Orioles are your AL East Champions!
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The celebration begins!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Champagne shower for Mike Scioscia.
 
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Ain't No Party Like a Time Lord Party
 
The Dauphin hotel is a complete loss after suspected arson. All residents escaped before the collapse, but a cat trapped inside made its escape after the building had fell.
 
 
Gif of the Day: Cats Must Really Have Nine Lives Because This Kitty Escaped From a Burning, Collapsing Hotel
 
 
 
The First Person to Buy an iPhone 6 Drops It on The News
 
 
 
 
 

The Championship Ring for the Greatest Fans

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 Richard Sherman Bakes Organic Cookies With a Llama in Weird Commercial
 
 
Richard Sherman just made this new commercial for Neff headwear, which is a snow and skate apparel brand. Nothing about the advertisement would indicate that; they just assumed we’d know. Lamentably, it doesn’t appear as though Sherman’s cupcake apron — the only thing he or the llama are wearing that I’d maybe want to buy — is for sale anywhere on their web site.
 
 
Let’s see, first off Ariana has rocket-launching boobs. Second, she shoots frog-faced villains with a laser gun. She also strips off her clothes down to a bikini in an anti-gravity chamber. And finally, she has rocket-launching boobs. Oh did I mention that already? Doesn’t matter. It deserves two mentions. 
 
 
 
 
 

Steve Spurrier is a human highlight reel. He makes mundane things like working out and looking at Nick Saban look spectacular.

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I’m sure weirder things have happened in multiplayer first-person shooter skirmishes, but throwing your handgun in mid-air to deflect a head-shot bullet is pretty badass. That’s what this Redditor did in a game of Counter Strike, FTW:

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Let’s see that in slow-mo, eh?

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 Homer, perpetually foiled by puppies in an attempt to eat a chip

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Adrian Peterson Nike
 
BREAKING: Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Adrian Peterson 
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 17, 2014
 
 
 
 
Scary moment - Torii Hunter & Don Kelly partially collide, Hunter hit his head hard on ground

GIF: Scary moment - Torii Hunter & Don Kelly partially collide, Hunter hit his head hard on ground

 

 
 Wider view of Hunter - Kelly collision
 
GIF: Wider view of Hunter - Kelly collision

 

 Adam Jones - Orioles

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Adam Jones Pied Fans in the Face After the Orioles Clinched the AL East
 
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Toronto at Baltimore

The Baltimore Orioles clinched the AL East on Tuesday night with an 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. It is the Orioles first division title since 1997. To celebrate, the O’s broke out the cream pies. Adam Jones even let fans get in on the action.
 
 
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    The Key With Driving a Monster Truck is to Not Slow Down

     

     

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    MÖTLEY CRÜE To Play 3 Arena Shows In L.A. And Final Concert At Whisky A Go Go, Says VINCE NEIL

     

     

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    Roger Goodell Holds the Elevator Door For Ray Rice in Arizona Republic Editorial Cartoon

     

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    Roger Goodell holding the elevator door for Ray Rice… There are many ways to describe the powerful impact of this editorial cartoon from the Arizona Republic‘s Steve Benson, but most of them – Brutal. Devastating. Eviscerating. A hay-maker.- are inappropriate considering the subject matter.
     

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    He calls this the Shake-and-K.

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    Someone get that baseball. It’s #Altuve200, and no one else in MLB is even close.

    houstonastros: Someone get that baseball. It’s #Altuve200, and no one else in MLB is even close.

     

     

     
     Hey kid, you get a foul ball or something?
     
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     Advantage: Chapman. Always.

    cincinnatireds: Advantage: Chapman. Always.

     

     

     

     Cutch races around the bases, and then Russell Martin takes the conventional route.

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     San Francisco’s take on the hidden ball trick.

    sfgiants: San Francisco’s take on the hidden ball trick.

     

     

     While everyone around him panics, Sergio Romo is cool.

    sfgiants: While everyone around him panics, Sergio Romo is cool. 

     

     

     

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     John Calipari,........Whattttt!!

    John Calipari provides for one of the best GIFs ever against Ole Miss

     

    David Ortiz Squares to Bunt, Shares a Laugh With Derek Jeter. Then, He Homered

     David Ortiz and Derek Jeter share a laugh

    The Yankees and Red Sox just finished Derek Jeter’s next-to-last Yankees-Red Sox series. Everyone cried. Luckily, the mood was momentarily lifted in the first inning when David Ortiz squared to bunt before pulling back his bat. Derek Jeter charged. Ortiz laughed. Jeter laughed. Ortiz laughed.

     

     

     

     Safe to say Daniel Norris will remember his first MLB strikeout.
     
    torontobluejays: Safe to say Daniel Norris will remember his first MLB strikeout. 

     

     

     

     Didi Gregorgeous

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     Everybody flee! There’s water falling from the sky!

    Everybody flee! There’s water falling from the sky!

     

     

     

     Aaron Hill, are you kidding me?

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     Time to bounce in the Bronx.

    yankees: Time to bounce in the Bronx. 

     

     

     Dead Letters: Who Your Team Fucks 

     


      

      

     

         

     

     
     Eli Manning is the James Bond of the NFL
     
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     The Seahawks raised their championship banner just before kickoff.

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     Marshawn Lynch touchdown run against Green Bay

     

     

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    So far this year, John Kuhn and Ricardo Lockette are your touchdown scorers, as you might have suspected. This one came on a fake read option keeper where the corner bit on the run fake and crashed, leaving Lockette completely wide open for the easy flip pass from Wilson. Gus Malzahn and Auburn called this exact same play late in the 4th quarter against Alabama last year.

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     Richard Sherman Confronts Aaron Rodgers: 'You avoided me, didn't you?'

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    Richard Sherman is the best cornerback in the NFL, that’s undeniable, and at this juncture in his career, he’s performing at such a high level that opponents are fearful of throwing to his side of the field.

    And not just any ordinary opponent: Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers, two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Manning is already one of the best to ever play the position; it’s reasonable to think Rodgers will end up in the Top 10 all-time as well.

    They’re terrified of Sherman.

    In Seattle’s 2014 season opener, a 36-16 pulverizing of Green Bay, Sherman wasn’t thrown at once by Rodgers. Jarret Boykin, who is now Green Bay’s No. 3 receiver, was the sacrificial lamb: 0 targets, 0 catches.

     

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    Afterward, as you can see above, Sherman confronted Rodgers after the game, because that’s who he is, and appeared to say, “you avoided me, did you?” to which Rodgers appears to respond, “yup” and walked to the locker room. It doesn’t appear as if any media member asked Rodgers about that confrontation in the locker room. I don’t expect the NFL to fine Sherman the way they did after his Michael Crabtree moment in the NFC Championship game (“Hell of a game!”).

    Another notch on the belt of Sherman.

     

     

    Michael Bennett signs his name "Black Santa"

    Thursday night, during the Seahawks-Packers season opener, Michael Bennett sacked Aaron Rodgers, forcing a fumble that was recovered for a safety. NBC showed us this graphic:

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    If you look closely, there's Bennett's autograph, which says Michael Bennett... and "Black Santa."

    A brief Google search reveals that yes, Michael Bennett always signs his autograph with "Black Santa." Although we can't find any evidence of anybody actually calling Bennett "Black Santa" besides himself. A Redditor claims Bennett thanked Black Santa at Richard Sherman's celebrity softball game this summer, which would seem to indicate that he himself is not Black Santa, but, whatever. We are on board with this. Michael Bennett is Black Santa. 

     


       

     

     

     

     Man Does Money Sign In Background Of CNN's Joan Rivers Death Report

     

     

     Pam Oliver: Fox Sports' New Hires "Are All Young, Blond, And 'Hot'"

    Pam Oliver: Fox Sports' New Hires

    Pam Oliver will have one more season as a Fox Sports sideline reporter, although she'll no longer team up with Fox's "A" crew of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Oliver has written an account for Essence of how Fox broke the news to her, and on where sideline reporting is headed.

    Oliver says that when Erin Andrews was hired two years ago, she felt like a dead woman walking. Co-workers commended the 53-year-old Oliver for not being angry about it, but inside, Oliver said, "I was humiliated."

     

     

     

     Tony Parker, French Prankster Battle in Epic Basketball vs. Soccer Trick Shot Competition

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    Tony Parker opted to sit out this summer’s FIBA World Cup in Spain. It doesn’t mean the Spurs’ French point guard isn’t playing hoops, necessarily. Here’s a video of Parker engaged in a pretty fun basketball/soccer trick shot competition with Rémi Gaillard, whom lists “prankster” as his occupation on Wikipedia. Actually, the second line of Gaillard’s Wiki page is pretty great, reading: “After losing his job at a shoe store, (caught stealing a pair of Nike shoes) Rémi began to use his free time to have fun and run pranks on the public.”

    Real or fake, it’s still impressive, obviously much moreso if the shots aren’t altered. You be the judge — you’ll get a kick out of it either way!

     

     

    Michelle Jenneke Races Automobiles Every Year at the Top Gear Festival in Sydney

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    Michelle Jenneke is from Australia. There is an annual Top Gear Festival in Sydney. For the past two years, Michelle Jenneke has showed up and raced Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson. In 2013, Jenneke sprinted while Clarkson drove a Nissan GTR. For some reason, the official Top Gear YouTube channel waited until last weekend to post the video, which is how this all came to our attention today. Perhaps they decided to coincide that video with her ice bucket challenge?

    For this year’s festival, Jenneke had a hurdle competition with Clarkson who apparently hurdled things by driving a pick-up truck off ramps. That happened in March 2014, so be on the look out for that video in about a year, I guess. As for the 2013 race, Jenneke seems to have run despite the fact that she was nursing this injury and pulled out of the Sydney Track Classic the day before. For her many fans across the Internet, it must be shocking to learn that Jenneke would chose #brand over competition.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Is there a name for this?

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     Aaron Hicks arrival as a pinch runner scares the fertilizer out of Oswaldo Arcia

    GIF: Aaron Hicks arrival as a pinch runner scares the fertilizer out of Oswaldo Arcia

     

     

     

     Kurt Suzuki just went full inflatable Raptors mascot collapse attempting to score

    GIF: Kurt Suzuki just went full inflatable Raptors mascot collapse attempting to score

     

     

     

     Mo’ne Davis shines in Hollywood.

    Mo’ne Davis shines in Hollywood.

     

     

     

    Run full speed, slam into wall and make amazing catch - check, check and check.

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     Simply #OUTstanding. #Hech4GG

    marlins: Simply #OUTstanding. #Hech4GG

     

     

     

     Barehands the ricochet. Pro.

    Barehands the ricochet. Pro.

     

     

     

     Randal Grichuk does not want you to have any base hits.

    stlcardinals: Randal Grichuk does not want you to have any base hits.

     

     

     

     Starling Marte sends this baseball on a one-way trip to Big Mac Land.

    pirates: Starling Marte sends this baseball on a one-way trip to Big Mac Land. 

     

     

     

     

     Nolan Arenado had the night off, but Rafael Ynoa did Nolan Arenado things at third.

    coloradorockies: Nolan Arenado had the night off, but Rafael Ynoa did Nolan Arenado things at third.

     

     

     

     

    J.D. Martinez, moment of impact. 

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     Marcell Ozuna's Throw Home Almost Hits His Teammates In The Dugout

    Marcell Ozuna's Throw Home Almost Hits His Teammates In The Dugout

    Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna, who has previously made good throws, was attempting to throw home on David Wright's two-run single with the bases loaded yesterday. It was not good.

    Ozuna's off-target attempt almost hit one of his teammates in the dugout, and Curtis Granderson trotted home for a third run. You'll get 'em next time, Marcell. 

     

     

     US Open ballgirl makes great running grab of plastic bag blowing over the court

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    Homer getting perpetually punched by Principal Skinner and bouncing back
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    Tiny Madden Player Is The Game's Cutest Little GlitchTiny Madden Player Is The Game's Cutest Little Glitch

    Scouts said he was too small for the NFL. Well, Titans LB Christian Kirksey sure showed them.

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     Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Doing Awesome Shit At The FIBA World Cup

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     Giannis Antetokounmpo running the floor, throwing down a huge dunk (2nd view)

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      Giannis Slam!

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     Yeah, baby...

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     Bryan Cranston's post-kiss lip trace is magnificent

    GIF: Bryan Cranston's post-kiss lip trace is magnificent

     

     

     

     Sarah Silverman "Uhhh... No"

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     Sofia Vergara - always twirling, whirling, whirling towards freedom

    GIF: Sofia Vergara - always twirling, whirling, whirling towards freedom

     

     

     

    Wait, What Is Chris Bosh Doing There?

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    The Orioles Dominated The Rays Offensively And Defensively

     The Orioles Dominated The Rays Offensively And Defensively

    In the third inning, Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce hit back-to-back home runs. In the fifth inning, Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy, and Chris Davis went back-to-back-to-back. Then, with a 9-1 lead, Adam Jones went and stole a home run from Evan Longoria and doubled-up Matt Joyce trying to tag up to second base.

    Markakis put the Orioles on the board with a two-run shot and Pearce made it a 3-1 Baltimore lead. Two innings later Delmon Young blew the game open with a three-run home run. Hardy and Davis tacked on the final two runs with solo shots of their own. Davis really put a charge in his, hitting it 426 feet.

    As if Tampa weren't already demoralized by then, Jones made his incredible double play the next inning and stole a three-run homer from Longoria. Instead of a 9-4 game, or at the very least, runners at the corners and one out, the Rays had a man on third with two outs. James Loney grounded to second on a 3-0 count and that was it for Tampa Bay.

     

     

     

     

    Fan puts Derek Jeter's head on the Mona Lisa, terrifies the world

     With Derek Jeter's retirement coming at the end of the year, people are falling all over themselves to pay tribute to the surefire Hall of Famer. Teams are giving him gifts. Fans are making him signs and corn mazes. And then -- AHHHHHHHHH

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    AHHHHHH WHY IS DEREK JETER ON THE MONA LISA

     

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    Because, uh, "masterpiece of baseball." We don't know. We don't know. We don't know why they would do this. At least they gave the Derek Lisa a bat and a glove.

    We would like to warn any and all human beings to avoid Kansas City. The last time Derek Jeter went there, fans did this

     

     


     

     

     

     

     How Madden NFL turns players into pixels

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    The progression of Richard Sherman from photo to video game character. (courtesy of EA Sports and Madden NFL)

     

     

     

     
     
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     What a brave corporate logo!

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    Mr Sparkle - "I'm disrespectful to dirt!"

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     Hank Scorpio, supervillain with a flamethrower

    GIF: Hank Scorpio, supervillain with a flamethrower

     

     

     

     

     J-Lo giving someone the stink-eye after hugging Miley Cyrus

     GIF: J-Lo giving someone the stink-eye after hugging Miley Cyrus

     

     

     Taylor Swift twitching or dancing?

    GIF: Taylor Swift twitching or dancing?

     

     

     

     Eric Weddle, mouthguard over ear, attempts to scare us all

    GIF: Eric Weddle, mouthguard over ear, attempts to scare us all

     

     

     

     

    Philip Rivers - Jazz Hands

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     San Francisco's turf isn't looking too good today

    GIF: San Francisco's turf isn't looking too good today

     

     

     

     South Korea's Dong Wan Sin with a big league level bat flip after HR #LLWS

     GIF: South Korea's Dong Wan Sin with a big league level bat flip after HR (req @danecarbaugh) #LLWS

     

     

     Some impressive reflexes by Danny Farquhar on this 1-3 double play.

     mariners: Some impressive reflexes by Danny Farquhar on this 1-3 double play. 

     

     


     Joe Torre reveals his retired No. 6 inside Monument Park at Yankee Stadium.

    yankees: Joe Torre reveals his retired No. 6 inside Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. 

     

     

     This is only half of them… 

    yankees: This is only half of them…

     

     

     

     Brandon Meriweather was also flagged 15 yds for this hit to the head on Torrey Smith

    GIF: Brandon Meriweather was also flagged 15 yds for this hit to the head on Torrey Smith

     

     

     Brandon Meriweather hits Bernard Pierce in the head with his helmet

    GIF: Brandon Meriweather hits Bernard Pierce in the head with his helmet

     

     

     

    Michael Sam sacks Johnny Manziel, does money celebration

     GIF: Michael Sam sacks Johnny Manziel, does money celebration #MockSZN

     

     

     

     Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater with a pair of TDs to Allen Reisner

     GIF: Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater with a pair of TDs to Allen Reisner http://twitpic.com/eanxq6

     

     

     

     

     Teddy Bridgewater TD @ KC 1

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     Chicago kid steals 3rd base - all the way from first #LLWS

    GIF: Chicago kid steals 3rd base - all the way from first #LLWS (req @silkkyyjohnson)

     

     

     Sliding into your DMs like muddy kids at the #LLWS

    GIF: Sliding into your DMs like muddy kids at the #LLWS

     

     

    Twins *really* enjoys the Red Bull

     GIF: Twins @glen_perkins *really* enjoys the Red Bull

     

     

     

     Oswaldo Arcia waves Victor Martinez's bomb foul

    GIF: Oswaldo Arcia waves Victor Martinez's bomb foul (req @ChiefakaJames)

     

     

     

     

     Twins fans...2nd guy wins

     GIF: Twins fans...2nd guy wins

     

     

     

     

    A Compilation Of People Fucking Up The Ice Bucket Challenge

    A Compilation Of People Fucking Up The Ice Bucket Challenge

     

     

    A Compilation Of People Fucking Up The Ice Bucket Challenge

    A Compilation Of People Fucking Up The Ice Bucket Challenge

     

     

    A Compilation Of People Fucking Up The Ice Bucket Challenge

     

     

    A Compilation Of People Fucking Up The Ice Bucket Challenge

     

    PROTESTS IN FERGUSON

    GIF: Antonio French does not look like a guy you want to create trouble around

      Protests calm until bottles flew

     
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit Ferguson Wednesday, after a night when bottles flew again and police chased young men. FULL STORY  
     
     
     

     

     
     
     
    Nationals fan with popcorn bucket on head gets hit by foul ball 
     
     During Wednesday's Nationals game, a kid wearing a popcorn bucket on his head tried to grab a Bryce Harper foul ball. It went ... not-well.
     
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    One hammered baseballs, one chases them. Hank the meets his namesake, @HenryLouisAaron.

      
     
     
    Chris Rock "Grabs" Foul Ball, Hands It To A Kid
     
     Chris Rock

    Chris Rock took in today's Yankees game and grabbed a foul ball near him, but since he's Chris Rock and has no real need for a foul ball, he tossed it to a kid. That kid not only got a souvenir, but a souvenir from Chris Rock. He looks a little young to have seen Big Ass Jokes, though.

    Rock's method of getting the ball—half-heartedly putting one hand up while being more concerned about your own safety—is the way to go.

     

     

     

     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Grant Balfour kicks Gatorade cooler
     
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     Hey, at least they had fun waiting on the verdict.

    Hey, at least they had fun waiting on the verdict. 

     

     

     

     

     

     Between the legs, on the run…nothing but net. Fielding trick shots by Yasiel Puig.

    ladodgers: Between the legs, on the run…nothing but net. Fielding trick shots by Yasiel Puig.

     

     

     

     

     

    Orbit gives Reid Ryan a good, clean feeling.

    houstonastros: Orbit gives Reid Ryan a good, clean feeling.

     

     

     

     That low wall is something Kole can get used to.

     angels: That low wall is something Kole can get used to.

     

     


     

      Johnny Middle Finger

    GIF: Johnny Middle Finger

     

     

     The Rockies rally guy has some sweet moves.

    The Rockies rally guy has some sweet moves. 

     

     

     

     

     That should be my ball

    That should be my ball

     

     

     

     

     Not all double plays are created equal.

    clevelandindians: Not all double plays are created equal.

     

     

     

     Jason Whitlock waving a Canadian flag, I'm sure he & Rob Ford will get along great

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    Actor and comedian Robin Williams

     

    Like many, Williams cracked jokes while fighting depression

    Robin Williams: 6 new movies he left behind

    Frenzied pace of Williams’ work kept demons at bay until end 

     

     
               
     
     
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     Astros Jon Singelton levels umpire Bill Welke running after missed pickoff (req )

    GIF: Astros Jon Singelton levels umpire Bill Welke running after missed pickoff (req @fsntylermason)

     

     

     

     

     Kurt Suzuki having some serious cup issues

    GIF: Kurt Suzuki having some serious cup issues

     

     

     

     

     Freddie Freeman fouls ball between his legs, nearly drills Justin Upton in on-deck circle

    GIF: Freddie Freeman fouls ball between his legs, nearly drills Justin Upton in on-deck circle

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

     The drive-by double take in the back. Yes, Clint Dempsey cares about children!

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    Clint Dempsey was craving some popcorn after the Seattle Sounders' game against Houston last night, so he gave his jersey to a kid in the stands in exchange for free reign at a bucket of popcorn. Also, anyone in the vicinity interested in seeing a shirtless Clint Dempsey got that view at no extra charge.

    Thumbs up for positive engagement with little fans!

     

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    This was a real class moment when clint Dempsey took the kids popcorn and gave him his shirt in return

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Kid Gets Stonewalled By Jeter For Foul Ball, Baby Girl Gets It Instead

     Kid Gets Stonewalled By Jeter For Foul Ball, Baby Girl Gets It Instead

    Welcome to the harsh reality of life, kid. There's always someone younger and cuter than you and they will always get the cool stuff you want.

    The poor kid is basically hover-handing the ball as Jeter tantalizes him with it, right in front of his face. Watch him; he thinks might actually get a ball from Derek Jeter. As the realization dawns, he smiles and makes one final move and then immediately retracts his hand, almost apologizing for what should rightfully be his. After all, he was there first, he is a fully-functioning human with control of his motor faculties, he is not

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    @DangeRussWilson #CyberGift #MLB #GOMariners #NFL #Military #Seahawks #NBA @999KISW Me ☛ http://kingkaps7.mysite.com/rich_text_10.html ♔

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Justin Verlander, that was pretty impressive.

     Justin Verlander, that was pretty impressive.

     

     

     

     Look what Garrett found.

    angels: Look what Garrett found.

     

     

     

      Albert Pujols mocks Yasiel Puig after Puig had words for him about tagging up on a fly

     GIF: Albert Pujols mocks Yasiel Puig after Puig had words for him about tagging up on a fly

     

     

     

    Dee Gordon robs Angels P Garrett Richards of a hit with a diving stop, spin and throw

    GIF: Dee Gordon robs Angels P Garrett Richards of a hit with a diving stop, spin and throw

     

     

     

     

     In baseball you'll do anything for luck, no matter how weird

    GIF: In baseball you'll do anything for luck, no matter how weird

     

      

     

     

     

     Ezequiel Carrera's diving catch in slow motion, fantastic shot from ESPN

     GIF: Ezequiel Carrera's diving catch in slow motion, fantastic shot from ESPN

     

     

     

     

     Corey Kluber's breaking ball is nasty

     GIF: Corey Kluber's breaking ball is nasty

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
             
     
     
     
     

    Twins "Fan Of The Game" throwing eye shade at Royals fan around him

     

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     Banknotes showing Queen Elizabeth’s aging
     
    Banknotes showing Queen Elizabeth’s aging
     
     
     
    Time-lapse thunder cloud
     
     
     
     
     
     Image from twitter.com @Astro_Alex
     
     
     

    My saddest photo yet. From we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over &

     
     
     Alexander Gerst, a German flight engineer, geophysicist and volcanologist, spread the news with a short tweet on Wednesday, as the ISS was on a flyby over Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. The image went viral.
     
     
     


       

       





      Hm. Probably not where he intended that throw to go.

          Hm. Probably not where he intended that throw to go.




      The one-handed fan catch. Well done, sir.

          The one-handed fan catch. Well done, sir. 



       

      Being immortalized as a GIF is sometimes better than catching a home run ball.

      Being immortalized as a GIF is sometimes better than catching a home run ball. 

       

       

       

      Do your job.

       


      Carlos Gomez Is A Dancing Ninja Turtle

       

      Carlos Gomez Is A Dancing Ninja Turtle

      Mark Reynolds was a guest on MLB Network's Yukfest Live with human balloon-from-the-supermarket-checkout-line Kevin Millar and Chris Rose Wednesday afternoon and got himself videobombed by Carlos Gomez. This was no run-of-the-mill videobomb, though, Gomez was dressed up as Leonardo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. We might finally have an explanation for this bizarre novelty shirt that looks like a pizza stain.

      The hosts spent a few minutes trying to guess who was in the Leonardo costume, eventually asking to see him move his hips, which led to the dance moves you see above.

      Gomez eventually broke the cardinal sin of stuffed costume-wearing and removed his Leonardo head to cool off. I think he also tried to smell the back of Reynolds's head? I dunno, baseball players are weird, man.

      Carlos Gomez Is A Dancing Ninja Turtle

      Gomez apparently obtained and wore the costume because his son asked him to, which is a pretty Cool Dad move on his part.

       

       

      Ryan Raburn Defensive Meltdown Leads To Easiest Inside-The-Parker Ever

      Ryan Raburn Defensive Meltdown Leads To Easiest Inside-The-Parker Ever

      We've seen bad defense from Ryan Raburn before, but this is really something.

      For at least the second time in his career, the outfielder (now with the Indians) allowed a man to circle the bases entirely due to defensive miscues. The beneficiary this time was Kansas City's Mike Moustakas, and it broke a 0-0 tie in the eighth inning.

       

          
     
     
     
     
     
     Artist's impression of the hot planet Osiris
     
    Artist's impression of the hot planet Osiris

     

    This is an artistic illustration of the gas giant planet HD 209458b (unofficially named Osiris) located 150 light-years away in the constellation Pegasus.

    This is a "hot Jupiter" class planet. Estimated to be 220 times the mass of Earth. The planet's atmosphere is almost 1000 degrees celsius. It orbits very closely to its bright sun-like star, and the orbit is tilted edge-on to Earth. This makes the planet an ideal candidate for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to analyse and make precise measurements of the chemical composition of the giant's atmosphere as starlight filters though it. To the surprise of astronomers, they have found much less water vapor in the atmosphere than standard planet-formation models predict.

     
     
     
    CNN @CNN 

    The 298 victims from were more than names on a list. See photos and stories here:

     

     
     
     

    This baseball was gone. And then Dustin Ackley brought it back.

    Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era

     
    This baseball was gone. And then Dustin Ackley brought it back. Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era
     
     
     
     
    The Mariners have a little batting practice dance party.
     
    The Mariners have a little batting practice dance party.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Ian Kinsler showing off the range, glove and arm. We approve of all three.
     
    detroittigers: Ian Kinsler showing off the range, glove and arm. We approve of all three.
     
     
     
     
     

    Zelous Wheeler provides the range.

    Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.

     
    Zelous Wheeler provides the range. Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Just Andrelton being Andrelton!
     
     atlantabraves: Just Andrelton being Andrelton!
     
     
     
     
     
     Can’t we all just get along?
     
     detroittigers: Can’t we all just get along?
     
     
     
     
     
     Don’t worry Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig has you covered.
     
    Don’t worry Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig has you covered. 
     
     

    Social Scene: Seahawks at the ESPYS

     Seahawks at the ESPYS

    By Tony Drovetto   

    A look at the best social media reaction from Wednesday's ESPY awards, where the Seahawks took home "Best Team" and cornerback Richard Sherman was named "Best Breakthrough Athlete" 

     

     
     
    Photo Gallery - 12 Tour Visits Fairchild Air Force Base

     

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     Walter Jones’ son to present him at Hall of Fame ceremony

    Walter Jones’ son to present him at Hall of Fame ceremony

    By Clare Farnsworth

    When Walter Jones is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 2, the Seahawks’ nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle will be presented by his 14-year-old son, Walterius.

     

     

     

     

     

    Eye on the Hawks: Camp ET

    Rod Mar heads down to Orange, Texas to visit with Earl Thomas at his free youth football camp hosted in what he calls the true football heart of Texas.

     

     

     

     


     
     

    Congrats on winning the Smells Like Team Spirit Award. Don't worry you won't get slimed.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     


     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
    Wizards Hire Kevin Durant's High School Coach, Washington Dreaming About Durant in 2016
     
     Wizards Hire Kevin Durant's High School Coach, Washington Dreaming About Durant in 2016


     
     
     
     
     
     


     
     
     Lance Stephenson Gave Up $17 Million to Sign with Charlotte, But Here's Why It Was Smart


         
     
                    
     
    The Mariners have a little batting practice dance party.
     
    The Mariners have a little batting practice dance party.

     

     
     
     
                  
     
    germany Heres an important GIF of Emma Watson and what happened, I just fainted
     
             
     
     
     
     
    Derek Jeter's All-Star Game Night
      

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    wtf Heres an important GIF of Emma Watson and what happened, I just fainted
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

     Hold Still,.......

     
     kangaroo and a dog Heres an important GIF of Emma Watson and what happened, I just fainted
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     A Night at the #ESPYS2014
     
     
    Marshawn Lynch will neither dress up nor pay attention to your ESPYs
     
    Marshawn Lynch is just about that action, boss, and the ESPYs are distinctly not that action, boss:
     
     
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    There are millions of people I'd rather see hosting the than Drake, but none more than Marshawn Lynch!

     
     
    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    Seahawks' Pete Carroll on Marshawn Lynch's 6min media session: "I heard he did a great 6 minutes. Some comedians make a career off of that"

     
     
     
     
     
     
      reacts to Brian McKnight coming out for Side Pieces
     
    GIF: @MichelleDBeadle reacts to Brian McKnight coming out for Side Pieces
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Maria Sharapova boxes out Floyd Mayweather, then leans on him
     
    GIF: Maria Sharapova boxes out Floyd Mayweather, then leans on him
     
     
     
     
     
    GIF: Thumbs up for Manny!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    wiffle ball Heres an important GIF of Emma Watson and what happened, I just fainted
     
     
     

     jul121-1
     
     
     
     Plenty of hype leading up to Derek Jeter’s 14th and final All-Star Game appearance Tuesday night in Minneapolis. Jeter led off the All-Star Game with a double that sparked a three-run inning as the American League topped the National League 5 -3. This game was all about Jeets, and he certainly didn’t disappoint.-TO
     
     
    Jeter Was a Born Star
     
                    
     
     
     
     
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    Stanton nearly decapitating his manager.

     


    "You're going to need a bigger screen."

     

     

     

    Giancarlo Stanton HRD swing Giancarlo Stanton = Super Human [2014 Home Run Derby]

     

     

     

     
     
     Henderson Alvarez enjoys the Giancarlo show.
     
     
     
     The thrill of catching a long ball at the HR Derby.
     
    The thrill of catching a long ball at the HR Derby.
     
     
     
     Hey, not everyone has a Gold Glove.
     
    Hey, not everyone has a Gold Glove.
     
     
     
     Is that a cardinal? A rooster? Oh, it’s a human. Wearing a bird head.
     
     
     
    Andrew McCutchen in disbelief over some of Stanton’s bombs.
     
    Andrew McCutchen in disbelief over some of Stanton’s bombs.
     
     
     
     
    The catcher’s view of one of Stanton’s mammoth homers.
     
    The catcher’s view of one of Stanton’s mammoth homers.
     
     
     
    Un. Real.
     
     
     

     

     

     

                   

     
     
    All-Star Game@AllStarGame 

    Joe Mauer is back at today!  

     
    The champ ...  
     
    Yoenis Cespedes wins the Home Run Derby, struggles to also hold his WWE belt 
     
    Last year, when Yoenis Cespedes won the Home Run Derby, Adam Jones gave him a WWE belt. This year, when he won it again, he showed up to the trophy ceremony with the championship belt again -- presumably the same one, but who knows. It was awesome:

    The winner, and still Home Run Derby champion, Yoenis Cespedes.

    However, to create that awesome moment, Cespedes first had to figure out how to hold both the hefty trophy and the belt with one hand each:

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    Eventually, he tired of the effort and just gave the dang thing to the random dude standing next to him, who he certainly does not realize is MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred. Manfred wasn't quite sure what to do with it:

     

     The Yo Show.

    The Yo Show.

     

     
     
    The catcher’s view of one of Stanton’s mammoth homers.
     
    The catcher’s view of one of Stanton’s mammoth homers.
     
     
     
    Andrew McCutchen in disbelief over some of Stanton’s bombs.
     
    Andrew McCutchen in disbelief over some of Stanton’s bombs.
     
     
     
     
     The thrill of catching a long ball at the HR Derby.
     
    The thrill of catching a long ball at the HR Derby.
     
     
     
     
     Hey, not everyone has a Gold Glove.
     
    Hey, not everyone has a Gold Glove.
     
     
     
     
     


    Why would anybody in their right mind watch the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game? Are we really that starved for celebrities that we would watch them play in some stupid game? Don't we have anything better to do with our li-wait what

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    Fat Joe had to run?

    FAT JOE HAD TO RUN?

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    YESSSSSSSSSSS

    THE ALL-STAR CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME IS THE BEST THING WE'VE EVER SEEN

     



     

     On Saturday, July 19, at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET, Yahoo Live will livestream KISS’s concert from the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC. Tune in HERE to watch!

     

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    KISS’s Paul Stanley Opens Up About Overcoming Partial Deafness, Prepares for 40-Year Celebration

    KISS’s Paul Stanley Opens Up About Overcoming Partial Deafness, Prepares for 40-Year Celebration

    by Jon Wiederhorn

    Dealing with the TV and film dalliances of Gene Simmons, the multiple fragmentation of the original KISS lineup, and conflicts with everyone from former managers to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is nothing compared to the traumas and trials Paul Stanley faced in childhood — the most daunting of which was growing up with a rare condition, Level 3 Microtia, that caused most of the cartilage on his right ear to be missing.

    Largely because of his physical appearance he was bullied and ostracized, and survived by withdrawing and living much of his life inside his head, all of which he documents in vivid detail in his new memoir, Face the Music: A Life Exposed.

    "Many people in the same position will end up with either a shotgun in their mouth or a needle in their arm," Stanley tells Yahoo Music. "Really, it comes down a simple choice. Do you live as a victim, or roll up your sleeves and make a life for yourself?"

    Even those who can’t name the original members of KISS know the answer to the rhetorical question. Paul Stanley is one of the biggest success stories in rock music. As the band’s main songwriter and vocalist for more than 40 years — not counting the time he, Simmons, ex-guitarist Ace Frehley, and former drummer Peter Criss spent in KISS predecessors Wicked Lester — Stanley helped pioneer the evolution of arena rock and, along with his bandmates, became icons of pop culture.

    KISS has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and along the way Stanley has indulged in every whim and rock ‘n’ roll fantasy — which for him, has not included drugs and alcohol, something he has spoken a great deal about in the past.

    Incredibly, Stanley rose to the top and crafted some of the greatest rock anthems and ballads while half-deaf. In 1982 he underwent reconstructive surgery and had a piece of his rib cage molded into a makeshift ear. Even so, he still can’t hear normally. “As far as the music went, I never missed anything because you don’t miss what you’ve never had,” he insists. “I hear music the way I hear it. It’s normal to me, but it’s not the way you hear music. And one of the key issues is if there’s a lot of noise I can’t hear people talking in front of me because only one ear is taking all the sound in. And I also can’t tell direction of sound. So if I’m driving and a fire engine is coming I could just as easily drive into the path of it as away from it because I don’t know where it is. But that hasn’t hurt me at all when it’s come to writing songs for KISS.”

    At age 62, a time when many people’s hearing is on the wane anyway, Stanley is still going strong. KISS were recently nominated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and are touring with Def Leppard through August 31. Pretty much everything Stanley has strived for in his career has come to fruition. Interestingly, one thing he never wanted until recently was authorship of a book.

    "I was adamant about not writing a book for decades," he says. "The world doesn’t need another one of those ‘look at me, I’m the coolest guy’ nonsense that most autobiographies of entertainers tend to be. They tend to be overinflated, self-promoting, and, a lot of times, glaringly not accurate."

    Stanley finally decided to sit down with co-writer Tim Mohr to discuss Face the Music because he’s in a great place in his life, and wanted a document he could hand his four kids so they would understand where he came from and what it took for him to overcome the obstacles he has faced.

    "Once I decided what kind of book I could write, it was very easy," Stanley says. "I don’t want to say it was cathartic because the catharsis came before I wrote the book. Some people say it’s such a great book because it’s so intimate. I couldn’t write a book if I was still in the midst of what was going on in the book. The book has a happy ending, and that’s why it was worth writing. After I was done with it, my son read it, and he said, ‘It’s you. It’s your voice, it’s your humor. It’s you talking.’"

    As Stanley continues to celebrate the success of his first book, he’s also excited about the release of KISS 40, a double-disc set consisting of 40 songs — one from every KISS release and four previously unreleased tracks (the 1977 demo “Reputation,” “Deuce” live from 2004, “Cold Gin” live from 2009, and “Crazy Crazy Nights” live from 2010). Elsewhere, there’s a career-spanning collection of songs, including the explosive 1975 live version of “Rock and Roll All Nite” from Alive, which took KISS to a new level of stardom, and the controversial disco song “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” from the 1979 album Dynasty.

    "I can’t be anything but proud of [‘I was Made for Lovin’ You,’] a song that was a top five hit around the world," Stanley says. "I can’t be anything but proud of a song that, in spite of people having ambivalent feelings, is still probably the biggest crowd raiser in Europe when we play it."

    Having said that, Stanley admits “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” came during a turbulent point in the band’s career. “Towards the end of the ’70s, we were in the midst of being lost and not quite knowing who we were anymore and losing sight of what we loved and why we got into this in the first place,” he said. “We had problems within the band. Peter was basically a non-functioning member who didn’t play on albums at that point — Ace being in all kinds of trouble with drugs and drinking and Gene being distracted by Hollywood and me looking for the same validation from the wrong people — we started looking for credibility from people who didn’t matter. We already had the credibility of the people who did. ‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’ was a result of a lot of things going on and it was an experiment on my part that turned out very well even though some people didn’t like the result.”

    While Stanley has a fonder place in his heart for some KISS albums than others, he says that together they tell a story of a band that followed its path, made mistakes along the way, but ultimately enjoyed far more triumphs than failures. “My sense was always that KISS was about having no rules and although I hold the fans in the highest of esteem, I also expect them to understand that everything we do may not be to their liking, and the way they can show us is by not buying it. And they’ve spoken loudly and clearly when they didn’t like what we’ve done. But we couldn’t have done Creatures of the Night if we didn’t do Music From the Elder. I don’t begrudge anything we’ve done because everything we do leads us to where we ultimately get.”

    Some KISS fans will always long for the reformation of the band’s original lineup, which after the Hall of Fame debacle seems less likely than ever to happen. But Stanley insists his favorite lineup ever is the current one, which includes guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer: “It embodies everything I’ve always wanted this band to be — a four-wheel drive car where everyone feels blessed to be there and works for the benefit of the band and also realistically works within what they are capable of doing and doesn’t try to be anything more than that,” he says. “It’s been great and it’s a lineup where we socialize and have a great time together and play fantastically onstage. It’s really the band I’ve always wanted it to be. The original lineup was combustible, and combustibility is terrific until it implodes and that’s unfortunate. The concept of combustibility is fine as long as it is harnessed. In the case of KISS it clearly led to the demise of the original lineup. That’s life.”

                    

     

     
                    
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    7. Mario Götze for Germany against Argentina

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    8. Karim Benzema for France against Switzerland

    9. Wilfried Bony for Ivory Coast against Japan

    10. Neymar for Brazil against Croatia

     

     
     
     
     
                 
      
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
                   
     
          
     
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    Google's World Cup final Doodle is full of surprises
     
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    Google made a football/futbol World Cup Doodle for USA-Belgium

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    Google has had some funny Doodles related to the World Cup! They're cute and funny!

     

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    Okay, it's a little funny. American football is more popular than soccer in America, and that's not going to change anytime soon, even as soccer becomes more and more popular. But we're pretty damn good at it, as evidenced by the whole Round of 16 thing. 

     

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    Tottenham Players Hold Wrigley Field First Pitch Contest, Goes About as Well as Expected
     

    Tottenham Hotspur, everyone’s favorite English Premier League club, is embarking on a North American summer tour where it will play MLS teams in Seattle, Chicago and Toronto. During the club’s stop in Chicago one lucky Spurs player will get to throw out the first pitch at a Cubs game. The club held a competition on it’s official online channel to see who’ll be the lucky man to toe the slab at Wrigley Field.

    The results … well … they go about as well as you’d expect for a bunch of Europeans who’ve probably never thrown a baseball. 50 Cent, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nick Young,  et al might want to take notes, however, because it could have been a lot worse.

    Highlights include Michael Dawson saying he’ll use an underhand rounders-style throw only to attempt this would-be knuckleball:

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    German midfielder Lewis Holtby’s whistling and windup show he’s probably at least seen one baseball game in his life. Maybe.

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    Iceland native Gylfi Sigurdsson claiming throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley would be a “dream come true” also made me laugh. Harry Kane, likely fresh from the beaches of Ibiza, provides a little unintentional comedy, too. This video also serves as further proof former American international keeper Brad Friedel has probably spent a little bit too much time across the pond, if his Ohio-meets-Liverpool accent hasn’t done so already.

     

     

     

     2014 World Cup Final Rating: Over 26 Million Americans Watched on TV

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    A lot of Americans tuned in to watch Sunday’s 2014 World Cup final on ABC. ESPN’s public relations released the ratings figures for Germany’s 1-0 win in Rio. The game averaged over 17.3 million viewers … on ABC.  The total number jumps closer to 26.5 million when you factor in the 9.2 million viewers on Univision and is probably much higher given the ratings system doesn’t take into account people watching in bars and or other public forums. ESPN also touted 1.8 million unique viewers on its WatchESPN app.

    So all together, it’s not a bad total when you consider some of the slanted pre-World Cup polls that surfaced still clinging to the notion nobody in America cares about soccer.

                   
     
     
              
     
     
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    Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison: Who Was the Better Inventor?
     
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    Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison: Who Was the Better Inventor?

     Nikola Tesla would have celebrated his 158th birthday today (July 10).

    The Serbian-American scientist was a brilliant and eccentric genius whose inventions enabled modern-day power and mass communication systems.

    His nemesis and former boss, Thomas Edison, was the iconic American inventor of the light bulb, the phonograph and the moving picture. The two feuding geniuses waged a "War of Currents" in the 1880s over whose electrical system would power the world — Tesla's alternating-current (AC) system or Edison's rival direct-current (DC) electric power.

    Amongst science nerds, few debates get more heated than the ones that compare Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. So, who was the better inventor?

    "They're different inventors, but you can't really say one is greater, because American society needs some Edisons and it needs some Teslas" said W. Bernard Carlson, the author of "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age" (Princeton Press, 2013).

    From their starkly different personalities to their lasting legacies, here's how the two dueling inventors stack up. [Vote: Tesla vs. Edison - Who Was the Greatest Inventor of All Time?]

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    This is what happens when you try to videotape lightning & then get struck by lightning

     

     

    Marshawn Lynch is excited, and why shouldn't he be? The Seahawks are rolling, the Broncos reeling and after another turnover he only had one last celebration to use.

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    BOING, BOING, BOING.

     

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    Google made a football/futbol World Cup Doodle for USA-Belgium

    lolololololololol Americans don't know what soccer is lololol our team is one of the top 16 in the world maybe top 8 lolololol we're so bad

    Google has had some funny Doodles related to the World Cup! They're cute and funny!

     

    Doodle

     

    Okay, it's a little funny. American football is more popular than soccer in America, and that's not going to change anytime soon, even as soccer becomes more and more popular. But we're pretty damn good at it, as evidenced by the whole Round of 16 thing. 

     

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