What was this? Kyrie Irving says he and Kevin Love have no plans to stop doing their new handshake
You’ll never look at a salmon cannon the same way again. Thanks, John Oliver!
Quality work from Michigan State this week on College GameDay. Here is your sign roundup:
Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight is quite the athlete. Here he is hurdling a Baylor defender. Something. Something. Joke about Katy Perry liking the cut of his jib.
Tony Romo Has Gone to the Locker Room Injured after Getting Knee in the Back
Tony Romo entered this year coming off back surgery. That back took a serious wrenching on this sack when he got a knee slammed into him. Then Romo was lying in a prone position, face up toward the giant Jerry World jumbotron. After several minutes, Romo got up and was helped to the locker room. We’ll update with further injury news, and for now, it is Brandon Weeden time in Dallas.
Colt McCoy and Jay Gruden Share Awkward Hug At the Behest of Jon Gruden
Spanish Player Hits Referee, Himself In The Face With Basketball
Unlike that tennis lineswoman, this basketball referee definitely has an excuse for crumpling to the ground after Sergio Llull of Real Madrid Baloncesto's errant pass bounds directly into his face. Llull even gets a taste of his own medicine when the thing doinks off the ref's head and into his own.
The Time JaVale McGee Had The Perfect Comeback For A Hater
I'll be honest, the NBA season kind of snuck up on me this year—I mean, would it be so wrong for basketball to just chill for a minute until the World Series is over?—but I officially got excited for the season while reading Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson's AMA on Reddit yesterday, because he reminded me that JaVale McGee is about to be back in my life.
Time to get scared, it's Raider Week
Thursday Night Doubleheader!
FOX uses 'Football as Football' Falcons-Lions Premier League logos for London game
Football as Football rendered all 32 NFL team logos in the style of English, German, Spanish, and Italian soccer logos, and FOX was savvy enough to reach out and feature the British Lions and Falcons logos for today's matchup between the two teams in London.
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Detroit looked terrible during the first half in London, but WHOA NEAT HURDLE!
Apparently they have one Bucs fan in Britain.
Sounders vs. Galaxy: Final score 2-0, Seattle lifts Supporters' Shield
For the first time in their history, the Seattle Sounders have captured the Supporters' Shield
For the first time in their history, the Seattle Sounders have captured the Supporters' Shield, and they didn't even need their tiebreaker. They created a goal at the end of a nasty and physical game against the LA Galaxy, with substitute Marco Pappa netting the winner. He added another audacious goal in stoppage time, picking the ball off Jaime Penedo and scooping in the second goal in a 2-0 victory, clinching the Shield for the home side.
The best chance either team created in the first half came in the 14th minute, when Stefan Ishizaki played in Landon Donovan behind the defense with a lofted ball. But Donovan wasn't quite in perfect position, while Stefan Frei anticipated the ball well, and the Seattle keeper was able to snag Donovan's chip attempt.
Devil made him do it: Oklahoma's Ten Commandments monument destroyed by alleged Satanist - http://cbsn.ws/1tb3YWg
"I have no problem with our fans. Our fans are great. I've got a problem with our scoreboard operator," the Broncos' quarterback said. "I'm gonna have a little talk with him. I'm not sure what he's doing.
"He's playing music, showing players dancing and getting the crowd fired up when we had the ball. I don't think he should be doing that."
Peyton Manning does not tolerate imperfection. Sure, Denver was up by 14 at the end of the game, killing the clock. And sure, the scoreboard operator wanted to keep the crowd fired up.
But dammit, Peyton had a job to do, and that crowd was not making it easy. Oh, and don’t be disrespectful and show Philip Rivers on the scoreboard while Manning is trying to end this game. So, yeah, Mr. Scoreboard Operator, it’s going to be a long morning.
'Marlins Man' puts Miami front and center at World Series
The Marlins have made it to the World Series. Or at least one very visible fan has.
In a sea of blue, Laurence Leavy's orange "Marlins" shirt stands out in the crowd, especially in the pricey seats behind home plate where the TV cameras focus.
Leavy, a 58-year-old Miami lawyer known as "Marlins Man," said he just loves being part of the game.
But the sight of Leavy in Miami orange rattled the home team enough that he said stadium officials asked him to move — or at least cover up with a Kansas City Royals shirt.
Marlins Man would have none of that Tuesday night. And he said he would be back for other World Series games.
"The owner of the Royals was extremely upset that I was there," Leavy said Wednesday.
They offered him a private suite if he would move. They tried enticing him with free World Series goodies if he would get rid of the jersey.
No way, Marlins Man said.
Leavy paid $8,000 for that prime seat to see Royals vs. Giants, and he wasn't about to give it up.
A Royals spokesman said no one asked him to leave his seat or to take off the jersey.
Back in Miami, the Marlins team loved every minute of the exposure.
"I think it's great," said P.J. Loyello, vice president of communications and broadcasting for the Miami Marlins. "He's one of our loyal season-ticket holders. He's definitely easy to pick out with that jersey. It's fun to pick him out. It's reached a point where we expect to see him at games now. It's fun. It's sports."
It wasn't the first time Leavy has stuck out in a crowd.
Marlins Man has been buying the best seats to major sporting events for years. By his count, he's gone to 27 Super Bowls, more than 200 NBA playoff games, and at least 85 World Series games, and many Triple Crown horse races.
He's been a Marlins season-ticket holder since the team's first year in 1993, is a rabid Florida State fan (he was on hand for the FSU-Notre Dame showdown in Tallahassee on Saturday before heading off to Kansas City), owns more than 100 thoroughbreds, and rarely misses a Miami Heat or Dolphins game.
"I never had any kids, nor have any wife," Leavy said. "You don't have to pay for a wife and kids, so you have money in the bank."
Leavy, who attended North Miami Beach High and practices workers' compensation law, spends plenty of that money on sports travel.
In May, he was in San Diego watching the Marlins when pitching ace Jose Fernandez suffered his season-ending arm injury, followed the team up to Los Angeles to watch them play the Dodgers, and thus began a sports-crazed odyssey, criss-crossing the country to catch games in 16 cities in 18 days.
As a guest of thoroughbred racing magnate Frank Stronach, he sat with actress Bo Derek before the Preakness at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland until it was time for her to bark out orders. "I kept her company until she said 'riders up!' " Leavy said.
The next day he flew to Indianapolis to catch Heat-Pacers, followed by Thunder-Spurs in San Antonio the day after that, back to Indianapolis for Heat-Pacers ... and on and on.
"It was the coolest thing," he said.
Leavy said he purchases most of his top-dollar tickets on StubHub. Sometimes, ticket brokers call him if they have great seats to major events. He would not reveal an amount on how much he spends annually on plane tickets and seats to sporting events, only to say "it's a lot of money."
Somehow, Leavy said he is still able to run his law practice, which he does electronically during the day when he's on the road. He has offices in Davie and in Jacksonville.
For years, Leavy attended sporting events largely unnoticed.
"Nobody noticed me when I wore a Cowboys shirt," he said. "Nobody noticed me when I wore a Heat jersey."
But when the Marlins changed their uniform colors in 2012, going from a mostly black and teal to orange and black, everything changed. Leavy suddenly became more recognizable.
Two years ago, he was spotted sporting his orange Marlins gear in San Francisco for the World Series. The following day he drove to the Golden Gate Bridge to take some pictures of the landmark when he was spotted by a couple of park rangers, who drove up in a truck to shoo him away from a dangerous cliff.
"One of the guys goes, 'Aren't you the guy we've been watching on TV behind home plate?' " Leavy recalled. "And the other guy says, 'He's the Marlins Man!' "
Earl Thomas ✔ @Earl_Thomas
“It’s tough on us right now. We’re not playing disciplined ball like we want to, but we still had a chance to win the game,” No. 29 said. “I stripped the ball and it was a big scuffle and I was just trying to help Sherm get the ball. He had it but somehow … I don’t know.”
“We gotta cut out on the penalties,” Earl said after the game. “That’s what’s hurting us.”
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Washington QB has a mortified Michigan punter moment
Rule No. 1 of being a quarterback is always be ready for the snap.
Whoops. Someone got the snap count mixed up.
P.K Subban absolutely schools the Avalanche with video game goal
Stop giving up video game goals, Colorado! It's not a good thing.
Remember a few days ago, when Phil Kessel scored an NHL '94 goal against the Avalanche in overtime? Colorado let another team do the same thing to them on Saturday.
Alex Ovechkin rubbing noses with a puppy is as adorable as you'd expect
Sure, Alex Ovechkin has been a lightning rod of criticism over the last few seasons. But after watching this GIF, how can you ever criticize him again? HE'S HOLDING A PUPPY AND RUBBING NOSES WITH IT. He could have a plus/minus of -167 this year and we'd still love him for this.
Nobody knows why Steven Stamkos passed to Eric Brewer
It's a 2-on-1. You're Steven Stamkos. He's Eric Brewer. SHOOT THE PUCK.
Gennady Golovkin Wins Again With A Devastating Knockout Punch
GM John Schneider statement on WR Percy Harvin trade to Jets.
The White House
The military chapter of the official booster club of the Seattle Seahawks
Military Sea Hawkers @Mil_SeaHawkers
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LeBron James and Michael Beasley
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Wilson: “I don’t think running for me is ever part of the game plan.”
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Nats win 4-1, force Game 4
MLB 2014 NLDS: Cardinals take Game 3 at home, lead series 2-1
The Daniel Bryan-Giants appearance you've been waiting for finally happened at NLDS Game 3
Marshawn Lynch dons training mask depicting Native Hawaiian flag
Washington's Morgan Moses zones out, nearly gets Kirk Cousins killed
Jenkins tried to pull Marshawn Lynch's head off
There's facemasking and then there's this:
That would kill a person who isn't about that action.
Seattle's punter is also a decent running back
We will see this Washington fan in our nightmares
Just gonna go stare at a wall for a while:
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How many of you reading right now knew that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month? I certainly didn’t. I had to Google it. And that’s part of why I felt so inspired to do my part. This initiative, this story, is about acknowledging something difficult, something we’d rather not see. When I look back at beating kids up on the playground, I don’t like that image. But I moved past that place in my life, and I’m proud of the man I am now.
This issue is much bigger than NFL suspensions. Domestic violence isn’t going to disappear tomorrow or the next day. But the more that we choose not to talk about it, the more we shy away from the issue, the more we lose.
I can’t fix the world. I can’t fix the NFL. I can’t change the guys around me. The only person I can change is the one in the mirror. I’m not a perfect person by any means. I’m just a recovering bully. But if we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it. For those of us in the NFL, there’s no excuse for violence off the field.
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The Cardinals didn't manage a hit until the fifth. After Wong doubled, Greinke bounced back by getting back-to-back strikeouts of Randal Grichuk and Lance Lynn. That drew a little excitement from this young Los Angeles fan.
It stayed 2-0 Dodgers until the eighth. Just minutes after the Giants won an 18-inning marathon over the Nationals in Washington, Los Angeles reliever J.P. Howell coughed up the lead at Dodger Stadium. Matt Carpenter ripped a first-pitch homer to right for a 2-2 tie.
Katy Perry served as guest picker on College GameDay this morning, and appears to be celebrating her successful prediction of Ole Miss over Alabama by getting crazy at a bar called Funkys.