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Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Seahawks

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" It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi
 
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Earl Thomas
 
 Earl Thomas @Earl_Thomas

We have the crown. Now it's all about keeping it.

 

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 Richard Sherman@RSherman_25 Jul 30

Can't ever be too mad lmao...

 
 
 
 

 

A night at the ESPYS

 Seahawks at the ESPYS  

Social Scene: 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"

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Step back to the 14th Century, my mini Artsite, with Music, so turn it up.

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 The Blue Angels
 
 
 
 The Blue Angels is the United States Navy's flight demonstration squadron. The Blue Angels team was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team (under the same name) in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931. The Blue Angels' six demonstration pilots fly the F/A-18 Hornet, typically in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each full year. The Blue Angels also visit more than 50,000 people in a standard show season (March through November) in schools and hospitals. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dog Lays Down The Brakes

 

 

 

 Never lost his Beer!
 

 
 

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Stand Up To Cancer - standup2cancer.org 
 

 
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 "Whether you pushed me or pulled me, drained me or fueled me, loved me or left me, hurt me or helped me, you are a part of my growth & no kidding, I "Thank You"!
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drone Captures Stunning Images Of Seattle’s Space Needle, Ends In Visit From The Cops
 
Police found no visible damage to the Space Needle despite witness reports claiming the drone crashed into the Seattle landmark.
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Finally A Mood-Lamp That Fits Me

 
 
 
 
 

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Hey Friend's, 🔊♫♪♪ as you Look & Listen, Enjoy & Grab your "6 Free Downloads"  these are the last two Bands I was in,..On one album I play a single kick & the other a double kick,... see if you can tell! Enjoy!!

 

 

 

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I Really Miss Playing, I Miss you Guy's the Crowd !!



 
 
 
 I'll Be right here!,........... Original 16x20' I call it " Above the Clouds"
 
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Congratulations to Germany

  wins the 2014 beating 1-0 in OT. to claim it's 4th World Cup.

 

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In 1782, Thomas Jefferson wrote,

" I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His Justice cannot sleep forever." hmmm....

In 1838 Abraham Lincoln once said:

" At what point shall we expect the approach of danger?..... Answer; If it ever reaches us, it must spring up amongest us, It cannot come from abroad, If desruction be our lot, we must ourselves be it's author and finisher." 

In 1951 Harry Truman once said:

" I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose." 

 Sir Isaac Newton, scholar, mathematician and one of the greatest scientific mind's in human history, once said,

" In the absence of any other proof, the human thumb alone would convice me of God's existence." 

 

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This Week in History, Jul 28 - Aug 3
Jul 28, 1868
14th Amendment adopted
Jul 29, 1958
NASA created
Jul 30, 1965
Johnson signs Medicare into law
Jul 31, 1975
Jimmy Hoffa disappears
Aug 01, 1961
Texans head for the thrills at Six Flags
Aug 02, 1990
Iraq invades Kuwait
Aug 03, 1958
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The History Channel
 

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"We can not escape history & neither can We escape a desire to understand it."...

"Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow, for what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."

 "Where there is no vision, the people perish."

" For what shall profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul.? "

"There's no way to judge the future without looking at the past."

"History is who we are, and why we are the way we are."

 

 

 

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 Illegal pick set in Presidents' Race in Washington, anyone know concussion protocol here?

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  ~ "Every set back might be the very thing that makes you carry on and fight all the harder and become that much better." ~

 

 


    It's July,.................................  

 

 


 photo RABBITDANCE-WALKING.gifHey Friend's,......... Today July 31, 2014,.....Last day of July! . WOW, feel's like time is just flying by. having a tough day, it really is a day to day thing! 

Have lot's of this   
 
Today July 28, 2014,.... have a Strong week Friend's,......... Moving really slow, I just don't want to sound like I'am complaining all the time, you no what I mean, doing Ok, never really great but Ok, working on getting my strengh back, I never really realized how long it take's.

you see this?

Eddie Vedder throwing the first pitch out at the Cubs game

GIF: Eddie Vedder throwing the first pitch out at the Cubs game tonight

  

 

    Eddie Vedder’s first pitch at Wrigley Field. Don’t it make you smile?

 

Thank you Friend's for all the Support, Thought's & Prayers and love, it means more than you know!

Today July 25 2014, have a strong weekend! Today, Moving slow not to much pain, but Ok! May you have a Strong Day Friend's,.... 

My heart really go's out to the Netherlands MH17, so so sad. and another plane missing! have Doc. appt next week another check up.

kind of sleep walking through the day. I'am getting it back together, (the page.)  just moving slow. for those who don't know,.... my tumer in my right kidney has gone into remmison, Yeah! I know! 

My Doc. had  me do another CT scan and they found I had a double Hernia, so it's been two weeks since the surgery, still getting my strengh back & mending,

So this is why I don't stay online that long, and when I do I go to Twitter and not facebook, I get confused so easy, I guess I go on facebook about twice a week. Just bare with me Friend's it's been a battle, my body is pretty beat up.

 but I think Im winning the battle. I Thank you All for all the Support, your thought's and prayers have meat so much!

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I really messed it up again, I don't no what I do? lost the whole page.

So I'am starting over, starting today July, 21 2014. 

 Just bare with me!  I know, it suck's when I do this,..... Oh well.

 

 

Doing This,....... so medicated I'm Ok!

 

 

 

 

 Seattle Mariners    MLB.com

 

Corey Hart’s all-out effort earns a standing ovation from Roenis Elias.

 Corey Hart’s all-out effort earns a standing ovation from Roenis Elias.

 

 

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

Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era

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The Mariners have a little batting practice dance party.
 
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 Lucas Duda to the plate… AANNDD IT’S GONE.

 mets: Lucas Duda to the plate… AANNDD IT’S GONE.

 

 

 

@RealKingFelix

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WHAT!

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I Thank you All for the Support & Prayers

Doc. keep's a pretty good eye on me,..........

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I will not let it take my sense of humor!

If I have made you Grin, Chuckle, Smile, LOL, Shy, Oh or Ah in any way,

well then,.... I did my job! with the help of you, Thank You!

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It's healthy to Laugh.

 

 





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Mars rover sets out-of-this-world driving record

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 Mars rover sets out-of-this-world driving record. (AP/NASA)

NASA's Opportunity has now gone farther than any vehicle on the surface of another world.  Previous record-holder »

 NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars has now boldly gone farther than any vehicle has before on the surface of another world, space agency officials announced today (July 28).

As of Sunday (July 27), the Opportunity rover has driven 25.01 miles (40.2 kilometers) on the Red Planet, NASA officials said. The distance record had been held by the Soviet Union's remote-controlled Lunokhod 2 rover, which covered 24.2 miles (39 km) on the moon back in 1973.

"Opportunity has driven farther than any other wheeled vehicle on another world," Opportunity project manager John Callas, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a statement. "This is so remarkable considering Opportunity was intended to drive about one kilometer and was never designed for distance. But what is really important is not how many miles the rover has racked up, but how much exploration and discovery we have accomplished over that distance." [Distances Driven on Other Worlds (Infographic)]

 

NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Breaks Off-World Driving Record

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NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Breaks Off-World Driving Record

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a view of "Lunokhod Crater," lying south of Solander Point on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. This image was taken on April 24, 2014 and released on July 28.  

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NASA's #NextGiantLeap

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This Is What The Earth Looked Like When It Was Only Half A Billion Years Old

Business Insider

Scientists have long known that early Earth was a turbulent place where asteroids regularly assaulted the planet's crust. But recently, scientist quantified just how intense that assault really was.

According to a new model, out July 30 in Nature, early Earth was "pummeled by an enormous flux of extraterrestrial bodies," wrote the authors. Earth could have been hit by up to four cosmic projectiles larger than 600 miles in diameter, just under the width of Texas. Three to seven more impactors were likely about half that size, but still capable of "global ocean vaporization," according to the researchers. That's not to mention all the "little" ones.

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 This Is What The Earth Looked Like When It Was Only Half A Billion Years Old

Early Earth was hit by objects over 600 miles in diameter capable of "global sterilization" and "ocean vaporization," wrote the authors of a new study.

"Hadean" Earth — which lasted from Earth's birth, 4.5 billion years ago, up to 4 billion years ago — has always been a bit of a mystery.

"Little is known about that period simply because the Earth is a very geologically active planet where surface rocks are continuously recycled," lead author Simone Marchi from the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado told Business Insider in an interview.

Since there are no rocks on Earth older than about 3.8 billion years old, the latest study looked to the marks left by asteroids on Earth's neighbors: the moon, Mars, and Mercury. Looking at the impact data from these planets, as well as the size distribution of our current asteroid belt, the scientists recreated early Earth.

The cosmic pummeling could have vaporized oceans and turned rock to lava. It also could have created the oldest known bits of Earth.

 

 

 

 

 The Rangers Brought Out George W. Bush During Jeter Farewell Ceremony

The Rangers Brought Out George W. Bush During Jeter Farewell Ceremony

Since everyone knows this is Derek Jeter's last season, teams are putting on special ceremonies (like they did with Mariano Rivera) for Jeets, where they give him gifts and make donations to his charity. Tonight is the last time Derek Jeter will be playing a regular season game in Texas (hey, you never know), so they brought out the big guns: cowboy boots and George W. Bush.

Jeter and 43 have an interesting bond that has clearly left an impression: in 2001, then President Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the World Series, a little over a month after the September 11 attacks. Before heading out to the field, Jeter told him to throw from the mound and "don't bounce it because they'll boo you." In the video below you can see Bush mouth the words again.

Bush was also former Governor of Texas and one-time owner of the Rangers, so it's not exactly an impossible get for the Rangers, but good luck to whatever team tries to follow a surprise visit from a former President of the United States by giving Jeter a Sea-Doo or whatever.

 

Former First Lady Laura Bush with a little dancing.
 
 Former First Lady Laura Bush with a little dancing.

 

 

 

 

Home Run Explodes In Woman's Beer Cup

Home Run Explodes In Woman's Beer Cup

Young'n in Giants jersey three feet away from ball is the true star of this GIF and sums up the kid in us all.

At least three people tried to catch this home run—although "tried" might be a stretch for the guy in orange—and it eluded all of them. With all the hands in front of her face, this poor woman made no attempt whatsoever to catch the ball, and probably assumed at least one of the dudes around her was going to snag it. And yet, boom!

 Jordy Mercer hit it to left field off Big Time Timmy Jim and the guy with the best chance of actually making the grab was reaching over from the woman's left. It looks like the ball just goes right through his fingertips. It then looks like it's going to hit her square in the face, all the while she just sort of grimaces, hoping against hope. She was fine—though the beer was lost forever—as security checked on her, and later gave the universal sign for either "home run" or "whoop-dee-doo."

Home Run Explodes In Woman's Beer Cup

It feels like this happens a lot more often than it should. Maybe we're all drinking too much at baseball games.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

updated 7:07 AM PDT, Thu July 31, 2014

Israel calls up 16,000
more reservists

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is committed to destroying Hamas' network of tunnels. FULL STORY

Israel targeted, saved Hamas leader  Hamas films deadly tunnel attack  Hamas films deadly tunnel attack

Gaza safe havens not that safe  Photos: Israel-Gaza crisis  Photos: Israel-Gaza crisis  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Experts say that, yes, Ebola could make its way to the U.S. But a doctor says it's not the kind of disease that can sweep through New York. FULL STORY

    How at risk is U.S.?  How at risk is U.S.?  What you need to know

     
     
     
     
    Ship found in WTC ruins dates to 1773

    Researchers say a vessel unearthed at the World Trade Center site pre-dates the Revolutionary War.  How it got there »  

     
     Ship found in WTC ruins dates to 1773 (AP)

      
     
     
     
     
     
     
    James Shields has fun with gum.
     
     James Shields has fun with gum. 
     
     
     
     
     
     This Reds fan is pumped.

     This Reds fan is pumped. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     Eric Chavez was as smooth as they come.
     
     Eric Chavez was as smooth as they come. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     Colby Lewis throws his hat into the ring for play of the night.
     
     texasrangers: Colby Lewis throws his hat into the ring for play of the night.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     Jim Adduci: All out, all the time.
     
    Jim Adduci: All out, all the time.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     Manny Machado Threw Out Albert Pujols Because His Arm Is Outrageous
     
    Manny Machado Threw Out Albert Pujols Because His Arm Is Outrageous

    Albert Pujols isn't winning a 40-yard dash anytime soon but, still, Machado (not to mention all of his momentum) is halfway into the dugout by the time he's ready to throw this ball and Pujols still isn't anywhere near first base. The cross-diamond throw wasn't even in the dirt, it was at Steve Pearce's eyes. He just had to stretch into foul territory which, again, wasn't a problem because Pujols was barely in the frame. Just absurd and, even though we've seen him do this before, it never gets old.

     

     

     Who is the Better Dancer: Peyton Manning or Tom Brady?

    Peyton Manning danced at Denver Broncos training camp and Kenny Chesney was nowhere to be seen. The Broncos played “Rocky Top” over the loudspeakers while the team stretched, and Peyton Manning, Britton Colquitt and Wes Welker all “got down.” KUSA has even more embarrassing footage if you like, but let’s focus on Peyton for a moment.

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    His moves are incomparable. He’s the greatest dancing quarterback of his generation in my humble opinion. The only QB that comes close is Tom Brady. The advanced stats (Beats Per Minute) say that Manning gets down at a higher rate and is a more efficient dancer overall. However, the eye test says that Brady has some pretty sweet moves of his own. Let’s look back at Brady dancing in Rio from 2011.

     

    Tom Brady dancing

    Pretty good – and he gets points for dancing on the road – but Manning is still #1 in my book. What do you think?

     

    Bonus: Welker dance!

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    DEVELOPING STORY

    updated 7:17 AM PDT, Wed July 30, 2014

    What will they find at the MH17 crash site?

    Nearly two weeks after Flight 17 crashed in a war zone, investigators are still trying to get to the scene. Is anything left? FULL STORY
     

    Opinion: Bitter lessons of MH17  Photos: Flight 17 crash aftermath  Photos: Flight 17 crash aftermath

     
     
     
     
     
     'Humanitarian window' under way in Gaza after U.N. facility hit
     
    By John Vause and Holly Yan, CNN
     
     

    Israeli tank shells slam into a crowded school used as a shelter for Palestinian refugees, officials say.  90 others wounded »  

     
    Palestinians gather outside a classroom at the Abu Hussein U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip. (AP)

    Gaza City (CNN) -- [Breaking News update 7:53 a.m.]

    The Israeli military has authorized a four-hour "humanitarian window" in Gaza, but it will not apply to the areas in which soldiers are operating, the Israel Defense Forces said. The time frame is 3 to 7 p.m. local (8 a.m. to noon ET).

    [Previous story published 6:32 a.m. ET]

    While dueling political leaders blame each other for the carnage in Gaza, residents there are grappling with a new, nightmarish life:

    Dozens of deaths reported each day. Dwindling fuel and water supplies. And no electricity for countless civilians after Gaza's only power plant was struck and erupted in flames.

    The violence continued Wednesday morning, when Israeli forces shelled the Abu Hussein School in northern Gaza and killed 20 people, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

    Inside a Hamas tunnel

    What is Hamas' endgame in Gaza?

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/30/world/meast/mideast-crisis/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     Myths and facts about lightning (Thinkstock)

    It's not true that lightning never strikes the same place twice, and a car's rubber tires won't protect you. Don't lie flat on the ground »

     
     
     
     
     
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     Clayton Kershaw hits Jimmy Kimmel in the face with a baseball
     

    Let's put this on the record: Late-night TV talk shows would be much better if MLB pitchers showed up every night to hit hosts in the face with baseballs. It would be a reason, certainly, to put Jay Leno back on the air.

    As of right now, only Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," is on board with this. He had Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Monday night. Kimmel asked Kershaw to knock an apple off his head with a ball.

    That's putting a lot of trust in Kershaw's command, which is plenty great, mind you. That's still just a daunting situation, whether it's Clayton Kershaw or Clayton Bigsby tossing the ball.

    Kershaw, looking stiff in a fancy TV suit, didn't bring his best stuff. But he still managed to knock the apple off Kimmel's head — after hitting him in the face (!!) with the baseball.

     

     Oops. The setup made it sound like they were using those soft baseballs the T-ball kids use and Kershaw wasn't throwing that hard, so there's no harm to Kimmel's handsome TV mug because of the beaning.
     
     
     
     
     
    That swing. It’s just so beautiful.
     
     That swing. It’s just so beautiful.
     
     
     
     
     
     Vin Scully will be back in 2015!
     
    ladodgers: Vin Scully will be back in 2015!
     
     
     
     
     
    David Ortiz and Melky Cabrera are amusing themselves, I have no idea what's funny 
     
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    Starlin Castro sac fly mercifully ends 6:27 game at 1:34 AM CT
     
     
    GIF: Starlin Castro sac fly mercifully ends 6:27 game at 1:34 AM CT

     

     
     
     
     
     Motorcyle cops lining the warning track is going to make defense interesting in San Francisco tonight
     
    GIF: Motorcyle cops lining the warning track is going to make defense interesting in San Francisco tonight

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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

     

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    Rangers play defense badly, off the glove and off the head
     
     
    GIF: Rangers play defense badly, off the glove and off the head
     
     
     
     
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     Build The Tip, The Biggest Fan-Driven Project in Seahawks History
     
    about

     

    Build The Tip is a crowdfunding project by 12s and for 12s to create a lasting work of art that pays tribute to our beloved Seattle Seahawks and their amazing 2013 Super Bowl Championship season.

    The vision for Build The Tip came from two die-hard Seahawks fans who believe Richard Sherman’s tipped pass to Malcolm Smith to win the NFC Championship was a moment so pivotal, awe-inspiring, and emblematic of everything great about the 2013 Seattle Seahawks team, that it should be immortalized for future generations of Seahawks fans to enjoy. The play will be captured in a magnificent bronze sculpture designed and built by local artist Kevin Pettelle. The sculpture will pay tribute to the entire Super Bowl XLVIII championship team by incorporating every 2013 Seahawk player.

    Build The Tip is in discussions with the Seattle Seahawks organization, Seattle city officials, and various local property owners to choose a location for the sculpture next to CenturyLink Field which will allows fans to enjoy and interact with The Tip on their way into home games.

    Every dollar raised in the Build The Tip campaign above the cost of the project will be donated to charity.

     
     plaque of 48

    We will place a plaque on The Tip called the Plaque of 48, celebrating the people who made it possible to Build The Tip. This Plaque of 48 will feature four columns of 12 names.

    Donate at least $12 today and YOU are eligible to win YOUR NAME on the Plaque of 48!

     
     
     

     

     

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    updated 7:27 AM PDT, Tue July 29, 2014

     Israeli PM: Prepare for 'protracted campaign'

    Watch this video

     Fighting in Gaza intensifies

    Gaza authorities report more deaths, including eight children. Meanwhile, 10 Israeli soldiers were killed Monday, the military said. FULL STORY

    CNN reporter's close call in Gaza  CNN reporter's close call in Gaza  Exclusive look in Hamas tunnels

    How Gaza cease-fire faltered  Just who is Hamas?  Just who is Hamas?

    Photos: Israel's ground offensive  Photos: Israel's ground offensive

     

     

    Fugitive featured on 'The Hunt'

     
    A man recently featured on CNN's "The Hunt with John Walsh" was killed in Manhattan while police were attempting to arrest him, two sources said. FULL STORY
     

     

     

     

    You never know who might show up on #Mariners Snapchat!

    You never know who might show up on #Mariners Snapchat (username: mariners)


     

    Melky destroyed a windshield tonight at Fenway.

     torontobluejays: Melky destroyed a windshield tonight at Fenway.

     

     

     

    Uh, not much more to add here.

         Uh, not much more to add here. 

     

     

     

     Ian Ziering. Nailed it.

    Ian Ziering. Nailed it. 

     

     

     

    Andrew McCutchen, pleasure to meet your acquaintance.

    Andrew McCutchen, pleasure to meet your acquaintance. 

     

     

     

     This double play is dripping style and swag.

    pirates: This double play is dripping style and swag.

     

     

     

    A tip of the cap to losing yours on this play, Josh Reddick.

    Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era

     A tip of the cap to losing yours on this play, Josh Reddick. Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era

     

     

     

     Water hydrates the #walkoff celebration in Miami.

        Water hydrates the #walkoff celebration in Miami.

     

     

     

    One heckuva fan grab.

        One heckuva fan grab. 

     

     

     

    Sometimes you just need to break a bat over your knee. Ya know?

        Sometimes you just need to break a bat over your knee. Ya know?

     

     

     

     Here's your What The, for today!

     Japanese Martial Arts Star Breaks 10 Blocks with Her Head, Throws Out First Pitch

     Takeda Rina, the 23-year-old star of such films as High Kick Girl!, Karate Girl and Dead Sushi, threw out the first pitch before Sunday’s Chiba Lotte Marines vs Seibu Lions game in Japan. Fittingly she broke 10 blocks with her forehead before throwing to her pitch to the catcher … and four furry mascots behind home plate.

     

    Japanese girl breaks bricks with forehead

    I think that sentence was also written in the original draft of Abner Doubleday’s first rules of baseball.

     

    Japanese girl pitch

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Metta World Peace Shoved Two Guys During a Venice Summer League Game

    Metta World Peace throws a punch on the playground -original

    This has to be the scariest moment of this dude’s life. You’re in a summer basketball league, thinking pretty highly of yourself because some pros actually run with you sometimes. Metta World Peace – formerly named “Ron Artest” when he ran into the stands to fight fans in Detroit during an NBA basketball contest – misses a layup and appears to shove your teammate down in frustration. You  instinctively walk over to stick up for your teammate and.

    Suddenly, Metta World Peace – all 6’7″, 250-pounds of him – gives you a one-armed, close-fisted shove to the jaw. In the NBA, this is going to replay and Metta is probably getting a flagrant-2 and an escort to the locker room. In the streets? You fake an ankle injury on the next play and hope nobody throws any cups onto the court.

     

     

     

     

     updated 7:15 AM PDT, Mon July 28, 2014

     'When it is quiet in Israel,
    it will be quiet in Gaza'

    Watch this video

     Israeli official: 'The equation is simple'

    The Palestinian and Israeli ambassadors to the U.N. expressed disappointment over a Security Council statement, which included calling for an immediate cease-fire. FULL STORY

    Israel: Errant mortar hit school  Israel: Errant mortar hit school  Netanyahu: Hamas fooling world  Netanyahu: Hamas fooling world

    Blogger: Hamas not to blame  Blogger: Hamas not to blame 

     

     

    SOUTH CHINA SEA STANDOFF

    Wrecks, rats, roaches

    At first sight it looks like a scene from a post-apocalyptic movie. Journalist Tomas Etzler travels to one of the most remote locations in the South China Sea -- the front line of a dispute between the Philippines and China. FULL STORY

    Life on the Sierra Madre  Life on the Sierra Madre  Sierra Madre: The journey  Sierra Madre: The journey



       

     Scenes from WWI then & a century later

    Image: British soldiers during World War I's Battle of the Somme & poppies on the former battle site in 2012 (© Ian Jones/PA/AP; James Tye/Getty Images)

    Today marks 100 years since the first shot was fired in the Great War. Photos of its battlegrounds from then & now show the dramatic difference a century makes.

    Never-before-seen images of WWI unearthed How WWI began | How it changed the world 

     

     

     1 dead, 13 injured after lightning strikes Southern California

    By Dave Alsup, CNN

     NEW: In Catalina Island, a man hit by lightning is treated and released, official says

    (CNN) -- A sunny day at California's famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike.

    A man in his mid-20s died at at the hospital after being transported from Venice Beach, said John Kades of the Los Angeles Coroner's office.

    It's too early to determine whether he died as a result of "a lightning strike, drowning, or being trampled by the crowd," according to Kades.

    The lightning hit the water and the beach at 2:51 p.m. (5:51 p.m. ET), according to spokeswoman Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    At least 13 patients -- all of whom were either in or near the water -- were assessed on the scene. Of those, seven adults and one teenager were transported to local hospitals.

    One patient had to be pulled from the water, but it was not immediately clear if it was the man who later died.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/27/us/lightning-strike-venice-beach/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

     

     
     
     

    Frank Thomas  

    Frank Thomas@TheBigHurt_35 

    What a Day HOF!! I Thank You All For The Wonderful Comments!! It's Now Official!!

    I would like to thank all the Fans who were in Cooperstown this weekend. Next Level!

     

     

     

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     Greg Maddux, filthy. hofwknd  hofwknd MLB

    Hall of Fame  

    greg maddux  Bobby Cox  frank thomas  Joe Torre Tom Glavine  tony la russa 

    Greg Maddux, filthy. 

     

     There's A Tiny Grammatical Error On Greg Maddux's HOF Plaque

     

    View image on Twitter

        

    Cool grammar error on Maddux's plaque, @BaseballHall!

     

     

     

    David Ortiz Pissed Off The Rays Again

     By Barry Petchesky


    David Ortiz Pissed Off The Rays Again

    David Ortiz's three-run home run would be all the Red Sox needed in yesterday's 3-2 win over Tampa. But he couldn't have known that at the time—it was the third inning—yet Ortiz flipped his bat like he had just won a game, setting off yet another war of words with the Rays.

    ''I don't know what makes him think that he can showboat the way he does, and then nobody retaliates,'' said Rays pitcher Chris Archer. (This isn't really the point here, but I'll tell him exactly why Ortiz thinks that—because no one does retaliate. If Archer was so pissed off about the bat flip, he could have retaliated when he faced Ortiz again in the fifth.)

    ''Nobody looks at him in a funny way or pitches him inside. I don't know why he feels like that, but obviously he feels the way David [Price] said he does — he feels like he's bigger than the game. He feels like the show is all about him.''

    Archer was referring to David Price's comments about Ortiz thinking he is "bigger than the game," after a couple of bench-clearing dustups back in May. A couple of beefs that themselves echo back to Price's frustrations with Ortiz admiring his home runs in the playoffs last season. The Rays-Red Sox rivalry is a long-running show, and let no one say Ortiz doesn't embrace his role.

    "Whatever, dude," Ortiz said. "There's always going to be comments out there. He's not the right guy to be saying that, I think. He's got two days in the league, and to be bitching and complaining about stuff like that."

    (This was Archer's 48th career start. Details, details; that's some quality big-timing.)

    The company line on anything regarding baseball's unwritten rules remains the same: You don't like a guy pimping his homers? Don't let him hit homers. But I'm happy to have any new chapter in Rays-Red Sox, baseball's best and most authentic rivalry. And if it involves David Ortiz, who this year seems to be embracing his heel role? Even better. These two teams meet next on Aug. 29. 

     

     

     

    Jackie Bradley Jr. — speed burst.

    Tip of the Cap Play, presented by New Era.

     Jackie Bradley Jr. — speed burst. Tip of the Cap Play, presented by New Era.

     

     

     

    Munenori Kawasaki  Over the shoulder + basket = wow.

    Over the shoulder + basket = wow.

     

     

     

    You know who’s good? This Andrelton Simmons fellow.

    You know who’s good? This Andrelton Simmons fellow.

     

     

     

     Not totally sure, but he MIGHT need some new lumber for next game.

     Not totally sure, but he MIGHT need some new lumber for next game.

     

     

     

     

    BREAKING NEWS

    updated 7:27 AM PDT, Sun July 27, 2014

    Hamas agrees to
    cease-fire

    Watch this video

     No response yet from Israel

    Not long after Israel resumed its offensive in Gaza today, Hamas said it agreed to a 24-hour U.N.-mediated cease-fire. FULL STORY

    Photos: Israel's ground offensive  Photos: Israel's ground offensive  West Bank erupts in violence  West Bank erupts in violence

    Israel-Hamas conflict explained  Israel-Hamas conflict explained  Has Gaza coverage been fair?  Has Gaza coverage been fair? 

     

     

     

    Egypt army destroys 13 more Gaza tunnels
     

    Mahmud Hams /AFP/File

    A Palestinian man is lowered into a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border, in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP Photo/Mahmud Hams)

    Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's army said Sunday it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1,639 the overall number it has laid waste to.

    Cairo has poured troops into the peninsula to counter a rising insurgency since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, and its security operation involves the destruction of these tunnels.

    The Palestinian militant group Hamas, which is the main power in Gaza, reportedly uses the tunnels to smuggle arms, food and money into the blockaded coastal enclave.

    Israel has been waging a military offensive on Gaza since July 8 to halt rocket fire, and it launched a ground assault on July 17 aimed at destroying the network of tunnels.

    It accuses Hamas of using the tunnels to attacks on Israel.

    Ties between Hamas and Cairo have deteriorated since the Egyptian army deposed Morsi on July 3, 2013. Hamas is an affiliate of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

    Cairo also accuses of Hamas of being involved in militant attacks inside Egypt, which have multiplied since Morsi was toppled.

    Militant groups say their attacks are in retaliation for a police crackdown on Morsi's supporters. The crackdown has seen more than 1,400 people killed in street clashes. 

     

     

     

    Hamas agrees to 24-hour holiday truce 

    Smoke from Israeli strikes rises over Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, on July 27. (Adel Hana/AP)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    One lucky dragonfly. ( you see it.)

     GIF: Dragonfly with death wish buzzes baseball

     

     

     

     

     After his first major-league home run, Efren Navarro didn’t get much love in the dugout. At first.

     angels: After his first major-league home run, Efren Navarro didn’t get much love in the dugout. At first.

     

     

     

    Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.

     Full. Extension. Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.

     

     

     

     HEY! It's You’re crazy, pitch.

    HEY! You’re crazy, pitch.

     

     

     

    Yasiel Puig Hit Three Triples And Barely Broke A Sweat

    Yasiel Puig Hit Three Triples And Barely Broke A Sweat

    Yasiel Puig hit three triples and a double last night and made it look pretty damned easy. He finished the night 4-5 and became the second Dodger to hit three triples in one game and the first to do it since 1901. The last guy to hit three triples in one game was Denard Span did it for the Twins in 2010.

     

     

     This Cleveland Browns Fan's Homemade Johnny Manziel Jersey is Money.

    Johnny Manziel cash money

    Johnny Manziel has the hottest jersey in the NFL. Cleveland Browns fans — and LeBron James — just couldn’t wait to get their grubby little paws on a new No. 2 and wear it for all it’s worth.

    Some are going above and beyond the call of duty and adding their own custom additions.

    Like this guy at Browns training camp today.

    He’s either playing on Manziel’s nickname or is a giant Matthew Lesko fan.

    No matter his motivation, the results speak for themselves. Clearly no expense was spared in creating this high-quality masterpiece.

    Considering the speed with which the Browns organization gathers news, they’ll likely become aware of this gentleman’s garb sometime around Thanksgiving.

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
    updated 7:27 AM PDT, Sat July 26, 2014
     

    U.S. evacuates embassy
    in Tripoli

    About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in Libya and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN. FULL STORY

    Significant U.S. military presence  Significant U.S. military presence  Fighting intensifies in Libya

     
     
     
     
     2 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan
     
    By CNN Staff
     

    (CNN) -- Two U.S. Army soldiers were killed Thursday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said.

    Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30, of Hickman, Nebraska, and Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19, of Visalia, California, were killed by an IED blast in Mirugol Kalay in Kandahar Province, the DOD said.

    Also on Thursday, Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, 20, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, died at Brooke Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, from an illness he contracted in Ghanzi Province in Afghanistan.

    With combat operations in Afghanistan ending this year, President Barack Obama has announced he plans for almost 10,000 American troops to remain in the country in 2015 if the Afghan government signs a security agreement.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently brokered an agreement between the nation's two presidential candidates -- Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani -- to accept the outcome of an audit of the recent election. Preliminary results from the June runoff showed Ghani in the lead, but Abdullah alleged massive election fraud.

    The inauguration of the new president, originally scheduled for the first week of August, will be postponed while the votes are recounted.

    Violence still flares. On July 15, a car bomb exploded in a busy market in eastern Afghanistan, killing more than 40 people, officials said, in what is said to be the deadliest attack in the country this year.

     

     

     
    Watch this video

     Passenger records dramatic raid

    A passenger got dramatic video as a police tactical team stormed onto a jet and ordered passengers to get their hands up, after the flight returned to Toronto because of an alleged threat. FULL STORY

    'Heads down! Hands up!'  'Heads down! Hands up!'  World unrest raises travel tension 

    Opinion: It's safe to fly 

     

     

     

    Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

    AP By Associated Press 

    Alta Lake 8

    KCPQ-TV

    Homes destroyed by wildfires near Pateros, Wash., are seen on Thursday, July 24.

    TWISP, Wash. (AP) — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday.

    Officials had placed the number of homes destroyed at 150 in north-central Washington's Carlton fire complex. But Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said he knew that figure would rise because crews hadn't been able to reach some of the burned areas.

    The updated estimate came after Rogers and his deputies drove 750 miles of roadway through the blackened area, surveying the devastation.

    "It's every road. Every road lost something," Rogers said. "It looks like a moonscape; there's nothing left. There's hundreds of dead livestock. It's horrifying."

    At nearly 400 square miles, the lightning-caused Carlton Complex has eclipsed the 1902 Yacolt Burn, which killed 38 people and consumed about 373 square miles, or 238,920 acres, in southwest Washington. The Carlton Complex has been blamed for the death of a man who appeared to suffer a heart attack while trying to protect his property.

    Fire crews have reported good progress in the last few days, with cooler weather and rain helping in getting the fire a little more than half contained. But officials were concerned that hotter, drier weather and wind gusts in the forecast could increase fire activity.

    The fire has been burning in the scenic Methow Valley, a popular area for hiking and fishing about 180 miles northeast of Seattle. The fire destroyed 30 homes in the town of Pateros, one of the worst-hit areas.

    Power was finally restored to parts of the valley, including Twisp and Winthrop, on Friday, eight days after the fire burned two key utility lines. But many people in outlying areas remained without electricity, Rogers said.

    Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday extended a burn ban for dry eastern Washington for one more week. The ban had been set to end Friday.

    "While fire crews have made significant progress over the past week in bringing the fires under control, weather conditions are still a concern and we need to continue erring on the side of safety," Inslee said. "Resources are still stretched thin and we want everything we have focused on containing the remaining fires and helping impacted families."

    fire9

    He also said that the state would waive permit requirements for anyone in the affected areas who wants to use extra-large generators because they remain without power.

     

     

     

     DAY 1: Hawks training camp is here and it is awesome!

    SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks opened their 12-day training camp today at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton Friday.

    And as the official home of the Seahawks, Q13 FOX News is right there with you, 12s.

    Below is a archive of our live blog coverage from the first day.

    Go Hawks!

     

     

      

     Pete Carroll         @PeteCarroll

    1st practice of camp this morning!!! ! @tiesto and @MatthewKoma "Wasted" http://youtu.be/3eApJGC02dA 

     

    KJ         @KJ_WRIGHT34

    Day 1!! Time to get back to what makes us the best!

     
     
    Seahawks, Sounders FC Pro Shop opens at Renton Landing 
     
     Seahawks, Sounders FC Pro Shop opens at Renton Landing

    The success of the Seahawks and Sounders FC on the field has helped lead to the addition of a third Pro Shop at The Landing in Renton - the city where the Seahawks are headquartered and close to where the Sounders practice. Read More

     
     
     

    BREAKING NEWS

    updated 7:17 AM PDT, Fri July 25, 2014

    Air Algerie jet 'disintegrated'

      At least 116 dead  

    Wreckage of an Air Algerie jet was found in a "disintegrated state" in northern Mali, France said. Flight 5017 was carrying 116 people when it went down. FULL STORY

    Opinion: Despite crashes, flying safe  48 killed in Taiwan crash | Photos

    How flight attendants keep going

     
     France: Black box found in Air Algerie crash
     
     
     
     

    HOLY SITES TARGETED IN IRAQ

     ISIS militants blow up Jonah's tomb

     
    The Mosul site is said to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah, who was swallowed by a whale or fish in the Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions. FULL STORY 
     

      Blast seen on video  Blast seen on video  5 reasons the West should worry

         

         

        People walk on the rubble of the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul, Iraq. (AP)

        Islamic State militants destroy one of Iraq's most-revered shrines, said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah.  'Turned to dust' »

         

         

        Shooting at Pennsylvania hospital leaves one dead, two wounded

        By Shelby Lin Erdman, CNN

        (CNN) -- A shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital Thursday afternoon left a psychiatric caseworker dead and two wounded, including a doctor, local authorities said.

        Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said the shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. in a treatment room at Mercy Fitzgerald Wellness Center in Darby, Pennsylvania, according to CNN affiliate KYW-TV.

        Whelan said it appears an outpatient psychiatric patient shot and killed the caseworker, and the doctor, who was carrying his own weapon, shot the patient. Authorities said they did not know why the patient opened fire.

        He identified the patient as Richard Plotts of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and the caseworker as Theresa Hunt of Pennsylvania.

        The doctor, Lee Silverman, was grazed by a bullet but otherwise not injured, Whelan said. Plotts was in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the district attorney said

        Witnesses described a chaotic scene as numerous law enforcement officers descended on the hospital.

        "The scene looked like a small army. It was very surreal but it was comforting that if something happens this severe and we can come together," said Rohan Hepkins, mayor of nearby Yeadon, Pennsylvania.

        "The police came in droves and they locked down everything. They chased everybody on the inside and then we (saw) a SWAT team come in," a bystander told CNN affiliate KYW.

        CNN's Dominique Dodley, Christy Lenz, Chelsea Carter and Rob Frehse contributed to this report

         


        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.

       

       

       updated 7:27 AM PDT, Thu July 24, 2014

      Answering the call: Americans fight for Israel

      Watch this video

       750 Americans now serve with IDF

      The U.S. government doesn't discourage those wanting to join, but some question why they would choose the IDF as opposed to the American military. FULL STORY

      NEW U.S. lifts ban on flights to Israel  NEW Airstrikes drop, death toll soars

      Bloomberg gets testy with Wolf  Bloomberg gets testy with Wolf  What they want: Israel | Hamas 

       

       

       

      MISSING PLANE


       Contact lost with Air Algerie flight (Liam McManus via flickr under Creative Commons license)

      The aircraft vanishes from radar shortly after takeoff from Burkina Faso with 116 people on board.  Sandstorm in area »

      ALGIERS (Reuters) - Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday.

      APS said authorities lost contact with flight AH 5017 an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso, although other officials gave other timings, adding to confusion about the fate of the flight and where it might be.

       

      Source: Google Maps via Yahoo News

      Burkina Faso - Algeria map (Source: Google Maps via Yahoo News)

       

       

       Dozens die in militant attack on convoy carrying Iraqi inmates

      By Hamdi Alkhshali, CNN

       An Iraqi child walks through a displacement camp Saturday, June 28, in Khazair, Iraq. Vast swaths of northern Iraq, including the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar, have fallen as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, advances toward Baghdad, the capital. The ISIS militants want to establish a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the region, stretching from Iraq into northern Syria.

      An Iraqi child walks through a displacement camp Saturday, June 28, in Khazair, Iraq. Vast swaths of northern Iraq, including the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar, have fallen as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, advances toward Baghdad, the capital. The ISIS militants want to establish a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the region, stretching from Iraq into northern Syria.

       Baghdad (CNN) -- Nearly five dozen inmates were killed when militants attacked a convoy of Iraqi security forces who were transferring them from one prison to another, police said Thursday.

      At least 58 inmates died in the suicide attack and eight security force members were injured.

      There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but police said they believed it was carried out by fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The Islamist group has gained control of large swaths of the two Mideast nations.

      Baghdad bombings claim at least 22 lives

      Who is the ISIS?

       

       

       

      Ruben Tejada Leaves Game After Taking Fastball To The Skull

      Ruben Tejada Leaves Game After Taking Fastball To The Skull

      Ruben Tejada left today's Mets-Mariners game in Seattle after being hit in the head by a 93 mph fastball from Taijuan Walker.

      It's the second HBP in 24 hours for Tejada, who stayed in last night's game after being hit in the hand. Let's all applaud ROOT Sports in Seattle for the sponsored "I'm lovin' it" super-mo camera.

       

       

      Phillies Fans' Reactions To Dan Uggla's Grand Slam Are Amazing

       

       

       

       In Coming

       Just rub some dirt on it.

       

       

       

      THIS is what happens when you play with your food.

       THIS is what happens when you play with your food.

       

       

      Best friends forever.

       Best friends forever.

       

       

      Heyward Houdini.

      atlantabraves: Heyward Houdini.

       

       

       Jordy Mercer turns a base hit into two outs.

      pirates: Jordy Mercer turns a base hit into two outs.

       

       

       

      This looked like a single off the bat. Then Miguel Rojas happened.

      ladodgers: This looked like a single off the bat. Then Miguel Rojas happened.

       

       

       

       

      brooklyn where you at

       

       

       

       
       

       updated 7:17 AM PDT, Wed July 23, 2014

      Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash

      By Jason Hanna and Ashley Fantz, CNN

       

      Map: Magong

       (CNN) -- As many as 45 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands on Wednesday, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported.

      At least nine other people were injured in the crash of the twin-engine turboprop plane, which happened outside Magong Airport at about 7 p.m., CNA reported.

      CNN affiliate ETTV is reporting that the plane crashed into a residential building.

      Witnesses said they saw homes on fire, the affiliate said.

      The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. Some media reports said the plane was making a crash landing prompted by strong winds from Typhoon Matmo, which hit Taiwan early Wednesday, according to CNA.

      The plane, an ATR 72, had taken off from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, CNA reported. The Penghu Islands are off the main Taiwanese island's west coast.

      There were 54 passengers and four crew aboard the flight, said Jean Shen, the director-general of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, at a press conference.

      Typhoon Matmo threatens mudslides in Taiwan

       

       

       

       

      BREAKING NEWS: THE DOWNING OF FLIGHT 17

      Day of mourning

       

      Watch this video

       

       

      Grim flight

      Watch this video

       Bodies of 40 victims flown to Netherlands

       Dutch royals, officials and families of the passengers will be at the tarmac when the remains arrive. FULL STORY 

      Ukraine: 2 military jets shot down  Young MH17 victim feared crash

      Russia's take | Moscow tributes  Witness: Kids cried as bodies fell  Witness: Kids cried as bodies fell

       

       

      ISRAEL-GAZA CRISIS

      What does each side really want?

       
      Hamas and Israel are locked in a deadly battle. What will it take to end the cycle of violence? WHAT HAMAS WANTS | WHAT ISRAEL WANTS

        Kerry in Israel  A PR win for Hamas?

        Bloomberg flies to Israel  Human shields?  Photos  Photos

         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
        Seahawks Mascot Blitz Stutter-Steps, 49ers Fan Falls Like A Sack Of Potatoes
         
        Seahawks Mascot Stutter-Steps, 49ers Fan Falls Like A Sack Of Potatoes

        The bounce. The bounce is what makes this particularly humiliating for the San Francisco fan and absolutely wonderful for the rest of us. That it comes as he tries to adjust his pants while a furry mascot crosses him up is but a delicious, added bonus.

        The video is not embeddable, but you can watch the whole thing over at NFL.com, which you should obviously do because look at that guy bounce! Once he hits the deck, there is at least an inch, maybe six, between his body and the ground before he slams back down again, this time with his face giving his body a little bit of a break. While all this is happening, the Seahawks mascot is hot-dogging and taunting his way to a "touchdown" in a parking lot or something. Just a brutal moment to have caught on camera.

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         Sometimes you gotta blame it on the bat.

        Sometimes you gotta blame it on the bat.

         

         

          priceless

            This is as priceless as priceless gets.

         

         

         

         Aaron Hill seals a victory for the Diamondbacks in style.

        dbacks: Aaron Hill seals a victory for the Diamondbacks in style. 

         

         

         

        Brett Gardner gives a fan a souvenir, hysteria ensues.

         yankees: Brett Gardner gives a fan a souvenir, hysteria ensues.

         

         

         

        This is Munenori Kawasaki’s first MLB start at third base. *Drops mic*

        Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era

        This is Munenori Kawasaki’s first MLB start at third base. *Drops mic* Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era

         

         

         That tarp may be able to stop the rain, but it can’t stop Freddie Freeman from making this grab!

        atlantabraves: That tarp may be able to stop the rain, but it can’t stop Freddie Freeman from making this grab!

         

         

         

        Jack White: Rock icon, baseball aficionado.

         Jack White: Rock icon, baseball aficionado.

         

         

         Jack White And The Chicago Cubs Experience

        It's the party of the century and Jack White is turned all the way up to 11 for it.

        "Jack White and the Chicago Cubs Experience" has kind of a nice ring to it for a band name, too. Kind of a throwback to another guitar-driven artist. Anyway, it's much better than "Jack White Is Either Shitting Himself Or Thinking About Patrick Carney," or "The Raconteurs."

         

         

         Your Ah moment.

         Drowsy Baby Too Tired To Watch Blue Jays Get Blown Out

        Drowsy Baby Too Tired To Watch Blue Jays Get Blown Out

        It's OK, little Blue Jays baby. We understand if you're tuckered out. You had an exhausting day that presumably included eating, keeping your head upright, and screaming. Besides, the Blue Jays aren't going to pull off a 13-run comeback. It's the eighth inning. Go to sleep.

         

        Drowsy Baby Too Tired To Watch Blue Jays Get Blown Out

         

         

         

         Chase Headley Meets New Team Mid-Game, Hits Walk-Off Single In 14th

        Chase Headley Meets New Team Mid-Game, Hits Walk-Off Single In 14th

        That's newly-acquired Yankees third baseman Chase Headley meeting his new coaches and teammates for the first time since he was traded from the Padres earlier in the day. He had to catch a flight from Chicago, where San Diego was set to play the Cubs, so he was not expected to get to the stadium on time—Joe Girardi said he might be available off the bench—but he got to the Bronx around 7:30 p.m. and eventually made his way to the dugout.

        It was a pretty weird scene, Headley working his way down the dugout, shaking hands and introducing himself to pitching coach Larry Rothschild, first base coach Mick Kelleher, and the rest of his team for the first time while the game was going on. Amazingly, he did not enter the game until the eighth inning and wound up with four at bats.

         

         

        Is This Adult Stealing a Baseball from a Kid? A Special Report.

         Is This Adult Stealing a Baseball from a Kid? A Special Report.

        Recently, the above GIF has been appearing on numerous Japanese sites. Commenters have been criticizing the woman based only on this animated image. But what's going on? Time to delve deeper.

        The incident happened recently at a game between the Yokohama DeNA Baystars and the Chunichi Dragons. The Baystars are owned by mobile game company DeNA. The Chunichi Dragons, of course, appeared in Mr. Baseball.

         

         

         This Ronaldo GIF Is Stupefying, Perfect

        This Ronaldo GIF Is Stupefying, Perfect

        The Japanese Air Force will never be our reliable ally in the Pacific Rim.

        There is surely an explanation, but just watch this for one moment, unadulterated by context, and enjoy it. It's wonderful. The inexplicable behavior from the host and Ronaldo's 1,00 yard stare momentarily interrupted by a blink that says what the actual fuck? Amazing.

        OK, so, context: Ronaldo went on a Japanese television show and brought with him some kind of device for "facial fitness." He also brought some other massaging tool that looked like an upside down phallus and rubbed it on a lady's face. And, yeah, he stood next to a shirtless, life-size picture of himself for pretty much the whole time.

         

         

         

         

        BREAKING NEWS: THE DOWNING OF FLIGHT 17

        updated 7:17 AM PDT, Tue July 22, 2014

        'Real heart of this tragedy'  298 lives cut short


        Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a rower at Indiana University in Bloomington.

        Photo 1 of 8: Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a rower at Indiana University in Bloomington.

         298 lives cut short

        A nun, a top AIDS researcher, an international athlete and a family on vacation. They are among the dead on Flight 17. FULL STORY

        Ukraine: How did we get there?  Ukraine: How did we get there?  Ukraine: Russian officer shot it down

        Russia's take on what happened  Who are the pro-Russian rebels?

        Opinion: Don't blame the airline  5 unanswered questions | CNN poll

        Cheating death twice on 1 airline  Cheating death twice on 1 airline  

         

         

         

        Grieving father of MH17 victim pens open letter to Putin

        'Many thanks to the Separatist leaders of Ukrainian government for the murder of my dear and only child,' Hans de Borst writes

        Grieving father of daughter aboard MH17 pens open letter to Vladimir Putin. (AP/Contributed)

        Hans de Borst takes to social media to cope with the loss of his 17-year-old daughter on Flight MH17.  'Life is ruined' » 

         

        A grief-stricken father whose 17-year-old daughter was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has penned an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

        In the letter posted to Facebook, Hans de Borst wrote that his daughter, Elsemiek de Borst, had planned to become an engineer.

        "Elsemiek would next year take her final exam, along with her best friends Julia and Marina, and she did well in school," de Borst wrote. "She then wanted to go to TU Delft to study engineering, and she was looking forward to it! She is suddenly no more! From the air she was shot in a foreign country where a war is going on."

        Elsemiek, he wrote, was traveling from The Hague to Malaysia with her mother (de Borst's ex-wife), brother and stepfather on MH17. She was one of 193 Dutch victims of the crash. The Boeing 777 en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam was shot down over the Russia-Ukraine border, killing all 298 passengers and crew.

        "Many thanks to the Separatist leaders of Ukrainian government for the murder of my dear and only child," de Borst wrote. "Gentlemen of the above, I hope you're proud of including her and her young life was shot up too, and you can look in the mirror!

        "Thanks again," he added, signing the letter: "Sincerely, Elsemiek's father, Hans de Borst from Monster, whose life is ruined."

        De Borst wasn't the only grieving Dutch parent to address Putin.

        "Mr. Putin, send my children home," Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand, whose son Bryce and his girlfriend, Daisy Oehlers, were among those killed in the crash, told Sky TV. "Send them home. Please."

        Fredriksz-Hoogzand told the Associated Press she was appalled at the way the crash site was being handled.

        "I am not a politician," she said on Sunday. "But I know for sure that Mr. Putin can do something.

        "No words can describe it," Fredriksz-Hoogzand continued. "Bodies are just lying there for three days in the hot sun. There are people who have this on their conscience. There are families who can never hold the body of a child or a mother."

         

         

         

        ISRAEL-GAZA CRISIS

         
        Hamas' tactics have changed -- now the group is using commando-like tactics, says CNN's veteran Middle East correspondent Ben Wedeman. FULL STORY

        'Very difficult to get a cease-fire right now'  Israeli troops' face threat from underground

           

           

           

           

          Melltalica's guitar player Kirk Hammett Facepalm & Lars U. during match, World Cup Final

          Kirk Hammett Facepalm

           

           

           


          RB Steven Jackson commissioned a Last Supper collage made from license plates.
           GIF: Clint Dempsey

           

           

           
                                   

           

           

          #NBA Summer League; Isaiah Canaan shows Andrew Wiggins ZERO respect

          GIF: Isaiah Canaan shows Andrew Wiggins ZERO respect #LVSL

           

           

           

           

          Bud Selig a little behind on the ovation

          GIF: Bud Selig a little a little behind on the ovation (req @TCampbell1980)

           

         

         

          #FarewellCaptain
         
         
         
          
         
         
         
         
         You gotta be confident in your calls.
         
        You gotta be confident in your calls.
         
         
         
         

         

         

         
        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. 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

        Mother, son's eerie MH17 selfie surfaces

        Social Media Posts Show Last Moments of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims

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        Mother, son's eerie MH17 selfie surfaces (AP)

        Gary Slok and his mother

         Petra and Gary Slock snapped this photo moments before taking off on the flight that was later shot down.

        These snapshots might have been their last. Cellphones and the Web have been tracking the lives of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in eastern Ukraine last week:

        • Fifteen-year-old Gary Slok and his mother, Petra, were going on a dream vacation and snapped a photo before departure.

        • In one video, there's audible preparation for liftoff from Amsterdam.

        • A picture of the Boeing 777 on the runway quickly went viral after it was uploaded to Facebook. Dutch musician Cor Pan joked about its possible disappearance, referencing missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. He and his florist girlfriend, Neeltje Tol, were supposed to go on a trip together. Friends and family had sent their well-wishes on the online post.

         

         Facebook photo uploaded right before takeoff


        Social Media Posts Show Last Moments of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims

        Facebook photo uploaded right before takeoff

        Social media have also been active in the aftermath of the tragedy:

        • Vine videos document the mass destruction.

        • A soccer star had to apologize for posting a selfie on Twitter while on the same route to New Zealand but on a different day. Two fans of Haris Vučkić's Newscastle United club were killed in the crash.

        • A community memoriam Facebook page was set up for Cor Pan. It has more than 10,000 likes.

        Stay with Yahoo for continuing coverage of MH17. 

         

         

         

         

         

         An adorable 105-year-old threw out the 1st pitch at a Padres game

         Meet Agnes McKee, who at 105 is the oldest person ever to throw out the first pitch at a San Diego Padres game.

         

        (Jake Roth, USA Today Sports)

         

        You Go Agnes!

         

         

         

         

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         @McIlroyRory

         

         

         

         

         Celebrating with the Claret Jug!! Thanks for all the support and well wishes this week!

         

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         Wait for it,....

        If You Ever Wonder Why They Put Signs Up Stating to Stay in Your Car During The Carwash

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         
        "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy."

        "The care that comes only through cherishing through knowing loss."
         
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        "And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove, for then would I fly away and be at rest."
         
        "And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience, and patience , experience, and experience hope."

         

         

         

         

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        ~ "When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

        the Moon and the Stars, which you

        have set in place,

        what is Man that you are mindful of him,

        and the Son of Man that you care for him." ~

        ~ King David ~

         

        "Pray for the Troops, Pray for the World!"

        In 1782, Thomas Jefferson wrote,
        "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His Justice cannot sleep forever." hmmm....

         




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