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With his team down 9-0, Double-A Midland RockHounds (Athletics) relief pitcher Blake Hassebrock plunked Corpus Christi Hooks first baseman Telvin Nash, and one fan did not let it go easily. 

The fan was an unidentified 35-year-old Houston man who would be arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and criminal trespass at a sporting event.

Hassebrock added the following: 

Corpus Christi went on to win 14-1.


Rocky terrain and thousands of feet of elevation were the least of Adam Campbell's worries Friday evening.

His biggest concern lingered on a passing thunderstorm, and more specifically, the thick sheets of lightning falling between him and the finish line of the Hardrock 100 ultra distance trail run in Silverton, Colorado.

Brian Metzler of Competitor.com reports that the 35-year-old ultra distance runner and his pacer, Aaron Heidt, were struck by lightning as the two crossed the highest point of the course—the summit of 14,058-foot Handies Peak.

According to Metzler, the two men had just passed through the 60-mile aid station near Animas Forks when the storm began to threaten. The two assessed the situation and decided to make a run for it.


The World Cup concluded on Sunday, and what a World Cup it was. 

The Brazilian showcase was as good as any World Cup, with plenty of moments of high drama and individual brilliance. 

Of course, footballers weren't the only ones doing fine work. 

With nearly every major event, memes swept the Internet in typically hilarious fashion. 


Anthony Bennett has had a rough go of it.

NBA fans know the story all too well by now: No. 1 draft pick comes into the league and performs with all the pop and sizzle of flat seltzer.

This was Bennett's narrative in the 2013 NBA season, but the tale of woe may be changing into a Balboa-esque comeback story for the Canadian forward, who says he's used the offseason to become a leaner, meaner version of himself.

Toronto Raptors beat reporter Josh Lewenberg (h/t Micah Peters of For The Win) reports that Bennett says he's lost 15 to 20 pounds after hiring a personal chef and working out furiously this offseason.


Glen “Big Baby” Davis has a hunger, and that hankering is to give back to the community. 

According to TMZ, the free-agent forward took orders last Wednesday at Raising Canes—a popular chicken joint in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Davis wore a headset and worked the drive-thru window for the event, which raised money for the Glen Big Baby Davis Foundation.

He also posed with fans.

By all accounts, it's been a solid week of philanthropy for Davis. The 6’9”, 289-pound forward also stopped by a Baton Rouge library to read to the kids.


UPDATE: July 14 at 1:38 p.m. ET

The Browns have officially revealed the face of their new mascot Swagger.

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If there were any doubts that swagger is alive and well in Cleveland today, the Browns have erased it with the announcement of their new mascot.

According to Tom Reed of Cleveland.com, a live bullmastiff named "Swagger" will be trotting the sidelines at FirstEnergy Stadium this fall.


College football is getting a brand-new trophy to go along with the new playoff format starting this year. 

The trophy was unveiled at a press conference Monday:

ESPN's Brett McMurphy provided some more details on the trophy: 

Here's a look at the crystal ball trophy that has been presented since 1986 and will still be awarded to the team at the top of the final coaches poll of the season: 


Jordan Brand released a new, star-studded tribute on Monday to pay homage to Derek Jeter, one of the company’s longest sponsored athletes. 

Titled “RE2PECT,” the spot shows a veritable army of athletes, coaches and pop culture icons tipping their caps to the 40-year-old New York Yankee, who will retire this year after wrapping up his 20th season in the MLB

Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Jay Z are just a few of the many familiar faces paying tribute to the Yankees captain in the ad. Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss, Carmelo Anthony and Billy Crystal also show their respect in the video, which is guaranteed to leave more than one Yankees fan misty-eyed. 

The best part of this ad might be the grudging acknowledgements of Jeter’s success. Boston bros with no love for the Yankees tip their hats, and Mr. Met might have to go into witness protection after doffing his cap for Jeter.


A Germany supporter managed to attract her fair share of attention during the World Cup final, but an England fan did a fantastic job of matching her.

Wearing his Three Lions shirt, he recreated her pose and was caught on camera in an image that is sure to go viral.

Germany took the trophy home, and England bombed out in the group stage, but this is one moment in which England got the better of Germany in Brazil.

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Welcome to the NBA, rookie.

Milwaukee Bucks No. 2 overall draft pick Jabari Parker got knocked down a peg during Sunday's Las Vegas Summer League action.

An ill-fated ascent to the rim was halted with not one, but two handfuls of Phoenix Suns big man Miles Plumlee.

There's a learning curve in transitioning to the pros, and Parker got a masterclass. Thankfully, the former Duke star has plenty of time to study up before the real season starts.