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Julian de Stoop was just trying to do his job.

The Fox Sports News correspondent was in Melbourne reporting from outside the headquarters of AFL club Collingwood when two punks ran into his live shot. They were carrying a golden obelisk and yelling about some guy named Larry, and they most certainly were not welcome.

Irritated but unruffled, De Stoop gave the nearest chap—a tiny little cad with an arm cast—a measured shove.

"Get off, boys," De Stoop muttered. "Get off."

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Kriste Lewis is anything but your prototypical pompom wielder. 

The 40-year-old woman from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, has two sons ages 14 and 11. She lives with a life-threatening kidney disease. She also has moves—which isn't all that surprising given her experience as a dance instructor.

Lewis put those moves on display in April, when she became one of 36 women selected by the New Orleans Saints to become part of the Saintsations cheerleading squad.

Lewis told ABC News (h/t Yahoo News) that the decision to try out for the team was part of her 40th birthday present to herself—not to mention a lifelong dream. She was faced with an army of plucky, young women standing between her and her goal. She was aware of the daunting task ahead of her.

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We don't know who baked this heartless World Cup cake. We don't know if it was to briefly anger a German fan or to forever scar a defeated Argentine.

All we know is the meanest dessert in history has been making the rounds on Twitter, and we kind of want a slice. 

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Derek Jeter was the biggest storyline of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. After all, it was the New York Yankees shortstop's 14th and final All-Star game of his 20-year career.

Given the situation, it's hard to fathom how CBS News made a glaring mistake when tweeting out a story about Jeter. It was just an honest mistake, but with all of the attention that Jeter has received leading up to the game, it's pretty funny.

Twitter went wild with the mistake:

Could this be Michael Jeter?

But no, it wasn't Michael Jeter taking a final bow.

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New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has made his presence felt since succeeding David Stern on February 1. Now Silver is proposing quite a bold strategy to inject life into the middle of the regular season.

Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe has the details and his own analysis from Silver's Tuesday press conference, in which he pitched a potential midseason tournament:

Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears added the potential location, Las Vegas, where a branch of the Association's summer league action is taking place:

Now that would be quite the shakeup.

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The 2014 MLB All-Star Game marks the final time Derek Jeter will play in the Midsummer Classic, so all eyes were on the New York Yankees shortstop on Tuesday night.

For the 14th time in his 20-year career, Jeter was a member of the American League All-Star team. Before his farewell All-Star Game, the living legend addressed his teammates in the clubhouse:

The Target Field crowd showed him some love for all he has done for the game during pregame introductions: 

Once the pregame ceremonies were over, the future Hall of Famer was ready to play. He nearly robbed Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen—the first batter of the game—of a hit on a diving play.

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Derek Jeter will play in his final MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Target Field, so it's only fitting that Jordan Brand has created a pair of cleats that reflect back on the New York Yankees shortstop's previous All-Star experiences.

Jeter has been named to 14 American League All-Star teams in his 20-year career. He has taken advantage of every opportunity he has had to play in the games, as he is a career .440 hitter in the Midsummer Classic.

The custom Jordan cleats list all of the cities where Jeter has played the All-Star Game. The cleats also pay tribute to Jeter's 2000 MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award.

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Oakland A's catcher Derek Norris made the All-Star Game for the first time in his young career in 2014, but he didn't get all of the perks of being an All-Star in Minnesota.

All-Stars are supposed get their own car and sign for the parade on the day of the game. That didn't happen for Norris.

Luckily, Norris had plenty of Oakland teammates—seven Athletics players were named All-Stars this season—he could call on for help. Pitcher Sean Doolittle stepped up and saved the day.

If Norris couldn't have his own car, he's probably happy that he was able to share the experience with his teammate.

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The Cavaliers will certainly benefit from signing LeBron James, but the city of Cleveland will also receive a boost from the superstar's homecoming.

County Executive Ed FitzGerald expects James' return to bring in a lot of revenue for the city, according to Bloomberg.com's Mark Niquette: "The return of the star forward to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers will have a $500 million a year impact on the local economy, with a boost from additional ticket sales and other spending."

Cavaliers games alone are estimated to bring in about $268 million, according to calculations done by the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office. Attendance at Quicken Loans Arena has dropped off since James left in 2010, but ESPN.com's Darren Rovell reported that the team has already sold all of its season tickets.

The Cavs will certainly be generating more money, but they won't be the only ones who see an increase in revenue.

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Everyone wants to fight Floyd Mayweather. Sure, the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxing champion is undefeated (with 26 of those wins coming via knockout), but when you fight Floyd, one thing is certain: You're going to get paid.

In addition to the cash, merely being mentioned to fight the greatest boxer alive (sorry, Manny Pacquiao fans) puts you in elite company. Sometimes, however, people go a little overboard with the hype.

UFC president Dana White says UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would "hurt [Floyd] bad." Joe Rogan says Rousey would beat Mayweather in an MMA fight. Even Rousey echoes that sentiment.

Floyd Mayweather's response to the notion of fighting Ronda Rousey?