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Updates from Monday, July 7

The Hornets released a statement on P.J. Hairston on the team's official website:

ABC 11 executive producer Derek Rowles previously reported that Durham Police have charged Hairston following this weekend's altercation: 

WRALSportsFan.com broke down the next steps in the charges against Hairston:


Oakland A's fans had plenty to be excited about after hearing that recently acquired pitcher Jeff Samardzija was going to start Sunday afternoon's game vs. Toronto. 

A few fans wanted to wish their new star pitcher good luck by making a homemade sign, but spelling his last name proved to be too much trouble: 

It must have worked, because Samardzija looked right at home in his first start for Oakland. Fans were treated to a gem, as Samardzija pitched seven innings, surrendering one run while striking out five. The former Chicago Cubs ace picked up the win, and Oakland's 4-2 victory completed a four-game sweep of the Blue Jays.

[MLB, h/t Yahoo]


Daniel Sturridge is grumpy because you didn't flush the toilet. 

This is just one of the many incredible "random annoyed footballers" that can be generated on this awesome pastime. 

Using the arms-crossed player introductions used on many of the World Cup broadcasts and adding simple "annoyed" captions to the bottom makes for a brilliant experience. 

Play the game here and don't blame us when your productivity is ruined. 


Just because the NBA season is over doesn't mean that Indiana Pacers star Paul George is done throwing down.

The talented 24-year-old stopped by for a Drew League game on Sunday and showed off some of his skills. On a fast break, he brought out the 360-degree windmill dunk once again to get the crowd pumped up.

The dunk was essentially the same one that he threw down this past season against the Los Angeles Clippers.

[YouTube, h/t Black Sports Online]


Vincenzo Nibali was understandably in good spirits after winning Stage 2 of the Tour de France

So much so that he went in for a celebratory kiss on the podium in the aftermath. 


[Vine, Twitter]


Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer was thrilled to score a goal on Sunday against the Chicago Fire after stealing the ball from defender Patrick Ianni and slotting it home past goalkeeper Sean Johnson.

Upon scoring the goal in the 33rd minute, which gave Sporting K.C. a 1-0 advantage, Dwyer tracked down a phone and took a selfie with some fans.

Here's the picture Dwyer snapped:

Unfortunately, referee Alan Kelly wasn't too fond of the showboating and gave Dwyer a yellow card. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.


Colombia received a heroes' welcome upon their return to the country after their valiant World Cup run ended at the hands of Brazil in the quarter-finals. 

Though they were ousted, their heads were held high; Colombia and their 22-year-old superstar James Rodriguez captured the hearts of many neutral supporters. 

Obviously, their own country loved them, too. 

So how'd they repay the hordes of fans who greeted their return? They danced. And oh, they can dance. 


Tennis legend Roger Federer nearly won his first Grand Slam title in two years at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, but he fell in five sets to Novak Djokovic in an extremely hard-fought battle.

The loss was obviously a tough one for Federer, who was seeking his eighth Wimbledon championship and his 18th Grand Slam title. After being down two sets to one and facing a 5-2 deficit in the fourth set, Fed battled back and won five straight games, forcing a decisive fifth set.

Both players held serve through the first nine games of the fifth set, but Djokovic eked out the victory by breaking Federer in the 10th game.

After the match was over, Federer shed a single tear. Given how close he came to victory, his reaction was completely understandable. 

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Nothing was sweet about this 16. That's how many cars were involved in Sunday's massive wreck at the Coke Zero 400.

Fox Sports: NASCAR tweeted out those involved in the accident, which occurred during Lap 20 of the 160-lap race:

The notable drivers include Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson.

USA Today's Jeff Gluck wondered if having so many top stars knocked down the leaderboard might lead to a surprise winner on Sunday:


Novak Djokovic was naturally quite pleased to defeat Roger Federer in a five-set instant classic and win Wimbledon—his seventh Grand Slam title. 

So how'd he celebrate the feat? 

By taking a bite of the grass on Wimbledon's famed Centre Court, of course.