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United States men's national team goalie Tim Howard was so good in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, especially in the round of 16 against Belgium, that he earned himself a new job title.

OK, not really.

Howard's performance—16 saves, the most by any goalkeeper in a World Cup game in the last 50 years—was enough, however, to get a congratulatory call from current U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, even after a 2-1 defeat to Belgium in extra time. 

President Barack Obama also called Howard and Clint Dempsey to congratulate them. 

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Warning: Media in article contains NSFW language.

Slim Thug is on a mission, and that mission is to bring Carmelo Anthony to the Houston Rockets at all costs. 

The Houston-based rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday and made several propositions to Anthony about the fine life he could be living down in Texas. 

Slim Thug’s approach began with a suggestion that he and Anthony meet up to buy some jewelry:

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All Christopher Mintz-Plasse, better known as Superbad's McLovin, wanted to do for a Funny or Die video was find the best party in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Mintz-Plasse searched everywhere to find the best party in Rio. He had trouble finding it, but with the help of Adidas, McLovin was able to learn about football during his journey. 

It's too bad he didn't think to look in the most obvious spot first. He could have saved himself a lot of time and energy.

[Adidas Football]

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The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is unique in that the players wear their respective team uniforms. At the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minnesota, the players will be showing a little more solidarity this year.

As a tribute to the Minnesota Twins' classic batting helmets from the team's early years, this season's All-Star hats will feature color blocking of the individual teams' two primary hues. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers tweeted a picture of the cap that their representatives will wear in the game:

Here is a closer look at a few more of the hats:

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Must be a German thing? 

The Germans are naturally happy to have advanced to the World Cup quarter-finals against France, and the ever-popular and social media-friendly Lukas Podolski posted a rather odd picture on Twitter. 

It's simply Podolski and his German "bros" posing after training in their underwear for no apparent reason.

If that's how Die Mannschaft celebrate reaching the quarter-finals, their next social media offering may not be fit for publishing if they get past the French. 

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Some fans may want Yasiel Puig's autograph, but one female Los Angeles Dodgers fan's special connection with the outfielder is better than any signature.

Puig and the fan were able to perform a pretty cool handshake in front of the sea of other admirers. With the moment thankfully captured on camera, this lucky lady can now show it to all of her friends and family.

[Los Angeles Dodgers, h/t The Big Lead]

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If the Gronk hears music, he’s going to dance.

This is the one cardinal rule Rob Gronkowski lives by, and the New England Patriots tight end stuck to his code again Tuesday night when he danced his giant heart out at a Beyonce and Jay Z concert at Gillette Stadium. 

Gronkowski arrived on the scene early, taking pictures with fans and making the rest of the human race look like children.

Naturally, this was just a warm-up for Gronkowski, who would go on to commandeer the floor with his patented dance spasms.

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Tim Howard was phenomenal in goal for the United States during a record-setting World Cup match against Belgium on Tuesday, but he has shown in the past that he can do more than just keep opponents from scoring.

While playing for Everton back in January 2012, the keeper scored on a wind-blown clearance from about 100 yards against Bolton. Howard's clearance took only one bounce before going into the net.

The goal gave Everton a 1-0 lead in the second half, but Bolton rallied for a 2-1 victory. The wild goal made Howard just the fourth goalie to ever score in an English Premier League match.

Which was more impressive, Howard's goal or his incredible performance against Belgium?

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On July 4, 1939, the New York Yankees held "Lou Gehrig Day." That day at Yankee Stadium would turn out to be one that nobody will ever forget thanks to Lou Gehrig's powerful speech.

On June 19, Gehrig's 36th birthday, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), aka "Lou Gehrig's disease." The Yankees announced his retirement just a couple of days later and made him the first Major League Baseball player to ever have his number retired.

Less than two weeks after he retired, Gehrig gave his "Luckiest Man" speech in front of a large crowd at Yankee Stadium.

Now, New York and MLB will honor the legendary speech's 75th anniversary. 

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"Boys don't tip."

That may be true, but when a former professional athlete doesn't tip on a relatively large bill, it comes off poorly.

Warren Sapp and at least one other person went to a Florida restaurant before the United States-Belgium World Cup match on Tuesday. When it came time to pay the bill, the Pro Football Hall of Famer wasn't in the mood to leave a tip.

ESPN's Darren Rovell managed to get his hands on a picture of the receipt. Rovell's tweet led to a response from Sapp: