Mario Balotelli's AC Milan were completely thrashed by Manchester City 5-1 in a friendly on Sunday. 

But at least it wasn't a total loss for the mercurial Italian talent. 

Despite Milan's woeful performance in Pittsburgh, Balotelli is still popular enough that two fans rushed the pitch to take a selfie with him in the waning moments of the match:  

And what's a selfie like that if you don't take to Twitter to show it off?


Dale Earnhardt Jr. was able to come in ninth at the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis on Sunday, and while he may have wanted to place higher, his mom gave him some encouragement.

The 39-year-old driver tweeted the following conversation with his mom on Twitter after the race. His mom compared him to his father while also not being afraid to criticize some of his cars with some choice words. Earnhardt, of course, said his cars are always good, tweeting the conversation with the comment, "I love my mom."

[Dale Earnhardt Jr., h/t Next Impulse Sports]


Plenty of fans came out to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday to watch the Philadelphia Phillies play the Arizona Diamondbacks, but only one got the surprise of a lifetime.

One fan was out on the field dancing with the Phillie Phanatic when his mom, who was serving in Asia with the Air Force, came out to surprise him. The boy ran to give his mom a big hug, making it a beautiful moment for everyone in attendance.



Recording artist Rick Ross had the opportunity to meet New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and he's apparently trying to convince the owner to get him a one-year max deal.

Ricky Rozay is a pretty big guy, but at 38 years old, it may be a little too late for his dream of playing in the NFL to come true.

[Rick Ross]


Bleacher Report's Lance Fresh was at an event with Chicago's Derrick Rose and Portland's Damian Lillard to unveil the D-Rose 5 Boost and Crazylight Boost kicks, and both pairs of shoes look pretty sweet.

The photo above shows what the new shoes will look like, and it's quite clear Adidas has put a lot of work into both pairs of kicks. You can see some of the original notes for the D-Rose 5 Boost shoes in the picture below.

According to Adidas, both shoes will feature the boost cushioning technology that is considered some of the best cushioning in the industry. According to the description for the Crazylight Boost, Lillard will be wearing these sneakers along with players like Joakim Noah, Jrue Holiday, Mike Conley and Jeff Teague.

Here's a close-up of the new D-Rose 5 Boost.

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The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays aren't exactly big fans of each other this season. The last two series between the AL East foes included bench-clearing scuffles and six ejections.

Naturally, David Ortiz decided to rub it in a little Sunday after doing what he does best.

UPDATE: Sunday, July 27, at 5:45 p.m. ET

Rays pitcher Chris Archer wasn't happy with Ortiz after the game, according to Roger Mooney from The Tampa Tribune:


The Philadelphia Phillies are wrapping up a series with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, and the Phillie Phanatic decided to challenge one of the opponents before they left town.

Prior to the game, the Phanatic challenged Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado to a pushup contest. Prado obliged and proceeded to win the competition with some impressive pushups.



Canadian actor Seth Rogen has apparently always wanted to drink out of the Stanley Cup, and his dream finally came true Saturday.

While in Montreal for a "Just for Laughs" gala, Rogen wanted to drink beer out of the Stanley Cup in attendance. He got a little help from Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, who helped poured the beer into the Cup.

[Instagram, h/t CBS Sports]


This headline could have been better.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has quickly received quite a bit of criticism after their unfortunate headline regarding Penn State hiring Sandy Barbour as their new athletic director. Their headline simply reads, "PSU Selects Woman to Head Athletics".

While Barbour is now one of just a handful of women athletic directors at major universities, the newspaper definitely could have worded their headline differently.

[Twitter, h/t College Spun]

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For the Cleveland Cavaliers fans who didn't burn their old LeBron James jerseys, there won't be any reason to worry about getting a new one now.

After trying to decide between No. 6 and No. 23 for his jersey number, LeBron officially made the announcement on Twitter and Instagram on Sunday that he would return to wearing the same number he wore while last playing in Cleveland.

The only thing left for LeBron to bring back is the pregame chalk toss.

[LeBron James]