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UPDATE: Wednesday, July 10, 4:43 p.m. ET

Michael Crabtree responds with a statement to ESPN (via ProFootballTalk.com): 

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Time heals many wounds, but it doesn't sound as though Richard Sherman and Michael Crabtree are going to patch things up anytime soon.


UPDATE: July 10 at 12:10 p.m. EST

Turns out it was Danish Lotto-Belisol rider Lars Bak who front-flipped on Stage 5, not his Belgian teammate Jurgen Van den Broeck. 

Either way, he's still lucky his collarbone wasn't pulped on the cobbles.

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Wrecks are an unavoidable tradition at the Tour de France, and this 2014 campaign may turn out to be one of the nastiest on record.

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Even the food is big in Texas. 

The Texas Rangers made headlines a couple of years ago by introducing the 2-foot-long hot dog. Now the team is selling something even more ridiculous.

Globe Life Park in Arlington is now home to the "Tanaco," a 2-foot-long taco. It won't be cheap for fans, however: The Tanaco costs $26.

Just how many Jack In The Box tacos can you buy for one Tanaco

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As Germany continued to score goal after goal against Brazil in Tuesday's 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal match, the cameras showed a lot of sad Brazil fans who were seeing their team fall apart right in front of their eyes. Although there were a lot of crying fans, no fan made you feel more sorry for Brazil than the man with the World Cup trophy.

The man, Clovis Fernandes, may have been holding on to his trophy, but at that point, he knew that his team would not be hoisting the trophy at the end of the tournament. The look on his face summed up how every Brazil fan was feeling as Germany cruised to a 7-1 victory.

As sad as that picture may have been, there is a happy ending to the story.

Fernandes reportedly gave his trophy to a Germany fan. Based on the pictures, it looks like he was happy to pass it along to someone who has better use for it.


The Los Angeles Dodgers stormed out of the gates at Comerica Park on Tuesday night, bum-rushing the Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander for five runs in the first inning.

Everything seemed to be going in the Dodgers’ favor until a reversed call in the bottom of the second sparked a 90 degree shift in momentum.

It all began when Yasiel Puig made another of his patently stunning throws. The Dodgers outfielder snagged a rebounding ball hit by Torii Hunter off the right-field wall and sent it rocketing toward second. Hunter, who had run for a double, was called out on a close tag by Dodgers second baseman Miguel Rojas.

While the Dodgers celebrated, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus came out to challenge the call. Thus began an interminably long review session.


U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann still has a rooting interest in the World Cup. Despite Team USA getting knocked out, the former German striker and national team coach is enjoying Germany's 7-1 demolition of Brazil in the semifinals. 

Klinsmann's family bakery in Stuttgart, Germany, is still run by his immediate family, and they baked up some special pastries decorated with the scoreline (and red, black and yellow sprinkles)!

Victory never tasted so good. 



Last week, U.S. ambassador Matthew Barzun tweeted out a World Cup proposition to his Belgian counterpart, Guy Trouveroy.

The wager was thus: If the U.S. defeated Belgium in the round of 16, Trouveroy would cook up delicious Belgian waffles for Barzun and his team at the U.S. embassy. If Belgium won, then Barzun would make pancakes for Trouveroy and his people at the Belgian embassy. 

With the dust long settled on the USA's 2-1 loss to Belgium last Tuesday, Barzun made good on his promise.

The U.S. ambassador draped an apron over his tie Tuesday and went to work flipping flapjacks—a gesture of good will Sebastian Payne of The Washington Post is calling “pancake diplomacy.”

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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig channeled his inner Dikembe Mutombo on Tuesday night after what looked like an incredible out was overturned. 

Originally, Detroit's Torii Hunter was called out at second after a laser from Puig from right field. However, an official review overturned the call.

Puig was upset about the reversal and jokingly gave Hunter a finger-wagging, letting him know what he thought about the call.


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In case you didn't see how the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal between Germany and Brazil played out, this video pretty much sums it up.

Germany scored five goals in the first 29 minutes of the match and held a 7-0 lead at one point. Brazil was able to make it 7-1, but that didn't make the loss look any better.

[YouTube, h/t Reddit]

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If you have ever wanted to own a pair of shoes that Michael Jordan has worn and have piles of cash sitting around in your house, you are in luck. Someone is auctioning off a pair of 1996 Nike Air Jordan XI LOW PE shoes on eBay.

The Chicago Bulls-themed Air Jordans are a size 13.5.

In case you wanted verification that Jordan wore the shoes, the seller provided a picture of the NBA legend wearing them next to a Jordan-signed basketball. As of July 8, the buy-it-now price stands at $15,000.

[h/t Complex]