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Building a stadium right by a river can certainly make the ballpark experience more enjoyable, but it can also lead to a logistics nightmare when rain leads to flooding.

The Quad City River Bandits (the Houston Astros' Single-A affiliate) play their home games at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa. The stadium just happened to be built right by the Mississippi River.

Recent flooding near the stadium has produced an incredible image.

On a nice summer evening, the river backdrop can make for a great night at the ballpark.

via YouTube

If you ever wanted to see a five-year-old who could hold his own in a fistfight, look no further than Nijee "The Future."

Shaquille O'Neal is just one of the many Twitter users who got excited to see the young boxer show off his sparring skills, and rightfully so. He shows off incredible speed, especially for someone of his age. 

Being young and promising doesn't always pan out, but we should definitely remember to keep an eye on Nijee down the line.  

[YouTube, h/t SportsNation]


Jimmy Kimmel possesses a small arsenal of personalities with which he conducts his comedy, the most ridiculous being his security guard, Guillermo. 

The small Mexican man appears nightly on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, participating in bits and interviewing celebrities. 

His latest interview involved a “Yas-Clusivo” with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, who sat down with Guillermo to talk about his upcoming All-Star bid. 

Right off the bat, the interview took a turn for the weirder.

via @Delblogo

A possibly unflattering photo of Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has emerged—Internet: commence freak-out

Back in 2012, an image of Derek Jeter looking rather portly while recovering from an injury swept the Internet, and the media did not take it lightly, creating headlines like "DEREK EATER."

The 35-year-old Kobe is recovering from a knee injury, and this photo of him swimming shows what could be a few extra pounds around the waist that we haven't seen on the Black Mamba before.

Back in October, Kobe did joke that he needed to get back in shape.


“We got no bullpen. We got swept by the Cubs. Our broadcaster’s teeth are falling out!”

Wednesday night capped off another rough outing for the Boston Red Sox, who lost 16-9 at home against the lowly Chicago Cubs. It was, by any measure, a bad night at Fenway Park, with the only moment of levity occurring when broadcaster Jerry Remy lost a tooth in the middle of the game. 

In the top of the fourth, the NESN television crew kicked it over to the former Red Sox second baseman, who sat alongside fellow broadcaster Don Orsillo, marveling at his lost tooth.

“This is a first,” Orsillo said. “You’ve lost a lot of stuff during games, but you’ve never lost a tooth.”

via MLB.com

When Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin robbed former teammate Nelson Cruz of a home run during Wednesday's game in Baltimore, everyone involved reacted in hilarious fashion.

Martin and Cruz were teammates in Texas from 2011 to 2013, but this past offseason, Cruz signed with the Baltimore Orioles.

You can bet that Cruz wanted to make the Rangers pay when he played against them this season.

Unfortunately for him, Martin patrols center field for Texas.


As far as fatherly moments go, seeing your son catch his first fish is like watching Ray Allen hit the corner three in Game 6. You'll never forget it.

LeBron James experienced a proud moment Wednesday when his nine-year-old son, LeBron James Jr., reeled in a blackfin tuna while on vacation.

James' son cranked the fish up to the boat, and suffice to say, everyone present lost their mind.

"What color is it?!" screamed LeBron Sr. as the fish wriggled on the line.

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The hit movie Moneyball has been out since 2011, but former Oakland Athletics pitcher Mark Mulder had never seen it before. On Wednesday night, he decided to change that.

To make the experience better, he tweeted out his thoughts as he watched it for the first time.

It all apparently started because Mulder's former Oakland teammate Tim Hudson didn't believe he had never watched the movie:

Mulder explained why he hadn't seen the movie before last night:


With stars around the NBA testing the free-agent market, Stephen Curry decided to take his talents to a fortunate team in the San Francisco Bay Area Pro-Am Summer League. 

The results were pretty much what you would expect. 

There were four-point plays: 

There were nasty, behind-the-back crossovers:

via The White House

The United States men's national soccer team may have lost to Belgium 2-1 in the World Cup round of 16 on Tuesday, but the general consensus is that they did the USA proud.

As such, President Barack Obama called to congratulate the team, speaking with forward Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard.

[The White House, h/t Next Impulse Sports]