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- 08/13/14--10:11: Here's How Terrible The Clippers Were Under Donald Sterling
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- 08/14/14--18:17: 79 Free Fantasy Football Team Names
- 08/15/14--11:31: Legendary Skateboarder Jay Adams Is Dead At 53
- 08/15/14--14:11: Brittney Griner Got Engaged Last Night
- 08/15/14--15:32: Little League Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is The Hero We All Need
- 08/16/14--09:19: This Fan Rushed The Field And Took The Best Free Kick Of The Day
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The internet is a strange and wonderful place.
This is Katy Perry.
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And this is Loki from the movie The Avengers.
And this is Katy Perry transforming into Loki.
Katy Perry is Loki. Loki is Katy Perry. They are one and the same.
The former Microsoft CEO is now an NBA owner.
In a statement Tuesday, the NBA said the league's "Board of Governors previously approved the sale and Ballmer is now the Clippers Governor."
"I am humbled and honored to be the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers," Ballmer said in a statement released by the team.
"Clipper fans are so amazing. They have remained fiercely loyal to our franchise through some extraordinary times. I will be hard core in giving the team, our great coach, staff and players the support they need to do their best work on the court. And we will do whatever necessary to provide our fans and their families with the best game-night experience in the NBA."
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In April, the NBA banned Donald Sterling for life and urged him to quickly sell the team after racist remarks made by Sterling were caught on tape.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling (center) and his wife, Shelly, (left) at a Clippers game in 2008.
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Before selling the L.A. franchise to Steve Ballmer on Tuesday , the scandal-plagued magnate had the worst winning percentage of any active NBA owner (excluding newbies).
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Donald Sterling's forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer is finally complete, the NBA announced on Tuesday. Before being forced to sell the franchise because of his racist comments, Sterling reigned over the Clippers for 33 largely fruitless seasons.
The Clippers won just 37% of their games during Sterling's tenure, the lowest winning percentage of any current NBA owner with at least five seasons in charge. (Charlotte's 38% during Michael Jordan's time as owner is second-worst.) The Clippers weren't just the worst team in the NBA, they had the worst winning percentage of any team in any of the four major American sports — the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL — since Sterling bought the team in 1981, according to Grantland's Charles Pierce.
The Clippers made the playoffs just once every 4.7 seasons, on average. No NBA franchise appeared less frequently. (Second worst? The Golden State Warriors, who have made the playoffs eight times in the past 33 seasons.)
Ballmer's ownership gives the Clippers a fresh start.
Just how bad was Sterling's reign? This chart shows the relative success of all 20 NBA owners with at least five seasons under their belt:
“Fight to get better, not to bring the other person down.”
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"Not everyone is meant to be monogamous forever and that's totally OK. It doesn't make you a bad person."
"Divorce will ruin your perception of how relationships should be, even if it's just temporarily. You might expect things to always go wrong or fall apart, but it doesn't have to be that way. With the right person, you'll feel the ground underneath your feet again.
There will be a moment in time when you are all together years later, sitting at a table, maybe even laughing. You'll think, 'This is what life could have been like.' But it's not, because that never existed. That doesn't mean you can't create it yourself."
"My parents got divorced when I was 21, and I learned that if you hate your spouse, you should not stay together for the sake of your kids because you're not doing anybody any favors. Also, to be successful at marriage, you need to be a good apologizer."
Arizona State senior offensive lineman Edward “Chip” Sarafin came out publicly as gay Wednesday, making him the first major division college player to come out.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
These two best friends hanging out at the bar.
This delicious gyro.
This prayer book.
These candy wrappers.
Ready… Set… PUN!
1. Young Breezy
2. Get On Your Hands and Brees
3. 98 DeBrees
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A time when “sack” and “strip” won’t make you blush.
What it usually means: The door to the trunk of your car or truck.
What it means during football season: An event for the most dedicated of fans, where drinking, grilling, and football unite--most often in a parking lot.
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What it usually means: Those daydreams you have about becoming famous or riding unicorns.
What it means during football season: A game--no, a way of life--where you either win big or lose it all. And there's far more than money that's on the line.
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What it usually means: A painful belly-first fall into water.
What it means during football season: Your first round draft pick in fantasy.
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What it usually means: A Catholic prayer.
What it means during football season: Throwing the ball way up and hoping your receiver can come down with it 50+ yards down the field.
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Dogtown lost a lord.
Jay Adams, known for pioneering the sport of skateboarding, died Thursday of a heart attack.
Longtime friend and fellow skater Stacy Peralta broke the news via Instagram.
"I just received the terribly sad news that Jay Adams passed away last night due to a massive heart attack, send your love." —Stacy Peralta
As one of the original Z-Boys, Adams is considered one of the most influential skateboarders of all time.
His pioneering of the sport in 1970s Southern California was depicted in the film Lords of Dogtown as well as the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys.
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Members of the skateboarding community are grateful for the impact he had on the sport.
"Goodbye Jay Adams. Thank you for inspiring us to get vertical and to keep pushing the limits of what is possible." —Tony Hawk
The WNBA star popped the big question to her girlfriend, Tulsa Shock’s Glory Johnson.
Brittney Griner popped the BIG question to girlfriend, Glory Johnson, last night.
Spoiler alert: She said yes!
The duo was celebrating their two month anniversary when Griner decided to make things official with Johnson, who plays forward for the Tulsa Shock.
"What I get to wake up to @brittneygriner #LoveMakesYouDoTheCraziestThings.”
Anything you can do, she can do better.
Mo'Ne Davis, the star pitcher for the Philadelphia Little League team, captured her second consecutive shutout today while striking out eight batters in six innings.
With strikes reaching over 70 mph, the 13-year-old pitcher has fanned 14 batters in her last two starts, allowing only five hits in the process.
On top of being only the fourth American girl to appear in the Little League World Series, Mo'Ne is also the first girl to throw a complete game shutout in LLWS history!
Sign him up, England.
During the 2nd half of Tottenham and West Ham's season opener, a fan ran on the field and took one of the best shots of the entire match.
And he did it all in a snazzy pair of red Converse.
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Maybe next time, ole sport.
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Strong. Charlie Strong.
What it usually means: A young male horse.
What it means to UT fans: The real winner of the 2008 Heisman Trophy.
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What it usually means: A tall slender building.
What it means to UT fans: An illuminated monument of victory.
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What it usually means: Spanish for "cheese."
What it means to UT fans: A warm, gooey delicious gift from the heavens above, capable of sobering up even the drunkest of fans. Good on everything.
What it usually means: A past participle or past tense version of the word "burn." As in, "Looks like you burnt that toast," or "that toast looks burnt."
What it means to UT fans: The perfect (and only acceptable) shade of orange.
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Television cameras caught Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel apparently flipping off the Washington Redskins bench during Monday night’s game.
Stay classy Johnny Football.
Daniel Suarez has been lighting it up as part of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program. In news first given to BuzzFeed, Joe Gibbs Racing announces Tuesday that Suarez is joining the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
NASCAR, which has long wanted to broaden the appeal of its sport, announced Tuesday morning that Daniel Suarez will become the first full-time Latino and first Mexican driver in its Nationwide series, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing.
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After they lost the game, Dave Belisle told them: “I love you guys. I’m gonna love you forever.”
ESPN captured the moment on camera yesterday. You can watch it here:
"Heads up high. Heads up high. I've gotta see your eyes, guys. There's no disappointment in your effort – in the whole tournament, the whole season. It's been an incredible journey.
We fought. Look at the score – 8-7, 12-10 in hits. We came to the last out. We didn't quit. That's us! Boys, that's us!
The only reason why I'll probably end up shedding a tear is that this is the last time I'm going to coach you guys. But I'm going to bring back with me, the coaching staff is going to bring back, you guys are going to bring back that no one other team can provide – that's pride. Pride.
You're going to take that for the rest of your lives, what you provided for the town of Cumberland. You had the whole place jumping, right? You had the whole state jumping. You had New England jumping. You had ESPN jumping. OK? You want to know why? They like fighters. They like sportsmen. They like guys who don't quit. They like guys who play the game the right way. If everyone would play baseball like the Cumberland Americans, this would be the greatest game.
The lessons you guys have learned along the journey, you're never going to forget. We're going to have some more fun. We have two more days of fun. When you walk around this ballpark in the next couple of days, they're going to look at you and say: "Hey, you guys were awesome!'
Everybody has said: You guys are awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Absolutely awesome.
It's OK to cry, because we're not going to play baseball together any more. But we're going to be friends forever. Friends forever. Our Little League careers have ended on the most positive note that could ever be. OK? Ever be.
There's only going to be one team that's going to walk out of here as World Series champions. Only one. We got down to the nitty-gritty. We're one of the best teams in the world. Think about that for a second. In the world! Right?
So, we need to go see our parents, because they're so proud of you. One more thing. I want a big hug. I want everyone to come in here for one big hug. One big hug, then we're going to go celebrate. Then we're going to go back home to a big parade.
I love you guys. I'm gonna love you forever. You've given me the most precious moment in my athletic and coaching career, and I've been coaching a long time – a looooong time. I'm getting to be an old man. I need memories like this, I need kids like this. You're all my boys. You're the boys of summer.
So, for the last time, we're going to yell 'Americans': One, two three – Americans!
OK. Good job. Let's go. Time to go.
Yes, there IS a women’s World Cup.
That time your gender was indistinguishable.
And you were pretty okay with it.
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That time you thought you developed a serious chronic illness during fitness.
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And your coach was not sympathetic AT ALL.
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That time you actually had to wear pink on Wednesday.
It's "Spirit Day"!!!!!!
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His name is Pete Frates, and he’s the reason you (or someone you know) got nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge.
This is Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) in March 2012. He's the inspiration for the Ice Bucket Challenge.
But it wasn't until last week that he actually took the challenge himself — at Fenway Park, surrounded by family and friends.
ESPN's Tom Rinaldi has the full story of Frates and his incredible fight against ALS:
(If you're on a mobile device, you can watch it here.)
“Every time the R-word is used, something disrespectful is happening.”
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In a piece published Friday afternoon, the Washington Post editorial board said that it would no longer use the word "redskins" when referring to the Washington, D.C., NFL team. The Post first wrote in 1992 that the team name "is really pretty offensive," but on Friday it wrote that "the matter seems clearer to us now than ever," continuing:
While we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves. That's the standard we apply to all offensive vocabulary, and the team name unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans but many other Americans, too.
The Post staffers said that they were inspired by recently retired referee Mike Carey, who requested in 2006 to not referee Washington Redskins games because he found the name offensive. He did not publicly announce it until earlier this week.
"As Mr. Carey noted, every time the R-word is used, something disrespectful is happening," the Post staff wrote. "We hope Mr. Snyder and the NFL will acknowledge that truth sooner rather than later. In the meantime, we'll do our best not to contribute to the disrespect."
Washington Post news stories will continue to use the word.