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- 06/16/15--20:59: Golden State Warriors Win First NBA Championship Since 1975
- 06/19/15--12:02: Proof That David Beckham Is Killing It At This Whole Dad Thing
- 06/19/15--12:06: 15 Athletes Who Are Killing It At This Dad Thing
- 06/21/15--17:22: The Matildas Totally Slayed In Their Match Against Brazil
- 06/22/15--15:11: 10 Things Fans Are Tired Of Hearing During The Women's World Cup
- 06/23/15--05:21: 21 Times The England Women's Football Team Gave You Squad Goals
- 06/23/15--14:52: 17 Struggles Of Trying To Watch International Soccer In The U.S.
- 06/23/15--18:55: Leo Messi's 28 Best Goals Ever
- 06/24/15--10:37: Here Are The Badass Queer Women Of The 2015 World Cup
- 06/24/15--11:56: Have You Accepted Our Lord And Savior Lionel Messi Into Your Heart?
- 06/24/15--14:22: A Day At Michael Vick's Football Camp
- 06/26/15--08:22: Knicks Fans Reacted Hilariously To Their Draft Pick
- 06/26/15--10:10: 16 Reasons Knicks Fans Should Love Kristaps Porzingis
The definition of “play like a girl.”
A girls softball team in Oklahoma is getting a ton of attention for their team picture that shows what it really means to play "like a girl."
Betsy Gregory Photography
The snap of the "Freeze," a softball team made up of girls ages 4 and 5, was posted online by photographer Betsy Gregory. Gregory's daughter was the team's catcher, she told BuzzFeed News.
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Like literally all little girls, the team is obsessed with Frozen. When it came time to pick a team name, the girls wanted to be called the "Sparkling Elsas," Gregory said. However, they settled on the more tough-sounding "Freeze."
Betsy Gregory Photography
The girls had normal softball uniforms, but their hats had blonde "Elsa hair" attached, Gregory said. They weren't allowed to wear the hair most of the time, however, because it was too windy.
Gregory noted that the "Freeze" didn't have a very successful season, but they had a lot of fun.
"We came in last place in the league, but we sure did look cute," she said.
Try not to cry at its beauty.
Marlana VanHoose, a blind 19-year-old with cerebral palsy, absolutely brought the house down with her rendition of the national anthem.
She nailed every single note, as the crowd showed their love.
The 31-year-old outfielder was worked for 48 pitches in two innings.
The Phillies embraced absolute chaos tonight when they brought in outfielder Jeff Francoeur to pitch the 7th inning of a 17–3 blowout against the Baltimore Orioles.
For a while, it was looking like a pretty good idea. Frenchy's stuff looked shockingly good, and he struck out Nolan Reimold. His 1-2-3-shutout 7th inning was the Phillies' first of the game.
The Oakland-based champions defeated LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in six games.
The Golden State Warriors won the 2015 NBA Finals in a 105–97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It's their first championship since 1975.
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For the Warriors and their fans, the Game 6 decision was the exclamation point on a dream-come-true season for the long-luckless team.
After finishing their season 67–15 with an average of 110 points per game, 26-year-old point guard Steph Curry was named league MVP.
Andre Igoudala, who NBA Commissioner Adam Silver pointed out did not start a regular-season game this season, was named NBA Finals MVP.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr is the only first-year head coach to lead his team to the title since Pat Riley in 1982.
The Warriors swept the New Orleans Pelicans in four games, then defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in six to face the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals. A five-game run through the Rockets put them in their first NBA Finals series since 1976, where they faced the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by 4x MVP LeBron James.
The Warriors shot 44% on field goals and 38% on three-pointers in the Game 6 victory. Curry shot an unbelievable 98 three-pointers in 594 total points during the Warriors' 21 playoff games. Curry's right-hand man, Klay Thompson, had a relatively quiet playoffs run, shooting 40% on threes. Andre Igoudala, who was tasked with guarding the explosive LeBron James during the finals, was inarguably the most important piece to the Warriors Finals puzzle as FInals MVP.
The Cavs team, which already lacked significant depth, was rocked by the loss of point guard Kyrie Irving, who suffered a fractured kneecap in the first game of the series. The Cavs were already without three-time All-Star Kevin Love, whose season ended with a shoulder injury.
And yet, despite the depleted roster, the Cavaliers, specifically LeBron James, gave the flashy Warriors a run for their money for the second and third games of the series. James averaged over 45 minutes in the first five games of the series. Australian point guard Matthew Dellavedova played a prominent role in tripping up the Warriors — specifically Curry — on their path to the Championship.
Now that’s devotion.
There's always "that guy" who gets a tattoo before a playoff game in support of their team, but people usually don't go as big as Lonynell Coleman.
Of course, the Cavs lost the title to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.
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“u take a person #Netflix away,nothing else matters….”
Former NBA Star Gilbert Arenas posted a video to Instagram last night describing the damage he did to his own car in 2014.
TMZ will be posting this tomorrow....listen: I DONT CARE...in #March2014 she came to my calabasas house and broke EVERY SINGLE WINDOW so I decided too show her I'll break my OWN shit before she does...Yes #TMZ both cars are mines and under my name....when someone breaks 34 windows...it's #DOYOUBRODY but when she toss ur #3 monitor computer in the pool,you're like HELL MUTHA FYCKN NAW, I don't remember my #Netflix password it was auto saved,you piece of shyt...#TMZ u take a person #Netflix away,nothing else matters....on a serious note this is kinda sad....I now get my kids every wensday and every other weekend,joint custody and 50/50 summer......but I guess when u want $244k a month and 1 day a month visitation and don't get it...you'll spend ur days trying to destroy the other parent image so u can get full custody smdh...#TMZ here's my comment: I LIKE NETFLIX... speaking of Netflix has anybody seen #Champs with Tysons holyfield and Hopkins???
Arenas said his ex, Laura Govan — star of the VH1 reality show Basketball Wives — smashed a bunch of windows in their home and threw his laptop in the pool.
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Though Arenas owns the car, it is apparently used primarily by Govan.
Buzzfeed has reached out to Govan for comment.
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This is David Beckham.
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And this is David Beckham with his posh wife Victoria.
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Together they have four genetically blessed children.
Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz & lil baby Harper.
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Beckham does normal dad stuff, like take selfies with his kids at NYFW, while sitting next to Anna Freakin' Wintour.
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Their jobs don’t end when the season ends.
Steph Curry and his ADORABLE daughter Riley.
She can spit Drake lyrics with the best of them.
And she's not afraid when to tell her dad to be quiet.
Chris Paul and his son Lil Chris.
All hail the mighty Matildas.
With a 1-0 victory against Brazil this morning, the Matildas became the first senior Australian soccer team to win a game in the knockout stages of a World Cup.
Kyah Simon celebrates her goal in the second half against Brazil during the FIFA Women's World Cup.
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Featuring star player Marta and ranked #7 to Australia's #10, Brazil were the favourites to win the game. But the heroic efforts of Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams and a stoic Australian defence kept the Brazilians from scoring.
The former Cincinnati Red, who holds the all-time record for hits, has been banned from baseball since 1989.
ESPN has obtained scans from a notebook that they report disproves Cincinnati Reds legend Pete Rose's claim that he did not bet on baseball while he was an active player.
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Rose — who holds the all-time record for hits with 4,256 and is nicknamed the "Hit King" — has been banned from baseball since 1989, when a thorough investigation found he'd bet on the outcomes of games while he was managing the Cincinnati Reds. He has long claimed he never bet against the Reds.
MLB's Rule 21 states: "Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform shall be declared permanently ineligible."
Rose has claimed he never bet on games while he was an active player. ESPN points out that in April, Rose went on an ESPN radio show and told the host he "never bet as a player: That's a fact."
Since April 2015, Rose has worked as an analyst for Fox Sports. In March 2015, Rose applied for reinstatement to the league under new commissioner Rob Manfred.
Copies of scans from a notebook investigators took during a 1989 raid on the home of a Rose associate appear to show bets Rose placed during 1986, while he was a player and coach for the Reds.
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The results of their findings are summarized as such:
• In the time covered in the notebook, from March through July, Rose bet on at least one MLB team on 30 different days. It's impossible to count the exact number of times he bet on baseball games because not every day's entries are legible.
• But on 21 of the days it's clear he bet on baseball, he gambled on the Reds, including on games in which he played.
• Most bets, regardless of sport, were about $2,000. The largest single bet was $5,500 on the Boston Celtics, a bet he lost.
• Rose bet heavily on college and professional basketball, losing $15,400 on one day in March. That came during his worst week of the four-month span, when he lost $25,500.
Rose declined to comment for the story, but later released a statement to ESPN reporter T.J. Quinn:
Since we submitted the application earlier this year, we committed to MLB that we would not comment on matters relating to reinstatement. I need to maintain that. To be sure, I'm eager to sit down with Mr. Manfred to address my entire history — the good and the bad — and my long personal journey since Baseball. That meeting will come sometime after the All Star break. Therefore at this point it's not appropriate to comment on any specifics.
While banned from baseball, Rose is not eligible to be elected to the MLB Hall of Fame. If he were to be reinstated by Manfred, he would have to be voted in through an executive committee.
“There’s a World Cup going on?
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Who run the world?
When they were SUPER excited to go to the gym together.
And absolutely thrilled about going to Canada for the World Cup.
When they somehow managed to make a spin class look like a lot of fun.
Because sometimes you say “football” and feel like an impostor…
You have to wake up early.
It's match day. You've been looking forward to this all week, but it's still 5 a.m.
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You have to wake up early. On the weekend.
You're up, but then you suddenly realize that this is how you're going to be spending your weekend.
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When you're around people who call it "soccer," and you say "football."
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Or when you're around people who call it "football," and you say "soccer."
Pro tip: Try "world football." You'll feel less like an asshole.
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In honor of the magical little Argentine’s 28th birthday, here are 28 of his greatest goals ever.
2015 UCL Semi-Finals (Vs. Bayern Munich).
Not only did Messi break Jerome Boateng's ankles and embarrass Manuel Neuer, he proved that he could beat the same men who handed him his only loss in the 2014 World Cup.
Vs. Athletic Bilbao (2013)
As Ray Hudson puts it: "THIS MAN IS ABSOLUTELY MAINLINE TO PURE FOOTBALLING MAGIC, THAT BELONGS IN A DIFFERENT GALAXY ALTOGETHER THAN WE ARE LIVING IN."
Vs. Zaragoza (2010).
"He leads 1, leads 2, takes on 3, takes on 4, beats the goalkeeper! ....YOU'RE JUST LOST FOR WORDS!!!"
I mean, the dude didn't even dive while getting man handled by a ZAR defender.
Meet the ladies who play for your team (no, seriously though).
Lianne Sanderson, England (Forward)
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Blessed be this day.
Lionel Messi was born today, on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Argentina.
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Today is the day He was brought into our lives — the day the light shined upon us favorably, redeeming us of our treacherous ways.
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In honor of His sacred birth, we — the devout followers of Messi — invite you to find out whether you have truly accepted Messi into your heart as the greatest player to ever grace the pitch.
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Five-year-old Isaiah Hendricks wandered directionless around the football field at John B. Todd Stadium in Newport News, Virginia, this past Saturday morning.
“Where’s DeSean Jackson?” he wondered aloud to no one in particular.
Hendricks and 175 other children, all between 6 and 17 years old, were there to attend a football mini-camp hosted by quarterback Michael Vick. Vick, the former number one NFL draft pick who returned to the league in 2009 after his conviction for running a multi-state dog-fighting circuit, introduced himself to the assembled children and teens as “the best free agent on the market.” He brought friends and former teammates LeSean McCoy (now with the Buffalo Bills), DeSean Jackson (the Washington Redskins), and Falcons receiver Roddy White, who described Vick as “my dude for over 11 years.”
Vick said he runs the one-day camp in his hometown – now in its second year – to give back to the city that supported him during his trial and subsequent rehabilitation tour and return to the NFL. “Inner-city kids need events like this for structure, they need it for confidence, and they need it for leadership,” he explained, adding that 74 kids participated last year. This time around, 20 had the $75 registration fee waived.
It was a sweltering, sunny morning. The football portion of the camp was chaos. Participants wore various jerseys — but no pads or helmets — and were told to assign themselves into categories such as receivers, running backs, and quarterbacks. Groups were not divided by age, lending to mismatched gaggles of players. The initial squad of offensive linemen, for example, small in number but large in height and build, were joined by a 5-foot-tall redheaded kid whose ambition outmatched his wingspan.
Vick and Hendricks
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Cones outlined running routes, and Jackson, White, and other coaches handed off the ball as the kids stumbled over their own feet.
“Don’t stop running when you catch it! Keep going!” was shouted more than a few times.
At just over 3 feet tall, Hendricks was probably the shortest player on the field. He spent most of the afternoon being picked on by older kids who cut him in line.
Hendricks didn’t sweat it. Michael Vick is his hero, and his mother, Terrika, giggled as she played a video of Isaiah crying the day Vick was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles. Unfortunately for Hendricks, most of his other favorite players have been recently scrapped from the team too. The Eagles’ Chip Kelly "is not the best coach ever,” the 5-year-old said.
Vick told BuzzFeed News he hopes the football camp will help kids feel supported by their community, like he was. He also places a strong emphasis on helping them make good decisions, build character, and navigate tricky situations as they proceed into adulthood.
This manifested itself in some surprising ways during lunch hour, when Vick, his fellow NFL stars, and some of his closest friends sat down to talk with the high school–age teens.
Vick’s cousin, Dwight, ran an “exercise” in which troublesome scenarios were described and the players advised the teens on how to handle them. Many of the hyper, restless teens were plainly too young to understand the scenarios, but the theme is to teach ‘em when they’re young.
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In the first scenario, Dwight described a situation involving a sexual assault on campus in which a top college football recruit attends a party with some other prospective players. Other partygoers tell the recruit that there’s “a girl upstairs.” But he elects to go home instead of pursue a sexual encounter. “The next day,” Dwight said, “you hear she’s alleging she was raped by the host of the party. What do you do?”
The teenage boy who was chosen to give a response said he “wouldn’t want to disrespect anyone, but I wouldn’t rat out anyone.”
The professionals shook their heads — then offered only vague advice. “Try not to end up in that situation,” said Vick. “When something sounds like a good time but you know deep down in your heart that it’s bad, you’ve gotta walk away.”
It was a topical question; Jameis Winston, the first-overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, has long faced allegations that he raped a woman at Florida State during his freshman year. But other than Vick’s suggestion to “avoid situations,” the young player’s suggestion not to “rat out” a prospective teammate was left hanging out there. No one offered any more, seemingly necessary, specific guidance.
Other scenarios involved friends smoking weed and teammates taking “pills” — in each exercise, the prospective recruit was assumed to have abstained.
One high schooler said players have to be vigilant in “choosing who you hang out with.” Vick loved this. He shot to his feet, asked the kid to identify his parents, who were standing in the back of the room with the other adults, and told them they’ve “done a great job” raising their son.
Young prospective athletes struggle immensely with “decision making,” Vick told BuzzFeed News later. “I think there’s a lot of peer pressure, a lot of influencing, and you’ve just gotta be able to overcome those obstacles in life.”
When asked what he’d tell kids if his own career were used as an example, Vick said he “couldn’t really tell them anything” because dog fighting is universally understood to be morally wrong. “It’s not an excuse, but I think if somebody would have told me, ‘These are the rules,’ it probably would never have happened,” he said.
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The panelists, who, along with most of the participants, were black, also discussed the current issues concerning race in America. Three days earlier and two states away in Charleston, South Carolina, 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Roof allegedly killed nine black people during a Bible study at a historic church. The Charleston shooting is the most recent tragedy in a two-year series of highly public murders of black Americans — many at the hands of white police officers — that have rekindled pointed questions about racial equality in the United States.
During the camp, White, who is from Charleston, declined an opportunity to discuss the news from his hometown.
For a few attendees, grief over another shocking death led to their participation in the camp. In August 2014, Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old football player in Bladenboro, North Carolina, was found hanging from a swing set near a mobile-home park. His death was originally ruled a suicide, but the FBI is investigating other explanations, including lynching. (The FBI didn't immediately respond to a request from BuzzFeed News.)
Felisa Brown, a North Carolina–based paralegal whose firm is representing Lacy’s family, brought a few of his teammates to the football camp to “give them a break” from grieving. “It’s so tough to talk to them about this kind of stuff,” Brown said.
At the end of the lunchtime discussion, LeSean McCoy, who recently spoke his mind on Eagles coach Chip Kelly cutting “all the good black players,” spoke passionately about how black players are portrayed in the news.
“One mistake and [the media will] make you look like a gangster,” said McCoy. “It’s especially important for a black player. Make one mistake and they’ll turn on you.”
The kids, now restless, shuffled in their seats and chattered with each other.
“Please pay attention,” McCoy pleaded. “This is important.”
Elton Brown, a guard who played at the University of Virginia and for the Arizona Cardinals, said, “It’s a different world now. Be careful who you hang with and be careful of where you go.”
Thursday night the Knicks drafted Kristaps Porzingis fourth overall in the NBA Draft.
And this is how Knicks fans attending the draft reacted.
Crying Knicks Kid is all of us.
Nobody was happy.
Let’s turn those Draft Day frowns upside down.
Last night the Knicks drafted Kristaps Porzingis 4th overall in the NBA Draft, and Knicks fans were not happy.
But there's no need to boo! My man Kristaps actually seems like a pretty cool dude.
For one, he's super excited about playing in New York.
He actually said the words "It was my dream to play in New York."
In this exclusive clip, U.S. Women’s National Team stars Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux recall a moment of greatness.
Soccer star Sydney Leroux remembers the moment she scored the winning goal in the 2012 Olympic games, her very first olympic goal, in this clip from ESPNW's ongoing What Makes Us series.
The series, which highlights the inspirational stories behind some of the biggest names in women's sport, is shot by filmmakers Rena and Nadine Mundo — better known as The Mundo Sisters.
The United States was up 1-0 against New Zealand when Leroux came in, but the game was still very much touch-and-go.
She catches the ball on a breakaway and suddenly the must-win match is on her shoulders.
As anyone would, Leroux looks for Wambach to seal the deal.