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One hundred and seven years is a long time to wait for a World Series victory…
We just want Dan Carter to be a full-time underwear model.
When people hear you don't like rugby in New Zealand, they have to stop for a second to readjust to that news.
And you just have to wait there like...
Your feelings about the sport can make people angry.
It's just a game, guys!
But you're the one who has to deal with it being on EVERY weekend.
Spoiler: One these guys is Daniel Murphy.
“I never got to be proud of what I did in Sochi because I felt so horrible about what I didn’t do.”
Twenty-four-year-old American freeskier and Olympian Gus Kenworthy has come out as gay in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine, released Thursday.
Kenworthy recently completed the 2014–15 season as the Association of Freeski Professionals overall champion — for the fifth year in a row.
"I never got to be proud of what I did in Sochi because I felt so horrible about what I didn't do," Kenworthy told ESPN of taking home the silver medal during the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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I am gay.
Wow, it feels good to write those words. For most of my life I've been afraid to embrace that truth about myself. Recently though, I've gotten to the point where the pain of holding onto the lie is greater than the fear of letting go, and I'm proud to finally be letting my guard down.
My sexuality has been something I've struggled to come to terms with. I've known I was gay since I was a kid but growing up in a town of 2,000 people, a class of 48 kids and then turning pro as an athlete when I was 16, it just wasn't something I wanted to accept. I pushed my feelings away in the hopes that it was a passing phase but the thought of being found out kept me up at night. I constantly felt anxious, depressed and even suicidal.
Do not underestimate Canada’s #3 sport.
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The 2015-16 NBA season tips off Tuesday, October 27 on TNT!
Why isn't Being Mary Jane under "Favorite TV Show?"
Everyone loves the Biebs.
I'd love to see some of those Pinterest boards.
A lot has changed since 2000.
In case you haven't been paying attention to sports the last few weeks, the New York Mets have unexpectedly taken Major League Baseball by storm and returned to the World Series.
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It's been a long time since the Mets have been in the Fall Classic — 15 years to be exact — and it's felt like a lifetime to frequently miserable fan base. So let's take a look at how we lived, so we can feel incredibly old!
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Here's what the cast of Keeping Up With The Kardashians looked like at the premiere of The Emperor's New Groove.
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George W. Bush was Time's Person of the Year.
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How fast has your memory faded?
Because you’re fantasizing about them anyway.
RIP everyone in this post.
"This is it, isn't it?"
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"Jesus. Just make it quick."
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"PLEASE! I STILL HAVEN'T FINISHED THE LAST SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES! DON'T DO THIS TO ME!"
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"WHAT DID I EVER DO TO YOU, BALL?"
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Probably the only chance you’ll get to relegate Man Utd.
“Viva La Raza!”
Eddie Guerrero is arguably the greatest wrestler of all time.
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He's got UNARGUABLY the greatest smile in all of wrestling.
When he smiled like that you KNEW he was about to lie, cheat, and steal.
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It goes without saying that the "Latino Heat" theme will forever be a classic.
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The highs and the lows.
When you're trying to figure out who to pick up off the waivers and your teacher tells you to get off your phone.
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When you get to class and realize you didn't get the person that you wanted off the waivers.
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It's thirsty Thursday and one of your players is playing in the Thursday Night game.
When you wake up and remember how your player got you zero points last night.
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The identity of the players is currently unknown, but the announcement will be made before next season.
Two UK-based footballers are set to come out as gay in what will be a first for Premier League football.
Both Premier League footballers, one of whom has represented England, are set to publicly announce their sexuality after discussions with their respective friends and families, the Daily Mirror reported.
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There are currently no openly gay footballers in UK men's professional football, though former Aston Villa star Thomas Hitzlsperger came out in 2014, after he had quit the sport.
German footballer Hitzlsperger famously said "I just finally figured out I prefer living with a man" in an interview with a German newspaper Zeit, after having cancelled his scheduled wedding to his female fiancé seven years ago.
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The move by the two Premier League footballers, whose identity is not yet known, will be a monumental step forward within the sport.
"The stigma has completely gone, and the public are far more accepting," a source told the Daily Mirror.
"At this level of football, being gay is almost the final frontier."
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Only one male professional footballer, Justin Fashanu in 1990, has ever openly come out as gay, but none have done so in the Premier League era (post-1992).
Fashanu was subjected to regular abuse from fans and from fellow players during his career.
Another '90s football pro, Graeme Le Saux, has spoken of how he was often subjected to homophobic abuse from players and fans during the decade, despite being straight.
US footballer Robbie Rogers came out in 2013. Despite not playing professional football at the time, he had played for Leeds United in the UK. He briefly retired from the game after coming out publicly, but then signed to LA Galaxy later that year.
Though the move set to be made by the two currently unknown Premier League footballers shows how much the sport has moved on since then, homophobia, particularly in the form of chants from the stands, is still an issue within football.
It’s just gold, pure football gold.
Jose Mourinho's Chelsea are not having a great season, and it got much, much worse today. Whilst 1-0 down to West Ham, Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma was millimetres away from scoring a goal.
The above picture shows the Premier League's goal line technology system in action, Kurt Zouma's shot was around 98% over the line, but the whole ball has to cross the line.
It's not a goal, but it's so close, it's so flipping close.
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Midfielder Nemanja Matic got himself sent off after receiving a second yellow card, for lunging in on West Ham's Diafra Sakho.
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Emergency personnel gather around a vehicle that crashed into a crowd of spectators during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade on Oct. 24.
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Four people were killed and nearly four dozen injured when a driver plowed a car into a crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade on Saturday.
Police confirmed that a 2-year-old boy was among those hit by the car. He died later that day.
Adacia Chambers, a 25-year-old woman from Stillwater, Oklahoma, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and is in jail, police said at a news conference. On Sunday, authorities announced she would additionally be charged with four counts of second-degree murder. If convicted, each count would carry a sentence to 10 years to life in prison. The state is expected to present formal charges at her next court hearing on Nov. 13.
A judge on Monday set a $1 million bond for Chambers during her arraignment.
Her attorney, Tony Coleman, said he was concerned about Chambers' mental capacity. In an interview with NBC's Today show, Coleman said Chambers had "no real response whatsoever" when he informed her that four people had died in the incident.
"Her responses to my questions, her reactions to the information that I supplied her with, led me to be concerned about her capacity, her competency at this point," Coleman said.
He said that she could be suffering from mental illness and was "lacking in capacity" when he met her. He also said she was under the influence of something other than drugs or alcohol.
Her father, Floyd Chambers, said she visited a mental hospital for two weeks when she was 21. At a press conference Monday, her family and boyfriend spoke about Chambers' struggle with mental health issues in the past.
Her boyfriend, Jesse Gaylord, said they rarely drank at all. "There's no way she was drunk," he said, adding that she never used drugs.
"She just wasn't that type of person," Gaylord said. "She was one of the kindest, soft-spoken, caring people you'll ever meet."
According to Coleman, Chambers had been "hospitalized and evaluated" two years ago. He said she had been on a cocktail of medications, none of which she was on at the time of the OSU crash.
Gaylord said that Chambers hadn't got much sleep the previous night but was fine when she went to work that morning. He said he didn't know why she left work. He described her as "one of the most cautious drivers I've ever ridden with."
Adacia Avery Chambers, 25, shown in a booking photo.
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Three of the four victims killed were members of the OSU family, the university said in a statement. Marvin Lyle Stone, 65, and his wife, Bonnie Jean Stone, 65, were "dedicated OSU employees."
Nicolette Strauch, a student employee at OSU was injured in the accident but her 2-year-old son, Nash, was one of the four victims killed, the school confirmed. Nicolette is a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering and is an employee in Parking and Transit. The school said she was recovering from her injuries and was "devastated by the loss" of her child.
Nakita Prabhakar, an MBA student from the University of Central Oklahoma, was also killed. She was at the parade with her friends, OSU said.
On Sunday, five adults were said to be in critical condition, while six children remained in hospital care.
A total of 51 people, including 12 children, were injured in the crash.
“Victims have been sent to seven different area hospitals,” Stillwater Director of Public Safety Norman McNickle said in a press conference Saturday evening. “Their job is to treat the wounded first and to notify us later.”
The damaged police motorcycle that a vehicle crashed into during the OSU parade.
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Chambers, who was allegedly driving a Hyundai Elantra, is accused of first striking an unmanned police motorcycle and then continuing to drive into the crowd.
Police said she was not part of the parade and was not a student.
Officials did not confirm whether Chambers was injured.
The car that crashed into the crowd.
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Mayor Gina Noble, who, as the parade's grand marshal, rode in one of the first cars with her son, on Sunday thanked first responders, hospital staff, and leaders with Oklahoma State University.
"We are mourning together," she said in a statement. "We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families. Our hearts are heavy. We are family. We are a team. We are STILLWATER STRONG."
OSU said in a statement that it was "saddened by the tragic parade incident."
Emergency crews and multiple helicopters responded to the scene.
This is Chris Rock, famous comedian and recently announced host of the 2016 Oscars.
And this is Lamar Odom, professional basketball player, with his wife, Khloé Kardashian. Last week, Lamar was found unconscious with drugs in his system in a Nevada brothel and is now recovering.
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Khloé and Lamar were in the process of getting a divorce when the tragedy occurred, but she withdrew the divorce petition this week.
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Before my first real boyfriend broke up with me, he told me who he wished I could be: someone who would take mushrooms and stay out on the beach with him all night, who would yell when she got mad and wouldn’t give a fuck when he yelled back. Someone who’s not afraid of anything, he said, and my throat tightened with the knowledge that I was about to cry.
I was 19 and afraid of a lot of things, like parallel parking on the psychedelically steep hills of San Francisco, and making unprotected left turns during rush hour. I worried about being too straight and suburban for the hipster city kids I’d met in college, and about not understanding art. I was the kind of girl who crumpled into tears instead of yelling. I was afraid of disappointing my parents, of bad trips, and of losing my first love.
We both wanted me to be fearless. I couldn’t.
I fell apart, rebuilt myself, and didn’t think about that conversation for years. But it occurred to me recently that for someone who has never felt particularly brave, who has to be goaded into riding roller coasters and will do so only with my eyes screwed shut, screaming the entire time, I spend a lot of my free time doing things that terrify most reasonable people. The other day I climbed a ribbon of fabric 20 feet to the top of a Brooklyn warehouse and then dove face-first toward the floor. Once a week I strap myself into a 7-foot-tall metal wheel, roll backwards, and let go. On purpose. For fun.
This started four years ago when a friend invited me to her aerial silks class. The last time I’d taken a dance class, it had involved a hot-pink sequined headband and one of those plastic rings that cinched your T-shirt to the side. But in my late twenties, silks — that thing you see in the Cirque du Soleil — was my gateway drug to the circus arts.
Each week I could do something I hadn’t been able to do before.
After playing lacrosse in college, I had struggled with going to the gym after graduation. I was never able to match the urgency that I’d felt chasing down a ball or racing my teammates in wind sprints. And yoga made me feel like an atheist in church — I could never really clear my mind, and I always forgot to breathe. But silks made me feel strong, even as I tied myself in knots while the teacher told me to go to my OTHER left. Each week I could do something I hadn’t been able to do before.
We started on the ground, learning to climb the fabric just like you climb a rope in gym class. It took me an hourlong lesson to get through that part, and a couple of months to build up enough strength to begin working on upside-down poses and drops.
Next I tried flying trapeze, which involves much more height than silks from the getgo and feels scarier, despite being a lot less risky for beginners. (You’re in safety lines and there’s a net underneath you, while in silks there’s only a mat.) A few years later, I added German wheel, a human-sized hamster wheel you ride inside and on top of, and lyra, a metal hoop suspended in midair.
In circus, fear can hold you back, but it’s also very real and very useful.
In circus, fear can hold you back, but it’s also very real and very useful. Make a mistake when you’re seriously high off the ground — a wrong wrap, a missed catch — and you could wind up paralyzed, or dead. It helps to be brave, but this is not a good activity for people who jump first and ask questions later. I have been in classes with them, and it’s terrifying.
As circus types go, I’m a cautious one. My personal terror meter spikes when I rotate my wrist a half-turn to shift my grip or feel for a landing inside the wheel with my feet. Before I try a trick that scares me, I want to know exactly what could go wrong. I need my coach to tell me that I won’t die. It's something my brain may rationally believe, but my gut still won’t. Even after I’ve done something once, I’m often scared to do it again. It takes a long time to transform my initial “I hate this” grimace into a calm, collected performance face.
“If an acrobat wakes up in the morning and doesn’t hurt,” a Russian circus saying goes, “chances are he’s dead.”
I’ve gotten used to the calluses the silks rub into my instep and the raw patches the hoop carves into the small of my back. My aerialist friends and I compare bruises and post the best ones on Instagram. We’ve built up our tolerance, both to pain and to being afraid. We’re not always scared of the same things, but we all share that oh, shit feeling that swells when you’re doing something that pushes your fear button. And we support each other through it, because when your friend is about to plummet face-first from a great height, that is what you do.
In circus, fear is obvious and easy to dissect. It’s about self-preservation, rooted in the awareness of possible pain. Of course I cringe when I’m about to hang my entire body weight from one elbow or ankle. Of course my heart races when I climb above a certain height, or when I’m trying to remember if I wrapped the fabric behind my back just once, or twice — because it will make a crucial difference on the way down.
It’s a lot harder for me to own the feeling of dread that sometimes flickers when I’m staring at my phone, willing myself to dial that final digit, or holding a drink in a crowded bar, searching for a familiar face. “What do you think you’re doing here?” a little voice whispers as I hover at the edge of a conversation, listening for a good moment to break in. “You shouldn’t,” it hisses before I ask my boss for a raise.
The great thing I’ve learned about fear, though, is that you can train yourself to touch it.
My stomach jumps in these moments for the same reason it does when I’m up in the air. My body is trying to protect itself from danger: humiliation and disappointment. A lot of people are afraid of heights and don’t think it’s anything to be embarrassed about. But as someone who went to a quirky liberal arts college where everyone marched joyfully to the beat of their own drum, as a journalist who's supposed to be able to talk to anyone, the fact that I worry about what other people think feels like a secret I should hide.
The great thing I’ve learned about fear, though, is that you can train yourself to touch it. I will never be someone who isn’t afraid of anything, who truly doesn’t give a fuck. But when I feel nervous about telling someone what I really think or asking for what I need, I try to picture myself up in the air, head held high, ready to drop. I remember the first time I stood on top of a giant metal wheel, when my coach told me to let go, and I whimpered, “Why would anyone ever do this?!” before lifting both hands over my head.
“Isn’t it scary, the stuff you do?” people ask me.
Absolutely. And I do it anyway.
Can we predict who’ll win the Rugby World Cup based on hotness?
Australia and New Zealand are headed toward a historic Rugby World Cup final on the 31st of October.
Before the final match, we took an investigative sporting look into the hottest players to find out which team wins the Rugby World Cup of Thirst.
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There are so many arms in this pic you can't go wrong. From the bulging biceps to the sinewy forearms you just want to dive into. That lucky ball.
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Meanwhile, the Kiwis want to know, are you a little bi-cep-curious? It might be raining, but those muscles aren't the wettest thing about this photo.
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He looks like he’s having a lovely time too.
Tennis star Novak Djokovic was among the starry turn-out at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday night.
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From the moment he walked in, he was beaming.
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Djokovic attended the event to present the award for best hip hop act, and he couldn't have looked happier about it.
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