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- 01/22/16--13:19: This Is How New Hampshire Is Reacting To The Great Blizzard Of 2016
- 01/22/16--18:26: What Are Your Chances Of Winning The Royal Rumble?
- 01/24/16--09:03: A Man Went Snowboarding Through Times Square During The Blizzard
- 01/23/16--13:59: This Dog Accidentally Ran A Half-Marathon And Placed Seventh
- 01/24/16--04:52: The Hardest WWE Royal Rumble Quiz You'll Ever Take
- 01/24/16--15:21: Report: Match Fixing Suspected At Australian Open Tennis Match
- 01/25/16--06:20: The Hardest Rugby Logo Quiz You'll Take Today
- 01/26/16--13:45: Legendary Wrestler Rey Mysterio Answers 15 Totally Random Questions
- 01/27/16--14:15: Sharon Osbourne Tweeted Something Really Weird At Shaquille O'Neal
- 01/26/16--10:29: Drake and Jay Z Clearly Had A Blast At The Warriors Game
- 01/27/16--10:33: Sky News Sent A Tweet Saying Johanna Konta "Isn't All That British"
- 01/27/16--04:11: 19 Guys Who Failed So Hard At Football They Almost Won
“Blizzard nightmare: losing power for the Pats game.”
This person who pretty much speaks for all of New Hampshire (if not New England):
This guy's laughable reality:
This bit of advice:
This person who is literally drinking ICED COFFEE.
Find out if you’ll get thrown over the top rope in 3…2…1…
This is next level.
While most NYC residents were inside, taking refuge from the city's first major blizzard of 2016, Casey Neistat, a 34-year-old YouTuber decided to go snowboarding through the streets of the Big Apple.
Neistat is a popular YouTuber and his account boasts nearly 2 million subscribers. You may remember Neistat from last year when he filmed his friend and collaboration partner, Jesse Wellens, as Aladdin traveling on a "magic carpet."
Neistat told BuzzFeed that he views New York City as a "character" in the video that he makes.
"When it came to taking advantage of a storm this rare, riding around on a snowboard seemed like a clear choice," he said.
Casey Neistat / Via youtube.com
He says that he had no reservations while snowboarding on the icy terrain. However, there were a few difficulties encountered while filming.
They didn't have rope to use while traveling through the city so they resorted to using a 30-foot HDMI cable. The other skier in the video, Oscar, used two extension cords that were tied together.
Casey Neistat / Via youtube.com
And as far as getting around the traveling ban issued by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Neistat says they avoided it by driving "really carefully."
Best. Walkies. Ever.
Meet Ludivine. She's a two-and-a-half year old bloodhound from Elkmont, Alabama, who just won seventh place in the town's half-marathon.
The morning of the race, her owner let her out to relieve herself. Ludivine, who frequently roams the small town and is well known by its 400-something residents, wandered all the way to the local half-marathon and started running. She completed all 13.1 miles.
"All I did was open the door, and she ran the race on her own accord," April Hamlin, Ludivine's owner, told Runner's World.
WeRunHuntsville / Gregg Gelmis
She even got a medal!
Friend vs friend! Foe vs foe! It’s every man and woman for themselves in this battle (royal) for WWE knowledge supremacy.
The mixed doubles match took place days after a BuzzFeed News investigation revealed evidence suggesting rampant match fixing in the sport.
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Online betting on a tennis mixed doubles match at the Australian Open was suspended Sunday by a major gambling website after suspicious activity suggested the game might have been fixed, the New York Times reported.
The potentially fixed match on Sunday came just days after a BuzzFeed News and BBC investigation showed evidence suggesting match fixing has run rampant in the sport for years with little action on the part of tennis officials.
Pinnacle Sports, one of the world's largest online gaming sites, told the Times unusually large amounts of money poured in for the Melbourne match, featuring little known players Andrea Hlavackova and Lukasz Kubot against Spain's Lara Arruabarrena and David Marrero.
Hlavackova and Kubot won the match, 6-0, 6-3, with the first set lasting only 20 minutes.
The head of Pinnacle Sports, Marco Blume, told the Times that the match should have been an obscure contest with little money wagered.
Instead, he said money poured in, mostly for Hlavackova and Kubot — an indication the match was rigged and prompting Pinnacle Sports to suspend betting.
"We saw a small number of people placing a large amount of money," Blume said.
Odds comparison site Odds Portal showed the odds for the match fluctuating before Pinnacle suspended its betting.
The website's chief said police were informed of the matter.
On the Australian Open's YouTube channel, highlights of the match were posted.
"Andrea Hlavackova and Lukasz Kubot defeated Lara Arruabarrena and David Marrero without too much trouble in their first match," the video description read.
Marrero blamed the loss on his knee, the Times reported.
This is a developing news story. Check back for updates or follow BuzzFeed News on Twitter.
Nick Lindahl told friends he intended to lose a match in 2013, allowing them to place bets on the outcome.
Australian former professional tennis player Nick Lindahl has pleaded guilty to deliberately losing a match in 2013 in order to obtain financial advantage.
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Lindahl, 27, once a rising star of Australian tennis, allegedly told police "that's what tennis players do" when asked why he had "tanked" the match, Sydney's Burwood local court heard on Monday.
The court was told that Lindahl, through a third party, offered to lose a match at the Toowoomba Futures Six Tournament in September 2013 if his opponent was willing to pay him money to do so. The court heard the opponent, Andrew Corbett, refused the offer, believing he could beat Lindahl in his own right.
Corbett then flagged the offer with tennis authorities, who began an investigation and contacted Victoria Police.
Police prosecutor Kate Young told the court that Lindahl then informed two friends he would tank the match, allowing them to place bets on the outcome.
Nick LIndahl competing at the Australian Open in 2010. Cameron Spencer / Getty Images
The court heard that betting agency Sportsbet became suspicious of betting activity around the match, and suspended betting.
Lindahl was arrested at his Sydney home in February last year.
Young told the court that when questioned by police as to why he had thrown the match, Lindahl replied that "that's what tennis players do" when they don't think they can win.
Lindahl, who reached a career-high ranking of 187, has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he attempted to conceal the match-fixing by telling a friend to destroy evidence.
The court heard that nine months after the match, authorities intercepted a phone call between Lindahl and his friend, Matthew Fox, in which Lindahl advised Fox to dispose of incriminating computer and mobile phone data that could implicate the two in match-fixing.
The court was told Lindahl was overheard telling Fox to "just get rid of everything" on a phone app and to hide his laptop at a friend's house.
When Fox asked what he should do if he was called in for an interview by authorities, Lindahl allegedly told him to hide his phone in a drawer.
The case comes on the same day that online betting on a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open was suspended by a major gambling website after suspicious activity suggested the game might have been fixed.
Judge Michelle Goodwin will hand down her decision on 15 April.
Will you win Man of the Match, or be chucked in the sin bin?
The International Olympic Committee has released a new set of guidelines for transgender athletes.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.
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The International Olympic Committee on Monday updated its guidelines for transgender athletes, saying Olympians do not need to undergo sex reassignment surgery to compete in the games.
"It is necessary ... that trans athletes are not excluded from the opportunity to participate in sporting competition," the guideline document states. "To require surgical anatomical changes as a pre-condition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights."
Previously, transgender athletes were required by the IOC to undergo sex reassignment surgery and hormone therapy to compete in Olympic events.
The IOC's new gender-specific guidelines vary greatly for trans male athletes and trans female athletes. The resulting guidelines suggest that people assigned male at birth are naturally stronger and more athletically inclined than people assigned female at birth.
"Those who transition from female to male are eligible to compete in the male category without restriction," the IOC announced.
For athletes who transition from male to female, eligibility is subject to stipulations regarding self-identification and levels of testosterone.
When an athlete identifies as female, "[t]he declaration cannot be changed, for sporting purposes, for a minimum of four years."
To become eligible, a trans female athlete "must demonstrate that her total testosterone level in serum has been below 10nmol/L for at least 12 months prior to her first competition." Testosterone levels for trans female athletes "[m]ust remain below 10 nmol/L throughout the period of desired eligibility to compete in the female category," and they "may" be tested regularly to determine testosterone levels.
The IOC document references a 2015 decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport regarding hyperandrogenism, the presence of naturally elevated levels of testosterone in female athletes.
The court in 2015 vacated the International Association of Athletics Federation's regulations that essentially banned athletes with hyperandrogenism, saying the association didn't provide enough scientific evidence about the relationship between "enhanced testosterone levels and improved athletic performance in hyperandrogenic athletes."
In its new transgender guidelines, the IOC says the association should presenting evidence to the court "to support the reinstatement of its hyperandrogenism rules."
But, instead of banning athletes with hyperandrogenism "not eligible for female competition the athlete should be eligible to compete in male competition."
The lawsuit claimed FSU “concealed and obstructed the sexual assault investigation so that Mr. Winston could play football.”
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Florida State University has reached a $950,000 settlement with Erica Kinsman, the former student who accused quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault in 2012.
Kinsman, who filed the lawsuit under the name "Jane Doe," publicly identified herself in a 2015 documentary.
In her Title IX lawsuit, Kinsman asserted that FSU violated federal law by refusing to investigate and by covering up her allegations of a sexual assault on Dec. 7, 2012, as well as a second woman's report of sexual misconduct by fellow student Jameis Winston. Kinsman claimed the FSU's actions were carried out so Winston could play football for more than two years afterward.
Kinsman had told Tallahassee police that she was raped at an off-campus apartment, but did not know the identity of her alleged assailant until she was in class with Winston the next semester. Kinsman reported his identity to Tallahassee police, but their investigation did not lead to charges, and Winston was cleared of wrongdoing during a 2014 code of conduct hearing by Florida State.
Kinsman and Winston have pending lawsuits against each other in Florida. The university is also being investigated by the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.
Kinsman's $950,000 settlement includes a five-year commitment from FSU to sexual assault awareness, prevention, and training programs. The school also agreed to increase transparency through publication of annual reports about its programs to deter and address campus sexual assault.
However, FSU did not admit to liability in the settlement, USA Today reported.
And in a statement, FSU President John Thrasher said the settlement was a financial decision.
"We have an obligation to our students, their parents and Florida taxpayers to deal with this case, as we do all litigation, in a financially responsible manner," he said. "With all the economic demands we face, at some point it doesn't make sense to continue even though we are convinced we would have prevailed."
Kinsman's attorneys called it the largest settlement of its kind for alleged Title IX discrimination or indifference to sexual assault.
FSU announced that the former student is expected to receive $250,000 of the settlement and her attorneys will receive $700,000.
Kinsman, a Florida native who is now finishing her degree at a different university, said she hoped the settlement will also have lasting effects at the campus.
"I'll always be disappointed that I had to leave the school I dreamed of attending since I was little. I am happy that FSU has committed to continue making changes in order to ensure a safer environment for all students," she said in a statement. "My hope is that the federal investigation of my complaint by the Office of Civil Rights will produce even more positive change, not just at FSU, but across the country."
Winston, who left Florida State after three years to enter the NFL, recently finished his first year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Read the full statement from Kinsman's legal team here:
The cold never bothered swimmers anyway.
ICYMI, the East Coast was SLAMMED this weekend by Winter Storm Jonas...and there was a LOT of snow.
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It’s Dodgeball meets Fubar.
Nathan Thoen and David "DT" Thomson are two Saskatchewan Canadudes who hate shirts and love to throw snowballs. They're co-captains of Team Canada for the upcoming Yukigassen World Championships. Wait, the WHAT?
Yukigassen Team Canada
Griffin is expected to miss multiple weeks due to the injury.
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin broke his hand during a fight with a team equipment staffer, according to ESPN. Griffin is expected to miss several weeks due to the injury.
The Clippers are currently fourth in the Western Conference. Griffin has already been inactive since late December with a quad injury.
ESPN reports the altercation began in a restaurant in Toronto. "Griffin hit the man, who then left the restaurant and went outside. Griffin followed him outside and hit him again. [...] The equipment staffer's face was injured and he was treated at a local hospital, sources told Eaves. Both Griffin and the equipment staffer were sent home after the incident."
The Clippers released a statement on Griffin Tuesday night, announcing he had surgery and is expected to be out "four to six weeks."
L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin suffered a spiral fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand throwing a punch on Jan. 23 in Toronto.
This conduct has no place in our organization and this incident does not represent who we are as a team. We are conducting a full investigation with assistance from the NBA. At the conclusion of the investigation, appropriate action will be taken.
Griffin received X-rays on Jan. 25th in Los Angeles that revealed the injury and he underwent a procedure on his hand Tuesday morning. The procedure was performed by Dr. Steve Shin. Recovery time from the injury is approximately four to six weeks.
The Clippers play the Pacers in Indiana Tuesday night.
The Lucha Underground star talks to BuzzFeed about everything, from selfies to Donald Trump.
Rey Mysterio has dominated the pro wrestling industry since he first began his career in 1992. After signing with WWE in 2002, Mysterio became a household name, picking up several prestigious titles including the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Today, the 41-year-old wrestling icon is signed with AAA (one of Mexico's top wrestling organizations) and will debut on Lucha Underground for the El Rey Network, now in its second season.
Mysterio talked to BuzzFeed backstage at the Lucha Underground temple to answer some very important questions.
El Rey Network / Via Facebook: LuchaUnderground
How do you feel about selfies?
Rey Mysterio / Via Facebook: reymysterio
What does Mexican-American mean to you?
"Mexican by heart, American-born in San Diego."
AAA / Via youtube.com
What is your go-to workout song?
Death Row Records
The move announced on Wednesday comes after a joint investigation by BuzzFeed News and the BBC uncovered evidence that the Tennis Integrity Unit failed to rigorously investigate possible match-fixing among dozens of players.
Hours after tweeting that photo, Sharon followed up with this interesting tweet to Shaq.
A few questions, Sharon: 1. Who is they? 2. What exactly is it that they say? 3. Never go back where?
Twitter / Via Twitter: @MrsSOsbourne
It’s actually a good thing. Really.
This is Santo Condorelli, an elite Canadian swimmer who has competed at the world championships and at the Pan Am Games. He will also represent Canada at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The 21-year-old swimmer grew up in Portland, Oregon, but has dual Canadian-American citizenship. In 2013 he turned down a spot on the U.S. world junior championship team to compete for Canada (where his mother is from).
In 2015 Condorelli set two Canadian records: In the 50-metre butterfly and as part of a 4×100-metre mixed relay team.
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But the most important thing to know about Condorelli is that he starts each race by giving his dad the finger.
Here he is, just casually flipping the bird before a big race in 2012.
USA Swimming / Via youtube.com
He told SwimSwam Magazine the weird ritual started when he was a wiry kid competing with bigger boys. “Being so small I’d always get intimidated… every time I was going to race I’d just get scared shitless.”
Condorelli's father Joseph, who has been training him since age five, told him the best way to get over his nerves was to pretend nobody else was around.
"So he looked at me in the crowd, and we both gave each other the finger, and he started winning race after race and we never looked back,” Condorelli's father told the magazine.
Now, even though Condorelli is one of the top swimmers in the world, he still keeps up the tradition.
Again, where was our invite though?
Drake, lover of the NBA and all-things basketball, has made it pretty clear that he's a fan of the Golden State Warriors.
Or, at the very least, he really loves going to their games.
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But he wasn't the only all-star rapper in attendance — Jay Z also blessed the Warriors with his presence.
She has a passport and everything! What more do you want!
So the amazing Johanna Konta has has made it through to the semi finals of the Australian Open – and she's the first British woman to make it to a grand slam semi-final since 1983.
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But then Sky News goes and sends this tweet:
(Because Konta was born in Australia to Hungarian parents and came to Britain as a teenager.)
Well WE have a question for YOU, Sky News!
Want to see real talent? Look no further (H/T T5s).
Five-a-side football attracts some of the most talented players in the country.
Like this guy, who loves eating AstroTurf.
Vine/T5s / Via vine.co
A good first touch is key in five-a-side.
Darren Beaman / Via youtube.com
As is a good kit.
Twitter / Via Twitter: @full_kitwanker