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    I believe I can fly!

    When Dr J almost ruined his afro on the backboard!

    When Dr J almost ruined his afro on the backboard!

    The Good Dr!

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    When Spud proved that little guys can fly too!

    When Spud proved that little guys can fly too!

    5′7″!

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    When Spud helped Nate remind the world that little guys can fly!

    When Spud helped Nate remind the world that little guys can fly!

    5′9″!

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    When MJ added "Air" to his government name!

    When MJ added "Air" to his government name!

    The history of flight!

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    I somehow forgot about Turkish oil wrestling but then remembered it so I decided to make a BuzzFeed post.

    Ladies, ladies! Simmer down. Stop throwing that dang ball! Fucking chill, Bernice!

    Ladies, ladies! Simmer down. Stop throwing that dang ball! Fucking chill, Bernice!

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    And you, Brenda Joan, DON'T GIVE ME THAT LOOK. We know you're always the thirstiest of them all. Get your water, girl. You are going to like.

    And you, Brenda Joan, DON'T GIVE ME THAT LOOK. We know you're always the thirstiest of them all. Get your water, girl. You are going to like.

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    Buckle up, b*tches (term of endearment), here we go.

    Buckle up, b*tches (term of endearment), here we go.

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    We've gathered here today to talk about something near and dear to my problematically thirsty heart.

    We've gathered here today to talk about something near and dear to my problematically thirsty heart.

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    The Boston Celtics point guard held his head high!

    Early Saturday morning, Isaiah Thomas' 22-year-old sister Chyna died in a one-car collision in their home state of Washington. Her car reportedly veered off of Interstate 5 into a jersey barrier and pole.

    Early Saturday morning, Isaiah Thomas' 22-year-old sister Chyna died in a one-car collision in their home state of Washington. Her car reportedly veered off of Interstate 5 into a jersey barrier and pole.

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    The Boston Celtics point guard held is head high as he made the difficult, yet courageous, decision to play in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs on Easter Sunday.

    The Boston Celtics point guard held is head high as he made the difficult, yet courageous, decision to play in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs on Easter Sunday.

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    Overwhelmed with emotion, Isaiah tried his best to cope with loss of his little sister while preparing for the big game.

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    Let’s get wet!

    1. When the person behind you leaves four seconds after you instead of five.

    2. Or even worse, if they leave three seconds behind you.

    3. When the person in the lane next to you leaves early.

    4. When there's a set on a weird interval like :25 or :35, so you have to do a lot of complicated math in your head.

    5. When someone in your lane sprints the warm up.

    6. When you hit your hand on someone in the lane next to you.

    7. When you get stuck in a wall lane for practice.

    8. Or even worse, when you get moved into a wall lane after being in a middle lane.

    9. When you dive in and your goggles come off.

    10. Or when you dive in and your goggles have flooded/leaked but not completely come off (this might be even worse).

    11. When you hit your hand on the lane line.

    12. When the person swimming behind you in practice is riding your ass, but doesn't want to lead the lane.

    13. Or when you're behind someone in practice and you're basically touching their feet, but they won't get out of the way.

    Saban

    14. Chlorine hair.

    15. Chlorine skin.

    16. Goggle tans.

    17. Weird swimsuit tans.

    18. When your cap rips.

    19. When your goggles won't stop fogging up no matter what you do.

    20. Trying to put on a tech suit.

    21. When you get up to the blocks for a race, and there's someone REALLY fast next to you and you know you're fucked.

    22. Or worse, when you see someone and you're like "Oh, I'll lap them" but they end up being sneaky fast and beating you.

    23. When you're at a meet and there's a million heats of the distance events and you feel like you're getting wrinkles you've been there that long.

    24. The 400 IM.

    25. The fourth 25 of a 100 fly...

    26. ...and the fourth 50 of a 200 fly.

    27. The 200 fly in long course meters.

    28. Actually, just long course meters in general.


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    A Baltimore Orioles outfielder said that he was the target of racial slurs from Boston Red Sox fans during a game at Fenway Park, Monday.

    A Baltimore Orioles outfielder said that he was the target of racial slurs from Boston Red Sox fans during a game at Fenway Park, Monday.

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    Adam Jones told USA Today he was called the N-word several times and had a bag of peanuts thrown at him during the game, amounting to what he said was one of the worst experiences of his career.

    "A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me," Jones told a USA Today reporter. "I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome."

    Jones, who has played for the MLB for 12 years, said this was not the first time he's experienced racism while playing in Boston's Fenway Park.

    Jones, who has played for the MLB for 12 years, said this was not the first time he's experienced racism while playing in Boston's Fenway Park.

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    "It’s different," he said. “Very unfortunate. I heard there was 59 or 60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. It is what it is, right. I just go out and play baseball. It’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being. I’m trying to make a living for myself and for my family."

    Red Sox President Sam Kennedy released a statement Tuesday apologizing to Jones and the Orioles, adding that the organization is reviewing the incident.

    Red Sox President Sam Kennedy released a statement Tuesday apologizing to Jones and the Orioles, adding that the organization is reviewing the incident.

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    "The Red Sox want to publicly apologize to Adam Jones and the entire Orioles organization for what occurred at Fenway Park Monday night," Kennedy said in a statement. "No player should have an object thrown at him on the playing field, nor be subjected to any kind of racism at Fenway Park. The Red Sox have zero tolerance for such inexcusable behavior, and our entire organization and our fans are sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few."

    Jones suggested there should be harsher punishments for offenders, calling getting kicked out of a ballpark a "slap on the wrist."

    Jones suggested there should be harsher punishments for offenders, calling getting kicked out of a ballpark a "slap on the wrist."

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    "What they need to do is that instead of kicking them out of the stadium, they need to fine them 10 grand, 20 grand, 30 grand," he said. "That's how you hurt somebody. You suspend them from the stadium, what does that mean? It's a slap on the wrist."

    The Orioles beat the Red Sox Monday 5-2.

    The Orioles beat the Red Sox Monday 5-2.

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    Big Shamrock or Shaqtus?


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    Water jet-packs? A human slingshot? Er, these activities want to kill you, basically.

    River bugging in Aberfeldy

    River bugging in Aberfeldy

    River bugging essentially involves plunging over a series of waterfalls in an inflatable armchair, and trying as best you can to make it to the end of the river without either capsizing or drowning. If this extremely unwise (but scenic) sport sounds like fun to you, check out Splash White Water Rafting Scotland.

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    Flying a microlight in East Lothian

    Flying a microlight in East Lothian

    East of Scotland Microlights offers gift experience vouchers from £70, which involves being flown around far above the Firth of Forth in a tiny microlight aircraft. You'll soar over beautiful beaches, or head towards Edinburgh on longer flights. It's pretty much the coolest possible way to see the capital, if you don't mind sitting in a flying hairdryer.

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    Aqualining at Calvine Canyon

    Aqualining at Calvine Canyon

    Aqualining is basically tightrope walking, but the rope isn't particularly tight, and you're also expected to cross a canyon over a river. Sounds pretty barmy to us, but if you want to give it a try, stag and hen-do company Pop The Fizz offer sessions at Calvine Canyon in Dunkeld. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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    Flyboarding on Loch Auchenreoch

    Flyboarding on Loch Auchenreoch

    If you want to experience what it's like to fly and drown simultaneously, why not try your hand at flyboarding (basically, a watery jet-pack) on this scenic Scottish loch? You can plunge through the water like a giant, terrified dolphin for only £95. If you survive, the nearby Inn on the Loch is a good place to celebrate.

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    Nobody beats the Freeze.

    Basically, the Braves do a little race for one lucky fan between innings, where they give the fan a big head start.

    Basically, the Braves do a little race for one lucky fan between innings, where they give the fan a big head start.

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    But their challenger is a mysterious, bodysuit-clad man named the Freeze. And the Freeze is fast.

    But their challenger is a mysterious, bodysuit-clad man named the Freeze. And the Freeze is fast.

    Twitter: @iamjoonlee

    Our challenger made the classic mistake of celebrating too early...

    Our challenger made the classic mistake of celebrating too early...

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    Au Revoir Roland Garros!

    It isn't the same without the QUEEN.

    It isn't the same without the QUEEN.

    Serena Williams is out on maternity leave for the remainder of this season, but at least she came to support her sister, Venus, in this year's French Open.

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    No good for Novak...

    No good for Novak...

    Novak Djokovic has certainly been in a slump for about the last 12 months. With his unsuccessful defense in Paris, he is without a Major Title in his possession for the first time in 3 years.

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    Age is but a number for the WTA.

    Age is but a number for the WTA.

    Jelena Ostapenko was the surprise winner for this year's tournament on the women's side. In addition, 18-year-old CiCi Bellis reached the 3rd Round of a Major for the first time and veteran, Venus Williams, appeared in another second week of a major.

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    No success for "An American in Paris."

    No success for "An American in Paris."

    This wasn't the year for the USTA in singles for the ATP or WTA. No American man made it past Round 3 and Venus Williams was the only American woman into the Round of 16.

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    Chuck Blazer, the man who made millions promoting international soccer before becoming a key figure in a worldwide corruption case, has died at 72, according to his lawyer.

    Blazer — a longtime FIFA executive and leader for CONCACAF, the North American, Central American, and Caribbean soccer alliance — amassed a fortune as he turned Major League Soccer into a booming business in the US and its national team into a World Cup mainstay. In 2015, he was banned from FIFA permanently as a corruption scandal unfolded across world soccer's leaders.

    "His misconduct, for which he accepted full responsibility, should not obscure Chuck's positive impact on international soccer," his attorney Mary Mulligan said in a statement. "With Chuck's guidance and leadership, CONCACAF transformed itself from impoverished to profitable, with substantial benefits and improvements to all member associations, players and fans."

    In 2013, Blazer pleaded guilty to 10 counts including racketeering. His testimony in that case helped the US Department of Justice go after broader corruption within soccer's governing body.

    "Chuck hoped to help bring transparency, accountability, and fair play to CONCACAF, FIFA and soccer as a whole," his attorney said. "Chuck also accepted responsibility for his own conduct by pleading guilty and owning up to his mistakes. Chuck felt profound sorrow and regret for his actions."

    In the space of two decades, Blazer, born and raised in Queens, rose from the lowest ranks of youth soccer in the New York suburbs to a seat on the most powerful body in global soccer, the FIFA Executive Committee, where he remained from 1997 until 2013. Along the way, he was executive vice president of the United States Soccer Federation, chairman of the failed American Soccer League, and president of the Miami Sharks professional team. From 1990 through 2011, Blazer was general secretary of CONCACAF, one of six global confederations under FIFA.

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    In his role managing the daily operations of CONCACAF, Blazer was responsible for the creation of the Gold Cup, which showcased the best national teams in the region, as well as numerous other tournaments specific to the region. Under his watch, CONCACAF's revenue increased dramatically, and the quality of soccer in the region also improved markedly.

    But his administration was also marked with deep and persistent corruption perpetrated both by himself and by the Trinidadian soccer official Jack Warner, whom Blazer helped elect as CONCACAF president in 1990. As financial audits would eventually show, Blazer and Warner were responsible for appropriating tens of millions of dollars from the sport for their own use; most of Blazer's gains came from lucrative contracts that afforded him 10% of every marketing and television dollar that came into the confederation.

    In 2011, Blazer secretly agreed to cooperate with the Department of Justice in a criminal investigation of international soccer corruption after investigators discovered he had not filed income taxes. For several years, the New Yorker wore a wire at the behest of federal prosecutors as he helped build a sprawling case against soccer officials from over a dozen countries. News of his cooperation was first reported by the New York Daily News in late 2014.

    Blazer, who was for many years morbidly obese, suffered from diabetes and, starting in 2014, from colorectal cancer. For the past several years, he was in hospitals and convalescent centers in New York and New Jersey, and at times was unable to speak because of a tracheotomy. He never returned to the Trump Tower in Manhattan, where he lived for many years, and ultimately abandoned his apartment there, as well as his famous pet macaw, Max.

    The criminal case remained a secret until May 27, 2015, when Swiss police, acting on behalf of the US government, arrested seven soccer officials in an early morning raid at an exclusive Zurich hotel just days before FIFA's presidential elections.

    In subsequent days, details of the case, before the US Court for the Eastern District of New York, revealed that Blazer had been a key collaborator, agreeing to plea guilty to 10 different felony counts ranging from tax evasion, to wire fraud, to money laundering conspiracy. To date, more than 40 individuals have been charged in the case, with more than two dozen pleading guilty. The indictments in the case rely on US racketeering laws to describe global soccer as a vast criminal enterprise, headed by FIFA and spreading down to the confederations and national associations.

    Jack Warner was also indicted, but has fought extradition from his native Trinidad and Tobago and so far has eluded US law enforcement. Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA at the time of the original arrests, has not been charged, but subsequently resigned his position and the Swiss authorities soon announced their own criminal investigation against him.

    Currently, there are three defendants in the case awaiting trial in the US, from Brazil, Paraguay, and Peru. Their trial is set to begin early November.

    LINK: Mr. Ten Percent: The Man Who Built — And Bilked — American Soccer


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    “Russell Westbrook, what do you think?”

    ICYMI last night was the 2017 ESPY Awards. Some athletes honored were Michael Phelps, Russell Westbrook, and Simone Biles.

    ICYMI last night was the 2017 ESPY Awards. Some athletes honored were Michael Phelps, Russell Westbrook, and Simone Biles.

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    But the highlight of the night came at the expense of Golden State Warriors Forward and 2017 NBA Finals MVP, Kevin Durant.

    But the highlight of the night came at the expense of Golden State Warriors Forward and 2017 NBA Finals MVP, Kevin Durant.

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    During his monologue, Peyton took a jab at how KD left the middling Oklahoma City Thunder for the record setting, 73-win, perennial favorite, Golden State Warriors.

    During his monologue, Peyton took a jab at how KD left the middling Oklahoma City Thunder for the record setting, 73-win, perennial favorite, Golden State Warriors.

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    Peyton said, "Our gymnastics team was so dominant this year, that Kevin Durant told me he wants to play for them next year."

    Peyton said, "Our gymnastics team was so dominant this year, that Kevin Durant told me he wants to play for them next year."

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    Suspicious betting patterns have raised concerns that three matches in this year’s Wimbledon tournament may have been fixed, according to the Tennis Integrity Unit, the independent body charged with investigating corruption in the sport.

    The watchdog group did not specify which matches had aroused concerns, but said that two took place during qualifying rounds, the earliest phase of the tournament, and that the third was during the main part of the competition.

    Last year a BuzzFeed News and BBC investigation revealed evidence that the sport’s authorities had turned a blind eye to widespread match-fixing. Since then, the integrity unit has more than doubled its personnel. Tennis is also undergoing an independent review into "integrity in the sport."

    The news about Wimbledon was released in the integrity unit’s quarterly briefing report, which mentioned a total of 53 matches, including one at the French Open. The report cautions that “an alert on its own is not evidence of match-fixing,” but may prompt further inquiry.

    Still, the three alerts from tennis’s most famous tournament represent a striking development. Most alerts, which are passed along to the sport’s authorities by major betting operators, involve play at lower levels of competition. Alerts about matches in tennis’s top tiers are rare; this is only the second time one has been announced about Wimbledon.

    The integrity unit received 83 alerts during the first half of 2017, down from 121 during the same period in 2016.


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    Vladimir Putin, president of Russia and former KGB spy, has led quite the life. Since taking office in 1999, his knack for controlling his public image in the media has been centered around his tough-guy persona, something the Kremlin has worked hard to craft through press events and photo ops.

    But as these pictures show, not every photo op hits the mark.

    Putin dances with a classmate during a party in St. Petersburg in 1970.

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    Putin wrestles with a classmate at the St. Petersburg Sportschool in 1971.

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    Putin feeds milk to a baby moose on June 5, 2010, during a visit to the Moose Island National Park in Moscow.

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    Putin pilots a motorized hang glider as he takes part in a scientific experiment aimed at preserving a rare species of cranes on Sept. 5, 2012.

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    Putin falls while taking part in a gala hockey match with the teams of the Night League at the Shayba Olympic Arena in Sochi, Russia, on May 10, 2017.

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    Putin feeds a horse during a vacation near the town of Kyzyl in Southern Siberia on Aug. 3, 2009.

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    Putin aims an arbalest at a whale — in order to take a piece of its skin for analysis — in Olga Bay on Aug. 25, 2010.

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    Putin tags a Siberian tiger while visiting the Barabash tiger reserve in Eastern Siberia on Nov. 23, 2010.

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    Putin plays with his dogs Yume (left) and Buffy (right) at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence on April 10, 2013. Buffy is a Bulgarian shepherd dog presented to Putin by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, while former Japanese prime minister Yoshihiko Noda offered Yume as a gift to Putin during a G20 summit in Mexico.

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    Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel react as an activist from the Ukrainian womens' rights group Femen protests during a visit to an industrial exhibition in Hannover, Germany, on April 8, 2013.

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    Putin rides in a submersible in the Baltic Sea near Gotland island on July 15, 2013. The vessel dived to the sea floor to explore a sunken ship in the Gulf of Finland.

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    Putin visits the cave of Arctic Pilots Glacier on the remote Franz Josef Land archipelago in Russia on March 29, 2017.

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    Putin shakes hands with a walrus during a visit to an oceanarium on Russky Island on Sept. 1, 2013.

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    Putin and Australia's then-prime minister Tony Abbott meet a pair of koalas before the start of a G20 summit meeting in Brisbane, Australia, on Nov. 15, 2014.

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    Putin practices with the Russian national judo team during a training session in Sochi on Jan. 8, 2016. Putin is passionate about judo, and has a black belt in it.

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    Putin demonstrates a hold to a young judo wrestler in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on Jan. 24, 2012.

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    Putin arm wrestles a woman during mid-summer festivities in Kazan in the Tatarstan region of Russia on June 25, 2000.

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    Putin tries his hand at pottery while visiting the ethnographic village of Verkhniye Mondrogi in Karelia, Russia, on Aug. 21 2001.

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    Putin and scientists measure a polar bear on the island of Alexandra Land in the Franz Josef Land archipelago on April 29, 2010.

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    Putin and then-US president George W. Bush wear Vietnamese áo dài silk tunics as they take part in an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Nov. 19, 2006.

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    Holding a dentist's drill, Putin shares a joke with the governor of Belgorod region, Yevgeny Savchenko, during a visit to a hospital in the village of Golovchino on Nov. 15, 2011.

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    Putin takes aim with a replica of a Kalashnikov assault rifle in Moscow on April 26, 2012.

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    Putin holds a sword during a meeting with the crew of the film Viking on Dec. 30, 2016, in Moscow. Konstantin Ernst, the film's producer and director general of Channel One Russia, looks on.

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    Putin visits the residence of Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, in the Russian town of Veliky Ustyug on Jan. 7, 2008.

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    Putin attempts to avoid fizzing champagne at the Formula One Russian Grand Prix on Oct. 11, 2015, in Sochi.

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    Putin works out at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi on Aug. 30, 2015.

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    Putin attends a Night League ice hockey match on Oct. 7, 2015, in Sochi. He spent his 63rd birthday playing hockey with Night League stars.

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    Putin winks to the camera prior to a working session with leaders of the G8 countries and five developing nations on June 8, 2007, in Heiligendamm, Germany.

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    American football, that is.


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    A total body workout in 30 minutes.

    I'm also a huge fan of LeBron James, not just because he's incredible on the basketball court, but because he strives for greatness off of it, and is seemingly always in the gym.

    I'm also a huge fan of LeBron James, not just because he's incredible on the basketball court, but because he strives for greatness off of it, and is seemingly always in the gym.

    LeBron has managed to remain healthy through 14 NBA seasons, and at age 32, he doesn't appear to be slowing down any.

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    So when I spotted the best basketball player on the planet (don’t @ me) frequently working out on an unfamiliar machine, I was intrigued.

    So when I spotted the best basketball player on the planet (don’t @ me) frequently working out on an unfamiliar machine, I was intrigued.

    I figured, if LeBron loved the machine enough to call it his girlfriend, it must be legit.

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    I did some in-depth research (aka I googled “What's the deal with that machine LeBron uses?") and discovered that it's a Versaclimber.

    I did some in-depth research (aka I googled “What's the deal with that machine LeBron uses?") and discovered that it's a Versaclimber.

    The Versaclimber is a vertical cardio machine that mimics a climbing motion, while working the major muscle groups. Most appealing is that it has no impact on the knees and ankles. I also found that there's a place called Rise Nation that was designed by celeb trainer Jason Walsh, and it offers 30-minute full-body workouts on the Versaclimber. Sometimes LeBron actually takes classes there as part of his training, and it's not just him...

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    Hernandez in court in 2013.

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    Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL player who killed himself in prison after being convicted of murder, suffered from stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease known as CTE that is associated with athletes who receive repeated blows to the head, his family's lawyer said Thursday.

    Attorney Jorge Baez said researchers determined Hernandez had “the most severe case they had ever seen in someone of Aaron’s age."

    Hernandez was 27 when he hanged himself in a Massachusetts prison cell in April. The former New England Patriots player was serving a life sentence for the 2013 killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, the boyfriend of his fiancé's sister.

    Hernandez's fiancé, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts federal court against the Patriots and the NFL on Thursday, claiming the football organizations knew about the risks of CTE.

    "Aaron had stage 3 CTE usually seen in players with a median age of death of 67 years," the lawsuit reads.

    "By the time Aaron entered the NFL, in 2010, Defendants were fully aware of the damage that could be inflicted from repetitive impact injury and failed to disclose, treat, or protect him from the dangers of such damage," the lawsuit reads.

    The lawsuit alleges Hernandez "succumbed to the symptoms of CTE" when he killed himself, depriving the couple's daughter of companionship with Hernandez.

    A spokesperson for the NFL said they have not seen a copy of the lawsuit and cannot comment.

    Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez with her daughter in April.

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    Hernandez is one of the youngest former NFL players to have been found to have CTE — a degenerative brain disease that can only be diagnosed after a person's death.

    In July, researchers at Boston University released results of a study, which showed that they found CTE in the brains of 110 of the 111 former NFL players they studied.

    Baez, the attorney, said Hernandez's brain was examined by Dr. Anne McKee, a professor of pathology and neurology at Boston University.

    During Thursday's press conference, Baez said that the former football player's family had noticed some behavior changes in him, but he said it would have been impossible for the player's fiancé to attribute the changes to brain disease versus "someone who is simply agitated."

    "She doesn't have training in brain injuries," Baez said of Jenkins-Hernandez. "It's not something she would have have been able to pick up on."

    The New England Patriots did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    LINK: Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Hangs Himself In Prison


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    Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle and former Army ranger Alejandro Villanueva made headlines Sunday when he stood alone on the field with his hand over his heart during the national anthem.

    Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle and former Army ranger Alejandro Villanueva made headlines Sunday when he stood alone on the field with his hand over his heart during the national anthem.

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    Leading up to the game, coach Mike Tomlin said that the Steelers would not be on the field for the anthem after President Trump criticized NFL players who have knelt during the pre-game ceremony.

    The protests began in 2016 with Colin Kaepernick, then of the San Francisco 49ers, and spread to dozens of other players on different teams. In response to Trump's comments, numerous players knelt, locked arms, or remained seated during the national anthem at games over the weekend.

    Immediately after Villanueva was spotted alone Sunday, his jersey became the top seller on NFLshop.com, conservatives hailed him as a "hero," and supporters took to Twitter to thank him.

    But a day later, Villanueva expressed embarrassment about the situation, saying that it was actually an accident that he ended up standing by himself during the national anthem.

    But a day later, Villanueva expressed embarrassment about the situation, saying that it was actually an accident that he ended up standing by himself during the national anthem.

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    During a news conference Monday, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that at a meeting the night before the game against the Chicago Bears, some players suggested the team should kneel or sit during the anthem, while others wanted to stand.

    In an effort to remain unified, the players decided they would all remain in the tunnel leading to the field, Roethlisberger said.

    However, Villanueva said that in the moments before the game he ended up separated from his teammates as a group of Bears fans and people carrying a flag exited the field through the same tunnel.

    However, Villanueva said that in the moments before the game he ended up separated from his teammates as a group of Bears fans and people carrying a flag exited the field through the same tunnel.

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    When Villanueva realized he was alone, he considered walking back to his teammates.

    "At that moment, you know, it was the decision of, do you walk out of the national anthem and join your teammates?" he said. "I know that would look extremely bad. Or as a team, do you start moving halfway through the national anthem?"

    "We butchered our plan to sort of have a response for the national anthem and respect everyone’s opinion," he added.

    Roethlisberger also expressed regret Monday, saying he wished "we would have continued down" to Villanueva.

    Responding to the ensuing controversy Monday, Villanueva said that "this national anthem ordeal has been out of control," adding that "I feel embarrassed to a degree."

    Responding to the ensuing controversy Monday, Villanueva said that "this national anthem ordeal has been out of control," adding that "I feel embarrassed to a degree."

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    Villanueva said that both his team and other players in the NFL are "extremely patriotic" and that the team wasn't trying to make a political statement.

    "I've made Coach [Mike] Tomlin look bad, and that is my fault and that is my fault only, I've made my teammates look bad and that is my fault and my fault only, and I made the Steelers look bad and that is my fault and my fault only," he said.

    "So unwilling I've made a mistake," the player continued. "Unfortunately, I threw them under the bus, unintentionally."

    When asked about Trump's comments, Villanueva responded that "I'll stick to football" and said he had no comment. He also said that he wasn't going to tell anyone how they should respond to the national anthem.

    "People who are taking a knee are not saying anything negative about the military, they’re not saying anything negative about the flag," he said. "They’re just trying to protest the fact that there’s some injustices in America. And for people to stand up for the national anthem it doesn’t mean that they don’t believe in these racial injustices, they’re just trying to do the right thing."

    LINK: Trump Says NFL Owners Should Fire Any "Son Of A Bitch" Who Refuses To Stand For The National Anthem

    LINK: People Are Applauding This Man Who Was The Only Player From His Team To Come Out For The National Anthem



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    Everson Griffen’s son was born on Thanksgiving morning.

    This Thanksgiving was an especially good one for NFL player Everson Griffen, who was crushing it on the field in the Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions game just hours after his third child was born.

    This Thanksgiving was an especially good one for NFL player Everson Griffen, who was crushing it on the field in the Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions game just hours after his third child was born.

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    And while Griffen was out on the field, right after he sacked the Lions' Matthew Stafford, he lifted up his shirt to reveal a message that read, "I just had a baby boy. What should we name him?"

    And while Griffen was out on the field, right after he sacked the Lions' Matthew Stafford, he lifted up his shirt to reveal a message that read, "I just had a baby boy. What should we name him?"

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    "I don't know. I was thinking about doing something, and I just thought of that. You know, 'This will be funny,'" he said, according to ESPN. "I'm going to check [social media], but I called my wife first and foremost to make sure the baby is doing good and everything is good. She's good, the baby's good, so we're all excited."


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    Yeah, we pee in the pool.

    When you first jump in to the water during morning practice:

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    When you feel badass because your coach doesn't catch you doing this:

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    And this describes lane lines perfectly:

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    When people say swimming is easy, and you know they've never tried to warm up with 17 other people in your lane:

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    And this way-too-accurate picture:

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    When your stomach is basically a bottomless pit after you get out of the water:

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    When you finally devise a good way to get out of practice:

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    When you get away with the ultimate crime in the pool:

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    When you think the coach is finished explaining the set, and this happens:

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    Or just as bad, this:

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    When you really think about it, and you realize how crazy you are:

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    When you become an aquatic creature during warm down:

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    When you try hard to listen but it just doesn't stick:

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    When this happens during a distance free set:

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    When you *NEED* that one suit:

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    When the other shoe drops when the coach is explaining a set:

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    When your alarm clock looks like this:

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    When you dive in and this travesty happens:

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    And finally, when it feels like your entire arm is going to fall off:

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    Yeah…we pee in pools.

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    1. First and foremost, peeing in the pool.

    2. That obviously means you're technically peeing with — and on — your friends.

    3. Also, (if you're capable of it) peeing while you're swimming and leaving a little stream behind you.

    4. And peeing in a tech suit...it just never ends well.

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    5. Hocking loogies into the gutters.

    6. Walking on gross pool decks barefoot...

    7. ...or even worse, LOCKER ROOMS. Like...we're crazy.

    8. Adjusting your boobs/bulge in your suit in the full view of the pool.

    9. Two words: DECK. CHANGING.

    10. Accidentally swallowing pool water and not even thinking twice about what's actually in it.

    11. Smacking someone during warm up and not even slowing down, just continuing swimming.

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    12. Grabbing someone in the lane next to you while you're swimming in practice...swimming *IS* a contact sport.

    13. Pulling on the lane line.

    14. Checking out other swimmers at meets.

    15. Walking around non-swimmers and REEKING of chlorine.

    16. And having that dry, crunchy, straw-like hair from the chemicals in the water.

    17. Swimming with foggy goggles — except you don't know EXACTLY what gross crud is causing them to fog up.

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    18. Having nervous pees (or poos, LOL) before a race (you're nervous AND trying to stay super hydrated.)

    19. Permanently having goggle marks around your eyes.

    20. Having hairy legs all season...

    21. ...and then enjoying your shaved legs a little too much when it came to championship season.

    22. Constantly being nearly naked around all your best friends.

    23. And finally, stuffing your face after every practice and meet because DUH, you're a swimmer and your stomach is a bottomless pit.


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