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Cameraman accidentally tackles cheerleader at football game

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Great form, terrible timing.

A cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs found herself in the wrong sport when she was accidentally knocked down by a camera operator on Sunday. 

Before the collision, the cheerleader did a somersault, sending her forward a few feet, and separating herself from the group. The cameraman, who was running across the field at the time, didn’t notice, and took her out.

The crowd collectively reacted with a loud “ohhhhhh.” 

According to local outlet Fox4, the cheerleader is doing OK, and was not seriously injured in the takedown. Read more…

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How one charity is using skateboarding to changing lives across the world

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SkatePal is a non-profit in Palestine that provides support to young people through skateboarding. Cultural, educational, and sporting opportunities are limited for many children in the region. Volunteers gather from all over the world to teach classes and help build skate parks for the organization.  Read more…

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Dude crashes his parachute in a packed stadium of football fans

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Yep, everyone saw that.

A display of human skill and courage went awry on Saturday during a college football match when a Navy parachuter missed the field and crashed right into the side of the stands. 

Wisconsin was facing off against BYU in Provo, Utah, but a little pregame entertainment stole the show. Multiple Navy SEALs with gold and blue parachutes landed in the field before the game, but one overshot his landing, almost hitting the crowd.

The incident was captured on multiple cameras throughout the crowd, and everyone pretty much had the same reaction. Read more…

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Andy Murray continues to speak up about women’s equality in tennis

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Andy Murray made headlines this year for his remarks about women tennis players off court. 

Now he’s taking things one step further in an essay written for BBC News, published Monday, where he discusses the future of tennis and the barriers to gender equality that the sport must overcome to get there.  

“People often underestimate the amount of work that it takes to become a top tennis player. And that work ethic is the same whether you are a man or a woman,” Murray wrote.

In the essay, the Olympic gold medalist also discusses his experience playing with women throughout his life, mixed doubles, and where tennis stands amongst other professional sports.  Read more…

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A high-speed Formula 1 crash from the driver’s point of view is truly terrifying

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A crash during an ultra high-speed race like the Formula 1 can be extremely dramatic and dangerous, with sparks flying and smoke covering the drivers. 

On Sunday’s night race on the streets of rain-soaked Singapore, three drivers crashed out in large part due to the slick conditions.

The crash took out the first two drivers on the grid — Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who swung into the second driver, and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Vettel also hit teammate Kimi Raikkonen, in the three-car collision.

The crash ultimately resulted in a surprise win for Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who started in fifth position. Read more…

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Boise State’s football dog is a good boy who fetches the tee after kickoffs

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Is the Boise State football dog an elite quarterback? No, but he could be, if someone just gave him a chance.

Boise State’s dog (a good boy) is what’s called a kickoff specialist. By that, we mean that he runs onto the field like a happy idiot and gets the tee after kickoff.

Take a look at the dog in action. Note his elegant form. Note the fluid, dancer-like movements in his route running that make him a shoe-in for the Hall of Fame. Note his professionalism in the midst of a huge crowd of rabid football fans. 

Do NOT note the way he drops the tee, that doesn’t matter. Read more…

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‘Game of Thrones’ seems to have inspired the Sacramento Kings’ new alternate court design

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Apparently, House Lannister has expanded its reach beyond Westeros and decided to stake its claim in the NBA.

Image: via Giphy

The Sacremento Kings’ new alternative court colorway sure looks similar to House Lannister’s classic lion family crest.

Pretty uncanny, huh?

⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️ NEW COURT ALERT ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️

▶︎▶︎▶︎ https://t.co/nboEwPuysQ pic.twitter.com/rws3zmQu4z

— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) September 14, 2017

One person wondered if the team changed their name as well.

Sacramento Lannisters? https://t.co/Qkh9xt5Ksy

— Nikolaos DiSangro (@_nikolaosD) September 14, 2017 Read more…

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Activists hang ‘Racism is as American as baseball’ banner at Red Sox game

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Once again, sports and politics collided after activists hung a giant anti-racism banner from the stands during a Boston Red Sox game.

With ESPN host Jemele Hill recently calling Donald Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter – not to mention the controversy surrounding NFL player Colin Kaepernick — it’s certainly not the first time the two have become intertwined this year.

According to The Boston Globe, during the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics, five fans lowered the black banner — which read in white letters: “Racism is as American as baseball” — over Fenway Park’s legendary Green Monster. Read more…

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