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Oct 31, 2014

Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, Chandler Parsons form the new 'Run DMC' (Video)

Dallas Mavericks stars Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Chandler Parsons got together and busted out some rhymes using legendary rap group Run DMC as their inspiration, and the results were actually pretty good.

Here is their debut video, entitled "Can't Be Stopped":

These guys clearly had fun making the video, and they even managed to get some attention (and some props) from the real Run DMC:

Video via DallasMavericks.

Flyers pranked for Halloween with 'snake in a cooler' (Video)

Philadelphia Flyers head equipment manager Derek Settlemyre played a Halloween prank on several other Flyers players by placing a fake cobra in a Gatorade cooler.

The prank was very successful, as many players found themselves jumping in fear and dropping curses left and right. (Fortunately, the video is censored to keep things family-friendly.)

This GIF of Steve Mason is just a small sampling of the hilarious reactions:

Steve Mason pranked with cobra in the cooler

Interestingly enough, defenseman Luke Schenn admitted that snakes are "his biggest fear in the world". Imagine that.

Video via NHL. H/T NYDN.

ECHL's Utah Grizzlies commemorate Halloween with skeleton uniforms (Photo)

The ECHL's Utah Grizzlies are getting into the Halloween spirit by wearing special skeleton uniforms for tonight's game against Colorado.

The jerseys will be auctioned off live after the game to raise money for St. Jude's Children's hospital.

Photos via @UtahGrizz. H/T Eye on Hockey.

LeBron James brings the chalk toss back to Cleveland (GIF)

The Cleveland Cavaliers held their season opener Thursday night against New York, which marked not only the return of LeBron James to Cleveland, but the return of LeBron's legendary pregame chalk toss.

It was the moment that Cavaliers fans have been waiting to see for a long time, and many of them mimicked the chalk toss themselves by throwing confetti into the air.

LeBron James chalk toss return to Cleveland

Unfortunately, LeBron and the Cavs were a bit out of synch on the court and they lost to the Knicks 95-90.

Video via NBA.

Russell Westbrook breaks right hand vs Clippers (Video)

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook broke his right hand during the second quarter of Thursday night's game in L.A. against the Clippers.

Westbrook seemed to injure his hand by banging it backhanded into the back of teammate Kendrick Perkins while going for a rebound on his own missed shot. Westbrook was clearly frustrated as he headed to the locker room, but then got into a verbal confrontation with an apparent heckling fan and had to be restrained by security.

After the game, Thunder coach Scott Brooks reported that Westbrook had a "small fracture of the second metacarpal in his right hand".

The Thunder lost to the Clippers 93-90 to fall to 0-2 on the season. No word yet as to how long Westbrook will be out.


Oct 30, 2014

Pablo Sandoval wears costume panda head after World Series win (Video)

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (a.k.a. "Kung Fu Panda") put on a costume panda head to celebrate Wednesday night's World Series victory after the game.

Sandoval had a quick postgame celebration with the Giants fans who brought the costume panda heads and put one of them on before heading off to the locker room to celebrate with his teammates.

Video via MLB, KansasCityStar. H/T BLS.

Oct 29, 2014

Kemba Walker schools Brandon Knight with brutal crossover and step-back jumper (GIF)

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker took Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Knight to school in the first quarter of Wednesday night's game at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Walker broke out a brutal crossover move, followed by a step-back jumper, that had Knight completely off-balance.

Kemba Walker schools Brandon Knight with brutal crossover

Walker led the Hornets in scoring with 26 points as they beat the Bucks in overtime 108-106.

Video via NBA.

Mike Tyson takes on himself in 'Mike Tyson's Punch-Out' (Video)

On Tuesday night's episode of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon persuaded retired heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to fight himself in the classic Nintendo video game "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out".

Unfortunately, Mike lost in a first round TKO to the "Dynamite Kid". He didn't follow the pattern. He should have started out by covering his head, then throw uppercuts after dodging the haymakers.

Video via The Tonight Show.

Texas A&M reveals 1939 throwback uniforms with faux-leather helmets (Photos)

This Saturday, the Texas A&M Aggies football team will be commemorating their 1939 national championship team with special throwback uniforms, highlighted with helmets and cleats that look incredibly like leather. Check them out:

Designed by Adidas, the detail on these uniforms is pretty amazing. Awesome job.

Photos via Twitter/@AggieFootball.  H/T NIS.

Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach attend Game 6 of World Series (Video)

U.S. women's national soccer team stars Sydney Leroux and Abby Wambach were seen in the stands of Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Tuesday night watching the Royals dominate Game 6 of the World Series.

The U.S. Women's National Team has just qualified for next year's Women's World Cup tournament in Canada.

Video via MLB.
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