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Sep 16, 2014

Indians reliever C.C. Lee pranked with cup-on-the-hat (Video)

CC Lee cup on the hat

Cleveland Indians reliever C.C. Lee fell victim to the cup-on-the-hat prank during the opening moments of Monday night's game in Houston.

Lee stood at the front railing of the dugout with no clue that a Powerade cup had been secured to the top of his cap with bubble gum. Lee finally figured it out as he walked out to the bullpen with the other relievers in the bottom of the first inning.

With the Indians taking a major hit to their playoff chances after being swept by the Tigers over the weekend, it's good to see that they're still keeping their spirits up.

Video via MLB.

Jacob deGrom starts game with eight strikeouts, tying MLB record (Video)

New York Mets rookie pitcher Jacob deGrom tied a major league record by striking out eight consecutive batters to start Monday night's game against the Miami Marlins.

The streak was broken up by a base hit in the bottom of the third, but deGrom got a well-deserved hand from the Citi Field crowd.

Unfortunately, deGrom didn't get the win as the Mets game up the lead late and lost to the Marlins 6-5.

Video via MLB.

Redskins videobomb live ESPN report, leave teammates in hysterics (Video)

A few Washington Redskins players had a few laughs by videobombing an ESPN live report outside their training facility Monday, leaving their teammates in hysterics as they watched from the training room.

ESPN reporter John Keim was on site providing an update on the injury to Robert Griffin III as the team awaited results of an MRI from his dislocated ankle. Meanwhile, Brian Orakpo, DeAngelo Hall and Stephen Bowen decided to have a little fun by sneaking into the background of the shot and dancing. Naturally, their teammates in the training room had a really good laugh.


Sep 15, 2014

Adam Jones shatters camera behind home plate (Video)

Adam Jones shatters camera with foul ball

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones broke a camera behind home plate with a foul ball during Sunday night's game against the Yankees.

During his fourth inning at-bat, Jones hit a 2-1 pitch straight back into the backstop, shattering the camera lens and effectively knocking it out of commission.

The foul ball from Jones made for some interesting camera footage. No word as to whether Jones gets the repair bill for this.

Video via MLB.

Brandon Marshall kisses Jay Cutler on head after win over Niners (Video)

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall kissed quarterback Jay Cutler on the head as he was being interviewed during a postgame press conference after their 28-20 victory over San Francisco on Sunday night.

Jay Cutler laughed, but he appreciated the gesture.

Marshall had five catches for 48 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter. Cutler threw for 176 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.

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Willie Young goes 'fishing' with sack dance celebration (Video)

Chicago Bears defensive end Willie Young celebrated a fourth quarter quarterback sack against San Francisco by pretending to go fishing and "reeling one in".

Young finished with four tackles and two sacks as the Bears came from behind to beat the Niners 28-20.

H/T Shutdown Corner.

Sep 14, 2014

Raiders wide receiver James Jones fumbles twice...on same play (GIF)

Raiders wide receiver James Jones fumbles twice on same play

Oakland Raiders wide receiver James Jones made Sunday's NFL blooper reel for fumbling twice on the same play during the final minutes of the second quarter against Houston.

Jones had the ball knocked loose by a Texans defender after making a 26-yard catch, then scooped the ball up and made a break toward the end zone before having the ball stripped by another Texans defender.

Houston recovered the fumble at the 3-yard line and the Raiders missed out on a scoring opportunity. The Texans beat the Raiders 30-14.


CJ Spiller scores TD on 102-yard kickoff return (GIF)

C.J. Spiller 102-yard kickoff return for TD

Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller scored a touchdown on a 102-yard kickoff return during the third quarter of Sunday's home opener against Miami.

Prior to the season, it seemed to be a risky move by Buffalo to have their star running back return kickoffs. This play proves exactly why the Bills are letting him do it.

GIF via GIFDsports.

Greg Norman injures left hand in chainsaw accident (Photo)

Greg Norman was in the hospital Saturday night after suffering an injury to his left hand in a chainsaw accident.

"The Shark" posted an Instagram photo of himself laying in a hospital bed with his left hand wrapped in bandages. The caption with the photo reads "Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected. I was one lucky man today. Damaged, but not down & out. Still have left hand."

Last week, Norman posted a photo of himself using a chainsaw to trim a tree on his property. We would speculate Norman's injury occurred during a similar activity. We send along our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

UPDATE: The AP reports that as of Sunday morning, Norman is out of the hospital and in good spirits. Norman said "There is no major damage. There is nerve damage, but no muscular damage." He has posted an updated photo on Instagram:

The caption with the latest photo: "Thank u all for your concern & good wishes. All well the morning after the accident. Here I am at the scene of the crime w/my new fashion statement!


Sep 13, 2014

East Carolina demonstrates how NOT to down a punt (GIF)

East Carolina down punt fail

The East Carolina Pirates were able to pull off an upset victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday, but their punt team skills need a little work. This failure of ECU to down a punt on the 1-yard line despite having five players in position to do so is awfully painful to watch.

GIF via SBNation. H/T NIS.