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Nov 22, 2014

Tim Tebow gives fan cake, makes her cry (Video)

Tim Tebow gave a piece of cake to one of his fans during Saturday morning's live episode of SEC Nation at the University of Tennessee, causing her to cry with joy.

The woman and her friend caught the attention of the SEC Nation cameras with a sign that said "We're only here for Tebow". She clearly never expected to get so close, and after she hugged Tebow, she couldn't contain herself.

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The fans still love Tim Tebow.


Nov 21, 2014

Jim Mora drops F-bomb at UCLA pep rally (Video)

UCLA Bruins head football coach Jim Mora surprised his own players by dropping an F-bomb during a rally speech at the school's annual Beat 'SC Bonfire and Rally Thursday night.

Mora was trying to express that his team doesn't need a bonfire to get pumped up for Saturday night's game against their crosstown rival USC. However, Mora's unexpected "slip of the tongue" will certainly add more fuel to get UCLA's players psyched up.


Shaquille O'Neal fails the 'Cookie Challenge' (GIF)

Retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal was given the "Cookie Challenge" by his colleagues at Inside the NBA during halftime of Thursday night's game on TNT. Shaq made a valiant attempt but failed in the end.

Shaq fails cookie challenge


Justin Tuck saves Raiders from embarrassing penalty (Video)

Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Justin Tuck saved the Oakland Raiders from what would have been an incredibly embarrassing penalty that would have seriously jeopardized their first win of the season during Thursday night's game against Kansas City.

It happened with under a minute left in the fourth quarter as the Chiefs were running the hurry-up offense down 24-20 to the Raiders with no timeouts remaining. On 3rd and 6 from the Oakland 45-yard line, Chiefs QB Alex Smith was sacked for a 7-yard loss by Raiders defensive tackle Antonio Smith. The Chiefs were left scrambling to run their 4th down play, but two Raiders linebackers, Khalil Mack and Sio Moore, were slow getting back to the line of scrimmage because they were too busy celebrating the sack.

It looked even worse given that Mack and Moore were 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage at the time:

The Chiefs were nearly able to snap the ball to draw a penalty on the Raiders, but Justin Tuck, who won two Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants, saved the day by calling a timeout, bailing out his younger teammates from what would have been a humiliating blunder.

The Chiefs threw an incomplete pass, ending the threat and wrapping up the Raiders win.


Blake Griffin soars for monster one-handed alley oop slam (GIF)

Lob City was in full effect Thursday night as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin soared finished the alley oop from Chris Paul with a monster one-handed slam dunk in the second quarter against Miami.

CP3 sets up Blake Griffin for one-handed alley oop

Griffin scored 26 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, while CP3 also had 26 points and dished 12 assists, as the Clippers beat the Heat 110-93.

Video via NBA.

Nov 20, 2014

Ukraine soccer midfielder Oleh Gusiev kicks ball into own face (GIF)

Ukraine soccer midfielder Oleh Gusiev suffered an embarrassing moment during Tuesday's friendly against Lithuania when he somehow managed to kick the ball into his own face.

It happened during the first half of the match as Gusiev was apparently attempting to clear the ball by kicking it behind him. We're pretty sure Gusiev did not intentionally kick the ball into his own face.

Gusev kicks ball into his own face

Gusiev appeared stunned for a brief moment but seemed to be perfectly fine, except for a possibly bruised ego.

The match between Ukraine and Lithuania ended in a scoreless draw.

H/T 101gg.

Nov 18, 2014

Gonzaga student sinks half-court shot - off top of backboard (Video)

A Gonzaga student won $500 by sinking a half-court shot during a timeout in Monday night's game against SMU, but he probably deserved to win a lot more than that.

The student's shot hit the top of the backboard, but took the luckiest bounce ever. The ball went at least 10 feet straight up into the air, and came down with nothing but net.

Just like he called it (yeah, right). Definitely worthy of a nomination for the SportsCenter Top 10.

H/T Dagger.

Anthony Davis posterizes Robin Lopez on alley oop (Video)

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis finished a fast break alley oop with a monster slam dunk that posterized Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez during the first quarter of Monday night's game at the Moda Center.

Anthony Davis posterizes Robin Lopez

Davis scored 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, but the Trail Blazers beat the Pelicans 102-93.

Video via G4NBAVideos.

Ben Zobrist wears wrong helmet during at-bat vs Japan (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays switch-hitting infielder Ben Zobrist started his sixth inning at-bat with a lefty helmet while batting from the right side in Sunday's game for the MLB All-Stars in Japan.

Zobrist reached a 2-1 count when teammate Evan Longoria hooked him up with the appropriate right-handed helmet. Everyone involved, including Japan's pitcher, got a good chuckle out of it.

The broadcasters summed it up best: "It's alright, Ben. The world's watching. No big deal."

Video via MLB.

Shabazz Napier shows crafty ball handling skills vs Nets (Video)

Miami Heat rookie point guard Shabazz Napier was showing off his crafty ball handling skills during the second quarter of Monday night's game in Brooklyn.

Napier had Deron Williams' head spinning with his behind-the-back dribbling and shake-and-bake moves.

Napier scored 11 points as the Heat beat the Nets 95-83.

Video via NBA.