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Young Mets fan will get his signed Daniel Murphy bat after all, Topps.com apologizes

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Date: October 26th, 2015

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metsWill Smith, of Long Island City, used $175 of his birthday money to buy the bat from Topps.com for his 12th birthday on Nov. 3.

But the order was suddenly cancelled after the Mets star second baseman broke the record with home runs in six consecutive playoff games.

On Monday, Topps and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association said the sale “will be honored” following coverage of the bat brush off in the Daily News.  More

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Wife of Miami Dolphins star arrested for ‘headbutting police officers’ at NFL stadium

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Date: September 28th, 2015

Category: Nutty News, sports

wifeNFL Stadium – As the wife of Miami Dolphins’ cornerback Brent Grimes, she is known for her outspoken views and harsh criticism of NFL culture.

But it seems that Miko Grimes might be in for some criticism of her own after she was filmed being arrested ahead of the team’s defeat by the Buffalo Bills yesterday.

Police say that she pushed her way through a police blockade and into traffic despite being given several warnings to stop. Then she started scream obscenities at officers.  More   Video

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High School Football Player Removes Opponent’s Helmet, Hits Him With It

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Date: September 16th, 2015

Category: Nutty News, sports

helmetNew Jersey – A football player for Linden High School took the helmet off a Immaculata High School player and hit him with his own gear last Friday night in New Jersey.

The Linden player got flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, but was not kicked out of the game.

The Immaculata player was taken to a local hospital where he received 10 stitches.

The players’ names have not been released.  More   Watch Video

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2 Texas high school football players who tackled ref suspended

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Date: September 7th, 2015

hitMARBLE FALLS, Texas - Two high school football players who appear to have deliberately tackled a referee during a game Friday night have been suspended from school and the team, school district officials told CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS-TV.

One of the John Jay High School players is seen on video running into the back of the referee as he watched a play, and the other dove into the official.

Both took running starts.

It happened in Marble Falls, Texas during a 15-9 win by the home team.  More   Watch video at Nutty News Videos

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Baseball fan, 60, plunges 50ft to his death from the top deck of Atlanta’s Turner Field

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Date: August 30th, 2015

Category: Nutty News, sports

turnerAtlanta – A baseball fan has died after falling at least 40ft from the top deck of Turner Field in Atlanta.

Gregory Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia, reportedly plunged over a balcony during the seventh inning of the game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees on Saturday night.

Witnesses said EMTs were performing CPR on Murrey for around ten minutes after the fall onto the concrete at field level behind home plate.

He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital but the Atlanta Police Department confirmed he died a short time later.  More

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers star C.J. Wilson loses two fingers shooting fireworks

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Date: July 9th, 2015

Category: sports

fireworks accidentNorth Carolina – The hand injury suffered by Tampa Bay Buccaneers player C.J. Wilson during a fireworks accident last weekend is said to be more significant than first believed.

The cornerback has actually lost two of his fingers, according to reports.

The 25-year-old was celebrating the holiday with family and friends at a house in Lincolnton, North Carolina, when the incident occurred, the Lincoln Times-News reported.

The Buchaneers have released a statement about Wilson’s situation, however they glazed over the severity of the injury.  More

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Jockey Victor Espinoza Gave Triple Crown Winnings to Charity

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Date: June 9th, 2015

Category: sports

Jockey Victor EspinozaAmerican Pharoah made history winning the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes — and that means money for a lot of people.

But Jockey Victor Espinoza told FBN’s Stuart Varney he will take “zero” of his ten-percent cut, and instead donate it all to City of Hope charity for children’s cancer research.

“It had to come from my heart, I don’t want anyone to think someone told me to do it … I will donate and do everything in my power to help them,” he said.

American Pharoah was the 12th horse to ever win the Triple Crown, and the first in 37 years.  More

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Fan hit by broken bat at Fenway Park has life-threatening injuries

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Date: June 6th, 2015

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BostonBoston – Police say a woman who was hit in the head with a broken bat and was bleeding from the head as she was being carried out of Fenway Park Friday has life threatening injuries.

Boston police spokesman David Estrada said all or part of the bat hit her during the game between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics.

The spectator was carried out of the stadium after the top of the second inning.

She was hit by Oakland’s Brett Lawrie’s bat that broke on a groundout to second base for the second out of the inning.  More

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Soccer player hits referee with leaping drop-kick

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Date: May 23rd, 2015

Category: Bizarre, sports

kickA goalkeeper from a Peruvian soccer team went completely bonkers recently, chasing down the referee and delivering a jumping kick right in the official’s back.

Video of the attack shows the player, identified by Paris’ L’Equipe news outlet as Paulo Insuna, sprinting after the official after being given a yellow.

Insuna leaps up and delivers a vicious kick right to the referee’s back, knocking the official onto the pitch and knocking the yellow card out of his hand.  More   Watch video at Nutty News Videos

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Extreme athlete dies in BASE jumping accident

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Date: May 18th, 2015

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deanYosemite National Park - Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his bold and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was among two people who were killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said Sunday.

Someone called for help late Saturday after losing contact with Potter, 43, and his climbing partner, Graham Hunt, 29.

They had jumped from a 7,500-foot promontory called Taft Point, park ranger Scott Gediman said.

He said a search-and-rescue team looked for the men overnight but couldn’t find them. On Sunday morning, a helicopter crew spotted their bodies in the Yosemite Valley.  More

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Woman to young boy: give me my ball back!

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Date: May 17th, 2015

Category: Bizarre, sports

ballA Kansas City Royals fan is being called out for her childish behavior at Saturday’s game against the New York Yankees. 

The unidentified woman was caught on camera catching a fly ball at the game, and proceeded to show off by kissing her biceps as a group of young boys stood nearby, disappointed that they had not caught the ball.

Eventually, the woman turns and gives it away to a boy wearing a white jersey and mitt – but the story doesn’t end there.

Later in the game, cameras turned to the woman again, catching her calling out over the aisle ‘Give me my ball back!’    More

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Floyd Mayweather sued by ex-girlfriend for $20 million

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Date: May 6th, 2015

Category: Crime, sports

floydThe mother of three of Floyd Mayweather’s children filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against the boxing great, claiming he lied in a recent interview about her being on drugs the morning of a 2010 domestic violence incident.

Josie Harris is asking for $20 million in damages after the fighter told Yahoo’s Katie Couric last month that she was on drugs and he was just trying to hold her back during the altercation.

Mayweather was arrested in September 2010 after authorities said he punched Harris at his Las Vegas home, where she was living with his two young sons and a daughter.

He was sentenced to three months, and he served two.  More

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Orioles will play White Sox in empty Baltimore stadium – Closed to public

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Date: April 28th, 2015

Category: Crime, sports

riotsBaltimore – The Orioles won’t be playing any of their six-game homestand in front of their fans due to the riots in Baltimore.

The team postponed a second straight game against the White Sox on Tuesday and announced that Wednesday’s game would be played at 2:05, but the game would be closed to the public.

The Orioles weekend series against the Rays has moved from Camden Yards to Tropicana Field.

Monday’s game was postponed after because of riots.  More

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Marathon winner stripped of title because she didn’t run the race

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Date: April 18th, 2015

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schlerSt. Louis – The first woman to cross the finish line at the recent St. Louis Marathon had her victory taken away from her after officials determined that she did not run the event, the St. Louis Dispatch reported Friday.

Kendall Schler is believed to have slipped onto the course on Sunday after the last checkpoint in an attempt to trick race officials into believing she ran the whole marathon.

Officials said that Schler failed to register any times on the 26.2 mile route, and that a review of the previous year’s marathon, where Schler registered a third place finish, also did not reveal any image of her on the course.  More

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ESPN suspends reporter after ugly towing-lot rant

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Date: April 17th, 2015

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espnESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry for one week, hours after a video surfaced of the reporter dressing down a towing-lot attendant in brutally ugly fashion.

“I’m in the news, sweetheart, I will f—–g sue this place,” McHenry, a Washington-based reporter, says as the video opens.

McHenry vented about getting her car towed in a since-deleted tweet (as caught and saved by ARL Now) on April 6, and that was the cause of her frustration.

She apologized for the blowup on Thursday evening after the video went viral.  More   Video

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