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Cops: Woman Won't Stop Pooping While Jogging

This probably isn't the top priority for law enforcement, but it's got to be at least number two. CBS Denver reports a female jogger has been terrorizing a Colorado Springs neighborhood with random acts of pooping for nearly two months. "'Are you really taking a poop right here in front...

MLB Home Run Record Likely to Be Broken Today

Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts, and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sport is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday—and not...

Legendary WWE Commentator Dead at 73

Legendary World Wrestling Entertainment manager and commentator Bobby "The Brain" Heenan died Sunday at age 73, reports ESPN, which calls Heenan "one of the most renowned managers and commentators in the history of professional wrestling." A cause of death hasn't been confirmed, but Heenan had been fighting throat and tongue...

Tom Brady Says Kaepernick Is 'Certainly Qualified' to Play

In what Deadspin notes was part of a PR tour for his new self-help book, Tom Brady sat down with Norah O'Donnell Sunday on CBS This Morning. But O'Donnell didn't just stick to publishing topics in her conversation with the Patriots quarterback, instead touching on another hot button in the...

Ads About to Get Much Shorter During NFL Games on Fox

Having already killed everything from golf to Applebee's, it looks like millennials have their sights set on the 30-second ad spot. AdvertisingAge reports Visa ran two six-second ads during an NFL game on Fox last Sunday. And T-Mobile will follow suit during this Sunday's Dallas Cowboys game on Fox, according...

An Astonishing Streak Is Taking Place in Baseball

On a winning streak that just won't stop, the Cleveland Indians have posted shutouts, blowouts, and routine wins. All that was missing were a walk-off victory and extra innings. "Check those two off," closer Cody Allen said, per the AP. "We're checking all the boxes." And check this out: 22...

Racism Banner Causes Scene at Fenway

A banner draped from the stands of Boston's Fenway Park was meant to spark a conversation, says one of the individuals involved in Wednesday night's stunt. In that sense, it was a success. During the fourth inning of the Red Sox game against the Oakland Athletics, three protesters unfurled a...

It's Officially Paris 2024, LA 2028 for Olympics

This was one of those rare Olympic moments where everyone walked away a winner. Paris for 2024. Los Angeles for 2028. And the International Olympic Committee for transforming an unruly bidding process to lock down its future by choosing not one, but two Summer Olympics hosts at the same time....

Serena Williams' Daughter Is Named After Her Dad

Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. The little girl, named after her Reddit co-founder father, made her social media debut about two weeks after her tennis champ mom Serena Williams gave birth. Williams posted an Instagram photo of the newborn, while Ohanian posted a YouTube video showcasing the pregnancy journey—from...

'Luckiest Guy on Earth' Escapes Tussle With Great White Shark

A 35-year-old surfer was taken to a hospital in Australia on Sunday after a shark snapped his board, tore his hip, and flung him into the air, the AP reports. Abe McGrath was surfing at Iluka, off Australia's east coast, when what he described as an 11-foot great white shark...

Nadal Beats Anderson for 3rd US Open

Rafael Nadal against Kevin Anderson in the US Open final shaped up as quite a mismatch—and that's exactly what it was. His game at a high level at the end of an unusually easy path through a Grand Slam field, Nadal overwhelmed first-time major finalist Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4...

A 'Remarkable Comeback' at US Open

In what the New York Times is calling "one of the most remarkable comebacks in a sport where comebacks are the coin of the realm," the unseeded Sloane Stephens bested Madison Keys on Saturday at Queens' Arthur Ashe Stadium to win the US Open. Stephens won against the No. 15...

After Cleveland Indians Do the Unthinkable, Company Out $2M

The co-owners of an Ohio company that installs windows, doors, and siding watched Thursday night's Cleveland Indians game very closely—and those owners may now wish they stuck with home improvement over sports wagers. Per ESPN, the Indians stomped the Chicago White Sox 11-2, which meant Universal Windows Direct is...

High School Football Game Ends in Student Booze Tests

A school official says dozens of students were detained and ordered to undergo blood and urine testing after alcohol was discovered at a New Jersey high school football game, per the AP. In two separate statements on the Randolph Township School District's website, Randolph Superintendent Jennifer Fano says that an...

Teen Surfer Sought Irma's Waves. It Cost Him His Life

A young professional surfer is dead after venturing into waves generated by Hurricane Irma. Zander Venezia, 16, was surfing on the east coast of Barbados on Tuesday when he ran into trouble with a closeout set—a wave that breaks all at once so that a surfer doesn't have a...

Las Vegas Cops: We Didn't Racially Profile NFL Player

Police in Las Vegas have rejected Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett's claim that he was racially profiled during a shooting scare after the Mayweather-McGregor fight Aug. 26. Kevin McMahill, the Undersheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department told reporters Wednesday that as officers responded to call about shots fired...

NFL Player Goes Public About Police Encounter

An NFL player is considering a civil rights lawsuit after he says Las Vegas police officers handcuffed him at gunpoint, threatened him, and used excessive force "for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time." ESPN reports Michael Bennett of the...

Red Sox Caught Cheating With Apple Watch: Report

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly admitted to Major League Baseball that they improperly used electronic devices to steal signs from their longtime rival New York Yankees, the AP reports. According to the New York Times, the Red Sox used an Apple Watch to relay signs by the Yankees catchers...

Ultrarunner Smashes Appalachian Trail Record

After making the final sprint up Maine’s Mount Katahdin in 37 sleepless, rain-soaked hours, Joe McConaughy now boasts the record for fastest time to complete the Appalachian Trail. McConaughy averaged about 48 miles per day to complete the 2,190-miles trek from Springer Mountain, Ga., to the top of Maine’s...

2013 College Football Champs Accused of Academic Fraud

Florida State University once again finds itself answering allegations of academic fraud involving its football program, the AP reports. The New York Times on Friday reported that six players on the 2013 National Championship team received special treatment in online courses. The university said in an email to the Associated...

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