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Prepare to Be Amazed at This Baseball 'Slide'

It looked like a sure out. Chris Coghlan of the Toronto Blue Jays was heading for home, but a throw from the outfield to St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina got there first. Coghlan's solution? He dove over the catcher and executed a mid-air somersault onto home plate. See the video...

Serena Quotes Maya Angelou After Skin Color Insult

Serena Williams fired back against tennis great Ilie Nastase after he made a joke about the skin color of her unborn baby, and she quoted Maya Angelou to do it. "It disappoints me to know we live in a society in which people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist...

College Freshman Killed During Hammer Throw Event

A track and field event ended in tragedy Saturday afternoon in Illinois. A 19-year-old freshman volunteering at a competition held at Wheaton College was accidentally hit by a hammer during the hammer throw event. WCPO reports the "hammer" is actually a metal ball that's attached to a grip via a...

At London Marathon, a Record Falls

Kenyan runner Mary Keitany broke Paula Radcliffe's women-only marathon world record on Sunday with a third victory in London, reports the AP, while Daniel Wanjiru won the men's race for the first time. The 35-year-old Keitany completed the 26.2-mile in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 1 second to shave...

Cycling Champ Hit by Van, Killed

Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after a collision with a van while training on Saturday. He was 37. Scarponi was training near his home of Filottrano, near Ancona, Italy when he was hit by a van at a crossroads, Team Astana said. According to Italian...

Hernandez Left 3 Suicide Notes

Though a prison official initially said Aaron Hernandez left no suicide note, three notes were in fact found in his cell at Massachusetts' Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, reports the Boston Globe. A statement from Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. confirmed the handwritten notes were found next to a Bible...

Hockey Linesman Knocked to Ice Sues Player for Millions

An NHL linesman who hasn't been able to work since he was knocked to the ice from behind by Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman last year is suing the player and the team for $7.5 million. Wideman cross-checked Don Henderson as he was returning to the bench during a...

Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain

Aaron Hernandez's brain is being turned over to his family after his lawyer accused authorities in Massachusetts of "illegally" keeping it from them, NBC News reports. According to Reuters, the former NFL player's family plans to donate his brain to the CTE center at Boston University, where it will be...

NYT Tweet of Patriots-Trump Photos Causes a Stir

It's another Trump-related brouhaha over crowd size. The New York Times set this one off with a tweet of two photos, one showing the New England Patriots visiting Trump at the White House on Wednesday and another showing them visiting President Obama in 2015. The Obama crowd was much bigger....

Report: Fernandez Died With Bible Verse on Forehead

Aaron Hernandez had a Bible verse scrawled on his forehead when he was found hanged in his prison cell early Wednesday, sources tell WBZ. The sources say the former NFL star had the words "John 3:16" on his forehead, along with red marks on his hands and feet. The...

Tennis Match Halted by Very Loud Sex

Usually when it comes to tennis the word "love" isn't quite so literal. SB Nation reports a tennis match between Mitchell Krueger and Francis Tiafoe had to be briefly stopped when the sound of vigorous lovemaking filled the stadium at the Sarasota Open. At first, announcer Mike Cation thought the...

Tom Brady Is Skipping Team Visit to White House

Tom Brady will not join his New England Patriots teammates when the Super Bowl champions visit the White House on Wednesday to accept congratulations from President Trump for another NFL title. The White House said it was notified that Brady was dealing with a "personal family matter" and will not...

Kenyan Edges US Runner by Seconds in Boston Marathon

Two Kenyans triumphed in the Boston Marathon on Monday. Geoffrey Kirui won on the men's side and Edna Kiplagat, a police officer in Kenya, on the women's, reports the AP. For Kirui, it was his first marathon victory ever. He outran Galen Rupp of the US to win the 121st...

Surprisingly Popular YouTube Niche: Videos of Hikers

There are cult followings of just about any kind of (presumably legal) footage you can imagine on YouTube—people popping zits, people blowing bubbles, people (and other animals ) giving birth, and so on. But there is one type of video that has the Outline somewhat perplexed: hiking videos. Hiking...

Shaq Steps Up for Family of Kid Who Killed Self on Instagram

The 13-year-old boy who accidentally killed himself on Instagram Live will be laid to rest on the dime of Shaquille O'Neal, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. After hearing about the tragic death of Malachi Hemphill, who was attempting to load a gun when he shot himself in the head, O'Neal...

Ex-NFL Player Accidentally Kills Daughter, 3

Tragedy for Todd Heap: Police say the former NFL tight end accidentally killed his 3-year-old daughter while moving a truck outside his home in Mesa, Arizona, ESPN reports. Police say they were told the girl was on the driveway outside the home Friday afternoon when Heap hit her while moving...

Becca Longo Makes College Football History

An 18-year-old from Arizona made history Wednesday—without even realizing it, ESPN reports. Becca Longo signed a letter of intent to play football for Colorado's Adams State next season, making her the first woman to get a scholarship to play college football at the Division II level or higher. "I'm...

Nancy Kerrigan Shares Her Life's 'Wild Curve Ball'

"Life throws some wild curve balls at you," said Nancy Kerrigan this week, and she wasn't referring to the curve ball you might suspect. In a tearful interview with ABC News' Abbie Boudreau, the Olympian-turned- Dancing with the Stars competitor opened up about a revelation made during Monday's dance performance:...

1st Woman to Enter Boston Marathon Running It Again

In 1967, only men were allowed to run the Boston Marathon. Yet Kathrine Switzer entered, got a bib number, and completed the race, becoming the first woman to do so in an official capacity. Fifty years later, she's running the marathon again, Outside Online reports. "Women make up almost half...

Former Atlanta Braves Player Otis Nixon Is Missing

Police in Georgia are looking for a former Atlanta Braves player who left his home to play golf Saturday morning and hasn't been seen since. Otis Nixon, 58, was reported missing by his girlfriend Sunday afternoon, a Woodstock Police Department rep tells CNN. He was driving a gray 2011 Range...

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