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Bicycle Accident Kills Motorcycle Racing Champ

The motorcycle racing world is mourning the loss of former world champion Nicky Hayden, who died Monday after sustaining severe injuries during a training collision. Hayden, 35, was struck by a vehicle while bicycling along the Rimini coastline in Italy Wednesday, reports the BBC. Over five days, he was treated...

Behold the Rare Presidential Photobomb

The 45th President of the United States of America is hogging a lot of the media attention these days, but the 43rd got his second in the spotlight Wednesday—and it was almost literally a second. The Houston Chronicle reports George W. Bush was caught on camera walking behind Fox...

Tragedy at Wrigley as Lifelong Cubs Fan Falls to His Death

A man who struck his head after tumbling over a railing at Chicago's Wrigley Field has died, reports the AP. The Cook County medical examiner's office says 42-year-old Richard E. Garrity of Wheaton was pronounced dead Wednesday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Authorities say Garrity fell over a railing...

Woman Will Call NFL Game for 1st Time in 3 Decades

ESPN has tapped Beth Mowins to call the second part of a season-opening Monday Night Football doubleheader in September, making her the first woman to do play-by-play duties on an NFL game in 30 years, the AP reports. The network says Mowins will team with former NFL Coach Rex Ryan...

Hernandez Fiancee Breaks Silence on Suicide

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee says his prison suicide last month was so unexpected that when she got the news in a phone call, she thought it was "a hoax, some cruel person playing a trick on me." In a two-part Dr. Phil interview that will air on May 15 and 16,...

The Seedy Underside of the '60s Surf Scene

Three teens featured in a 1961 Life magazine article thrust California surfing life into the spotlight, a seemingly carefree existence of surf, sand, and sun. But as Sheila Weller explores in Vanity Fair, there were darker undertones floating underneath the Malibu surfing scene, an "underground saga" that often masked the...

Death Wipes Hernandez of His Murder Conviction

He'll enter the history books as a former NFL star and a one-time inmate but, ultimately, not a convicted murderer. Judge E. Susan Garsh on Tuesday agreed to erase Aaron Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder because he died before his appeal was heard. Garsh she was compelled to follow...

After Young Bobsled Champ Found Dead, a Potential Cause

America's best bobsled pilot was found dead at age 37 on Saturday, and we have an early indication of what may have killed Steven Holcomb. Pulmonary congestion has been listed as a potential cause of death for the 37-year-old, per the Adirondack Medical Center's preliminary report, USA Today reports, though...

US Bobsled Champ Found Dead at 37

Steven Holcomb was ordinary and remarkable. America's best bobsled pilot was a self-described computer geek who rubbed elbows with Hollywood stars. He was never exactly in the best shape, yet was a world-class athlete. He attempted suicide years ago, then revealed his story in hope of helping others. He nearly...

For 5th Straight Year, Favorite Takes the Derby

Always Dreaming splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2¾ lengths, giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second victories in the race but their first together, reports the AP. Pletcher and Velazquez have teamed up often over the years and are the sport's leading...

Always Dreaming Wins Kentucky Derby in Slop

Always Dreaming has won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, pulling away from Lookin at Lee in the slop. Race officials confirmed the win minutes after Always Dreaming crossed the finish line first at Churchill Downs. The win gives trainer Todd Pletcher his second Derby win. Battle of Midway finished third in...

NBA Star Convinces Team to Give Playoff Bonuses to Staff

An NBA star is getting kudos today for convincing his teammates to give their playoff bonuses to the trainers, massage therapists, and others who make their lives easier during the season. NBC Sports reports NBA players don't collect a regular salary during the playoffs, instead receiving bonuses that get bigger...

Man Dies Attempting to Become Oldest to Climb Everest

An 85-year-old Nepalese man attempting to reclaim the record for oldest person ever to summit Mount Everest, died Saturday at base camp, the BBC reports. Min Bahadur Sherchan's guide says he was in good shape but hadn't spent time at high altitude in two years. According to the Kathmandu Post...

Hernandez Note to Fiancee: 'You're Rich'

"YOU'RE RICH," Aaron Hernandez told fiancee Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez in one of his three suicide notes —but the manner of his death means that the only ones with a guaranteed payday are the lawyers. According to a court filing Friday that included the suicide note, Hernandez told a fellow inmate that...

Root for Patch, the Kentucky Derby's One-Eyed Horse

Don't know who to root for in Saturday's Kentucky Derby? Meet Patch, the one-eyed horse and the race's "lovable underdog." ABC News reports Patch—the fourth one-eyed horse to run the Kentucky Derby—is becoming a fan favorite. ESPN's Jeannine Edwards says Patch, who lost his eye to inflammation last...

Ex-NBA Star Brandon Roy Shot While Protecting Kids

A former NBA All-Star and current high-school basketball coach of the year was shot Saturday near Los Angeles while shielding a number of children from gunfire, USA Today reports. According to KING 5, Brandon Roy was attending a party at his grandmother's house in Compton when two men walked up....

Man Honors Childhood Friend ... by Flushing His Ashes

"I went to the bathroom, and I was like, I know what to do," Tom McDonald tells the New York Daily News. Roy Riegel, McDonald's childhood friend and fellow New York Mets superfan, died in 2008 at the age of 48. McDonald kept Riegel's ashes in a peanut can wrapped...

Ballplayer Has Racial Slurs and Peanuts Hurled at Him

Adam Jones has received apologies from the Boston Red Sox and the mayor of Boston after the Baltimore Orioles outfielder was subjected to a barrage of racial slurs Monday night at Fenway Park, the Boston Globe reports. According to USA Today, Jones says he "was called the n-word a handful...

Canadian Hockey Fans Sing 'Star-Spangled Banner,' Go Viral

Even amidst the fiercest sports rivalries, Canadians don’t betray the stereotype of being incredibly nice. According to Fox News, country singer Brett Kissel asked our neighbors to the north at Rogers Place, the Edmonton Oilers' home base, to help him out when his mic failed during the American national anthem...

Finland's New Craze: Hobby-Horsing

Sporting a leather jacket, dyed red hair, and tattoos, Alisa Aarniomaki looks like she's on her way to band rehearsal. But instead of a guitar, the 20-year-old Finn gently holds on to something else: a puffy stuffed horse head on a wooden stick complete with glued-on eyes, mane, and reins....

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