Odell Beckham Makes One-Handed Catches Lying Down (Video)

Odell Beckham one-handed catch lying down

It’s been over 24 hours since we’ve seen a video of Odell Beckham Jr. doing something amazing.  Lucky for us, Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is here to fill the void with this Instagram video of his fellow LSU alum making some ridiculous one-handed catches while lying down.

Check it out:

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Tune in again in about 24 hours, when we should have yet another Odell Beckham highlight package waiting for you to watch.

Jon Lester Got a Hit! (Video)

Jon Lester first MLB hit

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester had gone without a hit in the first 66 regular season at-bats of his Major League career—which easily broke former Padres pitcher Joey Hamilton’s previous record of 57 at-bats without a hit.

And now it appears as though the new mark for batting futility to begin a career will remain at 66 for a while, as Lester finally recorded a hit in his 67th at-bat via an infield single against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.

Hooray! A hit!

For those of you keeping track at home, Lester’s career batting average now rises from .000 to .015 following his 1-for-2 night at the dish.

Vin Scully Says Gingers Will Be Extinct By 2030 (Video)

Vin Scully Discusses Gingers Extinction

Poor Gingers.  They just can’t get no love.  Not even from famed Dodgers announcer Vin Scully.

Just listen to Scully talk about the extinction of Gingers while discussing a pregame promotion the Dodgers had in honor of their redheaded infielder, Justin Turner:

This is probably a good time to point out that Scully himself is a Ginger—although, at 87-years-old, I doubt he’s worried about his prediction.

Monster Crash at Tour de France Takes Out Dozens of Riders (Video)

Massive Tour de France Crash

Four riders were forced to pull out of the Tour de France and several more were left bruised and battered following a massive crash during the third stage of the race earlier today.

It all started when William Bonnet and Warren Barguil touched wheels. The result was a massive pile-up that included the yellow jersey holder at the time, Fabian Cancellara. The race was halted for nearly 20 minutes as medical personnel tended to the injured. Four riders were forced to withdraw immediately following the crash—Bonnet, Tom Dumoulin, Simon Gerrans, and Dmitry Kozontchuk.  As for Cancellara, he managed to finish the final 37 miles of the race, but would later withdraw from the Tour de France due to a fractured vertebra.

Here’s a look at the violent crash that left 20 riders eating asphalt:

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

ESPN Releases 6 Cover Photos for 2015 “Body Issue” (Pics)

Odell Beckham ESPN Body Cover

This year’s edition of ESPN The Magazine’s ‘Body Issue’ will feature six different cover images with six different athletes posing in the nude.

Those six athletes are Odell Beckham Jr., Kevin Love, Bryce Harper, Natalie Coughlin, Chantae McMillan, and Amanda Bingson.  You can see them all for yourself via the gallery below:

Shocking Video of FSU QB De’Andre Johnson Punching a Woman (Video)

De’Andre Johnson punch woman face

Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson has already been arrested and suspended by the football team after he reportedly punched a 21-year-old woman in the face at a bar near the FSU campus two weeks ago.  Johnson turned himself in last Tuesday and was released on a $500 bond, but now the State Attorney’s office in Florida has released surveillance footage of the incident, and let’s just say that the video won’t help De’Andre Johnson escape charges and/or get back on the Seminoles football team.

In the video, you can see Johnson getting into a shoving match with a blonde woman by the bar.  She raises her right fist, threatening to punch the freshman quarterback, and eventually throws a left jab towards his face.  That’s when Johnson retaliates by delivering a swift right cross.  State Attorney Willie Meggs said the punch landed square on the victim’s nose, causing swelling to her eye.

Watch:

De’Andre Johnson was named Florida’s Mr. Football in 2014.  In 2015, he’s earned himself a new label: Woman-beating douchebag.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

Dog Can’t Stop Watching Women’s World Cup Final (Video)

Dog Watch Women's World Cup Final

We’ve already determined that the fan in the eagle costume from Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final is the biggest USWNT fan.  And in second place, just behind her, is this dog who simply would not take his eyes off the television screen while he watched the USA defeat Japan by a score of 5-2.

Check it out:

Question: Does this make the dog more American for caring so much about the country’s women’s soccer team, or less American for actually being so interested in a soccer match?

USWNT Fan In Eagle Costume Steals the Show at Women’s World Cup Final

USWNT Fan Eagle Costume

The USWNT’s Carli Lloyd may be the MVP of the tournament, but the real MVP of Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final between the USA and Japan was this American fan and her eagle costume.

Just look at her!

Okay, so maybe Carli Lloyd is still the real MVP of Sunday’s match (thanks to her hat-trick in the opening 16 minutes), but this fan was still a close second.  At least in my opinion she was.  I mean, come on.  She’s even flapping her wings!  Just like a real eagle would do!

Hat Tip – [The Cauldron]

Carli Lloyd Hat-Trick Leads USWNT to World Cup Title (Videos)

Carli Lloyd hat-trick - USWNT World Cup

Four years after losing to Japan in the 2011 Women’s World Cup final, the USWNT got their revenge by beating the defending champs in Sunday’s final of the 2015 tournament in Canada.

It didn’t take the American women long to assert themselves either, as Carli Lloyd‘s hat-trick and another goal from Lauren Holiday put the USA up 4-0 just 16 minutes into the match.

Here’s a look at the USWNT’s fourth goal of the game, and Carli Lloyd’s third, which came from center:

Despite the early four-goal deficit, the Japanese women never gave up, scoring two goals to cut the lead in half with almost 40 minutes still remaining in the match, but just a few minutes after Japan’s second goal, the USA’s Tobin Heath did this in the 54th minute:

And with a 5-2 lead, the American’s clamped down defensively until the final whistle. And once it sounded, it was time for the USWNT to celebrate their first World Cup title since 1999:

The victory means the USA’s all-time leading goal scorer, Abby Wambach, gets the World Cup title that nearly eluded her throughout her entire international career.

As for today’s hero, Carli Lloyd, she finish the tournament with six goals, including at least one in each of her last four matches. That was enough to earn her the Golden Boot as the player of the tournament.

U-S-A!  U-S-A!  U-S-A!

Abby Wambach Gives Emotional Farewell Speech Ahead of Final Match (Video)

Abby Wambach Emotional Farewell

The 2015 Women’s World Cup Final between the USA and Japan today will mark the final match for Abby Wambach in an American uniform.

The 35-year-old forward has been one of the USWNT’s most accomplished players over the past couple of decades, winning the US Soccer Federation’s “U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year” award on six occasions, as well as an Olympic gold medal and the 2014 FIFA World Player of the Year award.

All that’s left for Wambach to add to her resume is a World Cup title, and she can do that with a victory over Japan.  But before she took the field for today’s final, Abby Wambach stepped in front of the camera to give an emotional farewell to the USWNT, which you can check out below:

Hat Tip – [Fox Soccer]

Lionel Messi Takes Sad Selfie With Fan Following Copa America Loss (Video)

Lionel Messi Sad Selfie Copa America

For the second consecutive time, Lionel Messi led Argentina to the finals of a competitive international tournament, only to lose the big game.  In 2014, it was a 1-0 loss in extra time to Germany at the World Cup.  And on Saturday, it was a loss in penalty kicks to Chile for the Copa America title.

The result was yet another second place medal for Messi, and one sad selfie with a young Chilean ball boy:

Hat Tip – [@FutMomento]

Runner Celebrates Early, Loses Peachtree 10k Race (Video)

Peachtree 10k race

American long-distance runner Ben Payne was having himself an incredible Fourth of July, as he found himself in the lead while making his way through the final 100 meters of the 2015 AJC Peachtree Men’s 10k race in Atlanta. As a result, he did what any happy, proud American would do in such a moment; he celebrated.

Only problem was the celebration came to early, allowing Great Britain’s Scott Overall to pass him just inches before they crossed the finish line, thus ruining America’s birthday:

It was awfully close, but after some careful deliberation, it was determined that Overall has crossed the finish line first.  And the 2015 AJC Peachtree 10k champ had the following words of advice to share following his victory:

Matt Stonie Beats Joey Chestnut in Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Matt Stonie Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut entered the 2015 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest as the favorite after winning the last eight competitions on the Fourth of July.  But in a stunning turn of events, he was upset by the world’s No. 2 ranked competitive eater, Matt Stonie.

Chestnut was able to eat an impressive 60 hot dogs in ten minutes, but that left him two short of Stonie’s 62.  As a result, the 23-year-old native of San Jose, California earned the $10,000 championship prize and the coveted yellow mustard belt.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest champion, Matt Stonie:

If you’d like to watch Stonie and Chestnut scarf down over ten dozen hot dogs in ten minutes, you can do so via the video below:

Bryce Harper Hits Most Patriotic Home Run Ever (Video)

Bryce Harper Patriotic Home Run

Yesterday, on the Fourth of July, the United States celebrated it’s 239th birthday.  And while I’m not so sure who was responsible for the most patriotic home run from the first 238 years of America’s existence, I do know for sure that after 239 years, that achievement now belongs to Bryce Harper, who hit a homer with a star-spangled bat while celebrating the USA’s latest bday.

Check it out: