Fox and Major League Baseball have tried, in recent years, to come up with out-of-the-box ideas to spice up the All-Star Game — which has struggled to draw the TV audience it once did. For one, there was the ill-fated attempt to give the game some stakes, with home field advantage in the World Series going to the winning league.
Another such gimmick? Miking up the players, and having them talk to the broadcasters during the game. But when one of the broadcasters is Joe Buck, having players chat with him might not be the greatest idea — as they don’t seem to like the Fox broadcaster very much.
In the bottom of the second inning of Tuesday night’s game, Buck spoke with Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout. And Trout made no effort whatsoever to hide his annoyance with the Fox broadcaster. At one point, Trout straight
A crowd of unruly revelers broke into a scooter shop in Paris amidst celebrations of the French national team’s victory in the World Cup Final.
The break in, which was caught on camera, featured a series of Frenchmen clad in soccer jerseys kicking a large glass window of the shop until it shattered. They then charged the store, stealing helmets and other equipment. One looter can be seen walking out of the shop with a scooter.
The Twitter user who filmed the break in said it went down near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris’ 8th arrondissement.
Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame after a three-year suspension stemming from a racist slur he made on a sex tape involved in the Gawker lawsuit.
On the tape, which prompted his firing from the WWE in 2015, Hogan is heard calling his daughter’s then-boyfriend the n-word and boasting about being “a racist to a point.”
On Sunday, the WWE said that Hogan — whose real name is Terry Bollea — had been working to make amends.
“This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake,” WWE said in a statement provided to US Magazine on Sunday. “These efforts led to a recent induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame.”
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There was also a lot of celebrating on social media:
The day after Bastille Day, France has another reason to celebrate. France has won its second World Cup trophy, beating Croatia, 4-2, in the final. https://t.co/7DGStLvBDW
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 15, 2018
Argentina have been having a horrific World Cup. On Tuesday morning, just four years after making it to the finals the last time around, superstar Lionel Messi‘s team sat at the bottom of its group.
Then came the thrilling clash against Nigeria.
Diego Maradona, Argentinian legend and prodigious coke-head, kept his spirits high ahead of the vital match — and his reactions throughout would prove a guide for the rollercoaster-ride showdown.
Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios got in hot water when he simulated self-pleasure with a water bottle during a match.
It happened during a semi-final matchup against Marin Cilic at The Queen’s Club Championships in London on Saturday.
Kyrgios lost to Cilic but thanks to his obscene aquatic antics he is also out €15,000. That money, the amount of the fine, will come out of the prize money he has already won for the Fever-Tree Championships.
The fine is for unsportsmanlike conduct.
In the video of the pantomimed self-pleasure, Kyrgios is in full view of the camera as he simulates jerking off on the water bottle, complete with a little squirt. It is quick and subtle but it is hard to deny the masturbatory mime job at hand.
Watch above via Tennis TV.
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It has often been said that golf is a microcosm of life. Yesterday’s two major controversies during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament certainly showed us a lot about why the modern media is dysfunctional, and journalism of all varieties is near death.
First, for context, I am a tournament golfer who has qualified for multiple United States Golf Association (USGA) national championships and have attempted to qualify for many others — including the U.S. Open. Also, I once briefly worked full-time for the PGA Tour, which is another of golf’s governing bodies.
The initial controversy to explode yesterday involved golf superstar Phil Mickelson inexplicably running after a moving putt that he thought would run off the green and slapping it back towards the hole with his putter. It is not hyperbole to say that this was the most shockingly flagrant violation of a golf Continue reading "Controversies at the U.S. Open Expose Massive Conflicts of Interest in the Modern Media"