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Originally posted 07/19/2012 04:00PM
On your mark, get set, dance!
With some crafty editing – and just the right soundtrack – Michelle Jenneke's pre-race warm-up ritual has turned the Australian runner into the latest YouTube star.
To loosen up and shake off pre-race jitters, Jenneke smiles as she hops up and down and waves to the crowd at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona last weekend. And as soon as she takes off, she soars past her competitors in the 110-meter hurdles event, winning the heat.
Originally posted 07/17/2012 12:00PM
While Team USA took on Brazil on the basketball court Monday night, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama found themselves playing a game of their own – one against the Kiss Cam!
As the POTUS and FLOTUS took in the pre-Olympic match-up at the Verizon Center in Washington, cameras immediately cut to the Obamas, who sat courtside with Vice President Joe Biden.
When the Kiss Cam landed on the First Couple during the first half of the game, they simply smiled and posed, leaving fans eager for a presidential kiss disappointed.
Originally posted 04/09/2012 02:45PM
It was only their first date, Bubba Watson said, when the topic of children came up.
"Angie told me we would have to adopt because she can’t have kids," says Watson, 33, the new champion of the Masters.
They would start a life together, the pro golfer and his bride, a former pro basketball player in Europe, who married in 2004. Then they began the emotional odyssey to adopt a child.
"Four years ago we started that process," says Watson. "We got turned down a couple of times."
Originally posted 01/11/2012 01:00PM
Four-time Winter X Games winner Sarah Burke is in a coma after an accident during a training run on the superpipe in Park City, Utah.
The ski pro, 29, was taken by members of the resort's mountain patrol and airlifted to a Salt Lake City hospital, according to Peter Judge, the CEO of the Canadian freestyle team.
"She landed a trick down in the bottom end of the pipe and kind of bounced from her feet to her head," Judge tells Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper. "It wasn't anything that looked like a catastrophic fall, so I'm a bit mystified."
Originally posted 12/30/2011 12:00PM
Jason Sudeikis might do anything for a laugh on Saturday Night Live, but he
takes college basketball seriously – and has apparently recruited Olivia Wilde as a fan of his beloved University of Kansas Jayhawks.
Sudeikis, 36, and Wilde, 27, were spotted at a Jayhawks basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Thursday night, sporting KU hats as they cheered on the team.
Sudeikis in particular also had his own supporters in attendance. Fans were thrilled to see the SNL star, a longtime fan who considers Kansas home. One section of the arena even held up letters that spelled out "SUDEIKIS."
Originally posted 11/28/2011 06:00AM
Cory Monteith was named the grand marshal of Vancouver's Grey Cup parade, and the Glee star sure dressed the part. Sporting a BC Lions jersey, with his name printed on the back, the actor waved to the crowd from the back of a large gray pick-up truck and even snapped his own video of the crowd, which he later posted on Twitter. Before the parade got moving, Monteith signed little footballs and posed for pictures with fans. He also posed with the actual Grey Cup, the trophy awarded to the winning team in the Canadian Football League championship game. And as Monteith was driven down the parade route, fans would run up and snap pictures. Says an onlooker: "He seemed to love the attention." – Christine Kilpatrick
Originally posted 06/23/2010 02:55PM
Closing the gap on a 2-0 deficit last week was one thing. But scoring a crucial last-minute goal in Wednesday's World Cup match against Algeria was even sweeter for Landon Donovan, who wiped away tears after helping Team USA advance to the next stage.
"This is unbelievable. We're not done yet," he said after the match. "We're alive, baby!"
Who's the guy being hailed as the American hero? Here are five things to know about the 28-year-old (often shirtless!) Ontario, Calif., native.
Originally posted 10/24/2008 01:35PM
For Tim McGraw, this year's World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays holds some serious significance.
Twenty-eight years ago, the country star's dad – Phillies relief pitcher Tug McGraw – sealed Philadelphia's one and only World Series victory by notching the game's final strikeout.
So Saturday night, McGraw will honor his dad, who passed away of cancer in 2004, by walking the ball to the pitcher's mound before the start of game three in Philadelphia.
Originally posted 08/23/2008 07:00PM
Before he had game, John Mayer was a big gamer.
For three years in elementary and junior high school in Fairfield, Conn., the Grammy winner spent almost every afternoon playing Nintendo with his childhood pal, tennis star and Olympian James Blake.
"Just about every day he was at my house, and we'd play Nintendo games, like Joe Montana football, all the time," says Blake, who was in fifth grade when the two became best buds.
"John was pretty good, but I played a bit more than he did," Blake told PEOPLE at Heineken's Share the Good event in New York City on Friday, where he accepted a $10,000 check for the Thomas Blake Sr. Memorial Cancer Research Fund, his charity honoring his late father.
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