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NBA Star Tony Parker Marries Axelle Francine

Tony Parker Marries Axelle Francine

Originally posted 08/03/2014 11:20AM

Tony Parker tied the knot with fiancée Axelle Francine at a ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, a source tells PEOPLE.

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Outraged Letter to the Editor Defends Fred Flintstone's History of Nonviolence

Outraged Letter to the Editor Defends Fred Flintstone's History of Nonviolence

Originally posted 08/01/2014 01:00PM


In her column on Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was suspended two games by the NFL after his arrest for domestic violence, Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins criticized the light response to Rice's actions, asking how the league could justify "a two-game penalty for a running back going all Flintstone on his wife."

On Thursday, Jenkins's column provoked an impassioned response from one Post reader, who sent a letter to the editor defending Fred Flintstone against implicit charges of spousal abuse.

As Martin Kramer of Takoma Park, Maryland, wrote, "Fred Flintstone had his faults, but he loved and respected his wife Wilma, often referring to her as his queen."

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GIF: Kate Hops in Heels While Playing 'Three Tins'

Kate Plays South African Game 'Three Tins' at Commonwealth Games

Originally posted 07/29/2014 05:00PM

After watching a track-and-field event at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, Princess Kate tried out some field sports of her own – in heels, no less! (She also donned a favorite blazer).

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Male Rowers Get Naked, Female Rowers Get Censored

UpdatePosted 07/29/2014 02:45PM

Male Rowers Get Naked to Fight Homophobia While Facebook Censors Female Rowers

Originally posted 07/29/2014 11:15AM

As they have every year since 2009, the rowing team at England's Warwick University has gotten naked to raise money for an anti-homophobia charity.

The rowers have stripped down to produce an annual nude calendar, the proceeds of which will benefit Sport Allies, an organization that aims to combat homophobia and transphobia through the power of sports.

In its five years of existence, the project has proven to be a valuable fundraiser, selling over 15,000 copies in its last edition. A large part of this success is due to the crew team's enviable physiques, but just as important is the calendar's tasteful adherence to the Austin Powers rule of nudity: All the rowers, even the coxswains, are just barely covered up in the crucial areas.

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Palestinian Women's Soccer Team Takes on Men's Team – with Inspiring Results

Originally posted 07/19/2014 02:55PM

They're challenging perceptions about what women can do in their home country while also challenging global ideas about what it means to be a Palestinian. And, of course, they're challenging other soccer teams from all over the world.

Meet the Palestinian national women's soccer team, a group of women that for the past decade has been enduring a conservative political atmosphere for sheer love of a sport. As this new Vice Sports video demonstrates, they're also a more diverse group of women than most Americans might expect. Team captain Marian Albandak is a Christian, while teammate Nevin Alkolayb is a Muslim, and the only member who wears a hijab.

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'Weird Al' Gives Us the Most Accurate College Fight Song of All Time

Originally posted 07/18/2014 01:55PM

As hardcore "Weird Al" Yankovic fans know, the pop parodist doesn't just spoof the latest hits of artists like Pharrell and Iggy Azalea. He also records wacky songs that parody entire genres, as is the case with "Sports Song," the latest music video from Yankovic's Mandatory Fun, which takes aim at the underappreciated genre of college fight songs.

With the help of a marching band, Yankovic spells out in exhaustive detail exactly why his team is going to win and your team is going to lose.

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Baylor's Isaiah Austin Partners with the Marfan Foundation: 'It's My Calling'

Baylor's Isaiah Austin Partners with the Marfan Foundation: 'I Feel Like It's My Calling'

Originally posted 07/12/2014 03:40PM

The NBA draft didn't go the way anyone expected for Baylor University star player Isaiah Austin – least of all him.

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See the Internet Frenzy Over LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

See the Internet Frenzy Over LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

Originally posted 07/11/2014 12:45PM

It was the sports equivalent of the phony war – LeBron James, the best basketball player in the world, opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat, and then ? silence.

Left without the concrete date and time of The Decision four years earlier, fans went wild with speculation, analyzing flight paths and hacking website code to determine whether James would re-sign with the Heat or return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Now, finally, we have a decision, if not a Decision: LeBron is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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David Beckham to Receive First-Ever Legend Award from Nickelodeon

David Beckham to Receive First-Ever Legend Award from Nickelodeon

Originally posted 07/11/2014 07:00AM

Soccer star David Beckham, who recently celebrated his 15th wedding anniversary with wife Victoria Beckham, has one more thing to celebrate.

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See Brazil Fans in Shock and Despair After World Cup Loss (PHOTOS)

UpdatePosted 07/09/2014 03:05PM

See Brazil Fans in Shock and Despair After World Cup Loss (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 07/09/2014 02:20PM

It wasn't just a bad dream. Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer team's historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup's semifinal.

The country's leading soccer publication stated simply: "A day to forget."

"It was the most shameful performance of all times," said Almir Rogelio, 32, who was waiting at a newspaper stand for a friend. "I honestly woke up and didn't even want to remember what happened."

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