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This Is What It Sounds Like When Fans Explode with Joy for USA's World Cup Goals

Originally posted 06/17/2014 11:50AM

Still think soccer will never catch on in the U.S.?

The beautiful game has been America's sport of the future since 1972, but judging from the jubilant celebrations after the U.S. beat Ghana 2-1 in their opening match of the World Cup Monday night, U.S. soccer fandom may be turning a corner.

As Clint Dempsey scored 30 seconds in to give the U.S. their fastest goal ever, fans gathered outside Sporting Park in Kansas City erupted in jubilation. When John Brooks's surprise header in the closing minutes secured the win, it was as if July 4 had come three weeks early.

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Filed Under: World Cup 2014, Sports
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See Joe Biden Congratulate the U.S. Soccer Team on World Cup Win

Joe Biden Congratulates the U.S. Soccer Team After World Cup Win

Originally posted 06/17/2014 11:30AM

Vice President Joe Biden embraced the World Cup spirit Monday night when he congratulated the U.S. soccer team after their win over Ghana.

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Filed Under: World Cup 2014, Sports

Watch NBA Stars Read Mean Tweets About Themselves for Jimmy Kimmel

Originally posted 06/16/2014 12:25PM

The NBA Finals are over – now it's the offseason, a time for professional basketball players to sit back, relax and maybe check out their Twitter mentions for the first time in months.

But as Jimmy Kimmel's latest entry in the Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves franchise proves, that might not be such a great idea.

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George Clooney Shoots Hoops with Young Star from His Old High School

George Clooney Shoots Hoops with Young Star from His Old High School

Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:15PM

Two stars, one basketball court. But who brought his A-game?

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Filed Under: Sports, George Clooney
Kate Launches Britain's Bid for the America's Cup

Kate Launches Britain's Bid for the America's Cup

Originally posted 06/10/2014 10:35AM

The Duchess of Cambridge was in her element Tuesday as she met a British sailing hero and helped launch her country's effort to win the America's Cup.

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California Chrome Loses Triple Crown Bid, Tonalist Wins Belmont Stakes

California Chrome Loses Triple Crown Bid, Tonalist Wins Belmont Stakes

Originally posted 06/07/2014 07:30PM

California Chrome has failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in horse racing in 36 years.

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One Special Teen Inspires a High School Football Team

How One Special Teen Inspired a High School Football Team (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/26/2014 07:40AM

Rudy Tapia was nervous when his son, Matt, told him he wanted to join his high school football team.

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Watch the Hero Cat Throw Out First Pitch at Minor League Baseball Game

UpdatePosted 05/21/2014 10:55AM

Hero Cat Throws Out the First Pitch at a Minor League Baseball Game

Originally posted 05/21/2014 10:30AM

A cat that became famous for saving a central California boy from a dog attack threw the first pitch Tuesday night at a Bakersfield Blaze baseball game – or at least she tried.

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Filed Under: Animals & Pets, Cats, Sports

See This Boy's Foul-Ball Trick Charm the Socks Off the Women Sitting Behind Him

Originally posted 05/19/2014 12:00AM

The Blue Jays won the game, but this kid won some hearts.

A pint-sized lothario used some quick sleight of hand to convince his crush he'd given her a foul ball at a major league baseball game – but a look at the replay confirmed he'd been planning ahead.

In the fourth inning of Saturday's game between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays, a young fan caught a ball from Blue Jays third-base coach Luis Rivera and immediately turned around and handed it to a gaggle of women sitting behind him. Or so it appeared.

In reality, the kid brought a decoy ball to the game, seemingly for this very purpose, and it was this ball which he gave away. The real one he likely kept as a treasured memento of the day he went viral.

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Filed Under: Sports, Around the Web
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California Chrome Wins the Preakness – Onto the Triple Crown? | Kentucky Derby

California Chrome Wins the Preakness

Originally posted 05/17/2014 06:45PM

At first, it looked like it might not happen, but California Chrome displayed the heart of a champion when he came from third place to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.

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