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Chris Davis helps flip truck over after accident on highway

Chris-Davis-silent-treatmentAfter accepting a 25-game suspension for testing positive for Adderall, Chris Davis will be away from the Baltimore Orioles for the immediate future.

That doesn’t necessarily mean Davis will be out of the news, however.

On Monday, the Orioles first baseman found himself in a situation that required assistance, and he provided just that.

There are surely more than a few who are disappointed at Davis for his suspension, but even they can be appreciated of his act during a time of need.

Radisson suspends sponsorship of Minnesota Vikings due to Adrian Peterson situation

Adrian PetersonThe Minnesota Vikings announced on Monday that Adrian Peterson, who was inactive for last weekend’s game against the New England Patriots, will participate in practice this week and play in the team’s next game against the New Orleans Saints.

Peterson was indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child after allegedly beating his son with a switch and turned himself in to authorities on Saturday.

The Vikings running back issued a statement on Monday regarding the charges he faces. Later in the day, Radisson, a sponsor of the Vikings, issued one of their own.

Here’s the hotel chain’s statement from the press release:

“Radisson takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children. We are closely following the situation and effective immediately, Radisson is suspending its limited sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings while we evaluate the facts and circumstances”

Brandon Marshall makes ridiculous one-handed touchdown catch (Video)

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brandon-marshall-one-hand-catchLeading up to Sunday night’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears, there was some doubt as to whether Jay Cutler would have his top two targets available. To the delight of Cutler (and Bears fans) Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery received the green light and were active after battling ailments during the week.

Chicago’s offense was dormant for the majority of the first half, but just before it ended Brandon Marshall made a ridiculous one-handed catch that brought out superlatives from everyone who saw it. And every one of them are justified.

There aren’t many receivers in the NFL capable of making a play like that. Brandon Marshall is certainly among them.

Texas Longhorns kicked off to start both halves because of coin toss blunder

Even before the Texas Longhorns-UCLA Bruins game got underway, there was plenty of action in AT&T Stadium.

As rules expert Mike Pereira explained above, when UCLA won the coin toss and chose to defer that gave Texas the option to kick, receive, or choose a goal to defend. Texas chose to kickoff to start the first half. Since UCLA chose to defer, they would have the option to receive to start the second half.

Not surprisingly, Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong was less than pleased.

Texas went into the game probably needing quite a few things to go their way to pull off an upset over the No. 12 team in the country. They didn’t do themselves any favors before the opening kickoff.

Video: Twitter/TheBuzzeronFOX

Mike London wore hat of different military service branch each quarter

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It was Military Appreciation Day at the University of Virgina on Saturday. In addition to festivities pregame and during halftime, there was also a very nice tribute by the school’s football head coach, Mike London.

London wore the hat of a different military service branch during each quarter of Virginia’s 23-21 victory over No. 21 Louisville.

While the players will rightfully receive the share of the spoils they deserve for knocking off a top 25 team, head coach Mike London also should receive credit, and not just for the outcome of the game.

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Jenrry Mejia’s save celebration didn’t sit well with a few Nationals (Video)

jenrry-mejia-save-celebrationThe New York Mets picked up a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday, but it’s how the game ended that will be top of discussion on Saturday, atleast around the nation’s capital.

Jenrry Mejia nailed down his 26th save of the season and, in typical Jenrry Mejia fashion, had quite celebration afterward.

Now, Mejia is no stranger to theatrics. He did this after striking out Brett Gardner of the Yankees earlier in the season. And we’ve seen a version of the one he did on Friday before.

After Ian Desmond struck out to end the game, Bryce Harper unleashed a death stare towards Mejia.

Then there was Denard Span, who felt the antics were uncalled for.

Jenrry Mejia is certainly emotional and, depending on how it’s expressed, there’s always the chance of someone being rubbed the wrong way by it. Bryce Harper and Denard Span look to fall into that category in this case. Ian Desmond, on the other hand, apparently feels the same way many do in such situations.

Video: Instagram/mets

Giancarlo Stanton hit in face by pitch (Video)

Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins has put his name squarely in the National League MVP discussion with the best season of his young career in 2014.

giancarlo-stanton-hit-faceThe 24-year-old has more than done his part to keep the Marlins in the hunt for a wild card spot and came into Thursday leading the NL in home runs (37), walks (94), and slugging percentage (.554). Stanton also leads the majors with 105 RBI.

After Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Stanton’s health will be the main concern of most, not his MVP candidacy.

In the fifth inning, Stanton was hit in the left cheek by a pitch from Mike Fiers and was carted off the field.

Umpires determined Stanton swung on the pitch, so he wasn’t even credited with a hit-by-pitch. Reed Johnson came in to replace Stanton and was hit on the hand with the very first pitch he saw, prompting both benches to clear.

Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and manager Mike Redmond were both ejected.

Marlins reliever Anthony DeSclafani was also ejected after hitting Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez with a pitch.

LBS wishes Giancarlo Stanton a full and speedy recovery.

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