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Blake Griffin spills water on Warriors fan, fan is all ‘WTF?’ (Video)

Blake Griffin was pretty upset over fouling out in the final minute of Game 1 between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors on Saturday, and he reacted by throwing a drink back — literally — after seeing a replay of his foul.

The question is: did he mean to soak the fan behind him, or was that unintentional? The great part was seeing the fan react like “what the f—?” to Blake after getting soaked.

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The fan was wearing a yellow Warriors shirt, so knowing Blake, he probably did it on purpose.

So awesome.

Video via @cjzero

This is what Delino DeShields Jr. looks like after taking a 90 mph pitch to the face

delino-deshields-jrFor some of you baseball fans out there, the name Delino DeShields may ring a bell. He spent 13 seasons in the majors with the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago Cubs.

His son, Delino DeShields Jr., is now working his way up through the minors in attempt to make it to the big leagues himself. He was selected 8th overall in the 2010 Amateur Draft by the Houston Astros and now plays for the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League.

During Friday’s game, DeShields was unable to get out of the way and took a 90 mph pitch to the side of the face. Fortunately, he was able to walk off under his own power. The aftermath, however, is a non displaced maxillary sinus fracture and an extremely swollen face.

Yikes.

After an incident like that, it would be hard to blame a player for not wanting to step in a batter’s box again. Hopefully, DeShields has a full and speedy recovery.

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri yells ‘F**k Brooklyn!’ during rally prior to playoff game (Video)

masai-ujiri-raptors-rallyThe last time the Toronto Raptors hosted a playoff game was April 26, 2008, when they lost to the Orlando Magic 106-94 in the first round.

Saturday, fans in Toronto had their nearly six-year wait come to an end as the Brooklyn Dinosaurs Nets were in town to begin their best-of-seven first round series.

Prior to the game, there was a rally outside Air Canada Centre with thousands of hyped Raptors fans and one hyped general manager. While addressing the crowd, Masai Ujiri yelled a NSFW phrase that sent those in attendance into hysterics.

Tell us how you really feel, Masai.

I think Toronto is glad to have playoff basketball back.

H/T Eye On Basketball

Toronto Sun takes shot at Brooklyn Nets with newspaper cover

toronto-raptors-claw-logoAfter a regular season that saw the Toronto Raptors win a franchise record 48 games during the regular season, the team now has their sights set on an NBA championship as the NBA playoffs begin this weekend.

The Raptors secured the Eastern Conference’s three seed as Atlantic Division champs. Their first-round matchup will be against the team who finished behind them in the division, the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets, of course, added 36-year-old Paul Pierce and 37-year-old Kevin Garnett last summer to bolster their hopes of hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy at the end of the season. When you have older players on your team, sometimes people take shots their ages, like the Toronto Sun.

Cold world.

The Nets had a chance to claim the fifth seed on the final day of the season with a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but Jason Kidd rested all five of his starters. The 114-85 loss (combined with a Wizards win over the Celtics) meant the Nets fell to sixth.

Did the Nets “tank” that final game to set up a series with the Raptors? Some around Toronto think so.

Fat fan at Rays game faceplants going for foul ball (GIF)

GIF: Cowboys fan does a face plant, bally-flop at the Trop. (... on Twitpic

There is so much gold in this GIF I just love it.

What we’re looking at here is an overweight fan at the Rays-Yankees game on Friday night who went over the railing and landed on the field trying to get a foul ball during the 7th inning.

What part of the GIF did you like best?

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Was it the fact that the dude is wearing a Dallas Cowboys T-shirt to a Rays-Yankees baseball game? His light blue visor styled backwards? The way he flipped over and landed straight on his face? Or how his jiggly belly became exposed as he went man overboard?

I’m going with E, all of the above.

Tipster Arsen D. also says the fan was kicked out but, hey, at least he got a souvenir for his troubles!

GIF via @corkgaines

Martin Maldonado literally knocked the cover off a baseball (Video)

During Friday’s game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates, Martin Maldonado did something he will be able to tell people about for the rest of his life.

martin-maldonado-knocks-cover-off-baseballIn the top of the sixth inning, the 27-year-old catcher hit a ground ball to Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez, which in itself doesn’t seem particularly noteworthy. The condition of the bouncing ball, however, is the story because Maldonado knocked its cover off. Seriously.

I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen that before.

The best part might be watching Alvarez throw the ball across the diamond with the cover flopping around. All that’s missing from Maldonado’s reaction at first base is a shrug as if to say, “Welp.”

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Nick Calathes suspended 20 games, tested postive for breast cancer drug Tamoxifen

Nick CalathesMemphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for a violation of the league’s drug policy.

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news and says Calathes tested positive for Tamoxifen, which was part of an over-the-counter supplement he was taking.

Woj adds that a source tells him there was no trace of steroids or PED in his positive test and that “there was no intent” by Calathes to violate the policy.

Calathes’ 20-game suspension starts immediately and takes him out for the Grizzlies’ upcoming playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Calathes provides depth in the Grizzlies’ backcourt and has averaged 4.9 points and 2.9 assists in 16.5 minutes per game this season.

Tamoxifen is used to block the spread of breast cancer.