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Jason Day wife Ellie in awe of husband’s performance

Jason Day wife Ellie

Jason Day rallied from his collapse on Friday to gut out one heck of a third round Saturday at the US Open that left the fans, media, and especially his wife stunned over his performance.

After carding a two-under 68 in the first round Thursday and a par 70 Friday, Day once again shot two under Saturday to tie himself for the tournament lead. His 68 Saturday was the second-best score of the round behind only Louis Oosthuizen, who shot a four-under 66.

Throughout his round and afterwards, his wife Ellie was cheering him on via Twitter:

Ellie is pregnant with the couple’s second child. She took her son Dash to the zoo this week for a little fun:

The Days have been married for nearly six years, but they only recently expanded their family. Jason said prior to the tournament that he is severely sleep deprived partly because he has to chase around his young son. Here is the full story on how the two met.

Greg Oden making NBA comeback, will work out for teams

Greg Oden

Greg Oden is attempting an NBA comeback and working out for teams in hopes of securing a roster spot.

According to Real GM, Oden worked out for the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday and will work out in an upcoming Dallas Mavericks free agent minicamp. The Mavericks had strong interest in signing Odom when he returned to the league in 2013, but the former No. 1 overall pick chose to sign with the Miami Heat instead.

Oden played in 23 games for the Heat in the 2013-2014 season, averaging 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.2 minutes per game. He pleaded guilty to battery charges related to punching his ex-girlfriend last year. He also battled alcohol problems during his season with the Heat and was sentenced to AA meetings as part of his guilty plea.

The good news is that Oden is attempting to get his life back on track. He spent much of the year training at Ohio State where he slimmed down and was looking good according to Buckeyes coach Thad Matta.

“Quite honestly, I haven’t seen Greg look this good since when he played for us back in the day at Ohio State,” Matta said in March. “His attitude is off the charts.”

Real GM also reported that the Grizzlies may have interest in Oden, who has only played in 105 games since being drafted in 2007.

Max Scherzer loses perfect game by hitting Jose Tabata in 9th inning (Video)

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Max Scherzer capped off a dominant outing on Saturday by tossing the second no-hitter in Nationals history. However, the right-hander came oh so close to pitching a perfect game.

With two outs in the ninth inning, a slider got away from Scherzer and went too far inside. The result was the ball hitting the elbow pad worn by Jose Tabata, who was awarded first base. And there went Scherzer’s perfect game.

After looking at replays, it doesn’t appear Tabata made much of an effort to get out of the way of the pitch. In fact, it looks like he leaned into it.

Scherzer got the following batter, Josh Harrison, to fly out to left field to complete the no-hitter. However, much of the talk after the game centered around Tabata and and his role in spoiling the perfect game.

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King weighed in with his opinion, which was shared by many.

Scherzer, on the other hand, took the high road when speaking about Tabata’s at-bat.

Despite losing the perfect game, Scherzer still deserves all of the props he’ll receive for his work on the mound Saturday. Unfortunately, he came up just shy of perfection.

Jimbo Fisher, wife Candi release statement announcing divorce

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Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife Candi released a joint statement on Friday announcing that they are separating.

“After almost 22 years of marriage, we have decided to amicably separate,” the statement read, via The Palm Beach Post. “Thank you to our family and friends, and the fans who have offered kind words and support.

“Although we are in the public eye, we appreciate respect for the privacy of our children and our family, and humbly request only positive, accurate discussions surrounding our situation during this difficult time.

“In 2011, when our son Ethan was diagnosed with Fanconi anemia (FA), we co-founded Kidz1stFund to increase awareness and raise money for research for this rare, life-threatening blood disorder. Parenting our children and Kidz1stFund will remain an aligned focus of our family.”

Jimbo, 49, and Candi, 46, have two sons together. Rumors of their divorce began circulating earlier this month on SEC message boards, where fans accused Candi of some pretty nasty stuff.

Daniel Tosh wore Aaron Hernandez jersey at his show in Boston

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Daniel Tosh headlined a comedy show at the Wang Theatre in Boston on Friday night. Naturally, he took the stage wearing an Aaron Hernandez jersey.

Was the wardrobe selection in poor taste? Yes. Is that exactly what Tosh was going for? Of course.

The “Tosh.0” creator is always going for shock value, and wearing the jersey of a former New England Patriots player who was convicted of murder to a show in Boston certainly qualifies.

That said, I’m guessing there will be plenty of people who thought Tosh’s Lane Kiffin parody was hilarious but didn’t laugh at his stunt on Friday night. Don’t expect him to care.

Photo via Toucher and Rich/Twitter

Karl-Anthony Towns meets with Timberwolves

Karl Anthony Towns

When the Minnesota Timberwolves won the top overall spot in the NBA Draft Loterry last month, there was some speculation that former Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns could avoid meeting with the T-Wolves in an attempt to force his way to the Los Angeles Lakers, who have the No. 2 pick.

That didn’t happen.

On Friday night, Minnesota Twins reporter Rhett Bollinger spotted Towns meeting with Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders and owner Glen Taylor.

There is a growing sense of belief that Towns is a lock to go No. 1. In fact, the Lakers are starting to doubt that they will even be able to get the 19-year-old to visit them for a pre-draft workout.

Towns and his father were hoping a certain team from New York landed the top overall pick, but that didn’t work out. And if they can’t pick the team they want, being drafted No. 1 is a nice consolation prize.

Warren Sapp a suspect in domestic violence case

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The legal trouble continues for Warren Sapp.

The Pro Football Hall of Famer has been named as a suspect in a domestic violence investigation, according to TMZ.

TMZ reports that a woman filed a police report after getting into a physical altercation with Sapp at a Las Vegas casino on April 28.

Sapp has not been arrested or charged with a crime, but police are investigating.

This is the second police incident this year involving Sapp. He was arrested after assaulting and soliciting prostitutes at the Super Bowl. Sapp reached a plea deal in the case and lost his analyst job over it. We may be looking at a trend here; in the prostitution arrest, the women accused Sapp of tackling them.

Patricio Pitbull knocks out Daniel Weichel with great counterpunch (Video)

The co-main event at Bellator 138 in St. Louis on Friday night was so awesome it could have stood alone as a main event.

Daniel Weichel nearly beat Patricio Pitbull, but Pitbull got some help from the bell and showed resiliency in the next round.

Weichel landed some big shots on Pitbull in the first but the round ended just before he got the finish. As a result, Weichel came out aggressively in round two, thinking he could finish the job. Only there was one problem: Pitbull struck him with a strong counterpunch that sent him to the mat for a TKO.

Patricio Pitbull

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Kimbo Slice knocks out Ken Shamrock at Bellator 138 (Video)

The main event at Bellator 138 on Friday night didn’t last very long, but it was as thrilling of a fight as anyone could have asked for. It also came down to whose strength as a fighter would prevail: Ken Shamrock’s submission game, or Kimbo Slice’s boxing ability. It turns out that both were successful, though Slice came out on top.

When the fight started, Shamrock immediately went for a takedown against Kimbo and his gameplan of trying to take the fight to the ground was clear. He eventually got things to the ground and had a rear mount on Slice, and he was trying for the rear naked choke. He was trying hard to submit Kimbo, but the giant would not tap out.

Slice managed to break out of the choke hold and stood the fight back up. The two traded two punches, and then Kimbo landed one massive one that knocked Shamrock to the ground, leading referee Big John McCarthy to call the fight in the first round by TKO.

Here’s a closer look at the big knockout punch:

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Wow, that was awesome!

This is how close Shamrock was to getting the submission:

Road Warrior Animal of Legion of Doom walks out Ken Shamrock

Road Warrior Animal

Friday’s fight between Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock at Bellator 138 was just the spectacle everyone expected it to be. It even included an extravagant entrance by Shamrock that saw him walked into the cage by Road Warrior Animal from the Legion of Doom.

Animal’s real name is Joe Laurinaitis, and he has two connections to the fight. He has a relationship with Shamrock going way back to their wrestling days, and Joe’s son, James, plays for the St. Louis Rams. The fight was being held in the same city.

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