Alysia Montano runs at US Track Championships while 8 months pregnant


Alysia Montano is the defending national champion in the 800-meter women’s race. Unfortunately, the speedster came in last at the 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday. Although, she did have a pretty decent excuse.

Montano ran the 800-meter race on Thursday while eight months pregnant. With that in mind, you should probably be relieved to hear that she only finished with a time of 2:32.13. You can watch a video of the race here.

“I’ve been running throughout my entire pregnancy and I felt really, really good throughout the whole process,” Montano told reporters after the race. “I was like, ‘I think I can run a pretty decent time.’ I didn’t have a time on it, I just knew I didn’t want to get lapped.”

The five-time USA Outdoor champion said she consulted her doctor and was assured that running is perfectly safe for both her and the child.

“I found out that exercising or maintaining (your usual routine) during pregnancy is actually much better for the mom and for the baby,” Montano explained.

Well, alright then…

H/T Deadspin

Snickers killed it with their Luis Suarez tweet after bite

Luis Suarez bite

Several brands tried to capitalize on the viral moment of Luis Suarez biting Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s World Cup win over Italy on Tuesday. Nobody did it better than Snickers.

Here is the tweet the candy bar company sent:

How many of you wanted a bite of that rectangle of deliciousness after that tweet?

They weren’t the only ones who knocked it out of the park. This was sent by McDonald’s Uruguay:

That was them telling Suarez they’d give him a Big Mac if he were still hungry.

Whataburger and Trident made the honorable mention category for their efforts.

That was too easy not to at least get something going by the brands’ respective social media teams. High-fives all around.

Also see: Luis Suarez full biting history

Brandon McCarthy’s wife Amanda writes the best checks

Brandon McCarthy and wife Amanda

Brandon and Amanda McCarthy remain one of the funniest couples in professional sports, and a lot of that is thanks to great gags like this one.

On Monday night, our friend Jimmy Traina tweeted this photo of a check he received from the McCarthys. Take note of what Amanda, whose husband Brandon pitches for the Diamondbacks, wrote in the memo section.

Parking lot hand relief. Classic.

In Tuesday’s edition of The Big Buzz, Traina explained that Amanda was sending in dues for last year’s fantasy football season. Better late than never, right?

Or maybe this is all part of Amanda’s get-rich-quick scheme:

Jason Biggs’ wife Jenny Mollen got him a hooker for a birthday threesome

If you ever wanted to learn how to promote a book, just follow what Jenny Mollen did.

Jason Biggs pieMollen, 35, is the wife of actor Jason Biggs, whom we all know as the dude from the “American Pie” movies, and now “Orange is the new Black.” Mollen was on “The View” Tuesday to promote the book — “I Like You Just the Way I Am” — and a big topic of discussion was the time she got a hooker to have a threesome with her husband for his birthday.

After being questioned by Candace Cameron Bure (you know her from “Full House”), Biggs came on the show Thursday to try downplaying things.

“We are very open people, we are real people,” he said on “The View” via Page Six. “This is not a habitual thing on our part. We don’t have a group of prostitutes who come in and out of our house with any regularity.”

Although having a birthday threesome with your wife and a prostitute sounds like a pretty cool gift, Biggs says it didn’t go quite as well as hoped.

“I didn’t have a good time in the end,” said Biggs. “It took three ladies over the course of three days. Let’s just say I didn’t complete the mission. My wife found the whole thing to be quite hysterical even while it was happening. She was actually on the bed, watching, eating a bag of chips, laughing, so as you can imagine, I wasn’t really performing to the best of my abilities. Also, said prostitute wasn’t engaging with my wife the way I hope she would, so it all kind of fell apart, and the rest is in the book.”

What a shame. We all know pretty well about Andrei Kirilenko’s wife, who lets her husband have sex with another woman on his birthday, so this is similar but on a different level. Maybe this sounds a lot cooler than it really is. Or not.

Bear interrupts baseball game in Alaska (Video)

Here in the lower 48, our sporting events are sometimes interrupted by furry little creatures who get lost and wind up in the field of play. In Alaska, ballplayers are more likely to spot carnivores while they’re slapping the leather around.

Over the weekend, a massive black bear showed up during the fifth inning of an American Legion game in Juneau, Alaska. Fortunately, the bear was beyond the outfield fence and thus separate from the players and fans in the ballpark.


While it didn’t look like a threatening situation, I’d still be thinking twice before I risked tumbling over the fence while trying to rob a home run. The bear can have it.

Video via Eye on Baseball

Rory McIlroy’s ex-girlfriend Holly Sweeney is pregnant

Jeff Mason hockey Belfast Holly Sweeney

The name Holly Sweeney hasn’t graced the pages of sports blogs for years. If you know anything about LBS, you know that’s been a real disappointment for myself and Steve DelVecchio. After all, Holly was not just golfing great Rory McIlroy’s first love, but ours as well.

When we first heard about Rory breaking up with Caroline Wozniacki, one of our first thoughts (and hopes) was that Holly might be back in the picture. When you’re feeling down, you oftentimes look to someone familiar to help you feel better. Holly could have been that person for Rory.

Unfortunately, that’s not happening. Sweeney has a new boyfriend and is actually pregnant.

The Irish Mirror reports that LBS’ dear Holly has a new boyfriend — hockey player Jeff Mason — and that she is pregnant. Mason is from Easthampton, Mass., and played hockey at Providence College. He’s been with the Belfast Giants for four seasons after several seasons in the ECHL. Sweeney lived in Belfast the last few years.

The two have avoided posting photos of their relationship on Twitter for the most part, but here’s Holly holding a button of Mason:

Holly is now 23 and supposedly has been dating Mason for two years. She’s said to be six months pregnant. Rory broke up with her three years ago and quickly began seeing Wozniacki. Later in the year, Holly took a shot at Rory by throwing a “golf pros and tennis hoes” party, but the beef between them didn’t last very long.

Bottom line in all this: We miss you, Holly!

Photo: Twitter/JeffMase3

Braves fan hurts himself trying to catch Albert Pujols home run (GIF)

Braves fanIf there’s an argument to be made for fans bringing mitts to the park, this would be Exhibit A as proof. I mean this poor Braves fan was just eaten alive by that Albert Pujols home run worse than a shortstop who doesn’t charge a chopper. He had no clue what to do on that ball.

Uhhh, ball’s coming my way, what do I do? He kicks up his leg and still gets hit! Based on the reaction, I wouldn’t be surprised if he broke a bone. Ouch!