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Tim Howard became an American sports hero with his incredible performance in the round of 16 at the World Cup Tuesday in the US’ 2-1 loss to Belgium.

Though the US lost the game, Howard tied a World Cup record with 16 saves in the match. The last time that was done was in 1966. He single-handedly kept the US in the contest and was just awesome throughout. He earned praise from all corners of the country and was so great that he even inspired a “Things Tim Howard Could Save” meme on the net.

Most of the “Things Tim Howard Could Save” come from movies, music or other aspects of the entertainment world, and most of them are truly fantastic. Take a look at all the great memes below.

And while you’re at it, check out the rest of our Tim Howard coverage.

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Rockets have signs with Carmelo Anthony wearing Jeremy Lin’s No. 7

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The Houston Rockets are hosting Carmelo Anthony for a free agent visit on Wednesday. Just like the Chicago Bulls did on Tuesday, the Rockets have decorated their arena with photos that show Carmelo Anthony in a Houston uniform. The Rockets, however, may have insulted one of their own players in the process.

The videoboard outside the Toyota Center featured Anthony wearing a Rockets No. 7 jersey — the same number he wore with the New York Knicks. Jeremy Lin, who is still under contract with the Rockets, wore No. 7 last year.

It is widely assumed that Lin and his $8.3 million salary for next season will have to be cleared if Anthony decides to sign with Houston. Still, that’s kind of messed up.

H/T Pro Basketball Talk
Photo via @MarkBermanFox26

David Ortiz strolls to first on walk before pitch reaches catcher (Video)

David Ortiz received an unintentional intentional walk from the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, and he sort of made a joke of the whole thing.

Ortiz was 0-for-2 with a walk when the Cubs decided to pitch him carefully with a man on and two outs in the bottom of the 7th and the score tied 1-1. Relief pitcher Wesley Wright threw three straight balls well off the outside corner, so on the fourth pitch, Ortiz began walking up the line before the pitch was even delivered and reached the catcher.

David Ortiz walk

What Ortiz did may be viewed by some as disrespectful, but it might actually pay off at some point. This could tick off teams to the point where they wouldn’t want to give Ortiz the free base, or they’ll feel like they can sneak a fastball by him next time. In that sense, Ortiz could be baiting them into pitching to him.

Whatever the case, the Cubs’ strategy worked, because Mike Napoli grounded out to end the inning.

Wondo misses potential game-winning goal against Belgium (Video)

Chris Wondolowski missed a potential game-winning goal on what many felt was a gimme in the 92nd minute of the US’ World Cup match with Belgium on Tuesday.

The match was scoreless until extra time, and that was the US’s best chance to win. Had Wondo been able to net that goal, the US would have gone up 1-0 and time would have been called shortly thereafter.

This was the look on coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s face afterwards:

Jurgen Klinsmann Wondo miss

There were questions about whether or not Wondo was offsides. He wasn’t:

Wondo offsides

Mauricio Pinilla gets tattoo of missed shot against Brazil

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Chile striker Mauricio Pinilla blew a perfect opportunity to send his team to the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday when he missed a shot against Brazil. Pinilla’s shot, which came as the final seconds of extra time ticked away, deflected off the crossbar and out. Brazil went on to win in penalty kicks.

Now, Pinilla has taken extreme measures to make sure he never forgets that he came within inches of being a hero. The 30-year-old got a tattoo of his missed shot on his back.

As Metro pointed out, the words alongside the tattoo read “One centimeter from glory.”

It’s hard not to feel bad for Pinilla. His shot beat Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar and literally missed by inches. It was probably a good idea to get the ink on his back and not in his permanent line of sight.

Photo via @conejosanchez23

Johnny Manziel hangs with Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather

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Johnny Manziel has faced a lot of scrutiny for going out and having a good time since he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. Legendary former NFL players like Joe Montana have even suggested that he tone down the partying a bit. So how does Johnny Football respond? By trying to break the internet.

On Tuesday morning, Justin Bieber posted some photos on the social media sight Shots of him partying with his “boys.” The crew included Manziel, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and rapper/actor Tyrese.

According to TMZ, Manziel, Mayweather and company were partying at Bieber’s house in Beverly Hills. The police reportedly came to the house twice for noise complaints, but one time was because packs of young girls were screaming outside the condo.

Manziel hung out with Chantel Jeffries earlier this month, who happens to be DeSean Jackson’s ex-girlfriend and the young lady Bieber was with when he was popped for DUI. And we already knew Bieber and Mayweather were close friends.

It all finally makes sense. Manziel is doing what all of our college professors urged us to do before and after graduating — networking. Who can blame him?

Novak Djokovic smokes incredible return on match point to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Video)

Novak Djokovic hit an absolute rocket of a return on match point at Wimbledon Monday to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in their fourth-round match, and he celebrated like a total boss.

Djokovic was leading 6-5 in a third-set tiebreak with Tsonga serving at ad court. Tsonga stretched Nole out wide with a serve that kicked up to the backhand, and Djokovic reached for it and shot an absolute laser cross-court for the winner. Djokovic then stood with his arms out wide in an Incredible Hulk type pose as he celebrated his victory, but his celebration was premature.

Novak Djokovic celebration

One of the linesmen called the ball in but was overruled by the chair umpire, who called it out. Believing that his shot hit the line, Djokovic challenged. The Hawkeye replay showed the shot clearly caught the line, allowing Nole to celebrate his straight sets victory.

Djokovic will face Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals and appears to be headed for a clash with Andy Murray in the semis. That backhand return is just another reminder of what makes Nole one of the best returners in the game and one of the best since Andre Agassi.

Tip via LBS contributor Gene