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Robin Van Persie scores on incredible header (Video)

Robin Van Persie scored what likely will end up being one of the best goals of the 2014 World Cup on Friday afternoon. His incredible header was the first of the tournament for The Netherlands and tied their match against Spain just before halftime.

Fans call Van Persie “The Flying Dutchman,” and now we all know why. Here’s another look at the goal:

Defenseman Daley Blind deserves just as much credit for the beautiful pass, but it will be Van Persie’s head that you see flying through the air over and over again throughout the rest of the World Cup.

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GIFs via GIFD Sports, @myregularface

Quintin Berry rounds bases, slides home after being ejected (Video)

Quintin-Berry-slideQuintin Berry, who has spent time in the majors over the past two seasons with the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, is currently playing with the Baltimore Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate Norfolk Tide. Berry was ejected from Thursday night’s game against the Syracuse Chiefs. Before he left the field, he did something we have never seen before.

With his team trailing 5-3 and two outs in the ninth, Berry ripped a single to left field. For whatever reason, he turned back and said something to home plate umpire Tom Honec and was ejected for it. After being tossed, Berry decided to run the bases and slide into home plate.

Both managers and Syracuse left fielder Dustin Hood said after the game that they have never seen anything like that before in their lives.

“I ain’t never seen that in my life,” Hood said, via Lindsay Kramer of Syracuse.com. “I didn’t know what happened. Then I saw him chirping and I was like, he’s just trying to be funny.”

Aside from the fact that Berry threw a childish temper tantrum, he also cost his team a chance at a comeback. Had he simply kept his mouth shut and legged out his single, the Tide would have had a man on and a chance to start a rally. Instead, he decided to give bloggers something to talk about.

H/T For the Win

Tim Duncan in ‘No Country for Old Men’ is a fantastic photoshop

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How perfect of a photoshop job was this one? Tim Duncan as Anton Chigurh from “No Country for Old Men”? Does it get any better than that?

The latest fantastic photoshop comes to us from Oklahoma artist Bennett Barry, and it’s perfect. It has Timmy just like Chigurh’s character and, if you put aside the maniacal killings and cattle prod gun, are they really that dissimilar? I mean just from the lack of emotion standpoint. Duncan doesn’t give any f—s, you know? He doesn’t show sympathy or empathy on the court. He’s all about his business, with only one mission in mind: kill win.

Can’t you just see him telling his opponent to flip a coin?

Between this, the hilarious “Jurassic Park” memes and the “Friday photoshop, the internet is absolutely killing it with Duncan during the NBA Finals.

H/T @Steve_OS

Sage Steele shakes her head at a frustrated Bill Simmons (Video)

Sage SteeleBill Simmons is a man with a lot to say, but he didn’t get the chance to say everything he had on his mind during ESPN’s postgame coverage for Game 4 of the NBA Finals Thursday. When he finally got the chance to talk, he made it known that he was frustrated.

All host Sage Steele could do was shake her head, making it quite evident that this is an uncomfortable issue.

The foursome of Steele, Simmons, Jalen Rose and Doug Collins is a relatively new one for ESPN, but it’s one I like. For that matter, I liked it even more when Michelle Beadle was filling in for Sage, but it’s still a good group with Steele as host.

Hopefully ESPN doesn’t take this awkward moment as a cue to shuffle things; the last thing I want is more of Stephen A. Smith and Michael Wilbon after games.

H/T CJ Zero

Referee Yuichi Nishimura’s Wikipedia page hacked after controversial penalty call

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It didn’t take long for the haters to go to work on the Wikipedia page of FIFA referee Yuichi Nishimura after the Japanese official made a controversial call that led to a Brazilian goal in the first match of the 2014 World Cup Thursday.

Nishimura gave Croatia a yellow card for what most people felt was a dive by Fred in the box that led to a free kick for Brazil that Neymar converted to break the 1-1 tie.

Following the controversial call, Nishimura’s Wikipedia page was updated accordingly. Not only was he called a Brazilian football referee with his birth location listed as Sao Paulo instead of Japan, but the controversy was already added to his page:

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What can you say? According to those on Twitter, Nishimura is just a member of Brazil’s football club:

Torii Hunter: If I can endure cramps during sex, LeBron James has ‘no excuse’

Torii-HunterA number of current and former athletes came to the defense of LeBron James after he left Game 1 of the NBA Finals with severe cramping in the fourth quarter. If James was physically able to play, he obviously would have been in the game. However, Torii Hunter believes that if he can grind out a cramp during sex, LeBron should be able to keep playing.

In an interview with Jim Rome that aired Wednesday night, Hunter was asked for his opinion on LeBron leaving a game with cramps. His response was classic.

“I’ve been there before, especially playing football in high school and after the game you’re on the bus and you catch a cramp and you can’t move,” Hunter said, via the New York Post. “But I can tell you this, I made love to my wife the other night and I caught a cramp in my hamstring. I actually put my leg out and kept performing. So there’s no excuse.”

Unlike this NFL offensive lineman, Hunter has enjoyed nearly two decades of success at the professional level. He has remained relatively healthy throughout his career, and apparently cramps don’t stop him. Fortunately for his wife, cramps are no match for Torii on or off the field.

Thanks to LBS tipster David

Kings barely miss on tying goal vs Rangers (Video)

The Kings and Rangers are going to Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals after the Rangers won Game 4 2-1 by the thinnest of margins.

The Kings were relentless in their attacks during the third period, but they were unable to tie the game. The closest they came to a goal was with nearly a minute left when an Alec Martinez shot was redirected in front of Henrik Lundqvist with 1:15 left in the game. The puck squirted through Lundqvist’s legs and ended up about an inch short of becoming a goal.

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Derek Stepan used his glove to brush the puck away, and the Rangers barely avoided allowing the tying goal. The Kings had a couple of players in front of the net trying to poke it in, but they couldn’t get it done.

Now the series returns to LA where the Kings can close it out in Game 5 in front of their fans.