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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Justin Bieber wants Dana White to make fight between him and Tom Cruise

Justin Bieber wants to fight Tom Cruise in the octagon and is hoping the UFC will make arrangements.

Bieber tweeted on Sunday night about his desire to face Cruise and asked who was willing to put on the fight. He tagged UFC president Dana White in the tweet.

The consensus seems to be that Cruise would destroy Bieber in an MMA match. But you never really know what will happen until the bell rings. It would be a battle between the Church of Scientology and the Hillsong Church.

If they’re able to make this fight happen, we’d love to see it.

Darren Rovell crushed on Twitter for criticizing LSU gymnastics billboard

LSU gymnastics runner up

Darren Rovell was crushed on Twitter Sunday for criticizing those who put up a billboard celebrating an accomplishment by LSU’s women’s gymnastics team.

LSU’s women’s gymnastics finished second in the Four on the Floor national championship event Saturday, behind Oklahoma and ahead of UCLA. This was the third time LSU finished second in the NCAA the last four years — a tribute to the excellence of the senior class, even if they fell short of their ultimate goal of winning it all.

A billboard even went up celebrating the team’s runner-up finish:

The billboard received extra attention from Rovell, the former ESPN sports business reporter, who lambasted LSU for celebrating a second-place finish.

Rovell’s tweet was so poorly received that he ended up getting “ratio’d” on Twitter, meaning he was bombarded with negative feedback. He even heard it from members of LSU’s team, like Sarah Finnegan and Ashlyn Kirby.

Others pointed out how this was no different than celebrating a Final Four or College World Series appearance by hanging a banner, but Rovell disagreed. Then someone threw this little factoid back at him:

Rovell is so completely wrong here it’s not even funny.

The LSU team may have not won the national championship, but to say they’re not deserving of recognition, celebration and accolades is shortsighted. They won the SEC meet and had two individual national champion trophies. They finished ahead of a UCLA team that featured two Olympic gold medalists. That’s not something worthy of being proud? I guess anyone who has won a silver or bronze medal at the Olympics should just throw them away.

John Wooden, arguably the most successful coach in sports history, defined success the following way:

“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”

I didn’t see anything in there about success being defined by winning a championship and nothing less. I’m sure Rovell won’t understand that, though he’s probably used to being smacked down for his poor opinions.

Jazz fan goes viral for huge hair

Jazz fan huge hair

A Utah Jazz fan went viral on Saturday night for her wild hairstyle after being shown on TV by ESPN.

Late in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the Jazz’s first-round playoff series with the Houston Rockets, ESPN showed the woman on TV. Her hair, which was puffed out nearly a foot high, was magnificent:

Folks on the internet were instantly captivated by her and her hair:

The public demands answers. We need to know more about this ‘do.

Tony Hawk shares great video of daughter overcoming skateboarding fear

Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk is widely considered to be the greatest skateboarder of all time, so it goes without saying that the moment he had with his daughter over the weekend was probably one of the proudest of his life.

On Saturday, Hawk shared a video on Twitter that showed his daughter conquering one of her skateboarding fears.

Crushed it.

Hawk has always made sure skateboarding is a big part of his kids’ lives, and it even created some controversy several years ago. If anyone’s going to teach a youngster how to shred, its Tony.

Watch: UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi records another perfect 10

Katelyn Ohashi

Katelyn Ohashi did it again.

The UCLA Bruins senior gymnast received another perfect 10 on her floor routine — her second of the season in the event following her performance last month that went viral.

Here’s a look at Ohashi’s performance on Sunday in a competition against Washington:

This was Ohashi’s second perfect 10 on the floor exercise this season, fifth on the floor of her career, and her seventh total career perfect 10. Her perfect 10 on Sunday also marked the second time this season that she and teammate Kyla Ross each had perfect 10s in the same competition. Ross, an Olympic gold medalist, recorded a career-high of 39.775 in the all-around, which is the best score in the country this year.

UCLA beat Washington 197.600-196.000 and is now 8-0 this season.

Lindsey Vonn crashes in final super-G of her career

Lindsey Vonn disappointment

Lindsey Vonn crashed out of the super-G at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Sweden on Tuesday after losing control in mid-air, hitting a gate and having a panel fitted between the two poles get stuck in her boot.

Vonn hit the snow face-first and then skidded into a safety net. The crash looked bad and immediately caused a stir from the onlookers, including her teammates, opponents and one American fan who burst into tears.

“Everybody, cross your fingers or hold your thumbs. That didn’t look like a nice crash,” said American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin via ESPN. “She went really hard into the fence. Hopefully she is OK.”

The 34-year-old Vonn, who previously announced she will retire following her run at the super-G and Sunday’s downhill due to persistent injuries and knee pain, was immediately attended to by medical personnel before getting up and skiing down the hill.

Vonn is the all-time leader in women’s World Cup wins (82) and has three Olympic medals to her name (one gold).

Adam Levine goes shirtless during Super Bowl halftime show, recalls Janet Jackson

Adam Levine shirtless

Adam Levine and Maroon 5 received a middling to negative reaction for their halftime show at Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, and one particular part of the show made waves.

Late in the set, Levine went shirtless, leading to plenty of comparisons to Janet Jackson.

Back in 2004, Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed during the Super Bowl halftime show, causing a controversy and the inclusion of the term “wardrobe malfunction” in our lexicon. CBS was fined by the FCC for the display, yet nothing will happen with Levine going shirtless.