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Monday, June 25, 2018

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Watch: Goose flies into scoreboard at Angels-Tigers game

Goose scoreboard

The Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers were visited by a feathered friend during their game in Detroit on Wednesday.

During the top of the sixth inning, a goose (yes a goose) made its way into Comerica Park. It landed on the infield near second base momentarily before returning to flight. It landed in the outfield and took off again, all while being chased by a stadium employee. The goose took flight again and appeared to be in “cruise control” before colliding with a video scoreboard before falling down into a row of seats.

Hopefully the goose was okay after the collision. At least it didn’t interfere with any players unlike the rogue eagle in Minnesota.

Watch: Johns Hopkins, Ohio State lacrosse teams get into huge brawl

Tempers flared during the fourth period of a semifinal of the Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament on Wednesday.

No. 2 Johns Hopkins met No. 3 Ohio State in the second semifinal of the day. With Ohio State up 5-4 and a little over nine minutes remaining in regulation, a scuffle broke out on the sideline after a hard check.

According to Clay Hall of WSYX in Columbus, two players were ejected for their roles in the brawl.

Hopkins went on to win the game by a score of 6-5 and will meet No. 1 Maryland in the championship game on Saturday.

Sports world reacts to Meek Mill’s release from prison

Meek Mill

Meek Mill being released from prison on Tuesday was big news, and it made major waves in the sports world. Not only did Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin say he was heading to prison to pick up Meek and bring the Philly-based rapper to the team’s playoff game, but several other notable athletes were pleased to see Meek released.

Here’s a roundup of some of the Twitter reactions from notable athletes to Meek’s release.

Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns:

Eagles’ Jalen Mills:

The New England Patriots, which included a photo of owner Robert Kraft with Meek, saying “justice for our friend.”

Georgia running back D’Andre Dwift:

Blazers’ CJ McCollum:

Ravens safety Tony Jefferson:

Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma added some social commentary:

The 76ers are going to have even more motivation to try and close out their series with the Miami Heat on Tuesday night now that Meek’s been released.

Watch: College Jeopardy! contestants coordinate basketball intros

Jeopardy basketball

The three finalists for the “Jeopardy!” College Championship coordinated some basketball-themed motions during their introductions on Thursday’s show.

Take a look as the three contestants all pretend to play basketball during their intros:

Brown University freshman Dhruv Gaur seemed to be the one who coordinated the effort.

As awesome as those intros were, it’s even better with the NBA on NBC theme song in the background.

We’re just pleased to see some sports effort on Jeopardy!, especially after a previous NFL disaster on the show.

Denver lacrosse team clowns local newspaper over Coors Field error

Coors Field snow

The Denver Post is getting hit with some friendly fire over a recent error that they made in a feature about Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies.

The feature, which was printed in the Friday edition of the paper, went viral after readers noticed that an image of Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, was incorrectly used instead of the actual Coors Field.

On Saturday, the University of Denver’s men’s lacrosse team jumped at their opportunity to tweet a funny reference to the error. The team was actually in Pennsylvania for a match against Villanova over the weekend (which they won 22-6) and passed by Citizens Bank Park on the way back to the airport. You can probably guess where they went with the reference.

Granted, this wasn’t the most savage shot that the paper took over the error. But the fact that it came from a fellow Denver enterprise probably stings a bit.

UCF building evacuated after man’s LeBron James-like powder toss

UCF Knights

A stunt by a UCF student led to the evacuation of a building on the university’s campus on Wednesday, and of course, there is a tie-in to LeBron James.

During a class held in the UCF Business Administration building on Wednesday, a man stood up and tossed powder into the air. The man was replicating LeBron James’ pregame chalk powder toss, and also yelled one of James’ infamous lines. “I’m taking my talents elsewhere. I’m going to Miami,” the man said, according to witnesses.

Not knowing the nature of the substance, UCF Police Chief Richard Beary said the matter was treated as a hazardous materials situation.

“We had an individual throw powder in one of the classrooms. We think it was going to be some type of stunt, like a LeBron James stunt, but unfortunately with the current threat situation the way it is our fire partners said we needed to treat it as a hazmat situation,” UCF Police Chief Richard Beary told News 6.

The UCF Police Department said the suspect was wearing a white LeBron James No. 6 Miami Heat jersey. UCF Police put out this tweet about the suspect:

Thankfully, the substance was later determined to be baby formula and not something dangerous. However, exercising caution was the right decision, which included evacuating the building.

Though the chalk toss was a famous part of LeBron’s pregame routine, he stopped doing it in late 2014. Apparently the tradition is still alive for some.

Britt McHenry, golfer Paige Spiranac get into it over SI Swimsuit photos

Pro golfer Paige Spiranac is one of several athletes who are appearing in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry does not agree with the message Spiranac, gymnast Aly Raisman and other women are sending.

In advance of the magazine being released on Wednesday, Spiranac shared some photos from her shoot on social media.

After seeing those and some other photos from SI, McHenry decided that she needed to be heard.

While the tweets were not sent directly to Spiranac, the former San Diego State star took them personally and responded. That led to some back and forth between her and McHenry.

Spiranac is an ambassador for the anti-bullying organization CyberSmile, and she broke down crying in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated when discussing how she has been bullied and considered suicide. She credited SI for giving her a platform where she “took back my body and took back my sexuality.”

Ironically, McHenry infamously went off on a parking lot attendant nearly three years ago and berated her about her body. She probably shouldn’t be handing out advice to women about what empowerment is.

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