Jon Hamm did an awesome job at opening the ESPYS. Hamm took jabs at everyone from Dwight Howard to Ray Lewis. If you didn’t have the chance to watch the ESPYS, here’s your chance to catch a few minutes of it.
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A new name has been added to the top 5 list of bad first pitches at a baseball game. Carly Rae Jepsen threw out the first pitch at the Rays game over the weekend and the pitch was so bad that the ball almost hit her ankle.
I can imagine that if the team got her number and is willing to call her maybe that it won’t be about throwing out another first pitch (yes, I know that was corny).
I don’t know how many times this has happened before but a Cleveland Indians fan caught enough of balls to have played center field during that one game. The fan lucked up and caught four foul balls in one game which is very rare. Watch the last catch below.
After his amazing fortune on Sunday, Van Niel did offer some advice for fellow Indians fans: “We had the exchange tickets, so yeah, I’m going to try to get these seats for next year. Row FF, Section 160, Seat 3 if you’re looking for tickets – it’s the magic seat.”
SKEETERS WIN FIRST HALF FREEDOM DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
Club Sets New League Record for Wins in First Half of Season
SUGAR LAND, TX – With an all-time best first-half record of 47-23, the Sugar Land Skeeters have officially clinched an Atlantic League postseason playoff spot and been named first half Freedom Division Champions. The title marks the first-ever playoff berth for the young franchise in just its second season as a part of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
Despite the movement of five members from the club’s roster to Major League organizations in 2013, the Skeeters established a new Atlantic League record for wins in a first half with a 47-23 record. The previous record for wins in a first half was held by the Lancaster Barnstormers (45-25) in 2012, while the record for most wins in any half was set by the Atlantic City Surf (48-22) in 2001.
Atlantic League Division Series play will begin the week of September 16, with the Skeeters hosting two games at Constellation Field on Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19. Should the Skeeters advance further into the playoffs, the Atlantic League Championship Series will take place the week of September 23. Fans are encouraged to continue checking the Skeeters website for updated information on the League’s playoff schedule. The Skeeters organization will also announce on-sale dates for playoff tickets in the coming weeks, giving fans the most opportunity to secure their seats in witnessing Sugar Land baseball history.
For more information about the Atlantic League, the Sugar Land Skeeters or how to purchase tickets, visit the team’s website at www.sugarlandskeeters.com or call the Skeeters ticket office at 281.240.HITS.
The Colorado Avalanche selects Nathan MacKinnon with the first pick in the NHL Draft.
“We are thrilled to be adding Nathan to our organization,” said Avalanche Director of Amateur Scouting Rick Pracey. “Nathan is a skilled forward with elite skating ability and speed. He plays an aggressive, attacking game and can elevate his game when his team needs it most.”
During the 2012-13 regular season, MacKinnon collected 75 points (32g/43a) in 44 contests for Halifax, averaging 1.70 points-per-game. He finished tied for fourth on the Mooseheads in scoring and added a +40 plus/minus rating en route to being named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team. MacKinnon went on to tally 33 points (11g/22a) in 17 playoff games as the Mooseheads won the league championship. Nathan’s 33 postseason points tied him for second in the QMJHL. He led Halifax in game-winning goals during the regular season (7-tie) and playoffs (4).
The Houston Inferno defeated the Las Vegas Fantasy in the opening game of the Bikini Basketball Association season by the score of 46-42 in overtime. While I don’t have stats from the game, I do happen to have observations.
Bikini Basketball is real. Before attending the game I thought it would be just a bunch of pretty faces in skimpy clothing tripping over each other’s feet in efforts to look cute while bouncing a basketball.
Well, I was wrong. These ladies are complete true ballers who have been playing the game for years and now have the opportunity to continue chasing their dream and doing what they love in an actual league where they will compete for a championship.
For one, the name of the league can be taken out of context. When hearing Bikini Basketball, one’s mind starts to wander in some type of perverted territory but, to be honest, it really shouldn’t. These ladies are more than just some pretty faces, they are talented and competitive. There aren’t any actual bikinis being worn at all. The teams wear tights and sports bras with the team name on the front, jersey number on the back and their attire is very appropriate.
Now don’t get me wrong, if your eyes are into sweets, then there’s some candy on the court. However, once you start watching how good the ladies play you won’t have time to pay attention to anything else because you will be all into the game.
Like I said before, the ladies on the court have actually played ball before entering this league and you can tell they have the passion for the game.
To be honest, there was less flopping during this game than in the NBA.
With the football season being over and the NBA coming to an end, I would recommend checking out one of these games if you have a team in your city.
( player interviews below)
Hip-hop artist Drake was denied access to the Miami Heat locker room on Thursday night. Drake had the “WTF dude, don’t you know who I am” look on his face after being turned down.
Press Release-Since the announcing of their launch season, The Bikini Basketball Association (BBA) has created a buzz in the cities of Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago and Philadelphia. Houston, Texas will be no exception as the Houston Inferno set in motion their season opener, this Saturday, June 22 at the Delmar Field house (2020 Mangum Road) at7pm.
As the last team to join the BBA in March 2013 for its inaugural season, the Houston Inferno is ready to bring the Heat and take Texas by storm. The new owners, Gordon and Serenity Lemond, are excited and highly motivated to bring another winning franchise program to Houston. The city has a history of champions and the Lemond’s intend to show the Bikini Basketball Association just how it’s done in Houston.
Coached by Tony Gatlin and Sean Gay, the Houston team of eighteen are skilled players with a variety of backgrounds, including division 1 college and a number of basketball clubs. Though the association is called “Bikini Basketball,” the ladies will not be playing their games in real bikini wear. This game is about confident, beautiful and talented female athletes.
Tickets can be purchased at houstoninferno.ticketleap.com