Category Archives: Wide World of Sports

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Kobe Bryant Socked a Dinger at Richard Sherman’s Charity Softball Game [Video]

Richard Sherman’s charity softball game, which drew over 22,000 spectators at SafeCo Field on Sunday. Participants in the game included Nate Robinson, Lawyer Milloy, Macklemore, Kobe Bryant, Shawn Kemp, Russell Wilson, and a bunch of Sherman’s other Seahawks teammates.

Kobe has yet to make his NBA return after missing most of last season, but the Los Angeles Lakers great looks to be ready for competition if his softball prowess is any indication.

Bryant hit an opposite-field home run as captured by Instagram account LakersWorld16:

Kobe later claimed he hadn’t swung a bat in 20 years, which, more likely than not, was a blatant lie.

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Tour de France Rider Arnaud Demare Made an Emergency Bathroom Stop in a Fan’s Camper [Video]

French cyclist Arnaud Demare was forced to rely on the kindness of strangers when nature called during Stage 14 of the Tour de France.

Instead of exploring the Alps countryside for his bathroom needs, he pulled over to the side of the road and asked a fan if he could use the facilities.

The fan graciously allowed Demare, who is currently 164th out of 171 riders, to do his business.

What a guy. That’s the mark of a true humanitarian: giving safe shelter to a guy bringing up the rear.

It’s an odd way to increase the re-sale value of a vehicle, but, hey, whatever works.


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Professional Surfers Take Their Surfboards to the Arctic Circle [Video]

When you think of surfing, you probably envision the coast of California or the lush beaches of Hawaii. The Arctic Circle most likely never crosses your mind.

Professional surfers Patrick Millin, Brett Barley and Chadd Konig took their boards up to the Arctic Circle for an incredible experience. Between the water and the wind, the surfers had to battle sub-zero temperatures.

You have to give photographer Chris Burkard—and the camera crew—credit as well for braving the bitter cold in order to capture some breathtaking shots.

[SmugMug Films, h/t Devour]

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Stuart Scott’s ESPYS Speech Was Fantastic & Inspirational [Video]

Stuart Scott — who was diagnosed with Appendiceal cancer in 2007 and underwent four surgeries in the seven days leading up to Wednesday night’s ESPY Awards — received the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. If you haven’t yet caught his speech, it was tremendously moving. “When you die, it does not mean that you’d lose to cancer,” Scott said. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”

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