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  1. [Updated] College Baseball Player Kicked Off Team for Tweeting Sexual Slur About Mo’Ne Davis

    F*** that noise.

    Last week we were excited to learn that teen baseball phenom Mo'Ne Davis' story would be adapted into the Disney movie Throw Like Mo, but apparently the news was too much for the fragile male ego of baseball player Joey Casselberry.

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  2. ESPN Hires The Muppets to Make Us Care About Sportball

    "I say 'piffle!'"

    ESPN and The Muppets released these videos starring Kermit, Miss Piggy, Statler and Waldorf, and Bunsen and Beaker to encourage us to take part in the ESPN Tournament Challenge.

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  3. Disney Channel Developing Movie About Little League Phenom, Mo’ne Davis

    It's like "Rookie of the Year," but REAL.

    Because apparently, being the first girl to pitch a shut-out game in the Little League World Series and the first Little League player ever to make the cover of Sports Illustrated (not only because of her insane pitching arm, but her talent in basketball and soccer, too) at thirteen isn't enough. Now, sports prodigy Mo'ne Davis is having her story adapted into a movie by the Disney Channel.

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  4. Mudbloods Director Farzard Sangari and Chaser Ali Cottong Talk About Real-Life Quidditch

    Brooms up!

    If you haven't heard of Mudbloods, don't let the title fool you—it's a surprisingly heartfelt and fascinating look into the world of collegiate-level Quidditch, which is a real sport that has nothing to do with magic. Our review of the documentary went up on Wednesday, but we also got the chance to speak with both the director Farzad Sangari and one of the former UCLA players, Ali Cottong, about the world they tried to capture together on film.

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  5. Never Forget: Ole Miss’ Campaign To Appoint Admiral Ackbar As Football Mascot

    Go to Hoth, LSU!

    This surprisingly heartwarming ESPN commercial is several years old, but I'd like to see you repel awesomeness of this magnitude.

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  6. 12-Year-Old Girl Calls Dick’s Sporting Goods Out On Lack Of Representation; Dick’s C.E.O Responds Like A Champ

    Nothing but net. Internet.

    When 12-year-old basketball player McKenna Peterson realized that the recent Dick's Sporting Goods catalog didn't have any representation of female athletes, she took matters into her own capable hands and sent the company an amazingly sassy letter.

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  7. DiGiorno Pizza Gets In On #WhyIStayed Domestic Abuse Hashtag With Admittedly “Awful and Careless” PR Gaffe

    All the no in the world.

    Oof. The #WhyIStayed hashtag, if you're unfamiliar, has been a place for Twitter to examine issues of domestic abuse after video of (now-former) Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Palmer hit the web. DiGiorno Pizza very much not realize that when they tweeted the above implication that you would stay with an abusive partner because they have pizza. To their credit, DiGiorno immediately deleted the tweet and apologized, both en masse and to individual users:

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  8. Karen Gillan and Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington Are Going To Be In An HBO Sports Mockumentary Together

    With bonus Andy Samberg!

    File this under Relevant to our Interests: Amy Pond and Jon Snow are going to play childhood friends in HBO’s 7 Days In Hell. And Amy makes a sex tape with Jake Peralta from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. And Clara from Back to the Future Part III is there. It's a maaaaadhouse!

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  9. The First Black Woman To Win Olympic Gold Has Passed Away At 90

    Alice Coachman, the track and field star whose high jump at the 1948 London Olympics made her the first African-American woman to take home gold, passed away on Monday.

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  10. American and German Astronauts Play Soccer in Space, Have a Head-Shaving Bet on Today’s World Cup Match

    Soccer! In! Spaaaaaaaaace!

    I may not care about Earthbound soccer, but I could watch ISS astronauts Steve Swanson (left), Alexander Gerst (middle), and Reid Wiseman (right) play it in space all day long. Swanson and Wiseman are American and Gerst is German, and they've made a pretty interesting bet on today's match.

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  11. Dear British People: Stop Making Fun of Us for Saying “Soccer,” Because You Invented the Word

    We learned it from watching you, okay?? WE LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING YOU.

    It's known internationally as football, because of course it is—it's a game where you kick a ball around with your feet. But in 'Merica, it's called "soccer," and we get an endless amount of heat from the rest of the world because of it. But it's not our fault, guys! As always, it's England's fault.

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  12. Robocop Will Throw the First Pitch at a Baseball Game Tonight, but the Robocop Statue Will Have to Wait

    Unless it breaks the law, then Robocop will escort the baseball to jail.

    Tonight at a Detroit Tigers (they are not real tigers, but humans) basesball match against the Toronto Blue Jays (we've yet to confirm whether they are birds or humans) Robocop will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, possibly at a criminal.

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  13. Scripps National Spelling Bee Ends in (Adorable) Tie For First Time In 52 Years

    Stalemate: s-t-a-i-doh!

    Today in sports we care about, last night's 89th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee was one for the books. For the first time since '62, two charmingly precocious smartypants tied for first place in what co-winner Sriram Hathwar described as a "competition against the dictionary, not each other."

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  14. Extreme Pogo Sticking Now a Thing the Youth Are Doing [Video]

    But I'm still making peace with parkour!

    I must be getting old/less awesome, because I was not aware that there was such a thing as "extreme pogo." If you're similarly unhip, then allow this short film from Xpogo to educate you. I'm not up on my slang, but I'm guessing a cooligan is a cool hooligan? Or a cool kid in a cardigan? Probably that last one.

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  15. Baseball Is Boring, but Dinosaur Baseball Is Our New Favorite Sport

    Now replace all the other people with dinosaurs and play ball!

    The Padres are a baseball team made up entirely of peoples' dads (we think) and also they have a freaking dinosaur. Watch their dino toss out the ceremonial first pitch, which should have been the last pitch, because what idiots would go up against a team with a dinosaur? What's the name of the Padres' baseballing stadium? Oh right: Jurassic Park.

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  16. Everyone, Quiet! David Tennant Is Talking! About Xbox Kinect Sports! [VIDEO]

    Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

    Doctor Who/Broadchurch/Gracepoint star David Tennant is lending his vocal talents to Kinect Sports Rivals, a game debuting next month on Xbox One. I don't care about sports but I do care about David Tennant and his wonderful voice. Hmm, torn. Either way, watch this video, he's adorable and you'll learn what the last video game he played was. Hint: His answer made me flail. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  17. AsapSCIENCE Explains the Diet of Olympic Athletes

    Daily AsapSCIENCE vids are our favorite thing about the Olympics.

    What should Olympic athletes eat? What do Olympic athletes eat? As part of their daily series of Olympic videos, AsapSCIENCE tackles the question of Olympic diet, and how it changes from athlete to athlete and sport to sport. Sports aren't really our thing, but we sure do love science and food.

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  18. Can Music Improve Athletic Performance? AsapSCIENCE Explains [Video]

    So that's why the Pacific Rim theme song makes me run faster.

    In honor of the Olympics, AsapSCIENCE has been putting out more interesting videos than usual, and we totally love them for it. Not as much as we love jamming out to some hardcore tunes while we're working out, though. Good think AsapSCIENCE is here to tell us why that is in the first place.

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  19. 15 Female Athletes You Should Know At the Sochi Olympics

    Power Grid

    The opening ceremony doesn't take place until tomorrow, but sporting events at the 2014 Sochi Olympics start today. And you know what that means for us nerds: The beginning of the only time when a lot of us, myself included, ever give a flip about anything sports-related. I will fully admit to being pretty damn sports-clueless. But I've bitten the bullet, taken advantage of my research skills, and compiled this list female athletes that you, my nerdy brethren, should keep an eye on at Sochi. We feel it's important to acknowledge and appreciate the women who have worked so hard to reach the pinnacle of their chosen sports, but while we cheer for their potential and their victories, we should remember that they stand in contrast to the many Russian citizens in crisis as their government turns a blind eye to widespread violent acts against he LGBTQ community there. Here, then, are 15 ladies you should keep an eye on until the Olympics end on February 23rd. Then we can go back to only caring about games with the words "video" or "tabletop" in front of them.

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  20. Here’s How to Watch Today’s Super Bowl Commercials Without Watching the Dumb Super Bowl

    Football is the worst kind of ball.

    You may have noticed a common thread in today's Geekosystem posts. That thread, of course, is that football is boring. That's because it is. Commercials that air during the Super Bowl tend to be pretty good, and for years we've had to suffer through football to see them. No more. Here's how to watch just the commercials.

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