Then And Now
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Thirty years ago this summer, filming began on a movie near and dear to anyone who grew up in the '80s: The Karate Kid. To celebrate the occasion, Ralph Macchio wrote this column that appears in Sports Illustrated's Where Are They Now issue, on newsstands today. Yes, "sweep the leg," "Cruel Summer," "wax on, wax off" and "Zabka" are all referenced.
Homer Makes History
Not only did Reds pitcher Homer Bailey toss his second-career no-hitter (watch the final out and crazy celebration here) last night, but one
degenerate lucky guy actually won $16,000 after betting that there would be a no-hitter on Tuesday. Bailey capped off the fun night by dropping an f-bomb on live TV.
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has come out strongly against the idea of Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig being named to the NL All-Star team. "To me, it’s an absolute joke," Papelbon said. Of course, the All-Star Game is a joke and doesn't count and is an exhibition, but I digress.
Lovely Lady Links Roundup
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Hot Clicks never mentioned that Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker and country singer Jessie James tied the knot last week. The duo are currently honeymooning as you can see here. ... Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro has a new photoshoot. ... Here is the latest work from model Melissa Riso.
The Secret To His Success?
It seems Josh Hamilton's turnaround has coincided with his decision to start chewing tobacco again.
Perfect Parting Gift
To honor his last season in the Majors, the Twins gave Yankees closer Mariano Rivera a rocking chair made out of broken bats last night.
Johnny Depp Video Of The Day
This is 90 seconds of Johnny Depp making weird faces, and it's awesome.
Karate Kid Video Of The Day
Given how we started today's Hot Clicks, there was really only one way to finish.