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Conan got caught between some Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor trash talk on his show

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 27, 2016 1:45 AM

After defeating Conor McGregor in their last match, Nate Diaz’s popularity has been growing more and more. This is especially true now that their rematch is scheduled for UFC 202.

With all that popularity, Diaz has been able to cash in no things like appearing on Conan’s show, however, it probably didn’t go as smoothly as he’d planned. During their interview, Conan message that McGregor had sent in which basically just led to some one-sided trash talking. We imagine that’s because it would have been a little awkward for Diaz to yell at someone who wasn’t even there.

Either way, Conan got himself in to a bit of an awkward situation.

DeMar DeRozan tried to throw down a huge 360 dunk when up by 47 points

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 27, 2016 1:05 AM

DeMar DeRozan are playing with Team USA at the 2016 Olympics this summer and for the past couple of days they have been playing some tune-up games before the tournament.

They haven’t been close.

First they beat Argentina by 37, then China by 49 and, tonight, they beat China by 50. Now, the U.S. men’s basketball team has never been known to lay off on their opponents. Dream teams from multiple eras have made a point of embarrassing their competition and making some great highlight reels in the process. DeRozan was the first to try and add a ridiculous highlight this go around.

The ALS challenge that took over the sports world helped scientists identify new information

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 27, 2016 12:26 AM

Remember in 2014 when the the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took over the internet? Well, kudos to everyone who participated, because apparently some of the funds raised from the movement helped fund research that resulted in a new discovery about the disease.

According to an article from New York Daily News and a press release from Rare Disease Report, the ALS Association donated $1 million of money raised by the Ice Bucket Challenge to researchers from Project MinE. Those researchers then identified a gene – NEK1 – that is linked to ALS. There still appears to be a long way to go in finding a cure or treatment, but this is considered something that could provide clues towards that goal.

In honour of these scientists great work, have a look back at some of the best ALS Ice Bucket Challenges from 2014. News like this gives us hope and lets people know that even something silly like this can lead to a great deal of good in the world.

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The Ohio State Fair celebrated the Cavs’ championship in the weirdest way

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 26, 2016 11:15 PM

Finally, Cleveland has won a championship in one of the four major sports in North America after a 52-year drought. Now, it’s time to celebrate; break out the butter sculptures.

Seriously, they made massive butter sculptures.

This fan agrees with Chris Sale, thinks the White Sox jerseys are uncomfortable

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 26, 2016 10:19 PM

Chris Sale made waves in the baseball world with his decision to cut up the White Sox throwback jerseys because he thought they were uncomfortable.

He made a kind of “sorry-not-sorry” apology about the incident, but definitely stood by his stance that he felt the team was choosing business over performance. If this photo of a fan at tonight’s Cubs-White Sox game is any indication, he’s absolutely right.

After his 18-inning emotional roller coaster, the Pirates rewarded this young fan

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 26, 2016 9:35 PM

Last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates blew a ninth-inning lead against the Washington Nationals and this young pirates fan was not happy.

That game went on to be an 18-inning marathon, and this kid stayed for the whole game. Luckily for him, the Pirates won and he was able to leave the game happy. Now, even luckier for him, the Pirates caught his experience at the game and thought he deserved something a little extra for all they put him through.

They invited Nick to hang out with the team, specifically, the hero last week, Starling Marte.

OBJ continued the trend of athletes showing no mercy on kids at camp

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 26, 2016 8:43 PM

Hands up if you used to watch Pros vs. Joes. The appeal of the show was, obviously, seeing how everyday humans match up against what appear to be superhuman athletes.

The show was okay, sometimes people would get absolutely outclassed, but for the most part, nobody went too hard and all of the althletes were already well past their prime. The show eventually got cancelled in 2010, but we don’t need it any more. All we need are these videos of athletes going full tilt against children.

There is always talk about going too easy on kids these days (Participation awards and such), but nothing humbles you like Odell Beckham faking you out and making an effortless one handed grab.

Odell Beckham Jr. comes out with new Emoji app, takes jab at Brady

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 26, 2016 8:04 PM

Brady Millionaires everywhere are looking to make money off their fans with custom emoji packs of themselves and now Odell Beckham Jr. has joined in on the fun.

He launched his new app today and it features over 700 different emojis so that you never have to use words again. Seriously, we might start typing out stories in all Odell Beckham emojis. We already did the first ever game preview in standard emojis for the NHL Playoffs.

Some Padres fans are wondering why Upton isn't in the team's lineup on Tuesday

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 26, 2016 4:36 PM

The San Diego Padres shipped Melvin Upton Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday in exchange for Class-A pitching prospect Hansel Rodriguez. While the newest member of the Jays will have to wait another night to make his debut, some Padres fans are still trying to figure out why he’s not San Diego’s starting lineup on Tuesday night.