Cristiano Ronaldo Ties Real Madrid Scoring Record

October 1, 2015

Jupiterimages/iStock/Thinkstock(MADRID) — Cristiano Ronaldo tied a club record for Real Madrid on Wednesday by scoring his 323rd goal with the team during the team’s 2-0 win over Malmo.

He also netted his 500th score between club and national team play.

“I am very happy. Thank you to all of my teammates for helping me reach these figures and break the record at the greatest club in the world — it’s an honour,” Ronaldo said after the game.

Ronaldo has scored 10 goals in his last six games for Real Madrid.

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Tim Tebow Surprises Teen Florida Gators Fan Fighting Leukemia at Hospital

September 30, 2015

Courtesy Tim Tebow Foundation(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Tim Tebow recently gave a teen fan with leukemia a surprise visit at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, and the teen’s reaction was priceless.

Tebow was caught on video casually walking into 13-year-old Nathaniel Nelson’s room at Wolfson Children’s Hospital Tuesday night. The super-fan’s room was filled with gear from the Florida Gators, the University of Florida football team for which Tebow played as a quarterback.

“What’s up?” Tebow, 28, says in the video. “Can I get a hug?”

Nelson is left speechless, but he gives Tebow a hug before beginning to laugh and cry at the same time, the video shows.

“I’ve heard so much about you,” Tebow then says in the video. “I’ve probably had 15 people contacting me and telling me about you and how awesome you are and how so many people are praying for you, so I said, ‘I just have to go and see him.'”

Nelson then wipes his tears, still laughing, before managing to finally say, “Wow.”

Footage of Nelson and Tebow’s emotional meeting was viewed over 4.4 million times on the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Facebook page as of this afternoon.

The two spent almost two hours together and played video games and visited other children on the floor, according to Erik Dellenback, the executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation. He told ABC News that Tebow also signed a board in Nelson’s room and gave him a signed limited edition Tim Tebow Foundation football and a signed bible.

Nelson was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) last month, but he has maintained an “incredible, kind spirit” and hopes to recover, attend the University of Florida and become a scientist to cure cancer, Dellenback said.

The Gators fan has two giant maps in his hospital room — one of the world and one of the United States — marked up with the places where people are praying for Nelson, Dellenback added.

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Tony Stewart on Retirement: Choice “100 Percent Mine”

September 30, 2015

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(KANNAPOLIS, N.C.) – Tony Stewart officially announced his retirement from Sprint Cup racing following the 2016 season at a press conference Wednesday.

The three-time Sprint Cup winner said the choice to retire was “100 percent mine” and had nothing to do with his involvement in the death of driver Kevin Ward Jr. Ward was killed in August of 2014 during a sprint car race.

The 44-year-old Stewart will still race professionally, just not on the Sprint Cup circuit.

Clint Bowyer will take over for Stewart as the driver of the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 car starting in 2017.

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Plan to Pay College Athletes

September 30, 2015

Lance King/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that NCAA rules restricting payment to student-athletes violate anti-trust laws.

The judges encouraged universities to offer scholarships to student-athletes up to the full cost of attendance but struck down a plan to pay them up to $5,000 a year in deferred compensation.

“We have not completely reviewed the court’s 78-page decision, but we agree with the court that the injunction ‘allowing students to be paid cash compensation of up to $5,000 per year was erroneous,’” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement following the court’s decision. “Since Aug. 1, the NCAA has allowed member schools to provide up to full cost of attendance; however, we disagree that it should be mandated by the courts.”

The case is a defeat for former UCLA standout Ed O’Bannon, who sued after he was depicted in a college basketball video game.

But while this ruling means college athletes cannot be paid for their name, image or likeness, it does open the door to the idea of completely payig college athletes or not paying them at all.

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LA Dodgers Clinch National League West Title

September 30, 2015

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed to the postseason.

The team defeated the San Francisco Giants, the defending world champions, 8-0 on Tuesday to clinch its third straight National League West title.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw went the distance, striking out 13 and allowing just one hit and one walk in nine innings. The ace got the win with the help of some of his teammates, including Kiké Hernandez, Justin Ruggiano and A.J. Ellis, who all homered off Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner.

The Dodgers will next face off against the New York Mets in the National League Division Series.

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Carl Edwards to Guest Star in New Comedy “The Grinder”

September 30, 2015

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Carl Edwards has scored a role in the new Fox comedy The Grinder, starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage.

In The Grinder, which premiered Tuesday night, Lowe plays an actor who starred on a legal drama titled “The Grinder.” When his show ends, he moves back to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, and teams up with his brother — Savage’s character — at the family law firm.

Edwards will make a cameo in a November episode as a police deputy who pulls over the two brothers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Edwards ranks third in the Chase standings after two races in NASCAR’s playoffs.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 9/29/15

September 30, 2015

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here’s the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
Tampa Bay 4, Miami 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 10, N-Y Yankees 4
Baltimore at Toronto (postponed, rain)
Minnesota at Cleveland (postponed, rain)
Texas 7, Detroit 6
Chi White Sox 4, Kansas City 2
L.A. Angels 8, Oakland 1
Seattle 6, Houston 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 4, N-Y Mets 3
Atlanta 2, Washington 1
St. Louis at Pittsburgh (postponed, rain)
Chi Cubs 4, Cincinnati 1
Arizona 4, Colorado 3, 11 Innings
Milwaukee 4, San Diego 3
L.A. Dodgers 8, San Francisco 0 (Dodgers clinch N.L. West title)

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202 Jumpers Set Skydiving Record

September 30, 2015

Skydive Perris/Craig O’Brien(PERRIS, Ca.) – 202 skydivers set a world record for largest aerial, sequential formation at Skydive Perris Tuesday after three attempts.

Jumpers from 30 different countries made the jump from 20,000 feet, falling 120 miles per hour while linking hands, arms and legs to create a geometric formation. The jumpers then unlinked and made a whole new formation.

The previous record was set by 117 jumpers in 2014.

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202 Jumpers Set Aerial Formation Skydiving Record

September 30, 2015

Skydive Perris/Craig O’Brien(PERRIS, Ca.) – 202 skydivers set a world record for largest aerial, sequential formation at Skydive Perris Tuesday after three attempts.

Jumpers from 30 different countries made the jump from 20,00 feet, falling 120 miles per hour while linking hands, arms and legs to create a geometric formation. The jumpers then unlinked and made a whole new formation.

The previous record was set by 117 jumpers in 2014.

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Derrick Rose Suffers Orbital Fracture, Will Undergo Surgery

September 30, 2015

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) – Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will undergo surgery after suffering a left orbital fracture, the team announced Tuesday.

The Bulls say Rose sustained the injury after taking an elbow to the face during practice and won’t know when he will return until after the surgery.

Rose played in 51 games for the Bulls last season and averaged 17.7 points per game.

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