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Odd Incident at Scottish Open Puzzles Rory McIlroy

Pro golfer looked on as fan swiped club from his bag

(Newser) - A spectator was escorted from the course at the Scottish Open on Friday after taking a club from Rory McIlroy's bag. The bizarre incident took place on the 10th tee, where McIlroy was waiting to get his second round underway at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick. Widely shared...

There's a Bump on England's Road to the Euro Final

UEFA says fans violated several rules, including in using a laser pointer on Danish goalkeeper

(Newser) - England's men's soccer team is headed to its first major tournament final in 55 years, but it managed to run afoul of European soccer's governing body along the way. UEFA has charged the team with three offenses tied to actions by fans present at England's 2-1...

Fan Dumps Popcorn on Injured NBA Star
NBA Star Wants Changes
After a Popcorn Dumping
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NBA Star Wants Changes After a Popcorn Dumping

Russell Westbrook says the league needs to better protect players

(Newser) - Russell Westbrook is fed up. A fan dumped popcorn on the Washington Wizards star as he was limping off the court Wednesday night after injuring his ankle in Philadelphia, reports ESPN . As video of the incident shows, Westbrook had to be restrained from going after the man in the Wells...

At One NFL Game, 1.8K Familiar Faces

Cardboard cutouts from 'South Park' filled stadium for Broncos-Buccaneers game

(Newser) - There were far fewer humans in the stands at Denver's Empower Field at Mile High stadium on Sunday for the Broncos' game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but that doesn't mean there weren't plenty of fans on hand—and most of the faces likely looked familiar to...

Cops Show Up After Overeager Hockey Fans Yell One Word

Apparently your neighbors might get nervous hearing 'Shoot! Shoot!'

(Newser) - There are casual sports fans who tune in only during playoff season, and then there are the die-hards. Devon Garnett is definitely in the latter camp , though his enthusiasm for hockey caused a bit of a commotion Wednesday. That's the night the Tampa Bay Lightning played Game 3 of...

With Stadiums Empty, TV Tries to Get Noise Just Right

Australian network picks from 57 audio clips to match the action

(Newser) - There's clearly a difference between an English Premier League match and one played between friends on a local field. But when you take away 54,000 fans who would otherwise be singing and cheering at Liverpool's Anfield—if it weren't for the coronavirus pandemic—they sound the...

Sometimes, a Sports Injury Goes Beyond the Game
Fans' Reaction to Injured
Star Doesn't Sit Well
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Fans' Reaction to Injured Star Doesn't Sit Well

Golden State's Kevin Durant goes down, and Toronto crowd cheers

(Newser) - Some sports injuries are bigger than others, and this one appears to fall onto the monumental side of the scale. One of the NBA's best players, Golden State's Kevin Durant, returned from a leg injury to play Game 5 of the finals against the Toronto Raptors Monday night—...

Cubs Investigating 'Repulsive' Gesture Fan Flashed on Air

Fan appeared to make white power sign behind black commentator Doug Glanville

(Newser) - A Chicago Cubs fan at the game Tuesday night against the Miami Marlins could be banned from Wrigley Field for life if the home team ever catches up to him. While fans are often caught on camera at MLB games waving and making various gestures, one in particular has raised...

Fan Falls From Stands Through Awning at NFL Game

It happened during cheerleaders' T-shirt toss

(Newser) - A football fan was hospitalized Sunday after falling from the stands at Tennessee's Nissan Stadium during the NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots. An NFL employee who witnessed the fall tells USA Today that as cheerleaders threw T-shirts into the crowd during the third...

NHL Fans Taunt Black Player With 'Basketball' Chant

Chicago Blackhawks boot 4 male fans for remarks to the Washington Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly

(Newser) - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league condemns the behavior of four male fans chanting a racial taunt against a black player, and that he backs the Chicago Blackhawks for ejecting the offenders. Bettman says no one "should ever have to endure such abuse at one of our games,...

NFL Losing Big Chunks of Its Target Audience

Number of men between 18 and 49 who follow NFL closely drops 24%

(Newser) - America's response to the eternal question "Are you ready for some football?" appears to be getting less enthusiastic by the day, and that could be big trouble for the NFL's dominance of the US sports-scape. According to a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC...

After Fans' Taunts, Ejected NFL Player Goes Into Stands

Seattle Seahawks' Quinton Jefferson tried to climb into stands after taunts, items hurled his way

(Newser) - The Seattle Seahawks lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-24 in Florida on Sunday, and it resulted in what ESPN calls an "ugly ending" after tense final minutes between the opposing teams. Per USA Today , defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson was thrown out of the game toward the end of the...

5 Best Cities to Be a Sports Fan
5 Best Cities
to Be a
Sports Fan

5 Best Cities to Be a Sports Fan

LA tops the list

(Newser) - Being a sports fan is easier in some cities than others. To figure out which cities are the absolute best for fans, 24/7 Wall St. scored all US cities with at least one professional team (NFL, NBA, NHL, or MLB) on such factors as total number of teams, number of...

Man Jumps in River to Save Hat, Must Be Saved Himself

He and his Blackhawks hat are fine

(Newser) - OK, Chicago, we get that you're excited about your Stanley Cup win . But emergency crews don't want to have to dive into the Chicago River to pull out any more fans who decide to go for a swim. That's what local officials say happened last night when...

SF World Series Celebration Gets Ugly ... Again

San Francisco got rowdy overnight as fans threw bottles at cops

(Newser) - Just like in 2012 , Giants fans went wild last night in San Francisco as their team took home its third championship in five seasons . But this third time was even less charming: Police made multiple arrests as thousands of fans lit bonfires in the street, sprayed champagne and beer, and...

Soccer Fan Offers Family for Sale Online

French ad says plan is to keep goaltender Guillermo Ochoa

(Newser) - A die-hard French soccer fan is willing to give up house and home for the goalkeeper of his dreams, the Daily News reports. A fan's ad on Le Bon Coin—sort of the French eBay—offers to sell his house and family in order to keep Guillermo Ochoa playing...

Fan Falls to His Death at 49ers Game

And 2 others were hurt in Indianapolis

(Newser) - It looks like football isn't just hazardous to the players' health—it might be hazardous to fans, too. A man died at Candlestick Park in San Francisco yesterday, falling from an elevated walkway just after the kickoff in the 49ers-Packers game. Witnesses tell the AP that the man appeared...

SF Giants Fans Go Bonkers
 SF Giants Fans Go Bonkers 

SF Giants Fans Go Bonkers

City erupts after World Series sweep

(Newser) - Giants fans went crazy last night in San Francisco after their team trounced the Detroit Tigers in a clean sweep to grab their second World Series title in three years. Bar crowds near the ballpark and across the city poured into the streets, and thousands watching the big game on...

Worst Part of Being a Football Fan: 'I Still Watch'

The medical dangers keep making it harder, writes Travis Waldron

(Newser) - Travis Waldron watched college football Saturday, just as he has all his life. Except for the first time, he found that he "can't watch the game the way I used to," he writes at ThinkProgress . It's impossible with the drumbeat of news about concussions, chronic traumatic...

Too-Rowdy NFL Fans Must Take Online Course

If they don't, they might not get back into stadium

(Newser) - NFL fans who get booted from a stadium for bad behavior might find it tougher to get back in. Starting this year, the league is requiring all ejected fans to take a four-hour online course that covers alcohol abuse, anger management, and crude behavior before being allowed to attend games...

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