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Past articles by Doug:

Young Pirates fan feels all the emotions on World Emoji Day

Four-year-old Pirates fan Nicholas Golnoski goes on an emotional roller coaster from Daniel Murphy's game-tying home run in the ninth inning to Starling Marte's game-winning homer in the 18th. → Read More

Ronaldinho lights up futsal league

Ronaldinho shows no signs of aging as he scores five goals in one match in the India Premier Futsal League. → Read More

Walton having the time of his life at EVO 2016

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton explains his interest in esports and how much fun he's having in Las Vegas at the 2016 EVO Championship Series. → Read More

When you meet your hero... the Phillie Phanatic

Some fans dress in their favorite players jerseys to games, and then there's this kid who went full on Phillie Phanatic to meet his hero. → Read More

Cardinals' Adam Wainwright almost pulls a Randy Johnson with bird scare

A bird flying around Kauffman Stadium saw its life flash before its eyes when it nearly got hit by a pitch from the Cardinals pitcher. → Read More

Fed's ridiculous drop shot

Roger Federer shows off his gorgeous drop shot during his first round match at Wimbledon. → Read More

Fed's ridiculous drop shot

Roger Federer shows off his gorgeous drop shot during his first round match at Wimbledon. → Read More

MLB Week 10 Power Rankings: Can anyone catch the Cubs?

The Cubs continue to be the runaway No. 1 team in our weekly rankings. But the No. 2 Nationals will have a chance to make up some ground this week. → Read More

Lue on LeBron: 'He never gets calls'

Tyronn Lue laments that despite the many times LeBron James attacks the paint, he doesn't get as many foul calls as he should. → Read More

Ready to rumble? Get ready for Warriors-Cavaliers, Part 2

Will one more year of experience, improved 3-point range and good health give the Cavaliers the edge on the defending champion Warriors? → Read More

Despite superstar stats, sidekick role still suits Warriors' Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson has shown he has the game to be a superstar in his own right, but Golden State's "other" Splash Brother has no problems ceding the playoff spotlight to Steph Curry. → Read More

Benches clear after Odor slugs Bautista

The benches clear between the Blue Jays and Rangers after Jose Bautista slides into second base and gets punched in the face by Rougned Odor. → Read More

Anthony Rizzo helps Cubs fan with marriage proposal

Cubs star Anthony Rizzo followed up a big game at the plate Saturday by helping a fan propose to his girlfriend. → Read More

Stanton annihilates another baseball

Giancarlo Stanton continues his quest to smash all baseballs as far as possible with the latest offering in Milwaukee going over 460 feet. → Read More

Isaiah Thomas kids take over press conference

While Celtic Isaiah Thomas is exiting the press conference, his sons take over the microphone, saying, "Isaiah's the greatest basketball player." (0:24) → Read More

Yasiel Puig of Los Angeles Dodgers crashes prom at Denver hotel

Yasiel Puig surprised attendees at a prom when he returned to his Denver hotel after the Dodgers beat the Rockies on Saturday night. → Read More

Green on Curry's injury: 'He was standing there crying'

Draymond Green describes Steph Curry's emotions after suffering a right knight sprain and how different the Warriors need to play without him. → Read More

A's ball boy makes leaping grab

The Athletics ball boy may be on his way to the majors after making this leaping catch. → Read More

Kyle Busch's car collides with fan

After hitting the wall during the Food City 500, Kyle Busch returns to the garage area and his car makes slight contact with a fan. According to ESPN NASCAR reporter Bob Pockrass, the fan was uninjured. → Read More

Van Gundy: LeBron gets to do what he wants

In between quarters, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy tells Lisa Salters that his team has to realize that Cavaliers forward LeBron James is not going to get offensive fouls called on him and not to get upset about it. → Read More