People are monsters. You paint lines to mark individual parking lanes, and you inevitably come across the pickup truck that decides it needs to take two for itself.

Other times, you build a bicycling lane to make alternative modes of transportation safer and more practical, and some jerk decides to park his compact car in the lane. Granted, this scenario doesn't come up all that often. But when it does happen, cyclists are inevitably enraged.

And, if you happen to be a human fortress of muscle commuting on your undersized two-wheeler, you aren't forced to sit by and allow yourself to be abused thus. You could choose to get off your bike, lift up the car, and forcibly remove it from your biking lane.

That's what this guy did.

This video, which was taken Brazil and appears likely to be from Rio, is complemented by the cheers of onlookers who are both thrilled at the physical display of strength and possibly very satisfied that justice is being served.

Rio has been investing into bike lanes for more than 20 years, primarily to solve an endless traffic problem that doesn't seem anywhere close to being solved, despite numerous efforts to improve the city's transportation grid.

The best part of the video comes at the end, when the man quietly -- he never acknowledges the crowd -- gets back on his bike and slowly, slowly pedals on, like a hero into the sunset.

But let this also serves as a PSA to people who think bike lanes are just some extra space to put stuff: Please don't.

In rural India, a group of teenage boys are doing some incredible things to enjoy a game they love.

They are making their own golf clubs -- carving them out of trees they cut down.

An incredible short documentary uploaded to YouTube, titled "Tiger Woods of Bengal," showcases the process the boys undertake to create their own clubs -- and the end products, made only with rough tools, are remarkable in their quality and similarities to actual clubs.

As the film explains, golf is a relatively new past-time in India, but it's catching on quickly. The boys in the film have big aspirations that include representing their country as its top golfers one day.

"We cut wood from the forest and bring it here," says one of the boys, pointing beyond the local golf course to trees in the distance. "Then we peel it and make clubs out of it."

The documentary crew then follows the boys into the forest, which frequently features elephants and leopards.

More dangerous, though, are the forest guards on patrol, who are government-appointed to keep people from cutting down the forest.

Without access to the wood, though, the boys can't play golf -- there is no other way for them to get their hands on the gear they need. So a hooked hatchet is used to cut down the trees, and then the wood is carried off slung over a shoulder.

The full documentary is 16 minutes long, but well worth your time:

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Frederick Winter has a strict training regimen.

"I try to do aerobics every morning at 6 a.m.," Winter told the Holland Sentinel in Michigan. "If I don’t get it done at 6 a.m., it doesn't get done. I do about 30 minutes worth."

Those daily workouts, which include 100 pushups, paid off. Winter, a World War II veteran, became the first 100-year-old to race the 100-meter dash at the annual National Senior Games, according to Runner's World.

Winter, who turned 100 on June 1, had a time of 42.38 seconds.


Here's video, shot by St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Richard Chin, of Winter's start in the 100 meters:


Winter also won the javelin in the over-100 division with a throw more than 8 meters. The oldest competitor in this year's National Senior Games, 102-year-old John Zilverberg of South Dakota, took second place in the javelin. The Pioneer Press reported that Winter "sat in a wheelchair as he waited for the javelin event to start. He said his grandkids wanted him to use it to save his legs for the competition."

Winter spent 25 years in the Navy, which included nearly drowning in the Battle of Okinawa. He was 70 when he began competing in track and field for the first time since high school.

"I wanted to compare myself, physically, mentally, morally, with people my own age," Winter told West Michigan Sports Commission, "and the one way to do that is to go into track and field."

The Pioneer Press also reported that nearly 10,000 athletes competed in the National Senior Games this year. The event was held at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

Charles Barkley may be the worst golfer on TNT's popular "Inside the NBA" show, but Shaquille O'Neal is giving him a run for his money.

The Big Aristotle hit the links Wednesday at the Greenbrier Classic Pro-Am. He characterized his game as "awful," but still better than Barkley's.


For reference, here's a compilation video of Barkley's awful, broken swings:

It's hard to see how anyone could be worse than that, but at least Barkley manages to make contact with the ball. Shaq, on the other hand, struggled with that minor detail. The 7-foot-1 future Hall of Famer missed his first two shots from the tee before finally connecting on the third:

And, of course, making contact calls for a celebration:


Shaq's foursome for the day included Greenbrier owner and tournament chair Jim Justice, Justice's son, Jay, and PGA pro Keegan Bradley.


“He’s a great friend, and his heart is as big as his body,” Jim Justice said last week when O’Neal’s participation was announced. “He genuinely cares about people and loves to give back. We’re going to have a ball.”

If he didn't exactly perform well on the course, Shaq at least did his best to entertain and make the event a memorable one for the fans.


Everyone wants to catch a foul ball at the baseball game, especially a game at Boston's Fenway Park. Young children, unfortunately, are at a disadvantage, what with their short arms and diminutive height.

Sometimes, though, human kindness tips the scale in favor of those who don't stand much of a chance. When a foul ball sailed into the stands during the fourth inning on Wednesday night, a ball girl quickly scooped it up and tossed the ball into the crowd, where a teenage boy snagged the game memento.

Where most fans would eagerly pocket the ball for themselves, this teenager then walked back a few rows and delivered the ball to a young fan who was completely unaware of what was going on.

The boy's mom smiled graciously while the teenager tossed the ball over. The crowd surrounding them looked surprised, then pleased to see the act of generosity.

Slowly, the little boy grasped what he'd just been given, and he held up the ball in triumph. Score one for the good guys.

It's quite the contrast to what happened at an Astros game in 2011:

Pete Rose is going to bat to help military veterans facing a high risk of suicide -- and doing so in a most palatable way.

Baseball's all-time hits king has teamed with Summerland Winery in California to create two wines that will feature Rose's name and branding.

The names are pretty great: A pink wine will be called Pete Rosé, and a cabernet will be called charlie Hustle Red.

On Rose's foundation website, HustleForHeroes.org, the effort to support veterans suffering with mental health issues is a passion project for Rose.

"We lose 22 US veterans per day to suicide in this country. Unacceptable," Rose writes on the website. "Fans, this is the injustice we need to fix. I love you and your support, but let’s rally around our vets, not around me."

Rose is a veteran himself, having served in active duty for the Army. Even after making it to the Major Leagues, he continued to serve in the reserves at Fort Thomas, Kentucky, where he contributed as a cook.

More than 50 years later after first joining the Army, Rose is still working to make an impact. The wines will be priced at $24 and will be made available in Cincinnati and Philadelphia starting on July 1. Sales will eventually expand nationwide.

The wine will also be available for sale online.

As a survivor of leukemia himself, Chuck Pagano has an understandable soft spot for anyone enduring a similar battle. Indianapolis Colts fan Rita Hay is in the thick of her own fight. She is suffering from lung and liver cancer, and doctors have given her just six months to live.

The 70-year-old has long dreamed of seeing the inside of Lucas Oil Stadium, and the Colts were able to make that dream come true.

But the team, and Pagano -- working in collaboration with longtime Indianapolis columnist Bob Kravitz from WTHR -- had many more surprises up their sleeve.

First, instead of taking a spot in a stadium seat, Hay was brought directly onto the field during an open workout. Then she looked up and saw coach Chuck Pagano walking her way.

According to Kravitz's account, Hay began shaking. Then she started shouting Pagano's name. The coach came up and kneeled down in front of her wheelchair and chatted about their struggle.

"I didn't know why when I got my set of circumstances, didn't know why He put me where He put me," Pagano told Hay, according to Kravitz. "But going through it and seeing where I am now, I understand it. I completely understand it.

"So that I could do this and help people going through tough times. ... You're an inspiration to all of us, Rita."

Hay assured Pagano she wouldn't give up. "I'm tough. I'll keep fighting."

A pretty touching story, one that sheds a little light on the emotional roller coaster Pagano had to endure in 2012.

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Of the three men reviewing notes on how the Giants should pitch to the Mets on Tuesday night, most baseball fans would recognize two. Buster Posey, the Giants catcher, is a former N.L. MVP, N.L. batting champion and three-time World Series winner. Dave Righetti, the Giants pitching coach, once threw a no-hitter for the Yankees, then became a two-time All-Star as a closer.

And Chris Heston? He was the 27-year-old rookie making his 13th career start and first ever in New York. By Wednesday morning it was his name that was featured in headlines and highlights across the country.

Heston threw the fifth no-hitter for the Giants since Righetti became pitching coach in 2000. It was also the third caught by Posey from three different pitchers in the past four seasons. (Posey played first base during a fourth no-hitter.)

"It was pretty much the same as any other start," Posey says. "Go over the lineup with Dave and try to come up with a good game plan. It's just about how [Chris'] executing. I thought he did a really nice job of giving the Mets' lineup a different look the entire game."

Heston's no-hitter was just his second complete game and sixth career win. Heston did not walk a batter, but allowed three Mets to reach base on a hit by pitch. His striking out the side in the ninth inning was the first in a no-hitter since Sandy Koufax in 1965.

Posey put his name among elite company as a catcher with three no-hitters. The all-time list includes Hall of Famers such as Yogi Berra and Roy Campanella. But since 1961, there have been just four: Posey, Alan Ashby, Jason Varitek and Carlos Ruiz. Varitek holds the MLB record with four, which he did in an eight-year span.

Posey is humble about the role of the catcher in a no-hitter. "I think it's about being on the same page as the pitcher," he says. "Our job as a catcher is to make sure the rhythm and tempo of the game stays smooth. We put down a suggestion that we feel is going to give the greatest chance for success, and I felt like I was able to do that last night."

Having the game's best all-around catcher and a talented pitching staff is a favorable combination for a team to be churning out no-hitters like it's nobody's business. Posey caught Matt Cain's 2012 perfect game -- the first in Giants history -- before catching Tim Lincecum's 2013 no-no. After playing first base for Lincecum's 2014 no-hitter, he was back behind the plate for Heston's outing Tuesday night. (If Posey is going to match Varitek in no-hitter, it helps that Madison Bumgarner, who leads the Giants with 54 wins since 2012, has yet to throw one, which means based on percentages, he is due.

"I think the similarities are all three of them had dominant stuff on the night they did it," Posey says. "I can remember Cain's game, his perfect game, [Gregor] Blanco made a great catch in the right center gap. For Tim's, Pence made a great catch in right field and then last night there wasn't a play that was made where you thought wow, if that wasn't made, it wouldn't have been a no-hitter. I think it was as dominant a performance as ever, even with three hit batsmen."

Posey says the three hit-by-pitches were a result of Heston's focus to work both sides of the plate. In the ninth inning, Heston's drilling of Anthony Recker provided the most direct hit.

"The first two really just barely glanced the guys," Posey says. "The last one was a little more solid. That's the way it goes sometimes."

Posey says he liked the way Heston handled the pressure down the stretch.

"I think what I was most impressed or happy with for Chris was just his poise as it got closer in the seventh, eighth and ninth inning," Posey says. "He really didn't change his demeanor. There were some nerves going through him. When you're able to execute in those situations, it's a special night."

Beyond Tuesday night, Posey has had many special nights as a special player. His consistent mix of player and team success has drawn comparisons to Derek Jeter. After Posey earned his third ring last October, even Joe Torre was making Jeter comparisons.

"My first is there will never be another Derek Jeter, but after that, it's a huge compliment," Posey says. " He's a guy that I think everybody from the last 20 years is a fan of. It's hard not to be a fan of Derek Jeter. A compliment like that is an honor."

Like Jeter, Posey has cleaned up titles at an early age. Only 28, Posey already has three rings, a batting title and an MVP Award. The face of Giants and one of the faces of baseball, Posey has accomplished more than…well…almost every baseball other than Jeter has accomplished.

With that said, he still finds motivation to set new goals.

"That's something that just goes back to winning. I like to win. I get satisfaction out of seeing my teammates succeed. Last year, we had a guy like Huddy [Tim Hudson] who'd been around for 16 years and hadn't won a championship. You draw motivation from that."

Of course, there is another team in the Bay Area currently fighting for a championship and that team needs some motivation. The Golden State Warriors boasted the NBA's best record this season and never faced an elimination game en route to the NBA Finals. However, the going has gotten tougher, as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers took a 2-1 lead in the series on Tuesday night. While one Bay Area team toasted its rookie pitcher, the basketball team saw its title hopes slip a bit.

Posey, who was born 353 days before 2015 NBA MVP Stephen Curry, has some wisdom for Steve Kerr's team.

"We've had our backs against the wall," he says of the Giants' playoff runs. "In 2012, specifically, we were down 0-2 to the Reds and we came back. We were down 3-1 to the Cardinals in the NLCS. You just really have to go out and play the game and have the belief you're going to win that night and then worry about the next day. I think if you can piece it together like that, you've got a nice shot."


Along with catching a no-hitter and rooting for the Warriors, Posey also has a new endeavor. The catcher, who collected baseball cards in his youth, was named the Topps 2015 Series 2 MLB Set official ambassador on Wednesday. The 28-year-old stud from Leesburg, Ga., is now the face of the pack for one of the most famous names in baseball cards.

The Topps set also includes a plethora of celebrity and jersey cards to go along with first-ever cards for rookies such as the Cubs' Kris Bryant and the Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas.


Now that Conference USA is allowing its member schools to provide additional cost-of-attendance scholarships to student-athletes, football programs like Middle Tennessee State have a better shot at attracting better athletes and giving them adequate financial support.

The only problem for MTSU is that its finances are already pretty tight. Finding the money to cover such scholarships proved a difficult venture. So head football coach Rick Stockstill made a tough decision of his own: he asked the school to delay a planned $100,000 raise, and to use those funds to cover cost-of-attendance scholarships.

Stockstill had the planned raise delayed by four years, meaning that over the life of the arrangement he will be giving up $400,000. Even for a man whose current salary is in excess of $720,000, it's a huge gesture toward the program.

Stockstill is also hoping that the financial relief will make it easier for the school to upgrade its football facilities.

"I wanted to do this," Stockstill told the Daily News Journal. "I came up with this deal, and I said don't pay me the $100,000 raise the first four years, so I'm saving $400,000 to get us through cost of attendance and to where, hopefully, we can get the facilities that we need to compete with everybody else in these next few years."

Along with amending his current contract with a new salary plan, the school also extended Stockstill by one season while increasing the requirements necessary for future contract extensions to take place. MTSU, which is coming off of a 6-6 season, has experienced three straight seasons of bowl eligibility.

Now the school wants such achievements to be commonplace -- contract extensions will only kick in when the football team wins more than half of its games, or has at least six conference wins.

Said the athletic director: "We wanted just a slight adjustment upward in terms of what our on-the-field performance was."

And Stockstill is hoping is sacrifices today will pay off in the long run.

George Vlosich III won't hang in galleries next to Picasso or Monet, but his art is breathtaking nonetheless. For all the great works of Etch-A-Sketch art that have been produced over the years, this one -- of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James -- might be the best.

In a time-lapse video that suggests the portrait took several days, Vlosich III shows the creation of this stunning portrait, which is so good it's hard to believe a human actually made it by turning tiny knobs on a children's toy.

Check out the video:


We should also give credit to the Etch-a-Sketch for being one of the best vintage toys ever made. It first came out in 1960, and we're still dropping our jaws over what's possible on its tiny gray surface.

According to Vlosich III's website, each piece of Etch-a-Sketch art takes between 70 and 80 hours to create. Once created, they are featured in galleries and sell for big prices -- sometimes more than $10,000, according to GVArtwork.com.

So maybe he will hang next to Picasso, after all.

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