At this time last year, Mo'ne Davis was a national sensation with her dominant pitching in the Little League playoffs. Davis was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and her strikeout-filled performances impressed MLB stars including Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.

This summer, Davis was among the stars participating in the fight against cancer at the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation's 15th annual celebrity dinner in Century City, California. Since she is from Philadelphia, we were curious if Davis could give us the theme song from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." She delivered without hesitation:

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Davis was born in 2001, five years after the show ended its primetime run on NBC, but there's a reason why some things are classic.

American runner Molly Huddle had a once-in-a-lifetime moment. When she celebrated it too soon, she lost it.

As Huddle, 30, approached the finish line at the 10,000 meters Monday at the World Championships in Beijing, she watched Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya and Gelete Burka of Ethiopia finish in first and second place, respectively. Huddle thought she was in the clear for third.



When Huddle threw up her hands to celebrate the bronze, fellow American Emily Infield slid past her on the inside. Infield, with a time of 31:43:49, claimed the bronze by .09 seconds. Huddle saw no trouble on her right and thought she did not have to worry about a threat on her left.

"It's painful to watch,” Huddle said. "Emily slipped on the inside as I eased up a little bit. She had this once-in-a-lifetime moment. I feel like it kind of slipped through my fingers. … The Olympics are typically a hard race, not a tactical one, so this probably won’t ever come around again.”

After more than a half hour of running, Huddle's subtle two-arm raise cost her a spot on the podium. Infield, who was running just her third 10,000 meters ever, got bittersweet glory.



Molly Huddle

"I just tried to run all the way through the line,” Infeld said. "I don’t think [Huddle] knew I was there. I hate to take a medal away from a teammate and fellow American. … I don't mean to snipe someone or do that. I feel like that’s kind of like a [expletive] way to get it, so I feel kind of bad now."

The bronze medal was Infield's first major medal. Huddle won a bronze in the 5,000 meters at the 2010 Continental Cup.

At least Huddle didn't gesture to the crowd for cheers like this Oregon runner in a steeplechase event in April:

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has shown his creativity with an invitation to fans to help him practice and a trick-shot video from the Preakness.

Now here's Tucker's spoof, on behalf of Baltimore-area used-car dealership CarBiz, of Matthew McConaughey's Lincoln commercials:

This is the original for comparison:

On the campaign trail in Iowa, Marco Rubio tossed a gentle football pass downfield to a young fan.

The throw was right on the mark -- if Rubio was aiming for the kid's face. He pegged the boy between the eyes and dropped him to the ground.

It's not a particularly good look when you're trying to get the job of Leader of the Free World. Then again, that kid wasn't exactly Randy Moss. Rubio launched a pretty accurate toss and was, in fairness, let down by his receiver:


The kid wound up fine, so no need to worry about him. Instead, Rubio will surely get some ribbing for his role in the minor accident, though we should emphasize that the kid's receiving form was hardly textbook.

Sports are a popular arena to curry favor with voters on the political campaign trail. Sometimes, as Rubio found out, it backfires. In the grand scheme, though, Rubio's error is far from the transgressions of other politicians in the recent past.

Take the 2004 general election, where John Kerry visited both Ohio and Michigan on successive days. That led to a little confusion, and Kerry's decision to tell a crowd of many staunch Wolverines supporters that, "I just go for Buckeye football."

Or there's the time George H.W. Bush invited the 1991 Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, to the White House -- where he had to ask Mario Lemieux who he was.

Or there's the time Ted Kennedy introduced Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa as "Mike McGwire and Sammy Sooser."

The point is this: Politicians stick their feet in their mouths all the time, and the sports world is often something of a minefield.

As for Rubio, though, his particular faux pas looks less like past political slips-of-tonuge and more like this memorable SNL skit featuring Peyton Manning:

The lesson: Little kids can't be counted on downfield.

The NFL is trying to go global. Telemundo's Epigmenio Guerrero did his part to bring some foreign flair to the Packers-Patriots preseason came.

With 14 seconds left in the first quarter, Mason Crosby came on for a riveting 25-yard field goal. When he nailed the kick, all hell broke loose on the Spanish-language broadcast.


Guerrero gives Crosby 22 seconds of "Goooooooooooooal (Goooooooooooool in Spanish)."

Yes, it was a goal, but only a field goal. Seasoned football fans know it's nothing to get excited about.

Still, give Guerrero credit for going in on the call. Even in preseason, he's bringing the energy and injecting an exhibition game with excitement, even if that excitement is misguided.

Plus, Guerrero did better working a different sport than many other American broadcasters who tried their hand at different events. The Gus Johnson experiment of taking a football and basketball announcer into the world of soccer did not work.

Likewise, Joe Buck's football and baseball references at this year's golf U.S. Open felt forced.

Mason Crosby

Guerrero is in his second season calling games with Kevin Holden on Telemundo. According to The Washington Post, he made a similar call on a Crosby field goal last preseason.

"It is a field goal," Guerrero said. "In our culture to celebrate a goal in soccer is a big thing. I want to enjoy the goal the same as soccer as much as I can.

"I grew up watching soccer, but I love the NFL. The Spanish population doesn't always understand the rules. We try to make it fun to bring the community on board so they get the hang of it. It is a beautiful game."

Apparently, Holden said Guerrero took so long on one goal call (field goal, that is), the duo was cut off by commercial break.

That's not the only treat for fans tuning in. Guerrero's call for a touchdown is even more inventive: "TA-TA-TA-TA-TA-TA-TOUCHDOWN!!!"

Tim Tebow's mix of faith and sports has led to a unique reputation over the years. Born to Baptist missionaries in the Philippines, Tebow inherited a strong Christian faith.

He has both won an NFL playoff game as a starting quarterback and appeared in pro-life commercials during the Super Bowl. "Tebowing," Tebow's prayer pose, has become a mainstream physical meme for celebrating accomplishments.

Add Bible-signing to Tebow's list of odd events surrounding the clash of faith and football. At Eagles camp, Tebow was reportedly asked to sign a Bible. And he did.


High-profile players sign dozens of items at a time at training camp and many times, unconscious scribbles are recorded. In this case, Tebow did not necessarily go out of his way to grab the book, as it was motioned toward him.

Tebow is a backup quarterback in Philadelphia with Sam Bradford the likely starter. Tebow's Florida Gators defeated Bradford's Oklahoma Sooners in the 2009 FedEx BCS National Championship Game shortly after Bradford beat out Tebow for the Heisman Trophy (Tebow won the award the previous season).

Tebow also has a history with fellow backup Mark Sanchez, who started over Tebow on the 2012 New York Jets.

With Matt Barkley also on the roster, Tebow is going to have his hands full making the Eagles' regular-season roster. He still has the preseason to earn his stripes, though. And maybe a roster spot will fall into his hands the same way a Bible did.

Milk does a body good -- but can it turn you into a college quarterback? Like many aspiring athletes, a young fan wanted to know how he could turn his dreams into reality. Unlike everyone else, he had a microphone and the attention of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh. What followed was a memorable exchange between a former QB and a possible star of the future.

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Montreal does not have major leagye baseball anymore, but it does have the baseball/softball version of the Harlem Globetrotters. Among the tricks: The backwards softball home run.

That is Renaud Lefort, a right-handed batter for Les 4 Chevaliers, who lines up as a righty in the left-handed batter's box and blasts a home run while taking his eye off the ball and spinning in the opposite direction.

How about the Bob Dylan playing in the background?

I do not really know what they are saying in French, but here is another video of Les 4 Chevaliers doing crazy things:

Bismack Biyombo hasn't had a typical journey to the NBA. Where so many players today get their start in AAU leagues, Biyombo was an anonymous athlete growing up in the Congo with no dreams of making the NBA. Eventually, though, his size became too great to ignore. The rest is, well, history.

After entering the NBA with the Charlotte Hornets, and under the guidance of Michael Jordans, Biyombo is looking ahead to his next chapter with the Toronto Raptors.

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If there's anything holding the Tour de France back from gaining a large American TV following, it might be the issue of broadcasts feel so removed from the action.

OK, fine, the all-but-exodus of American stars from cycling's biggest stage hasn't helped much, either. But from a purely entertainment perspective, TV audiences are several degrees removed from the action and subtle excitement that goes on during a cycling race.

For the first time, GoPro cameras have managed to capture that excitement. Velon CC has packaged the best moments from the Tour into an exciting, eye-opening highlight reel.

There's plenty to admire here, but the crashes may be the most captivating. Given the way cyclists bunch together in the peloton during a race, it figures that pile-ups can happen quickly, and without warning.

But it's stunning to see how quickly they can develop -- if you blink, you can miss the initial slip that leads to a massive wreck on the slick European streets.

Also impressive: Those downhill descents. It's crazy to think that those speeds and sharp turns are being taken on by a skinny guy wearing skin-tight clothing while riding what most people see as a children's recreational toy.

Never mind the sharp degrees those bodies must reach when banking around a turn -- it looks like the riders could stick out their hand and touch the ground.

But cycling has always been a dangerous venture when it comes to riding downhill, and this video makes that more clear than ever.

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