Most major and minor league baseball teams will be sponsoring some sort of promotion this week to honor the Fourth of July.

The Huntsville Stars, the Milwaukee Brewers' Double-A affiliate, are taking that idea a step further. The Stars are hosting a "2nd amendment night" on July 3, a promotion sponsored by local establishment Larry’s Pistol and Pawn in which NRA members get in free. Fans can enter a raffle and win certificates that are redeemable at Larry's Pistol and Pawn. No guns will be given away at the game.

Stars general manager Buck Rogers told AL.com that the team will also be handing out copies of the Declaration of Independence

"One of the hot button issues right now is the Second Amendment that everybody's running from," Rogers said. "We're not touching base on First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, abortion or any of that type of stuff. A lot of stuff makes people uncomfortable. Maybe it's time Americans basically said, 'Hey, what's going on? What's wrong with this? Day in and day out, people's rights are being taken away. The government is spying. We've got phone companies selling our information - the whole nine yards."

For more information about the "2nd amendment night," check out the Stars' Facebook page.

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How much does Washington love Robert Griffin III? His fans buy him wedding presents. He's considered the savior of the franchise. And, of course, he has his own spot at Arby's.


No word if the quarterback has ever actually eaten at the fast food restaurant. But you have to admire a smart-thinking marketer for trying.

RGIII already has a deal with another fast food restaurant: Subway.

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After Andrew Shaw took a puck to the face in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, most doctors would probably have told him to get some rest and avoid contact.

Well, both of those things are a little difficult when you're celebrating a championship.

Whether it was spraying champagne (and getting sprayed) in the locker room immediately after his Blackhawks took down the Boston Bruins, or crowd surfing at a bar in Chicago, Shaw has been a little busy of late.

Not that the injury wasn't extremely brutal (it was). But it's safe to say Shaw hasn't exactly taken the normal healing steps this week. And as a result, his face has paid the price:


Here's what Shaw's face looks like normally:

And here's what it looks like now:

Painful? You bet. Worth it? Probably.

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If video games on the urinals aren't reason enough to get you out to a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game, maybe this will: One lucky IronPigs fan will win a free funeral at an upcoming game.

The IronPigs, the Triple-A Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies (where Pedro Martinez once made a rehab stop), will be giving out one $10,000 funeral or memorial package during the team's Aug. 20 game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. The team is calling the night a "Celebration of Life."

According to the Morning Call, that package includes a casket, embalming or cremation, professional services of a funeral director and staff, hearse and facility for funeral services, a headstone and a casket spray of flowers.

To register, fans are asked to submit an essay of 200 words or less describing their ideal funeral and why they deserve it.

"The best fans in Minor League Baseball deserve the opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime giveaway," IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes said in a statement. "Unquestionably, this is the most highly-coveted 'out-of-the-box' promotion in IronPigs history."

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Apparently, good things come in threes for the Miami Heat.

Three titles (2006, 2012, 2013), the Big Three and ... a three-peat? Pat Riley certainly hopes so.

If the Heat were win it all next year, not only would that cement the group as one of the best dynasties in recent years (up there with the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls), it could also lead to a cash windfall for Miami's president.

In 1988, after his Los Angeles Lakers had won two consecutive titles, Riley filed for a trademark for "three-peat." A confident move, sure, but not entirely unfounded. As it turns out, Riley was granted ownership of the phrase and his Lakers returned to the Finals in 1989. But there would be no three-peat, as Los Angeles was swept by Detroit.

Riley didn't have to wait long before cashing in on the phrase. Led by Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bulls reeled off three championships in a row in 1991, 1992 and 1993, and Riley reportedly earned $300,000 in licensing fees. The Bulls repeated the three-peat several years later, and Riley reportedly earned $600,000 this time around. The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Lakers followed suit, so it's safe to say the period from 1991-2001 was a successful decade for Riley.

If LeBron James can lead Miami to another championship in 2014, Riley will earn himself a serious bonus. But to all the budding entrepreneurs out there, don't get any ideas. The phrase "three-Heat" has already been trademarked by a real estate agent and actor named Rohit Walia.

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Just in case they need another career, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and WNBA rookie Brittney Griner are on the top of the Harlem Globetrotters' wish list.

The showcase team made its pitch earlier this week for the two to put on the striped uniforms:

"Brittney Griner is a great ambassador for the game of basketball and a terrific player. We fully support her WNBA career with the Phoenix Mercury,” said Harlem Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. "Our North American tour runs from the end of December to the end of April, which would not conflict with the WNBA season. The Globetrotters already have two outstanding female stars in TNT Maddox and T-Time Brawner, so the transition to our roster would be seamless.

"And in the fourth quarter, when the Globetrotters need to close out a game, who better than the best closer of all-time? Mariano Rivera has made a living by finishing off opponents. We always have a place on our roster for winning athletes with that kind of mindset. His charitable work through the Mariano Rivera Foundation also embodies the spirit of the Globetrotters giving back to the community."

Griner, sadly for the Globetrotters, is already heading to China in the WNBA offseason (most women players make the majority of their money playing overseas.)

"While it's an honor to be considered, I am under contract with the Phoenix Mercury and the Zhejiang Golden Bulls," Griner told espnW. "And I am 100 percent committed to doing all I can to bring championships to our fans."

The offer comes only months after Mark Cuban suggested she should try out for the Mavericks.

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A ballgirl's dream stint at Wimbledon ended in tears after she found her arm in the way of a 124 mph Milos Raonic serve during his match against Carlos Berlocq in the first round of the famed tournament.

According to reports, the unidentified girl was "quickly replaced as she fought back tears."

“[I felt] bad about it. After that I lost a little bit of focus and also that amazing catch that one [ball boy] had. A lot of baseball teams could have picked him up to stop any home-runners," he told reporters. "Sort of tried to sign a ball and give it to that girl."

The 22-year-old won the match 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 to advance.

No word if the ballgirl will return, but at least in this photo, she looks pretty upset.


Video of this hasn't popped up online yet, but this clip ought to give you a sense of why she was hurting:

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While paddle boarding in Lake Michigan this week, former Chicago Cubs ace Kerry Wood came across a man's body floating in the water.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Wood called 9-1-1 immediately after seeing the body. Detectives noticed an identification tag on the 40-year-old man's wrist indicating he was reported missing by a nursing home after being released by a hospital one week ago.

Wood, 40, retired last year after spending much of his 13-year career in Chicago. He still lives in Chicago and worked for the Cubs as an instructor at spring training.

When reached by the Tribune, Wood's wife Sarah said the family had no comment.

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The ages for some of the athletes appearing in ESPN The Magazine's annual body issue are as follows: 25, 23, 33, 24, 77, 23, 29.

Now, you tell us: Which one of those is not like the others?

If you picked 77, you are correct. That's the age of Gary Player, who will become the oldest athlete to appear in ESPN The Magazine's yearly feature. The other ages correspond to Colin Kaepernick, Kenneth Faried, Swin Cash, Agnieszka Radwanska, Sydney Leroux and Joffrey Lupul, respectively.

The issue, one of the magazine's most popular, shows athletes nude in different poses. Player, who won nine major titles and is considered one of the best golfers ever, will be the seventh golfer to appear in the Magazine.

The South African-born Player, who earned the nickname Mr. Fitness in the 1950s, has always been in good shape. He is said to have logged more than 15 million miles during his career, traveling around the world to play in tournaments.

Two years ago Player told the Wall Street Journal that he does 1,000 situps and pushups every morning in addition to a vigorous cardio routine.

"People said weight training was detrimental to golfers," Player said. "I was squatting 325 pounds the night before I won my first U.S. Open in 1965."

Player takes enough pride in his physical condition that his official website GaryPlayer.com features the following photo:

And here's a look at Player demonstrating his core workout in 2010:

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A few things we know about this clip of Mark Sanchez, starting* quarterback for the New York Jets:

1. The woman who posted it on Vine and tweeted it out is Alana Kari, who was featured in this blog about San Diego nightlife talking about her job at the Voyeur nightclub. She was also featured on TheDirty.com after appearing in public with one of the slam blog's favorite targets.

2. She took it down from Vine hours after posting it.

3. It looks like he's having fun.

Questions we have:

1. Has Mark Sanchez finally lost it?

2. What is she smoking?

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