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Tony Parker of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs was apparently collateral damage in the wild fight between Chris Brown, Drake and their entourages Wednesday.

Eva Longoria's ex suffered a serious eye injury!

Parker was inside club W.i.P in NYC Wednesday when bottles and fists began to fly in a Chris Brown-Drake fight that began as a war of words, but got physical, and ugly.

So ugly, Parker's career was close to being jeopardized.

Tony Parker Watch

Parker addressed the media and said he got shards of glass in his eye during the melee. He will recover, but it was VERY close to being VERY bad.

"I was there with a bunch of friends when a fight broke out," the All-Star point guard recalled. "They started to throw bottles about. I got it all."

"My cornea has been touched. I can't do anything for seven days. But I was lucky. The injury won't prevent me from competing the Olympics."

We're glad to hear that and wish the Frenchman a speedy recovery. As for the main instigator? It looks like a gang-sign flashing posse member.

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The Phillie Phanatic might be the most beloved mascot in all of sports. The guy is really just about having fun.

But try telling that to Suzanne Peirce. This Abington, Pennsylvania native is suing the fuzzy green monster (below, left) for injuries she suffered in 2010 when the Phanatic picked up Peirce's lounge chair and tossed her into a pool.

Phillie Phanatic and Phriends

The incident took place at The Golden Inn, a hotel in Avalon, New Jersey, and the lawsuit alleges "severe and permanent injuries" to the victim as a result of the Phanatic's "various antics."

A spokesperson for the Phillies says the team stands by its representative, believing the Phanatic did not engage in any wrongful activity.

The same, however, cannot be said for the Philadelphia offense, whose woeful production is largely response for the team's last-place standing in the National League East.

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The Jerry Sandusky trial is in recess for a three-day weekend after the ninth alleged victim of the former Penn State coach took the stand Thursday.

Victim No. 9, a slightly built 18-year-old, looking nervous and ashamed, leaned into the witness stand mic yesterday to deliver graphic testimony.

He was a trailer-park kid from a poor, single-parent family, just the kind of project Jerry Sandusky's Second Mile charity was supposed to help.

Victim No. 9 told the shocked, packed Centre County Courtroom how when he was a young teen he'd stay in Sandusky's basement on weekends.

That's when the former Penn State defensive coordinator would routinely come down at night and force him to perform oral sex, he testified.

"What was I going to do?" the witness said, his vulnerable voice cracking. "Look at him, he's a big guy, bigger than me. Way bigger than me."

The boy said that he only kept returning to Sandusky's home because his mother, thinking he needed a male role model, insisted he do so.

Soon the sessions occasionally included sodomy, which couldn't stop either.

"I just went with it," he said. "There was no fighting against it. … Sometimes [I'd] scream. Sometimes tell him to get off of me. But other than that, he was there, you were in a basement, no one can hear you down there."

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Finally, Floyd Mayweather has suffered a defeat. By technical knockout, if you ask us.

Following a positively ridiculous petition from the athlete's lawyer - stating Mayweather should be released early from his 87-day prison term because he's wasting away and his career is at risk - a Nevada judge has responded and basically told the star boxer:

Cry me a frickin river.

Floyd Mayweather Trains

Denying Mayweather's request, the judge said in court yesterday that the athlete's supposedly withering physical state is "self-induced, as water is made available twenty-four hours a day."

He also called BS on the gripe that Mayweather's diet consists of just a few hundred calories/day, adding that "[Floyd] chooses not to eat the food provided" and concluding:

"While the training areas and times provided to Floyd may not be consistent with his prior regimen, he is indeed provided sufficient space and time for physical activity if he so chooses."

Here's a crazy suggestion, Floyd Mayweather: the next time you're worried about your training suffering behind bars, do not beat your baby mama.

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Somewhere, Dwight Howard flashing a big smile ... and not just because Stan Van Gundy will not be coaching the Orlando Magic next season.

Dwight's baby mama Royce Reed just got fired by Basketball Wives along with Jennifer Williams and Kesha Nichols, according to a new report.

It's unclear who will replace them, but the trio is set to get pink-slipped any day now as VH1 looks to drop all "dead weight" from the show.

Royce Reed Picture

Royce (pictured) was cut because she isn't allowed to talk about Dwight due to a 2009 court order, blocking her from discussing him in any way.

That's certainly one way to limit her appeal. Some of the other girls on BW also decided to ostracize her, so Royce was 86'd from the cast.

As for the others, producers think Jennifer's too big a liability after suing Nia Crooks for slapping her on the show. Kesha? She's just boring.

A rep for VH1 said in response to the rumored casting notes, “We don't comment on casting until everything is final. Thanks for checking in.”

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LeBron James and the Miami Heat are down one game to zero in the NBA Finals.

But while Kevin Durant may be blessed with a better shooting touch and a deeper cast of teammates than his talented opponent, there's one thing James possesses that Durant never will: a song written about him, and performed in his honor, by former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

The controversial athlete took to the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage and serenaded the Heat forward Tuesday night with such lyrics as:

LeBron James is great/He makes Cleveland irate/He was born in Ohio and that’s where Cleveland is/ Ooooooo you seeeee, the iroooooonyyyyyy.

Watch and prepare your eardrums for possible bleeding now.

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NBA Commissioner David Stern gave a surprising response to sports radio host Jim Rome's question about the NBA Draft lottery being rigged Wednesday.

When Rome, who acknowledged it was a conspiracy theory from the get-go, asked if the fix was in for New Orleans to get the #1 pick, Stern replied:

"Uh, you know, I have two answers for that. I'll give you the easy one - no - and a statement: Shame on you for asking." That's it, right? Wrong.

When Rome pressed on, Stern bristled, asking him, "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?" Thrown off, Rome said, "Yeah, I don't know if that's fair."

"I just don't know that that's fair."

Stern, of course, wasn't actually asking if Rome stopped beating his wife.

He was evoking a rhetorical move of sorts, intended to put an opponent in an untenable position and to prove a point about Rome's inquiry.

If Jim Rome responds yes or no (he did neither) ... he's saying that he's been beating on his wife. You incriminate yourself just by participating.

The point Stern was making, it appears, is that in order for him to respond to Rome at all, he must acknowledge that the leagues has rigged lotteries.

Fair enough ... but was it really necessary to evoke domestic violence during a sports radio interview? Also, there is a way to answer Rome's question.

Stern did moments earlier. It ended with "Shame on you for asking."

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According to a letter sent this week to Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France champion is facing new charges from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that threaten to strip him of those titles.

The 15-page document, obtained by The Washington Post, says the USDA took blood samples from Armstrong in 2009 and 2010 that were tested and proved to be “fully consistent with blood ma­nipu­la­tion including EPO use and/or blood transfusions.”

In accordance with these charges, Armstrong is currently barred from triathlon competition, a sport he took up not long after retiring from cycling in 2011.

Lance Armstrong Photograph

In a statement released by his publicist, Armstrong says:

“I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one. That USADA ignores this fundamental distinction and charges me instead of the admitted dopers says far more about USADA, its lack of fairness and this vendetta than it does about my guilt or innocence. Any fair consideration of these allegations has and will continue to vindicate me.”

The letter in question names "more than 10 cyclists" as having "firsthand knowledge" of "long running doping conspiracy" involving Armstrong and a quintet of former cycling team associates.

Of course, even if these allegations are proven true, they wouldn't be the most embarrassing facts about the star athlete to come out. He did once date Ashley Olsen, after all.

Do you think Lance Armstrong took performance enhancing drugs?

 

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The U.S. soccer team is facing considerable backlash for snubbing American troops in Guatemala Monday, but claims it was all a misunderstanding.

Team America flew in for a World Cup qualifying match, where troops gathered on the tarmac and cheer them on to victory in Central America.

When the guys got off the plane, they walked right to the waiting bus and peaced out, though, without even an acknowledgement or thank you.

Some of the troops were understandably insulted.

US Soccer Team Snubs Troops

Some soldiers' friends and family took to Facebook to express their disgust. Among the many choice comments posted after the perceived slight:

"What a disgrace that a team that wears American colors can't take five minutes to acknowledge the soldiers that fight for what those colors represent."

A rep for the team apologized, saying, "The players and staff were simply unsure of the correct protocol in terms of engaging the military members."

"[We] weren't sure if they were welcoming them or providing security." Their apology went over well with the troops, supposedly, so that's good.

As for the outcome of the game ... we have no earthly idea.

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Charlie Villanueva of the Detroit Pistons was cut by the Dominican Republic national team because he's out of shape, head coach John Calipari said.

This is, needless to say, a rarity for an NBA player.

"Charlie was not in good form when we saw him," Calipari told Deportes en la Z. "He was overweight, and unfortunately, we could not slow down the entire team and this was a decision taken collectively ... the only problem was his weight."

Charlie Villanueva Cut

Villanueva was thus cut by the national team, which reportedly was not pleased with his conditioning months ago, despite an active role in recent years.

An ankle injury slowed his progress and any hopes of getting much playing time for the Pistons this season, but his release still comes as a surprise.

Villanueva fired back at Calipari by tweeting the above photo of his scale, which reads 243.5 pounds, or 11.5 under his "playing weight" of 255.

He also conspicuously holds his college championship ring from the University of Connecticut in 2004, in an apparent bid to ... prove something.

Since that was eight years ago, in college, and Calipari won his year's NCAA title with the Wildcats anyway, we're not sure what. But something.

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