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Lacey Holsworth, the young cancer patient who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne and served as an inspiration for the entire Spartans team this year, has passed away.

She was eight years old.

Holsworth met Payne after she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma two years ago.

She proceeded to become a fixture at his games, helping Payne cut down the net after Michigan State won the Big 10 Tournament last month and sitting courtside last week when he finished third in the college slam dunk contest.

"Princess Lacey has achieved the ultimate victory," reads a post from her official Twitter account this morning, confiring the sad news. "She now dances among angels."

Watch the following video for more on Payne and Lacey's bond and prepare to cry:

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OOPS!

On Fox News’ Fox & Friends First this morning, co-host Heather Childers sent her congratulations to the Connecticut Huskies for defeating the Kentucky Wildcats last night and winning the “NAACP” championship and… wait… what?!?

Yes, Childers accidentally referred to UConn as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People" champs, as opposed to the toast of the National Collegiate Athletic Association world.

She quickly apologized on Twitter ("totally on me. I'm a huge sports fan. Was excited about #UCONN's win, misspoke but immediately corrected it. Great tourney!"), but was unable to stop the clip from going viral.

Watch the slip-up now:

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by Tyler Johnson at

Following the passing of the team's owner Ralph Wilson, Donald Trump expressed an interest in purchasing the NFL's Buffalo Bills.

Like most things the Donald is involved with, the potential deal is a case of Trump's ego gone wild, a fact that's not lost on fellow billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban.

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  • Mark Cuban Red Carpet Image

When asked by TMZ about Trump's interest in the Bills Cuban pointed out that Trump isn't wealthy enough to purchase the team of his own and would need to assemble a group of investors in order to close the deal.

There are few things Trump hates more than the truth, so naturally, this undeniable fact threw him into a fit of rage.

"Mark Cuban is a lightweight who's net worth is a fraction of mine," the Celebrity Apprentice host fired back.

"By the way, I watched him play golf and he is a total non-athlete - zero clubhead speed. He lives vicariously through his basketball players."

I would imagine for billionaires insulting someone's golf game is like making a joke about their mother, so Trump is treading on dangerous ground here.

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The New York Police Department and Fire Department of New York are comprised of some of the bravest people you'll ever meet ... but even heroes are human.

Case in point? This bench-clearing brawl that broke out over the weekend at the annual NYPD-FDNY hockey came at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island:

"New York's Finest" and "New York's Bravest" will never be mistaken for "New York's Classiest" after this melee ... but at least it made for good entertainment.

The fight set Twitter, YouTube and Instagram aflame with photos and videos of the violence, as you can imagine when cops and firemen pummel one another.

Things got heated with the score tied 3-3, then devolved into an epic brouhaha that eventually cleared up, with the NYPD surging to an 8-5 victory after that.

Somehow we're guessing the 2014 game will be remembered not for the cops snapping a five-year losing skid, but for both sides wailing on each other like goons.

Just a hunch.

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Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand on Monday in South Africa and apologized to the family of Reeva Steenkamp for shooting her to death last year.

Weeping and speaking in a quavering voice, he described a life of insomnia and panic since the night of February 14, 2013, when he killed his girlfriend.

The double-amputee track star, 27, says it was a tragic error.

Investigators say otherwise, and he faces at least a 25-year sentence if convicted of premeditated murder in the shooting of the law graduate and model.

Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius

“I want to start by apologizing to Reeva’s family,” Oscar Pistorius said, barely able to answer his lawyer’s questions. “I was simply trying to protect Reeva.”

He has denied the murder charge, saying he believed he was shooting an intruder inside his home when he fired four rounds through a locked bathroom door.

Reeva Steenkamp, 29, was locked inside.

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams has only played one full season in the majors, but you'd think by now he would know one of the most important rules in sports:

Hst because you didn't make the play, doesn't mean you need to make an a$$ of yourself.

During a Cardinals road game against the Reds, Adams attempted a dive for a foul ball only to be thwarted by a front row fan who made the catch instead.

A frustrated Adams shoved the fan, who responded by coolly waving the ball in Adams' face before giving him the finger. Talk about insult to injury!

It's important to note here that Adams wasn't "robbed" and the fan didn't interfere with on-field play. He made a clean catch on a ball that entered the stands.

Adams, for his part, reacted like a toddler who's had a toy taken away.

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"What's Paulina Gretzky doing on the cover of Golf Digest?" reads the title of the article inside the new issue of Golf Digest with Paulina Gretzky on the cover.

It is a fair question.

Paulina, daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, stuns in just capris and a white sports bra, and really, that's reason enough. But there is a hook:

Paulina Gretzky Golf Digest Cover

Author Sam Weinman says that Paulina, who is engaged to Dustin Johnson, one of pro golf's young stars, is still a certified celebrity in the golf world.

She seemed "seemed like a natural cover subject" for the annual second issue devoted to fitness as a result ... okay, still a stretch, but we'll take it!

"Sports figures, celebrities and models have appeared on [our] covers since the magazine's beginning," Golf Digest Editor-in-Chief Jerry Tarde adds.

"Paulina ranks at the high end of the golf celebrity scene today, and she has a compelling story to tell. She also might get some new people interested in the game."

Compelling story? Interest in the game? Maybe a stretch there, fellas, although we still don't blame you, having seen the Paulina Gretzky photos below ...

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As if you weren't starting to hate selfies enough, that spontaneous one between President Barack Obama and Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is a fake.

Phone maker Samsung confirms that it signed a promotional deal with the World Series MVP just in time for the Red Sox team visit to the White House.

The Korean company's Twitter account posted Ortiz's photo Tuesday:

  • Ortiz-Obama Selfie
  • David Ortiz-Barack Obama Selfie

The company famously pulled a similar stunt in March with Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie, which went viral and featured a collection of Hollywood stars.

Before anyone learned that Ellen's impromptu-looking A-list picture was a sly Samsung promotional idea, it became the most re-tweeted image EVER.

Samsung said in a statement to the Boston Globe: "It was an honor to help him capture such an incredible and genuine moment of joy and excitement.

So genuine.

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Dancing With the Stars' emotional performances are real, honest, and near impossible to fake. The results and voting process, however? Another story.

After being ousted on last Monday's shocking double elimination, Sean Avery implied that the format was tweaked just to get him off the ABC reality hit.

Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff

"I think we knew as of probably Monday last week that our fate was sealed," the former NHL star said in an interview on Good Morning America.

"I had a conversation with Conrad [Green], one of the producers, and I was upset at the package that they had brought in the week previous."

"It was a very tacky attempt to show me as the bad boy of DWTS."

"And I think in reality TV or some sort of competition, if you have a disagreement with the producers then generally that seals your fate quite early."

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Don Baylor is the Angels hitting coach for a reason.

The former Major League Baseball star and manager joined the Los Angeles Angels in this capacity during the offseason, yet he was sent out to field the team's ceremonial first pitch on opening day yesterday.

It came from the hand of Vladimir Guerrero and it resulted in Baylor breaking his right leg trying to catch it.

The video is actually pretty hard to watch, as Baylor had to be helped off the diamond. But he's expected to be okay.

Watch this painful first pitch fail and then click through a few other memorable examples of this baseball act below:

Ceremonial First Pitches: Fails & Feats
Poor Don Baylor. The Angels hitting coach actually broke his leg while catching this ceremonial first pitch on opening day.
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Don Baylor Breaks Leg on First Pitch

1. Don Baylor Breaks Leg on First Pitch

Poor Don Baylor. The Angels hitting coach actually broke his leg while catching this ceremonial first pitch on opening day.


South Korean Actress Throws Incredible First Pitch

2. South Korean Actress Throws Incredible First Pitch

A South Korean actress backflips and throws a first pitch no one could possibly replicate.


Cristiano Ronaldo Throws Out First Pitch

3. Cristiano Ronaldo Throws Out First Pitch

Cristiano Ronaldo throws out a terrible first pitch at the L.A. Dodgers game.


Carly Rae Jepsen First Pitch

4. Carly Rae Jepsen First Pitch

Stick to singing, Carly Rae Jepsen. Watch the singer toss out an embarrassing first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays game in this video.


Michael Jackson Kids Throw Out First Pitches

5. Michael Jackson Kids Throw Out First Pitches

Michael Jackson's kids Paris, Prince and Blanket throw out the first pitches at a Gary, Ind., minor league game. That's where Michael grew up.


Carl Lewis First Pitch

6. Carl Lewis First Pitch

This is generally considered the worst first pitch in baseball history. But, hey, at least Carl Lewis can run fast!


Tiffany Hwang First Pitch

7. Tiffany Hwang First Pitch

Tiffany Hwang is a Korean pop star. She probably should not try out for any Major League Baseball teams.


John Wall First Pitch

8. John Wall First Pitch

YIKES! Note to point guard John Wall: stick to basketball, man. Seriously.


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