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L.A. fans welcome Nash, Beckham bends it and a major catch

L.A. fans welcome Nash, Beckham bends it and a major catch

By Jeremiah Jensen | Posted - Jul. 16, 2012 at 12:24 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY — Twitter has changed the world. It has revolutionized the way we can interact with the world.

Los Angeles Lakers (pains me to write that) guard Steve Nash set a perfect example of that over the weekend. While riding in a cab on the freeway, Nash was recognized by some guys driving next to him. The excited fans welcomed him to SoCal by passing him a beer while moving down the freeway. Nash captured it all on video and shared it with the world via twitter.

Beckham can still bend it

David Beckham's ability to bend a soccer ball past a wall of defenders is so legendary it became the title of a movie. He's now far from the global soccer icon he once was, but it's clear he still possesses the skill that made him a star.

That skill was on display Sunday night when the LA Galaxy visited the Portland Timbers. With his team trailing 1-0 in the 19th minute, Beckham found some space and bent a shot past Timbers goalkeeper Troy Perkins who never had a chance. Minutes later, he got the best of Perkins again on a free kick that gave the Galaxy the lead for good. They would win the game 5-3.

Minor league, major catch

The catch of the week and one of the best catches of the year didn't happen in the major leagues. That honor belongs to Jiwan James of the AA Reading Phillies. If you watch the video closely he climbs the wall and appears to have missed the catch, yet when he falls to the ground he has the ball in his non-glove hand. I'm not sure how he did it, but it goes down as one of the best of the year.

He got game

So many baseball fans dream of coming home with a souvenir from the ballpark. You have to be in the right place at the right time to enjoy that lucky and memorable moment. That was the case for Spike Lee on Sunday as he watched his New York Yankees take on the Los Angeles Angels.

Mark Teixeira lost the grip of his bat in the bottom of the 1st inning, flinging it into the stands. Lee was in the perfect spot to snag the bat and TV cameras caught the whole thing. You have to love Yankees announcer Michael Kay making a couple puns in reference to Spike Lee's film work.

Lights out

Finally, here is one of the fastest knockouts you will ever see. Veronica Rothlenhauser was taking on Ashlee Evans-Smith in an MMA event in Las Vegas. Rothlenhauser knocked her out in 5 seconds. Ouch. Apparently this wasn't the first time Rothlenhauser knocked out an opponent in 5 seconds.

Jeremiah Jensen

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