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From Left Field: Basketball trick shot from a helicopter

From Left Field: Basketball trick shot from a helicopter

(Harlem Globetrotters)



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SALT LAKE CITY — Three more fun stories from the world of sports in today's From Left Field!

Made basket from a helicopter

There are no better showmen than the Harlem Globetrotters, and they showed that again with this viral video, in which they make a basketball shot from about 210 feet from a helicopter.

Rams and Chargers brawl for L.A.

With both the Rams and the Chargers having moved to Los Angeles the last two years, there's a battle for Los Angeles fans brewing. Apparently, that battle has made its way to training camp, where the two teams scrimmaged against each other Wednesday. That led to a brawl, when Chargers receiver Keenan Allen went with a hard form tackle on a Rams defensive back.

> Fight breaks out between [\#rams](https://twitter.com/hashtag/rams?src=hash) and [\#chargers](https://twitter.com/hashtag/chargers?src=hash). Missed first two solid punches thrown. [pic.twitter.com/cwixj6YWBv](https://t.co/cwixj6YWBv) > > — Lisa Lane (@LisaLane\_Sports) [August 10, 2017](https://twitter.com/LisaLane_Sports/status/895437709996548096)

14-second own goal

Own goals are usually embarrassing, but they're especially so when they come at the beginning of the game without the other team having even touched the ball yet.

> Huge respect to Estonian side Paide Linnameeskond who managed to go 1-0 down within 14 seconds, without the opposition touching the ball. [pic.twitter.com/sPncb1wSph](https://t.co/sPncb1wSph) > > — Ball Street (@BallStreet) [August 9, 2017](https://twitter.com/BallStreet/status/895306970370121728)

Paide went on to lose the Estonian Cup game 3-1.

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