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Milestones In X Games History

With the X Games kicking off in Minneapolis this Thursday, The Onion looks back at memorable moments in the event’s 22-year history:

ESPN Holds Daytime ESPYs

HARTFORD, CT—Recognizing the best in sports programming that occurs on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ESPN held the Daytime ESPY Awards at the Hartford XL Center Wednesday afternoon.

Man Hoping Game Gets Out Of Hand So He Can Do Something Else

DENVER—Settling into his apartment’s cramped living room to watch the midday game, local man Garrett Neubauer told reporters Wednesday that he hoped the televised baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants would get out of hand soon so he could do something else.

OB-GYN Assures Serena Williams Fetus Developing Serve On Schedule

WEST PALM BEACH, FL—Observing that the unborn child was producing the smooth, fluid strokes expected in the third trimester, ob-gyn Dr. Theresa Umbers reportedly assured world No. 4–ranked tennis player Serena Williams at an appointment Tuesday that her fetus was developing its serve right on schedule.

New Report Finds MMA Could Be Bad For Your Knees

LOS ANGELES—Following a 10-year study of more than 500 professional and amateur fighters, a report released Thursday by the UCLA Department of Physiology found that mixed martial arts could be bad for your knees.
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Horse Corking In Polo: What You Need To Know

In baseball, it's steroids. In football, helmet-to-helmet hits. Flopping in basketball and soccer have reached epidemic-levels. But another cheating scourge has hit a major world sport.

The Federation of International Polo has released a report indicating that the Chilean National Team has been corking their horses for the better part of the past decade. This creates a lighter, faster horse more capable of flashing around the polo pitch at lightning speed.

At times many competitors would cut open their horses and stuff them with silicon or some similarly malleable substance that allows the horses preternatural flexibility, giving them the capacity to squeeze into tight spots and even bounce back up quickly after taking an otherwise devastating fall. This has earned Chile's most famous polo horse the nickname Caballo De Goma or "Rubber Horse".

Here's what you need to know about Horse Corking. Click image to enlarge.

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