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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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Joe Flacco Silences Supporters Once And For All With Terrible Fourth-Quarter Performance

BALTIMORE—Following an anemic late-game performance against the Eagles last weekend, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco confidently told reporters Thursday that he has now conclusively silenced all of his supporters. “I heard plenty of fans and journalists going off about how great I was after our win against the Bengals, but I don’t hear anyone talking now,” said Flacco, adding that his 2-for-7, 21-yard outing on the last drive of the game with his team down by one point should “shut up all those loudmouths once and for all.” “Maybe now they’ll think twice before saying I’m an elite quarterback who can lead my team to a Super Bowl. I’m sick and tired of hearing that nonsense, and now I can finally just put it all behind me.” In response to Flacco’s comments, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh also came out in strong support of the fifth-year quarterback’s complete lack of ability.

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