Must-See Sports Moments of the Week: Aug. 7-13

Must-see moments from this week in sports include the wildest double play of the year, Alex Rodriguez making a deal with a young fan for his bat and Dez Bryant's strong catch in practice.

Friday

Pinball Double Play

This is the craziest double play you'll see all year. The minor league Dayton Dragons turned two after a ball hit by the South Bend batter goes off the pitcher, off the umpire and right to the shortstop.

A-Rod Makes Deal for Bat With Young Fan

During Alex Rodriguez's final game in Boston as a Yankee, he found a young Yankees fan in the stands and made him a deal: If A-Rod hit a homer, had two hits or the Yankees won, he'd give the kid a bat.

A-Rod had a rough night at the plate, but the Yankees won and he honored his end of the deal.

Dez One-Handed Grab

Cowboys fans should be excited to see Dez Bryant looking like he's fully recovered from last year's foot surgery. He looks ready to throw up the X with this catch in training camp.

Eli in a Banana Suit

Eli Manning will always be known as Peyton's little brother. Peyton got to work with Lionel Ritchie in his new DirecTV commercial. Eli got to work with a banana suit in his.

Timeout-- Or Not

The Cubs' Chris Coghlan nearly struck out when he stepped out of the batters box before timeout was granted during Thursday night's game. What was almost a dumb mistake turned into an impressive display when he stepped back into the box and drove in a run with a single.

Hurdling Tight End

Hallelujah, football is back! Ravens tight end Nick Boyle hurdled over a Carolina defender after catching a pass during Thursday night's preseason game.


Thursday

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Rangers DH Prince Fielder announcing his inability to play baseball was hard to watch. Heading to the podium, though, he couldn't resist one last tap on the head of Adrian Beltre.

Multi-Tasking Gone Wrong

Catching a foul ball at an MLB game is hard. It's even harder when you try to do so while throwing your beer and putting nachos on your face.

Skyball

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Italian beach volleyball player Adrian Carambula introduced the world to his "Skyball" serve in the Rio Olympics. Why? Carambula took the Wall Street Journal it gets opponents “off rhythm.”

Coach's Tirade During Exhibition

Clock errors, officiating and his team's play set Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall over the edge during an exhibition game. When asked if his tirade was excessive, he told The Kansas City Star, "Perhaps..." Perhaps.

Rivalry Comes To End Fittingly

Red Sox fans begged Yankees manager Joe Girardi to give longtime nemesis Alex Rodriguez an at bat during his last series in Boston before retiring...

So they could boo him one last time.

Beast Mode Junior
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See if you can spot Marshawn Lynch’s little brother Davonte. Hint: He's the one who doesn't know how to be tackled.


Wednesday

Come At the King, You Best Not Miss

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U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps tells South Africa's Chad de Clos what's what after winning the gold medal in the 200 meter butterfly Tuesday.

Have a Nice Trip?

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista had a little trouble when he had to run during Tuesday's game against the Rays. Rangers fans still upset about his bat flip during last year's ALDS will always have this moment.

Wayback Wednesday: Vault Comparison

So Olympic athletes have evidently gotten better in the last 84 years. On the left, 1932 vault gold medalist Savino Guglielmetti. On the right, 2012 vault gold medalist Yang Hak-Seon.

Two-Sport "Star"?

Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and college football icon Tim Tebow announced Tuesday that he was holding a tryout for 30 MLB teams. Apparently being unworthy of a roster spot in one sport wasn't enough for him.

Bleacher Report's Doug Farrar summed it up best.


Tuesday

Don't Text and Fence

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France's Enzo Lefort forgot the first rule of fencing when his cellphone fell out of his uniform during an Olympic match Monday. He clearly angered the fencing gods, as he lost to German Peter Joppich in the round of 32.

Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

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Damir Ryspayev is the Rougned Odor of hockey. After leveling an opponent during a Kontinental Hockey League preseason game, he skated around and tried to fight several members of the opposing team. The game was subsequently canceled.

Nice Guys Finish Last

Arizona shortstop Jean Segura was just trying to be nice when he tossed rookie Orlando Arcia's first-hit ball to the Milwaukee dugout Monday. If only Segura had called timeout first...

Interesting Slide

The good: Giants catcher Buster Posey went from first to third on a single in the 11th inning of Monday's game. The bad: He forgot he had hands and slid face first.


Monday

Gymnast's Parents Steal Show

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No one seemed more nervous during gymnast Aly Raisman’s performance Sunday night in Rio than her parents, who seemed to be trying to will their daughter to perfection.

Sassy Swimmer's Finger Wag

Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova was cleared to swim in the Rio Olympics despite twice testing positive for banned substances. U.S. swimmer Lilly King, who will meet Efimova in the 100 meter breaststroke final, made her thoughts on the matter public with a finger wag.

First Ball Off Roof in Tampa

Twins hitter Miguel Sano became the first person to hit a ball to the roof of Tropicana Field in Tampa Sunday. Rays third baseman Evan Longoria cared little about the feat, though, and caught the ball.

Tennis Player Drops Racket, Wins Point

Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori refused to give up after dropping his racket during Saturday's match against Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas. He picked up his racket in time to play the return and won the point.

Trash Hit

Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis should get extra points after hitting a ground-rule double in San Diego that ricocheted into a trashcan in the Padres bullpen.

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