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Oakland Athletics Minor League Pitcher Sean Murphy Dies Suddenly At 27

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R.I.P.

So sad.

On Tuesday, the Oakland Athletics revealed they lost one of their minor league players. The team announced that pitcher Sean Murphy passed away at the age of 27.

According to the A's statement, the athlete died suddenly in Arizona on Monday. The club took to Twitter to share their condolences for the baseball player's untimely passing, sharing:

The team then released this statement about Sean's death, while also honoring accomplishments:

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Female Sportswriters Get Random Men To Read The Horrific, Threatening Tweets They Receive Every Day — And The Results Are Painful To Watch…

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This is so disgusting… but what a powerful message.

Female sportswriters like Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro have been receiving horrible, nasty, sexually violent messages on Twitter for years as they do their jobs as journalists covering professional sports teams.

Now, they are fighting back.

Related: Iggy Azalea Slams Beyoncé And Lemonade In Tweets!

While Jimmy Kimmel may host a regular Mean Tweets segment on his talk show, Spain and DiCaro decided to take that one step further with a very powerful, poignant display of tweets they receive.

The two women got together a bunch of random men, and asked them to read out loud — to the sportswriters' faces — the sexist, mysogenistic tweets sent by random Twitter users. The men reading the tweets

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Remember Goyle From Harry Potter?! Well, He's An MMA Fighter Now!

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Josh Herdman is a champ on and off the big screen!

Well, that came out of left field!

You might know Josh Herdman as Gregory Goyle from Harry Potter, one of Draco Malfoy's goofy Slytherin sidekicks. But now, he's more than just an English actor… he's a full-fledged fighter!

Over the weekend, the 28-year-old made his amateur MMA debut — yes, that's right. Goyle does mixed martial arts now — and even won his first battle against Janusz Walachowski!

Related: THIS Harry Potter Alum Is Being Sued By His Ex-Agent!

But it turns out his decision to get into cage fighting wasn't an impromptu one!

The proud poppa told The Mirror of his latest endeavor:

"I've been training traditional Japanese jujitsu for nearly five years and hold a shodan black belt."

Damn! Okay, Josh! We see you!

He also explained how he got hooked on the combative sport, saying:

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New England Patriots React To Sudden Death Of Football Star Ron Brace — At Only 29 Years Old

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This is so sad.

Former New England Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace died over the weekend at his home in Springfield, Massachusetts due to unknown causes. He was just 29 years old.

Related: Court Reinstates Pats Star Tom Brady's Suspension

The big defensive lineman played for the Patriots from 2009 to 2012 before joining the Washington Redskins. Now, his former team has given an official statement about his passing.

In a release, the Patriots wrote:

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#Deflategate Continues As Appeals Court Reinstates Tom Brady's Four Game Suspension — Get The Deets!

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If you remember around this time last year, Tom Brady was suspended for four NFL games due to the whole "deflategate" thing.

Despite winning his original case, the New England Patriots quarterback is facing his suspension once again, as the league decided to appeal the original court decision!

Related: Lamar Odom Gets An Offer To Play Basketball Again From A Former NBA Star!

On Monday, a federal appeals court, made up of a three-judge panel, officially ruled that the Pats player WILL have to serve the four-game suspension that was originally handed out by the league. This of course overturns a lower judge's decision that originally sided with Brady.

In speaking about the ruling and the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the appeals court said:

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Prince To Be Honored By Minnesota Twins & Other Minnesota Sports Teams In The Wake Of His Passing — Tributes HERE

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Minnesota Twins honor Prince's passing.

Prince's entire home state is mourning his passing today.

The Minnesota Twins baseball team lit up Target Field in purple and put up several pictures that read "Good night sweet Prince 1958-2016" in honor of the legendary musician.

Related: Barack Obama Issues Statement On Prince's Death

A tribute is in the beginning planning stages as well.

A representative for the team said:

"I'm sure [the tribute] will include a lot of Prince music. I don't know if it'll happen, but were talking about instead of a moment of silence, having a moment of sexy."

Several other Minnesota sports teams honored the singer on social media, with the Vikings issuing a statement:

"Like the rest of the world, we are shocked and saddened today by Prince's death. As one of the most influential music icons, Prince was an incredible representative of Minnesota who helped put Minneapolis-St. Paul on the map. He was a brilliant performer and a better person. We will forever be proud and grateful that he considered himself a Vikings fan. Our thoughts and prayers are with Prince's family at this time."

Read some of the Twitter tributes (below):

The Minnesota United have a game in a few days, and maybe will have something planned for the Purple One as well.

One thing is clear — Prince meant a lot to many.

[Image via Twitter.]

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Conor McGregor Blasts The UFC & Their Press 'Distractions' — But Confirms He Is NOT Retiring! Will He Be Allowed To Fight??

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Don't worry, UFC fans — Conor McGregor is still in the game.

Earlier in the week, the 27-year-old fighter confused fans when he posted a cryptic tweet announcing his retirement.

We later found out the tweet was in response to UFC head Dana White's decision to pull McGregor from his upcoming rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 200, because he refused to do a promotional press event in Las Vegas.

Related: WWE Stars Pay Respects To Chyna Following Her Untimely Death

The Irish athlete finally spoke out about the drama, and while he's "still ready to go for UFC 200," the featherweight champion is more concerned about training for the actual fight than talking about it!

In a lengthy Facebook post on Thursday, the fighter made it clear he wasn't retired, more so just frustrated. He explained:

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