Fit Fix: It’s Do-or-Die Time for the U.S. Men’s National Team

Clint Dempsey models the new USA Soccer jersey.

We Believe: The U.S. Men’s National (Soccer) Team faces a crucial match Tuesday night in Columbus, where they will look to avenge their Friday loss to Guatemala and secure a spot in the 2018 World Cup. It’s a vital test of the team’s ability to rebound, especially as pressure ratchets up on USMNT skipper Jurgen Klinsmann. The game starts at 7:25PM ET on ESPN2. [ESPN FC]

Hey, the Knicks Could Use a Little Love: The New York Knicks have once again floundered through their season and failed to make the playoffs, but that didn’t stop a young fan at Monday night’s Pelicans-Knicks game from running onto the court and hugging Carmelo Anthony. “I think it was because he was a little kid, they just let him go,” Anthony said. “Definitely a security issue, though, for sure.” [ESPN]

THE WALL OF DEATH: British stuntman and TV personality Guy Martin conquered the totally vertical “Wall of Death” in a record time, enduring G-forces of 5.2 and maintaining a speed of about 78 miles per hour as he sped around the largest ever version of the stunt. [The Mirror (UK)]

Most Money Ever: Deadpool, Marvel’s snarky, unspeakably violent addition to the comic book movie genre, has officially become the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, besting The Matrix: Reloaded with a haul of nearly $746 million worldwide, according to BoxOfficeMojo. [The Verge]

Solid Rocket Fuel: Nootrobox, a San Francisco-based maker of so-called brain-boosting “nootropics,” has created Go Cubes, a form of chewable coffee ideal for when you’re “on a long road trip or when you’re going hiking or into outer space,” according to co-founder Michael Brandt. The cubes come in mocha, pure drip, and latte flavors. [GrubStreet]

If It’s Good Enough for Burt Reynolds…: Pontiac shut its doors in 2009, but a new company, Trans Am Depot, is reviving the classic Trans Am brand. And this time, it’s leveraging a familiar voice to do it: Burt Reynolds, who has signed 77 all of the company’s new “Bandit edition” models made famous by his Smokey and the Bandit movies. [FOX Sports]

“Grit and Grind“: Today’s workout inspiration, courtesy of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson:


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