This is terrible
August 2, 2014
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Friday night's Team USA scrimmage ended in one of the worst possible ways.

As the Indiana Pacers' Paul George chased down James Harden, he slammed into the base of the basket and snapped his leg sideways. The replay, frankly, is graphic, but if you have the stomach for it, you can watch it over at the New York Daily News.

Following a late-night surgery to repair the open tibia-fibula fracture, sources began reporting that George will likely miss the entire 2014-15 season. While players and coaches aimed to keep the focus on wishing George a swift recovery in the hours following the injury, it will nevertheless affect both the Pacers (George led his team to the conference finals last season, averaging 21.7 points and 6.8 rebounds) and Team USA's roster for the FIBA World Cup, which starts later this month.

"This is a very tough blow," Jerry Colangelo, director of USA Basketball, said afterward. "We need to just take a step back before we do anything at all. Our first concern, our primary concern, is Paul George… We're just going to let a little bit of time go by here before we address rosters or any of that stuff. It seems unimportant." Sarah Eberspacher

Watch this
12:33 p.m. ET

"Chill," commands Saturday Night Live's parody commercial for a Black Widow standalone film. "Marvel gets women."

Scarlett Johansson hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, and she wasn't afraid to poke fun at the mishaps that occurred during the press junket for her new film, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. One such gaffe? In one interview, Johansson's co-stars Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner called her character, Black Widow, a "slut" and a "whore," for which they have since apologized.

Following the controversy, Saturday Night Live created a trailer focused on the idea that Black Widow's character is about more than her sexuality. Her standalone film — a rom-com — features Black Widow as a young woman struggling to make it in New York City, breaking heels on city streets and interning at a fashion publication. Unfortunately, Black Widow's sartorial success at her internship is quickly overshadowed by her romantic relationships — a thinly-veiled jab at her character's portrayal in the Avengers movies. Check out the faux trailer below. —Meghan DeMaria

Baltimore
11:44 a.m. ET
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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Sunday that she was lifting a city-wide 10 p.m. curfew, which had been in effect in Baltimore for five nights. The curfew came after riots protesting the death of Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody.

"I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew," Rawlings-Blake announced on Twitter. "I want to thank the people of Baltimore for their patience." She added that she wanted to "not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary."

Rawlings-Blake's announcement comes a day after a "victory rally" in Baltimore on Saturday celebrating the charges brought against the six police officers involved in Gray's death. Though Saturday's events were mostly peaceful, 20 people were arrested during Saturday night's protests. Meghan DeMaria

This just in
11:25 a.m. ET
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The Italian Coast Guard announced Sunday that it performed a number of rescue efforts off Libya's coast on Saturday.

The Coast Guard saved 3,690 migrants from smugglers' boats. The smugglers had attempted to move the migrants from Africa on motorized rubber dinghies and fishing boats.

Italy brought some of the migrants to Sicilian ports on Sunday, and others are being taken to temporary shelters in Calabria, where they are expected to arrive on Monday. Italy's Coast Guard also announced Sunday that it had recovered 10 bodies off Libya's coast, which were found in three different rescue efforts. Meghan DeMaria

This just in
8:42 a.m. ET

The civilian death toll in the Syrian province of Aleppo has risen to 52, including seven children.

The British-based Observatory for Human Rights announced the figures on Saturday, saying a U.S. air raid on Friday had accidentally struck civilians in a village on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. According to the Observatory's report, the attack killed members of at least six families.

Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the observatory, told Reuters that Friday's death toll marks the highest civilian loss from a single attack by U.S. and Arab forces since they began air strikes against Islamic militant groups, including ISIS, in Syria. Reuters notes that before Friday's attack, U.S.-led strikes had killed at least 66 Syrian civilians since Sept. 23. The new attack brings the civilian death toll to at least 118. The U.S. military did not confirm the Observatory's report but said it would look into the situation. Meghan DeMaria

Quotables
8:04 a.m. ET
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. won Saturday night's "Fight of the Century" in a unanimous judges' decision, but not everyone agreed with the result.

"I thought I won the fight," Manny Pacquiao said after the match. According to Pacquiao, Mayweather was "moving around" during the fight, and "he didn't do nothing."

"I thought I caught him many more times than he caught me," Pacquiao said of Mayweather. "I was never hurt. I was very surprised at the scores. I hit him more times than he hit me."

Mayweather, meanwhile, called Pacquiao a "hell of a fighter." "I tip my hat off to Manny Pacquiao, now I see why he's one of the guys that's at the pinnacle in the sport of boxing," Mayweather said. Meghan DeMaria

undefeated
7:47 a.m. ET
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After beating Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced that he'll soon be hanging up his gloves.

"My last fight is in September, then it's time for me to hang it up," Mayweather said during the post-fight broadcast. "You know, I'm almost 40 years old now, I've been in the sport 19 years, I've been world champion for 18 years, and I'm truly, truly thankful, and I'm blessed."

Saturday's fight brought Mayweather's record to 48-0. If he wins September's match, he'll tie Rocky Marciano's 49-0 career record. Meghan DeMaria

undefeated
7:37 a.m. ET

Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains undefeated.

In a unanimous decision from three judges, Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night, winning the welterweight title in the "Fight of the Century." Two of the judges scored the match 116-112, and a third judge scored it 118-110, all in Mayweather's favor. The victory brings Mayweather's record to 48-0.

"He's a hell of a fighter," Mayweather said of Pacquiao after the match. "I outboxed him. He never figured out my jab and my right hand." —Meghan DeMaria

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