Starting Five for Thursday

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates his goal with teammates Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos Albert Gea/Reuters

1. Hail Bale 

Gareth Bale, a Welshman playing for Real Madrid, races past his FC Barcelona defender up the sideline to score the game-winning goal in the Copa del Rey. Shades of the Auburn field goal return versus Alabama.

2. Grim Serpent Stances

After being swept by the New York Mets, the Arizona Diamondbacks are now 1-11 at Chase Field. This season everyone is partying in their pool.

3. The Milwaukee (STRIKETHROUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) 550 Million Bucks

They may be the NBA's worst team this season, but they still fetched more than half a billion from a pair of investors from New York City

4. "Bullets"... how you refer to a pair of aces in poker. At Yankee Stadium they're called Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda. The two 25-year-olds shut out the Chicago Cubs in a doubleheader sweep, the first such sweep in baseball in 26 seasons. New York Yankees Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka William Perlman/The Star-Ledger via USA TODAY Sports

5. Mind the Ledge, My Liege!

Prince William peers over a precipitous promontory while on holiday in Australia, momentarily putting younger sibling Harry two steps closer to the throne. RTR3LMCL Step back Prince William! Phil Noble/Reuters

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