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Georgetown brawls in China, Soccer fans will throw everything, You're going to need a bigger glove and a tribute to 'Swingers'

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Georgetown's trip to China turned into a full-fledged international incident when a brawl broke out between the Hoyas and Bayi Rockets Wednesday night.

The melee was highlighted by players exchanging punches, chairs being thrown and spectators peppering Georgetown with water bottles, according to the Washington Post's Gene Wang, who was covering the exhibition game.

The ugliness was immediately preceeded by a hard foul on the Hoyas' senior guard Jason Clarke by the Rockets' Hu Ke.

Coach John Thompson III pulled his team off the floor for good after the melee and fled the arena.

"Tonight, two great teams played a very competitive game that unfortunately ended after heated exchanges with both teams," Thompson said in a statement. "We sincerely regret that this situation occurred. We remain grateful for the opportunity our student-athletes are having to engage in a sport they love here in China, while strengthening their understanding of a nation we respect and admire at Georgetown University."
Gross

Three soccer fans accused of tossing urine and feces during a match have been hit with a three-year ban in all German soccer stadiums. The FC Cologne-backing trio allegedly tossed the waste at Shalke supporters during a 5-1 away loss in Gelsenkirche. According to FC Cologne's website, a three-year ban is the maximum penalty allowed.

Bobblehead to the head

In other soccer-fans-throwing-stuff news, Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen was hit in the head with a bobblehead doll during a game against the Portland Timbers Wednesday night. The Danish keeper lay on the pitch for four minutes but was deemed to be OK by medical staff.

That's a pretty rough way to treat the home goalie, especially considering he had a shutout for 80 minutes and oversaw a 3-1 victory.

Big glove



Yankees pitcher Luis Ayala had some fun during batting practice Wednesday by shagging fly balls with a ridiculously large glove. As you can see, it took some getting used to.

And finally ...



Ex-Blackhawk Jeremy Roenick re-enacted this timeless scene from "Swingers" where Wayne Gretzky's head bleeds.

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