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Fan takes shot at Connor McDavid; Brandon Manning fights Patrick Maroon

Fan takes shot at Connor McDavid; Brandon Manning fights Patrick Maroon

Lots of entertainment in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday night.

All thanks to the Brandon Manning-Connor McDavid feud. Can you believe these two have a little rivalry?

Anyway ... first, we take a look at this jersey. Courtesy of Dusten Braaksma from HockeyProspect.com ...

Pretty cold-blooded. We assume this is a Flyers fan (not sure where the gentleman was). Regardless, this guy took things to a new level. If you don't know, McDavid broke his collarbone last season when he lost his footing and crashed into the back boards with Manning right behind in pursuit, slamming on top of the 2015 No. 1 overall pick. McDavid, the generational talent, ended up missing 37 games because of the injury and Manning took a lot of heat for it, resulting in a drama-filled night at the Wells Fargo Center this past December.

For more on that, click here.

On Thursday night, Manning returned to Edmonton, Alberta, for the first time since the play.

And, as expected, there was plenty of tension and Manning answered the Oilers' call by dropping the gloves with Patrick Maroon during the second period.

“It didn’t bother me,” Manning said postgame after the Flyers' 6-3 loss. “I’m not scared of fighting. It’s just a matter of time. I picked my spot. I wasn’t too worried.” 

It was a good matchup. Stick tap to Manning for accepting the challenge. Watch the fight in the video above.

And here's a great picture, courtesy of USA Today Images.

Eagles fans, get Malcolm Jenkins that petition on Pete Morelli

Eagles fans, get Malcolm Jenkins that petition on Pete Morelli

The online petition to ban Pete Morelli from officiating Eagles games is rapidly gaining signatures.

Count Malcolm Jenkins for one.

"I would definitely sign that petition if it came across my desk," Jenkins said with a laugh to NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark on Monday at the safety's Blitz, Bow Ties and Bourbon charity event.

The Eagles beat the Panthers, 28-23, last Thursday night despite a significant discrepancy in penalty yards. It was a game officiated by Morelli's crew — and you can see why that's notable by clicking right here.

"We felt like a lot of those were ticky-tack, or weren’t good calls," Jenkins said after the game. "For us, adversity is nothing new for us. We just kind of strap up and keep playing, and hunker down. We continue to play aggressively, that is the biggest thing. We don’t want that to take away our aggression, or our ability to make plays. So we just go to the next play."

What about the next signature? 

Eagles fans just need to get that petition to Jenkins' desk.

Dodgers fan wearing Chase Utley jersey catches Justin Turner home run ball for 2nd year in a row

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Dodgers fan wearing Chase Utley jersey catches Justin Turner home run ball for 2nd year in a row

Dodgers fans had a reason to be ecstatic on Sunday night after Justin Turner hit a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Cubs, 4-1, and give Los Angeles a 2-0 lead in the NLCS.

But not as ecstatic as one fan in particular.

Keith Hupp, a retired police officer and lifelong Dodgers fan, was waiting under the home run ball in the center-field stands and snagged it with his son's glove. He was also wearing a Dodgers Chase Utley jersey.

He even made the catch with his non-preferred hand.

“I’m a lefty,” Hupp said to J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register. “I’ve dislocated my right shoulder so many times, I had to resort to my son’s glove on my left hand. So the last five or six home run balls I’ve caught, I’ve caught with my left hand.”

And the craziest part about this story is that it wasn't the first time it had happened. Hupp caught Turner's sixth-inning solo homer in Game 3 of last year's NLCS against the Cubs in almost the same place, the center-field stands at Dodger Stadium.

Although he has 24 home run balls in his collection, Hupp won't be keeping last night's game-winner. After making the catch, he gave the ball to a security guard, and was escorted underneath the stadium to meet Turner and make a trade with him. 

In a postgame interview with MLB.com, Turner said Hupp couldn't decide what he wanted for the ball right away. They exchanged information and agreed that Hupp will get back to Turner in a few days when he decides what he wants.

Twitter had some good responses to Hupp's memorable home run catch: