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Circus Maximus

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ON SUNDAY, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus staged its final performance after 146 years of dazzling ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages. But just because the country's most famous circus will fold its big top doesn't mean that we've heard the last of the sights and sounds inspired by the Greatest Show on Earth.

Circus Shot

Cousin to the circus catch of baseball and football, these how-did-they-do-that plays on the hardwood have been on display almost nightly thanks to Steph Curry and Kyrie Irving.

Clown Question

Any particularly ridiculous inquiry—such as when a teenage Mormon (Bryce Harper) was asked in 2012 if he was going to drink alcohol while in Canada—will forever get this branding.

Clown Show

Sports will never lack for teams whose futility would be funny if they weren't so sad, and there is no better example than the Browns, with 21 losing seasons in their past 24 years of existence.

High-Wire Act

Few athletes require such fine control as an MLB closer, like Kenley Jansen, for whom one mistake can undo eight innings of his teammates' work.

Ringmaster

Alabama coach Nick Saban, who barely missed out on his sixth national title in January, may lack the top hat and chair, but is there any doubt who tames the Tide?

Three-Ring Circus

Any team with more drama off the field than on it, such as the Mets, or Jerry Jones's Cowboys.

THEY SAID IT

"IF I HAD A NICE INFLATABLE AND A DIET COKE, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LOVELY AFTERNOON."

David Wicks

Jacksonville University golfer, who dropped his ball into a water hazard during the NCAA regionals, stripped down to his underwear and dove into the pond in an attempt to retrieve the ball and avoid a two-stroke penalty.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Free agent CB Antonio Cromartie announced that his wife, Terricka, is pregnant with his 14th child, and the fourth since he had a vasectomy in 2011.