Harry Potter’s Josh Herdman, aka ‘Gregory Goyle’, is now an MMA fighter

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If you graduated from Hogwarts and still can’t find a day job, maybe it’s time to try your hands at MMA fighting.

That’s what Josh Herdman did. Better known as Draco Malfoy’s right-hand man Gregory Goyle, the 28-year-old actor put away the wand and is now an MMA fighter. No magic needed.

And he’s pretty good at it! Making his debut in London last weekend, he won his first fight against Poland’s Janusz Walachowski after three rounds.

He might have been easy to mess with back in his henchman days (which was five years ago), but now I’d advise you to think twice before going up against him. Either way, Herdman has certainly come a long way.

Shibutani siblings elected to US Figure Skating Hall of Fame

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Olympic ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani along with Paul E. George, who served as the director of the U.S. Olympic Committee, were elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame on Thursday.

The trio will be inducted Jan. 28 during the U.S. figure skating championships in San Jose, California.

The Shibutani siblings were two-time Olympians who won a pair of bronze medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games before stepping away from the sport in their prime. They also were three-time world medalists, earned medals at each of their 14 national championships and were two-time senior U.S. champions.

Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, who is three years older than his sister, became the first U.S. ice dancers to medal at the world debut in 2011, and the second-youngest team to medal at worlds. She was 16 and he was 19 at the time.

George was the Chef de Mission of the U.S. delegation to the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. The longtime member of the Skating Club of Boston, George also was director of the U.S. Figure Skating Association in the late 1980s and early ’90s and later served as president and trustee of the U.S. Figure Skating Foundation.

Father’s Day Gifts 2022: Best ideas for the Sports Fan Dad from Golf to Electronics 

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Father’s Day is just days away and as the thinking goes, the Dads of the family are often the hardest to shop for. But with the weather getting warmer, there’s countless opportunities to get outside, whether for sports or relaxation, and that means countless opportunities to find the perfect gift to make Father’s Day brighter for the Dads who love sports in any and all forms.

To help you in the gift selection process (even if you’ve left it up to the last minute!), the team at NBC Sports has sourced great options from across the internet for sporting Dads of all kinds. Whether the person you’re shopping for is up before dawn to get in a workout, more inclined to take in sports from the couch, or the consummate host planning summer’s best tailgate, there’s a great choice on this list across a variety of price ranges. Below are our ideas separated into categories:

  1. Golf gifts for Dad
  2. Sports gifts for Dad
  3. Tailgating gifts for Dad
  4. Tech gifts for Dad
  5. Other Father’s Day gifts for sports lovers

Golf gifts for Dad

Gifts under $50

1. Pop-up Golf Chipping Net, $44.99, Amazon

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A perfect way to perfect your chipping skills before heading out for a tee time. The net is portable and includes all the pieces needed for a full-scale practice at-home or on the go.

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2. Under Armour Men’s Golf Tech Polos, $27, Amazon

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Help your Dad look their best on the golf course with these breathable and soft golf polos that wick sweat and dry quickly.

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Gifts under $100

3. PGA TOUR Superstore Club Fitting experience, PGA TOUR Superstore

This experience is a must for any dad looking to elevate their game. Per the PGA Tour Super Store site, fittings combine “game-changing technology and manufacturer-specific equipment with the personal attention of our certified fitters to deliver a fully immersive fitting session.” Golfers will leave the one-on-one session with specs for perfectly fitted custom clubs that will be built and shipped to you.

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4. Adidas Men’s Spikeless Golf Shoes, $79, Amazon

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Give your Dad an extra boost of confidence in his golf swing with a pair of Adidas Spikeless golf shoes. Not only are they comfortable, but the shoes are lightweight, stylish, and affordable.

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5. Wood Golf Putting Green Mat with Auto Ball Return, $85, Amazon

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Another great option for Dad that will scratch his golf itch! With this indoor or outdoor putting green mat, the ball will automatically roll back to the golfer after he putts it into the hole.

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Gifts over $100

6. Rukket Haack Golf Net, $130, Amazon

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Help Dad perfect his golf skills right at home with this practice golf net. Just like the pop-up chipping net, this gift option is lightweight and portable and will allow Dad to hit golf balls right in the backyard.

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Sports gifts for Dad

Gifts under $50

7. Lightweight Gym Bag with Wet Pocket and Shoe Compartment, $19, Amazon

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This bag is lightweight with multiple pockets and perfect for the Dad trying to fit in a workout. It’s available in multiple colors, has waterproof storage for swim gear or sweaty apparel post-gym and doubles as the perfect bag for a quick weekend trip.

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8. Yeti mug, $38, Amazon

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Whether it’s for early morning workouts or coaching the 8am Little League game on Saturday morning, a Yeti mug is a great accessory to keep coffee piping hot. Tumblers come in various shapes and sizes to indulge all varieties of pre-game caffeine habits.

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Gifts under $100

9. Outdoor Men’s RoadCycling Shoes, $50, Amazon

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The weather is getting warmer, making it the perfect time to give your Dad these comfortable and colorful shoes for the road. The shoes have a quick drying mesh material that will provide the ultimate in efficiency and comfort.

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10. Pickleball Set, $60, Amazon

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Invented in 1965 and combining elements of badminton, tennis and ping-pong, pickleball is the latest rec sport sensation sweeping the nation. According to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, it’s one of America’s fastest growing sports, picking up corporate sponsorships and avid enthusiasts nationwide. If Dad is a paddle sport enthusiast looking to indulge their competitive streak, this paddle set is the perfect way to get started.

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Gifts over $100

11. Garmin Watch, $170, Garmin

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Garmin is one of the most trusted names in GPS watches and enables you to monitor and track your fitness endeavors while streamlining your training. Whether it’s for the Dad training for their 10th marathon or just getting started in running and biking, a Garmin Forerunner is a great option to level-up your exercise.

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Tailgating gifts for Dad

Gifts under $50

12. Romanticist 28pc BBQ Accessories Set, $47, Amazon

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This 28-piece set of BBQ accessories is the perfect gift for a Dad that loves to cook for everyone. This versatile set has everything you need: a spatula, fork, 2 barbecue mats, tongs, basting brush, grill brush, extra brush head, meat thermometer, 2 steak knives and forks, 2 shakers, 8 corn holders, 4 skewers and an aluminum case.

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Gifts under $100

13. NFL Brand Folding Chairs, $80, Amazon

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Help Dad rep his favorite team at the beach or a tailgate with this NFL branded folding chair. The carry strap attached to the chair helps make this portable chair a must-have for any Dad on the go!

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14. The Meater Thermometer, $70, Amazon

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The Meater is the perfect kitchen gadget for a Dad who loves to cook meat-forward meals for a big group. It’s a smart thermometer that allows you to monitor the temperature of the meat you’re cooking up to 33 feet away from the grill, oven or rotisserie. Just download the free app and you’re all set!

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Gifts over $100

15. NFL Logo Cornhole Boards, $120, Victory Tailgate

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Keep guests entertained all summer long with the perfect tailgate companion – a cornhole set! This set is perfect for any Dad who wants to rep his favorite NFL team.

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16. Igloo BMX 52 Quart Cooler, $156, Amazon

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This cooler has a capacity of 52 quarts and is the perfect option to keep the drinks cold and the tailgate guests happy. Available in multiple colors, it’s a heavy-duty option for all pregame festivity needs.

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Tech gifts for Dad

Gifts under $50

17. Tribe Water Resistant Cell Phone Holder, $15, Amazon

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This cell phone armband case is perfect for any Dad who likes to go on walks or runs outside. His phone will stay secure and safe, and the case comes with an adjustable strap, key pocket and headphone cord holder.

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18. Amazon Prime Membership, $15/month, Amazon

Give your Dad the gift of Amazon Prime! Not only will he get access to Prime Video which will allow him to live stream his favorite sports, but he can enjoy the convenience of a fast and free delivery for online orders.

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Gifts under $100

19. TV Soundbar Speaker, $86, Amazon

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Make it feel as if your Dad is actually watching the game from the stadium of his favorite sports team. This TV Soundbar speaker will give your Dad a natural HiFi sound experience — perfect for NFL Sundays and also for family movie nights.

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Gifts over $100

20. Apple Airpods, $197, Amazon

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Give Dad the gift of wireless, high quality sound. Whether he’s working out at the gym, listening to a podcast, talking on the phone, or listening to the game, Air Pods Pro are the way to go.

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21. Apple Watch, $383, Amazon

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Have Dad keep track of his health and fitness, and get notifications from all of his favorite sports teams with the flick of a wrist. The Apple Watch is the perfect gift for the Dads who are constantly on the go.

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22. Theragun, $399, Amazon

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The Theragun is the perfect gift for the fitness loving father figure in your life. It’s compact with long lasting battery life and best of all, you can connect it to your smartphone and customize its features.

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Other Father’s Day gifts for sports lovers

Gifts under $50

23. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, $16, Bookshop

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Daniel James Brown’s “The Boys in the Boat” is the true story of the American rowing team that competed at the 1936 Olympics and came away with a stunning gold. Made up of largely working-class athletes from the University of Washington, the U.S. team were some of the ultimate underdogs, making for an incredible story of human achievement.

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24. I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson, $9, Amazon

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Jackie Robinson is one of the most legendary and trailblazing figures in baseball, but his autobiography talks about so much more than his career on the field. From his time in the army to his family life to his involvement in American politics, “I Never Had It Made” gives the reader an in-depth look into one of the most famous athletes in baseball and in American history.

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25. MLB team sofa protectors, $45, MLB Shop

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The perfect accessory for the MLB enthusiast looking to level-up his viewing experience. Help Dad keep the couch clean, comfy, and in style while he’s rooting for his favorite sports team.

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26. Classic baseball hat, $27, Amazon

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Everyone loves a snapback hat. It’s simple and classic and helps your Dad leave no questions about where his fandom lies.

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Gifts under $100

27. Baseball Bat Mug, $70, Dugout Mug

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Get the baseball ban fan in your life a mug so unique that everyone will ask him about it! This mug was handcrafted from a wooden baseball bat barrel and you can choose a design for any MLB team. Choose Dad’s favorite team and he’ll be sure to love it!

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28. Ultra Game NBA Men’s Soft Fleece Full Zip Jacket, $60, Amazon

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This soft fleece full zip jacket is the perfect gift for the Dad who’s a big fan of a team in the NBA. No matter what team he supports, there’s a comfortable and stylish jacket to fit his needs.

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Gifts over $100

29. Foosball Table, $126, Amazon

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Foosball is a classic game that every Dad at any age is sure to love. This 48-inch game set is built with sturdy wood at a waist-high level and is the perfect gift for any competitive dad.

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30. Custom NFL jerseys, $170, NFL Custom Shop

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With all the blockbuster NFL trades so far in 2022, your Dad’s favorite player might be starting the season for a different team. The safest bet? A custom jersey with his name – QB1 might have left, but his loyalty to the team isn’t going anywhere, for better or worse!

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