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Flops

Updated: September 10, 2012, 4:11 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

I stopped by the horse race outlet for a relaxing interlude of some sport and a nutritious juice drink and some nachos and freshly squeezed fake cheese and watched in amazement as a jockey flopped on an animal destined for nature walks.

Flopping started in soccer, as guys with one name would fly backward through the air as though electrocuted, or drop to the pitch as though stunned, and flop around like flounders. Nobody recovers like a soccer flopper, not even a professional wrestler. ...

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