Cubs Fan Catches Braves Home Run Ball, Throws Fake Ball Back On Field

This is a funny little insight into the lunacy of sports fandom. Much like with the players, there are unwritten rules of decorum for fans and one of those rules is that you must throw an opposing team's home run back onto the field if you catch it. People will straight-up yell at you if you don't. They made a whole » 7/12/14 7:09pm Today 7:09pm

Match Mercifully Ends; Netherlands Beat Brazil 3-0

We know, lady. We know. This...this was not a good match. The Netherlands took out what little air was in this match almost immediately and then tacked on a meaningless third goal in added time, which we're not even bothering to GIF because, fuck it, this was a game for third place. Good news, Netherlands! You came in… » 7/12/14 6:19pm Today 6:19pm

Netherlands Take Early 2-0 Lead Over Brazil

For a team whose coach wanted absolutely nothing to do with this glorified exhibition match, the Dutch have come out firing. A streaking Robben earned an early penalty in the second minute when Thiago Silva yanked his shoulder as he galloped toward the goal. Robin van Persie confidently hit the top corner to give the… » 7/12/14 4:49pm Today 4:49pm

Jean Segura's Nine-Month-Old Son Passed Away

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura learned after last night's game against the Cardinals that his infant son, Janniel, passed away in the Dominican Republic. According to manager Ron Roenicke, he had been battling an undisclosed illness but, as recently as yesterday, the family thought he was getting better.… » 7/12/14 4:12pm Today 4:12pm

Billy Hamilton Hits The Brakes, Swim Moves For A Bunt Single

While trying to bunt for a single last night against the Pirates, Billy Hamilton—Cincinnati's red-and-white blur of a center fielder—executed one of the worst bunts imaginable. It's basically a line drive right to first baseman Gaby Sanchez, but Hamilton still made it to first base safely thanks to the threat of… » 7/12/14 3:32pm Today 3:32pm

Reports: Carmelo Anthony To Return To Knicks

On Wednesday, Frank Isola reported that Carmelo Anthony would return to the Knicks, "barring a last-minute change of heart." Despite a later contradiction by Mark Medina, who claimed a decision had not been made, and a waiting-for-LeBron delay in the announcement, it looks like Melo is... ♫ comin' home, he's comin'… » 7/12/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

How To Make Seafood Paella, Whether It's Traditional Or Not

Picture the scene! An early summer evening in Valencia, Spain, in the mid-19th century; an aromatic open fire of orange and pine branches, and pine cones, crackles happily in an orchard clearing. A wide, flat pan, enormous, two feet across, sits suspended over the flames. The men, their olde-thymey pants hitched… » 7/12/14 1:02pm Today 1:02pm

We Have Another Minnesota Twins Back-Hair Jersey

It's hard to say if it's the same guy who sported the Joe Mauer hir-suit a few years back, but we have a few clues. Our first clue is: a dude with enough hair to legibly shave words and numbers into his back hair. Our second clue is: similar male pattern baldness on both men. Our third clue is: a willingness to… » 7/12/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

The World Cup's Third-Place Game Is A Goddamned Disgrace To Soccer

When Spain were dealt an embarrassing group stage exit a jet was chartered to fly their players back to Madrid as soon as a flight path could be cleared. Just a matter of hours after their final game against Australia, the Spanish squad was at São Paulo International Airport, perusing the Duty Free and the Hudson News… » 7/12/14 12:48pm Today 12:48pm

Blocked Dutch Penalty Almost Trickles In While Goalkeeper Celebrates

Oh man. Oh man, oh man, oh man. This would have been such a ridiculous thing. Sergio Romero made two saves in Argentina's win over the Netherlands and this is the first one, on the day's first attempt, from Ron Vlaar. In this video first flagged by Slate, we see another angle that shows Romero making the initial… » 7/12/14 12:43pm Today 12:43pm

Every Univision ¡GOOOL! Of The World Cup, Ranked By Length

We've been fans of ESPN's excellent World Cup coverage, but for your money's worth it's tough to beat the live match broadcasts on Univision. Here's every goal scored thus far in the World Cup, stitched together into one very long ¡GOOOOOOOOOL!. Below you'll find a chart ranking every goal of the tournament by how… » 7/12/14 11:10am Today 11:10am

Man First In Line To Buy Legal Weed Gets Fired, Is So Chilled Out

Mike Boyer waited 20 hours in line to legally buy marijuana in Spokane, Washington. Boyer wanted to be part of the historic day and made up his mind to be the first man in. His determination and will to succeed earned him some prime shit—"20.4 percent certified...that's pretty high."—but it also got him fired from two… » 7/12/14 11:07am Today 11:07am

Sportswriters Are Obsessed With LeBron's "Maturity"

There was a curious paternalist bent to the LeBron James commentary today, maybe best typified by these two odd Woj tweets, with pundits pushing the idea that going to Cleveland was the correct, grown-up decision (thereby implicitly painting Miami as some four-year lark on the part of a spoiled child). » 7/11/14 7:53pm Yesterday 7:53pm