A pigeon briefly disrupted a Wimbledon qualifying match Tuesday between Amandine Hesse and Miyu Kato. Hesse swatted at the invader with her racket and a ball boy chased after it, trying to scare it off the court. Unperturbed, the pigeon alighted briefly on the net, before heading to a tree next to the court.
Thirty years ago The Untouchables, Brian De Palma’s most commercial movie to that point, was released and helped launch Kevin Costner as an All-American star. This review by Pauline Kael originally appeared in The New Yorker and appears here with permission from the author’s estate.
No matter how you spin it, some guys are faster than others. Newly released data from MLB’s Statcast give us a new depth of insight into just how quickly one can get from A to B, and just how much that matters. (It does; it’s not all that does.)
Here’s Floyd Mayweather getting in some work.
Porto and Benfica are the two biggest clubs in Portuguese soccer, and as such harbor a fierce rivalry. There is no step these clubs wouldn’t take in their never ending struggle to best the other. Including, according to Porto’s communications director, resorting to witchcraft.
Nothing like an idle summer day spent swimming in the bay with friends. But it’s not a truly memorable hang until a small shark shows up to send everyone scurrying back to the docks, followed by some dude just deciding to dive in and grab the little beast:
Aaron Judge, the Yankees’ extremely large tater-masher, mashed his 27th tater of the year against the White Sox last night. If you pay close attention to this video of the dinger being donged, you’ll notice Judge staring into the right-field stands as he rounds first base:
Whether you’re filling tires or firing pneumatic tools, this 4.5 star-rated Bostitch electric pancake compressor is a great addition to any garage, and you can pick it up for $99 in today’s Gold Box. That’s $70 less than usual, and the best price Amazon’s ever listed.
Former Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos is scheduled to publish his book Dangerous next Tuesday, on Independence Day. Ahead of that release Gizmodo has obtained a copy of the finished book, as well as the January draft previously leaked to Buzzfeed. Maybe “the most controversial book of the decade” was intended…
The Houston Rockets officially announced their acquisition of Chris Paul at a press conference yesterday, and GM Daryl Morey was pretty explicit about what the team’s goals are for next season. Trading for Paul might just be the beginning.
Mark your calendars, because Amazon’s third annual Prime Day is July 11, with the deals actually kicking off at 9PM ET the night before.
The Angels achieved perhaps the weirdest sort of walk-off win tonight—the walk-off strikeout, pushing them to a 3-2 win over the Dodgers in the ninth inning.
It’s a little after midnight out in Indiana on this fine Wednesday night, and Jim Irsay has tweeted an extremely graphic picture of a nude woman.
An idiot on the field in tonight’s Diamondbacks-Cardinals game bumped into St. Louis shortstop Paul DeJong before being swarmed by several security guards and tackled to the ground. While footage of the interaction with DeJong did not immediately seem to have been captured and shared by any intrepid fans—Fox Sports…
In U.S. Open Cup action, second-tier clubs Miami FC and FC Cincinnati each played one of the biggest games of their existence. Miami took on newly formed MLS side Atlanta United, while Cincy battled the second-place MLS Chicago Fire—and both came up winners.
The Chicago Cubs visited the White House today to take a few pictures and hear some good conversation. In one of those pictures, outfielder Albert Almora Jr. looked as if he may have kind of, sort of vaguely been flipping the bird to the whole enterprise:
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has the harrowing account of umpire John Tumpane’s afternoon near the Pirates’ stadium on the Roberto Clemente Bridge, where he came across a woman who climbed over the railing and wanted to jump off.
Klay Thompson has enjoyed more on his trip to China than just rim-checking himself to hell. He also enjoyed at least one night of being extremely hype at a club of some sort, showing off some pretty creative moves and seemingly not caring at all about what anyone else might think:
Stephen Vogt has found a new home in Milwaukee since Oakland let him go, and he would have had a fantastic first start as a Brewer if it weren’t for a Spider-Man impression by Reds right fielder Scott Schebler, who climbed the fence to make a catch so unlikely it even psyched out the announcer:
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