Seagull Thrives After Getting Knocked Out During Cricket Match

The Perth Scorchers took on the Melbourne Stars in something called the Big Bash League yesterday, but more interestingly, a Scorchers batter nailed a seagull with a hit. It wasn't quite Randy Johnson demolishing a dove with a fastball—the damn thing didn't explode—but I'm sure it didn't feel good to the poor… » 1/21/15 9:28pm 1/21/15 9:28pm

Rioting Costumed Fans Halt Australian Darts Competition

The Darts Invitational Challenge in Melbourne, Australia yesterday was interrupted by costumed, drunken fans throwing hundreds of plastic chairs in the seating area. The match between–I kid you not with these nicknames–top-ranked Michael "Might Mike" van Gerwen and home favorite Simon "The Wizard" Whitlock had to be… » 1/10/15 1:40pm 1/10/15 1:40pm

Korean Legend Dae-Sung Koo Gets An Entertaining Ejection At 45

Pitcher Dae-Sung Koo was only in the MLB for 2005, but he had one memorable highlight that season when he scorched a double off Randy Johnson. (It was a neat moment.) Now 45 and a legend in Korean baseball, Koo pitches for the Australian Baseball League's Sydney Blue Sox, and though Sunday's ejection wasn't as cool as… » 11/11/14 12:09pm 11/11/14 12:09pm

Rugby League Superstar Quits To Pursue NFL Dream

Jarryd Hayne is one of the very best rugby league players in Australia. He was just awarded the Dally M Medal, given to the "best and fairest" in the Australian National Rugby League, for the second time in his career. The Parramatta Eels fullback is one of the highest paid players in the NRL, making a million dollars… » 10/14/14 11:02pm 10/14/14 11:02pm

David Villa Breaking Down Is The Perfect, Saddest End To Spain's Dynasty

I'll admit it: I kind of love Spain. There was a time—weeks ago!—when they were considered the best team in the world, who had multiple, super long periods where they never lost to anyone for any reason and played a brand of soccer that wasn't just the best but was the culmination of all the best thinking about the… » 6/23/14 2:51pm 6/23/14 2:51pm

What Tim Cahill's Wondergoal Sounded Like In Australia

Australia's national broadcaster SBS gave us a treat yesterday: an inset of announcer Craig Foster going nuts on Tim Cahill's outstanding equalizer against Netherlands yesterday. Australia had a lot to cheer for at the moment, but so did Chile and the other countries who scored goals on Wednesday. Here's all of them,… » 6/19/14 12:23pm 6/19/14 12:23pm

Can Spain Redeem Themselves After The Netherlands Thrashing?

Tiki-taka is dead. The Dutch killed it. Of course, every time Spain or Barcelona lose a major match tiki-taka is proclaimed dead, only to rise again. The truth is tiki-taka remains effective—Bayern won their league and Barcelona came within a Diego Godín header of doing the same—so long as you have the right… » 6/18/14 11:30am 6/18/14 11:30am