This is so obviously an own goal it almost hurts to watch, but neither an always-attentive MLS referee nor any of his assistants were able to notice the ball traveled well past the line. Great job, everybody.
Peru earned their first in-competition win over Brazil since 1975 thanks to an incredibly obvious handball that interrupted the game for several minutes and appeared to leave the referee in a state of catatonic confusion.
Dominika Cibulkova knocked Caroline Wozniacki out of the St. Petersburg WTA tournament yesterday in a match that featured one of the most baffling decisions made by a chair umpire we’ve seen in a long time.
Last night, Boise State looked to have beaten Colorado State University on an incredible shot by James Webb III with just 0.8 seconds left to play. Pretty amazing shot, right? It looks even better in slow motion:
Greg Huegel’s 44-yard field goal attempt fell short after Clemson found themselves without a chance to run an additional play when officials allowed several seconds to run off the clock after a first down late in the first half of tonight’s national championship.
In a finish only former CONCACAF president and disgraced ex-FIFA official Jack Warner could love, Mexico defeated Costa Rica in tonight’s Gold Cup quarterfinal on a ludicrous penalty called in the 122nd minute.
Blind umpire Paul Emmel blew what should have been the final pitch of the Padres’ eighth tonight when he declared the above play to be a foul tip off Derek Norris’s bat. Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett was, as you might imagine, unhappy.
Devin Hester's punt return touchdown was called back after he allegedly committed an offensive facemask. Meanwhile, here's what was happening on his side of things.
In the seventh inning of last night's game between the Rockies and Cardinals, Matt Carpenter went to first after seemingly being hit by a Franklin Morales pitch. The Rockies challenged the play, and after a lengthy replay review, the original call was upheld despite it being pretty damn clear to everyone at home that…
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager had a huge game last night, smashing two triples, a double, and a three-run home run in five at-bats against the Yankees. The only blemish on Seager's big night was play-by-play man Dave Sims's call on the homer.
Georgia's battle in Nashville against Vanderbilt became a bit more difficult today when Bulldogs defensive end and team sack leader Ray Drew "earned" an ejection under the NCAA's new targeting rule—and even worse, it was held up under review.
Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads, already on the hot seat after losing the Cyclones' opening game to Northern Iowa of the FCS, had a right to be upset with officials after tonight's game against Texas, a 31-30 Longhorns win.
Astros center fielder Brandon Barnes hit for the cycle on Friday night, and went 5-for-5 against the Mariners to boot. This was probably the best moment of a dismal Astros season. And it maybe needed a blown call to happen.
What you see here, courtesy of Brooks Baseball, is a plot of Hunter Wendelstedt's whimsical strikezone from yesterday's Yankees-Twins game. The red marks were called strikes; the green ones were balls. No, that's not how a strikezone is supposed to look.
Detroit's Armando Galarraga just threw the 21st perfect game in Major League history and the second one this week. Unfortunately, umpire Jim Joyce turned the 27th out into a infield hit with a horrendously botched call. (UPDATE: Joyce has apologized.)
The World Series umpires managed to botch two double play calls in back-to-back innings last night leaving fans to once again wonder if a trained beagle couldn't do a better job refereeing playoff baseball games.
Anyone else getting tired of umpires holding postgame press conferences to breakdown their poor decision making processes? It's bad enough we have to listen Joe Girardi explain his terrible bullpen moves, but this is getting out of hand.
The umpires managed to not screw up the Phillies-Rockies game last night (I think), but that hasn't stopped people from continuing to talk about how horrible they are. Today's solution? Let's turn baseball into tennis!