Mets outfielder Alejandro de Aza did nearly everything wrong tonight in the tenth inning of New York’s scoreless tie against the Braves: he botched the bunt, didn’t run it out, and then slid into first base—headfirst, even. Good job, good effort!
Transitioning from a bunch of Champions League games and a cup final to a relatively placid friendly against Malta can be a shock to the system. Rarely, however, does it result in such a hilarious, dumb own goal, like the one Bayern Munich star David Alaba scored on his own team this afternoon.
Aris defeated Kifisia 108-103 in overtime today in the Greek League playoffs, all thanks to former Arizona State star Jermaine Marshall’s incredible boner at the end of regulation.
There are two ways to look at the Tampa Bay Lightning’s game and series-winning goal deep into the third period.
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is a contestant on this season of Dancing With The Stars, and he made it through the latest round of cuts thanks to a decent performance on Monday’s episode. After his dance, he was asked what sorts of obstacles he had to overcome while practicing, and the conversation went…
Valencia and Chelsea met today in the UEFA Youth League, which is basically the Kiddie Champions League. The Round of 16 match came down to penalties, and Chelsea were declared winners after scoring all five of their spot kicks. Problem is, Valencia never actually missed any of their penalties, either.
Mountain West officials waved off James Webb’s would-be buzzer-beater because their replay technology counted time at double speed, a video released today by the conference reveals.
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Blair Walsh blew a short field goal that would have most likely won today’s Vikings-Seahawks game. Instead, he missed wide left and Seattle escaped with a 10-9 win. They have Carolina next week, in what should be a warmer climate.
Eric Decker hauled in a game-winning touchdown catch after the Jets were gifted the ball in overtime thanks to a colossal screwup by the New England Patriots.
Kirk Cousins responded to a week of positive coverage, for once, by committing a huge blunder. His boner cost Washington a chance to get points; by inexplicably taking a knee with six seconds remaining, time ran out on the half—denying the Skins a shot at a quick touchdown and even the subsequent field goal…
Steve Clark got way too casual with this backwards pass from Wil Trapp and gifted Diego Valeri and the Portland Timbers a goal to start MLS Cup. At 27 seconds, this is easily the fastest goal in MLS Cup history.
Hapless Rutgers somehow found themselves with a shot to tie up fourth-ranked Michigan State and force overtime in New Jersey. But that shot was wasted when confusion reigned and quarterback Chris Laviano spiked the ball instead of organizing a hail mary attempt. It’s as if for 59 minutes and 50 seconds, the Scarlet…
Tigers center fielder Anthony Gose caught a long fly from Josh Donaldson during fourth inning action in Toronto today and casually started jogging back to the dugout. That’d be fine, except it wasn’t the third out of the inning—and the Blue Jays had Ryan Goins on second base.
Referee Pat Russell stopped tonight’s Timothy Bradley-Jessie Vargas title fight before the final bell, believing the bout to be over and stripping Vargas of his chance to knock out a clearly dazed Bradley in the last seconds.
That’s suboptimal goaltending.
Pedro Martinez’s excellent-sounding book is full of Manny Ramirez stories, like the time the Red Sox slugger took fashion advice from “the three little midgets in [his] head.” And yet, some gems didn’t make it into the book, like the time Ramirez spiked the clubhouse booze with Viagra.
Aston Villa and USMNT keeper Brad Guzan’s enormous boner early in today’s match at Etihad Stadium gave Manchester City a 1-0 lead less than three minutes into a crucial match for Villa’s future in the Premiership. Sergio Agüero took advantage of the boner to score his league-leading 21st goal of the campaign.
It’s running, man. Nobody was all that psyched to cheer for you anyway.
A baffling mistake by Matt O’Connor allowed the puck into his own goal and blew Boston University’s 3-2 lead on Providence in the NCAA national championship game. Kyle McKenzie would eventually be credited with the goal, but O’Connor’s boner only grew bigger when minutes later he allowed the Friars’ go-ahead goal…