Manager "Knocked Out" By Snowball To Head, Rival Fans Call Bullshit

Of all the things soccer fans have been known to chuck at opposing players—coins, batteries, bags of urine, flares—snowballs are probably the tamest. So we're not too pleased to hear CSKA Sofia manager claim he was knocked unconscious when a Levski Sofia fan pelted him in the back of the head with one. » 10/27/14 11:16am 10/27/14 11:16am

Jason Statham Dives In The 1990 Commonwealth Games

In today's edition of "huh, neat": did you know that British actor Jason Statham was a diver back in the motherland who participated in a few Olympic trials? » 8/05/14 5:25pm 8/05/14 5:25pm

Who Are The Biggest Floppers In The World Cup?

Look, even soccer fans won't argue that there's too much theatrical diving in the sport. We don't need the anti-soccer brigade shouting at us about the umpteenth instance of a player rolling around in the grass, clutching his ankle with a grimace a horror movie actress would be jealous of to admit that point, okay?… » 6/25/14 5:46pm 6/25/14 5:46pm

Men's Sports Uniforms, Ranked

Summer's in full swing, and there are sporting events all over the damn TV. The World Cup has presented us with lots of excuses to gaze upon Thighlights, but are soccer uniforms really the most awesome uniforms in the sporting world? If not, then what sport has the best uniform? Time for some investigative journalism. » 6/25/14 11:33am 6/25/14 11:33am

Jan Vertonghen's Europa League Flop Was Oscar-Worthy

Either Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen has a literal glass jaw or he was guilty of one of the worst flops we've ever seen, one that earned the phantom headbutter a straight red. » 2/28/14 1:13pm 2/28/14 1:13pm

Olympic Diver Tom Daley Announces He's Dating A Man

Nineteen-year-old British diver Tom Daley, who won a Bronze at the London Games and became both heartthrob and gay icon, announced in a Youtube video this morning that he's in a relationship with another man. » 12/02/13 10:16am 12/02/13 10:16am

Now This Is A Dive

Juventus fell 2-1 at Real Madrid last night in Champions League action, but despite Cristiano Ronaldo's brace, the real star was the sniper who took out Arturo Vidal. » 10/24/13 4:28pm 10/24/13 4:28pm

FIFA Doesn't Care About Diving

If FIFA cared about diving, it would have A)rescinded the yellow card and resulting suspension for Matt Besler for this phantom foul, or B) punished Joel Campbell in some way, any way, for this obvious dive. » 10/03/13 6:55pm 10/03/13 6:55pm

David Moyes Calls For Retroactive Punishment For Divers

Ashley Young is one of the most notorious divers in the Premier League, launching himself with such abandon and frequency that fans have set his antics to the Superman theme. David Moyes is one of the practices's most outspoken critics, having fined his own players for it in the past. So when Moyes came to Manchester… » 9/17/13 9:44am 9/17/13 9:44am

This Dive Is Why Matt Besler Is Suspended For The Mexico Match

USMNT defender Matt Besler was carrying a yellow into Friday's World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica. One more, and he'd have to sit out the next match. This is how he "earned" it. » 9/09/13 11:56am 9/09/13 11:56am

Claude Julien Complained About The Canadiens' "Embellishment," So…

After a chippy loss to Montreal on Monday, Bruins coach Claude Julien came out firing in his postgame press conference, accusing the Canadiens of diving and flopping all over the place. Some of his comments: » 3/05/13 12:40pm 3/05/13 12:40pm

Do Foreign Footballers Really Dive More?

This Regressing entry is brought to you by our clever friends at the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective. Today: how Premier League diving might be a cultural phenomenon. » 11/13/12 12:45pm 11/13/12 12:45pm

Frank Viola Is Bored

If it's somehow escaped you, former World Series MVP Frank VIola's daughter is an Olympic diver. Brittany Viola bombed out of yesterday's platform semifinal, which means we'll be spared any future shots of Sweet Music taking in the action at Aquatics Centre—though it seems in this moment the Cy Young winner's brain… » 8/09/12 9:00am 8/09/12 9:00am

This Is Not How You Want To Dive If You Are An Olympic Diver

Meet Stephan Feck, an Olympic diver from Germany. Stephan Feck likely has a very big red mark covering his back right now, because something went horribly wrong when Mr. Feck tried to execute a forward three-and-a-half somersault during one of his dives. That sounds like a really hard thing to do, so I'm not going… » 8/07/12 12:50pm 8/07/12 12:50pm

What Is Greg Louganis Doing?

Greg Louganis swept the springboard and platform golds in both 1984 and 1988, and dropped by last night's diving competition to take in the sights. But what is he doing here? Here are some things Greg Louganis might actually be doing here. » 8/07/12 9:00am 8/07/12 9:00am

Chinese Diver Wins Gold, Is Finally Told That Her Mother Has Cancer And…

Wu Minxia took gold in the 3m synchronized springboard, and in doing so became the first woman in history to win three consecutive Olympic golds. Sustained success like that comes at a price—in Wu's case, a life entirely devoted to training, cut off from the outside world. » 8/02/12 9:40am 8/02/12 9:40am

This Mets Fan Who Took A Nasty Tumble On Live TV Earns A Yellow Card…

As SNY went to break after the top of the seventh of tonight's Phillies-Mets matchup at Citi Field, cameras caught one mets fan taking a tumble and sending his beer cups flying. We all got a good laugh out of it—as did the SNY announcers—but a closer inspection reveals it was all staged. » 7/05/12 9:51pm 7/05/12 9:51pm

Soccer Player Has Cheek Touched, Fakes Own Death, Provokes Red Card

Last night Toronto FC won the Canadian Championship with an aggregate victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps, and it was not without some ridiculous floppery. In the midst of some heated talk, Toronto's Julian de Guzman lightly brushed the cheek of Jun Marques Davidson, as you would a lover or a baby bird. Davidson… » 5/24/12 5:00pm 5/24/12 5:00pm

Pepe Dives, Announcers Laugh

This happened Sunday, but it's the first we've seen of the feed involving the announcers from the UK's Sky Sports. At the 12-second mark, Pepe is tackled by Valencia's Pablo Piatta. The commentators are totally ready for what comes next, but they still can't contain their glee. » 4/10/12 2:50pm 4/10/12 2:50pm

Unconscious Soccer Player Gets Red Card For Diving

Diving is a serious problem in soccer, yes? One referee is fighting the good fight, no matter how many critically injured players he has to send off. » 3/06/12 11:05am 3/06/12 11:05am