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Ángel Di María Gets Ice Grill, Then Red Card For Grabbing Ref

About a minute before the GIF you see above, referee Michael Oliver gave Manchester United's Ángel Di María a yellow card for an obvious dive. Frustrated and angry, Di María decided to snatch at the back of the ref's shirt, demanding an explanation. That's when Oliver pierces Di María's soul with that icy glare before… »3/09/15 5:37pm3/09/15 5:37pm

Aston Villa Fans Invade The Pitch As Team Advances To FA Cup Semis

With 90 seconds left in extra time and Aston Villa all but assured of advancing to the semifinals of the FA Cup, Villa fans were hyped! I get that playing in Wembley is exciting especially because you have that song about playing in Wembley, but invading the pitch before the game ends against West Brom when you're… »3/07/15 2:52pm3/07/15 2:52pm

Tomáš Rosický Is Arsenal's Irreplaceable Security Blanket

It takes more than the couple dozen legs of Arsenal's preferred starting XI to carry the club towards their annual fourth place finish in the Premier League and deep though ultimately unsuccessful (though not always!) runs in the other major tournaments. Rotation, fatigue, and the handful of crucial injuries that… »1/27/15 11:14am1/27/15 11:14am

Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Southampton All Lose In FA Cup

It is time for the wonderful FA Cup, England's storied knockout tournament contested among almost every team in the country, where in theory a Sunday pub team could produce a run of stunning results and win the whole shebang. But if you look at the list of FA Cup winners from the last quarter century or so, you… »1/24/15 1:09pm1/24/15 1:09pm

Please God Let Adam Silver Be Serious About An NBA Version Of The FA Cup

NBA commissioner Adam Silver had the integrity to witness for himself the crime against sport that was the Knicks-Bucks game in London yesterday. While Brits probably didn't learn anything useful about our sports by watching the worst of what we have to offer, Silver might've taken something positive from them on… »1/16/15 2:27pm1/16/15 2:27pm

Soccer Team Issues Wonderfully Bitchy Statement Over Pee Allegations

Boreham Wood, in the sixth tier of English soccer, lost an FA Cup heartbreaker on Tuesday night at Carlisle United. Afterward, media accounts and photos showed the visitors' locker room to be a mess, including a tea kettle in a urinal, a broken door, and what was reportedly a puddle of urine on the floor. Boreham Wood… »11/21/13 5:22pm11/21/13 5:22pm

Demba Ba's Side-Volley Against Manchester City Is One Of The Best You'll see

In the second half of today's FA Cup semifinal match, Chelsea found themselves 2-0 down against Manchester City, and looked to be headed out of the tournament. Chelsea striker Demba Ba chased down a long pass over the top, and looked to be in on goal until the ball bounced off his left leg. Ba then turned 180 degrees… »4/14/13 12:54pm4/14/13 12:54pm