This Is The Soccer Flop To End All Soccer Flops

Leeds United took on Derby County over the weekend, and that's not at all interesting except for the fact that the game gave us a truly glorious flop. » 12/01/14 3:07pm 12/01/14 3:07pm

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 11:15am 10/27/14 11:15am

This Shameful Display Of Mass Injury-Faking Is The Pinnacle Of Diving

Here it is, soccer haters. If any of you needed that one crucial piece of evidence that the sport's players were a bunch of diving, playacting wimps, this video showing five Defensor Bolívar players faking injuries, forcing the ref to end the match eight minutes early, should be just what you've waited for. » 10/20/14 11:56am 10/20/14 11:56am

A.J. Pierzynski Has Elite Flopping Skills

A.J. Pierzynski has long been one of baseball's most notorious heels, so it makes sense that he would become the first catcher to add shameless flopping to his repertoire. That's a flop Chris Paul would be proud of. » 10/16/14 10:06am 10/16/14 10:06am

Kid At Dwyane Wade's Basketball Camp Demands To Know Why He Flops

If only there was video of the kid actually asking Dwyane Wade why he flops. That would be beautiful. Wade's explanation of the story is a decent consolation prize. » 7/23/14 12:20pm 7/23/14 12:20pm

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 5:45pm 6/25/14 5:45pm

Dwyane Wade Fined $5,000 For This Ridiculous Flop

The NBA has brought swift justice against Dwyane Wade, who committed one of the most egregious flops you will ever see during last night's game against the Spurs. He will be fined $5,000 for convincing the referee that Manu Ginobili has telekinetic powers. » 6/09/14 5:29pm 6/09/14 5:29pm

Soccer Coach Either Takes Fast-Acting Poison Or Commits Worst Flop Ever

Up until now, I've believed that flopping was an unfortunate but inevitable aspect of a sport where fouls can completely change a match. But now? After this? Where a finger near the throat drops a grown man to his knees? There might just be something about a soccer pitch that turns all who step on it into master… » 6/09/14 3:19pm 6/09/14 3:19pm

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

The Evolution Of A Flop, In Four Angles

At first blush, Jerrone Maymon looked to have knocked out Andrew Harrison with a wild elbow to the face. But with each successive replay here you can see that it was a flop and an absolutely ridiculous one at that. » 1/18/14 1:38pm 1/18/14 1:38pm

Ahmad Brooks Flew, Cam Newton Flopped, And We All Laughed

We featured Ahmad Brooks's premature escalation briefly yesterday, but it seems the moment from yesterday's 49ers-Panthers game deserves a bit more inspection. After all, there's not one but two meaningful moments here: the flight of Brooks and the flop of Newton. » 1/13/14 10:30am 1/13/14 10:30am

NBA Board Of Governors Approves Rule Changes For Next Season

Last night, the NBA Board of Governors approved the implementation of a handful of rule changes, which include a few tweaks to the league's instant replay policies. » 7/19/13 9:05am 7/19/13 9:05am

Dirk Nowitzki "Flops" In A Charity Soccer Match

Dirk pretty much fessed up to "selling" contact in NBA games to draw a whistle, but said the league needs to get rid of "the really obvious ones." Like, say, toppling over at a charity soccer match in Germany yesterday. » 6/24/13 10:47am 6/24/13 10:47am

Shane Battier And Manu Ginobili Meet For Flopping Showdown

Shane: I've been waiting for you Manu; we meet again at last. The circle is now complete, when I left you I was the learner, but now I am the master. » 6/13/13 9:52pm 6/13/13 9:52pm

Mark Cuban Is Throwing A Pile Of Flopping Money At A Study

Tired of watching NBA players flop around, Mark Cuban is going to fund a flopping study. One of his companies is providing $100,000 to a medical center in Texas, to support 18 flopping months of motion-capture research. "The research findings could conceivably contribute to video reviews of flopping and the subsequent… » 6/08/13 7:19pm 6/08/13 7:19pm