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:
Oh my god look at this first touch from Christen Press. She doesn’t just expertly control a cross whipped into her, but no-look uses the outside of her foot (her heel?!) to gently drop the ball just a few feet in beside her to wheel around and smash home. It should be illegal to be this skilled and composed around the…
Warriors forward Draymond Green fell a bit short of his standard triple-double output against the Rockets last night, but he appeared to accomplish a rare NBA feat after having a clean block erased by a bad foul call.
The Warriors and Rockets are engaged in an absolute barn burner in Oakland—it was 93-93 at the end of the third quarter—full of unlikely threes and great offense. But even within the context of an already hyperkinetic game, this amazing sequence by the Warriors is one of the prettiest things I’ve seen all season.
Sure, Joe Johnson isn’t a very good basketball player anymore and his contract weighs upon the Nets like a millstone. But he can still ball occasionally, and goddamn this move is dirty. Jusuf Nurkic has probably never before shamed the proud Nurkic name like he did tonight.
Down a couple of points with under five seconds left, the best thing to do at the free throw line is to intentionally miss, collect the rebound, and make a quick shot. Except, this never actually works in practice.
Von Miller stripped Cam Newton and Malik Jackson recovered in the end zone for Denver’s touchdown that extended their Super Bowl lead to 10-0. Here’s how the very excited announcers on Germany’s SAT.1 network called the play.
The Celtics scored approximately one million points in a defense-optional win over the Sacramento Kings this afternoon. Isaiah Thomas, now an all-star, turned 27 today and he celebrated by getting up there and swatting former teammate DeMarcus Cousins’ layup attempt. “Get that shit out!” indeed.
The Orlando Magic downed the Atlanta Hawks at home today thanks to this wild turnaround buzzer-beater from Nikola Vucevic. This is eerily similar to a game Vucevic hit back in November against the Lakers. Maybe the Magic should make their whole offense out of Nik Vucevic turnaround jumpers?
The Sydney Sevens Cup is going on down in Australia right now, and the United States went up against World Cup holders New Zealand yesterday. The U.S. has former Olympic-level sprinter Carlin Isles on their squad, and despite his pedigree as the “world’s fastest rugby player,” he got rocked by New Zealand’s Augustine…
Ricardinho is a Portuguese futsal player and also apparently a real actual wizard. He scored this wondergoal on Serbia at the European Championships yesterday, and oh man is it pretty.
Look at this shot from Male High School’s Alex Cook to beat St. Xavier.
Ole Blancoté went and had himself a perfect Hassan Whiteside game last night; 10 points, 10 boards, and 10 blocks, including this beauty. He came off the bench, but played crucial minutes down the stretch as Miami beat Charlotte.
The Auckland Nines tournament is underway in New Zealand, as the top NRL squads try their hand at the smaller, faster variety of rugby league. It’s been a good watch all day, as the format accentuates all the things that make the down-under rugby variant a more enjoyable casual watch; here’s Warriors halfback Shaun…
The Los Angeles Lakers won tonight (!), their second in a row (!!), on the back of a great game from Kobe Bryant (!!!). Old man Kobe had 27 points, and not a single turnover. He, of course, shot 10-for-24, but hey, it’s Kobe, that’s what you’re gonna get.
How’s your week going? It’s probably not much compared to the week Wisconsin Lutheran junior guard Tanner Schieve’s had.
Neither the Thunder nor Magic played much defense Wednesday night, but Serge Ibaka came up big when necessary, blocking a late layup attempt from Victor Oladipo when the game was tied. Oklahoma City then wisely put the ball into Kevin Durant’s hands, and he drilled the game-winner.
From a simple glance at yesterday’s scoreline, you might think that Arsenal failing to beat Southampton at home would be evidence of Arsenal picking the worst time to pull an Arsenal—and you wouldn’t necessarily be wrong. However, the bulk of the credit for Southampton’s 0-0 result should fall on Saints keeper Fraser…
It would have been understandable if Connor McDavid was rusty tonight, seeing as he hasn’t played a game of hockey in three months after breaking his collarbone. Instead he scored this stunner by dangling past Justin Falk and Jack Johnson, and then deking goalie Joonas Korpisalo out of his damn skates. McDavid added a…
The triple-double has always been more of a fun box-score artifact than a meaningful statistic, but Draymond Green has been gilding lilies that deserve special recognition.