Barcelona were so bored with a second-half ass-kicking of Celta that they executed a trick penalty, with Lionel Messi dumping off to a sprinting Luis Suárez—who completed his hat trick with the goal. Cheeky? Disrespectful? Hilarious? All of the above.
Corey Anderson is a bowler for New Zealand’s cricket team, and also apparently a future stunt double for action movies. This is like when pitchers catch line drives hit right back at them, only with an order of magnitude more swagger. I have to agree with our lovely-accented commentator here: that was an absolute…
Grayson Allen’s buzzer-beater lifted the lowly, unranked Duke Blue Devils past seventh-ranked Virginia in a stunning upset. Allen finished with 15 points, seven boards, and seven assists in helping Duke overcome a three-point halftime deficit.
John Jordan, who’s only an inch taller than Isaiah Thomas, is currently playing for the Toronto Raptors D-League affiliate. The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi alumnus took part in the D-League’s dunk contest this afternoon and brought the house down with two of the best dunks I’ve seen someone under 6'0" pull off. Look how…
Javier Hernández is tearing up the Bundesliga in his first campaign with Bayer Leverkusen. The Mexican striker is fourth in the league with 13 goals, and first among non-Dortmund/Bayern players. Unfortunately, he’s now going to miss a few weeks after he tore a muscle in his ass (or his Gesäßmuskel, if you’re so…
James Rodríguez continues to be one of the world’s most electric goal scorers. Today he answered an Athletic Bilbao equalizer with a stunning, unstoppable strike that once again produced an animalistic scream from beIN analyst Ray Hudson.
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.