Holy smokes, get a load of this full-extension snag and throw by Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, to snatch a hit away from Kansas City’s Alcides Escobar in the third inning last night:
Ichiro, Marcell Ozuna, and Giancarlo Stanton all hit home runs in the seventh inning against the Phillies today. Ichiro’s was the longest.
Jack Regenye is an outfielder for Kennett Square, the East Region team in the Junior League World Series, going on right now in Taylor, Michigan. He is also very certainly a Kryptonian, and thus has an unfair advantage when playing against human children here on Earth.
The Minnesota Twins are part of that seven-team morass of mediocre teams crammed within three games of the second AL Wild Card spot, which means every game from here on in is an important one. Which, in turn, means every ridiculous feat of superhuman speed from Byron Buxton has new and greater importance. Take, for…
“Dad, I don’t give a shit about this.” Wrong!
Is there a more exciting play in sports than a good inside-the-park dinger? Here is a very good one, from David Peralta in last night’s Cubs-Diamondbacks game:
Billy Hamilton’s speed is, in and of itself, pretty damn fun; Billy Hamilton’s speed put on display in a play that ends with him leaping into the outfield wall to make an over-the-shoulder catch is even more so.
Yesterday, Barcelona played tragedy-stricken Brazilian club Chapecoense (you may remember them as the team involved in that awful plane crash last winter) in the Joan Gamper Trophy match. This match, hosted annually at Barcelona’s Camp Nou, is a friendly and thus doesn’t mean all that much in the grand scheme of…
Yesterday was only day one of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, but we might already have the shot of the tournament, courtesy of 20-year-old Russian Daria Kasatkina, who came up with one of the best tweener shots I’ve ever seen.
Technically, this is still a highlight because it’s Didier Drogba scoring an absolute scorcher of a free kick from way far out that probably would’ve flown into the net had he been back in a Chelsea shirt facing like Jordan Pickford or something. However, it’s also kind of a lowlight because it’s Didier Drogba, a…
The Little League World Series is happening again, which means it’s time to watch pre-teens do amazing baseball things while thinking, “Hmmmm, are we sure that kid is only 12?”
Now here is a clutch play, from today’s Marlins-Braves tilt:
America’s Wonderteen, Christian Pulisic, scored the opener of the German Super Cup for Dortmund against Bayern today, dispossessing a concerningly louche Javi Martinez and easily finishing.
During the summer, NBA players often post short, low-quality clips of themselves getting shots up or lifting weights in order to prove that there truly are no days off and that ball is indeed life. These dispatches are mostly self-serving, but you can’t help but appreciate the effort JaVale McGee has put into his…
Kids stumbling onto the center-field grass to grab a home run ball is a familiar sight in Arlington, but tonight, Joey Gallo denied any fan a potential souvenir. The tall, young slugger destroyed an Erasmo Ramírez pitch and banished the baseball to well beyond Greene’s Hill, all the way out to the office buildings.
The Indians and the Red Sox are in the middle of a thrilling shootout at Fenway, but Cleveland center fielder Austin Jackson was at least able to prevent one additional run from getting on the board. With Cleveland leading 7-5 in the bottom of the fifth, Jackson went over the bullpen wall to rob Hanley Ramírez of a…
Julie Ertz’s 89th-minute goal capped a massive late comeback for the U.S. women’s national team as they beat Brazil 4-3 in a Tournament of Nations match that saw them down 3-1 with less than ten minutes remaining.
It’s a good day to be a Nationals fan and a very, very bad day to be a Brewers pitcher. The Nationals hit eight home runs in their first four innings today; five of those home runs were off Michael Blazek in the span of six at-bats in the bottom of the third.
On Tuesday night, Rangers reliever Jason Grilli struck out Giancarlo Stanton to end the game, securing a 10-4 victory for his team. Grilli was pumped:
Jozy Altidore was in a bit of a slump, having not scored for the USMNT since September of 2016. But suddenly, he’s on fire, with two goals in fewer than 90 minutes across the past two games.