Liverpool Defeat Middlesbrough 14-13 On Penalties

Yes, the headline is accurate. Liverpool defeated Championship side Middlesbrough 14-13 on penalties Tuesday to advance to the fourth round of the League Cup. Liverpool took leads of 1-0 and 2-1 but were pegged back twice, the second time in the 123rd minute of play after Kolo Touré's ill-advised tackle in the box… » 9/23/14 9:25pm 9/23/14 9:25pm

Yankees' Zelous Wheeler Makes Terrific But Meaningless Catch In Dugout

OK, this catch by Yankees rookie Zelous Wheeler—who's got a quality name—didn't count as an out, but it was still pretty wild. » 7/04/14 7:35pm 7/04/14 7:35pm

High School Basketball Player Makes A Wild, Unintentional Bounce Shot

Logan Jurgensmeier of Hinton (Iowa) was only trying to keep the ball in play against Sioux City West (Iowa), but his bad bounce pass turned into an accidental two points when it kissed off of the rim and spun in. Jurgensmeier looks as baffled as the rest of us. » 1/19/14 12:38pm 1/19/14 12:38pm

Predators Goalie Carter Hutton Probably Made The Save Of The Season

It sounds like hyperbole, but tonight's save by Predators goalie Carter Hutton will likely be the best of the season when it's all over. Absurd. » 1/16/14 9:40pm 1/16/14 9:40pm

High School Basketball Player Scores While Playing Defense

Although Eisenhower (Ill.) was on defense during Friday's game, one of its players still managed to get two points after he deflected an inbounds by a Tinley Park (Ill.) player up and into Tinley Park's own net. » 12/22/13 11:05am 12/22/13 11:05am

Avery Bradley Knocks Down Astounding Behind-The-Backboard Shot

Look at Avery Bradley putting up a nice highlight for the Celtics! With the shot clock winding down, Bradley salvaged Jared Sullinger's airball, sinking a fantastic shot from behind the backboard to avoid a 24-second violation. He didn't even need a helpful bounce. » 12/03/13 10:59pm 12/03/13 10:59pm

Allen Iverson Finally Obeys Laws Of Nature, Officially Retires

Allen Iverson made his retirement official today, even though it's hard to know how, exactly, to define such a thing for him. Iverson, now 38, was never a professional basketball player so much as he was, foremost, an object in motion, tending always to stay in motion. If Iverson can be said to retire, then a… » 10/30/13 9:54pm 10/30/13 9:54pm

Last-Second 40-Yard Goal Sends HS Soccer Team To District Finals

With the score knotted at a goal apiece and the overtime clock dwindling, Aurora (Ohio) High School's Trever Wendel kicked a might-as-well prayer from about 40 yards out. Somehow it cleared the goalie and ducked the bar, and Aurora was off to the district finals. » 10/26/13 3:03pm 10/26/13 3:03pm

Free-Kick Shenanigans Are The Shenaniganest

In America, we call this sort of thing "trickeration." You see it chiefly when discombobulated baserunners get tagged out, or when a grade-school quarterback announces to his coach from behind the line of scrimmage that, oops, we've got the wrong ball. » 9/25/13 7:10pm 9/25/13 7:10pm

Finally, Someone Has Created Spoiler-Free NHL Highlights

Hockey fans: do you go to sleep before the West Coast games end? Want to relive the action, the back-and-forth scoring, and the game-winner without ruining the drama? Do we have the site for you. » 3/18/13 4:25pm 3/18/13 4:25pm

The 17 Types Of Highlights You See On SportsCenter

Here's something cool. We were flipping through ESPN 25: 25 Mind-Bending, Eye-Popping, Culture Morphing Years of Highlights, a 2004 book published by Disney. Tucked away inside Chapter 5? A taxonomy of ESPN highlights—what author Charles Hirschberg refers to as the "seminal 17." » 9/28/12 1:45pm 9/28/12 1:45pm

The Charlotte Bobcats' Top 10 Plays, Annotated

Presumably due to some inescapable contractual obligation, NBA.com put together a highlight reel of the Bobcats' top 10 plays of 2011-2012. This is not a joke; they were able to find 10. Let's run them down, with some much-needed context. » 8/23/12 4:50pm 8/23/12 4:50pm

Tony La Russa's Tortured, Petulant Justification For Plunking Ryan…

You can watch Tony La Russa try and fail to justify himself — he cycles through logical fallacies as if they were middle relievers in a 5-4 ballgame against the Reds — or you can watch young Mack Scocca-Ho capture the essence of La Russa's monologue in the video above. » 8/04/11 12:40pm 8/04/11 12:40pm

MLB Will Probably Ask Us To Remove That George W. Bush Foul Ball Video,…

You can watch it here, for now, but I think my drawing better conveys the emotional truth of the moment. Hope you like it. » 5/24/11 11:40am 5/24/11 11:40am

These Adorable Kids Are Going To Take Down MLB's Iron-Fisted Video…

The MLB video war continues, quietly, even though we've kind of been actively ignoring one another for some time now. We received a lot of initial interest in our plan to take down the iron-fisted video regime, but then I guess it rained everywhere in America for two weeks and everyone's practice was canceled and… » 5/06/11 7:40pm 5/06/11 7:40pm

MLB Won't Let Us Show You Travis Snider Breaking His Bat Over His Knee,…

Travis Snider struck out with the bases loaded in the sixth against the Yankees yesterday and Bo Jacksoned his bat in two. It was pretty cool, especially considering that Snider went on to win the game with a two-out double in the 10th. As you know, we can't show you the video, lest we step on MLB's god-given right to… » 4/20/11 5:55pm 4/20/11 5:55pm

Help Us Subvert MLB Video: Submit Your Highlights To Become The…

We're truly inspired by how many of you are interested in mocking the MLB video policy by reenacting its highlights each week. We've heard from volunteers from T-ball teams, high school teams, plenty of "beer-drinking softball teams," and one from a guy who isn't "allowed within 200 yards of a school," but who runs a… » 4/18/11 4:45pm 4/18/11 4:45pm

We Need Youth Baseball Teams To Reenact MLB Highlights For Us Because…

We've been playing a fun game with the MLB video team for the past few weeks. It goes something like this: We post a highlight video from a game; they promptly email us with an informal cease-and-desist note; we take down the video and complain about it. » 4/18/11 1:40pm 4/18/11 1:40pm

MLB Won't Let Us Show You Video Of Justin Verlander's Amusing Balk, So…

Justin Verlander had a weird little blooper against the A's on Saturday wherein he stepped off the rubber as if to throw to first but wound up going home anyway, nearly plunking David DeJesus in the process. It was funny. We'd show you the video, but if we did Major League Baseball would get its crinoline in a bunch… » 4/18/11 1:11pm 4/18/11 1:11pm