Why the Chicago White Sox claimed Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Alen Hanson off waivers last week and then added him to their roster remains unclear. Hanson, 24, hit .205/.239/.261 in parts of two seasons in the National League; his minor-league record doesn’t suggest he has much to offer at the plate past that; and if…
And by God, I have had these White Sox!
LaMelo Ball is a fine basketball player. He will be a fine college player. Very possibly he will be a fine NBA player. He is also 15 years old.
Andrew McCutchen ended a sixth-inning rally when the Pirates outfielder found himself out by 40 feet to help the Mets retire the side. How’d this happen? By completely ignoring his third-base coach, it seems.
You may have missed this news. There are only five teams remaining in the Arena Football League, and two of them didn’t exist until this season. With that kind of success, we’re shocked that a play full of such failure could be executed—if you can use that word—on the field, but here you are. One of the teams is the…
The Rangers have just four hits and a single run against the hapless Blue Jays this afternoon, and an illustration of their offensive struggles can be seen in Rougned Odor’s sixth-inning at-bat—in which the Texas infielder swings so hard he falls down trying to get out of the batter’s box.
This is a weird strikeout!
Clayton Kershaw, who is 7-2 with a 2.04 ERA and remains the best pitcher in the league, had his best start of the season last night. He pitched nine innings against the Cardinals, allowed three hits and just one run, and struck out 10 batters in just 104 pitches. It was a marvelous outing, and it ended in a way that…
In the third quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Kevin Love heaved an incredible outlet pass the length of the court to a waiting LeBron James, who reared back for dunk, ready to shatter the backboard, and then doinged it off the rim.
For Adrien Gulfo, a defender for Swiss lower division club Pully Football (amazing name by the way), this feat of athleticism has to be the absolute pinnacle of his career. Well, it would have been, had the ball not been aimed toward his own team’s goal.
Brandon Crawford earned a “double” after Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett waved off his teammates to field a pop-up that he then... failed to field. ¡No la tengo!
Soccer is hard. There are so many other people on the field: teammates, referees, opponents, occasionally the odd dog. One can be forgiven for the occasional lapse. However, this howler from Ottawa Fury FC goalkeeper Callum Irving is a transcendent fuckup.
Last year, Kevin Kiermaier hit .246 with 12 homers—nothing stellar—but he won a Gold Glove for his second consecutive season and anchored the Tampa Bay Rays’ outfield defense. He has quite a hole to dig himself out of if he wants to repeat for 2017.
The Astros put the finishing touches on a two-game series sweep of the Atlanta Braves this afternoon, coming back and winning 4-2. The Braves have not been good this year, but they are very consciously rebuilding, and a team full of younger guys will make some mistakes. Like this one, where Marwin Gonzalez…
Middlesbrough will be relegated after a three-goal performance by Chelsea that saw keeper Brad Guzan earn a nutmeg hat trick. We’ve all had days like this.
The Boston Celtics won a game in which they trailed for pretty much all but a few moments of regulation, to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Washington Wizards. Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas was unstoppable in the fourth quarter and overtime, scoring 29 of his 53…
That is Lokomotiv Moscow player Ari up there with the leaping right hook, apparently not content with only beating FC Ural on the scoreboard, but also wanting to win the mid-game fight. Unfortunately for the Brazilian, the bout would end in a relative draw, with both teams landing some solid haymakers in the brawl and…
With a little less than a minute left in last night’s Game 5 between Washington and Atlanta, John Wall dribbled into some open space behind a Marcin Gortat screen and calmly sank a 21-foot jumpshot, giving the Wizards a four-point lead with 47 seconds left to play.
The Boston Celtics regained control of their first-round series against the Bulls last night, winning 108-97 and taking a 3-2 series lead. Who is to blame for the Bulls losing their grip? Not Dwyane Wade, who scored 26 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, dished eight assists, and played some inspired defense in the loss.
A fan taking in a Southern Arkansas Muleriders softball game this afternoon used up all of his coordination to make an incredible snag, stretching to catch a homer from the bed of a pickup truck. Overenthused and underprepared, he promptly toppled headfirst out of said pickup truck.