South African Premier League player Mohammed Anas told on himself last week, when he thanked his wife and his girlfriend in a postgame interview. He has since tried to explain himself, and he didn’t do a very good job.
In the World Baseball Classic semifinal between Puerto Rico and the Netherlands, Dutchman Jurickson Profar got ahead of himself while celebrating a first-inning single to right field. Puerto Rico’s right fielder threw a rocket to catcher Yadier Molina to hold up the runner at third, and then, as Profar was…
The South African Premier League’s Mohammed Anas won Man of the Match for his two goals in yesterday’s Free State-Cape Town game. Good stuff! Except for his acceptance speech, in which he thanked both his wife and girlfriend (before backtracking to assure his wife that, really, he loves her so much).
ESPN and ESPN 2 featured wall-to-wall NCAA tournament coverage yesterday, and when you’ve got that much time to fill, the programming can get a little weird. For example, early this morning, various ESPN personalities played a game of March Madness-themed Pictionary. As you can see in the GIF above, Jay Williams…
It’s honestly surprising that this doesn’t happen more often with remote interviews from subjects’ houses.
Roger Federer had a bad day. In his three-set loss to Russian qualifier Evgeny Donskoy in the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships, he blew three match points in the second set, was up 5-2 in the third, somehow let Donskoy tie the set at six games apiece, was up 5-1 in the tiebreak, and then he lost.
Australian sprinting wunderkind Caleb Ewan appears to be the real deal, and he was in position to beat out all of the world’s best sprinters this morning at the Abu Dhabi Tour. Instead, he learned a tough lesson about celebrating after you cross the line, not before, when someone can still catch you.
One of Lady Gaga’s dancers was really into it during tonight’s Super Bowl halftime show.
Sorry to the kids out there watching tonight’s NHL All-Star skills competition!
Two weeks ago we wrote about the decaying state of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic facilities and noted that the Maracanã stadium, despite missing seats and dealing with a mold problem, was still hosting club soccer. The stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies, and it’s one of the most famous stadiums in the…
Earlier this week, Colombian sprinting wizard Fernando Gaviria won the opening stage of this year’s Tour of San Juan thanks to a strong leadout from Tom Boonen, and also thanks to a good chunk of the peloton getting confused and going the wrong way at an intersection.
With their season falling apart, the Knicks decided to make a change to the starting lineup before today’s game against Atlanta Hawks. To the bench went Courtney Lee, the guy who actually tries on defense and is shooting 42 percent from behind the arc, and to the floor went Ron Baker, a rookie who looks like the life…
Russell Westbrook has the football throw of the night so far, even if it cost him a technical foul.
You’ll never guess how it ends.
The U.S. beat Canada 3-1 at the World Juniors today to take Group B, and in doing so earned the raising of the Stars And Stripes. Alas, Canada was unable to complete that task either—and in doing so provided us one final cap-off of what was a stellar 2016 for this country.
Seattle lost an important game for their playoff seeding after Steven Hauschka missed the would-be go-ahead extra point and Arizona drove the field to kick a game-winning field goal on the final play of the game.
Most athletes will tell you that they prefer some degree of difficulty, because if there’s no challenge, they have too much time to think over the sort of act that comes naturally to their muscle memory. For Dinamo Minsk winger Sergei Drozd here, it might’ve been that. Or it might’ve been a goddamn puck that just…
Winnipeg Jets rookie Patrik Laine’s 17 goals in 32 games puts him third overall in scoring this season. After last night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, he could have moved up a spot, but NHL players don’t get credit for accidental goals on their own net.