The Mets’ Neil Walker hit one down the left-field line in the eighth inning of Monday’s game against Arizona. The ball boy got out of the way. The security guard? Well, he just stood there and casually rolled the ball to Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomás. It’s nice to help.
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.
The same day Tony Romo announced that he was retiring from the NFL to pursue a career in broadcasting, ESPN sent a cute tweet:
Theo Epstein and his brother Paul run the charity Foundation To Be Named Later, and every year, they host a benefit concert called Hot Stove Cool Music. Since Epstein’s Cubs came to Boston last week to play the Red Sox, the brothers hosted a show headlined by Eddie Vedder, and Theo brought both the Sox’s 2004 World…
Here is an unfortunate and incorrect headline that ran on an AP blurb in today’s edition of the Brandon (Manitoba) Sun. Keith Hernandez is alive and well and part of the best broadcast booth in baseball. Aaron Hernandez is still dead.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are scheduled to unveil their new logo during halftime of tonight’s game against the Thunder. However, the logo was leaked this morning after a Reddit user was served an ad on the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s website.
Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams manned left field for the Redbirds today after Stephen Piscotty was absolutely battered with baseballs Tuesday night. Adams caught a few flies earlier this week during his first outfield stint, but the experiment took a turn for the worse when Anthony Rizzo hit a ball his way.
Who’s ready for #TealTuesday in Arizona??? These guys!!!
Early in the second half of Stoke City’s match against Burnley, the Potters’ Charlie Adam stepped up to take a corner and ... it did not go well.
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.