Just like the traditional hockey saying goes: One minute, your team is up 4-2 in Game 1 of your second-round series, the next minute you’re in the locker room, bleeding from the head after a hockey puck smashes into your face.
Tonight was not a good night for the Reds. They lost 5-3 to the Mets, and Brandon Phillips was a punching bag for the baseball throughout the course of his fourth-inning at-bat against Noah Syndergaard.
Umpire Mike Muchlinski is starting his third season in full-time MLB service, and today he got a reminder that the job isn’t always a dream. Here, in the fifth inning in New York, he caught a foul ball in a very unkind place.
Braves outfielder Mallex Smith, who has an excellent first name, made his MLB debut in Monday’s game against the Nationals, and was bloody by the fourth inning.
Wolfsburg left it all on the field yesterday to secure their commanding 2-0 advantage over Real Madrid in the Champions League, including the blood, sweat, tears, and incisor of full back Vieirinha:
Drake Caggiula opened the scoring of tonight’s NCAA tournament game between Michigan and North Dakota, and his reward was getting drilled by an official. That’s two minutes for roughing.
The man making an anguished face in the picture above is Haydn Peacock, a player in the French rugby league. Why is he making that face? Because someone is trying to rip his goddamn rod off, man.
FIU lost a second-round Conference USA tournament game to UTEP last night, but not before junior forward Adrian Diaz did some dick-kicking.
During today’s Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, Lotto-Soudal’s Stig Broeckx was drifting off to the right of the peloton, presumably to go back to his team car, when a medical motorbike tried to shoot the gap, but only ended up skidding Broeckx to the deck.
Whoa! Holy shit, man. You definitely can’t do that!
It was another Lakers loss tonight in Los Angeles, though front-row fans got a special treat as retiring star Kobe Bryant suffered a dislocated finger that was fixed in front of a few supporters—one of whom clearly was displeased by what she saw (or possibly heard). We would be too.
It seems like we see one of these at least once every couple months: two players converging on a ball, one going for the slide while the other keeps a foot in to scoop the ball away, and the latter coming out the other side with a flapping tibia. You probably don’t want to see this, but here’s a gif:
Alexandre Perron, the older brother of Rouyn-Noranda Huskies winger Francis Perron, was so incensed about a roughing minor against his brother in a Feb. 11 game that he threw a can at QMJHL referee Dominick Bédard. The projectile hit Bédard right in the crotch, and he doubled over on the ice.
I really didn’t need to see three replays of this.
A quick, gruesome recap of the maladies Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has suffered: he’s torn his right ACL three times (no other player in NFL history has come back from three such tears on the same knee), he dislocated his finger then relocated it and made a tackle all on the same play, and he broke his arm in…