Macedonian strongman Pero Antić, last seen in the NBA cracking skulls for the Hawks, is back in the Euroleague, where he first made his name as a bruiser. He’s currently playing for Turkish club Fenerbahçe alongside fellow NBA vets Jan Vesely and Ekpe Udoh. Antić is still muscling people out of his way, but this…
Adam Vay of the Quad City Mallards—a real team in the ECHL, I swear—is not someone you wan to scrap with. The goalie is an avid MMA practitioner, but it seems that Cincinnati Cyclones keeper Michael Houser didn’t know that, because he tried to throw hands last night. It did not end well.
Jordan Reed was already injured and useless, but the Washington tight end made himself even useless-er by getting ejected at the end of the third quarter tonight against Carolina with that smartest of smart football plays: punching an opponent in the football helmet.
Rougned Odor slugged José Bautista in the face following the latter’s questionable slide into second and sparked a brawl talking heads will be discussing all week. While we wait for the inevitable punishments to be handed down, let’s appreciate the point of contact as presented in extreme slow motion.
Toronto and Texas brawled in the top of the eighth as punches were flying while the ball was still bouncing around the field. We’re waiting on a good video replay; for now, enjoy this feed from Fox Sports Southwest and KRLD.
Here’s Inverness CT manager John Hughes, demonstrating on the jawbone and ribcage of Liam Polworth, the thin line between cheerful exuberance and adrenaline-drenched rage:
In a weird way, you have to admire the shamelessness of soccer players. This guy so obviously slams the base of his palm into the other guy’s face, then immediately stands up and wags his finger, like “Noooo way, ref. Noooooo way did I just do anything.” The audacity is awe-inspiring.
Romeo Mitrović, of the Bosnian second division side Bratstvo Gračanica, does not like refs. He doesn't like their cards, he doesn't like their attitude, and he especially doesn't like their faces. Which is apparently why he tried to split one ref's wig after being shown a yellow.
Reader David sends along this video, from the Tahoe celebrity golf tournament, and this note:
What do you do when you want to take a swing at a guy nine inches taller? Do what Will Bynum did and slug Tyler Hansbrough in the gut. Pow. Not so tall now, is he?
Jake Champion. Is there a better lacrosse name than Jake Champion, defenseman for Florida's St. Thomas Aquinas? When Jake Champion punches you, you stay punched. An unaware opponent found that out last night. As Jake Champion was being escorted off the field for throwing a punch during the game, Jake Champion…
Tipster Mike sends us a nice little "Where Are They Now" update on Kellen Huston, the former Nebraska corner who threw the above roundhouse at a Mizzou player in 2003.