Usain Bolt, last seen showing the 100 meter dash field a clean pair of heels, is even faster across 200 meters. For the spectator, this mostly means that he has more time to show out.
What does it feel like to have your lifelong dream dashed in an instant? How would you react?
I would; wouldn’t you?
These are not a United States of weightlifting. No woman had medaled in the event since 2000, and no male weightlifter has found the podium since 1984. So when Sarah Robles took bronze today with a combined lift of 286kg, it was a cause to celebrate.
Like I said, look at these faces.
That’s Chinese weightlifter Long Qingquan. He is 123 pounds of muscle packed into a 5-foot-1 frame, and he won the 56 kg weightlighting gold medal this afternoon with a world record total score of 677 pounds on two lifts. Right before his record-breaking 170 kg clean and jerk, North Korean lifter Om Yun-chol broke the…
Liverpool are currently taking on Sevilla in the Europa League final. Seeing how important this game is for both clubs, it’s no wonder many fans made the trek to Basel to support their team in person. Like this Liverpool fan, for instance, who seems to be enjoying himself:
The number of truly iconic hockey pictures is surprisingly small. The sport is notoriously difficult to photograph, thanks to the fast-paced action, the elusive puck, and some unique space, proximity, and lighting restrictions. There’s Denis Brodeur (yes, Martin’s father) and his shot of Paul Henderson celebrating…
David Ross gets doused by teammates after catching Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter. It’s the first no-no for Ross, playing his 15th and final MLB season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo.)
Or else you might end up at the bottom of a big pile of rabid Jazz fans.
A groundsman attempts to tackle a streaker during the Gold Cup Day of Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham racecourse on March 18, 2016 in Cheltenham, England.
Isaiah Taylor of the Texas Longhorns reacts after being defeated by Paul Jesperson’s half-court buzzer-beater.
Dwight Clark’s “The Catch” is one of the most famous plays in NFL history, and made for one of the most iconic photos ever taken by longtime Sports Illustrated photographer Walter Iooss Jr., one of the industry’s biggest names. Yet for all the immortality conferred in the back of Candlestick Park’s end zone on Jan.…
This has nothing to do with the latest controversy over Cam Newton’s dancing, which I’m sick of and would rather not get into. (This guy’s got opinions, though.) Instead, it’s just an observation: no one takes better pictures than Cam Newton.
The good people at Taschen have decided to show us more of sports photographer Neil Leifer’s work, and this is a very good thing. We’re in the thick of football season now, and I can think of no finer accompaniment than Leifer’s collection, Guts & Glory: The Golden Age of American Football, which tracks the NFL’s rise…
The low-angle shot from behind a team deep in its own end is quickly becoming my favorite football photo. Here’s one from yesterday’s Patriots win over the Cowboys, taken by Getty Images’ Christian Petersen, showing God’s and Pepsi’s mighty grace shining down upon Touchdown Tom Brady. (I think there are more ads than…
If you ever catch some dingus being like, “Wehhhhh, baseball is lame!” just show them this photo, taken at last night’s Reds-Cardinals game by AP photographer Jeff Roberson.
I love this photo (by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) of Bills safety Aaron Williams attempting to tackle Julian Edelman in the third quarter of the Patriots’ 40-32 win in Buffalo. It looks like the future magnet-assisted sport of hover-football.