Is Competitiveness Poor Sportsmanship?

Thanks to social media, sportsmanship has taken on proportions well beyond the usual no-cutting-the-course, no-tripping no-brainers. Recently, the brand of sportsmanship that's garnered attention—and been called "inspiring"—includes stopping mid-race to help a fallen competitor, at the cost of personal achievement.… » 12/05/14 8:34pm 12/05/14 8:34pm

Canadian Coach Comes To Rescue Of Russian With Broken Ski

A nice display of sportsmanship in today's cross-country skiing men's sprint semifinal, after Russian Anton Gafarov crashed early in the race and broke one ski. He awkwardly soldiered on, falling repeatedly, and it appeared as if he wouldn't be able to make it to the finish line in front of the home fans. Canada to… » 2/11/14 11:04am 2/11/14 11:04am

Untied Shoelace Leads To Two Great Displays Of Soccer Sportsmanship

After collecting the ball during a match last week in the Saudi Arabian league last week, Al-Nahda goalkeeper Tisir Al-Antaif found his shoelace undone. With his big Hamburger Helper gloves, he couldn't re-tie it himself. So Al-Ittihad's Brazilian striker Jobson bent down to do it for him. » 11/13/13 4:55pm 11/13/13 4:55pm

Goalkeeper Collapses On Pitch From Heat Exhaustion, Terrible Human…

This took place on Sunday, during a match in Peru's top level. Club Union Comercio was down a goal with 20 minutes remaining when goalie Juan Flores corralled a ball before collapsing to the grass. It was heat exhaustion and Flores was fine, but we've seen far too many players go down like that with heart problems.… » 2/19/13 2:30pm 2/19/13 2:30pm

Shakhtar Donetsk Is Not Ukrainian For "Good Sportsmanship," Takes…

In a stunt that has soccer traditionalists around the globe shaking their heads, today's UEFA Champions League match between Nordsjælland and Shakhtar Donetsk is bathed in controversy as Shakhtar's Willian took advantage of a drop-ball to fire a long-range pass to Luiz Adriano who raced past a baffled Nordsjælland… » 11/20/12 3:57pm 11/20/12 3:57pm

Return Of The Tack: 27 Counts Of Assault Filed Against High School…

"A judge in Ohio says 27 counts of assault have been filed against a high school football player accused of pricking players from an opposing team with a sharp object during a postgame player handshake... [his] high school team had just won a game in September when the 16-year-old player stuck McClain High School… » 10/28/11 3:20pm 10/28/11 3:20pm

This Is A Story About An Ohio High-School Football Game Resulting In…

"In one of the most disturbing acts by an individual high school athlete in recent times, an Ohio football player placed a sharp object — believed to be a tack — in his glove before walking through a postgame handshake line, pricking the hands of 27 opponents as he walked through and "congratulated" them on a game… » 10/06/11 10:30pm 10/06/11 10:30pm