Angelique Kerber came into the Olympics as one of this planet’s best in 2016; having won the Australian Open and reaching Wimbledon’s final, the WTA #2 was a heavy favorite in yesterday’s gold medal singles match against Puerto Rico’s Mónica Puig. But Puig, currently ranked 34th, shocked Kerber in becoming the first…
Juan Martin del Potro has missed most of the past two years due to injuries. The Rio Olympics have marked an incredible comeback for the Argentine, with him defeating world #1 Novak Djokovic and, now, Rafael Nadal in a 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) semi-final thriller today.
Novak Djokovic failed to reach a Slam quarterfinal for the first time in seven years, as American Sam Querrey knocked off the world #1 today at Wimbledon 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6. Querrey, the 41st-ranked player in the world, reached only his fourth-ever Slam round of 16.
The upsets continued tonight at the NCAA tournament as 14-seeded Stephen F. Austin rocked the West Virginia Mountaineers, with the final minutes being a blowout as WVU melted down and the Lumberjacks made the most of the opportunities.
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders entered college basketball immortality after a wire-to-wire upset of second-seeded Michigan State, becoming just the eighth 15-seed to win in the NCAA tournament’s round of 64.
#1 North Carolina went down to Cedar Falls, Iowa to take on Northern Iowa and lost 71-67 after the Panthers capped their furious comeback (they won the second half 39-26) with a game-winning steal. Pretty good cornerback instincts here!
Stanford University, a Silicon Valley-sponsored industry suckup named after a racist robber baron, just lost to an unranked Northwestern team starting a freshman at QB. The Cardinal generated 240 whole yards of offense, turned the ball over twice (it could have been worse, as Northwestern dropped several easy picks),…
Undrafted, a horse owned by NFL wide receiver Wes Welker, stormed from last place to take a surprising win at today’s Grade 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the final day of the Royal Ascot.
Fred Hoiberg's squad didn't get a second game to show off their style of play. Third-seeded Iowa State lost to UAB 60-59 after Naz Long's potential tying three missed, and the ball went in as a two-point shot with less than a second remaining. This was the Blazers' first tournament win since the 2004-2005 season.
North Dakota State's NCAA Division I-leading 33-game winning streak is over after losing 23-3 to Northern Iowa today at the UNI-Dome.
The No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels were upset by the No. 24 LSU Tigers yesterday, and this Ole Miss fan did not handle the loss so well. That poor carton of milk never stood a chance.
Last Friday, No. 14 seed Mercer shocked No. 3 seed Duke, 78-71, in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. Mercer started five seniors, while Duke started freshman and presumed-lottery-pick Jabari Parker alongside three sophomores and a lone senior. Quickly a narrative emerged: Mercer won because it was more …
You may have noticed that the "expert brackets" we put together are mostly chalk, because they're picking the single most likely outcome of each individual game.
It only took one game for the UMass Lowell River Hawks to screw up their No. 1 ranking, and boy, did they screw it up in a stupid way.
Defending Wimbledon champion Serena Williams will make an early exit from this year's edition, as 23-seed Sabine Lisicki executed an astonishing comeback to defeat the world #1.
Ninth-seeded Wichita State continued a stunning run through the NCAA Tournament, downing second-seeded Ohio State despite nearly losing a 20-point second-half lead. It's the first appearance in the Final Four for a Missouri Valley Conference team since Larry Bird led Indiana State to the national title game in 1979.
Wichita State became only the seventh 9-seed in history to defeat a 1-seed, knocking off Gonzaga 76-70 in a result only hacky headline writers would call "shocking."
For the third time in two years, a 15-seed has upset a 2-seed. As the world embraces the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, it's important to remember that for every winner, there is a loser. Even when they are lovable, they are still losers.
The unranked and under .500 TCU Horned Frogs never trailed in the game and handed the fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks their second consecutive loss of the season. Kansas only managed 55 points, its lowest point total in almost six years.