Australian Jeff Horn overcame four-to-one underdog odds and, uh, functioning eyeballs in defeating Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision to seize the longtime champion’s WBO welterweight title.
Basque matador Ivan Fandino is dead after being gored to death yesterday by a bull named Burp at the Corrida des Fetes in southern France.
Jelena Ostapenko earned her first WTA tour win in a big way: by dispatching Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 today in the French Open final. The Latvian is the first unseeded French Open women’s champion since 1933.
UConn is out of the NCAA tournament and its 111-game winning streak is over after Morgan William hit a buzzer-beater at the end of overtime to send Mississippi State to the women’s championship game by the score of 66-64.
Mexican torero Antonio Romero suffered a foot-long laceration of his rectum and anus after being gored by a 1,160-pound bull named Caporal Sunday in Mexico City. A doctor who treated Romero told the press:
Chris Blewitt’s 48-yard field goal in the final seconds gave Pitt a 43-42 win over second-ranked and undefeated Clemson, throwing the college football playoff race into chaos.
North Dakota State continued its incredible streak of beating teams from college football’s top division when it downed 13th-ranked Iowa 23-21 thanks to a last-second field goal.
In a surprising upset, Serena Williams lost to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open Thursday night for the second year in a row.
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.