On Sunday, the Little League team from Maine-Endwell, N.Y. beat the team from Seoul, South Korea, 2-1, in the championship game. More importantly, South Korea’s catcher Jungseo Cho set a new gold standard in commitment to pitch framing.
A routine warmup by LA Galaxy turned into an act of bird violence before the club’s match against NYCFC Saturday.
BBC Sport’s Dan Walker had to explain something happening in the background of his spot in Rio de Janeiro Thursday: The two people on top of each other on the beach were not fucking.
This morning in Rio, Spanish dressage rider Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez and his horse Lorenzo (please roll the “r”), trotted onto the Olympic course and began a dance routine to the legendary “Smooth” by Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas—perhaps the most indelible song about giving your heart, making it real, or else…
With a little bit of luck, a ground ball from South Bend Cubs infielder P.J. Higgins turned into a double play involving four people during Thursday’s game. Two of them didn’t mean to participate.
A KHL preseason game between Barys Astana and HC Kunlun Red Star was canceled today after Barys defenseman Damir Ryspayev delivered a cheap shot to a Kunlun player and fought several others.
You probably know how to throw a ball, and maybe even how to do so with some force, accuracy, and/or intention. Maybe you played baseball as a kid, or in college, or once a week this very summer with a ragtag group of friends and coworkers.
Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has been out of commission since June 16 after he fractured his elbow and went on the disabled list. In Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox, Martinez made his return in the form of an eighth-inning pinch-hit appearance, and he got the most out of it.
Russian hockey team Ak Bars Kazan hosted an event for fans last week, and the players participated in a friendly shootout competition. When Vladimir Tkachyov took his turn, he lifted the puck with his stick, then threw the whole thing at the goal like a javelin. It worked.
Former Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame Saturday, and as he drove around the field, a player in a Saw mask popped out of the dugout. As Young cocked his fist, everyone learned that he’s not a fan of clowns, or clown-like things.
Many MLB players have odd routines at the plate. Ichiro draws his bat out in front of himself like a bow. David Ortiz takes approximately five hours to adjust his gloves. Jonathan Lucroy touches his shoulders. The Brewers catcher’s habit isn’t as elaborate as others’, but it is amusing.
Evidently bored with the regular non-contact version of rock-paper-scissors, the Detroit Tigers added more physical comedy to the game today. Shortstop José Iglesias chose paper, and came out on the losing end.
Pittsburgh Penguins winger Phil Kessel had his time with the Stanley Cup last week. His activities included celebrating with the Kessel clan and letting Grandma Kessel slug champagne out of the trophy. Look at her go:
No one gets to the top without effort, dedication, and focus. That’s why 49ers WR Torrey Smith’s son T.J. rises and grinds every day. The competition’s just waiting for him to slip. Stay motivated; stay humble.
Pro wrestling collided with freestyle wrestling when Tyler Curd of Oak Grove High School (Mo.) delivered an Attitude Adjustment to his opponent during a 220-pound match Wednesday at the USA Wrestling Cadet/Junior Nationals in Fargo.
Earlier this month, Jacksonville police found Jaguars running back Denard Robinson and passenger Marissa Staples in a car as it sank into a retention pond around 4 a.m. Today, First Coast News received the footage of the extremely slow crash from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
The Los Angeles Angels’ Ji-man Choi clobbered his first MLB homer Monday, 20 games into his first season. After rounding the bases, the 25-year-old proved that teammates aren’t necessary to celebrate a strong home run.
Justo Gallego would likely take umbrage with the phrasing of that headline, seeing as the former monk views his lifework as an act of godly devotion. But this is what he gets for building such a goddamn beautiful cathedral.
The members of the infamous Banana Boat crew have been a few of the most politically vocal major athletes of their generation. Back in 2012 LeBron James and Dwyane Wade led the Miami Heat in wearing hoodies in protest of Trayvon Martin’s death, and last weekend Carmelo Anthony used Instagram to call for his fellow…