Coming to you from Decatur High School in Texas is what has to be one of the best amateur sports highlights of the year, courtesy of senior Autumn Finney. Finney covered an incredible distance to get to a lost-cause ball in the back, laid out with a dive, and somehow mustered enough power to return it across the court.
Certain caveats apply: the Phoenix Suns are incredibly awful; it’s just one game; his 29 points came on 27 shots; etc. Still. Lonzo Ball badly needed a bounce-back performance to wash away the stink of Patrick Beverley’s nether regions, and last night he got a good one, recording 29 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists…
Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher is 6-foot-7 and weighs 315 pounds. Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack is also quite large, coming in at 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, but not so large, one might think, as to be able to turn a man of Fisher’s size into a Jenga tower in pads. And yet, we can all see the GIF at the top of this post.
Oakland topped Kansas City tonight in yet another improbably entertaining Thursday night game, though one that had a finish marred (to some) or spiced up (to others) by errors committed by, in order, the officials, the Raiders, the Chiefs, and the Chiefs again:
Albert Wilson hauled in a tipped pass to go 63 yards and give Kansas City a 27-21 lead over the Raiders in what’s been a very interesting Thursday night game; subsequently, some very un-FCC-friendly language made its way onto the broadcast, which is what we’re all here for, right?
Mediocre Premier League side Arsenal went to Belgrade today to take on Red Star Belgrade in some Europa League action. They played a baffling lineup, and the hosts managed to stymie them all game, until Olivier Giroud hit this weird 85th-minute winner after manufacturing an angle by basically taking a seat on the…
Further proof came tonight that, love him or hate him, Sidney Crosby is a modern hockey deity. In Pittsburgh’s overtime win against the Rangers, Crosby got the game-tying goal with under a minute to play in regulation.
A disclosure: The last time I went skimboarding, I ended up face down in the Sacramento River with a mouthful of mud and so am not what anyone would call an “expert.” However, even a blockhead like me could tell you that this expert bro catches the hell out of this wave.
Justin Turner delivered a John Lackey fastball over the left-center field fence to drop a devastating 4-1 loss on the Cubs and give his Dodgers a 2-0 NLCS lead.
Check out the still image above: Steelers receiver Antonio Brown is at about the Chiefs’ 35-yard line and is flanked by two defenders. Kansas City cornerback Phillip Gaines has just tipped the pass; safety Daniel Sorensen is there to make the tackle. And yet, Brown scored a 51-yard TD.
At first, the Ravens’ Bobby Rainey looked down before the 25 on just another ho-hum kickoff return. But Rainey got up after he was tripped by his own man, and without any whistles blown, he was able to accelerate past all the confused Chicago tacklers for a 96-yard score.
The best thing the Chicago Bears have done all year was last Monday’s intricate, confusing trick play for a game-tying two-point conversion.* Today, they added to their elaborate arsenal, bringing Tarik Cohen into the mix as the running back took a toss and threw a score to Zach Miller.
I double-checked the time on this, because I had to be sure. This play feels like it takes minutes to complete, but it was only 17 seconds. That’s pretty long, though, for a football play.
Carlos Correa accounted for both of Houston’s runs, hitting a fourth-inning solo homer and the walkoff double that drove in José Altuve as the Astros took a 2-0 series lead on the Yankees in a game that saw Justin Verlander pitch a complete game with 13 strikeouts.
The Cal Bears are shocking undefeated Washington State, forcing QB Luke Falk into four interceptions and putting up plenty of points of their own—especially on this seven-yard, full-flip rushing touchdown by Cal quarterback Ross Bowers.
Maybe shaggy Serbian guard Miloš Teodosić, the Clippers’ new 30-year-old rookie, will turn out to be a matador defender. Maybe he will be an asshole who smokes clove cigarettes in the locker room and sneers at his teammates about the vulgarity of the American cinema. Maybe he will rip egg farts with no mercy! So long…
All the USMNT needed tonight was some sort of result in order to get peace of mind and guarantee World Cup qualification, but an own goal from Omar Gonzalez, and then, a stunning long-distance golazo from Trinidad & Tobago’s Alvin Jones has put the Americans down 2-0 at half.
Let me list all the things I’m aware of from the football game: It was 3-2 at halftime. Sam Bradford broke down again. Mitchell Trubisky apparently looked decent in his NFL debut, even if basically all the other Bears are bad. This fake punt TD pass was pretty cool, though. Drew says his Vike boys won and I’ll take…