Nine of the ten players in today’s PGL Major finals had never made it to a Valve major finals before, with one team having never qualified for a major ever. Only Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko had competed in the finals of a major prior, and he’d been snubbed twice.
The Deadspin Awards are this month, and we need our readers to decide the winners of these prestigious honors. Today, we ask you to help us determine the answer to an important question: What was the best highlight?
To celebrate Steph Curry’s second MVP award, the NBA pulled together the best highlights of his career. The compilation has some nifty gems from when the Golden State Warriors were sad and middling, but my favorite has to be Curry in a painfully obvious mismatch against Tyler Hansbrough when he was with the Indiana…
The Padres, they didn’t get out to a great start this year. They needed 31 innings before they scored their first run of the season. And they’re still at the bottom of the NL West ... but now in a tie, at least, with the Diamondbacks, who make great company for misery.
What the hell did boxing fans do before still video? (Or, for that matter, still photography?) It’s no coincidence, I think, that the sport peaked long before people could actually see what was happening in the ring, sometimes even when they were watching it in real time. Take this KO from a lightweight bout on…
He can hit.
Yes, the headline is accurate. Liverpool defeated Championship side Middlesbrough 14-13 on penalties Tuesday to advance to the fourth round of the League Cup. Liverpool took leads of 1-0 and 2-1 but were pegged back twice, the second time in the 123rd minute of play after Kolo Touré's ill-advised tackle in the box…
OK, this catch by Yankees rookie Zelous Wheeler—who's got a quality name—didn't count as an out, but it was still pretty wild.
Logan Jurgensmeier of Hinton (Iowa) was only trying to keep the ball in play against Sioux City West (Iowa), but his bad bounce pass turned into an accidental two points when it kissed off of the rim and spun in. Jurgensmeier looks as baffled as the rest of us.
It sounds like hyperbole, but tonight's save by Predators goalie Carter Hutton will likely be the best of the season when it's all over. Absurd.
Although Eisenhower (Ill.) was on defense during Friday's game, one of its players still managed to get two points after he deflected an inbounds by a Tinley Park (Ill.) player up and into Tinley Park's own net.
Look at Avery Bradley putting up a nice highlight for the Celtics! With the shot clock winding down, Bradley salvaged Jared Sullinger's airball, sinking a fantastic shot from behind the backboard to avoid a 24-second violation. He didn't even need a helpful bounce.
Allen Iverson made his retirement official today, even though it's hard to know how, exactly, to define such a thing for him. Iverson, now 38, was never a professional basketball player so much as he was, foremost, an object in motion, tending always to stay in motion. If Iverson can be said to retire, then a…
With the score knotted at a goal apiece and the overtime clock dwindling, Aurora (Ohio) High School's Trever Wendel kicked a might-as-well prayer from about 40 yards out. Somehow it cleared the goalie and ducked the bar, and Aurora was off to the district finals.
Hockey fans: do you go to sleep before the West Coast games end? Want to relive the action, the back-and-forth scoring, and the game-winner without ruining the drama? Do we have the site for you.
Here's something cool. We were flipping through ESPN 25: 25 Mind-Bending, Eye-Popping, Culture Morphing Years of Highlights, a 2004 book published by Disney. Tucked away inside Chapter 5? A taxonomy of ESPN highlights—what author Charles Hirschberg refers to as the "seminal 17."
Presumably due to some inescapable contractual obligation, NBA.com put together a highlight reel of the Bobcats' top 10 plays of 2011-2012. This is not a joke; they were able to find 10. Let's run them down, with some much-needed context.
You can watch Tony La Russa try and fail to justify himself — he cycles through logical fallacies as if they were middle relievers in a 5-4 ballgame against the Reds — or you can watch young Mack Scocca-Ho capture the essence of La Russa's monologue in the video above.