Sep 30, 2011
There is no question that the game-tying home run hit by Tampa Bay Rays infielder Dan Johnson in the bottom of the ninth inning against the New York Yankees Wednesday night was one of the most exciting plays of the season in major league baseball.
What is in question, however, is whether a Rays fan in the front row of the right field seats was hit in the groin after Dan Johnson's home run ball bounced off of the foul pole.
In the second period of last night's NHL preseason game between the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks, a fight broke out between Vancouver's Aaron Volpatti and San Jose's Brad Winchester.
In reality, however, it wasn't much of a fight at all, as Volpatti KO'd Winchester with his first punch.
Sep 29, 2011
Because some of you can't get enough of Justin Bieber, and you know who you are, here's a gratuitous video of Bieber swinging a golf club after the jump.
This video was posted on pro golfer Bubba Watson's Twitter account, where Watson had this to say:
This @justinbieber swing it's ok a for singer & dancer!! #Biebergotsomeskillz
Bubba Watson Golfs With Justin Bieber, Uploads Video of Kid's Swing [Sportress of Blogitude]
Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel challenged the "World's Fastest Man", Usain Bolt, to a 40-yard dash outside the theater on Hollywood Boulevard.
Bolt was ready to defend his title but was not prepared for the surprise twist: he would have to race while carrying a giant wedding cake.
The latest trend in college football this year seems to be stunts performed by grandmothers while tailgating. Recently we had the Michigan grandmothers shotgunning beers. Now, we have video making the rounds of an LSU grandmother doing a keg stand before last Saturday's game at West Virginia.
The endings to last night's baseball games between the Boston Red Sox-Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees-Tampa Bay Rays were unbelievable, taking into account the playoff ramifications involved.
To get a feel for how crazy things were, you have to see Harold Reynolds and Dan Plesac in the MLB Network studios and their real-time reactions as they watched the end of these games unfold.
In a Champions League soccer match, Midfielder Danny scored the final goal for Zenit St. Petersburg in their 3-1 victory over FC Porto. Danny proceeded to celebrate by running over to the corner flag, getting down on all fours, crawling a few steps and then lifting his left leg, pretending to pee like a dog.
A couple of Los Angeles Dodgers teammates have been going through a strange pre-game ritual during the month of September. Catcher Rod Barajas and shortstop Dee Gordon start their routine with some choreographed hand slaps, but then Gordon jumps into the catcher's arms and Barajas cradles him like a baby.
Sep 28, 2011
The Minnesota Twins got a good laugh as first base coach Jerry Lee tried unsuccessfully to avoid being hit by a slow ground ball that was hit foul by Matt Tolbert at Target Field yesterday.
In Chicago yesterday, the home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom had an embarrassing moment when he lost track of the ball and strike count, causing a lengthy delay in the game between the White Sox and the visiting Toronto Blue Jays.
When Cleveland Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi caught the game-winning touchdown in Cleveland against the Miami Dolphins this past Sunday, he celebrated with a group of his teammates...and a Browns fan who somehow snuck onto the field.
Watch the video as the fan comes out of nowhere to join the group of Browns players congratulating Massaquoi. It almost looks as if he belongs there, until you start thinking about it and realizing that he doesn't belong there. How did that fan get onto the field? Where the heck was security? The guy actually put his hands on Massaquoi and patted him on the behind.
With the NFL talking about increasing security at its games, it's hard to fathom how something like this could happen. The NFL got lucky here. Let's hope they look at this tape and learn from it.
Browns fan celebrates game-winning touchdown on the field [Shutdown Corner]
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You would think that a parent's top priority would be to protect their children from getting hurt when danger comes their way, such as a foul ball heading into the stands at a baseball game. However, there have been some unfortunate examples recently of fathers at baseball games being more concerned with catching the foul balls.
After seeing a Los Angeles Dodger fan drop his daughter while trying to catch a ball back in June, you would hope that people would learn from it. Unfortunately it has happened again, but this time in Taiwan.
Sep 27, 2011
U.S. Women's soccer team stars Hope Solo and Alex Morgan are maximizing their star potential by filming more commercials. Following up their recent commercial for the Nintendo Wii "Just Dance Summer Party" video game, they are now starring in the latest "This is SportsCenter" commercial filmed at the ESPN offices.
In a Norwegian league soccer match, Jone Samuelsen of Odd Grenland scores a goal on a header...from his own half.
At Penn State this past Saturday, defensive back D'Anton Lynn had to be carted off the field strapped to a backboard. Fortunately he will be OK...and so will the trainer who fell off the cart that was carrying Lynn off the field.
Various major league teams have held Star Wars festivities this month, such as the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets. Last night at Minute Maid Park, it was the Houston Astros' turn to host Star Wars Night to celebrate the recent release of the complete Star Wars movie collection on Blu-Ray, and to raise some money for the "Stand Up to Cancer" charity.
Sep 26, 2011
A scary moment occurred in a CFL football game this past weekend where a defensive back collided with a goalpost.
The Chicago Bears executed the best special teams play of the season. Unfortunately for the Bears, a holding penalty negated what would have been a fourth quarter touchdown.
Video: Michael Vick Is Not Blaming The Refs For His Injured Hand...But He Is Blaming The Refs For His Injured Hand
Michael Vick's non-throwing hand was broken during the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the New York Giants yesterday. During the post-game press conference, Vick expressed some frustration with the officials.
New York Jets rookie receiver Jeremy Kerley had his helmet ripped off by two Oakland Raiders defenders while avoiding a tackle on a punt return yesterday. Despite the rule declaring the play dead at that instant, Kerley continued the punt return anyway, without his helmet.
Sep 25, 2011
During ESPNU's coverage of the Kansas State-Miami matchup on Saturday, cameras caught one University of Miami fan making an inappropriate gesture with his hands.
FOX NFL Sunday anchor Curt Menafee offered an apology on behalf of FOX to Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears organization. The apology was for making up news headlines and telling viewers that they were real during a segment that aired during the Atlanta Falcons-Chicago Bears game in the opening game of the season.
San Francisco Giants second baseman Mike Fontenot was knocked silly when he collided with second base umpire Bruce Dreckman while attempting to field a grounder in the first inning of yesterday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Sep 24, 2011
Most people are not familiar with John Axford, a relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. Axford will probably have some more attention coming his way as the Milwaukee Brewers just clinched their first division title since 1982 and will be playing in the National League playoffs next week.
In addition to playing the role of closer for the Milwaukee Brewers, Axford also has a pretty interesting mustache on his face. That mustache will certainly get him some additional attention. To show that he's having some fun with it, Axford took part in a comedy sketch that was a commercial for "John Axford's Ax Mustache Spray".
It's bad enough to watch soccer players dive to the ground to fake an injury. However, it's even more embarrassing to see that now referees are getting into the act, such as this ref from Brazil that was caught in the video just after the jump.
It happened in a recent first round match of the first phase of the Brazilian Championship Series between Mirassol and Operario-PR. Operario-PR won the match 3-0, but one of Operario's players, George Santos Silva, was given a red card at the 38th minute of the match.
After referee Rodrigo Nunes de Sa gives Silva the red card, Silva gets in the ref's face to argue. However, instead of walking away or standing firm, the referee pretends to be a victim of Silva's punch, falling to the ground and covering his face.
It's very obvious from the video, especially watching it in slow motion, that the player never touched him. However, police were actually brought onto the field to help take Silva off the field and keep him separated from the referee. Not sure how the Brazilian players are supposed to take this referee seriously going forward.
Now Soccer Refs are Diving [Sports Pickle]
It's bad enough to be responsible for an own goal in a soccer match. However, it's even worse when you're the goalie...and you score the own goal with attempted clearance kick that deflects off the back of your teammate's head.
Chest Bump Celebration Fail (Video): High School Running Back Knocks Down Kicker After Scoring Touchdown
Looks like failed chest bump celebrations are becoming a trend this year in high school football. This time, a high school running back in Florida knocks his kicker with an unexpected chest bump after scoring a touchdown.
Sep 23, 2011
If you're a football player and you want to celebrate a play by giving your teammate a chest bump, make sure your teammate is ready to give you one in return. Otherwise you could get hurt, even knocked out, like the high school football player in the video after the jump.
New York Mets outfielder Angel Pagan has had his share of injury problems this year. Pagan almost hurt himself again yesterday after swinging at a pitch and hitting himself in the back of the head with his bat.
Video: ESPN Sideline Reporter Jenn Brown Calls Cincinnati Head Football Coach Butch Jones as "Bitch"
In ESPN's Thursday night college football primetime game, the Cincinnati Bearcats won handily over the NC State Wolfpack 44-14.
Cincinnati's head coach Butch Jones must have been pretty happy about that. However, you have to wonder what his reaction was when he heard that ESPN sideline reporter Jenn Brown got his name wrong after their halftime interview.
Sep 22, 2011
The West Virginia football team has a big test this Saturday as LSU comes to town. The WVU fans will be tested as well, to see if they can avoid being caught on camera with a vulgar T-shirt.
To help make sure that this doesn't happen, a West Virginia University student group is taking a stand by offering $20 to buy your vulgar T-shirt.
In Oakland yesterday, a fan in the front row made a barehanded catch of a foul ball...while being hit in the face by first baseman Brandon Allen's glove.
Sep 21, 2011
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia received a shock yesterday when he received a clubhouse visit from one of his idols: wrestling champion Ric Flair.
Sep 20, 2011
After throwing the game winning touchdown pass with 14 seconds left in Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick wanted to celebrate with some teammates. However, things became awkward when Fitzpatrick tried to chest bump teammates who either weren't looking or weren't ready to give him a chest bump him in return.
In the first quarter of last night's Monday Night Football game, the New York Giants needed a way to slow down the St. Louis Rams' no-huddle offense, as the Rams had driven all the way down to the Giants 7-yard line.
How did the Giants do it? Two of their players dropped to the ground and faked an injury at the same time.
Sep 19, 2011
New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley scored a touchdown on a 65-yard fumble recovery in tonight's Monday Night Football game against the St. Louis Rams.
To celebrate the touchdown, Boley promptly threw the football right in an unsuspecting cameraman assistant's face. The ball then bounced directly into the back of the head of the cameraman.
During Sunday's CBS coverage of the NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts, Marv Albert, better known as an NBA broadcaster, was caught on the air referring to the Browns as "the Cavs".
If someone told you that two elderly women, old enough to be grandmothers, were drinking beers shotgun style while tailgating in Ann Arbor before Michigan's game this past Saturday, you'd tell them they were crazy.
Video: ESPN's Joe Morgan Leads "World's Largest Chicken Dance" at Cincinnati's Oktoberfest Celebration
As many people know, ESPN baseball analyst (and major league baseball Hall of Famer) Joe Morgan was a part of the legendary Cincinnati Reds team that won back-to-back World Series titles in the 1970s. This past Sunday, Morgan returned to Cincinnati to lead the "World's Largest Chicken Dance" as part of their Oktoberfest celebration.
In the funniest sketch you will see today, international soccer star David Beckham goes undercover as a Target employee selling his own cologne in a hidden camera sketch for a recent episode of the Ellen Degeneres show.
As if getting blown out in their two games of the 2011 season wasn't bad enough for the Kansas City Chiefs, they just found out that their best player, Jamaal Charles, is out for the season with a torn ACL.
After Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson's headfirst tackle of Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin in Sunday night's football game, the question is not whether Robinson will be fined, but how much will the fine be?
There's no question after looking at the replay that Dunta Robinson led with his head, as he made no attempt to make a proper tackle by wrapping up Maclin and bringing him down to the ground.
Robinson was fined $25,000 last year for a helmet-to-helmet hit, which also came against the Philadelphia Eagles (in that case Robinson's hit was on receiver DeSean Jackson). The fine was supposed to send a message to Dunta Robinson that helmet-to-helmet hits are not appropriate. Now that Robinson has done it again, you would think that Robinson will receive a much larger fine this time, and he may get suspended.
Fortunately, Maclin was OK and actually had a very good game overall, with 13 catches for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns.
UPDATE 9/20/11: Dunta Robinson has been fined $40K for the hit, with no suspension.
Dunta Robinson Headhunts (again)... [Sports Grid]
Sep 18, 2011
Video: Hope Solo and Alex Morgan Demonstrate Their Moves for Nintendo Wii "Just Dance Summer Party" Video Game Commercial
US Women's soccer stars Hope Solo and Alex Morgan recently filmed a commercial for the Nintendo Wii's "Just Dance Summer Party" video game, which gave them an opportunity to show off their dance moves.
In Philadelphia yesterday, Temple football fans were excited for their matchup against state rival Penn State. However, one Temple fan was caught in the stands with a "censored" curse word on the back of his T-Shirt that probably stepped over the line in terms of poor taste.
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo recorded 13 strikeouts in yesterday's 10-1 win over the hometown Cincinnati Reds. Along the way, Gallardo became one of the few pitchers to achieve the rare accomplishment of posting four strikeouts in one inning.
Sep 17, 2011
Texas Longhorns wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was flagged for a personal foul penalty for illegal contact above the shoulder in the second quarter in today's game against UCLA today. That "illegal contact" from Goodwin came in the form of a helmet-to-helmet crackback block on UCLA cornerback Andrew Abbott that was so vicious that it knocked Abbott's helmet clean off.
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A scary sight at San Luis Obispo High School in California when a cheerleader was run over from behind by one of the football players leading his team out of the tunnel.
You wonder what it says about the BYU football fan base that they actually put together a video showing the fans how to cheer for their team.
Last night the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 to win the American League Central Division title. It was Detroit's first division championship since 1987.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland was particularly emotional after his team clinched the title. However, Leyland's tears of joy could have also been expressing his relief in being able to wear a clean pair of underwear.
Sep 16, 2011
In a Queensland football match in Australia, a shot goes over the crossbar and deflects off a fence on the outer rim of the pitch behind the goal, hitting a ball boy square in the face.
During ESPN's Thursday night college football broadcast of the LSU-Mississippi State game, a female fan was caught holding a misspelled sign on national television.
Evan Doherty, currently 8 years old, is a competitive skater from Kansas City, Missouri. Earlier this week he became the youngest skateboarder to land a 720-degree rotation (two full rotations) on a vert ramp.
Some random musings from around the world of sports:
- The Detroit Tigers lost yesterday. Hopefully that means hitting coach Lloyd McClendon will change his underwear, which he refused to do during the Tigers' 12-game winning streak.
- The inappropriately designed Amarillo Sox mascot costume, which was used once and will never be used again, is now up for auction on EBay by the minor league team, with proceeds going to various charities.
- The latest fad for the kids: official NFL Team Pillow Pets!
Sporting KC forward CJ Sapong has become the latest Internet sensation with his poem/rap that he performed for US Women's National soccer team goalkeeper (and soon-to-be "Dancing With the Stars" competitor) Hope Solo.
Sep 15, 2011
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Arizona Diamondbacks 2001 World Series championship, the 2001 team was invited to celebrate before Saturday night's game against the San Diego Padres.
The 2001 World Series co-MVPs, pitchers Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Randy Johnson's pitch was a good one, but Curt Schilling's pitch sailed over retired catcher Damian Miller's head.
A Texas Rangers fan in the stands made a nice catch of a foul ball with his glove...and continuing a cell phone conversation at the same time.
Today a reporter asked New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady if he had a message for the fans coming to the game on Sunday. Brady said "Start drinking early...get nice and rowdy."
Sep 14, 2011
The Serena Williams tirade that was directed towards the match umpire during the US Open women's final this past Sunday has inspired Taiwanese animation with some harsh critique over the incident.
There has been a big push to promote the release of the "Star Wars" movie saga on Blu-Ray on September 16th, especially in major league baseball. It continued last night at Citi Field in New York as the Mets held "Star Wars" night.
A Youtube user named JGarzzle, who refers to himself as the "Big Philly Fan", recently uploaded a music video he made to shows his love for the Philadelphia Phillies. The name of the video is "Phillies on the Floor", a song "parody" inspired by the Jennifer Lopez hit "On the Floor", but he substituted his own "lyrics" written as a tribute to the team.
After viewing the video, however, it is unlikely that Phillies fans, or anyone else for that matter, are going to be "inspired" by it. Viewers will either be rolling on the floor laughing...or totally weirded out.
Sep 13, 2011
Wayne Gretzky had some fun recently making a "trick shot" video for the College Humor web site. Something tells me it may be difficult for anyone to match these shots.
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was demonstrating his skills at his youth hockey camp in Canada recently when he knocks down one of the kids with an accidental body check.
At MetLife Stadium Sunday night, a scary moment happened in the stands during the Dallas Cowboys-New York Jets game. A fan managed to bring a taser into the stadium (despite supposedly heightened security at the game) and used it, and it was caught via cell phone camera.
ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Ron Jaworski threw an accidental curse during the live broadcast of the game between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins last night, and it slipped past the censors.
Sep 11, 2011
You know the saying "What goes up must come down"?
Apparently that doesn't apply at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay. During yesterday's Rays game against the Boston Red Sox, Rays center fielder B.J. Upton hit a high fly ball up into the catwalks near the top of the stadium...but it never came back down into the field of play.
Sep 10, 2011
The commercial that simultaneously promotes the upcoming release of the Star Wars saga on Blu-Ray and the start of the ESPN Fantasy Football season is too good not to pass along.
Oregon State came into today's college football game against 8th-ranked Wisconsin as 21-point underdogs, so they were going to have to play their best just to keep the game respectable. However, after Oregon State punter Johnny Hekker kicked the ball off the side of his foot for what officially recorded as a negative-4-yard punt in the first quarter, they had to know it was going to be a really long day.
The Iowa State Cyclones upset their cross-state rival Iowa Hawkeyes in triple overtime, 44-41. Afterwards, the Iowa State players grabbed the Cy-Hawk trophy and began to pass it around to the fans who stormed the field. However, as the fans were passing around the Cy-Hawk trophy to themselves, the trophy came apart into pieces.
At the US Open today, Novak Djokovic rallied after being down two sets to pull off a five-set victory over Roger Federer to advance to the final on Monday. Afterwards, Djokovic told CBS reporter Mary Jo Fernandez that he would dance for the crowd if the fans danced with him.
Florida Marlins second baseman Omar Infante had two home runs yesterday in Pittsburgh during a 13-4 victory over the Pirates last night. Infante's second home run could have been caught by Pirates outfielder Alex Presley, but the ball bounced off Presley's glove and over the wall in left field.
Sep 9, 2011
In the opening game of the NFL season last night, the Green Bay Packers defeated the New Orleans Saints 42-34. In the third quarter, Packers defensive back Charles Woodson got a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after getting into a scuffle with Saints tight end David Thomas and punching him in the crotch.
In Toronto last night, a few fans raced through the empty upper deck seats of the Rogers Center to look for a foul ball hit by Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista. There was only one problem: they were looking through the ball in sections of the upper deck that were in fair territory.
Sep 8, 2011
A fan in the right field stands of Petco Park in San Diego was hit by a home run ball hit by Padres right fielder Will Venable yesterday. The ultimate irony: he was standing next to a sign warning fans to "be aware".
Sep 7, 2011
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta has been known for occasionally "speeding up" on batters by throwing a pitch before the batter are ready. He pulled the trick again last night, and caught one of the Texas Rangers off guard for a called third strike.
It seems like major league baseball is being taken over by the animal kingdom, as they have been finding their way onto the field with surprising frequency in the last few days.
Last night we had a black cat jump onto the field at the Mets-Marlins game in Florida. Today, a squirrel made its way onto the field in Cleveland and had to be chased off the field.
When it comes to sports, we normally don't care too much about bicycle racing, outside of the Tour de France, and downhill mountain bike racing falls even further down on the list. However, a video from a recent mountain bike race is making the rounds and getting people's attention for two reasons: one being that the British biker in the video is really good, and the other being that the call by the British broadcast team is completely hilarious.
Video has recently surfaced of Orlando Magic All-Star Dwight Howard taking part in a traditional Mongolian dance. That video is now available here.
Links to a few strange plays around baseball from yesterday:
- A black cat ran onto the field at the Mets-Marlins game in the top of the eighth inning. Where exactly did the cat come from?
- In Anaheim, Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki made a nice leaping grab in front of the outfield wall to rob Vernon Wells (LAA) of an extra-base hit. A "fake Ichiro" fan in stands, who dresses in full Mariners uniform and actually looks a little like Ichiro, was more than happy to take credit for the catch.
- In San Diego, Padres catcher Nick Hundley failed to catch a foul ball near the stands on the left side of home plate in the top of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants. To top it off, Hundley tumbled backwards into the camera well on the play. Fortunately he was OK.
- At Oakland, a pitch by Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy in the bottom of the second inning hit the home plate umpire in the arm after catcher Salvador Perez didn't get his glove on the ball. After getting checked on by A's trainers, the umpire stayed in the game.
San Diego Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia was leading off second base in the bottom of the second inning yesterday and had to quickly run back to second to avoid a pickoff throw by San Francisco Giants pitcher Eric Surkamp.
He did make it back to second, but Giants second baseman Jeff Keppinger wasn't able to get his glove on it. As a result, Surkamp's pickoff throw managed to strike Denorfia directly in the head.
Sep 6, 2011
In Caroline Wozniacki's post-match press conference after a victory in her US Open Tennis match yesterday, she managed to make light of the cramping that Rafael Nadal was suffering through in his press conference earlier in the day.
One particular fan in the stands of Arthur Ashe Stadium a few nights ago provided some entertainment in between matches at the US Open with his dancing. Check it out after the jump.
A few quick notes to pass along:
- The majority opinion seems to be thumbs down for the Maryland football uniforms last night. I respect the incorporation of the state flag into the uniform, but that doesn't mean we have to like it. Hopefully next time they can choose one of the other 16 variations of uniform combinations they have lined up.
- At the World Track and Field Championships, a female long jumper from Belarus lost out on the gold medal because the hair in her pony tail hit the ground behind her body, leaving a mark in the sand and shortening her jump from 6.9 meters to 6.74 meters, while the winning jump was 6.82 meters. The consensus opinion here is that she'll probably give strong consideration to getting a haircut after this.
- Golfer Nick Watley had trouble hitting the ball out of a hazard at the Deutsche Bank Championships yesterday. He lost his temper and smashed a rock with his wedge. Since the rock was in the hazard, he had effectively grounded the ball, leading to an automatic two-stroke penalty. Sometimes it's better to keep your cool rather than make a bad situation worse.
Sep 5, 2011
Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Taylor Green made a valiant attempt to pursue a foul ball in the bottom of the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals tonight. Unfortunately, not only was Green unable to get the foul ball, but as he slid into the Brewers dugout, he kicked up a cloud of dust right in the faces of his teammates.
In US Open tennis action today, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Mardy Fish, but not before Fish hurled an insult in his direction that was caught during live coverage of today's match.
NBC Sports Bloopers: Jimmy Roberts Nearly Curses Live On Air When Describing Home Run Shot by Victor Martinez
NBC Sports broadcaster Jimmy Roberts got excited during a sports update when describing a home run by Detroit Tigers catcher Victor Martinez. Roberts was so excited, in fact, that he probably forgot that he was live on the air and nearly uttered a curse word before catching himself.
CBS coverage of today's US Open tennis match between Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic showed the wind becoming a bit of a factor in the second set, especially when it came to Ivanovic's dress.
In an Argentina football match, Independiente defender Julian Velazquez suffered a painful collision with a goalpost when clearing away a shot on goal from the opposing team.
The Philadelphia Phillies will be protesting yesterday's 14-inning 5-4 loss to the Florida Marlins due to a Hunter Pence double that was ruled an out due to fan interference.
In the bottom of the second inning during Sunday's Florida Marlins game against the Philadelphia Phillies, two fans were hit by flying objects. A young boy was hit in the shoulder with a foul ball, and a woman was hit in the head with the barrel of a broken bat.
At AT&T Park in San Francisco Sunday, the Giants held Star Wars day. As part of the Star Wars theme, the umpires for the game were escorted to the field by Stormtroopers.
You wonder why major league baseball players remind their teammates how many outs there are after every play? Because losing track could end up giving a run to the other team...and it makes you look really silly, like it did for Minnesota Twins second baseman Trevor Plouffe yesterday.
Sep 4, 2011
ESPN may have some explaining to do after their cameras showed a West Virginia fan with a strategically placed curse word between the "West" and "Virginia" on his shirt during their football game against Marshall.
Rafael Nadal appeared to be in serious pain during a press conference held after his straight-set victory over David Nalbandian in his US Open tennis match today. Nadal spent so much time grimacing in pain that he couldn't answer questions, and he eventually collapsed out of his chair and onto the floor.
It's bad enough that the Kansas City Royals won't pay big money to sign big-time free agent baseball players, but apparently they don't have enough money to give the players they have quality equipment. It showed yesterday when a liner to first base went right through the webbing of Eric Hosmer's glove.
After a rain delay that lasted over two hours, South Florida upset Notre Dame 23-20 in their first ever visit to South Bend, Indiana. How upset was Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly?
Sep 3, 2011
It's not uncommon for a batter to foul tip a ball into the catcher's mask, but it's not every day that you see a foul tip actually get stuck in the catcher's mask. That's what happened to Seattle Mariners catcher Josh Bard when Oakland A's shortstop Cliff Pennington hit a foul tip straight back and the baseball got lodged in between the bars of Bard's facemask.
A young Tigers fan in Detroit had a golden opportunity to catch a foul ball, but dropped it even though it landed right in his glove. However, he began celebrating as if he caught the ball, which made him look pretty silly.
As if the Chicago Cubs needed another reminder about how bad this season has gone, they got another one yesterday when they gave up a double on an infield hit.
In the first Friday of the college football season, Baylor pulls off a shocking upset of 14th ranked TCU in a 50-48 shootout victory. Baylor's crowd clearly did their job of making it hard for TCU to call the offense at the line of scrimage, as at one point the referee called a false start penalty on "everyone but the center".
Sep 2, 2011
Ever have a bad day at the office? Well, it probably wasn't as bad as the day that British TV sports presenter Ortis Deley had when covering the 2011 World Track and Field Championships. It's bad enough that he made more than his share of mistakes, but most of them were made on live TV and now the footage will live forever on the Internet.
It's not uncommon to a pitcher to throw a wild pitch once in a while. However, it is unusual for a pitcher to throw a wild pitch during an intentional walk.
Video: Florida Marlins Pitcher Smashes Gatorade Cup Holder In Dugout After Being Removed From Game In Middle of At-Bat
Florida Marlins manager Jack McKeon made the unusual move of removing pitcher Clay Hensley from the game in the middle of an at-bat in the bottom of the third inning. That apparently upset Hensley, who smashed a Gatorade cup holder in the dugout as he left the game.
Sep 1, 2011
Retired NFL safety Chuck Cecil is beginning a new career as a college football analyst for ESPN. His inexperience showed early on tonight, as he used a poor choice of words when describing the play of an offensive lineman in the first quarter.
A very scary scene in Florida yesterday during a youth football game as coaches and at least one player attacked a referee.
You know how baseball players are supposed to run to first base no matter what happens? They teach that in Little League, don't they? Well, apparently Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee doesn't think he has to abide by this rule.
In Wednesday night's game at Milwaukee, Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun could have had an inside-the-park home run if he was able to keep his balance after rounding third base. Instead, Braun only gets credit for a triple after falling down before reaching home plate and getting caught in a rundown.