Posted on: January 18, 2012 2:49 pm

VIDEO: Baghdatis breaks 4 rackets at Aussie Open

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

We've been told it's possible to have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day even in Australia. Judging by this reaction to losing the second set to Stanislaw Wawrinka in the second round of the Australian Open Wednesday, we're guessing Cyprus's Marcos Baghdatis isn't going to argue: 

Unfortunately for Baghdatis, his day would get even more terrible-horrible-no good-very bad from there, as he went on to lose to Wawrinka in four sets. Though we don't know officially how many rackets Baghdatis would go on to smash after actually losing the match, Eye on Sports is setting the over-under at 11.5.
Posted on: January 4, 2012 6:21 pm
Edited on: January 5, 2012 12:00 pm

VIDEO: Tim Howard scores for Everton

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

How rarely do goalkeepers score in the Premier League? Entering this afternoon, of the more than 20,000 goals scored in the league since its 1992 formation, only three had been tallied by EPL keepers.

So if Everton (and U.S. national team) goalkeeper Tim Howard had wanted to celebrate with a little more enthusiasm after making that number four vs. Bolton Wednesday, we doubt anyone would have blamed him:

We'll chalk Howard's apparent indifference up to his acknowledgment of the gusting Merseyside wind's role in his goal -- it's not as if he was trying to score there -- or maybe he knew karma would repay his team for that stroke of good fortune; the Toffees conceded twice in the game's final 25 minutes to lose at home 2-1 to last-place Bolton.

Whatever the final result, though, Howard's unlikely appearance on the scoresheet will remain a point of pride for his American fans--between his tally and Brad Friedel's last-minute strike several years ago for Blackburn, half of those four keepers' goals belong to Americans. U-S-A! U-S-A!
Posted on: October 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Edited on: October 11, 2011 5:26 pm

VIDEO: Nightmare own goal dooms Armenia

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The national soccer team from Armenia has never qualified for a major tournament--not the World Cup, not the European Championships, nothing. In fact, they've never even come that close.

Until this year's qualification for Euro 2012, that is. The Armenians went to Dublin for Tuesday's final qualifier against Ireland knowing that a win would vault them past the Irish into one of four two-leg playoffs that would determine the last four slots for next year's Euros. It's not an exaggeration, at all, to say this was the biggest soccer match in the country's history.

So yes, Armenia defender Valeri Aleksanyan picked a really, really, really bad time to do this:

Already down a man thanks to a controversial red card, that own goal created a mountain for the Armenians to climb, and they would go on to lose 2-1. The Irish advanced to the play-offs, and the Armenians were eliminated.

Which is why we're sincere in hoping a young Armenia team rebounds to at least challenge for a spot in World Cup 2014 or Euro 2016. Because otherwise, the video you're watching above is one of a moment that's going to haunt poor Aleksanyan -- now his country's answer to Bill Buckner -- for the rest of his life.

HT: Dirty Tackle.
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:56 pm
Edited on: August 28, 2011 3:01 pm

VIDEO: Usain Bolt's false start at Worlds

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Usain Bolt's domination of the 100-meter dash was finally ended by the only person on the planet capable of ending it: Usain Bolt. 

Bolt false-started in Sunday's 100-meter final at the Track and Field World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, earning an immediate disqualification. Bolt's reaction to his elimination was as dejected as his celebrations are typically euphoric:

Bolt's disqualification becomes the most famous one yet under the IAAF's recent rule change that a racer is eliminated after their first false start, rather than two. The decision has been widely unpopular with athletes, who have openly hoped for a reversal. U.S hurdler Lolo Jones tweeted after Bolt's elimination: "I know most of you didnt want to see Usain Bolt false start but [he] is the only athlete with enough power to change the false start rule."

If the rule ever again deprives track of its far-and-way most popular athlete running in its far-and-away most popular event on one of the two biggest stages in the sport, rest assured that change will be coming too late.
Posted on: August 19, 2011 4:20 pm
Edited on: August 19, 2011 4:29 pm

VIDEO: Lamely hole-out earns lifetime of vacation

Posted by Will Brinson

GREENSBORO, NC -- Derek Lamely isn't going to the make the cut at the Wyndham Championship. Which means he's going home.

Or, perhaps, on vacation. You see, Lamely holed out the par-three 16th hole on Friday, and that earned him a lifetime of vacations* from Wyndham. No, really -- since taking over as the sponsor in Greensboro, Wyndham's been offering up the 16th as a hole-in-one opportunity to get hooked up on a vaca spot for life.

Watch it below -- just a casual one-hopper on a 199-yard par three over a lot of water. No big deal.

*There's some sort of fine print about this that involves Lamely getting a bunch of "vacation ownership" and a bunch of points to use. It's complex, but the point remains the same: free vacations for life. It's a sweet deal.

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Posted on: August 4, 2011 3:12 pm

VIDEO: Stunning scissor-kick goal downs Barcelona

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

No, there wasn't a whole lot at stake in Wednesday night's friendly match between Mexican club Chivas of Guadalajara and a weakened Barcelona side in Miami. But low stakes or not, the Goats walked away with all the pride that comes with defeating the Catalan giants 4-1 ... and then some.

That "then some" arrived in the form of this breathtaking scissor-kick goal from Chivas striker Marco Fabian, his second in the space of three minutes and the eventual game-winner:

Beating even Barcelona's B-team is something to be proud of. Beating them in that kind of style, though, is something to savor, whether the result counts for something or doesn't.
Category: Soccer
Posted on: July 15, 2011 4:09 pm

VIDEO: Streaker gored by bull at Pamplona

Posted by Will Brinson

In Pamplona, when the bulls get their motors running, lots of people end up going for rides on sharp horns. (And people think football is violent.)

Most of them don't do it naked, though. However, the gentleman in the surprisingly-safe-for-work video below does just that, as he streaks into a crowd of would-be matadors and gets picked up by the bull and then summarily tossed on his naked backside.

Two points worth mentioning before go streaking: First, the kids filming the video start yelling "Kill Killer, kill!" That is, I believe, a direct homage to the stoner classic "Half Baked."

And secondly, we know this streaker is okay because he was able to chat with the police while they cited him for causing a public disturbance. Burn.

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Posted on: July 15, 2011 10:13 am
Edited on: July 15, 2011 10:17 am

Miguel Angel Jimenez' 'sexy' stretching routine

Posted by Will Brinson

One of the truly great things about writing about sports from home is that you can watch the early rounds of golf tournaments on Fridays and Saturdays. Sometimes, however, this takes a turn for the worse.

Like when the network that airs the tournament decides to show video of Miguel Angel Jimenez stretching before Friday round of the British Open. (Hey, did you know we're live-chatting it? And that you can get all the coverage you could possibly want right here? You can!)

As Dan Jenkins of Golf Digest tweeted on Friday, "The Mechanic" "has a warm-up routine that would get a stripper arrested."

And cost me my breakfast.

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