Yesterday, the committee organizing the 2020 Toyko Summer Olympics announced the finalists for the official mascots of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. As you can expect in a mascot-mad country like Japan, the process was complicated. Seriously, there were eight meetings of the Mascot Selection Process Panel, then…
Syracuse beat UConn in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic last night. ‘Cuse dominated for pretty much the entire game, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t good highlights.
The Kansas City Chiefs, once 5-0 and Super Bowl favorites, are in a freefall. They’re 6-6 and tied with two other teams atop the AFC West. On Sunday, they went up 14-0 on the Jets five minutes into the game—and lost, 38-31.
The Houston Astros confirmed earlier this week that Dallas Keuchel has a minor foot injury. The pitcher, an all-star this season who started two games in the World Series, got hurt in a curious way: He fell during the championship parade and sprained his ankle.
Touchdown celebrations are cool. Touchdown celebrations that pantomime sex are even cooler.
Diving is an impressive sport. Athletes train endlessly so they can nail near-perfect dives, over and over. Even at the high school level, it’s pretty cool.
Here’s this week’s NFL celebration that makes little sense: After Leonard Fournette’s five-yard touchdown run today, some of the Jacksonville Jaguars lined up for a free throw.
The Atlanta Falcons’ stadium hosted the SEC championship game Saturday night. A crew spent all night repainting the field in order to have it ready for today’s Vikings-Falcons game. They did a nice job, with one exception: The hashmarks were in the wrong spot.
The Pontiac Silverdome wanted to stick around a little longer.
Yesterday the Bears released Tre McBride, a wide receiver whose 92-yard performance in Week 8 against New Orleans is the best single-game receiving performance for any player on the team this year. McBride also played on 78 percent of the team’s offensive snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Eagles.
This toilet has vexed me for the last two days.
The 9-1 Eagles are beating up on the 3-7 Bears today, leading 24-0 at halftime. But the smartest play of the day goes to Kenjon Barner.
A pair of Ethiopians, Birhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana, swept the men’s and women’s half marathons yesterday in Delhi, India. But the big story from the event was simply that it was run at all: The nearly 30,000 runners who competed in the half-marathon and shorter races on Sunday raced amid heavy pollution.
The University of Pennsylvania Quakers men’s basketball team took on Penn State Brandywine at the Palestra on Saturday, and I was in attendance. I took my dad, who actually played for Penn State Brandywine back when it was Penn State’s Delaware County extension campus. I figured getting to see my alma mater whoop the…
Joel Embiid had the best game of his professional career last night, with 46 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 blocks. He’s the first player to put up that line (though the NBA only began counting blocks in 1973). The Sixers beat the Lakers, 115-109, in a game where they shot just 22 percent from three. Embiid was…
The U.S. men’s national team lost to Trinidad and Tobago in its final qualifying game last month, and won’t play in the World Cup for the first time since 1986. But the U.S. won’t be the only big country missing out on Russia 2018.
Farmington High School won’t open until next year. When it does, it will serve the community in and around Farmington, a fast-growing city in northern Utah. But the school already has a mascot, the Phoenix. The mythical bird was chosen by a vote of area children; it beat out Farmers, Eagles, Firebirds, Silverback,…
Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts on Sunday bowled a perfect game at the World Series of Bowling, a Professional Bowlers Association tour event. The two-time All Star—who ESPN called a “bowling aficionado”—told ESPN he’d estimated it was his 10th perfect game in his life (but his first at a PBA event).
Up north in the CFL playoffs, the Ottawa Redblacks outdid any NFL team this season with a limbo celebration after a first-quarter touchdown by Diontae Spencer, who was the limbo stick after scoring. And one end is a guy named Rhymes!