STYLISH! San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson watches batting practice prior to Game 3 of the National League division baseball series between the Giants and the Reds in Cincinnati. Not that it’s our business, but… did Wilson do his nails himself? Did he get a manicure? Did he lose a bet? So many questions. (Photo: David Kohl/AP)
Those are the most girly hands I’ve seen on someone that relies on them for physical work… No offense Beard - keep it up if it wins tonight.
Another amazing photo from the Paralympics: China’s He Junquan bites on a towel to aid his start in the men’s 50m Backstroke S5 race at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park. The S5 category is for swimmers with major limb loss of two limbs or with full use of their arms and hands but no trunk or leg muscles; swimmers with moderate coordination problems.
The team from Canada performs during the rhythmic gymnastics group all-around qualifications at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
This bullshit and trampoline are “sports” yet they disqualified baseball and haven’t allowed Lacrosse or Rugby?
LONDON 2012: A look at multiple exposure photography from Reuters
FLASH: Spain wins Euro 2012 with 4-0 victory over Italy. Watch Reuters.com for more.
PHOTO: Spain’s team players celebrate a goal by Fernando Torres during their Euro 2012 final soccer match against Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev July 1, 2012. [REUTERS/Michael Dalder]
Someone is having a sad. And that someone is Cristiano Ronaldo. It makes sense - Portugal lost to Spain on penalties on Wednesday afternoon and was eliminated from Euro 2012. If you’re a Spain fan, it means your team is now in the final and must wait for the winner of Italy vs. Germany to find out the next team.
Sad Cristiano… I bet the Ukrainian men are celebrating hard tonight!
“IT HAS HAPPENED!” - Gary Cohen
against the Cards no less!
There’s some impassioned debate going on in the comments on the post about the couple in Texas failing to surrender a foul ball to the weeping child beside them. What are the real rules, here? Possession is nine-tenths of the law? Children first? What’s the right thing to do to avoid the censure…
on one hand - it’s a $5 baseball and she’s 35, come on…
on the other - crying babies are assholes…
Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa has been taken off the ice on a stretcher after being hit by Phoenix’s Raffi Torres in the first period of Game 3 of their opening-round playoff series on Tuesday night.
Hossa was near the boards at centre ice and had just turned and passed the puck when Torres left his skates and delivered a late shot with his shoulder that knocked Hossa to the ice. Hossa was down for about five minutes as medical personnel rushed immediately to his side, and then was taken off of the ice.
Photos: Jim Young/Reuters
NHL hockey seems to be amplified this year and it’s not just a result of social media but hits like the one described here are increasing. Increasingly the NHL is not disciplining players appropriately for inappropriate hits, sucker punches and purposeful head shots.
Take the Shea Weber hit of Henrik Zetterberg’s head which resulted in only a fine and no suspension for “roughing”. NHL get your shit together…
This moment is still Lin’s for as long as he can manage it, but there is an elephant set to rampage through the Garden again soon in the form of Carmelo Anthony. It perhaps says as much about Knicks fans as it does about Anthony that returning one of the five best scorers in the N.B.A. has become something to fear. But there is some reason for concern. The Knicks were also without Amare Stoudamire for four games, and in two games since his return, Stoudamire has taken more shots than any other Knick, and had the worst shooting percentage of any starter. Fans fear that Anthony, who could return from injury tonight, or during Sunday’s nationally televised game against the Mavericks, will only add to the problem. The Knicks are also adding J. R. Smith, a pure scorer who had been exiled to China for the season. The fear is that they will somehow screw up the team’s mojo. But note well: of these six Lin-led wins, only one, against the Lakers, has come against a team with a winning record. Eleven of the Knicks’ next fourteen games are against probable playoff teams. You don’t beat Miami and Chicago and San Antonio with Steve Novak and Jared Jeffries—even with Jeremy Lin. The Knicks need Carmelo, for better and worse.- Reeves Wiedeman on the rest of the Knicks roster: http://nyr.kr/wYMqm2
In his 18 years at Pinckney Community High School, Jim Darga, the principal, said, the homecoming queen had always been crowned at halftime of the school’s football game. Never before, though, had she had to be summoned from the team’s locker room.
And that was just the beginning of Brianna Amat’s big night.
If being named homecoming queen is a lifetime memory for a high school student, so, too, is kicking a winning field goal. For Amat, 18, they happened within an hour of each other.
On Friday, with Pinckney leading powerful Michigan rival Grand Blanc, 6-0, at the half, Amat, the first girl to play football for the school’s varsity, was asked to return to the field. When she arrived, she was told that her fellow students had voted her queen. When the tiara was placed on her head, she was wearing not a dress, like the other girls in the homecoming court, but her No. 12 uniform, pads and all.
A short while later, with five minutes to play in the third quarter, Amat was called to the same field to attempt a 31-yard field goal. She split the uprights.
The kick proved decisive as Pinckney held on for a 9-7 victory against a Grand Blanc team that had come into the game ranked seventh in the state in its division. It also earned Amat the nickname the Kicking Queen.
(Photo of Pinckney High School kicker Brianna Amat at practice by Stephen McGee / The New York Times)
I don’t find this funny…
I’m pretty sure Red Sox and Braves fans are feeling like crap today and I don’t think they care about being reminded about this stuff.
I can’t even watch ESPN or MLB Network without being forced to see my team get made fun of.
I know this is supposed to be a joke, but I just don’t find it funny.
As a Mets fan, I feel your pain.
Sorry guys, it hurts like hell.
Oh, that’s got to burn.
I love it!