Umpire Jim Joyce Saves Woman’s Life Before Hitting the Mound… No Big Deal
This isn’t the first time baseball umpire Jim Joyce has been in the news. Two years ago, a famously blown call that cost Detroit’s Armando Galarraga a perfect game put him in the headlines. This week, however, he’s better known as the hero who saved the life of a woman with a heart problem.
Olympic Swimmer Makes Replica Gold Medal for Fallen Rival
When Hungarian swimmer Daniel Gyurta won the gold medal in the 200m breaststroke during the London Olympics it just didn’t feel right. That’s because rival and good friend Dale Oen wasn’t there to compete against him.
Brett Favre Is Returning to Football… High School Football
For the first time in a few years, Brett Favre’s next career move hasn’t been one of the big subplots of the NFL off-season. But that doesn’t mean the 42-year-old is taking it easy. In fact, Favre has just snagged himself a new job in football, as an assistant coach at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, MS.
Quidditch Olympics to Take Place Before London Games
One day Quidditch may be part of the Summer Olympics. But for now the sport J.K. Rowling invented in her ‘Harry Potter‘ books will settle on holding its latest tournament in close proximity to the Games of the XXX Olympiad, which will take place in London later this month.
Resourceful Baseball Fan Makes Epic Foul Ball Catch Using Tub of Popcorn
You know that Taco Bell commercial showing the guy catching a foul baseball with his left hand while eating a nacho-filled taco with his right? The motto is, “if you can eat your nachos with one hand, you can be a hero with the other.” Well, this motto works a little bit better with a bucket of popcorn.
Old Man With Chainsaw Demonstrates Proper Way to Open a Beer Bottle
There are all sorts of ways to open a bottle of beer if you don’t have a proper opener — Lighters, silverware, belt buckles, your teeth, your friend’s teeth etc. These days, the cool kids are actually using iPad chargers to gain access to their bottled brews.
Chicago White Sox Player Catches Unruly Kid on the Field
When you run on the field during a baseball game, you should expect rough treatment from the security guards or the players, if they happen to get to you first. However, Chicago White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo couldn’t have been more gentle when he apprehended a field invader during the sixth inning of his team’s game against the Baltimore Orioles earlier this week.
Barack Obama Makes His NCAA March Madness Tournament Picks
Basketball-Fan-in-Chief Barack Obama’s career as a presidential bracketologist got off to a rousing start in 2009 when his pick to win the 2009 NCAA tournament, North Carolina, were indeed crowned champions.
Watch NBA Sensation Jeremy Lin Perform ‘The Dougie’
Over the past week, New York Knicks’ point guard Jeremy Lin has electrified New York City and the NBA. Lin is one of the only Harvard graduates to ever play in the league, and is the first American-born player of Chinese descent to suit up. But what’s really fueling what is now being called “Linsanity“ is the 6 foot 3 inch ballhandler’s play on the court.
Jason Terry Performs Dramatic Reading of MC Hammer’s ‘U Can’t Touch This’ [VIDEO]
If you are of a certain age, you should be able recite the lyrics to MC Hammer’s 1990 smash hit ‘U Can’t Touch This’ backwards and maybe in your sleep. 34-year old Dallas Maverick’s guard Jason Terry is also a fan, and he gives a Masterpiece Theater-style dramatic reading of Hammer’s boast-filled hip hop classic while wearing his signature headband.
Watch an Amazing Soccer Game Played By Amputees [VIDEO]
We’ve come to expect great things from disabled athletes. Even in that context, this video of highlights from The African Cup of Nations for Amputee Football is pretty darn impressive.
Unlucky Lakers Fans Get a Taste of Devin Harris’ Sneakers [VIDEO]
When Utah Jazz guard Devin Harris went flying into the stands in an attempt to save the ball from going out bounds during his team’s game at the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night, he ended up inadvertently sticking his feet in the faces of two spectators.