A day of carnage at the Melbourne Cricket Ground has left two star AFL players with devastating, season ending injuries.
The leg of Collingwood midfielder Tim Broomhead was snapped in two on Saturday afternoon after his leg collided with a goal post.
Minutes later, his Greater Western Sydney Giants opponent Tom Scully was also stretchered from the field after suffering a suspected broken ankle.
Broomhead was left screaming and in tears after he awkwardly collided with the post, following a push from Giants hard man Heath Shaw.
HBO’s “Real Sports” profiled Shaquille O’Neal for its latest episode, focusing specifically on how the Hall of Famer and TNT analyst has built his post-career brand and endorsement business to the point that he now makes more money each year as a retiree than he ever did during his wildly successful playing career. (On that score, it’s sort of an update on a big story that Scott Cacciola did for the New York Times about 3 1/2 years ago.)
As part of the discussion of the Big Diesel’s move into big business and big checks, O’Neal regaled correspondent Bernard Goldberg with a big tale: the story of how he claims to have made the single largest purchase in the history of Walmart.
For the first time, an NFL team will have men as part of its official spirit squad.
Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies, named to the Los Angeles Rams squad this week, will be the first ones to perform the same routine as the female dancers. The Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts have men who perform stunts with female cheerleaders, but don't dance.
Peron and Jinnies are both classically trained dancers and have been performing their entire lives.
But what made them take this groundbreaking step?
"I thought, 'Why not me? Why can't I do this?' " Peron said in an interview Wednesday on ABC-TV's Good Morning America.
Duke recruit Zion Williamson threw down some signature dunks en route to a win at the Powerade Jam Fest.
An NBA G League player has died two days after collapsing on the court during a game on Saturday night.
Zeke Upshaw, a forward on the Grand Rapids Drive team, passed away at 11.16am on Monday morning, his mother Jewel revealed in a statement.
He had reportedly suffered cardiac arrest.
An unbelievable scene unfolded after we went off air at LFA 36 as Drew Chatman gets DQ’d after flipping off KO’d opponent’s back.
Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel suffered a health scare after almost swallowing his tongue following a blow to the head that knocked him unconscious.
The Slovakia international was playing in a friendly against Thailand on Sunday and collapsed after taking a blow to the temple
The 33-year-old was incredibly saved by his team-mate Ondrej Duda, who realised the severity of the incident, reaching into his mouth to ensure he didn't swallow his tongue.
The Fenerbahce star collapsed in the 27th minute and lay down before medics rushed onto the pitch.
Terrifying moment kayaker plunges 20m drop at Dangar Falls in NSW
Tragedy struck during a third division football match in Croatia, as Bruno Boban collapsed on the pitch and passed away moments after a ball struck him in the chest.
An ambulance rushed onto the pitch, but the medical professionals were unable to resuscitate the player.
Boban, who was 25 years of age, was playing for Marsonia against Pozaga Slavonija.
And the Oscar for the best dive of 2018 goes to...The Chilean Danny Welbeck | Best Dive Ever - Jean Meneses vs Colo Colo
Basquete Cearense vs Bauru - Paulinho Boracini Miracle. Game was 90 - 87, he got fouled, made the first one, 90 - 88 & then what's shown in the video happened.
Michigan Game Winning Buzzer Beater Vs Houston (2018)
Five years, 105 wins, one Atlantic 10 regular-season championship, one Atlantic 10 tournament championship, one ACL tear, one broken wrist, two NCAA tournament trips and two tournament wins later, E.C. Matthews’ career at Rhode Island is over.
But it didn’t end before one final emotional embrace with the man who has been by his side the entire way through: his head coach, Dan Hurley.
The Rams’ season came to a close Saturday with an 87-62 loss to Duke in the round of 32. It marked the end of the road for a strong senior class: Matthews, Jarvis Garrett, Stanford Robinson and Andre Berry all played their final game for Rhode Island. It’s a group that redefined what was a struggling program: The Rams have made back-to-back tournaments after not making it since 1999.
Matthews and Hurley have been at the center of the rebuild. Matthews, a four-star recruit, chose the Rams over Arizona and a plethora of other top options in September 2012, just months after Hurley took over the program. Matthews was named an A-10 co-freshman of the year in 2013-214 and made the all-conference second team after averaging 16.9 points in 2014-15. The Rams made the NIT, and expectations were sky-high headed into the 2015-16 season. But Matthews tore his ACL in the season opener, and the team struggled.
After a lengthy rehab and recovery, Matthews set a career high in shooting percentage in 2016-17, and the Rams ended an NCAA tournament drought that at that point had reached nearly two decades. Rhode Island also reached the NCAA tournament this year with Matthews playing a key role in a very deep backcourt. He paced the Rams with 16 points in their opening-round win over Oklahoma and scored 23 against Duke, also a team high. It marked the end of quite a journey for player and coach.
“This is my guy,” Matthews, who was raised in a single-parent household, said postgame. “I know we’re not the same color, but he’s definitely my father. Just trying to walk off the court the right way.”
It’s the end of an era for the Rams, but the contributions of Matthews and his fellow seniors are not soon to be forgotten by anyone involved with the program.
A WEIGHTLIFTER was left with blood exploding from his nose before completing a near half-ton dead lift.
Russian strongman Mikhail Shivlyakov’s nose erupted as he attempted to lift an incredible 425kg during the 2018 Arnold Sports Festival.
The competition in Columbus, Ohio, shows off incredible feats of strength, with world-record breakers winning $5000 and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Among other bizarre shows of power, one competitor attempted to throw a 25kg ring weight over a 10kg bar. Meanwhile, three participants tried to lift a 145kg dumbbell over their heads.
But it was Shivlyakov who stole the show.
The 37-year-old Russian — wearing a beret, a tip to his time in the Navy as a Marine sailor — aimed to complete a deadlift of nearly half a ton.
However, the strain of it all became too much, as midway through the immense display of strength, Shivlyakov’s nose began to pour with blood.
With the blood cascading down his face, the brave Russian managed to soldier on and incredibly completed the lift.
This kid was attempting to put on one hell of a show for the crowd, and ended up forgetting the most important part. To not overcompensate for his lack of height by jumping off the trampoline like a madman!
The result, was actually pretty impressive to be honest with you.
Footage shows the clashes between Chelsea fans and Camp Nou security following Champions League defeat to Barcelona. A security guard is seen with a baton as they shout and swear at each other.
She lowkey got some burners tho!
Bodybuilder takes an ass whooping from a Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and woman student (Piet Wilhelm & Jordan Patrick at Triton Fight Center).
A 13 year old Russian girl performs the first ever quadruple toe loop in a women’s figure skating competition
Kansas high school basketball player from Centralia, shoved a Hanover athlete, Thomas Atkins, in the back on a dunk attempt.
Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown suffers a scary fall in the third quarter of his team's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, frightening the fans and his teammates. He ultimately walked off under his own power.
Kobe Bryant won the award for best animated short film at the Oscars. But some noted that with past rape accusations against Bryant, his appearance seemed an odd fit with the night's Time's Up anti-harassment theme.
Strongman Mikhail Shivlyakov was trying to hoist 67st - or 426kg at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.
But as the 37-year-old shook through the strain and effort he was imparting on his body before blood splattered out his nose - as he appeared to have burst a vessel.
Despite the eruption of claret streaming down his face, Shivlyakov managed to complete his incredible feat of strength.
Players and stewards found themselves attacked by hooligans in appalling scenes during Go Ahead Eagles' 4-0 home defeat by De Graafschap on Sunday.
After the hosts fell 4-0 behind to their rivals, following three quick second half goals, a number of the home fans had seen enough.
The hooligans ran onto the pitch, outnumbering the stewards and began attacking some of De Graafschap's stars.
Aggressive kicks and shoves were aimed at the players who, at times, were forced to defend themselves.
The stewards eventually got things under control with the help of plain-clothed police officers.
Several NBA teams have played what is known as the "negro national anthem" at games during Black History Month thanks in part to the urging of a retired Howard University professor.
Eugene Williams, a 76-year-old retiree in Clinton, Maryland, has made it his goal to get professional and collegiate teams to play "Lift Every Voice and Sing" during February. He has been calling and writing teams for the past six months.
The Washington Wizards became the fourth NBA team to play the song at a game, doing so during a timeout midway through the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. As the song played, a video was shown with on-court highlights and Wizards players engaging in community activities.
The Oklahoma City Thunder played it in January, Williams said. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Warriors played "Lift Every Voice and Sing" in February.
Williams attended the Warriors-Wizards game on the last day of Black History Month to hear the song played.
"I had no idea it would amount to all of this," Williams said.
He plans to keep advocating for more NBA teams to play the song during Black History Month. He is also reaching out to universities to include the song during games, having already heard it at Georgetown University games.
"My mission will be completed if it's done in stadiums all over the United States of America," Williams said. "That is my hope. That is my prayer. It will make our players feel more positive about themselves and about the game ... it will uplift their spirits as it does mine."
James Weldon Johnson, an author, civil rights activist and educator, wrote the lyrics to "Lift Every Voice and Sing." His brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, an accomplished musician, wrote the music for the Stanton School celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birthday in 1900. A chorus of 500 black children sang the tune.
Within 20 years, it was known around the world. The song became an anthem for black Americans during the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
Williams said he grew up hearing that song, and he wants current athletes to get the same feeling.
"For me it was the fight song. When I was a kid we had to learn it, we had to sing it, we performed it at athletic events, at church events," said Williams, a Virginia native. "It has always stuck with me as something that gave me strength, gave me power, and I feel personally for those people who know it, that anthem does the same thing for them."
LeBron James pulls off one of the most ridiculous moves you'll ever see, taking a behind-the-back dribble that goes through Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Tristan Thompson's legs, then getting fouled on a made bucket.
Houston Rockets vs LA Clippers Feb February 28, 2018 2/28/2018. Full Game Highlights 2017-2018 NBA Regular Season Basketball
American silver medal-winning bobsledder Lauren Gibbs has taken to social media to respond to criticism over photos she took with Ivanka Trump when the first daughter visited the just-concluded Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Trump and Gibbs exchanged pleasantries Sunday morning while watching the four-man bobsled competition. At one point, Gibbs let Trump try on the silver medal that the athlete won with Elana Meyers Taylor in the two-woman bobsled competition.
"I feel like this almost is like trying on someone's wedding band," Trump said. "Am I allowed?"
Gibbs posted a photo of her and Trump on Twitter with the caption, "It’s important to remember that we don’t have to agree on everything to get along, be civil to each other and enjoy each others company."
Social media backlash was swift and Gibbs ultimately deleted the post, saying on Tuesday that she was "tired of reading the hate."
“I deleted (by choice) the photo because I was tired of reading the hate being thrown back and forth. Whether you hate me for posting or hate me for taking it down... you are the same... hate from either side is hate,” she wrote in the post.