It looked like the North Queensland Cowboys were about to pull off a come-from-behind win over the Brisbane Broncos in the National Rugby League today. Scott Bolton was about to cross the goal line for the winning try, but he was brutally tackled... by the goalpost.
PITTSBURGH—The noise came from all around me.
I remember the first time I played an NCAA tournament pool. I was 8. I picked UCLA to win it all, probably because even then I was a huge dork and knew they had won a lot of games, historically. Or maybe I liked their colors.
Sam Bradford had a great first week of the 2017 NFL season as he threw for 346 yards and three TDs in the Vikings’ 29-19 victory over the Saints. Then he bruised his knee, missed the next three weeks, returned, re-injured his knee in Week 5, had knee surgery in November, and didn’t play again.
The Ivy League used to have a perfect setup. The eight schools would play a full home-and-home round robin in men’s and women’s basketball. The team with the best record would win the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. If there was a tie, the teams would meet on a neutral court. One year there was even a …
There was a buzz at the Palestra yesterday.
PHILADELPHIA — There were massive piles of snow outside the Flyers’ arena last night, but things were bright and sunny inside before the game.
The Sixers are playing the Hornets tonight, and NBC Sports Philadelphia wrangled Allen Iverson for a courtside interview in which you could see Joel Embiid reflected in his sunglasses. The magic of television!
A dastardly thief walked into the Hockey Hall of Fame and stole two rings donated by recent Hall of Fame inductee Paul Kariya, the CBC reports. Was this the work of the Canadian villain the Puckburgler? Perhaps!
The Sixers are almost certainly going to the playoffs, and the future looks bright for a team that was 10-72 just two seasons ago. They’ve also done this without the No. 1 overall pick whose shot is fundamentally borked.
Last night, Ronda Rousey made her third appearance on WWE TV since debuting at the WWE Royal Rumble. It went a lot like the last two, which is to say that it was a perfectly fine segment despite Rousey’s obvious inability to act.
PHILADELPHIA — A.J. Brodeur didn’t want to lie. Asked whether this was the first time he’d been in The Palestra after 2 a.m., he admitted it was.
The Big Ten’s first trip to New York City has not been well received.
Denali is full of shit.
The 2018 Winter Olympics are over, and there was one clear winner: Soohorang, mascot of the Pyeongchang games.
Dwyane Wade, paying tribute to Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver, hit the game-winning shot last night in the Miami Heat’s 102-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. He scored 15 of Miami’s 17 final points (and assisted on the other bucket). But it was a foul he made that actually won the Heat the game.
French vaulter Baptiste Boirie gave us the highlight of the All-Star Perche pole vaulting competition this weekend, and he did it with a skateboard. He jumped 5.9 meters while using some help on his approach.
Ronda Rousey’s first words in a WWE ring were “It’s hard to even know what to say.” It was not a good start to her wrestling career. They’re supposed to give you something to say!
Nadezhda Sergeeva, the pilot for the Russian women’s bobsled team, has tested positive for a banned heart medication. The kicker to this story: Earlier this month, she showed off her “I Don’t Do Doping” sweatshirt.
Doesn’t some language have a word for feeling joy at others’ failure?