Jefry Marte lost the handle on his bat late in tonight’s loss to the A’s, and it delivered an enormous gash to umpire Paul Emmel’s head. Emmel left the game, leaving a shorthanded crew to call the final out.
Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jermaine Gabriel left the field strapped to a cart after suffering an apparent head or neck injury while trying to make a routine tackle of former NFL return specialist Brandon Banks, who now plays for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Tonight’s conclusion of the NBA season also means the imminent conclusion of Skip Bayless’s tenure as a polluter of ESPN’s airwaves. Many of his co-workers, it seems, are happy to see him leave.
“If it wasn’t for the structure and the backbone that I have, I wouldn’t be able to mess up and keep coming back and being able to sit in front of you as the world champion.”
Here’s your WJW (Fox) Cleveland crew live on-air watching and announcing that the Cavaliers were NBA champions. (They immediately went live to Akron.)
As you might imagine, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first-ever NBA championship—and the first in any sport for that city in decades—launched the team’s radio announcers into ecstasy. Up above you can hear the Cavs’ English-language announcers; below, their Spanish-language feed.
Dustin Johnson is trying to win his first major, and he’s currently in the U.S. Open lead... maybe.
This is so obviously an own goal it almost hurts to watch, but neither an always-attentive MLS referee nor any of his assistants were able to notice the ball traveled well past the line. Great job, everybody.
This is a great individual effort by Wilmer Flores, but the cowering fans (save for the gent who tries to catch it himself) make this play special.
Chile obliterated Mexico in last night’s Copa América quarterfinal, running up a seven-spot and keeping El Tri scoreless. As is our custom, here are all those goals as called by wrestling legend Jim “J.R.” Ross.
Tonight’s Orlando City-San Jose MLS match is the first major sporting event in that city since last weekend’s shooting at the Pulse nightclub killed 49 people, and the pre-game ceremony was as emotion-filled as you might expect as players from both teams entered the stadium in “Orlando United” shirts while hundreds of…
Portugal only managed a draw against Austria today in Paris after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a late penalty kick; the Real Madrid superstar then was confronted after the game by an Idiot On The Field who demanded—and apparently got—a selfie with the three-time world player of the year:
Tell us how you really feel, Vin!
Today’s Czech Republic-Croatia match in Saint-Etienne suffered a five minute delay as Croatian fans flooded their corner of the pitch with flares and at least one explosive that blew up in the face of a steward who was attempting to clear the field for play—forcing Croatia players to plead with their fans to cease and…
The U.S. have waged war on Ecuador’s back line early in tonight’s Copa América quarterfinal matchup, and Clint Dempsey finally found the needed finish as his header made it past Alexander Dominguez for a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute.