West Indies batsman Jonathan Carter spent several minutes on the ground in agony after inside-edging himself right in the nuts during his squad’s one-day international against England today in Barbados. Yowza! The Guardian’s live blog put it thusly:
Tyler Ulis’s three-point heave as the buzzer sounded gave the Suns a 109-106 regulation win over the Celtics in a game Boston led by two points until four seconds remained.
Dunk City is back, baby! FGCU is battling with UNF for the A-Sun title and its NCAA bid, and backup guard Rayjon Tucker brought the lightning and thunder on a massive dunk that turned the lights out on the shot clock.
César Carrillo gave his Jaguares side a 1-0 lead over Millonarios with a golazo from distance that brought a, uh, modestly full Estadio Jaraguay to a frenzy.
Grayson Allen continues to inspire us with his unique, physical take on playing basketball.
Keith Braxton heaved a heavily-contested, desperation three and found the basket as his Saint Francis Red Flash squad knocked off Wagner in the NEC semifinals.
Chris Johnson’s record of 4.24 in the NFL combine 40, set in 2008, is no more as John Ross clocked a 4.22—something the Washington wide receiver said was a goal before his audition for pro football scouts.
Oklahoma City took a 60-57 lead over Portland into the half after Taj Gibson intercepted a baseball pass from Pat Connaughton and heaved up his own Aaron Rodgers-style hail mary that delivered at the other end. Incredible!
Taylor Fritz’s match against Adrian Mannarino tonight in Acapulco suffered a brief delay as the 112th-ranked American tried to humanely shoo a bothersome moth from the court during a second-set tiebreaker. A nearby ball girl took matters into her own hands...er, feet. Er, foot.
The backstage Oscars feed shows the moment hosts—including ESPN’s Adnan Virk—and the stars of Moonlight realized the epic screwup that led to La La Land being initially announced as Best Picture winner. There are some fantastic shots of the shocked crowd here, too.
“This is not a joke.”
P.J. Tucker managed to both draw a personal foul on Jusuf Nurkić and commit a technical on him as the Blazers big man had two teeth knocked out by the Raptors swingman—teeth Nurkić had to later hand over to the team trainer:
As expected by everyone, Viola Davis claimed the Supporting Actress Oscar for her work in Fences. Her acceptance speech was the kind you’ll see replayed on Academy Award broadcasts fifty years into the future—hitting every corner of emotion while stating her commitment to “exhume those bodies; exhume those stories.”
The most talented, and frightening, man in show business.
Today’s racing at Daytona can’t make it very far without a caution, and the most recent saw a half dozen cars batter Jimmie Johnson’s from every angle. Denny Hamlin, Trevor Bayne, Chris Buescher, and Kevin Harvick all teamed up to levy the punishment on Johnson, who had been running third. Another casualty? Danica…
The fourth at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens is hungry for golf balls, as consecutive shots by Tyrrell Hatton and tournament leader Rickie Fowler ended up deposited in a divot housing the green-side sprinkler head.
Rob Gronkowski is, for whatever reason, on Fox’s Daytona 500 coverage today, and he’s doing roughly what you’d expect him to be doing. Here he’s talking to a young woman identified as a “Monster girl,” and not quite getting the answer he was going for.