Over the years, we have been consistently impressed with Mets pitcher Bartolo Colón’s athletic feats. But nothing he has achieved meets tonight’s highlight, in which the Dominican hurler hits his first career home run after twenty seasons in the majors:
The only thing more shocking than how far Giancarlo Stanton hit this baseball is that it somehow didn’t explode immediately upon contact with the bat. The MLB Statcast-measured numbers: 475 feet, 112.8 mph exit velocity, and 5.5 seconds of hangtime:
It’s Málaga! Atlético Madrid—a team in the Champions League semifinals—shouldn’t need to resort to this kind of nonsense to beat them, but here’s a ball magically flying off the bench late in the first half today. It reportedly earned Diego Simeone a dismissal.
Poor AFC Bournemouth. For those of us who hitched our stars to the Cherries before this season instead of, uh, Leicester, it’s been less-than-fun. (Not awful, mind you; being clear of relegation is nice.) At least supporters get to see some fun soccer from the opponents, as displayed today when Manchester City jumped…
Cesc Fàbregas equalized for Chelsea in stoppage time with as perfect a free kick as could be executed in the situation.