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- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute5 hrs ago
In the age of social media, what happens in Vegas most certainly does not stay in Vegas. Fortunately, the video the NBA published on Instagram of Andrew Wiggins dunking before Sunday's Las Vegas Summer League game against the San Antonio Spurs is indeed safe for work. That's not to say it's suitable for everyone; those who aren't fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers may feel slightly uneasy watching how easily Wiggins elevates, wraps the ball around his back — while doing a 360 himself — and slams the ball in front of the crowd in Sin City. Who says exhibition games aren't exciting.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute3 days ago
LaDainian Tomlinson has been trying to unload 18755 Heritage Drive in Poway, Calif. for nearly two years. The 9,610 square-foot estate, which sits on 13 acres in a gated community in the San Diego area, features five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms and is currently listed at $3.495 million. That's $5,000 more than LT bought it for in 2004. But Tomlinson and his family have moved back to Texas and don't need the sprawling mansion anymore. So what makes the property truly special? How about a pool that features a "pirate-style" rope bridge and a home theater that has half of a vintage Ford Mustang in it!
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute4 days ago
George Springer can hit home runs. The Houston Astros rookie outfielder has already smashed 19 long balls in his first 74 games in the big leagues. But the 24-year-old phenom reminded us he's more than just a slugger Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers.
With Texas up 4-3 in the bottom of the third inning, Rangers designated hitter Alex Rios led off the frame with a drive to deep center field at Globe Life Park. Springer chased it down, smashing into the wall to make an incredible catch. And he did it without looking the ball into his glove, with his right arm extended to brace himself to make the amazing grab. Springer went 2-for-5 at the plate as Houston won 8-4. But it was that no-look catch that stood out.
Moving to basketball — and amusement park — news, Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, has made LeBron James an interesting offer.Sun, Jul 13LA Angels10 - 7TexasGame Recap
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute5 days ago
Yasiel Puig has one of the best arms in baseball. That was evident in his major league debutlast season. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder — who MLB announced Tuesday will participate in this Monday's Home Run Derby — showed off his cannon once again later in the evening during the second inning against the Detroit Tigers.
Down 5-0, Tigers veteran Torii Hunter led off the second with a drive to deep right field that had double written all over it. That is, of course, if Puig weren't patrolling the area. The 23-year-old played the ball off one hop against the wall and fired it back into shortstop Miguel Rojas. Rojas tagged Hunter, who was called out by second base umpire Will Little. But Detroit manager Brad Ausmus challenged the call and it was eventually overturned.Sun, Jul 13Detroit2 - 5Kansas CityGame Recap
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute6 days ago
Derek Jeter played in Cleveland on Monday night. And while the New York Yankees shortstop went 1-for-4 at the plate and had an RBI in a 5-3 victory over the Indians, it was a play The Captain made on defense that was truly memorable.
With Jason Kipnis on first after reaching on an error and the Tribe down 5-3 with one out in the eighth inning, Asdrubal Cabrera hit a pop foul wide of third base. Kipnis broke for second on the pitch and was doubled off first by third baseman Zelous Wheeler for what turned out to be an inning-ending double play. So why didn't Kipnis retreat back to the bag sooner? Jeter tricked Kipnis and made him think Cabrera had hit a grounder. Once Kipnis slid past second to break up the fake double play, he was a goner. Classic Jeter.
Moving to soccer, Alhaji Kamara of IFK Norrköping (a Swedish professional team in Allsvenskan) had one of the best reactions to an ejection we've ever seen on the pitch. Once Kamara was whistled for a foul and given a second yellow card (which turned into a red card), the player simply ran off the field screaming.
BelieberSun, Jul 13NY Yankees1 - 3BaltimoreGame Recap
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute11 days ago
Leonys Martin and Nelson Cruz were teammates for parts of three seasons between 2011-13. So when the Texas Rangers center fielder made a leaping catch to take away a home run from the Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Wednesday night, you can understand the respective reactions.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute12 days ago
Jonathan Esponda went viral last week.
When a Vine of the 8-year-old showing off his ridiculous moves during a Miami Marlins game surfaced, Esponda became an internet sensation. People even wondered if the short video was a hoax. It turns out the moment was real and occurred sometime during the 2013 season. The clip is currently played at Marlins Park to fire fans up. And Tuesday night, during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, the young fan returned to the ballpark — and didn't disappoint.
Esponda threw out the first pitch and, during an interview with Fox Sports Florida's Allison Williams, showed he's a perfect gentleman.
Maybe he's a good luck charm. Miami beat Philly 5-4 in 11 innings.
Secretary of DefenseSun, Jul 13Miami1 - 9NY MetsGame Recap
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute13 days ago
The Detroit Tigers may just want to celebrate their 1984 World Series championship every game. Unbelievable things happen at Comerica Park when the likes of Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker are in the house. Such was the case again Monday as the club honored the 30th anniversary of the title team when hosting the Oakland A's. Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the ninth while facing A's closer Sean Doolittle, Nick Castellanos and Alex Avila led off the frame with back-to-back singles. Eugenio Suarez followed with a strikeout. Then Doolittle did the near unthinkable: he walked Austin Jackson.
The lefty reliever entered the at-bat against Jackson with a 57:1 K/BB ratio in 2014.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute14 days ago
In Albert Pujols' defense, he was playing hurt. The Los Angeles Angels slugger reportedly has a golf ball-sized swollen lymph gland in his groin. Unfortunately for Pujols though, the injury flared up at the worst possible time during Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals.
The three-time NL MVP led off the sixth inning of a game the Royals led 4-3 with a line drive down the left-field line. It looked to be a surefire double for the nine-time All-Star. But Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon played it perfectly off the carom. The three-time Gold Glove Award winner then fired the ball to shortstop Alcides Escobar, who tossed it to second baseman Omar Infante to get Pujols by a step at second. It appeared the former Cardinals star wasn't hustling on the play. So why didn't he slide? Here's what Pujols told the Angels website:
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute17 days ago
Denard Span wasn't the first and he won't be the last. But when the Washington Nationals center fielder became the latest player to be fooled by the dense fog at Wrigley Field, he certainly provided a classic blooper moment.
With the Cubs up 3-1 in the sixth inning of a game they would eventually win 5-3, Chicago third baseman Luis Valbuena hit what would normally be a routine fly ball to center. We say normally routine because due to the soupy conditions along Lake Michigan, visibility was exceedingly poor at the historic ballpark. As a result, Span couldn't track it down and Valbuena ended up with one of the easiest triples of his career.
Oh … technology
Moving to the NBA draft, Joel Embiid appeared less than thrilled when he was selected at No. 3 by the Philadelphia 76ers. But an explanation was offered on Twitter.
Tape delay, guys…
Ah … thanks for clearing that up.
Show me the awkwardSun, Jul 13Washington10 - 3PhiladelphiaGame Recap