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- Blair Johnson at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog17 hrs ago
Basketball referees — unless they're named Joey Crawford — are not supposed to be involved in the flow of play. Officials are there to simply make sure teams obey the rules and play fair. But every now and then, refs find themselves in the middle of the action. Such was the case for Gili Oved during an Israeli Basketball Super League game between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem Monday.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute1 day ago
Seattle Seahawks fans are about as raucous as they come. Not only did they reclaim the Guinness World Record Monday night for loudest recorded crowd noise at an outdoor sporting event by peaking at 137.6 dB, they also managed to cause an earthquake.
After Michael Bennett's fumble return for a touchdown in the first quarter, fans evidently jumped up and down their seats so forcefully that the movement actually registered a magnitude 1 or 2 earthquake on a nearby seismometer belonging to the University of Washington. In what could be dubbed as an 'aftershock' to the Beast Quake in Jan. 2011, Monday's scientific findings from CenturyLink field mark the second time Seahawks fans have created a seismic stir while beating the Saints.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog2 days ago
You don't see this sort of thing every day. But pay close attention and you may witness a spectacle like this once a year around the holidays, regardless of how you feel about Santa.
The teddy bear toss has become a popular tradition for many minor and junior league hockey teams throughout North America, but the Calgary Hitmen and their fans have taken the phenomenon to another level. On Sunday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the 17,199 fans in attendance honored the occasion by launching 25,921 teddy bears onto the ice after Pavel Padakin scored Calgary's first goal of the night. It was truly a sight to behold as a veritable downpour of furry friends rained onto the rink for several minutes straight. The bears are gathered by the team to benefit kids in need in time for the holidays. Not only will the franchise donate thousands of teddies to local charities but Hitmen players typically deliver bears in person to ailing kids at the Alberta Children's Hospital the day following the game.
Tom Hanks calls for replay
- Blair Johnson at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog7 days ago
Blake Leeper is a U.S. Paralympic athlete. The 24-year-old uses prosthetic blades and has competed internationally since 2009. He won a silver and bronze medal in the 2012 Paralympic Games and three silvers and a gold in the 2013 IPC World Championships. He was born without his legs below the knees. He also happens to be a huge Bo Jackson fan. But when Leeper appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show Monday night, he had no idea he would come face-to-face with the person he credits for being his inspiration.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog8 days ago
The Miami Heat are the two-time reigning NBA champions. They're also the title winners when it comes to videobombs. Usually, Chris Bosh has the honors. But Monday night, it was Dwyane Wade's turn.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute9 days ago
The premise of a pooch punt is to pin the opposing team deep in its own territory. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger pulled off the strategy to perfection in a victory over the Cleveland Browns Sunday. The University of Redlands had a much different outcome as the Bulldogs tried to pull off the move Saturday against the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders in a first-round game of the NCAA Division III National Championships Saturday.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog12 days ago
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask doesn't pull any punches. That was evident during a conversation with NBC reporter Pierre McGuire following a Game 3 victory in the Stanley Cup Final last season. He's also pretty fiery. That was evident following a 3-2 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Blues center Derek Roy beat Rask in the fourth round of the shootout to clinch the victory. That's when the fun started (cue to the 3:05 mark). Rask slammed his stick repeatedly on the ice — but failed to break it each time. And he wasn't the only person who had an embarrassing moment on the ice this week.
Taking one for the (news) team
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog12 days ago
He's known for making great expressions after dunks and less-than-stellar success from the free throw line. But Thursday night, Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan added another element to his repertoire: the rim-protecting rejection. Jordan's victim: Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook.
With OKC up 17-10 in the first quarter, Westbrook thought he had an easy layup. But that's when Jordan swooped in from out of nowhere to deny the three-time All-Star. The Thunder went on to beat the Clippers 105-91 — but Jordan will always have that block.
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Saints march past Falcons
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog13 days ago
"Brevity is the soul of wit."
In sports terms, the line written by William Shakespeare in the play "Hamlet" has been taken to heart by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich over the years when it comes to dealing with sideline reporters. Coach Pop has famously turned his contractually obligated interviews into the largely ridiculous convention they are. How are we supposed to glean useful knowledge culled from a two-question interview during between-quarter breaks in NBA games? As such, Popovich tries to say as little as possible during these breaks and just get through them. TNT reporter Craig Sager is typically his antagonist. Wednesday night in Dallas, Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle played the part of Pop and ESPN reporter Chris Broussard filled in for the role of Sager — with brilliant results.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute14 days ago
Kent State defensive lineman Nate Terhune's comeback from injury this season has been nothing short of remarkable. The redshirt sophomore broke his lower right leg in the Golden Flashes' season opener against LSU on Sept. 14. He returned to action only four weeks later against Ball State with a surgically implanted metal plate and pins — all of which makes the move Terhune pulled off Tuesday night against Ohio that much more jaw-dropping.