Yahoo Sports Minute
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute10 hrs ago
You would think that anyone handling media relations for the University of Texas football team would have the spelling of "Texas" down pat. Not only does the squad share the name with the great state, it says "Texas" on the team's jerseys ... and probably every single piece of stationery within their athletic department in Austin.
Still, when the Longhorns published their annual media guide online Thursday, there was a glaring typo; the footer on each page of player bios read: "www.texsasports.com." With as many eyeballs as there are on the storied Big-12 program, the typo was quickly caught and fixed by the UT staff. But not before linguistic sticklers and Sooners fans seized the opportunity to capture screenshots and mock the error.
In the wake of the blunder, the domain www.texsasports.com seems to have been purchased by an opportunistic Oklahoma fan to broadcast a fitting message on the Red River rivalry.
Falcao at the batting cages
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute1 day ago
If Wheaties are the official Breakfast of Champions then peanut butter-filled cheese crackers are now the official mid-game snack of the Molina brothers, José and Yadier. José, the Tampa Bay Rays catcher and older Molina, was in St. Louis to take on the Cardinals Wednesday night. His younger brother Yadi, who catches for the Cards but is currently on the DL, still found a way to welcome his sibling to Busch Stadium: by leaving two packs of crackers on home plate ... in the middle of the first inning.
After the Rays batted in the top of the first, Yadi sent Cardinals third base coach José Oquendo out of the dugout with snacks in hand. Oquendo jogged toward his post, but stopped first at home plate to leave behind two packs of peanut butter cheese crackers. The Rays catcher arrived at his position moments later, where the treats were waiting. The elder Molina exchanged smiles with his brother in the Cards dugout, then promptly stuffed them in his back pocket where they would remain the rest of the inning.Fri, Jul 254:10 PM PDTBoston at Tampa BayPreview Game
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute2 days ago
Although many Argentinians are still feeling the sting of their team's World Cup loss to Germany, two local kayakers documented a thrilling experience off the coast of Puerto Madryn that's bound to lift anyone's spirits. Their video, posted to YouTube and quickly savored by Reddit, shows how a leisurely paddle off the shores of the Argentine Patagonia can turn into a breathtaking trek on the high seas — courtesy of two whales.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute3 days ago
At what point has flopping in basketball gone too far? Is it when the NBA announces anti-flopping fines and players continue to flop at their own (paycheck's) expense? When LeBron James says things like, "I don't need to flop" but still embellishes with the best of them? Or is the sign of impending doom when we see kids intentionally flopping in youth basketball leagues to gain an edge?
This YouTube video of a young hoopster flopping like a true pro is making the rounds on the internet for good reason: not only is it Emmy season — watch out, McConaughey, this kid can act — but it shows us just how much flopping has become ingrained in the sport. It might be time for a PSA.
Shelby Miller's "trust fall"
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute4 days ago
With a single toss at Petco Park on Sunday, Agnes McKee has completely redefined the concept of the "Bucket List." McKee, who turned 105 years young Wednesday, became the oldest person to ever throw out a ceremonial first pitch. And she did so in style, donning a San Diego Padres uniform and a furious underhand windup that would make softball ace Jennie Finch proud.
Despaigne is oh-so closeFri, Jul 254:35 PM PDTSan Diego at AtlantaPreview Game
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute7 days ago
While the era of "TogaSanity" may be a ways off, 20-year-old Yuki "Toga" Togashi is already leaving his mark on the NBA. The 5-foot-7 point guard has become a fan favorite during the Las Vegas Summer League this week, setting off "toga, toga, toga!" chants each time he checks in for the Dallas Mavericks.
Prior to being invited to try out for the Mavs in a league in which the average player is a foot taller than he is, Togashi enjoyed incredible success in Japan's BJ league. Last season, he averaged 15.3 points and 7.6 assists per game while playing for the Akita Northern Happinets. It earned him a place on the BJ's Best Five Team, essentially the league's equivalent to the All-NBA First Team.
Prior to that he graduated from Kevin Durant's alma mater, Montrose Christian in Maryland, but didn't receive any attention from Division I college basketballl programs stateside. Amazing how things change.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute8 days ago
There is a lot of money in professional sports, no doubt about it. But have you ever wondered just how much there is at the top? So have we, and so has Forbes Magazine, which published its annual list of the most valuable franchises on Wednesday.
While the NFL appears to be especially lucrative across the board (30 of the NFL's 32 teams occupy spots in the Forbes top 50) it's the other kind of football claiming the top spots.
10. New York Giants Owners John Mara and Steve Tisch may have to share the proverbial pie, but it's a 'pie' worth 1.55 billion.
9. Washington Redskins Perhaps some of Daniel Snyder's resistance to changing the team's namecure has to do with the fact that the franchise is currently worth $1.7 billion.
8. New England Patriots In 1971, Robert Kraft became a season ticket holder of the Patriots. Today, he owns the franchise valued at $1.8 billion.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute9 days ago
The beauty of YouTube is that it captures people trying crazy things at home so that you can experience things without actually endangering yourself. You don't have to wonder what an alley-oop choreographed between nine guys, jumping off trampolines, through flames into a pool would look like -- brave souls ike the Jam Broz will show you.
In their timely viral video (we were experiencing some World Cup withdrawal, too) you can see what happens when thrillseekers with GoPro's take the concept of Lob City and transport it to a backyard pool replete with rings of fire. In this perfectly executed stunt the group makes eight consecutive passes while jumping into a small pool, connecting with Chris-Paul-to-Blake-Griffin-like precision, culminating their alley-oop with a headfirst dive through flames — all in the name of summertime fun and internet glory.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute10 days ago
When a batter is hit by a pitch, there's invariably a tense moment or two that follows. Was the act intentional? Either way, will the batter retaliate? If so, will he storm the mound immediately? Or will he pretend to trot down the first base line as a show of peace before veering toward a pitcher who's let his guard down slightly? As spectators we've been conditioned to expect the unexpected in situations like these, especially after watching Pedro Martinez toil with a then 72-year-old Don Zimmer in 2003.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo Sports Minute11 days 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.