This Arsenal is rarely seen in the wild anymore, a species endangered to the point that its extinction was suspected. The version of the Gunners that’s creative and competent and even resilient is such a strange sight now that Arsenal fans don’t quite know if they’re dreaming, existing in the throes of a fugue state or merely seeing some kind of misery-induced apparition. Should have been more comfortable, perhaps, save for serial interventions by Chelsea’s goal post and Gary Cahill.
You had to be paying close attention to see it. Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi didn't properly celebrate his team winning the Copa del Rey on Sunday. Why? Because he decided to instead sit with injured friend and teammate Javier Mascherano. His fellow Argentine picked up a few injuries on the day, including a cut that required stitches, a knee injury and a concussion. Messi and Mascherano often travel back and forth from Argentina together for matches with the national team, and they have a great bond. So Messi decided to sit with his boy instead. Take a look: Respect. A cool move by Messi, thinking of his friend above all. National Friendship Day may be in early August, but Messi celebrates
It’s bad enough the Orlando Magic are bad. We know that. But that perception/reality bleeds over into NBA locker rooms across the USA. We bring you expert testimony from Kevin Durant. “Like I'm the reason why [expletive] Orlando couldn't make the playoffs for five, six years in a row?” Durant told USA Today Sports in an article published Friday. “Am I the reason that Brooklyn gave all their picks to Boston? Like, am I the reason that they're not that good? I can't play for every team, so the truth of the matter is I left one team. It's one more team that you probably would've thought would've been a contender. One more team. I couldn't have made the [entire] East better. I couldn't have made