Oldham Athletic was playing a match against Rochdale AFC Tuesday when the referee signaled a penalty for Rochdale after a trip in the box. One Oldham fan did what any sensible person would in that situation: He ran onto the pitch and tried to tackle the referee.
When I was in second or third grade, my teacher made our class write a “research paper,” essentially a long book report. I was a big dork and big into football history—at one point I was going to try to focus on the 1948 Philadelphia Eagles—and eventually did my report on O.J. Simpson.
The Penguins and Flyers came into today’s game in Philadelphia tied at 1 in their opening-round series. Pittsburgh destroyed the Flyers in the opener, 7-0; Philadelphia came back with a 5-1 win in Game 2.
Manchester United came back from two goals down last weekend to prevent Man City from winning the Premier League. It was a memorable 3-2 win in the Manchester derby; it wouldn’t stop City from winning the league, but it was at least a nice moment.
It started snowing around the sixth inning of the Angels-Royals game last night, and by the time Mike Moustakas came to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning it was really coming down.
Through three quarters, Kelly Oubre had no points in today’s NBA playoff opener for the Washington Wizards. What he did have was an amazing pass right into Serge Ibaka’s dick and balls.
Manchester City is one of the best teams in the world. City is running away with the English Premier League this season. But the last two weeks have been one of the worst for City in recent memory.
Steve Alten grew up in Philadelphia. He went to schools—Penn State, Delaware, Temple—that Philly kids go to. And, though he lives in South Florida now, he’s still a huge Philadelphia sports fan.
The Vegas Golden Knights, the expansion NHL team that somehow won its division, were the best story in hockey this year.
One of the unfortunate drawbacks of WrestleMania 34’s crowded card: Daniel Bryan’s return to wrestling got lost in the shuffle. It was probably unavoidable. Where else should Bryan return but at WrestleMania in New Orleans, where he won the WWE championship in four years earlier?
One of the best moments of Sunday’s long WrestleMania was the Raw tag team championship match. Braun Strowman, the monster who’s been terrorizing WWE in an incredibly entertaining fashion for about a year now, picked a random (“random”) child out of the stands as his partner for the tag team title match at…
Andrew Luck missed all of the 2017 season. At Colts minicamp today, he spoke with reporters for the first time in 2018. How’s his rehab from injury going?
HBO’s Paterno, an excuse for Al Pacino to put on makeup and shuffle around in what were essentially pajamas, premiered Saturday. The movie covered when the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke, and the leadup to Penn State firing football coach Joe Paterno. The Paterno family called the movie “a fictionalized portrayal of…
On Thursday, the Phillies won their home opener for the first time since 2011. They did so easily, in a 5-0 win over the Marlins where Miami had just four baserunners. The game even ended in 3 hours, 3 minutes. Pretty quick for a game where the Phillies saw 177 pitches! It was a great day at the ballpark.
Bad Boy Club sounds like an aggro brand, but it was actually founded out of 1980s San Diego surf culture. The Bad Boy Club logo featured a flat-topped muscle man flexing his bicep with a spike-studded bracelet. You’d see it on bumper stickers, so that people knew that vehicle’s driver was a certified Bad Boy.
Two years ago, Simon Pinela watched as the Villanova Wildcats win the national championship on a buzzer beater. He was a junior in high school, and it sparked an interest in Villanova as a college choice.
Today’s Phillies-Mets game broadcast only on Facebook was fittingly delayed nearly two hours due to rain, so announcer Scott Braun asked color commentator Cliff Floyd what he did to pass the time during rain delays. Floyd said he’d text with friends, watch whatever other game was on, and try to stay calm. Then Braun…
The Sixers do not have Joel Embiid for the foreseeable future. He’s out after surgery for a fractured orbital bone. So far, that has not mattered.
There’s a buzz around this year’s Masters. Tiger Woods is back. “This might be the wildest year in Masters history,” CBS Sports reports. But the biggest news out of Augusta National this week is this: A popular, stupid beer catchphrase has been banned.