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The Zero Point Full Court Shot

The Zero Point Full Court Shot

With 1.1s left in the 2nd quarter against the Pacers, the Celtics made one hell of a buzzer beater. Sadly it won’t count, because Jae Crowder made the shot while inbounding the ball. From the other side of the court. Come on NBA, that has to be worth at least 1 point.

Eight Lateral Touchdown

Eight Lateral Touchdown

Down 3 points with only 6 seconds left against Duke, the Miami Hurricanes retreated nearly 30 yards and made eight lateral passes before clearing a way for a touchdown. The trick may have confused the refs as well, because they got a few no calls along the way. (Thanks Joel!)

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Every Post-game Press Conference

Every Post-game Press Conference

xkcd already summed it up best, but The Kicker does a pretty good job of generalizing what goes on in post-game press cons, with help from Weird Al. Seriously though, these things are worthless. Everyone already knows what everyone else is going to say.

Nike: Snow Day

Nike: Snow Day

The snow is coming down, school is closed, so it’s time to play. Nike managed to assemble a veritable who’s who of pro athletes to frolic in the white stuff. Want to know something even cooler? It was all shot on a soundstage.

Skyrunning: Fast & Light

Skyrunning: Fast & Light

The latest episode of Salomon Running’s web series is an awe-inspiring introduction to Skyrunning – a sport that combines mountaineering and marathon. The video features interviews with leading skyrunners, including founder Marino Giacometti.

Fascinating Sports Facts

Fascinating Sports Facts

Did you know that Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm, who spent 20 years in MLB, hit his only home run on his first time at bat? Or that college football coaches make bank? Okay we already knew about the latter, but Mental Floss has more sports trivia.

Race (Trailer)

Race (Trailer)

“Out there there ain’t no black and white. There’s only fast and slow.” A fictionalized biopic of track and field legend Jesse Owens. He won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics, which was held in Germany, spitting in the face of Hitler’s racist propaganda.

Steph Curry’s Slip N’ Swish

Steph Curry’s Slip N’ Swish

Reigning MVP Steph Curry continues to be the NBA’s mad trickster, responding to dire situations with absurd moves. In this play from a pre-season game against the Lakers, he slips and falls down but still ends up humiliating his guard.

First 3v3 NHL Overtime

First 3v3 NHL Overtime

Up until this year, the NHL resolved regular season ties in a 5-minute sudden death overtime with four players on each side. The Flyers and the Lightning became the first teams to show the effect of the new 3-on-3 rule: ATTACK, ATTACK, (HEART) ATTACK.

Extreme Handskating

Extreme Handskating

Athlete Mirko Hanßen decided to ignore the instructions on his inline skate box and wears his on his hands instead of his feet. Needless to say, his version requires significantly greater balance and gymnastic skill than traditional rollerblading.

Slip ‘N Slide Football

Slip ‘N Slide Football

The guys from Dude Perfect attempt to perform a variety of football drills while running on tarps covered with slippery baby oil, and catching balls with their hands slathered in Vaseline. We’re impressed that anyone scored a single point.

History of Red Bull Rampage

History of Red Bull Rampage

Biking phenom and sole two-time Red Bull Rampage winner Kyle Strait went back to the old contest grounds to talk about the highlights and evolution of the competition that has helped redefine mountain biking.

World Slackline Masters 2015

World Slackline Masters 2015

Watch America go up against Estonia in the ultimate battle for slackline supremacy, turning in mad flips, bounces and spins on a springy line of webbing. That trick at 3:55 was sick. We’re just glad they didn’t try it here.

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NBA 2K16: Shaq, Ernie & Kenny

NBA 2K16: Shaq, Ernie & Kenny

Uncanny Kenny “The Jet” Smith joins Uncanny Shaquille O’Neal and Uncanny Ernie Johnson as commentators in NBA 2K16. The three analysts will provide banter and trivia not just in the pre-game loading screen but at halftime and after the game as well.

The Bunny Scores!

The Bunny Scores!

During the Canadian Football League Labor Day Classic, a rabbit ran onto the field and proceeded to make a break for the endzone. With no defense blocking his way, he not only scored a touchdown, he did a little showboating as he crossed the goal line.

How to Score Pickup Basketball

How to Score Pickup Basketball

(PG-13 Language) Grantland warns pickup hoops players to stick to the normal 2- and 3-point system. Why? Because using 1s and 2s – i.e. making one shot twice as valuable as the other – encourages players to summon their inner Josh Smith.

Ballpark Diamonds

Ballpark Diamonds

9″x 9″ relief sculptures of Major League Baseball stadiums laser cut from oak veneer. For now only Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium, Fenway Park, AT&T Park, Busch Stadium and Kauffman Stadium are available; the rest will be made after the product launches.

Punt Return Insanity

Punt Return Insanity

Fans attending a recent football game between Hawaiian high schools Kahuku and Kaiser were treated to one of the odder and more entertaining punt return sequences we’ve seen. Hit play, and keep your eye on the ball, folks.

Loop Pool

Loop Pool

Invented by mathematician Alex Bellos, Loop is a variation of pool that involves a small table with an elliptical surface, three balls and just one pocket. More here. Play the online version here.

Nine-Ball Yo-yo

Nine-Ball Yo-yo

In this clip from an old USA vs. Canada 9-ball tourney, America’s Jeremy Jones did a great job hiding the cue ball. But it wasn’t good enough, as Alain Martel found a crazy way to extract the cue ball and set up another shot.

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Archery Tag

Archery Tag

Indulge your Rambo and Katniss fantasies with Archery Tag. It’s a lot like dodgeball, except you use a bow and foam-tipped arrows. Eliminate opponents by tagging them or catching their arrow. Video by Archery Sports.

Waveform

Waveform

Surf gear maker O’Neill challenged filmmakers to create surfing videos with a twist. Here’s Stefan Nadelman’s contribution, an eye-popping visualization of waves in a variety of different contexts. Wave is love. Wave is life.

GoPro: Tour de France 2015

GoPro: Tour de France 2015

GoPro shares some of its coverage from this year’s Tour de France. Check out the thrills and spills from cameras mounted on riders and drones. Keep an eye on the GoPro World YouTube channel for more.

Kiddie Pool Kickball

Kiddie Pool Kickball

Pennsylvania-based youth ministry Epic Student Life shares a new summer sport. This fun twist on kickball uses a beach ball, kiddie pools as bases, and slippery tarps between each base.

Why eSports Belong on ESPN

Why eSports Belong on ESPN

The Game Theorists argue that esports should be on ESPN, which by the way also shows poker tourneys and spelling bees. The problem is that non-gamers have outdated perceptions about competitive gaming and video games in general.

Ashes to Agassiz (Trailer)

Ashes to Agassiz (Trailer)

Sherpas Cinema’s insane-looking documentary about freerider Graham Agassiz. In 2013 Aggy broke two vertebrae when his bike got caught in a bush in one of his downhill runs. Thankfully he recovered and is back in action.

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