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The members of dance crew World Order recently threw out the first pitch at a Japanese baseball game, using their syncronized robotic movements in preparation for the toss. Seems like a great tactic to distract the hitter.
The city of Florence, Italy still plays an early form of soccer called Calcio Fiorentino. Players are allowed to hit each other, but no kicks to the head, surprise attacks or ganging up. Also you have to wear silly shorts.
Here is your moment of Zen. When does a shot fake both work and fail? When the blocker is Blake Griffin. In the Clippers’ latest game against the Celtics, the athletic forward twirled 180º in mid-air to make up for his premature defense.
Nike drives the market with stylish clubs that will take you further than you thought possible. Their latest Vapor Speed Driver offers tremendous ball speed, a high quality shaft, easy forgiveness and a multitude of loft and ball flight combinations.
Snowboarder Mike Basich has fully embraced the outdoor lifestyle, and now lives in a tiny 225 square foot organic structure he built from stone and wood in the middle of his 40-acre property. Naturally, there’s plenty of snow outside.
“I done handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail.” This classic podium speech from the great Muhammad Ali not only is one of the greatest all-time brags, but it truly makes us long for his unabashed ego and irrepressible personality.
Mike Tyson posted this motherload of classic fight clips, assembling 10 of his all-time best knockouts. He’s asking for feedback as to which one is best, so it can be featured in Scorsese’s upcoming Tyson biopic starring Jamie Foxx.
(NSFW: Language) Last Week Tonight points out how the NCAA, schools and coaches make millions off of collegiate sports, yet deny the same opportunity to the athletes. And if you think their “education” is compensation, you’d be wrong.
Yuki Kadono won the 2015 Burton US Open Men’s Slopestyle with this video game-caliber run. The 18-year old smoothly pulled off two 1620º somersaults – that’s 4-1/2 rotations – in quick succession. Does he weigh anything?
Keep it cool ripping the piste this Spring with Bern’s sleek Kingston helmet. 16 air vents and external slider keep you breezy; Zip Mold Plus® technology keeps the low profile lid strong but light. It has a sweet Bluetooth-ready knit liner too.
Send power shots flying effortlessly down the alley like Djoko with Head’s latest racquet series. Their Adaptive String Pattern technology (ASP) lets you choose between spin and control with a simple exchange of the racquet’s grommet strips.
In this clip, surfer Laird Hamilton demonstrates his foilboard, a hydrofoil-equipped surfboard which allows him to surf above the waves rather than in them. It might be as close as you can get to riding a hoverboard.
Similar to Real Madrid’s chaotic game against 109 kids, a Japanese show pitted three Olympian fencers against 50 opponents of lesser skill. To score a kill, they had to pop the balloon on a player’s chest. Place your bets!
A documentary about and starring the Laker legend, Kobe Bryant’s Muse sees the future Hall of Famer look back on his career in his trademark unapologetic, obsessive and dominating attitude. Premieres 2/28 on Showtime Sports.
Table tennis coach Ben Larcombe hoped to train Sam Priestley from a newbie into one of England’s top 250 players within a year. They didn’t meet their goal, but Sam’s progress is still a testament to dedication. Now we wait for the parodies.
Sorry Zach LaVine, but Dirk Nowitzki is our dunk champ. Steph Curry didn’t actually know whom he was passing to in this hilarious All-Star Game play, but the 36-year old didn’t disappoint. The last time Dirk had an alley-oop was in 2004.
A series of handmade basketball rings with stained glass backboards, gold-plated rims and bejewelled nets. Victor Solomon’s Literally Balling started out as a joke, but has turned into a commentary on rich and powerful sports stars.
Donning Michael Jordan’s number for the 2015 Sprite Slam-Dunk Contest, the Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine channeled His Airness – and possibly outdid him – with this epic dunk. Somebody needs to check his hi-tops for rockets.
Richard Green unintentionally pulled off a trick shot at a PGA pro-am tournament. At the 15th hole, he hit the ball into a bunker, but instead of staying put it bounced out and rolled to the hole, turning a par-4 into an Albatross.
Apparel for fight fans. Roots of Fight makes t-shirts, tank tops and sweatshirts based on the greatest boxers, MMA fighters and trainers, including Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Freddie Roach, the Gracies and Bruce Lee.
The New York Times checks out the Wilson football factory in Ohio. Take a look at the old-fashioned process of making an NFL football, as narrated by retired sewer Jane Helser (who believes Deflategate was no accident).
Skittles secured an press conference with Marshawn Lynch to discuss key issues leading up to the big game. He discusses Beast Mode, officiating, and his plans for the future. Plus, stick around as Marshawn plugs The Awesomer. Sorta.