The latest version of the premiere basketball game promises to reduce unstoppable canned animations, more intuitive controls, an improved career mode with more viable builds and play styles, and more. More here.
Did you know that American football got its name because players did use their feet (and hands) to move the ball forward instead of carrying and passing it? Or that it’s possible to score a single point in the game? All that and more in Mental Floss’ video.
In 2003, a failing small town horse track in Japan made a desperate gamble: hype up Haru Urara, a horse with a record of 0-88. The country rallied around her story, “a message about the value of trying hard even when no one’s looking.” Ganbatte kudasai!
The San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan hung up his jersey just as he conducted himself in his 19-year career. Because really, there’s nothing left to say: 5 rings. 71% win rate. Made the playoffs every single year. Best power forward to ever play the game. We’ll miss you TD!
Soccer minnows amongst the giants of Europe, Iceland advanced to the second round of the 2016 UEFA Euro tourney with a last minute goal in a tightly contested match. Former Icelandic player-turned-commentator Guðmundur Benediktsson went nuts while calling the game.