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David Ortiz: Designated Hitter

David Ortiz: Designated Hitter

The Boston Red Sox’s postseason exit was a underwhelming end to David Ortiz’s MLB days. But that’s barely a dent in Big Papi’s long and illustrious career, as evidenced by the thousands of fans who stayed to have one last look at their hero standing on Fenway Park.

Awesome Ping Pong Finals

Awesome Ping Pong Finals

The final match of German league Borussia Dusseldorf’s Table Tennis Grand Prix turned into a funny and highly entertaining display of skill, thanks to the cooperation of finalists Stefan Fegerl and Kristian Karlsson. Things escalate at 1:45.

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Snowboarding: The Devil’s Work

Snowboarding: The Devil’s Work

“If one of these skateboards or ski boards or whatever they’re called hit a person, they’d break a leg because they’re just like a missile!” Pwuffy Pineapples shares a hilarious Canadian news report from 1985 about this dangerous new fad known as snowboarding.

Kevin Garnett: Alpha Wolf

Kevin Garnett: Alpha Wolf

After 21 seasons, Kevin Garnett has decided to retire from the NBA. Garnett is arguably the league’s most influential player from the past 20 years. He inspired a new batch of players to skip college, forced the NBA to impose salary limits, and heralded super team trades.

B. League LED Basketball Court

B. League LED Basketball Court

We’ve seen LED panels used as the floor in a basketball court before, but that was for a commercial. The new Japanese basketball league B.League actually played its inaugural game on an LED court that shows made baskets and more in real time.

Ping Pong Carnival

Ping Pong Carnival

Despite the Engrish subtitle of “Ping Pong Boring,” this clip is anything but dull. In it, you’ll see table tennis players use their precision aim to perform a variety of trick shots, and just generally being silly. Also, we might have to try that fishing line trick.

NBA 2K17: Momentous

NBA 2K17: Momentous

The Cavs rock their rings. Rose sits down with Porzingis. Wade stands with Butler. The Warriors are an Olympic team. The Wolves are hungry. The Bucks form a freakin’ wall. And Cousins is still sad. It’s all in the final trailer for NBA 2K17.

Draymond Green on Conan

Draymond Green on Conan

Golden State Warriors’ all-around star Draymond Green dropped by Conan to talk about his gold medal, being friends with his NBA rivals, stalking Kevin Durant and how the Dubs pay for group dinners.

Knight Fight

Knight Fight

Another intense round of fighting in the M-1 Medieval league, as one armored opponent beats the holy snot out of another, and proves that all that armor does nothing to save you from a knockout in the ring.

NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17

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.

Misconceptions about American Football

Misconceptions about American Football

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.

Race Walking 101

Race Walking 101

Vox explains how race walking works. Contestants have to have at least one foot on the ground at all times and keep their legs straight when they step. The peculiar gait is designed to maximize pace in the face of the restrictions.

Celebratory Slam

Celebratory Slam

Japanese wrestler Risako Kawai showed the world a new wrestling tradition when she won the gold medal in the women’s 53kg freestyle division at Rio 2016. This should be done in every sport. Spike the coach, dunk the coach…

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Conan Plays Polo

Conan Plays Polo

“The name of my horse is Dante… the name of your horse is Fat Tina.” Conan met with ace polo player and model Nacho Figueras to learn how to play polo. He ended up being insulted by his horse and having his hair defiled.

Golf Returns to the Games

Golf Returns to the Games

Rio 2016 ended golf’s 112-year absence from the Olympics, but being a quiet sport many folks are not aware that it’s back. Beer maker Michelob thought they’d give golf a tongue-in-cheek boost using a simple yet effective edit.

The Onion: The Archer’s Dilemma

The Onion: The Archer’s Dilemma

“At this point, the pupils dilate, attempting to pick off the slowest people attempting to run away.” The Onion continues its faux Olympics coverage by looking at how competitive archers suppress the urge to plant an arrow on someone’s face.

Nike: Unlimited Together

Nike: Unlimited Together

“We, the People, would like you to know that wherever you go we’re right by your side.” Chance the Rapper performs an original song for Nike’s sponsored Olympians. Please support the USA men’s basketball team in their quest to win gold by a bazillion points.

LWT: Opening Ceremony

LWT: Opening Ceremony

(PG-13: Language) With the 2016 Olympics underway, Last Week Tonight looks at NBC’s godawful coverage of the opening ceremony, Brazil’s sleazy acting President, the first ever Refugee Olympic Team and more.

What I Love about the Olympics

What I Love about the Olympics

“Watching who can run fastest in a straight line for 9 seconds gives me hours of enjoyment.” Our beloved ultra spiritual guru JP shares his thoughts on gymnastics, the unpredictable USA men’s basketball and other Olympic sports.

DIY Aluminum Baseball Bat

DIY Aluminum Baseball Bat

You might not know it, but store-bought aluminum baseball bats are hollow inside. MP Dragon decided to create a solid, if flawed, aluminum bat by first sculpting his own wood bat, then creating a sand cast, pouring in molten metal, and finishing it on a lathe.

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The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere

The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere

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!

Kobe’s Free Throw Bet

Kobe’s Free Throw Bet

(PG-13: Language) In 2012, towards the end of a close game between the Nets and his Lakers, Kobe Bryant ripped Gerald Wallace a new one by casually betting half a million dollars on a potentially game-clinching free throw.

Foot Darts

Foot Darts

Like peanut butter and chocolate, soccer and darts come together to form something new and wonderful. This simple, but fun game from Foot Sports UK involves kicking Velcro-covered balls at a giant dartboard. It looks like a blast, and could be great for improving your aim.

World Record Deadlift

World Record Deadlift

Strongman Eddie “The Beast” Hall set a new – and possibly permanent – world record for deadlifting when he held up 500kg (1100lb) at the World Deadlift Championship 2016. He passed out and suffered a few ruptured vessels after the feat, but is otherwise fine.

Tim Duncan: Quiet Legend

Tim Duncan: Quiet Legend

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!

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