How do you squeeze that extra bit of effort when you’re already at the highest levels of a sport? Top athletes have a competitive streak that they can tap on demand to push them beyond. Having the ability to summon that competitive drive and harness it to drive you to further heights is the secret […]
Rising star Kaoru Mitoma scored an amazing goal in the final minutes of Brighton’s match against Liverpool to knock them out of the FA Cup. What was amazing about his goal is that Mitoma had the presence of mind in those final minutes to bobble the perfectly placed cross just enough to throw off the […]
Playing the game
Ko Yamaguchi is causing such a sensation in the Japanese High School Baseball tournament that even the Major League Baseball blog has a post about him. This savant from Japan is taking switch-hitting to a new extreme. He switches which side he hits after EACH pitch. Literally every pitch! Though perhaps we should put “hits” […]
So the Warriors won … again.
The longest marathon
The curious case of Shizo Kanakuri’s epic run
The courage to “put mental health first”
Damian Lillard sinks OKC like it’s no big deal
“the most irrational and hysterically rude shots you will ever see” – Deadline Also see: It’s in the Details: Hidden Highlights From Damian Lillard’s Buzzer-Beater
March Madness is our Koshien
NCAA March Madness is like Japan’s High School baseball tournament. Both serve as national catharsis bringing people together around a celebration of youth and the future.
Putting it on the line
Kaepernick & Booker – putting it on the line.
Catch a puck and score
Jared Spurgeon plays hockey for the Minnesota Wild but is looking forward to baseball season. h/t to SBNation