Josh Turnbull may just have a future on the pitch. He managed to electrify the Chelsea collective recently at Stamford Bridge. Deadspin brings us one of the best moments from a tumultuous season for Chelsea. In fact, I nearly forgot all about the awful portions of the year as this young maestro weaved his way to an open goal. According to the report, the little man with mad game is goalkeeper Ross Turnbull’s son, and he just stole every last bit of Paulo Ferreira’s thunder. The 34-year-old was saying his fond farewells to the Chelsea faithful when the boy caught the fans’ eyes. The cameraman and everyone in the stands locked in on the little kid dribbling toward a wide-open net.
Fake or real? We’re going to miss you David. So happy to have seen him play a few times here in LA.
Here’s what he wrote on his FB page about his retiring:
“I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level. I want to thank all my team-mates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from. I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed. If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over 100 times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I’m fortunate to have realised those dreams.”
Watford have reached the Championship playoff final and a chance at promotion to the Premier League after beating Leicester in the most stunning way possible. Leicester took a 1-0 lead into the second leg of the semifinal tie, but Watford came back at their home ground. With the aggregate score at 2-2 deep into injury time, Leicester were awarded a penalty for very soft foul/dive from Antony Knockaert and that’s when things took a turn for the unbelievable.
Johnny Phillips is left stunned by the late drama in the play-off game between Watford and Leicester.
Watford score on the break from a missed penalty by Leicester in the last seconds of the Championship Semi-Final Play Off second leg to secure place in Final at Wembley – What a season!
The England World Cup winner, who turned down the chance of a Lions tour partly because his body was in ‘bits’, has a week off before Toulon meet Clermont Auvergne in the Heineken Cup final on May 18 in Dublin. source
Can we all just stop trying to pretend that every country should host these World games? Everyone will be a lot happier and safer if they just held them in Canada, US, England, Australia, Germany etc. I mean, Russia, Brazil… anywhere in Africa? Let these countries ‘eff themselves. Let them embezzle their own money. Do these nations really need billion dollar stadiums?
An American tourist who was attacked in Rio de Janeiro was gang raped in front of her boyfriend, it emerged yesterday. The young woman and the Frenchman were apparently subjected to a six-hour ordeal by three men after flagging down a public transit van in the Brazilian city. The horrific crime has sparked fear among visitors to the metropolis, which is set to host next year’s football World Cup as well as the 2016 Olympics. source
I hate baseball. In fact, as the hockey season is winding down, my NHL Center Ice channels are slowly being converted to baseball coverage. It’s insulting. BUT it’s episodes like people getting in the face with fly balls that make the game more interesting. Anyway, safe to say this is the last time this chick will have balls strike her in the face. There goes her social life.
A day at the ballpark likely turned into a night in the doghouse for a man in Arizona after he jumped out of the way of a scorching home run ball, leaving his date to get smacked in the face. The couple was enjoying some soda and popcorn in their centerfield seats at Chase Field last night as they watched the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the St Louis Cardinals. At bat against Diamondbacks pitcher Heath Bell in the seventh inning, Cardinals shortstop Peter Kozma suddenly launched a long fly ball into the seats.
As the ball began to drop, the man had the reflexes to jump out of the way, leaving his female companion in its direct path. The ball then struck her in the face as she tried to duck. source
While it’s always great seeing the top plays that our favorite athletes do on a nightly basis, it’s even more entertaining seeing them freak out in the locker room, on the media or, even on Twitter. Since so much of sports involves the mental side, we’re taking a look at some of the people who are just a little off—yet have the physical skills to be great…
#8 SYDNEY CROSBY: He’s separated himself from the pack as the most talented player in the world wearing skates, but as good as he is, he’s still a little weird. Some of his extreme superstitions include not calling his Mom on game days because he’s gotten injured in the past after talking to her, along with not allowing anyone to touch his sticks once he’s already taped them; otherwise, he’ll rip it off and do it again. Most athletes have their little quirks—and Crosby’s do seem to work for him—so we’d imagine him not changing them up.
Since when did the NHL become like NASCAR? WTF is up with these ads that float (poorly) on the glass behind the goalie? Some networks (FOX) have them, some (CBC) don’t. It’s distracting as f8ck. Is it really worth the extra few dollars in revenue when you’re pissing off the home viewer? I guess the answer is, yes. They know we’ll tune in because there’s no other viewing option.
At least put some photoshop effort behind it. Make the background transparent. It’s as if I’m watching my local Wayne’s World cable channel. Certainly wont help attract new viewership. What next, ads on the player’s helmets? Just brutal.
The fallen basketball star who fled his filthy foreclosed home joined the NBA straight out of high school after his parents appeared to ‘fall into the trap of chasing the money’, his former high school basketball coach claimed today. Gino Lacava believes Bruce and Rhonda Swift were influenced by the $4.4m offer Seattle Sonics made for their son Robert even though he was just 18.
Robert was forced to leave his $1.4m home in Sammamish, WA, just over a week ago because he owed $168,000 on his mortgage despite earning $20m during his career, MailOnline has been told that he became a ‘target’ because of his fame and wealth and was milked dry by ‘curiosity seekers’.
He is understood not made a payment on his $1m mortgage in two years and spent his final weeks in squalor surrounded by 100 pizza boxes and more than 1,000 bottles of liquor. Robert’s life looked all so different back in the early 2000s when he spent three years at Garces before moving to Bakersfield High School in his junior year. source.