VAMOS OS LOBOS!
South Africa could have their flag and anthem banned from major sporting events—including the Rugby World Cup—if they don’t update their anti-doping legislation:
The country would also be prevented from hosting, or bidding to host, international competitions, among several other punitive measures. They have until 13th October.
GQ on The Man Who Broke Bowling:
Jason Belmonte’s two-handed technique made him an outcast. Then it made him the greatest—and changed the sport forever.
TIL: Hunter actor Fred Dryer is the only NFL player to have scored two safeties in one game. Here’s footage of him doing it (the match in question was the LA Rams vs. the Green Bay Packers in Game 6 of the 1973 season).
More than the sum of its parts.
How the Black Press Helped Integrate Baseball:
Black newspapers often spoke to the conscience of the nation. As historian Bill L. Weaver notes, the Black press was ‘acutely perceptive and remarkably capable of assessing the importance of racial advances in the context of what the race ultimately hoped to achieve.’
Scenes! Absolute scenes!
The Baltimore Ravens beating the Houston Texans by 25-9 was the first time that scoreline had been seen in the NFL. John D. Cook looked at all possible pairs of scores and all the actual pairs of scores. Interesting maths!
And she hasn’t even reached her final form yet!
A triple fault?
Watch Skyler Woodward sink a golden break for USA against Europe in the Mosconi Cup. I had to look up what a golden break was as I’m more familiar with 8-ball than 9-ball pool. Incredible time to get it as well!
“Kids are there and they love it. They want to keep playing.” – Matthew DeSantis
Spain defeated England 1-0 to win their first Women’s World Cup and become the second nation to win a FIFA World Cup in men’s and women’s senior football. For England, it was another disappointing end to a World Cup but a positive run nonetheless.