Thirteen basketball players from the Philippines and Australia have been banned for a total of 44 games and handed a massive fine following a brutal on-court brawl.
The ugly scenes marred the World Cup qualifier in Manila earlier this month.
Things kicked off after a Filipino player ran into an Australian opponent, leaving him on the floor.
In response, one of the Aussie's teammates unleashed a hefty blow on the perpetrator with his elbow.
From there all hell broke loose as the Philippines' bench exploded onto the court, with around 15 of the home team's staff taking on five as violence ensued.
This is the moment a basketball stand collapsed on a man as he made a dunk at a fitness centre in eastern China.
In the CCTV clip, shot in Hangzhou City in Zhejiang Province on Tuesday (July 17), the basketball stand falls on the man’s head, pinning him to the floor, after he jumped up to land a shot and hung off the basket.
His two friends can be seen going to try to lift the stand up immediately. More people come to help free the man.
According to , the man was a staff member at the fitness centre while the basketball stand had just been moved to the centre and its installation had not been completed.
The man would go back to work after surgery and some rest, local media reported an HR manager at the fitness centre of saying.
A man suspected of burglarizing a City Heights home on Monday likely regretted his decision after a resident — who happens to also be an experienced mixed martial arts fighter — spotted him and took him down.
A video of the incident, recorded by a neighbor, had been viewed more than 86,000 times as of 7 p.m. Monday.
Sergio Hernandez and his father had just returned from a trip to a mechanic when he spotted a stranger in the backyard of their 40th Street property.
“It was shocking,” Hernandez said. “He was just standing there, inside my yard.”
Hours after a mesmerising World Cup and a final which saw France triumph, heavy rain in Russia on Sunday damaged one of the stadiums newly-built for the football extravaganza.
Footage from the southern city of Volgograd showed a fresh landslide on an embankment near the stadium, which made a several-metre-deep hole in it and covered a sidewalk with mud.
A spokesman for the state-owned company overseeing the construction said there were also leaks inside the stadium which could take up to a week to repair.
Volgograd Arena, a stadium that can accommodate up to 45,000 spectators, was built for the World Cup at a cost over 16 billion rubles ($257 million), according to data on the regional government's website.
Downhill skiers hit tremendous speeds as they race down a mountain, but it’s still not fast enough to outrun an avalanche. Fortunately for Maxence Cavalade, the parachute he was using to speedride down Mont Charvet in France carried him to safety and probably saved his life.
It’s worth pointing out that the avalanche was undoubtedly triggered by Cavalade’s snow-shredding antics—it wasn’t necessarily a ‘wrong place at the wrong time’ scenario. But, his terrifying aerial footage of the avalanche also reveals the tracks of countless other ski runs, so he probably he assumed the mountain wasn’t primed for disaster that day. (We have no idea if he tested the snow for avalanche conditions ahead of this run.) Still, the gamble paid off, whether he knew he was making it or not. I wonder what other dangerous sports could benefit from the addition of parachutes?
Like Brazilians, Saudi Arabians hurl sticks and stones at the bus carrying the World Cup soccer team that just recently lost their chances at winning it all.
Troubling allegations of domestic violence were brought upon Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy on Tuesday, as his girlfriend's friend shared graphic images of the assault. McCoy has denied the allegations.
McCoy's girlfriend, Delicia, is shown in the picture with cuts and bruises across her face. The picture was posted by Delicia's friend, Mia, but was later deleted.
The caption on the post reads: "@shadymccoy is THE DEVIL!!! YOU ARE AN ANIMAL!!!!!! We didn’t say anything about how you beat your dog “Henny” into kidney failure. Let’s not talk about all the times my best friend had to stop you from VICIOUSLY beating your son for small things like peeing in the bed. We kept quiet about your drug usage ... all the ILLEGAL steroids and needles you were using, but we will not keep quiet about this!!!!!! I can’t believe you did this to my best friend!!!!! YOUR KARMA IS GOING TO BE SO REAL!!!!!! The world needs to know what type of animal you really are!!!!!!! This was just her yesterday on the left and now this morning this is her on the right!!!!"
Brazilians were not kind to the soccer players that just were ousted from the World Cup! Watch as the bus that's carrying the World Cup team gets pelted with rocks and eggs.
An AAU game near Atlanta was interrupted when a massive brawl took place between players and the game's officials.
During the fourth quarter of a game played by Chicago's R.A.W. Athletics and the Houston Raptors on Sunday, video shows that at least three players attacking an official while he is laying on the court.
But R.A.W. (Real Athletes Work) Athletics coach Howard Martin said that an official began attacking his players, which started the brawl.
What was Bruce Lee’s cause of death? Matthew Polly, the author of the excellent new biography “Bruce Lee: A Life,” has a strange, sad, and entirely plausible explanation.
Polly digs deep into how Lee died in our new “Shoot This Now” podcast, which you can listen to on iTunes or right here.
The cause of Bruce Lee’s death is one of the most confounding questions in his spectacular life: How did a 32-year-old man who exercised constantly and was known for toned physique suddenly die? Misinformation abounds.
Google “How did Bruce Lee die” and you’ll receive, thanks to Quora, the most common answer: cerebral edema. A cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in the brain that can cause seizures, coma, and even respiratory arrest.
Lee collapsed on May 10, 1973, while recording dialogue for his film, “Enter the Dragon.” He was taken to a Hong Kong hospital where doctors diagnosed him with cerebral edema. So it is probably not surprising that when Lee died suddenly on July 20, 1973, another Hong Kong hospital reported that cerebral edema was the cause of death.
A Hong Kong inquest later found Lee’s cause of death to be “death by misadventure,” a type of accidental death that involves a degree of bad luck. That finding included the possibility that one factor in Lee’s death was his decision to take a drug called Equagesic, which contained aspirin and a tranquilizer.
One damn near loses a tooth, the other barely gets hit with the ball and folds like a cheap chair with a fat kid sitting on it.
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has launched an investigation after a wild brawl broke out between Australia and the Philippines in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game at Bulacan, the Philippines, on Monday.
The fight, which included Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker, spilled into the area behind the baseline, where video footage showed a chair being thrown at one of the players from a close distance.
The scuffle began in the third quarter of Australia's 89-53 victory following a collision in the lane.
Marcus Metcalf attends Wayne Country Day High School in Goldsboro, North Carolina and has absolutely no mercy.
As World Cup fever spreads in England after thrashing Panama 6-1, a football of a very different kind has been unfolding.
Calcio Storico, the brutal, violent version of the beautiful game, has been on show in Florence.
The final game of the season took place in the famous Santa Croce square, with blood, sweat and tears shed - literally.
The game cam be interpreted as a cross between football, rugby and mixed martial arts, with the men topless but sporting traditional Florentine shorts and socks.
Women's rugby produces one of the biggest hits you've seen all year
While the guys fight for the cup, these girls take all the attention away from the field.
Iran player Milad Mohammadi was hailed by supporters across the globe after producing 'the greatest throw-in in World Cup history' during his team's defeat to Spain.
In the dying stages, with his team trailing 1-0, the wide man, kissed the ball and pointed to the sky before performing a forward roll as he shaped to throw.
But for some reason, he decided against letting go of the ball, aborting the throw-in at the last second.
Did he bottle it or just get it wrong? Who knows?
Mohammadi, who started the match as a substitute, did eventually take the throw-in, choosing to send it back towards his own half rather than launching it into the penalty area.
A streaker is recorded going on the field during a Canadian Football League. He evaded one security guard but was hit hard by defensive end Marcell Young. The streaker appeared to suffer from great pain.
An eagle-eyed neighbor helped crack the bizarre case of a former NFL star now accused in a slew of attacks on women.
It was just after 2:30 p.m. on June 7 when the Encinitas, Calif., resident spotted him: a muscled, hulking, 6-foot-4 stranger emerging from her 86-year-old neighbor’s mobile home.
He had no shirt on. And no reason to be there, she found when she confronted him.
“ ‘I’m just looking for my dog,’ ” she recalled him saying.
“I go, ‘What dog?’ and he said, ‘A red dog, Clifford.’ And I went, ‘There’s no dog here.’ ”
He hopped in a black SUV and left, but the woman called cops, who soon arrested a man near the trailer park on a burglary charge, according to a report.
It was Kellen Winslow Jr., once the highest paid tight end in the league and the son of San Diego Chargers Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr.
Winslow, whose publicist downplayed the arrest, posted bail the next day and was released. But prosecutors say the incident was a critical clue for authorities who a week later charged Winslow Jr. over a string of sexual attacks from March to May 2018 on women in Encinitas., where he lives.
Winslow stands accused of targeting five women, ages 54 to 86, in charges including forcible sodomy, rape and kidnapping. If convicted, he could end up behind bars for the rest of his life.
Senator Ted Cruz has claimed the title as King of the Court after defeating Jimmy Kimmel in a charity basketball game.
The Republican politician, 47, and the late night host, 50, brought out their best moves and trashiest talk for the basketball game Saturday at Texas Southern University.
The charity game was launched after comedian Kimmel poked fun at Cruz comparing him to a blobfish and the senator responded on Twitter with a one-on-one challenge on the court.
Earlier this week when Connecticut held its CIAC Track & Field Championships, the previous records for girls were broken in both the 100 and 200-meter runs. A transgender, won the events. Another transgender, was the runner up in the 100 meter dash. According to the Connecticut Post, the results are causing some controversy. “A lot of people have asked, can you run a separate race, can you put an asterisk next to their name, do something that shows there is a standard that is different from that?” said CIAC executive director Karissa Niehoff. “When you get into that playing out, you have got civil rights issues.
“Then within the same gender, you are taking one population of the gender and you’re separating them and creating another class. That’s what Title IX speaks to. That’s what Office of Civil Rights guidelines speak to. You cannot discriminate based on gender. And in our case in Connecticut, gender is gender identity.” Yet what about the two girls who worked for years who got knocked out of the finals by Miller and Yearwood? And what about the two girls who finished seventh and eighth in the finals who were denied a chance to compete in the New England championships? “We do feel for them,” Niehoff said. “Fully agree it doesn’t feel good. The optic isn’t good. But we really do have to look at the bigger issues that speak to civil rights and the fact this is high school sports.”
Uh That's Hurt.
Oliver Rioux is only twelve but he's a star basketball player and now, a global sensation.
At 2.08metres, the Canadian preteen stands well above his opponents on the court and has already passed the average for most NBA players, of 2.01metres tall.
He rose to fame after a video of him smashing his opponents was shared online and within hours, viewed by over 1.25million people.
While much of the sports world has moved past the NBA Finals to the summer of LeBron James, Stephen Jackson isn’t quite ready to let go.
The former Golden State Warrior and NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs lit into James Wednesday during an appearance on Fox Sports, taking him to task for quitting during the Finals and making excuses after the Cleveland Cavaliers got swept.
Stephen Jackson: LeBron James was ‘selfish’ when he hurt his hand punching a white board.
Jackson started his diatribe by calling out James for talking about his injured hand after the Cavs got swept and for injuring it in the first place by punching a white board after a brutal Game 1 loss.
“The series is over,” Jackson said. “There’s nothing you can do about it. You can’t go back and start over ’cause your hand hurts. It wasn’t a good decision by the guy you expect to carry your team.
“For him to do that, that was real selfish.”
For the first time in 32 years, the men’s World Cup is coming back to North America.
FIFA’s 200-plus member associations gathered in Moscow on Wednesday and voted to award 2026 World Cup hosting rights to the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The North American bid – the product of over a decade of planning and campaigning – beat out one rival bid, Morocco’s, by a vote of 134 to 65.
Almost cleared the pit.
Justify’s emergence as the only undefeated Triple Crown champion after Seattle Slew and the 13th horse overall to complete the rare sweep went from a feel-good story to one awash in controversy on Sunday.
Queens native Mike Repole, co-owner of fourth-place Vino Rosso and last-place Noble Indy in the field of 10, hopes Belmont Park stewards will question jockey Florent Geroux about his handling of Restoring Hope, Justify’s stablemate, for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.
“Justify is a super horse. He is a Triple Crown winner and he’s undefeated,” said Repole, emphasizing his admiration for the powerful, 6-for-6 colt. “But I can see the stewards looking into this over the next couple of days. I probably expect them to look into reckless riding by Florent and bring him in to question him about what he was thinking and what his tactics were.”
While Justify and Mike Smith, his Hall of Fame rider, smoothly accelerated after breaking from the rail to seize the early lead, Geroux rode vigorously to hustle Restoring Hope toward the front. He soon assumed a position just behind Justify and to his outside.
“It definitely seemed to me he was more of an offensive lineman than a racehorse trying to win the Belmont,” said Repole of 37-1 Restoring Hope, “and Justify was a running back trying to run for a touchdown.”
Gary West, who owns Restoring Hope, was livid about the handling of his horse.
Colby Covington, who won the interim welterweight UFC championship on Saturday night, said that he is going to visit the White House, unlike the “Filthadelphia Eagles.”
“I’m going to do what a real American should do. I’m bringing this belt to the White House and I’m putting it on Donald Trump’s desk,” Covington said in a post-fight interview.
Covington — who is known for his trash talking — went after the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, whom Trump disinvited to the White House last week after only a small Eagles contingent said they could attend. Trump cited differences with players concerning their stance on kneeling in protest during the National Anthem.
“I told everybody I was going to make the welterweight division great again and now I am going to celebrate like a real American should … unlike the Filthadelphia Eagles disrespecting our country’s flag by kneeling for the national anthem,” Covington said in a press conference after the fight.
NBA superstar LeBron James said Tuesday that, no matter who wins the NBA Finals, neither team will attend a Trump White House ceremony honoring the championship team.
James made the comments during a press conference ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
A reporter asked James if he had any thoughts about Trump disinviting the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from attending the customary White House ceremony, after many players said they would not attend.
“I actually just found out about it,” James said. “It’s typical of him. I am not surprised.”
“I mean, I know no matter who wins this series no one wants the invite anyways. It won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going,” James said.
Earlier this year James sounded off on Trump during an interview with ESPN, saying that Trump doesn’t “really give a fuck about the people.”
A match between two Brazilian football teams was brought to a temporary halt after players and fans were attacked by a mob of angry wasps.
The game, between Altos and Nacional-AM in Brazil's Serie D, had to stop for six minutes as both players and fans took cover from the winged insects.
Players and match officials lay on the pitch to avoid being stung until the swarm subsided.
The wasps are reported to have been a rare kind - the 'Marimbondos' - which are found only in Brazil and usually feeds on spiders.