This particular story has some personal significance to me because my son played on the Lugnuts little league team so of course it had to be added to our Visuals of the Day stream…
Story via The Daily Dot
Daniel Norris is a pitcher for the Lansing Lugnuts, the class-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Pitching to Western Michigan shortstop David Gonzalez in a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning, Norris saw a fastball get whipped right back up the middle of the diamond.
BTW – this made ESPN SportsCenter and was #4 on the Top 10 list. Glad Norris is OK.
The first fantasy football league was started all the way back in 1963. Since then, the game has grown into a billion dollar industry, and it shows no signs of slowing. With the NFL season right around the corner, now is the time to solidify your team’s spot in a fantasy league. However, football is not the only fantasy sport offered. Fantasy sports websites offer the four majors in addition to golf, auto racing and soccer. Free public leagues are available on a number of these sites. These leagues are often just for bragging rights and self-pride. More competitive leagues may be played for a prize. For example, many leagues deal with a pool of money. As moves are made, more [...]
It seems that as more and more celebrities are trying out a day at the races, an increasing number are stepping up their involvement in the sport by becoming racehorse owners. From soccer players such as Michael Owen, to Hollywood A-listers such as Kevin Costner, many big names are deciding to further their involvement from merely having a flutter on race day. Many of these big names are now investing in the development of a particular horse or a whole group of horses.
Some of the owners may come at quite a surprise to you. Ronnie Wood, guitarist from Rolling Stones, owns a stud farm in Ireland and nineties hip hop pop icon MC Hammer has been the owner of an entrant to the [...]
Usain Bolt is fast (real fast).
There’s the spoiler for the race result, but that’s not necessarily what get’s this video on #ITNVOTD.
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Check out the image below and see the precisely timed bolt of lightning at the end of the race.
Incredible pic of lightning strike just after Usain Bolt's win Sunday. Watch race replay: http://t.co/SZmySwfXVd pic.twitter.com/GnXEPQkKSx
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) August 11, 2013
Shouts out to Justin Gatlin too for coming in 2nd and bringing home a medal for the United States!