West Is Best
No conference ever had four teams inside the AP's top five before this week. Not only did the SEC change that, all four teams come from the SEC West. Where would you place these programs? Rank 'Em »AP Photo, Getty Images
Connor Callihan, a junior at Roberson High School in Asheville, North Carolina, was steps from the finish line at a cross-country meet Monday when he felt his leg snap. Callihan -- broken tibia or not -- wasn't going to just lie there and let the competition pass him. So he crawled several feet before finally, improbably, crossing the finish line.
"I have to finish. I'm doing this for my team," Callihan told Asheville's News 13 in this video:
Something tells us that attitude will help Callihan recover ahead of schedule.
We're not well-versed enough in the subtleties of boxing to offer anything more than the most basic analysis of the following video, so we're going to go with just the facts:
1. Justin Bieber and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are friends, or at least acquaintances.
2. Mayweather is training Bieber in the ways of boxing.
3. Bieber throws several punches, and though they are clearly intended as practice punches and are therefore not thrown at full speed, all of them connect.
4. Bieber does not appear to be training Mayweather in the ways of singing or dancing.
That's it. Now you know this information.
It's tough to recover an onside kick -- if it weren't, teams would do it all the time. Your best move is usually to overload one side, kick it toward that side, and hope for the best.
Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas, looked as if it was going to do just that in a game against Allen High School, clustering the bulk of the team near midfield. What Allen High didn't realize, however, is that there was one player left unaccounted for:
Sneaky, Hebron High. Very sneaky. We're not sure that this trick play could work more than once, but honestly, that makes it cooler -- it's like a unique work of art.
"Ask and ye shall receive." At least that's the motto that should be associated with Royals rookie pitcher Brandon Finnegan, who's clearly already a pro at fan relations.
When fan Nicholas Knapple hit Finnegan up on Twitter for tickets to Wednesday's American League Championship Series game against the Orioles, he got a reply -- two tickets for him and girlfriend.
@nknapple Tuesday in kc?— Brandon Finnegan (@bfinny29) October 10, 2014
@bfinny29 omg please yes Tuesday please— Nicholas Knapple (@nknapple) October 10, 2014
@bfinny29 are u serious about the tix? Watched u in Omaha and now in kc. Pretty cool man— Nicholas Knapple (@nknapple) October 11, 2014
@nknapple I might be able to get 2 more— Brandon Finnegan (@bfinny29) October 11, 2014
@nknapple I have 2 for you tomorrow night— Brandon Finnegan (@bfinny29) October 13, 2014
@bfinny29 thanks man, you have no idea how much I appreciate this! Good luck out there! This is a dream come true for me and my gf.— Nicholas Knapple (@nknapple) October 13, 2014
It gets even better for Knapple. When he offered to take Finnegan out for some famous KC-style barbecue as a thank-you, Finnegan duly agreed to that too.
@nknapple yea man you got em, and I'll gladly go eat with you but you don't have to pat— Brandon Finnegan (@bfinny29) October 14, 2014
@bfinny29 na man. I'll save some money. It's on me. Really no one has ever done anything like this for me in my life. God bless you— Nicholas Knapple (@nknapple) October 14, 2014
We're guessing Knapple might be tweeting the whole roster if the Royals go all the way to the World Series.