Evgeni Malkin's AWESOME Goal Vs Tampa Bay - March 4, 2013
PITTSBURGH -- The puck ended up on Evgeni Malkin's stick, and Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher could feel a sense of dread. It didn't matter that the Pittsburgh Penguins centre hadn't played in more than a week due to a concussion. Give the reigning NHL MVP a sheet of open ice in a tight game and things typically aren't going to end well. "We gave it to him," Boucher said. "That's unacceptable." So was the result for Tampa Bay. Seconds later, Malkin split two defenders and tucked the puck into a wide-open net to tie the game, sparking a furious third-period rally as the Penguins beat the Lightning 4-3 on Monday night. Malkin later added an assist on James Neal's empty-net goal, punctuating the Russian's return 11 days after suffering short-term memory loss and headaches when he slammed into the end boards during a win over Florida on Feb. 22. The 26-year-old was cleared to return to practice Sunday and was given the OK to play after passing the litany of NHL-mandated tests. Considering the way Malkin dominated his teammates during workouts, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma wasn't stunned to see Malkin play so brilliantly. "He had guys shaking their heads at how strong he was yesterday," Bylsma said. "They were pretty amazed at how physical and strong he was on the puck, so to see him come out and play that way and be confident, I'm not real surprised." Neither was teammate Sidney Crosby, who knows a thing or two about coming back from concussions after the injury cost him the majority of two seasons.
Horrific Crash On Last Lap At The Nationwide 2013 Race
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- As emergency workers tended to injured fans and ambulance sirens wailed in the background, a sombre Tony Stewart skipped the traditional post-race victory celebration following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. A last-lap accident sent rookie Kyle Larson's car sailing into the fence that separates the track from the seats, and large chunks of Larson's car landed in the grandstands. The car itself had its entire front end sheared off, with a piece of burning engine wedged through a gaping hole in the fence. Neither NASCAR nor Daytona International Speedway officials had any immediate comment on potential injuries. "There obviously was some intrusion into the fence and fortunately with the way the event's equipped up, there were plenty of emergency workers ready to go and they all jumped in on it pretty quickly," said NASCAR President Mike Helton. "Right now, it's just a function of determining what all damage is done. They're moving folks, as we've seen, to care centres and take some folks over to Halifax Medical." Stewart, who won for the 19th time at Daytona and seventh time in the last nine season-opening Nationwide races, was in no mood to celebrate. "The important thing is what going on on the frontstretch right now," said Stewart, the three-time NASCAR champion. "We've always known, and since racing started, this is a dangerous sport. But it's hard. We assume that risk, but it's hard when the fans get caught up in it. "So as much as we want to celebrate right now and as much as this is a big deal to us, I'm more worried about the drivers and the fans that are in the stands right now because that was ... I could see it all in my mirror, and it didn't look good from where I was at." The accident spread into the upper deck and emergency crews treated fans on both levels. There were five stretchers that appeared to be carrying fans out, and a helicopter flew overhead. A forklift was used to pluck Larson's engine out of the fence, and there appeared to be a tire in the stands. Daytona President Joie Chitwood waited by steps as emergency workers attended to those in the stands. Across the track, fans pressed against a fence and used binoculars trying to watch. Wrecked cars and busted parts were strewn across the garage. "It's a violent wreck. Just seeing the carnage on the racetrack, it's truly unbelievable," driver Justin Allgaier said. It was a chaotic finish to a race that was stopped nearly 20 minutes five laps from the finish by a 13-car accident that sent driver Michael Annett to a local hospital for further evaluation. NASCAR said Annett was awake and alert. The race resumed with three laps to go, and the final accident occurred with Regan Smith leading as he headed out of the final turn to the checkered flag. He admittedly tried to block Brad Keselowski to preserve the win. "I tried to throw a block, it's Daytona, you want to go for the win here," Smith said. "I don't know how you can play it any different other than concede second place, and I wasn't willing to do that today. Our job is to put them in position to win, and it was, and it didn't work out." As the cars began wrecking all around Smith and Keselowski, Stewart slid through for the win, but Larson plowed into Keselowski and his car was sent airborne into the stands. When Larson's car came to a stop, it was missing its entire front end. The 20-year-old, who made his Daytona debut this week, stood apparently stunned, hands on his hips, several feet away from his car, before finally making the mandatory trip to the care centre. He later said his first thought was with the fans. "I hope all the fans are OK and all the drivers are all right," Larson said. "I took a couple big hits there and saw my engine was gone. Just hope everybody's all right." He said he was along for the ride in the last-lap accident. "I was getting pushed from behind, I felt like, and by the time my spotter said lift or go low, it was too late," Larson said. "I was in the wreck and then felt like it was slowing down and I looked like I could see the ground. Had some flames come in the cockpit, but luckily I was all right and could get out of the car quick." It appeared fans were lined right along the fence when Larson's car sailed up and into it. Keselowski watched a replay of the final accident, but said his first thoughts were with the fans. As for the accident, he agreed he tried to make a winning move and Smith tried to block. "He felt like that's what he had to do, and that's his right. The chaos comes with it," Keselowski said. "I made the move and he blocked it, and the two of us got together and started the chain events that caused that wreck. First and foremost, just want to make sure everyone in the stands is OK and we're thinking about them." Keselowski said the incident could cast a pall on Sunday's season-opening Daytona 500.
Chelsea FC's Eden Hazard Red Carded For Kicking BallBoy
CHELSEA winger Eden Hazard has been sent off and faces possible police action for kicking a young ballboy in an English League Cup semi-final. Hazard became annoyed with the boy, who failed to return the ball promptly after it went out of play for a Swansea goal kick with 10 minutes left. Hazard appeared to kick the boy as he tried to retrieve the ball from underneath him and after a delay of several minutes, the Belgian was shown a straight red card by referee Chris Foy. Police said they would investigate and hinted Hazard could face charges. "South Wales is aware of the incident involving a ball boy at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea tonight (Wednesday)," said Chief Superintendent Josh Jones, of South Wales Police. "We are making arrangements for him (Hazard) to be interviewed. South Wales Police takes such matters very seriously." "(Chelsea striker) Demba Ba told me that the boy held on to it," he told Sky Sports after the final whistle. "I saw him (Hazard) kick him in the ribs, and you can't do that." In another twist, a Twitter account allegedly owned by the ballboy (@CHARLIEMORGAN), suggests he had planned on doing his best to slow Chelsea down, with a tweet sent three hours before the game reading: "The king of all ball boys is back making his final appearance #needed #for #timewasting". Subsequent tweets suggest that he had not been scheduled to work at the game but was drafted in last-minute because someone else couldn't make it in because of wintry weather conditions in Swansea. The Twitter account now has more than 52,000 followers and the number is rising fast.
4 LEGGED Chicken Living Normal Life In Northeast India
Chicken with four legs has been born in Northeast India. The chicken hatched five months ago and seems to be living a regular life. It has two, normal front legs and another pair of legs suspended from behind. Veterinary Expert, Arjun Adhikari says a four legged chicken can happen. "Polymelia is basically a genetic deformity. It happens during development of embryo and sometimes not only in chicks but other ania veterinary expert said the second set of legs could be removed with minor surgery.mals also this happens and it's not a surprising thing but it happens very rarely," Adhikari said. He says it's rare to see an animal with an unusual number of legs, but minor surgery can bring the chicken down to two legs.
Worlds Biggest Food Fight -Valencian Town Of Bunol Tomato
Worlds Biggest Food Fight -Valencian Town of Bunol Tomato TENS of thousands of revellers hurled 120 tonnes of squashed tomatoes at each other, drenching the streets in red in a gigantic annual Spanish food fight known as La Tomatina. A sea of more than 40,000 alcohol-soaked men and women packed into the Plaza Mayor square of Bunol, eastern Spain, many with their shirts off and wearing swimming goggles to keep out the stinging juice. Spectators peered over the balconies of surrounding buildings, some also chucking tomatoes on chanting, dancing food-fighters below, who covered the square like a carpet. Five trucks loaded with the tomatoes struggled to find space in the human tomato soup to enter the square. But as they unloaded the edible ammunition, the square and surrounding streets were suddenly awash in a sea of tomato sauce, covering the crowds of festival goers. "I can't throw fast enough. This is crazy. It's my third year," said one battler, Angel, as he pelted others with tomatoes, which must be squashed before being chucked so as to minimise the pain. "It is a battle of crazy people, who get on together, and no injuries," said another, Nestor, who after being slathered in tomato in previous years chose to watch from balcony, spraying others with a water hose.
Sam Stosur Wins Tennis Match - Does The Shuffle To Celebrate!
SAMANTHA Stosur's US Open title defence remains very much on track with the seventh seed storming into the third round in New York. Stosur had too many guns for Romanian qualifier Edina Gallovits-Hall, progressing 6-3 6-0 in precisely an hour in another resounding performance. The 28-year-old has dropped only five games in four sets during the opening two rounds and next faces American 31st seed Varvara Lepchenko on Friday for a spot in the last 16. Casey Dellacqua has been eliminated after squandering a massive second-set lead against French Open winner Li Na. Dellacqua held a 4-0 advantage against the Flushing Meadow ninth seed but butchered the gain by losing the last six games of the match. Her 6-4 6-4 demise left defending champion Stosur as the only surviving Australian female after Anastasia Rodionova also was beaten. Stosur had too many guns for Romanian qualifier Edina Gallovits-Hall, progressing 6-3 6-0 in precisely an hour in another resounding performance. The 28-year-old has dropped only five games in four sets during the opening two rounds and next faces American 31st seed Varvara Lepchenko on Friday for a spot in the last 16. Casey Dellacqua has been eliminated after squandering a massive second-set lead against French Open winner Li Na. Dellacqua held a 4-0 advantage against the Flushing Meadow ninth seed but butchered the gain by losing the last six games of the match. Her 6-4 6-4 demise left defending champion Stosur as the only surviving Australian female after Anastasia Rodionova also was beaten. World No 1 Victoria Azarenka has swept into the third round of the US Open to remain on course for a showdown with Stosur. The Belarussian has now conceded only five games in two matches after whipping Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-2 6-2. The Australian Open champion will next face China's Zheng Jie. Azarenka took 65 minutes to secure her place in the round of 32, conceding her status as top seed makes her a target. "The expectations are higher for sure," she said. "There is a lot more attention. People expect you to play better. "For me, I always take it match by match, no matter where it is, what my ranking is. I have been doing it for pretty much my whole career. I try to stay humble and focused." Russian-born Victorian Rodionova was quickly ushered out the door by American Vavara Lepchenko 6-2 6-2. Other leading women to advance in ideal weather condtions were Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, Russian 19th seed Nadia Petrova and Czech 15th seed Lucie Safarova. Finally, the fabulous tennis career of Kim Clijsters career is over. Clijsters will retire for the second time - and permanently - after losing to Australian-born British teenager Laura Robson in an emotional second-rounder at Flushing Meadows. Perth-born Robson dispatched Clijsters 7-6 &-5) 7-6 (7-5) to inflict the Belgian's first defeat at the US Open since the 2003 final. Clijsters won the title in 2005 before retiring for a first time. She returned in 2009 and won again before repeating the dose in 2010.
Soccer FAN Throws Ball At Ref's Head - Copa Sudamericana Batogofo Palmeiras
Hernan Barcos scored both goals as the hosts beat their Brazilian compatriots 2-0, in both teams' debut in the competition. But Junior believes qualification is still possible as he said: "They have clinched this result here and we can get the same in Rio de Janeiro. We know it is not easy, but we have what it takes." Argentinian striker Barcos, who took his goal tally in the competition to 12 in recent years, gave Palmeiras a promising advantage ahead of the August 22 returm against a Botafogo team who were without Clarence Seedorf, who missed this match due to coaching reasons. Botafogo started brightly but failed to finish the opportunities they had, with Andrezinho hitting the post. However, two minutes after the break, Barcos chested down an Artur cross and thumped past goalkeeper Jefferson to give Palmeiras the lead. The hosts looked to consolidate their advantage and they duly added a second thanks to Barcos' left-footed strike. Sao Paulo celebrated a 2-0 away win at tournament debutants Bahia. Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a free-kick, while young star Ademilson tapped in after Cortes had struck the post in the 68th minute. The keeper told Folha: "It is an important result. We took a good lead in order to play at home in the return game. We are growing up as a team, we mark better. "We were calm enough to play with the ball close to our feet. We must keep doing our best every day.'' In Goiania, Uruguayan striker Washington Sebastian Abreu rescued a 1-1 draw for Figueirense at Atletico Goianiense. Abreu equalised in the 69th minute after Marcio had put the hosts in front with a 37th-minute penalty. In Ecuador, hosts Deportivo Quito edged out Peru's Leon de Huanuco 1-0, with Roller Cambindo netting an own goal in the 64th minute.
LOL...This Chinese Hurdler Knows What FAIL Means
LOL...This Chinese Hurdler Knows What FAIL Means Failing to grasp the concept of jumping, this Chinese University 'athlete' probably wont make the Olympic team, but he does make for very entertaining viewing... If you are going to FAIL, FAIL in Style.
God Particle FOUND! We Are Now GODS?!?
RENOWNED British physicist Stephen Hawking says the Nobel Prize should be given to Peter Higgs, the man who gave his name to the elusive "God particle", which scientists now say is likely to exist. Former Cambridge University professor Hawking also joked that the discovery had actually cost him $100 in a bet. In an interview with the BBC on Wednesday, Hawking, who has motor neurone disease, said: "This is an important result and should earn Peter Higgs the Nobel Prize. "But it is a pity in a way because the great advances in physics have come from experiments that gave results we didn't expect. For this reason I had a bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University that the Higgs particle wouldn't be found. It seems I have just lost $100." After half a century of research, physicists announced at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) Wednesday they had found a new sub-atomic particle consistent with the elusive Higgs boson, a theoretical particle that is key to the scientific understanding of all matter. Hawking said the discovery was of major importance. "If the decay and other interactions of this particle are as we expect, it will be strong evidence for the so-called standard model of particle physics, the theory that explains all our experiments so far," Hawking said. CERN said the discovery was a milestone in the understanding of nature. Physicists stressed the results presented at a joint conference in Melbourne and Geneva were preliminary. They were unsure if the particle was the long sought-after Higgs boson, or God particle, or something more "exotic". Archive: The Higgs explained, with pop references "The next step will be to determine the precise nature of the particle and its significance for our understanding of the universe," a CERN statement said. CERN director general Rolf Heuer said it was a milestone. "We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature," he said.
Mountain Climber Nearly Falls To Death...Saved By Friends
A group of mountain climbers attempting to ascend Kennedy's Gully in the Ouray Ice Park in Colorado rescued a fellow climber from near-certain death when a sheath of ice suddenly slipped out from under him. As the climber makes his way up the gully, the other climbers who are off camera and filming him from above realize that the ice is quickly melting beneath him. "We've got a rope if you want it," a woman says. "We're setting up a rappel, can you hang on?" "Yeah, that would be great," he says. There's a clear sense of urgency from the climbers above as they work to lower a rope to the climber before the ice breaks: It's a tense few moments as the climber works to get the rope clipped to his belt. "Ok, you're golden," the woman tells him. "Thank you very much," he says. However, things quickly take a turn at two minutes into the video, when the climber ignores pleas to sit tight while the other climbers examine alternate routes for him. As he attempts to press onward, the sheath of ice suddenly slips out from under him. The site Planet Mountain says that it would have been a 50-meter (160-foot) drop to the bottom of the gully that almost certainly would have killed the climber. "I've got you. I've so got you. You're not going anywhere," the woman says as she and her companions steady the rope. When the climber finally reaches his companions, the realization of his near-death experience suddenly seems to set in. "Epic," he gasped through short breaths. "I owe you all a drink now."